2012 Dodgers Payroll At $114 Million, With $22 Million Of Dead Money

The Dodgers 2012 opening day payroll is a shade over $114 million, almost identical to last year, up less than $1 million. This includes actual money paid out this year to the 25 players on the active roster, any players on the disabled list, and any "dead money," which are deferred payments or buyouts to players no longer here.

The Dodgers have $91,742,000 committed to the 25 players on their opening day roster and four on the disabled list. In addition, they have $22,262,432 in dead money. Here are the 2012 salary commitments for the Dodgers:

Dodgers Payroll
Active Roster
Pos Player 2012 Salary Comments
C A.J. Ellis $490,000
1B James Loney $6,375,000
2B Mark Ellis $2,500,000
3B Juan Uribe $8,000,000
SS Dee Gordon $485,000
LF Juan Rivera $4000,000
CF Matt Kemp $10,000,000
RF Andre Ethier $10,950,000
IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. $2,250,000
OF Tony Gwynn Jr. $850,000
IF Adam Kennedy $800,000
IF Justin Sellers $481,000
C Matt Treanor $850,000
SP Clayton Kershaw $6,000,000
SP Chad Billingsley $9,000,000
SP Chris Capuano $3,000,000
SP Aaron Harang $3,000,000
CL Javy Guerra $488,000
RHP Kenley Jansen $491,000
RHP Matt Guerrier $4,750,000
RHP Todd Coffey $1,000,000
RHP Mike MacDougal $650,000
LHP Scott Elbert $488,500
RHP Jamey Wright $900,000
RHP Josh Lindblom $483,000
Total Active Roster $78,281,500 (2011 was $83,471,500; down 6.2%)
Disabled List
Pos Player 2012 Salary Comments
SP Ted Lilly $12,000,000
SP Rubby De La Rosa $495,000
RP Blake Hawksworth $485,000
IF Ivan De Jesus $480,500
Total Disabled List
$13,460,500 (2011 was $13,400,000)
Total Active Roster + DL
$91,742,000 (2011 was $96,871,500; down 5.3%)
Dead Money
Player 2012 Salary Comments
Manny Ramirez $8,087,432 deferred 2009-2010 salary
Andruw Jones $3,375,000 deferred 2009 salary
Juan Pierre $3,050,000 paying part of salary
Rafael Furcal $3,000,000 deferred signing bonus
Hiroki Kuroda $2,000,000 deferred signing bonus
Jon Garland $1,500,000 option buyout
Casey Blake $1,250,000 option buyout
Total Dead Money
$22,262,432 (2011 was $16,327,596; up 36.3%)
Total 2012 Dodgers Payroll
$114,004,432 (2011 was $113,199,096; up 0.7%)

For more details on each specific player, you can use our payroll database.

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