Following the 2022 season, the Atlanta Braves’ payroll has seen some inflation rather quickly. Considering exercised club options, arbitration salaries, and pre-arbitration players, Atlanta’s payroll is projected at just under $194MM on 2023 Opening Day.
This number comes before any big additions to the roster. With all eyes on Dansby Swanson’s upcoming contract and a possible glance at Jacob deGrom, the Braves could climb in the payroll rankings after coming in ninth last Opening Day with a franchise-record $178MM.
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