Shawn Armstrong

Tampa Bay Rays, Relief Pitcher
Age: 33-321d (Sep 11, 1990)
Exp: 5.113 Years
Country: US
College: East Carolina (NC)
Drafted: Round 18 (#548 overall), 2011
Agent(s): ISE Baseball
2024 Payroll Salary

$2,050,000

2024 Cash

$2,050,000

Career Earnings

$6,655,921

2024-2024 Arbitration (CURRENT)

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $2,050,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $2,050,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,050,000. In 2024, Armstrong will earn a base salary of $2,050,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,050,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,050,000
Average Salary:
$2,050,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 33
Arb Avoided
$2,050,000 $2,050,000 0.87% $2,050,000 $2,050,000
2025 34
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 33 5.113
Arb Avoided
$2,050,000 - - $2,050,000 $2,050,000
2025 34 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 33
Arb Avoided
$2,050,000 $2,050,000 $2,050,000 $2,050,000 $2,050,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Arbitration

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $1,200,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $1,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,200,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,200,000
Average Salary:
$1,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2022-2022

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $700,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $700,000
Average Salary:
$700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2022-2022

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $1,000,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
Average Salary:
$1,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $825,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $825,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $825,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $825,000
Average Salary:
$825,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $573,500 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $573,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $573,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $573,500
Average Salary:
$573,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $559,100 contract with the Seattle Mariners, including $559,100 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $559,100.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $559,100
Average Salary:
$559,100
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $545,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners, including $545,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $545,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $545,000
Average Salary:
$545,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $535,700 contract with the Cleveland Indians, including $535,700 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $535,700.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $535,700
Average Salary:
$535,700
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Cleveland Indians, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $507,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $507,500
Average Salary:
$507,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Cleveland Indians, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $507,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $507,500
Average Salary:
$507,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2011-2011 Signing Bonus

Shawn Armstrong signed a 1 year , $325,000 contract with the Cleveland Indians, including $325,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $325,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $325,000
Average Salary:
$325,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$6,655,921

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2011 20
Signing Bonus
$325,000
$325,000
2015 24
Active
$108,155
$433,155
2016 25
Active
$88,736
$521,891
2017 26
Active
$137,569
$659,460
2018 27
Active
$99,620
$759,080
2019 28
Active
Retained
$465,930
$87,174
$1,225,010
$1,312,184
2020 29
Active
$212,407
$1,524,591
2021 30
Retained
Reserve / minor-buried
$288,275
$731,775
$1,812,866
$2,544,641
2022 31
Retained
Active
$161,280
$700,000
$2,705,921
$3,405,921
2023 32
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,200,000
$4,605,921
2024 33
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,050,000
$6,655,921
Total      
$6,655,921
$6,655,921
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2011
20
$325,000
$325,000
$325,000
2015
24
$108,155
$108,155
$433,155
2016
25
$88,736
$88,736
$521,891
2017
26
$218,078
$137,569
$659,460
2018
27
$99,620
$99,620
$759,080
2019
28
$465,930
$87,174
$465,930
$87,174
$1,225,010
$1,312,184
2020
29
$212,407
$212,407
$1,524,591
2021
30
$288,275
$731,775
$288,275
$731,775
$1,812,866
$2,544,641
2022
31
$161,280
$700,000
$161,280
$700,000
$2,705,921
$3,405,921
2023
32
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
$4,605,921
2024
33
$2,050,000
$2,050,000
$6,655,921
Total
$6,411,430
$325,000
$6,655,921
$6,655,921

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $414,969 $325,000 - $659,460
2 $186,794 - - $186,794
3 $966,612 - - $966,612
4 $4,681,775 - - $4,681,775
1 $161,280 - - $161,280

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2019 SEA Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Undisclosed
2019 BAL Aug 22, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019 Arm
2020 BAL Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020 Shoulder
2021 BAL Apr 04, 2021 - Apr 05, 2021 COVID-19
2023 TB Mar 30, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023 Neck
  • Jan 11, 2024 Signed a 1 year $2.05 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.2 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB), avoiding arbitration
  • May 31, 2022 Contract purchased by Tampa Bay (TB)
  • May 11, 2022 Signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • May 06, 2022 Released by Miami (MIA) after player refused minor league assignment and elected Free Agency
  • May 04, 2022 Outrighted to the Minors by Miami (MIA)
  • May 02, 2022 Designated for Assignment by Miami (MIA)
  • Apr 07, 2022 Contract purchased by Miami (MIA)
  • Mar 13, 2022 Signed a minor league contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Oct 08, 2021 Released by Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Jul 30, 2021 Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Baltimore (BAL) for cash considerations
  • Mar 05, 2020 Signed a 1 year $573,500 contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Apr 28, 2019 Claimed off waivers by Baltimore (BAL)
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $559,100 contract with Seattle (SEA)
  • Dec 13, 2017 Traded to Seattle (SEA) from Cleveland (CLE) for International Bonus Pool Cap Space ($500,000)
  • Feb 24, 2017 Signed a 1 year $535,700 contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Mar 10, 2015 Signed a 1 year contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Aug 15, 2011 Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 06, 2011 Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 18 (#548 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 TB 35 5 51 29 28 18 43 5 2 2 1 41.7 6.05 1.66 -0.71
2023 TB 38 6 36 12 8 11 54 2 1 0 0 52.0 1.39 0.90 1.67
2022 TB 50 3 66 32 30 17 66 7 2 2 2 61.7 4.38 1.35 -0.40
2021 TB 31 0 39 28 27 15 44 10 1 0 0 36.0 6.75 1.50 -0.61
2020 BAL 14 0 9 6 3 3 14 1 2 0 0 15.0 1.80 0.80 0.33
2019 BAL 56 1 66 38 37 29 63 8 1 2 5 58.0 5.74 1.64 -0.33
2018 SEA 14 0 9 2 2 3 15 1 0 1 1 14.7 1.23 0.82 0.00
2017 CLE 21 0 23 12 12 10 20 5 1 0 0 24.7 4.38 1.34 0.14
2016 CLE 10 0 9 3 3 5 7 1 0 0 0 10.7 2.53 1.31 0.27
2015 CLE 8 0 5 2 2 2 11 1 0 0 0 8.0 2.25 0.88 0.18
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