Can't insert an image for some reason. But here's the text on the rule.
Budget Charge for Season-ending Injuries
The club will remain responsible for the injured player's full Salary Budget Charge. Clubs may execute a trade to create budget space in order to sign a Season-ending Injury Replacement Player. This is the only circumstance in which a club may trade for Salary Budget space.
MLS clubs are only able to receive budget relief (paid out of the club's own pocket) for a season-ending injury under the following parameters:
- The injured player must be earning at least $100,000 per annum.
- The injured player must have suffered the season ending injury prior to the close the Primary Transfer Window and the new player must be signed as of such date.
- The Season-ending Injury Replacement Player may earn up to $250,000 but not more than the player who suffered the season-ending injury.
- The club is ultimately responsible for the payment of the replacement player's salary (which will not be charged to the club's budget).
- MLS clubs will only be allowed to sign one such Season-ending Injury Replacement Player a year.
So I read it as the injured players salary still hits the cap, but the replacement players doesn't as long as it's under $250k. Also, pretty sure Gulbrandsen is the replacement. The replacement doesn't have to be a direct positional replacement. I also don't think Baah's injury is really season ending. Probably could have been back by the summer. Pretty confident that they put him on there for more roster moves instead of waiting a few more months on Baah.
That's true. Although I'm thinking Gulbrandsen is gonna get more money than 250k just for the reason that forwards with any goal scoring in their history get more than other positions.