Cleveland Guardians

Service time in years & days (through 2021 season).

Lawrence Dolan Owner
2000 -

  • Lawrence Dolan, 2000 -
    • Lawrence Dolan bought the club for $323M in 2000. Chairman & CEO Paul Dolan was selected as club control person 1/10/13
    • In August, 2016, John Sherman bought a minority stake in the club in a transaction valuing the franchise at $800M. Sherman divested his share in the team after the 2019 season as part of his agreement to purchase the Kansas City Royals.
  • Dick Jacobs, 1986-2000
    • real estate developer Dick Jacobs and his brother, David, purchased the team from the estate of Steve O’Neill for $35M in 1986
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.3 billion in March, 2022.

GUARDIANS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2022 $ 68,238,900 (27) $                     (  ) $ 90,248,424 (27)
2021 $ 49,694,300 (29) $  53,010,498 (29) $ 62,212,834 (29)
2020 $ 36,186,740 (24) $  36,441,612 (27) $106,794,252 (25)
2019 $119,575,032 (19) $123,127,347 (19) $129,334,731 (22)
2018 $134,851,565 (15) $146,108,675 (15) $150,825,627 (16)
2017 $124,116,166 (18) $136,096,914 (17) $151,800,196 (18)
2016 $ 96,304,400 (23) $100,434,413 (22) $117,561,917 (21)
2015 $ 87,997,101 (26) $ 86,962,179 (25) $114,391,562 (23)
2014 $ 85,416,235 (24) $ 83,697,546 (26) $106,811,346 (20)
2013 $ 80,605,733 (23) $ 88,964,754 (21) $110,282,065 (17)
2012 $ 65,430,300 (24) $ 69,172,878 (25) $ 82,626,016 (25)
2011 $ 49,426,567 (26) $ 53,533,393 (26)
2010 $ 61,453,967 (25) $ 60,500,460 (27)
2009 $ 81,579,166 (15) $ 77,192,253 (21)
2008 $ 78,970,066 (16) $ 78,663,582 (20)
2007 $ 61,673,267 (23) $ 71,887,236 (22)
2006 $ 56,031,500 (25) $ 52,414,602 (26)
2005 $ 41,502,500 (26) $ 40,684,100 (26)
2004 $ 34,319,300 (27) $ 42,642,627 (26)
2003 $ 48,584,834 (26) $ 58,108,824 (24)
2002 $ 78,909,499 ( 9) $ 74,888,365 (12)
2001 $ 93,360,000 ( 4) $ 95,303,917 ( 4)
2000 $ 76,500,000 ( 8) $ 78,388,987 ( 5)
  • 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.

 

Chris Antonetti President of Baseball Operations
2016 -

  • 2016 -
    • promoted to President of Baseball Operations by Cleveland 10/6/15
  • 2013 -
    • signed extension with Cleveland
  • 5 years (2008-12)
    • signed extension with Cleveland as VP, Baseball Operations 3/07 (deal extended beyond 2012)
    • selected as GM (effective after 2010 season) 2/18/10
  • former President Mark Shapiro
    • 5 years (2008-12)
      • signed extension with Cleveland as GM 3/07
      • deal later extended through 2013
      • selected as President (effective after 2010 season) 2/18/10
      • to resign after 2015 season (hired as President & CEO, Toronto)
    • 2 years (2006-07)
      • signed extension with Cleveland as GM 12/04
    • 4 years (2002-05)
      • promoted to GM by Cleveland 11/01, replacing John Hart

Mike Chernoff General Manager
2016 -

  • 2016 -
    • promoted to General Manager by Cleveland 10/6/15
  • 2011-15
    • Assistant General Manager
  • Executive VP and Assistant GM Matt Forman
  • Assistant GM Sky Andrecheck
  • Assistant GM Eric Binder
  • Assistant GM James Harris
  • Senior VP of Scouting Paul Gillespie

