Largest Pitchers Contract Packages


Associated Press

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 12:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball contracts for pitchers worth $100 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money:

Player, ClubYearsTotal
Justin Verlander, Det2013-19$180million
Felix Hernandez, Sea2013-19$175million
CC Sabathia, NYY2009-15$161million
Zack Greinke, LAD2013-18$147million
Cole Hamels, Phi2013-18$144million
Johan Santana, NYM2008-13$137.5million
Matt Cain, SF2012-17$127.5million
Barry Zito, SF2007-13$126million
Mike Hampton, Col-Fl-Atl2001-08$121million
Cliff Lee, Phi2011-15$120million
Kevin Brown, LA-NYY1999-05$105million