Some of the salary information is from COTS. AAV is the Average Annual Value and is what is used to calculate the salaries for luxury tax purposes.

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Player 2022 Notes 2022
Barnes, Austin $2,150,000
Bauer, Trevor $34,000,000
Bellinger, Cody Arb-Est $16,100,000
Betts, Mookie $25,600,000
Buehler, Walker Arb-Est $4,000,000
Duffy, Danny FA
Ferguson, Caleb Arb-Est $700,000
Hamels, Cole FA
Heaney, Andrew Signed FA $8,500,000
Hudson, Daniel Signed FA $7,000,000
Jansen, Kenley FA
Kahnle, Tommy $2,375,000
Kelly, Joe FA
Kershaw, Clayton FA
Muncy, Max $8,666,667
Nelson, Jimmy FA
Pollock, AJ $12,000,000
Price, David $31,000,000
Taylor, Chris $15,000,000
Treinen, Blake $8,750,000
Turner, Justin $17,000,000
Turner, Trea Arb-Est $19,800,000
Urías, Julio Arb-Est $8,800,000
David Price Trade -$16,000,000
Club Control $9,260,000
40 Man Minors $2,250,000
Player Benefits $16,500,000
Total $234,651,667
CBA Tax Threshold $212,000,000
Amount Over Threshold $22,651,667
Draft Pick Penalty $252,000,000
Amount Under Pick Penalty $17,348,333


The “Amount Under Threshold” is the amount before tax penalties begin. The “Amount Under Pick Penalty” is the amount before they start losing draft positions.


  • Arb-Est: Estimated arbitration driven salary – MLB Trade Rumors is the primary source
  • FA: Free agent
  • + inc. – plus incentives
  • QO – given or accepted a Qualifying Offer in free agency

Contract Incentives

Tommy Kahnle:

  • 2022 – $250,000 for 60 games and $500,000 for 70 games

Walker Buehler:

  • 2022 – $500K for games started at these points – 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28 – up to $3M. $1.125M for Cy Young winner and $625K if second or third.

Daniel Hudson:

  • 2023 – $1M buyout or $6.5M. Base salary can increase by $100K for each of 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 games finished.

The Competitive Balance Tax

Here is a quick summary of how the competitive balance tax works:

  • The thresholds for being taxed for the duration of the CBA are:
    • 2022: pending
  • There are various penalties for exceeding the CBT that begin at 20%. The number changes based on the number of consecutive years the threshold is exceeded.
  • The penalties reset when a team stays under the threshold.
  • A team that exceeds the threshold by $40 million or more are penalized in the draft. A team not in the top 6 of the draft will have their first pick moved back 10 spots.
  • Penalties are calculated based on the Average Annual Value (AAV) of a multi-year contract.

To sum it up the Dodgers will have financial penalties if they exceed $210 million in 2021 and would have a draft pick penalty if they exceed $250 million.

h/t: COTS, Baseball-Reference