FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Even if J.D. Martinez opts out of his Red Sox contract after the second year, as he has the option to do, he's still guaranteed to pocket $50 million from the deal he agreed to earlier this week:
J.D. Martinez contract breakdown.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) February 21, 2018
Year 1: $23.75 m
Year 2: $23.75 m
Buyout if he opts out after Year 2: $2.5 million, bringing total to $50 m if he leaves
Year 3: $23.75 m
(No buyout if opts out after Y3)
Year 4: $19.35 m
Year 5: $19.35 m
His salary of $23.75 million in each of the first two years totals $47.5 million. The Red Sox will pay him $2.5 million if he opts out, bringing his total for the first two seasons to $50 million.
He gets no buyout if he opts out after the third season, as he also eligible to do.