Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2019 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 $1.01 billion in April, 2019.
RAYS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $ 60,084,133 $ 00,000,000 (00)
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)
  • 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
6 years (2019-24), plus 2025 option

  • 6 years (2019-24), plus 2025 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 10/9/18
  • 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: $625,000 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/$441,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year/$422,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$405,000 (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.)
  • $415,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Andrew Lowenthal, Jet Sports
  • ML service: 11.010

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/$514,400 (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$513,800 (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: 5.131

Blake Snell lhp
5 years/$50M (2019-23)

  • 5 years/$50M (2019-23)
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 19:$1M, 20:$7M, 21:$10.5M, 22:$12.5M, 23:$16M
    • 2023 salary increases based on finish in 2019-22 Cy Young voting: $1M for winning award, $500,000 for each second-place finish, $250,000 for each third-place finish
    • replaced 3/19 renewal for 1 year, $573,700
  • 1 year/$558,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$545,000 (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.)
  • $684,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Apex
  • ML service: 3.072

Mike Zunino c
1 year/$4.5M (2020), plus 2021 option

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 11/25/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • 20:$4.5M, 21:$4.5M club option
    • 2021 option increases $250,000 each for 300, 400, 500 plate appearances in 2020
  • 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/$570,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$523,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year/$504,100 (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: 5.165

Hunter Renfroe of
2020

  • 1 year/$582,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/6/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Diego 3/16
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (1-13) (Mississippi State)
  • $2.678M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 2.165

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

  • 1 year/$1.275M (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/11/19
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$720,000 (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/$720,000 (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: Apex
  • ML service: 4.094

Tyler Glasnow rhp
2020

  • 1 year/$566,700 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$556,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/18
  • 1 year/$541,000 (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.)
  • $600,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.158

Oliver Drake lhp
2020

  • 1 year/$566,100 (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
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 1/18/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/19
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/26/19
  • 1 year/$554,300 (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/$538,000 (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: 3.045

Brandon Lowe 2b-of
6 years/$24M (2019-24), plus 2025-26 options

  • 6 years/$24M (2019-24), plus 2025-26 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/20/19
    • 19:$1M, 20:$1.5M, 21:$2.5M, 22:$4M, 23:$5.25M, 24:$8.75M, 25:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 26:$11.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • 2025-26 options increase $1M each for each top five finish in MVP vote in any earlier season, up to a maximum of $2M for each option
    • replaced 1-year deal signed with Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/4/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (3-87) (Maryland)
  • $697,500 signing bonus ($676,900 slot)
  • ML service: 1.058

Daniel Robertson ss
2020

  • 1 year/$570,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$548,300 (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (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: 2.134

Ji-Man Choi 1b
1 year/$850,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$850,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
    • placed on restricted list 4/23/19 (personal matter)
    • reinstated 4/24/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/14/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $850,000 in majors)
    • may earn additional $650,000 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 $700,000 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/$650,000 (2016)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $650,000 in majors, $350,000 in minors)
    • 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: 2.075

Jose Alvarado lhp
1 year/$570,600 (2019)

  • 1 year/$570,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
    • placed on restricted list 6/9/19 (family medical emergency)
    • activated 6/28/19
  • 1 year/$549,800 (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: 2.088

Joey Wendle 2b
1 year/$570,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$570,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$546,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (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 ($176,600 slot)
  • ML service: 2.088

Emilio Pagan rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (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 ($136,200 slot)
  • ML service: 2.091

Trevor Richards rhp
1 year/$570,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$570,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Miami 7/31/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Miami 4/2/18
  • signed by Miami 2016 as an amateur free agent from Gateway of independent Frontier League (Drury University)
  • ML service: 1.139

Ryan Yarbrough lhp
1 year/$563,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$563,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (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 ($471,400 slot)
  • ML service: 1.147

Willy Adames ss
1 year/$562,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$562,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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
  • $400,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.105

Yonny Chirinos rhp
1 year/$561,800 (2019)

  • 1 year/$561,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (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: 1.137

Diego Castillo rhp
1 year/$561,500 (2019)

  • 1 year/$561,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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: 1.118

Yandy Diaz 3b
1 year/$558,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$558,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Cleveland 12/13/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/17
  • signed by Cleveland 9/20/13 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.122

Austin Meadows cf
1 year/$557,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$557,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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: 1.074

Austin Pruitt rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (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 ($142,200 slot)
  • ML service: 1.125

Anthony Banda lhp
1 year/$556,800 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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)
  • $125,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.050

Michael Perez c
1 year/$556,700 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,700 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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.)
  • $235,000 signing bonus ($163,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Jalen Beeks lhp
1 year/$556,500 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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: 1.066

Nick Anderson rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Minnesota 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Miami 7/31/19
  • signed by Minnesota 8/7/15 as an amateur free agent (Mayville State, N.D.)
  • ML service: 1.000

Mike Brosseau 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/22/19
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/14/16 as an amateur free agent (Oakland University, Mich.)
  • ML service: 0.085

Vidal Brujan 2b
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
  • signed by Tampa Bay 10/17/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Peter Fairbanks rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Texas 6/8/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Texas 7/13/19
  • drafted by Texas 2015 (9-258) (Missouri)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.057

