Pittsburgh Pirates

Service time in years & days (through 2017 season).
A group led by Kevin McClatchy bought the Pirates for $92M in 1996. The family of chairman of the board Robert Nutting secured controlling interest in the franchise in January, 2007.

Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.25 billion in April, 2017.

PIRATES PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2018 $ $ ()
2017 $ 95,807,004 $109,460,508 (24)
2016 $ 99,945,500 $109,671,516 (24)
2015 $ 90,053,000 $ 95,889,960 (24)
2014 $ 71,929,333 $ 78,379,602 (27)
2013 $ 66,805,000 $ 74,608,266 (25)
2012 $ 51,932,333 $ 61,300,313 (29)
2011 $ 42,047,000 $ 51,784,810 (27)
2010 $ 39,068,000 $ 44,146,967 (29)
2009 $ 48,693,000 $ 47,991,132 (28)
2008 $ 48,689,783 $ 50,764,410 (29)
2007 $ 38,537,823 $ 51,360,907 (27)
2006 $ 46,717,750 $ 43,443,685 (28)
2005 $ 38,133,000 $ 30,139,200 (29)
2004 $ 32,227,929 $ 32,507,271 (28)
2003 $ 54,812,429 $ 62,314,723 (21)
2002 $ 42,323,599 $ 46,059,984 (24)
2001 $ 57,760,833 $ 46,661,290 (22)
2000 $ 29,600,000 $ 33,630,256 (25)
  • 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.

Frank Coonelly President
2007 -

  • hired 9/2007
  • formerly MLB Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Labor Relations

Neal Huntington General Manager
4 years (2018-21)

  • 4 years (2018-21)

    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/4/17
  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
  • 3 years (2012-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/11/11
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh during 2009-10 off-season
  • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired 9/25/07, replacing Dave Littlefield & interim GM Brian Graham
  • Cleveland, 1998-2007
    • Special Assistant to GM (2005-07), Assistant GM (2002-04), Director, Player Development (1999-2001), Assistant Director, Minor League Operations (1998)
  • Montreal, 1995-97 (Assistant Director, Player Development & Scouting)
  • Vice President & General Counsel Bryan Stroh
  • Special Assistant to the GM Doug Strange
  • Assistant GM Kyle Stark
  • Assistant GM Kevan Graves
  • Director of Player Personnel Tyrone Brooks
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Joe DelliCarri
  • Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway

Clint Hurdle Manager
4 years (2018-21)

  • 4 years (2018-21)

    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/4/17
  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 2/19/13
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • hired by Pittsburgh 11/15/10, replacing John Russell
  • Texas Rangers
    • hitting coach, 2010
  • Colorado Rockies
    • manager, 2002-09
    • hitting coach, 1997-2002
  • former manager John Russell
    • 2 years/$1.6M (2008-09), plus 2010, 2011 club options
      • hired by Pittsburgh 11/5/07
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2010 club option 2/21/09
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2011 club option during 2009-10 off-season
      • fired by Pittsburgh 10/4/10

Francisco Cervelli c
3 years/$31M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$31M (2017-19)
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 5/17/16
    • 17:$9M, 18:$10.5M, 19:$11.5M
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 11/12/14
  • 1 year/$515,350 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
    • placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case)
  • 1 year/$0.5137M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4557M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4108M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year/$400,700 (2009)
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/3/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/07
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • signed by NY Yankees 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 7.146

Josh Harrison 3b
4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 options

  • 4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/8/15, expanding one-year deal for $2.8M signed 1/16/15, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.8M, 16:$5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$10M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • options may increase by $1M each based on finish in MVP vote
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/30/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/09
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (6-191) (University of Cincinnati)
  • $0.1445M signing bonus
  • agent: MSM Sports
  • ML service: 6.033

Ivan Nova rhp
3 years/$26M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$26M (2017-19)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/22/16
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$7M, 18:$8.5M, 19:$8.5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M for 28 starts or 180 innings pitched. $0.75M for 30 starts or 190 IP. $1M for 32 starts or 200 IP.
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/28/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.8M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 140, 160, 180, 200 innings
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 8/1/16 with $1,389,071 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5756M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.5272M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4329M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08
    • signed by San Diego 2/27/09
    • returned by San Diego to NYY Yankees 3/29/09
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 7.024

