Tuesday March 31, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player in
Major League Baseball. The New York third baseman tops the list,
obtained by The Associated Press, with an income this year of 28
million dollars. In comparison the entire Florida Marlins will earn
a total of 21.8 million dollars.
The list shows that for the first time in history the average
salary in baseball is over 3 million dollars. The 855 players on
the opening day rosters and the disabled list average 3.15 million,
up 7 percent from last year.
The Yankees top the payroll list at 209.1 million dollars while
Detroit is second at 138.7 million. Rounding out the top five teams
are the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox.
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