Chicago Cubs

Service time in years & days (through 2020 season).

Tom Ricketts Owner
2009 -

  • Tom Ricketts, 2009 -
    • The family of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts bought Wrigley Field, a 95 percent stake in the Cubs and a 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago from the Tribune Company for $845M in October 2009
    • the club’s five-member board consists of chairman Tom Ricketts and board members Pete, Laura and Todd Ricketts, as well as the Tribune Company, which retained a 5 percent stake in the franchise (Pete Ricketts has since relinquished his seat on the board)
  • Tribune Company, 1981-2009
    • The Tribune Company had purchased the team for $20.5M in 1981
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $3.36 billion in April, 2021.

CUBS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $147,825,000 (12) $                    (  ) $173,065,000 (11)
2020 $ 73,428,704 ( 5) $  80,584,972( 5) $216,269,251 ( 3)
2019 $203,079,488 ( 3) $220,307,173 ( 3) $237,199,519 ( 2)
2018 $182,406,139 ( 4) $198,733,661 ( 3) $193,316,649 ( 5)
2017 $172,199,881 ( 6) $186,222,249 ( 6) $183,310,943 ( 9)
2016 $171,611,834 ( 6) $181,914,941 ( 5) $205,917,980 ( 4)
2015 $120,337,385 (13) $133,051,389 (11) $154,907,624 (10)
2014 $ 92,677,368 (19) $ 93,196,617 (20) $111,520,741 (18)
2013 $106,837,810 (14) $100,859,265 (15) $118,060,990 (14)
2012 $109,316,000 ( 9) $107,708,021 (10) $112,711,841 (14)
2011 $134,004,000 ( 6) $140,608,942 ( 6)
2010 $144,359,000 ( 4) $142,410,031 ( 4)
2009 $134,809,000 ( 3) $141,632,703 ( 3)
2008 $118,345,833 ( 6) $130,508,691 ( 5)
2007 $ 99,670,332 ( 8) $115,943,318 ( 5)
2006 $ 94,424,499 ( 8) $ 99,021,384 ( 7)
2005 $ 87,032,933 (10) $ 76,598,500 (11)
2004 $ 90,560,000 ( 8) $100,653,389 ( 6)
2003 $ 79,868,333 (11) $ 86,576,763 (12)
2002 $ 75,690,833 (12) $ 74,950,543 (11)
2001 $ 64,715,833 (15) $ 72,896,143 (13)
2000 $ 62,100,000 (12) $ 59,480,018 (13)
  • Opening Day payrolls compiled by Baseball Prospectus include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on the active 25/26-man roster and injured list. Deferred payments and performance and award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End 40-man roster payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned performance and award bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.
  • Year End Competitive Balance Tax payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include average annual value of contracts, earned bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions, buyouts of unexercised options, and health and pension benefits. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Jed Hoyer President, Baseball Operations
5 years (2021-25)

  • Chicago Cubs
    • 5 years (2021-25)
      • promoted by Chicago Cubs to President, Baseball Operations 11/17/20
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 11/23/20
    • 5 years (2017-21)
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs as Executive VP, GM 9/16
    • 2012 -
      • hired by Chicago Cubs as Executive VP/General Manager 10/26/11
  • San Diego, 2010 – 2011
    • hired by San Diego as Executive VP/General Manager 10/23/09
    • 4 years (2010-13), plus 2014 club option
  • Boston, 2002 – 2009
    • Assistant GM, 1/06 – 10/09
    • co-GM, 10/05 – 1/06
    • assistant to the GM, 2004-05
  • Senior Vice President, Player Personnel Jason McLeod
  • Vice President, Scouting Dan Kantrovitz
  • Assistant GM Randy Bush
  • Assistant GM Jeff Greenberg
  • Assistant GM Craig Breslow
  • former President, Baseball Operations Theo Epstein
    • 5 years (2017-21)
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs worth up to $10M annually, plus performance bonuses, 9/16
    • 5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)
      • hired by Chicago Cubs 10/20/11
    • Boston, 2002-11
      • 4 years (2009-12)
        • signed extension with Boston 11/3/08
        • resigned 10/20/11
      • 3 years/$4.5M (2006-08)
        • returned to Boston as Executive VP and General Manager 1/06 after resignation 10/05
      • 3 years (2003-05)
        • promoted by Boston to General Manager 11/02
  • former GM Jim Hendry
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 10/20/08
      • fired by Cubs 8/19/11
    • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 option
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/06
      • Hendry holds option to return on a one-year deal for 2009 (he must exercise the option by 12/30/08)
    • promoted from assistant GM 7/02

