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2012 Baseball PayrollsPayrolls and Salaries
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Esmerling Vasquez earned $480,000 in 2012.
This is a Payroll Summary for 2012. Team payrolls are listed below and by clicking on the team name, you can see the payroll broken down by player. Payroll information on The Cube is available since 1985.

Top SalaryAlex Rodriguez - New York Yankees - $30,000,000
League Minimum$480,000
League Average Salary$2,954,887

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2012 Team Payrolls

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Team NameLeaguePayrollRkAttendanceRkTop 5 Salaries
Arizona DiamondbacksNL$74,284,833242,177,61719Stephen Drew $7,750,000   Jason Kubel $7,500,000   Chris Young $7,200,000   Justin Upton $6,958,333   Joe Saunders $6,000,000  
Atlanta BravesNL$83,309,942162,420,17114Chipper Jones $14,000,000   Dan Uggla $13,146,942   Brian McCann $11,500,000   Tim Hudson $9,000,000   Michael Bourn $6,845,000  
Baltimore OriolesAL$81,428,999192,102,24021Nick Markakis $12,350,000   Brian Roberts $10,000,000   Randy Wolf $9,500,000   Mark Reynolds $7,833,333   J.J. Hardy $7,416,666  
Boston Red SoxAL$173,186,61733,043,0038Adrian Gonzalez $21,857,142   Carl Crawford $20,357,142   Josh Beckett $17,000,000   David Ortiz $14,575,000   Kevin Youkilis $12,250,000  
Chicago CubsNL$88,197,033152,882,75610Alfonso Soriano $19,000,000   Ryan Dempster $14,000,000   Matt Garza $9,500,000   Carlos Marmol $7,333,333   Marlon Byrd $6,500,000  
Chicago White SoxAL$96,919,500111,965,95524Jake Peavy $17,000,000   Adam Dunn $14,000,000   Alex Rios $12,500,000   Kevin Youkilis $12,250,000   Paul Konerko $12,000,000  
Cincinnati RedsNL$82,203,616172,347,25116Brandon Phillips $12,500,000   Joey Votto $11,410,655   Scott Rolen $8,166,666   Bronson Arroyo $8,166,666   Johnny Cueto $5,400,000  
Cleveland IndiansAL$78,430,300211,603,59629Derek Lowe $15,000,000   Travis Hafner $13,000,000   Shin-Soo Choo $4,900,000   Asdrubal Cabrera $4,550,000   Chris Perez $4,500,000  
Colorado RockiesNL$78,069,571222,630,45813Michael Cuddyer $10,500,000   Jorge De La Rosa $10,500,000   Troy Tulowitzki $8,250,000   Jeremy Guthrie $8,200,000   Todd Helton $6,075,000  
Detroit TigersAL$132,300,00053,028,0339Prince Fielder $23,000,000   Miguel Cabrera $21,000,000   Justin Verlander $20,100,000   Jose Valverde $9,000,000   Anibal Sanchez $8,000,000  
Houston AstrosNL$60,651,000281,607,73328Carlos Lee $19,000,000   Brett Myers $12,000,000   Wandy Rodriguez $10,500,000   Brandon Lyon $5,500,000   Francisco Cordero $4,500,000  
Kansas City RoyalsAL$60,916,225271,739,85925Billy Butler $8,500,000   Jeremy Guthrie $8,200,000   Jeff Francoeur $6,750,000   Jonathan Sanchez $5,600,000   Alex Gordon $4,775,000  
Los Angeles AngelsAL$154,485,16643,061,7707Vernon Wells $24,187,500   Torii Hunter $18,500,000   Jered Weaver $14,200,000   Zack Greinke $13,500,000   Dan Haren $12,750,000  
