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16. JOE MAUER $23 million

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The only catcher in MLB history to win three batting titles signed an eight-year contract extension with Minnesota in March 2010 (effective in 2011) for $184 million. Off the field, the face of the Twins and wife Maddie announced that they're expecting, fittingly, twins in August.