Payroll



Alex Rodriguez
  • 10 years/$275M (2008-17)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13/07
    • $10M signing bonus ($2M paid upon approval, $1M paid each Jan. 15, 2009-2013, $3M paid Jan. 15, 2014)
    • 08:$27M, 09:$32M, 10:$32M, 11:$31M, 12:$29M, 13:$28M, 14:$25M,15:$21M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M
    • $30M marketing agreement based on home run milestones ($6M each for reaching 660, 714, 755 and tying and breaking major league HR record)
    • no-trade protection
    • perks: may purchase 4 best available season tickets for 2008, 4 Legends Suite or comparable season tickets for 2009-17
    • Texas obligated to fund $9M as part of deferred compensation provision in previous contract (to be paid with interest in $3M increments in 2008, 2009 & 2010)

Mark Teixeira
  • 8 years/$180M (2009-16)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/23/08
    • $5M signing bonus
    • 09:$20M, 10:$20M, 11-16:$22.5M annually
    • full no-trade clause
    • Teixeira may purchase 8 of best available Yankees season tickets

CC Sabathia
  • 5 years/$122M (2012-16), plus 2017 vesting option
    • signed extension with NY Yankees 10/31/11
    • 12-15:$23M annually, 16:$25M, 17:$25M vesting option ($5M buyout)
    • 2017 salary guaranteed if Sabathia 1) does not end 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, 2) does not spend more than 45 days in 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury or 3) does not make more than six relief appearances in 2016 because of a left shoulder injury
    • no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road trips

Masahiro Tanaka
  • 7 years/$155M (2014-20)
    • signed by NY Yankees 1/22/14
    • 14-19: $22M annually. 20:$23M
    • Tanaka may opt out of contract after 2017 season
    • full no-trade protection perks: $35,000 moving allowance, $0.1M housing allowance, interpreter at salary of $85,000, 4 first-class round trip airline tickets between Japan & NY
    • NY Yankees also paid $20M posting fee to Rakuten, Tanaka’s former club in Japan

Jacoby Ellsbury
  • 7 years/$153M (2014-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13
    • no-trade protection

Alfonso Soriano
  • 8 years/$136M (2007-14)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/06
    • $8M signing bonus
    • 07:$9M, 08:$13M, 09:$16M, 10-14:$18M annually
    • full no-trade clause
    • award bonuses: $0.25M for top vote-getter in All-Star balloting, $0.35M for WS MVP, $0.25M for LCS MVP, $0.3M for MVP, $75,000 for Gold Glove
    • perks: suite on road trips, 6 premium tickets for each home game (spring training – post-season) and All Star Game (if Soriano is selected)
    • Soriano to donate $25,000 annually to both United Way & Cubs Care
    • earns right to block any trade as 10-and-5 player after 2011 season 
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/26/13 (Yankees pay $1.8M of 2013 salary and $5M of 2014 salary)

Brian McCann
  • 5 years/$85M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/3/13
    • 14-18:$17M annually. 19:$15M club option (no buyout)
    • 2019 becomes player option if McCann: 1) has at least 1,000 plate appearances combined in 2017-18, 2) starts at least 90 games at catcher in 2018, and 3) does not end 2018 season on the disabled list
    • full no-trade protection

Hiroki Kuroda
  • 1 year/$16M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/6/13
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 190, 210 innings pitched

Carlos Beltran
  • 3 years/$45M (2014-16)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13
    • 14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$15M
    • no-trade protection

Derek Jeter
  • 1 year/$12M (2014)
    • signed extension with NY Yankees 11/1/13, replacing $9.5M player option in previous contract

Ichiro Suzuki
  • 2 years/$13M (2013-14)
    • 13:$6.5M, 14:$6.5M
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13/12

Brett Gardner
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years/$52M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with NY Yankees 2/23/14
    • 15-18:$12.5M annually. 19:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded

David Robertson
  • 1 year/$5.215M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)

Matt Thornton
  • 2 years/$7M (2014-15)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/17/13
    • 14:$3.5M, 15:$3.5M


Ivan Nova
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)

Kelly Johnson
  • 1 year/$3M (2014)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13

Brian Roberts
  • 1 year/$2M (2014)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/19/13
    • performance bonuses: $175,000 for 250 & 300 plate appearances, $250,000 for 350 & 400 PA,  $300,000 for 450 & 500 PA; $350,000 for 550 PA, $400,000 for 600 & 650 PA.

Brendan Ryan 
  • 2 years/$5M (2014-15), plus 2016 option
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/27/13
    • 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$2M club option / $1M player option
    • performance bonuses

Shawn Kelley
  • 1 year/$1.765M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)

Francisco Cervelli
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)


John Ryan Murphy
  • 1 year/$0.5027M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/28/14


Dean Anna
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/16/14


Vidal Nuno
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/16/14


Eduardo Nunez
  • 1 year/$0.5769M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13/14


David Phelps

  • 1 year/$0.541425M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13/14




    Michael Pineda
    • 1 year/$0.538475M (2014)
      • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13/14



    Pre-Arbitration


    Manny Banuelos
    Dellin Betances
    Cesar Cabral
    Jose Campos
    Preston Claiborne
    Shane Greene
    Bryan Mitchell
    Jose Ramirez
    Nik Turley
    Adam Warren
    Austin Romine
    Gary Sanchez
    Zoilo Almonte
    Ramon Flores
    Slade Heathcott

    * the information above is courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts