CC Sabathia, New York Yankees: 2013 Salary: $23 million
It's no wonder living in New York City is so expensive. CC rounds out the top five salary earners by being number 4 from New York. But, at least he isn't injured. Although, on October 25, 2012, he underwent arthroscopic surgery in his left elbow to remove a bone spur it didn't keep him from pitching (and losing) the 2013 Opening Day game for the New York Yankees. When he signed his most recent contract (which had an opt-out clause but he chose not to exercise it) in 2008, it was the largest contract for a pitcher in MLB history. He's considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, but can he carry the depleted Yankees in 2013?