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Brett Gardner

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New York Yankees Left Field Age: 37-13d Exp: 11.072 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 3 (#109 overall), 2005 College: Charleston Agent(s): (Meister Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Brett Gardner signed a 2 year / $5,150,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $5,150,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,575,000. In 2021, Gardner will earn a base salary of $1,850,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,850,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $5,150,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $2,575,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $1,850,000 $1,000,000 $2,575,000 $2,850,000 $2,850,000 $2,850,000($2,850,000)
    2022 Contract details by year 38 $2,300,000 - $2,300,000 $2,300,000 $2,300,000($5,150,000)
    2023 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • If 2022 player option is declined, it converts to a $7.15M club option ($1.15M buyout)
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,500,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $12,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2019-2019Buyout

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

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2015-2018

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $52,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,600,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,600,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,850,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,800,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $529,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $529,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $452,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $452,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $390,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $390,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2005-2005Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $210,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $210,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings - $210,000 - $210,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $414,000 - - $414,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $452,500 - - $452,500
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $529,500 - - $529,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,800,000 - - $2,800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,850,000 - $150,000 $3,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,600,000 - - $5,600,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 $2,000,000 - $14,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:LF $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,962,963 $2,000,000 - $4,962,962
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,850,000 $1,000,000 - $2,850,000
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $75,848,963 $5,210,000 $150,000 $81,208,962
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,300,000 - - $2,300,000
    $78,148,963 $5,210,000 $150,000 $83,508,962
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    15 seasons Player Cash Earnings $75,848,963 $5,210,000 - $81,208,962
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Feb 19 2021Signed a 2 year $5.15 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Oct 29 2020New York (NYY) declined a $10 million option for 2021
    Dec 12 2019Signed a 1 year $12.5 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Oct 31 2018Signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract extension with New York (NYY)
    Oct 31 2018New York (NYY) declined a $12.5 million club option for 2019
    Feb 23 2014Signed a 4 year $52 million extension with New York (NYY)
    Jan 17 2014Signed a 1 year $5.6 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Dec 7 2012Signed a 1 year $2.85 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Jan 20 2012Signed a 1 year $2.8 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 9 2011Signed a 1 year $549k contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 12 2010Signed a 1 year $452k contract with New York (NYY)
    Feb 25 2009SIgned a 1 year $414k contract with New York (NYY)
    Jun 10 2005Signed a contract with New York (NYY)
    Jun 7 2005Drafted by New York (NYY): Round 3 (#109 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Brett Gardner, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 NYY 21 15 54 6 10 2 0 0 3 7 0 15 .185 .270 .222 .492 -0.21
    2020 NYY 49 40 130 20 29 5 1 5 15 26 3 35 .223 .354 .392 .746 0.54
    2019 NYY 142 131 491 86 123 26 7 28 74 52 10 108 .251 .325 .503 .828 4.03
    2018 NYY 140 130 530 95 125 20 7 12 45 65 16 107 .236 .322 .368 .690 2.77
    2017 NYY 151 139 594 96 157 26 4 21 63 72 23 122 .264 .350 .428 .778 4.88
    2016 NYY 148 139 547 80 143 22 6 7 41 70 16 106 .261 .351 .362 .713 3.36
    2015 NYY 151 140 571 94 148 26 3 16 66 68 20 135 .259 .343 .399 .742 3.15
    2014 NYY 148 142 555 87 142 25 8 17 58 56 21 134 .256 .327 .422 .749 3.92
    2013 NYY 145 132 539 81 147 33 10 8 52 52 24 127 .273 .344 .416 .760 4.25
    2012 NYY 16 8 31 7 10 2 0 0 3 5 2 7 .323 .417 .387 .804 0.24
    2011 NYY 159 134 510 87 132 19 8 7 36 60 49 93 .259 .345 .369 .714 4.1
    2010 NYY 150 134 477 97 132 20 7 5 47 79 47 101 .277 .383 .379 .762 7.35
    2009 NYY 108 63 248 48 67 6 6 3 23 26 26 40 .270 .345 .379 .724 2.29
    2008 NYY 42 32 127 18 29 5 2 0 16 8 13 30 .228 .283 .299 .582 1.26
    Totals 1,570 1,379 5,404 902 1,394 237 69 129 542 646 270 1,160 0.258 0.342 0.399 0.741 41.93