Free Agent Pitchers

The following players are unsigned & may negotiate with any club.
Service time in years and days, through 2020, 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

Henderson Alvarez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/26/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 2018
    • signed by Tigres de Quintana Roo of Mexican League 3/16/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Long Island of independent Atlantic League 7/17
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 8/24/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 9/13/17
    • elected free agency 10/6/17
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2016)
    • signed by Oakland 12/15
    • may earn $1.6M in performance bonuses based on games started: $100,000 each for 12, 15 GS. $150,000 for 18 GS. $200,000 for 21 GS. $300,000 for 24 GS. $350,000 for 26 GS. $400,000 for 28 GS.
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/7/16
  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Miami 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Miami 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$525,400 (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$507,900 (2013)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$482,900 (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/13/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 8/9/11
  • signed by Toronto 10/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Rick Thurman, Beverly Hills Sports (previously Praver-Shapiro)
  • ML service: 5.070 (through 2017)

Cody Anderson rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/17/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$641,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/19/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
  • 1 year/$539,100 (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/17
  • 1 year/$511,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15
  • drafted by Cleveland 2011 (14-428) (Feather River JC, Calif.)
  • $250,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.116 (through 2019)

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)

Manny Banuelos lhp
1 year/$559,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$559,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/28/19 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/14/17 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from LA Dodgers 11/1/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
    • DFA by Atlanta 8/12/16
    • signed by LA Angels as free agent 8/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Yankees 1/1/15
    • signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • signed by NY Yankees 2008 as a free agent from Mexico
  • $450,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.146 (through 2019)

Christian Bergman rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/2/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/22/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/11/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/16/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 9/1/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/7/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 8/4/17
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/12/17
    • DFA by Seattle 8/15/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/16/17
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/28/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 9/1/17
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/12/16
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/9/14
  • drafted by Colorado 2010 (24-740) (UC-Irvine)
  • agent: All Bases Covered
  • ML service: 2.134 (through 2018)

Parker Bridwell rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/28/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 1/22/19 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/15/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 1/25/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/18
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 11/26/18 after being DFA by LA Angels 11/21/18
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 12/21/18 after being DFA by NY Yankees 12/17/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/17
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade 4/17/17 after being DFA by Baltimore 4/14/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
  • drafted by Baltimore 2010 (9-268) (Hereford HS, Texas)
  • $625,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.129 (through 2019)

Clay Buchholz rhp
1 year/$3M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3M (2019)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/2/19
    • may earn additional $3M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/19/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • may opt out of contract 5/1/18 if not on Major League roster
    • released by Kansas City 5/1/18
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 5/5/18 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.6M in majors
    • contract selected by Arizona 5/20/18
  • 4 years/$29.945M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Boston 4/11/11
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 12:$3.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7.7M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M club option ($245,000 buyout), 17:$13.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • Boston exercised 2016 option 11/3/15
    • Boston exercised 2017 option 11/3/16
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Boston 12/20/16
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/11
  • 1 year/$443,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$413,500 (2009)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/5/09
  • 1 year/$396,000 (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/17/07
  • drafted by Boston 2005 (1s-42) (Angelina JC, Texas)
  • signed 7/05, $800,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 11.021 (through 2019)

Daniel Camarena lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/19/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 4/29/19
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 5/8/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 7/6/19
    • released by NY Yankees 8/13/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/8/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago Cubs 3/31/18
    • released by NY Yankees 5/20/18
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 5/24/18 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2011 (20-629) (Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego)
  • $335,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

Andrew Cashner rhp
2 years/$16M (2018-19) plus 2020 option

  • 2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/15/18
    • $3M signing bonus (paid $1.5M each Jan. 15 in 2020 and 2021)
    • 18:$5M, 19:$8M, 20:$10M option
    • 2020 option guaranteed with 340 innings in 2018-19 combined
    • 2020 becomes player option with 360 innings in 2018-19 combined
    • annual performance bonuses based on starts and innings pitched:
      • $0.25M each for 10, 15 GS. $0.625M for 20 GS. $0.4M for 30 GS
      • $0.25M each for 110, 120 IP. $0.275M for 130 IP. $0.35M for 140 IP. $0.75M for 150 IP. $0.4M each for 170, 180, 190, 200 IP
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 7/13/19 with $3,354,839 remaining on contract. Orioles pay Red Sox $1,777,839 as part of the deal, with Boston responsible for $1,577,000 (Orioles also agreed to make contingent payments to cover performance bonuses Cashner might earn in 2019)
    • Boston declined 2020 option 11/19
  • 1 year/$10M (2017)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/21/16
  • 1 year/$7.15M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 7/29/16 with $2,539,618 remaining on contract (Padres paid Marlins $2,171,257 in deal)
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2014)
    • won arbitration with San Diego 2/8/14 ($2.4M-$2.275M)
  • 1 year/$500,800 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year/$486,100 (2012)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/5/12
    • signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year/$427,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/31/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (1-19) (TCU)
  • signed 7/08, $1.54M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 9.126 (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 Group
  • ML service: 20.059 (through 2018)

