Zack Greinke Is MLB’s Highest-Paid Player This Season

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. (Getty Images)

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. (Getty Images)

(CBS) Given all the talk of recent extensions for Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and Angels star Mike Trout, did you know this?

Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is baseball’s highest-paid player this season, according to USA Today’s salary database. Greinke will make $28 million this season, more than the likes of teammate Clayton Kershaw and Cabrera, neither of whom has reached the most handsomely compensated years of their long-term contracts.

Here’s the top 10 list of highest-paid players. There are certainly some cautionary tales among them.

1. Zack Greinke, Dodgers: $28 million
2. Ryan Howard, Phillies: $25 million
3. Cliff Lee, Phillies: $25 million
4. Robinson Cano, Mariners: $24 million
4 (tie). Prince Fielder, Rangers: $24 million
6. Cole Hamels, Phillies: $23.5 million
7. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: $23.125 million
8. Albert Pujols, Angels: $23 million
8 (tie). Joe Mauer, Twins: $23 million
8 (tie). CC Sabathia, Yankees: $23 million