Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2017 season).
A group led by New York investment banker Stuart Sternberg gained a controlling interest in the Rays 10/05. Sternberg’s group had purchased 48% of the club 5/04 for $65M, with original owner Vincent Naimoli retaining 15% and limited partners 37%. Naimoli paid $130M for the franchise in 1995.

Forbes magazine valued the Rays at $825M in April, 2017.

RAYS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $ 70,064,700 $ ( )
2016 $ 66,681,991 $ 81,283,926 (29)
2015 $ 75,794,234 $ 77,018,676 (29)
2014 $ 76,872,384 $ 77,085,054 (28)
2013 $ 61,928,975 $ 64,610,387 (28)
2012 $ 63,627,200 $ 70,425,489 (24)
2011 $ 42,171,308 $ 44,969,740 (29)
2010 $ 72,847,133 $ 77,510,502 (20)
2009 $ 63,313,034 $ 71,222,532 (25)
2008 $ 43,745,597 $ 51,020,720 (28)
2007 $ 24,123,500 $ 31,817,020 (30)
2006 $ 35,417,967 $ 36,446,477 (29)
2005 $ 29,679,067 $ 26,615,413 (30)
2004 $ 29,556,667 $ 24,427,167 (30)
2003 $ 19,630,000 $ 31,660,602 (30)
2002 $ 34,380,000 $ 34,728,540 (30)
2001 $ 56,980,000 $ 50,974,068 (19)
2000 $ 64,400,000 $ 61,231,853 (11)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Matt Silverman President of Baseball Operations
2015 -

  • Tampa Bay, 2004 -

    • VP, Planning & Development, 2004-05
    • promoted to President by Tampa Bay 11/05
    • selected President of Baseball Operations 10/14/14

Erik Neander Senior VP of Baseball Operations and GM
2017 -

  • 2017 -

    • promoted to Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM 11/4/16
  • VP, Baseball Operations (2015-16), Director, Baseball Operations (2012-14), Manager, Baseball Research/Development (2010-11)
  • Senior VP of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
  • VP of Baseball Operations James Click
  • Director of Scouting R.J. Harrison
  • Director of Minor League Operations Mitch Lukevics

Kevin Cash Manager
5 years (2015-19)

  • 5 years (2015-19)

    • hired as manager by Tampa Bay 12/5/14
  • 2013-14: bullpen coach, Cleveland
  • 2012: advance scout, Toronto

Evan Longoria 3b
6 years/$100M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option

  • 6 years/100M (2017-22), plus 2023 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 11/26/12
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$13M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$15M, 21:$18.5M, 22:$19.5M, 23:$13M club option ($5M buyout)
    • 2023 option may increase $5M to $18M based on 2022 awards (rank in MVP vote, Gold Glove at third base, Silver Slugger or All-Star)
    • $11M in salary deferred without interest ($1.5M each in 2017-18 and $2M each in 2019-22), reducing present-day value for 2013-22 to $131,044,173 according to MLBPA calculation
    • as part of the deal, Tampa Bay exercised 2014-16 club options in previous contract
    • Tampa Bay also converted $6M salary for 2013 to $2M in salary & $4M signing bonus (for total of $5M in bonus money to be paid in 3 installments in 2013)
  • 6 years/17.5M (2008-13), plus 2014-16 club options
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/12/08
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/18/08, replacing 1-year deal
    • 08:$0.5M, 09:$0.55M, 10:$0.95M, 11:$2M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$6M, 14:$7.5M club option ($3M buyout), 15:$11M club option, 16:$11.5M club option
    • if Longoria otherwise would be arbitration-eligible
      • after 2010, 2011 salary increases to $2.5M
      • after 2011, buyout for 2014 option increases to $4M
    • club must decide by 11/2014 whether to exercise 2015-16 options
    • 2016 option may increase to $14M based on rankings in MVP vote (earned increase to $12.1M)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star, $25,000 for Gold Glove
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2006 (1-3) (Long Beach State)
  • $3M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen, TWC Sports
  • ML service: 9.170

