Free Agent Pitchers

The following players are unsigned & may negotiate with any club.
Service time in years and days, through 2021, unless noted.

Starting Pitchers
(For Relievers, click here)

Dario Agrazal rhp
1 year/$567,900 (2020)

  • 1 year/$567,900 (2020)
    • DFA by Detroit 1/8/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/11/20
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/23/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 10/27/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 1/11/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/18/19
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/15/19
    • acquired by Detroit in trade 11/25/19 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/1/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • ML service: 1.076 (through 2020)

Brett Anderson lhp
1 year/$2.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/16/21
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched: $50,000 each for 100, 110, 120, 130 IP. $100,000 for 140 IP. $200,000 for 150 IP. $250,000 each for 165, 180 IP.
  • 1 year/$5M (2020)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/14/19
    • performance bonuses: $200,000 for 100 innings pitched. $400,000 for 125 IP. $600,000 for 150 IP. $800,000 for 175 IP.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/19
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2018)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/20/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 5/2/18
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2017)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/17
    • performance bonuses based on starts: $0.5M for 11 GS. $0.75M each for 14, 17 GS. $1M each for 20, 23, 26 GS. $1.5M for 29 GS.
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/26/17, released 7/31/17
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/18/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/29/17
  • 1 year/$15.8M (2016)
    • accepted qualifying offer from LA Dodgers 11/13/15
  • 1 year/$10M (2015)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16/14
    • $5M signing bonus (paid in equal installments 1/15/15, 2/15/15)
    • salary of $5M
    • performance bonuses: $0.3M each for 150, 155 innings pitched. $0.35M each for 160, 165, 170, 175 IP. $0.4M each for 180, 185, 190, 195, 200 IP
    • LA Dodgers made qualifying offer to Anderson 11/6/15
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options
    • signed extension with Oakland 4/16/10, replacing 1 year/$0.41M deal signed 3/8/10
    • $1M signing bonus (paid in equal installments 8/5/10, 11/1/10, 3/1/11, 11/1/11
    • 10:$500,000, 11:$1M, 12:$3M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$8M club option ($1.5M buyout), 15:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • Oakland exercised 2014 option 11/1/13
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 12/10/13 (A’s to pay Rockies $2M in the deal)
    • Colorado declined 2015 option 11/2/14
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2009
    • contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired in trade from Arizona 12/14/07
  • drafted by Arizona 2006 (2-55) (Stillwater HS, Okla.)
  • $950,000 signing bonus
  • agent: GSE Worldwide
  • ML service: 12.135

Jake Arrieta rhp
1 year/$6M (2021), plus 2020 mutual option

  • 1 year/$6M (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/17/21
    • 21:$4M, 22:$10M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180 innings pitched
    • released by Chicago Cubs 8/12/21
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 8/16/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/18/21
    • DFA by San Diego 9/21/21, released 9/22/21
    • retired 4/18/22
  • 2 years/$55M (2018-19), plus 2020 player option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/12/18
    • 18:$30M, 19:$25M, 20:$20M player option
    • award bonuses
    • Arrieta may opt out of contract after 2019 season
    • Phillies may void player option by exercising a 2 year/$40M option for 2021-22 seasons paying $20M annually (option salaries may increase to $25M annually based on 2018-19 innings pitched or $30M annually based on Arrieta’s finish in 2018-19 Cy Young voting)
    • Arrieta exercised 2020 player option 11/3/19
  • 1 year/$15.6375M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • received $17.4M qualifying offer from Chicago Cubs 11/6/17
  • 1 year/$10.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/16 (avoided arbitration, $13M-$7.5M)
  • 1 year/$3.63M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$544,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$516,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13
  • 1 year/$488,500 (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$419,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 6/10/10
  • drafted by Baltimore 2007 (5-159) (TCU)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 9.145 (through 2020)

Homer Bailey rhp
1 year/$7M (2020)

  • 1 year/$7M (2020)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/7/20
    • performance bonuses: $333,333 each for 150, 165 innings pitched. $333,334 for 185 IP
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for Cy Young ($75,000 for second in vote, $50,000 for third, $25,000 for fourth-sixth). $100,000 for WS MVP. $50,000 for LCS MVP. $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
    • DFA by Minnesota 9/25/20, released 9/25/20
  • 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)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/3/19
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 7/14/19 with Athletics responsible for $232,742 in remaining salary
  • 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: 11.017 (through 2019)

