Chicago Cubs

Service time in years & days (through 2017 season).
The family of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts bought Wrigley Field, a 95 percent stake in the Cubs and a 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago from the Tribune Company for $845 million in October 2009.
The Tribune Company had purchased the Cubs for $20.5M in 1981. Forbes magazine valued the club at $2.68 billion in April, 2017.

CUBS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $172,199,881 $ ( )
2016 $171,611,834 $205,917,980 ( 4)
2015 $120,337,385 $133,051,389 (11)
2014 $ 92,677,368 $ 93,196,617 (20)
2013 $106,837,810 $100,859,265 (15)
2012 $109,316,000 $107,708,021 (10)
2011 $134,004,000 $140,608,942 (6)
2010 $144,359,000 $142,410,031 (4)
2009 $134,809,000 $141,632,703 (3)
2008 $118,345,833 $130,508,691 (5)
2007 $ 99,670,332 $115,943,318 (5)
2006 $ 94,424,499 $ 99,021,384 (7)
2005 $ 87,032,933 $ 76,598,500 (11)
2004 $ 90,560,000 $100,653,389 (6)
2003 $ 79,868,333 $ 86,576,763 (12)
2002 $ 75,690,833 $ 74,950,543 (11)
2001 $ 64,715,833 $ 72,896,143 (13)
2000 $ 62,100,000 $ 59,480,018 (13)
  • 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.

Theo Epstein President, Baseball Operations
5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)

  • 5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)
    • hired by Chicago Cubs as President, Baseball Operations 10/20/11
  • 4 years (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Boston 11/3/08
    • resigned 10/20/11
  • 3 years/$4.5M (2006-08)
    • returned to job with Boston 1/06 after resignation 10/05
    • deal pays about $1.5M annually
  • 3 years (2003-05)
    • hired by Boston 11/02

Jed Hoyer Executive VP, General Manager
2012 –

  • Chicago Cubs, 2012 -
    • hired by Chicago Cubs as Executive VP/General Manager 10/26/11
  • San Diego, 2010 – 2011
    • hired by San Diego as Executive VP/General Manager 10/23/09
    • 4 years (2010-13), plus 2014 club option
  • Boston, 2002 – 2009
    • Assistant GM, 1/06 – 10/09
    • co-GM, 10/05 – 1/06
    • assistant to the GM, 2004-05
  • Senior VP, Player Development & Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod
  • Assistant GM Randy Bush
    • selected by Chicago Cubs as interim general manager 8/19/11
    • assistant GM, 2007-10
  • Assistant GM Shiraz Rehman
  • Director, Pro Scouting Kyle Evans
  • Director, Player Development Jaron Madison
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Matt Dorey
  • former GM Jim Hendry
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 10/20/08
      • fired by Cubs 8/19/11
    • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 option
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/06
      • Hendry holds option to return on a one-year deal for 2009 (he must exercise the option by 12/30/08)
    • promoted from assistant GM 7/02

Joe Maddon Manager
5 years/$25M (2015-19)

  • 5 years/$25M (2015-19)
    • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
    • performance bonuses based on post-season
    • deal does not include opt-out clause
  • 3 years (2013-15)
    • signed extension worth about $6M with Tampa Bay 2/15/12
    • 2015 salary: $1.85M
    • has right to opt out of contract if general manager leaves
    • exercised right to opt out of contract 10/24/14
  • 3 years (2010-12)
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/25/09
    • salary of about $1.4M for 2012
  • 2 years/about $1.1M (2006-07), plus 2008, 2009 club options
    • hired by Tampa Bay 11/05, replacing Lou Piniella
    • 07:$0.55M
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2008-09 option 9/8/07
  • LA Angels, bench coach, 1996-2005
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • former manager Rick Renteria
    • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017-18 club options
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cub 11/7/13
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
  • former manager Dale Sveum
    • 3 years (2012-14)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/17/11
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 9/30/13
  • former manager Mike Quade
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • hired as interim manager by Chicago Cubs 8/22/10, replacing Lou Piniella
      • selected as permanent manager by Chicago Cubs 10/19/10
      • fired by Cubs 11/2/11
  • former manager Lou Piniella
    • 3 years/$10M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option
      • hired by Chicago Cubs 10/06, replacing Dusty Baker
      • Cubs exercised $4M option for 2010 9/30/08
  • former manager Dusty Baker:
    • 4 years/about $15M (2003-06)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/02

 

Jason Heyward rf
8 years/$184M (2016-23)

