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Kenley Jansen's free agency brought about an interesting informational nugget about the Dodgers front office current approach to the roster. In short, the Dodgers, whose team payroll sits above $270M, were, and still are, exploring offloading a contract or two. 

The Dodgers clearly want no part of the new "Cohen Tax" either. LA would incur the 80% tax penalty if their payroll goes above $290M.

The Dodgers also have a potential payroll wildcard with starter Trevor Bauer. According to, Trevor Bauer luxury tax salary sits at $34M for this coming season. What the Dodgers decide to do with Bauer after the MLB completes their investigation could also impact LA's payroll situation.

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How the Bauer scenario unfolds is anyone's guess, but there's two other high-priced players that the Dodgers could look to offload if they so desire. 

Feb 21, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price (33) sits in the dugout during spring training at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock against the Seattle Mariners during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports