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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 24830013 They're so money They%27re+so+money MLB

At $25.2 million per year, A-Rod was the highest paid player in baseball until his contract was up in 2010. Then he signed a new contract, breaking his own record. See how much he makes now and who else is in his elite company. While all these deals are structured differently, we used an average annual salary to compile this list. — Source: Cot's Baseball Contracts

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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 11178048 Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees, $27.5 million per year Alex+Rodriguez%2C+New+York+Yankees%2C+%2427.5+million+per+year MLB

A-Rod broke his own record as highest paid player (annually and overall contract) when he and the Yankees agreed in December 2007 to a 10-year, $275 million contract. That's $27.5 million per year.

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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 31666328 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers, $25.7 million per year Justin+Verlander%2C+Detroit+Tigers%2C+%2425.7+million+per+year MLB

On March 29, 2013, the Tigers ace signed a five-year contract extension that includes a $28 million annual salary beginning with the 2015 season. That per annum trumps even A-Rod. Adding in his preexisting deal — at $20 million per in 2013 and 2014 — Verlander is due $180 million over seven years ($25.7M per), the highest total value for a pitcher's contract in baseball history. The contract also includes an option for the 2020 season worth $22 million, which could bring the deal’s total value to $202 million over eight years.

 

See who's the highest paid player at each position and which players are in MLB's $100 million club.

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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 30326484 CC Sabathia, Yankees, $24.4 million per year CC+Sabathia%2C+Yankees%2C+%2424.4+million+per+year MLB

Rather than test the free-agent market in 2011, CC Sabathia opted to sign a big extension with the Yankees. Sabathia’s guaranteed money went from $92 million over the last four years on his deal ($23 million per year) to $122 million over five ($24.4 million per year). That’s a $30 million windfall for Sabathia. New York has a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout.

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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 30442889 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels, $24 million per year Albert+Pujols%2C+Los+Angeles+Angels%2C+%2424+million+per+year MLB

The Los Angeles Angels shocked the baseball world at the winter meetings in 2011, reaching an agreement with free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols on a 10-year contract that will be worth $240 million, guaranteed. The slugger's deal includes a personal-services agreement worth at least $10 million and Pujols, 31, received a full no-trade clause. The total value of his contract is the second-highest in major league history, behind Alex Rodriguez’s 10-year, $275 million deal. For the playing portion of his contract, he'll be making an average of $24 million per year.

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MLB 49 43 MLB's highest annual salaries 30848995 Cliff Lee, Phillies, $24 million per year Cliff+Lee%2C+Phillies%2C+%2424+million+per+year MLB

The Phillies landed the prize free agent of the offseason, signing ace lefty Cliff Lee to a five-year, $120 million contract in December 2010. In 2009 Lee was with the Phillies, who traded him to the Mariners, who then traded him to the Rangers. The Phillies won't let him get away again; he's under contract until 2015.
 

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