In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball and its players are currently negotiating a deal in an attempt to play a season in 2020. With economics being one of the focal points of the negotiations, the players will likely not make their full salaries in 2020.

Among the strangest possibilities that exist?

The highest-paid player this season might be an inactive slugger who has not appeared in a game since July 18, 2016.

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According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, former Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is in position to hold that distinction if there are no significant changes to the shortened-season pay structure previously agreed to by the owners and players.

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