A-Rods 2011 Salary Close To Entire Royals Team

A-Rod nearly outearns Kansas City Royals

      The Kansas City Royals are barely making more than Alex
Rodriguez this year.
      The salaries for Kansas City's 27 players on its opening-day
roster and disabled list total $36.1 million, according to an
analysis of major league contracts by The Associated Press.
      A-Rod alone makes $32 million atop the New York Yankees' $201.7
million payroll. He is baseball's highest-paid player for the 11th
straight year.
      Overall, baseball salaries were nearly flat this year. The
average of the 844 players on opening-day rosters and disabled
lists was about $3.3 million, up just 0.2 percent from last year.
The increase was the lowest since a 2.7 percent drop in 2004.
      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)