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Chicago Cubs Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Chicago Cubs, including multi-year payrolls, active roster salaries, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Payroll Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Total Payroll Allocations   $185,186,000 $96,510,000 $60,010,000 $60,510,000 $10,500,000
Signed Players   27 20 14 12 6
Catchers   $5,092,000
Infield   $50,560,000 $21,010,000 $2,510,000 $4,010,000 $5,500,000
Outfield   $33,709,000 $23,500,000 $24,500,000 $24,500,000
Starting Pitchers   $77,500,000 $61,000,000 $33,000,000 $32,000,000 $16,000,000
Relief Pitchers   $17,825,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000
Designated Hitter  
Disabled List  
Suspended  
Retained/Deferred   $500,000 $5,000,000


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Roster Payroll Figures

Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Cubs Salary Payroll Table

Catchers Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Willson Contreras 28 C $4,500,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Victor Caratini 26 C $592,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
1st Base Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Anthony Rizzo 30 1B $16,500,000 $16,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
 
2nd Base Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Daniel Descalso 33 2B $2,500,000 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Jason Kipnis 33 2B $1,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Hernan Perez 29 2B $1,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
David Bote 27 2B $960,000 $1,010,000 $2,510,000 $4,010,000 $5,500,000
 
3rd Base Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Kris Bryant 28 3B $18,600,000 0ARB 4 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Shortstop Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Javier Baez 27 SS $10,000,000 0ARB 3 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Outfield Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Jason Heyward 30 RF $23,500,000 $23,500,000 $24,500,000 $24,500,000 0UFA
Kyle Schwarber 27 LF $7,010,000 0ARB 3 0UFA 0- 0-
Albert Almora 26 CF $1,575,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Steven Souza 31 RF $1,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Ian Happ 25 CF $624,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
Starting Pitchers Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Yu Darvish 33 SP $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $19,000,000 $18,000,000 0UFA
Jon Lester 36 SP $20,000,000 $25,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Tyler Chatwood 30 SP $13,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Kyle Hendricks 30 SP $12,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 0UFA
Jose Quintana 31 SP $10,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Relief Pitchers Age Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Craig Kimbrel 32 RP/CL $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 0UFA 0-
Kyle Ryan 28 RP $975,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jeremy Jeffress 32 RP $850,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Alec Mills 28 RP 0- 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Casey Sadler 29 RP 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Duane Underwood 25 RP 0- 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Rowan Wick 27 RP 0- 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Brad Wieck 28 RP 0- 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Values for players who have been released, traded, or otherwise removed from the roster.

Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Brad Brach RP $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 

Deferred Payroll Figures

Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024