The 26 highest-paid players in baseball

Salaries continue to soar in Major League Baseball as 36 players will make at least $20 million in total earnings this season, up from 21 players just three years ago.

This year's group of highest-paid players includes ten starting pitchers, six outfielders, four first basemen, a pair of designated hitters, and just one reliever.

The New York Yankees lead the way with four players on the list, followed by the Detroit Tigers with three. Six other teams have a pair of players on the list.

Salaries and contract information via and

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