Giancarlo Stanton expected to pay $141 million in taxes over the span of his new contract


Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton inked a record 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins last week. Hopefully, Stanton didn’t earmark all $325 million because, according to Bloomberg, the slugger is expected to pay $141 million in taxes over the life of the deal.

Bloomberg cites the work of Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment. He assumes Stanton will live in Florida and include federal, state, city, and payroll taxes. Stanton will also pay taxes, including a “jock tax” (a tax states levy on visiting professionals), for working in other states. Raiola estimates Stanton will pay $132.5 million in federal and payroll taxes and $8.5 million for the jock tax.

Justin Turner suffers broken wrist after being hit by a pitch

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left Monday’s Cactus League game against the Athletics after he was hit by a pitch. He went for X-rays, revealing that he suffered a broken wrist, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Shaikin adds that Turner is unlikely to return before May, noting that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman missed six weeks with a similar injury last year and Astros outfielder George Springer missed nine weeks in 2015.

Needless to say, this is a huge loss for the Dodgers. Last year, Turner hit .322/.415/.530 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI in 543 plate appearances, helping the Dodgers reach the World Series. He made the All-Star team for the first time in his career and finished eighth in NL MVP balloting.

Thankfully, the Dodgers have some versatile players on the roster. Logan Forsythe could move from second base to third, giving Chase Utley more playing time at second. Enrique Hernandez could man the hot corner as well. Chris Taylor has played some third base, or he could shift to second base in Forsythe’s stead. The club should shed some light on how it plans to move forward following Turner’s injury.