Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2021 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 $1.11 billion in March, 2022.

ROYALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2022 $ 94,832,900 (23) $                     (  ) $114,811,567 (24)
2021 $ 88,946,700 (22) $  94,475,853 (22) $108,026,769 (22)
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 President of Baseball Operations
2021 -

  • 2021 -
    • reportedly agreed to extension with Kansas City after 2020 season
    • promoted 9/14/21 to President of Baseball Operations from Senior VP of Baseball Operations / GM
  • 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)
  • Atlanta, 1994-2005
    • Assistant GM, Director of Player Personnel Development, Director of International Scouting, Assistant Director of Player Development, Assistant Director of Scouting, Scout

J.J. Picollo Senior VP of Baseball Operations/General Manager
2022 -

  • 2022 -
    • promoted to General Manager by Kansas City 9/14/21
  • Kansas City, 2006 -
    • Vice President/Assistant General Manager-Player Personnel, AGM-Scouting & Player Development, Director of Player Development
  • Atlanta, 1999-2005
    • Director of Minor League Operations, Assistant Director of Player Development, Area Scouting Supervisor
  • VP/Assistant GM, Major League & Int’l Operations Rene Francisco
  • VP, Assistant GM Scott Sharp
  • VP, Player Personnel Lonnie Goldberg
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Albert Gonzalez
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Danny Ontiveros

Mike Matheny Manager
3 years (2020-22), plus 2023 option

  • Kansas City, 2019 -
    • 3 years (2020-22), plus 2023 club option
      • hired by Kansas City as manager 10/31/19
      • Kansas City exercised 2023 option 3/31/22
    • 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

 

Salvador Perez c
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: 10.050

Zack Greinke rhp
1 year/$13M (2022)

  • 1 year/$13M (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/16/22
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses based on innings
  • 6 years/$206.5M (2016-21)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $18M signing bonus (paid in $3M installments each 5/31, 2016-21)
    • 16:$31M, 17:$31M, 18:$31M, 19:$31.5M, 20:$32M, 21:$32M
    • total of $62.5M in salary is deferred ($10M each in 2016-18, $10.5M in 2019, $11M each in 2020-21), to be paid in five installments of $12.5M each 11/1, 2022-26
    • under MLB calculation, deferrals reduce the present-day value of the contract to $193,849,298
    • assignment bonus: $2M if traded
    • limited no-trade protection: may block trades to 15 clubs (Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Colorado, Detroit, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto as of 11/18)
    • perks: four premium season tickets (two paid for by Greinke), hotel suite on road trips
    • at signing, highest average annual value in MLB history
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 7/31/19 with Diamondbacks paying Astros $26M as part of the deal ($2M assignment bonus on 11/1/19, $3,333,334 on 10/15/19 and $10,333,333 each on 7/1/2020 and 7/1/2021
  • 6 years/$147M (2013-18)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/10/12
    • $12M signing bonus (paid in multiple installments, 12/2012 – 2/2014)
    • 13:$17M, 14:$24M, 15:$23M, 16:$24M, 17:$23M, 18:$24M
    • Greinke may opt out of contract after 2015 season
    • if traded, Greinke receives $3M assignment bonus and may opt out of the contract at season’s end
    • 2018 salary increases by $2M with 1,000 innings in 2013-17
    • with Cy Young award, salary for following season increases by $1M ($500,000 increase with 2-5 finish in Cy Young vote)
    • with 2018 Cy Young, Greinke receives a $1M award bonus ($500,000 award bonus with 2-5 finish in 2018 Cy Young vote)
    • perks: may purchase four premium tickets for home games
    • Greinke exercised right to opt out of contract 11/4/15
    • LA Dodgers made qualifying offer to Greinke 11/6/15
  • 4 years/$38M (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/26/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.4M-$3.4M)
    • 09:$3.75M, 10:$7.25M, 11:$13.5M, 12:$13.5M
    • limited no-trade protection:
      • may block deals to 20 clubs in 2009, 2010
      • may block deals to 15 clubs in 2011
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP. $100,000 for WS MVP; $100,000 for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place). $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/19/10
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/7/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.8M-$1.15M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 160, 175, 190 IP. $50,000 for 215 IP
  • 1 year/$407,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$365,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year/$330,500 (2005)
    • renewed by Kansas City 3/05
  • drafted by Kansas City 2002 (1-6) (Apopka High School, Fla.)
  • $2.475M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel (previously CAA and SFX)
  • ML service: 17.057

Brad Keller rhp
1 year/$4.825M (2022)

  • 1 year/$4.825M (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.000

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: 4.060

Michael A. Taylor cf
2 years/$9M (2022-23)

  • 2 years/$9M (2022-23)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 9/29/21
    • 22:$4.5M, 23:$4.5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 325, 375, 425, 475, 525 plate appearances
  • 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: 6.129

