Highest Baseball Salaries


Friday, July 13th 2007, 4:01 pm
By: News On 6


NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball contracts with average annual values of $17 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money:

Player, Club Years Avg. Salary

x-Roger Clemens, NYY 2007 $28,000,022

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2001-10 $25,200,000

Manny Ramirez, Bos 2001-08 $20,000,000

Derek Jeter, NYY 2001-10 $18,900,000

Vernon Wells, Tor 2008-14 $18,000,000

Barry Zito, SF 2007-13 $18,000,000

Ichiro Suzuki, Sea 2008-12 $18,000,000

Jason Giambi, NYY 2002-08 $17,142,857

Carlos Beltran, NYM 2005-11 $17,000,000

Alfonso Soriano, Cubs 2007-14 $17,000,000

x-because he signed midseason, Clemens will receive $17,442,637