Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2019 season).

John Sherman Owner
2020 -

  • 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 -
    • 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 $1.025 billion in April, 2020.

ROYALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26/30 Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $ 34,199,019 (26) $                    (  ) $ 96,955,617 (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
2017-20

  • 2017-20
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16 (terms undisclosed)
  • 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/Baseball Operations Scott Sharp
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Albert Gonzalez
  • Director, Scouting Lonnie Goldberg

Mike Matheny Manager
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • hired as manager by Kansas City 10/31/19
  • Kansas City, 2019: 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

 

Ian Kennedy rhp
5 years/$70M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$70M (2016-20)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16
    • 16:$7.5M, 17:$13.5M, 18:$16M, 19:$16.5M, 20:$16.5M
    • Kennedy may opt out of contract after 2017 season (receives $6M buyout if he elects to opt out)
  • 1 year/$6.1M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • San Diego made qualifying offer to Kennedy 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$4.265M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 7/31/13
  • 1 year/$519,500 (2012)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$423,000 (2011)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/10/11
  • 1 year/$403,000 (2010)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/11/10
  • 1 year/$408,925 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09 (split contract, $123,435 in minors)
    • acquired by Arizona in 3-way trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09
  • 1 year/$394,275 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (1-21) (USC)
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 10.124

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: 8.085

Salvador Perez c
5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)

  • 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: 8.050

Jorge Soler rf
1 year/$7.3M (2020)

  • 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: 4.143

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 ($0.75M buyout)
    • 2021-23 salaries may increase $1M each under a point system based on awards and plate appearances in 2019-20, with $0.2M for 0.5 points and $0.1M 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 $0.4M 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: L. Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 3.101

Alex Gordon lf
1 year/$4M (2020)

  • 1 year/$4M (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/22/20
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for second through fifth in MVP vote). $100,000 for WS MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star selection
    • assignment bonus: $500,000 for each trade, paid by acquiring club, with $500,000 in performance bonuses starting after trade: $100,000 for each 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 plate appearances
  • 4 years/$72M (2016-19), plus 2020 mutual option
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/6/16
    • 16:$12M, 17:$16M, 18:$20M, 19:$20M, 20:$23M mutual option ($4M buyout, with $500,000 paid during 2019 season)
    • with trade, 2020 option is voided and buyout converted to $4M assignment bonus (Gordon to earn right to block any trade 6/17 as 10-and-5 player)
    • Kansas City declined 2020 option 10/31/19
  • 4 years/$37.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 player option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/30/12, replacing 1 year/$4.775M deal signed 2/9/12, avoiding arbitration, $5.45M-$4.15M
    • 12:$6M, 13:$9M, 14:$10M, 15:$12.5M, 16:$12.5M player option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • salaries may increase based on awards, performance:
      • 2011-12 Gold Gloves, 2013 All Star increase 2014 salary to $10.75M, 2015 salary to $13.25M, 2016 option to $13.25M
      • 2013 Gold Glove, 2014 All Star increase 2015 salary and 2016 player option to $14M each
    • Gordon declined 2016 option 11/5/15
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer to Gordon 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/14/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$457,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/09 ($243,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$406,000 (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$380,000 (2007)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/07
  • drafted by Kansas City 2005 (1-2) (Nebraska)
  • signed 9/05, $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 12.092

Mike Montgomery lhp
1 year/$3.1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$3.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.44M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/15/19 with $996,989 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$611,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 7/20/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 3/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $988,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 4.089

Maikel Franco 3b
1 year/$2.95M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.95M (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/20
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances:
      • $75,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425 PAs,
      • $100,000 each for 450, 475, 500, 525, 575, 625 PAs.
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$5.2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Philadelphia 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11/17
  • 1 year/$517,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 9/2/14
  • signed by Philadelphia 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon (previously California Sports, BTI Sports)
  • ML service: 4.157

Greg Holland rhp
1 year/$1.25M (2020)

  • 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: $0.5M 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: 7.163

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year/$650,000 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.030

Brad Keller rhp
1 year/$613,000 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 2.000

Hunter Dozier rf-3b
1 year/$610,500 (2020)

  • 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: 2.060

Jakob Junis rhp
1 year/$608,000 (2020)

  • 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: 2.087

Kevin McCarthy rhp
1 year/$607,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$607,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 1 year/$578,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$554,250 (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 9/6/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (16-474) (Marist)
  • ML service: 2.097

Adalberto Mondesi ss
1 year/$604,500 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 2.088

Glenn Sparkman rhp
1 year/$604,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$604,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • selected by Toronto from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
    • DFA by Toronto 7/3/17, returned by Toronto to Kansas City 7/8/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (20-594) (Wharton JC, Texas)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.001

Jesse Hahn rhp
1 year/$600,000 (2020)

  • 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: 4.067

Erick Mejia 2b-ss
1 year/$585,000 (2020)

  • 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
  • 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: 0.027

Cam Gallagher c
1 year/$580,500 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.106

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
1 year/$576,950 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 1.034

Matt Harvey rhp
1 year/$575,000 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/27/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $575,000 in majors)
    • performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/19/20
  • 1 year/$11M (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/18/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M for each game started from 15 to 26
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/19/19, released 7/21/19
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 8/17/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.625M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade 5/8/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 5/5/18. As part of the deal, Reds pay Mets $5,788,978 to account for the difference in remaining 2018 salaries between Harvey and Devin Mesoraco
  • 1 year/$5.125M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 150, 160, 170 innings
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 200 innings pitched
    • award bonus: $25,000 for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$614,125 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$546,625 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14 (split contract, $299,250 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 2013 All-Star selection (met). $50,000 for fourth place in 2013 Cy Young vote (met)
  • 1 year/$498,750 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 7/24/12
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (1-7) (North Carolina)
  • signed 8/16/10, $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 7.016

Nicky Lopez 2b
1 year/$571,250 (2020)

  • 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: 0.139

Franchy Cordero cf
1 year/$571,100 (2020)

  • 1 year/$571,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/16/20
  • 1 year/$560,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
  • 1 year/$546,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/18/16
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • signed by San Diego 11/1/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Republik Sports
  • ML service: 2.038

Bubba Starling of
1 year/$568,250 (2020)

  • 1 year/$568,250 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/20
  • 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: 0.147

Richard Lovelady lhp
1 year/$567,100 (2020)

  • 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: 0.075

Meibrys Viloria c
1 year/$567,000 (2020)

  • 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: 0.106

Josh Staumont rhp
1 year/$565,950 (2020)

  • 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: 0.072

Chance Adams rhp
1 year/$565,750 (2020)

  • 1 year/$565,750 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
  • 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: 0.075

Kyle Zimmer rhp
1 year/$565,750 (2020)

  • 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: 0.064

Kelvin Gutierrez 3b
1 year/$565,325 (2020)

  • 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: 0.049

Ryan McBroom 1b-rf
1 year/$564,775 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.027

Ronald Bolanos rhp
1 year/$564,700 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.028

Gabe Speier lhp
1 year/$564,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$564,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • 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: 0.027

Foster Griffin lhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-28) (First Academy HS, Orlando)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($1,815,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Zuber rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Scott Blewett rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kris Bubic lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.000

Lucius Fox ss
1 year (2020)

  • 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

Jeison Guzman ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • signed by Kansas City 2015 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Heath cf
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/20
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (16-493) (Northwestern State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Carlos Hernandez rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Jake Newberry rhp
1 year/$571,500 (2020)

  • 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: 0.151

Edward Olivares cf
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Brady Singer rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor Leagues

Austin Cox lhp
2020

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

Nick Dini c
1 year (2020)

  • 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

Heath Fillmyer rhp
2020

  • 2020
    • DFA by Kansas City 1/22/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/29/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/20/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 1/29/18
  • drafted by Oakland 2014 (5-162) (Mercer County JC, N.J.)
  • $305,000 signing bonus ($288,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.155

Conner Greene rhp
2020

  • 2019
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from St. Louis 11/26/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/20/17
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 1/19/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
    • DFA by St. Louis 11/20/18
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (7-205) (Santa Monica HS, Calif.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($187,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Oscar Hernandez c
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/9/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/23/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 8/2/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/5/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/4/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 5/17/19
    • DFA by Boston 7/2/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
    • DFA by Arizona 6/23/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • selected by Arizona from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • signed by Tampa Bay 8/14/09 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.027

Kyle Isbel of
2020

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (3-94) (UNLV)
  • $592,300 signing bonus ($594,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Jackson Kowar rhp
2020

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

Asa Lacy lhp
2020

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

Khalil Lee of
2020

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (3-103) (Flint Hill HS, Oakton, Va.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($579,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Nick Loftin ss
2020

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

Daniel Lynch lhp
2020

  • drafted by Houston 2018 (1c-34) (Virginai)
  • $1.6975M signing bonus ($2.0667M slot)
  • ML service:

M.J. Melendez c
2020

  • 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
2020

  • 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
2020

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

Matt Reynolds ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/15/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/8/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/12/20
  • 2019
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 1/17/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Washington in trade 2/12/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 2/7/18
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 10/12/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (2-71) (Arkansas)
  • $525,000 signing bonus ($723,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.071

Randy Rosario lhp
1 year/$575,175 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,175 (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/20
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/3/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/6/20
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
    • claimed by Kansas City 9/12/19 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/9/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Minnesota 11/3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • signed by Minnesota 8/16/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $220,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.020

Braden Shipley rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/16/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $600,000 in majors
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 11/20/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/25/16
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (1-15) (Nevada)
  • $2.25M signing bonus ($2.4345M slot)
  • ML service: 0.128

Eric Skoglund lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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

Bobby Witt Jr. ss
2020

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

Stephen Woods Jr. rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 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