Back-up catcher’s two-year, 4.3 million dollar Dodgers luxury tax.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed a two-year contract with Austin Barnes, 32, avoiding salary adjustments. Samsung Electronics is continuing to make huge investments this winter by giving back-up catchers a two-year contract.
Ken Rosenthal, a reporter for “The Athletic” in the U.S., said on the 15th (Korean time) that the Dodgers have agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million with Barnes. The contract is 300,000 dollars, and the annual salary is 1.5 million dollars in 2021 and 2.5 million dollars in 2022. Every year, he plays 70 games and 80 games, he gets a $100,000 incentive.
Barnes, who has been in his second year of salary adjustment, disagreed with the Dodgers, who offered $1.5 million for $2 million. However, the two-year contract avoided the adjustment of salary and reached an agreement.
Since his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2015, Barnes has recorded a career batting average of .23179 hits, 18 home runs, 89 RBIs and OPS .700 in six seasons. In last year’s postseason, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series with his surprise performance of OPS.833 with a batting average of .321 home runs and three RBIs in 25 at-bats (8 starts). Although he is not a starting pitcher, he will continue to support Will Smith, the Dodgers’ main catcher, for the next two years 토토추천사이트
Remain Barnes.As a result, the team’s annual salary will reach 260 million dollars and about 287 billion won in Korean money this year. The amount is well over the $210 million luxury tax limit. It’s this winter.Jus signed a three-year, $12 million contract with FA pitcher Trevor Bauer, while third baseman Justin Turner also stayed at $34 million for a 2-plus-one-year guarantee. Bullpen pitcher Blake Trenen also signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract.
As a result, the luxury tax burden has increased. “Under Andrew Friedman, president of the baseball division, who took office after the 2014 season, the Dodgers have steadily reduced their team’s salary.” “Although it has not exceeded luxury taxes for three consecutive years since 2018, the team’s annual salary has risen again as it invested a large amount of money, including signing a large extension contract with outfielder Mookie Betts last year.”
This year, after four years since 2017, the luxury tax will be paid again. Luxury taxes are imposed differently depending on the section if the total annual salary exceeds the limit. The Dodgers, which is worth more than $40 million in excess of the luxury tax, will have to pay 42.5 percent of the luxury tax. Based on current standards, the Dodgers cannot avoid luxury taxes of at least $15 million.
In addition, if his total annual salary exceeds 250 million dollars, he will suffer losses in the designation of the draft. Reducing salary in the future has emerged as the Dodgers’ biggest challenge as the order of nominations for the first round can be followed by penalties that are pushed back 10th place. There is a possibility that the existing high-paying player will be used as a trade card.