Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2020 season).

John Sherman Owner
2020 -

  • John Sherman, 2020 -
    • Kansas City businessman John Sherman reached an agreement to purchase the Royals from David Glass for $1 billion in August 2019. Major League Baseball approved the sale in November 2019.
  • David Glass, 2000-20
    • former Wal-Mart CEO David Glass bought the club for $96M in 2000
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1993-2000
    • before his death, Kauffman executed an estate plan donating the club to charity. Under the plan, the club would be auctioned, with a preference for bidders committing to keep the team in Kansas City and proceeds going to local charities
  • Ewing Kauffman, 1969-1993
    • Marion Laboratories founder Ewing Kauffman paid a franchise fee of $5.5M for rights to the AL’s 1969 expansion club in Kansas City
    • Kauffman sold 49 percent of the club to Memphis developer Avron Fogelman for $11M in 1983, with Fogelman acquiring an additional one percent in 1988. Kauffman bought back Fogelman’s 50 percent share of the team in 1991.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.06 billion in April, 2021.

ROYALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $ 88,946,700 (22) $                     (  ) $103,135,000 (21)
2020 $ 34,199,019 (26) $  39,188,531 (25) $  95,431,413 (26)
2019 $ 96,565,066 (24) $101,984,743 (24) $111,416,246 (25)
2018 $122,233,117 (20) $126,623,310 (21) $132,026,511 (21)
2017 $143,005,817 (15) $153,634,135 (14) $185,102,611 ( 8)
2016 $131,487,125 (15) $143,380,023 (15) $177,170,963 ( 9)
2015 $112,857,025 (17) $128,892,314 (13) $152,148,299 (11)
2014 $ 92,185,521 (20) $ 97,747,983 (19) $111,012,307 (19)
2013 $ 81,871,725 (22) $ 86,614,795 (22) $101,424,277 (23)
2012 $ 64,001,725 (25) $ 68,609,031 (26) $ 83,462,428 (24)
2011 $ 38,176,000 (30) $ 44,466,470 (30)
2010 $ 74,985,210 (19) $ 76,781,350 (21)
2009 $ 70,519,333 (23) $ 81,917,563 (18)
2008 $ 58,245,500 (25) $ 69,297,547 (24)
2007 $ 67,166,500 (21) $ 62,264,855 (25)
2006 $ 47,294,000 (26) $ 51,467,137 (27)
2005 $ 36,881,000 (28) $ 34,903,000 (27)
2004 $ 47,609,000 (24) $ 44,728,466 (25)
2003 $ 40,518,000 (28) $ 48,475,322 (27)
2002 $ 47,257,000 (22) $ 49,362,709 (21)
2001 $ 35,422,500 (26) $ 36,127,441 (28)
2000 $ 23,100,000 (28) $ 25,916,297 (28)
  • 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.

 

Dayton Moore Senior VP of Baseball Operations / GM
2021 -

  • 2021 -
    • reportedly agreed to extension with Kansas City after 2020 season
  • 2017-20
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16
  • 2 years (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 11/29/13
  • 4 years (2011-14)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 8/31/09
  • 5 years/$5M (2006-10), plus 2011 option
    • hired by Kansas City 5/06, assuming control 6/06
    • annual salaries of about $1M
    • replaced Allard Baird, who was hired 6/17/00 & received two 2-year extensions (2003-04 & 2005-06) (Muzzy Jackson served as interim GM 5/31/06-6/8/06)
  • VP/Assistant GM, Player Personnel J.J. Picollo
  • VP/Assistant GM, Major League & International Operations Rene Francisco
  • VP, Assistant GM Scott Sharp
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Albert Gonzalez
  • Assistant GM, Amateur Scouting Lonnie Goldberg

Mike Matheny Manager
2020 -

  • Kansas City, 2019 -
    • 2020 -
      • hired by Kansas City as manager 10/31/19 (multi-year contract)
    • 2019

      • hired by Kansas City as special advisor for player development
  • St. Louis, 2012-18
    • 3 years (2018-20)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/16
      • fired by St. Louis 7/14/18
    • 3 years (2015-17)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/20/13
    • 2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
      • hired as manager by St. Louis 11/14/11, replacing Tony La Russa
      • St. Louis exercised 2014 option 2/14/13
    • special adviser, 2010-11
  • former manager Ned Yost
    • 1 year (2019)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 9/30/18
      • announced retirement 9/20/19 effective at end of 2019 season
    • 2 years (2017-18)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16
    • 1 year (2016)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 1/13/15
    • 2 years (2014-15)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 10/1/13
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • signed extension with Kansas City 7/31/10
      • Kansas City exercised 2013 option 2/14/12
    • 1 year (2010)
      • hired by Kansas City as special assistant 1/13/10
      • selected as manager 5/13/10
  • former manager Trey Hillman
    • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired by Kansas City 10/07, replacing Buddy Bell
    • fired by Kansas City 5/13/10

