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2013 Dodgers opening day payroll tops $239 million

The Dodgers have $40.5 million committed to four players on the disabled list, more than triple the amount as last year.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers 2013 opening day payroll is in a whole new stratosphere, more than double the $114 million on opening day 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 $225,804,500 committed to the 25 players on their opening day roster and four on the disabled list. In addition, they have nearly $20 million in dead money and 'other,' which includes Yasiel Puig and Tony Gwynn Jr., both of whom are getting paid while not on the active roster. Here are the 2013 salary commitments for the Dodgers:

Dodgers Payroll
Active Roster
Pos Player 2013 Salary Comments
C A.J. Ellis $2,000,000
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Mark Ellis $5,250,000
3B Luis Cruz
SS Justin Sellers

LF Carl Crawford
CF Matt Kemp $22,000,000
RF Andre Ethier $13,500,000
IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. $3,750,000
2B/OF Skip Schumaker
IF Nick Punto
IF Juan Uribe
C Tim Federowicz
SP Clayton Kershaw $13,000,000
SP Hyun-jin Ryu
SP Josh Beckett
SP Zack Greinke
CL Brandon League
RHP Kenley Jansen $512,000
RHP Ronald Belisario
LHP J.P. Howell
RHP Matt Guerrier
LHP Chris Capuano
LHP Paco Rodriguez
RHP Aaron Harang
Total Active Roster $185,293,500 (2012 was $78,281,500; up 136.7%)
Disabled List
Pos Player 2013 Salary Comments
SP Ted Lilly $13,500,000
SS Hanley Ramirez
SP Chad Billingsley
Scott Elbert
Total Disabled List
$40,505,000 (2012 was $13,460,500; up 200.9%)
Total Active Roster + DL
$225,798,500 (2012 was $91,742,000; up 146.1%)
Dead Money / Other
Player 2013 Salary Comments
Yasiel Puig $8,000,000 in Double-A
Manny Ramirez $4,043,716 deferred 2010 salary
Andruw Jones $3,375,000 deferred 2009 salary
Hiroki Kuroda $2,000,000 deferred signing bonus
Tony Gwynn Jr. $1,150,000 in Triple-A
Juan Rivera $500,000 option buyout
Mike MacDougal $350,000 option buyout
Todd Coffey $300,000 option buyout
Matt Treanor $150,000 option buyout
Money from Boston ($3,900,000) part of Punto trade
Total Dead Money
$15,968,716 (2012 was $22,262,432; down 28.3%)
Total 2013 Dodgers Payroll
$241,767,216 (2012 was $114,004,432; up 112.1%)

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