Dodgers payroll

Stephen Dunn

A detailed look at the contracts and salaries of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here is a look at the Dodgers' payroll. This is a work in progress and will be updated continuously. Special thanks to Cot's Contracts and USA Today for filling in some of the gaps.

Pos Player Svc Time 2013 2014 2015 2016
C A.J. Ellis 3.151 $2,000,000 $3,550,000 arb arb
1B Adrian Gonzalez 8.108 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000
2B Dee Gordon 1.152 $172,475 $515,000
3B Juan Uribe 12.089 $7,000,000 $9,500,000 $6,500,000
SS Hanley Ramirez 8.014 $15,500,000 $16,000,000
LF Carl Crawford 11.072 $20,000,000 $20,250,000 $20,500,000 $20,750,000
CF Andre Ethier 7.153 $13,500,000 $15,500,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000
RF Yasiel Puig 0.119 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000
IF Justin Turner 3,045 $1,000,000
IF/OF Chone Figgins 9.145 $900,000
OF/1B Scott Van Slyke 0.149 $289,180 $507,500
OF Mike Baxter 2.128 $700,000
C Drew Butera 3.018 $229,508 $700,000
SP Zack Greinke 9.057 $24,000,000 $29,000,000 $23,000,000 $24,000,000
SP Hyun-jin Ryu 1.000 $31,487,737 $6,000,000 $4,500,000 $7,000,000
SP Dan Haren 9.154 $10,000,000 option
SP Paul Maholm 8.037 $1,500,000
CL Kenley Jansen 3.073 $512,000 $4,300,000 arb arb
RHP Brian Wilson 6.059 $1,700,000 $10,000,000 option
RHP Chris Perez 5.136 $2,300,000
LHP J.P. Howell 7.007 $3,550,000 $7,000,000 $4,000,000 $250,000^
LHP Paco Rodriguez 1.029 $491,500 $512,500
RHP Jamey Wright 15.086 $1,800,000
RHP Brandon League 7.145 $5,500,000 $7,500,000 $9,500,000
RHP Chris Withrow 0.129 $259,727 $506,600
DL Chad Billingsley 7.110 $11,000,000 $12,000,000 $3,000,000^
DL Clayton Kershaw 5.105 $13,800,000 $22,000,000 $30,000,000 $32,000,000
DL Matt Kemp 7.049 $22,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,500,000
DL Josh Beckett 12.030 $15,750,000 $15,750,000
60DL Onelki Garcia 0.019 $50,874 $500,000
60DL Scott Elbert 3.069 $505,000 $575,000
AAA Tim Federowicz 1.042 $423,923
AAA Alex Guerrero 0.000 $14,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
AAA Stephen Fife 0.167 $339,098
AAA Jose Dominguez 0.093 $249,016 $5,475
AAA Matt Magill 0.026 $69,617
AAA Nick Buss 0.016 $42,842
AAA Yimi Garcia 0.000
AA Erisbel Arruebarrena 0.000 $9,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000
AA Pedro Baez 0.000
AA Jarret Martin 0.000
Old friends
CWS Javy Guerra 1.168 $84,869
Tex Seth Rosin 0.000 $5,464
SD Alex Castellanos $72,369
Tex Shawn Tolleson
$490,000
Mil Elian Herrera
$51,134
Bos Chris Capuano $6,000,000 $1,000,000
StL Mark Ellis $5,250,000 $1,000,000
Min Ricky Nolasco $5,341,530
TV Jerry Hairston $3,750,000
Mia Carlos Marmol $2,319,672
Oak Nick Punto $1,750,000
Cin Skip Schumaker $1,500,000
CWS Ronald Belisario
$1,500,000
Ret Michael Young $950,820
Pit Edinson Volquez $85,683
Ret Ted Lilly $13,500,000
Atl Aaron Harang $4,479,508
Min Matt Guerrier $1,905,738 $1,000,000
Ramon Hernandez $3,095,082
Phi Tony Gwynn Jr.
$1,150,000
Peter Moylan
$241,803
Cle Justin Sellers 1.089 $110,678
Josh Wall $39,344
Cash from Red Sox ($3,900,000) ($3,900,000) ($3,900,000)
Manny Ramirez $4,043,716
Andruw Jones $3,375,000 $3,375,000
NYY Hiroki Kuroda $2,000,000
Juan Rivera $500,000
Mike MacDougal $350,000
Todd Coffey $300,000
Cle Matt Treanor $150,000
Totals $279,909,443 $269,852,439 $168,600,000 $159,000,000

Erisbel Arruebarrena

The Cuban infielder signed a five-year, $25 million contract on Feb. 22, 2014.

$7.5 million signing bonus
2014: $1.5 million
2015: $3 million
2016: $4 million
2017: $4 million
2018: $5 million

Arruebarrena will still need six years of service time before reaching free agency.

Pedro Baez

The third baseman turned pitcher was added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2012.

Mike Baxter

The Dodgers claimed Baxter off waivers from the Mets on Oct. 17, 2013.

The outfielder signed a one-year contract on Nov. 29, 2013, avoiding salary arbitration. His 2014 salary is not guaranteed.

2014: $700,000

Chad Billingsley

He signed a three-year deal on March 29, 2011 worth $35 million, plus an option for a fourth year.

2012: $9 million
2013: $11 million
2014: $12 million
2015: $14 million club option ($3 million buyout)

Billingsley has a limited no-trade clause, as he can block trades to a list of 10 teams.

2011: He signed a one-year deal on January 18, 2011 for $6.275 million, avoiding arbitration.

2010: He signed a one-year deal on January 15, 2010 for $3.85 million, avoiding arbitration

Drew Butera

The catcher signed a one-year contract on Nov. 29, 2013, avoiding salary arbitration. His 2014 salary is not guaranteed.

2014: $700,000

Butera can also earn performance bonuses.

***

The Dodgers acquired Butera from the Twins on July 31, 2013 for a player to be named later, who became minor league pitcher Miguel Sulbaran.

2013: Butera made $700,000 in 2013, and the Dodgers acquired him with 60 days left in the season.
$700,000 x 60/183 = $229,508

Chris Capuano

Capuano signed a two-year deal on December 2, 2011 worth a guaranteed $10 million, which includes a mutual option for 2014. The payout schedule:

2012: $3 million
2013: $6 million
2014: $8 million mutual option ($1 million buyout)

Additionally, Capuano can earn up to $1 million in incentives:

Annually in 2012-2013
$75,000 for 160 innings
$75,000 for 170 innings
$75,000 for 180 innings
$75,000 for 187 innings
$75,000 for 195 innings

Capuano can also earn $250,000 if he pitches 360 total innings in 2012-2013.

Capuano pitched in 198⅓ innings in 2012, earning $375,000 in bonuses. He earned no bonuses in 2013.

The Dodgers declined Capuano's 2014 option on Oct. 31, 2013, instead paying him a $1 million buyout.

Carl Crawford

Crawford was acquired from the Red Sox in the nine-player Punto Trade on Aug. 25, 2012, in the second year of a seven-year, $142 million contract.

2012: $19.5 million
2013: $20 million
2014: $20.25 million
2015: $20.5 million
2016: $20.75 million
2017: $21 million

In 2012, Crawford was acquired with 40 days left in the season: $19,500,000 x 40/183 = $4,262,295

Crawford can earn up to $625,000 annually in performance bonuses:

$50,000 for being named an All-Star
$75,000 for League Championship Series MVP
$100,000 for Gold Glove
$100,000 for Silver Slugger
$100,000 for World Series MVP
$200,000 for MVP award
$125,000 for second place in MVP vote
$100,000 for third place in MVP vote
$75,000 for fourth place in MVP vote
$50,000 for fifth place in MVP vote

Crawford earned no bonuses in 2012 or 2013.

