2010 MLB Payrolls: Highest to Lowest

New York Yankees
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#1

New York Yankees

$213,359,389

Salary data from the website Cot’s Baseball Contracts and published reports.

The Yankees, whose payroll is nearly six times that of the Pittsburgh Pirates or San Diego Padres, are led by third baseman Alex Rodriguez's $33 million salary. New York's starting infield will earn $85.2 million (Derek Jeter: $22.6M, Mark Teixeira: $20.6M, Robinson Cano: $9M), more than the entire payroll of 15 major league teams.

Other high salaries:

C.C. Sabathia: $24.3 million
A.J. Burnett: $16.5 million
Mariano Rivera: $15 million
Jorge Posada: $13.1 million


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