Boston Red Sox

Service time in years & days (through 2016 season).

A group led by John Henry & Tom Werner bought the Red Sox and control of the New England Sports Network from the Yawkey trust for $700M in December, 2001. Forbes magazine valued the club at $2.3 billion in March, 2016.

RED SOX PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $197,899,679 $ ( )
2015 $184,345,996 $185,568,958 ( 3)
2014 $156,350,125 $168,178,367 ( 5)
2013 $154,555,500 $176,481,441 ( 3)
2012 $175,249,119 $168,614,614 ( 3)
2011 $163,822,475 $174,116,280 ( 2)
2010 $168,109,833 $170,650,856 ( 2)
2009 $121,745,999 $140,454,683 ( 4)
2008 $133,390,035 $147,075,645 ( 2)
2007 $143,026,214 $155,402,595 ( 2)
2006 $120,099,824 $137,497,097 ( 2)
2005 $123,505,125 $116,640,070 ( 2)
2004 $127,298,500 $130,395,386 ( 2)
2003 $ 99,946,500 $104,873,607 ( 5)
2002 $108,366,060 $110,249,535 ( 2)
2001 $110,035,883 $114,331,641 ( 3)
2000 $ 81,200,000 $ 75,525,525 ( 7)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Dave Dombrowski President, Baseball Operations
5 years (2015-19)

  • 5 years (2015-19)
    • hired by Boston as President, Baseball Operations 8/19/15
  • 2002-15, Detroit
    • 4 years (2012-15)
      • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11 paying about $3M annually
      • released from contract by Detroit 8/4/15
    • 4 years (2008-11)
      • signed extension with Detroit 11/06
    • 5 years/about $10M (2002-06), plus 2007 extension
      • hired by Detroit 11/01
  • 1993-2001, Florida
    • Executive VP & General Manager
  • 1987-1991, Montreal
  • 1978-86, Chicago White Sox
  • Senior VP/Assistant GM Brian O’Halloran
  • Senior VP/Assistant GM Eddie Romero
  • Senior VP/Player Personnel Allard Baird
  • Senior VP/Baseball Operations Frank Wren
  • Vice President, Baseball Administration Raquel Ferreria
  • Director of Pro Scouting Gus Quattlebaum
  • Director, Player Development Ben Crockett
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard
  • former Senior VP/GM Mike Hazen
    • promoted to Senior VP/GM by Boston 9/24/15
    • hired by Arizona as Executive VP & General Manager 10/17/16

      • signed extension with Boston, terms undisclosed
      • resigned from position with Boston 8/19/15
    • 2012 -
  • former Executive VP/GM Ben Cherington
    • 2015 -
      • signed extension with Boston, terms undisclosed
      • resigned from position with Boston 8/19/15
    • 2012 -
      • promoted to general manager by Boston 10/25/11
  • former Executive VP/GM Theo Epstein
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • signed extension with Boston 11/3/08
      • resigned 10/20/11
    • 3 years/$4.5M (2006-08)
      • returned to job with Boston 1/06 after resignation 10/05
      • deal pays about $1.5M annually
    • 3 years (2003-05)
      • hired by Boston 11/02

John Farrell Manager
1 year (2017), plus 2018 club option

  • 1 year (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 2/21/15
  • 4 years (2013-16)
    • hired as manager by Boston 10/20/12, replacing Bobby Valentine
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • hired as manager by Toronto 10/25/10, replacing Cito Gaston
  • Boston, 2007-10 (pitching coach)
  • Cleveland, 2002-2006 (player development director)
  • former manager Bobby Valentine
    • 2 years (2012-13), hired by Boston 11/30/11, fired 10/4/12
  • former manager Terry Francona
    • 3 years/$12M (2009-11), plus 2012, 2013 club options
    • 2 years/$4.05M (2007-08)
    • 3 years/$1.65M (2004-06), plus 2007 club option

David Price lhp
7 years/$217M (2016-22)