Jose Dominguez

Dominguez signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $501,000

Dominguez was optioned to Triple-A on March 30, but earned two days of service time for the trip to Australia.
$501,000 x 2/183 = $5,475

Scott Elbert

The pitcher signed a one-year contract on Nov. 29, 2013, avoiding salary arbitration. His 2014 salary is not guaranteed.

2014: $575,000

Elbert can also earn up to $100,000 in performance bonuses:

$25,000 for 15 games
$25,000 for 20 games
$25,000 for 25 games
$25,000 for 30 games

2013: Elbert will earn $505,000

2012: Elbert will earn $488,500

2011: Elbert will earn $415,000. He was recalled on May 11, with 141 days left in the regular season.
$415,000 x 141/183 = $319,754

A.J. Ellis

2014: Ellis signed a one-year, $3.55 million contract on Feb. 1, 2014, avoiding salary arbitration. He can also earn up to $150,000 in performance bonuses:

$50,000 for 110 starts
$50,000 for 115 starts
$50,000 for 450 plate appearances

The catcher filed for salary arbitration on January 14, 2014, and three days later exchanged salary figures with the club. Ellis filed at $4.6 million, while the Dodgers filed at $3 million.

2013: Ellis signed a one-year, $2 million contract on January 18, 2013, avoiding salary arbitration.

2012: Ellis will earn $490,000.

2011: Ellis will earn $421,000.

Ellis was on the opening day roster, then optioned to Albuquerque on April 25, meaning he was with the club for 26 days.
$421,000 x 26/183 = $59,814

Ellis was recalled on June 19, then optioned on July 14, so he was with the club for 25 days.
$421,000 x 25/183 = $57,514

Ellis was recalled on August 23, with 37 days left in the regular season.
$421,000 x 37/183 = $85,120

2010: His salary is estimated to be $400,000, and he was recalled on April 10, and was optioned on July 21, meaning he was on the roster for 102 days.
$400,000 x 102/183 = $222,951

Ellis was recalled on August 4, then optioned after the game on August 22, so he was with the club for 19 days.
$400,000 x 19/183 = $41,530

Ellis was recalled on September 3, with 31 days left in the regular season.
$400,000 x 31/183 = $67,760

2009: His salary is $400,000, and he was on the major league roster from May 29 through May 31, for a total of 3 days.
$400,000 x 3/183 = $6,557

Ellis was recalled on June 15, and was optioned to AAA on July 2, so he was on the MLB roster for 17 days.
$400,000 x 17/183 = $37,158

Ellis was recalled on September 1, with 34 days left in the regular season.
$400,000 x 34/183 = $74,317

Mark Ellis

Ellis signed a two-year deal worth $8.75 million on Nov. 15, 2011, which includes a club option for 2014.

2012: $2.5 million
2013: $5.25 million
2014: $5.75 million club option ($1 million buyout)

In addition, Ellis can earn up to $125,000 per year in incentives based on plate appearances:

$25,000 for 500 plate appearances
$25,000 for 525 plate appearances
$25,000 for 550 plate appearances
$25,000 for 575 plate appearances
$25,000 for 600 plate appearances

Ellis did not reach any of the incentives in either 2012 or 2013.

The Dodgers declined Ellis' 2014 option on Oct. 31, 2013, instead paying him a $1 million buyout.

Chone Figgins

Figgins signed a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training on Jan. 22, 2014. He made the team out of spring training, and had his contract purchased on March 16.

2014: $900,000

Figgins' salary if in the minors would have been $120,000. In addition, he can earn up to $475,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances:

$25,000 for 200 PA
$25,000 for 275 PA
$50,000 for 300 PA
$50,000 for 325 PA
$50,000 for 350 PA
$50,000 for 375 PA
$75,000 for 400 PA
$75,000 for 425 PA
$75,000 for 450 PA

Onelki Garcia

Garcia signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $500,000

Yimi Garcia

The relief pitcher was added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2012.