Lucius Fox ss
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
  • 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: 0.000

Ronaldo Hernandez c
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
  • signed by Tampa Bay 8/9/14 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • $225,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Brent Honeywell rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 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.)
  • $800,000 signing bonus ($784,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Andrew Kittredge rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/18/19
  • 1 year/$548,100 (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: 1.070

Nate Lowe 1b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/29/19
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2016 (13-390) (Mississippi State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.070

Brendan McKay lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/18/19
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2017 (1-4) (Louisville)
  • $7,007,500 signing bonus ($6.1536M slot)
  • agent: Apex
  • ML service: 0.056

Brian O’Grady 1b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/5/19
    • claimed by Tampa Bay 11/27/19 after being DFA by Cincinnati 11/25/19
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2014 (8-245) (Rutgers)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($155,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.042

Kevin Padlo 3b
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Colorado 1/28/16
  • drafted by Colorado 2014 (5-143) (Murrieta Valley HS, Murrieta, Calif.)
  • $650,000 signing bonus ($346,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Colin Poche lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/8/19
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 5/1/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2016 (14-419) (Dallas Baptist)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.114


Minor leagues

Shane Baz rhp
2019

  • 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:

Emilio Bonifacio of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 8/31/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 3/30/17
    • DFA by Atlanta 6/2/17, released 6/6/17
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 7/31/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/18/15
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 450, 500 PAs
    • DFA by Atlanta 4/2/16, released 4/6/16
    • re-signed by Atlanta 4/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/21/16
    • DFA by Atlanta 7/7/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/16
    • contract selected by Atlanta 9/17/16
    • Bonifacio elected free agency 11/16
  • 1 year/$4M (2015), plus 2016 club option
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/5/15
    • 15:$3M, 16:$4M club option ($1M buyout)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 8/16/15, released 8/18/15
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2014)
    • 1 year/$3.5M (2004), re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Kansas City 2/1/14, released 2/12/14 (due 30 days’ termination pay of $573,771)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/15/14 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $2.5M in majors, with $0.425M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Toronto 8/14/13
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2012)
    • won in arbitration with Miami 2/8/12 ($2.2M-$1.95M)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Miami 11/13/12
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/1/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/27/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • signed by Florida 3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/9/08
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Arizona 7/22/08
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Washington 11/11/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/06
  • signed by Arizona 2001 as amateur free agent from Dominican Republic
  • agent: Gene Mato (previously Paul Kinzer, Wasserman Media Group)
  • ML service: 7.135 (through 2018)

Dylan Cozens of
2 years (2019-20)

  • 2 years (2019-20)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 8/10/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
    • DFA by Philadelphia 7/31/19, released 8/1/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2012 (2-77) (Chapparal HS, Scottsdale, Ari.)
  • $659,800 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.079 (through 2018)

Johnny Davis of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • Veracruz and Oaxaca of Mexican League
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 8/29/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/11/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/30/19
  • 2018
    • released by Milwaukee 4/30/18
    • signed by Kansas City of independent American Association
    • signed by Veracruz of Mexican League 7/3/18
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2013 (22-662) (West Los Angeles JC)
  • ML service: 0.019

Xavier Edwards ss
2020

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/6/19
  • drafted by San Diego 2018 (1cba-38) (North Broward Prep High School, Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • $2.6M signing bonus ($1.8783M slot)
  • ML service:

Wander Franco ss
2019

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

Moises Gomez of
2019

  • signed by Tampa Bay 4/25/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service:

J.J. Goss rhp
2019

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2019 (1s-36) (Cypress Ranch HS, Houston)
  • $2,045,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Seth Johnson rhp
2019

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2019 (1s-40) (Campbell)
  • $1,722,500 signing bonus ($1,856,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Greg Jones ss
2019

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2019 (1-22) (UNC Wilmington)
  • $3.027M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Matthew Liberatore lhp
2019

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

Josh Lowe of
2019

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

Shane McClanahan lhp
2019

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

Sam McWilliams rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • selected by Kansas City from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
    • returned by Kansas City to Tampa Bay 3/24/19
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 5/1/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Philadelphia 11/14/15
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2014 (8-232) (Beech HS, Hendersonville, Tenn.)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($160,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

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/$545,800 (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)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.015 (through 2018)

Vidal Nuno lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/17/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.3M in majors)
    • may opt out 3/27/19 or 6/15/19 if not on Major League roster
    • released by Washington 5/28/19
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 6/3/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/8/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/23/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/1/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2017)
    • signed by LA Dodgers 1/10/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from LA Dodgers 2/19/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 8/23/17
  • 1 year/$532,900 (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 11/7/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Arizona 6/3/15
  • 1 year/$504,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from NY Yankees 7/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/27/13
  • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/18/11 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Cleveland 3/26/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (48-1,445) (Baker University, Kansas)
  • agent: Worldwide Career Management
  • ML service: 4.012 (through 2018)

Luis Santos rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 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 (through 2018)

Nick Schnell of
2019

  • 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 (through 2018)