Chris Archer rhp
6 years/$25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options

  • 6 years/25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/2/14, replacing 1-year contract for $0.5112M signed 3/2/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1M, 16:$2.75M, 17:$4.75M, 18:$6.25M, 19:$7.5M, 20:$9M club option ($1.75M buyout), 21:$11M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • if Archer does not qualify for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2015 season, guarantee is reduced to $20M (16:$1M, 17:$3M, 18:$4.75M, 19:$7M)
    • at signing, largest deal for player with less than 1 year of service
  • 1 year/$0.5112M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Cleveland 12/31/08
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (5-161) (Clayton HS, N.C.)
  • agent: Legacy Agency (previously ISE Baseball)
  • ML service: 4.156

Adeiny Hechavarria ss
1 year/$4.35M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.35M (2017)
    • re-signed by Miami 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Miami 6/26/17 (Rays assume responsibility for remaining 2017 salary of $2,305,737)
  • 1 year/$2.625M (2016)
    • re-signed by Miami 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.925M (2015)
    • renewed by Miami 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
  • 4 years/$10M (2010-13)
    • signed by Toronto as an amateur free agent from Cuba 4/13/10
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 10:$0.5M, 11:$2M, 12:$1.75M, 13:$1.75M
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/13/12
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver-Shapiro)
  • ML service: 5.060

Jake Odorizzi rhp
1 year/$4.1M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/14/17 ($4.1-$3.825M)
  • 1 year/$0.5207M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.522M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.5031M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/16/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1s-32) (Highland HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/08, $1.06M signing bonus
  • agent: Arland Sports
  • ML service: 4.042

Wilson Ramos c
2 years/$12.5M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$12.5M (2017-18)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/12/16
    • 17:$4M, 18:$8.5M
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances:

      • 2017: $0.125M each for 300, 325 PA. $0.25M each for 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 PA
      • 2018: $0.25M each for 450, 475, 500 PA
    • if not on disabled list at end of 2017, 2018 salary increases by $2M with 55 starts in 2017 and increases by an additional $0.25M each for 60, 65, 70, 75 starts in 2017.
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.095M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$501,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Minnesota 7/28/10 (Nationals paid Twins $0.5M as part of the trade)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • signed by Minnesota 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.047

Brad Miller ss
1 year/$3.575M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.575M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5276M (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5276M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.5101M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/28/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (2-62) (Clemson)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 4.094

Kevin Kiermaier cf
6 years/$53.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 option

  • 6 years/$53.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/20/17, replacing one-year contract for $2.975M signed 1/13/17, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$5.5M, 19:$8M, 20:$10M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$12M, 23:$13M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • price of 2023 option may increase based on performance
  • 1 year/$0.5144M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5138M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/30/13
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (31-941) (Parkland JC, Ill.)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 3.131

Corey Dickerson rf-lf
1 year/$3.025M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.025M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5229M (2016)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Colorado 1/28/16
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 6/21/13
  • drafted by Colorado 2010 (8-260) (Meridian CC, Miss.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously MVP Sports)
  • ML service: 4.101

Nathan Eovaldi rhp
1 year/$2M (2017), plus 2018 option

  • 1 year/$2M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/12/17
    • 17:$2M, 18:$2M club option
    • performance bonuses
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2018 option 11/2/17
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/19/16 (avoided arbitration, $6.3M-$4.9M)
    • DFA by NY Yankees 11/18/16, released 11/23/16
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 12/19/14
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2013)
    • re-signed by Miami 2/20/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Miami in trade from LA Dodgers 7/25/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 8/6/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (11-337) (Alvin HS, Texas)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 6.013

Brad Boxberger rhp
1 year/$1.6M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5192M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5214M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.4923M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/10/12
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1s-43) (USC)
  • signed 8/17/09, $0.857M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.109

Dan Jennings lhp
1 year/$1.4M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.4M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/27/17
  • 1 year/$0.81M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.523M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5015M (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Miami 12/11/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Miami 2/20/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Miami 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Miami 3/2/12
  • drafted by Florida 2008 (9-268) (Nebraska)
  • $0.145M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.171