Adrian Gonzalez

Gonzalez was acquired from the Red Sox in the nine-player Punto Trade on Aug. 25, 2012, in the first year of a seven-year, $154 million contract.

$6 million signing bonus
2012: $21 million
2013: $21 million
2014: $21 million
2015: $21 million
2016: $21 million
2017: $21.5 million
2018: $21.5 million

In 2012, Gonzalez was acquired with 40 days left in the season: $21,000,000 x 40/183 = $4,590,164

Gonzalez can earn $100,000 annually if he wins a Gold Glove Award.

The Red Sox agreed to pay the Dodgers $11.7 million as part of the nine-player Punto Trade on Aug. 25, 2012, to be paid out in three installments:

2013: $3.9 million
2014: $3.9 million
2015: $3.9 million

Dee Gordon

Gordon signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $515,000

Zack Greinke

The right-handed pitcher signed a six-year, $147 million contract on Dec. 10, 2012. The payout is as follows:

$12 million signing bonus ($7 million payable by Dec. 31, 2012; $5 million payable on Feb. 1, 2014)
2013: $17 million
2014: $24 million
2015: $23 million
2016: $24 million
2017: $23 million
2018: $24 million

Greinke can opt out of the contract after 2015 and become a free agent.

If Greinke pitches 1,000 innings from 2013-2017, Greinke's 2018 base salary increases by $2 million, to $26 million.

If Greinke wins the Cy Young Award in any year of the contract, his base salary the following year increases by $1 million (if he wins it in 2018, he gets a $1 million bonus). If Greinke finishes second through fifth in balloting, the bonus is $500,000.

Greinke does not have a no-trade clause in the contract, but can opt out of his contract at the end of any year that he is traded (within three days after the World Series ends). In addition, he receives a $3 million bonus if traded.

Per the AP, "Greinke also has the right to purchase four premium tickets for all home games."

Alexander Guerrero

The Dodgers signed the Cuban infielder to a four-year, $28 million contract on Oct. 22, 2013. The payout is as follows:

$10 million signing bonus
2014: $4 million
2015: $4 million
2016: $5 million
2017: $5 million

In addition, Guerrero can earn up to $1 million annually in performance bonuses, for plate appearances from 500-600.

After the 2014 season, Guerrero can't be sent to the minor leagues without his consent, and he will be a free agent after the 2017 season (the Dodgers can't offer him arbitration.

Dan Haren

Haren was signed to a one-year deal worth $10 million on Nov. 25, 2013, with an option for 2015.

2014: $10 million
2015: $10 million club option

The option becomes a player option if Haren pitches 180 innings in 2014.

Haren can also earn up to $3 million annually in bonuses based on starts and innings pitched:

$250,000 for 24 starts
$250,000 for 27 starts
$250,000 for 30 starts
$500,000 for 32 starts

$250,000 for 150 IP
$250,000 for 160 IP
$250,000 for 170 IP
$500,000 for 180 IP
$500,000 for 190 IP

J.P. Howell

Howell signed to a two-year, $11.25 million contract on Dec. 16, 2013, plus a mutual option for 2016.

$3 million signing bonus
2014: $4 million
2015: $4 million
2016: $6.25 mutual option with $250,000 buyout

The 2016 option converts to a player option if Howell pitches in 65 games in 2015 or 120 games in 2014-2015 combined, and if he doesn't end the 2015 season on the disabled list.

If Howell's 2016 option doesn't vest, but the Dodgers decide to exercise it, Howell can decline the option but wouldn't get the $250,000 buyout.

Howell can also earn performance bonuses in each year of the deal.

***

2013: Howell signed a one-year contract worth $2.85 million on Jan. 7, 2013.

