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Chicago Cubs 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2020 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

Cubs – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Lester Jon Lester 36 SP Vet $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,555,556 13.96 25,833,333
Darvish Yu Darvish 33 SP Vet $22,000,000 - $22,000,000 $8,148,148 10.78 21,000,000
Heyward Jason Heyward 30 RF Vet $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000 $7,777,778 10.29 23,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 28 3B Arb 3 3 $18,600,000 - $18,600,000 $6,888,889 9.11 18,600,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 30 1B Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $6,111,111 8.08 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 32 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $5,925,926 7.84 14,333,333
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 30 SP Arb 3 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $4,444,444 5.88 13,875,000
Baez Javier Baez 27 SS Arb 2 2 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $3,703,704 4.90 10,000,000
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 27 LF Arb 2 2 $7,010,000 - $7,010,000 $2,596,296 3.43 7,010,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 28 C Arb 1 2 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $1,666,667 2.20 4,500,000
Kipnis Jason Kipnis 33 2B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $370,370 0.49 1,000,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $975,000 - $975,000 $361,111 0.48 975,000
Bote David Bote 27 2B Pre-Arb 2 $950,000 $10,000 $960,000 $352,852 0.47 3,000,000
Tepera Ryan Tepera 32 RP Arb 2 1 $900,000 - $900,000 $318,408 0.42 900,000
Jeffress Jeremy Jeffress 32 RP Vet $850,000 - $850,000 $314,815 0.42 850,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler 30 RP Arb 3 3 $750,000 - $750,000 $277,778 0.37 750,000
Maybin Cameron Maybin 33 RF Vet $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $232,176 0.31 1,500,000
Happ Ian Happ 25 CF Pre-Arb 2 $624,000 - $624,000 $231,111 0.31 624,000
Caratini Victor Caratini 26 C Pre-Arb 1 $592,000 - $592,000 $219,259 0.29 592,000
Wick Rowan Wick 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 $571,500 - $571,500 $211,667 0.28 571,500
Mills Alec Mills 28 SP Pre-Arb $569,500 - $569,500 $210,926 0.28 569,500
Hoerner Nico Hoerner 23 SS Pre-Arb 3 $565,000 - $565,000 $209,259 0.28 565,000
Underwood Duane Underwood 25 RP Pre-Arb $565,000 - $565,000 $209,259 0.28 565,000
Osich Josh Osich 31 RP Arb 1 1 $850,000 - $850,000 $131,572 0.17 850,000
Hamilton Billy Hamilton 29 CF Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $110,558 0.15 1,000,000
Adam Jason Adam 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $109,025 0.14 563,500
Brothers Rex Brothers 32 RP Vet 2 $575,000 - $575,000 $101,728 0.13 575,000
Vargas Ildemaro Vargas 28 2B Pre-Arb $572,600 - $572,600 $66,465 0.09 572,600


2020 Injured List

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (6) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Chatwood Tyler Chatwood
(10-day, Elbow)
30 SP Vet $13,000,000 - $13,000,000 $4,814,815 6.37 12,666,667
Quintana Jose Quintana
(10-day, Arm)
31 RP Vet $10,500,000 - $10,500,000 $4,259,259 5.63 10,500,000
Descalso Daniel Descalso
(60-day, Ankle)
33 2B Vet $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $925,926 1.22 2,500,000
Chafin Andrew Chafin
(10-day, Finger)
30 RP Arb 3 $3,045,000 - $3,045,000 $471,324 0.62 3,045,000
Wieck Brad Wieck
(60-day, Hamstring)
28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $571,500 - $571,500 $211,667 0.28 571,500
Norwood James Norwood
(60-day, Shoulder)
26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,741 0.28 563,500


2020 Retained Salaries

Leftover salaries from players who have been traded or released, or buyouts for declined options.

Player (4) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Brach Brad Brach 34 RP $500,000 - $500,000 $500,000 0.66 1,125,000
Martinez Jose Martinez 31 1B $341,413 $125,000 $466,413 $466,413 0.62 466,413
Souza Steven Souza 31 RF $370,370 - $370,370 $370,370 0.49 370,370
Sadler Casey Sadler 29 RP $127,680 - $127,680 $127,680 0.17 127,680


2020 Player Pool

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (34) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Martinez Jose Martinez 31 1B 2 $2,000,000 $125,000 $2,125,000 $320,624 1,625,000
Almora Albert Almora 26 CF 2 $1,575,000 - $1,575,000 $583,333 1,575,000
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 25 RP 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $15,575 563,500
Amaya Miguel Amaya AA 21 C 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Maples Dillon Maples 28 RP 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $24,920 563,500
Miller Tyson Miller 24 P 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $6,230 563,500
Rea Colin Rea 30 RP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $133,945 563,500
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez AA 23 P 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Steele Justin Steele 24 SP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $12,460 563,500
Perez Hernan Perez 29 2B $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $71,864 1,000,000
Phegley Josh Phegley 32 C $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $210,064 1,000,000
Olson Tyler Olson AAA 30 RP $650,000 - $650,000 $650,000 0
Cotton Jharel Cotton 28 RP 1 $640,000 - $640,000 $237,037 640,000
Dermody Matt Dermody 29 RP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $9,345 563,500
Megill Trevor Megill 24 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 563,500
Miller Ian Miller 28 CF 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $6,230 563,500
Abbott Cory Abbott 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Allen Cody Allen 31 RP - - -0 -0 0
Carraway Burl Carraway 21 P - - -0 -0 0
Davis Brennen Davis 20 OF - - -0 -0 0
Gamez Juan Gamez 26 RP - - -0 -0 0
Higgins P.J. Higgins 27 C - - -0 -0 0
Hultzen Danny Hultzen AAA 30 RP - - -0 -0 0
Lobaton Jose Lobaton 35 C - - -0 -0 0
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 21 RP - - -0 -0 0
Mekkes Dakota Mekkes 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Morel Christopher Morel 21 3B - - -0 -0 0
Patterson Jack Patterson 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Pelham C.D. Pelham AAA 25 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Rucker Michael Rucker AAA 26 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Thompson Keegan Thompson 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Wieland Joe Wieland 30 SP - - -0 -0 0
Wisdom Patrick Wisdom 28 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Zagunis Mark Zagunis 27 LF 1 - - -0 -0 0


2020 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (4) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
HowardEd Howard 17 SS - $3,745,500 $3,745,500 $3,745,500 4.95
CarrawayBurl Carraway 21 P - $1,050,000 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 1.39
MorenoKoen Moreno 18 P - $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 1.19
NwoguJordan Nwogu 21 OF - $678,600 $678,600 $678,600 0.90
LittleLuke Little 19 P - $492,700 $492,700 $492,700 0.65


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $156,583,100 $7,510,000 - $164,093,100 $61,856,858
Injured Reserve Money $30,180,000 - - $30,180,000 $10,891,732
Retained Salary $1,339,463 $125,000 - $1,464,463 $1,464,463
Buried Minor Salary $9,519,500 $125,000 - $9,644,500 $1,394,590
Total Payroll $197,622,063 $7,760,000 - $205,382,063 $75,607,643

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $212,318,896
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $229,818,896
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-21,818,896
Est. Tax Bill (30%, Surcharge 12%) $6,763,936
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $236,582,832