Terry Francona Manager
2 years (2021-22)

  • 2 years (2021-22)
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/3/19
  • 2 years (2017-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 11/4/14
    • Cleveland exercised 2019-20 options 11/4/16
  • 4 years (2013-16)
    • hired as manager by Cleveland 10/8/12
    • Boston, 2004-11
      • 3 years/$12M (2009-11), plus 2012, 2013 options
        • signed extension with Boston 2/24/08
        • 09:$3.5M, 10:$3.75M, 11:$4M, 12:$4.25M club option, 13:$4.5M club option ($750,000 buyouts for each option)
        • Boston declined to exercise options after 2011 season
      • 2 years/$4.05M (2007-08)
        • signed extension with Boston 3/06
        • 07:$1.65M, 08:$1.75M
      • 3 years/$1.65M (2004-06)
        • hired by Boston 12/03, replacing Grady Little
        • 04:$0.5M, 05:$0.55M, 06:$0.6M
        • earned additional 2006 bonus of $0.65M
    • Philadelphia, 1997-2000
  • former manager Manny Acta
    • 3 years (2010-12), plus 2013 club option
      • hired by Cleveland 10/25/09, replacing Eric Wedge
      • Cleveland exercised 2013 option 9/29/11
      • fired by Cleveland 9/27/12 (replaced by Sandy Alomar Jr. on interim basis)

 

José Ramírez 3b
7 years/$141M (2022-28)

  • 7 years/$141M (2022-28)
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/7/22
    • 22:$22M, 23:$14M, 24:$17M, 25:$19M, 26:$21M, 27:$23M, 28:$25M
    • award bonuses
    • full no-trade protection
  • 5 years/$26M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 3/25/17, replacing one-year/$0.5714M contract signed 3/17
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$571,400, 18:$2.428M, 19:$3.75M, 20:$6.25M, 21:$9M, 22:$11M club option ($2M buyout), 23$13M club option
    • 2022-23 options may increase by $1M each based on performance
    • Cleveland exercised 2022 option at $12M 11/5/21
  • 1 year/$518,200 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year/$511,300 (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/1/13
  • signed by Cleveland 11/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Republik Sports
  • ML service: 7.074

Shane Bieber rhp
1 year/$6M (2022)

  • 1 year/$6M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$679,700 (2021)
    • renewed by Cleveland 3/11/21 ($311,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$623,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$559,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/31/18
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (4-122) (UC-Santa Barbara)
  • $420,000 signing bonus ($482,500 slot)
  • agent: Rosenhaus Sports
  • ML service: 3.097

Amed Rosario ss
1 year/$4.95M (2022)

  • 1 year/$4.95M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2021)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 1/7/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$608,780 (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/20
  • 1 year/$575,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/19
  • 1 year/$548,940 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/18/16
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • signed by NY Mets 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.75M signing bonus (club record for international amateur player)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 4.062

Austin Hedges c
1 year/$4M (2022)

  • 1 year/$4M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.28M (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3M (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 8/31/20
  • 1 year/$2.06M (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$553,100 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year/$537,100 (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/4/15
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (2-82) (JSerra HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
  • $3M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.166

Cal Quantrill rhp
1 year/$2.51M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2.51M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$586,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 8/31/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/2/19
  • drafted by San Diego 2016 (1-8) (Stanford)
  • $3,963,095 signing bonus ($3.6309M slot)
  • ML service: 2.132

Bryan Shaw rhp
1 year/$3M (2022), plus 2023 option

  • 1 year/$3M (2022), plus 2023 club option
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/24/22
    • 22:$3M, 23: club option
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/3/21 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors, $100,000 in minors
    • performances bonuses: $100,000 each for 35, 40 pitching appearances. $150,000 each for 45, 50, 55 pitching appearances. $200,000 each for 60, 65, 70, 75 pitching appearances.
    • contract selected by Cleveland 3/25/21
  • 3 years/$27M (2018-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/15/17
    • 18:$7.5M, 19:$8.5M, 20:$9M, 21:$9M club option ($2M buyout)
    • option guaranteed if Shaw is healthy for Opening Day 2021, and:
      • has 60 pitching appearances or 40 games finished in 2020, or
      • 110 pitching appearances in 2019-20 combined
    • annual performance bonuses based on games finished: $500,000 each for 30, 35 GF. $1M each for 40, 50, 60 GF.
    • assignment bonus: $1M with trade
    • released by Colorado 7/17/20
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/23/20 (Mariners pay a pro-rated portion of the $563,500 Major League minimum salary, with Colorado responsible for the balance of the contract)
    • DFA by Seattle 8/15/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/19/20 (elected free agency 10/15/20)
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$529,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$501,700 (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland 3/7/13
  • 1 year/$483,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 6/10/11
  • drafted by Arizona 2008 (2-73) (Long Beach State)
  • signed 6/08, $553,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rowley Sports
  • ML service: 9.152

Zach Plesac rhp
1 year/$2M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$590,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
    • placed on restricted list 8/11/20 (violation of COVID-19 protocols)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/28/19
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (12-362) (Ball State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 2.086

Emmanuel Clase rhp
5 years/$20M (2022-26), plus 2027-28 options

  • 5 years/$20M (2022-26), plus 2027-28 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/8/22, replacing one-year deal signed 3/22
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 22:$1.5M, 23:$1.5M, 24:$2.5M, 25:$4.5M, 26:$6M, 27:$10M club option ($2M buyout), 28:$10M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2027-28 option prices may increase up to $3M each based on performance in 2020-26:
      • $500,000 each for 200 games or innings pitched
      • $500,000 each for 250 games or innings pitched
      • $500,000 each for winning Rivera/Hoffman Reliever of the Year award ($250,000 for each second- or third-place finish)
      • $1M each for 300 games or innings pitched
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
  • 1 year/$571,800 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
    • placed on restricted list 5/1/20 (80-game suspension for violation of PED policy), reinstated 10/1/20 (eligible to play Opening Day 2021)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Texas 8/2/19
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Texas 12/15/19
  • acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 5/7/18
  • signed by San Diego 1/26/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.059

Myles Straw cf
5 years/$25M (2022-26), plus 2027-28 options

  • 5 years/$25M (2022-26), plus 2027-28 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/8/22, replacing one-year deal for $719,900 signed 3/22
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 22:$1.25M, 23:$2.5M, 24:$4.5M, 25:$6M, 26:$7M, 27:$8M club option ($1.75M buyout), 28:$8.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • 2027-28 options may increase up to $4M based on 1-5 finishes in annual MVP voting
  • 1 year/$590,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Houston 7/30/21
  • 1 year/$571,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/15/18
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (12-349) (St. John’s River JC. Fla.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 2.112

Josh Naylor lf-1b
1 year/$1.2M (2022)

  • 1 year/$1.2M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$577,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 8/31/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/24/19
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Miami 7/29/16
  • drafted by Miami 2015 (1-12) (St. Joan of Arc SS, Mississauga, Ont.)
  • $2.2M signing bonus ($3.0518M slot)
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 2.127

Luke Maile c
1 year/$900,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2022)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/12/22
  • 1 year/$825,000 (2021)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/8/20
    • salary of $275,000 in minors
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 65, 85, 105 games played
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/4/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/16/19 (split contract paying $325,000 in minors)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$579,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/19
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$558,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/6/17 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 4/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/1/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (8-272) (Kentucky)
  • $133,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 4.132

Aaron Civale rhp
1 year/$716,900 (2022)

  • 1 year/$716,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$587,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 6/22/19
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (3-92) (Northeastern)
  • $625,000 signing bonus ($655,500 slot)
  • ML service: 2.058

James Karinchak rhp
1 year/$714,500 (2022)

  • 1 year/$714,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$585,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/13/19
  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (9-282) (Bryant)
  • $138,300 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.169

Triston McKenzie rhp
1 year/$707,100 (2022)

  • 1 year/$707,100 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$575,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • drafted by Cleveland 2015 (1s-42) (Royal Palm Beach HS, Fla.)
  • $2.3025M signing bonus ($1.4684M slot)
  • ML service: 1.074

Andrés Giménez rhp
1 year/$706,600 (2022)

  • 1 year/$706,600 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$577,100 (2021)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 1/7/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/19
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/20
  • signed by NY Mets 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.106

Trevor Stephan rhp
1 year/$703,400 (2022)

  • 1 year/$703,400 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • selected by Cleveland from NY Yankees in Rule 5 12/10/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2017 (3-92) (Arkansas)
  • $797,500 signing bonus ($588,300 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Anthony Gose lhp
1 year/$702,900 (2022)

  • 1 year/$702,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/20/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/23/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/8/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/1/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $615,000 in majors
    • selected by Houston from Texas in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • placed on outright waivers by Houston 3/5/18
    • returned by Houston to Texas 3/9/18
  • 2017
    • DFA by Detroit 1/18/17, sent outright to Triple-A 1/25/17
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 11/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract selected by Toronto 7/17/12
  • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/28/10
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/28/10
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (2-51) (Bellflower HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $772,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 2.139

Sam Hentges lhp
1 year/$702,500 (2022)

  • 1 year/$702,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • drafted by Cleveland 2014 (4-128) (Mounds View HS, Arden Hills, Minn.)
  • $700,000 signing bonus ($400,200 slot)
  • agent: Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 0.157

Eli Morgan rhp
1 year/$702,100 (2022)

  • 1 year/$702,100 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (8-252) (Gonzaga)
  • $135,000 signing bonus ($150,200 slot)
  • ML service: 0.108

Nick Sandlin rhp
1 year/$701,700 (2022)

  • 1 year/$701,700 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 4/30/21
  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (2-67) (Southern Mississippi)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($939,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.157

Owen Miller 2b
1 year/$701,100 (2022)

  • 1 year/$701,100 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/23/21
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 8/31/20
  • drafted by San Diego 2018 (3-84) (Illinois State)
  • $500,000 signing bonus ($694,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.091

Ernie Clement ss
1 year/$700,800 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,800 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (4-132) (Virginia)
  • $350,000 signing bonus ($393,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.096

Steven Kwan cf
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/21/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (5-163) (Oregon State)
  • $185,000 signing bonus ($303,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Bryan Lavastida c
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (15-463) (Hillsborough JC, Fla.)
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Cody Morris rhp
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/21/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (7-223) (South Carolina)
  • $185,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Konnor Pilkington lhp
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/28/21
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2018 (3-81) (Mississippi State)
  • $650,000 signing bonus ($726,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Carlos Vargas rhp
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $275,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Gabriel Arias ss
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 8/31/20
  • signed by San Diego 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.9M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Will Benson rf
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 8/1/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (1-14) (The Westminster Schools, Atlanta)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($2,973,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Anthony Castro rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/22
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 4/8/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • DFA by Toronto 1/21/21, sent outright to Triple-A 1/27/21
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/14/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Detroit 12/7/20
  • signed by Detroit 7/18/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $180,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.015

Enyel De Los Santos rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/30/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 4/20/22
    • reassigned to Triple-A by Cleveland 5/8/22
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/9/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 5/4/21
    • DFA by Philadelphia 8/24/21, recalled 8/27/21
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/13/21 after being DFA by Philadelphia 9/12/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/5/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/20
    • sent outright by Philadelphia to Alternate Training Site 8/14/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 7/10/18
  • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Diego 12/15/17
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Seattle 11/12/15
  • signed by Seattle 7/17/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.017

