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Boston Red Sox 2019 Payroll

An updated look at the Boston Red Sox 2019 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

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Active Players (37) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Price David Price 33 SP Vet $31,000,000 - $31,000,000 $31,000,000 13.53 31,000,000
Martinez J.D. Martinez 31 DH Vet $23,750,000 - $23,750,000 $23,750,000 10.36 22,000,000
Porcello Rick Porcello 30 SP Vet $21,000,000 $125,000 $21,125,000 $21,125,000 9.22 20,625,000
Betts Mookie Betts 26 RF Arb 2 2 $20,000,000 - $20,050,000 $20,050,000 8.75 20,000,000
Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi 29 SP Vet $17,000,000 - $17,000,000 $17,000,000 7.42 17,000,000
Bogaerts Xander Bogaerts 26 SS Arb 3 3 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 5.24 12,000,000
Bradley Jr. Jackie Bradley Jr. 29 CF Arb 3 1 $8,550,000 - $8,550,000 $8,550,000 3.73 8,550,000
Moreland Mitch Moreland 33 1B Vet $6,500,000 - $6,500,000 $6,500,000 2.84 6,500,000
Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez 26 SP Arb 2 2 $4,300,000 - $4,325,000 $4,325,000 1.89 4,300,000
Holt Brock Holt 31 2B Arb 3 1 $3,575,000 - $3,575,000 $3,575,000 1.56 3,575,000
Vazquez Christian Vazquez 28 C Arb 2 $2,850,000 - $2,850,000 $2,850,000 1.24 4,516,667
Leon Sandy Leon 30 C Arb 3 $2,475,000 - $2,475,000 $2,222,102 0.97 2,222,102
Barnes Matt Barnes 29 RP Arb 1 2 $1,600,000 - $1,600,000 $1,600,000 0.70 1,600,000
Cashner Andrew Cashner 32 RP Vet $8,000,000 $1,500,000 $12,500,000 $1,577,000 0.69 1,577,000
Hembree Heath Hembree 30 RP Arb 1 $1,312,500 - $1,312,500 $1,312,500 0.57 1,312,500
Workman Brandon Workman 30 RP/CL Arb 2 $1,150,000 - $1,150,000 $1,150,000 0.50 1,150,000
Benintendi Andrew Benintendi 24 LF Pre-Arb 3 $717,500 - $717,500 $717,500 0.31 717,500
Devers Rafael Devers 22 3B Pre-Arb 3 $614,500 - $614,500 $614,500 0.27 614,500
Johnson Brian Johnson 28 RP Pre-Arb $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 0.25 575,000
Walden Marcus Walden 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $528,790 0.23 528,790
Velazquez Hector Velazquez 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 $568,500 - $568,500 $511,379 0.22 511,379
Brasier Ryan Brasier 31 RP Pre-Arb 2 $577,500 - $577,500 $501,242 0.22 501,242
Hernandez Marco Hernandez 26 3B Pre-Arb 2 $564,000 - $564,000 $486,800 0.21 486,800
Brewer Colten Brewer 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $557,000 - $557,000 $470,073 0.21 470,073
Taylor Josh Taylor 26 RP Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $459,089 0.20 459,089
Travis Sam Travis 25 1B Pre-Arb 1 $558,500 - $558,500 $360,060 0.16 360,060
Weber Ryan Weber 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $317,204 0.14 317,204
Smith Josh Smith 31 RP Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $296,272 0.13 296,272
Hernandez Darwinzon Hernandez 22 RP Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $261,785 0.11 261,785
Shawaryn Michael Shawaryn 24 P Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $188,895 0.08 188,895
Lakins Travis Lakins 25 RP Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $182,316 0.08 182,316
Poyner Bobby Poyner 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $170,331 0.07 170,331
Hernandez Gorkys Hernandez 31 LF Arb 1 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $155,914 0.07 155,914
Owings Chris Owings 27 2B Arb 3 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $149,194 0.07 149,194
Kelley Trevor Kelley 25 P Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $98,648 0.04 98,648
Centeno Juan Centeno 29 C Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $88,091 0.04 88,091
Chacin Jhoulys Chacin 31 SP Vet $555,000 - $555,000 $86,536 0.04 86,536


2019 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 % Tax Payroll
Pedroia Dustin Pedroia
(60-day, Knee)
35 2B Vet $15,000,000 $125,000 $15,125,000 $15,125,000 6.60 13,750,000
Sale Chris Sale
(60-day, Elbow)
30 SP Vet $15,000,000 - $15,000,000 $15,000,000 6.55 15,000,000
Pearce Steven Pearce
(60-day, Back)
36 1B Vet $6,250,000 - $6,250,000 $6,250,000 2.73 6,250,000
Wright Steven Wright
(60-day, Toe)
34 RP Arb 2 $1,375,000 - $1,375,000 $717,070 0.31 717,070
Chavis Michael Chavis
(10-day, Shoulder)
23 3B Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $491,713 0.21 491,713


