Detroit Tigers

Service time in years & days (through 2018 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 $1.225 billion in April, 2018.
TIGERS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2018 $125,286,000 $ ()
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)

  • 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: $0.1M each for All-Star selection, LCS MVP. $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.2M for MVP ($0.1M 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/$0.472M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract paying $0.296M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.37M (2005)
    • renewed by Florida 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.32M (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: 15.101

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/$0.415M (2011)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year/$0.401M (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, $0.495M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 9.154

Nick Castellanos 3b
1 year/$6.05M (2018)

  • 1 year/$6.05M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 500 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$0.5365M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/13
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (1s-44) (Bishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus
  • agent: SportsMeter
  • ML service: 5.029

James McCann c
1 year/$2.375M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.375M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5521M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5195M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (2-76) (Arkansas)
  • $0.5779M signing bonus
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 4.028

Shane Greene rhp
1 year/$1.95M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.95M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/5/14
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (15-465) (Daytona Beach CC, Fla.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 4.075

Alex Wilson rhp
1 year/$1.925M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.925M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
  • drafted by Boston 2009 (2-77) (Texas A&M)
  • $0.4707M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 5.038

Blaine Hardy lhp
1 year/$0.795M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.795M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 11/25/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 3/25/18
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/4/18
  • 1 year/$0.5205M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/15/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • released by Kansas City 3/21/13
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (22-655) (Lewis-Clark State, Idaho)
  • agent: Mike Mosa
  • ML service: 3.108

Niko Goodrum rf
1 year/$0.65M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.65M 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.)
  • $0.5148M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.031

Michael Fulmer rhp
1 year/$0.5752M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5752M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$0.5519M (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.)
  • $0.9375M signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 2.157

Matt Boyd lhp
1 year/$0.562M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.562M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$0.5442M (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 ($0.2501M slot)
  • ML service: 2.136

Daniel Norris lhp
1 year/$0.5614M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5614M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.5455M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (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: 3.073

Mikie Mahtook of
1 year/$0.5604M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5604M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year/$0.5413M (2017)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 1/18/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5122M (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

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year/$0.5548M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5548M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (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)
  • $0.225M signing bonus ($0.3004M slot)
  • ML service: 2.083

Daniel Stumpf lhp
1 year/$0.552M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.552M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • selected by Detroit from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
    • placed on waivers by Detroit 3/30/17 (cleared, but may reject assignment & elect free agency as second-time Rule 5 selection)
    • re-signed Major League contract with Detroit as a free agent 4/1/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • selected by Philadelphia from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • placed on restricted list 4/14/16 (positive PED list)
    • DFA by Philadelphia 7/22/16
    • returned by Philadelphia to Kansas City 7/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (9-283) (San Jacinto JC, Texas)
  • $0.125M signing bonus ($0.1299M slot)
  • ML service: 2.063

Drew VerHagen rhp
1 year/$0.5514M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5514M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
    • DFA by Detroit 4/23/18, sent outright to Triple-A 4/27/18
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/4/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/19/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2012 (4-154) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.3925M signing bonus ($0.283M slot)
  • ML service: 2.126

John Hicks c
1 year/$0.5513M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5513M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 12/2/15 after being DFA by Seattle 11/23/15
    • signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Minnesota 4/23/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Seattle 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (4-123) (Virginia)
  • $0.24M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.001

JaCoby Jones cf
1 year/$0.5494M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5494M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$0.5361M (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)
  • $0.612M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.125

Victor Reyes of
1 year/$0.545M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (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
  • $0.365M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

Sergio Alcantara ss
1 year (2018)

  • 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
  • $0.7M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Victor Alcantara rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/5/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from LA Angels 11/3/16
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 12/11/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/15
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
  • signed by LA Angels 7/10/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.174M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.107

Sandy Baez rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • signed by Detroit 10/6/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $49,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.031

Jeimer Candelario 3b
1 year/$0.5483M (2018)

  • 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
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.056

Ryan Carpenter lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/20/17
  • 2014-17
    • Colorado (minor-league contracts)
  • released by Tampa Bay 3/21/14
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (7-240) (Gonzaga)
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.072

Willi Castro ss
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.000

Brandon Dixon lf
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.116

Jose Fernandez lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 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

Mike Gerber of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (15-460) (Creighton)
  • ML service: 0.031

Grayson Greiner c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (3-99) (South Carolina)
  • $0.5294M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.102

Matt Hall lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/11/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (6-190) (Missouri State)
  • $0.2394M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.020

Eduardo Jimenez rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.000

Joe Jimenez rhp
1 year/$0.5472M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5472M (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: 1.077

Dawel Lugo ss-3b
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.034

Dustin Peterson rf
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.003

Zac Reininger rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 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)
  • $0.153M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.088

Ronny Rodriguez 3b-2b
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.105

Gregory Soto lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 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
  • agent: Munger English Sports Management
  • ML service: 0.000

Christin Stewart of
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.022

Spencer Turnbull rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (2-63) (Alabama)
  • $0.9M signing bonus ($0.9006M slot)
  • ML service: 0.020

 

Minor leagues

Johnny Barbato rhp
1 year/$0.5486M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5486M (2018)
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 1/11/18 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 1/4/18
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
    • DFA by Detroit 9/11/18, sent outright to Triple-A 9/13/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 4/17/17 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/12/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from San Diego 12/29/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2010 (6-184) (Verala HS, Miami)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.113 (through 2017)