Howell can also earn up to $1.75 million in performance bonuses:

$75,000 for 50 appearances (earned)
$125,000 for 55 appearances (earned)
$150,000 for 60 appearances (earned)
$200,000 for 65 appearances (earned)
$200,000 for 70 appearances
$50,000 for 50 innings (earned)
$50,000 for 55 innings (earned)
$50,000 for 60 innings (earned)
$50,000 for 65 innings
$100,000 for 70 innings
$100,000 for 30 games finished
$100,000 for 35 games finished
$100,000 for 40 games finished
$200,000 for 45 games finished
$200,000 for 50 games finished

Howell earned $700,000 in bonuses in 2013.

Kenley Jansen

The closer signed a one-year deal on Feb. 11, 2014, avoiding salary arbitration.

2014: $4.3 million

Jansen filed at $5.05 million for 2014 while the Dodgers countered at $3.5 million, a midpoint of $4.275 million.

2013: $512,000

2012: $491,000

2011: $416,000

Jansen was optioned to Double A Chattanooga on May 1, but he was recalled on May 6 to replace the injured Jonathan Broxton, so Jansen gets credit for service time as if he was never sent down.

2010: His salary is estimated to be $400,000, and he was recalled on July 23, with 73 days left in the regular season.
$400,000 x 73/183 = $159,563

Clayton Kershaw

The left-hander signed to a seven-year extension worth $215 million on Jan. 17, 2014.

$18 million signing bonus (payable in three $6 million installments in 2014: April 15, July 15 and Sept. 15)
2014: $4 million
2015: $30 million
2016: $32 million
2017: $33 million
2018: $33 million
2019: $32 million
2020: $33 million

Annually, Kershaw can earn $1 million if he wins the Cy Young Award, or $500,000 if he finishes second or third in the voting.

Kershaw can opt out of the contract after the 2018 season and become a free agent.

Kershaw can also void the contract following a season in which he is traded. If Kershaw is traded during the offseason, he gets a $3 million bonus and can opt out after one season with his new team.

***

Kershaw avoided a salary arbitration hearing by signing a two-year, $19 million contract on February 7, 2012. Kershaw for 2012 filed at $10 million, while the Dodgers filed at $6.5 million.

$500,000 signing bonus
2012: $7.5 million (including $2 million deferred to January 2013)
2013: $11 million

In addition, Kershaw earned $200,000 in performance bonuses in 2012, plus had his 2013 base salary increase to $11.5 million. Kershaw also earned $300,000 in performance bonuses in 2013.

2011: Kershaw signed a one-year deal for $500,000 on March 2, 2011.

Brandon League

The relief pitcher signed a three-year contract worth a guaranteed $22.5 million on Oct. 30, 2012, plus a vesting player option for 2016.

$3 million signing bonus (payable $1 million up front and $2 million in 2015)
2013: $4.5 million
2014: $7.5 million
2015: $7.5 million
2016: $7.5 player option, if League finishes 55 games in 2015.

The value of 2016 the player option can rise depending on games finished:

$8.5 million, with 55 games finished in 2015 and 100 games finished in 2014-2015
$9 million, with 55 games finished in 2015 and 150 games finished in 2013-2015

League finished 35 games in 2013.

League can also earn up to $500,000 in performance bonuses in each year of the contract:

$150,000 for 55 games finished
$250,000 for 60 games finished
$100,000 for 65 games finished

League earned no bonuses in 2013.

***

The Dodgers acquired League after the game on July 30, 2012 from the Mariners in exchange for pitcher Logan Bawcom and outfielder Leon Landry.

2012: $5 million

League was acquired with 65 days remaining in the season
$5,000,000 x 65/183 = $1,775,956

Paul Maholm

The southpaw signed a one-year contract on Feb. 8, 2014.

2014: $1.5 million

In addition, Maholm may earn up to $5 million in performance bonuses based on a point system up to 60 points:

2 points for each start
1½ points for each relief appearance of two or more innings
1 point for each relief appearance less than two innings

Jarret Martin

The southpaw was added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2012.

Chris Perez

Perez signed to a one-year contract on Dec. 24, 2013.

2014: $2.3 million

Perez can make up to an additional $5.7 million in performance bonuses.

Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers signed Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract on June 29, 2012.

