Report: Average salary up 1 percent

Updated: April 5, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Though 14 teams in Major League Baseball have reduced payrolls compared with the beginning of last season, the average salary for players on Opening Day rosters has increased by 1 percent, according to a USA Today report.

The slight increase, which was initially reported as a 17 percent drop before being corrected on USA Today's Web site Monday, is the smallest boost in average salary since 2004, according to the revised report.

The newspaper has been charting Opening Day salaries ...

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