Yankees, Mets have highest MLB payrolls

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Payrolls and average salaries for the openingday rosters of the 30 major league teams. Figures were obtained byThe Associated Press from management and player sources and includesalaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases,parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflectpresent-day values. Totals do not include termination pay toreleased players, buyouts of unexercised options or payments madeas parts of trades.

Team

Payroll Average 1. N.Y. Yankees

$201,449,289 $7,748,050 2. New York Mets

135,773,988 4,849,071 3. Chicago Cubs

135,050,000 5,402,000 4. Boston

122,696,000 4,089,867 5. Detroit

115,085,145 4,110,184 6. Los Angeles Angels 113,709,000 4,061,036 7. Philadelphia

113,004,048 4,185,335 8. Houston

102,996,415 3,814,682 9. Los Angeles Dodgers 100,458,101 4,018,324 10. Seattle

98,904,167 3,532,292 11. Atlanta

96,726,167 3,335,385 12. Chicago White Sox

96,068,500 3,694,942 13. St. Louis

88,528,411 3,278,830 14. San Francisco

82,161,450 3,043,017 15. Cleveland

81,625,567 3,023,169 16. Toronto

80,993,657 2,892,631 17. Milwaukee

79,857,502 3,194,300 18. Colorado

75,201,000 2,785,222 19. Arizona

73,571,667 2,724,877 20. Cincinnati

70,968,500 2,957,021 21. Kansas City

70,908,333 2,727,244 22. Texas

68,646,023 2,367,104 23. Baltimore

67,101,667 2,580,833 24. Minnesota

65,299,267 2,251,699 25. Tampa Bay

63,313,035 2,183,208 26. Oakland

62,310,000 2,225,357 27. Washington

59,328,000 2,045,793 28. Pittsburgh

48,743,000 1,874,731 29. San Diego

42,796,700 1,528,454 30. Florida

36,814,000 1,314,786

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