Adalberto Mondesi ss
1 year/$3M (2022)

  • 1 year/$3M (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.088

Luke Weaver rhp
1 year/$2.875M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2.875M (2022)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 8/1/22 with $1,026,786 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2021)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$597,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/20
  • 1 year/$581,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/19
  • 1 year/$550,800 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from St. Louis 12/5/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/13/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-27) (Florida State)
  • $1.843M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.112

Nicky Lopez 2b
1 year/$2.55M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2.55M (2022)
    • lost arbitration with Kansas City 6/17/22 ($2.95M-$2.55M)
  • 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: 2.139

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year/$2.4M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2.4M (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.030

Amir Garrett lhp
1 year/$2.025M (2022)

  • 1 year/$2.025M (2022)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Cincinnati 3/16/22
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$595,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/20
  • 1 year/$567,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/20/14
    • signed by Cincinnati 3/15
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2011 (22-685) (Henderson Int’l School, Nev.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.099

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
1 year/$1.3M (2022)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.002

Taylor Clarke rhp
1 year/$975,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$975,000 (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/1/21
  • 1 year/$601,800 (2021)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/21
    • non-tendered by Arizona 11/30/21
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/19
  • drafted by Arizona 2015 (3-76) (College of Charleston)
  • $0.8019M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 2.106

Josh Staumont rhp
1 year/$728,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$728,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 2.072

Brady Singer rhp
1 year/$726,250 (2022)

  • 1 year/$726,250 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 2.000

Anthony Misiewicz lhp
1 year/$714,900 (2022)

  • 1 year/$714,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/22
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 8/1/22 after being DFA by Seattle 7/31/22
  • 1 year/$578,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Seattle 7/23/20
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 12/13/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 8/6/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2015 (18-545) (Michigan State)
  • ML service: 2.000

Kris Bubic lhp
1 year/$713,750 (2022)

  • 1 year/$713,750 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 1.148

Jake Brentz lhp
1 year/$711,250 (2022)

  • 1 year/$711,250 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 1.000

Tyler Zuber rhp
1 year/$710,500 (2022)

  • 1 year/$710,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 1.087

Carlos Hernández rhp
1 year/$708,750 (2022)

  • 1 year/$708,750 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 1.043

Joel Payamps rhp
1 year/$708,750 (2022)

  • 1 year/$708,750 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 1 year/$580,000 (2021)
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 2/10/21 after being DFA by Boston 2/3/21
    • claimed by Boston off waivers from Toronto 2/22/21
    • re-signed 3/21
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Boston 3/6/21
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 7/21/21 after being DFA by Toronto 7/16/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/20
    • claimed off waivers by Boston 11/25/20 after being DFA by Arizona 11/20/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/19
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/30/15 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Colorado 5/6/15
  • signed by Colorado 7/2/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.027

Edward Olivares cf
1 year/$705,500 (2022)

  • 1 year/$705,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 1.045

Daniel Lynch lhp
1 year/$703,600 (2022)

  • 1 year/$703,600 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 0.083

Jackson Kowar rhp
1 year/$702,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$702,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/7/21
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1c-33) (Florida)
  • $2.1475M signing bonus ($2.1187M slot)
  • ML service: 0.049

Gabe Speier lhp
1 year/$702,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$702,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/15/21
  • 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: 0.124

Kyle Isbel rf
1 year/$701,900 (2022)

  • 1 year/$701,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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: 0.043

Dylan Coleman rhp
1 year/$700,650 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,650 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 11/5/20
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/20/21
  • drafted by San Diego 2018 (4-111) (Missouri State)
  • $500,000 signing bonus ($502,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.014

Collin Snider rhp
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (12-360) (Vanderbilt)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Bobby Witt Jr. 3b
1 year/$700,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/6/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (1-2) (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas)
  • $7,789,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.000

Jonathan Bowlan rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (2-58) (Memphis)
  • $697,500 signing bonus ($1,168,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Max Castillo rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/18/22
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Toronto 8/2/22
  • signed by Toronto 9/25/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Cuas rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/19/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/23/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • Domimican Winter League
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 5/25/19 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Milwaukee 7/9/18
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2015 (11-331) (Maryland)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nate Eaton of
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/14/22
    • returned to Triple-A by Kansas City 7/18/22
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/4/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (21-632) (VMI)
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Maikel Garcia ss
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by 3/22
  • signed by Kansas City 7/27/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Jon Heasley rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/17/21
  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (13-392) (Oklahoma State)
  • $247,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.017

Michael Massey 2b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/14/22
    • returned by Kansas City to Triple-A 7/18/22
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (4-109) (Illiniois)
  • $472,500 signing bonus ($533,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

M.J. Melendez c
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (2-52) (Westminster Christian HS, Palmetto Bay, Fla.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($1.2957M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Wyatt Mills rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/22
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Seattle 6/27/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Seattle 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/21
  • drafted by Seattle 2017 (3-93) (Gonzaga)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($579,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.060

Vinnie Pasquantino 1b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/27/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (11-319) (Old Dominion)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Pratto 1b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (1-14) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus ($3.7276M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Sebastian Rivero c
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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
  • $450,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.059

Brent Rooker of
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/22
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Minnesota 4/7/22
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 8/2/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/4/20
  • drafted by Minnesota 2017 (1-35) (Mississippi State)
  • $1.9353M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 0.167

Drew Waters of
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/18/21
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/22
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/11/22
  • drafted by Atlanta 2017 (2-41) (Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.6746M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Nathan Webb rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (34-1,033) (Lee’s Summit HS, Mo.)
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryan Weiss rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/22
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/1/22 after being DFA by Arizona 6/26/22
  • drafted by Arizona 2018 (4-129) (Wright State)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($422,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Angel Zerpa lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
  • 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
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.004

 

Minor Leagues

Dairon Blanco lf-cf
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/19/22
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/3/22, sent outright to Triple-A 6/7/22
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 7/27/19
  • signed by Oakland 12/19/17 as a free agent from Cuba
  • ML service: 0.000

Ronald Bolanos rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/27/22, sent outright to Triple-A 7/4/22
  • 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: 0.159

Colten Brewer rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/25/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/21
    • DFA by Boston 6/3/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/7/21
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/20
  • 1 year/$557,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/19
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/22/17
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 11/20/18
  • 2017
    • selected by NY Yankees from Pittsburgh in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (4-122) (Canton HS, Texas)
  • ML service: 2.052

Ivan Castillo 2b
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/30/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by San Diego (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/14/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/30/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/9/18 (minor-league contract)
  • selected by Toronto from Cleveland in minor-league phase of Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
  • signed by Cleveland 12/16/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.004

Austin Cox lhp
2022

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

Gavin Cross of
2022

  • drafted by Kansas City 2022 (1-9) (Virginia Tech)
  • $5,200,400 signing bonus ($5,202,900 slot)
  • ML service:

Freddy Fermin c
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/14/22
    • returned to Triple-A by Kansas City 7/18/22
  • signed by Kansas City 7/25/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Sam Freeman lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/25/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 2/12/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $800,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Washington 7/22/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington (elected free agency 10/12/20)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • 1 year/$1.575M, re-signed by Atlanta 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 3/21/19, released 3/22/19 (due 45 days’ salary, $381,048)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 3/28/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 4/23/19
    • DFA by LA Angels 4/24/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/27/19
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 8/21/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 10/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/4/17
  • 1 year/$520,700 (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/16
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade 4/5/16 after being DFA by Texas 3/29/16
    • DFA by Milwaukee 5/3/16
  • 1 year/$517,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
    • acquired by Texas in trade from St. Louis 3/28/15
    • DFA by Texas 4/5/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/15/15
    • contract selected by Texas 5/13/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/18/11
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (32-965) (University of Kansas)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.071 (through 2019)

Brewer Hicklen lf-cf
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/26/22
    • returned by Kansas City to Triple-A 5/30/22
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/14/22
    • returned by Kansas City to Triple-A 7/18/22
  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (7-210) (Alabama-Birmingham)
  • $337,500 signing bonus ($196,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ben Kudrna rhp
2022

  • drafted by Kansas City 2021 (2-43) (Blue Valley Southwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.)
  • $2,997,500 signing bonus ($1,729,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Asa Lacy lhp
2022

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

Nick Loftin ss
2022

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

Richard Lovelady lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/1/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/21
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/21
  • 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: 1.026

Daniel Mengden rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/7/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/13/22
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 7/2/22
  • 1 year/$725,000 (2021)
    • signed by Kia Tigers of Korea 12/20
    • $300,000 signing bonus. 21:$425,000
    • may earn additional $275,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/20
    • DFA by Oakland 9/20/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/22/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
  • 1 year/$537,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Oakland 6/11/16
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 7/23/15 (Kazmir deal)
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (4-106) (Texas A&M)
  • $470,000 signing bonus ($494,800 slot)
  • ML service: 3.088

Frank Mozzicato lhp
2022

  • drafted by Kansas City 2021 (1-7) (East Catholic HS, Manchester, Conn.)
  • $3,547,500 signing bonus ($5,432,400 slot)
  • ML service:

Erick Pena of
2022

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

Arodys Vizcaino rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/13/22 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $500,000 in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/30/22
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 6/17/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/4/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2019)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 5/20/19
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$897,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
    • placed on restricted list 4/5/15 (suspended 80 games 4/2/15 for positive PED test)
    • reinstated 7/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/16/14
  • 1 year/$491,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 7/31/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 8/10/11
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Yankees 12/22/09
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE (previously Abel Guerra)
  • ML service: 6.168

Stephen Woods Jr. rhp
2022

  • 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 (through 2020)