 

Danny Duffy lhp
5 years/$65M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$65M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/16/17 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$7.25M)
    • 17:$5M, 18:$14M, 19:$15.25M, 20:$15.25M, 21:$15.5M
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$1.75M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 20 starts. $15,000 for 25 starts
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$526,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/28/07, $365,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 9.085

Salvador Perez c
5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)
4 years/$82M (2022-25), plus 2026 option

  • 4 years/$82M (2022-25), plus 2026 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/21/21
    • 22:$18M, 23:$20M, 24:$20M, 25:$22M, 26:$13.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • $2M of 2025 salary is deferred without interest, payable 6/30/27
    • most lucrative contract in club history
  • 5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/1/16
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$13M, 21:$13M
  • 5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/27/12
    • 12:$750,000, 13:$1M, 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.75M, 16:$2M, 17:$3.75M club option, 18:$5M club option, 19:$6M club option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • 2017-19 salaries may increase by additional $5M overall based on performance and awards in 2012-16 (earns bonuses by reaching 4 points, with 1 point each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, top 15 in MVP vote)
    • has earned 1 point each for 2013-15 All-Star selections and 2013-15 Gold Glove awards
    • with 2015 All-Star selection, escalators had increased 2017 salary to $3.825M, 2018 club option to $5.15M, 2019 club option to $6.3M
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/10/11
  • signed by Kansas City 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rick Thurman, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 9.050

Mike Minor lhp
2 years/$18M (2021-22)

  • 2 years/$18M (2021-22)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/1/20
    • 21:$7M, 22:$10M, 23:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 180, 200 innings pitched
    • if traded, 2023 converts to a mutual option, with $1M buyout due if either side declines
  • 3 years/$28M (2018-20)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/6/17
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 18:$8M, 19:$9.5M, 20:$9.5M
    • limited no-trade protection allowing Minor to block deals to 10 clubs
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 8/31/20 (As part of the deal, Rangers pay Athletics $708,956 of $1,417,910 remaining on contract.)
  • 2 years/$7.25M (2016-17), plus 2018 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/19/16
    • 16:$2M, 17:$4M, 18:$10M mutual option ($1.25M buyout)
    • 2016 roster bonuses: $0.175M each for 30, 60, 90, 120 days on active Major League roster
    • 2016 performance bonuses: $165,000/start from 11 to 20. $165,000 each for 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120 innings
    • 2017 performance bonuses: $225,000 each for 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 starts. $225,000 each for 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200 innings
    • award bonuses
    • Minor declined 2018 option 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2015)
    • won in arbitration with Atlanta 2/20/15 ($5.6M-$5.1M)
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$482,500 (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 8/7/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2009 (1-7) (Vanderbilt)
  • $2.42M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports (previously Bo McKinnis)
  • ML service: 9.138

Carlos Santana dh-1b
2 years/$17.5M (2021-22)

  • 2 years/$17.5M (2021-22)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/8/20
    • 21:$7M, 22:$10.5M
    • 2021 performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 plate appearances
    • 2022 performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 PA
    • award bonuses: $250,000 each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
  • 3 years/$60M (2018-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/20/17
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 18:$15M, 19:$17M, 20:$17.5M, 21:$17.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Philadelphia 12/3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Seattle 12/13/18 (as part of the deal, Mariners pay Indians $6M — $1M each May 1 and August 1, 2019, and $2M each May 1 and August 1, 2020)
    • Cleveland declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 5 years/$21.0019M (2012-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/10/12, replacing 1-year deal signed 3/3/12
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 12:$501,900, 13:$550,000, 14:$3.5M, 15:$6M, 16:$8.25M, 17:$12M club option ($1.2M buyout)
    • award bonuses
    • Cleveland exercised 2017 option 11/4/16
    • received $17.4M qualifying offer from Cleveland 11/6/17
  • 1 year/$416,600 (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from LA Dodgers 7/26/08
  • signed 2004 by LA Dodgers as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $75,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 10.115

