Cleveland Indians

Service time in years & days (through 2020 season).

Lawrence Dolan Owner
2000 -

  • Lawrence Dolan, 2000 -
    • Lawrence Dolan bought the Indians 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 Indians 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 $1.16 billion in April, 2021.

INDIANS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $ 49,694,300 (29) $                     ( ) $ 63,244,300 (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
  • Assistant GM Carter Hawkins
  • Assistant GM Matt Forman
  • Assistant GM Sky Andrecheck
  • VP, Baseball Operations, Strategy & Administration Brad Grant
  • Senior Director, Scouting Operations John Mirabelli

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 ($0.75M 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)

 

Jose Ramirez 3b
5 years/$26M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 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
  • 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: 6.074

Eddie Rosario lf
1 year/$8M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8M (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/29/21
  • 1 year/$7.75M (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Minnesota 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$4.19M (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$602,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • 1 year/$552,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
  • 1 year/$542,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (4-135) (Rafael Lopez Landron HS, Guayama, P.R.)
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports (previously Gavin Kahn)
  • ML service: 5.120

Roberto Perez c
4 years/$9M (2017-20), plus 2021-22 options

  • 4 years/$9M (2017-20), plus 2021-22 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/2/17, replacing one-year, $542,300 contract signed 3/17
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 17:$550,000, 18:$1.5M, 19:$2.5M, 20:$3.5M, 21:$5.5M club option ($450,000 buyout), 22:$7M club option ($450,000 buyout)
    • Cleveland exercised 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$515,800 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year/$508,600 (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/8/14
  • drafted by Cleveland 2008 (33-1,011) (Lake City CC, Fla.)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 6.083

Cesar Hernandez 2b
1 year/$5M (2021), plus 2022 option

  • 1 year/$5M (2021), plus 2022 club option
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/29/21
    • 21:$5M, 22:$6M club option (no buyout)
  • 1 year/$6.25M (2020)
    • signed by Cleveland 12/29/19
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 525 plate appearances. $100,000 each for 575, 625 PA
  • 1 year/$7.75M (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Philadelphia 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 2/3/17 (avoided arbitration, $2.8M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/19/10
  • signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 6.154

Austin Hedges c
1 year/$3.28M (2021)

  • 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: 4.166

Amed Rosario ss
1 year/$2.4M (2021)

  • 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: 3.062

Nick Wittgren rhp
1 year/$2M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2M (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/22/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade 2/5/19 after being DFA by Miami 1/29/19
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Miami 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Miami 3/16
  • drafted by Miami 2012 (9-287) (Purdue)
  • $128,800 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 4.071

Bryan Shaw rhp
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 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: 8.148

Phil Maton rhp
1 year/$975,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$975,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$572,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$562,900 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/12/19
  • 1 year/$548,700 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/11/17
  • drafted by San Diego 2015 (20-597) (Louisiana Tech)
  • ML service: 3.047

Shane Bieber rhp
1 year/$679,700 (2021)

  • 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: 2.097

Franmil Reyes rf
1 year/$602,400 (2021)

  • 1 year/$602,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$586,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/30/19 with $184,032 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/14/18
  • signed by San Diego 11/1/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $700,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.115

Zach Plesac rhp
1 year/$590,200 (2021)

  • 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: 1.078

Aaron Civale rhp
1 year/$587,400 (2021)

  • 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: 1.058

Cal Quantrill rhp
1 year/$586,200 (2021)

  • 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: 1.132

James Karinchak rhp
1 year/$585,000 (2021)

  • 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: 1.017

Jake Bauers 1b
1 year/$584,400 (2021)

  • 1 year/$584,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$577,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$560,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Tampa Bay 12/13/18
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (7-208) (Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • $240,000 signing bonus ($182,100 slot)
  • ML service: 1.100

Jordan Luplow of
1 year/$581,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$581,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$574,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Pittsburgh 11/14/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/28/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (3-100) (Fresno State)
  • $500,000 signing bonus ($524,300 slot)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 2.112

