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      Break out the collection jars: Yankees' luxury tax increases $400k

      NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees' luxury tax bill for this year has gone up by nearly $400,000.

      Major League Baseball sent a revised accounting to the team Tuesday, raising New York's payment to $19,311,642 from $18,917,994. The change reflected how one player's salary was accounted for.

      New York is the only team to pay the luxury tax this year. The Yankees' final payroll for luxury tax purposes climbed from $222.5 million to $223.4 million.

      The Yankees pay at a 42.5 percent rate on the amount over the $178 million threshold. The luxury tax uses average annual values of contracts and includes benefits.

      New York's regular payroll - 2012 salaries, earned bonuses and prorated shares of signing bonuses - increased from $223.3 million to a record $224.2 million.

      Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners checked in at $88.4 million -- eighth lowest in baseball.

      N.Y. Yankees$223,439,158
      Boston177,952,823
      L.A. Angels176,652,838
      Philadelphia174,523,432
      San Francisco160,399,128
      L.A. Dodgers158,258,570
      Texas148,513,970
      Detroit145,231,588
      St. Louis125,811,271
      Milwaukee120,865,321
      Washington118,978,939
      Cincinnati118,770,061
      Chicago White Sox114,459,560
      Chicago Cubs112,711,841
      Miami111,824,633
      Colorado106,202,187
      Minnesota105,860,445
      N.Y. Mets105,704,018
      Atlanta105,318,027
      Toronto103,726,534
      Baltimore97,056,240
      Arizona88,891,716
      Seattle88,389,993
      Kansas City83,462,428
      Cleveland82,626,016
      Tampa Bay81,206,178
      Pittsburgh80,317,027
      San Diego78,817,495
      Oakland73,073,503
      Houston72,265,379
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