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Boston Red Sox 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the Boston Red Sox 2020 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

Red Sox – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Martinez J.D. Martinez 32 DH Vet $23,750,000 - $23,750,000 $8,796,296 10.57 22,000,000
Bogaerts Xander Bogaerts 27 SS Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $7,407,407 8.90 20,000,000
Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi 30 SP Vet $17,000,000 - $17,000,000 $6,296,296 7.57 17,000,000
Bradley Jr. Jackie Bradley Jr. 30 CF Arb 4 $11,000,000 - $11,000,000 $4,074,074 4.90 11,000,000
Perez Martin Perez 29 SP Vet $5,500,000 - $5,500,000 $2,222,222 2.67 6,500,000
Pillar Kevin Pillar 31 CF Arb 3 $4,250,000 - $4,250,000 $1,574,074 1.89 4,250,000
Vazquez Christian Vazquez 29 C Arb 3 $4,200,000 - $4,200,000 $1,555,556 1.87 4,516,667
Workman Brandon Workman 31 RP/CL Arb 3 $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $1,296,296 1.56 3,500,000
Benintendi Andrew Benintendi 25 LF Arb 1 3 $3,400,000 - $3,400,000 $1,259,259 1.51 5,000,000
Barnes Matt Barnes 30 RP Arb 2 2 $3,100,000 - $3,100,000 $1,148,148 1.38 3,100,000
Peraza Jose Peraza 26 2B Arb 1 1 $2,850,000 - $2,850,000 $1,055,556 1.27 2,850,000
Moreland Mitch Moreland 34 1B Vet $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $925,926 1.11 3,000,000
Hembree Heath Hembree 31 RP Arb 2 $1,612,500 - $1,612,500 $597,222 0.72 1,612,500
Godley Zack Godley 30 SP Arb 1 $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $530,680 0.64 1,500,000
Plawecki Kevin Plawecki 29 C Arb 2 $900,000 - $900,000 $333,333 0.40 900,000
Osich Josh Osich 31 RP Arb 1 1 $850,000 - $850,000 $314,815 0.38 850,000
Devers Rafael Devers 23 3B Pre-Arb 3 $692,500 - $692,500 $256,481 0.31 692,500
Verdugo Alex Verdugo 24 RF Pre-Arb 2 $601,500 - $601,500 $222,778 0.27 601,500
Brasier Ryan Brasier 32 RP Pre-Arb 1 $584,500 - $584,500 $216,481 0.26 584,500
Walden Marcus Walden 31 RP Pre-Arb 2 $579,500 - $579,500 $214,630 0.26 579,500
Brice Austin Brice 28 RP Pre-Arb $573,500 - $573,500 $212,407 0.26 573,500
Chavis Michael Chavis 24 2B Pre-Arb 2 $571,000 - $571,000 $211,481 0.25 571,000
Lin Tzu-Wei Lin 26 SS Pre-Arb $570,000 - $570,000 $211,111 0.25 570,000
Brewer Colten Brewer 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 $569,500 - $569,500 $210,926 0.25 569,500
Arauz Jonathan Arauz 21 SS Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.25 563,500
Valdez Phillips Valdez 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.25 563,500
Covey Dylan Covey 28 SP Pre-Arb 1 $575,000 - $575,000 $171,666 0.21 575,000
Stock Robert Stock 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 $564,500 - $564,500 $149,808 0.18 564,500


2020 Injured List

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (5) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Sale Chris Sale
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
31 SP Vet $30,000,000 - $30,000,000 $7,407,407 8.90 25,600,000
Pedroia Dustin Pedroia
(60-day, Knee)
36 2B Vet $13,000,000 $125,000 $13,125,000 $4,762,737 5.72 13,750,000
Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez
(60-day, Illness)
27 SP Arb 3 2 $8,300,000 - $8,300,000 $3,074,074 3.69 8,300,000
Taylor Josh Taylor
(10-day, Covid-19)
27 RP Pre-Arb 2 $577,000 - $577,000 $213,704 0.26 577,000
Hernandez Darwinzon Hernandez
(10-day, Covid-19)
23 RP Pre-Arb 2 $566,000 - $566,000 $209,630 0.25 566,000


2020 Reserve/Exempt

Salaries from players who are exempt, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
McHugh Collin McHugh 33 RP $600,000 - $600,000 $222,222 0.27 600,000


2020 Retained Salaries

Leftover salaries from players who have been traded or released, or buyouts for declined options.

