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Miggy is the highest earning active baseball player

He surpasses Justin Verlander in salaries with $385.188.684 vs. $343.921.555

Miguel Cabrera arrives today after fifteen years as the highest paid player in the history of the Detroit Tigers.

On January 18, 2008, a month and a half after landing in the so-called Ciudad de los Motores, in a multiple trade with the Florida Marlins, which took place on December 4, 2007, Cabrera negotiated the first contract of his career in as a free agent, accepting an offer of $11.3 million to play his first season in the American League.

But before the conclusion of spring training that year, on March 24, the negotiation was reconsidered. The agreement was extended by seven more campaigns to reach eight and the total amount rose to 152 million 300 thousand dollars, valid until 2015.

After paying stupendous dividends that included the 2012 batting Triple Crown, three offensive average leads, two Most Valuable Player trophies, 270 home runs and 922 RBIs in 1218 games from 2008 to 2015, the Tigers secured the services of the maracayero for eight seasons. more.

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They then promised to pay another $248 million to his account, from 2016 to 2023, which includes, among other dividends, the 500th home run and the 3th hit of his career.

According to the specialized digital portal www.spotrac.com, since he arrived in the Major Leagues in June 2003 with the Florida Marlins, until the last year of his contract with the Tigers in 2023, Cabrera has received salary income of 385 million 188 thousand 684 dollars, the highest figure among active players.

Coming in second on this list is Mets pitcher Justin Verlander, who was Cabrera's teammate at Detroit for a while. The veteran right-hander who this year will earn $43 million with the New York club, has billed since 2005 the sum of $343

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