  • 7 years/$217M (2016-22)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15
    • 16-18:$30M annually, 19:$31M, 20-22:$32M annually
    • no deferred money
    • may opt out of contract after 2018 season
    • perks: may purchase eight premium tickets for all games, including post-season
    • most lucrative contract ever for a pitcher
    • at $31M, tied Miguel Cabrera for highest-ever average annual value
  • 1 year/$19.75M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • one-year record for player filing for arbitration
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Detroit 7/30/15, with Blue Jays responsible for remaining $7,122,950 on contract
  • 1 year/$14M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$10.1125M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/2/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • $5M signing bonus
    • $4M in salary deferred until 2014
    • at signing, record salary for a 2nd-time arbitration-eligible pitcher
  • 1 year/$4.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 6 years/$8.5M (2007-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Tampa Bay 8/15/07
    • $5.6M signing bonus (paid in 6 installments each Aug. 31, 2007-12)
    • 07:$0.5M, 08:$0.65M, 09:$0.75M, 10:$1M, 11:$1.25M, 12:$1.5M
    • salaries in minors: 08:$0.1M, 09:$0.15M, 10:$0.2M, 11:$0.65M, 12:$1.2M
    • major league salaries may increase total package value to $11.25M
    • Price may void & file for arbitration in any year he is eligible
    • $80,000 award bonus for 2nd place in 2010 Cy Young vote
    • voided final year of deal, opted for arbitration 10/31/11
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2007 (1-1) (Vanderbilt)
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 7.164

Hanley Ramirez lf
4 years/$88M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$88M (2015-18), plus 2019 vesting option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/25/14
    • $3M signing bonus (half by 1/15/15, balance by 3/15/15)
    • 15:$19M, 16:$22M, 17:$22M, 18:$22M, 19:$22M vesting option, guaranteed if Ramirez has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017-18 and passes club physical after 2018 season
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for MVP ($0.125M for second place in vote, $0.1M for third)
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to three clubs)
    • perks: suite on road, may purchase six premium tickets per game
  • 6 years/$70M (2009-14)
    • signed extension with Florida 5/17/08
    • 09:$5.5M, 10:$7M, 11:$11M, 12:$15M, 13:$15.5M, 14:$16M
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
    • extension does not include a no-trade clause
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 7/25/12
    • LA Dodgers made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.439M (2008)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/05
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/24/05
  • signed by Boston 7/2000 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Andy Mota, Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 11.014

Rick Porcello rhp
4 years/$82.5M (2016-19)

  • 4 years/$82.5M (2016-19)
    • signed extension with Boston 4/7/15
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$21M, 19:$21M
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to three clubs)
  • 1 year/$12.5M (2015)
    • signed by Boston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Detroit 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years/$7.285M (2007-10), plus 2011-12 club options
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/14/07
    • $3.58M signing bonus
    • 07:$0.38M, 08:$1.1M, 09:$1.2M, 10:$1.025M, 11:$1.536 club option, 12:$1.344M club option
    • Detroit exercised $1.536M option for 2011
  • drafted by Detroit 2007 (1-27) (Seton Hall Prep, NJ)
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously Hendricks Sports, Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 7.170

Pablo Sandoval 3b
5 years/$95M (2015-19), plus 2020 option

  • 5 years/$95M (2015-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/25/14
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 15-17:$17M/year. 18-19:$18M/year. 20:$17M club option ($5M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to three clubs)
    • perks: suite on road
  • 3 years/$17.15M (2012-14)
    • signed extension with San Francisco 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • 12:$3.2M, 13:$5.7M, 14:$8.25M
    • San Francisco made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.465M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.40175M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 8/13/08
  • signed by San Francisco 2002 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously Gustavo Vazquez)
  • ML service: 8.047

Dustin Pedroia 2b
8 years/$110M (2014-21)

  • 8 years/$110M (2014-21)
    • signed extension with Boston 7/24/13, replacing final year and option in previous contract
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$12.5M, 15:$12.5M, 16:$13M, 17:$15M, 18:$16M, 19:$15M, 20:$13M, 21:$12M
    • undisclosed amount of money to be deferred
    • limited no-trade protection
    • first $100M contract for a second baseman
  • 6 years/$40.5M (2009-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 12/3/08
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 09:$1.5M, 10:$3.5M, 11:$5.5M, 12:$8M, 13:$10M, 14:$10M, 15:$11M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • escalators based on MVP vote:
      • MVP in 2009-13 increases 2014, 2015 salaries by $2M each
      • 2nd or 3rd place in 2009-13 MVP votes increases 2014 and 2015 salaries by $1M each (up to maximum of twice, for $2M increase)
    • 2015 club option and buyout are voided if Pedroia wins MVP in 2008 (met) and is traded
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • perks: suite on road
  • 1 year/$0.457M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/06
  • drafted by Boston 2004 (2-65) (Arizona State)
  • $0.575M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 10.041

