Chicago Cubs

Service time in years & days (through 2019 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
  • Tribune Company, 1981-2009
    • The Tribune Company had purchased the team for $20.5M in 1981
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $3.2 billion in April, 2020.

CUBS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $187,459,500 ( 4) $                    (  ) $213,457,833 ( 4)
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.

Theo Epstein President, Baseball Operations
5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)

  • 5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)
    • hired by Chicago Cubs as President, Baseball Operations 10/20/11
  • 4 years (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Boston 11/3/08
    • resigned 10/20/11
  • 3 years/$4.5M (2006-08)
    • returned to job with Boston 1/06 after resignation 10/05
    • deal pays about $1.5M annually
  • 3 years (2003-05)
    • hired by Boston 11/02

Jed Hoyer Executive VP, General Manager
2012 –

  • Chicago Cubs, 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 VP, Player Personnel Jason McLeod
  • VP of Scouting Dan Kantrovitz
  • Assistant GM Randy Bush
  • Director, Pro Scouting/Special Assistant to President & GM Kyle Evans
  • Director, Player Development Jaron Madison
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Matt Dorey
  • 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

 

Yu Darvish rhp
6 years/$126M (2018-23)

  • 6 years/$126M (2018-23)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/13/18
    • 18:$25M, 19:$20M, 20:$22M, 21:$22M, 22:$19M, 23:$18M
    • may opt out of contract after 2019 season
    • award bonuses: $2M for Cy Young award ($1M for 2nd-5th in vote)
    • perks: club to furnish interpreter
    • no-trade protection: may block deals to all clubs in 2018 and 2019, may block trades to 12 clubs annually from 2020 to 2023
  • 6 years/$56M (2012-17)
    • signed by Texas 1/18/12
    • 12:$5.5M, 13:$9.5M, 14:$10M, 15:$10M, 16:$10M, 17:$11M
    • 2017 becomes player option (no buyout) if Darvish 1) wins Cy Young in 2012-16 and finishes 2nd-4th in CY vote in another season 2012-16, or 2) finishes 2nd in CY vote once in 2012-16 and finishes 2nd-4th in two other seasons 2012-16
    • roster bonuses for 2012-16: $800,000 annually if not on disabled list. If on DL for more than 30 days, $800,000 bonus is reduced by $5,228.75 per day starting Day 31
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for AL Rookie of the Year, All-Star. $100,000 for Gold Glove, LCS MVP. $150,000 for WS MVP. $250,000 each for AL MVP or Cy Young ($200,000 for 2nd in either vote. $150,000 for 3rd, $100,000 for 4th, $50,000 for 5th)
    • limited no-trade protection (Darvish may block deals to 10 clubs: for 2017, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland, Colorado, Detroit, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Toronto)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Texas 7/31/17 with $3,726,775 remaining on contract
  • Texas won negotiating rights 12/19/11 with bid of $51,703,411 after Darvish was posted by Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (Texas must pay entire posting fee by 1/23/12)
  • agent: Arn Tellem
  • ML service: 8.000

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 (left Career Sports Management 5/11)
  • ML service: 10.000

Jon Lester lhp
6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option

  • 6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14
    • $30M signing bonus ($15M due 4/15/15, $2.5M due 12/31/18, $2.5M due 12/31/19, $10M due 9/15/20)
    • 15:$15M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$22.5M, 19:$22.5M, 20:$15M, 21:$25M mutual option ($10M buyout)
    • 2021 option guaranteed with 200 innings in 2020 or 400 IP in 2019-20)
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road, private air travel up to 25 hours per year
  • 5 years/$30M (2009-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 3/15/09
    • 09:$1M, 10:$3.75M, 11:$5.75M, 12:$7.625M, 13:$11.625M, 14:$13M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2014 club option is voided if Lester is traded and has finished first or second in Cy Young vote in any season 2009-13
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $100,000 for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd). $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 3rd)
    • if Lester finishes 1st or 2nd in Cy Young vote and is later traded, he may void 2014 option
    • Boston exercised 2014 option 11/1/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 7/31/14 (A’s pay $650,000 remaining on Cespedes’ 2014 salary, and Red Sox cover $1.8M portion of Lester’s 2014 salary)
  • 1 year/$421,500 (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year/$384,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/05
    • re-signed by Boston 2/06
  • drafted by Boston 2002 (2-57) (Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Josh Yates, ACES (previously Alan Nero)
  • ML service: 13.075

Kris Bryant 3b
1 year/$18.6M (2020)

  • 1 year/$18.6M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$12.9M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$10.85M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$652,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/17/15
    • salary of $507,500 in majors, $82,700 in minors
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (1-2) (San Diego)
  • $6.7084M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.171

Anthony Rizzo 1b
7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 5/12/13, replacing 1 year/$0.498M contract signed 3/4/13
    • $2M signing bonus ($0.25M due on approval, $1.75M due 1/15/14)
    • 13:$750,000, 14:$1.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M, 18:$7M, 19:$11M, 20:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/20), 21:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/21)
    • 2019 salary increases to $12M and 2020-21 options increase to $16.5M with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19 (met)
    • player may void 2021 option with Top 2 finish in MVP vote, 2013-19, and subsequent trade
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • perks: hotel suite on road
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2020 option at $16.5M 11/3/19
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 1/5/12
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/9/11
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/6/10
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (6-204) (Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.)
  • $325,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 7.168

