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2009 Baseball Opening And Final Payrolls

Total salaries for Major League teams

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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
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