Orioles’ Brian Roberts is No. 8 On Forbes List of Highest-Paid Bench Warmers

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley is the best-paid bench warmer of 2013, according to an analysis by Forbes.

On a seven-year, $85 million contract extension, the Phillies second baseman has suffered injuries that have kept him out of more than 200 games since the beginning of the 2010 season, all the while collecting some $60 million, making him sports’ best-paid bench warmer, the report said.He beat out the Miami Heat’s Rashard Lewis, who got $13.7 million to start nine games in 2012-13, and the Charlotte Bobcats’ Ben Gordon, a former big scorer in Chicago who now makes $12.4 million to come off the bench for 20 minutes a game.

Here are some of Forbes’ 10 most expensive bench warmers in sports:

1. Chase Utley
Philadelphia Phillies
Salary: $15 million
Utley has missed over 200 games since the beginning of the 2010 season while collecting $61 million.

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