Chris Sale
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2010
Experience: 10.061 Years
College: Florida Gulf Coast
Contract: 5 yr(s) / $145,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$29,000,000 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Total Salary
2019 Contract details by year 30 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
2020 Contract details by year 31 $30,000,000 $30,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 32 $30,000,000 $30,000,000
2022 Contract details by year 33 $30,000,000 $30,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 34 $27,500,000 $27,500,000
2024 Contract details by year 35 $27,500,000 $27,500,000
2025 Contract details by year 36 $20,000,000 $20,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Player Opt-out available after 2022
  • Full No Trade Clause, 2020-2024
  • $50M deferred at $10M per year from 2035-2039
  • Annual Games Started Incentives
  • Annual Cy Young Escalators
    $2M for 1st place
    $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
    $1M for 4th or 5th
    $500,000 for 6th-10th
  • 2025 Vesting Option ($5M deferred to 2040)
    vests with a Top 10 finish in 2024 Cy Young + healthy
  • 2025 Option Escalator (2023, 2024 Cy Young)
    $2.5M for 1st
    $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
    $1M for 4th or 5th
    $500,000 for 6th-10th
  • Cy Young: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • MVP: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • All Star: $50,000
  • LCS MVP: $50,000
  • WS MVP: $100,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2010 Player Cash Earnings $131,868 - - $131,868
2010 Player Cash Earnings - $1,656,000 - $1,656,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $425,000 - - $425,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - $865,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - $3,515,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,015,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $9,150,000 - - $9,165,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,515,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,407,407 - - $7,407,407
2021 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
13 seasons $87,464,275 $1,656,000 - $89,195,275

Cap Hit

#9
Starting Pitcher
#1
Boston Red Sox
#13
MLB

AAV

#10
Starting Pitcher
#16
MLB

Cash

#10
Starting Pitcher
#26
MLB
  • Mar 22 2019

    Signed a 5 year $145 million contract extension with Boston (BOS)

  • Oct 30 2018

    Boston (BOS) exercised a $15M club option for 2019

  • Nov 2 2017

    Boston (BOS) exercised a $12.5M club option for 2018

  • Dec 6 2016

    Traded to Boston (BOS) from Chicago (CHW) for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz

  • Jul 24 2016

    Suspended 5 days for violating team policy (cutting up jerseys) with Chicago (CHW)

  • Apr 25 2015

    Suspended 5 games for his role in a brawl against Kansas City (KC), forfeiting $163,934 in 2015 salary with Chicago (CWS)

  • Mar 7 2013

    Signed a 5 year $32.5 million extension with Chicago (CWS)

  • Mar 4 2012

    Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Chicago (CWS)

  • Feb 27 2011

    Signed a 1 year $425k contact with Chicago (CWS)

  • Aug 4 2010

    Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Chicago (CWS)

  • Jun 22 2010

    Signed a contract with Chicago (CHW)

  • Jun 7 2010

    Drafted by Chicago (CWS): Round 1 (#13 overall)