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)

Brett Anderson lhp
1 year/$5M (2020)

  • 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: 11.135

Chase Anderson rhp
2 years/$11.75M (2018-19), plus 2020, 2021 options

  • 2 years/$11.75M (2018-19, plus 2020, 2021 options
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 10/26/17
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 18:$4.25M, 19:$6M, 20:$8.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. 21:$9.5M club option, $0.5M buyout
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 for 162 innings pitched. $150,000 for 180 IP. $200,000 for 200 IP
    • 2021 option may increase by $1M to $10.5M if Anderson 1) has 500 IP in 2018-20, 2) has 150 IP in 2020, 3) is not on the disabled list at end of 2020 season, and 4) passes team physical
    • one-time assignment bonus: $350,000 if traded
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Milwaukee 11/4/19
    • Toronto exercised 2020 option 11/4/19
    • Toronto declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2017)
    • lost arbitration with Milwaukee 2/14/17 ($2.85M-$2.45M)
  • 1 year/$520,200 (2016)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Arizona 1/30/16
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/19/12
    • signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (9-276) (Oklahoma)
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Hub Sports Management
  • ML service: 6.146

Tyler Anderson lhp
1 year/$1.775M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.775M (2020)
    • re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/3/19
    • roster bonus: $500,000 for 150 days on active roster
    • performance bonus: $350,000 for 130 innings pitched
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$2.625M (2019)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers from Colorado 10/30/19
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/18
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2011 (1-20) (Oregon)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 5.065

Chris Archer rhp
6 years/$25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options

  • 6 years/25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/2/14, replacing 1-year contract for $511,200 signed 3/2/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$500,000, 15:$1M, 16:$2.75M, 17:$4.75M, 18:$6.25M, 19:$7.5M, 20:$9M club option ($1.75M buyout), 21:$11M club option ($250,000 buyout)
    • if Archer does not qualify for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2015 season, guarantee is reduced to $20M (16:$1M, 17:$3M, 18:$4.75M, 19:$7M)
    • at signing, largest deal for player with less than 1 year of service
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/18 with $2,049,731 remaining in 2018 salary ($11,799,731 total)
    • Pittsburgh exercised 2020 option 11/4/19
    • Pittsburgh declined 2021 option 10/31/20
  • 1 year/$511,200 (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Cleveland 12/31/08
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (5-161) (Clayton HS, N.C.)
  • agent: GSE Worldwide (previously ISE Baseball)
  • ML service: 7.156

Jake Arrieta rhp
2 years/$55M (2018-19), plus 2020 option

  • 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

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)

Trevor Bauer rhp
1 year/$17.5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$17.5M (2020)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • Cincinnati made $18.9M qualifying offer 11/2/20
  • 1 year/$13M (2019)
    • won arbitration case with Cleveland 2/13/19 ($13M-$11M)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Cleveland 7/30/19 with $4,193,548 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$6.525M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Cleveland 2/15/18 ($6.525M-$5.3M)
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.6975M (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year/$1.94M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/16/15
  • 4 years/$4.45M (2011-14)
    • signed Major League contract 7/25/11
    • $3.4M signing bonus
    • 11:$50,000, 12:$333,333, 13:$333,333, 14:$333,334
    • salaries in majors: 11:$414,000, 12:$600,000, 13:$1.325M, 14:$1.575M
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2011 (1-3) (UCLA)
  • agent: Luba Sports (previously Wasserman Media Group)
  • ML service: 6.158

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)

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)

Trevor Cahill rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/11/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/12/20
  • 1 year/$9M (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/20/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 100, 110, 120, 130 innings. $0.5M for 170 innings
    • assignment bonus: $0.25M with first trade
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2018)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/19/18
    • assignment bonus: $0.25M if traded
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/20/17
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 15, 20, 25 games started. $0.125M each for 40, 50 relief appearances
    • assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/24/17, with Royals responsible for remaining $659,836 in 2017 salary and $250,000 assignment bonus (total of $909,836)
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/15
    • performance bonuses:
      • starts: $0.75M for 18 starts. $0.1M for 21 GS. $1.25M for 24 GS. $1.5M each for 27, 29, 31 GS.
      • relief appearances: $0.1M for 60. $0.15M for 65. $0.2M for 70.
      • games finished: $0.3M for 25 GF.
  • 5 years/$30.5M (2011-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Oakland 4/11/11, replacing 1 year/$0.44M deal signed 3/11
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 11:$0.5M, 12:$3.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7.7M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M club option ($0.3M buyout), 17:$13.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2017 option increases by $0.5M to $14M with top 2 finish in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16
    • Cahill may void 2016-17 options if he is traded and finishes in top 2 in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 12/9/11
    • DFA by Arizona 6/9/14 (optional assignment)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 4/2/15 (Diamondbacks to pay about $6.8M of Cahill’s 2015 salary)
    • DFA by Atlanta 6/11/15, released
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/15
  • 1 year/$410,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2009
    • contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09
  • drafted by Oakland 2006 (2-66) (Vista HS, San Diego)
  • $560,000 signing bonus
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 11.056

