How Grady Sizemore can make $6 million this season

Rob Bradford
March 10, 2014 - 10:57 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Grady Sizemore continued his steps toward making the Red Sox'€™ Opening Day lineup Monday, notching a first-inning single against the Rays at JetBlue Park. The outfielder is now slated to appear in back-to-back games for the first time this spring, getting the start Tuesday against the Marlins. So, what happens to Sizemore'€™s contract if he does find himself on the 25-man roster come March 31? He makes $250,000. Sizemore'€™s guaranteed major league contract is for a base of $750,000, but he can make as much as $6 million if he meets all of his incentives. It'€™s a conversation that'€™s getting more interesting as the outfielder draws closer to becoming an everyday player once again. Sizemore makes $250,000 for being on Opening Day roster, and then $250,000 each time he reaches 60, 90, 120 and 150 days in the big leagues. Sizemore makes $250,000 for increments of 25 plate appearances, starting at 225 and stretching to 500. Sizemore makes $50,000 for making the All-Star team; $50,000 for winning the Silver Slugger; $50,000 for winning the Gold Glove; $50,000 for winning the ALCS MVP; $100,000 for winning the World Series MVP; $100,000 for winning the American League MVP ($75,000 for second, $50,000 for third). - Sizemore can make $50,000 for winning the American League Comeback Player of the Year.