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Illustration for article titled The Yankees DL Has The 15th-Highest Payroll In Baseball

Chart via the appropriately named It's About The Money, which has been tracking the value of the Yankees disabled list since before the season began. With 12 million dollar man Kevin Youkilis on the DL with a back sprain, the total now sits at $94.6 million—or just above the MLB median.

And yet the Yankees are winning! They're 16-10, two games back in the AL East. Maybe it's not charitable to point out that a big reason for this is that the payroll of just their healthy players remains higher than those of 21 other teams.



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