The 2013 salaries and lost pay of players suspended Monday in Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. Lost play under baseball's Joint Drug Agreement is calculated by dividing games suspended by days of the regular season (183) and multiplying by salary. For players with minor league contracts with monthly salaries, pay is annualized to a 183-day season on the basis of 30 days per month:

Major league contracts
Player, Team Salary Games Lost Pay
Nelson Cruz, Tex 10,000,000 50 2,732,240
Ryan Braun, Mil 8,500,000 65 3,091,126
Jhonny Peralta, Det 6,000,000 50 1,639,344
Antonio Bastardo, Phi 1,400,000 50 382,514
Everth Cabrera, SD 1,275,000 50 348,361
x-Francisco Cervelli, NYY 515,350 50 140,806
x-Jesus Montero, Sea 292,140 50 79,820
x-Jordany Valdespin, NYM 226,091 50 61,773
x-Cesar Puello, NYM 79,900 50 21,831

x-on option

NOTE 1: Cruz also loses opportunity to earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances


Alex Rodriguez

Lost pay covering 211 games cannot be calculated until appeal is decided or withdrawn, and the length of the suspension and the time covering 2013, 2014 and 2015 can be calculated. If 49 games are served at 2013 rate, total lost pay would be $32,749,268. If 49 games are served at 2015 rate, total lost pay would be $30,562,951.

2013_$28 million

2014_$25 million

2015_$21 million

2016_$20 million

2017_$20 million


Assigned to minor league rosters
Player, Team Salary Games Lost Pay
Fernando Martinez, NYY (AAA) 155,501 29 24,642
Sergio Escalona, Hou (AA) 13,500/month 26 11,700
Fautino De Los Santos, SD (AA) 1,700/month 26 1,473

NOTE 2: Players on minor league rosters are to serve completion of 50-game suspensions in the next season they have signed with a major league organization.

NOTE 3: Jordan Norberto is a free agent.