Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2018 season).

Stuart Sternberg Principal Owner
2005 -

  • Stuart Sternberg, 2005 -
    • a group led by NY investment banker Stuart Sternberg gained a controlling interest in the Rays in October, 2005.
    • Sternberg’s group had purchased 48 percent of the club in May, 2004, for $65M, with Vincent Naimoli retaining 15 percent and limited partners 37 percent.
  • Vincent Naimoli, 1995-2005
    • Naimoli, president & CEO of holding company Anchor Industries International, paid a $130M franchise fee for the rights to the AL’s 1998 expansion club in Tampa Bay.
  • Forbes magazine valued the Rays at $900 million in April, 2018.
RAYS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $ $ ( )
2018 $ 76,388,930 $ 95,568,294 (29)
2017 $ 70,064,700 $100,355,005 (27)
2016 $ 66,681,991 $ 81,283,926 (29)
2015 $ 75,794,234 $ 77,018,676 (29)
2014 $ 76,872,384 $ 77,085,054 (28)
2013 $ 61,928,975 $ 64,610,387 (28)
2012 $ 63,627,200 $ 70,425,489 (24)
2011 $ 42,171,308 $ 44,969,740 (29)
2010 $ 72,847,133 $ 77,510,502 (20)
2009 $ 63,313,034 $ 71,222,532 (25)
2008 $ 43,745,597 $ 51,020,720 (28)
2007 $ 24,123,500 $ 31,817,020 (30)
2006 $ 35,417,967 $ 36,446,477 (29)
2005 $ 29,679,067 $ 26,615,413 (30)
2004 $ 29,556,667 $ 24,427,167 (30)
2003 $ 19,630,000 $ 31,660,602 (30)
2002 $ 34,380,000 $ 34,728,540 (30)
2001 $ 56,980,000 $ 50,974,068 (19)
2000 $ 64,400,000 $ 61,231,853 (11)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Matt Silverman President
2015 -

  • Tampa Bay, 2004 -

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

Erik Neander Senior VP of Baseball Operations and GM
2017 -

  • 2017 -
    • promoted to Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM 11/4/16
  • VP, Baseball Operations (2015-16), Director, Baseball Operations (2012-14), Manager, Baseball Research/Development (2010-11)
  • Senior VP of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
  • VP of Baseball Operations James Click
  • Director, Pro Scouting Kevin Ibach
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Rob Metzler
  • Director, Minor League Operations Mitch Lukevics

Kevin Cash Manager
5 years (2015-19)

  • 5 years (2015-19)
    • hired as manager by Tampa Bay 12/5/14
  • 2013-14: bullpen coach, Cleveland
  • 2012: advance scout, Toronto

 

Charlie Morton rhp
2 years/$30M (2019-20), plus 2021 option

  • 2 years/$30M (2019-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/18
    • 19:$15M, 20:$15M, 21: vesting option
    • 2021 option valued at $15M (with less than 30 days on disabled list in 2019-20 combined), $10M, $5M, $3M, or $1M (200 or more days on DL)
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded in 2019, $0.5M if traded in 2020
  • 2 years/$14M (2017-18)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/16/16
    • 17:$7M, 18:$7M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.625M each for 12, 20, 25, 30 starts
  • 3 years/$21M (2014-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 12/11/13
    • 14:$4M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M, 17:$9.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • if traded, 2017 becomes mutual option (Morton forfeits buyout if he declines)
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Pittsburgh 12/12/15
    • Philadelphia declined 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$2M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.445M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/07
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • drafted by Atlanta 2002 (3-95) (Barlow HS, Redding, Conn.)
  • $0.415M signing bonus
  • agent: Andrew Lowenthal, Jet Sports
  • ML service: 10.010

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

  • 6 years/$53.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/20/17, replacing one-year contract for $2.975M signed 1/13/17, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$5.5M, 19:$8M, 20:$10M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$12M, 23:$13M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • price of 2023 option may increase based on performance
  • 1 year/$0.5144M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5138M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/30/13
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (31-941) (Parkland JC, Ill.)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 4.131

Mike Zunino c
1 year/$4.4125M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.4125M (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/11/19
    • performance bonuses: $17,500 each for 60, 80 games
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/8/18
  • 1 year/$0.57M (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5235M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5041M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/11/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2012 (1-3) (University of Florida)
  • $4M signing bonus ($5.2M slot)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 4.165

Tommy Pham cf
2019

  • 2019
    • arbitration-eligible ($4.1M-$3.5M)
  • 1 year/$0.5701M (2018)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from St. Louis 7/31/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/4/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (16-496) (Durango HS, Las Vegas)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 3.107

Avisail Garcia rf
1 year/$3.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3.5M (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/14/19
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$6.7M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Chicago White Sox 2/14/18 ($6.7M-$5.85M)
    • non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.523M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in three-way trade from Detroit 7/30/13 (Jake Peavy deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12
  • signed by Detroit 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Gene Mato
  • ML service: 5.167

Matt Duffy 3b
1 year/$2.675M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.675M (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/11/19
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$0.93M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5453M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (18-568) (Long Beach State)
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 4.059

