GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers have signed the remaining 17 players not under contract on their 40-man roster, including catcher Yasmani Grandal, outfielders Joc Pederson and Scott Van Slyke, and several others.
Tuesday was the deadline for teams to renew the contracts of all pre-arbitration players unsigned for 2015, essentially the players with under three years of major league service time.
If player and team can't reach an agreement on a contract, the team is allowed to simply renew the contract at an amount they see fit, provided it doesn't call for a cut in pay of over 20 percent. The Dodgers reached agreement with all 17 such players this year, with no renewals needed.
In addition to the trio listed above, the Dodgers agreeing to terms for 2015 are Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez, Carlos Frias, Paco Rodriguez, Yimi Garcia, Daniel Coulombe, Chris Withrow, Mike Bolsinger, Enrique Hernandez, Adam Liberatore, Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Scott Schebler and Austin Barnes.
The major league minimum salary is $507,500 in 2015, and is paid on a daily rate, based on a 183-day season. These contracts are split contracts, with a minor league rate as well. That is based on a 153-day season.
For players on their first major league contract (meaning their first time on a 40-man roster) — with the Dodgers, these players are Lee, Reed, Schebler, Barnes and Liberatore — the minor league minimum salary is $41,400. For players on subsequent contracts, the minor league minimum is $82,700.
Outside of these contracts signed today, the Dodgers have $218,607,500 committed to 26 players in 2015, including Erisbel Arruebarrena, who is no longer on the 40-man roster. The club also has $43.5 million in dead money, paid to players no longer in the organization.