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Dodgers 2011 Payroll Tops $113 Million

The Dodgers 2011 opening day payroll is a shade over $113 million, an increase of 21.3% over last year. 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 $96,871,500 committed to the 25 players on their opening day roster and five on the disabled list. In addition, they have $16,327,596 in dead money, the bulk of that going to the three members of the White Sox Outfield Exchange Program®. Here are the 2011 salary commitments for the Dodgers:

Dodgers Payroll
Active Roster
Pos Player 2011 Salary   Comments
C Rod Barajas $3,250,000
1B James Loney $4,875,000
2B Jamey Carroll $2,500,000
3B Juan Uribe $5,000,000
SS Rafael Furcal $12,000,000
LF Tony Gwynn
CF Matt Kemp $7,100,000
RF Andre Ethier $9,250,000   will not be non-tendered next winter
OF Marcus Thames $1,000,000
OF Xavier Paul $419,500
IF Ivan DeJesus $414,000
IF Aaron Miles $500,000
C/1B Hector Gimenez $425,000
C A.J. Ellis $421,000
SP Clayton Kershaw $500,000
SP Chad Billingsley $6,275,000
SP Ted Lilly $7,500,000
SP Hiroki Kuroda $8,000,000
CL Jonathan Broxton $7,000,000
LHP Hong-Chih Kuo $2,725,000
RHP Matt Guerrier $1,500,000
RHP Kenley Jansen $416,000
RHP Lance Cormier $800,000
RHP Mike MacDougal $500,000
RHP Blake Hawksworth $426,000
Total Active Roster $83,471,500   (2010 was $77,899,260; up 7.2%)
Disabled List
Pos Player 2011 Salary   Comments
3B Casey Blake $5,250,000
OF Jay Gibbons $650,000
SP Jon Garland $3,500,000
P Vicente Padilla $3,000,000   includes deferred bonus from 2009
C Dioner Navarro $1,000,000
Total Disabled List
$13,400,000   (2010 was $950,000)
Total Active Roster + DL
$96,871,500   (2010 was $78,849,260; up 22.9%)
Dead Money
Player 2011 Salary   Comments
Manny Ramirez $7,677,596   deferred 2009-2010 salary
Andruw Jones $3,375,000   deferred 2009 salary
Juan Pierre $3,500,000   paying part of salary
Jason Schmidt $1,500,000   deferred signing bonus
Brad Ausmus $150,000   option buyout
Octavio Dotel $125,000   half of option buyout
Total Dead Money
$16,327,596   (2010 was $14,490,000; up 12.7%)
Total 2011 Dodgers Payroll
$113,199,096   (2010 was $93,399,260; up 21.3%)

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