Tampa Bay Rays payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) throws the ball from his knees for an out during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during opening day at Tropicana Field. The Orioles won 7-4. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) throws the ball from his knees for an out during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during opening day at Tropicana Field. The Orioles won 7-4. (Kim Klement-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 Tampa Bay Rays will be paying their players for the 2013 campaign:

David Price $9,831,954

Ben Zobrist 5,687,300

Yunel Escobar 5,000,000

Roberto Hernandez 3,250,000

Jeff Niemann 3,000,000

Joel Peralta 3,000,000

Ryan Roberts 2,950,000

Luke Scott 2,750,000

Evan Longoria 2,500,018

Fernando Rodney 2,500,000

Kelly Johnson 2,450,000

Matt Joyce 2,450,000

James Loney 2,000,000

Jose Molina 1,500,000

Kyle Farnsworth 1,250,000

Matt Moore 1,100,000

Sean Rodriguez 1,000,000

Sam Fuld 725,000

Jake McGee 506,200

Jeremy Hellickson 503,000

Alex Cobb 502,200

Desmond Jennings 501,800

Cesar Ramos 501,300

Jose Lobaton 496,500

In total, the Tampa Bay Rays opening day payroll sits at  $57,030,272: that is the twenty eighth-highest in all of baseball in 2013.

h/t: Deadspin

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