David Ross Manager
3 years (2020-22), plus option

  • 3 years (2020-22), plus 2023 club option
    • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 10/24/19
  • 2002-16
    • catcher with Chicago Cubs, Boston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, San Diego and LA Dodgers
  • former manager Joe Maddon
    • 5 years/$25M (2015-19)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
      • performance bonuses based on post-season
      • deal does not include opt-out clause
      • Cubs announced 9/29/19 the club will not re-sign Maddon
  • former manager Rick Renteria
    • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017-18 club options
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cub 11/7/13
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
  • former manager Dale Sveum
    • 3 years (2012-14)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/17/11
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 9/30/13
  • former manager Mike Quade
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • hired as interim manager by Chicago Cubs 8/22/10, replacing Lou Piniella
      • selected as permanent manager by Chicago Cubs 10/19/10
      • fired by Cubs 11/2/11
  • former manager Lou Piniella
    • 3 years/$10M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option
      • hired by Chicago Cubs 10/06, replacing Dusty Baker
      • Cubs exercised $4M option for 2010 9/30/08
  • former manager Dusty Baker
    • 4 years/about $15M (2003-06)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/02

 

Jason Heyward rf
8 years/$184M (2016-23)

  • 8 years/$184M (2016-23)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15
    • $20M signing bonus (paid in four $5M installments, each April 1, 2024-27)
    • 16:$15M, 17:$21.5M, 18:$21.5M, 19:$20M, 20:$21M, 21:$21M, 22:$22M, 23:$22M
    • deferrals reduce contract’s present day value to $177,633,616 (MLB calculation) or $179,885,452 (MLBPA calculation)
    • Heyward may opt out of contract after 2018 season or after 2019 season with 550 plate appearances in 2019
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18, may block deals to 12 clubs in 2019-20, may block all deals after 2020 season as 10-and-5 player
  • 2 years/$13.3M (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/4/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$5.2M)
    • $1M signing bonus, paid in equal installments 5/1/14, 7/1/14
    • 14:$4.5M, 15:7.8M (increased to $8.3M)
    • 2015 salary may increase based on performance and awards earned in 2014, with $0.5M increase for 20 points and $25,000 increases for each 1 point thereafter
    • 10 points each for 502 plate appearances (met), All-Star, Gold Glove (met), Silver Slugger or 11-20 finish in MVP vote. 15 points for 6-10 in MVP vote. 25 points for 3-5 in MVP vote. 35 points for 1-2 in MVP vote
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14
    • St. Louis made qualifying offer to Heyward 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$3.65M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$496,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/3/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2007 (1-14) (Henry County HS, Ga.)
  • signed 8/12/07, $1.7M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 11.000

Kyle Hendricks rhp
4 years/$55.5M (2020-23), plus 2024 option

  • 4 years/$55.5M (2020-23), plus 2024 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 3/26/19
    • 20:$12M, 21:$14M, 22:$14M, 23:$14M, 24:$16M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • 2024 option guaranteed with top 3 finish in 2020 Cy Young vote
    • salaries may increase up to $3M based on top 10 finishes in annual Cy Young vote
  • 1 year/$7.405M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.175M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$760,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$541,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/10/14
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12 (Dempster deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (8-264) (Dartmouth) 
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 6.081