  • 8 years/$184M (2016-23)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15
    • $20M signing bonus (paid in four $5M installments, each April 1, 2024-27)
    • 16:$15M, 17:$21.5M, 18:$21.5M, 19:$20M, 20:$21M, 21:$21M, 22:$22M, 23:$22M
    • deferrals reduce contract’s present day value to $177,633,616 (MLB calculation) or $179,885,452 (MLBPA calculation)
    • Heyward may opt out of contract after 2018 season or after 2019 season with 550 plate appearances in 2019
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18, may block deals to 12 clubs in 2019-20, may block all deals after 2020 season as 10-and-5 player
  • 2 years/$13.3M (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/4/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$5.2M)
    • $1M signing bonus, paid in equal installments 5/1/14, 7/1/14
    • 14:$4.5M, 15:7.8M (increased to $8.3M)
    • 2015 salary may increase based on performance and awards earned in 2014, with $0.5M increase for 20 points and $25,000 increases for each 1 point thereafter
    • 10 points each for 502 plate appearances (met), All-Star, Gold Glove (met), Silver Slugger or 11-20 finish in MVP vote. 15 points for 6-10 in MVP vote. 25 points for 3-5 in MVP vote. 35 points for 1-2 in MVP vote
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14
    • St. Louis made qualifying offer to Heyward 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$3.65M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.565M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4965M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/3/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2007 (1-14) (Henry County HS, Ga.)
  • signed 8/12/07, $1.7M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (left Career Sports Management 5/11)
  • ML service: 8.000

Jon Lester lhp
6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option

  • 6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14
    • $30M signing bonus ($15M due 4/15/15, $2.5M due 12/31/18, $2.5M due 12/31/19, $10M due 9/15/20)
    • 15:$15M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$22.5M, 19:$22.5M, 20:$15M, 21:$25M mutual option ($10M buyout)
    • 2021 option guaranteed with 200 innings in 2020 or 400 IP in 2019-20)
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road, private air travel up to 25 hours per year
  • 5 years/$30M (2009-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 3/15/09
    • 09:$1M, 10:$3.75M, 11:$5.75M, 12:$7.625M, 13:$11.625M, 14:$13M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2014 club option is voided if Lester is traded and has finished first or second in Cy Young vote in any season 2009-13
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd). $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 3rd)
    • if Lester finishes 1st or 2nd in Cy Young vote and is later traded, he may void 2014 option
    • Boston exercised 2014 option 11/1/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 7/31/14 (A’s pay $650,000 remaining on Cespedes’ 2014 salary, and Red Sox cover $1.8M portion of Lester’s 2014 salary)
  • 1 year/$0.4215M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year/$0.0.384M (2007)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/05
    • re-signed by Boston 2/06
  • drafted by Boston 2002 (2-57) (Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Josh Yates, ACES (previously Alan Nero)
  • ML service: 11.075

Ben Zobrist 2b-of
4 years/$56M (2016-19)

  • 4 years/$56M (2016-19)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 16:$10M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M, 19:$12M
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18
    • limited no-trade protection for 2019 (may block deals to 8 clubs)
  • 4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/22/10
    • replaced 1 year/$438,100 deal signed 3/3/10
    • $561,900 signing bonus
    • 10:$0.4381M, 11:$4.5M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7M club option ($2.5M buyout), 15:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2015 option may increase based on finish in 2010-14 MVP vote
    • assignment bonus: $0.75M before end of 2011 season, $0.5M after 2011 season but before end of ’13 season, $0.25M after ’13 season
    • Zobrist to donate up to $0.45M to club charity
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/2/13
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2015 option 10/31/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Tampa Bay 1/10/15
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 7/28/15 (Athletics pay more than $2M of $2,786,885 remaining on Zobrist’s deal for 2015, with Royals paying the balance)
  • 1 year/$0.4159M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $10,000 for All Star; $20,000 for Gold Glove ($10,000 for finishing 2nd, $5,000 for 3rd)
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.3834M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 7/12/06 (A Huff deal)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 7/31/06
  • drafted by Houston 2004 (6-184) (Dallas Baptist)
  • agent: Bobby Witt, Octagon
  • ML service: 10.134

Anthony Rizzo 1b
7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 5/12/13, replacing 1 year/$0.498M contract signed 3/4/13
    • $2M signing bonus ($0.25M due on approval, $1.75M due 1/15/14)
    • 13:$0.75M, 14:$1.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M, 18:$7M, 19:$11M, 20:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/20), 21:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/21)
    • 2019 salary increases to $12M and 2020-21 options increase to $16.5M with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19 
    • player may void 2021 option with Top 2 finish in MVP vote, 2013-19, and subsequent trade
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • perks: hotel suite on road
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 1/5/12
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/9/11
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/6/10
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (6-204) (Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 5.168

