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Royals to open 2010 season with $70.1 million payroll

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The Royals will open the season Monday with a payroll of $70,117,710, according to figures obtained by The Kansas City Star. That marks a slight decline from last year’s franchise-record total of $70,519,333.

This year’s total includes the 25 players on the opening day roster, which wasn’t finalized until Sunday, and three players on the 15-day disabled list.

Here is the list:

OF Jose Guillen: $12 million

RHP Gil Meche*: $12 million

RHP Zack Greinke: $7.25 million

OF David DeJesus: $4.7 million

RHP Kyle Farnsworth: $4.5 million

RHP Juan Cruz: $3.25 million

RHP Joakim Soria: $3 million

OF Rick Ankiel: $2.75 million

RHP Brian Bannister: $2.3 million

C Jason Kendall: $2.25 million

SS Yuniesky Betancourt**: $2 million

RHP Kyle Davies: $1.8 million

RHP Luke Hochevar: $1.76 million

UTL Willie Bloomquist: $1.7 million

OF Scott Podsednik: $1.65 million

3B Alex Gordon*: $1.15 million

RHP Robinson Tejeda: $950,000

RHP Roman Colon: $665,000

LHP John Parrish: $600,000

1B Billy Butler: $470,000

INF Alberto Callaspo: $460,000

INF Mike Aviles: $429,000

C Brayan Peña: $428,000

INF Josh Fields*: $422,000

2B Chris Getz: $414,500

OF Mitch Maier: $412,500

RHP Luis Mendoza: $406,210

LHP Dusty Hughes: $400,500

* — will open season on disabled list

** — also getting $1 million from Seattle Royals’ payroll through the years for Opening Day

2010: $70,117,710

2009: $70,519,333

2008: $58,245,500

2007: $67,166,500

2006: $47,294,000

2005: $36,881,000

2004: $47,609,000

2003: $40,518,000

2002: $47,257,000

2001: $35,422,500

2000: $23,132,500

1999: $16,527,000

1998: $32,912,500

1997: $31,225,000

1996: $18,480,750

1995: $27,608,834

1994: $40,481,334

1993: $40,102,666

1992: $33,643,834

1991: $28,722,662

1990: $23,873,745

1989: $15,427,162

1988: $11,558,873

To reach Bob Dutton, call 816-234-4352 or send e-mail to bdutton@kcstar.com. Follow his news updates at Royals_Report@twitter.com.

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