Zach Davies rhp
1 year/$8.63M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8.63M (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 12/29/20
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Milwaukee 11/27/19
  • 1 year/$572,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
  • 1 year/$546,200 (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 9/1/15
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Baltimore 7/31/15
  • drafted by Baltimore 2011 (26-785) (Mesquite HS, Gilbert, Ari.)
  • $575,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.020

Willson Contreras c
1 year/$6.65M (2021)

  • 1 year/$6.65M (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$684,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year/$604,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$554,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 4.108

Ian Happ cf
1 year/$4.1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$4.1M (2021)
    • won arbitration with Chicago Cubs 2/19/21 ($4.1M-$3.25M)
  • 1 year/$624,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year/$603,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year/$570,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/13/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (1-9) (Cincinnati)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.351M slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 3.036

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

  • 1 year/$6M (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/17/21
    • 21:$4M, 22:$10M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180 innings pitched
  • 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

Austin Romine c
1 year/$1.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/22/21
  • 1 year/$4.15M (2020)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/12/19
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$805,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$556,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • 1 year/$554,100 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • DFA by NY Yankees 4/4/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/15
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/15
  • 1 year/$524,800 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$482,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/11/11
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (2-94) (El Toro HS, Calif.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $500,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 7.045

David Bote 2b
5 years/$15M (2020-24), plus 2025 and 2026 options

  • 5 years/$15M (2020-24), plus 2025 and 2026 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/3/19
    • $50,000 signing bonus, paid within 30 days of contract approval
    • 20:$950,000, 21:$1M, 22:$2.5M, 23:$4M, 24:$5.5M, 25:$7M club option ($1M buyout), 26:$7.6M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year/$561,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (18-554) (Neosho County JC, Kan.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 2.100

Matt Duffy 3b
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/21/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $500,000 in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/28/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/30/20 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
    • released by Texas 6/27/20
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/28/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.675M (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/11/19
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/19, released 11/22/19
  • 1 year/$930,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$545,300 (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$537,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$509,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (18-568) (Long Beach State)
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 5.059

Jose Lobaton c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/11/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers (minor-league contract)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/10/18 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 8/9/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.25M in majors
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/13/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 5/19/18, sent outright to Triple-A 5/21/18
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/1/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/12/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/18
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/8/18
  • 1 year/$1.575M (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 12/1/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 200 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$1,387,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$950,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/13/14
  • 1 year/$496,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$481,500 (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/08
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 6/9/09
    • contract purchased by San Diego 7/5/09
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 7/30/09 after being DFA by San Diego 7/28/09
  • signed by San Diego 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Athletes X
  • ML service: 7.041

Adam Morgan lhp
1 year/$900,000 (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/3/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $900,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/29/21
  • 1 year/$1.575M (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 11/4/19 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$559,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
  • 1 year/$539,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (3-120) (Alabama)
  • $250,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 5.017

Daniel Winkler rhp
1 year/$900,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 40, 45 games pitched. $75,000 each for 50, 55 games. $100,000 each for 60, 65 games. $150,000 for 70 games
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/6/19 (split contract, $200,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 30, 35 games pitched. $75,000 each for 40, 45 games. $100,000 each for 50, 55 games. $150,000 each for 60, 65 games.
  • 1 year/$1.61M (2019)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Atlanta 7/31/19
    • DFA by San Francisco 8/1/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/19
  • 1 year/$610,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$544,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
  • 1 year/$508,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • selected by Atlanta from Colorado in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2011 (20-618) (Central Florida)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 5.063

Rex Brothers lhp
1 year/$850,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$850,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/28/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $900,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/23/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract with salary of $0.45M in minors
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 4/25/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/3/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/29/17
  • 1 year/$1.42M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/11/16 (due 30 days’ pay, or $232,786)
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 11/25/15 after being DFA by Colorado 11/20/15
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year/$491,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 6/4/11
  • drafted by Colorado 2009 (1s-34) (Lipscomb)
  • $969,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 4.163