Jorge Soler rf
1 year/$8.05M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8.05M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$7.3M (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 9 years/$30M (2012-20)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba 6/30/12
    • $6M signing bonus (half at signing, half by 1/13/13)
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$3M, 18:$4M, 19:$4M, 20:$4M
    • once eligible, may opt out of remaining salaries and into arbitration
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/7/16
    • opted out of contract and into arbitration 11/19
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously ACES and Magnus Sports)
  • ML service: 5.143

Whit Merrifield 2b-of
4 years/$16.25M (2019-22), plus 2023 option

  • 4 years/$16.25M (2019-22), plus 2023 option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/28/19
    • 19:$1M, 20:$5M, 21:$6.75M, 22:$2.75M, 23:$6.5M option ($750,000 buyout)
    • 2021-23 salaries may increase $1M each under a point system based on awards and plate appearances in 2019-20, with $200,000 for 0.5 points and $100,000 each for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 points
      • 0.5 points for 1,200 PAs
      • 1 point each for 1,400 PAs or Gold Glove
      • 2 points each for All Star, Silver Slugger or finishing 11th-15th in MVP vote
      • 3 points each for finishing sixth-10th in MVP vote
      • 4 points for finishing second-fifth in MVP vote
      • 5 points for winning MVP
    • 2024 option increases by $4M to $10.5M if Merrifield does not spend more than 109 days on the injured list in 2019-22
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional $1.6M in 2019-22 and an additional $400,000 in 2023
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$543,750 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/18/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (9-269) (South Carolina)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Warner Companies
  • ML service: 4.101

Andrew Benintendi lf
2 years/$10M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$10M (2020-21)
    • signed extension with Boston 2/8/20 (avoided arbitration, $4.1M-$3.4M)
    • 20:$3.4M, 21:$6.6M
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 2/10/21 (as part of the deal, Red Sox pay $2.8M of Benintendi’s 2021 salary)
  • 1 year/$717,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/19
  • 1 year/$620,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year/$549,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/2/16
  • drafted by Boston 2015 (1-7) (Arkansas)
  • $3.5904M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.062

Brad Keller rhp
1 year/$3.35M (2021)

  • 1 year/$3.35M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$613,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year/$578,125 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/17
    • selected by Cincinnati from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (8-240) (Flowery Branch HS, Ga.)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($155,100 slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 3.000

Greg Holland rhp
1 year/$2.75M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2.75M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/20
    • performance bonuses:
      • $100,000 each for 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 games pitched
      • $100,000 each for 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 games finished
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/28/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.125M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 3/26/20 if not on Major League roster
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/23/20
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2019)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/1/19
    • performance bonuses:
      • $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25, 30 games. $100,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $200,000 each for 55, 60 games.
      • $50,000 each for 15, 20 games finished. $150,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40 GF. $300,000 each for 45, 50 GF. $600,000 each for 55, 60 GF.
    • DFA by Arizona 8/7/19, released 8/9/19
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 8/13/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$14M (2018)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 3/30/18
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/27/18, released 8/1/18
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 8/7/18 (Nationals pay $161,156, pro-rated share of $0.545M Major League minimum salary, with Cardinals responsible for $13,838,844)
  • 1 year/$7M (2017), plus 2018 vesting option
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/28/17
    • 17:$6M, 18:$10M mutual option ($1M buyout if Holland declines)
    • 2018 becomes $15M player option with 50 games pitched or 30 games finished in 2017 (met)
    • 2017 performance bonuses: $500,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 pitching appearances. $1M each for 20, 30 games finished. $2M each for 40, 50, 60 GF
    • 2018 performance bonuses: $2M each for 30, 40, 50 GF
    • award bonuses, including $100,000 for Comeback Player of Year
    • reached GF threshold 9/17, making 2018 a $15M player option
    • received $17.4M qualifying offer from Colorado 11/6/17
  • 1 year/$8.25M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/13/15 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$6.65M)
    • award bonuses, including $100,000 for reliever of the year ($50,000 for second or third place)
    • assignment bonus: $100,000 if traded
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$4.675M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/13/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.2M-$4.1M)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$539,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$497,150 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 7/29/10
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (10-306) (Western Carolina)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Turner Gary Sports)
  • ML service: 8.163

Adalberto Mondesi ss
1 year/$2.525M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2.525M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$604,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year/$576,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,125 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$537,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
    • placed on restricted list 5/10/16 (80-game suspension for positive PED test reduced to 50 games)
  • 2015
    • contract selected by Kansas City 10/27/15 (added to World Series roster as pre-series injury replacement for Tim Collins)
  • signed by Kansas City 7/27/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.088

