Breaking down the Astros payroll

The average age of the Astros 25-man roster on Opening Day is 28.3. The oldest player at 36 is pitcher Nelson Figueroa, who’s on his first Opening Day roster, and the youngest is Rule 5 pick Aneury Rodriguez, who’s 23. There 10 players who are 30 or older, and 15 who are under 30.

The Astros will have an Opening Day payroll of $80,669,000, including money owed to Roy Oswalt. Here’s the breakdown of the Astros’ 2011 contracts:

Carlos Lee: $19.0 million ($18.5 million, plus $500,000 prorated signing bonus).

Brett Myers: $8.0 million ($7 million, plus $1 million prorated signing bonus).

Wandy Rodriguez: $7.5 million ($7 million, plus $500,000 prorated signing bonus).

Hunter Pence: $6.9 million

Brandon Lyon: $5.25 million

Michael Bourn: $4.4 million

*Clint Barmes: $3.925 million

Bill Hall: $3 million

*Jeff Keppinger: $2.3 million

Humberto Quintero: $1 million

Nelson Figueroa: $900,000

Jason Michaels: $900,000

Joe Inglett: $550,000

J.A. Happ: $474,000

Jeff Fulchino: $467,000

Wilton Lopez: $442,000

*Alberto Arias: $439,500

Bud Norris: $437,500

Angel Sanchez: $432,500

Chris Johnson: $424,000

J.R. Towles: $424,000

Jason Bourgeois: $423,000

*Jason Castro: $421,500

Mark Melancon: $421,000

Matt Downs: $421,000

Brett Wallace: $418,000

Fernando Abad: $418,000

Enerio Del Rosario: $417,000

Aneury Rodriguez: $414,000


Roy Oswalt’s contract: $10 million

Geoff Blum buyout: $150,000

TOTAL:  $80,669,000
*-Denotes disabled list

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