Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/22/11
The New York Yankees have been hit with a $13.9 million luxury tax bill, their lowest since 2003. The fee, assessed Thursday by Major League Baseball under its labor contract, is down from $18 million last year and $25.7 million in 2009, when the Yankees won the World Series. Boston, which missed the playoffs this year, is the only other team that will have to pay a tax. The Red Sox received a bill for $3.4 million, up from last year's $1.5 million. Season-ending payroll information and the tax was sent to teams and obtained by The Associated Press. According...
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