Rookie Davis rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/18/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/25/19
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 9/1/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 8/27/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Yankees 12/28/15
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2011 (14-449) (Dixon HS, Holly Ridge, N.C.)
  • $550,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.045 (through 2018)

Marco Estrada rhp
1 year/$4M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4M (2019)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/25/19
    • released by Oakland 8/20/19
  • 1 year/$13M (2018)
    • signed extension with Toronto 9/20/17
  • 2 years/$26M (2016-17)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/13/15
    • $1M signing bonus (due 1/29/16)
    • 16:$11M, 17:$14M
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • Toronto made qualifying offer to Estrada 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$3.325 (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M based on innings pitched
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Milwaukee 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$1.955M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$486,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee for 2011 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 4/6/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 2/3/10 after being DFA by Washington 1/28/10
    • signed by Milwaukee 2/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/8/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Washington 8/19/08
  • drafted by Washington 2005 (6-174) (Long Beach State)
  • $152,000 signing bonus
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 9.035 (through 2018)

Ryan Feierabend lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/27/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/18/19
    • DFA by Toronto 5/24/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/19
  • 2016-18
    • KT Wiz of Korean
  • 2015-16
    • Nexen of Korea
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/12/14
    • DFA by Texas 8/1/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/6/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/15/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 6/6/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/21/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/06
  • drafted by Seattle 2003 (3-86) (Midview HS, Grafton, Ohio)
  • $437,000 signing bonus
  • agent: McNamara Baseball
  • ML service: 1.159 (through 2018)

Yovani Gallardo rhp
1 year/$0.75M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2M (2018)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/21/17 (non-guaranteed)
    • performance bonuses based on innings, relief appearance:
      • $0.1M each for 50, 65, 80 innings. $0.15M each for 95, 100 IP. $0.2M each for 125, 140 IP. $0.25M each for 155, 170, 185 IP.
      • $50,000 each for 30, 40 relief appearances. $75,000 each for 50, 60 relief appearances
    • released by Milwaukee 3/29/18 (due 45 days’ pay, $)
    • 1 year/$0.75M (2018), signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/31/18
    • may earn additional $0.25M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Cincinnati 4/10/18, sent outright to Triple-A 4/12/18
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 4/13/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 6/17/18
  • 2 years/$22M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/16
    • 16:$9M, 17:$11M, 18:$13M club option ($2M buyout)
    • $3.25M is deferred without interest ($2.5M in 2016, $1M in 2017), to be paid in installments of $1.625M each 7/1/19 and 7/1/20
    • If club exercises 2018 option, $3M is deferred without interest, to be paid 7/1/21. If club declines 2018 option, buyout is paid 7/1/18.
    • award bonuses
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Baltimore 1/6/17, with Orioles paying Mariners $2M as part of the deal
    • Seattle declined 2018 option 11/2/17
  • 5 years/$30.1M (2010-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension 4/8/10, replacing 1 year/$0.45M deal for 2010 renewed 3/4/10
    • $1.25M signing bonus ($0.5M upon approval by MLB, $0.5M on 7/15/10, $0.25M on 11/15/10)
    • 10:$0.5M, 11:$3.25M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$7.75M, 14:$11.25M, 15:$13M club option ($0.6M buyout)
    • Gallardo may void option by earning 6 points based on 2010-14 Cy Young vote (5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd place)
    • full no-trade clause for 2010-12 seasons, may block deals to 10 clubs thereafter (Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, LA Angels, NY Yankees, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toronto)
    • assignment bonus: additional $1M in salary with trade
    • Milwaukee exercised 2015 option 10/30/14
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 1/19/15, with Brewers paying $4M of 2015 salary of $14M
    • Texas made qualifying offer to Gallardo 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/14/07
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2004 (2-46) (Trimble Tech HS, Fort Worth, Texas)
  • $725,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Bobby Witt, Octagon
  • ML service: 11.055 (through 2018)

