Lucas Giolito

Boston Red Sox, Starting Pitcher
Age: 30-14d (Jul 14, 1994)
Exp: 6.08 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#16 overall), 2012
Agent(s): CAA Sports
2024 Payroll Salary

$18,000,000

2024 Cash

$18,000,000

Career Earnings

$44,513,212

2024-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Lucas Giolito signed a 2 year , $38,500,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox, including $38,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,250,000. In 2024, Giolito will earn a base salary of $18,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $18,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $38,500,000
Average Salary:
$19,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 29
$18,000,000 $19,250,000 - $18,000,000 $18,000,000
PLAYER OPT-OUT: AVAILABLE 2025, 2 YR, $20,500,000 REMAINING
2025 30
ETO
$19,000,000 $19,250,000 7.99% $19,000,000 $37,000,000
2026 31
Vesting
$14,000,000 $19,250,000 - $1,500,000 $38,500,000
2027 32
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 29 6.080
$18,000,000 - - $18,000,000 $19,250,000
PLAYER OPT-OUT: AVAILABLE 2025, 2 YR, $20,500,000 REMAINING
2025 30 -
ETO
$19,000,000 - - $19,000,000 $19,250,000
2026 31 -
Vesting
$14,000,000 - - $14,000,000 $19,250,000
2027 32 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29
$18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $12,833,333
2025 30
ETO
$19,000,000 $19,000,000 $37,000,000 $18,500,000 $10,250,000
2026 31
Vesting
$1,500,000 $1,500,000 $38,500,000 $12,833,333 $1,500,000
Contract Notes
  • 2025 Player Option includes a $1M buyout
  • 2026 Option
    $14M Club Option with less than 140 Innings PItched in 2025
    $19M Mutual Option ($1.5M buyout) with 140+ Innings PItched in 2025
  • Annual Incentives ($1M)
    $250,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180 innings pitched
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Arbitration

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $10,400,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $10,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,400,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,400,000
Average Salary:
$10,400,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022 Arbitration

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $7,450,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $7,450,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,450,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $7,450,000
Average Salary:
$7,450,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $4,150,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $4,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,150,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,150,000
Average Salary:
$4,150,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $627,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $627,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $627,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $627,000
Average Salary:
$627,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $573,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $573,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $573,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $573,000
Average Salary:
$573,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $555,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $555,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $555,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $555,000
Average Salary:
$555,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, 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

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Washington Nationals, 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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2012-2012 Signing Bonus

Lucas Giolito signed a 1 year , $2,925,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including $2,925,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,925,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,925,000
Average Salary:
$2,925,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$44,513,212

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 17
Signing Bonus
$2,925,000
$2,925,000
2016 21
Active
$108,147
$3,033,147
2017 22
Active
$119,843
$3,152,990
2018 23
Active
$555,000
$3,707,990
2019 24
Injured
$573,000
$4,280,990
2020 25
Active
$232,222
$4,513,212
2021 26
Active / Arb Avoided
$4,150,000
$8,663,212
2022 27
Active / Arb Avoided
$7,450,000
$16,113,212
2023 28
Retained
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$6,709,676
$1,733,334
$1,956,990
$22,822,888
$24,556,222
$26,513,212
2024 29
Injured
$18,000,000
$44,513,212
Total      
$44,513,212
$44,513,212
2025 30
Active / early-termination
$19,000,000
2026 31
Active / Vesting
$1,500,000
Total
$65,013,212
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
17
$2,925,000
$2,925,000
$2,925,000
2016
21
$108,147
$108,147
$3,033,147
2017
22
$119,843
$119,843
$3,152,990
2018
23
$555,000
$555,000
$3,707,990
2019
24
$573,000
$573,000
$4,280,990
2020
25
$232,222
$232,222
$4,513,212
2021
26
$4,150,000
$4,150,000
$8,663,212
2022
27
$7,450,000
$7,450,000
$16,113,212
2023
28
$6,709,676
$1,733,334
$1,956,990
$6,709,676
$1,733,334
$1,956,990
$22,822,888
$24,556,222
$26,513,212
2024
29
$18,000,000
$18,000,000
$44,513,212
Total
$41,588,212
$2,925,000
$44,513,212
$44,513,212
2025
30
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
2026
31
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
Total
$62,088,212
$2,925,000
$65,013,212

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $108,147 $2,925,000 - $3,033,147
7 $19,789,741 - - $19,789,741
1 $1,733,334 - - $1,733,334
1 $1,956,990 - - $1,956,990
1 $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2019 CHW Apr 18, 2019 - May 02, 2019 Hamstring
2019 CHW Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Arm
2021 CHW Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021 Hamstring
2022 CHW Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022 Knee
2022 CHW May 13, 2022 - May 18, 2022 COVID-19
2024 BOS Mar 28, 2024 - TBD Elbow
  • Dec 30, 2023 Signed a 2 year $38.5 million contract with Boston (BOS), including a player option for 2025
  • Aug 31, 2023 Claimed off waivers by Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jul 27, 2023 Traded to Los Angeles (LAA) from Chicago (CHW) with Reynaldo Lopez for Ky Bush and Edgar Quero
  • Jan 13, 2023 Signed a 1 year $10.4 million contract with Chicago (CHW), avoiding arbitration
  • Apr 01, 2022 Signed a 1 year $7.45 million contract with Chicago (CHW), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 15, 2021 Signed a 1 year $4.15 million contract with Chicago (CHW), avoiding arbitration
  • Feb 24, 2020 Signed a 1 year $627,000 contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $573,000 contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Feb 23, 2018 Signed a 1 year $555,000 contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Dec 07, 2016 Traded to Chicago (CHW) from Washington (WSH) with Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning for Adam Eaton
  • Jun 28, 2016 Contract purchased by Washington (WSH)
  • Jul 12, 2012 Signed a contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Jun 04, 2012 Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#16 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 0.00
2023 CLE 33 33 169 110 100 73 204 41 8 15 0 184.3 4.88 1.31 2.86
2022 CHW 30 30 171 92 88 61 177 24 11 9 0 161.7 4.90 1.44 0.41
2021 CHW 31 31 145 74 70 52 201 27 11 9 0 178.7 3.53 1.10 4.28
2020 CHW 12 12 47 31 28 28 97 8 4 3 0 72.3 3.48 1.04 0.82
2019 CHW 29 29 131 69 67 57 228 24 14 9 0 176.7 3.41 1.06 5.46
2018 CHW 32 32 166 123 118 90 125 27 10 13 0 173.3 6.13 1.48 -1.28
2017 CHW 7 7 31 14 12 12 34 8 3 3 0 45.3 2.38 0.95 1.49
2016 WSH 6 4 26 18 16 12 11 7 0 1 0 21.3 6.75 1.78 -0.47
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