Robinson Chirinos c
1 year/$800,000 (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/15/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $500,000 in performance bonuses
    • released by NY Yankees 3/27/21
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/29/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by NY Yankees 7/3/21
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/5/21, 1 year/$800,000, split contract with salary of $150,000 in minors
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/15/20
    • 20:$5.75M, 21:$6.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Texas 8/31/20 (as part of the deal, Rangers pay Mets $358,259)
    • NY Mets declined 2021 option 10/28/20
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2019)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/5/18
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 3/21/17
    • 18:$2.25M, 19:$2.375M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2019 option may increase based on plate appearances
    • Texas declined 2019 option 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$518,290 (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$502,232 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
    • acquired by Texas in trade 4/8/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 3/31/13
  • 1 year/$480,700 (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 10/29/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • signed 2000 by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: MDR Sports Management
  • ML service: 8.103

Kyle Ryan lhp
1 year/$800,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$800,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • salary of $250,000 in minors
    • performance bonuses based on games pitched: $25,000 each for 40, 45 games. $50,000 each for 50, 55, 60 games
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/7/21, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/21
    • recalled by Chicago Cubs 6/20/21
  • 1 year/$975,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/28/18
    • split contract paying $180,000 in minors
    • roster bonus: salary increases to $700,000 with one day on active Major League roster, not including disabled list
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/25/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$546,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/2/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/30/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (12-373) (Auburndale HS, Fla.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 3.139

Jonathan Holder rhp
1 year/$750,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/16/20 (non-guaranteed)
    • may earn additional $150,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$750,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by NY Yankees 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$508,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/8/19 ($262,947 in minors)
  • 1 year/$553,850 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18 ($M in minors)
  • 1 year/$536,875 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/2/16
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2014 (6-182) (Mississippi State)
  • $170,000 signing bonus ($237,600 slot)
  • ML service: 3.124

Alec Mills rhp
1 year/$600,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$600,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 2/8/17 after being DFA by Kansas City 2/8/17
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (22-673) (Tennessee-Martin)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 1.097

Rowan Wick rhp
1 year/$593,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$593,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • claimed off waivers by San Diego on 2/16/18 after being DFA by   St. Louis 2/14/18
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 3/29/18
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/31/18
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 11/20/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (9-300) (Cypress JC, Calif.)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($125,000 slot)
  • ML service: 1.114

Codi Heuer rhp
1 year/$585,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$585,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/21 with $204,436 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/23/20
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2018 (6-168) (Wichita State)
  • $260,000 signing bonus ($290,200 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Nick Madrigal 2b
1 year/$584,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$584,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/21 with $204,086 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/31/20
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2018 (1-4) (Oregon State)
  • $6.4114M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.164

Dillon Maples rhp
1 year/$576,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$576,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (14-429) (Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 0.136

Adbert Alzolay rhp
1 year/$573,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$573,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 11/28/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.050

Cory Abbott rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (2-67) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $901,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Sergio Alcantara ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/5/21 after being DFA by Detroit 1/29/21
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 2/18/21, sent outright to Triple-A 2/20/21
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/30/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 7/18/17
  • signed by Arizona 7/10/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $700,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.050

Miguel Amaya c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/7/15 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Alexander Canario of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/20
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Francisco 7/30/21
  • signed by San Francisco 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Greg Deichmann of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/26/21
  • drafted by Oakland 2017 (2-43) (LSU)
  • $1.7M signing bonus ($1,597,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Anderson Espinoza rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 7/30/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/18/16
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 7/14/16
  • signed by Boston 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.000

Johneshwy Fargas cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Mets (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/17/21
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 7/23/21 after being DFA by NY Mets 7/19/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/9/20 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by San Francisco 2013 (11-342) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • ML service: 0.000

P.J. Higgins c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/19/21
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (12-353) (Old Dominion)
  • $110,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nico Hoerner 2b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/9/19
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (1-24) (Stanford)
  • $2.724M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.021

Jake Jewell rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/21/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/29/21
  • 2020
    • claimed by San Francisco off waivers 1/13/20 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/6/20
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/21/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/17
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/18
  • drafted by LA Angels 2014 (5-140) (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($326,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.151

