Chicago White Sox

Service time in years & days (through 2017 season).

A group led by Jerry Reinsdorf bought the White Sox for $20M in 1981. Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.35 billion in April, 2017.

WHITE SOX PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $ 97,823,271 $ ( )
2016 $114,498,667 $132,603,810 (16)
2015 $118,619,378 $120,366,643 (16)
2014 $ 90,062,659 $ 92,472,106 (22)
2013 $118,914,500 $116,740,909 (12)
2012 $ 97,669,500 $101,763,212 (12)
2011 $127,789,000 $125,814,762 ( 7)
2010 $103,080,000 $112,197,078 ( 8)
2009 $ 96,068,500 $105,287,384 (10)
2008 $121,189,332 $113,641,026 ( 9)
2007 $108,671,833 $100,189,832 (10)
2006 $102,750,667 $ 96,913,615 ( 9)
2005 $ 75,178,000 $ 73,162,000 (13)
2004 $ 65,212,500 $ 64,615,141 (17)
2003 $ 51,010,000 $ 71,336,029 (17)
2002 $ 57,052,833 $ 54,534,084 (19)
2001 $ 65,628,667 $ 62,858,544 (17)
2000 $ 31,200,000 $ 35,677,812 (24)
  • 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.

Ken Williams Executive Vice President
2017 -

  • 2017 -
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox during summer of 2017
  • 5 years (2005-09)
    • hired as Senior VP/General Manager 10/2000
    • deal rolls over each year, paying 1 year of severance if terminated
    • promoted to Executive Vice President 10/26/12
  • VP, Player Development, 1997-2000

Rick Hahn Senior VP/General Manager
2017 -

  • 2017 -
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox during summer of 2017
  • 2013 –
    • promoted to Senior VP/General Manager 10/26/12
    • VP, Assistant GM, 2007-12
    • Assistant GM, 2003-06
    • Director, Major League Administration, 2001-02
  • VP/Assistant General Manager Buddy Bell
  • Assistant GM Jeremy Haber
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Doug Laumann
  • Director of Player Development Chris Getz
  • Senior Director of Baseball Operations Dan Fabian

Rick Renteria Manager
3 years/$3.6M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$3.6M (2017-19)
    • promoted to manager by Chicago White Sox 10/3/16
    • 17:$1.1M, 18:$1.2M, 19:$1.3M
  • 2016: bench coach, Chicago White Sox
  • Chicago Cubs, 2014
    • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017-18 club options
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/7/13
      • fired as manager by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
  • former manager Robin Ventura
    • 2 years (2015-16)
      • signed multi-year extension 1/24/14
      • resigned as Chicago White Sox manager 10/2/16
    • 3 years (2012-14)
      • promoted by Chicago White Sox to manager from special advisor
      • signed three-year contract 10/6/11

James Shields rhp
4 years/$75M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$75M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/11/15
    • 15:$10M, 16:$21M, 17:$21M, 18:$21M, 19:$16M club option ($2M buyout)
    • perks: hotel suite on road
    • deal does not include no-trade clause, but Shields may opt out of contract after 2016 season (no later than 3 days after World Series)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from San Diego 6/4/16 with $57,770,491 remaining on contract (Padres to pay $30,770,491, with White Sox responsible for $27M — $5M in 2016 and, if Shields does not opt out, $10M each in 2017 and 2018 and the $2M buyout)
  • 4 years/$11.25M (2008-11), plus 2012-14 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 1/23/08
    • 08:$1M, 09:$1.5M, 10:$2.5M, 11:$4.25M, 12:$7M club option ($2M buyout), 13:$9M club option ($1.5M buyout), 14:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • value of 2012-14 club options may increase package to $38M
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched, starts, and Cy Young voting may increase package to $44M
    • assignment bonus of $0.75M if traded
    • Tampa Bay exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
    • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
    • 2013 option increased by $1.25M to $10.25M with escalators
    • 2014 option increased to about $13.5M with escalators
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2013 option at $10.25M 10/30/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 12/9/12
    • Kansas City exercised $13.5M option for 2014 10/30/13
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.3949M (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/05
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2000 (16-466) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 11.125