2019 Retained Salaries

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

Player (5) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Sandoval Pablo Sandoval 32 3B $19,000,000 - $19,000,000 $18,445,000 8.05 18,445,000
Nunez Eduardo Nunez 32 3B $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 2.18 5,000,000
Thornburg Tyler Thornburg 30 RP $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 0.76 1,750,000
Swihart Blake Swihart 27 C $112,527 - $112,527 $112,527 0.05 112,527
Shepherd Chandler Shepherd 26 SP $25,273 - $25,273 $25,273 0.01 25,273


2019 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 47 LF $2,008,397 - $2,008,397 $2,008,397


2019 Minor/In the System

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

Player (21) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Castillo Rusney Castillo 32 LF 1 $11,000,000 $771,428 $11,771,428 $11,771,428 0
Mejia Jenrry Mejia AAA 29 RP $625,000 - $625,000 $625,000 0
Reyes Denyi Reyes AA 22 SP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Lin Tzu-Wei Lin 25 SS 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $307,395 307,395
Hernandez Oscar Hernandez 25 C 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $54,423 54,423
Ramirez Erasmo Ramirez 29 RP $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $32,258 32,258
Curletta Joey Curletta 25 1B $555,000 - $555,000 $29,226 29,226
Brentz Bryce Brentz AAA 30 RF - - -0 -0 0
Gomez Anyelo Gomez AAA 26 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Gorst Matthew Gorst AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Lenik Kevin Lenik AAA 27 P - - -0 -0 0
Maddox Austin Maddox AAA 28 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Miller Mike Miller 29 SS 3 - - -0 -0 0
Ockimey Josh Ockimey AAA 23 1B - - -0 -0 0
Putnam Zach Putnam AAA 31 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Renda Tony Renda AAA 28 2B 2 - - -0 -0 0
Runzler Dan Runzler 34 RP - - -0 -0 0
Schwaab Andrew Schwaab AAA 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Sturgeon Cole Sturgeon AAA 27 RF - - -0 -0 0
Tapia Domingo Tapia AAA 27 P - - -0 -0 0
Weems Jordan Weems AAA 26 P - - -0 -0 0


2019 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (5) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
CannonCameron Cannon 21 SS - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0.57
LugoMatthew Lugo 18 SS - $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 0.48
ChaconJuan Camilo Chacon 0 OF - $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 0.39
ZeferjahnRyan Zeferjahn 21 P - $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0.22
BellBrock Bell 21 P - $465,000 $465,000 $465,000 0.20
GroshansJaxx Groshans 20 C - $304,200 $304,200 $304,200 0.13
MurphyChris Murphy 21 P - $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 0.09
DaltonWil Dalton 21 CF - $135,000 $135,000 $135,000 0.06
ErroAlex Erro 21 SS - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.05
HarringtonReed Harrington 20 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.05
HerbertJacob Herbert 19 C - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.05
PaulinoLeon Paulino 18 CF - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.05
ScrogginsCody Scroggins 22 P - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.04
SongNoah Song 22 P - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.04
BakstDaniel Bakst 21 SS - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.03
BandyLuke Bandy 21 CF - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.03
SpackeDylan Spacke 21 P - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.03
ScottStephen Scott 22 OF - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.02
WalterBrandon Walter 22 P - $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 0.02
RoedahlDevon Roedahl 22 P - $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 0.01
D'AlessandroDominic D'Alessandro 22 1B - $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 0.00
DavisJoe Davis 22 1B - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
MillerDean Miller 22 OF - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
CruzNathanael Cruz 0 P - - -0 -0 0.00


2019 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Total
Active Payroll $165,806,221
Injured Reserve Money $37,583,783
Retained Salary $25,332,800
Deferred Salary $2,008,397
Buried Minor Salary $423,302
Total Payroll $229,146,106
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $177,455,000 $1,625,000 $3,075,000 $182,155,000 $165,806,221
Injured Reserve Money $38,180,000 $125,000 - $38,305,000 $37,583,783
Retained Salary $25,887,800 - - $25,887,800 $25,332,800
Deferred Salary $2,008,397 - - $2,008,397 $2,008,397
Buried Minor Salary $2,665,000 - - $2,665,000 $423,302
Total Payroll $244,187,800 $1,750,000 $3,075,000 $249,012,800 $229,146,106

 

2019 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $206,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $227,262,773
Estimated Player Benefits $14,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $0
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $241,762,773
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-35,762,773
Est. Tax Bill (30%, Surcharge 12%) $12,620,365
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $254,383,138