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Dodgers roster breakdown

The Dodgers have 10 free agents and two more players with options heading into the 2013-2014 offseason. Here is a detailed look at the roster.

"Neither one of us will see in the inside of an arbitration hearing room, will we?"
"Neither one of us will see in the inside of an arbitration hearing room, will we?"
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Here is a look at the Dodgers roster heading into the offseason. There are currently 45 players on the 40-man roster, which includes five players currently on the 60-day disabled list. This does not include Alexander Guerrero, as his deal is not yet official.

I have split the Dodgers roster into a few groups:

Free Agents (10)

LHP J.P. Howell

RHP Carlos Marmol

RHP Ricky Nolasco

RHP Edinson Volquez

RHP Brian Wilson

IF/OF Jerry Hairston, Jr.

IF Nick Punto

3B Juan Uribe

IF Michael Young

IF/OF Skip Schumaker

Options (2)

2B Mark Ellis has a $5.75 million club option for 2014, or a $1 million buyout.

LHP Chris Capuano has an $8 million mutual option for 2014, or a $1 million buyout.

Assuming both options get declined, the Dodgers will have 33 players on the 40-man roster heading into the offseason. Here is how they are classified:

Under Contract (11)

You can click on each player name for more details of their contract.

Player 2013 Salary 2014 Salary Signed through
Adrian Gonzalez $17,100,000 $17,100,000 2018
Hanley Ramirez $15,500,000 $16,000,000 2014
Carl Crawford $20,000,000 $20,250,000 2017
Matt Kemp $22,000,000 $21,000,000 2019
Andre Ethier $13,500,000 $15,500,000 2017
Yasiel Puig $8,000,000 $2,000,000 2018
Zack Greinke $24,000,000 $29,000,000 2018
Hyun-jin Ryu $5,000,000 $6,000,000 2018
Josh Beckett $15,750,000 $15,750,000 2014
Chad Billingsley $11,000,000 $12,000,000 2014
Brandon League $5,500,000 $7,500,000 2015
Includes signing bonuses and/or other payments. Details here.

Puig, while signed through the 2018 season, will not qualify for free agency until he has six years of major league service time.

Arbitration Eligible (8)

Player Service Time 2013 Base Salary
Peter Moylan 5.153 $750,000*
Clayton Kershaw 5.105 $11,000,000
A.J. Ellis 3.151
Ronald Belisario 3.151 $1,450,000
Kenley Jansen 3.073 $512,000
Scott Elbert 3.069 $505,000
Drew Butera 3.018 $700,000
Mike Baxter 2.128 $500,318

Baxter will likely qualify for Super Two status, meaning he is among the top 22% in service time of players with at least two years but not yet three years of service. He would potentially have four years of salary arbitration eligibility instead of the normal three.

Baxter has one option remaining. Moylan, Ellis, Belisario, Elbert and Butera are out of options.

The service time is listed in years and days, such that 3.108 means three years, 108 days of service time. There are 183 days in a major league season, but it only takes 172 days to accrue a full year of service time. A player can't receive credit for more than 172 days in a season.

The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players and those under team control is 9 p.m. PDT on Dec. 2.

Under Team Control (14)

Player Service Time 2013 Base Salary Options Used Options Left
Javy Guerra 1.168 $501,000 2010,2011,2013 none
Dee Gordon
$501,000 2011,2013
Shawn Tolleson 1.122 $490,000* ----- 3
Justin Sellers
$494,000 2013
Tim Federowicz
$491,000 2012,2013
Paco Rodriguez 1.029 $491,500 ----- 3
Stephen Fife 0.167 $492,500 2012,2013 1
Scott Van Slyke 0.149 $490,000* 2012,2013 1
Chris Withrow 0.129 $490,000* 2012,2013 1
Elian Herrera 0.108 $492,500 2012,2013 1
Jose Dominguez 0.093 $490,000* ----- 3
Matt Magill 0.026 $490,000* 2013 2
Onelki Garcia 0.019 $490,000* ----- 3
Nick Buss 0.016 $490,000* ----- 3

The minimum salary will increase in 2014 from $490,000 to $500,000.

For more detailed payroll information, be sure to visit the payroll worksheet. These service times are based on the Dodgers' transactions throughout the season. There might be a few that are off by a couple of days, but nothing that would materially change anybody's status.

Here are some important dates to remember for the offseason:

  • Day after World Series ends: All players eligible for free agency automatically become free agents at 6 a.m. PDT.
  • Quiet Period: For the first five days after the World Series ends, no players may sign with new clubs but are allowed to negotiate with any team.
  • Qualifying Offers: It is during this five-day period that any free agent that was with his team for the entire season can be given a one-year qualifying offer that is equal to the average of the top 125 salaries of 2013 ($14.1 million this year). The deadline to make the offer is 2 p.m. PT on the fifth day after the World Series. The deadline for the player to accept is 2 p.m. on the 12th day after the World Series. If a player declines the offer and signs elsewhere before next season begins, the former club gets a compensation draft pick in between the first and second rounds of next year's draft, and the signing club forfeits their first-round pick (if the pick is in the top ten, they forfeit their next-highest pick).
  • November 20: Date reserve lists must be set (adding players to 40-man roster for purposes of Rule 5 draft). Players like Scott Schebler and Garrett Gould, to name a few, are ones to watch here.
  • December 2: Last date to tender contracts, by 9 p.m. PT
  • December 12: Rule 5 draft, the last day of the winter meetings in Orlando
  • January 14: Salary arbitration filing date
  • January 17: Clubs and players exchange salary arbitration figures
  • February 1-20: Salary arbitration hearings to be held