Cleveland Indians Payroll and Player Control Outlook from 2017-2023

An updated listing showing the Cleveland Indians payroll and player control outlook for the next seven years, service time through 2016, and lots of contract information for every player...

Last updated: February 20, 2017

Player Service 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Allen, Cody 4.076 7.350 ARB3 FA        
Almonte, Abraham 2.052 MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA    
Anderson, Cody 1.017 MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA FA
Armstrong, Shawn 0.074 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Baker, Dylan 0.000 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Bauer, Trevor 2.158 3.550 ARB2 ARB3 ARB4 FA    
Brantley, Michael 5.131 8.375 11.000 FA         
Carrasco, Carlos 5.147 6.700 8.200 9.000 9.500 FA    
Chisenhall, Lonnie 4.158 4.300 ARB3 FA        
Clevinger, Mike 0.079 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Colon, Joe 0.072 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Cooney, Tim 0.025 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Crockett, Kyle 1.119 MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA  
Encarnacion, Edwin 11.085 14.667 18.667 21.667 20.000 FA
Frias, Carlos 1.076 MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Garner, Perci 0.033 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Gomes, Yan 4.083 4.580 6.030 7.080 9.000 11.000 FA FA
Gonzalez, Erik 0.053 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Goody, Nick 0.160 MIN MIN SUP2 ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Guyer, Brandon 4.066 2.000 2.750 3.000        
Kipnis, Jason 5.069 9.167 13.667 14.667 16.500 FA     
Kluber, Corey 4.074 7.500 10.500 13.000 13.500 14.000 FA FA
Lindor, Francisco 1.113 MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA FA
Logan, Boone 9.140 5.500 7.000 FA  
McAllister, Zach 4.077 1.825 ARB3 FA        
Mejia, Francisco 0.000 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Merritt, Ryan 0.032 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Miller, Andrew 8.062 9.000 9.000 FA        
Milner, Hoby 0.000 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Morimando, Shawn 0.002 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Naquin, Tyler 0.163 MIN MIN SUP2 ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Otero, Dan 3.124 1.055 ARB2 ARB3 FA       
Perez, Roberto 2.083 MIN ARB1 ARB2  ARB3 FA     
Plutko, Adam 0.013 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
Ramirez, Jose 2.074 MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA    
Salazar, Danny 2.162 3.400 ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA    
Santana, Carlos 6.115 12.000 FA          
Shaw, Bryan 5.081 4.600 FA          
Tomlin, Josh 6.033 2.500 3.000 FA         
Urshela, Giovanny 0.118 MIN MIN MIN ARB1 ARB2 ARB3 FA
                 
Chris Johnson money   9.000 1.000          
Coco Crisp buyout   0.750            
7 min players   3.600            
                 
TOTAL   121.419 82.814 68.414 68.500 25.000 0.000 0.000

Legend: Blue = Club Option; Orange = Player Option; Green = Mutual Option; Purple = Vesting Option; Yellow = Super 2

* - Minimum salary in 2017 is still undetermined, but in 2016 it was $507,500.

* - Super 2 eligibility for 2016 and beyond is projected based on current service time and if they play the entire 2016 season in the big leagues. Projected Super 2 cutoff is 2 years 128 days.

General Notes:

- Most of the players with minimum salaries will earn league minimum wages around $507-550K (or slightly above) depending on their service time.

- Major League service time is through the 2016 season.  172 days of service time is considered 1 major league season. Service time listing shows the years before the decimal point, and the days after. Ex: 2.134 is 2 years and 134 days of service time.  Though the season is really 180 days or so long, you cannot accrue anymore than 172 days of service time in a season.

- For years beyond 2017, all of free agency, Super 2, and arbitration are projected as if all players played a full season at the big league level in 2017 and going forward.  Obviously, for several players free agency and arbitration will actually be pushed back a year or two as they spend more time in the minors over the next few years.

- Previous 25-man roster opening day payrolls:

2016: $96,304,400
2015: $87,997,101
2014: $85,416,235
2013: $80,605,733
2012: $65,430,300
2011: $49,426,567
2010: $61,453,967
2009: $81,579,166
2008: $78,970,066
2007: $61,673,267
2006: $56,031,500
2005: $41,502,500
2004: $34,319,300
2003: $48,584,834
2002: $78,909,499
2001: $93,360,000
2000: $76,500,000
1999: $73,857,962
1998: $59,033,499
1997: $54,130,232
1996: $45,317,914
1995: $35,185,500
1994: $28,490,167
1993: $15,717,667
1992: $8,236,166
1991: $18,270,000
1990: $15,152,000
1989: $8,928,500
1988: $7,819,500

Player Contract Details:

Allen, Cody:
- Agreed to a one year, $7.35 million contract on January 12, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Agreed to a one year, $4.15 million contract on January 15, 2016 to avoid arbitration.
- Has one more arbitration year remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2018 season.

Almonte, Abraham:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2017 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Anderson, Cody:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Armstrong, Shawn:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Baker, Dylan:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Bauer, Trevor
- Agreed to a one year, $3.55 million contract on January 12, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- As a pre-arbitration player signed to a Major League deal that expired, he will be up for arbitration each season until he reaches six years of service time.
- Signed a 4-year $4.45 million Major League contract out of the 2011 Draft.
- Contract included a $3.4 million signing bonus which the Diamondbacks paid (Indians were not responsible for) and if in minors would pay him $50,000 in 2011, $333,000 in 2012, $333,333 in 2013, and $333,334 in 2014.
- Not eligible for free agency until at least after the 2020 season.
- Agent: Wasserman Media Group

Brantley, Michael:
- Signed a 4-year $25 million deal on February 10, 2014. Deal includes a $3.5 million signing bonus and a club option for a fifth year (2018) for $11 million with a $1 million buyout.
- Agent: Joshua Kusnick

Carrasco, Carlos:
- As a first time arbitration eligible player in 2015, he and the Indians agreed on a $2.3 million salary on January 15th, 2015 to avoid arbitration.
- He signed a four year $22 million extension on April 7, 2015 adding three years to his previously agreed to arbitration figure for 2015. The deal includes a club option for $9 million in 2019 with a $662,500 buyout and a club option for $9.5 million in 2020 with a $662,500 buyout. Each club option may increase by $4 million based on finish in Cy Young voting.

Chisenhall, Lonnie:
- Agreed to a one year, $4.3 million contract on January 13, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Agreed to a one year, $2.725 million contract on January 15, 2016 to avoid arbitration.
- For the 2015 season, he and the Indians agreed on a $2.25 million salary on January 15, 2015 to avoid arbitration.
- Has one arbitration year remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2018 season.

Clevinger, Mike:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Colon, Joe:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Cooney, Tim:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Crockett, Kyle:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2016.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Encarnacion, Edwin
- Signed a three year, $60 million contract on January 5, 2017 which includes a club option for a fourth season for $20 million with a $5 million buyout.
- Deal includes a $5 million signing bonus
- Deal includes an annual bonus for home attendance where he gets an additional $150K for each instance when the Indians surpass 2 million, 2.15 million, 2.30 million, 2.50 million and 2.75 million in attendance and he gets another $250 if the Indians attendance eclipses 3 million in a season.

Frias, Carlos:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Garner, Perci:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Gomes, Yan:
- Agreed to a six-year $23 million deal on March 31, 2014 with two clup options for 2020 and 2021.
- Deal includes a $500K bonus and the 2021 has a $1 million buyout.

Gonzalez, Erik:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Goody, Nick:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season when he projects as a Super 2 player and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2022 season.

Guyer, Brandon:
- Signed a two year, $5 million deal with a club option for a third year on January 18, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- His club option for 2019 is for $2.75 million and carries a $250K buyout.
- There are incentives in his deal which could boost his 2018 and 2019 salary up as much as $400K.
- In his first year of arbitration he earned $1.185 million in 2016.
- Has one more arbitration year remaining before he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season.

Johnson, Chris:
- Acquired from the Braves on August 7, 2015.
- Originally signed a three year $23.5 million extension with the Braves on May 2, 2014 that calls for him to be paid $6 million in 2015, $7.5 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. The also includes a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout.
- Indians released him in 2016 and will pay $10 million less whatever deal he gets with another team in 2017 and his $1 million buyout in 2018.
- Agent: Excel Sports

Kipnis, Jason:
- Signed an extension on April 4, 2014 for 6 years, $52.5 million with a $16.5 million club option for 2020.
- Deal includes a $1 million signing bonus (earned upfront in 2014 on top of $2 million base salary) and a $2.5 million buyout if the 2020 option is not picked up.

Kluber, Corey:
- Signed a 5-year $38 million extension on April 5, 2015.
- Deal includes a $1 million signing bonus.
- There are two club option years for 2020 ($13 million) and 2021 ($13.5 million) and each carries a $1 million buyout. The club options have escalators which could increase them each as much as $4 million based on how he finishes in Cy Young voting from 2015-2019.
- If he is traded he receives a $1 million bonus and if he is traded during the 2015-2019 seasons his new club has within three days of the conclusion of the World Series to exercise or decline both options.
- If he is traded during the 2020 season his 2021 option becomes a vesting option and is guaranteed if he pitches 160 innings in 2020 and is not on the disabled list that season.

Lindor, Francisco:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Logan, Boone:
- Signed a one year, $5.5 million deal with a club option As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.

McAllister, Zach:
- Agreed to a one year, $1.825 million contract on January 13, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Was a first time arbitration eligible player in 2016 and signed a one year $1.3 million deal on January 8, 2016 to avoid arbitration.
- Has two more arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2018 season.

Merritt, Ryan:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Miller, Andrew:
- Signed a four year $36 million deal with the Yankees on December 5, 2014 which pays him $9 million each season.
- Acquired by Indians in a trade on July 31, 2016.

Milner, Hoby:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency

Morimando, Shawn:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Naquin, Tyler:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2018 season when he projects as a Super 2 player and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2022 season.

Otero, Dan:
- Agreed to a one year, $1.055 million contract on January 12, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Has two more arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2019 season.

Perez, Roberto:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2017 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Plutko, Adam:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Ramirez, Jose:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2017 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.

Salazar, Danny:
- Agreed to a one year, $3.4 million contract on January 13, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Was a Super 2 arbitration eligible player in the 2016-2017 offseason.
- Has three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency after the 2020 season.

Santana, Carlos:
- Signed a 5-year $21 million contract in April of 2012, and includes club option for 2017
- Base salary - 2012: $500K, 2013: $550K, 2014: $3.5M, 2015: $6.0M, 2016: $8.25M
- 2017 club option is for $12.0M and includes a $1.2M buyout (Indians picked it up on November 4, 2016)
- There are unknown award bonuses included in the deal.

Shaw, Bryan:
- Agreed to a one year, $4.6 million contract on January 13, 2017 to avoid arbitration.
- Agreed to a one year, $2.75 million contract on January 14, 2016 to avoid arbitration.
- As a first time arbitration eligible player in 2015, he and the Indians agreed to a $1.55 million deal on January 16, 2015 to avoid arbitration.
- Is a free agent after the 2017 season.

Tomlin, Josh:
- Agreed to a one year, $2.25 million contract on January 15, 2016 to avoid arbitration.
- Agreed to an extension on 1/26/2016 revising his arbitration deal to a two year, $5.5 million contract.
- Base salary: 2016: $2.25M, 2017: $2.5M, 2018: $3M (club option with $750K buyout)
- Deal includes annual performance bonuses in 2017 and 2018 with $250K each for 20, 25 start and 160, 180 innings; $500K each or 30 starts, 200 innings.
- As a second time arbitration eligible player in 2015, he and the Indians agreed to a $1.5 million deal on January 16, 2015 to avoid arbitration.
- In 2014 he was a first time arbitration eligible player. He requested $975K and the Indians offered $800K. They went to arbitration and the Indians won.

Urshella, Giovanny:
- As a non-arbitration eligible player, will make near the Major League minimum in 2017.
- If sent to the minors, he will receive a daily rate of his minor league "split" salary of $82,700.
- Not arbitration eligible until at least after the 2019 season, and then has at least three arbitration years remaining before he reaches free agency.


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