What Is Austin Maddox's Net Worth? Former Red Sox Pitcher Arrested in Underage Sex Sting

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Austin Maddox was arrested in a child predator ring. His legal defense will cost him.

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

May 21 2024, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

Austin Maddox pitching in a Red Sox game
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Over the course of five days in late April 2024, multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to carry out an underage sex sting they called Operation Valiant Knights. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida led the investigation under the charge of Sheriff T.K. Waters, who revealed in a news conference that the suspects ranged in age from 19 to 69, per Jax Today. They were allegedly attempting to engage in sexual activities with girls they believed were anywhere between 8 and 14 years old.

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Former Red Sex pitcher Austin Maddox, age 33, was one of 27 men taken into custody. Newsweek reported that Maddox's attorney told the Associated Press he planned to plead not guilty once officially charged. Not only is Maddox looking at possible prison time, but he's undoubtedly going to be saddled with a huge bill from his lawyer. Does he have the money to cover this? To be honest we hope he doesn't, but let's take a look at his net worth.

Austin Maddox pitching in a Red Sox game
Source: Getty Images
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What is Austin Maddox's net worth? He only lasted one season in the major leagues.

Maddox's exact net worth is undetermined but has been estimated at seven figures.

According to New England Sports Network (NESN), Maddox was drafted to the Red Sox in June 2012 at which point he received a $350,000 signing bonus. Maddox was coming from Florida where he played for the University of Florida. The relief pitcher was named a "third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association," per NESN.

Maddox spent the next five years playing for various minor league teams. In 2023, WXYZ Detroit reported that minor league players took home about "$57,200 for the six-month season if playing under a first major league contract, and $114,100 if playing under a second or later major league contract." When he was called up to the Red Sox in June 2017, his salary increased to $535,000 per year, via The Baseball Cube.

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In March 2018, Maddox started suffering from a shoulder inflammation which landed him on the disabled list, via CBS Sports. Six months later, he had surgery to repair his right rotator cuff and remained on the injured reserve list for the 2018 season. When the Boston Red Sox went on to win the World Series that year, Maddox still received a ring because he was technically on their roster. In November 2022 Maddox tried auctioning the ring off via Heritage Auctions, but no one bid on it.

After his brief time with the Boston Red Sox, Maddox was cut in November 2018 and was sent back down to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Not much changed for the pitcher as he spent the 2019 season on their injured list. According to MLB.com, Maddox retired from baseball in February 2020.

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