KBO Average Salary Reaches All Time High

Playing baseball is becoming a worthwhile endeavor in Korea. The average salary for a Korean ballplayer has risen to $209,305 according to Yonhap. That is still below the major league minimum. Foreign players are not included in this average since they are paid in U.S. dollars.

The highest paid player is Dae-Ho Lee, who played in Japan and last year played one season for the Seattle Mariners. The Lotte Giants are paying him over $2 million a year to put on their uniform this year, man first base and hit a few balls over the fence. This also makes Lee the highest paid professional athlete in Korea. Who says soccer is king?

Among foreign players Dustin Nippert is the highest paid at $2.1 million. That is the highest salary ever paid for a foreign player, or at least one that is recognized in the books.

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