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 $1.05 billion in April, 2020.

RAYS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26/30 Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $ 28,773,481 (28) $                    (   ) $ 93,722,567 (27)
2019 $  60,084,133 (30) $  67,443,534 (30) $ 92,440,032 (28)
2018 $  76,388,930 (28) $  71,511,584 (30) $ 95,568,294 (29)
2017 $  70,064,700 (28) $  81,436,870 (27) $ 100,355,005 (27)
2016 $ 66,681,991 (29) $  66,672,702 (29) $  81,283,926 (29)
2015 $ 75,794,234 (28) $  77,018,676 (29) $  88,710,779 (30)
2014 $ 76,872,384 (27) $  77,085,054 (28) $ 103,991,963 (24)
2013 $ 61,928,975 (28) $  64,610,387 (28) $  86,423,403 (25)
2012 $ 63,627,200 (26) $  70,425,489 (24) $  81,206,178 (26)
2011 $ 42,171,308 (29) $  44,969,740 (29)
2010 $ 72,847,133 (22) $  77,510,502 (20)
2009 $ 63,313,034 (25) $  71,222,532 (25)
2008 $ 43,745,597 (28) $  51,020,720 (28)
2007 $ 24,123,500 (30) $  31,817,020 (30)
2006 $ 35,417,967 (29) $  36,446,477 (29)
2005 $ 29,679,067 (30) $  26,615,413 (30)
2004 $ 29,556,667 (29) $  24,427,167 (30)
2003 $ 19,630,000 (30) $  31,660,602 (30)
2002 $ 34,380,000 (30) $  34,728,540 (30)
2001 $ 56,980,000 (18) $  50,974,068 (19)
2000 $ 64,400,000 (10) $  61,231,853 (11)
  • Opening Day payrolls compiled by Baseball Prospectus include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on the active 25/26-man roster and injured list. Deferred payments and performance and award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End 40-man roster payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned performance and award bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.
  • Year End Competitive Balance Tax payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include average annual value of contracts, earned bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions, buyouts of unexercised options, and health and pension benefits. Deferrals 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)
  • 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

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 3b-of
2 years/$12M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$12M (2020-21)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/19
    • 20:$5M, 21:$7M
    • Tsutsugo to be eligible for free agency after 2021 season
    • club agrees to furnish Tsutsugo with an interpreter, trainer and support staff member
    • Rays pay additional $2.4M (20 percent of contract’s guarantee) as posting fee to Yokohama Bay Stars, Tsutsugo’s former club in Japan
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 0.000

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
1 year/$3.3M (2020)

  • 1 year/$3.3M (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

Manuel Margot of
1 year/$2.475M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.475M (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 2/8/20
  • 1 year/$577,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
  • 1 year/$556,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,600 (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 11/13/15
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/15
    • signed by San Diego 3/16
  • signed by Boston 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $800,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.012

Chaz Roe rhp
1 year/$2.1852M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.1852M (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/9/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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
1 year/$2.05M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.05 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

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

Aaron Loup lhp
1 year/$1.65M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.65M (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/10/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.65M in majors)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/16/20
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2019), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/17/19
    • 19:$1.2M, 20:$2M club option ($200,000 buyout)
    • may earn additional $0.8M annually in performance bonuses
    • San Diego declined 2020 option 10/31/19
  • 1 year/$1.8125M (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Toronto 7/31/18 with $594,422 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Toronto 8/27/16 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$527,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • 1 year/$512,400 (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
  • 1 year/$494,200 (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 7/13/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (9-280) (Tulane)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 7.040

Ji-Man Choi 1b
1 year/$850,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$850,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Willy Adames ss
1 year/$579,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$579,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 1.105

Austin Meadows cf
1 year/$578,900 (2020)

  • 1 year/$578,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Ryan Yarbrough lhp
1 year/$578,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$578,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 1.147

Trevor Richards rhp
1 year/$578,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$578,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Nick Anderson rhp
1 year/$577,300 (2020)

  • 1 year/$577,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Yonny Chirinos rhp
1 year/$576,700 (2020)

  • 1 year/$576,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Yandy Diaz 3b
1 year/$576,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$576,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Diego Castillo rhp
1 year/$575,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Joey Wendle 2b
1 year/$575,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Cody Reed lhp
1 year/$573,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/20
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 8/28/20 after being DFA by Cincinnati 8/24/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/18
  • 1 year/$537,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/18/16
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Kansas City 7/26/15
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1s-46) (Northwest Mississippi CC)
  • $1.1985M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Jet Sports 
  • ML service: 1.072

Jose Alvarado lhp
1 year/$573,100 (2020)

  • 1 year/$573,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Jalen Beeks lhp
1 year/$572,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$572,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Andrew Kittredge rhp
1 year/$571,200 (2020)

  • 1 year/$571,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Brett Phillips of
1 year/$569,625 (2020)