Miguel Gonzalez rhp
1 year/$4.75M (2018)

  • 1 year/$4.75M (2018)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/11/18
  • 1 year/$5.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/31/17
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Baltimore 3/30/16 (due 45 days’ salary, $1,254,098)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/25/16
  • 1 year/$3.275M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/4/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.95M-$2.5M)
    • performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 160, 185 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$0.529M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/28/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 5/29/12
  • released by Boston 12/10/11
  • selected by Boston from LA Angels in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08
  • signed 2004 by LA Angels as an amateur free agent (Los Angeles Mission JC)
  • agent: Rep 1 Baseball
  • ML service: 7.084 (through 2018)

Cole Hamels lhp
1 year/$18M (2020)

  • 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: 14.143

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)

Phil Hughes rhp
5 years/$58M (2015-19)

  • 5 years/$58M (2015-19)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 12/22/14, replacing final two seasons in previous contract
    • 15:$9.2M, 16:$9.2M, 17:$13.2M, 18:$13.2M, 19:$13.2M
    • annual performance bonus: $0.2M for 200 innings pitched
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs/year)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade 5/27/18 after being DFA by Minnesota 5/21/18 (Twins send Padres $14,522,742 as part of deal)
      • Hughes had $8,941,935 remaining in 2018 salary. Cash from Twins covers $8,572,542, with Padres responsible for $369,193, a pro-rated share of the Major League minimum salary
      • for 2019, cash from Twins covers $5.95M. Padres pay $7.25M.
      • DFA by San Diego 8/10/18, released 8/15/18
  • 3 years/$24M (2014-16)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/5/13
    • 14:$8M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 180, 195 innings pitched. $0.5M for 210 IP
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs/year)
  • 1 year/$7.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.447M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year/$407,650 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/09 ($213,218 in minors)
  • 1 year/$406,350 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2004 (1-23) (Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Nez Balelo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 10.113 (through 2017)

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)

John Lamb lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/16/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/2/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 11/2/16 after being DFA by Cincinnati 10/27/16
    • released by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Kansas City 7/26/15 (Reds to pay undisclosed amount to cover a portion of $3,825,136 remaining on Cueto’s contract for 2015)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (5-145) (Laguna Hills HS, Calif.)
  • $0.165M signing bonus
  • agent: Paragon Sports
  • ML service: 1.095 (through 2018)

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

Tim Melville rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/5/20 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 5/19/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 5/3/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 8/21/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/30/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/22/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Long Island Ducks of independent Atlantic League 4/17
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 6/13/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/21/17
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 8/27/17 after being DFA by Minnesota 8/23/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 11/6/17 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/25/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/10/16
    • DFA by Cincinnati 4/22/16, sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/15/14 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (4-115) (Holt HS, Wentsville, Mo.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Jason Cook, Aspire Sports
  • ML service: 0.075 (through 2019)

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

Clayton Richard lhp
2 years/$6M (2018-19)

  • 2 years/$6M (2018-19)
    • signed extension with San Diego 9/20/17
    • 18:$3M, 19:$3M
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 125, 150 innings. $500,000 each for 175, 200 innings
    • 2019 salary increases $500,000 with All-Star selection in 2018
    • 2019 salary increases $1M with top 8 finish in 2018 Cy Young vote
    • assignment bonus: $300,000 with first trade
    • acquired by Toronto in trade 12/30/18 after being DFA by San Diego 12/20/18 (Padres pay $1.5M to Blue Jays as part of the deal)
    • released by Toronto 9/12/19
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/20/16
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 15, 20, 25 starts. $125,000 each for 40, 50 relief appearances
    • assignment bonus: $25,000 with trade
  • 1 year/$2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 games started. $100,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 relief appearances
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/26/16, released 8/3/16
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 8/6/16 (Padres pay pro-rated share of minimum salary, with Cubs responsible for balance)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/3/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/3/15
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/4/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/22/15 (optional assignment)
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/3/15, released 8/4/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/1/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.24M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/16/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.55M-$4.905M)
    • refused outright assignment, elected free agency 10/28/13
  • 1 year/$2.705M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/23/12 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$2.35M)
  • 1 year/$468,800 (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
  • 1 year/$423,700 (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$405,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 7/21/08
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2005 (8-245) (Michigan)
  • $78,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 8.163 (through 2018)

