St. Louis Cardinals Payroll Table

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2024 payroll table, including team totals, retained figures, and complete breakdowns of player salaries, and bonuses.

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Total Payroll Allocations

$190,957,567 / 11th

Adjusted Payroll Total

$175,495,030

2024 Active Roster Payroll

Pre-Arbitration
Arbitration
Player Option
Opt-Out
Club Option
Mutual Option
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Player (26) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 1B 12.059 Vet $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - -
Arenado Nolan Arenado 3B 10.155 Vet $35,000,000 $24,000,000 $35,000,000 - - -
Mikolas Miles Mikolas SP 7.037 Vet $17,666,667 $17,666,667 $16,000,000 $1,666,667 - -
Gibson Kyle Gibson SP 10.039 Vet $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 - - -
Gray Sonny Gray SP 10.061 Vet $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 - - -
Lynn Lance Lynn SP 12.119 Vet $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 - - -
Helsley Ryan Helsley RP 4.105 Arb 2 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 - - -
Kittredge Andrew Kittredge RP 5.070 Arb 3 $2,630,000 $2,630,000 $2,630,000 - - -
Carlson Dylan Carlson CF 3.104 Arb 1 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 - - -
Crawford Brandon Crawford SS 12.094 Vet $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - -
King John King RP 2.148 Arb 1 (S2) $1,005,000 $1,005,000 $1,005,000 - - -
Romero JoJo Romero RP 3.045 Arb 1 $860,000 $860,000 $860,000 - - -
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar CF 2.076 Pre-Arb $761,000 $761,000 $761,000 - - -
Donovan Brendan Donovan DH 2.000 Pre-Arb $757,200 $757,200 $757,200 - - -
Gorman Nolan Gorman 2B 1.139 Pre-Arb $755,550 $755,550 $755,550 - - -
Burleson Alec Burleson LF 1.029 Pre-Arb $750,050 $750,050 $750,050 - - -
Liberatore Matthew Liberatore RP 0.144 Pre-Arb $747,200 $747,200 $747,200 - - -
Herrera Iván Herrera C 0.063 Pre-Arb $743,150 $743,150 $743,150 - - -
Winn Masyn Winn SS 0.045 Pre-Arb $742,250 $742,250 $742,250 - - -
Siani Mike Siani OF 0.033 Pre-Arb $741,650 $741,650 $741,650 - - -
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 3B 11.145 Vet $740,000 $740,000 $740,000 - - -
Fernandez Ryan Fernandez RP Pre-Arb $740,000 $740,000 $740,000 - - -
Pages Pedro Pages C Pre-Arb $740,000 $656,370 $740,000 - - -
Robertson Nick Robertson P 0.063 Pre-Arb $740,000 $640,458 $740,000 - - -
Leahy Kyle Leahy RP 0.017 Pre-Arb $740,000 $596,700 $740,000 - - -
Loutos Ryan Loutos RP Pre-Arb $740,000 $525,096 $740,000 - - -

2024 Injured List Payroll

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

Player (7) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Contreras Willson Contreras C 7.108 Vet $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 - - -
Matz Steven Matz SP 8.099 Vet $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,000,000 $500,000 - -
Edman Tommy Edman SS 4.114 Arb 2 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 - - -
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos RP 5.085 Vet $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,500,000 $250,000 - -
Middleton Keynan Middleton RP 6.023 Vet $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - -
Rom Drew Rom P 0.044 Pre-Arb $742,200 $742,200 $742,200 - - -
O'Brien Riley O'Brien RP 0.009 Pre-Arb $740,450 $740,450 $740,450 - - -

2024 Retained Payroll

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

Player (1) Pos Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted
DeJong Paul DeJong SS $3,000,000 $3,000,000

2024 Deferred Payroll

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

Player (3) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Arenado Nolan Arenado 3B 10.155 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - -
Holliday Matt Holliday OF 14.000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 - - -
Wainwright Adam Wainwright SP 17.027 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - - -

2024 Payroll Totals

Payroll Summary
Active Roster $122,208,341 10th
Injured List $49,732,650 7th
Retained $3,000,000 20th
Minor $554,039 24th
Total Adjusted Payroll Allocations $175,495,030 12th

2024 Minor

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

Player (12) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
1
Zack Thompson
SP 1.045 Pre-Arb $750,850 $113,036 $750,850 - - -
2
Jordan Walker
RF 0.149 Pre-Arb $747,450 $112,532 $747,450 - - -
3
Andre Pallante
RP 1.166 Pre-Arb $756,900 $101,725 $756,900 - - -
4
Victor Scott II
CF Pre-Arb $740,000 $99,450 $740,000 - - -
5
Jose Fermin
2B 0.070 Pre-Arb $740,000 $67,626 $740,000 - - -
6
Chris Roycroft
RP Pre-Arb $740,000 $59,670 $740,000 - - -
7
Luken Baker
1B 0.081 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
8
Kolton Ingram
P 0.041 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
9
Adam Kloffenstein
P Pre-Arb - - - - - -
10
Alfonso Rivas
1B 1.096 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
11
Sem Robberse
SP Pre-Arb - - - - - -
12
Jared Young
1B 0.061 Pre-Arb - - - - - -

TRANSACTIONS

May 23, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 22, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 20, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 20, 2024
Ryan Loutos

Contract purchased by St. Louis (STL)

May 20, 2024
Alfonso Rivas

Designated for Assignment by St. Louis (STL)

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