Nelson Cruz
Designated Hitter
Experience: 14.082 Years
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$15,000,000 Free Agent:2024 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
2022 Contract details by year 42 $12,000,000 $12,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 43 $16,000,000 $16,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • 2023 mutual option includes a $3M buyout
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
1998 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000 - $15,000
2005 Player Cash Earnings $316,000 - - $316,000
2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $382,000 - - $382,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $65,270 - - $65,270
2009 Player Cash Earnings $408,070 - - $418,070
2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - - $3,650,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $500,000 - $5,500,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,550,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $1,000,000 - $15,125,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,025,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,444,444 - - $4,444,444
2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,102,116 - - $5,102,116
2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,897,884 - - $7,897,884
2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
18 seasons $128,532,784 $1,515,000 - $130,257,784

Cap Hit

#8
Designated Hitter
#3
Washington Nationals
#100
MLB

AAV

#8
Designated Hitter
#84
MLB

Cash

#8
Designated Hitter
#92
MLB
  • Mar 13 2022

    Signed a 1 year $15 million contract with Washington (WSH)

  • Jul 22 2021

    Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Minnesota (MIN) with Calvin Faucher for Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman

  • Feb 3 2021

    Signed a 1 year $13 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)

  • Nov 1 2019

    Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $12 million option for 2020

  • Dec 27 2018

    Signed a 1 year $14.3 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), including a $12M club option for 2020

  • Dec 1 2014

    Signed a 4 year $57 million contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Feb 22 2014

    Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)

  • Feb 9 2012

    Signed a 2 year $16 million contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Jan 18 2011

    Signed a 1 year $3.65 million contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Mar 4 2010

    Signed a 1 year $440k contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Feb 20 2009

    Signed a 1 year $408k contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Feb 15 2008

    Signed a 1 year $398k contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Feb 28 2007

    Signed a 1 year $382k contract with Texas (TEX)

  • Jan 4 2006

    Signed a 1 year $327k contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Feb 1 2005

    Signed a 1 year $316k contract with Milwaukee (MIL)

  • Aug 30 2000

    Traded to Oakland (OAK) from New York (NYM) for Jorge Velandia

  • Feb 17 1998

    Signed a contract with New York (NYM)