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Sonny Gray

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Cincinnati Reds Starting Pitcher Age: 30 Exp: 6.061 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2011 College: Vanderbilt Agent(s): (Platinum Sports)

10 Day Injury List (Back)

Gray has hit the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain, and he is likely to be idle until at least the end of September.

Reds – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Sonny Gray signed a 3 year / $30,500,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds, including a $500,000 signing bonus, $30,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,166,667. In 2020, Gray will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,166,666. Gray's adjusted salary with the Cincinnati Reds is $4,129,630

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,500,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $10,166,667
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $7,500,000 - $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $10,000,000 $166,667 $10,166,667 $10,166,666 $4,129,630 $3,962,963($11,962,963)
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $166,667 $10,166,666 $10,166,666 $10,000,000($21,962,963)
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $10,200,000 $166,667 $10,366,667 $10,366,667 $10,200,000($32,162,963)
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 -($32,162,963)
    2024 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Trade Assignment Bonus: $1M
    • Innings Pitching Bonus
      $100,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190
    • Cy Young Escalator (2020-2023)
      1st Place: $2M
      2nd or 3rd Place: $1M
      4th or 5th Place: $750,000
      6th-10th Place: $500,000
    • MVP Escalator (2020-2023)
      1st Place: $2M
      2nd or 3rd Place: $1M
      4th or 5th Place: $750,000
    • All Star Selection: $200,000 (escalated in 2020)
    • 2022 Innings Pitched Escalator for 2023 Option
      $100,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,575,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,575,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2017Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,344,232
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,344,232
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $527,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $527,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $512,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $512,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $502,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $502,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $490,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $490,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,800,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $1,800,000 - $1,800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $163,333 - - $163,333
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $502,500 - - $502,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $512,500 - - $512,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $527,500 - - $527,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,230,768 - - $1,230,768
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,344,232 - - $2,344,232
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 - $8,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,962,963 - - $3,962,963
    Est. Earnings
    (8 seasons)
    $23,243,796 $2,300,000 - $25,543,796
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $10,200,000 - - $10,200,000
    $43,443,796 $2,300,000 - $45,743,796
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,050,065 $1,800,000 - $5,850,065
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,730,768 - - $7,730,768
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,462,963 $500,000 - $11,962,963
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 21 2019Signed a 3 year $30.5 million contract extension with Cincinnati (CIN), including a club option for 2023
    Jan 21 2019Traded to Cincinnati (CIN) from New York (NYY) with Reiver Sanmartin for Shed Long and 2019 1st round pick [Competitive Balance Round A]
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 12 2018Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jul 31 2017Traded to New York (NYY) from Oakland (OAK) with $1.5 million in international bonus pool money for Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $3.575 million contract with Oakland (OAK), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $527,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $505k contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Jul 25 2011Signed a contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Jun 6 2011Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 1 (#18 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Sonny Gray, and the financial implications.

  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2020 CIN 9 9 45.2 38 23 20 21 60 3 5 3 0 3.94 1.292 1
    2019 CIN 34 31 175.1 122 59 56 68 205 17 11 8 0 2.88 1.084 5.58
    2018 NYY 30 23 130.1 138 73 71 57 123 14 11 9 0 4.90 1.496 0.6
    2017 NYY 27 27 162.1 139 79 64 57 153 19 10 12 0 3.55 1.207 1.04
    2016 OAK 22 22 117.0 133 80 74 42 94 18 5 11 0 5.69 1.496 -0.31
    2015 OAK 31 31 208.0 166 71 63 59 169 17 14 7 0 2.73 1.082 5.27
    2014 OAK 33 33 219.0 187 84 75 74 183 15 14 10 0 3.08 1.192 3.33
    2013 OAK 12 10 64.0 51 22 19 20 67 4 5 3 0 2.67 1.109 1.46
    Totals 198 186 1121.2 974 491 442 398 1,054 107 75 63 0 3.55 1.223 17.97
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