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, 2020.

TIGERS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $103,966,600 (21) $                   (  ) $111,416,600 (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
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

C.J. Cron 1b
1 year/$6.1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$6.1M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/21/19
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2019)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 11/26/18 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Minnesota 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Minnesota 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 2/17/18
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/17
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/3/14
  • drafted by LA Angels 2011 (1-17) (Utah)
  • $1.467M signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 5.097

Jonathan Schoop 2b
1 year/$6.1M (2020)

  • 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: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 6.027

Matt Boyd lhp
1 year/$5.3M (2020)

  • 1 year/$5.3M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

Austin Romine c
1 year/$4.15M (2020)

  • 1 year/$4.15M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/12/19
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$805,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$556,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • 1 year/$554,100 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • DFA by NY Yankees 4/4/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/15
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/15
  • 1 year/$524,800 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$482,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/11/11
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (2-94) (El Toro HS, Calif.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $500,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 6.045

Daniel Norris lhp
1 year/$2.9625M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.9625M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

Michael Fulmer rhp
1 year/$2.8M (2020)

  • 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: 3.157

JaCoby Jones cf
1 year/$1.575M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.575M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

Cameron Maybin lf-cf
1 year/$1.5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/12/20
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 550 plate appearances. $150,000 for 600 PA.
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/22/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.75M in majors)
    • $0.25M in performance bonuses based on plate appearances
    • released by San Francisco 3/22/19
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/29/19 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 4/25/19
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2018)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 2/21/18
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Miami with $1,065,860 remaining on contract
  • 5 years/$25M (2012-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 3/3/12
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$3M, 14:$5M, 15:$7M, 16:$8M, 17:$9M club option ($1M buyout)
    • placed on restricted list 7/23/14 (positive amphetamine test)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 4/5/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 11/20/15, with Braves paying $2.5M of Maybin’s $8M salary for 2015
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Detroit 11/3/16
    • LA Angels exercised 2017 option 11/3/16
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from LA Angels 8/31/17 ($1,524,590 remaining on contract)
  • 1 year/$429,100 (2011)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Florida 11/13/10
    • signed by San Diego 2/11
  • 1 year/$405,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • renewed by Florida 3/09
  • 1 year/$390,000 (2008)
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 12/4/07
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 8/17/07
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (1-10) (Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.)
  • signed 9/05, $2.65M signing bonus
  • agent: Mato Sports
  • ML service: 10.059

Ivan Nova rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/13/20
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 10 starts, 75 innings
  • 3 years/$26M (2017-19)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/22/16
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$7M, 18:$8.5M, 19:$8.5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M for 28 starts or 180 innings pitched. $0.75M for 30 starts or 190 IP. $1M for 32 starts or 200 IP.
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Pittsburgh 12/11/18
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/28/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.8M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 140, 160, 180, 200 innings
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 8/1/16 with $1,389,071 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$575,600 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$527,200 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$432,900 (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08
    • signed by San Diego 2/27/09
    • returned by San Diego to NYY Yankees 3/29/09
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 9.024

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year/$1.15M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.15M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

Niko Goodrum ss
1 year/$698,200 (2020)

  • 1 year/$698,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Joe Jimenez rhp
1 year/$584,900 (2020)

  • 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.)
  • ML service: 2.077

Jeimer Candelario 3b
1 year/$583,300 (2020)

  • 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: 2.038

Victor Reyes of
1 year/$573,900 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.084

Spencer Turnbull rhp
1 year/$573,500 (2020)

  • 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: 1.020

Grayson Greiner c
1 year/$571,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$571,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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/$571,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$571,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Jose Cisnero rhp
1 year/$571,200 (2020)

  • 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: 2.012

Harold Castro 2b-3b
1 year/$570,700 (2020)

  • 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: 0.141

Dawel Lugo ss-3b
1 year/$570,100 (2020)

  • 1 year/$570,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Gregory Soto lhp
1 year/$567,800 (2020)

  • 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: 0.102

Tyler Alexander lhp
1 year/$566,600 (2020)

  • 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: 0.058

Travis Demeritte 2b
1 year/$566,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$566,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

David McKay rhp
1 year/$565,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$565,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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: 0.071

Eric Haase c
1 year/$565,400 (2020)

  • 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
  • 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: 0.063

Bryan Garcia rhp
1 year/$564,400 (2020)

  • 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: 0.029

Rony Garcia rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Sergio Alcantara ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Beau Burrows rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (1-22) (Weatherford HS, Texas)
  • $2.1542M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 0.000

Daz Cameron of
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Anthony Castro rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • signed by Detroit 7/18/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $180,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Willi Castro ss
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.037

Kyle Funkhouser rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (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: 0.000

Derek Hill cf
1 year (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.000

Isaac Paredes 3b
1 year (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.000

Franklin Perez rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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

Jake Rogers c
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.062

John Schreiber rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Troy Stokes lf
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 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

Dario Agrazal rhp
2020

  • 2020
    • DFA by Detroit 1/8/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/11/20
  • 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

Jorge Bonifacio rf
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/7/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, released 11/25/19
  • 1 year/$561,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
    • suspended 80 games without pay, placed on restricted list 3/10/18 (positive PED test)
    • reinstated from restricted list 6/28/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.102

Alex Faedo rhp
2020

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

Zack Godley rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/19/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 3/23/20 if not on Major League roster
    • to become free agent at contract’s end
  • 1 year/$609,400 (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/19
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 8/8/19 after being DFA by Arizona 8/5/19
    • DFA by Toronto 9/3/19, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/19
  • 1 year/$579,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/23/15
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/9/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (10-288) (Tennessee)
  • $35,000 signing bonus ($139,000 slot)
  • agent: Sports Pro Services
  • ML service: 3.103

Riley Greene of
2020

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

Matt Manning rhp
2020

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

Parker Meadows of
2020

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

Jordy Mercer ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/30/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/12/18
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 for 120, 125 games played. $50,000 for 130 games played
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$538,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$515,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (3-79) (Oklahoma State)
  • signed 6/08, $508,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 7.095

Casey Mize rhp
2020

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

 

Paul Richan rhp
2020

 

  • 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:

Hector Santiago lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/5/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $2M in majors, $150,000 in minors
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 starts
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/20/19
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/15/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/18/19
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 6/20/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/6/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 2/14/18 as a free agent (minor-league contract with salary of $2M in majors)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 3/28/18
  • 1 year/$8M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/8/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16, with Twins paying Angels $6,371,585 in cash as part of the deal)
  • 1 year/$2.29M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$505,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
    • acquired by LA Angels in three-way trade from Arizona / Chicago White Sox 12/10/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 6/26/11
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2006 (30-915) (Northwest Florida State College)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.101

Kennys Vargas 1b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/27/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 2019
    • signed for one year, about $1.5M by Chiba Lotte of Japan 11/18
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 3/22/18 after being DFA by Minnesota 3/16/18
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Cincinnati 3/24/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/27/18
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • signed by Minnesota 2/25/09 as a free agent from Puerto Rico
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 2.010 (through 2017)

Alex Wilson rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/4/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2019)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/8/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.25M in majors
    • may earn additional $750,000 in performance bonuses
    • released by Cleveland 3/21/19 (opted out of contract)
    • 1 year/$750,000, signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 3/22/19
    • performance bonuses
    • DFA by Milwaukee 4/29/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/2/19
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/5/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.925M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Detroit 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$522,500 (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/$490,000 (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
  • drafted by Boston 2009 (2-77) (Texas A&M)
  • $470,700 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 5.073