Xavier Cedeno lhp
1 year/$1.3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5241M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5165M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 4/22/15 after being DFA by Washington 4/14/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 4/27/15 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year/$0.4959M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 4/23/13 after being DFA by Houston 4/18/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 10/24/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Houston 5/27/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 9/11/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/5/11
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (31-920) (Miami-Dade College)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 4.060

Chaz Roe rhp
1 year/$0.72M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.72M (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 7/13/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Atlanta 7/18/17
  • 1 year/$0.72M (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/31/16
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/30/16
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 8/7/16 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 5/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • DFA by Texas 1/29/14 (refused assignment 2/5/14)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 8/31/14
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/14
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/24/14 after being DFA by NY Yankees 9/21/14
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona for 2013 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/1/13
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Arizona 11/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 9/15/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Colorado 12/2/10
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • drafted by Colorado 2005 (1s-32) (Lafayette HS, Lexington, Ky.)
  • $1.025M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 2.094

Jesus Sucre c
1 year/$0.63M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.63M (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 12/5/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.3M in minors
    • DFA by Seattle 1/25/17, sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 2/8/17
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 3/30/17
  • 1 year/$0.512M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5093M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/14/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/24/13
  • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/19/11 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Atlanta 7/14/11
  • signed by Atlanta 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 3.137

Alex Colome rhp
1 year/$0.5479M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5479M (2017)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5217M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
    • placed on restricted list 3/24/14 (50-game PED suspension)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • signed by Tampa Bay 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.118

Matt Andriese rhp
1 year/$0.5475M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5475M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (3-112) (UC-Riverside)
  • $0.27M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.071

Steven Souza of
1 year/$0.5467M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5467M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/1/13
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 12/19/14
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (3-100) (Cascade HS, Everett, Wash.)
  • $0.346M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 3.072

Matt Duffy 3b
1 year/$0.5453M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5453M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (18-568) (Long Beach State)
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 3.059

Blake Snell lhp
1 year/$0.545M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1s-52) (Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash.)
  • $0.684M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 1.072

Mallex Smith of
1 year/$0.5398M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5398M (2017)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 1/11/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2012 (5-165) (Santa Fe JC, Fla.)
  • $0.375M signing bonus ($0.2545M slot)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 1.125

Austin Pruitt rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 9-278 (Houston)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1422 slot)
  • ML service: 0.132

Daniel Robertson ss
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Oakland 1/10/15
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (1s-34) (Upland HS, Calif.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Dan Lozano, MVP Sports
  • ML service: 0.156

Willy Adames ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 7/31/14
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/12 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Alvarado lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • signed by Tampa Bay 3/13/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.093

Jose De Leon rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 1/2/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/4/16
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (24-724) (Southern University)
  • $0.9146M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.030

Jacob Faria rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (10-330) (Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.112

Chih-Wei Hu rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Minnesota 7/31/15
  • signed by Minnesota 8/3/12 as a free agent from Taiwan
  • ML service: 0.028

Andrew Kittredge rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/16/17
  • signed by Tampa Bay as an amateur free agent 8/21/11 (Washington)
  • ML service: 0.040

Jaime Schultz rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (14-428) (High Point)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryne Stanek rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-29) (Arkansas)
  • $1.7558M signing bonus ($1.7583M slot)
  • ML service: 0.067

Chase Whitley rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$524,525 (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from NY Yankees 11/20/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 5/15/14
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2010 (15-475) (Troy)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 3.099

Hunter Wood rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (29-878) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.001

Minor leagues

Jake Bauers 1b
2017

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (7-208) (Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • $0.24M signing bonus ($0.1821M slot)
  • ML service:

Ryan Brett 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/22/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (3-98) (Highline HS, Burien, Wash.)
  • $0.3411M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.041 (through 2016)

Danny Espinosa 2b
1 year/$5.425M (2017)