  • 1 year/$569,625 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 8/27/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Houston 7/30/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (6-189) (Seminole HS, Fla.)
  • $300,000 signing bonus ($201,900 slot)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 1.013

Mike Brosseau 3b
1 year/$568,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Colin Poche lhp
1 year/$568,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$568,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Michael Perez c
1 year/$566,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$566,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Peter Fairbanks rhp
1 year/$564,700 (2020)

  • 1 year/$564,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Ryan Thompson rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/23/20
  • selected by Tampa Bay from Houston in minor-league portion of Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (23-676) (Campbell)
  • ML service: 0.085

Randy Arozarena lf
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from St. Louis 1/9/20
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/12/19
  • signed by St. Louis 8/1/16 as a free agent
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • signed by Tijuana of Mexican League 4/17/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • ML service: 0.034

Vidal Brujan 2b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • signed by Tampa Bay 10/17/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

John Curtiss rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/9/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Minnesota 1/15/19
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
    • DFA by LA Angels 4/30/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/19
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/31/19
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/3/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/6/19 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/12/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/23/17
  • drafted by Minnesota 2014 (6-170) (Texas)
  • $266,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.078

Josh Fleming lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/23/20
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2017 (5-139) (Webster University, Mo.)
  • $272,500 signing bonus ($367,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Edgar Garcia rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/20
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 8/18/20 after being DFA by Philadelphia 8/13/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
  • signed by Philadelphia 5/29/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.114

Ronaldo Hernandez c
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Nate Lowe 1b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Shane McClanahan lhp
2020

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/29/20
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-31) (South Florida)
  • $2.231M signing bonus ($2.224M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Brendan McKay lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 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

Ryan Sherriff rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/26/20
  • 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: 0.078

Aaron Slegers rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/13/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 1/11/19 after being DFA by Minnesota 1/3/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 3/30/19 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 3/28/19
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 5/16/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/21/19
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/21/19
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 9/2/19, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/17/17
  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (5-140) (Indiana)
  • $380,000 signing bonus ($350,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.139

Kevan Smith c
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/13/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/21/20
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/9/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/12/20
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/29/20
  • 1 year/$572,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Chicago White Sox 10/26/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 2/10/17
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/13/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (7-231) (Pitt)
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Fusion Sports (previously Pro Star Management)
  • ML service: 3.031


Minor leagues


Shane Baz rhp
2020

  • 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:

Nick Bitsko rhp
2020

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2020 (1-24) (Central Bucks East HS, Doylestown, Pa.)
  • $3M signing bonus ($2.8313M slot)
  • ML service:

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 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 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
2020

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

Sean Gilmartin lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/8/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/7/20
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/9/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/11/20
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/22/20
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/23/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/25/20
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/18/20
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 9/29/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 10/1/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 11/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/17/19
    • DFA by Baltimore 6/25/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/28/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 7/13/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 8/11/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 11/1/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 6/11/17 after being DFA by NY Mets 6/11/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 9/1/17
  • 1 year/$517,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • selected by NY Mets from Minnesota in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Atlanta 12/18/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (1-28) (Florida State)
  • $1.134M signing bonus
  • agent: Ryan Gleichowski, Sports One
  • ML service: 1.133

Moises Gomez of
2020

  • signed by Tampa Bay 4/25/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

J.J. Goss rhp
2020

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

Seth Johnson rhp
2020

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

Greg Jones ss
2020

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

Josh Lowe of
2020

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

Deck McGuire rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/14/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2019)
    • signed by Samsung Lions of KBO 11/29/18
    • $100,000 signing bonus, 19:$600,000
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/13/18
    • claimed off waivers by Texas 6/15/18 after being DFA by Toronto 6/9/18
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade 6/19/18 after being DFA by Texas 6/19/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/14/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/12/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 11/3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by Oakland 3/30/15
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/31/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 7/25/14 after DFA by Toronto 7/17/14
    • DFA by Oakland 8/31/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1-11) (Georgia Tech)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.100 (through 2018)

Brooks Pounders rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/14/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/22/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Cleveland 6/15/19
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/15/19
    • DFA by NY Mets 8/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/23/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 4/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Kansas City 12/1/16
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/17
    • DFA by LA Angels 9/8/17, sent outright to Triple-A 9/15/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/5/16
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Pittsburgh 12/8/11
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (2-53) (Temecula Valley HS, Calif.)
  • $670,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.010

Joe Ryan rhp
2020

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (7-210) (Cal State Stanislaus)
  • $147,500 signing bonus ($205,200 slot)
  • ML service:

Nick Schnell of
2020

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

D.J. Snelten lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 2019
    • Chicago of independent American Association
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/17
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/18
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 6/4/18 after being DFA by San Francisco 5/28/18
    • DFA by Baltimore 6/15/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/16/18
  • drafted by San Francisco 2013 (9-282) (Minnesota)
  • $0.1409M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2017)

Alika Williams ss
2020

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2020 (1s-37) (Arizona State)
  • $1.85 signing bonus ($1.9993M slot)
  • ML service: