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Michael Pineda

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Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher Age: 31 Exp: 8.165 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Country: Dominican Republic Agent(s): Troy Caradonna (ISE Baseball)

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  • Current Contract

    Michael Pineda signed a 2 year / $20,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,000,000. In 2021, Pineda will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $20,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $651,759 $651,758($651,758)
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000($10,651,758)
    2022 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     2020: Suspended first 39 games (PEDs)

    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,400,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,300,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,100,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $538,475
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $538,475
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $528,475
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $528,475
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $528,475
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $528,475
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2005-2005Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $35,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $35,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings - $35,000 - $35,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $414,000 - - $414,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $528,475 - - $528,475
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $421,624 - - $421,624
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $509,050 - - $509,050
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 - - $2,100,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,300,000 - - $4,300,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 - - $7,400,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,419,340 - - $5,419,340
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $651,759 - - $651,758
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $23,744,248 $35,000 - $23,779,247
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    $33,744,248 $35,000 - $33,779,247
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,259,149 $35,000 - $15,294,149
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $414,000 - - $414,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,071,099 - - $8,071,098
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/07/2019 Player contract details by year PEDs 39 games $2,155,887 PEDs
    04/24/2014 Player contract details by year 10 games $29,424 Use of pine tar during pitching outing against Boston (BOS)
    49 $2,185,311
  • Transactions

    Dec 5 2019Signed a 2 year $20 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Sep 7 2019Suspended 60 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $2,580,660 in 2019 salary with Minnesota (MIN)
    Dec 13 2017Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $7.4 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 15 2016Signed a 1 year $4.3 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 16 2015Signed a 1 year $2.1 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Apr 24 2014Suspended 10 games for the use of pine tar against Boston (BOS), forfeiting $29,424
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $538,475 contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 1 2013Signed a 1 year $528,475 contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 7 2012Signed a 1 year $528k contract with New York (NYY)
    Jan 14 2012Traded to New York (NYY) from Seattle (SEA) with Vicente Campos for Hector Noesi and Jesus Montero
    Feb 1 2011Signed a 1 year $414k contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Dec 12 2005Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Injuries

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  • 2021 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 MIN 5 5 26.2 25 10 10 7 25 0 2 0 0 3.38 1.2 0.4
    2019 MIN 26 26 146.0 141 68 65 28 140 23 11 5 0 4.01 1.158 2.49
    2017 NYY 17 17 96.1 103 55 47 21 92 20 8 4 0 4.39 1.287 0.63
    2016 NYY 32 32 175.2 185 98 96 53 207 27 6 12 0 4.92 1.355 1.14
    2015 NYY 27 27 160.2 176 83 78 21 156 21 12 10 0 4.37 1.226 2
    2014 NYY 13 13 76.1 56 18 16 7 59 5 5 5 0 1.89 0.825 2.62
    2011 SEA 28 28 171.0 133 76 71 55 173 18 9 10 0 3.74 1.099 2.15
    Totals 148 148 852.2 819 408 383 192 852 114 53 46 0 4.04 1.186 11.43
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