The only major sport with no form of a salary cap, the top MLB salaries have skyrocketed over recent years — particularly among the league’s top pitchers. Three of the four highest paid MLB players are starting pitchers. Here are the highest paid players for 2016 and the WAGS behind them.
Salary: $32 million
Kershaw is MLB’s top-earner for the second straight year thanks to his $215 million contract signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. He won the Cy Young award three times and finished in the top 3 for five consecutive years.