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Clay Buchholz

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Toronto Blue Jays Starting Pitcher Age: 36-7d Exp: 11.02 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#42 overall), 2005 College: McNeese State Agent(s): John Courtright (Relativity Sports)

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Blue Jays – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Clay Buchholz signed a 1 year / $3,000,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 34 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000($3,000,000)
    2020 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Innings Pitched
      $125,000 each for 120,130
      $250,000 each for 140, 150, 160, 170
      $500,000 each for 180, 190
    • Relief Appearances
      $50,000 for 50, 55
      $100,000 for 60, 65, 70, 75
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2012-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $29,945,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $7,486,250
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $555,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $555,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $443,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $443,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $413,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $413,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $396,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $396,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $380,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $380,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2005-2005Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $800,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - - $800,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $91,366 - - $91,366
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $396,000 - - $396,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $413,500 - - $413,500
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $443,000 - - $443,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - $555,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 $1,000,000 - $4,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $50,000 $5,550,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $7,700,000 - - $7,700,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,080,645 - - $1,080,645
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $61,979,511 $1,000,000 $50,000 $63,029,511
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $44,398,866 $1,000,000 - $45,448,866
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,080,645 - - $1,080,645
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 1 2019Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
    May 5 2018Signed a minor league contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 19 2018Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Dec 20 2016Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Boston (BOS) for Josh Tobias
    Nov 3 2016Boston (BOS) exercised a $13.5 million option for 2017
    Nov 3 2015Boston (BOS) exercised a $13 million option for 2015
    Apr 10 2011Signed a 4 year $29.945 million extension with Boston (BOS)
    Mar 8 2011Signed a 1 year $555k contract with Boston (BOS)
    Mar 8 2010Signed a 1 year $443k contract with Boston (BOS)
    Mar 5 2009Signed a 1 year $413,500 contract with Boston (BOS)
    Mar 6 2008Signed a 1 year $396k contract with Boston (BOS)
    Aug 17 2007Signed a 1 year $380k contract with Boston (BOS)
    Jun 15 2005Signed a contract with Boston (BOS)
    Jun 7 2005Drafted by Boston (BOS): Round 1 (#42 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Clay Buchholz, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2019 TOR 12 12 59.0 72 44 43 16 39 13 2 5 0 6.56 1.492 -0.33
    2018 ARI 17 17 98.1 80 25 22 22 81 9 7 2 0 2.01 1.037 3.15
    2017 PHI 2 2 7.1 16 10 10 3 5 1 0 1 0 12.27 2.591 -0.39
    2016 BOS 37 21 139.1 130 80 74 55 93 21 8 10 0 4.78 1.328 0.15
    2015 BOS 18 18 113.1 114 48 41 23 107 6 7 7 0 3.26 1.209 2.74
    2014 BOS 28 28 170.1 182 108 101 54 132 17 8 11 0 5.34 1.386 -1.56
    2013 BOS 16 16 108.1 75 23 21 36 96 4 12 1 0 1.75 1.025 4.43
    2012 BOS 29 29 189.1 187 104 96 64 129 25 11 8 0 4.56 1.326 0.49
    2011 BOS 14 14 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 6 3 0 3.48 1.294 1.88
    2010 BOS 28 28 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 17 7 0 2.33 1.203 5.63
    2009 BOS 17 16 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 7 4 0 4.21 1.38 2.01
    2008 BOS 16 15 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 2 9 0 6.75 1.763 -1.22
    Totals 238 219 1332.2 1,272 644 589 458 1,024 139 90 69 0 3.98 1.298 16.98