What Is Taylor Clarke Salary: How Much Does Taylor Clarke Make?

Taylor Clarke

Taylor Clarke, a right-handed reliever, has signed a one-year deal with the Royals, the team announced. According to MLB.com, the deal is worth $975,000, with a $200,000 Minor League assignment salary.

The Royals currently have a full 40-man roster.

 Taylor Clarke
Taylor Clarke

The Royals leaped at the chance to sign Clarke before the Collective Bargaining Agreement ends on Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m. CT.

Clarke was not offered a contract by the D-backs on Tuesday night, and the Royals pounced at the chance to sign the bounce-back hopeful.

Clarke, who was chosen in the third round out of College of Charleston in 2015, has a career 4.99 ERA in parts of three seasons with Arizona (S.C.).

Clarke had a 4.98 ERA in 43 1/3 innings pitched in 2021, with 39 strikeouts and 14 walks.

Clarke’s underlying metrics, however, show he was better than his ERA suggests: he had a 3.54 FIP this season and reduced his home runs per nine innings to 0.8 from 1.7 in 2020 while pitching the same number of innings.

Prior to June, when he suffered a right teres major strain (a muscle in the shoulder/lat area), Clarke was one of the D-backs’ most reliable relievers.

He was out until the beginning of August due to the injury, and when he returned, he struggled to rediscover his rhythm.

In May, Clarke had a 3.00 ERA over 12 innings and a 1.29 ERA over seven innings. He allowed three home runs in his first seven appearances (9 1/3 innings), then only one in his subsequent 36 appearances (34 innings) from April 21 to September 5.


How Much Does Taylor Clarke Make?

Taylor Clarke makes a base salary of $975,000.