Enrique Burgos rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade 5/20/17 after being DFA by Arizona 5/15/17
    • DFA by Atlanta 8/30/17, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5115M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Arizona 10/21/14
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • signed by Arizona 7/19/07 as a free agent from Panama
  • agent: Sports Management Partners
  • ML service: 1.052 (through 2017)

Beau Burrows rhp
2018

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

Daz Cameron of
2018

  • 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:

Harold Castro 2b-3b
1 year (2018)

  • 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: 0.010

Hunter Cervenka lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • released by Miami 3/18
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/13/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Baltimore 3/30/18
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 6/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • renewed by Miami 3/17
    • DFA by Miami 12/14/17, sent outright to Triple-A 12/20/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 4/11/16
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Atlanta 8/6/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 5/29/15
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Boston 5/15/12
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (27-832) (Sterling HS, Bayton, Texas)
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.018 (through 2017)

Alex Faedo rhp
2018

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

Chad Huffman 1b-of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/7/17
    • sent outright to A by St. Louis 7/25/17 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 7/27/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/30/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chiba Lotte of Japan
  • 1 year/$0.15M (2014)
    • signed by Chiba Lotte of Japan 12/14/13
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/11/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/09
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/10/10
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 4/7/10 after being DFA by San Diego 4/4/10
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers from NY Yankees 9/17/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/3/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (2-53) (TCU)
  • $0.66M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.041 (through 2017)

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/$0.522M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (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

Jairo Labourt lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from Cincinnati 3/4/18
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 3/2/18 after being DFA by Detroit 2/23/18
    • DFA by Oakland 3/12/18, released 3/14/18
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/28/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (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 Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • signed by Toronto 3/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.031 (through 2017)

Dixon Machado ss
1 year/$0.5536M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.5536M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
    • DFA by Detroit 7/5/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$0.5378M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • DFA by Detroit 12/4/13, sent outright to Triple-A 12/13/13
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.075 (through 2017)

Matt Manning rhp
2018

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

Casey Mize rhp
2018

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

Derek Norris c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.2M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.3M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/17 (1 yr/$4.2M, avoided arbitration)
    • released by Washington 3/15/17 (due 30 days’ pay, $688,525)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/25/17
    • roster bonuses: $0.2M each for 50, 70, 100, 125 days on roster
    • one-time assignment bonus of $0.25M if traded
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/24/17, released 6/26/17
  • 1 year/$2.925M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from San Diego 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 12/18/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/18/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
    • signed by Oakland 2/12
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (4-130) (Goddard HS, Kan.)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 5.016 (through 2017)

Isaac Paredes ss
2018

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/31/15 from Mexican League
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Franklin Perez rhp
2018

  • 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:

Jake Rogers c
2018

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 8/31/17
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (3-97) (Tulane)
  • $0.614M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

James Russell lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/12/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/14/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/12/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 4/2/16
    • DFA by Philadelphia 4/20/16, sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • 1 year/$2.425M, re-signed by Atlanta 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Atlanta 3/29/15 (due 45 days’ pay, or $596,312)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/5/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/1/15, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/15
  • 1 year/$1.775M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (14-427) (University of Texas)
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 5.142 (through 2017)

Logan Shore rhp
2018

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Oakland 9/19/18
  • drafted by Oakland 2016 (2-47) (Florida)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.3518M slot)
  • ML service:

Gregory Soto lhp
2018

  • signed by Detroit 12/26/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service:

Nick Tepesch rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/6/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 8/9/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/24/17
    • released by Minnesota 6/7/17
    • re-signed by Minnesota 6/10/17 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Minnesota 7/24/17
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/9/17
    • DFA by Toronto 9/2/17, sent outright to Triple-A 9/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 1/27/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 6/4/16
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/6/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 6/24/16
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/27/16 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 6/25/16
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/18/16 after being DFA by Oakland 7/15/16
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/16/16
  • 1 year/$517,760 (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/15
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$505,071 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/9/13
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (14-436) (University of Missouri)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 3.140 (through 2017)

Josh Thole c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Arizona 3/18/18
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 6/23/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/25/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/5/15
    • DFA by Toronto 8/29/16 (elected free agency 8/30/16)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/31/16
    • elected free agency 11/18/16
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • 13:$1.25M, 14:$1.25M, 15:$1.75M club option
    • Toronto exercised 2015 option 11/1/14
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$498,920 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from NY Mets 12/17/12
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 9/1/09
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (13-389) (Mater Dei HS, Breese, Ill.)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.165 (through 2017)

Jacob Turner rhp
1 year/$2M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2M (2018)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/17/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $2M in majors
    • contract selected by Miami 3/27/18
    • DFA by Miami 4/8/18, sent outright to Triple-A 4/11/18
    • released by Miami 6/4/18
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 6/8/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/7/18
    • DFA by Detroit 8/10/18, sent outright to Triple-A 8/13/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • contract selected by Washington 4/24/17
    • DFA by Washington 7/1/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/17
    • contract selected by Washington 7/17/17
    • DFA by Washington 7/18/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/19/17
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 3/29/16
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/17/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/5/16
  • 4 years/$5.5M (2010-13), plus 2014, 2015 club options
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/17/09
    • $4.7M signing bonus
    • guaranteed salaries between $0.8M and $2.15M, based on when Turner reaches majors
    • 2014 and 2015:$1M club options ($0.5M in minors)
    • if otherwise eligible for arbitration after 2013 or 2014, Turner may void option and file for arbitration
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 8/8/14 after being DFA by Miami 8/5/14
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2015 option 11/1/14
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Chicago Cubs 10/27/15
    • non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/15
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (1-9) (Westminster Christian, St. Louis, Mo.)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.013 (through 2017)