Payroll



C.C. Sabathia lhp
5 years/$122M (2012-16), plus 2017 option
  • 5 years/$122M (2012-16), plus 2017 vesting option
    • signed extension with NY Yankees 10/31/11
    • 12-15:$23M/year, 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
    • 2017 option vested 10/16
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports / CAA Sports (previously Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 16.000
Masahiro Tanaka rhp
7 years/$155M (2014-20)
  • 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
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.000
Jacoby Ellsbury cf
7 years/$153M (2014-20), plus 2021 option
  • 7 years/$153M (2014-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13/13
    • 14-20: $21,142,857.15 annually. 21:$21M club option ($5M buyout)
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: right to purchase six Legends Suite tickets per year
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Joe Urbon)
  • ML service: 9.037
Aroldis Chapman lhp
5 years/$86M (2017-21)
  • 5 years/$86M (2017-21)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/8/16
    • $11M signing bonus ($1M paid in 2016, $5M each in 2017-18)
    • 17-21: annual salaries of $15M
    • Chapman may opt out of contract after 2019 season
    • Chapman may not be traded to Seattle or a club based in California
    • full no-trade protection for 2017-19
    • limited no-trade protection for 2020-21
  • agent: Magnus Sports (previously Relativity Baseball, Hendricks Sports)
  • ML service: 6.009
Chase Headley 3b
4 years/$52M (2015-18)
  • 4 years/$52M (2015-18)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/15/14
    • 15:$13M, 16:$13M, 17:$13M, 18:$13M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 475, 500, 525, 550 plate appearances
    • one-time assignment bonus: $1M if traded
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 8.123
Matt Holliday dh-lf
1 year/$13M (2017)
  • 1 year/$13M (2077)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/7/16
    • limited no-trade protection: may block deals to one club (Oakland)
  • agent: Boras Corp. (formerly Jot Hartley)
  • ML service: 13.000
Brett Gardner lf
4 years/$52M (2015-18), plus 2019 option
  • 4 years/$52M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with NY Yankees 2/23/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 15:$12M, 16:$13M, 17:$12M, 18:$11M, 19:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 8.072
Starlin Castro 2b
7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 option
  • 7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 8/28/12
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 13:$5M, 14:$5M, 15:$6M, 16:$7M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M, 19:$11M,20:$16M club option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses
    • 2019 salary and 2020 option increase by $2M each with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/8/15
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 6.150
Michael Pineda rhp
1 year/$7.4M (2017)
  • 1 year/$7.4M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 5.099
Tyler Clippard rhp
2 years/$12.25M (2016-17)
  • 2 years/$12.25M (2016-17)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/9/16
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 16:$4.1M, 17:$4.25M
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 7/31/16 with $5,561,475 remaining on contract
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.148
Didi Gregorius ss
1 year/$5.1M (2017)
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.159
Dellin Betances rhp
2017
  • 2017
    • arbitration-eligible ($5M-$3M)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.078
Chris Carter 1b
1 year/$3.5M (2017)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/7/17
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 plate appearances
  • agent: Sports Management Partners
  • ML service: 4.159
Adam Warren rhp
1 year/$2.29M (2017)
  • 1 year/$2.29M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: Full Circle Sports
  • ML service: 4.036
Aaron Hicks of
1 year/$1.35M (2017)
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 3.041
Tom Layne lhp
1 year/$1.075M (2017)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 2.144
Austin Romine c
1 year/$0.805M (2017)
  • 1 year/$0.805M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 3.045
Chasen Shreve lhp
1 year/$0.5334M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5334M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.015
Greg Bird 1b
1 year/$0.5253M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5253M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 1.053
Luis Severino rhp
1 year/$0.5213M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5213M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 0.170
Bryan Mitchell rhp
1 year/$0.51665M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.51665M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.129
Mason Williams of
1 year/$0.5097M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • agent: Bobby Barad
  • ML service: 1.070
Ronnie Torreyes 2b-ss
1 year/$0.5086M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5086M (2016)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade 1/12/16 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 1/7/16
    • claimed off waivers by LA Angels 1/25/16 after being DFA by NY Yankees 1/15/16
    • claimed off waivers by NY Yankees 2/1/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/27/16
    • signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • ML service: 1.022
Johnny Barbato rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from San Diego 12/29/14
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.039
Luis Cessa rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/3/15
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Detroit 12/9/15
    • signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • ML service: 0.098
Gary Sanchez c
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 0.086
Miguel Andujar 3b
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Tyler Austin of
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • $0.13M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.051
Richard Bleier lhp
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 5/26/16
  • $0.12M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.100
Dietrich Enns lhp
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Giovanny Gallegos rhp
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Domingo German rhp
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/4/16
  • ML service: 0.034 (through 2015)
Chad Green rhp
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 5/14/16
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.079
Ben Heller rhp
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 7/31/16
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/11/16
  • agent: Jesse Cook and Zach Price, Onyx Sports Management
  • ML service: 0.053
Ronald Herrera rhp
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Kyle Higashioka c
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected NY Yankees 11/4/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Jonathan Holder rhp
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/16
  • ML service: 0.031
Aaron Judge of
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • agent: PSI Sports
  • ML service: 0.051
Jorge Mateo ss
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.000
Yefrey Ramirez rhp
2017
  • 2017
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
  • ML service: 0.000
Rob Refsnyder 2b
1 year (2016)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • agent: PSI Sports
  • ML service: 0.158

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