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15 MLB teams had $100 million-plus payrolls in 2013; M's not one of them

NEW YORK - According to Major League Baseball calculations, there were 15 teams that surpassed $100 million in payroll for the 2013 season.

The Seattle Mariners were not one of them.

The Mariners had a 2013 payroll of just over $91 million, ranking 19th among the 30 MLB teams. But the Mariners are already off to a fast start spending for 2014, agreeing earlier this month to a 10 year, $240 million contract for Robinson Cano. They've also agreed to contracts with free agents Corey Hart and Willie Bloomquist.

The top team was -- no surprise -- the New York Yankees, who had a payroll just over $237 million. That will cost them a $28 million luxury tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, with a payroll of $236.9 million, were the only other team that exceeded the tax threshold this year and must pay $11.4 million.

Boston finished just under the tax threshold for the second straight year, coming in $225,666 shy of the $178 million mark.

Figures include average annual values of contracts for players on 40-man rosters, earned bonuses and escalators, adjustments for cash in trades and $10.8 million per team in benefits.

Final 2013 payrolls:

N.Y. Yankees$237,018,889
L.A. Dodgers236,872,242
Boston176,481,441
Philadelphia166,159,063
Detroit154,728,724
L.A. Angels143,670,107
San Francisco141,312,169
Texas137,185,918
Toronto125,879,791
Washington120,935,536
St. Louis119,642,308
Chicago (AL) 116,740,909
Cincinnati116,137,930
Baltimore103,299,013
Chicago Cubs100,859,265
Atlanta95,340,877
NY. Mets95,128,685
Milwaukee92,698,695
Seattle91,102,412
Arizona90,204,915
Cleveland88,964,754
Kansas City86,614,795
Colorado78,836,045
Minnesota76,132,483
Pittsburgh74,608,266
San Diego74,201,807
Oakland71,075,550
Tampa Bay64,610,387
Miami42,301,773
Houston29,270,160

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