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

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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.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.