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The $78 million men: Who makes what among the Rays

Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier tops the list at $12 million; rookie Josh Lowe is at the bottom at $701,000.
Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier is the biggest catch in terms of annual salary for the Rays.
Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier is the biggest catch in terms of annual salary for the Rays. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times (2021) ]
Published Apr. 7|Updated Apr. 8

The Rays open the season with a $78,245,400 payroll that is the largest in franchise history. Here are the players’ salaries; signing bonuses, incentives and option buyouts are not included. Some players have split contracts and get less when in the minors. Players on the injured list are marked with an “x.”

OF Kevin Kiermaier, $12,000,000

P Corey Kluber, $8,000,000

C Mike Zunino, $7,000,000

OF Manuel Margot, $5,600,000

x-P Tyler Glasnow, $5,100,000

P Brooks Raley, $4,250,000

INF Brandon Lowe, $4,000,000

P Ryan Yarbrough, $3,850,000

1B Ji-Man Choi, $3,200,000

INF Yandy Diaz, $2,800,000

P Matt Wisler, $2,160,000

P Andrew Kittredge, $1,850,000

C Francisco Mejia, $1,455,000

OF Brett Phillips, $1,400,000

x-P Yonny Chirinos, $1,175,000

INF Wander Franco, $1,000,000

P Jeffrey Springs, $947,000

P Jason Adam, $900,000

x-P Nick Anderson, $845,000

P Jalen Beeks, $750,000

OF/INF Harold Ramirez, $738,000

P Chris Mazza, $730,000

OF Randy Arozarena, $716,600

x-P Pete Fairbanks, $714,400

P Drew Rasmussen, $711,800

P Shane McClanahan, $711,400

P JT Chargois, $710,500

P J.P. Feyereisen, $708,600

P Josh Fleming, $707,400

P Luis Patino, $707,400

INF Taylor Walls, $704,000

x-P Brendan McKay, $701,200

x-P Shane Baz, $701,100

OF Josh Lowe, $701,000

Total: $78,245,400

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