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Price David Price 34 SP $16,000,000 - $5,925,926 $5,925,926 7.12 16,000,000
Sandoval Pablo Sandoval 33 3B $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 6.01 0


2020 Deferred Salaries

Salaries for players who had salaries deferred to the current year. We are NOT counting these against the active payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Ramirez Manny Ramirez 48 LF $2,013,418 - $2,013,418 $2,013,418


2020 Player Pool

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (36) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Weber Ryan Weber 29 SP 1 $600,000 - $600,000 $53,072 600,000
Springs Jeffrey Springs 27 RP 3 $585,000 - $585,000 $58,212 585,000
Mazza Chris Mazza 30 RP 2 $566,000 - $566,000 $28,161 566,000
Hall Matt Hall 26 SP 2 $565,000 - $565,000 $46,845 565,000
Shawaryn Michael Shawaryn AAA 25 P 2 $565,000 - $565,000 $565,000 565,000
Aybar Yoan Aybar AA 22 P 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Chatham C.J. Chatham AAA 25 SS 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Dalbec Bobby Dalbec AAA 25 3B 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Hart Kyle Hart 27 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 563,500
Wilson Marcus Wilson AAA 23 OF 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Gonsalves Stephen Gonsalves AAA 25 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Castillo Rusney Castillo AAA 33 LF 1 $13,500,000 $771,428 $14,271,428 $14,271,428 0
Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy 34 C $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $58,044 555,556
Hildenberger Trevor Hildenberger AAA 29 RP 2 $700,000 - $700,000 $700,000 0
Hernandez Marco Hernandez AAA 27 3B 1 $650,000 - $650,000 $650,000 0
Alvarez R.J. Alvarez AAA 29 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Bandy Jett Bandy AAA 30 C - - -0 -0 0
Blair Seth Blair 31 P - - -0 -0 0
Centeno Juan Centeno AAA 30 C - - -0 -0 0
Downs Jeter Downs 21 SS - - -0 -0 0
Duran Jarren Duran 23 2B - - -0 -0 0
Espinal Yoel Espinal 27 P - - -0 -0 0
Groome Jason Groome 21 P - - -0 -0 0
Houck Tanner Houck 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Jones Ryder Jones AAA 26 3B 1 - - -0 -0 0
Joseph Tommy Joseph AAA 28 1B 1 - - -0 -0 0
Kickham Mike Kickham AAA 31 RP - - -0 -0 0
Leyer Robinson Leyer AA 27 P - - -0 -0 0
Longhi Nick Longhi AAA 24 1B - - -0 -0 0
Mata Bryan Mata 21 SP - - -0 -0 0
Munoz Yairo Munoz AAA 25 SS 1 - - -0 -0 0
Ockimey Josh Ockimey 24 1B - - -0 -0 0
Pereda Jhonny Pereda 24 C - - -0 -0 0
Reyes Denyi Reyes AAA 23 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Simpson Caleb Simpson 28 RP - - -0 -0 0
Tapia Domingo Tapia AAA 28 P - - -0 -0 0


2020 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
YorkeNick Yorke 18 2B - $2,700,000 $2,700,000 $2,700,000 3.24
JordanBlaze Jordan 17 3B - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 2.10
Wu-YellandJeremy Wu-Yelland 21 P - $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 0.24


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $112,921,000 - - $112,921,000 $41,882,337
Injured Reserve Money $52,443,000 $125,000 - $52,568,000 $15,667,552
Reserve/Exempt Money $600,000 - - $600,000 $222,222
Retained Salary $21,000,000 - - $10,925,926 $10,925,926
Deferred Salary $2,013,418 - - $2,013,418 $2,013,418
Buried Minor Salary $17,316,000 $771,428 - $18,087,428 $14,515,762
Total Payroll $204,280,000 $896,428 - $195,102,354 $83,213,799

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $185,634,723
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $203,134,723
Comp. Balance Tax Space $4,865,277