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)

Michael Fiers rhp
2 years/$14.1M (2019-20)

  • 2 years/$14.1M (2019-20)
    • re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/23/18
    • 19:$6M, 20:$8.1M
  • 1 year/$6M (2018)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/17
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Detroit 8/6/18 with $1,774,194 remaining on contract
    • non-tendered by Oakland 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/19/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for Cy Young, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP
    • non-tendered by Houston 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$524,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Milwaukee 7/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$498,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/10/11
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2009 (22-676) (Nova Southeastern U.)
  • agent: RMG Baseball
  • ML service: 7.085

Heath Fillmyer rhp
2020

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

Mike Foltynewicz rhp
1 year/$6.425M (2020)

  • 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 Sports (previously Octagon)
  • ML service: 4.156

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)
  • $0.725M signing bonus
  • agent: Bobby Witt, Octagon
  • ML service: 11.055 (through 2018)

Gio Gonzalez lhp
1 year/$5M (2020), plus 2021 option

  • 1 year/$5M (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 12/19/19
    • 20:$4.25M, 21:$7M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 15, 20, 25, 30 starts
    • Chicago White Sox declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/19/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $3M in majors)
    • may opt out of contract 4/20/19 if not on Major League roster
    • performance bonuses: $300,000 each for starts 1-30
    • released by NY Yankees 4/22/19 (exercised opt-out)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent for 1 year/$2M on 4/24/19
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses based on points: $333,333 each for 25, 30, 35, 40 points and $333,334 each for 45, 50 points, with 2 points for each pitching appearance of 3 innings or more and 1 point each for pitching appearances of less than 3 IP
  • 5 years/$42M (2012-16), plus 2017-18 options
    • signed extension with Washington 1/16/12
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$3.25M, 13:$6.25M, 14:$8.5M, 15:$11M, 16:$12M, 17:$12M club option ($0.5M buyout), 18:$12M club option
    • 2018 option guaranteed with 180 IP in 2017
    • at signing, largest-ever deal for first-time arbitration-eligible pitcher
    • Washington exercised 2017 option 11/3/16
    • met innings threshold guaranteeing 2018 option at $12M 9/12/17
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Washington 8/31/18 with $2M remaining on contract8
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/11
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Oakland 12/22/11
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 1/4/08
    • contract purchased by Oakland 8/6/08
  • acquired by White Sox in trade from Philadelphia 12/06
  • acquired by Philadelphia from White Sox 12/05
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2004 (1s-38) (Monsignor Pace HS, Miami)
  • $0.85M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (previously Boras Corp., ACES)
  • ML service: 11.146

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

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

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/27/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $575,000 in majors)
    • performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/19/20
  • 1 year/$11M (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/18/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M for each game started from 15 to 26
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/19/19, released 7/21/19
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 8/17/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.625M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade 5/8/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 5/5/18. As part of the deal, Reds pay Mets $5,788,978 to account for the difference in remaining 2018 salaries between Harvey and Devin Mesoraco
  • 1 year/$5.125M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 150, 160, 170 innings
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 200 innings pitched
    • award bonus: $25,000 for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$614,125 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$546,625 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14 (split contract, $299,250 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 2013 All-Star selection (met). $50,000 for fourth place in 2013 Cy Young vote (met)
  • 1 year/$498,750 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 7/24/12
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (1-7) (North Carolina)
  • signed 8/16/10, $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 7.127

Rich Hill lhp
1 years/$3M (2020)

  • 1 year/$3M (2020)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/7/20
    • performance bonuses based on games started and innings pitched:
      • $1M each for 5 GS or 25 IP, 7 GS or 35 IP, 9 GS or 45 IP
      • $1.5M for 11 GS or 55 IP
      • $2M for 13 GS or 65 IP
      • $3M for 15 GS or 75 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
  • 3 years/$48M (2017-19)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$12M, 18:$16M, 19:$18M
  • 1 year/$6M (2016)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Oakland 8/1/16 with $2,032,787 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/27/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Washington 6/24/15
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 8/14/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 9/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/1/14 (minor-league contract)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/15/14 
    • contract selected after being acquired by LA Angels in trade from Boston 7/1/14 
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/5/14, released 7/9/14
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/16/14 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/5/14
    • DFA by NY Yankees 8/29/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/1/14
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/14
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/7/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • contract selected by Cleveland 3/11/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/30/11 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $725,000 in majors, may opt out in spring if not on major-league roster
    • contract purchased by Boston 2/21/12
    • non-tendered by Boston 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/31/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 5/5/11
    • non-tendered by Boston 12/12/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/26/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $575,000 salary in majors (opted out)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 6/30/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 9/13/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 10/8/10
  • 1 year/$445,000 (2009)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago Cubs 2/2/09
    • signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/30/09
  • 1 year/$445,000 (2008)
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/05
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2002 (4-112) (Michigan)
  • $302,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 11.127

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)

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)

Tom Milone lhp
1 year/$800,000 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/13/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $800,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 7/15/20
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Baltimore 8/30/20
    • released by Atlanta 9/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/8/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/21/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/20/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.2M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Washington 7/26/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 9/3/18
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2017)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/16 (non-guaranteed deal)
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers 5/7/17 after being DFA by Milwaukee 5/1/17
    • elected free agency 10/26/17
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 5/7/16
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/18/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/17/16 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$2.775M (2015)
    • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Oakland 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$495,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/3/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
  • drafted by Washington 2008 (10-301) (USC)
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver/Shapiro)
  • ML service: 6.113 (through 2019)

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

  • 1 year/$3.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$2.44M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/15/19 with $996,989 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$611,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 7/20/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 3/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $988,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 5.089

Jake Odorizzi rhp
1 year/$17.8M (2020)

  • 1 year/$17.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/14/19 (Odorizzi accepted qualifying offer)
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • Minnesota made $17.8M qualifying offer 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$6.3M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/15/18 ($6.3M-$6.05M)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Tampa Bay 2/17/18
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/14/17 ($4.1-$3.825M)
  • 1 year/$520,700 (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$522,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$503,100 (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/16/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1s-32) (Highland HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/08, $1.06M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.042

David Paulino rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/19
    • DFA by Toronto 8/8/19, released 8/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/30/18
  • 1 year/$536,100 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Detroit 9/13/13
  • signed by Detroit 9/28/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $875,000 signing bonus ($844,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.144 (through 2018)

James Paxton lhp
1 year/$12.5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$12.5M (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$8.575M (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.9M (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Seattle 11/19/18
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2017)
    • signed by Seattle 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$519,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/3/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2010 (4-132) (Grand Prairie, Texas, American Association)
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (1s-37) (did not sign)
  • $942,500 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.151

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)

Carlos Rodon lhp
1 year/$4.45M (2020)

  • 1 year/$4.45M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year/$518,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/20/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2014 (1-3) (NC State)
  • $6.582M signing bonus ($5.7215M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.168

Tyson Ross rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (20120)
    • 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: $0.1M each for 8-11 games started. $0.15M each for 12-15 GS. $0.2M each for 16-20 GS
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M 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 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

Aaron Sanchez rhp
1 year/$3.9M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3.9M (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $1,258,065 remaining on contract
    • non-tendered by Houston 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$517,800 (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year/$510,800 (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Toronto 7/22/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-37) (Barstow HS, Calif.)
  • $775,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 5.069 (through 2019)

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

Chandler Shepherd rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 8/14/20
    • DFA by Baltimore 8/16/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/20/20
    • released by Baltimore 9/20/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/19
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 5/18/19 after being DFA by Boston 5/17/19
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Chicago Cubs 5/22/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 9/30/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • drafted by Boston 2014 (13-404) (Kentucky)
  • ML service: 0.033 (through 2019)

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)

Matt Shoemaker rhp
1 year/$4.2M (2020)

  • 1 year/$4.2M (2020)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2019)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/28/18
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 150, 160, 170, 180 innings
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$4.125M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$3.325M (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
  • 1 year/$517,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • 1 year/$500,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/16/13
  • signed by LA Angels 8/14/08 as an amateur free agent (Eastern Michigan)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 6.166

