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)
  • 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
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
C.C. Sabathia
5 years/$122M (2012-16), plus 2017 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
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 12/13/13
  • 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
Brian McCann
5 years/$85M (2014-18), plus 2019 option
  • 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 disabled list
  • full no-trade protection
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
Chase Headley
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
Brett Gardner
4 years/$52M (2015-18), plus 2019 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
Andrew Miller
4 years/$36M (2015-18)
  • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/5/14
  • 15-18:$9M annually
Chris Capuano
1 year/$5M (2015)
  • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/16/14
  • 1 year/$2.25 (2014)
Stephen Drew
1 year/$5M (2015)
  • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/6/15
  • performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 450, 500, 550 plate appearances
Garrett Jones
2 years/$7.75M (2014-15)
  • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/9/13
  • 14:$2.75M, 15:$5M
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 12/19/14
Nathan Eovaldi rhp
1 year/$3.3M (2015)
  • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
Ivan Nova rhp
1 year/$3.3M (2015)
  • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
Chris Young
1 year/$2.5M (2015)
  • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/9/14
  • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $0.15M for 250 PA. $0.2M for 275 PA. $0.3M for 300 PA. $0.35M for 350 PA. $0.375M each for 375, 400 PA. $0.475M for 450 PA. $0.5M for 500 PA. $0.55M each for 550, 600 PA.
Michael Pineda
1 year/$2.1 (2015)
  • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
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
Esmil Rogers
1 year/$1.48M (2015)
  • re-signed by NY Yankees 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • $0.75M guaranteed
David Carpenter rhp
1 year/$1.3M (2015)
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Atlanta 1/1/15
  • signed by NY Yankees 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)


Pre-Arbitration

Adam Warren
Justin Wilson
Dellin Betances
Didi Gregorius
Jose De Paula

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