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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Players Losing Millions DailyT

NEW YORK -- U.S. major-league baseball players are losing $4.4 million daily during their strike, more than half the approximately $8.5 million lost by clubs each day, according to a study by The Associated Press.


If the walkout continues for the rest of the season, players will lose $230 million in salary, according to a review of the contracts of 762 players on strike.


Clubs figure to lose about $440 million if the final 52 days of the season are not played. If the League Championship and World Series are not played, another $140 million in broadcast revenue would be lost, raising the total of lost revenue to about $580 million.


Players already have received about 75 percent of their income, including signing bonuses. The study calculated the daily loss to players at $4,417,411, an average of $5,797 per player per day.


One hundred and eighty-six players are losing $10,000 a day or more, topped by the $31,148 lost each day by New York Mets third baseman Bobby Bonilla.