Free Agent Pitchers

The following players are unsigned & may negotiate with any club.
Service time in years and days, through 2019, unless noted.

Starting Pitchers
(For Relievers, click here)

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)

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

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

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

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)
  • $0.725M 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)

Daniel Gossett rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/20
    • DFA by Oakland 7/22/20, released 7/27/20
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Oakland 6/14/17
  • drafted by Oakland 2014 (2-65) (Clemson)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($873,300 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 2.059

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

Ervin Santana rhp
1 year/$4.3M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.3M (2019)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/22/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $4.3M in majors)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/9/19
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/26/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/27/19 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/24/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$55M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/14
    • 15-18:$13.5M annually. 19:$14M club option
    • 2019 option guaranteed if Santana passes physical after 2018 season and throws 400 innings in 2017-18, including 200 IP in 2018
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for Cy Young, $50,000 for Gold Glove, $25,000 for All Star
    • placed on restricted list 4/3/15 (80-game suspension for positive PED test)
    • Minnesota declined 2019 option 10/30/18
  • 1 year/$14.1M (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/12/14
    • Atlanta made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 4 years/$30M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with LA Angels 2/14/09
    • 09:$3.8M, 10:$6M, 11:$8M, 12:$11.2M, 13:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for MVP, WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($80,000 for 2nd, $60,000-3rd, $40,000-4th, $20,000-5th)
    • LA Angels exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 10/31/12 (Angels paid Royals $1M in the deal) 
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer 11/4/13 (declined)
  • 1 year/$420,000 (2008)
    • renewed by LA Angels 3/2/08
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/07
  • 1 year/$350,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • signed by LA Angels 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $700,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jay Alou, Octaon (previously Adam Katz, Bean Stringfellow)
  • ML service: 13.104 (through 2018)

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

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

 

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