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)
2019 $ $ ( )
2018 $125,286,000 $135,349,421 (20)
2017 $199,750,600 $207,204,947 ( 3)
2016 $198,593,000 $212,044,266 ( 3)
2015 $172,792,250 $164,010,992 ( 6)
2014 $163,635,500 $173,291,085 ( 4)
2013 $148,693,600 $154,728,724 ( 5)
2012 $133,475,000 $140,701,213 ( 5)
2011 $106,953,000 $113,230,923 (10)
2010 $133,995,400 $135,913,308 ( 5)
2009 $115,085,145 $139,429,408 ( 5)
2008 $137,685,196 $136,198,404 ( 4)
2007 $ 95,180,369 $ 98,519,780 (12)
2006 $ 82,612,866 $ 89,763,276 (14)
2005 $ 69,092,000 $ 68,751,682 (15)
2004 $ 46,832,000 $ 60,288,197 (19)
2003 $ 49,168,000 $ 59,006,941 (23)
2002 $ 55,048,000 $ 54,390,870 (20)
2001 $ 49,456,167 $ 51,101,480 (18)
2000 $ 61,700,000 $ 54,806,803 (15)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

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

  • 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: 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/$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: 9.154

Nicholas Castellanos 3b
1 year/$9.95M (2019)

  • 1 year/$9.95M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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/$536,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (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

Tyson Ross rhp
1 year/$5.75M (2019)

  • 1 year/$5.75M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/10/18
    • roster bonus: $50,000 for being on Major League roster on Opening Day. $100,000 each for being on roster May 1 and June 1
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/30/17 (minor-league contract with salaries of $1.75M in majors)
    • performance bonuses: $150,000 for each start from 5 to 19 GS. $200,000 for each start from 20 to 29
    • may opt out 5/15/18 and 6/15/18 if not on Major League roster
    • contract selected by San Diego 3/29/18
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers from San Diego 8/5/18
  • 1 year/$6M (2017)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/20/17
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 8-11 games started. $0.15M each for 12-15 GS. $0.2M each for 16-20 GS
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M with trade
    • released by Texas 9/12/17
  • 1 year/$9.625M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.98M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$500,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 11/16/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 4/3/10
  • drafted by Oakland 2008 (2-58) (Cal)
  • signed 6/08, $694,800 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 7.118

Jordy Mercer ss
1 year/$5.25M (2019)

  • 1 year/$5.25M (2019)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/12/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M 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: 6.095

Shane Greene rhp
1 year/$4M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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/$517,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (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.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 4.075

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

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2019)
    • lost arbitration case with Detroit 2/15/19 ($3.4M-$2.8M)
  • 1 year/$575,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$551,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 7/31/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1s-44) (Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.)
  • $937,500 signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 2.157

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

  • 1 year/$2.6M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$562,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year/$544,200 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/27/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (6-175) (Oregon State)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($250,100 slot)
  • ML service: 2.136

Matt Moore lhp
1 year/$2.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/18
    • performance bonuses based on starts: $0.1M each for 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 30 GS. $0.2M for 32 GS.
  • 5 years/$14M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 12/9/11
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M club option ($2.5M buyout), 18:$9M club option ($1M buyout), 19:$10M club option ($750,000 buyout)
    • 2017 club option increases by $500,000 with 600 IP in 2014-16
    • 2018 club option increases by $250,000 each with 1) 85 starts or 570 IP in 2015-17, 2) 90 starts or 600 IP and 3) 95 starts or 630 IP
    • 2019 club option increases by $500,000 each with 1) 98 starts or 600 IP in 2016-18 and 2) 66 starts or 400 IP 2017-18
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Tampa Bay 8/1/16 with $4,193,989 remaining on contract
    • San Francisco exercised 2017 option 11/3/16
    • San Francisco exercised 2018 option at $9M 9/16/17
    • acquired by Texas in trade from San Francisco 12/15/17
    • Texas declined 2019 option 11/2/18
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/12/11
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2007 (8-245) (Moriarity HS, N.M.)
  • $115,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 7.000

Josh Harrison 2b
1 year/$2M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/20/19
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 150, 250, 350, 450, 500 plate appearances
  • 4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/8/15, expanding one-year deal for $2.8M signed 1/16/15, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.8M, 16:$5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$10M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • options may increase by $1M each based on finish in MVP vote
    • Pittsburgh declined 2019 option 10/31/18
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$513,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$503,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year/$484,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/30/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/09
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (6-191) (University of Cincinnati)
  • $144,500 signing bonus
  • agent: MSM Sports
  • ML service: 7.033

Blaine Hardy lhp
1 year/$1.3M (2019)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$795,000 (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/$520,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year/$514,000 (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

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

  • 1 year/$1.275M (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$561,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year/$545,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$514,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year/$508,700 (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (2-74) (Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.073

Niko Goodrum rf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.031

Mikie Mahtook of
1 year (2019)

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

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 2.083

Daniel Stumpf lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year/$552,000 (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/$507,500 (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)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($129,900 slot)
  • ML service: 2.063

Drew VerHagen rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$551,400 (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/$509,500 (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)
  • $392,500 signing bonus ($283,000 slot)
  • ML service: 2.126

John Hicks c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$551,300 (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)
  • $240,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.001

JaCoby Jones cf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.125

Victor Reyes of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • selected by Detroit from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Atlanta 4/6/15
  • signed by Atlanta 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $365,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

Sergio Alcantara ss
1 year (2019)

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

Victor Alcantara rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 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
  • $174,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.107

Sandy Baez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by 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 (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$0.5483M (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.056

Ryan Carpenter lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 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)
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.072

Willi Castro ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Cleveland 7/31/18
  • signed by Cleveland 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Brandon Dixon lf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/22/18
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Cincinnati 11/2/18
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from LA Dodgers 12/16/15
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (3-92) (Arizona)
  • $0.5665M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.116

Jose Fernandez lhp
1 year (2019)

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

Reed Garrett rhp
1 year (2019)

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

Grayson Greiner c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (3-99) (South Carolina)
  • $529,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.102

Matt Hall lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/11/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (6-190) (Missouri State)
  • $239,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.020

Eduardo Jimenez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • signed by Detroit 7/6/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Joe Jimenez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.077

Dawel Lugo ss-3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 7/18/17
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Toronto 8/8/15
  • signed by Toronto 7/3/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.034

Franklin Perez rhp
1 year (2019)

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

Dustin Peterson rf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/28/18
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 9/6/18 after being DFA by Atlanta 9/2/18
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (2-50) (Gilbert HS, Ari.)
  • $1.4M signing bonus ($1.082M slot)
  • ML service: 0.003

Zac Reininger rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/24/17
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (8-236) (Hill JC, Texas)
  • $153,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.088

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

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/18/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
  • signed by Cleveland 10/5/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.105

Gregory Soto lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 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 (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 0.022

Spencer Turnbull rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (2-63) (Alabama)
  • $900,000 signing bonus ($900,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.020

 

Minor leagues

Gordon Beckham 2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/23/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $700,000 in majors, $138,000 in minors
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 3/23/18 (re-signed minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/14/18
    • DFA by Seattle 7/30/18, sent outright to Triple-A 8/2/18
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/17/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/8/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • released by San Francisco 3/23/17
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/31/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/2/17
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/3/15
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Atlanta 9/27/16
  • 1 year/$2M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/28/15
  • 1 year/$4.175M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/21/14
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year/$485,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11
  • 1 year/$445,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 6/4/09
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (1-8) (Georgia)
  • signed 8/13/08, $2.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Mike Milchin, ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 8.032

Beau Burrows rhp
2019

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

Daz Cameron of
2019

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

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

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/21/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/24/18
  • signed by Detroit 3/15/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.010

Louis Coleman rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/23/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/12/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/24/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cincinnati 6/17
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 6/23/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$725,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
    • DFA by Kansas City 1/29/16, released 2/3/16 (due 30 days’ salary)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$725,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 4/3/15
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/7/15
  • 1 year/$537,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • 1 year/$511,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$491,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/21/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (5-152) (LSU)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 4.160

Alex Faedo rhp
2019

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

Pete Kozma 2b-ss
1 year (2019)

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

Matt Manning rhp
2019

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

Parker Meadows of
2019

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

Casey Mize rhp
2019

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

Eduardo Paredes rhp
1 year (2019)

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

Isaac Paredes ss
2019

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

Cameron Rupp c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/7/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $750,000 in majors)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from San Francisco 3/8/19
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/10/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Philadelphia 3/25/18, released 3/26/18 (due 45 days’ pay, $495,968)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 4/3/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 6/1/18 (exercised right to opt out of contract)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 6/5/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 7/11/18
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/16/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • 1 year/$518,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year/$508,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 9/3/13
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2010 (3-108) (Texas)
  • $287,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.089

Hector Sanchez c-1b
1 year (2019)

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

Bobby Wilson c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/5/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/5/18
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Minnesota 8/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 3/29/16
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/12/16
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 5/3/16
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 8/4/16 after being DFA by Texas 8/1/16
    • elected free agency 11/16/16
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $700,000 in majors
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/5/15
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/12/15, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/15
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/29/15
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Tampa Bay 7/31/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 11/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/24/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 9/15/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/7/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/14/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$487,500 (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from LA Angels 10/23/12
    • non-tendered by Toronto 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$416,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11
  • 1 year/$402,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/16/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/06
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/07
  • drafted by Anaheim 2002 (48-1,417) (St. Petersburg JC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 6.035