Kirby Yates

Texas Rangers, Relief Pitcher
Age: 37-127d (Mar 25, 1987)
Exp: 9.021 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Undrafted, TB, 2009
Agent(s): Beverly Hills Sports Council
2024 Payroll Salary

$4,500,000

2024 Cash

$5,750,000

Career Earnings

$26,391,495

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $4,500,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $4,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000. In 2024, Yates will earn a base salary of $4,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $4,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
Average Salary:
$4,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 37 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 1.90% $4,500,000 $4,500,000
2025 38
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 37 9.021 $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $4,500,000
2025 38 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 37 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2024 Free Agent

Kirby Yates signed a 2 year , $8,250,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, including $8,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,125,000. In 2024, Yates will earn, while carrying a total salary of $5,750,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $8,250,000
Average Salary:
$4,125,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2021-2021 Free Agent

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $5,500,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, including $5,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,500,000
Average Salary:
$5,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Arbitration

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $7,062,500 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $7,062,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,062,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $7,062,500
Average Salary:
$7,062,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Arbitration

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $3,062,500 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $3,062,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,062,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,062,500
Average Salary:
$3,062,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Arbitration

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $1,062,500 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $1,062,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,062,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,062,500
Average Salary:
$1,062,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $535,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $535,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $535,000
Average Salary:
$535,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $511,900 contract with the New York Yankees, including $511,900 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $511,900.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $511,900
Average Salary:
$511,900
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $512,800 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $512,800 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $512,800.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $512,800
Average Salary:
$512,800
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Kirby Yates signed a 1 year , $500,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $500,000
Average Salary:
$500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$26,391,495

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

7 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2014 27
Active
$311,475
$311,475
2015 28
Active
$187,746
$499,221
2016 29
Active
$363,610
$862,831
2017 30
Retained
Active
$2,923
$535,000
$865,754
$1,400,754
2018 31
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,062,500
$2,463,254
2019 32
Active / Arb Avoided
$3,062,500
$5,525,754
All MLB (1st)
2020 33
Injured / Arb Avoided
$2,615,741
$8,141,495
2021 34
Injured
$5,500,000
$13,641,495
2022 35
Injured
$1,000,000
$14,641,495
2023 36
Active
$6,000,000
$20,641,495
2024 37
Retained
Active
$1,250,000
$4,500,000
$21,891,495
$26,391,495
Total      
$26,391,495
$21,891,495
$26,391,495
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2014
27
$311,475
$311,475
$311,475
2015
28
$187,746
$187,746
$499,221
2016
29
$363,610
$363,610
$862,831
2017
30
$2,923
$535,000
$2,923
$535,000
$865,754
$1,400,754
2018
31
$1,062,500
$1,062,500
$2,463,254
2019
32
$3,062,500
$3,062,500
$5,525,754
2020
33
$2,615,741
$2,615,741
$8,141,495
2021
34
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$13,641,495
2022
35
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$14,641,495
2023
36
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$20,641,495
2024
37
$1,250,000
$4,500,000
$1,250,000
$4,500,000
$21,891,495
$26,391,495
Total
$26,391,495
$26,391,495
$21,891,495
$26,391,495

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $499,221 - - $499,221
1 $363,610 - - $363,610
1 $2,923 - - $2,923
4 $7,275,741 - - $7,275,741
1 $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000
3 $8,250,000 - - $8,250,000
1 $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2018 SD Apr 09, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018 Ankle
2020 SD Aug 15, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020 Elbow
2021 TOR Apr 01, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021 Elbow (Tommy John)
2022 ATL Apr 04, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022 Elbow (Tommy John)
2022 ATL Sep 16, 2022 - Oct 05, 2022 Elbow
  • Dec 05, 2023 Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Nov 06, 2023 Atlanta (ATL) declined $5.75 million option for 2024 ($1.25M buyout)
  • Nov 29, 2021 Signed a 2 year $8.25 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Jan 19, 2021 Signed a 1 year $5.5 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
  • Jan 10, 2020 Signed a 1 year $7.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 11, 2019 Signed a 1 year $3.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 12, 2018 Signed a 1 year $1.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
  • Apr 26, 2017 Claimed off waivers by San Diego (SD)
  • Oct 06, 2016 Claimed off waivers by Los Angeles (LAA)
  • Mar 04, 2016 Signed a 1 year $511,900 contract with New York (NYY)
  • Jan 08, 2016 Traded to New York (NYY) from Cleveland (CLE) for cash considerations
  • Nov 25, 2015 Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Tampa Bay (TB) for cash considerations
  • Mar 03, 2015 Signed a 1 year $512,800 contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Nov 20, 2013 Contract purchased by Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Jun 19, 2009 Signed a contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 TEX 34 0 15 5 4 16 46 0 3 1 16 34.3 1.05 0.90 1.82
2023 ATL 60 0 35 22 22 37 80 9 7 2 5 60.3 3.28 1.19 1.10
2022 ATL 9 0 6 4 4 5 6 2 0 0 0 7.0 5.14 1.57 -0.05
2020 SD 6 0 7 6 6 4 8 1 0 1 2 4.3 12.46 2.54 -0.34
2019 SD 60 0 41 14 8 13 101 2 0 5 41 60.7 1.19 0.89 0.00
2018 SD 65 0 41 15 15 17 90 6 5 3 12 63.0 2.14 0.92 -0.02
2017 SD 62 0 44 28 25 19 88 12 4 5 1 56.7 3.97 1.11 -0.13
2016 NYY 41 0 41 24 24 19 50 5 2 1 0 41.3 5.23 1.45 -0.06
2015 TB 20 0 23 18 18 7 21 10 1 0 0 20.3 7.97 1.48 -0.53
2014 TB 37 0 33 16 15 15 42 4 0 2 1 36.0 3.75 1.33 0.21
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