Jul 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees hat and glove sit on the dugout steps during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Yankees have committed $465 million dollars this offseason

The New York Yankees have always been the big spender in Major League Baseball, but this offseason might even make their own front office blush.

The Bronx Bombers had a $228 million dollar payroll when the 2013 season began – a number that is sure to rise after the team committed $465 million dollars worth of salary this offseason according to Richard Justice.

Yankees spending spree $465 million, including $438M for Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Masahiro Tanaka. Another $16M for Kuroda. Adds up, doesn’t it?

That number technically increases because the Yankees will need to pay a $20 million dollar posting fee for Tanaka, but that’s excluded because it’s not any type of contractual deal.

Still – that is an absurd amount of money.

Keep in mind – this is a team that still would like to add a third baseman and potentially another starter, even with the Tanaka addition.

Thankfully for their bottom line, they’ll be alleviated of $25 million (give or take) that they won’t have to pay Alex Rodriguez this season, but their books have to overflowing.

Tags: Brian McCann Carlos Beltran Jacoby Ellsbury Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees

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