Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox Contract Details

Red Sox Contract Details

Contract terms for all active Boston Red Sox players, including average salary, years of experience, free agency year, and contract length & value.

 

Red Sox – The Athletic

Player (28) Pos. Contract Details
SaleChris Sale SP
  • Player Opt-out available after 2022
  • Full No Trade Clause, 2020-2024
  • $50M deferred at $10M per year from 2035-2039
  • Annual Games Started Incentives
  • Annual Cy Young Escalators
    $2M for 1st place
    $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
    $1M for 4th or 5th
    $500,000 for 6th-10th
  • 2025 Vesting Option ($5M deferred to 2040)
    vests with a Top 10 finish in 2024 Cy Young + healthy
  • 2025 Option Escalator (2023, 2024 Cy Young)
    $2.5M for 1st
    $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
    $1M for 4th or 5th
    $500,000 for 6th-10th
  • Cy Young: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • MVP: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • All Star: $50,000
  • LCS MVP: $50,000
  • WS MVP: $100,000
BogaertsXander Bogaerts SS
  • Player Opt-out available after 2022
  • 2026 Option vests with 535 plate appearances in 2025
  • Full No Trade after 7 years service time
MartinezJ.D. Martinez DH
  • Opt-out available after 2019, $2.5M buyout
  • Additional opt-out available after 2020, no buyout
  • Additional opt-out available after 2021
EovaldiNathan Eovaldi SP
 
Bradley Jr.Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
  • 2022 player option comes with a $6.5M buyout (exercised)
  • 2023 Mutual option comes with an $8M buyout
BarnesMatt Barnes RP
  • 2024 Club Option: $2.25M buyout (option has $2M of escalators available)
HernandezEnrique Hernandez CF
  • $1.5M of 2021 salary deferred at $250,000 each of 2027-2032
    $1M of 2022 salary deferred at $250,000 each of 2033-2026
VazquezChristian Vazquez C
  • 2022 Club Option includes a $250,000 buyout
  • 2022 escalates to $8M with 502 plate appearances across 2020-21 (not earned)
PaxtonJames Paxton SP
  • 2023 club option converts to $4M player option if declined
  • Incentives: $3M
HillRich Hill SP
  • Innings Pitched
    $250,000 each for 110, 120
    $500,000 each for 130, 140
    $750,000 each for 150, 160
SawamuraHirokazu Sawamura RP
  • 2023 club option includes a $1M buyout
    • If declined, player gains a $1M player option or buyout
  • 2023 option & buyout escalate $600,000 if he's on the 2022 Opening day roster
  • 2023 Buyout Escalator
    $100,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 appearances in either 2021 or 2022 ($400,000 earned)
  • Annual Bonuses
    $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 60 appearances ($200,000 earned in 2021)
WachaMichael Wacha SP
BarnesMatt Barnes RP
PlaweckiKevin Plawecki C
BrasierRyan Brasier RP
VerdugoAlex Verdugo LF
DeversRafael Devers 3B
DalbecBobby Dalbec 1B
PivettaNick Pivetta SP
TaylorJosh Taylor RP
ArroyoChristian Arroyo 2B
HouckTanner Houck SP
WhitlockGarrett Whitlock RP
DuranJarren Duran OF
DavisAustin Davis RP
HernandezDarwinzon Hernandez RP
ValdezPhillips Valdez RP
ArauzJonathan Arauz SS