Salaries By Position

Updated: December 4, 2008, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Average 2008 salaries by position, as compiled by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Deferred income without interest is discounted nine percent per year. Figures include first basemen, second basemen, third basemen, shortstops, catchers and outfielders with 100 or more games at the position; designated hitters with 80 or more games as DHs; starting pithers with 19 or more starts and relief pitchers with 10 or fewers starts and 25 or more relief appearances.

Position Average Plyrs

DH $7,506,036 8

First base 7,118,519 24

Third base 6,588,419 22

Shortstop 4,978,402 21

Outfield 4,756,936 79

Starting Pitcher 4,429,366 128

Catcher 3,676,514 21

Second base 3,547,171 18

Relief Pitcher 1,859,796 198


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