Detroit Tigers

Service time in years & days (through 2021 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 $1.26 billion in April, 2021.

TIGERS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $ 80,866,200 (24) $  86,047,409 (25) $103,879,667 (23)
2020 $ 43,442,519 (21) $  44,920,345 (22) $119,860,487 (22)
2019 $115,118,500 (22) $117,097,633 (21) $128,891,911 (23)
2018 $125,286,000 (19) $133,020,546 (17) $135,349,421 (20)
2017 $199,750,600 ( 2) $190,815,585 ( 3) $207,204,947 ( 3)
2016 $198,593,000 ( 3) $199,316,863 ( 4) $212,044,266 ( 3)
2015 $172,792,250 ( 5) $164,010,992 ( 6) $181,612,247 ( 5)
2014 $163,635,500 ( 4) $173,291,085 ( 4) $187,003,795 ( 3)
2013 $148,693,600 ( 5) $154,728,724 ( 5) $164,982,798 ( 8)
2012 $133,995,400 ( 5) $140,701,213 ( 5) $145,231,588 ( 8)
2011 $106,953,000 (12) $113,230,923 (10)
2010 $133,995,400 ( 5) $135,913,308 ( 5)
2009 $115,085,145 ( 6) $139,429,408 ( 5)
2008 $137,685,196 ( 2) $136,198,404 ( 4)
2007 $ 95,180,369 ( 9) $ 98,519,780 (12)
2006 $ 82,612,866 (14) $ 89,763,276 (14)
2005 $ 69,092,000 (15) $ 68,751,682 (15)
2004 $ 46,832,000 (22) $ 60,288,197 (19)
2003 $ 49,168,000 (18) $ 59,006,941 (23)
2002 $ 55,048,000 (19) $ 54,390,870 (20)
2001 $ 49,456,167 (20) $ 51,101,480 (18)
2000 $ 61,700,000 (14) $ 54,806,803 (15)
  • 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.

Al Avila Executive VP of Baseball Operations & General Manager
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 Sam Menzin
  • VP, Assistant GM Jay Sartori
  • VP, Player Personnel Scott Bream
  • VP, Player Development Ryan Garko
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Scott Pleis
  • 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

A.J. Hinch Manager
2021 -

  • 2021 -

    • hired as manager by Detroit 10/30/20
  • Houston, 2015-19
    • 4 years (2019-22)
      • signed extension with Houston 8/29/18
      • fired by Houston 1/13/20
    • 1 year (2018), plus 2019 club option
      • signed extension as manager with Houston after 2015 season
    • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
      • hired by Houston as manager 9/29/14, replacing Tom Lawless
  • San Diego, 2010-14
    • VP, assistant GM, 2011-14 (resigned 8/5/14)
    • VP, pro scouting (hired 9/21/10)
  • Arizona, 2006-12
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • hired by Arizona as manager 5/8/09, replacing Bob Melvin
      • fired by Arizona 7/1/10
    • August, 2006 – May 2009
      • director, player development
  • former manager Ron Gardenhire
    • 3 years (2018-20)
      • hired by Detroit as manager 10/19/17, replacing Brad Ausmus
      • retired 9/19/20
  • 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: 18.101

Javier Baez ss
6 years/$140M (2022-27)

  • 6 years/$140M (2022-27)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/30/21
    • 22:$20M, 23:$22M, 24:$25M, 25:$25M, 26:$24M, 27:$24M
    • Baez may opt out of contract after 2023 season
    • award bonuses: $1M for league MVP award in 2022 or 2023. $2M for league MVP award in 2024-27
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs annually)
  • 1 year/$11.65M (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/21 with $4,008,602 remaining on contract (as part of the deal, Cubs pay about $3,847,271, with Mets responsible for $161,331)
  • 1 year/$10M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$657,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$609,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$512,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/5/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (1-9) (Arlington County Day HS, Jacksonville)
  • $2.625M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 6.089

Eduardo Rodriguez lhp
5 years/$77M (2022-26)

  • 5 years/$77M (2022-26)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/16/21
    • 22:$14M, 23:$14M, 24:$18M, 25:$16M, 26:$15M
    • Rodriguez may opt out of contract after 2023 season
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched:
      • 2022: $1M for 180 IP
      • 2023: $1M for 180 IP or $2M for 360 IP in 2022-23 (if $1M bonus threshold for 2022 is not met)
      • 2024: $1M for 180 IP
    • limited no-trade protection: may block deals to 10 clubs annually
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2021)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/1/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2020)
    • lost in arbitration with Boston 2/3/20 ($8.975M-$8.3M)
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 for 100 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$2.375M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$584,300 (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year/$521,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 7/31/14
  • signed by Baltimore 2010 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Mato Sports
  • ML service: 6.130

Tucker Barnhart c
4 years/$16M (2018-21), plus 2022 option

  • 4 years/$16M (2018-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 9/22/17
    • $1.75M signing bonus
    • 18:$4M, 19:$2.5M, 20:$3.5M, 21:$3.75M, 22:$7.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Cincinnati 11/3/21
    • Detroit exercised 2022 club option 11/3/21
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
  • 1 year/$517,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (10-299) (Brownsburg HS, Ind.)
  • $250,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Rath, Ballengee Group (previously Beverly Hills Sports) 
  • ML service: 7.075