Tyler Freeman ss
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/21/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (2-17) (Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
  • $816,500 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Hunter Gaddis rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 8/5/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2019 (5-160) (Georgia State)
  • $415,000 signing bonus ($324,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Oscar Gonzalez rf
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/26/22
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Ian Hamilton rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/3/22
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Minnesota 8/2/22
  • 2021
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 2/5/21 after being DFA by Philadelphia 1/29/21
    • DFA by Minnesota 2/12/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/20
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 9/25/20 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 9/18/20
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Seattle 12/7/20
  • 1 year/$556,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/31/18
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2016 (11-326) (Washington State)
  • $101,800 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.122

Jake Jewell rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/24/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 8/6/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/21/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/29/21
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 8/31/21 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/28/21
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers from LA Dodgers 9/7/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 9/11/21
    • elected free agency 10/21/21
  • 2020
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers 1/13/20 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/6/20
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/21/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/17
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/18
  • drafted by LA Angels 2014 (5-140) (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($326,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.003

Nolan Jones 3b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (2-55) (Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, Pa.)
  • $2.25M signing bonus ($1.1592M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kirk McCarty lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 4/20/22
    • returned to Triple-A, removed from 40-man roster 4/25/22
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/8/22
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 7/6/22 after being DFA by Cleveland 7/3/22
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 7/14/22 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/12/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (7-222) (Southern Miss)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($179,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jhonkensy Noel 1b-3b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • signed by Cleveland 7/15/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Richie Palacios 2b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/21/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (3-103) (Towson)
  • $475,000 signing bonus ($544,200 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Brayan Rocchio ss
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Tena ss
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $400,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

George Valera rf
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor leagues

Bobby Bradley of
1 year/$703,200 (2022)

  • 1 year/$703,200 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/2/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • drafted by Cleveland 2014 (3-97) (Harrison Central HS, Gulfport, Miss.)
  • $912,500 signing bonus ($539,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.144

Tanner Burns rhp
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2020 (1s-36) (Auburn)
  • $1.6M signing bonus ($2.0454M slot)
  • ML service:

Daniel Espino rhp
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2019 (1-24) (Georgia Premier Academy, Statesboro, Ga.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($2,831,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Justin Garza rhp
2022

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 6/24/21
    • DFA by Cleveland 11/19/21, sent outright to Triple-A 11/24/21
  • drafted by Cleveland 2015 (8-244) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $169,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.092

Ethan Hankins rhp
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (1c-35) (Forsyth Central HS, Cumming, Ga.)
  • $2,246,022 signing bonus ($2.0164M slot)
  • ML service:

Oscar Mercado of
1 year/$709,900 (2022)

  • 1 year/$709,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/22
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 6/27/22 after being DFA by Cleveland 6/21/22
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 7/3/22 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/1/22
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/11/22, sent outright to Triple-A 7/14/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/17
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/31/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2013 (2-57) (Gaither HS, Tampa)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($971,400 slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 2.054

Bo Naylor c
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2018 (1-29) (St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario)
  • $2,578,137 signing bonus ($2.3327M slot)
  • ML service:

Luis Oviedo rhp
1 year/$715,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$715,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/22
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 4/26/22 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 4/21/22
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/20/22
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • selected by NY Mets from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/10/20
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Mets 12/10/20
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/21
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $375,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

Carson Tucker ss
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2020 (1-23) (Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix)
  • $2M signing bonus ($2.9268M slot)
  • ML service:

Tanner Tully lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 4/20/22
    • returned to Triple-A by Cleveland 4/23/22
    • contract selected by Cleveland 6/25/22
    • DFA by Cleveland 6/27/22, sent outright to Triple-A 6/29/22
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/14/22
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/18/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (26-782) (Ohio State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Gavin Williams rhp
2022

  • drafted by Cleveland 2021 (1-23) (East Carolina)
  • $2.25M signing bonus ($2,926,800 slot)
  • ML service: