Yoenis Cespedes
Left Field
Experience: 8.028 Years
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $110,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$27,500,000 Free Agent:2021 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Total Salary
2017 Contract details by year 32 $22,500,000 $22,500,000
2018 Contract details by year 33 $29,000,000 $29,000,000
2019 Contract details by year 34 $29,000,000 $29,000,000
2020 Contract details by year 35 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Full No-Trade Clause
  • 2019 salary reduced to $14.M (injury settlement)
  • 2020 salary reduced to $6M from $29.5M (injury settlement)
  • 2020 salary escalates to $11M if he starts on the active list or IL for a non ankle/heel injury
  • Plate Appearance Incentives
    $250,000 each for 200,250, 275
    $500,000 each for 300, 350, 375, 400
    $750,000 each for 425, 450, 475, 500
    $1M each for 525, 550, 575, 650
  • Trade Assignment Bonus: $2M for AL team $500,000 for NL team (paid by new team)
  • All-Star: $500,000
  • Gold Glove $750,000
  • Silver Slugger: $750,000
  • WS MVP: $500,000
  • LCS MVP: $500,000
  • League MVP: $1M ($250,000 for 2nd, $100,000 for 3rd)
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,792,622 - - $2,792,622
2014 Player Cash Earnings $7,707,378 - - $7,707,378
2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,786,885 - - $3,786,885
2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,713,115 - - $6,713,115
2016 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 $10,000,000 - $27,500,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $29,000,000 - - $29,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $14,811,828 - - $14,811,828
2020 Player Cash Earnings $331,675 - - $331,675
11 seasons $120,143,503 $10,000,000 - $130,143,503

Cap Hit

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  • Aug 2 2020

    Opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season (COVID-19)

  • Nov 29 2016

    Signed a 4 year $110 million contract with New York (NYM)

  • Nov 14 2016

    Declined a $17.2 million qualifying offer from New York (NYM)

  • Nov 6 2016

    Extended a $17.2 million qualifying offer for 2017 by New York (NYM)

  • Nov 5 2016

    Declined a $23.75 million option for 2017 with New York (NYM)

  • Jul 31 2015

    Traded to New York (NYM) from Detroit (DET) for Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa

  • Dec 11 2014

    Traded to Detroit (DET) from Boston (BOS) with Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier for Rick Porcello

  • Jul 31 2014

    Traded to Boston (BOS) from Oakland (OAK) with $650,000 and pick [2015 Competitive Balance B] for John Lester, Jonny Gomes and $1.8 million

  • Feb 13 2012

    Signed a 4 year $36 million contract with Oakland (OAK)

  • Feb 13 2012

    Signed a 4 year $36 million contract with Oakland (OAK)