Cuba MLB Players Earn 92 Million in 2014

Yoenis Cespedes will make 10.5 million. Foto: ESPN/MLB

HAVANA TIMES — Thirty-two Cubans on Major League Baseball teams will earn a total of $92,180,000 during the 2014 season which began on Monday in the U.S., reported Café Fuerte.

According to statistics from the 30 participating teams, the highest paid Cuban for the third consecutive year is Yoenis Cespedes, who will pocket $10.5 million with the Oakland Athletics.
The total amount to be received by Cubans in 2014 Campaign represents an increase of 24% over 2013.

Céspedes is followed by Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez who salary is $9,500,000. Notably absent from the list is first baseman Kendry Morales who has yet to sign with any team after rejecting a $14 million one year contract with the Seattle Mariners .

The following is a list of Cuban players in the big leagues with their 2014 salaries:
1. Yoenis Cespedes (Oakland) – $10,500.000
2. Alexei Ramirez (White Sox) – $9,500.000
3. Gio Gonzalez (Washington Nationals) – $8,500.000
4. José Abreu (Chicago White Sox) – $7,000,000
5. Aroldis Chapman (Reds) – $5,708.000
6. Yunel Escobar (Tampa Rays) – $5,000,000
7. Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers) – $4,350.000
8. Jon Jay (Cardinals) – $3,750.000
9. Yasel Puig (Los Angeles Dodgers) $3,714.000
10. Eric Hosmer (Royals) – $3,600.000
11. Miguel A Gonzalez (Philadelphia Phillies) – $3,000.000
12. Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) – $2,800.000
13 . Raul Ibanez (Los Angeles Angels) – $2,750.000
14 . Leonys Martin (Texas Rangers) – $2,750.000
15 . Chris Perez (Los Angeles Dodgers) – $2,300.000
16 . Gaby Sanchez (Pirates) – $2,300.000
17 . Adeiny Hechevarría (Miami Marlins) – $2,200.000
18 . J. P. Arencibia (Texas Rangers) – $1,800,000
19 . Jose Iglesias ( Detroit Tigers ) – $1,650,000
20 . Sean Rodriguez (Tampa Rays) – $1,475.000
21 . Yonder Alonso (Padres) – $ 980,000
22 . Brayan Peña (Cincinnati Reds) – $875,000
23 . Yasmany Grandal ( Padres) – $792,000
24 . Jose Fernandez (Miami Marlins) – $635,000
25 . Danny Valencia (Kansas City) – $532,000
26 . Paco Rodriguez (Los Angeles Dodgers) – $512,000
27 – Matt Dominguez (Houston Astros) – $510,000
28 . Chris Marrero (Nationals) – $500,000
20 . Francisley Well (Kansas City) – $500,000
30 . Nick Castellanos (Detroit Tigers) – $500,000
31 . Adrian Nieto (Chicago White Sox) – $500,000
32 . Roenis Elijah (Seattle Mariners) – $500,000

3 thoughts on “Cuba MLB Players Earn 92 Million in 2014

  • I haven’t gone through and checked the whole list, but to clarify one name on the list above:
    JP Arencibia was born in Miami, of Cuban parents. So he’s technically American, not Cuban.

  • Now send some of that $$$ back home to your family and friends, so they’ll have the capital to start businesses! Don’t piddle it all away, like the ex-major leager who wound up at the homeless shelter where I worked weekends during the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

  • Kendry Morales turned down a $14 million contract? Hell, I’d play for the Mariners for half that!

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