Free Agent Pitchers

The following players are unsigned & may negotiate with any club.
Service time in years and days, through 2018, unless noted.

Starting Pitchers
(For Relievers, click here)

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

Aaron Blair rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/18
    • released by Atlanta 5/31/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 4/24/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 12/8/15
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (1s-36) (Marshall)
  • $1.435M signing bonus ($1.5477M slot)
  • agent: PSI Sports
  • ML service: 0.092 (through 2017)

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

Scott Feldman rhp
1 years/$2.3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.3M (2017)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/25/17
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 starts and for starts 21-26. $0.2M each for 10, 12, 14, 17, 20 starts. $0.1M each for 25 relief appearances. $0.2M each for 30, 35 relief appearances. $0.25M each for 40, 45, 50, 55 relief appearances
  • 3 years/$30M (2014-16)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/6/13
    • 14:$12M, 15:$10M, 16:$8M
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 8/1/16 with $2,710,383 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$6M (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/12
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/2/13
  • 2 years/$11.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 4/2/10
    • 11:$4.4M, 12:$6.5M, 13:$9.25M club option ($0.6M buyout)
    • Texas declined 2013 option 10/30/12
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/29/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.05M)
  • 1 year/$434,680 (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$397,430 (2008)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/15/08
  • 1 year/$388,203 (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07 (split contract paying $144,300 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/05
  • drafted by Texas 2003 (30-886) (JC of San Mateo, Calif.)
  • agent: Matt Brown
  • ML service: 11.091 (through 2017)

Christian Friedrich lhp
1 year/$1.79M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.79M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/30/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 2/5/16 after being DFA by Colorado 1/28/16 (claim reversed, Friedrich returned 2/19/16)
    • released by Colorado 2/19/16
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/13/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
  • drafted by Colorado 2008 (1-25) (Eastern Kentucky)
  • signed 6/08, $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 4.046 (through 2017)

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

Matt Garza rhp
4 years/$50M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 4 years/$50M (2014-17), plus 2018 vesting option
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/27/14
    • 14-17:$12.5M annually. 18:$5M club option
    • 2018 option guaranteed at $13M if Garza 1) has 110 starts in 2014-17, 2) has 115 innings in 2017 and 3) is not on the disabled list at end of 2017 season
    • club may exercise 2018 option at $1M if Garza spends more than 130 days on disabled list in any 183-day period from 2014 to 2017
    • 2018 option is voided is Garza meets games pitched threshold (met)
    • $2M annually is deferred without interest, to be paid in four installments each Dec. 15, 2018-21
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 30 starts, 190 IP
  • 1 year/$10.25M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/22/13
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/3/12 (avoided arbitration, $12.5M-$7.95M)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 210 innings pitched. $0.1M for 220 IP
  • 1 year/$5.95M (2011)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.35M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Tampa Bay 1/7/11
  • 1 year/$0.4333M (2009)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
    • award bonuses: $10,000 for All Star, $20,000 for Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$0.4046M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/15/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Minnesota 11/28/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 8/06
  • drafted by Minnesota 2005 (1-25) (Fresno State)
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 10.149 (through 2017)

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

A.J. Griffin rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/26/18 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out at unspecified dates if not on Major League roster
  • 1 year/$2M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/1/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 4/8/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
    • DFA by Oakland 11/20/15, released 11/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 6/24/12
  • drafted by Oakland 2010 (13-395) (University of San Diego)
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 5.034 (through 2017)

Jarrett Grube rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)

    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/28/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cleveland 6/16
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 6/9/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/10/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 8/30/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Quintana Roo of Mexican League 4/15
    • signed by Cleveland 6/20/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/31/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A 6/6/14
  • 1 year (2012)
    • released by Seattle 7/13/12
    • signed by LA Angels 7/27/12 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Seattle 6/7/10 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Colorado 6/22/09
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (10-290) (Memphis)
  • ML service: 0.026 (through 2017)

Lucas Harrell rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/30/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 7/1/17
    • DFA by Toronto 7/17/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/21/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Detroit 5/16/16
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/2/16
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Atlanta 7/27/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/26/16 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2015)
    • signed by LG Twins of Korea 11/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • DFA by Houston 4/16/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/14 
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 4/28/14
    • released by Arizona 8/24/14
  • 1 year/$0.5007M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Chicago White Sox 7/8/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11//20/07
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/27/08
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2004 (4-119) (Ozark HS, Mo.)
  • $0.27M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.048 (through 2017)