Bartolo Colon rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/4/18 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.75M in majors (may opt out 3/24/18 if not on roster)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 90, 100, 110, 120 innings. $0.15M each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 IP.
    • released by Texas 3/24/18
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 3/26/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 4/2/18
  • 1 year/$12.5M (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/11/16
    • DFA by Atlanta 6/29/17, released 7/4/17
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 7/7/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/18/17
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/16/15
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $50,000 for Cy Young award ($25,000 for second place in vote, $10,000 for third). $0.1M for WS MVP
  • 2 years/$20M (2014-15)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/6/14
    • 14:$9M, 15:$11M
  • 1 year/$3M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/3/12
    • may earn more than $2M in performance bonuses 
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • activated from restricted list 4/6/13
  • 1 year/$2M (2012)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/16/12
    • placed on restricted list by Oakland 8/22/12 (positive test for enhanced levels of testosterone)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/11 (minor-league deal)
    • $0.9M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/30/11
  • 1 year/$1M (2009)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/09
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 100, 110, 120 IP. $0.2M each for 130, 140, 150, 160 IP. $0.25M each for 170, 175, 180 IP
    • award bonuses
    • released by White Sox 9/16/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/25/08 (minor-league contract)
    • $1.25M on Major League roster ($18,000/month in minors)
    • deal includes up to $5.75M in roster, performance bonuses
    • contract purchased 5/21/08
    • placed on suspended list 9/19/08
    • placed on restricted list 9/25/08
  • 4 years/$51M (2004-07)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/03
    • $8M signing bonus
    • 04:$9M, 05:$8M, 06:$12M, 07:$14M
    • 2007 salary increases to $15M with top 3 finish in ’06 Cy Young vote
    • limited no-trade clause (may block trade to 4 teams)
  • 4 years/$9.25M (1999-2002), plus 2003 club option (Cleveland)
    • signed extension with Cleveland
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 99:$0.5M, 00:$1M, 01:$2.5M, 02:$4.5M,
    • 03:$6M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • acquired by Montreal in trade 6/27/02
    • Montreal exercised 2003 option 10/02
    • escalators increased 2003 salary to $8.25M
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Montreal 1/15/03
  • 1 year/$0.18M (1998)
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1997)
  • signed by Cleveland 1993 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $3,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Adam Katz, Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 20.059 (through 2018)

Brandon Dickson rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 6/17/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/1/21
    • DFA by St. Louis 9/6/21, sent outright to Triple-A 9/8/21
  • 2013-2020
    • Orix of Japan
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
    • contract sold to Orix of Japan’s Central League 11/19/12
  • 1  year (2011)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/30/11
  • signed by St. Louis 2006 as an amateur free agent (Tusculum College, Tenn.)
  • ML service: 0.054 (through 2020)

Mike Foltynewicz rhp
1 year/$2M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2M (2021)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/5/21
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 150, 160 innings pitched. $150,000 each for 170, 180 IP.
    • award bonuses: $150,000 for Cy Young, $100,000 for WS MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star, Gold Glove
    • elected free agency 10/8/21
  • 1 year/$6.425M (2020)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Atlanta 7/28/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 7/30/20
  • 1 year/$5.475M (2019)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2018)
    • lost arbitration with Atlanta 2/10/18 ($2.3M-$2.2M)
  • 1 year/$544,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
  • 1 year/$508,750 (2015)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Houston 1/14/15
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/1/14
  • drafted by Houston 2010 (1-19) (Minooka Community HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/11/10, $1.305M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel (previously Octagon)
  • ML service: 4.156 (through 2020)

Chi Chi Gonzalez rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/18/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/3/22
    • returned to Triple-A by Minnesota 6/4/22
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/11/22
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 6/14/22 after being DFA by Minnesota 6/12/22
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/12/22, sent outright to Triple-A 7/18/22 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2021)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/11/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 3/26/21
    • DFA by Colorado 10/3/21, sent outright to Triple-A 10/6/21
    • elected free agency 10/15/21
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2020)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/20
    • non-tendered by Colorado 12/2/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/10/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/25/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/4/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$537,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Texas 5/30/15
  • drafted by Texas 2013 (1-23) (Oral Roberts)
  • signed 6/10/13, $2.215M signing bonus ($1.92M slot)
  • ML service: 3.149

