Wednesday, April 8, 2015


The Yankees opened the 2015 Major League Baseball season with the second highest payroll in the league for the second consecutive year, using $219,282,196 to fill out it's roster this season, according to the Associated Press' latest calculations.

That number is up from the Bombers' 2014 opening day payroll of $203,812,506 -- a nine percent increase.

After a 2013 offseason that saw the Bombers spent close to half a billion dollars on the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Masahiro Tanaka, and Carlos Beltran, Brian Cashman and his staff were much quieter this winter making smaller moves, which included the signing of Chase Headley and Stephen Drew, grabbing free-agent reliever Andrew Miller while letting David Robertson walk, and trading for younger players like Didi Gregorius and Nathan Eovaldi.

The Yankees also regained Alex Rodriguez's contract this season, with the slugger coming back from his one-year Biogenesis suspension.

Here’s the full list of all 30 club’s Opening Day payrolls, as calculated by the AP:

1. Los Angeles Dodgers         $272,789,040
2. New York Yankees           $219,282,196
3. Boston Red Sox                  $187,407,202
4. Detroit Tigers                      $173,813,750
5. San Francisco Giants          $172,672,111
6. Washington Nationals        $163,264,559
7. Los Angeles Angels           $150,933,083
8. Texas Rangers                   $142,140,873
9. Philadelphia Phillies           $135,827,500
10. Toronto Blue Jays            $122,506,600
11. St. Louis Cardinals          $120,869,458
12. Seattle Mariners               $119,798,060
13. Chicago Cubs                  $119,006,885
14. Cincinnati Reds               $117,197,072
15. Chicago White Sox         $115,238,678
16. Kansas City Royals         $113,618,650
17. Baltimore Orioles            $110,146,097
18. Minnesota Twins            $108,945,000
19. Milwaukee Brewers        $105,002,536
20. Colorado Rockies           $102,006,130
21. New York Mets              $101,409,244
22. San Diego Padres           $100,675,896
23. Atlanta Braves                $97,578,565
24. Arizona D-Backs           $91,518,833
25. Pittsburgh Pirates            $88,278,500
26. Cleveland Indians          $86,091,175
27. Oakland Athletics          $86,086,667
28. Tampa Bay Rays            $76,061,707
29. Houston Astros              $70,910,100
30. Miami Marlins                $68,479,000

And as for the Yankees' salaries on the books this season:

1B Mark Teixeira: $23,125,000
SP CC Sabathia: $23,000,000
3B Alex Rodriguez: $22,000,000
SP Masahiro Tanaka: $22,000,000
CF Jacoby Ellsbury: $21,142,857
C Brian McCann: $17,000,000
RF Carlos Beltran: $15,000,000
3B Chase Headley: $13,000,000
LF Brett Gardner: $12,500,000
RP Andrew Miller: $9,000,000
2B Stephen Drew: $5,000,000
1B Garrett Jones: $5,000,000
SP Nathan Eovaldi: $3,300,000
CF Chris Young: $2,500,000
SP Michael Pineda: $2,100,000
RP Esmil Rogers: $1,480,000
RP David Carpenter: $1,275,000
SP Adam Warren: $572,600
RP Justin Wilson: $556,000
SS Didi Gregorius: $553,900
C John Ryan Murphy: $518,700
RP Chris Martin: $511,025
RP Chasen Shreve: $510,275
IF Gregorio Petit: $510,000
RP Dellin Betances: $507,500

Players on the DL:

SP Chris Capuano: $5,000,000
SP Ivan Nova: $3,300,000
SS Brendan Ryan: $2,000,000
2B Jose Pirela: $510,000

The Yankees are also responsible for $3,000,000 of Martin Prado's salary in Miami.



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