Brady Rodgers rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/23/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
    • DFA, released by Houston 8/22/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/2/16
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (3-96) (Arizona State)
  • $495,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 1.015 (through 2019)

Danny Salazar rhp
1 year/$4.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$536,200 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/15
  • 1 year/$501,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12
  • signed by Cleveland 7/06 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 5.162 (through 2019)

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 Group, Adam Katz, Sam Samardzija
  • ML service: 11.028

Anibal Sanchez rhp
2 years/$19M (2019-20), plus 2021 option

  • 2 years/$19M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/21/18
    • 19:$8M, 20:$9M, 21:$12M club option ($2M buyout)
    • $2M/year in 2019-20 salaries is deferred, to be paid 1/15/21
    • performance bonuses: $500,000 each 18, 22, 26, 30 starts
    • Washington declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/16/18 (non-guaranteed split contract paying $2.5M in majors, $0.5M in minors)
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
    • released by Minnesota 3/11/18 (due 30 days pay, $403,226)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/16/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 4/2/18
  • 5 years/$80M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/14/12
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 13:$8M, 14:$15M, 15:$16M, 16:$16M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M club option ($5M buyout)
    • Detroit declined 2018 option 11/17
  • 1 year/$8M (2012)
    • won in arbitration with Miami 2/6/12 ($8M-$6.9M)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Miami 7/23/12
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • renewed by Florida 2/28/09
  • 1 year/$390,000 (2008)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year/$381,000 (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/05
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/05
  • signed by Boston 1/3/01 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Mato Sports Management
  • ML service: 14.083

James Shields rhp
4 years/$75M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$75M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/11/15
    • 15:$10M, 16:$21M, 17:$21M, 18:$21M, 19:$16M club option ($2M buyout)
    • perks: hotel suite on road
    • deal does not include no-trade clause, but Shields may opt out of contract after 2016 season (no later than 3 days after World Series)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from San Diego 6/4/16 with $57,770,491 remaining on contract (Padres to pay $30,770,491, with White Sox responsible for $27M — $5M in 2016 and, if Shields does not opt out, $10M each in 2017 and 2018 and the $2M buyout)
    • Chicago White Sox declined 2019 option 10/29/18
  • 4 years/$11.25M (2008-11), plus 2012-14 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 1/23/08
    • 08:$1M, 09:$1.5M, 10:$2.5M, 11:$4.25M, 12:$7M club option ($2M buyout), 13:$9M club option ($1.5M buyout), 14:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • value of 2012-14 club options may increase package to $38M
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched, starts, and Cy Young voting may increase package to $44M
    • assignment bonus of $0.75M if traded
    • Tampa Bay exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
    • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
    • 2013 option increased by $1.25M to $10.25M with escalators
    • 2014 option increased to about $13.5M with escalators
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2013 option at $10.25M 10/30/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 12/9/12
    • Kansas City exercised $13.5M option for 2014 10/30/13
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.3949M (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/05
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2000 (16-466) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 12.125 (through 2018)

Jason Vargas lhp
2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 option

  • 2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/18/18
    • 18:$6M, 19:$8M, 20:$8M club option ($2M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210 innings pitched
    • assignment bonus: $250,000 with trade
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from NY Mets 7/29/19 with $4,916,667 remaining on contract ($2,666,667 in 2019 salary, $250,000 assignment bonus and $2M buyout)
    • as part of the trade, Mets pay $666,667 of 2019 salary, $250,000 assignment bonus and $2M in 2020
    • Philadelphia declined 2020 option 11/4/19
  • 4 years/$32M (2014-17)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/21/13
    • 14:$7M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$8M
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Seattle 12/19/12
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$412,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$405,000 (2009)
    • acquired by Seattle in three-way trade from NY Mets 12/10/08
    • signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year/$394,000 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06
    • split contract paying $155,505 in minors
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Florida 11/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Florida 7/05
  • drafted by Florida 2004 (2-68) (Long Beach State)
  • $525,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Nez Balelo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 12.114 (through 2019)

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 Group
  • ML service: 12.059

 

 

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