Cole Hamels lhp
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1M (2021)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/4/21
    • $1M salary is pro-rated for remainder of 2021 season, for a total base salary of about $322,581
    • performance bonuses: $200,000 for each game started
  • 1 year/$18M (2020)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/4/19
  • 6 years/$144M (2013-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Philadelphia 7/25/12
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 13:$19.5M, 14:$22.5M, 15:$22.5M, 16:$22.5M, 17:$22.5M, 18:$22.5M, 19:$20M club option ($6M buyout)
    • 2019 option guaranteed at $24M if Hamels 1) has 400 IP in 2017-18, including 200 IP in 2018, and 2) is not on the disabled list with a shoulder or elbow injury at the end of the 2018 season
    • limited no-trade protection allowing Hamels to block trades to 20 clubs each season
    • for 2014 season, may block deals to all clubs except Atlanta, Boston, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, San Diego, St. Louis, Texas and Washington
    • for 2015 season, may block deals to all clubs except Atlanta, Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers, NY Mets, NY Yankees, St. Louis, San Diego, Texas and Washington
    • for 2017 season, may block deals to all clubs except Atlanta, Chicago Cubs, Houston, NY Mets, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington
    • at signing, the second-largest contract ever for a pitcher
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/15, with Phillies responsible for $9.5M ($7M in 2016 and $2.5M in 2018) of the $81,737,704 left on Hamels’ contract ($8,237,704 in 2015, $67.5M in 2016-18 salaries and $6M buyout). As part of the deal, Philadelphia also assumes responsibility for $32,759,562 remaining on Matt Harrison’s contract.
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/27/18 with $13,862,903 remaining on contract ($7,862,903 in 2018 and $6M buyout for 2019) (Rangers pay Cubs $2,862,903 as part of the deal) (if Cubs decline 2019 option and pay $6M buyout, Rangers to pay Cubs $6M)
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2019 option at $20M 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$15M (2012)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 3 years/$20.5M (2009-11)
    • signed extension with Philadelphia 1/18/09
    • 09:$4.35M, 10:$6.65M, 11:$9.5M
    • if Hamels wins Cy Young award, salary for the following season increases by $0.5M ($0.25M increase for 2nd or 3rd place in vote)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star
    • largest average annual value for multi-year contract for first-time arbitration-eligible pitcher
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2008)
    • renewed by Philadelphia 3/3/08
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/06
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2002 (1-17) (Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 15.021

Felix Hernandez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/3/21 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • Hernandez exercised right to opt out of contract 3/29/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/20/20 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
  • 7 years/$175M (2013-19)
    • signed extension with Seattle 2/13/13
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 13:$19M, 14:$22M, 15:$24M, 16:$25M, 17:$26M, 18:$26M, 19:$27M, 20:$1M conditional club option
    • club may exercise 2020 option if Hernandez spends more than 130 consecutive days (in one season or from one season overlapping into the next) on disabled list with right elbow surgery or other procedure to repair right elbow injury
    • award bonuses: $0.2M for Cy Young. $0.1M for WS MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove, All-Star
    • full no-trade protection (earns 10-and-5 rights in July 2015)
    • at signing, contract is the largest ever for a pitcher
  • 5 years/$78M (2010-14)
    • signed extension with Seattle 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration, $11.5M-$7.2M)
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$6.5M, 11:$10M, 12:$18.5M, 13:$19.5M, 14:$20M
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs annually)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All-Star, LCS MVP, Gold Glove. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.2M for Cy Young
    • 2010 Cy Young increases 2011 salary by $1M to $11M, 2012 salary by $0.5M to $19M, 2013 salary by $0.5M to $20M, 2014 salary by $0.5M to $20.5M
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star ($25,000 for selection)
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2008)
    • renewed by Seattle 3/08
  • 1 year/$420,000 (2007)
    • renewed by Seattle 3/07
  • 1 year/$340,000 (2006)
    • renewed by Seattle 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 8/05
  • signed by Seattle 7/02 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $710,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Alan Nero, Wil Polidor, Octagon
  • ML service: 14.060 (through 2019)