Brailyn Marquez lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/27/20
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/23/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $600,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.003

Trevor Megill rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/26/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/12/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • sent outright to extended training camp by Chicago Cubs 7/17/20
  • drafted by San Diego 2015 (7-207) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($203,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Christopher Morel 3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/23/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $800,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Tommy Nance rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/15/21
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2/1/16 as an amateur free agent (Santa Clara)
  • ML service: 0.000

Rafael Ortega cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/21/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/26/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/10/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/18/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 8/13/19
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/10/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/12/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/6/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2016)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/1/15 (split contract paying salary of $175,000 in minors)
    • DFA by LA Angels 11/11/16, sent outright to Triple-A 11/17/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 1/6/14 after being DFA by Texas 12/30/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • DFA by St. Louis 9/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/10/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Colorado 11/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/30/12
  • signed by Colorado 1/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.014

Manuel Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/21/16 as a free agent from Mexico
  • signed by Yucatan of Mexico 5/20/14
  • ML service: 0.008

Frank Schwindel 1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 6/29/21
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 7/18/21 after being DFA by Oakland 7/16/21
  • 2020
    • Detroit
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 3/27/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/14/19, released 5/18/21
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 5/28/21 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (18-534) (St. John’s)
  • ML service: 0.015

Justin Steele lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/18
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (4-139) (George County HS, Lucedale, Miss.)
  • $1M signing bonus ($359,900 slot)
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 0.011

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

  • 1 year/$700,000 (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/21 (split contract, $150,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2020)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/29/19 (split contract with salary of $200,000 in minors)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Rookie of the Year
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/30/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/4/19 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/12/18
  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (1-4) (St. Pius X HS, Houston)
  • $4.5444M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 1.065

Keegan Thompson rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (3-105) (Auburn)
  • $511,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Alexander Vizcaino rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/20
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/21
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from NY Yankees 7/29/21
  • signed by NY Yankees 5/18/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Brad Wieck lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 7/31/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/17
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from NY Mets 6/13/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2014 (7-205) (Oklahoma City College)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($190,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.125

Patrick Wisdom 1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/25/21
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2020)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/19 (split contract paying $150,000 in minors)
    • DFA by Seattle 8/10/20, released 8/14/20
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/23/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/26/20
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/27/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/28/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/19
    • DFA by Texas 7/6/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/11/18
    • acquired by Texas in trade from St. Louis 12/11/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1s-52) (St. Mary’s, Calif.)
  • $678,790 signing bonus ($969,700 slot)
  • agent: Apex
  • ML service: 0.079

 

Minor-league contracts

Joe Biagini rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Houston 9/29/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 10/7/20
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $290,323 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year/$543,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • selected by Toronto from San Francisco in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Toronto 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (26-807) (UC Davis)
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.081

James Bourque rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$564,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/13/20 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/19/18
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • drafted by Washington 2014 (14-424) (Michigan)
  • ML service: 0.102

Dakota Chalmers rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/21
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 6/4/21 after being DFA by Minnesota 5/29/21
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/11/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/21
  • 1 year (2020)

    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/20
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Oakland 8/9/18
  • drafted by Oakland 2015 (3-97) (North Forsyth HS, Ga.)
  • $1.2M signing bonus ($586,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tony Cingrani lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/3/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • did not pitch
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Dodgers with $854,839 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/17 with $618,306 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
  • 1 year/$525,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 9/4/12
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2011 (3-114) (Rice)
  • $210,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Curtis Dishman
  • ML service: 6.088

Pete Crow-Armstrong of
2021

  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from NY Mets 7/30/21 (Baez deal)
  • drafted by NY Mets 2020 (1-19) (Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.)
  • $3.359M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Brennen Davis of
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (2-62) (Basha HS, Chandler, Ari.)
  • $1.1M signing bonus ($1.0609M slot)
  • ML service:

