Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2023 season).

John Sherman Chairman & CEO
2020 -

  • John Sherman, 2020 -
    • a group led by Kansas City businessman John Sherman reached an agreement to purchase the Royals from David Glass for $1 billion in August 2019. MLB approved the sale in November 2019.
  • David Glass, 2000-19
    • 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 $1.23 billion in March 2024.

ROYALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2024 $115,357,261 (21) $                    (   ) $                    (   )
2023 $ 92,468,100 (24) $100,299,784 (24) $119,437,120 (26)
2022 $ 94,832,900 (23) $  93,813,025 (25) $114,324,301 (26)
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.

 

J.J. Picollo Executive Vice President and General Manager
2022 -

  • 2022 -
    • promoted to Senior VP – Baseball Operations/General Manager by Kansas City 9/14/21
    • promoted to Executive VP and General Manager 9/21/22
  • 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
  • Senior Vice President – Major League and International Operations/Assistant GM Rene Francisco
  • Senior Vice President/Assistant GM Scott Sharp
  • Vice President – Player Personnel Lonnie Goldberg
  • Vice President – Assistant GM/Research & Development Daniel Mack
  • Vice President – Scouting Danny Ontiveros
  • Director – Scouting Brian Bridges
  • Director – Pro Personnel and Strategy Jim Cuthbert
  • Director – International Scouting Daniel Guerrero
  • former President – Baseball Operations Dayton Moore
    • 2021 -
      • reportedly signed extension with Kansas City after 2020 season
      • promoted 9/14/21 to President of Baseball Operations from Senior VP of Baseball Operations / GM
      • fired by Kansas City 9/21/22
    • 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)

Matt Quatraro Manager
3 years (2023-25), plus 2026 option

  • Kansas City, 2023 -
    • 3 years (2023-25), plus 2026 club option
      • hired by Kansas City as manager 10/30/22
    • 2019
      • hired by Kansas City as special advisor for player development
  • Tampa Bay, 2004-13, 2018-22
    • bench coach, 3b coach, minor-league manager and hitting instructor
  • Cleveland, 2014-17
    • assistant hitting coach
  • former manager Mike Matheny
    • 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
      • fired by Kansas City 10/5/22
  • 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: 12.050

Michael Wacha rhp
2 years/$32M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$32M (2024-25)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/23
    • 24:$16M, 25:$16M player option
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150 innings pitched
  • 4 years/$26M (2023-26)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/16/23
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 23:$4M, 24-25: club option at $16M annually
    • if club declines its 2024-25 option, Wacha has the right to exercise a player option for 3 years/$18.5M (24:$6.5M, 25:$6M, 26:$6M)
    • performance bonuses for 2023 and any player option seasons: $500,000 each for 20, 25 games started. $1M for 30 GS
    • San Diego declined option 11/3/23
  • 1 year/$7M (2022)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/27/21
  • 1 year/$3M (2021)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/18/20
  • 1 year/$3M (2020)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/14/19
    • performance bonuses:
      • $250,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55 relief appearances
      • $500,000 each for 10, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 points, with Wacha earning 1 point for each start or relief appearance of 3 or more innings
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for WS MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Cy Young ($25,000 for second place in Cy Young vote, $10,000 for third)
  • 1 year/$6.35M (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.3M (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.775M (2017)
    • lost arbitration with St. Louis 2/14/17 ($3.2M-$2.775M)
  • 1 year/$539,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/30/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1-19) (Texas A&M)
  • $1.9M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 10.062

Seth Lugo rhp
3 years/$45M (2024-26)

  • 3 years/$45M (2024-26)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/12/23
    • 24:$15M, 25:$15M, 26:$15M player option
  • 2 years/$15M (2023-24)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/19/22
    • 23:$7.5M, 24:$7.5M player option
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games as a reliever. $250,000 each for 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 starts
    • perk: hotel suite on road
    • Lugo declined 2024 option 11/2/23
  • 1 year/$2.925M (2022)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.925M (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$591,875 (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/19
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$543,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (34-1,032) (Centenary)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 7.082

Jordan Lyles rhp
2 years/$17M (2023-24)

  • 2 years/$17M (2023-24)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/20/22
    • placed on restricted list 4/20/24 (personal issue)
    • 23:$8.5M, 24:$8.5M
  • 1 year/$7M (2022), plus 2023 club option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/1/21
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 22:$5.5M, 23:$11M signing bonus ($1M buyout)
    • $500,000 assignment bonus with each trade
    • Baltimore declined 2023 option 11/9/22
  • 2 years/$16M (2020-21)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/14/19
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 20:$7M, 21:$7M
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2019)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/11/18
    • award bonuses
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 7/29/19 with $683,333 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1M (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/18/17
    • 18:$750,000, 19:$3.5M club option ($250,000 buyout)
    • 2019 option increases to $4.5M if Lyles wins the 2018 Comeback Player of the Year award
    • if San Diego exercises 2019 option, Lyles may earn performance bonuses in 2019: $250,000 each for 15, 20, 25 starts. $125,000 each for 40, 50 games pitched
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from San Diego 8/5/18
    • Milwaukee declined 2019 option 10/31/18
  • 1 year/$3.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 11/30/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Colorado 7/29/17, released 8/1/17
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 8/8/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 9/1/17
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.475M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 12/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 5/30/11
  • drafted by Houston 2008 (1s-38) (Hartsville HS, S.C.)
  • signed 6/08, $930,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 12.002

Hunter Renfroe rf
2 years/$13M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$13M (2024-25)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/23
    • 24:$5.5M, 25:$7.5M player option ($1M buyout)
    • 2025 salary increases based on 2024 plate appearances:
      • $70,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 PAs
      • $80,000 for 550 PAs
    • annual performance bonuses based on plate appearances:
      • $70,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 PAs
      • $80,000 for 550 PAs
    • assignment bonus: $250,000 with trade
  • 1 year/$11.9M (2023)
    • won arbitration with LA Angels ($11.9M-$11.25M)
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from LA Angels 8/31/23 (Reds to pay remaining $2,047,312 in 2023 salary)
    • DFA by Cincinnati 9/18/23, released 9/21/23
  • 1 year/$7.65M (2022)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 11/22/22
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2021)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/14/20
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375 plate appearances. $100,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 PA
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Boston 12/1/21
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/20, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$582,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/6/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Diego 3/16
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (1-13) (Mississippi State)
  • $2.678M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: McKinnis Sport
  • ML service: 6.165

Will Smith lhp
1 year/$5M (2024)

  • 1 year/$5M (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/10/23
    • performance bonuses based on games pitched: $125,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2023)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 3/4/23
    • performance bonuses:
      • based on games: $100,000 each for 20, 25 games. $125,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 games. $150,000 each for 50, 55 games
      • based on games finished: $250,000 each for 20, 25 GF. $300,000 each for 30, 35 GF. $400,000 for 40 GF
    • award bonus: $150,000 for Cy Young
  • 3 years/$40M (2020-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/14/19
    • 20-22: $13M annually, 23:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 8/2/22 with $5,571,429 remaining on contract ($4,571,429 in 2022 and $1M buyout)
    • Houston declined 2023 option 11/10/22
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2019)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • San Francisco made $17.8M qualifying offer 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Milwaukee 8/1/16 with $499,727 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • renewed by Milwaukee 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$496,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/5/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/22/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 7/22/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2008 (7-229) (Gulf Coast CC, Fla.)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 10.155

Brady Singer rhp
1 year/$4.85M (2024)

  • 1 year/$4.85M (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2023)
    • lost arbitration with Kansas City 2/15/23 ($3.325M-$2.95M)
  • 1 year/$726,250 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
    • earned additional $421,437 from 2022 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • 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 ($3,349,300 slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 3.156

Chris Stratton rhp
2 years/$8M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$8M (2024-25)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/12/23
    • 24:$3.5M, 25:$4.5M player option ($500,000 buyout)
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2023)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 11/17/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from St. Louis 7/30/23 with $948,387 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2022)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Pittsburgh 8/2/22 with $949,451 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2021)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$588,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$567,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/19
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from San Francisco 3/26/19
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Angels 5/11/19
  • 1 year/$552,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (1-20) (Mississippi State)
  • $1.85M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 6.100

Bobby Witt Jr. ss
11 years/$288,777,777 (2024-34), plus 2035-37 option

  • 11 years/$288,777,777 (2024-34), plus 2035-37 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/5/24
    • $7,777,777 signing bonus, paid in 7 installments
    • 24:$2M, 25:$7M, 26:$13M, 27:$19M, 28:$30M, 29-30:$35M annually, 31-34: annual $35M player options, 35-37:$89M club option (35:$33M, 36-37:$28M annually)
    • full no-trade protection
    • milestones: largest contract in club history, largest average annual value for player with 2 years of Major League service
  • 1 year/$745,750 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
    • earned additional $836,848 in 2023 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/6/22
    • earned additional $287,683 in 2022 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (1-2) (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas)
  • $7,789,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.000

Kris Bubic lhp
1 year/$2.35M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.35M (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/19/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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)
  • $1,597,500 signing bonus ($1,786,300 slot)
  • agent: Apex
  • ML service: 3.135

Hunter Harvey rhp
1 year/$2.35M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.35M (2024)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 7/13/24 with $985,484 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$870,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 3/21/22 after being DFA by San Francisco 3/14/22
    • re-signed by Washington 3/22
  • 1 year/$574,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/21
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers from Baltimore 11/5/21
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/18
  • drafted by Baltimore 2013 (1-22) (Bandys HS, Catawba, N.C.)
  • $1,947,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 4.047

Adam Frazier 2b-of
1 year/$4.5M (2024), plus 2025 option

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2024), plus 2025 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/27/24
    • 24:$2M, 25:$8.5M mutual option ($2.5M buyout)
  • 1 year/$8M (2023)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/15/22
  • 1 year/$8M (2022)
    • won arbitration with Seattle 5/13/22 ($8M-$6.7M)
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2021)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Pittsburgh 7/26/21 with $1,572,043 remaining on contract (Pirates pay Padres $1,403,575 as part of the trade)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from San Diego 11/27/21
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$584,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$571,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$549,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (6-179) (Mississippi State)
  • $240,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 7.075

Garrett Hampson 2b-of
1 year/$2M (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/29/23
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $60,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 PAs
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/18/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 3/15/23
    • non-tendered by Miami 11/17/23
  • 1 year/$1.863M (2022)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Colorado 11/18/22
  • 1 year/$580,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/20
  • 1 year/$557,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Colorado 7/20/18
  • drafted by Colorado 2016 (3-81) (Long Beach State)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($776,700 slot)
  • ML service: 5.010

Kyle Wright rhp
1 year/$1.8M (2024)

  • 1 year/$1.8M (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/23
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 11/17/23
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/22
    • earned additional $477,143 from 2022 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/20
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 9/1/18
  • drafted by Atlanta 2017 (1-5) (Vanderbilt)
  • $7M signing bonus ($5,707,300 slot)
  • ML service: 3.062

John Schreiber rhp
1 year/$1.175M (2024)

  • 1 year/$1.175M (2024)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 2/17/24
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Boston 4/25/22
    • returned by Boston to Triple-A 4/29/22
    • contract selected by Boston 5/6/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 2/18/21 after being DFA by Detroit 2/12/21
    • re-signed by Boston 3/21
    • DFA by Boston 3/30/21, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 4/2/21
    • contract selected by Boston 9/1/21
    • returned by Boston to Triple-A 9/6/21
  • 1 year/$565,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/8/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (15-445) (Northwestern Ohio)
  • $6,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.027

Josh Taylor lhp
1 year/$1.1M (2024)

  • 1 year/$1.1M (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/17/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2023)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/12/23 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 1/24/23
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2022)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$580,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/21
  • 1 year/$577,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Boston 3/19
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Arizona 5/15/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Philadelphia 7/5/15
  • signed by Philadelphia 8/12/14 as an amateur free agent (Georgia College & State)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.118

Carlos Hernández rhp
1 year/$1,012,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$1,012,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$730,250 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 2.145

Kyle Isbel cf
1 year/$758,250 (2024)

  • 1 year/$758,250 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$727,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 2.043

Michael Massey 2b
1 year/$757,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$757,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$722,850 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 1.068

MJ Melendez c-rf
1 year/$754,750 (2024)

  • 1 year/$754,750 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$726,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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 ($1,295,700 slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.153

Cole Ragans lhp
1 year/$753,750 (2024)

  • 1 year/$753,750 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$724,145 (2023)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/23
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 6/30/23
    • earned additional $381,333 from 2023 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Texas 8/4/22
  • drafted by Texas 2016 (1-30) (North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee)
  • $2,003,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 1.029

Vinnie Pasquantino 1b
1 year/$752,750 (2024)

  • 1 year/$752,750 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$725,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/27/22
    • earned additional $217,121 from 2022 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (11-319) (Old Dominion)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 1.101

Maikel Garcia 3b
1 year/$751,250 (2024)

  • 1 year/$751,250 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
    • earned additional $307,221 from 2023 pre-arbitration bonus pool
  • 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
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 0.168

