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2012 Luxury Tax Payrolls

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NEW YORK (AP) -Final 2012 payrolls for the 30 major league teams for purposes of the luxury tax, as defined by baseball's collective bargaining agreement and sent to clubs by the commissioner's office.

Figures are for 40-man rosters and include the average annual values of contracts and $10,799,590 per club for benefits and extended benefits, which include items such as health and pension benefits; club medical costs; insurance; workman's compensation, payroll, unemployment and Social Security taxes; spring training allowances; meal and tip money; All-Star game expenses; travel and moving expenses; postseason pay; and college scholarships.

Salaries include earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values.

The luxury tax is assessed on the amount above $178 million. As a team that paid at a 40 percent rate on the amount over the threshold in 2011, the Yankees pay at a 42.5 percent rate on the amount over the threshold in 2012.

N.Y. Yankees $223,439,158

Boston 177,952,823

L.A. Angels 176,652,838

Philadelphia 174,523,432

San Francisco 160,399,128

L.A. Dodgers 158,258,570

Texas 148,513,970

Detroit 145,231,588

St. Louis 125,811,271

Milwaukee 120,865,321

Washington 118,978,939

Cincinnati 118,770,061

Chicago White Sox 114,459,560

Chicago Cubs 112,711,841

Miami 111,824,633

Colorado 106,202,187

Minnesota 105,860,445

N.Y. Mets 105,704,018

Atlanta 105,318,027

Toronto 103,726,534

Baltimore 97,056,240

Arizona 88,891,716

Seattle 88,389,993

Kansas City 83,462,428

Cleveland 82,626,016

Tampa Bay 81,206,178

Pittsburgh 80,317,027

San Diego 78,817,495

Oakland 73,073,503

Houston 72,265,379

Total 3,541,310,317

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
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