2009 Baseball Payrolls, List

Updated: April 9, 2009, 7:02 AM 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 that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values. Totals do not include termination pay to released players, buyouts of unexercised options or payments made as parts of trades.

Team Payroll Average

N.Y. Yankees $201,449,289 $7,748,050

New York Mets 135,773,988 4,849,071

Chicago Cubs 135,050,000 5,402,000

Boston 122,696,000 4,089,867

Detroit 115,085,145 4,110,184

Los Angeles Angels 113,709,000 4,061,036

Philadelphia 113,004,048 4,185,335

Houston 102,996,415 3,814,682

Los Angeles Dodgers 100,458,101 4,018,324

Seattle 98,904,167 3,532,292

Atlanta 96,726,167 3,335,385

Chicago White Sox 96,068,500 3,694,942

St. Louis 88,528,411 3,278,830

San Francisco 82,161,450 3,043,017

Cleveland 81,625,567 3,023,169

Toronto 80,993,657 2,892,631

Milwaukee 80,257,502 3,086,827

Colorado 75,201,000 2,785,222

Arizona 73,571,667 2,724,877

Cincinnati 70,968,500 2,957,021

Kansas City 70,908,333 2,727,244

Texas 68,646,023 2,367,104

Baltimore 67,101,667 2,580,833

Minnesota 65,299,267 2,251,699

Tampa Bay 63,313,035 2,183,208

Oakland 62,310,000 2,225,357

Washington 59,328,000 2,045,793

Pittsburgh 48,743,000 1,874,731

San Diego 42,796,700 1,528,454

Florida 36,814,000 1,314,786


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