Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2018 season).

David Glass Owner
2000 -

  • 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 $1.015 billion in April, 2018.
ROYALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $ $ ( )
2018 $122,233,117 $132,026,511 (21)
2017 $143,005,817 $185,102,611 ( 8)
2016 $131,487,125 $177,170,963 ( 9)
2015 $112,857,025 $128,892,314 (13)
2014 $ 92,185,521 $ 97,747,983 (19)
2013 $ 81,871,725 $ 86,614,795 (22)
2012 $ 64,001,725 $ 68,609,031 (26)
2011 $ 38,176,000 $ 44,566,470 (30)
2010 $ 74,985,210 $ 76,781,350 (21)
2009 $ 70,519,333 $ 81,917,563 (18)
2008 $ 58,245,500 $ 69,297,547 (24)
2007 $ 67,166,500 $ 62,264,855 (25)
2006 $ 47,294,000 $ 51,467,137 (27)
2005 $ 36,881,000 $ 34,903,000 (27)
2004 $ 47,609,000 $ 44,728,466 (25)
2003 $ 40,518,000 $ 48,475,322 (27)
2002 $ 47,257,000 $ 49,362,709 (21)
2001 $ 35,422,500 $ 36,127,441 (28)
2000 $ 23,100,000 $ 25,916,297 (28)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

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

Ned Yost Manager
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 9/30/18
  • 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
    • Milwaukee, 2003-08
      • 2 years/$0.9M (2003-04), plus 2005-06 club options
        • hired 10/02, replacing Jerry Royster
        • 03:$0.45M, 04:$0.55M, 05:$0.6M club option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2005 option 12/03, added 2006 option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2006 option 8/05
      • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 club option
        • signed extension 2/06
        • Milwaukee exercised 2009 option 2/8/08
        • fired by Milwaukee 9/15/08
  • former manager Trey Hillman
    • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired by Kansas City 10/07, replacing Buddy Bell
    • fired by Kansas City 5/13/10

 

Alex Gordon lf
4 years/$72M (2016-19), plus 2020 option

  • 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 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)
  • 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 purchased 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: 11.092

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: 9.124

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: 7.085

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: 7.050

Jorge Soler rf
9 years/$30M (2012-20)

  • 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
  • agent: ACES (previously Magnus Sports)
  • ML service: 3.143

Billy Hamilton cf
1 year/$5.25M (2019), plus 2020 option

  • 1 year/$5.25M (2019), plus 2020 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/18
    • 19:$4.25M, 20:$7.5M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2018)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Cincinnati 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$2.625M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$570,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/2/13
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (2-57) (Taylorsville HS, Miss.)
  • $623,600 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 5.028

Chris Owings ss
1 year/$3M (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/5/18
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 plate appearances. $0.1M for 550 PA.
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$530,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/3/13
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (1s-41) (Gilbert HS, S.C.)
  • $950,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Brandon O’Hearn, ACES
  • ML service: 5.012

Martin Maldonado c
1 year/$2.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/11/19
    • may earn $1.4M in performance bonuses based on games caught
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Angels 7/26/18 with $1,383,871 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$1.95M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 signing bonus
    • 15:$0.8M, 16:$1.1M
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 12/13/16
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$494,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/26/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/2/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by LA Angels 2004 (27-803) (Nunez HS, Naguabo, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 6.156

Jacob Diekman lhp
1 year/$2.75M (2019), plus 2020 option

  • 1 year/$2.75M (2019), plus 2020 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/13/19
    • 19:$2.25M, 20:$5.75M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses:
      • $75,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games pitched. $0.1M each for 55, 60 games
      • $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25 games finished. $75,000 each for 30, 35 GF. $0.1M each for 40, 45 GF
  • 1 year/$2.7125M (2018)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Texas 7/31/18 with $889,583 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$1.9M)
  • 1 year/$1.255M (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/29/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.55M-$0.975M)
    • performance bonus: $20,000 for 65 games
  • 1 year/$535,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/15 (Hamels deal)
  • 1 year/$515,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (30-923) (Cloud County CC, Kan.)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 6.050

Wily Peralta rhp
1 year/$3.25M (2019), plus 2020 option

  • 1 year/$3.25M (2019), plus 2020 mutual option
    • signed re-worked extension with Kansas City 10/31/18
    • 19:$2.25M, 20:$7M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses:
      • $0.125M each for 35, 45 games finished. $0.2M for 50 GF.
      • $0.25M each for 30, 55, 85, 116, 120 points (4 points per start, 2 points per relief appearance of 2 innings or more, 1 point per relief appearance of less than 2 innings)
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/5/17
    • 18:$1.5M, 19:$3M club option ($25,000 buyout)
    • may earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/29/18, sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/18
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/17/18
  • 1 year/$4.275M (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/29/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/17
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$525,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/17/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $450,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 5.049

Brad Boxberger rhp
1 year/$2.2M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.2M (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/19
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses based on games (up to 60) and games finished (up to 45)
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Tampa Bay 11/30/17
  • 1 year/$519,200 (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$521,400 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$492,300 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/10/12
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1s-43) (USC)
  • signed 8/17/09, $857,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.109

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: 2.101

Jesse Hahn rhp
1 year/$800,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$800,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 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: 3.067

Brian Flynn lhp
1 year/$800,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$800,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$556,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$515,950 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$508,450 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Miami 11/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Miami 9/3/13
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12 (ASanchez deal)
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (7-227) (Wichita State)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Sports Pro Services
  • ML service: 3.086

Jorge Bonifacio of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/19
  • 1 year/$561,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
    • suspended 80 games without pay, placed on restricted list 3/10/18 (positive PED test)
    • reinstated from restricted list 6/28/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.095