Jose Quintana lhp
5 years/$21M (2014-18), plus 2019-20 options

  • 5 years/$21M (2014-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/23/14, replacing 1 year/$0.55M deal signed 3/1/14
    • 14:$0.85M, 15:$1M, 16:$3.8M, 17:$6M, 18:$8.35M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • if eligible for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2014 (met 11/14), salaries increase to $3.4M in 2015, $5.4M in 2016, $7M in 2017, $8.85M in 2018 (met)
    • 2020 option increases to $14M with Cy Young award in 2014-19 or $13M with second- or third-place finish in Cy Young vote in 2014-19
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/13/17
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11
  • signed by NY Yankees 3/10/08 as an amateur free agent
  • released by NY Mets 7/07
  • signed by NY Mets 4/26/06 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 5.133

Hector Rondon rhp
1 year/$5.8M (2017)

  • 1 year/$5.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.544 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/8/12 (minor-league deal)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • DFA by Cleveland 12/6/11, sent outright to Triple-A 12/9/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • signed by Cleveland 8/04 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 5.000

Pedro Strop rhp
2 years/$11.85M (2017-18), plus 2019 option

  • 2 years/$11.85M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 2/24/17, replacing one-year contract signed 2/11/17
    • 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.85M, 19:$6.25M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • previous deal: 1 year/$5.5M (2017), re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/11/17 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.6M)
  • 1 year/$4.4M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$1.325M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/11
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Texas 9/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/8/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/07
    • DFA by Colorado 9/12/08
  • signed by Colorado 2002 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 6.156

Justin Wilson lhp
1 year/$2.7M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.7M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Detroit 7/31/17
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2016)
    • signed by Detroit 1/13/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.556M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 11/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (5-144) (Fresno State)
  • $0.195M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.035

Justin Grimm rhp
1 year/$1.825M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5315M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13 (Matt Garza deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 6/16/12
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (5-166) (Georgia)
  • $0.825M signing bonus
  • agents: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 4.153

Kris Bryant 3b
1 year/$1.05M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.05M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.652M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/17/15
    • salary of $0.5075M in majors, $82,700 in minors
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (1-2) (San Diego)
  • $6.7084M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.171

Kyle Hendricks rhp
1 year/$0.7605M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.7605M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.541M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/10/14
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12 (Dempster deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (8-264) (Dartmouth) 
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.081

Addison Russell ss
1 year/$0.644M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.644M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.527M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/21/15
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (1-11) (Pace HS, Fla.)
  • $2.625M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.167

Javier Baez ss
1 year/$0.609M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.609M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.512M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/5/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (1-9) (Arlington County Day HS, Jacksonville)
  • $2.625M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 2.089

Tommy La Stella 2b
1 year/$0.5735M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5735M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/28/14
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 11/16/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (8-266) (Coastal Carolina)
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 3.057

Mike Montgomery lhp
1 year/$0.5705M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5705M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 7/20/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 3/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.988M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 2.089

Kyle Schwarber c
1 year/$0.5655M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5655M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/16/15
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (1-4) (Indiana)
  • $3.125M signing bonus ($4.6212M slot)
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 2.083

Carl Edwards rhp
1 year/$0.556M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.556M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/14
    • re-singed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (48-1,464) (Mid-Carolina HS, Prosperity, S.C.)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 1.134

Willson Contreras c
1 year/$0.5545M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5545M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.108

Albert Almora of
1 year/$0.552M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.552M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/7/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1-6) (Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.)
  • $3.9M signing bonus ($3.25M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.073 

Eddie Butler rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Colorado 2/1/17
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/6/14
  • drafted by Colorado 2012 (1s-46) (Radford)
  • $1M signing bonus ($1.1077M slot)
  • agent: Steve Canter
  • ML service: 1.141

Matt Carasiti rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Colorado 6/26/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Colorado 8/12/16
    • non-tendered by Colorado 12/2/16
  • drafted by Colorado 2012 (6-198) (St. John’s)
  • $0.1852M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.052

Victor Caratini c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 7/31/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2013 (2-65) (Miami-Dade JC)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.8588M slot)
  • ML service: 0.075

Taylor Davis c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/5/17
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/11/11 as an amateur free agent (Morehead State)
  • agent: Mike Mosa
  • ML service: 0.027

Luke Farrell rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/1/17
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 7/28/17 after being DFA by Kansas City 7/24/17
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from LA Dodgers 8/9/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Cincinnati 10/4/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (6-174) (Northwestern)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($0.2525M slot)
  • ML service: 0.031

Jacob Hannemann cf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers from Chicago Cubs 9/4/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Seattle 10/26/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (3-75) (BYU)
  • $1M signing bonus ($0.7362M slot)
  • ML service: 0.027

