The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

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The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees:

Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.

The actual number is $3,818,923, up from $3,386,212 last year. That’s a 12.78-percent hike, which is the biggest increase since the one that occurred between 2000 to 2001.

Meanwhile, some minor leaguer is staying at his mom’s house today. Partially because it’s the holidays, but mostly because he doesn’t make enough money to pay rent anyplace.