Boston Red Sox

Service time in years & days (through 2017 season).

John Henry Principal Owner
2002 -

  • John Henry, 2002 -
    • John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner formed Fenway Sports Group in 2001 and bought the Red Sox and control of the New England Sports Network for $700M.
  • Yawkey Trust, 1992-2001
    • the Yawkey Trust (formerly JRY Corp.) assumed control of the club after the death of Jean Yawkey in 1992
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $2.8 billion in April, 2018.
RED SOX PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2018 $233,752,429 $ ()
2017 $197,041,179 $191,888,422 ( 6)
2016 $197,899,679 $204,012,716 ( 5)
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 of 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 / Player Personnel Frank Wren
  • VP / Major League & Minor League Operations Raquel Ferreria
  • VP / Professional Scouting Gus Quattlebaum
  • VP / Player Development Ben Crockett
  • VP / Amateur Scouting Michael Rikard
  • former Senior VP/GM Mike Hazen
    • 2015: promoted to Senior VP/GM by Boston 9/24/15
    • 2016: hired by Arizona as Executive VP & GM 10/17/16
  • former Executive VP/GM Ben Cherington
    • 2012: promoted to GM by Boston 10/25/11
    • 2015: signed extension with Boston (resigned 8/19/15)
  • former Executive VP/GM Theo Epstein
    • 2003: hired by Boston 11/02, 3 years (2003-05)
    • 2006: returned 1/06 after 10/05 resignation, 3 yr/$4.5M (2006-08)
    • 2009: signed extension 11/3/08, 4 yr (2009-12), resigned 10/20/11

Alex Cora Manager
3 years (2018-20), plus 2021 option

  • 3 years (2018-20), plus 2021 club option
    • hired as manager by Boston 11/2/17, replacing John Farrell
  • 2016: Houston
    • bench coach
  • former manager John Farrell
    • 1 year (2017), plus 2018 club option
      • signed extension with Boston 2/21/15
      • Boston exercised 2018 option 12/16
      • fired by Boston 10/11/17
    • 4 years (2013-16)
      • hired as manager by Boston 10/20/12, replacing Bobby Valentine
  • 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: 8.164

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: 12.014

J.D. Martinez rf-dh
5 years/$110M (2018-22)

  • 5 years/$110M (2018-22)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/26/18
    • 18:$23.75M, 19:$23.75M, 20:$23.75M, 21:$19.375M, 22:$19.375M
    • may opt out of contract after both 2019 ($2.5M buyout) and 2020 seasons (no buyout)
    • 2021 and 2022 seasons become mutual options if Martinez has a Lisfranc injury or complication to his right foot causing him to be:
      • 1) on the disabled list for 60 days or more in previous season, or
      • 2) on the disabled list for 10 days or more in the previous season and 120 days or more in the two previous seasons combined, or
      • 3) on the disabled list at the end of the previous season and found not able to play at the start of the next season
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs annually)
  • 2 years/$18.5M (2016-17)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/8/16 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$6M)
    • 16:$6.75M, 17:$11.75M
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Detroit 7/18/17
  • 1 year/$3M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • released by Houston 3/22/14
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.4978M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/30/11
  • drafted by Houston 2009 (20-611) (Nova Southeastern)
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously RMG Baseball)
  • ML service: 6.036

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: 8.170

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: 11.041

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
    • Boston exercised 2018 option 11/2/17
  • 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: 7.066

Chris Sale lhp
5 years/$32.5M (2013-17), plus 2018-19 options

  • 5 years/$32.5M (2013-17), plus 2018-19 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/7/13
    • replaced 1 year/$0.6M deal signed 2/22/13
    • 13:$0.85M, 14:$3.5M, 15:$6M, 16:$9.15M, 17:$12M, 18:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout), 19:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2019 option increases 1) by $2.5M to $16M with a Cy Young in 2013-18 or 2) by $1.5M to $15M with a second- or third-place finish in Cy Young vote in 2013-18 (met)
    • award bonuses, including $15,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/6/16
    • Boston exercised 2018 option 11/2/17
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 8/4/10
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2010 (1-13) (Florida Gulf Coast)
  • signed 6/21/10, $1.656M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 7.061

