2010 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

Shaded players are currently on the 60-day DL, and don’t count towards the 40-man roster, although their salary does count.


  • All salaries in bold are official.
  • All ages are as of the start of the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season.
  • Players in the minor leagues make $32,500 in their first year on the 40-man roster, $65,000 in their second year, and $97,500 in their third year. Any player with major league service time makes at least $65,000, regardless of how many years of service.
  • AST stands for Approximate Service Time. It is calculated as years.days, which means one year and 32 days would look like: 1.032. A year of service time is 172 days.
  • These figures don’t include potential performance bonuses. Performance bonuses, when achieved, will be added in the “Other Expenses” section.
  • Javier Lopez can earn up to $550 K in performance bonuses based on appearances.
  • Zach Duke can earn $25 K each for 215 and 220 IP.
  • D.J. Carrasco can earn up to $300 K in performance bonuses. See D.J. Carrasco’s Contract for details.
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    • sweetleb

       I think the numbers will fall off if pirates don’t start hitting. They are becoming to be a tuff watch on tv and that’s free. I don’t think they will ever be “in it” like last year. the 7th and 8th place hitters are killing the offense.

      • CWPCWP

        TV is free to you, but the Pirates get paid when you watch indirectly from advertisements.

    • CWPCWP

      Good post.  They may also want to use some of that money to pay down some of their debt as I doubt they will be in a position at the deadline in which they need to add millions in payroll.

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