Hunter Dozier rf-3b
4 years/$25M (2021-24), plus 2025 option

  • 4 years/$25M (2021-24), plus 2025 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/1/21, replacing 1 year, $2.72M deal signed 12/2/20, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 21:$2.25M, 22:$4.5M, 23:$7.25M, 24:$9M, 25:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2024 salary increases by $1.5M to $10.5M with 1,575 plate appearances in 2021-23 combined
    • 2025 option increases by $1.5M to $11.5M with 2,100 plate appearances in 2021-24 combined
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$610,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year/$567,225 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/2/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1-8) (Stephen F. Austin State)
  • signed 6/10/13, $2.2M signing bonus ($3.1378M slot)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies (previously Frontline)
  • ML service: 3.060

Jesse Hahn rhp
1 year/$1.75M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.75M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/1/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 games pitched
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/19
    • roster bonuses based on days spent on active roster: $25,000 each for 1, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95 days
    • placed on restricted list 7/30/20 (death in family)
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$0.574M (2018)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 1/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Tampa Bay 1/22/14
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/18/14
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (6-191) (Virginia Tech)
  • $525,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.031

Michael Taylor cf
1 year/$1.75M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.75M (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/30/20
    • may earn $1M in performance bonuses based on plate appearances
  • 1 year/$3.325M (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/9/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 300 plate appearances
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/15/20 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2019)
    • lost arbitration case against Washington ($3.5M-$3.25M)
  • 1 year/$577,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$557,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • 1 year/$524,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
  • 1 year/$508,700 (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (6-172) (Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ALIGND
  • ML service: 5.129

Jakob Junis rhp
1 year/$1.7M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.7M (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/1/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$608,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year/$578,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (29-876) (Rock Falls HS, Ill.)
  • $675,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.082

Hanser Alberto ss
1 year/$1.65M (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/31/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.65M in majors)
    • may earn additional $350,000 in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/29/21
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 500 plate appearances
    • non-tendered by Baltimore 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$578,000 (2019)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 1/11/19 after being DFA by NY Yankees
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers 2/22/19 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/20/19
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from San Francisco 3/1/19
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 5/15/18
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Texas 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$537,360 (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$511,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Texas 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/15
  • signed by Texas 11/23/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 4.085

Jarrod Dyson cf
1 year/$1.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/3/21
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/12/20
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Pittsburgh 8/28/20
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2018-19)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/19/18
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 18:$3.5M, 19:$3.5M
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2017)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Kansas City 1/6/17
    • signed by Seattle 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.225M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/27/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.6M-$900,000)
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$506,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13
  • 1 year/$483,625 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
  • 1 year/$414,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10
  • drafted by Kansas City 2006 (50-1,475) (SW Mississippi CC)
  • $5,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 9.088

Ervin Santana rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/29/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/13/21
  • 2020: did not play
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2019)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/22/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $4.3M in majors)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/9/19
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/26/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/27/19 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/24/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$55M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/14
    • 15-18:$13.5M annually. 19:$14M club option
    • 2019 option guaranteed if Santana passes physical after 2018 season and throws 400 innings in 2017-18, including 200 IP in 2018
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for Cy Young, $50,000 for Gold Glove, $25,000 for All Star
    • placed on restricted list 4/3/15 (80-game suspension for positive PED test)
    • Minnesota declined 2019 option 10/30/18
  • 1 year/$14.1M (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/12/14
    • Atlanta made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 4 years/$30M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with LA Angels 2/14/09
    • 09:$3.8M, 10:$6M, 11:$8M, 12:$11.2M, 13:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for MVP, WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($80,000 for 2nd, $60,000-3rd, $40,000-4th, $20,000-5th)
    • LA Angels exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 10/31/12 (Angels paid Royals $1M in the deal) 
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer 11/4/13 (declined)
  • 1 year/$420,000 (2008)
    • renewed by LA Angels 3/2/08
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/07
  • 1 year/$350,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • signed by LA Angels 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $700,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jay Alou, Octaon (previously Adam Katz, Bean Stringfellow)
  • ML service: 13.123

Wade Davis rhp
1 year/$1.25M (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/20/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/27/21
  • 3 years/$52M (2018-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/29/17
    • 18:$16M, 19:$18M, 20:$17M, 21:$15M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • 2021 option becomes $15M player option if Davis finishes 30 games in 2020 and is healthy enough to be on 2021 Opening Day roster
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
    • if traded, Davis receives full no-trade clause for any subsequent deal
    • perks: use of luxury suite at Coors Field if available
    • at signing, highest average annual value ever for a reliever
    • DFA by Colorado 9/19/20, released 9/21/20
  • 4 years/$12.6M (2011-14), plus 2015-17 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/31/11, replacing 1-year deal signed 2/26/11
    • 11:$1M, 12:$1.5M, 13:$2.8M, 14:$4.8M, 15:$7M club option, 16:$8M club option, 17:$10M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All Star
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 12/9/12
    • Kansas City exercised 2015 option 11/3/14
    • Kansas City exercised 2016 option 11/5/15
    • Kansas City exercised 2017 option 11/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Kansas City 12/7/16
    • received $17.4M qualifying offer from Chicago Cubs 11/6/17
  • 1 year/$404,900 (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (3-75) (Lake Wales HS, Fla.)
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 11.029

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year/$650,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$650,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/17 (split contract with salary of $225,000 in minors)
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2011 (6-194) (Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 2.030

Cam Gallagher c
1 year/$604,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$604,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$580,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year/$557,125 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$546,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (2-65) (Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, Pa.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Sportfive
  • ML service: 2.106

Nicky Lopez 2b
1 year/$597,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$597,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,250 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/14/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (5-163) (Creighton)
  • $243,300 signing bonus ($324,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.139

Brady Singer rhp
1 year/$593,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$593,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/25/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1-18) (Florida)
  • $4.25M signing bonus ($3.3493M slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 1.000

Josh Staumont rhp
1 year/$588,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$588,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,950 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2015 (2-64) (Azusa Pacific)
  • $964,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.072

Kyle Zimmer rhp
1 year/$588,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$588,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,750 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/4/19
    • split contract, $124,000 in minors
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/29/18, released 4/3/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 4/6/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (1-5) (San Francisco)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.5M slot)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.064

Ryan McBroom 1b-rf
1 year/$583,900 (2021)

  • 1 year/$583,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,775 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Yankees 9/1/19
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/31/19
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Toronto 7/23/17
  • drafted by Toronto 2014 (15-444) (West Virginia)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.008

Carlos Hernandez rhp
1 year/$574,200 (2021)

  • 1 year/$574,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • signed by Kansas City 7/19/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.081

Jake Brentz lhp
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/1/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 8/20/19 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Seattle 8/6/16
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 7/31/15
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (11-325) (Parkway South HS, Manchester, Mo.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Isbel rf
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/31/21
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (3-94) (UNLV)
  • $592,300 signing bonus ($594,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ronald Bolanos rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/16/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 9/2/19
  • signed by San Diego 8/4/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Magnus
  • ML service: 0.056

Kris Bubic lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/31/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1cba-40) (Stanford)
  • $1.5975M signing bonus ($1.7863M slot)
  • agent: Apex
  • ML service: 0.164

Lucius Fox ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 8/27/20
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • signed by San Francisco 7/15 as a free agent from the Bahamas (attended American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.)
  • $6M signing bonus (highest-ever bonus for non-Cuban amateur international signee)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kelvin Gutierrez 3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,325 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 6/18/18
  • signed by Washington 4/10/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.046

Richard Lovelady lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$567,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/9/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (10-313) (Kennesaw State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($156,600 slot)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 0.100

Daniel Lynch lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/2/21
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1c-34) (Virginia)
  • $1.6975M signing bonus ($2.0667M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jake Newberry rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/18/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (37-1,123) (Mira Mesa HS, San Diego)
  • ML service: 1.146

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$576,950 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
  • 1 year/$557,650 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/31/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (8-243) (Sam Houston State)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($156,600 slot)
  • agent: Republik Sports
  • ML service: 2.034

Edward Olivares cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 8/29/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/18
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Toronto 1/6/18
  • signed by Toronto as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.147

Sebastian Rivero c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • signed by Kansas City 7/10/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Daniel Tillo lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (3-90) (Iowa Western JC)
  • $557,500 signing bonus ($607,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Angel Zerpa lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • signed by Kansas City 7/26/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Zuber rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/23/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (6-180) (Arkansas State)
  • $2,500 signing bonus ($251,700 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

 

Minor Leagues

Chance Adams rhp
2021

  • 1 year/$565,750 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 11/20/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/8/19 ($90,400 in minors)
    • acquired by Kansas City 12/23/19 after being DFA by NY Yankees 12/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/4/18
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2015 (5-153) (Dallas Baptist HS, Texas)
  • $330,000 signing bonus ($342,000 slot)
  • ML service: 1.042

Scott Blewett rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/1/21, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 4/6/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (2-56) (Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.0032M slot)
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 0.031

Jonathan Bowlan rhp
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (2-58) (Memphis)
  • $697,500 signing bonus ($1,168,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Austin Cox lhp
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (5-152) (Mercer)
  • $447,500 signing bonus ($337,000 slot)
  • ML service:

Nick Dini c
2021

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/8/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2015 (14-429) (Wagner)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.053

Alcides Escobar ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 5/4/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • signed by Yakult Swallows of Japan 10/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/16/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $700,000 in majors)
    • released by Baltimore 3/20/19 (exercised opt-out provision)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 3/22/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/26/18
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $75,000 each for 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PA
    • award bonuses: $100,000 each for MVP, WS MVP
  • 4 years/$10.5M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/15/12, replacing 1 year/$519,500 deal signed 2/24/12
    • 12:$1M, 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.25M club option ($500,00 buyout), 17:$6.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All Star
    • Kansas City exercised 2016 option 11/5/15
    • Kansas City exercised 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$428,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year/$405,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Zack Greinke deal)
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/10/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/19/07
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/29/08
  • signed by Milwaukee 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $33,000 signing bonus
  • agent: GSE Worldwide
  • ML service: 9.082

Foster Griffin lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/30/20, non-tendered 12/2/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-28) (First Academy HS, Orlando)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($1.8155M slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Jeis0n Guzman ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/16/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
  • signed by Kansas City 7/3/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.011

Jackson Kowar rhp
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1c-33) (Florida)
  • $2.1475M signing bonus ($2.1187M slot)
  • ML service:

Asa Lacy lhp
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2020 (1-4) (Texas A&M)
  • $6.67M signing bonus ($6.664M slot)
  • ML service:

Nick Loftin ss
2021

  • drafted by Baylor 2020 (1s-32) (Baylor)
  • $3M signing bonus ($2.2573M slot)
  • ML service:

Erick Mejia 2b-ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/21/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$585,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/23/20
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/20/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/3/19
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/19
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Dodgers 1/4/18
  • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 1/12/16
  • signed by Seattle 6/30/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.091

M.J. Melendez c
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (2-52) (Westminster Christian HS, Palmetto Bay, Fla.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($1.2957M slot)
  • ML service:

Erick Pena of
2021

  • signed by Kansas City 7/2/19 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $3.8975M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Nick Pratto 1b
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (1-14) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus ($3.7276M slot)
  • ML service:

Carlos Sanabria rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/2/20
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Houston 10/30/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 12/1/20, non-tendered 12/2/20
  • signed by Houston 3/7/14 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.031

Mike Shawaryn rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • released by Boston 4/25/21
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/27/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/20
    • DFA by Boston 8/19/20, sent outright to Triple-A 8/26/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Boston 5/30/19
  • drafted by Boston 2016 (5-148) (Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City, N.J.)
  • $637,500 signing bonus ($375,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.058 (through 2019)

Eric Skoglund lhp
2021

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/25/20
  • 1 year/$568,175 (2019)
    • received 80-game suspension 1/16/19 (violation of MLB PED policy)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$546,625 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/30/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (3-92) (Central Florida)
  • $576,100 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.109

Gabe Speier lhp
2021

  • 1 year/$564,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/20, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/3/19
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 6/6/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Atlanta 12/9/15
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Detroit 11/20/15
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
  • drafted by Boston 2013 (19-563) (Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, Calif.)
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.105

Bubba Starling of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$568,250 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/11/19
  • 1 year/$546,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (1-5) (Gardner-Edgerton High School, Gardner, Kan.)
  • $7.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.147

Meibrys Viloria c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/1/21, sent outright to Double-A 4/6/21
  • 1 year/$567,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
  • signed by Kansas City 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • ML service: 1.020

Bobby Witt Jr. ss
2021

  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (1-2) (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas)
  • $7,789,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service:

Stephen Woods Jr. rhp
2021

  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • selected by Kansas City from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/12/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
    • Kansas City retained Woods’ rights in trade with Tampa Bay 7/21/20
    • sent outright to minors by Kansas City 7/21/20
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 12/20/17
  • drafted by San Francisco 2016 (8-245) (Albany)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($177,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000