Jose Abreu 1b
1 year/$10.825M (2017)

  • 1 year/$10.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/17/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 6 years/$68M (2014-19)
    • signed as a free agent from Cuba by Chicago White Sox 10/29/13
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:$7M, 16:$10M, 17:$10.5M, 18:$11.5M, 19:$12M
    • award bonuses, including $15,000 for All-Star selection
    • once eligible, may opt in to arbitration and out of remaining guaranteed salaries
    • at signing, largest-ever contract for an international free agent
    • Abreu exercised right to opt in to arbitration 11/14/16
  • agent: ISE Baseball (left Praver Shapiro 5/15)
  • ML service: 4.000

Avisail Garcia rf
1 year/$3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.1M (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/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in three-way trade from Detroit 7/30/13 (Jake Peavy deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12
  • signed by Detroit 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Gene Mato
  • ML service: 4.167

Nate Jones rhp
3 years/$8M (2016-18), plus 2019-21 options

  • 3 years/$8M (2016-18), plus 2019-21 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 12/18/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • 16:$0.9M, 17:$1.9M, 18:$3.95M, 19: club option at Major League mininum salary, 20:$3.75M club option, 21:$4.25M club option
    • buyout of $1.25M if an option is declined
    • if Jones does not need right elbow surgery by end of 2018 season, options increase to $4.65M in 2019, $5.15M in 2020 and 2021 becomes a $6M mutual option
    • 2017-18 salaries increase $0.5M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished in the immediately preceding season
    • 2019 salaries increase $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 GF in 2018 and $0.125M each for 55, 60 GF
    • 2020-21 salaries increase $0.125M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 GF in the immediately preceding season, $0.15M each for 50, 55 GF and $0.2M for 60 GF
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/19/10
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2007 (5-179) (Northern Kentucky)
  • agent: Joe Speed
  • ML service: 6.000

Zach Putnam rhp
1 year/$1.1175M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.1175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by White Sox as a free agent 11/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/30/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 1/20/12
    • signed by Colorado 3/3/12
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Colorado 11/2/12
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/13/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2008 (5-171) (Michigan)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 4.135

Al Alburquerque rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/10/17
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/21/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/23/17
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/3/17
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/24/17, released 7/29/17 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 8/4/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/8/17
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2016)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/19/16
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 30, 35 innings pitched. $50,000 each for 40, 45, 50 IP. $75,000 each for 55, 60 IP. $0.1M for 65, 70 IP
    • DFA by LA Angles 5/21/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/13/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 8/8/16, released 8/13/16
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 8/23/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.05M-$1.375M)
    • performance bonus: $12,500 for 75 appearances
    • non-tendered by Detroit 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.8375M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/19/10 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • acquired by Colorado in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/2/09
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/4/03 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 5.045

Danny Farquhar rhp
1 year/$0.9M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/29/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/17
    • released by Tampa Bay 7/20/17
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 7/24/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/19/17
  • 1 year/$0.527M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 5/15/16 (optional assignment 5/16/16)
  • 1 year/$0.527M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/9/12 after DFA by Toronto 6/2/12
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/26/12 after being DFA by Oakland 6/24/12
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/29/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/12 
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Yankees 7/23/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto 11/17/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 4/18/11
    • contract purchased by Toronto 9/6/11
  • drafted by Toronto 2008 (10-309) (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • $0.1125M signing bonus
  • agent: Sparta Group
  • ML service: 3.135

Tim Anderson ss
6 years/$25M (2017-22), plus 2023, 2024 options

  • 6 years/$25M (2017-22), plus 2023, 2024 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/21/17, replacing one-year contract signed 3/17
    • 17:$0.85M, 18:$1M, 19:$1.4M, 20:$4M, 21:$7.25M, 22:$9.5M, 23:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout), 24:$14M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 6/9/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (1-17) (East Central CC, Miss.)
  • $2.164M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 1.115