Clay Buchholz rhp
4 years/$29.945M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options

  • 4 years/$29.945M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Boston 4/11/11
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 12:$3.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7.7M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M club option ($0.245M buyout), 17:$13.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • Boston exercised 2016 option 11/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.4135M (2009)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/5/09
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/17/07
  • drafted by Boston 2005 (1s-42) (Angelina JC, Texas)
  • signed 7/05, $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 8.059

Craig Kimbrel rhp
4 years/$42M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 4 years/$42M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/16/14 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$6.55M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:9M, 16:$11M, 17:$13M, 18:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • may earn additional $3.5M in performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Atlanta 4/5/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 11/13/15
  • 1 year/$0.655M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.59M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/5/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (3-96) (Wallace St CC, Ala.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.391M signing bonus
  • agent: David Meter
  • ML service: 6.066

Chris Young rf
2 years/$13M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$13M (2016-17)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15
    • 16:$6.5M, 17:$6.5M
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/9/14
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $0.15M for 250 PA. $0.2M for 275 PA. $0.3M for 300 PA. $0.35M for 350 PA. $0.375M each for 375, 400 PA. $0.475M for 450 PA. $0.5M for 500 PA. $0.55M each for 550, 600 PA.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/07
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2014)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/22/13
    • DFA by NY Mets 8/9/14, released 8/15/14
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/28/14 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/14
  • 5 years/$28M (2009-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed extension with Arizona 4/8/08
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 09:$1.75M, 10:$3.25M, 11:$5M, 12:$7M, 13:$8.5M, 14:$11M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 10/20/12
    • Oakland declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2008)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/9/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/05
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/05
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/06
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2001 (16-493)
  • agent: Jeff Berry, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 10.039

Joe Kelly rhp
1 year/$2.6M (2016)

  • 1 year/$2.6M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.603M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.523M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • acquired by Boston in trade from St. Louis 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$0.493M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/10/12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (3-98) (UC-Riverside)
  • $0.341M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.029

Drew Pomeranz lhp
1 year/$1.35M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.35M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 7/14/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • signed by Oakland 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Colorado 12/10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 8/16/11 (player to be named in 7/30/11 Ubaldo Jimenez deal)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/11/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2010 (1-5) (Mississippi)
  • signed 8/16/10, $2.65M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.013

Fernando Abad lhp
1 year/$1.25M (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/2/16
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Minnesota 8/1/16 with $423,497 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.0875M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.225M-$0.85M)
    • DFA by Oakland 11/20/15, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/15
  • 1 year/$0.5259M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/21/13 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by Washington 11/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/1/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/5/09
    • re-signed by Houston 2/28/10
  • signed by Houston 2002 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Barry Praver)
  • ML service: 5.073

Robbie Ross lhp
1 year/$1.25M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/29/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.325M-$1.075M)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 60 games or 60 innings
  • 1 year/$0.5665M (2015)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Texas 1/27/15
    • signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$512,745 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year/$0.4974M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/4/12
  • drafted by Texas 2008 (2-57) (Lexington Christian, Ky.)
  • signed 8/15/08, $1.575M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 4.100

Xander Bogaerts ss
1 year/$0.65M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.543M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/19/13
  • signed by Boston 2009 as an amateur free agent from Aruba
  • $0.41M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.042

Brock Holt ss
1 year/$0.606M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.606M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5305M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/1/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Pittsburgh 12/26/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (9-265) (Rice)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: Lagardere Sports
  • ML service: 3.052

Sandy Leon c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/5/16
  • 1 year/$0.5104M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Washington 3/30/15
    • DFA by Boston 7/20/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/30/15
    • contract selected by Boston 9/1/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/13/12
  • signed by Washington 1/07 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.149

Mookie Betts cf
1 year/$0.566M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.566M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/28/14
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (5-172) (Overton HS, Brentwood, Tenn.)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.070

Jackie Bradley cf
1 year/$0.5465M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5465M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.528M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 3/31/13
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (1s-40) (South Carolina)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.150

