Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Opening Day payroll for 2021 Reds

Doing the final math

The Reds 2020 payroll was in the $145M+ range. I was told during this past offseason that the 2021 payroll would be closer to the $120-$125M range.

Based on the Opening Day the 2021 payroll officially sits at $121.5M. That's a drop of approximately $23.5M.


Joey Votto ($25.1M), Mike Moustakas ($14M), Nick Castellanos ($14M), Eugenio Suarez ($10.7M), Sonny Gray ($10M), Wade Miley ($8M), Shogo Akiyama ($7M), Michael Lorenzen ($4.4 million), Luis Castillo ($4.2 million), Tucker Barnhart ($4.1M), Jesse Winker ($3.15 million), Tyler Mahle ($2.2 million), Sean Doolittle ($1.5M), Amir Garrett ($1.5 million), Cam Bedrosian ($1.5M), Tyler Naquin ($1.5M), Kyle Farmer ($640K).

ML minimum+ range ($575-598K) for Nick Senzel, Tyler Stephenson, Jonathan India, Lucas Sims, Tejay Antone, Jeff Hoffman, Cionel Perez, Sal Romano, Alex Blandino and Aristides Aquino.

Released: Noeh Ramirez (owed $1.175 million) + Reds sent $900K to Angles in Raisel Iglesias trade.

Total: $121.5M

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