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)

Ubaldo Jimenez rhp
4 years/$50M (2014-17)

  • 4 years/$50M (2014-17)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/19/14
    • 14:$11.25M, 15:$12.25M, 16:$13M, 17:$13.5M
    • $2.25M annually deferred without interest
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.4M each for 32 starts, 200 innings
  • 4 years/$10M (2009-12), plus 2013-14 club options
    • signed extension with Colorado 1/27/09
    • 09:$0.75M, 10:$1.25M, 11:$2.8M, 12:$4.2M, 13:$5.75M club option ($1M buyout), 14:$8M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2013 option increases to:
      • $6.75M with 2012 Cy Young
      • $6.25M with 2nd or 3rd place in 2013 Cy Young vote
    • 2014 option only if 2013 is exercised (may void 2014 if traded)
    • 2014 option increases to:
      • $9M with 2013 Cy Young or 450 IP in 2012-13
      • $8.5M with 2nd or 3rd place in 2013 Cy Young vote
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 IP
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th in vote). $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All-Star selection
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Colorado 7/30/11
    • Cleveland exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
    • Jimenez voided 2014 option, elected free agency 11/1/13
    • Cleveland made qualifying offer 11/4/13
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2008)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/08 (split contract, $115,988 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/07 (split contract, $60,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/06
  • signed by Colorado 2001 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 10.087 (through 2017)

Scott Kazmir lhp
3 years/$48M (2016-18)

  • 3 years/$48M (2016-18)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/30/15
    • 16:$11M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M
    • $8M annually is deferred for three years with no interest, to be paid out 2019-21, reducing present-day value to an average of $44,954,652 under MLB calculation and $45,335,913 per the MLBPA
    • Kazmir may opt out of contract after 2016 season
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Dodgers 12/16/17
    • released by Atlanta 3/24/18
  • 2 years/$22M (2014-15)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/3/13
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:$11M
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 7/23/15 with $4,387,978 remaining on Kazmir’s contract for 2015
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 4/2/13 if not on Major League roster 
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 4/2/13
  • 2012: Signed with Sugar Land of Atlantic League 7/12
  • 3 years/$28.5M (2009-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/18/08
    • 09:$6M, 10:$8M, 11:$12M, 12:$13.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • $0.8M assignment bonus for first time he is traded
    • perks: luxury suite for five home games annually
    • Kazmir to make annual donations to club charity
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Tampa Bay 8/29/09
    • released by LA Angels 6/15/11
  • 1 year/$3.785M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.4243M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.3717M (2006)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/05 (split contract, $55,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 each for 40, 60, 80, 100 points (3 points each for game started, 2 points each for appearances of more than one inning, 1.5 points each for appearances of one inning or less). $5,000 for 200 innings
  • 1 year (2004)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from NY Mets 7/04
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 8/04
  • drafted by NY Mets 2002 (1-15) (Cypress Falls HS, Texas)
  • signed 8/02, $2.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Brian Peters, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 11.119 (through 2017)

Dallas Keuchel rhp
1 year/$13.2M (2018)

  • 1 year/$13.2M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • Houston made $17.9M qualifying offer 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$9.15M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/17/12
  • drafted by Houston 2009 (7-221) (Arkansas)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Frontline)
  • ML service: 6.089

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

Mat Latos rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/16/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/21/17
    • DFA by Toronto 5/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/17
    • released by Toronto 5/30/17
  • 1 year/$3M (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/9/16
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for MVP, Cy Young, WS MVP
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/9/16, released 6/16/16
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 6/29/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/2/16
  • 1 year/$9.4M (2015)
    • lost arbitration with Miami 2/5/15 ($10.4M-$9.4M)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 7/30/15 with $3,390,163 remaining on contract for 2015 and Marlins paying Dodgers an undisclosed amount as part of the deal
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 9/17/15, released 9/25/15
    • signed by LA Angels 9/28/15
  • 2 years/$11.5M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/12/13 (avoided arbitration, $4.7M-$4.15M)
    • 13:$4.25M, 14:$7.25M
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Cincinnati 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2012)
    • signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4607M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from San Diego 12/17/11
  • 1 year/$0.4078M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 7/19/09
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (11-333) (Coconut Creek HS, Fla.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 7.013 (through 2016)

