Payroll



C.C. Sabathia lhp
5 years/$122M (2012-16), plus 2017 vesting option
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
Mark Teixeira 1b
8 years/$180M (2009-16)
$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
Masahiro Tanaka rhp
7 years/$155M (2014-20)
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
Jacoby Ellsbury cf
7 years/$153M (2014-20), plus 2021 option
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
Alex Rodriguez dh-3b
10 years/$275M (2008-17)
$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, paying $6M each for reaching 660, 714, 755 and tying (762) and breaking (763) 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)
  • suspended by Major League Baseball for 211 games 8/5/13 in connection with Biogenesis investigation
  • after Rodriguez filed a grievance challenging the penalty, the suspension was reduced to 162 games in arbitration 1/11/14, with Rodriguez to receive 21/183 of 2014 salary
  • placed on restricted list 1/11/14, activated 10/30/14
Brian McCann c
5 years/$85M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option
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 disabled list
  • full no-trade protection
Carlos Beltran rf
3 years/$45M (2014-16)
14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$15M
  • no-trade protection
Brett Gardner lf
4 years/$52M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
$2M signing bonus
15:$12M, 16:$13M, 17:$12M, 18:$11M, 19:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout)
  • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
Chase Headley 3b
4 years/$52M (2015-18)
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
Aroldis Chapman lhp
1 year/$11.325M (2016)
  • suspended for first 30 games of 2016 season, with Chapman losing 30 days’ ML service and pay, or $1,856,557
Andrew Miller lhp
4 years/$36M (2015-18)
15-18:$9M annually

Starlin Castro ss
7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 club option
$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
Nathan Eovaldi rhp
1 year/$5.6M (2016)

Michael Pineda rhp
1 year/$4.3M (2016)

Ivan Nova rhp
1 year/$4.1M (2016)
  • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 140, 160, 180, 200 innings
Dustin Ackley lf
1 year/$3.2M (2016)

Didi Gregorius ss
1 year/$2.425 (2016)

Aaron Hicks of
1 year/$0.574M (2016)

Austin Romine c
1 year/$0.556M (2016)

Chasen Shreve lhp
1 year/$0.5334M (2016)

Greg Bird 1b
1 year/$0.5253M (2016)

Luis Severino rhp
1 year/$0.5213M (2016)

Bryan Mitchell rhp
1 year/$0.51665M (2016)

Kirby Yates rhp
1 year/$0.5119M (2016)

Mason Williams of
1 year/$0.5097M (2016)

Ronnie Torreyes 2b-ss
1 year/$0.5086M (2016)

Johnny Barbato rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Dellin Betances rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Luis Cessa rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Vicente Campos rhp
1 year (2016)

Ben Gamel of
1 year (2016)

Nick Goody rhp
1 year (2016)

Slade Heathcott cf
1 year (2016)

Jacob Lindgren lhp
1 year (2016)

Tyler Olson lhp
1 year (2016)

James Pazos lhp
1 year (2016)

Branden Pinder rhp
1 year (2016)

Rob Refsnyder 2b
1 year (2016)

Nick Rumbelow rhp
1 year (2016)

Gary Sanchez c
1 year (2016)

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