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Chicago Cubs 2015 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2015 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

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Active Players (37) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Lester Jon Lester 31 SP Vet $15,000,000 $5,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 15.04 25,833,333
Montero Miguel Montero 31 C Vet $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 9.02 12,000,000
Fowler Dexter Fowler 29 CF Arb 4 $9,500,000 - - $9,500,000 $9,500,000 7.14 9,500,000
Hammel Jason Hammel 32 SP Vet $9,000,000 - - $9,000,000 $9,000,000 6.77 10,000,000
Castro Starlin Castro 25 2B Arb 3 $6,000,000 $857,142 - $6,857,142 $6,857,142 5.16 8,571,429
Wood Travis Wood 28 SP Arb 2 $5,685,000 - - $5,685,000 $5,685,000 4.27 5,685,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 25 1B Vet $5,000,000 $285,714 - $5,285,714 $5,285,714 3.97 5,857,143
Motte Jason Motte 33 RP Vet $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $4,500,000 3.38 4,500,000
Wada Tsuyoshi Wada 34 SP Pre-Arb $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 3.01 4,000,000
Arrieta Jake Arrieta 29 SP Arb 1 $3,630,000 - - $3,630,000 $3,630,000 2.73 3,630,000
Haren Dan Haren 34 SP Vet $3,551,912 - - $3,551,912 $3,551,912 2.67 1,000,000
Soler Jorge Soler 23 LF Pre-Arb $2,000,000 $666,667 - $2,666,667 $2,666,667 2.01 3,333,333
Denorfia Chris Denorfia 34 RF Vet $2,600,000 - - $2,600,000 $2,600,000 1.95 2,600,000
Strop Pedro Strop 30 RP Arb 2 $2,525,000 - - $2,525,000 $2,525,000 1.90 2,525,000
Coghlan Chris Coghlan 30 LF Arb 2 $2,505,000 - - $2,505,000 $2,505,000 1.88 2,505,000
Ross David Ross 38 C Vet $2,250,000 $250,000 - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 1.88 2,500,000
Hunter Tommy Hunter 29 RP Arb 3 $1,651,639 - - $1,651,639 $1,651,639 1.24 4,650,000
Rodney Fernando Rodney 38 RP Vet $1,453,551 - - $1,453,551 $1,453,551 1.09 7,000,000
Jackson Austin Jackson 28 CF Arb 3 $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.75 7,700,000
Herrera Jonathan Herrera 30 SS Arb 2 $900,000 - - $900,000 $900,000 0.68 900,000
Rondon Hector Rondon 27 RP/CL Pre-Arb $544,000 - - $544,000 $544,000 0.41 544,000
Grimm Justin Grimm 26 RP Pre-Arb $531,500 - - $531,500 $531,500 0.40 531,500
Ramirez Neil Ramirez 26 RP Pre-Arb $514,500 - - $514,500 $514,500 0.39 514,500
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 25 SP Pre-Arb $510,000 - - $510,000 $510,000 0.38 510,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 23 3B Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $471,448 0.35 507,500
Russell Addison Russell 21 SS Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $460,355 0.35 507,500
Rosscup Zac Rosscup 27 RP Pre-Arb $510,500 - - $510,500 $435,180 0.33 510,500
Szczur Matt Szczur 25 CF Pre-Arb $508,500 - - $508,500 $244,524 0.18 508,500
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 22 LF Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $232,950 0.18 507,500
Richard Clayton Richard 31 SP Arb 2 $507,500 - - $507,500 $221,857 0.17 507,500
Medina Yoervis Medina 26 RP Pre-Arb $527,300 - - $527,300 $129,663 0.10 527,300
La Stella Tommy La Stella 26 2B Pre-Arb $513,000 - - $513,000 $114,934 0.09 513,000
Baez Javier Baez 22 2B Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $91,516 0.07 507,500
Berry Quintin Berry 30 LF Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $91,516 0.07 507,500
Cahill Trevor Cahill 27 RP Arb 4 $507,500 - - $507,500 $91,516 0.07 507,500
Teagarden Taylor Teagarden 31 C Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $80,423 0.06 507,500
Edwards C.J. Edwards 23 RP Pre-Arb $507,500 - - $507,500 $74,877 0.06 507,500


2015 Injured List

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Turner Jacob Turner
(60-day, )
24 RP Pre-Arb $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.75 1,375,000
Watkins Logan Watkins
(15-day, )
25 2B Pre-Arb - - - -0 -0 0.00 507,500


2015 Retained Salaries

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

Player (11) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Jackson Edwin Jackson 31 SP $12,000,000 $2,000,000 - $14,000,000 $14,000,000 10.53 12,000,000
Soriano Rafael Soriano 35 RP $4,100,000 - - $4,100,000 $4,100,000 3.08 4,100,000
Coke Phil Coke 32 RP $2,250,000 - - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 1.69 2,250,000
Sweeney Ryan Sweeney 30 CF $1,500,000 - - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.13 1,000,000
Castillo Welington Castillo 28 C $516,393 - - $516,393 $516,393 0.39 516,393
Fujikawa Kyuji Fujikawa 34 RP $500,000 - - $500,000 $500,000 0.38 500,000
Doubront Felix Doubront 27 SP $473,360 - - $473,360 $473,360 0.36 473,360
Veras Jose Veras 34 RP $150,000 - - $150,000 $150,000 0.11 3,850,000
Lake Junior Lake 25 LF $103,081 - - $103,081 $103,081 0.08 103,081
Germen Gonzalez Germen 27 RP $44,371 - - $44,371 $44,371 0.03 44,371
Roach Donn Roach 25 RP $19,412 - - $19,412 $19,412 0.01 19,412


2015 Minor/In the System

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

Player (18) League Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Concepcion Gerardo Concepcion 23 RP $600,000 $600,000 - $1,200,000 $1,200,000 1,200,000
Russell James Russell 29 RP $507,500 - - $507,500 $327,240 507,500
Schlitter Brian Schlitter 29 RP $524,500 - - $524,500 $63,054 524,500
Alcantara Arismendy Alcantara 23 CF $510,000 - - $510,000 $44,590 510,000
Baxter Mike Baxter 30 LF $507,500 - - $507,500 $41,598 507,500
Beeler Dallas Beeler 26 RP $508,000 - - $508,000 $8,327 508,000
Baker John Baker 34 C - - - -0 -0 0
Bard Daniel Bard 30 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Bonifacio Emilio Bonifacio 30 CF - - - -0 -0 507,500
Britton Drake Britton 26 RP - - - -0 -0 510,500
Carter Anthony Carter 29 RP - - - -0 -0 575,000
Chambers Adron Chambers 28 LF - - - -0 -0 0
Feliciano Pedro Feliciano 38 RP - - - -0 -0 700,000
Jokisch Eric Jokisch 25 SP - - - -0 -0 0
Ortiz Joe Ortiz 24 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Paulino Felipe Paulino 31 SP - - - -0 -0 0
Santiago Andres Santiago 25 SP - - - -0 -0 0
Villanueva Christian Villanueva 24 3B - - - -0 -0 0


2015 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (11) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
HappIan Happ 20 OF - $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.26
DeweesDonnie Dewees 21 OF - $1,700,000 - $1,700,000 $1,700,000 1.28
HudsonBryan Hudson 18 SP - $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.75


2015 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Total
Active Payroll $106,652,384
Injured Reserve Money $1,000,000
Retained Salary $23,656,617
Buried Minor Salary $1,684,809
Total Payroll $132,993,810
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $103,478,902 $7,059,523 - $110,538,425 $106,652,384
Injured Reserve Money $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Retained Salary $21,656,617 $2,000,000 - $23,656,617 $23,656,617
Buried Minor Salary $3,157,500 $600,000 - $3,757,500 $1,684,809
Total Payroll $129,293,019 $9,659,523 - $138,952,542 $132,993,810