Apr 6, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT
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Jayson Werth's $13,571,428 salary is tops on the Nationals this season.
CHICAGO — Though their payroll experienced a 27 percent increase from one year ago, the Nationals still rank in the bottom half of all major-league franchises entering the 2012 season.
The Nationals' Opening Day payroll was $81,336,143, 20th among MLB's 30 clubs, according to USA Today's annual research. That total includes the 25 players on the active roster, plus six players who began the season on the major-league disabled list.
It does not, however, include minor leaguers on the 40-man roster, a list that features high-salaried players John Lannan ($5 million), Bryce Harper ($1.75 million) and Yunesky Maya ($1.5 million).
This year's payroll is by far the largest in franchise history, shattering last season's $64,856,928 Opening Day total. And it figures to increase substantially again next year, with several players due to earn sizableRead more »
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