The 2003 Big Money All-Hurt Team

A rash of injuries to big-name, and high-paid, players have made this season about three leagues: AL, NL and DL.

Originally Published: May 16, 2003
Compiled by ESPN Research

This already has been a bad season for the health of big-money players. With the Mets' Mike Piazza possibly on the disabled list for the season, 30 percent of major-leaguers making $10 million or more per year have spent time on the DL. That's only 2 percent shy of the total for all of last season.


The 14 big-money players on the DL have put $24.7 million worth of hurt on their teams. To put that amount into perspective: It's enough to pay for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ...

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