Starling Marte cf
6 years/$31M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 6 years/$31M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 3/27/14, replacing 1-year, $516,000 contract signed 3/6/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1M, 16:$3M, 17:$5M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$11.5M club option ($2M buyout), 21:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • option prices increase by $0.5M each for top-five finish in 2014-19 MVP votes, with maximum increase of $1M
    • 2021 option price increases $0.5M for top-5 finish in 2020 MVP vote
    • placed on restricted list 4/18/17 (80-game suspension for violation of MLB’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (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
  • signed by Pittsburgh 1/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.163

Jordy Mercer ss
1 year/$6.75M (2018)

  • 1 year/$6.75M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.538M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (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 (3-79) (Oklahoma State)
  • signed 6/08, $0.508M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 5.095

Sean Rodriguez 2b-3b
2 years/$11.5M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$11.5M (2017-18)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/16
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 17:$5M, 18:$5M
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 8/5/17
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/18/15
    • performance bonuses:
      • $50,000 each for 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 games
      • $50,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 300 plate appearances
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 12/1/14 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/26/14
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/4/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4286M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 9/1/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/2/07
  • drafted by LA Angels 2003 (3-90) (Braddock HS, Miami)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 8.133

Daniel Hudson rhp
2 years/$11M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/19/16
    • 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.5M
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 30, 35 games finished. $0.1M each for 40, 44 GF. $0.2M each for 48, 52 GF. $0.25M for 56 GF. $0.5M for 60 GF.
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.7M in majors, with $0.8M club option in 2015
    • contract selected by Arizona 3/30/14
    • Arizona exercised 2015 option 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 9/3/09
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (5-150) (Old Dominion)
  • $0.18M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 7.117

David Freese 3b
2 years/$11M (2017-18), plus 2019 option

  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 8/22/16
    • 17:$6.25M, 18:$4.25M, 19:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $1M annually based on plate appearances
  • 1 year/$3M (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/11/16
  • 1 year/$6.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/28/15 (avoided arbitration, $7.6M-$5.25M)
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.1M)
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.75M-$2.4M)
    • acquired by LA Angles in trade from St. Louis 11/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/22/12 (split contract, $0.2496M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/15/07
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (9-273) (South Alabama)
  • $6,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 8.028

Gregory Polanco lf
5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 option

  • 5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/16
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 17:$1M, 18:$3.5M, 19:$5.5M, 20:$8M, 21:$11M, 22:$12.5M club option ($3M buyout), 23:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • price of 2022-23 options may increase by $2M each with escalators based on performance
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • signed by Pittsburgh 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.103

Jung-ho Kang 3b-ss
4 years/$11M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$11M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent from South Korea 1/16/15
    • 15:$2.5M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$2.75M, 18:$3M, 19:$5.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $75,000 for 475 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 500, 525, 550 PAs. $0.175M for 575 PAs. $0.2M for 600 PA.
    • perks: Up to $50,000 a year for four round-trip business class flights to South Korea for Kang and family. Up to $5,000 annually in shipping expenses. Interpreter with annual salary up to $60,000. English-language instruction.
    • to be released at contract’s end, becoming a free agent
    • placed on restricted list 3/12/17 (visa issue)
  • agent: Alan Nero, Octagon
  • ML service: 2.000

Felipe Rivero lhp
4 years/$22M (2018-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 4 years/$22M (2018-21), plus 2022-23 club options

    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 1/15/18 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.4M)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 18:$2.5M, 19:$4M, 20:$5.25M, 21:$7.25M, 22:$10M club option ($1M buyout), 23:$10M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $0.325M for Reliever of Year
  • 1 year/$0.5645M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/14
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/30/08 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 2.162

George Kontos rhp
1 year/$2.725M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.725M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Francisco 8/5/17
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/1/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.35M-$0.85M)
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year/$481,350 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from NY Yankees 4/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10
    • returned to NYY Yankees from San Diego 3/13/11
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/6/11
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (5-164) (Northwestern)
  • $0.158M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.171

Michael Feliz rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
  • 1 year/$0.5462M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5082M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/14
    • signed by Houston 3/15
  • signed by Houston 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus 
  • previous contract with Oakland ($0.8M signing bonus) was voided
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.038