Chaz Roe rhp
1 year/$1.275M (2019)

  • 1 year/$1.275M (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/11/19
  • 1 year/$0.72M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.72M (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 7/13/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Atlanta 7/18/17
  • 1 year/$0.72M (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/31/16
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/30/16
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 8/7/16 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 5/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • DFA by Texas 1/29/14 (refused assignment 2/5/14)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 8/31/14
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/14
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/24/14 after being DFA by NY Yankees 9/21/14
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona for 2013 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/1/13
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Arizona 11/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 9/15/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Colorado 12/2/10
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • drafted by Colorado 2005 (1s-32) (Lafayette HS, Lexington, Ky.)
  • $1.025M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 3.094

Guillermo Heredia cf
1 year/$0.782M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.782M (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/8/18
  • 1 year/$0.782M (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent from Cuba 3/1/16
    • $0.4M signing bonus
    • split contract (salary of $0.5075M in majors, $82,700 in minors)
  • ML service: 2.053

Ji-Man Choi 1b
1 year/$0.85M (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/14/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.85M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.65M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 3/29/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Milwaukee 6/10/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/13/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.7M in majors)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 7/5/17
    • DFA by NY Yankees 7/19/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/23/17
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2016)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.65M in majors, $0.35M in bonuses)
    • selected by LA Angels from Baltimore in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/11/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/15/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/9/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 12/23/16, sent outright to Triple-A 1/5/17
  • 2015
    • DFA by Seattle 3/5/15, sent outright to Triple-A 3/7/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
  • signed by Seattle 7/2/09 as a free agent from South Korea
  • ML service: 1.076

Blake Snell lhp
1 year/$0.5582M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5582M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1s-52) (Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash.)
  • $0.684M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 2.072

Tyler Glasnow rhp
1 year/$0.5565M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5565M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/18
  • 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: 1.158

Jacob Faria rhp
1 year/$0.555M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.555M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (10-330) (Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.107

Oliver Drake lhp
2019

  • 2019
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 11/26/18 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 1/4/19 after being DFA by Toronto 12/30/18
  • 1 year/$0.5543M (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade 5/5/18 after being DFA by Milwaukee 5/2/18
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 5/31/18 after being DFA by Cleveland 5/26/18
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/16/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/19/18
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/6/18
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 7/26/18 after being DFA by LA Angels 7/23/18
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 8/3/18 after being DFA by Toronto 7/30/18
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Minnesota 11/1/18
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
  • 1 year/$0.538M (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/30/17
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade 4/13/17 after being DFA by Baltimore
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore 11/18/14
  • drafted by Baltimore 2008 (43-1,286) (Navy)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 2.090

Austin Pruitt rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 9-278 (Houston)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1422 slot)
  • ML service: 1.061

Jose Alvarado lhp
1 year/$0.5498M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5498M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • signed by Tampa Bay 3/13/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.093

Daniel Robertson ss
1 year/$0.5483M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5483M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Oakland 1/10/15
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (1s-34) (Upland HS, Calif.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Dan Lozano, MVP Sports
  • ML service: 1.156

Emilio Pagan rhp
1 year/$0.5475M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5475M (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Texas 12/21/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/2/17
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Seattle 11/15/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (10-297) (Belmont Abbey, N.C.)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1362M slot)
  • ML service: 1.096

Joey Wendle 2b
1 year/$0.5469M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5469M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 12/11/17 after being DFA by Oakland 12/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Cleveland 12/8/14
  • drafted by Cleveland 2012 (6-203) (West Chester U of Penn.)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($0.1766M slot)
  • ML service: 1.088

Jose De Leon rhp
1 year/$0.5456M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5456M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 1/2/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/4/16
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (24-724) (Southern University)
  • $0.9146M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.030

Yonny Chirinos rhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/29/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.137

Ryan Yarbrough lhp
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2014 (4-111) (Old Dominion)
  • $40,000 signing bonus ($0.4714M slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Willy Adames ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 7/31/14
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/12 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.105

Christian Arroyo ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 4/24/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 12/20/17
  • drafted by San Francisco 2013 (1-25) (Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla.)
  • $1.8665M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 0.103

Anthony Banda lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 2/20/18
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/14
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2012 (10-335) (San Jacinto JC, Texas)
  • $0.125M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.050

Jalen Beeks lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Boston 7/25/18
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (12-374) (Arkansas)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.070

Diego Castillo rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 2018
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • signed by Tampa Bay 3/5/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.118

Nick Ciuffo c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/4/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-21) (Lexington HS, S.C.)
  • $1.9722M signing bonus ($1.9747M slot)
  • ML service: 0.028

Yandy Diaz 3b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Cleveland 12/13/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/17
  • signed by Cleveland 9/20/13 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $0.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.122

Wilmer Font rhp
1 year/$0.55M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.55M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/18
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 4/25/18 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/23/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 5/25/18 after being DFA by Oakland 5/23/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/6/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/30/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cincinnati 3/29/15
    • signed by Ottawa of independent Can-Am League 5/15
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/14
    • DFA by Texas 10/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract selected by Texas 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Texas 2/22/11
  • signed by Texas 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.085

Ian Gibaut rhp
2019

  • 2019
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (11-328) (Tulane)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Brent Honeywell rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2014 (2s-72) (Walters State CC, Tenn.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.784M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Adam Kolarek lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/17/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 3/24/17
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/27/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/27/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 10/25/15 (minor-league contract)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Baltimore in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
  • released by NY Mets 10/5/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (11-332) (Maryland)
  • ML service: 0.112

Brandon Lowe 2b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/4/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (3-87) (Maryland)
  • $0.6975M signing bonus ($0.6769M slot)
  • ML service: 0.058

Joe McCarthy rhp
2019

  • 2019
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (5-148) (Virginia)
  • $0.3564M signing bonus ($0.3589M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Austin Meadows cf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/18
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (1-9) (Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.)
  • $3.0296M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.074

Andrew Moore rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 5/25/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/21/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2015 (2s-72) (Oregon State)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.8528M slot)
  • ML service: 0.062

Michael Perez c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 7/25/18
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/26/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2011 (5-154) (Colegio Vocacional Para Adultos, San Juan, P.R.)
  • $0.235M signing bonus ($0.1638M slot)
  • ML service: 0.067

Jesus Sanchez of
2019

  • 2019
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
  • signed by Tampa Bay 2014 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryne Stanek rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-29) (Arkansas)
  • $1.7558M signing bonus ($1.7583M slot)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 1.038

Andrew Velazquez ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/2/18
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 11/14/14
  • drafted by Arizona 2012 (7-243) (Fordham Prep, Bronx, N.Y.)
  • $0.2M signing bonus ($0.1423M slot)
  • ML service: 0.029

Hunter Wood rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (29-878) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.104

Minor leagues

Shane Baz rhp
2018

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 8/14/18 (player to be named later in 7/18 Chris Archer deal)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (1-12) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $4.1M signing bonus ($4.032M slot)
  • ML service:

Lucius Fox ss
2018

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

Wander Franco ss
2018

  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $3.825M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Kevin Gadea rhp
2018

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

Micah Johnson 2b
2018

  • 2018
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 11/27/17 after being DFA by San Francisco 11/20/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 2/13/18
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade 1/13/17 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 1/10/17
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Atlanta 10/26/17
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers from Cincinnati 10/30/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/5/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/16/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (9-291) (Indiana)
  • $0.1276M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.046 (through 2017)

Andrew Kittredge rhp
1 year/$0.5481M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5481M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/16/17
  • signed by Tampa Bay as an amateur free agent 8/21/11 (Washington)
  • ML service: 0.138

Matthew Liberatore lhp
2018

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-16) (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ari.)
  • $3.4975M signing bonus ($3.6035M slot)
  • ML service:

Josh Lowe 3b
2018

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

Shane McClanahan lhp
2018

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-31) (South Florida)
  • $2.231M signing bonus ($2.224M slot)
  • ML service:

Brendan McKay 1b
2018

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

Ryan Merritt lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/14/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5458M (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/13/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/21/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Clevealnd 3/9/15
  • drafted by Cleveland 2011 (16-488) (McLennan CC, Texas)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.015

Hoby Milner lhp
1 year/$0.548M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.548M (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 7/14/18 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/10/18
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18, sent outright to Triple-A 11/26/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • selected by Cleveland from Philadelphia in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • signed by Cleveland 3/17
    • returned by Cleveland to Philadelphia 3/23/17
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/20/17
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2012 (7-248) (Texas)
  • $0.1407M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.146

Jose Mujica rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.029

Adrian Rondon ss
2018

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

Dan Runzler lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/10/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/6/17 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/4/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/16/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 7/30/14
    • signed by Orix of Japan 7/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
    • DFA by San Francisco 9/3/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
  • 1 year/$0.4185M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 9/2/09
  • drafted by San Francisco 2007 (9-248) (Cal-Riverside)
  • $67,500 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.093 (through 2017)

Luis Santos rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/13/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/3/18
    • DFA by Toronto 5/4/18, sent outright to Triple-A 5/6/18
    • contract selected by Toronto 7/4/18
    • DFA by Toronto 8/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Toronto 9/2/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by Kansas City 3/28/15
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 4/5/15 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Pittsburgh 11/28/12
  • signed by Pittsburgh 4/18/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.089

Nick Schnell of
2018

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-32) (Roncalli HS, Indianapolis)
  • $2.2975M signing bonus ($2.1717M slot)
  • ML service:

Ryan Sherriff rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 10/16/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
    • released by St. Louis 8/26/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/23/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (28-860) (Glendale JC, Calif.)
  • ML service: 0.040

Jake Smolinski cf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/7/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/27/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/15/18
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/15
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/21/15 after being DFA by Texas 6/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/7/14
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Washington 11/11/08
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (2-70) (Boylan Catholic HS, Rockford, Ill.)
  • $0.4525M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 3.134

Curtis Taylor rhp
2018

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 11/30/17
  • drafted by Arizona 2016 (4-119) (British Columbia)
  • $0.4967M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Garrett Whitley of
2018

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