APNewsBreak: Yanks have 7th-highest payroll; Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are on track to open the season this week with baseball’s seventh-highest payroll, their lowest ranking since 1992, according to projections by The Associated Press.The Boston Red Sox will top the major leagues at about $223 million, ending the Los Angeles Dodgers’ four-year run as the top spender. San Francisco will be second at around $203 million, with the Chicago Cubs set to be third at about $183 million.The Dodgers and Washington Nationals will each be at approximately $180 million, with the Los Angeles Angels at about $170 million. The Yankees will be at around $167 million – their lowest payroll since 2003.New York has not been ranked as low as seventh since 1992, in the final season of owner George Steinbrenner’s 2�-year suspension.