Kansas City Royals

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

David Glass Owner
2000 -

  • David Glass, 2000 -
    • former Wal-Mart CEO David Glass bought the club for $96M in 2000
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1993-2000
    • before his death, Kauffman executed an estate plan donating the club to charity. Under the plan, the club would be auctioned, with a preference for bidders committing to keep the team in Kansas City and proceeds going to local charities
  • Ewing Kauffman, 1969-1993
    • Marion Laboratories founder Ewing Kauffman paid a franchise fee of $5.5M for rights to the AL’s 1969 expansion club in Kansas City
    • Kauffman sold 49 percent of the club to Memphis developer Avron Fogelman for $11M in 1983, with Fogelman acquiring an additional one percent in 1988. Kauffman bought back Fogelman’s 50 percent share of the team in 1991.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.015 billion in April, 2018.
ROYALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2018 $122,233,117 $ ()
2017 $143,005,817 $185,102,611 ( 8)
2016 $131,487,125 $177,170,963 ( 9)
2015 $112,857,025 $128,892,314 (13)
2014 $ 92,185,521 $ 97,747,983 (19)
2013 $ 81,871,725 $ 86,614,795 (22)
2012 $ 64,001,725 $ 68,609,031 (26)
2011 $ 38,176,000 $ 44,566,470 (30)
2010 $ 74,985,210 $ 76,781,350 (21)
2009 $ 70,519,333 $ 81,917,563 (18)
2008 $ 58,245,500 $ 69,297,547 (24)
2007 $ 67,166,500 $ 62,264,855 (25)
2006 $ 47,294,000 $ 51,467,137 (27)
2005 $ 36,881,000 $ 34,903,000 (27)
2004 $ 47,609,000 $ 44,728,466 (25)
2003 $ 40,518,000 $ 48,475,322 (27)
2002 $ 47,257,000 $ 49,362,709 (21)
2001 $ 35,422,500 $ 36,127,441 (28)
2000 $ 23,100,000 $ 25,916,297 (28)
  • 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.

Dayton Moore Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM
2017-20

  • 2017-20
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16 (terms undisclosed)
  • 2 years (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 11/29/13
  • 4 years (2011-14)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 8/31/09
  • 5 years/$5M (2006-10), plus 2011 option
    • hired by Kansas City 5/06, assuming control 6/06
    • annual salaries of about $1M
    • replaced Allard Baird, who was hired 6/17/00 & received two 2-year extensions (2003-04 & 2005-06) (Muzzy Jackson served as interim GM 5/31/06-6/8/06)
  • VP/Assistant GM, Player Personnel J.J. Picollo
  • VP/Assistant GM, Major League & International Operations Rene Francisco
  • VP, Assistant GM/Baseball Operations Scott Sharp
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Albert Gonzalez
  • Director, Scouting Lonnie Goldberg

Ned Yost Manager
2 years (2017-18)

  • 2 years (2017-18)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/13/15
  • 2 years (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 10/1/13
  • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 7/31/10
    • Kansas City exercised 2013 option 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2010)
    • hired by Kansas City as special assistant 1/13/10
    • selected as manager 5/13/10
    • Milwaukee, 2003-08
      • 2 years/$0.9M (2003-04), plus 2005-06 club options
        • hired 10/02, replacing Jerry Royster
        • 03:$0.45M, 04:$0.55M, 05:$0.6M club option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2005 option 12/03, added 2006 option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2006 option 8/05
      • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 club option
        • signed extension 2/06
        • Milwaukee exercised 2009 option 2/8/08
        • fired by Milwaukee 9/15/08
  • former manager Trey Hillman
    • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired by Kansas City 10/07, replacing Buddy Bell
    • fired by Kansas City 5/13/10

 

Alex Gordon lf
4 years/$72M (2016-19), plus 2020 option

  • 4 years/$72M (2016-19), plus 2020 mutual option
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/6/16
    • 16:$12M, 17:$16M, 18:$20M, 19:$20M, 20:$23M mutual option ($4M buyout)
    • with trade, 2020 option is voided and buyout converted to $4M assignment bonus (Gordon to earn right to block any trade 6/17 as 10-and-5 player)
  • 4 years/$37.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 player option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/30/12, replacing 1 year/$4.775M deal signed 2/9/12, avoiding arbitration, $5.45M-$4.15M
    • 12:$6M, 13:$9M, 14:$10M, 15:$12.5M, 16:$12.5M player option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • salaries may increase based on awards, performance:
      • 2011-12 Gold Gloves, 2013 All Star increase 2014 salary to $10.75M, 2015 salary to $13.25M, 2016 option to $13.25M
      • 2013 Gold Glove, 2014 All Star increase 2015 salary and 2016 player option to $14M each
    • Gordon declined 2016 option 11/5/15
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer to Gordon 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/14/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.457M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/09 ($243,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/07
  • drafted by Kansas City 2005 (1-2) (Nebraska)
  • signed 9/05, $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 10.092

Ian Kennedy rhp
5 years/$70M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$70M (2016-20)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16
    • 16:$7.5M, 17:$13.5M, 18:$16M, 19:$16.5M, 20:$16.5M
    • Kennedy may opt out of contract after 2017 season (receives $6M buyout if he elects to opt out)
  • 1 year/$6.1M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • San Diego made qualifying offer to Kennedy 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$4.265M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 7/31/13
  • 1 year/$0.5195M (2012)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2011)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/10/11
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2010)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/11/10
  • 1 year/$408,925 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09 (split contract, $123,435 in minors)
    • acquired by Arizona in 3-way trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09
  • 1 year/$394,275 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (1-21) (USC)
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 8.124

Danny Duffy lhp
5 years/$65M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$65M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/16/17 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$7.25M)
    • 17:$5M, 18:$14M, 19:$15.25M, 20:$15.25M, 21:$15.5M
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$1.75M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 20 starts. $15,000 for 25 starts
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.526M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/28/07, $0.365M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 6.085

Jason Hammel rhp
2 years/$16M (2017-18), plus 2019 option

  • 2 years/$16M (2017-18), plus 2019 option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/8/17
    • 17:$5M, 18:$9M, 19:$12M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • annual performance bonus: $0.25M for 200 innings
  • 2 years/$20M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14
    • 15:$9M, 16:$9M, 17:$12M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2017 option may void based on 2016 performance
    • Chicago Cubs declined 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$6M (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/31/14
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/4/14
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $8.25M-$5.7M)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 25 starts. $0.1M each 175, 190 IP
  • 2 years/$7.75M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/24/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.7M-$3.1M)
    • 11:$3M, 12:$4.75M
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Colorado 2/6/12
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4222M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Tampa Bay 4/5/09
  • 1 year/$0.3963M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/04
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2002 (10-284) (Treasure Valley CC, Ore.)
  • agent: ACES (previously Octagon)
  • ML service: 10.153

Salvador Perez c
5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/1/16
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$13M, 21:$13M
  • 5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/27/12
    • 12:$0.75M, 13:$1M, 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.75M, 16:$2M, 17:$3.75M club option, 18:$5M club option, 19:$6M club option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • 2017-19 salaries may increase by additional $5M overall based on performance and awards in 2012-16 (earns bonuses by reaching 4 points, with 1 point each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, top 15 in MVP vote)
    • has earned 1 point each for 2013-15 All-Star selections and 2013-15 Gold Glove awards
    • with 2015 All-Star selection, escalators had increased 2017 salary to $3.825M, 2018 club option to $5.15M, 2019 club option to $6.3M
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/10/11
  • signed by Kansas City 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rick Thurman, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 6.050

Mike Moustakas 3b
1 year/$6.5M (2018), plus 2019 option

  • 1 year/$6.5M (2018), plus 2019 mutual option
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/9/18
    • 18:$5.5M, 19:$15M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • 2018 performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350 plate appearances. $0.25M each for 375, 400, 425, 450 PA
  • 2 years/$14.3M (2016-17)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/11/16 (avoided arbitration, $7M-$4.2M)
    • 16:$5.6M, 17:$8.7M
    • received $17.4M qualifying offer from Kansas City 11/6/17
  • 1 year/$2.64M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/3/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$1.85M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 550 plate appearances
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.549M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 6/10/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (1-2) (Chatsworth HS, Calif.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 6.111

Jorge Soler rf
9 years/$30M (2012-20)

  • 9 years/$30M (2012-20)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba 6/30/12
    • $6M signing bonus (half at signing, half by 1/13/13)
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$3M, 18:$4M, 19:$4M, 20:$4M
    • once eligible, may opt out of remaining salaries and into arbitration
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/7/16
  • agent: ACES (previously Magnus Sports)
  • ML service: 2.143

Lucas Duda lf-1b
1 year/$3.5M (2018)

  • 1 year/$3.5M (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/28/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575, 600 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from NY Mets 7/27/17
  • 1 year/$6.725M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/22/16 (avoided arbitration, $7.4M-$5.9M)
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/2/15 (avoided arbitration, $4.7M-$3.75M)
  • 1 year/$1.6375M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/22/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.9M-$1.35M)
  • 1 year/$519,240 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year/$497,218 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 9/1/10
  • drafted by NY Mets 2007 (7-243) (USC)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 6.137

Brandon Maurer rhp
1 year/$2.95M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.95M (2018)
    • lost arbitration with Kansas City 2/16/18 ($3.5M-$2.95M)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 5/3/18
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/15/18
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/24/17, with Royals responsible for remaining $716,393 in 2017 salary)
  • 1 year/$0.5264M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.519M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15
  • 1 year/$0.5046M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Seattle 12/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/19/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2008 (23-702) (Orange Lutheran HS, Calif.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Frye McCann
  • ML service: 4.089