Ian Happ of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/13/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (1-9) (Cincinnati)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.351M slot)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.142

Dillon Maples rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (14-429) (Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.031

Cory Mazzoni rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by San Diego 9/12/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from San Diego 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/16
    • DFA by San Diego 4/25/16
    • released by San Diego 5/3/16
    • re-signed by San Diego 5/12/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/14
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from NY Mets 3/30/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (2-71) (NC State)
  • $0.4375M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.076

Alec Mills rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 2/8/17 after being DFA by Kansas City 2/8/17
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (22-673) (Tennessee-Martin)
  • ML service: 0.022

Randy Rosario lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Minnesota 11/3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • signed by Minnesota 8/16/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.22M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.010

Jen-Ho Tseng rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/13/17
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/12/13 as an amateur free agent from Taiwan
  • $1.625M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.019

Duane Underwood rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (2-67) (Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Mark Zagunis lf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/22/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (3-78) (Virginia Tech)
  • $0.615M signing bonus ($0.7149M slot)
  • ML service: 0.010

Rob Zastryzny lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/19/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (2-41) (Missouri)
  • $1.1M signing bonus ($1.3619M slot)
  • ML service: 0.079

Minor-league contracts

Jose Albertos rhp
2017

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/7/15 as a free agent from Mexico
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Trevor Clifton rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (12-378) (Heritage HS, Maryville, Tenn.)
  • $0.375M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Daniel Corcino rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 4/17/15 after being DFA by Cincinnati 4/13/15
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 4/22/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • signed by Cincinnati 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.049 (through 2016)

Carlos Corporan c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from NY Yankees 4/2/16
    • released by Tampa Bay 5/20/16
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 5/25/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade 1/21/15 after being DFA by Houston 1/20/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/21/15
  • 1 year/$5053M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/29/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/15/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/24/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/10/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/4/09 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 4/30/09
    • DFA by Milwaukee 8/21/09
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2003 (12-339) (Lake City CC)
  • agent: MDR Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.019 (through 2016)

Oscar de la Cruz rhp
2017

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 10/1/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Chris Dominguez rf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/3/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/29/15, released 2/4/15
    • signed by Cincinnati as free agent 2/10/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/5/15
    • DFA by Cincinnati 7/26/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2009 (3-86) (Louisville)
  • $0.4113M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.055 (through 2016)

Mike Freeman 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • DFA by Seattle 3/1/17, sent outright to Triple-A 3/6/17
    • contract selected by Seattle 4/11/17
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Seattle 5/26/17
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 8/4/17 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/6/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 10/26/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/17/16
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 8/1/16 after being DFA by Arizona 7/30/16
  • drafted by Arizona 2010 (11-331) (Clemson)
  • ML service: 0.106

Alex Lange rhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (1-30) (LSU)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($2.1843M slot)
  • ML service:

Brendon Little lhp
2017

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (1-27) (State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota)
  • $2.2M signing bonus ($2.3733M slot)
  • ML service:

Williams Perez rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$511,250 (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
    • released by Atlanta 12/8/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • signed by Atlanta 1/12/09 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.140 (through 2016)

Fernando Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/19/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$6.575M (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/6/16
  • 1 year/$0.635M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Oakland 12/18/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/23/14
    • contract selected by Oakland 5/7/15
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 2/4/13
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/11/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 5/18/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 4/14/10
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/7/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2003 (18-540) (El Paso CC)
  • agent: Jackson Sports Management
  • ML service: 5.032 (through 2016)

David Rollins lhp
2017

  • 2017
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 2/8/17, sent outright to Triple-A 2/13/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Seattle 11/18/16
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Chicago Cubs 11/22/16
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Texas 12/2/16
    • claimed by Texas off waivers 12/21/16 after being DFA by Philadelphia 12/14/16
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Texas 12/23/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • selected by Seattle from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Seattle 3/15
    • placed on restricted list 3/27/15 (positive PED test)
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (24-739) (San Jacinto CC, Texas)
  • agent: MSM Sports
  • ML service: 1.062 (through 2016)

Ali Solis c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/3/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 2/21/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/21/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/27/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/4/12
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Diego 10/25/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/12
  • signed by San Diego 2/05 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.045 (through 2016)

Jemile Weeks 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 4/20/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 7/26/15
    • DFA by Boston 7/29/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 8/31/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 12/8/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Oakland 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 6/6/11
  • drafted by Oakland 2008 (1-12) (Miami, Fla.)
  • signed 7/8/08, $1.91M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports (previously Lon Babby)
  • ML service: 3.011 (through 2016)

D.J. Wilson of
2017

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (4-115) (Canton South HS, Ohio)
  • $1.3M signing bonus ($0.5031M slot)
  • ML service: