LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers with their three deals before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline added four players to the organization, and took on roughly $4.7 million in 2016 salary for the rest of the season.
Three of the players are free agents after the season, so their additions are pretty straightforward. Josh Reddick and Jesse Chavez will join the active roster later on Tuesday, while Rich Hill will be activated from the disabled list once he is ready to start, which can be no earlier than Thursday.
The fourth player, Josh Fields, may or may not be added to the active roster on Tuesday. He has been in Triple-A with the Astros since May.
"We have a lot of moving parts," general manager Farhan Zaidi said on Monday. "We're trying to sort out the 25-man roster."
Players are paid based on a 183-day regular season, and starting Tuesday there are 62 days remaining. Hill, for instance, has a $6 million salary in 2016, with the Dodgers on the hook for approximately $2,032,787.
Reddick is making $6.575 million in 2016, with the Dodgers on the hook for $2,227,596.
Chavez is making $4 million, with $1,355,191 remaining, but the Blue Jays are also sending cash in the deal, a $1.15 million payment on Sept. 1 per the Associated Press, meaning the Dodgers are on the hook for $205,191.
Fields avoided arbitration with the Astros this year with his $900,000 deal, making the Dodgers responsible for $304,918.
The Dodgers added a total of $4,770,492 in 2016 salaries with these deals. There is still the ancillary "savings" to consider in some cases, of the active roster spots these players take. But in the case of Yasiel Puig, for instance, the Dodgers will pay his full salary whether he's in the majors or minors so there isn't any savings there.
But for Ross Stripling, who was optioned Monday after throwing 3⅔ innings on Sunday, not paying his $85,970 — 31 days of the MLB minimum of $507,500 for the season — for August should be considered as well.
I will update the payroll worksheet later, after Tuesday's roster moves have been made.