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February 28, 2019
Highest Baseball Salaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 baseball contracts by average annual value. 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 (x-joined club in June and received prorated salary of $17,442,637; y-pending):<

Player, Club;Years;Avg.;Salary
Zack Greinke, Ari;2016-21;$34,416,667
Nolan Arenado, Col;2019-26;$32,500,000
David Price, Bos;2016-22;$31,000,000
Clayton Kershaw, LAD;2019-21;$31,000,000
Clayton Kershaw, LAD;2014-20;$30,714,286
Max Scherzer, Was;2015-21;$30,000,000
Manny Machado, SD;2019-28;$30,000,000
Miguel Cabrera, Det;2014-23;$29,200,000
x-Roger Clemens, NYY;2007;$28,000,022
Alex Rodriguez, NYY;2008-17;$27,500,000
Yoenis Cespedes, Mets;2017-20;$27,500,000
Jon Lester, Cubs;2015-20;$25,833,333
Justin Verlander, Det;2013-19;$25,714,286
y-Bryce Harper, Phi;2019-31;$25,384,615
Alex Rodriguez, Tex-NYY;2001-10;$25,200,000