Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard walks off the field after striking out against the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

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Chart: Mauer's salary compared to other MLB first basemen

  • February 8, 2014 - 11:02 PM

An average Joe

Joe Mauer was the game’s highest-paid catcher by a wide margin. Not so at first base:

Highest-Paid Catchers in 2014

Brian McCann, Yankees $17 million

Yadier Molina, Cardinals $15.2 M

Buster Posey, Giants Ø $11.3 M

Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks $10 M

Russell Martin, Pirates $9.5 M

Highest-Paid First Basemen in 2014

Ryan Howard, Phillies Ø $25 million

Prince Fielder, Rangers $24 M

Mark Teixeira, Yankees $23.1 M

Albert Pujols, Angels $23 M

Joe Mauer, Twins $23 M


Signing bonuses are averaged over the life of the contract

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