Jake Petricka rhp
1 year/$0.825M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/17/13
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2010 (2-63) (Indiana State)
  • $0.54M signing bonus
  • agent: Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 4.044

Carlos Rodon lhp
1 year/$0.6M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/20/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (1-3) (NC State)
  • $6.582M signing bonus ($5.7215M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.168

Tyler Saladino ss
1 year/$0.547M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.547M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2010 (7-218) (Oral Roberts)
  • $0.115M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.087

Leury Garcia 3b-of
1 year/$0.5465M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5465M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Texas 2/18/13
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Texas 8/11/13 (player to be named in 8/9/13 Alex Rios deal)
  • signed by Texas 12/07 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 3.025

Yolmer Sanchez 2b
1 year/$0.546M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.546M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/13
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 2009 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 2.134

Omar Narvaez c
1 year/$0.54M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.54M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/6/16
  • selected by Chicago White Sox from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft (minor-league phase) 12/12/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/4/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.089

Matt Davidson 3b
1 year/$0.5365M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5365M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/11/13
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 12/16/13
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (1s-35) (Yucaipa HS, Calif.)
  • $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.145

Charlie Tilson of
1 year/$0.536M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.536M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from St. Louis 7/31/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (2-79) (New Trier HS, Winnestka, Ill.)
  • $1.275M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.062

Dylan Covey rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • selected by Chicago White Sox from Oakland in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • drafted by Oakland 2013 (4-131) (San Diego)
  • $0.37M signing bonus ($0.3823M slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Jacob May of
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (3-91) (Coastal Carolina)
  • $0.525M signing bonus ($0.5754M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.030

Juan Minaya rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 6/22/16 after being DFA by Houston 6/14/16
  • signed by Houston 9/3/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.002

Kevan Smith c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 2/10/17
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/13/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (7-231) (Pitt)
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 1.043

Chris Beck rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/9/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (2-76) (Georgia Southern)
  • $0.6M signing bonus ($0.67M slot)
  • agent: Myles Shoda
  • ML service: 1.062

Aaron Bummer lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/27/17
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (19-558) (Nebraska)
  • ML service: 0.067

Ryan Cordell of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Milwaukee 7/26/17
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 9/5/16 (player to be named later in 8/1/16 Lucroy deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2013 (11-340) (Liberty)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Danish rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 6/9/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (2-55) (Durant HS, Plant City, Fla.)
  • $1.0018M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 0.007

Nick Delmonico 1b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/1/17
  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by Milwaukee 2/6/15
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Baltimore 7/23/13
  • drafted by Baltimore 2011 (Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • $1.525M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.062

Adam Engel of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (19-573) (Louisville)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.118

Jace Fry lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/5/17
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (3-77) (Oregon State)
  • $0.76M signing bonus ($0.726M slot)
  • ML service: 0.027

Carson Fulmer rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/15/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2015 (1-8) (Vanderbilt)
  • $3.4706M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.065

Willy Garcia of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 1/6/17 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 12/31/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Minnesota 2/2/08
  • signed by Minnesota 7/2/05 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.139

Lucas Giolito rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Washington 12/7/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/28/16
  • drafted by Washington 2012 (1-16) (Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.)
  • $2.925M signing bonus ($2.125M slot)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.080

Alen Hanson ss
1 year/$0.5415M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 6/9/17 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 6/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh11/20/13
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/09 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.038

Gregory Infante rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 16
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/15/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/16/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/16/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 7/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
    • released by Chicago White Sox 8/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/1/10
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 5/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.166

Reynaldo Lopez rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Washington 12/7/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Washington 7/19/16
  • signed by Washington 6/21/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $17,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.096

Yoan Moncada 2b-3b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 12/6/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/2/16
  • signed by Boston 2/23/15 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $31.5M signing bonus (international record) to be paid over three years
  • agent: David Hastings
  • ML service: 0.106

