Detroit Tigers

Service time in years & days (through 2019 season).

Chris Ilitch Owner
2017 -

  • Christopher Ilitch, 2017 -
    • upon his father’s 2017 death, Ilitch assumed control of the franchise, which is held in a private family trust
  • Michael Ilitch, 1992-2017
    • Michael Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza chain, bought the Tigers from Tom Monaghan for $85M in 1992
  • Tom Monaghan, 1983-1992
    • Monaghan, founder of the Domino’s Pizza chain, purchased the club for $53M in 1983
  • Forbes magazine valued the team at $1.25 billion in April, 2019.
TIGERS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $115,118,500 $ 00,000,000 (00)
2018 $125,286,000 $135,349,421 (20)
2017 $199,750,600 $207,204,947 ( 3)
2016 $198,593,000 $212,044,266 ( 3)
2015 $172,792,250 $164,010,992 ( 6)
2014 $163,635,500 $173,291,085 ( 4)
2013 $148,693,600 $154,728,724 ( 5)
2012 $133,475,000 $140,701,213 ( 5)
2011 $106,953,000 $113,230,923 (10)
2010 $133,995,400 $135,913,308 ( 5)
2009 $115,085,145 $139,429,408 ( 5)
2008 $137,685,196 $136,198,404 ( 4)
2007 $ 95,180,369 $ 98,519,780 (12)
2006 $ 82,612,866 $ 89,763,276 (14)
2005 $ 69,092,000 $ 68,751,682 (15)
2004 $ 46,832,000 $ 60,288,197 (19)
2003 $ 49,168,000 $ 59,006,941 (23)
2002 $ 55,048,000 $ 54,390,870 (20)
2001 $ 49,456,167 $ 51,101,480 (18)
2000 $ 61,700,000 $ 54,806,803 (15)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Al Avila Executive VP of Baseball Operations & General Manager
5 years (2016-20)
2021 –

  • 2021 -
    • signed multi-year extension with Detroit 7/5/19
  • 5 years (2016-20)
    • promoted to Executive VP of Baseball Operations & General Manager by Detroit 8/4/15, replacing President/CEO/GM Dave Dombrowski
  • 2003-15
    • Vice President/Assistant GM, Detroit
  • Pittsburgh, 2002
    • Special Assistant to the GM, Pittsburgh
  • Florida, 1999-2001
    • Director of Scouting
  • VP, Assistant GM David Chadd
  • VP, Assistant GM and General Counsel John Westhoff
  • VP, Player Personnel Scott Bream
  • VP, Player Development Dave Littlefieldd
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Scott Pleis
  • Director, Baseball Operations Sam Menzin
  • former President/CEO/GM Dave Dombrowski
    • 4 years (2012-15)
      • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11
      • annual salary of about $3M
      • released from contract by Detroit 8/4/15
    • 4 years (2008-11)
      • signed extension with Detroit 11/06
    • 5 years/about $10M (2002-06), plus 2007 extension
      • hired by Detroit 11/01

Ron Gardenhire Manager
3 years (2018-20)

  • 3 years (2018-20)
    • hired by Detroit as manager 10/19/17, replacing Brad Ausmus
  • 2017, Arizona
    • bench coach
  • 2002-14, Minnesota
    • 2 years (2014-15)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 9/30/13
      • fired by Minnesota 9/29/14
    • 2 years (2012-13)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 11/17/10
    • 2 years (2010-11)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 11/13/08
    • 2 years/$2.5M (2008-09)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 10/06
    • 2 years/$2.35M (2006-07)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 1/05
      • 06:$1.1M, 07:$1.25M
    • 2 years/$1.26M (2004-05)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 10/03
      • 04:$0.58M, 05:$0.68M
    • 2 years/$0.85M (2002-03), plus 2004 club option
      • hired by Minnesota 1/02, replacing Tom Kelly
      • 02:$0.4M, 03:$0.45M, 04:$0.5M club option
  • former manager Brad Ausmus
    • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017 club option
      • hired as manager by Detroit 11/4/13, replacing Jim Leyland
      • Detroit exercised 2017 option 10/5/16
      • fired by Detroit 9/22/17, effective at season’s end
  • former manager Jim Leyland
    • 1 year (2013)
      • signed extension worth more than $2M with Detroit 10/30/12
      • retired 10/21/13
    • 1 year (2012)
      • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11
    • 2 years (2010-11)
      • signed extension with Detroit 6/19/09
    • 3 years (2006-08), plus 2009 extension
      • hired 10/05, replacing Alan Trammell
      • 07:$2M
      • signed extension with Detroit 10/2/07

