LOS ANGELES (AP) All-Star pitcher Alex Wood agreed to a $6 million deal with the Dodgers and catcher Yasmani Grandal settled at $7.9 million, among seven Los Angeles players agreeing to one-year contracts that avoiding arbitration.
The deals Friday added $24.1 million to the Dodgers luxury tax payroll and raised it to $149,069,286 for 18 players with agreements. The Dodgers' tax payroll projects to $183 million, including $10 million for the rest of their 40-man roster, a $10 million charge for cash transactions in trades, plus benefits totaling $14,044,600. That puts Los Angeles on track to drop below this year's $197 million tax threshold.
Also agreeing to deals were outfielder Joc Pederson ($2.6 million), utilityman Enrique Hernandez ($1.6 million), and pitchers Tony Cingrani ($2.3 million), Josh Fields ($2.2 million) and Pedro Baez ($1.5 million).