Jake Junis rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.087

Brian Goodwin of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/19
  • 1 year/$553,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 7/22/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • drafted by Washington 2011 (1s-34) (Miami Dade JC)
  • $3M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.019

Ben Lively rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Philadelphia 9/5/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Cincinnati 12/31/14
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2013 (4-135) (Central Florida)
  • $350,000 signing bonus ($367,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.149

Adalberto Mondesi 2b
1 year/$547,125 (2018)

  • 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: 1.088

Eric Skoglund lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.068

Cam Gallagher c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 0.106

Tim Hill lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (32-963) (Bacone College, Okla.)
  • ML service: 1.000

Brad Keller rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.000

Kyle Zimmer rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 0.030

Scott Blewett rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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

Hunter Dozier 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: Will McGuffey, Frontline
  • ML service: 1.060

Chris Ellis rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • selected by Texas from St. Louis in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/1/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 11/12/15
  • drafted by Atlanta 2014 (3-88) (Mississippi)
  • $575,000 signing bonus ($612,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Heath Fillmyer rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.104

Terrance Gore of
1 year/$650,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$650,000 (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/18/18 (split contract paying $350,000 in minors and $100,000 in performance bonuses)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/1/17 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Kansas City 8/15/18
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$536,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$508,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$508,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/31/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (20-606) (Gulf Coast CC, Fla.)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 1.031

Conner Greene rhp
2019

  • 2019
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from St. Louis 11/26/18
  • 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

Kelvin Gutierrez 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Arnaldo Hernandez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • signed by Kansas City 9/18/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Jorge Lopez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 9/22/15
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (2-70) (Academia de Milagrosa, Cayey, P.R.)
  • $690,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.102

Kevin McCarthy rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 1.123

Sam McWilliams rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • selected by Kansas City from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 5/1/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Philadelphia 11/14/15
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2014 (8-232) (Beech HS, Hendersonville, Tenn.)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($160,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jake Newberry rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.044

Trevor Oaks rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Dodgers 1/4/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2014 (7-219) (California Baptist)
  • $161,600 signing bonus ($166,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.016

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (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: 0.062

Brett Phillips of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Houston 7/30/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (6-189) (Seminole HS, Fla.)
  • $300,000 signing bonus ($201,900 slot)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 0.140

Glenn Sparkman rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 1.000

Josh Staumont rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Meibrys Viloria c
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.030

Minor Leagues

Homer Bailey rhp
6 years/$105M (2014-19), plus 2020 option

  • 6 years/$105M (2014-19), plus 2020 mutual option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/19/14 (avoided arbitration, $11.6M-$8.7M)
    • 14:$9M, 15:$10M, 16:$18M, 17:$19M, 18:$21M, 19:$23M, 20:$25M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • in-season payments: 14:$3M, 15:$4M, 16:$11M, 17:$12M, 18:$14M, 19:$15M, with balance of each salary deferred until November each year
    • if traded, annual salaries to be paid in-season
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Cincinnati 12/21/18, with Dodgers paying Reds $7M as part of the deal
    • released by LA Dodgers 12/21/18
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/9/19 (minor-league contract paying $0.555M in majors, with Dodgers responsible for balance of Bailey’s 2019 salary of $23M)
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/16/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.75M)
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 162, 170, 180 innings
  • 1 year/$441,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year/$418,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$400,500 (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/2/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 6/8/07
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2004 (1-7) (LaGrange HS, Tex.)
  • $2.3M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 10.017

Kris Bubic lhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1cba-40) (Stanford)
  • $1.5975M signing bonus ($1.7863M slot)
  • ML service:

Chelsor Cuthbert 3b
1 year/$850,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$850,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Kansas City 1/4/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/10/19
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$552,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$509,425 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 3.030

Taylor Featherston 2b-ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 6/19/18
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/25/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Philadelphia 6/9/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/28/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade 2/10/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 2/5/16
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • DFA by Philadelphia 9/10/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/12/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Colorado in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/11/1
    • signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2011 (5-168) (TCU)
  • $144,900 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.067

Grant Gavin rhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (29-883) (Central Missouri)
  • ML service:

Kyle Isbel of
2019

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

Jackson Kowar rhp
2019

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

Khalil Lee of
2019

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

Nicky Lopez ss
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (5-163) (Creighton)
  • $243,300 signing bonus ($324,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Daniel Lynch lhp
2019

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

Seuly Matias of
2019

  • signed by Kansas City 7/4/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • ML service:

M.J. Melendez c
2019

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

Nick Pratto 1b
2019

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

Brady Singer rhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1-18) (Florida)
  • $4.25M signing bonus ($3.3493M slot)
  • ML service:

Bubba Starling of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 0.067

Drew Storen rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/15/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.9M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 3/25/19 if not on Major League roster
  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/3/17
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25 games.
    • $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 games. $0.15M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 games.
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded
  • 1 year/$8.375M (2016)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Washington 1/8/16 (Nationals to pay Blue Jays cash to make up difference in 2016 salaries between Storen’s $8.375M and Ben Revere’s $6.25M, or $2.125M)
    • signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade 7/26/16 after being DFA by Toronto 7/24/16, with Blue Jays paying Mariners $130,054 as part of deal
  • 1 year/$5.7M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1M in performance bonuses based on games finished
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$498,750 (2012)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$418,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/17/10
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (1-10) (Stanford)
  • $1.6M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 7.140

Michael Ynoa rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/14/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 3/19/18
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/6/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 12/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • signed 7/2/08 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $4.25M signing bonus (at signing, largest ever for non-Cuban amateur from Latin America)
  • agent: Adam Katz, Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.039 (through 2017)