James Shields

Drafted:Round 16 (#466 overall), 2000

Current Salary Information

James Shields signed a 4 year / $11.25 million contract with the Kansas City Royals, including a $0 signing bonus, $0 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,812,500.

Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,250,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $2,812,500 Guaranteed: $11,250,000 Free Agent: 2015 / Unrestricted
Year Base Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
2008 1,000,000 - - 1,000,000
2009 1,500,000 - - 1,500,000
2010 2,500,000 - - 2,500,000
2011 4,250,000 - - 4,250,000
2012 7,500,000 - - 7,500,000
2013 10,250,000 - - 10,250,000
2014 13,500,000 - - 13,500,000
2015 FA
  • 2012: $7.5M club option ($2M buyout) (exercised)
  • 2013: $10.25M club option ($1.5M buyout) (exercised)
  • 2014: $12M club option ($1M buyout)
  • value of 2012-14 club options may increase package to $38M
  • performance bonuses based on innings pitched, starts, and Cy Young voting may increase package to $44M
  • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
  • 2013 Trade Bonus: $750,000

 

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Transactions

Oct 31 2013
Exercised a $12 million option for 2014 with Kansas City (KC)
Dec 10 2012
Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Tampa Bay (TB) with Wade Davis and a player to be named for Will Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard
Oct 30 2012
Tampa Bay (TB) exercised $10.25 million option for 2013
Oct 31 2011
Tampa Bay (TB) exercised $7.5 million option for 2012
Jan 23 2008
Signed a 5 year $19 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
Mar 1 2007
Signed a 1 year $394k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
Jun 5 2000
Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 16 (#466 overall)