Kohl Franklin rhp
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (6-188) (Broken Arrow HS, Okla.)
  • $540,000 signing bonus ($245,600 slot)
  • ML service:

Taylor Gushue 1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/16/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/30/21
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/5/21, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/21
  • acquired by Washington in trade from Pittsburgh 9/26/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (4-131) (Florida)
  • $388,800 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ethan Hearn c
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2019 (6-92) (Mobile Christian HS, Ala.)
  • $950,000 signing bonus ($247,000 slot)
  • ML service:

Michael Hermosillo of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/2/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$566,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/20
    • DFA by LA Angels 8/23/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 8/28/20
  • 1 year/$556,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/17
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/18
  • drafted by LA Angels 2013 (28-847) (Ottawa HS, Ill.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.016

Ed Howard ss
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2020 (1-16) (Mount Carmel HS, Chicago)
  • $3.7455M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Ryan Jensen rhp
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2019 (1-27) (Fresno State)
  • $2M signing bonus ($2,570,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Brendon Little lhp
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (1-27) (State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota)
  • $2.2M signing bonus ($2.3733M slot)
  • ML service:

Nick Martini rf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/7/21
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/4/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/7/21
  • 2020
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 1/14/20 after being DFA by Cincinnati 1/8/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 2/19/20
  • 1 year/$557,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/19
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 8/28/19 after being DFA by Oakland 8/26/19
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 11/25/19 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/10/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Oakland 6/6/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (7-230) (Kansas State)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.028

Ian Miller cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/21/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/23/20
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/31/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Seattle 8/9/19o
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/1/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/28/19
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (14-417) (Wagner)
  • ML service: 0.029 (through 2019)

C.D. Pelham lhp
2021

  • 2020
    • sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/19
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 11/27/19 after being DFA by Texas 11/20/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Texas 9/4/18
  • drafted by Texas 2015 (33-978) (Spartanburg Methodist JC, S.C.)
  • ML service: 0.027 (through 2019)

Cole Roederer of
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (2-77) (Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $1.2M signing bonus ($775,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Andrew Romine ss-2b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/23/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 3/25/21 (Romine exercised opt-out provision)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 4/7/21 (minor-league contract))
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/15/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $900,000 in majors)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 7/23/20
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 9/15/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 9/24/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/11/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Philadelphia 3/21/19
    • re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/25/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2018)
    • re-signed by Seattle 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers from Detroit 11/2/17
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year/$504,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from LA Angels 3/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/24/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2007 (5-178) (Arizona State)
  • $128,700 signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 6.060

Chase Strumpf 2b
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2019 (2-64) (UCLA)
  • $1.0503M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Riley Thompson rhp
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (11-338) (Louisville)
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Trayce Thompson of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Arizona (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Arizona 5/11/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/3/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/1/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/18
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 4/3/18 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 3/27/18
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from NY Yankees 4/5/18
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 4/19/18 after being DFA by Oakland 4/17/18
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/23/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/16/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2009 (2-61) (Santa Margarita Catholic HS, Calif.)
  • $625,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 2.038

Jordan Wicks lhp
2021

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2021 (1-21) (Kansas State)
  • $3,132,300 signing bonus (slot)
  • ML service:

Tony Wolters c
1 year/$800,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$800,000 (2021)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/11/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Pittsburgh 3/30/21 (Wolters exercised right to opt out)
    • 1 year/$800,000, signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/31/21
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 100, 150 plate appearances. $75,000 each for 200, 250 PAs. $100,000 each for 300, 350 PAs.
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 4/14/21, sent outright to Alternate Site 4/17/21
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/26/21
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/19/21, sent outright to Triple-A 5/22/21
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2020)
    • lost arbitration with Colorado 2/11/20 ($2.475M-$1.9M)
    • non-tendered by Colorado 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$960,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/18
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • claimed by Colorado off waivers 2/18/16 after being DFA by Cleveland 2/12/16
    • signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15
  • drafted by Cleveland 2010 (3-87) (Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.161