The Marlins will open the season with payroll commitments of $46 million, which includes salaries for two players, Brett Carroll and Brian Sanches, who are on the disabled list. The top wager earner is starting pitcher Nate Robertson, but the Detroit Tigers are picking up all but $400,000 of his $10 million salary this season.
The Opening Day payroll figure represents an increase over last year's figure of $36,834,000 and comes after Major League Baseball and players' union ordered the Marlins to start forking over more dough to its players.
Marlins Salary Commitments
|Brian Sanches (DL)||412,500|
|**** Robertson will make $10 million, of which Tigers are paying $9.6 million.|