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13. JOHAN SANTANA $24.6 million

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It pays to be a two-time Cy Young Award winner, a three-time All-Star and the first pitcher in Mets history to throw a no-hitter. The $137.5 million contract he signed in 2008 is for six years, but a shoulder injury is expected to keep him out for the season and could end his career.