Minor Leaguer Shows Off Baseball Paycheck…He Didn’t Make Much Money

Minor League Baseball pay stub from Triple-A player Tyler Cyr / via Twitter

Minor League Baseball player Tyler Cyr posted his pay stub on Twitter to show how much a minor league player makes for a summer of work in baseball. According to his pay stub, Cyr made a gross salary of $10,275 for his service with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. “First off, I am extremely grateful for where I am in my career and even more grateful to be part of a first class organization such as the Giants. They go out of their way when it comes to the a lot of things…”

Then he posted his final pay stub after a season in which the River Cats won the Triple A title with a 4-0 win in a one-game championship game over Columbus. That was back on September 17. Then it was time for the players to find something else to pay the bills.

Cyr, a 10th round pick in 2015 out of Embry-Riddle University, says he has worked a variety of jobs during the offseason so he doesn’t touch his signing bonus. According to a MLB.com post on 2015 bonuses, Cyr received $100,000 from the Giants upon agreeing to sign. Since then he says he’s paid money to play baseball. There hasn’t been a profit.

Sure you want to invest thousands upon thousands for your son to chase that baseball dream via travel ball? Tyler is 26 and he’s in a spot where financially it would make more sense to go get a day job compared to keeping this whole baseball dream rolling along. He’s pitched in exactly ONE Triple-A game and he’ll be 27 in May.

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