1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://baseball.about.com/od/majorleagueplayers/a/2009finalsalaries.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

2009 Baseball Opening And Final Payrolls

Total salaries for Major League teams

By

USA Today compiled the payrolls for the opening-day rosters of the 30 major league teams before the 2009 season. The totals include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses.

The second figure is the final 2009 payroll for each team, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner¹s office and reported to the Associated Press. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values.

The final figure is what's used to compute luxury tax. The Yankees were the only team that had to pay luxury tax in 2009 ($25.7 million). the threshold was $170 million.

Baseball total payroll, 2008 to 2009

Team 2009 spring payroll (25-man) 2009 final payroll (40-man)
Yankees $201,449,189 $220,024,917
Mets $149,373,987 $142,229,759
Cubs $134,809,000 $141,632,703
Red Sox $121,745,999 $140,454,683
Tigers $115,085,145 $139,429,408
Phillies $113,004,046 $138,286,499
Dodgers $100,414,592 $131,507,197
Angels $113,709,000 $121,947,524
Astros $102,996,414 $108,059,086
Mariners $98,904,166 $102,343,617
White Sox $96,068,500 $105,287,384
Cardinals $77,605,109 $102,678,475
Braves $96,726,166 $100,078,591
Giants $82,616,450 $95,202,185
Brewers $80,182,502 $90,006,172
Rockies $75,201,000 $84,450,797
Blue Jays $80,538,300 $84,130,513
Royals $70,519,333 $81,917,563
Orioles $67,101,666 $79,308,066
Rangers $68,178,798 $77,208,810
Indians $81,579,166 $77,192,253
Diamondbacks $73,516,666 $73,800,852
Twins $65,299,266 $73,068,407
Reds $73,558,500 $72,693,206
Rays $63,313,034 $71,222,532
Nationals $60,328,000 $69,321,137
Athletics $62,310,000 $61,688,124
Pirates $48,693,000 $47,991,132
Padres $43,734,200 $43,210,258
Marlins $36,834,000 $37,532,482
  1. About.com
  2. Sports
  3. MLB
  4. Major League Players
  5. 2009 Baseball Team Payrolls - Final Total Salaries for Major League Baseball Players

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.