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Los Angeles Dodgers Payroll

The Los Angeles Dodgers payroll, including all transactions, salaries, and news regarding contract details and payouts for the entire team.

Dodgers opening day payroll is $263.5 million

A closer look at the Dodgers opening day payroll for 2022, the highest for the team since 2015, plus how it affects the competitive balance tax.

Contract minutiae for Duffy, Anderson & Nelson

Some details within the Dodgers contracts of Danny Duffy, Tyler Anderson, and Jimmy Nelson.

Freddie Freeman contract details

A closer look at Freddie Freeman’s $162 million contract with the Dodgers, and how it affects the Dodgers payroll, the luxury tax, and expectations for the team.

Nelson, Duffy, options, the 60-day IL & roster space

How the Dodgers maneuvered to sign three players in one roster spot. Freddie Freeman was the last of those signings, but first they signed pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Danny Duffy, who are both rehabbing from surgeries and were placed on the 60-day injured list.

Clayton Kershaw contract details

A breakdown of Clayton Kershaw’s one-year, $17 million contract with the Dodgers, including the performance incentives and reaction to the deal.

2021 Dodgers playing time & production grouped by payroll

A look at Dodgers payroll in 2021, broken down by playing time and Wins Above Replacement in salary groups.

Dodgers to pay $32.65 million in luxury tax

The Dodgers had the highest payroll in Major League Baseball in 2021 at over $285 million, and were levied the largest penalty for exceeding the highest competitive balance tax threshold, totaling $32.65 million.

Dodgers full postseason shares worth $112,701

A breakdown of the postseason pool for Dodgers players after reaching the 2021 NLCS, including full shares, partial shares, and cash awards for the MLB playoffs.

Options abound in 2023

Details of Dodgers right-hander Daniel Hudson’s contract with the team, including a club option for 2023, one of six contract options next year for Los Angeles.

Chris Taylor contract details

Contract details of Chris Taylor’s four-year, $60 million deal with the Dodgers, which includes a club option in 2023, plus what it means for payroll and competitive balance tax purposes.

Muncy’s MVP finish could mean a 2023 raise

Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy received National League MVP votes for his 2021 season, which could earn him a raise in 2023, per his contract.

What the deadline trades added to the Dodgers payroll

A look at the payroll the Dodgers added with their various trade deadline deals, most notably Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, and Danny Duffy.

Dodgers opening day payroll is $237 million

This marks the Dodgers’ highest opening day payroll since tipping the financial scales at $266.1 million in 2015, and their third-highest ever, which includes the years well before I started tracking the team’s payroll in 2010.

Justin Turner ‘back in Dodger blue like I was supposed to be’

Details of the two-year, $34 million contract for Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, which includes a team option for 2023 and performance bonuses.

Trevor Bauer contract details

Trevor Bauer signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here is a breakdown of the deal, including record single-season salaries in 2021 and 2022.

Bauer contract pushes Dodgers into upper tier of luxury tax

The Dodgers reported three-year, $102 million contract for Trevor Bauer means they will be paying the competitive balance tax in 2021.

Tommy Kahnle contract details & luxury tax snapshot

Details on the two-year, $4.75 million contract that relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle signed with the Dodgers.

Dodgers’ Opening Day payroll was a pro-rated $79 million

Opening Day payroll for the Dodgers in 2020, including both full-season and pro-rated totals.

Mookie Betts contract details

Details of the 12-year, $365 million contract extension for Mookie Betts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB’s reported first salary proposal to MLBPA falls flat

A closer look at potential salary cuts reported proposed by Major League Baseball owners in negotiations with the players on restarting the 2020 MLB season.

Dodgers are back in competitive balance tax land

A closer look at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ payroll after the trade for Mookie Betts and David Price, especially in relation to Major League Baseball’s competitive balance threshold.

Los Angeles Dodgers payroll worksheet

Full details on the Dodgers’ roster, service time, and payroll, updated throughout the year.

Dodgers 2019 opening day payroll is $206 million

A comprehensive look at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening day payroll in 2019, estimated to be at $206 million, including analysis of how it compares to previous seasons and the impact this season regarding the competitive balance tax.

Joe Kelly signing announced officially by the Dodgers

Dodgers opening day payroll is $177.4 million, down 22% from last year

A breakdown of the Dodgers’ opening day payroll for 2018, and how it compares to previous years.

Dodgers 2018 salaries for their pre-arb players

A look at the 2018 salaries for several Dodgers who have yet to qualify for salary arbitration, including shortstop Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, who signed for $605,000 and $585,000, respectively after winning the last two National League Rookie of the Year awards.

Dodgers & the luxury tax, after all the arb deals

After the Dodgers signed seven players to avoid salary arbitration on Friday, we have a clearer picture of where they stand in relation to the competitive balance tax.

Tom Koehler can earn up to $3 million in 2018 contract

Details of Tom Koehler’s one-year contract with the Dodgers, which includes a bases salary of $2 million for 2018.

Dodgers to pay $36.2 million in luxury tax for 2017

The Dodgers had a payroll in 2017 of roughly $253.6 million in 2017, and were levied a competitive balance tax of $36.2 million, their fifth straight year of paying the tax.

Dodgers’ trade with Braves creates luxury tax flexibility

The Dodgers trade with the Braves was less about Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez and the players involved and more about financial flexibility for LA and an eye toward the 2018-19 offseason.

Dodgers re-acquire Kemp in salary dump blockbuster with Braves

The Dodgers found a way to move some immovable contracts on Saturday, by taking on another.

Looking at the luxury tax

A look at the Dodgers estimated payroll heading into 2018 and how the competitive balance tax will factor in.