Masahiro Tanaka rhp
7 years/$155M (2014-20)

  • 7 years/$155M (2014-20)
    • signed by NY Yankees 1/22/14
    • 14-19: $22M annually. 20:$23M
    • Tanaka may opt out of contract after 2017 season (declined to exercise right to opt out 11/17)
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: $35,000 moving allowance, $100,000 housing allowance, interpreter at salary of $85,000, 4 first-class round trip airline tickets between Japan & NY
  • NY Yankees also paid $20M posting fee to Rakuten, Tanaka’s former club in Japan
  • 2007-13: Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japanese Pacific League
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.000

Julio Teheran rhp
1 year/$9M (2020)

  • 1 year/$9M (2020)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/21/19
  • 6 years/$32.4M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/14/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$800,000, 15:$1M, 16:$3.3M, 17:$6.3M, 18:$8M, 19:$11MM, 20:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • Atlanta declined 2020 option 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/7/11
  • signed by Atlanta 2007 as amateur free agent from Colombia
  • $850,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Mato Sports (previously Wasserman Media and ISE Baseball)
  • ML service: 8.062

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

Adam Wainwright rhp
1 year/$5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$5M (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/12/19
    • performance bonuses:
      • $1.5M each for 20, 25 starts. $2M for 28 starts.
      • $500,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 relief appearances
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 10/29/18
    • performance bonuses:
      • games started: $0.5M for 5 GS. $1M each for 10, 15 GS. $1.5M for 20 GS. $2M each for 25, 30 GS.
      • relief appearances: $0.5M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games
      • games finished: $0.5M each for 25, 30 GF. $0.6M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF.
  • 5 years/$97.5M (2014-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/27/13
    • 14:$19.5M, 15:$19.5M, 16:$19.5M, 17:$19.5M, 18:$19.5M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Top 10 finish in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Division Series MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15M (2008-11), plus 2012, 2013 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/20/08
    • $750,000 signing bonus
    • 08:$500,000, 09:$2.6M, 10:$4.65M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$9M club option, 13:$12M club option
    • replaced 1 year/$448,000 deal for 2008 renewed 3/4/08 ($246,000 in minors)
    • 2012, 2013 options guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2010 or 2011 Cy Young vote (met 11/16/10)
    • 2012 club option increases to $10M with 2010 or 2011 Cy Young
    • club must exercise 2012 and 2013 options at same time, but may void if Wainwright is on disabled list with arm injury at end of 2011 season
    • award bonuses: $250,000 for Cy Young ($100,000 for 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote, $50,000 for 4th or 5th place). $50,000 for All-Star selection.
    • St. Louis exercised 2012-13 options 10/27/11
  • 1 year/$410,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$316,000 (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/05 ($52,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$300,000 (2004)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/03
    • signed by St. Louis 2/04
  • drafted by Atlanta 2000 (1-29) (Glynn Academy, Ga.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Hammond, Aegis Sports
  • ML service: 15.027

Taijuan Walker rhp
1 year/$2M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/12/20
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 innings
    • roster bonuses: $250,000 each 100, 120 days on active ML roster
    • assignment bonus: $250,000 with trade, paid by acquiring club
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 8/27/20
  • 1 year/$5.025M (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$4.825M (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2017)
    • lost arbitration with Arizona 2/14/17 ($2.6M-$2.25M)
  • 1 year/$528,600 (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 11/23/16
  • 1 year/$513,100 (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year/$502,400 (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/30/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2010 (1s-43) (Yucaipa HS, Calif.)
  • $800,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 6.142

Trevor Williams rhp
1 year/$2.825M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.825M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/20, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/20 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$584,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$544,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Miami 10/24/15
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/6/16
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (2-44) (Arizona State)
  • $1.2614M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.027

Jordan Zimmermann rhp
5 years/$110M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$110M (2016-20)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/30/15
    • 16:$18M, 17:$18M, 18:$24M, 19:$25M, 20:$25M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Cy Young or MVP ($0.2M for second place in either vote, $0.1M for third). $0.2M for WS MVP. $0.15 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All-Star, Gold Glove
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18 and partial no-trade protection for 2019-20 (may be traded to 10 clubs without his permission)
  • 2 years/$24M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • 14:$7.5M, 15:$16.5M
    • Washington made qualifying offer to Zimmermann 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/15/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.6M)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$415,000 (2011)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year/$401,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Washington 4/19/09
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (2-67) (Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • signed 6/13/07, $495,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 11.154

 

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