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1. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Yankees Salary: $32,000,000 Position: Third (Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

1. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Yankees
Salary: $32,000,000
Position: Third base

MLB's top 25 salaries in 2011

USA Today released it's payroll database for the 2011 baseball season. No surprise that the team with baseball's highest payroll for 2011 ($202,689,208) also has four the top 25 salaries in the game.

1. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Yankees Salary: $32,000,000 Position: Third
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

1. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Yankees
Salary: $32,000,000
Position: Third base

2. VERNON WELLS, Angels Salary: $26,187,500 Position: Outfield
(Credit: AP )

2. VERNON WELLS, Angels

Salary: $26,187,500
Position: Outfield

3. CC SABATHIA, Yankees Salary: $24,285,714 Position: Pitcher
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

3. CC SABATHIA, Yankees

Salary: $24,285,714
Position: Pitcher

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4. MARK TEIXEIRA, Yankees Salary: $23,125,000 Position: First
(Credit: AP )

4. MARK TEIXEIRA, Yankees

Salary: $23,125,000
Position: First base

5. JOE MAUER, Twins Salary: $23,000,000 Position: Catcher
(Credit: Getty Images)

5. JOE MAUER, Twins

Salary: $23,000,000
Position: Catcher

6. JOHAN SANTANA, Mets Salary: $21,644,707 Position Pitcher
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

6. JOHAN SANTANA, Mets

Salary: $21,644,707
Position Pitcher

8. MIGUEL CABRERA, Tigers Salary: $20,000,000 First base
(Credit: Getty Images)

8. MIGUEL CABRERA, Tigers

Salary: $20,000,000
First base

8. RYAN HOWARD, Phillies Salary: $20,000,000 Position: First
(Credit: Getty Images)

8. RYAN HOWARD, Phillies

Salary: $20,000,000
Position: First base

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11. CARLOS BELTRAN, Mets Salary: $19,325,436 Position: Outfield
(Credit: AP )

11. CARLOS BELTRAN, Mets

Salary: $19,325,436
Position: Outfield

12. CARLOS LEE, Astors Salary: $19,000,000 Position: Left
(Credit: Getty Images)

12. CARLOS LEE, Astors

Salary: $19,000,000
Position: Left field

15 TORII HUNTER, Angels Salary: $18,500,000 Position: Outfield
(Credit: Getty Images)

15 TORII HUNTER, Angels

Salary: $18,500,000
Position: Outfield

15. BARRY ZITO, Giants Salary: $18,500,000 Position: Pitcher
(Credit: AP )

15. BARRY ZITO, Giants

Salary: $18,500,000
Position: Pitcher

17. JASON BAY, Mets Salary: $18,125,000 Position: Left
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

17. JASON BAY, Mets

Salary: $18,125,000
Position: Left field

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19. JOSH BECKETT, Red Sox Salary: $17,000,000 Position:
(Credit: David Pokress)

19. JOSH BECKETT, Red Sox

Salary: $17,000,000
Position: Pitcher

20. A.J. BURNETT, Yankees Salary: $16,500,000 Position: Pitcher
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

20. A.J. BURNETT, Yankees

Salary: $16,500,000
Position: Pitcher

22. MICHAEL YOUNG, Rangers Salary: $16,174,974 Position: Second
(Credit: AP)

22. MICHAEL YOUNG, Rangers

Salary: $16,174,974
Position: Second base

23. ROY OSWALT, Phillies Salary: $16,000,000 Position: Pitcher
(Credit: AP )

23. ROY OSWALT, Phillies
Salary: $16,000,000
Position: Pitcher

25. JOHN LACKEY, Red Sox Salary: $15,950,000 Position:
(Credit: AP)

25. JOHN LACKEY, Red Sox

Salary: $15,950,000
Position: Pitcher

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