Alex Rodriguez

Designated Hitter Age: 39 Exp: 20.011 Years
Arbitration: 0-0 Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 1993
  • Current Contract

    Alex Rodriguez signed a 10 year / $275,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $27,500,000.

    Contract: 10 yr(s) / $275,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $27,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2008 Contract details by year $27,000,000 $2,000,000 $29,000,000
    2009 Contract details by year $32,000,000 $1,000,000 $33,000,000
    2010 Contract details by year $32,000,000 $1,000,000 $33,000,000
    2011 Contract details by year $32,000,000 $1,000,000 $33,000,000
    2012 Contract details by year $29,000,000 $1,000,000 $30,000,000
    2013 Contract details by year $28,000,000 $1,000,000 $29,000,000
    2014 Contract details by year $2,868,852 $1,000,000 $3,868,852
    2015 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $1,000,000 $22,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year $20,000,000 $1,000,000 $21,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year $20,000,000 $1,000,000 $21,000,000
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30M marketing agreement based on home run milestones ($6M each for reaching 660, 714, 755 and tying and breaking major league HR record)
    • 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)
       
    • Award Bonuses:
    • $50,000 for finishing 6th-10th in MVP vote
    • $0.1M each for making All Star team, receiving most All Star votes, Silver Slugger, making post-season AP, Baseball America or Sporting News All Star team, being named player of the year by AP, Baseball America or Sporting News
    • $0.15M each for LCS or LDS MVP
    • $0.2M for WS MVP or finishing 2nd-5th in MVP vote
    • $0.5M for MVP ($1M for second MVP, $1.5M for subsequent MVPs) (received $0.5M for 2003 AL MVP, $1M for 2005 AL MVP) 
    • Perks:
      May purchase 4 best available season tickets for 2008, 4 Legends Suite or comparable season tickets for 2009-17
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2001-2010

    Contract: 10 yr(s) / $252,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $25,200,000
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2001 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $2,000,000 $23,000,000
    2002 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $2,000,000 $23,000,000
    2003 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $2,000,000 $23,000,000
    2004 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $2,000,000 $23,000,000
    2005 Contract details by year $25,000,000 $2,000,000 $27,000,000
    2006 Contract details by year $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
    2007 Contract details by year $27,000,000 - $27,000,000
    2008 Contract details by year $27,000,000 - $27,000,000
    2009 Contract details by year $27,000,000 - $27,000,000
    2010 Contract details by year $27,000,000 - $27,000,000
    • no-trade clause
    • Rodriguez may void after 2007 season (10-day window after WS) 
    • Rodriguez may void after 2008 or 2009 unless club increases 2009-10 salary by $5M/year or $1M more than highest-paid MLB position player
    • club may offer salary arbitration if Rodriguez voids contract 2007-09, but club may not offer salary arbitration after 2010
       
    • 2008-2010 financial obligations (eliminated if Rodriguez voids):
    • NY: $50,695,500 (08:$15.884M, 09:$16.8985M, 10:$17.913M) o Texas: $21,304,500 (08:$8.116M, 09:$7.1015M, 10:$6.087M) * after 1 year (12/01)
       
    • Rodriguez agreed to defer $45M in salary to 2011-20 at 3% (later reduced) 
    • waived no-trade clause 2/04, allowing trade to Yankees with 7 years/$183M remaining on contract: 
    • Texas agreed to pay remaining $4M in signing bonus & $67M of remaining $179M in salary o NY agreed to pay $112M of the remaining $179M in salary 
       
    • award bonuses:
    • $50,000 for finishing 6th-10th in MVP vote 
    • $0.1M each for making All Star team, receiving most All Star votes, Silver Slugger, making post-season AP, Baseball America or Sporting News All Star team, being named player of the year by AP, Baseball America or Sporting News
    • $0.15M each for LCS or LDS MVP
    • $0.2M for WS MVP or finishing 2nd-5th in MVP vote
    • $0.5M for MVP ($1M for second MVP, $1.5M for subsequent MVPs) (received $0.5M for 2003 AL MVP, $1M for 2005 AL MVP)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1994 Player Cash Earnings $433,333 $1,000,000 - $1,433,333
    1995 Player Cash Earnings $433,333 - - $433,333
    1996 Player Cash Earnings $433,333 - - $433,333
    1997 Player Cash Earnings $1,062,500 - - $1,062,500
    1998 Player Cash Earnings $2,126,200 - - $2,126,200
    1999 Player Cash Earnings $3,112,500 - - $3,112,500
    2000 Player Cash Earnings $4,362,500 - - $4,362,500
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $10,000,000 - $31,000,000
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $27,000,000 - - $27,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $15,884,000 - - $15,884,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $7,101,500 - - $7,101,500
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $17,913,000 - - $17,913,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $29,000,000 - - $29,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,868,852 - - $2,868,852
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    Est. Earnings $326,731,051 $11,000,000 - $337,731,051
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    01/11/2014 Player contract details by year 162 games $25,000,000 Affiliation with PED
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Alex Rodriguez ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($22,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    American: #0
    American East: #0
    New York Yankees: #0
    Designated Hitter: #0

    Total Cash ($21,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    Designated Hitter: #0

    Average Annual ($27,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    Designated Hitter: #0