Daniel Palka of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Minnesota 11/3/17
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Arizona 11/10/15
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (3-88) (Georgia Tech)
  • $0.55M signing bonus ($0.6026 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Thyago Vieira rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Seattle 11/16/17
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Seattle 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/17
  • signed by Seattle 9/21/10 as an amateur free agent from Brazil
  • ML service: 0.002

 

Minor-league contracts

Spencer Adams rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (2-44) (White County HS, Cleveland, Ga.)
  • $1.2827M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service:

Cody Asche 3b-lf
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 3/31/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 5/16/17
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • DFA, non-tendered by Philadelphia 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 7/30/13
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (4-151) (Nebraska)
  • $0.1683M signing bonus
  • agent: Jason Wood
  • ML service: 3.045 (through 2016)

Carson Blair c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/26/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 9/1/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/3/5
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (35-1,072) (Liberty Christian HS, Argyle, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.034 (through 2016)

Jason Bourgeois 2b-of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 5/16/16
  • 1 year/$0.5225M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 10/24/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/5/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/6/13
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/23/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/13
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.488M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/23/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Houston 3/20/12
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/7/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by Houston 1/12/10, sent outright to Triple-A 1/15/10
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 2/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/22/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/25/08 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/12/09
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Milwaukee 10/26/09
  • drafted by Houston 2000 (2-56) (Forest Brook HS, Houston)
  • $0.621M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.121 (through 2016)

Brandon Brennan rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 11/18/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (4-141) (Orange Coast JC, Calif.)
  • $0.3208M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Zack Burdi rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (1-26) (Louisville)
  • $2.1285M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jake Burger 3b
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2017 (1-11) (Missouri State)
  • $3.7M signing bonus ($4.1992M slot)
  • ML service:

Alex Call of
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (3-86) (Ball State)
  • $0.7191M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Dylan Cease rhp
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/13/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (6-169) (Milton HS, Ga.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($0.2695M slot)
  • ML service:

Ian Clarkin lhp
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from NY Yankees 7/18/17
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2013 (1-33) (Madison HS, San Diego)
  • $1.6501M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Zack Collins c
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (1-10) (Miami)
  • $3.3806M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Dane Dunning rhp
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Washington 12/7/16
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (1-29) (Florida)
  • $2M signing bonus ($2.0346M slot)
  • ML service:

Jameson Fisher of
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (4-116) (Southeastern Louisiana)
  • $0.485M signing bonus ($0.5113M slot)
  • ML service:

Casey Gillaspie 1b
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Tampa Bay 7/27/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2014 (1-20) (Wichita State)
  • $2.0355M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Brad Goldberg rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/4/17
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (10-303) (Ohio State)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($0.1353M slot)
  • ML service: 0.040

Alfredo Gonzalez c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 7/2/16 after being DFA by Houston 6/25/16
  • signed by Houston 7/21/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Jordan Guerrero lhp
2016

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (15-471) (Moorpark HS, Calif.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Courtney Hawkins of
2017

  • drafted by White Sox 2012 (1-13) (Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas)
  • $2.475M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service:

Alec Hansen rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (2-49) (Oklahoma)
  • $1.25M signing bonus ($1.2845M slot)
  • ML service:

Eloy Jimenez of
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/13/17
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/1/13 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2.8M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Michael Kopech rhp
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 12/6/16
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (1-33) (Mount Pleasant HS, Texas)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.678M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Tyler Ladendorf 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/27/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
    • DFA by Oakland 7/19/16 (optional assignment)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/6/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Oakland 10/31/14
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Minnesota 7/31/09
  • drafted by Minnesota 2008 (2-60) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • signed 6/08, $0.673M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.093 (through 2016)