He received a $12 million signing bonus, half payable within 30 days of reporting and half payable on January 15, 2013. The rest of the contract is distributed as follows:

2012: $2 million
2013: $2 million
2014: $2 million
2015: $4.5 million
2016: $5.5 million
2017: $6.5 million
2018: $7.5 million

If Puig is eligible for salary arbitration during the contract, Puig can void the remainder of the contract and enter arbitration instead. Puig won't be a free agent until he accumulates six years of service time, so no sooner than after 2019.

Paco Rodriguez

Rodriguez signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $512,500

Seth Rosin

The Mets selected Rosin from the Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 12, 2013, then traded him to the Dodgers for cash considerations.

If Rosin doesn't stick on the major league roster the Dodgers would have to place him on waivers then, if he clears, would then have to offer him back to the Phillies for $25,000, half of the fee for drafting him in the Rule 5 Draft.

Rosin was claimed off waivers by Texas on March 26, but earned two days of service time for the trip to Australia.
$500,000 x 2/183 = $5,464

Justin Turner

Turner signed a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training on Feb. 5, 2014. He made the team out of spring training, and had his contract purchased on March 16.

2014: $1 million

Turner's salary if in the minors would have been $120,000. In addition, he can earn up to $475,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances:

$25,000 for 200 PA
$25,000 for 275 PA
$50,000 for 300 PA
$50,000 for 325 PA
$50,000 for 350 PA
$50,000 for 375 PA
$75,000 for 400 PA
$75,000 for 425 PA
$75,000 for 450 PA

Juan Uribe

Uribe signed a two-year contract to return to the Dodgers on Dec. 24, 2013.

$2 million signing bonus
2014: $6.5 million
2015: $6.5 million

***

Uribe signed a three-year deal for $21 million on November 30, 2010:

$1 million signing bonus (deferred to 2014)
2011
: $5 million
2012: $8 million
2013: $7 million

Scott Van Slyke

Van Slyke signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $507,500

Brian Wilson

Wilson signed a one-year, $10 million contract to return to the Dodgers on Dec. 7, 2013, including a player option for 2015.

2014: $10 million
2015: $8.5 million player option, which can increase to as much as $10 million

In addition, Wilson can earn up to $700,000 in each of 2014-2015 in performance bonuses based on games finished.

***

2013: Wilson signed a $1 million contract on July 30, 2013 to pitch for the remainder of the season. In addition, he had up to $1.175 million in performance bonuses:

$250,000 for being on the active roster for 10 days (earned)
$25,000 for four relief appearances (earned)
$25,000 for six relief appearances (earned)
$25,000 for eight relief appearances (earned)
$25,000 for 10 relief appearances (earned)
$50,000 for 12 relief appearances (earned)
$50,000 for 14 relief appearances (earned)
$50,000 for 16 relief appearances (earned)
$50,000 for 18 relief appearances (earned)
$50,000 for 20 relief appearances
$50,000 for 22 relief appearances
$50,000 for four games finished (earned)
$50,000 for six games finished (earned)
$50,000 for eight games finished (earned)
$50,000 for 10 games finished
$75,000 for 12 games finished
$75,000 for 14 games finished
$75,000 for NLCS MVP
$100,000 for World Series MVP

Wilson earned $700,000 in bonuses in 2013.

Chris Withrow

Withrow signed a one-year deal on March 2, 2014.

2014: $506,600

Jamey Wright

Wright signed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Dec. 24, 2013.

2014: $1.8 million

***

Wright signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on February 7, 2012, with a non-roster invitation to spring training. He made the team.

2012: $900,000

In addition, Wright could earn up to $500,000 in performance bonuses:

$62,500 for 40 games (earned)
$62,500 for 45 games (earned)
$75,000 for 50 games (earned)
$100,000 for 55 games (earned)
$100,000 for 60 games (earned)
$100,000 for 65 games (earned)

Wright pitched in 66 games in 2012, earning all $500,000 in bonuses

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