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January 15, 1986

George Foster, the New York Mets' veteran outfielder, will be the highest-paid player in the major leagues this year, earning $2 million, USA Today reported.

The newspaper said that Philadelphia infielder Mike Schmidt, at $2,130,300, was the highest-paid player last year, but would relinquish the title to Foster, the only player who will receive $2 million in 1986.

The figures were contained in an 85-page document on salaries compiled by the Player Relations Committee. A copy of the report, distributed to general managers and executive officers of each of the 26 major league clubs, was obtained by the newspaper.

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