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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2021 Payroll

Red Sox 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Boston Red Sox 2021 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Red Sox – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (26) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Bogaerts Xander Bogaerts 28 SS Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 11.25 20,000,000
Martinez J.D. Martinez 33 DH Vet $19,350,000 - $19,350,000 $19,350,000 10.88 22,000,000
Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi 31 SP Vet $17,000,000 - $17,000,000 $17,000,000 9.56 17,000,000
Richards Garrett Richards 33 SP Vet $8,500,000 - $8,500,000 $8,500,000 4.78 10,000,000
Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez 28 SP Arb 4 $8,300,000 - $8,300,000 $8,300,000 4.67 8,300,000
Ottavino Adam Ottavino 35 RP Vet $7,150,000 $75,044 $7,225,044 $8,150,000 4.58 8,150,000
Vazquez Christian Vazquez 30 C Vet $6,250,000 - $6,250,000 $6,250,000 3.52 4,516,667
Devers Rafael Devers 24 3B Arb 1 3 $4,575,000 - $4,575,000 $4,575,000 2.57 4,575,000
Hernandez Enrique Hernandez 29 2B Vet $6,000,000 - $6,000,000 $4,500,000 2.53 7,000,000
Barnes Matt Barnes 31 RP/CL Arb 3 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $4,500,000 2.53 4,500,000
Perez Martin Perez 30 SP Vet $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $4,500,000 2.53 5,000,000
Renfroe Hunter Renfroe 29 RF Arb 2 2 $3,100,000 - $3,100,000 $3,100,000 1.74 3,100,000
Plawecki Kevin Plawecki 30 C Arb 3 $1,600,000 - $1,600,000 $1,600,000 0.90 1,600,000
Workman Brandon Workman 32 RP Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $709,632 0.40 709,632
Verdugo Alex Verdugo 25 CF Pre-Arb 2 $649,500 - $649,500 $649,500 0.37 649,500
Pivetta Nick Pivetta 28 SP Pre-Arb $613,500 - $613,500 $613,500 0.35 613,500
Taylor Josh Taylor 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 $580,500 - $580,500 $580,500 0.33 580,500
Hernandez Darwinzon Hernandez 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 $578,500 - $578,500 $578,500 0.33 578,500
Dalbec Bobby Dalbec 26 1B Pre-Arb 2 $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 0.32 575,000
Whitlock Garrett Whitlock 25 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $570,500 0.32 570,500
Valdez Phillips Valdez 29 RP Pre-Arb 2 $578,500 - $578,500 $444,730 0.25 444,730
Chavis Michael Chavis 25 2B Pre-Arb 2 $575,500 - $575,500 $361,998 0.20 361,998
Rios Yacksel Rios 28 RP Arb 1 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $334,303 0.19 334,303
Cordero Franchy Cordero 26 LF Arb 1 2 $800,000 - $800,000 $313,973 0.18 313,973
Houck Tanner Houck 25 SP Pre-Arb 3 $577,000 - $577,000 $266,772 0.15 266,772
Duran Jarren Duran 24 2B Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $245,360 0.14 245,360


2021 Injured List

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

Player (8) 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)
32 SP Vet $30,000,000 - $30,000,000 $20,000,000 11.25 25,600,000
Gonzalez Marwin Gonzalez
(10-day, Hamstring)
32 LF Vet $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 1.69 3,000,000
Andriese Matt Andriese
(10-day, Hamstring)
31 RP Arb 3 $1,850,000 - $1,850,000 $1,850,000 1.04 2,100,000
Santana Daniel Santana
(10-day, Groin)
30 OF Arb 4 $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 0.98 1,750,000
Brasier Ryan Brasier
(60-day, Calf)
33 RP Arb 1 1 $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 0.70 1,250,000
Sawamura Hirokazu Sawamura
(10-day, Arm)
33 RP Pre-Arb 3 $1,200,000 - $1,200,000 $1,200,000 0.67 1,500,000
Arroyo Christian Arroyo
(10-day, Hamstring)
26 SS Pre-Arb $581,500 - $581,500 $581,500 0.33 581,500
Bazardo Eduard Bazardo
(60-day, Back)
25 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $282,164 0.16 282,164


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (4) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Price David Price 35 SP $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 9.00 16,000,000
Pedroia Dustin Pedroia 37 2B $12,000,000 $125,000 $12,125,000 $12,125,000 6.82 13,750,000
Benintendi Andrew Benintendi 26 LF $2,800,000 - $2,800,000 $2,800,000 1.57 2,800,000
Weber Ryan Weber 30 SP $3,067 - $3,067 $3,067 0.00 3,067


2021 Deferred Salaries

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Ramirez Manny Ramirez 49 LF $2,018,452 - $2,018,452 $2,018,452
Pedroia Dustin Pedroia 37 2B $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (25) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Arauz Jonathan Arauz 22 SS 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $24,536 24,536
Wong Connor Wong 25 C 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $52,139 52,139
Groome Jason Groome 22 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Hernandez Ronaldo Hernandez 23 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Mata Bryan Mata 22 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Potts Hudson Potts 22 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Rosario Jeisson Rosario 21 OF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Seabold Connor Seabold 25 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Wilson Marcus Wilson 24 OF 2 - - -0 -0 0
Brice Austin Brice 29 RP $870,000 - $870,000 $266,589 266,589
Gossett Daniel Gossett 28 SP 1 $750,000 - $750,000 $750,000 750,000
Brennan Brandon Brennan 29 RP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $18,402 18,402
Brewer Colten Brewer 28 RP 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $21,469 21,469
Carasiti Matt Carasiti 29 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
De Jesus Enmanuel De Jesus 24 SP - - -0 -0 0
Gettys Michael Gettys 25 OF - - -0 -0 0
Gonsalves Stephen Gonsalves 26 SP - - -0 -0 0
Grotz Zac Grotz 28 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Hall Matt Hall 27 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Hart Kyle Hart 28 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Herrmann Chris Herrmann 33 C - - -0 -0 0
Munoz Yairo Munoz 26 SS 1 - - -0 -0 575,000
Olson Tyler Olson 31 RP - - -0 -0 0
Schreiber John Schreiber 27 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Walden Marcus Walden 32 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (4) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
MayerMarcelo Mayer 18 SS - $6,664,000 $6,664,000 $6,664,000 3.75
BleisMiguel Bleis 0 OF - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0.84
LiraEnderso Lira 0 C - $850,000 $850,000 $850,000 0.48
McDonoughTyler McDonough 22 2B - $831,100 $831,100 $831,100 0.47
RaveloLuis Ravelo 0 SS - $545,000 $545,000 $545,000 0.31
LiendoAhbram Liendo 0 SS - $450,000 $450,000 $450,000 0.25
PaezJedixon Paez 0 P - $450,000 $450,000 $450,000 0.25
MejiasAlvaro Mejias 0 P - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.17
LitwickiMatt Litwicki 22 P - $47,500 $47,500 $47,500 0.03


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $119,064,500 $75,044 - $119,139,544 $116,569,268
Injured Reserve Money $40,202,000 - - $40,202,000 $29,913,664
Retained Salary $30,803,067 $125,000 - $30,928,067 $30,928,067
Deferred Salary $4,018,452 - - $4,018,452 $4,018,452
Buried Minor Salary $3,152,000 - - $3,152,000 $383,135
Total Payroll $193,221,567 $200,044 - $193,421,611 $177,794,134

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $190,985,801
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $208,985,801
Comp. Balance Tax Space $1,014,199