Miguel Cabrera 1b
8 years/$248M (2016-23), plus 2024-25 options

  • 8 years/$248M (2016-23), plus 2024-25 options
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/28/14
    • 16-17:$28M annually, 18-21:$30M annually, 22-23:$32M annually, 24:$30M club option ($8M buyout), 25:$30M club option
    • 2024-25 options guaranteed with top 10 finish in previous year’s MVP vote
    • full no-trade protection
    • at signing, highest average annual value in history
  • 8 years/$152.3M (2008-15)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Florida 12/4/07
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/24/08, replacing 1 year/$11.3M deal signed 1/18/08, avoiding arbitration
    • 08:$11.3M, 09:$15M, 10:$20M, 11:$20M, 12:$21M, 13:$21M, 14:$22M, 15:$22M
    • award bonuses: $100,000 each for All-Star selection, LCS MVP. $150,000 for WS MVP. $0.2M for MVP ($100,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd-5th). $1M for winning second MVP during contract
    • limited no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$7.4M (2007)
    • won arbitration with Florida 2/07 ($7.4M-$6.7M)
  • 1 year/$472,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract paying $0.296M in minors)
  • 1 year/$370,000 (2005)
    • renewed by Florida 3/05
  • 1 year/$320,000 (2004)
    • renewed by Florida 3 /04 (split contract, $135,744 in minors)
  • signed by Florida 1999 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.9M signing bonus (Venezuela record)
  • agent: Fernando Cuza, Diego Bentz, ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 16.101

Jordan Zimmermann rhp
5 years/$110M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$110M (2016-20)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/30/15
    • 16:$18M, 17:$18M, 18:$24M, 19:$25M, 20:$25M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Cy Young or MVP ($0.2M for second place in either vote, $0.1M for third). $0.2M for WS MVP. $0.15 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All-Star, Gold Glove
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18 and partial no-trade protection for 2019-20 (may be traded to 10 clubs without his permission)
  • 2 years/$24M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • 14:$7.5M, 15:$16.5M
    • Washington made qualifying offer to Zimmermann 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/15/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.6M)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$415,000 (2011)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year/$401,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Washington 4/19/09
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (2-67) (Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • signed 6/13/07, $495,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 10.154

Michael Fulmer rhp
1 year/$2.8M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2019)
    • lost arbitration case with Detroit 2/15/19 ($3.4M-$2.8M)
  • 1 year/$575,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$551,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 7/31/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1s-44) (Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.)
  • $937,500 signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 3.157

Matt Boyd lhp
1 year/$2.6M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.6M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$562,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$544,200 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/27/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (6-175) (Oregon State)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($250,100 slot)
  • ML service: 3.136

Daniel Norris lhp
1 year/$1.275M (2019)

  • 1 year/$1.275M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$561,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year/$545,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$514,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year/$508,700 (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (2-74) (Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.073

Niko Goodrum rf
1 year/$670,500 (2019)

  • 1 year/$670,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $650,000 in majors
    • contract selected by Detroit 3/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/1/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/3/17
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (2-71) (Fayette County HS, Fayetteville, Ga.)
  • $514,800 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.031

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year/$570,800 (2019)

  • 1 year/$570,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$554,800 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/13/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (5-156) (Georgia Tech)
  • $225,000 signing bonus ($300,400 slot)
  • ML service: 3.083

Joe Jimenez rhp
1 year/$569,200 (2019)

  • 1 year/$569,200 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/10/17
  • signed by Detroit 6/24/13 as a non-drafted free agent from Puerto Rico (P.R. Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • ML service: 2.077

JaCoby Jones cf
1 year/$567,100 (2019)

  • 1 year/$567,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$549,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$536,100 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/30/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (3-87) (LSU)
  • $612,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 2.125

Grayson Greiner c
1 year/$558,600 (2019)

  • 1 year/$558,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (3-99) (South Carolina)
  • $529,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.102

Christin Stewart of
1 year/$556,400 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/9/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (1s-34) (Tennessee)
  • $1.7951M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.022

Spencer Turnbull rhp
1 year/$556,100 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (2-63) (Alabama)
  • $900,000 signing bonus ($900,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.020

 

Dario Agrazal rhp
1 year (2019)

 

  • 1 year (2019)
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 1/11/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/18/19
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/15/19
    • acquired by Detroit in trade 11/25/19 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/1/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • ML service: 0.076

Sergio Alcantara ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 7/18/17
  • signed by Arizona 7/10/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $700,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Alexander lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/3/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (2-65) (TCU)
  • $1M signing bonus ($949,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.058

Jeimer Candelario 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$0.5483M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.038

Harold Castro 2b-3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/21/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/24/18
  • signed by Detroit 3/15/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.141

Willi Castro ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Cleveland 7/31/18
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.037

Jose Cisnero rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/21/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/22/19
  • 2017-18
    • did not play
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/17/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • signed by Houston 12/6/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.012

Travis Demeritte 2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/1/19
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 7/31/19
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Texas 7/27/16
  • drafted by Texas 2013 (1-30) (Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga.)
  • $1.9M signing bonus ($1.7312M slot)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 0.060

Marcos Diplan rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/19
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade 7/31/19 after being DFA by Milwaukee 7/29/19
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 9/16/19 after being DFA by Minnesota 9/14/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 1/19/15
  • signed by Texas 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Brandon Dixon lf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/22/18
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Cincinnati 11/2/18
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from LA Dodgers 12/16/15
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (3-92) (Arizona)
  • $0.5665M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.125

Bryan Garcia rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (6-175) (Miami)
  • $289,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.029

Matt Hall lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/11/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (6-190) (Missouri State)
  • $239,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.075

Dawel Lugo ss-3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 7/18/17
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Toronto 8/8/15
  • signed by Toronto 7/3/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.130

David McKay rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Seattle 3/30/19
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Seattle 8/6/19
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Kansas City 3/24/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (14-433) (Florida Atlantic)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.071

Franklin Perez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/19/18
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 8/31/17
  • signed by Houston 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Victor Reyes of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • selected by Detroit from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Atlanta 4/6/15
  • signed by Atlanta 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $365,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.084

Ronny Rodriguez 3b-2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/18/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
  • signed by Cleveland 10/5/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.079

Jake Rogers c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/30/19
  • acquired by Detroit in trade with Houston 8/31/17
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (3-97) (Tulane)
  • $614,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.062

John Schreiber rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/8/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (15-445) (Northwestern Ohio)
  • $6,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.035

Gregory Soto lhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • signed by Detroit 12/26/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.102

Troy Stokes lf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/19
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 9/3/19 after being DFA by Milwaukee 9/1/19
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2014 (4-116) (Calvert Hall College HS, Baltimore)
  • $0.4M signing bonus ($0.4493M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor leagues

Beau Burrows rhp
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (1-22) (Weatherford HS, Texas)
  • $2.1542M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service:

Daz Cameron of
2019

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 8/31/17
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1s-37) (Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.)
  • $4M signing bonus ($1.5341M slot)
  • ML service:

Alex Faedo rhp
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2017 (1-18) (Florida)
  • $3.5M signing bonus ($3.2146M slot)
  • ML service:

Jose Fernandez lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • DFA by Detroit 7/3/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Toronto 9/1/18
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Toronto 11/2/18
  • signed by Toronto 1/5/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.030 (through 2018)

Reed Garrett rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • selected by Detroit from Texas in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • DFA by Detroit 5/17/19
  • drafted by Texas 2014 (16-486) (VMI)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

Riley Greene of
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2019 (1-5) (Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla.)
  • $6,180,700 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Eduardo Jimenez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/23/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • signed by Detroit 7/6/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.021

Pete Kozma 2b-ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/8/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/5/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/8/18
    • DFA by Detroit 6/1/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/18
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/14/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/24/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.575M in majors)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 4/2/17
    • claimed by Texas off waivers 4/30/17 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/28/17
    • DFA by Texas 7/20/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/23/17
    • released by Texas 8/13/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$522,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/2/15
  • 1 year/$518,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1-18) (Owassa HS, Okla.)
  • signed 7/21/07, $1.395M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.094 (through 2018)

Mikie Mahtook of
1 year/$574,500 (2019)

  • 1 year/$574,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • DFA by Detroit 4/11/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/13/19
  • 1 year/$560,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year/$541,300 (2017)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 1/18/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$512,200 (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-31) (LSU)
  • $1.15 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.110 (through 2018)

Matt Manning rhp
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (1-9) (Sheldon HS, Sacramento)
  • $3.5058M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service:

Parker Meadows of
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2018 (2-44) (Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($1.6255M slot)
  • ML service:

Casey Mize rhp
2019

  • drafted by Detroit 2018 (1-1) (Auburn)
  • $7.5M signing bonus ($8.0963M slot)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service:

Eduardo Paredes rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/13/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/18/16
    • re-signed by LA Angles 3/17
  • signed by LA Angels 3/12/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.121 (through 2018)

Isaac Paredes ss
2019

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/31/15 from Mexican League
  • $800,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Dustin Peterson rf
1 year/$555,100 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/23/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/28/18
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 9/6/18 after being DFA by Atlanta 9/2/18
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (2-50) (Gilbert HS, Ari.)
  • $1.4M signing bonus ($1.082M slot)
  • ML service: 0.035

Nick Ramirez lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/18/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/10/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/23/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (4-131) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $213,300 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.143

Zac Reininger rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/23/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/24/17
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (8-236) (Hill JC, Texas)
  • $153,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.161

Hector Sanchez c-1b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/21/19 (minor-league contract)\
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/4/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/4/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $750,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by San Diego 4/1/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A b San Diego 11/6/17 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/26/16
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 5/11/16 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/9/16
    • DFA by San Diego 6/14/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/24/16
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/31/16
    • non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 12/4/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$512,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$502,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 7/15/11
  • signed 2009 by San Francisco as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: OL Baseball Group
  • ML service: 5.018 (through 2018)

Frank Schwindel 1b
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/28/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/14/19, released 5/18/19
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 5/28/19 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (18-534) (St. John’s)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

Joey Wentz lhp
2019

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 7/31/19
  • drafted by Atlanta 2016 (1s-40) (Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.)
  • $3.05M signing bonus ($1.6168M slot)
  • ML service:

Matt Wotherspoon rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 4/3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 4/6/19
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/22/19
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/2/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/19
    • released by Baltimore 8/19/19
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 8/23/19 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from NY Yankees 4/3/19
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2014 (34-1,022) (Pittsburgh)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)