Robbie Grossman lf
2 years/$10M (2021-22)

  • 2 years/$10M (2021-22)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/5/21
    • 21:$5M, 22:$5M
    • annual performance bonuses based on plate appearances:  $250,000 each for 500, 550 PAs
  • 1 year/$3.725M (2020)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/15/19
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 500, 550 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$2M (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Minnesota 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$552,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract with May opt-out date)
    • opted out of contract with Cleveland 5/15/16
    • signed by Minnesota as free agent 5/17/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/19/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
    • released by Houston 11/19/15
  • 1 year/$504,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (6-174) (Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Lagardere Sports
  • ML service: 7.060

Jonathan Schoop 2b
1 year/$4.5M (2021)
2 years/$15M (2022-23)

  • 2 years/$15M (2022-23)
    • signed extension with Detroit 8/7/21
    • 22:$7.5M, 23:$7.5M
    • Schoop may opt out of contract after 2022 season
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/5/21
    • award bonuses: $250,000 for MVP ($150,000 for second in vote, $100,000 for third, $50,000 for fourth or fifth). $100,000 for WS MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
  • 1 year/$6.1M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/21/19
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2019)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/6/18
    • performance bonus: $0.1M for 600 plate appearances
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/6/18 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$7.5M)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Baltimore 7/31/18 with $836,290 remaining on contract
    • non-tendered by Milwaukee 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$3.475M (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$522,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/15
  • 1 year/$500,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
  • signed by Baltimore 2008 as an amateur free agent from Curacao
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 8.027

Michael Fulmer rhp
1 year/$3.1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$3.1M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/6/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 5.157

Jeimer Candelario 3b
1 year/$2.85M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2.85M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$583,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 4.038

Jose Cisnero rhp
1 year/$970,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$970,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$571,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 4.020

Dustin Garneau c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/20 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Detroit 7/15/21
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 7/23/21 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Colorado, contract selected 8/18/21
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2020)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/27/19 (split contract, $300,000 in minors, $100,000 guarantee)
    • $75,000 in performance bonuses, including $25,000 each for:
      • 75 plate appearances or 200 innings on defense
      • 150 plate appearances or 300 innings on defense
      • 225 plate appearances or 400 innings on defense
      • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/22/19
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/7/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/11/19
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/20/19
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 8/3/19 after being DFA by LA Angels 7/31/19
    • DFA by Oakland 8/16/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 5/24/18 after being DFA by Oakland 5/21/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/2/18
  • 1 year/$537,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/17
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from Colorado 8/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Colorado 8/19/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2009 (19-571) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • agent: Marc Kligman
  • ML service: 3.015

Victor Reyes of
1 year/$587,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$587,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 3.075

Spencer Turnbull rhp
1 year/$586,900 (2021)

  • 1 year/$586,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 3.020

Harold Castro 2b-3b
1 year/$581,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$581,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$570,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 2.141

Gregory Soto lhp
1 year/$579,600 (2021)

  • 1 year/$579,600 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$567,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 2.102

Tyler Alexander lhp
1 year/$578,800 (2021)

  • 1 year/$578,800 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$566,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 2.058

Willi Castro ss
1 year/$578,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$578,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 2.017

Bryan Garcia rhp
1 year/$576,600 (2021)

  • 1 year/$576,600 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 1.148

Rony Garcia rhp
1 year/$575,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$575,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • selected by Detroit from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/12/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.142

Tarik Skubal lhp
1 year/$574,300 (2021)

  • 1 year/$574,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/18/20
  • drafted by Detroit 2018 (9-255) (Seattle)
  • $350,000 signing bonus ($154,700 slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.114

Casey Mize rhp
1 year/$574,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$574,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/19/20
  • drafted by Detroit 2018 (1-1) (Auburn)
  • $7.5M signing bonus ($8.0963M slot)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 1.111

Akii Baddoo of
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • selected by Detroit from Minnesota in Rule 5 draft 12/10/20
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • drafted by Minnesota 2016 (2s-74) (Salem HS, Conyers, Ga.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($865,200 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Daz Cameron of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 0.148

Kody Clemens 2b
2022

  • 2022
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/19/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2018 (3-79) (Texas)
  • $600,000 signing bonus ($750,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Angel De Jesus rhp
2022

  • 2022
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/9/21
  • signed by Detroit 5/10/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Miguel Del Pozo lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/7/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/15/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/28/20
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/13/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/18/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Texas 8/9/19
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/18/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 10/28/19 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Miami 11/3/17
    • re-signed by Miami 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/27/18
  • signed by Washington 8/24/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.124

Alex Faedo rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2017 (1-18) (Florida)
  • $3.5M signing bonus ($3.2146M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jason Foley rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/6/21
  • signed by Detroit 8/2/16 as an amateur free agent (Sacred Heart University, Conn.)
  • ML service: 0.033

Kyle Funkhouser rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (4-115) (Louisville)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($516,200 slot)
  • ML service: 1.133

