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Sandy Alomar earned $2,725,000 for the 1998 Cleveland Indians
This is a Historical View of Payrolls for the Cleveland Indians. Payroll and Salaries data is available since 1985. The payroll data below is for opening day and includes players on the Active 25-man Roster and DL. Players joining the team later in the year via trade are not included since their salaries would be pro-rated and sometimes negotiated into the trade. Call-ups usually make the minimum or close to it and so the opening day payroll is a very good indicator of a team's budget for a selected season.

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Cleveland Indians Payroll History

YearTeam PayrollPayrollRankTop SalarySalaryAgeWLWPctRankAttendanceAtt-RkLinks
2018Team Payroll$137,346,17316Edwin Encarnacion$17,000,000358567.559800Statistics - Roster
2017Team Payroll$115,991,16618Edwin Encarnacion$13,000,0003410260.63022,048,13822Statistics - Roster
2016Team Payroll$98,006,89923Coco Crisp$11,000,000369467.58441,591,66728Statistics - Roster
2015Team Payroll$87,746,76624Nick Swisher$15,000,000348180.503151,388,90529Statistics - Roster
2014Team Payroll$82,534,80026Nick Swisher$15,000,000338577.525121,437,39330Statistics - Roster
2013Team Payroll$82,517,30021Nick Swisher$11,000,000329270.56881,572,92629Statistics - Roster
2012Team Payroll$78,430,30021Derek Lowe$15,000,000396894.420251,603,59629Statistics - Roster
2011Team Payroll$49,190,56626Kosuke Fukudome$14,500,000348082.494161,840,83524Statistics - Roster
2010Team Payroll$61,203,96724Travis Hafner$11,500,000336993.426241,391,64430Statistics - Roster
2009Team Payroll$81,579,16614Travis Hafner$11,500,000326597.401271,766,24226Statistics - Roster
2008Team Payroll$78,970,06616C.C. Sabathia$11,000,000278181.500172,169,76022Statistics - Roster
2007Team Payroll$61,673,26723C.C. Sabathia$8,750,000269666.59312,275,91222Statistics - Roster
2006Team Payroll$56,031,50025Paul Byrd$7,000,000357884.481201,997,99525Statistics - Roster
2005Team Payroll$41,502,50026Kevin Millwood$7,000,000309369.57461,973,18524Statistics - Roster
2004Team Payroll$34,319,30027Matt Lawton$7,250,000328082.494171,814,40125Statistics - Roster
2003Team Payroll$45,584,83427Ellis Burks$7,166,667386894.420261,730,00224Statistics - Roster
2002Team Payroll$78,909,4499Jim Thome$8,000,000317488.457202,616,94012Statistics - Roster
2001Team Payroll$92,660,0015Juan Gonzalez$10,000,000319171.56273,175,5234Statistics - Roster
2000Team Payroll$76,508,3348Jim Thome$8,175,000299072.55683,456,2781Statistics - Roster
1999Team Payroll$73,853,9624Jim Thome$8,225,000289765.59973,468,4361Statistics - Roster
1998Team Payroll$59,033,4994Kenny Lofton$7,550,000318973.54973,467,2994Statistics - Roster
1997Team Payroll$54,130,2324Matt Williams$7,150,000318675.53493,404,7504Statistics - Roster
1996Team Payroll$45,317,9144Albert Belle$5,700,000299962.61513,318,1743Statistics - Roster
1995Team Payroll$35,185,5009Dennis Martinez$4,550,0004010044.69412,842,7453Statistics - Roster
1994Team Payroll$28,490,16719Dennis Martinez$4,500,000396647.58451,995,1748Statistics - Roster
1993Team Payroll$15,717,66726Bob Ojeda$1,700,000357686.469182,177,90816Statistics - Roster
1992Team Payroll$8,236,16626Felix Fermin$950,000287686.469171,224,09425Statistics - Roster
1991Team Payroll$18,270,00022Tom Candiotti$2,500,0003357105.352261,051,86325Statistics - Roster
1990Team Payroll$15,152,00017Keith Hernandez$1,750,000367785.475171,225,24025Statistics - Roster
1989Team Payroll$8,928,50024Joe Carter$1,630,000297389.451221,285,54224Statistics - Roster
1988Team Payroll$7,819,50022Julio Franco$975,000297884.481171,411,61023Statistics - Roster
1987Team Payroll$00Andre Thornton$1,100,0003761101.377261,077,89826Statistics - Roster
1986Team Payroll$00Andre Thornton$1,100,000368478.519111,471,80518Statistics - Roster
1985Team Payroll$00Andre Thornton$1,100,0003560102.37025655,18126Statistics - Roster