Brandon Workman rhp
1 year/$0.5395M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/9/13
  • drafted by Boston 2010 (2-57) (Texas)
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Jeff Berry, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 3.018

Carson Smith rhp
1 year/$0.529M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.529M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Seattle 12/7/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/1/14
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (8-241) (Texas State)
  • $0.215M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.028

Eduardo Rodriguez lhp
1 year/$0.521M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.521M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 7/31/14
  • signed by Baltimore 2010 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.130

Blake Swihart c
1 year/$0.5185M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (1-26) (Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, N.M.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus (club record for position player)
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 1.133

Travis Shaw 1b-3b
1 year/$0.515M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (9-292) (Kent State)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 1.088

Steve Wright rhp
1 year/$0.5145M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 7/31/12
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (2-56) (Hawaii)
  • $0.63M signing bonus
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 2.089

Christian Vazquez c
1 year/$0.513M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.513M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (9-292) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • $80,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.031

Matt Barnes rhp
1 year/$0.511M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.511M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/8/14
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (1-19) (Connecticut)
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.110

Noe Ramirez rhp
1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/3/15
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (4-142) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $0.625M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.102

Andrew Benintendi lf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/2/16
  • drafted by Boston 2015 (1-7) (Arkansas)
  • $3.5904M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Arland Sports
  • ML service: 0.062

Bryce Brentz of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • drafted by Boston 2010 (1s-36) (Middle Tennessee State)
  • $0.8892M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.061

Roenis Elias lhp
1 year/$0.558M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.558M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Seattle 12/7/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 3/28/14
  • signed by Seattle 5/3/11 as an amateur free agent from Cuba
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 1.119

Heath Hembree rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Francisco 7/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 9/3/13
  • drafted by San Francisco 2010 (5-168) (College of Charleston)
  • $0.185M signing bonus
  • agent: Ballangee Group
  • ML service: 1.106

Marco Hernandez ss
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/15/14
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/19/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.105

Williams Jerez lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (2-81) (Grant Street HS, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • $0.4437M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Brian Johnson lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/11/15
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (1s-31) (Florida)
  • $1.575M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 0.012

Deven Marrero ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/25/15
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (1-24) (Arizona State)
  • $2.05M signing bonus ($1.75M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.106

Kyle Martin rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Boston 11/18/16
  • drafted by Boston 2013 (9-263) (Texas A&M)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($0.1472M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Yoan Moncada 2b-3b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/2/16
  • signed by Boston 2/23/15 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $31.5M signing bonus (international record)
  • agent: David Hastings
  • ML service: 0.031

Henry Owens lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/4/15
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (1s-36) (Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • $1.55M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.100

Robby Scott lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/2/16
  • signed by Boston 8/9/11 as an amateur free agent from Yuma of independent North American League (Florida State)
  • ML service: 0.031

Luis Ysla lhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Boston 11/18/16
  • acquired by Boston in trade from San Francisco 8/31/15
  • signed by San Francisco 9/11/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

Trey Ball lhp
2016

  • drafted by Boston 2013 (1-7) (New Castle HS, Ind.)
  • $2.75M signing bonus ($3.246M slot)
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service:

Luis Alexander Basabe of
2016

  • signed by Boston 8/26/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.45M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Brennan Boesch rf-lf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/13/16 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/19/14 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/5/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15
    • elected free agency 11/10/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/28/14 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $0.8M in majors
    • contract selected by LA Angels 4/16/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 10/7/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2013)
    • 1 year/$2.3M (2013), re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Detroit 3/13/13 (due 30 days’ pay, about $379,000)
    • 1 year/$1.5M (2013), signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/15/13
    • split contract paying $0.5M in minors
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 100, 150 plate appearances. $0.1M each 200, 250 PA. $0.15M each 300, 350 PA.
    • released by NY Yankees 7/19/13
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/16/10
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (3-82) (Cal)
  • $0.455M signing bonus
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.049 (through 2015)

Rusney Castillo of
7 years/$72.5M (2014-20)

  • 7 years/$72.5M (2014-20)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent from Cuba 8/23/14
    • $5.4M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.1M, 15:$10.5M, 16:$10.5M, 17:$10.5M, 18:$11M, 19:$11M, 20:$13.5M
    • Castillo may opt out of contract after 2019 season
    • limited no-trade protection
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 6/20/16
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports
  • ML service: 0.115 (through 2015)