Mookie Betts rf
1 year/$10.5M (2018)

  • 1 year/$10.5M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Boston 1/31/18 ($10.5M-$7.5M)
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2017)
    • renewed by Boston 3/2/17
  • 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: 3.070

Drew Pomeranz lhp
1 year/$8.5M (2018)

  • 1 year/$8.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.45M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/25/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 5.013

Xander Bogaerts ss
1 year/$7.05M (2018)

  • 1 year/$7.05M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.042

Mitch Moreland dh-1b
2 years/$13M (2018-19)

  • 2 years/$13M (2018-19)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/18/17
    • 18:$6.5M, 19:$6.5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 500, 550 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2017)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/6/16
  • 1 year/$5.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/10/16 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.7M)
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.35M-$2.75M)
    • may earn additional $25,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2.025M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 475, 530 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$0.5027M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.4911M (2012)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/1/12
  • 1 year/$0.426M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/22/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Texas 7/29/10
  • drafted by Texas 2007 (17-530) (Mississippi State)
  • agent: BASH Baseball
  • ML service: 7.067

Jackie Bradley cf
1 year/$6.1M (2018)

  • 1 year/$6.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.150

Eduardo Nunez 3b
1 year/$6M (2018), plus 2019 option

  • 1 year/$6M (2018), plus 2019 player option
    • re-signed by Boston 2/18/18
    • 18:$4M, 19:$4M player option ($2M buyout)
    • 2019 option may increase $1M based on 2018 plate appearances
    • may earn additional $1M annually in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Yankees 11/20/09
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Francisco 7/25/17
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5769M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade 4/7/14 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5333M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.5238M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4193M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Yankees 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • signed by NY Yankees 2/28/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 6.090

Joe Kelly rhp
1 year/$3.825M (2018)

  • 1 year/$3.825M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 5.029

Eduardo Rodriguez lhp
1 year/$2.375M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.375M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5843M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 2.130

Brock Holt 3b-of
1 year/$2.225M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.225M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.052

Tyler Thornburg rhp
1 year/$2.05M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.05M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/4/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2017)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Milwaukee 12/6/16
    • signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5139M (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/19/12
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2010 (3-96) (Charleston Southern)
  • $0.3519M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.057

Sandy Leon c
1 year/$1.95M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.95M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.149

Christian Vazquez c
1 year/$1.425M (2018)
3 years/$13.55M (2019-21), plus 2022 option

  • 3 years/$13.55M (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 3/24/18
    • 19:$2.85M, 20:$4.2M, 21:$6.25M, 22:$7M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2022 option may increase by $1M to $8M with 502 plate appearances in both 2020 and 2021
    • Vazquez to make donation to club charity
  • 1 year/$1.425M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.561M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 3.031

Steve Wright rhp
1 year/$1.1M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/5/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • received 15-game suspension 3/23/18 (violation of MLB domestic violence policy), placed on restricted list 4/28/18, reinstated 5/14/18 (missed 16 calendar days, forfeiting $94,624)
  • 1 year/$0.5935M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 3.089

Carson Smith rhp
1 year/$0.85M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.85M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/5/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$556,750 (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 3.028

Andrew Benintendi lf
1 year/$0.6205M (2018)

  • 1 year$0.6205M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.549M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/2/16
  • drafted by Boston 2015 (1-7) (Arkansas)
  • $3.5904M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 1.062

Matt Barnes rhp
1 year/$0.605M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.605M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.5635M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 2.110

Heath Hembree rhp
1 year/$0.5815M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5815M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.547M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 2.106

Rafael Devers 3b
1 year/$0.5645M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5645M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/24/17
  • signed by Boston 8/9/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 0.070

Blake Swihart c
1 year/$0.5635M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5635M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 1.164

Marco Hernandez ss
1 year/$0.554M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.554M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.5485M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 1.105

Austin Maddox rhp
1 year/$0.552M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.552M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/15/17
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (3-118) (Florida)
  • $0.35M signing bonus ($0.4005M slot)
  • ML service: 0.042

Brian Johnson lhp
1 year/$0.548M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.548M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 0.043

Hector Velazquez rhp
1 year/$0.547M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.547M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/18/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 5/18/17
  • 2010-16: Mexican League
  • ML service: 0.048

Bobby Poyner lhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 3/29/18
  • drafted by Boston 2015 (14-411) (Florida)
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Marcus Walden rhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 3/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/4/14
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/16/14 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 6/16/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (9-295) (Fresno City College, Calif.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jalen Beeks lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (12-374) (Arkansas)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Ty Buttrey rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (4-151) (Providence HS, Charlotte)
  • $1.3M signing bonus ($0.2913M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tzu-Wei Lin ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/24/17
  • signed by Boston 6/16/12 as a free agent from Taiwan
  • $2.05M signing bonus (record for Taiwanese position player)
  • ML service: 0.053

Robby Scott lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.537M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 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: 1.021

Chandler Shepherd rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (13-404) (Kentucky)
  • ML service: 0.000

Sam Travis 1b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Boston 5/23/17
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (2-67) (Indiana)
  • $0.8468M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.076

Brandon Workman rhp
1 year/$0.835M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.835M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.635M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/16/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.115

Minor leagues

Cole Brannen of
2018

  • drafted by Boston 2017 (2-63) (The Westfield School, Perry, Ga.)
  • $1.3M signing bonus ($0.9939M slot)
  • ML service:

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: 0.143 (through 2016)

Michael Chavis 3b
2018

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

William Cuevas rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/14/17
    • DFA by Detroit 5/27/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/31/17 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 4/20/16
    • DFA by Boston 9/2/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/16
  • signed by Boston 7/2/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.008

Ivan DeJesus Jr. ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/2/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 11/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4805M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/25/12
    • DFA by Boston 11/20/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/26/12
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 12/26/12 
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/09
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2005 (2-51) (P.R. Baseball Academy, Guaynabo, PR)
  • $0.675M signing bonus
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 2.099

Jason Groome lhp
2018

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

Darwinzon Hernandez lhp
2018

  • signed by Boston 8/26/13 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $7,500 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Oscar Hernandez c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
    • DFA by Arizona 6/23/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • selected by Arizona from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • signed by Tampa Bay 8/14/09 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.022

Tanner Houck rhp
2018

  • drafted by Boston 2017 (1-24) (Missouri)
  • $2.6145M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Tommy Layne lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/23/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/11/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/17
    • released by NY Yankees 7/6/17
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 7/19/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$563,750 (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
    • DFA by Boston 8/2/16, released 8/6/16
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/9/16
  • 1 year/$0.557M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/10/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/5/14
  • 1 year/$0.4913M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • DFA by San Diego 10/25/13, sent outright to Triple-A 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 5/3/12
    • contract purchased by San Diego 8/14/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2007 (26-793) (Mount Olive, N.C.)
  • agent: Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 3.045

Bryan Mata rhp
2018

  • signed by Boston 1/27/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service:

Michael Ohlman c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Texas 3/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)

    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/28/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/8/17
    • DFA by Toronto 5/20/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/23/17
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/12/17
    • DFA by Toronto 8/16/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 2/4/15 after being DFA by Baltimore 1/27/15
    • signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • drafted by Baltimore 2009 (11-326) (Lakewood Ranch HS, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $0.995M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One Athlete Management
  • ML service: 0.024

Mike Olt 1b-3b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/27/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/7/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 3/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 3/8/16
    • released by Chicago White Sox 3/16/16
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox 9/5/15 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/31/15
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/2/12
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (1s-49) (Connecticut)
  • $0.7173M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.156

Alex Scherff rhp
2018

  • drafted by Boston 2017 (5-161) (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas)
  • $0.7M signing bonus ($0.2965M slot)
  • ML service:

Mike Shawaryn rhp
2018

  • drafted by Boston 2016 (5-148) (Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City, N.J.)
  • $0.6375M signing bonus ($0.3755M slot)
  • ML service: