That is the lowest amount for baseball’s highest-paid player since Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kevin Brown made $15.7 million in 2000. Players receive about 37% of their 2020 pay under the formula agreed to in March by MLB and the union, a figure the union wound up keeping during bitter negotiations that failed to produce an agreement.
Asdrubal Cabrera went 4 for 4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs, tormenting his former team again as the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 16-4 on Monday night. Juan Soto and Trea Turner homered in the third inning for the Nationals, who scored just 11 runs in their previous five games - including Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles, which was suspended in the sixth with Washington trailing 5-2. Manager Dave Martinez said he sensed Monday afternoon that getting away from Nationals Park - where Washington played its first 11 games, including two as the ''visiting'' team against the Toronto Blue Jays from July 29-30 - was the spark the Nationals needed.
Even with cardboard fans, the Mets aren't escaping the boos.