Michael Chavis ss
2016

  • drafted by Boston 2014 (1-26) (Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $1.8705M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

John Cornely rhp
2016

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 4/24/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade 5/20/15 after being DFA by Atlanta 5/19/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 6/27/15
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (15-476) (Wofford)
  • ML service: 0.007 (through 2015)

Allen Craig rf
5 years/$31M (2013-17), plus 2018 option

  • 5 year/$31M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/8/13
    • 13:$1.75M, 14:$2.75M, 15:$5.5M, 16:$9M, 17:$11M, 18:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Boston in trade from St. Louis 7/31/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 5/18/15
    • contract selected by Boston 9/1/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12 (split contract, $0.2484M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/18/09
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (8-256) (Cal)
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.153 (through 2015)

Cody Decker 1b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/4/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Kansas City 4/20/16
    • released by Colorado 5/15/16
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 6/15/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by San Diego 9/14/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 11/4/15
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (22-659) (UCLA)
  • ML service: 0.021 (through 2015)

Rafael Devers 3b
2016

  • signed by Boston 8/9/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Chris Dominguez rf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/29/15, released 2/4/15
    • signed by Cincinnati as free agent 2/10/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/5/15
    • DFA by Cincinnati 7/26/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2009 (3-86) (Louisville)
  • $0.4113M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.055 (through 2015)

Jason Groome lhp
2016

  • drafted by Boston 2016 (1-12) (Barnegat HS, N.J.)
  • $3.65M signing bonus ($3.1928M slot)
  • ML service:

Michael Kopech rhp
2016

  • drafted by Boston 2014 (1-33) (Mount Pleasant HS, Texas)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.678M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Roman Mendez rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/15
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 9/11/15 after being DFA by Texas 9/1/15
    • DFA by Boston 12/2/15, sent outright to Triple-A 12/7/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
  • signed by Texas 2009 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 0.141 (through 2015)

Mike Miller 2b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/27/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 7/2/16
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (9-301) (Cal Poly)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.125M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Edgar Olmos lhp
1 yer (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/15/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 2/12/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/16/16
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago Cubs 3/24/16
    • signed by Baltimore 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • claimed by Texas off waivers 2/24/15 after being DFA by Seattle 2/13/15 (returned to Seattle 3/5/15 after claim was reversed due to injury)
    • signed by Seattle 3/15
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/4/15 after being DFA by Seattle 12/2/15
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/10/15
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Baltimore 12/23/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers from Miami 11/20/14
  • 2013
    • contract purchased by Miami 11/20/12 
    • re-signed by Miami 2/19/13
  • drafted by Florida 2008 (3-83) (Birmingham HS, Van Nuys, Calif.)
  • $0.478M signing bonus
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 0.083 (through 2015)

Ali Solis c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/3/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 2/21/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/21/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/27/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/4/12
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Diego 10/25/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/12
  • signed by San Diego 2/05 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.045 (through 2014)

Sam Travis 1b
2016

  • drafted by Boston 2014 (2-67) (Indiana)
  • $0.8468M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Anthony Varvaro rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5765M (2015)
    • signed by Boston 3/8/15
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 5/3/15 after being DFA by Boston 4/29/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/6/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/15
    • returned by Chicago Cubs to Boston 5/24/15
    • refused assignment by Boston, elected free agency 11/20/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
    • acquired by Boston in trade 12/17/14 after being DFA by Atlanta 12/15/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$481,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 1/13/11 after being DFA by Seattle 1/3/11
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • drafted by Seattle 2005 (12-353) (St. John’s)
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 3.121 (through 2015)

Wesley Wright lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/22/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.5075M in majors
    • released by Arizona 3/28/16
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 4/12/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2015)

    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/14/15, released 7/22/15
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 7/30/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/1/15
  • 1 year/$1.425M (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/16/13
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 50 games
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 8/12/13
    • non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.512M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/23/12
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4445M (2010)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/2/109
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2009)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/10/09
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2008)
    • selected by Houston from LA Dodgers in Rule 5 draft 12/6/07
    • re-signed 2/22/08
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2003 (7-211) (Goshen HS, Ala.)
  • $0.12M signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 6.076 (through 2015)