Team Salaries and $20 Million Players

Below are the major league team salaries not including released players or traded players in which a team is still paying part of the contract. It appears that all teams have fallen under the $200 million threshold. Some teams like the Dodgers are still committed to a $200 million salary structure because of payments to released players like Carl Crawford or Alex Rodriguez. Below each team are there $20 million players. There are now 36 players who are making more than $20 million per year.

Interesting to note the San Diego Padres team salary is only $1.4 million more than what the Dodgers are paying Clayton Kershaw.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers ($188 million)

Clayton Kershaw ($33 million)
Adrian Gonzalez ($22.4 million)

2. Detroit Tigers ($180 million)

Justin Verlander ($28 million)
Miguel Cabrera ($28 million)
Justin Upton ($22.1 million)

3. Texas Rangers ($178 million)

Prince Fielder ($24 Million) insurance paying half
Cole Hamels ($22.5 million)
Shin-Soo Choo ($20 million)

4. San Francisco Giants ($177 million)

Johnny Cueto ($23.5 million)
Buster Posey ($22.2 million)
Matt Cain ($20.8 million)

5. New York Mets ($176 million)

Yoenis Cespedes ($22.5 million)
Jose Reyes ($22 million

6. Boston Red Sox ($174 million)

David Price ($30 million)
Hanley Ramirez ($22.7 million)
Rick Porcello ($20.1 million)

7. New York Yankees ($170 million)

C.C. Sabathia ($25 million)
Masahiro Tanaka ($22 million)
Jacoby Ellsbury ($21.1 million)

8. Chicago Cubs ($170 million)

Jason Heyward ($26 million)
Jon Lester ($25 million)

9. Washington Nationals ($163 million)

Max Scherzer ($22.1 million)
Jayson Werth ($21.5 million)

10. Toronto Blue Jays ($162 million)

Russell Martin ($20 million)
Troy Tulowitski ($20 million)

11. Baltimore Orioles ($162 million)

Chris Davis ($21.2 million)

12. Seattle Mariners ($155 million)

Felix Hernandez ($25.9 million)
Robinson Cano ($24 million)

13. St. Louis Cardinals ($147 million)
14. Los Angeles Angels ($144 million)

Albert Pujols ($26 million)
Mike Trout ($20 million)

15. Atlanta Braves ($137 million)

Matt Kemp ($21.5 million)
Freddie Freeman ($20.9 million)

16. Kansas City Royals ($132 million)
17. Houston Astros ($127 million)
18. Cleveland Indians ($116 million)
19. Miami Marlins ($115 million)
20. Chicago White Sox ($110 million)

James Shields ($21 million)

21. Colorado Rockies ($102 million)

Carlos Gonzalez ($20.4 million)

22. Minnesota Twins ($101 million)

Joe Mauer ($23 million)

23. Pittsburgh Pirates ($95 million)
24. Arizona Diamondbacks ($91 million)
25. Philadelphia Phillies ($87 million)
26. Cincinnati Reds ($82 million)

Joey Votto ($22 million)

27. Oakland Athletics ($71 million)
28. Tampa Bay Rays ($70 million)
29. Milwaukee Brewers ($61 million)
30. San Diego Padres ($35 million)

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