Alcides Escobar ss
1 year/$2.5M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/26/18
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $75,000 each for 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PA
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP
  • 4 years/$10.5M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/15/12, replacing 1 year/$0.5195M deal signed 2/24/12
    • 12:$1M, 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.25M club option ($0.5M buyout), 17:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All Star
    • Kansas City exercised 2016 option 11/5/15
    • Kansas City exercised 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$0.428M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Zack Greinke deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/10/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/19/07
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/29/08
  • signed by Milwaukee 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $33,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Peter Greenberg, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 8.082

Drew Butera c
2 years/$3.8M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$3.8M (2017-18)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/18/16
    • 17:$1.5M, 18:$2.3M
  • 1 year/$1.1625M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2015)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 5/7/15 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/29/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade 12/9/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 12/5/14
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 7/31/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Mets 7/30/07
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (5-149) (Central Florida)
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: David Schwartz
  • ML service: 7.018

Wily Peralta rhp
1 year/$1.525M (2018), plus 2019 option

  • 1 year/$1.525M (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/5/17
    • 18:$1.5M, 19:$3M club option ($25,000 buyout)
    • may earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/29/18, sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/18
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/17/18
  • 1 year/$4.275M (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/29/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/17
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5255M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/17/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.45M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.112

Nate Karns rhp
1 year/$1.375M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.375M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.571M (2017)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Seattle 1/6/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5237M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5088M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 2/13/14
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (12-352) (Texas Tech)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 3.033

Blaine Boyer rhp
1 year/$1M (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/7/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.25M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/26/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/21/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.975M in majors
    • released by Atlanta 3/25/17
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 4/18/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 5/28/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/12/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.95M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.25M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 3/27/16 if not on Major League roster
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 4/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/7/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors, may opt out 3/30/15 if not on roster
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games
    • contract selected by Minnesota 3/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/22/14
    • DFA by San Diego 5/25/14 
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/15/14
    • DFA by San Diego 11/20/14 (refused assignment 11/26/14)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/3/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Kansas City 5/13
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 3/30/11
    • DFA by NY Mets 4/11/11 (refused outright assignment)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/5/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 5/21/10 after being DFA 5/18/10
    • contract purchased by Arizona 6/8/10
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 4/20/09 after being DFA 4/18/09
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers 6/9/09 after DFA by St. Louis 6/4/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2006)
  • 1 year (2005)
  • drafted by Atlanta 2000 (3-100) (Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $0.375M signing bonus
  • agent: Aegis Sports Management
  • ML service: 8.025

Jesse Hahn rhp
1 year/$0.574M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.574M (2018)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 1/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Tampa Bay 1/22/14
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/18/14
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (6-191) (Virginia Tech)
  • $0.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 2.067

Chelsor Cuthbert 3b
1 year/$0.5735M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5735M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$552,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$509,425 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 2.030

Brian Flynn lhp
1 year/$0.5735M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5735M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$0.556M (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$515,950 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$508,450 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Miami 11/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Miami 9/3/13
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12 (ASanchez deal)
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (7-227) (Wichita State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports Pro Services
  • ML service: 2.086

Whit Merrifield 2b-of
1 year/$0.5695M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5695M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$543,750 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/18/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (9-269) (South Carolina)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.096

Paulo Orlando of
1 year/$0.5685M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5685M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$558,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$514,250 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/3/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/9/08
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 1/21/05 as a free agent from Brazil
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 2.099

Enny Romero lhp
1 year/$0.565M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.565M (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 4/15/18 after being DFA by Washington 4/7/18
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/5/18 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 7/2/18
  • 1 year/$0.551M (2017)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/7/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.072

Jorge Bonifacio of
1 year/$0.5619M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5619M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
    • suspended 80 games without pay, placed on restricted list 3/10/18 (positive PED test)
    • reinstated from restricted list 6/28/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.164

Jake Junis rhp
1 year/$554,250 (2018)

  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (29-876) (Rock Falls HS, Ill.)
  • $0.675M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 0.087

Burch Smith rhp
1 year/$554,250 (2018)

  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • selected by Cincinnati from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 2015-16: injured, did not pitch
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/11/13
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (14-441) (Oklahoma)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.051

Adalberto Mondesi 2b
1 year/$547,125 (2018)

  • 1 year/$547,125 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$537,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
    • placed on restricted list 5/10/16 (80-game suspension for positive PED test reduced to 50 games)
  • 2015
    • contract selected by Kansas City 10/27/15 (added to World Series roster as pre-series injury replacement for Tim Collins)
  • signed by Kansas City 7/27/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.121