Edwin Jackson rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/3/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 4/10/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $2M in majors)
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 15, 18 games started. $0.2M for 20 GS
    • may opt out of contract at end of May if not on Major League roster
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 5/11/19
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/15/19
    • DFA by Toronto 7/16/19, released 7/19/19
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/22/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/9/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 1/11/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.4M in performance bonuses
    • released by Washington 6/2/18 (exercised opt-out clause)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 6/6/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/25/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 4/5/17 (minor-league contract)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 6/1/17
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/7/17
    • DFA by Baltimore 6/11/17, refused assignment 6/13/17
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 6/16/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 7/18/17
  • 4 years/$52M (2013-16)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/20/12
    • $8M signing bonus
    • 13:$11M, 14:$11M, 15:$11M, 16:$11M
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/20/15, released 7/27/15
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 8/14/15 (minor-league contract)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 1/16 (Marlins pay $0.5075M Major League minimum, with Cubs paying balance of $11M 2016 salary)
    • full no-trade clause
    • DFA by Miami 5/31/16, released 6/2/16
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 6/16/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 7/17/16
  • 1 year/$11M (2012)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/2/12
    • $2M deferred
    • award bonuses
  • 2 years/$13.35M (2010-11)
    • signed by Arizona 2/14/10 (avoided arbitration, $6.25M-$4.6M)
    • $0.8M signing bonus
    • 10:$4.2M, 11:$8.35M
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 7/30/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/27/11
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/27/11
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2009)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 12/10/08
    • re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 185, 190, 195, 200 IP
    • acquired by Arizona in 3-way trade from Detroit 12/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.4127M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/15/08
  • 1 year/$0.3923M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 1/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/05
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2001 (6-190) (Shaw HS, Columbus, Ga.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: ESQ Agency (previously Legacy Sports and Boras Corp.)
  • ML service: 12.158 (through 2019)

Scott Kazmir lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/23/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 5/22/21
    • placed on restricted list 5/31/21 (personal reasons)
    • reinstated 6/4/21
    • DFA by San Francisco 6/5/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/11/21
    • contract selected by San Francisco 9/22/21
  • 3 years/$48M (2016-18)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/30/15
    • 16:$11M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M
    • $8M annually is deferred for three years with no interest, to be paid out 2019-21, reducing present-day value to an average of $44,954,652 under MLB calculation and $45,335,913 per the MLBPA
    • Kazmir may opt out of contract after 2016 season
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Dodgers 12/16/17
    • released by Atlanta 3/28/18
  • 2 years/$22M (2014-15)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/3/13
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:$11M
    • assignment bonus: $500,000 if traded
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 7/23/15 with $4,387,978 remaining on Kazmir’s contract for 2015
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 4/2/13 if not on Major League roster 
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 4/2/13
  • 2012: Signed with Sugar Land of Atlantic League 7/12
  • 3 years/$28.5M (2009-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/18/08
    • 09:$6M, 10:$8M, 11:$12M, 12:$13.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • $0.8M assignment bonus for first time he is traded
    • perks: luxury suite for five home games annually
    • Kazmir to make annual donations to club charity
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Tampa Bay 8/29/09
    • released by LA Angels 6/15/11
  • 1 year/$3.785M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$424,300 (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • 1 year/$371,700 (2006)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/06
  • 1 year/$316,000 (2005)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/05 (split contract, $55,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 each for 40, 60, 80, 100 points (3 points each for game started, 2 points each for appearances of more than one inning, 1.5 points each for appearances of one inning or less). $5,000 for 200 innings
  • 1 year (2004)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from NY Mets 7/04
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/04
  • drafted by NY Mets 2002 (1-15) (Cypress Falls HS, Texas)
  • signed 8/02, $2.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Brian Peters, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 11.148

