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MLB  Team Salary Payroll TrackerMLB Team Payroll Tracker

A real-time look at the 2012 payroll totals for each MLB team. These figures derive from a player's payroll salary, which includes the combination of a base salary, incentives, & any signing bonus proration. See also: Cash Payrolls, Luxury Tax Payrolls.

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Rank Team Roster 25-Man Payroll Injured Reserve Retained Buried Suspended 2012 Total Payroll
1 New York Yankees 42 $214,396,932 0- $14,098,524 0- 0- $228,495,456
2 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $169,582,490 0- $10,318,033 0- 0- $179,900,523
3 Boston Red Sox 47 $168,455,280 0- $6,823,771 0- 0- $175,279,051
4 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 36 $153,844,690 0- $3,323,935 0- 0- $157,168,625
5 Detroit Tigers 42 $138,762,284 0- $5,500,000 0- 0- $144,262,284
6 Texas Rangers 40 $134,976,346 0- $3,250,000 0- 0- $138,226,346
7 San Francisco Giants 41 $122,825,338 0- $14,697,867 0- 0- $137,523,205
8 Los Angeles Dodgers 45 $112,952,717 0- $7,832,000 0- 0- $120,784,717
9 St. Louis Cardinals 44 $118,985,685 0- $1,475,684 0- 0- $120,461,369
10 Chicago Cubs 50 $83,799,366 0- $32,542,160 0- 0- $116,341,526
11 Milwaukee Brewers 47 $108,461,584 0- $2,443,716 0- 0- $110,905,300
12 Minnesota Twins 49 $109,130,327 0- 0- 0- 0- $109,130,327
13 Chicago White Sox 40 $108,250,892 0- $721,311 0- 0- $108,972,203
14 New York Mets 43 $101,930,952 0- $3,938,524 0- 0- $105,869,476
League Average 104271506 $104,271,506
15 Miami Marlins 40 $81,018,688 0- $17,249,970 $850,000 0- $98,392,974
16 Washington Nationals 43 $95,836,048 0- $420,765 $2,000,000 0- $98,256,813
17 Atlanta Braves 37 $86,492,616 0- $11,435,440 0- 0- $97,928,056
18 Toronto Blue Jays 42 $90,559,953 0- $6,083,969 $650,000 0- $97,293,922
19 Cincinnati Reds 40 $89,101,498 0- 0- $800,000 0- $89,901,498
20 Colorado Rockies 43 $77,376,456 0- $10,834,425 0- 0- $88,210,881
21 Seattle Mariners 45 $73,220,850 0- $11,218,580 0- 0- $84,439,430
22 Baltimore Orioles 41 $80,099,381 0- $3,626,487 0- 0- $83,725,868
23 Arizona Diamondbacks 41 $73,439,259 0- $8,336,613 $1,183,333 0- $82,959,205
24 Cleveland Indians 51 $71,325,549 0- $5,993,989 0- 0- $77,319,538
25 Kansas City Royals 45 $66,385,000 0- $2,579,235 $1,380,000 0- $70,344,235
26 Tampa Bay Rays 38 $68,232,330 0- $2,010,000 0- 0- $70,242,330
27 San Diego Padres 39 $60,061,913 0- $2,550,000 $747,500 0- $63,839,413
28 Pittsburgh Pirates 44 $58,617,066 0- $3,186,203 0- 0- $61,803,269
29 Oakland Athletics 45 $56,723,737 0- $2,249,836 0- 0- $58,973,573
30 Houston Astros 43 $23,728,500 0- $30,818,739 0- 0- $54,547,239
31 Florida Marlins 0 0- 0- $918,033 0- 0- $918,033