Jeff Locke lhp
1 year/$3.025M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.025M (2017)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/7/16
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star, $0.1M for WS MVP
    • DFA by Miami 7/4/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/17
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 11/29/16, non-tendered 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.531M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09
  • drafted by Atlanta 2006 (2-51) (Kennett HS, Conway, NH)
  • $0.675M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.020 (through 2016)

Jake Peavy rhp
2 years/$24M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$24M (2015-16)
    • re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/19/14
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 15:$7M, 16:$13M
    • full no-trade protection
  • 2 years/$29M (2013-14) 
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 10/30/12
    • 13:$14.5M, 14:$14.5M
    • Peavy receives $15M player option for 2015 if he 1) has 400 IP in 2013-14, including 190 IP in 2014, and 2) is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2014 season
    • as part of the deal, White Sox agreed to pay $4M buyout in previous contract in four installments from 2016 to 2019
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/13 
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Boston 7/26/14, with Giants and Red Sox splitting remaining 2014 salary of about $5.15M 
  • 3 years/$52M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 12/12/07
    • 10:$15M, 11:$16M, 12:$17M, 13:$22M club option ($4M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause for 2010, may block trades to 14 clubs in 2011 and 8 clubs in 2012
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M each for MVP or Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd). $50,000 for All Star starter. $25,000 for All Star selection. $50,000 each LCS MVP, Gold Glove
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from San Diego 7/31/09
  • 4 years/$14.5M (2005-08), plus 2009 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 2/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • 05:$0.75M, 06:$2.5M, 07:$4.75M, 08:$6M, 09:$8M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause 2008-09
    • 2008 salary increases to $6.5M with 600 IP 2005-07
    • 2009 salary increases to $9M with 600 IP in 2006-08, with 200 IP in 2008
    • 2009 salary increases by $0.5M with each top 3 finish in Cy Young vote in 2006-08, with top salary of $11M
    • 2009 salary increases to $11M with Cy Young during 2005-07
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M each for MVP or Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd). $50,000 for All Star starter. $25,000 for All Star selection. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove or Rolaids award ($25,000 for 2nd in Rolaids rankings)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2004)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2003)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/02
  • drafted by San Diego 1999 (15-472) (St. Paul’s Episcopal, Mobile, Ala.)
  • agent: Jeff Berry, CAA (previously represented by Barry Axelrod)
  • ML service: 14.101 (through 2016)

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)
  • 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

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

Alfredo Simon rhp
1 year/$2M (2016)

  • 1 year/$2M (2016)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/17/16
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$5.55M (2015)
    • signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Cincinnati 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.89M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.05M-$0.75M)
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Baltimore 4/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 4/27/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • signed by Baltimore 9/5/08 (minor-league contract)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • returned to Texas 10/07
  • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Baltimore 12/06
  • selected by Baltimore from Texas in Rule 5 draft 12/06
  • signed by Philadelphia 7/2/99 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agents: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 7.142 (through 2016)

Nick Tepesch rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/6/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 8/9/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/24/17
    • released by Minnesota 6/7/17
    • re-signed by Minnesota 6/10/17 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Minnesota 7/24/17
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/9/17
    • DFA by Toronto 9/2/17, sent outright to Triple-A 9/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 1/27/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 6/4/16
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/6/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 6/24/16
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/27/16 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 6/25/16
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/18/16 after being DFA by Oakland 7/15/16
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/16/16
  • 1 year/$517,760 (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/15
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$505,071 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/9/13
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (14-436) (University of Missouri)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 3.140 (through 2017)

Chris Tillman rhp
1 year/$3M (2018)

  • 1 year/$3M (2018)
    • signed by Baltimore 2/19/18 as a free agent
    • performance bonuses: $1M each for 125, 150 innings pitched. $1.5M each for 175, 190 IP. $2M for 200 IP
    • some earned performance bonuses are to be deferred (deferrals are voided with trade)
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/20/18, refused assignment, elected free agency 7/25/18
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 8/2/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$10.05M (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$6.225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 180, 190, 200 innings
  • 1 year/$4.315M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.546M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 7/29/09
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 2/8/08
  • drafted by Seattle 2006 (2-49) (Fountain Valley HS, Calif.)
  • $0.68M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 6.113 (through 2017)

Cesar Valdez rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/17/16 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 4/20/17
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 5/5/17 after being DFA by Oakland 5/3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/1/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2012-15
    • played in Mexican League
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Pittsburgh 7/5/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
    • DFA by Arizona 9/13/10, sent outright to Triple-A 9/16/10
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 12/9/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • signed by Arizona 2005 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.143 (through 2017)

 

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