Mike Leake rhp
5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 option

  • 5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 mutual option
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/22/15
    • 16:$12M, 17:$15M, 18:$17M, 19:$16M, 20:$15M, 21:$18M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • full no-trade protection
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from St. Louis 8/30/17, with $55,622,950 remaining on contract (Cardinals pay Mariners $17.5M: $2.5M in 2017, $6M in 2018, $5M in 2019, $4M in 2020)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 7/31/19 with $25,161,290 remaining on contract
    • as part of the trade, Seattle pays Arizona $18,982,258, including $4,982,258 on 9/1/19, $9M in 2020 (paid in four installments of $2.5M each on 4/15, 6/1, 7/15 and 9/1) and $5M buyout 1/15/21
    • Arizona declined 2021 option 10/28/20
  • 1 year/$9.775M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Cincinnati 7/30/15 with $3,525,409 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$5.925M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.2M-$5.65M)
  • 1 year/$3.06M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/6/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.65M)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 180 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/11/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1-8) (Arizona State)
  • $2.27M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Horwits, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 10.000 (through 2020)

Elvis Luciano rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/21
    • released by Toronto 8/23/21
  • 1 year/$570,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • selected by Toronto from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/19
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 6/6/18
  • signed by Arizona 10/1/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Optimum
  • ML service: 1.000 (through 2020)

Tyler Phillips rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/21
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 7/24/21 after being DFA by Texas 7/17/21
    • DFA by Philadelphia 9/20/21, released 9/21/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Texas 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Texas 3/20
  • drafted by Texas 2015 (16-468) (Bishop Eustace Prep HS, Pennsauken Township, N.J.)
  • $160,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2020)

Rick Porcello rhp
1 year/$10M (2020)

  • 1 year/$10M (2020)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/12/19
  • 4 years/$82.5M (2016-19)
    • signed extension with Boston 4/7/15
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$21M, 19:$21M
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to three clubs)
  • 1 year/$12.5M (2015)
    • signed by Boston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Detroit 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years/$7.285M (2007-10), plus 2011-12 club options
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/14/07
    • $3.58M signing bonus
    • 07:$380,000, 08:$1.1M, 09:$1.2M, 10:$1.025M, 11:$1.536 club option, 12:$1.344M club option
    • Detroit exercised $1.536M option for 2011
  • drafted by Detroit 2007 (1-27) (Seton Hall Prep, NJ)
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously Hendricks Sports, Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 11.170 (through 2020)

Tanner Roark rhp
2 years/$24M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$24M (2020-21)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/18/19
    • 20:$12M, 21:$12M
    • award bonuses: $150,000 for Cy Young ($125,000 for second place in vote, $100,000 for third, $75,000 for fourth, $50,000 for fifth). $50,000 each for All Star, WS MVP. $25,000 for LCS MVP
    • DFA by Toronto 4/30/21, released 5/3/21
    • signed by Atlanta 5/11/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/24/21
    • elected free agency 9/5/21
  • 1 year/$10M (2019)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/10/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/19 with $3,225,806 remaining on contract
    • as part of the trade, Reds pay Athletics $2.1M, leaving Oakland responsible for $1,125,806 of 2019 salary
  • 1 year/$6.475M (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Washington 12/12/18
  • 1 year/$4.315M (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$543,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
  • 1 year/$529,600 (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year/$506,100 (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Washington 8/6/13
  • acquired by Washington in trade from Texas 7/30/10
  • drafted by Texas 2008 (25-753) (Illinois)
  • agent: Matt Colleran
  • ML service: 7.055 (through 2020)

Tyson Ross rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/19/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/3/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.75M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses
    • released by San Francisco 6/26/20
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/10/18
    • roster bonus: $50,000 for being on Major League roster on Opening Day. $100,000 each for being on roster May 1 and June 1
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/30/17 (minor-league contract with salaries of $1.75M in majors)
    • performance bonuses: $150,000 for each start from 5 to 19 GS. $200,000 for each start from 20 to 29
    • may opt out 5/15/18 and 6/15/18 if not on Major League roster
    • contract selected by San Diego 3/29/18
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers from San Diego 8/5/18
  • 1 year/$6M (2017)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/20/17
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 8-11 games started. $150,000 each for 12-15 GS. $200,000 each for 16-20 GS
    • assignment bonus: $500,000 with trade
    • released by Texas 9/12/17
  • 1 year/$9.625M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.98M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$500,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 11/16/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 4/3/10
  • drafted by Oakland 2008 (2-58) (Cal)
  • signed 6/08, $694,800 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 8.118 (through 2020)

