Justin Wilson

Cincinnati Reds, Relief Pitcher
Age: 36-314d (Aug 18, 1987)
Exp: 11.035 Years
Country: US
College: Fresno State
Drafted: Round 5 (#144 overall), 2008
Agent(s): Levinson brothers (ACES)
2024 Payroll Salary

$1,500,000

2024 Cash

$1,500,000

Career Earnings

$24,921,655

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $1,500,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds, including $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,500,000. In 2024, Wilson will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $1,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
Average Salary:
$1,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 36 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0.63% $1,500,000 $1,500,000
2025 37
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 36 11.035 $1,500,000 - - $1,500,000 $1,500,000
2025 37 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 36 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2024 Free Agent

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $1,000,000 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,000,000. In 2024, Wilson will earn, while carrying a total salary of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
Average Salary:
$1,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2021-2022 Free Agent

Justin Wilson signed a 2 year , $5,150,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including $5,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,575,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $5,150,000
Average Salary:
$2,575,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2020 Free Agent

Justin Wilson signed a 2 year , $10,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $10,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Arbitration

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $4,250,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including $4,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,250,000
Average Salary:
$4,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Arbitration

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $2,700,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $2,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,700,000
Average Salary:
$2,700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Arbitration

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $1,525,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $1,525,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,525,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,525,000
Average Salary:
$1,525,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $556,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including $556,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $556,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $556,000
Average Salary:
$556,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $515,500 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $515,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $515,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $515,500
Average Salary:
$515,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $493,500 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $493,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $493,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $493,500
Average Salary:
$493,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2012 Pre-Arb

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $480,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $480,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $480,000
Average Salary:
$480,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2008-2008 Signing Bonus

Justin Wilson signed a 1 year , $195,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $195,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $195,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $195,000
Average Salary:
$195,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$24,921,655

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

7 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 20
Signing Bonus
$195,000
$195,000
2012 24
Active
$91,803
$286,803
2013 25
Active
$493,500
$780,303
2014 26
Active
$515,500
$1,295,803
2015 27
Active
$556,000
$1,851,803
2016 28
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,525,000
$3,376,803
2017 29
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$929,502
$1,770,498
$4,306,305
$6,076,803
2018 30
Active / Arb Avoided
$4,250,000
$10,326,803
2019 31
Active
$5,000,000
$15,326,803
2020 32
Active
$1,944,852
$17,271,655
2021 33
Active
Retained
$1,026,641
$1,823,359
$18,298,296
$20,121,655
2022 34
Injured / Player Exercised
$2,300,000
$22,421,655
2023 35
Injured
$1,000,000
$23,421,655
2024 36
Active
$1,500,000
$24,921,655
Total      
$24,921,655
$24,921,655
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
20
$195,000
$195,000
$195,000
2012
24
$91,803
$91,803
$286,803
2013
25
$493,500
$493,500
$780,303
2014
26
$515,500
$515,500
$1,295,803
2015
27
$556,000
$556,000
$1,851,803
2016
28
$1,525,000
$1,525,000
$3,376,803
2017
29
$929,502
$1,770,498
$929,502
$1,770,498
$4,306,305
$6,076,803
2018
30
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$10,326,803
2019
31
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$15,326,803
2020
32
$1,851,852
$93,000
$1,944,852
$17,271,655
2021
33
$1,026,641
$1,823,359
$1,026,641
$1,823,359
$18,298,296
$20,121,655
2022
34
$2,300,000
$2,300,000
$22,421,655
2023
35
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$23,421,655
2024
36
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$24,921,655
Total
$24,633,655
$195,000
$93,000
$24,921,655
$24,921,655

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $1,100,803 $195,000 - $1,295,803
2 $2,379,359 - - $2,379,359
2 $3,295,498 - - $3,295,498
2 $5,179,502 - - $5,179,502
2 $6,851,852 - $93,000 $6,944,852
3 $4,826,641 - - $4,826,641
1 $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2019 NYM Apr 22, 2019 - May 06, 2019 Elbow
2019 NYM May 12, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019 Elbow
2021 NYY Apr 01, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Shoulder
2021 NYY May 29, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021 Hamstring
2022 CIN Apr 27, 2022 - Oct 05, 2022 Elbow
2023 MIL Mar 30, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 Elbow (Tommy John)
2023 MIL Jul 29, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023 Back
2024 CIN May 17, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024 Shoulder
  • Mar 15, 2024 Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Feb 16, 2024 Signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles (LAD)
  • Nov 03, 2023 Milwaukee (MIL) declined a $2.5 million option for 2024 (no buyout)
  • Feb 18, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL), including a club option for 2024
  • Nov 05, 2021 Exercised a $2.3 million player option for 2022
  • Jul 28, 2021 Traded to Cincinnati (CIN) from New York (NYY) with Luis Cessa for Jason Parker
  • Feb 15, 2021 Signed a 2 year $5.15 million contract with New York (NYY)
  • Jan 25, 2019 Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with New York (NYM)
  • Jan 12, 2018 Signed a 1 year $4.25 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
  • Jul 31, 2017 Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Detroit (DET) with Alex Avila for Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes and future considerations
  • Jan 13, 2017 Signed a 1 year $2.7 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2016 Signed a 1 year $1.525 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration
  • Dec 09, 2015 Traded to Detroit (DET) from New York (NYY) for Luis Cessa and Chad Green
  • Mar 03, 2015 Signed a 1 year $556,000 contract with New York (NYY)
  • Nov 13, 2014 Traded to New York (NYY) from Pittsburgh (PIT) for Francisco Cervelli
  • Mar 03, 2014 Signed a 1 year $515,500 contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Mar 01, 2013 Signed a 1 year $493,500 contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Mar 03, 2012 Signed a 1 year $480k contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jun 10, 2008 Signed a contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jun 05, 2008 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 5 (#144 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 CIN 22 0 17 9 9 3 19 3 1 0 1 15.7 5.17 1.72 -0.02
2023 MIL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00
2022 CIN 5 0 3 1 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 3.7 2.46 0.13
2021 CIN 42 0 32 22 20 16 29 6 1 1 0 34.0 5.29 4.24 -0.53
2020 NYM 23 0 18 10 8 9 23 1 2 1 0 19.7 3.66 4.12 0.22
2019 NYM 45 0 33 12 11 19 44 4 4 2 4 39.0 2.54 4.38 0.00
2018 CHC 71 0 45 22 21 33 69 5 4 5 0 54.7 3.46 5.43 -0.01
2017 CHC 65 0 40 23 22 35 80 5 4 4 13 58.0 3.41 0.18 -0.14
2016 DET 66 0 61 29 27 17 65 6 4 5 1 58.7 4.14 0.38 0.59
2015 NYY 74 0 49 21 21 20 66 3 5 0 0 61.0 3.10 0.34 1.52
2014 PIT 70 0 49 30 28 30 61 4 3 4 0 60.0 4.20 0.22 -0.38
2013 PIT 58 0 50 17 17 28 59 4 6 1 0 73.7 2.08 0.29 1.88
2012 PIT 8 0 10 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 0 4.7 1.93 0.17 0.14
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