Post-season play brings $2.6M to Tampa Bay Rays
Major League Baseball's postseason players’ pool topped $80.8 million and the Tampa Bay Rays got a piece of that. The Rays were one of four runners-up in the American League Division Series and their share of the players’ pool was $2,627,987.24, a news release from Major League Baseball said. In turn, the Rays issued to players 55 full shares, a total of 13.766 partial shares and 11 cash awards, with each full share valued at $36,835.39. The league's collective bargaining agreement with the players calls for a percentage of the post-season receipts to come back to them, Forbes reported.