Kyle Gibson

St. Louis Cardinals, Starting Pitcher
Age: 36-277d (Oct 23, 1987)
Exp: 10.039 Years
Country: US
College: Missouri
Drafted: Round 1 (#22 overall), 2009
Agent(s): Randy Rowley (Rowley Sports Management)
2024 Payroll Salary

$12,000,000

2024 Cash

$12,000,000

Career Earnings

$64,932,074

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $13,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $13,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,000,000. In 2024, Gibson will earn a base salary of $12,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $12,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $13,000,000
Average Salary:
$13,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 36 $12,000,000 $13,000,000 5.49% $12,000,000 $12,000,000
2025 37
Club
$12,000,000 $13,000,000 - - -
2026 38
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 36 10.039 $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $13,000,000
2025 37 -
Club
$12,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $13,000,000
2026 38 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 36 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $6,000,000
2025 37
Club
- - - - -
Contract Notes
  • 2025 Club Option includes a $1M buyout
  • Trade Assignment Bonus: $1M
  • Annual Incentive
    $500,000 for 175 Innings Pitched
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $10,000,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2022 Free Agent

Kyle Gibson signed a 3 year , $28,000,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $28,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,333,333.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $28,000,000
Average Salary:
$9,333,333
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Arbitration

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $8,125,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $8,125,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,125,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $8,125,000
Average Salary:
$8,125,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Arbitration

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $4,200,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $4,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,200,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,200,000
Average Salary:
$4,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Arbitration

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $2,900,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $2,900,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,900,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,900,000
Average Salary:
$2,900,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $587,500 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $587,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $587,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $587,500
Average Salary:
$587,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $537,500 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $537,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $537,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $537,500
Average Salary:
$537,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $502,500 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $502,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $502,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $502,500
Average Salary:
$502,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $490,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $490,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $490,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $490,000
Average Salary:
$490,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2009-2009 Signing Bonus

Kyle Gibson signed a 1 year , $1,800,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $1,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,800,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,800,000
Average Salary:
$1,800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$64,932,074

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 21
Signing Bonus
$1,800,000
$1,800,000
2013 25
Reserve / minor-buried
$149,945
$1,949,945
2014 26
Active
$502,500
$2,452,445
2015 27
Active
$537,500
$2,989,945
2016 28
Active
$587,500
$3,577,445
2017 29
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,900,000
$6,477,445
2018 30
Active / arbitration-settlement
$4,200,000
$10,677,445
2019 31
Active / Arb Avoided
$8,125,000
$18,802,445
2020 32
Active
$4,629,629
$23,432,074
2021 33
Active
Retained
$1,500,000
$10,000,000
$24,932,074
$34,932,074
2022 34
Active
$8,000,000
$42,932,074
2023 35
Active
$10,000,000
$52,932,074
2024 36
Active
$12,000,000
$64,932,074
Total      
$64,932,074
$64,932,074
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
21
$1,800,000
$1,800,000
$1,800,000
2013
25
$149,945
$149,945
$1,949,945
2014
26
$502,500
$502,500
$2,452,445
2015
27
$537,500
$537,500
$2,989,945
2016
28
$587,500
$587,500
$3,577,445
2017
29
$2,900,000
$2,900,000
$6,477,445
2018
30
$4,200,000
$4,200,000
$10,677,445
2019
31
$8,125,000
$8,125,000
$18,802,445
2020
32
$4,074,074
$555,556
$4,629,629
$23,432,074
2021
33
$10,000,000
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$10,000,000
$24,932,074
$34,932,074
2022
34
$7,000,000
$1,000,000
$8,000,000
$42,932,074
2023
35
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$52,932,074
2024
36
$12,000,000
$12,000,000
$64,932,074
Total
$60,076,519
$1,800,000
$3,055,556
$64,932,074
$64,932,074

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $17,002,445 $1,800,000 - $18,802,445
2 $14,074,074 - $555,556 $14,629,629
2 $7,000,000 - $2,500,000 $9,500,000
1 $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
1 $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2016 MIN Apr 26, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 Shoulder
2019 MIN Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019 Stomach
2021 TEX May 22, 2021 - Jun 04, 2021 Groin
2022 PHI Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 COVID-19
  • Nov 21, 2023 Signed a 1 year $13 million contract with St. Louis (STL), including a club option for 2025
  • Dec 03, 2022 Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Jul 30, 2021 Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Texas (TEX) with Ian Kennedy and Hans Crouse for Spencer Howard, Kevin Gowdy and Josh Gessner
  • Nov 27, 2019 Signed a 3 year $28 million contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Jan 11, 2019 Signed a 1 year $8.125 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
  • Feb 15, 2018 Signed a 1 year $4.2 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), settling in arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2017 Signed a 1 year $2.9 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 04, 2016 Signed a 1 year $587,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 03, 2015 Signed a 1 year $537,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 02, 2014 Signed a 1 year $502,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Feb 21, 2013 Signed a 1 year $490k contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Aug 17, 2009 Signed a contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Jun 09, 2009 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 1 (#22 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 STL 19 18 97 51 47 41 96 13 7 3 0 101.7 4.16 1.36 0.88
2023 BAL 33 33 198 101 101 55 157 23 15 9 0 192.0 4.73 1.32 0.86
2022 PHI 31 31 176 98 94 48 144 24 10 8 0 167.7 5.05 1.34 0.41
2021 PHI 31 30 158 78 75 64 155 17 10 9 0 182.0 3.71 1.22 3.19
2020 TEX 12 12 73 44 40 30 58 12 2 6 0 67.3 5.35 1.53 -0.08
2019 MIN 34 29 175 99 86 56 160 23 13 7 0 160.0 4.84 1.44 0.08
2018 MIN 32 32 177 88 79 79 179 23 10 13 0 196.7 3.62 1.30 3.48
2017 MIN 29 29 182 93 89 60 121 24 12 10 0 158.0 5.07 1.53 0.40
2016 MIN 25 25 175 89 83 55 104 20 6 11 0 147.3 5.07 1.56 0.89
2015 MIN 32 32 186 88 84 65 145 18 11 11 0 194.7 3.88 1.29 3.19
2014 MIN 31 31 178 91 89 57 107 12 13 12 0 179.3 4.47 1.31 2.23
2013 MIN 10 10 69 38 37 20 29 7 2 4 0 51.0 6.53 1.75 -0.75
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