Cliff Lee

College:Arkansas

Current Salary Information

Cliff Lee signed a 5 year / $120 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including an annual average salary of $24,000,000.

Contract: 5 yr(s) / $120,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $24,000,000 Guaranteed: $120,000,000 Free Agent: 2017 / Unrestricted
Year Base Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
2011 11,000,000 - 50,000 11,050,000
2012 21,500,000 - - 21,500,000
2013 25,000,000 - 50,000 25,050,000
2014 25,000,000 - - 25,000,000
2015 25,000,000 - - 25,000,000
2016 27,500,000 - - 27,500,000
2017 FA
  • The 2016 option comes with a $12.5 million buyout.
  • Limited no-trade protection
  • Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star Selection, LCS MVP: $50,000
  • WS MVP: $100k
  • Cy Young: 1st ($100,000), 2nd ($75,000), 3rd ($50,000)
  • option becomes guaranteed if Lee 1) is not on the disabled list at end of 2015 season with injury to left elbow or left shoulder, and 2) has 200 IP in 2015 or 400 IP in 2014-15

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Dec 13 2010
Signed a 5 year $120 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Jul 9 2010
Traded to Texas (TEX) from Seattle (SEA) for Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, Matt Lawson, Mark Lowe and cash considerations
Dec 16 2009
Traded to Seattle (SEA) from Philadelphia (PHI) for Tyson Gillies, Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez
Jul 30 2009
Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Cleveland (CLE) for Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Ben Francisco
Jun 27 2002
Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Montreal (MTL) for Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore, Lee Stevens, Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew