Sonny Gray
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2011
Experience: 6.061 Years
College: Vanderbilt
Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,500,000 Signing Bonus $500,000 Average Salary$10,166,667 Free Agent:2024 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
2019 Contract details by year 29 $7,500,000 - $7,500,000
2020 Contract details by year 30 $10,000,000 $166,667 $10,166,666
2021 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $166,667 $10,166,666
2022 Contract details by year 32 $10,200,000 $166,667 $10,366,667
2023 Contract details by year 33 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Trade Assignment Bonus: $1M
  • Innings Pitching Bonus
    $100,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190
  • Cy Young Escalator (2020-2023)
    1st Place: $2M
    2nd or 3rd Place: $1M
    4th or 5th Place: $750,000
    6th-10th Place: $500,000
  • MVP Escalator (2020-2023)
    1st Place: $2M
    2nd or 3rd Place: $1M
    4th or 5th Place: $750,000
  • All Star Selection: $200,000 (escalated in 2020)
  • 2022 Innings Pitched Escalator for 2023 Option
    $100,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2011 Player Cash Earnings - $1,800,000 - $1,800,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $163,333 - - $163,333
2014 Player Cash Earnings $502,500 - - $502,500
2015 Player Cash Earnings $512,500 - - $512,500
2016 Player Cash Earnings $527,500 - - $527,500
2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,230,768 - - $1,230,768
2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,344,232 - - $2,344,232
2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 - $8,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,962,963 - - $3,962,963
10 seasons $23,243,796 $2,300,000 - $25,543,796

Cap Hit

#41
Starting Pitcher
#4
Cincinnati Reds
#129
MLB

AAV

#36
Starting Pitcher
#126
MLB

Cash

#36
Starting Pitcher
#133
MLB
  • Jan 21 2019

    Signed a 3 year $30.5 million contract extension with Cincinnati (CIN), including a club option for 2023

  • Jan 21 2019

    Traded to Cincinnati (CIN) from New York (NYY) with Reiver Sanmartin for Shed Long and 2019 1st round pick [Competitive Balance Round A]

  • Jan 11 2019

    Signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 12 2018

    Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration

  • Jul 31 2017

    Traded to New York (NYY) from Oakland (OAK) with $1.5 million in international bonus pool money for Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian

  • Jan 13 2017

    Signed a 1 year $3.575 million contract with Oakland (OAK), avoiding arbitration

  • Mar 4 2016

    Signed a 1 year $527,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Mar 3 2015

    Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Mar 3 2014

    Signed a 1 year $505k contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Jul 25 2011

    Signed a contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Jun 6 2011

    Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 1 (#18 overall)