Eric Skoglund lhp
1 year/$546,625 (2018)

  • 1 year/$546,625 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/30/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (3-92) (Central Florida)
  • $0.5761M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.068

Cam Gallagher c
1 year/$0.5464M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5464M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (2-65) (Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, Pa.)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.048

Bubba Starling of
1 year/$0.5462M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5462M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (1-5) (Gardner-Edgerton High School, Gardner, Kan.)
  • $7.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.037

Tim Hill lhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (32-963) (Bacone College, Okla.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Brad Keller rhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/17
    • selected by Cincinnati from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (8-240) (Flowery Branch HS, Ga.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus ($0.1551M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jason Adam rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Diego 8/24/17
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 8/24/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 2015-16)
    • injured, did not play
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Kansas City 8/11/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (5-149) (Blue Valley Northwest HS, Kan.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year/$0.65M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/17 (split contract with salary of $0.225M in minors)
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2011 (6-194) (Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Hunter Dozier 3b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/2/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1-8) (Stephen F. Austin State)
  • signed 6/10/13, $2.2M signing bonus ($3.1378M slot)
  • agent: Will McGuffey, Frontline
  • ML service: 0.092

Samir Duenez of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • signed by Kansas City 7/7/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.425M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Heath Fillmyer rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/20/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 1/29/18
  • drafted by Oakland 2014 (5-162) (Mercer County JC, N.J.)
  • $0.305M signing bonus ($0.2883M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kelvin Gutierrez 3b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 6/18/18
  • signed by Washington 4/10/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Rosell Herrera 2b-of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/26/18
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/2/18 after being DFA by Cincinnati 6/1/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/8/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
    • non-tendered by Colorado 12/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • signed by Colorado 7/2/09 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Andres Machado rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/17
  • signed by Kansas City 12/1/10 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.031

Kevin McCarthy rhp
1 year/$554,250 (2018)

  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/6/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (16-474) (Marist)
  • ML service: 0.124

Trevor Oaks rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Dodgers 1/4/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2014 (7-219) (California Baptist)
  • $0.1616M signing bonus ($0.1666M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Glenn Sparkman rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • selected by Toronto from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
    • DFA by Toronto 7/3/17, returned by Toronto to Kansas City 7/8/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (20-594) (Wharton JC, Texas)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.098

Eric Stout lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (13-393) (Butler)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ramon Torres 2b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • signed by Kansas City 7/13/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.090

Meibrys Viloria c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
  • signed by Kansas City 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor Leagues

Abraham Almonte of
1 year/$0.825M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.825M (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 4/2/18 after being DFA by Cleveland 3/29/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/16/18
  • 1 year/$0.5442M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • placed on restricted list 2/26/16 (positive PED test)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5103M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/31/15
  • 1 year/$0.5019M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Seattle 7/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Yankees 2/13/13
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/30/13
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/05 a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 3.052

Scott Blewett rhp
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (2-56) (Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.0032M slot)
  • ML service:

Billy Burns of
2018

  • 2018
    • DFA by Kansas City 2/28/18, sent outright to Triple-A 3/4/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/28/14
  • acquired by Oakland 12/11/13 in trade from Washington
  • drafted by Washington 2011 (32-967) (Mercer)
  • ML service: 2.030

Tyler Collins of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City 1/17/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5447M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
    • DFA by Detroit 5/28/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/17
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/11/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/2/17 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 3/30/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (6-197) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.165

Terrance Gore of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/1/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5365M (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/31/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (20-606) (Gulf Coast CC, Fla.)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 1.000

Foster Griffin lhp
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-28) (The First Academy, Orlando)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($1.8155M slot)
  • ML service:

Khalil Lee of
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (3-103) (Flint Hill HS, Oakton, Va.)
  • $0.75M signing bonus ($0.5797M slot)
  • ML service:

Seth Maness rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/13/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.75M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/10/17
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/1/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/17
    • elected free agency 10/17
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/29/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (11-350) (East Carolina)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.009

Seuly Matias of
2018

  • signed by Kansas City 7/4/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • ML service:

M.J. Melendez c
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (2-52) (Westminster Christian HS, Palmetto Bay, Fla.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($1.2957M slot)
  • ML service:

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (8-243) (Sam Houston State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus ($0.1566M slot)
  • ML service:

Blake Parker cf
2018

  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 6/18/18
  • drafted by Washington 2015 (2-69) (Verrado HS, Buckeye, Ari.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.8931M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Pratto 1b
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (1-14) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus ($3.7276M slot)
  • ML service:

Josh Staumont rhp
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2015 (2-64) (Azusa Pacific)
  • $0.9646M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Chase Vallot c
2018

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1s-40) (St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.4208M slot)
  • ML service:

Kyle Zimmer rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/29/18, released 4/3/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 4/6/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (1-5) (San Francisco)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.5M slot)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.000