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
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.)