Los Angeles DodgersNL$95,143,575123,324,2465Adrian Gonzalez $21,857,142   Josh Beckett $17,000,000   Hanley Ramirez $15,000,000   Ted Lilly $11,666,666   Andre Ethier $10,950,000  
Miami MarlinsNL$118,078,00072,219,44418Carlos Lee $19,000,000   Carlos Zambrano $19,000,000   Hanley Ramirez $15,000,000   Josh Johnson $13,750,000   Jose Reyes $10,000,000  
Milwaukee BrewersNL$97,653,944102,831,38511Zack Greinke $13,500,000   Rickie Weeks $11,000,000   Randy Wolf $9,500,000   Corey Hart $9,333,333   Francisco Rodriguez $8,000,000  
Minnesota TwinsAL$94,085,000132,776,35412Joe Mauer $23,000,000   Justin Morneau $15,000,000   Carl Pavano $9,000,000   Josh Willingham $7,000,000   Francisco Liriano $5,500,000  
New York MetsNL$93,353,983142,242,80317Johan Santana $23,145,011   Jason Bay $18,125,000   David Wright $15,250,000   Mike Pelfrey $5,687,500   Frank Francisco $5,500,000  
New York YankeesAL$197,962,28913,542,4062Alex Rodriguez $30,000,000   Mark Teixeira $23,125,000   C.C. Sabathia $23,000,000   Ichiro Suzuki $18,000,000   Derek Jeter $15,729,364  
Oakland AthleticsAL$55,372,500291,679,01327Yoenis Cespedes $9,000,000   Stephen Drew $7,750,000   Coco Crisp $6,000,000   Brandon Inge $5,500,000   Kurt Suzuki $5,037,500  
Philadelphia PhilliesNL$174,538,93823,565,7181Cliff Lee $21,500,000   Roy Halladay $20,000,000   Ryan Howard $20,000,000   Chase Utley $15,285,714   Cole Hamels $15,000,000  
Pittsburgh PiratesNL$63,431,999262,091,91823A.J. Burnett $16,500,000   Wandy Rodriguez $10,500,000   Clint Barmes $5,000,000   Erik Bedard $4,500,000   Hisanori Takahashi $4,200,000  
San Diego PadresNL$55,244,700302,123,72120Huston Street $7,500,000   Carlos Quentin $7,025,000   Jason Bartlett $5,500,000   Orlando Hudson $5,500,000   Chase Headley $3,475,000  
San Francisco GiantsNL$81,978,100183,377,3714Barry Zito $19,000,000   Tim Lincecum $18,250,000   Matt Cain $15,333,333   Hunter Pence $10,400,000   Aubrey Huff $10,000,000  
Seattle MarinersAL$117,620,68381,721,92026Felix Hernandez $19,700,000   Ichiro Suzuki $18,000,000   Chone Figgins $9,500,000   Franklin Gutierrez $5,812,500   Brandon League $5,000,000  
St. Louis CardinalsNL$110,300,86293,262,1096Matt Holliday $16,292,362   Carlos Beltran $13,000,000   Kyle Lohse $12,187,500   Lance Berkman $12,000,000   Adam Wainwright $9,000,000  
Tampa Bay RaysAL$64,173,500251,559,68130James Shields $8,000,000   Carlos Pena $7,250,000   Melvin Upton $7,000,000   Luke Scott $5,000,000   Ben Zobrist $4,687,300  
Texas RangersAL$120,510,97463,460,2803Michael Young $16,174,974   Josh Hamilton $15,250,000   Adrian Beltre $15,000,000   Ryan Dempster $14,000,000   Mike Napoli $9,400,000  
Toronto Blue JaysAL$75,489,200232,099,66322Jose Bautista $14,000,000   Kelly Johnson $6,375,000   Brandon Lyon $5,500,000   Ricky Romero $5,250,000   Adam Lind $5,150,000  
Washington NationalsNL$81,336,143202,370,79415Jayson Werth $13,571,428   Ryan Zimmerman $12,000,000   Edwin Jackson $10,957,715   Adam LaRoche $8,000,000   Kurt Suzuki $5,037,500