Kirby Yates

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Texas Rangers Relief Pitcher (RP ) Age: 36-348d Exp: 9.021 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Right
College: Yavapai JC (AZ) Agent(s): (Beverly Hills Sports Council)

  • Current Contract

    Kirby Yates signed a 1 year / $4,500,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $4,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average 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.

    2024-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2024 Contract details by year 37 9.021 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    2025 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Current Dead Contracts

    2024-2024

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Salary
    2024 Contract details by year $1,250,000 - $1,250,000

    Previous Contracts

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    2024-2024Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,250,000
    Free Agent:

    2022-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $8,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,125,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,062,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,062,500
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,062,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,062,500
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,062,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,062,500
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $535,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $535,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,923
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,923
    Free Agent:

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $511,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $511,900
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $512,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $512,800
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $311,475 - - $311,475
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $187,746 - - $187,746
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $363,610 - - $363,610
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $535,000 - - $535,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,923 - - $2,923
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,062,500 - - $1,062,500
    2019 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (1ST) $3,062,500 - - $3,062,500
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,615,741 - - $2,615,741
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $20,641,495 - - $20,641,495
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    $26,391,495 - - $26,391,495
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $499,221 - - $499,221
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $363,610 - - $363,610
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,275,741 - - $7,275,741
    seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,923 - - $2,923
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 5 2023Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with Texas (TEX)
    Nov 6 2023Atlanta (ATL) declined $5.75 million option for 2024 ($1.25M buyout)
    Nov 29 2021Signed a 2 year $8.25 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jan 19 2021Signed a 1 year $5.5 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $7.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $3.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 12 2018Signed a 1 year $1.0625 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
    Apr 26 2017Claimed off waivers by San Diego (SD)
    Oct 6 2016Claimed off waivers by Los Angeles (LAA)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $511,900 contract with New York (NYY)
    Jan 8 2016Traded to New York (NYY) from Cleveland (CLE) for cash considerations
    Nov 25 2015Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Tampa Bay (TB) for cash considerations
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $512,800 contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Nov 20 2013Contract purchased by Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jun 19 2009Signed a contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Kirby Yates, and the financial implications.

  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Kirby Yates ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team Games IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 ATL 60 60.1 35 22 22 37 80 9 7 2 5 3.28 1.193 1.12
    2022 ATL 9 7.0 6 4 4 5 6 2 0 0 0 5.14 1.571 -0.05
    2020 SD 6 4.1 7 6 6 4 8 1 0 1 2 12.46 2.538 -0.34
    2019 SD 60 60.2 41 14 8 13 101 2 0 5 41 1.19 0.89 2.96
    2018 SD 65 63.0 41 15 15 17 90 6 5 3 12 2.14 0.921 2.15
    2017 SD 62 56.2 44 28 25 19 88 12 4 5 1 3.97 1.112 -0.13
    2016 NYY 41 41.1 41 24 24 19 50 5 2 1 0 5.23 1.452 -0.06
    2015 TB 20 20.1 23 18 18 7 21 10 1 0 0 7.97 1.475 -0.53
    2014 TB 37 36.0 33 16 15 15 42 4 0 2 1 3.75 1.333 0.21
    Totals 360 349.2 271 147 137 136 486 51 19 19 62 3.53 1.164 5.33
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