Angel Zerpa lhp
1 year/$748,250 (2024)

  • 1 year/$748,250 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$721,400 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 1.079

Nelson Velázquez of
1 year/$747,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$747,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/23
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/22
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (5-165) (P.J. Education HS, P.R.)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($285,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.013

James McArthur rhp
1 year/$745,750 (2024)

  • 1 year/$745,750 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/23
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 5/8/23 after being DFA by Philadelphia 5/4/23
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/24/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/22
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2018 (12-347) (Mississippi)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.150

Alec Marsh rhp
1 year/$744,750 (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (2s-70) (Arizona State)
  • $904,300 signing bonus ($906,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.094

Freddy Fermin c
1 year/$744,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$744,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 0.165

Dairon Blanco lf-cf
1 year/$743,750 (2024)

  • 1 year/$743,750 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/12/23
  • 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: 0.132

Nick Loftin ss
1 year/$741,900 (2024)

  • 1 year/$741,900 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/23
  • drafted by Baylor 2020 (1s-32) (Baylor)
  • $3M signing bonus ($2,257,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.031

CJ Alexander 3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/24/24
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/11/22
  • drafted by Atlanta 2018 (20-592) (State College of Florida)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Dan Altavilla rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/6/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/10/24
  • 2 years (2022-23)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$850,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 11/3/21
    • elected free agency 11/4/21
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/20
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Seattle 8/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/19
  • 1 year/$549,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/18
  • 1 year/$536,100 (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/27/16
  • drafted by Seattle 2014 (5-141) (Mercyhurst, Pa.)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($353,000 slot)
  • agent: MAS+
  • ML service: 4.063

Jonathan Bowlan rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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: 0.013

Steven Cruz rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Minnesota 1/24/23
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/29/23
  • signed by Minnesota 3/20/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.034

Tyler Gentry rf
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/14/23
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • drafted by Kansas City 2020 (3-76) (Arlington HS, Tenn.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($818,200 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Will Klein rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/14/23
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • drafted by Kansas City 2020 (5-135) (Eastern Illinois)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($414,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Sam Long lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/20/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/23
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 4/23/23 after being DFA by San Francisco 4/19/23
  • 1 year/$703,750 (2022)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/20/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 6/9/21
  • 2020
    • did not pitch
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 3/5/19 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Tampa Bay 3/26/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2016 (18-540) (Sacramento State)
  • $75,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.160

Daniel Lynch IV lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$730,250 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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)
  • $1,697,500 signing bonus ($2,066,700 slot)
  • ML service: 2.083

John McMillon rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/16/23
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/23/20 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Detroit 2019 (11-322) (Texas Tech)
  • ML service: 0.047

Austin Nola c
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/5/24 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Milwaukee 2/22/24
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/23/24 (split contract paying $975,000 in majors, $175,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 games
  • 1 year/$570,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/20
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2023)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by San Diego 11/17/23
  • 1 year/$726,900 (2022)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/22
  • 1 year/$571,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/21
  • 1 year/$570,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/20
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Seattle 8/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/16/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 4/4/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Miami 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Miami 3/17
  • drafted by Miami 2012 (5-167) (LSU)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($249,700 slot)
  • agent: Paragon
  • ML service: 4.045

Walter Pennington lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/5/24
  • signed by Kansas City 8/24/20 as an amateur free agent (Colorado School of Mines)
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Pratto 1b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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 ($3,727,600 slot)
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 1.067

Anthony Veneziano lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/19/23
  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (10-289) (Coastal Carolina)
  • $122,500 signing bonus ($147,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.013

Drew Waters of
1 year/$748,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$748,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24
  • 1 year/$722,400 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
  • 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 ($1,674,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.045

 

Minor Leagues

Nick Anderson rhp
1 year/$1.575M (2024)

  • 1 year/$1.575M (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/13/24
  • 1 year/$875,000 (2023)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/11/22 (split contract, $180,000 in minors)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta in exchange for $100,000 cash 11/17/23
  • 1 year/$845,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/9/22 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$587,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/21
  • 1 year/$577,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Minnesota 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Miami 7/31/19
  • signed by Minnesota 8/7/15 as an amateur free agent (Mayville State, N.D.)
  • agent: Gaeta Sports
  • ML service: 4.153

Mason Barnett rhp
2024

  • drafted by Kansas City 2022 (3-87) (Auburn)
  • $697,500 signing bonus ($724,600 slot)
  • ML service:

Jake Brentz lhp
2 years/$1.9M (2023-24)

  • 2 years/$1.9M (2023-24)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/16/23
    • 23:$850,000, 24:$1.05M
    • annual performance bonuses based on games finished: $50,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 GF
    • 2024 roster bonus: $50,000 each 90, 120 days on active ML roster
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/24/24, sent outright to Triple-A 6/28/24
  • 1 year/$711,250 (2022)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/22
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/13/22, non-tendered 11/18/22
  • 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.)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 3.000

Mike Brosseau 3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2023)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 12/1/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/5/23, sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/23
    • signed by Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan 7/28/23
  • 1 year/$586,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/21
  • 1 year/$706,300 (2022)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/22
  • 1 year/$586,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/21
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Tampa Bay 11/13/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/22/19
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/14/16 as an amateur free agent (Oakland University, Mich.)
  • ML service: 3.031

Jac Caglianone 1b-lhp
2024

  • drafted by Kansas City 2024 (1-6) (Florida)
  • $ signing bonus ($7,213,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Luis Cessa rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/18/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Cincinnati 5/9/23, released 5/14/23
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 5/23/23 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 7/1/23
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 7/6/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Yankees 7/27/21 with $383,871 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$895,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$578,975 (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/8/19 ($90,400 in minors)
  • 1 year/$568,925 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18 ($171,615 in minors)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/3/15
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Detroit 12/9/15
    • signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 7/31/15 (Cespedes deal)
  • signed by NY Mets 7/9/08 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 5.131 (through 2022)

Chandler Champlain rhp
2024

  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Yankees 7/27/22
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2021 (9-273) (USC)
  • $150,000 signing bonus ($152,600 slot)
  • ML service:

Gavin Cross of
2024

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

Tyler Duffey rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/22/24
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/24/24, sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/27/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 10/1/23
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2022)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/30/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Minnesota 8/5/22, released 8/7/22
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 8/16/22 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 8/28/22
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/31/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2021)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • 1 year/$542,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (5-160) (Rice)
  • $267,100 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 6.026

Nate Eaton of
2024

  • 1 year/$722,200 (2023)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/2/23, sent outright to Triple-A 11/8/23
  • 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: 0.125

Diego Hernandez rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/18/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2023)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/23
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/17/23
  • signed by Kansas City 7/8/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.096

Carter Jensen c
2024

  • drafted by Kansas City 2021 (3-78) (Park Hill HS, Kansas City, Mo.)
  • $1,097,500 signing bonus ($793,000 slot)
  • ML service:

Ben Kudrna rhp
2024

  • 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:

Josh Lester 3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/18/24 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/7/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/3/23
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/19/23, sent outright to Triple-A 7/26/23
    • elected free agency 10/4/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/4/22
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/9/22
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (13-400) (Missouri)
  • $100,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.027

Blake Mitchell c
2024

  • drafted by Kansas City 2023 (1-8) (Sinton HS, Texas)
  • $4.9M signing bonus ($5,980,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Frank Mozzicato lhp
2024

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

Brian O’Keefe c
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/13/24 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 3/24
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/1/24 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/31/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/16/23
    • DFA by Seattle 10/13/23, sent outright to Triple-A 10/17/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/30/22
    • non-tendered by Seattle 11/18/22
  • selected by Seattle from St. Louis in minor-league phase of Rule 5 draft 12/12/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (7-225) (St. Joseph’s)
  • $150,000 signing bonus ($163,200 slot)
  • ML service: 0.053

Kevin Padlo 3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/25/24 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 5/31/24
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/5/24 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/26/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/20/23
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/24/23, sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/23
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/30/23
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/31/23, sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/23
    • elected free agency 10/6/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/22
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers 4/26/22 after being DFA by Seattle 4/23/22
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 6/11/22 after being DFA by San Francisco 6/8/22
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/7/22 after being DFA By Seattle 8/5/22
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/27/22, sent outright to Triple-A 8/29/22
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/21
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 8/19/21 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 8/17/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Colorado 1/28/16
  • drafted by Colorado 2014 (5-143) (Murrieta Valley HS, Murrieta, Calif.)
  • $650,000 signing bonus ($346,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.086

Yandel Ricardo ss
2024

  • signed by Kansas City 1/24 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2.4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Blake Wolters rhp
2024

  • drafted by Kansas City 2023 (2-44) (Mayhomet-Seymour HS, Mayhomet, Ill.)
  • $2.8M signing bonus ($1,951,600 slot)
  • ML service: