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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:23

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The 84th MLB All-Star Game will be played tonight to much fanfare on television, radio, and for those attending.. Fans around the globe will tune in, and the players will be given ovations at CitiField in New York. The Midsummer Classic has turned into a massive PR campaign for the league, clubs, and the players at the center of it. For some, it’s more than just the honor of being selected; it’s about added lettuce in their wallet.

With final rosters announced, based on information from the Associated Press, of the 82 players listed, 55 of them have some form of All-Star Game clause attached to their contract for this year. Four of them (Alex Gordon, J.J. Hardy, Michael Cuddyer, and Salvador Perez) have provisions by which their player salaries increase (Cuddyer and Perez have conditional escalators based on performance over the rest of the season).

The other 51 players will see straight All-Star Game bonuses ranging from $100,000 (Miguel Cabrera, Torii Hunter,  Justin Verlander,  David Wright) to as little as $10,000 (Matt Carpenter,  Jason Kipnis,  Jeff Locke,  Mark Melancon). All told, these 51 bonuses not tied to contract escalators total $2.245 million.

In terms of how much clubs paid, they ranged from as high as $400,000 (Tigers) to as little as $25,000 (Rays), but more than half the clubs in all of Major League Baseball (19) are paying some form of All-Star Game bonus to players this year.

READ MORE TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF PLAYERS, PLUS BREAKDOWN BY CLUB

 BY PLAYER

Player

Club

Amount

Miguel Cabrera

 Detroit

 $100,000

 Torii Hunter

 Detroit

 $100,000

 Justin Verlander

 Detroit

 $100,000

 David Wright

 New York Mets

 $100,000

 Adam Jones

 Baltimore

 $  75,000

 Brandon Phillips

 Cincinnati

 $  75,000

 Joey Votto

 Cincinnati

 $  75,000

 Grant Balfour

 Oakland

 $  50,000

 Carlos Beltran

 St. Louis

 $  50,000

 Clay Buchholz

 Boston

 $ 50,000

 Bartolo Colon

 Oakland

 $ 50,000

 Allen Craig

 St. Louis

 $ 50,000

 Nelson Cruz

 Texas

 $ 50,000

 Yu Darvish

 Texas

 $ 50,000

 Chris Davis

 Baltimore

 $ 50,000

 Prince Fielder

 Detroit

 $ 50,000

 Carlos Gomez

 Milwaukee

 $ 50,000

 Alex Gordon

 Kansas City

 $ 50,000

 Jason Grilli

 Pittsburgh

 $ 50,000

 Felix Hernandez

 Seattle

 $ 50,000

 Greg Holland

 Kansas City

 $ 50,000

 Hisashi Iwakuma

 Seattle

 $ 50,000

 Cliff Lee

 Philadelphia

 $ 50,000

 Justin Masterson

 Cleveland

 $ 50,000

 Yadier Molina

 St. Louis

 $ 50,000

 Joe Nathan

 Texas

 $ 50,000

 David Ortiz

 Boston

 $ 50,000

 Dustin Pedroia

 Boston

 $ 50,000

 Jhonny Peralta

 Detroit

 $ 50,000

 Salvador Perez

 Kansas City

 $ 50,000

 Adam Wainwright

 St. Louis

 $ 50,000

 Madison Bumgarner

 San Francisco

 $ 25,000

 Aroldis Chapman

 Cincinnati

 $ 25,000

 Michael Cuddyer

 Colorado

 $ 25,000

 Carlos Gonzalez

 Colorado

 $ 25,000

 Manny Machado

 Baltimore

 $ 25,000

 Joe Mauer

 Minnesota

 $ 25,000

 Andrew McCutchen

 Pittsburgh

 $ 25,000

 Glen Perkins

 Minnesota

 $ 25,000

 Buster Posey

 San Francisco

 $ 25,000

 Sergio Romo

 San Francisco

 $ 25,000

 Marco Scutaro

 San Francisco

 $ 25,000

 Chris Tillman

 Baltimore

 $ 25,000

 Troy Tulowitzki

 Colorado

 $ 25,000

 Ben Zobrist

 Tampa Bay

 $ 25,000

 Jesse Crain

 Chicago White Sox

 $ 15,000

 Chris Sale

 Chicago White Sox

 $ 15,000

 Matt Carpenter

 St. Louis

 $ 10,000

 Jason Kipnis

 Cleveland

 $ 10,000

 Jeff Locke

 Pittsburgh

 $ 10,000

 Mark Melancon

 Pittsburgh

 $ 10,000

BY CLUB

Club

# of players

Amount

 Detroit

5

 $400,000

 St. Louis

5

 $210,000

 Baltimore

4

 $175,000

 Cincinnati

3

 $175,000

 Boston

3

 $150,000

 Kansas City

3

 $150,000

 Texas

3

 $150,000

 New York Mets

1

 $100,000

 Oakland

2

 $100,000

 San Francisco

4

 $100,000

 Seattle

2

 $100,000

 Pittsburgh

4

 $95,000

 Colorado

3

 $75,000

 Cleveland

2

 $60,000

 Milwaukee

1

 $50,000

 Minnesota

2

 $50,000

 Philadelphia

1

 $50,000

 Chicago White Sox

2

 $30,000

 Tampa Bay

1

 $25,000

Grand Total

51

 $ 2,245,000

Players with escalators

Alex Gordon earns 2 points toward escalator, increasing 2014 base by $500,000 to $10.75 million, 2015 base by $500,000 to $13.25 million and 2016 player option by $500,000 to $13.25 million.

J.J. Hardy 2014 base increases by $500,000 to $7.5 million.

Players with conditional escalators

Michael Cuddyer 2014 base increases by $500,000 to $11 million if 500 plate appearances and active at end of season.

Salvador Perez earns 1 point toward possible escalator.

Source: The Associated Press


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

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