Detroit Tigers payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-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 Detroit Tigers will be paying their players for the 2013 campaign:

Prince Fielder $23,000,000

Miguel Cabrera 21,000,000

Justin Verlander 20,100,000

Victor Martinez 13,000,000

Torii Hunter 12,000,000

Anibal Sanchez 8,800,000

Max Scherzer 6,725,000

Jhonny Peralta 6,000,000

Joaquin Benoit 5,500,000

Rick Porcello 5,100,000

Doug Fister 4,000,000

Omar Infante 4,000,000

Octavio Dotel 3,500,000

Austin Jackson 3,500,000

Alex Avila 2,950,000

Ramon Santiago 2,100,000

Phil Coke 1,850,000

Brayan Pena 875,000

Andy Dirks 505,000

Brayan Villarreal 502,500

Al Alburquerque 500,000

Drew Smyly 498,000

Darin Downs 494,000

Avisail Garcia 490,000

In total, the Detroit Tigers opening day payroll sits at  $149,046,844: that is the fifth-highest in all of baseball in 2013.

h/t: Deadspin

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