Dodgers players in reach of contract bonuses

Dodgers players in reach of contract bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers have roughly $50 million in payroll potentially coming off the books from 2011, but there still are a few players who can earn additional incentives this year.

Starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, for example, has thrown 178 1/3 innings so far. He's in line to receive another $125,000 when he reaches 180 innings, $175,000 more at 190 innings and $200,000 more if he hits 200 innings.

With 463 plate appearances, Jamey Carroll has already reached $275,000 in incentives, but there's another $125,000 if he gets to 500. That might be tough to reach now that his playing time has diminished with Dee Gordon and Justin Sellers playing almost daily in the middle infield.

Aaron Miles, with 433 plate appearances, has earned $75,000 in bonuses but has another $25,000 coming if he reaches 450.