20 Highest Paid Athletes

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11. CLIFF LEE $25 million

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The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner signed a free agent contract with the Phillies in 2010 worth $120 million over five years, turning down a bigger potential payday from the Yankees. Although he's had a strong start to this season, the Phillies could deal him in July, and whichever club takes him would likely assume his hefty contract.