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Marlins Opening Day Payroll: $46 million


  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

Hanley Ramirez  7,000,000
Ronny Paulino 1,100,000
Wes Helms  950,000
Josh Johnson 3,750,000
Ricky Nolasco 3,800,000
Cody Ross 4,450,000
Dan Uggla 7,800,000
Jorge Cantu 6,000,000
Leo Nunez 2,000,000
Anibal Sanchez 1,250,000
Renyel Pinto 1,075,000
John Baker 415,000
Cameron Maybin 400,000
Gaby Sanchez 400,000
Chris Coghlan 475,000
Dan Meyer 415,000
Brian Sanches (DL) 412,500
Burke Badenhop 400,000
Emilio Bonifacio 420,000
Chris Volstad 420,000
Nate Robertson 400,000 ***
Brian Barden 415,000
Clay Hensley 425,000
Mike Lamb 500,000
Jose Veras 550,000
Brett Carroll (DL) 403,000
Tim Wood 400,000
Total   $46,025,000

**** Robertson will make $10 million, of which Tigers are paying $9.6 million.

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