Contracts

Here are the Indians color coded contractual considerations. From top to bottom, players that have signed long term contracts are listed first, followed by the arbitration eligible players in order of experience, ending with pre-arbitration eligible players. Players not listed are pre-arb. In general it can be assumed that pre-arb players will make between $500 thousand (referred to as $500K from now on) and $600K. All other players will have their contract values posted. The majority of the numbers come from Cot’s Baseball Contracts and baseball-reference. Light blue means a player is under contract for that season, while dark blue represents an option year.

Updated: 11/19/2014.

Player 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Notes
Yan Gomes $1M $2.5M $4.5M $5.95M $7M $9M $11M Signed in 2014, 6Yr/$23M
Jason Kipnis $4M $6M $9M $13.5M $14.5M $16.5M FA Signed in 2014, 6 Yr/$52M
Michael Brantley $5M $6.5M $7.5M $11M FA Signed in 2014, 4Yr/$25M
Carlos Santana $6M $8.25M $12M FA Signed in 2012, 5 Yr/$21M
Nick Swisher $15M $15M $14M FA Signed in 2013, 4Yr/$56M
Michael Bourn $13.5M $14M $12M FA Signed in 2013, 4Yr/$48M
Ryan Raburn $2.5M $3M FA Signed in 2013, 2Yr/$4.85M
Mike Aviles $3.5M FA Signed in 2013, 2Yr/$6M
David Murphy $6M $7M FA Signed in 2014, 2Yr/$12M
Scott Atchison $900K $1M FA Signed in 2014, 1Yr/$900K
Marc Rzepczynski A2 A3 FA Made $1.375M in 2014
Josh Tomlin A2 A3 FA Made $800K in 2014
Bryan Shaw A1 A2 A3 FA Made $530K in 2014
Lonnie Chisenhall A1 A2 A3 FA Made $511K in 2014
Carlos Carrasco A1 A2 A3 FA Made $505K in 2014
Trevor Bauer PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 Made $1.183M in 2014
Zach McAllister PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA Made $505K in 2014
Corey Kluber PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA Made $514K in 2014
Cody Allen PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA Made $515K in 2014
Nick Hagadone PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA Made $492K in 2013
Danny Salazar PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA Made $502K in 2014
Austin Adams PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Jesus Aguilar PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Kyle Crockett PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Tyler Holt PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
T.J. House PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
C.C. Lee PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Roberto Perez PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Bryan Price PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Jose Ramirez PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA
Zach Walters PreArb PreArb PreArb A1 A2 A3 FA

Option Notes:

  • Carlos Santana has a $1.2M buyout if the Indians decline his 2017 option.
  • Both Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn need to reach 550 plate appearances in 2016 for their 2017 vesting options to be activated.
  • Michael Brantley has a $1M buyout for 2018.
  • Ryan Raburn has a $100K buyout for 2016.
  • Yan Gomes has $1M buyout for both 2020 and 2021.
  • David Murphy has a $500K buyout for 2016.
  • Jason Kipnis has a $2.5M buyout for 2020.
  • Scott Atchison has a $100K buyout for 2016.

The chart below shows the distribution of guaranteed funds going into the 2015 season. Arbitration eligible and pre-arb players are not included, but will be added once official numbers are available. As can be seen, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn make up almost a full 50% of the Indians current obligations.

Contracts 2015

 

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