Bud Norris will make his Dodgers debut on Friday night, but before he does here is a quick breakdown of the financial implications of the deal.
Norris is making $2.5 million in 2016, and with 94 days remaining in the season has approximately $1,284,153 remaining. Dian Toscano is making $1 million in 2016, so there is roughly $513,661 left on his 2016 salary.
The Dodgers are receiving money from the Braves in the deal, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting that amount at $1 million, and David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying "about $1 million." I wasn't able to confirm the exact amount, but did confirm that the Dodgers will receive that money in 2016.
The Associated Press reported the $1 million is due on Oct. 15, 2016.
Factoring in that $1 million from Atlanta, for 2016 the Dodgers added roughly $797,814.
But they also in Toscano took on a contract that still has another $3 million due after this season. The 27-year-old outfielder, who is not on the 40-man roster, will make $1.3 million in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2018, and then has a $1.7 million club option in 2019 with $200,000 buyout.
He was on the restricted list in 2015 and so far this year has only hit .226/.310/.271 in 58 games in Double-A.
"It wasn’t a fit for us," Braves general manager John Coppolella told O'Brien. "We didn’t see a bright future for the Braves with him. So to be able to include him in the deal and get the financial flexibility that comes along with that inclusion, is a positive."
In other words, Toscano was the shipping and handling charge on this transaction that allowed the Dodgers to get a Friday-ready starter at a time they absolutely needed it.