Jameson Taillon rhp
1 year/$0.555M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.555M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (1-2) (The Woodlands HS, Texas)
  • $6.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 1.110

Chad Kuhl rhp
1 year/$0.55M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/26/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (9-269) (Delaware)
  • $0.145M signing bonus ($0.1452M slot)
  • ML service: 1.079

Joe Musgrove rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
  • 1 year/$0.5434M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (1s-46) (Grossmont HS, Cajon, Calif.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.063

Adam Frazier ss
1 year/$0.5495M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5495M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (6-179) (Mississippi State)
  • $0.2406M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.101

Josh Bell of
1 year/$0.549M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.549M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (2-61) (Dallas Jesuit HS)
  • $5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.053

Trevor Williams rhp
1 year/$0.544M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.544M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Miami 10/24/15
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/6/16
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (2-44) (Arizona State)
  • $1.2614M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.027

Josh Smoker lhp
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 1/31/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 1/26/18
  • 1 year/$536,625 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/5/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/2/15 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (1s-31) (Calhoun HS, Ga.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.044

Tyler Glasnow rhp
1 year/$0.541M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.541M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (5-152) (Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.158

Dario Agrazal rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/1/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • ML service: 0.000

Chris Bostick 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/19/15
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 9/26/16 after being DFA by Washington 9/18/16
  • acquired by Washington in trade from Texas 12/11/14
  • acquired by Texas in trade from Oakland 12/3/13
  • drafted by Oakland 2011 (44-1,336) (Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.034

Steven Brault lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/5/16
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Baltimore 7/5/16
  • drafted by Baltimore 2013 (11-339) (Regis University, Colo.)
  • ML service: 0.085

Bryce Brentz of
2018

  • 2018
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/2/17
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 2/20/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 3/31/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16 (option year 3)
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15 (option year 2)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14 (option year 1)
  • drafted by Boston 2010 (1s-36) (Middle Tennessee State)
  • $0.8892M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.061

Nick Burdi rhp
2018

  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Philadelphia 12/14/17
  • selected by Philadelphia from Minnesota in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
  • drafted by Minnesota 2014 (2-46) (Louisville)
  • $1.2188M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Crick rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 1/15/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (1s-49) (Sherman HS, Texas)
  • $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 0.104

Elias Diaz c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • signed by Pittsburgh 11/7/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.088

Luis Escobar rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/8/13 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • ML service: 0.000

Clay Holmes rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (9-272) (Slocomb HS, Ala.)
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Kingham rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (4-117) (Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas)
  • $0.485M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jack Leathersich lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/4/17 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/14
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from NY Mets 11/9/15
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (5-162) (UMass-Lowell)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • agent: Orpheus Sports
  • ML service: 0.116

Jordan Luplow of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/28/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (3-100) (Fresno State)
  • $0.5M signing bonus ($0.5243M slot)
  • ML service: 0.041

Austin Meadows cf
2018

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (1-9) (Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.)
  • $3.0296M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.000

Jordan Milbrath rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • selected by Pittsburgh from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
  • drafted by Cleveland 2013 (35-1,041) (Augustana, S.D.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Colin Moran 3b
2018

  • 2018
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/17/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (1-6) (University of North Carolina)
  • $3.5165M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.107

Max Moroff 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (16-496) (Trinity Prep HS, Winter Park, Fla.)
  • $0.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.121

Dovydas Neverauskas rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Lithuania
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.051

Jose Osuna of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 12/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Veneuzuela
  • ML service: 0.167

Edgar Santana rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/10/17
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/23/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 10/12/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.048

A.J. Schugel rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh 1/19/16 after being DFA by Seattle 1/12/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 2/3/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/4/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 12/16/15 after being DFA by Arizona 12/11/15
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 12/13/13
  • drafted by LA Angels 2010 (25-774) (Central Arizona JC)
  • ML service: 1.096

Jacob Stallings c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/19/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 7/5/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/13/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (7-226) (University of North Carolina)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($0.148M slot)
  • ML service: 0.075

Nik Turley lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 10/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/11/17
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Minnesota 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/24/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 3/26/16
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 4/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Boston 7/14/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • released by NY Yankees 4/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (50-1,502) (Harvard Westlake HS, North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.048

