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Sports log: Dodgers on pace to outspend Yankees

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The Dodgers are on track to become only the second major league team with a $200 million payroll and could end the Yankees’ streak of 14 years as baseball’s biggest spender. The Dodgers are at $214.8 million for 21 signed players next year, according to a study by the Associated Press. Crediting the $3.9 million Boston is paying Los Angeles next year as part of last August’s trade and not counting portions of signing bonuses for players obtained from the Red Sox, the Dodgers’ 2013 payroll currently is $207.9 million. New York’s 2013 payroll is $176 million for 13 players, including a $12 million deal for third baseman Kevin Youkilis that hasn’t been finalized . . . The Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman . . . David Wright will have to wait until 2025 to receive all the money from his $138 million, eight-year contract with the Mets. The deal includes $15.5 million being deferred without interest, to be paid in equal installments of $3.1 million each June 30 from 2021-25 . . . South Korean closer Lim Chang-yong is set to sign with the Cubs, though the sidearmer is unlikely to pitch until late next season after elbow surgery earlier this year. The 36-year-old righty had 296 saves in 18 years in Korea and Japan.

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