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The Highest-Paid MLB Player on Every Team

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Major League Baseball had a tumultuous offseason, with the owners locking out the players in a contract stalemate. But on March 10 — about three weeks after spring training was supposed to have started — the two sides reached agreement on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, ending the 90-day lockout and starting the clock on the 2022 season.

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The labor deal also triggered a rush to sign free agents, with two of the biggest prizes — Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa — signing lucrative deals with new teams.

GOBankingRates looked at the salaries for all 30 Major League Baseball teams to find the highest-paid player on each team. The data revealed a few surprises and confirmed what we knew: the big-market teams outpace the smaller-market teams in spending in a large way.

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The list contains players at the top of their game and some who continue to earn huge sums of money even at the end of their careers. Who’s the highest-paid player in MLB and on your team?

Read on to see the full list.

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner

  • Age: 32
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $23 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $23 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $18 million
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Atlanta Braves: Charlie Morton

  • Age: 38
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $20 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $20 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $20 million
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Baltimore Orioles: Trey Mancini

  • Age: 30
  • Position: Designated Hitter
  • Base Salary: $8 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $8 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $8 million
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Boston Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Shortstop
  • Base Salary: $20 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $20 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $20 million
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Chicago Cubs: Marcus Stroman

  • Age: 31
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $25 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $25 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $25 million
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Chicago White Sox: José Abreu

  • Age: 35
  • Position: First Base
  • Base Salary: $18 million
  • Signing Bonus: $1.67 million
  • Payroll Salary: $19.67 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $19.67 million
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Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto

  • Age: 38
  • Position: First Base
  • Base Salary: $25 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $25 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $25 million
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Cleveland Guardians: José Ramirez

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Third Base
  • Base Salary: $12 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $12 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $12 million

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Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon

  • Age: 36
  • Position: Right Field
  • Base Salary: $21 million
  • Signing Bonus: $333,333
  • Payroll Salary: $21.33 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $21.33 million
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Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera

  • Age: 39
  • Position: Designated Hitter
  • Base Salary: $32 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $32 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $32 million
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Houston Astros: José Altuve

  • Age: 32
  • Position: Second Base
  • Base Salary: $26 million
  • Signing Bonus: $3 million
  • Payroll Salary: $29 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $29 million
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Kansas City Royals: Salvador Pérez

  • Age: 32
  • Position: Catcher
  • Base Salary: $18 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $18 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $18 million
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Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout

  • Age: 30
  • Position: Center Field
  • Base Salary: $35.45 million
  • Signing Bonus: $1.67 million
  • Payroll Salary: $37.12 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $37.12 million
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Freddie Freeman

  • Age: 32
  • Position: First Base
  • Base Salary: $27 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $27 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $27 million
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Miami Marlins: Avisaíl García

  • Age: 31
  • Position: Right Field
  • Base Salary: $12 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $12 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $12 million
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Milwaukee Brewers: Christian Yelich

  • Age: 30
  • Position: Left Field
  • Base Salary: $26 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $26 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $22 million

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Minnesota Twins: Carlos Correa

  • Age: 27
  • Position: Shortstop
  • Base Salary: $35.1 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $35.1 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $35.1 million
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New York Mets: Max Scherzer

  • Age: 37
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $43.33 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $43.33 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $43.33 million
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New York Yankees: Gerrit Cole

  • Age: 31
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $36 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $36 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $36 million
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Oakland A’s: Stephen Piscotty

  • Age: 31
  • Position: Right Field
  • Base Salary: $7.25 million
  • Signing Bonus: $333,334
  • Payroll Salary: $7.58 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $7.58 million
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Philadelphia Phillies: Bryce Harper

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Right Field
  • Base Salary: $26 million
  • Signing Bonus: $1.54 million
  • Payroll Salary: $27.54 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $27.54 million
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Roberto Pérez

  • Age: 33
  • Position: Catcher
  • Base Salary: $5 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $5 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $5 million
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San Diego Padres: Manny Machado

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Third Base
  • Base Salary: $30 million
  • Signing Bonus: $2 million
  • Payroll Salary: $32 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $32 million
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San Francisco Giants: Carlos Rodón

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $21.5 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $21.5 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $21.5 million
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Seattle Mariners: Robbie Ray

  • Age: 30
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $21 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $21 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $21 million

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St. Louis Cardinals: Nolan Arenado

  • Age: 31
  • Position: Third Base
  • Base Salary: $35 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $35 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $29.43 million
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Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Kiermaier

  • Age: 32
  • Position: Center Field
  • Base Salary: $12 million
  • Signing Bonus: $166,668
  • Payroll Salary: $12.17 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $12.17 million
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Texas Rangers: Corey Seager

  • Age: 28
  • Position: Shortstop
  • Base Salary: $32.5 million
  • Signing Bonus: $500,000
  • Payroll Salary: $33 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $33 million
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Toronto Blue Jays: George Springer

  • Age: 32
  • Position: Center Field
  • Base Salary: $28 million
  • Signing Bonus: $1.67 million
  • Payroll Salary: $29.67 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $29.67 million
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Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg

  • Age: 33
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
  • Base Salary: $35 million
  • Signing Bonus: $0
  • Payroll Salary: $35 million
  • Adjusted Salary: $23.57 million

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Methodology: For this piece GOBankingRates used Spotrac’s Major League Baseball (MLB) team payrolls for the 2022 season to find the highest-paid player on every MLB team in terms of adjusted salary. For each team, GOBankingRates found (1) the name of the highest-paid player in terms of adjusted salary; (2) the player’s age; (3) position played; (4) base salary; (5) signing bonus; (6) payroll salary; and (7) adjusted salary. Note: An adjusted salary reflects the money the player has agreed to defer to a later payment date. All data was collected on March 23, 2022, and up to date as of April 3, 2022.