Eric Haase c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/12/21
  • 1 year/$565,400 (2020)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade 1/8/20 after being DFA by Cleveland 12/29/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
    • DFA by Detroit 12/23/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
    • DFA by Cleveland 12/29/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/6/17
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
  • drafted by Cleveland 2011 (7-218) (Divine Child HS, Dearborn, Mich.)
  • $580,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.072

Derek Hill cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (1-23) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.9531M slot)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 1.010

Joe Jimenez rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$584,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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.)
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 4.061

Alex Lange rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2017 (1-30) (LSU)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($2.1843M slot)
  • ML service: 0.112

Matt Manning rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (1-9) (Sheldon HS, Sacramento)
  • $3.5058M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.098

Isaac Paredes 3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 1.009

Elvin Rodriguez rhp
2022

  • 2022
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/9/21
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from LA Angels 9/15/17
  • signed by LA Angels 7/4/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Jake Rogers c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 1.040

Zack Short ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/31/20
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2016 (17-524) (Sacred Heart)
  • $80,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.088

Joey Wentz lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 7/31/19
  • drafted by Atlanta 2016 (1s-40) (Shawnee Mission East, Prairie Village, Kan.)
  • $3.05M signing bonus ($1,616,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor leagues

Jacob Barnes rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/1/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 11/30/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • roster bonus: $25,000 for 1 active day on Major League roster
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 25, 40, 50 games pitched
    • acquired by Toronto in trade 6/19/21 after being DFA by NY Mets 6/14/21
    • DFA by Toronto 7/26/21, sent outright to Triple-A 8/2/21
    • contract selected by Toronto 9/29/21
    • DFA by Toronto 10/20/21
  • 1 year/$640,000 (2020)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/23/20
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers from LA Angels 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$567,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/19
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 8/3/19 after being DFA by Milwaukee 8/1/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/4/19, released 11/6/19
  • 1 year/$558,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
  • 1 year/$537,700 (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (14-431) (Florida Gulf Coast)
  • ML service: 4.157

Daniel Cabrera of
2021

  • drafted by Detroit 2020 (2s-62) (LSU)
  • $1.21M signing bonus ($1,102,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Drew Carlton rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/4/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/9/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2017 (32-965) (Florida State)
  • ML service: 0.015

Juan Centeno c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/15/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/13/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/23/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/13/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/1/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/18
    • DFA by Texas 5/3/18, sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/21/17
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Houston 11/27/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/4/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from NY Mets 10/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13
  • drafted by NY Mets 2007 (32-991) (Antonio Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R.)
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 2.037 (through 2019)

Dillon Dingler c
2021

  • drafted by Detroit 2020 (2-38) (Ohio State)
  • $1,952,300 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Riley Greene of
2021

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

Jackson Jobe rhp
2021

  • drafted by Detroit 2021 (1-3) (Heritage Hall HS, Okla.)
  • $6.9M signing bonus ($7,221,200 slot)
  • ML service:

Ty Madden rhp
2021

  • drafted by Detroit 2021 (1s-32) (Texas)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($2,257,300 slot)
  • ML service:

David McKay rhp
2021

  • 1 year/$565,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
    • DFA by Detroit 9/3/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/6/20
  • 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: 0.079 (through 2020)

Parker Meadows of
2021

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

Franklin Perez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
    • released by Detroit 5/12/21
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 5/14/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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 (through 2020)

Ricardo Pinto rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/14/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/26/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • signed by SK Wyverns of South Korea 11/12/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/29/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/30/19
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers from Tampa Bay 9/6/19
    • DFA by San Francisco 11/4/19, released 11/8/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 3/28/18 after being DFA by Philadelphia 3/25/18
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/28/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • signed by Philadelphia 12/28/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.095

Paul Richan rhp
2021

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/19
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (2-78) (San Diego)
  • $450,000 signing bonus ($762,900 slot)
  • ML service:

Jacob Robson of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/12/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/19/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (8-235) (Mississippi State)
  • $181,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.007

Nivaldo Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 8/2/21 after being DFA by Houston 7/31/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/19/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 6/13/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.056 (through 2020)

Robbie Ross lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/16/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • signed by Sugar Land of independent Constellation Energy League
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/4/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Pittsburgh 3/25/19
    • signed by Sugar Land of independent Atlantic League
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 3/4/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/17 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/29/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.325M-$1.075M)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 60 games or 60 innings
  • 1 year/$0.5665M (2015)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Texas 1/27/15
    • signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$512,745 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year/$0.4974M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/4/12
  • drafted by Texas 2008 (2-57) (Lexington Christian, Ky.)
  • signed 8/15/08, $1.575M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 5.098 (through 2020)

Spencer Torkelson 3b
2021

  • drafted by Detroit 2020 (1-1) (Arizona State)
  • $8.4163M signing bonus ($8.4153M slot)
  • ML service:

Will Vest rhp
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • selected by Seattle from Detroit in Rule 5 draft 12/10/20
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/21
    • DFA by Seattle 7/12/21, returned by Seattle to Detroit 7/17/21
  • drafted by Detroit 2017 (12-365) (Stephen F. Austin State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2020)