Despite an ongoing slew of injuries keeping him away from the mound, Chris Sale has established himself as one of MLB’s best pitchers — when he’s healthy. A seven-time All-Star, Sale was the AL strikeout leader in 2015 and 2017, and won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2018.
So just how much is Sale’s contract worth?
Chris Sale Contract: Salary, Years, Total Value
Chris Sale Contract
On March 23, 2019, Chris Sale signed a five-year, $145 million contract with the Red Sox ($145 million guaranteed) to cover the 2020-24 seasons, plus a vesting option for 2025. The deal’s annual average salary is $29 million.
Chris Sale Salary
In 2023, Sale will earn a base salary of $27.5 million, while carrying a total salary of $27.5 million.
When Is Chris Sale a Free Agent?
Sale’s guaranteed contract will end at the end of the 2024 season, though the deal has a vesting option for 2025 if he finishes in the top 10 in AL Cy Young voting and is not on the injured list at the end of the 2024 campaign. If the vesting option doesn’t become guaranteed, Sale will enter free agency at the end of the 2024 season. If it does become guaranteed, he’ll enter free agency at the end of the 2025 season.