Jeff Samardzija rhp
5 years/$90M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$90M (2016-20)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $9M signing bonus ($3M at signing, $6M in paid in four installments of $1.5M each Jan. 15, 2017-20)
    • 16:$9M, 17-20:$18M annually
    • limited no-trade protection (may select eight clubs to which he will accept a trade)
    • DFA by San Francisco 9/26/20, released 9/28/20
  • 1 year/$9.8M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • Chicago White Sox made qualifying offer to Samardzija 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$5.345M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/8/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.2M-$4.4M)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/4/14
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 12/9/14
  • 1 year/$2.64M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2.64M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/12
  • 5 years/$10M (2007-11), plus 2012 & 2013 club options
    • signed Major League contract with Cubs 1/07, giving up football
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 10:$3M, 11:$2.8M
    • no-trade clause
    • total value may reach $16.5M with exercise of options
    • must return bonus, portion of salaries if he returns to football
    • Cubs declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2006 (5-149) (Notre Dame)
  • signed 6/06, $1M signing bonus (may increase to $7.25M if Samardzija chooses to play baseball over football)
  • agent: Wasserman Media, Adam Katz, Sam Samardzija
  • ML service: 11.028 (through 2020)

Kohl Stewart rhp
1 year/$700,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/21 (split contract, $150,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2020)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/29/19 (split contract with salary of $200,000 in minors)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Rookie of the Year
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/4/19 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/12/18
  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (1-4) (St. Pius X HS, Houston)
  • $4.5444M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 2.030

Lewis Thorpe lhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/22
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/28/22
    • released by Minnesota 4/21/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • signed by Minnesota 7/12/12 as an amateur free agent from Australia
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Paragon
  • ML service: 1.017

Edinson Volquez rhp
1 year/$600,000 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $600,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/18/20
  • 2 years (2018-19)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/16/18 (minor-league contract)
    • receives 1 year/$2M Major League deal if added to ML roster
    • may earn additional $4.5M in 2019 performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Texas 11/20/18
  • 2 years/$22M (2017-18)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/16
    • 17:$9M, 18:$13M
    • released by Miami 12/13/17
  • 2 years/$20M (2015-16), plus 2017 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/29/14
    • 15:$7.5M, 16:$9.5M, 17:$10M mutual option ($3M buyout)
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
    • perks: suite on road
    • Volquez declined 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$5M (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/11/13
  • 1 year/$5.725M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by San Diego 8/24/13, released 8/28/13
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/29/13 (Dodgers pay pro-rated Major League minimum, with Padres responsible for balance of 2013 salary)
  • 1 year/$2.2375M (2012)
    • signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/11 (avoided arbitration, $2M-$1.3M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 24, 28 starts
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11
  • 1 year/$445,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$440,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$392,500 (2008)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Texas 12/21/07
    • signed by Cincinnati 2/29/08
  • 1 year/$382,000 (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07 (split contract paying $83,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$329,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/05
  • signed by Texas 10/01 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 12.059 (through 2020)

Asher Wojciechowski rhp
1 year (2022)

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/11/22 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 6/5/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/21/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $750,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 7/21/21
    • DFA by NY Yankees 7/22/21, sent outright to Triple-A 7/25/21 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/29/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/20
    • DFA by Baltimore 9/17/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/20/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/14/19 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Cleveland 7/1/19
    • contract selected by Baltimore 7/2/19
    • DFA by Baltimore 9/17/20
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Baltimore 7/18/18
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 7/25/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Arizona 3/28/17
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 4/20/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/20/17
    • DFA by Cincinnati 6/18/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/20/17
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/2/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
    • claimed by Miami 5/24/16 after being DFA by Houston 5/17/16
    • DFA by Miami 7/16/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/19/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-41) (The Citadel)
  • $815,400 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 2.155

Steven Wright rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/21/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/10/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • received 80-game suspension without pay 3/6/19 (violation of MLB policy on performance-enhancing drugs)
    • released by Boston 10/18/19
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/5/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • received 15-game suspension 3/23/18 (violation of MLB domestic violence policy), placed on restricted list 4/28/18, reinstated 5/14/18 (missed 16 calendar days, forfeiting $94,624)
  • 1 year/$593,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year/$514,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$510,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 7/31/12
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (2-56) (Hawaii)
  • $630,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 5.012 (through 2020)

 

 

 

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