Cam Hill rhp
1 year/$577,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$577,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/23/20
  • drafted by Cleveland 2014 (17-518) (Redlands JC, Okla.)
  • ML service: 0.158

Josh Naylor lf-1b
1 year/$577,500 (2021)

  • 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 Baseball
  • ML service: 1.118

Andres Gimenez rhp
1 year/$577,100 (2021)

  • 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: 1.000

Triston McKenzie rhp
1 year/$575,300 (2021)

  • 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: 0.103

Emmanuel Clase rhp
1 year/$571,800 (2021)

  • 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: 0.059

Logan Allen lhp
1 year/$571,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$571,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/18/19
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/30/19
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 11/13/15
  • drafted by Boston 2015 (8-231) (IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $725,000 signing bonus ($175,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.083

Yu-Cheng Chang ss
1 year/$571,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$571,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
  • signed by Cleveland 6/3/13 as an amateur free agent from Taiwan
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.005

Trevor Stephan rhp
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 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: 0.000

Gabriel Arias ss
1 year (2021)

  • 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

Bobby Bradley of
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 0.023

Ernie Clement ss
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 0.000

Sam Hentges lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 0.000

Daniel Johnson of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Washington 11/30/18
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (5-154) (New Mexico State)
  • $325,000 signing bonus ($354,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.036

Nolan Jones 3b
1 year (2021)

  • 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

Jean Carlos Mejia rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 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
  • signed by Cleveland 11/29/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Oscar Mercado of
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 1.114

Eli Morgan rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 0.000

Scott Moss lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/19
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2016 (4-108) (Florida)
  • $577,400 signing bonus ($552,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Nelson lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/9/20
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2017 (15-462) (UC-Santa Barbara)
  • ML service: 0.022

Harold Ramirez of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 2/24/21 after being DFA by Miami 2/17/21
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$580,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 5/11/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/20/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Pittsburgh 8/1/16
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/2/11 an an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • $1.05M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 1.142

Nick Sandlin rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 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: 0.000

Carlos Vargas rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 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

Bradley Zimmer of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/21
  • 1 year/$569,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$561,200 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year/$551,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/16/17
  • drafted by Cleveland 2014 (1-21) (San Francisco)
  • $1.9M signing bonus ($2.0081M slot)
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 2.119

 

Minor leagues

Aaron Bracho 2b
2021

  • sed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Tanner Burns rhp
2021

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

Daniel Espino rhp
2021

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

Tyler Freeman ss
2021

  • drafted by Cleveland 2017 (2-17) (Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
  • $816,500 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Anthony Gose of-lhp
2021

  • 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 purchased 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 Sports
  • ML service: 2.125

Ethan Hankins rhp
2021

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

D.J. Johnson rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/3/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • signed by Hiroshima of Japan 10/25/19
  • 1 year/$557,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/19
    • released by Colorado 10/23/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Colorado 9/4/18
  • 2017
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/14/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2016
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/24/15 (minor-league contract)
    • selected by LA Angels from Miami in minor-league phase of Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
  • 2015
    • Minnesota
  • 2014
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 7/28/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 2013
    • released by Arizona 10/18/13
  • 2012
    • Arizona
  • 2011
    • released by Tampa Bay 4/20/11
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 7/5/11 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/24/10 as an amateur free agent (Western Oregon State)
  • ML service: 0.109

Ryan Lavarnway c-1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/20/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/18/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/4/20
    • DFA by Miami 8/21/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/25/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/8/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by NY Yankees 7/17/19
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/18/19
    • DFA by Cincinnati 7/28/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/30/19
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 8/30/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/22/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/4/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/1/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/5/17
    • DFA by Oakland 7/8/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/11/17
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/27/17
    • DFA by Oakland 8/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 11/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 5/13/16
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 5/27/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/9/15, sent outright to Triple-A 1/16/15
    • contract selected by Baltimore 4/6/15
    • DFA by Baltimore 5/26/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/15 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/30/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/15/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 10/9/15
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 12/5/14 after being DFA by Boston 11/25/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/19/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 12/10/14
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/23/14
  • 1 year/$495,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/18/11
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (6-202) (Yale)
  • $325,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.075

