Highest-Paid MLB Player on Each Team’s Opening Day Roster

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New York Mets starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Jupiter, Fla.
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BetMGM @BETMGM Mar 08, 2023, 1:50 AM

Major League Baseball often sees teams pay very big money to players. With mega-contracts becoming more and more common, the payrolls of teams across the league are growing year over year.

So who is the highest-player player on each MLB team’s 2023 Opening Day roster?

Highest-Paid MLB Player on Each Team’s Opening Day Roster

RANKTEAMPLAYERSALARY
1New York MetsMax Scherzer$43.3 million
Justin Verlander$43.3 million
2New York YankeesAaron Judge$40 million
3Los Angeles AngelsAnthony Rendon$38.6 million
4Texas RangersCorey Seager$35.5 million
5Detroit TigersMiguel Cabrera$32 million
San Diego PadresManny Machado$32 million
7Houston AstrosAlex Bregman$30.2 million
8Colorado RockiesKris Bryant$28 million
9Philadelphia PhilliesBryce Harper$27.5 million
10Los Angeles DodgersFreddie Freeman$27 million
11St. Louis CardinalsPaul Goldschmidt$26 million
12Chicago CubsMarcus Stroman$25 million
Cincinnati RedsJoey Votto$25 million
14Washington NationalsPatrick Corbin$24.4 million
15Toronto Blue JaysGeorge Springer$24.2 million
16Milwaukee BrewersChristian Yelich$22 million
17Atlanta BravesMatt Olson$21 million
Seattle MarinersRobbie Ray$21 million
19Boston Red SoxTrevor Story$20 million
Kansas City RoyalsSalvador Perez$20 million
21San Franciso GiantsJoc Pederson$19.7 million
22Chicago White SoxLance Lynn$18.5 million
23Arizona DiamondbacksMadison Bumgarner$18 million
24Cleveland GuardiansJosh Bell$16.5 million
25Minnesota TwinsByron Buxton$15.1 million
26Miami MarlinsJorge Soler$15 million
27Tampa Bay RaysZach Eflin$11 million
28Baltimore OriolesKyle Gibson$10 million
Pittsburgh PiratesKe'Bryan Hayes$10 million
30Oakland AthleticsTrevor May$7 million

Who Is the Highest-Paid Player in Major League Baseball?

Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, both of the New York Mets, share the title of highest-paid player in 2023. They will each make $43.3 million this season.

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