Posts Tagged Athlete compensation

Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Casey Fien (50) throws in a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins in Kansas City, Mo. Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar spot as everyone else in the regular workforce. The right arm that would eventually fetch Fien a $1.38 million salary from the Twins for 2015 was once used for stacking crates, pallets and boxes at Costco. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.

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Falcons’ free-agent plan may include keeping Julio Jones

In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 file photo, Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) looks up field as he runs away from Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C.  The Falcons’ financially conservative approach to this year’s free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Falcons’ financially conservative approach to this year’s free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

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