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Yankees' payroll hits $230 million

Updated: April 1, 2013, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees set a record for baseball's highest opening-day payroll at $230.4 million, almost 10 times what the Houston Astros are paying their players.

After all the talk of spending restraint during the offseason, the Yankees began the season Monday well ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a study of big league contracts by The Associated Press.

"We're the Yankees. We've had a lot of success doing business the way that we do it," Yankees first baseman ...

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