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Mariners rank 6th in payroll in 2007

NEW YORK - The Seattle Mariners ranked sixth among major league teams in payroll for the 2007 season, with $114,367,309 spent.

They trailed only the New York Yankees ($218,311,394), World Series champion Boston Red Sox ($125,581,316), Los Angeles Dodgers ($125,581,316), New York Mets ($120,927,727) and Chicago Cubs (115,943,318). The Yankees had a record payroll.

The American League West champion Los Angeles Angels ($111,038,577) were seventh.

The Mariners' other two division opponents, the Texas Rangers ($78,923,435) and the Oakland Athletics ($78,482,125), ranked 17th and 18th, respectively.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)