Minor leagues

Shane Baz rhp
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (1-12) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $4.1M signing bonus ($4.032M slot)
  • ML service:

John Bormann c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/30/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 5/3/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (24-727) (Texas-San Antonio)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Will Craig 3b
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2016 (1-22) (Wake Forest)
  • $2.2537M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service:

Todd Cunningham of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/7/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from St. Louis 7/10/17
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 4/2/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/11/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/18/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/6/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/26/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Atlanta 10/9/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/30/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (2-53) (Jacksonville State)
  • $0.6741M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.115

Ke’Bryan Hayes 3b
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1s-32) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $1.855M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Mitch Keller rhp
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (2-64) (Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Ia.)
  • $1M signing bonus ($0.8868M slot)
  • ML service:

Ryan Lavarnway c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/22/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/5/17
    • DFA by Oakland 7/8/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/11/17
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/27/17
    • DFA by Oakland 8/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 11/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 5/13/16
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 5/27/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/9/15, sent outright to Triple-A 1/16/15
    • contract selected by Baltimore 4/6/15
    • DFA by Baltimore 5/26/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/15 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/30/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/15/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 10/9/15
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 12/5/14 after being DFA by Boston 11/25/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/19/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 12/10/14
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/23/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/18/11
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (6-202) (Yale)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.146

Josh Lindblom rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/6/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 6/24/17
  • 2016
    • Lotte Giants of Korea
  • 2015
    • signed by Lotte Giants of Korea
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh 12/8/14 after being DFA by Oakland 11/28/14
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.5001M (2013)
    • signed by Texas 2/20/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 12/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/29/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (2-61) (Purdue)
  • $0.663M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.101 (through 2016)

Daniel Nava lf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/6/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2017)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 3/30/17
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2016)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/16/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/30/16, sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/16
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 8/30/16
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 11/8/16 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/29/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.25M-$1.3M)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 8/5/15 after being DFA by Boston 7/30/15
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/15, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/15 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5565M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston for 2012 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 5/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • DFA by Boston 5/20/11, sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Boston 6/12/10
  • signed by Boston 1/08 as an amateur free agent from independent Golden League (Santa Clara)
  • agent: Joe Sambito, ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 6.024

Kevin Newman ss
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1-19) (Arizona)
  • $2.175M signing bonus ($2.2738M slot)
  • ML service:

Danny Oritz of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/29/17
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/20/15 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Minnesota 2008 (4-116) (Benjamin Harrison HS, Cayey, PR)
  • $0.253M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2016)

Richard Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/7/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 9/1/17
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 9/17/17
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 6/25/15
  • signed by Houston 4/20/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.017

Michael Saunders lf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/21/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$9M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/16/17
    • 17:$8M, 18:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2018 option may increase based on 2017 performance: $0.5M each for All-Star or 560 plate appearances. $0.75M each for top 10 finish in MVP vote or 600 PAs
    • DFA by Philadelphia 6/20/17, released 6/23/17
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/28/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2015)
    • signed by Toronto 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/15/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn $75,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 12/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5126M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/19/13
  • 1 year/$0.4891M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 7/25/09
  • drafted by Seattle 2004 (11-333) (Tallahassee CC, Fla.)
  • $237,500 signing bonus (draft and follow)
  • agent: Meister Sports (previously Michael McCann)
  • ML service: 7.080

Bo Schultz rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.543M (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/1/17
  • 1 year/$0.5133M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Arizona 10/7/14
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/8/12 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Oakland 4/26/11
  • signed by Oakland 6/22/08 as an amateur free agent (Northwestern)
  • ML service: 2.085

Joey Terdoslavich 1b-rf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/18/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 2016
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Atlanta 1/8/16
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/21/16, sent outright to Triple-A 1/28/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/4/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (6-194) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 1.050 (through 2016)

Cole Tucker ss
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (1-24) (Mountain Pointe HS, Calif.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.9255M slot)
  • ML service:

Jackson Williams c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/4/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/19/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from LA Angels 3/17/15
    • contract selected by San Francisco 9/6/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/15/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/17/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/23/14
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Colorado 10/22/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 11/20/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2007 (1s-43) (Oklahoma)
  • $708,750 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.065 (through 2016)