Kansas City Royals payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields (33) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields (33) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

As the 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway, we step off the diamond for a moment and into the financial records of each of the 30 teams in the league.

We are taking a look at the salaries each team has on its records as of April 1, a joke to some folks but Opening Day to fans and teams alike. Obviously, with trades, cuts, call-ups and whatever else these numbers are subject to change throughout the 162-game season.

Here is the total amount of money the Kansas City Royals will be paying their players for the 2013 campaign:

Ervin Santana $13,000,000

James Shields 11,000,000

Alex Gordon 9,000,000

Billy Butler 8,500,000

Jeff Francoeur 6,750,000

Jeremy Guthrie 5,000,000

Luke Hochevar 4,560,000

Bruce Chen 4,500,000

Alcides Escobar 3,000,000

Wade Davis 2,800,000

Felipe Paulino 1,750,000

Aaron Crow 1,280,000

Chris Getz 1,050,000

George Kottaras 1,000,000

Salvador Perez 1,000,000

J.C. Gutierrez 750,000

Brett Hayes 600,000

Greg Holland 539,500

Tim Collins 534,500

Luis Mendoza 532,000

Eric Hosmer 528,250

Mike Moustakas 524,500

Elliot Johnson 520,500

Kelvin Herrera 508,175

Jarrod Dyson 506,000

Danny Duffy 505,125

Lorenzo Cain 503,175

In total, the Kansas City Royals opening day payroll sits at $80,491,725; that is the twenty secondth-highest in all of baseball in 2013.

h/t: Deadspin

MORE MLB: Ranking the total payroll for every team as of 2013 Opening Day