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Boston Red Sox 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Boston Red Sox 2021 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 (37) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Sale Chris Sale 32 SP Vet $30,000,000 - $30,000,000 $20,000,000 13.72 25,600,000
Bogaerts Xander Bogaerts 28 SS Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 13.72 20,000,000
Martinez J.D. Martinez 33 DH Vet $19,350,000 - $19,350,000 $19,350,000 13.27 22,000,000
Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi 31 SP Vet $17,000,000 - $17,000,000 $17,000,000 11.66 17,000,000
Pedroia Dustin Pedroia 37 2B Vet $12,000,000 $125,000 $12,125,000 $12,125,000 8.32 13,750,000
Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez 28 SP Arb 4 2 $8,300,000 - $8,300,000 $8,300,000 5.69 8,300,000
Perez Martin Perez 30 SP Vet $6,250,000 - $6,850,000 $6,850,000 4.70 6,000,000
Benintendi Andrew Benintendi 26 LF Arb 2 3 $6,600,000 - $6,600,000 $6,600,000 4.53 5,000,000
Vazquez Christian Vazquez 30 C Vet $6,250,000 - $6,250,000 $6,250,000 4.29 4,516,667
Devers Rafael Devers 24 3B Arb 1 3 $4,850,000 - $4,850,000 $4,850,000 3.33 4,850,000
Barnes Matt Barnes 31 RP/CL Arb 3 2 $4,700,000 - $4,700,000 $4,700,000 3.22 4,700,000
Plawecki Kevin Plawecki 30 C Arb 3 $1,650,000 - $1,650,000 $1,650,000 1.13 1,650,000
Brasier Ryan Brasier 33 RP Arb 1 1 $1,300,000 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0.89 1,300,000
Brice Austin Brice 29 RP Arb 1 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.55 800,000
Arauz Jonathan Arauz 22 SS Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Arroyo Christian Arroyo 26 SS Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Aybar Yoan Aybar 23 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Brewer Colten Brewer 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Chatham C.J. Chatham 26 SS Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Chavis Michael Chavis 25 2B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Dalbec Bobby Dalbec 26 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Grullon Deivy Grullon 25 C Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hall Matt Hall 27 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hart Kyle Hart 28 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hernandez Darwinzon Hernandez 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Houck Tanner Houck 25 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Mazza Chris Mazza 31 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Munoz Yairo Munoz 26 SS Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Pivetta Nick Pivetta 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Springs Jeffrey Springs 28 RP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Stock Robert Stock 31 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Taylor Josh Taylor 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Valdez Phillips Valdez 29 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Verdugo Alex Verdugo 25 OF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Walden Marcus Walden 32 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Weber Ryan Weber 30 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Wilson Marcus Wilson 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (1) 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 10.98 16,000,000


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 (1) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Covey Dylan Covey 29 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $139,050,000 $125,000 $600,000 $139,775,000 $129,775,000
Retained Salary $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000 $16,000,000
Deferred Salary $4,018,452 - - $4,018,452 $4,018,452
Total Payroll $155,050,000 $125,000 $600,000 $155,775,000 $145,775,000

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $158,691,667
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $176,691,667
Comp. Balance Tax Space $33,308,333