2008 Baseball Payrolls, List

Updated: April 1, 2008, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Payrolls and average salaries for the opening day rosters of the 30 major league teams. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.

Team Payroll Average

N.Y. Yankees $209,081,579 $6,744,567

Detroit 138,685,197 4,622,840

New York Mets 138,293,378 4,609,779

Boston 133,440,037 4,765,716

Chicago White Sox 121,152,667 4,487,136

Los Angeles Angels 119,216,333 4,110,908

Chicago Cubs 118,595,833 4,392,438

Los Angeles Dodgers 118,536,038 4,233,430

Seattle 117,993,982 4,538,230

Atlanta 102,424,018 3,414,134

St. Louis 100,624,450 3,049,226

Toronto 98,641,957 3,522,927

Philadelphia 98,269,881 3,388,617

Houston 88,930,415 3,293,719

Milwaukee 81,004,167 2,793,247

Cleveland 78,970,067 3,037,310

San Francisco 76,904,500 2,651,879

Cincinnati 74,277,695 2,971,108

San Diego 73,677,617 2,376,697

Colorado 68,655,500 2,640,596

Texas 68,239,551 2,353,088

Baltimore 67,196,248 2,099,883

Arizona 66,202,713 2,364,383

Minnesota 62,182,767 2,487,311

Kansas City 58,245,500 2,240,212

Washington 54,961,000 1,895,207

Pittsburgh 49,365,283 1,898,665

Oakland 47,967,126 1,713,112

Tampa Bay 43,820,598 1,460,687

Florida 21,836,500 661,712


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