Highest Baseball Salaries

Updated: March 25, 2008, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Current baseball contracts with average annual values of $17 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for money deferred without interest:

Player, Club Years Avg. Salary

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17 $27,500,000

Johan Santana, NYM 2008-13 $22,916,667

Manny Ramirez, Bos 2001-08 $20,000,000

Miguel Cabrera, Det 2008-15 $19,037,500

Derek Jeter, NYY 2001-10 $18,900,000

Carlos Zambrano, Cubs 2008-12 $18,300,000

Andruw Jones, LAD 2008-09 $18,100,000

Vernon Wells, Tor 2008-14 $18,000,000

Barry Zito, SF 2007-13 $18,000,000

Ichiro Suzuki, Sea 2008-12 $18,000,000

Jason Giambi, NYY 2002-08 $17,142,857

Carlos Beltran, NYM 2005-11 $17,000,000

Alfonso Soriano, Cubs 2007-14 $17,000,000


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