  • 1 year/$5.425M (2017)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Washington 12/10/16
    • signed by LA Angels 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/16/17, released 7/20/17
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/24/17
    • released by Seattle 8/20/17
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 8/25/17
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/21/17
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$540,850 (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year/$526,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • 1 year/$0.506M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/1/10
  • drafted by Washington 2008 (3-87) (Long Beach State)
  • signed 8/11/08, $0.525M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports (previously Boras Corp.)
  • ML service: 5.113 (through 2016)

Taylor Featherston 2b-ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Philadelphia 6/9/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/28/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade 2/10/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 2/5/16
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • DFA by Philadelphia 9/10/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/12/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Colorado in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/11/1
    • signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2011 (5-168) (TCU)
  • $0.1449M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.026 (through 2016)

Lucius Fox ss
2017

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • signed by San Francisco 7/15 as a free agent from the Bahamas (attended American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.)
  • $6M signing bonus (highest-ever bonus for non-Cuban amateur international signee)
  • ML service:

Kevin Gadea rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/9/17
  • signed by Seattle 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • ML service: 1.000

Brent Honeywell rhp
2017

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2014 (2s-72) (Walters State CC, Tenn.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.784M slot)
  • ML service:

Adam Kolarek lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/17/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 3/24/17
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/27/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/27/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 10/25/15 (minor-league contract)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Baltimore in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
  • released by NY Mets 10/5/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (11-332) (Maryland)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Josh Lowe 3b
2017

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2016 (1-13) (Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $2.5975M signing bonus ($3.0989M slot)
  • ML service:

Brendan McKay 1b
2017

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2017 (1-4) (Louisville)
  • $7,007,500 signing bonus ($6.1536M slot)
  • agent: Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service:

Michael McKenry c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/16/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 5/14/16
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/27/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/7/16
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/19/16 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/23/16
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Atlanta 8/15/16
  • 1 year/$1.0876M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado, refused assignment 10/14/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
    • contract selected by Colorado 3/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/2/13 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/11
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 3/29/11
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 6/13/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • drafted 2006 (7-198) (Middle Tennessee State)
  • $0.135M signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 4.113 (through 2016)

Vidal Nuno lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/8/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2017)
    • signed by LA Dodgers 1/10/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from LA Dodgers 2/19/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 8/23/17
  • 1 year/$0.5329M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 11/7/16
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Arizona 6/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from NY Yankees 7/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/27/13
  • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/18/11 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Cleveland 3/26/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (48-1,445) (Baker University, Kansas)
  • agent: Worldwide Career Management
  • ML service: 3.053

Shane Peterson of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/22/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/14/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 5/2/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/5/17
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/23/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 7/27/17
  • 2016
    • DFA by Milwaukee 1/28/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/19/14 after being DFA by Oakland 12/11/14
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 7/24/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (2-59) (Long Beach State)
  • signed 6/08, $0.683M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.126 (through 2016)

Adrian Rondon ss
2017

  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/7/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2.95M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Michael Roth lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 7/1/17
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/9/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/3/16
    • DFA by Texas 7/5/16 (optional assignment)
    • DFA by Texas 9/11/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/17/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/7/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/28/15
    • DFA by Cleveland 8/5/15, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 4/27/14, sent outright to Triple-A 5/1/14
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/5/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 11/20/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 4/13/13
  • drafted by LA Angels 2012 (9-297) (University of South Carolina)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.099 (through 2016)

Jesus Sanchez of
2017

  • signed by Tampa Bay 2014 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jeff Walters rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/12/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
    • DFA by NY Mets 5/31/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/16
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/20/14
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (7-212) (Georgia)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Garrett Whitley of
2017

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (1-13) (Niskayuna HS, N.Y.)
  • $2.9596M signing bonus ($2.9621M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Justin Williams of
2017

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 11/14/14
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (2-52) (Terrebonne HS, Houma, La.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus ($1.0492M slot)
  • ML service:

Ryan Yarbrough lhp
2017

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2014 (4-111) (Old Dominion)
  • $40,000 signing bonus ($0.4714M slot)
  • ML service: