Red Sox payroll at around $157 million

April, 1, 2013
4/01/13
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NEW YORK -- Now that we know the 25-man Red Sox roster, the total payroll for the season becomes a little clearer.

The Red Sox are currently at just over $157 million, which is reached by adding the salaries of those on the major league roster (including players on the DL, indicated by asterisks), plus about $10 million in benefits, plus the $3.9 million they are paying the Dodgers toward the salaries of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett.

The luxury tax payroll threshold for 2013 is $178 million. The Sox are currently well short of that figure, even if they add to it with in-season additions. Here is the player-by-player breakdown, ranked by payroll number. For purposes of calculating team salary, each player's salary is calculated not by how much they are being paid in 2013 but rather on the average annual value of their contract.:

1. John Lackey: $16.5 million
2. Ryan Dempster: $13.25 million
3. David Ortiz*: $13 million
4. Shane Victorino: $13 million
5. Stephen Drew*: $9.5 million
6. Jacoby Ellsbury: $9 million
7. Clay Buchholz: $7.5 million
8. Joel Hanrahan: $7.04 million
9. Dustin Pedroia: $6.80 million
10. Jon Lester: $6 million
11. Jonny Gomes: $5 million
12. Mike Napoli: $5 million
13. Jarrod Saltalamacchia: $4.5 million
14. Koji Uehara: $4.25 million
15. Andrew Bailey: $4.1 million
16. Craig Breslow*: $3.125 million
17. David Ross: $3.1 million
18. Alfredo Aceves: $2.65 million
19. Jose Iglesias: $2.1 million
20. Franklin Morales*: $1.4875M
21. Andrew Miller: $1.475 million
22. Junichi Tazawa: $815,000
23. Felix Doubront: $518,500
24. Mike Carp: $508,500
25. Daniel Nava: $505,500
26. Clayton Mortensen: $504,500
27. Pedro Ciriaco: $502,500
28. Ryan Kalish* $498,000
29. Will Middlebrooks: $498,000
30. Jackie Bradley Jr.: $490,000

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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