John Lackey

Drafted:Round 2 (#68 overall), 1999
College:Grayson County CC, Texas

Current Salary Information

John Lackey signed a 5 year / $82.50 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $3,500,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000.

Contract: 5 yr(s) / $82,500,000 Signing Bonus $3,500,000 Average Salary $16,500,000 Guaranteed: $82,500,000 Free Agent: 2016 / Unrestricted
Year Base Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
2010 18,000,000 700,000 - 18,700,000
2011 15,250,000 700,000 - 15,950,000
2012 15,250,000 700,000 - 15,950,000
2013 15,250,000 700,000 - 15,950,000
2014 4,916,666 - - 4,916,666
2015 500,000 - - 500,000
2016 FA
  • 2015 club option at Major League minimum salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing elbow injury in 2010-14
  • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
  • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd-5th in vote); $0.1M for WS MVP; $75,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
  • perks: suite on road, right to buy 6 premium seats for home games

Previous Contracts

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Oct 31 2014
St. Louis (STL) exercised a $500,000 option for 2015
Jul 31 2014
Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Boston (BOS) with $1.75 million and Corey Littrell for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig
Dec 16 2009
Signed a 5 year $82.5 million contract with Boston
Apr 3 2006
Signed a 3 year $17.01 million contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
Mar 1 2005
Signed a 1 year $440k contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
Mar 4 2004
Signed a 1 year $375k contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
Mar 2 2003
Signed a 1 year $315k contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
Jun 7 1999
Drafted by Anaheim (ANA): Round 2 (#68 overall)