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Dodgers record payroll tops Yankees

Published 12:05am Monday, March 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of big league contracts by The Associated Press shows the Los Angeles Dodgers set a record with an opening-day payroll of $234 million Sunday.

The New York Yankees were a distant second at $199 million, ending their streak of six straight openers above the $200 million mark. The Yankees had topped the opening-day salary list for 15 straight years and had set the previous mark of $230 million last season.

The Dodgers spent more than five times the total of the Houston Astros, who at $45 million were last for the second straight year but vastly above their $27 million outlay on opening day last season. Miami, at $47 million, repeated in 29th place.

Team Payroll

Los Angeles Dodgers $234,294,219

N.Y. Yankees 199,174,656

Philadelphia 181,437,723

Detroit 163,328,527

Boston 161,302,411

San Francisco 155,560,878

Los Angeles Angels 154,571,500

Texas 135,114,547

Washington 134,316,737

Toronto 132,090,200

Cincinnati 114,378,772

Arizona 112,957,166

St. Louis 111,520,360

Baltimore 106,166,623

Milwaukee 102,843,806

Atlanta 97,797,341

Colorado 93,579,071

Seattle 92,639,643

New York Mets 91,849,508

Chicago White Sox 91,159,254

Kansas City 91,025,770

Chicago Cubs 90,790,701

San Diego 89,881,696

Minnesota 85,212,500

Cleveland 82,905,800

Oakland 81,720,900

Pittsburgh 77,471,000

Tampa Bay 77,062,891

Miami 47,336,900

Houston 44,551,374


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