Bo Naylor c
2021

  • 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:

Blake Parker rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/15/21 (minor-league contract)
    • may earn up to $2.5M with performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/5/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 8/11/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2019)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/14/19
    • roster bonuses: $0.5M for 130 days on active Major League roster. $0.4M for 140 days. $0.25M each for 150, 160 days.
    • DFA by Minnesota 7/24/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/27/19 (refused assignment, elected free agency 7/29/19)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 7/30/19 (minor-league contract)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 11/4/19 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2017)
    • DFA by LA Angels 1/19/17, sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/17
    • contract selected by LA Angels 4/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/4/16
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 8/9/16 after being DFA by Seattle 8/6/16
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from NY Yankees 10/5/16
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from LA Angels 11/23/16
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Milwaukee 12/23/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/5/15, released 5/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/7/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/17/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/26/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/14/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2006 (16-479) (Arkansas)
  • ML service: 5.169

Oliver Perez lhp
1 year/$1.25M (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/18/21 (minor-league contract with salaries of $1.25M in majors, $120,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses based on games pitched: $150,000 for 30 g. $200,000 each for 35, 40, 45 g. $250,000 each for 50, 55, 60 g.
    • contract selected by Cleveland 3/29/21
    • DFA by Cleveland 4/28/21, sent outright to Triple-A 5/2/21
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019), plus 2020 club option
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/25/19
    • 19:$2.5M, 20:$2.75M club option
    • 2020 option is guaranteed with 55 games in 2019
    • 2020 option is guaranteed at $3M with 60 games in 2019
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/23/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors and $0.5M in performance bonuses)
    • may opt out at end of Spring Training if not on Major League roster
    • released by Cincinnati 3/22/18
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/30/18 (minor-league contract with 6/1/18 opt-out date)
    • released by NY Yankees 6/1/18 (exercised opt-out)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 6/2/18
  • 2 years/$7M (2016-17)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/10/15
    • 16:$3M, 17:$4M
  • 2 years/$4.25M (2014-15)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/7/14
    • 14:$1.75M, 15:$2.5M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 8/8/15
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/3/12
    • may earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/18/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 6/16/12
  • 3 years/$36M (2009-11)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/2/09
    • 09:$12M, 10:$12M, 11:$12M
    • released by NY Mets 3/21/11
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 3/24/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2008)
    • won in arbitration with NY Mets 2/22/08 ($6.5M-$4.725M)
  • 1 year/$2.325M (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 15, 25 GS. $25,000 each for 155, 165, 175, 185, 195 IP
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2006)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/06
  • 1 year/$381,000 (2005)
    • renewed by Pittsburgh 3/05
  • 1 year/$321,000 (2004)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/04
  • 1 year/$305,000 (2003)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/03
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Diego 8/03
  • signed 1999 by San Diego as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 16.093

Rene Rivera c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 4/14/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/21/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/19/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/8/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 3/23/19
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 3/25/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2018)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/9/18
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers from LA Angels 8/29/18
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from NY Mets 8/19/17
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/30/16 (due 45 days’ pay, $418,023)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/5/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/26/16
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5064M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/26/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by San Diego 7/7/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/13/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 5/6/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/14/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Yankees 5/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Seattle 2001 (2-49) (Papa Juan XXIII HS, Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 8.107

Brayan Rocchio ss
2021

  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service:

Carson Tucker ss
2021

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

George Valera of
2021

  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/17 as free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Josh Wolf rhp
2021

  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 1/7/21
  • drafted by NY Mets 2019 (2-53) (St. Thomas HS, Houston)
  • $2.15M signing bonus ($1.3075M slot)
  • ML service: