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10 things you need to know about MLB salaries in 2015

Phil Rizzuto, Yankees shortstop, poses with a pile

Phil Rizzuto, Yankees shortstop, poses with a pile of money which represents the amount of his yearly salary, $40,000, in Newark, N.J. on Jan. 25, 1950. The actual amount in the pile was closer to $500 as they used one dollar bills in the fronts and backs of each stack, which was stuffed with blank paper. Credit: AP

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We broke down the numbers based on players' 2015 salaries to show exactly what the highest-paid players in baseball were getting paid for.

But we didn't stop there. Using our 2015 MLB salary database, we calculated how much a run is worth in the AL East, how much the average leftfielder earns and how much a player in California can expect to make.

Team salaries are calculated based on players on their teams' active roster or disabled list on Opening Day 2015. Salary figures were culled from Cot's Baseball Contracts.


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