Mark Lowe rhp
2 years/$11M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$11M (2016-17)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/8/15
    • 16:$5.5M, 17:$5.5M
    • released by Detroit 3/26/17
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/30/17 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Seattle 7/22/17
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/4/15
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/16/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/25/14 
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/31/14 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/22/14 
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/14
    • refused assignment by Cleveland 10/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses
    • may request release 3/26/13 if he will not make ML roster
    • $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors
    • may opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/24/13 
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by LA Angels 3/30/13
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/29/13 
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 6/12/13 (minor-league contract) 
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2012)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 11/29/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55, 60, 65 games. $25,000 for 20 games finished
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Seattle 7/9/10 (Cliff Lee deal)
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 7/06
  • drafted by Seattle 2004 (5-153) (Texas-Arlington)
  • $0.17M signing bonus
  • agent: Frye-McCann
  • ML service: 8.159 (through 2016)

Cory Luebke lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/12/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/11/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/3/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 6/18/16, released 6/26/16
  • 4 years/$12M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with San Diego 3/30/12, replacing 1 year/$0.4978M deal signed 3/8/12
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$1M, 14:$3M, 15:$5.25M, 16:$7.5M club option ($1.75M buyout), 17:$10M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • San Diego declined 2016 option, Luebke elected free agency 11/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.4156M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2007 (1s-63) (Ohio St.)
  • $0.515M signing bonus
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 5.118 (through 2016)

Jean Machi rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/30/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/2/17
    • DFA by Seattle 5/13/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/17
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Seattle 7/22/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 6/9/16
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 6/16/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 7/28/15 after being DFA by San Francisco 7/20/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 9/1/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/9/11 (minor-league contract)
    • loaned to Mexico City 4/7 – 9/06/11
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Pittsburgh 2/13/09 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • released by Toronto 11/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 10/31/06 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Philadelphia in Rule 5 draft 12/04
  • signed by Philadelphia 2000 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: OL Baseball
  • ML service: 2.154 (through 2016)

Tyler Matzek lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/17/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • drafted by Colorado 2009 (1-11) (Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.)
  • signed 8/17/09, $3.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Genske, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 1.019 (through 2016)

Trey Michalczewski 3b
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2013 (7-213) (Jenks HS, Okla.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus ($0.1736M slot)
  • ML service:

Bobby Parnell rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Kansas City 6/2/17 (exercised right to opt out)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 6/6/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/18/16 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • released by Detroit 3/28/16
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/30/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/1/16
    • DFA by Detroit 8/18/16, released 8/21/16
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/7/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 60 games
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 60 games
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4335M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/09 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 9/1/08
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (9-269) (Charleston Southern)
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 6.148 (through 2016)

Jake Peter 2b-of
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (7-198) (Creighton)
  • $0.2038M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

A.J. Puckett rhp
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Kansas City 7/30/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (2-67) (Pepperdine)
  • $1.2M signing bonus ($0.9637M slot)
  • ML service:

Matt Purke lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/13/16
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 12/14/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 12/21/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$4.15M (2011-14)
    • signed Major League contract with Washington 8/15/11
    • $2.75M signing bonus
    • released by Washington 11/14/14
  • drafted by Washington 2011 (3-96) (TCU)
  • agent: Peter Vescovo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.114 (through 2016)

Luis Robert of
2017

  • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent from Cuba 5/20/17
  • $26M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Blake Rutherford of
2017

  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from NY Yankees 7/18/17
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2016 (1-18) (Chaminade Prep, Canoga Park, Calif.)
  • $3.282M signing bonus ($2.4416M slot)
  • ML service:

Blake Smith rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/17/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • selected by San Diego from Chicago White Sox in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • returned by San Diego to Chicago White Sox 3/27/16
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/6/16
    • non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/16
  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from LA Dodgers 5/23/15
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2009 (2-56) (Cal)
  • $0.6435M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.027 (through 2016)

Jordan Stephens rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2015 (5-142) (Rice)
  • $0.3M signing bonus ($0.3804M slot)
  • ML service:

Michael Ynoa rhp
1 year/$0.54M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.54M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/6/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 12/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • signed 7/2/08 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $4.25M signing bonus (at signing, largest ever for non-Cuban amateur from Latin America)
  • agent: Adam Katz, Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 0.113 (through 2016)