St. Louis Cardinals Payroll Table

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2020 payroll table, including team totals, retained figures, and complete breakdowns of player salaries, and bonuses.

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Total Payroll Allocations

$179,697,777 / 9th

Adjusted Payroll Total

$73,246,343

2020 Active Roster Payroll

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Player (28) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 1B 8.059 Vet $26,000,000 $12,148,148 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - -
Molina Yadier Molina C 15.123 Vet $20,000,000 $7,407,407 $20,000,000 - - -
Fowler Dexter Fowler RF 10.168 Vet $16,500,000 $7,370,370 $14,500,000 $2,000,000 - -
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 3B 8.012 Vet $18,500,000 $6,851,852 $18,500,000 - - -
Miller Andrew Miller RP 11.062 Vet $11,537,000 $4,296,259 $11,500,000 - $37,000 -
Wong Kolten Wong 2B 6.045 Vet $10,250,000 $3,796,296 $10,250,000 - - -
Wainwright Adam Wainwright SP 14.027 Vet $6,111,111 $2,962,963 $5,000,000 - $1,111,111 -
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim SP Vet $4,000,000 $1,481,481 $4,000,000 - - -
Miller Brad Miller LF 6.004 Vet $2,000,000 $740,741 $2,000,000 - - -
Wieters Matt Wieters C 10.129 Vet $2,000,000 $740,741 $2,000,000 - - -
DeJong Paul DeJong SS 2.127 Vet $1,666,666 $722,222 $1,500,000 $166,666 - -
Flaherty Jack Flaherty SP 2.006 Pre-Arb $604,500 $223,889 $604,500 - - -
Bader Harrison Bader CF 2.030 Pre-Arb $590,100 $218,556 $590,100 - - -
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos RP 1.085 Pre-Arb $582,400 $215,704 $582,400 - - -
Edman Tommy Edman SS 0.114 Pre-Arb $581,800 $215,481 $581,800 - - -
Webb Tyler Webb RP 1.076 Pre-Arb $575,800 $213,259 $575,800 - - -
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill LF 1.059 Pre-Arb $573,400 $212,370 $573,400 - - -
Gomber Austin Gomber SP 0.111 Pre-Arb $570,000 $211,111 $570,000 - - -
Helsley Ryan Helsley RP 0.105 Pre-Arb $569,000 $210,741 $569,000 - - -
Ravelo Rangel Ravelo 1B 0.054 Pre-Arb $566,000 $209,630 $566,000 - - -
Dean Austin Dean LF 0.124 Pre-Arb $563,500 $208,704 $563,500 - - -
Whitley Kodi Whitley RP Pre-Arb $563,500 $208,704 $563,500 - - -
Woodford Jake Woodford SP Pre-Arb $563,500 $186,900 $563,500 - - -
Reyes Alex Reyes RP 2.064 Pre-Arb $575,000 $171,666 $575,000 - - -
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera RP 0.049 Pre-Arb $563,500 $168,210 $563,500 - - -
Carlson Dylan Carlson CF Pre-Arb $563,500 $140,175 $563,500 - - -
Elledge Seth Elledge RP Pre-Arb $563,500 $121,485 $563,500 - - -
Oviedo Johan Oviedo SP Pre-Arb $563,500 $102,795 $563,500 - - -

2020 Exempt List Payroll

Cap breakdowns for players currently on the Exempt List. All do not count against the team's salary cap

Player (1) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Hicks Jordan Hicks SP 2.000 Pre-Arb $578,800 $214,370 $578,800 - - -

2020 Injured List Payroll

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

Player (6) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Mikolas Miles Mikolas SP 3.037 Vet $16,750,000 $6,833,333 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 - -
Martinez Carlos Martinez SP 6.073 Vet $11,700,000 $4,459,259 $11,500,000 $200,000 - -
Gant John Gant SP 3.004 Arb 1 $1,300,000 $481,481 $1,300,000 - - -
Brebbia John Brebbia RP 2.092 Pre-Arb $587,600 $217,630 $587,600 - - -
Hudson Dakota Hudson SP 1.066 Pre-Arb $580,500 $215,000 $580,500 - - -
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez SP Pre-Arb $563,500 $137,060 $563,500 - - -

2020 Retained Payroll

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

Player (3) Pos Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted
Leake Mike Leake SP $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Cecil Brett Cecil RP $7,000,000 $2,842,593
Wong Kolten Wong 2B $1,000,000 $1,000,000

2020 Deferred Payroll

Salaries for players who had salaries deferred to the current year. We are NOT counting these against the active payroll.

Player (1) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Holliday Matt Holliday OF 14.000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 - - -

2020 Payroll Totals

Payroll Summary
Active Roster $51,757,860 9th
Exempt List $214,370 13th
Injured List $12,343,763 8th
Retained $12,000,000 14th
Minor $1,087,757 12th
Total Adjusted Payroll Allocations $73,246,343 10th

2020 Minor

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

Player (15) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
1
Elehuris Montero
1B 1.061 Pre-Arb $563,500 $563,500 $563,500 - - -
2
Alvaro Seijas
SP Pre-Arb $563,500 $563,500 $563,500 - - -
3
Lane Thomas
RF 0.085 Pre-Arb $568,800 $172,920 $568,800 - - -
4
Rob Kaminsky
P Pre-Arb $563,500 $137,060 $563,500 - - -
5
Junior Fernandez
RP 0.045 Pre-Arb $563,500 $133,945 $563,500 - - -
6
Andrew Knizner
C 0.071 Pre-Arb $563,500 $133,945 $563,500 - - -
7
Daniel Ponce de Leon
RP 0.141 Pre-Arb $572,800 $132,972 $572,800 - - -
8
Edmundo Sosa
3B 0.040 Pre-Arb $563,500 $109,025 $563,500 - - -
9
Max Schrock
SS Pre-Arb $563,500 $80,990 $563,500 - - -
10
Roel Ramirez
P Pre-Arb $563,500 $77,875 $563,500 - - -
11
Nabil Crismatt
RP Pre-Arb $563,500 $56,070 $563,500 - - -
12
Ryan Meisinger
RP 0.057 Pre-Arb $563,500 $21,805 $563,500 - - -
13
Justin Williams
OF 0.041 Pre-Arb $563,500 $15,575 $563,500 - - -
14
John Nogowski
1B Pre-Arb $563,500 $12,460 $563,500 - - -
15
Jesús Cruz
P Pre-Arb $563,500 $3,115 $563,500 - - -

TRANSACTIONS

Jun 20, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

Jun 20, 2024
Victor Scott II

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

Jun 20, 2024
Adam Kloffenstein

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

Jun 19, 2024
Ryan Loutos

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

Jun 16, 2024
Ryan Loutos

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

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