Yankees open season with lowest payroll since 2007By
Via Bob Nightengale, the Yankees will open the season with a $197.9M payroll, their lowest since 2007. That’s still the highest in MLB, obviously. The Padres are dead last at $53.9M. I believe that is the 25-man Opening Day roster payroll, not the full 40-man roster payroll with benefits that will get counted towards the luxury tax.
Update: Just for the sake of completeness, that number is the 25-man Opening Day roster plus players on the big league DL.