Craig Kimbrel rhp
3 years/$43M (2019-21), plus 2022 option

  • 3 years/$43M (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/6/19
    • 19:$16,173,913 (pro-rated for final 115 days of season: $10M), 20:$16M, 21:$16M, 22:$16M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2022 option is guaranteed 1) with 110 games finished in 2021-22 combined, including 55 GF in 2021, and 2) if Kimbrel does not suffer a non-temporary injury
    • buyout increases by $1M each with 53 GF in 2020, 2021
    • full no-trade protection for 2019
    • limited no-trade protection for 2020 (may block deals to 8 clubs, which Kimbrel must designate by 10/31/19)
  • 4 years/$42M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/16/14 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$6.55M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:9M, 16:$11M, 17:$13M, 18:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • may earn additional $3.5M in performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Atlanta 4/5/15
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 11/13/15
    • Boston exercised 2018 option 11/2/17
    • Boston made $17.9M qualifying offer 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$0.655M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.59M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/5/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (3-96) (Wallace St CC, Ala.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.391M signing bonus
  • agent: David Meter
  • ML service: 8.162

Tyler Chatwood rhp
3 years/$38M (2018-20)

  • 3 years/$38M (2018-20)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/7/17
    • 18:$12.5M, 19:$12.5M, 20:$13M
    • 2020 salary may increase:

      • $2M with 1) All-Star selections in both 2018 and 2019 or 2) one vote for Cy Young award in 2018 or 2019
      • $4M with votes for Cy Young award in both 2018 or 2019
  • 1 year/$4.4M (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$2M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Colorado 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • 15:$1M, 16:$1M
    • 2016 performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 14, 17 starts. $50,000 each for 20, 23 GS. $0.1M for 26 GS
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (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 LA Angels 4/11/11
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from LA Angels 11/30/11
  • drafted by LA Angels 2008 (2-74) (Redlands East Valley HS, Calif.)
  • $547,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Bob Garber (previously Boras Corp.) (previously Dan Lozano)
  • ML service: 8.039

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: 5.081

Jose Quintana lhp
5 years/$21M (2014-18), plus 2019-20 options

  • 5 years/$21M (2014-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/23/14, replacing 1 year/$550,000 deal signed 3/1/14
    • 14:$850,000, 15:$1M, 16:$3.8M, 17:$6M, 18:$8.35M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • if eligible for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2014 (met 11/14), salaries increase to $3.4M in 2015, $5.4M in 2016, $7M in 2017, $8.85M in 2018 (met)
    • 2020 option increases to $14M with Cy Young award in 2014-19 or $13M with second- or third-place finish in Cy Young vote in 2014-19
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/13/17
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2019 option at $10.5M 10/31/18
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2020 option at $10.5M 11/1/19
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11
  • signed by NY Yankees 3/10/08 as an amateur free agent
  • released by NY Mets 7/07
  • signed by NY Mets 4/26/06 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 7.133

Javier Baez 2b
1 year/$10M (2020)

  • 1 year/$10M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$657,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$609,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$512,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/5/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (1-9) (Arlington County Day HS, Jacksonville)
  • $2.625M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 4.089

Kyle Schwarber c
1 year/$7.01M (2020)

  • 1 year/$7.01M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.39M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$604,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$565,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/16/15
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (1-4) (Indiana)
  • $3.125M signing bonus ($4.6212M slot)
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.086

Willson Contreras c
1 year/$4.5M (2020)

  • 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: 3.108

Daniel Descalso 3b-ss
2 years/$5M (2019-20), plus 2021 option

  • 2 years/$5M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/18
    • 19:$1.5M, 20:$2.5M, 21:$3.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 425, 450, 475 PA. $0.1M for 500 PA.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/7/17
    • 17:$1.35M, 18:$2M club option ($0.15M buyout)
    • Arizona exercised 2018 option 11/2/17
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2015-16)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/16/14
    • 15:$1.5M, 16:$2.1M
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 for 250 plate appearances. $100,000 for 300 PAs. $150,000 for 350 PAs. $200,000 for 400 PAs
  • 1 year/$1.29M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/29/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$0.93M)
    • performance bonus: $10,000 for 250 plate appearances
    • non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$511,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$495,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year/$414,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2010)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 9/18/10
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (3-112) (UC Davis)
  • $255,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Canter
  • ML service: 9.016

Albert Almora of
1 year/$1.575M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.575M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$615,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
  • 1 year/$584,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$552,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/7/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1-6) (Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.)
  • $3.9M signing bonus ($3.25M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.072

Steven Souza of
1 year/$1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1M (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/20
    • performance bonuses for plate appearances: $50,000 for 200 PA. $75,000 for 250 PA. $125,000 for 300 PA. $150,000 for 350 PA. $200,000 each for 400, 450, 500 PA
    • roster bonuses: $200,000 each for 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 days on active Major League roster
  • 1 year/$4.125M (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Tampa Bay 2/20/18
  • 1 year/$546,700 (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$508,700 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/1/13
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 12/19/14
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (3-100) (Cascade HS, Everett, Wash.)
  • $346,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.072

Kyle Ryan lhp
1 year/$975,000 (2020)

  • 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
  • ML service: 2.139

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: Scott Bronstein, Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.100

Ryan Tepera rhp
1 year/$900,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/20/19 (split contract, $300,000 salary in minors)
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2019)
    • lost arbitration case with Toronto 2/8/19 ($1.8M-$1.525M)
    • DFA by Toronto 11/4/19, sent outright to Triple-A (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$574,700 (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year/$542,700 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$512,200 (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (19-580) (Sam Houston State)
  • ML service: 4.008

Jeremy Jeffress rhp
1 year/$850,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$850,000 (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/20
    • may earn additional $200,000 in performance bonuses based on games pitched
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2018), plus 2019, 2020 club options
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • 18:$1.7M, 19:$3.175M club option, 20:$4.3M club option
    • annual performance bonuses based on games finished, innings:
      • $50,000 each for 15, 20 GF. $100,000 each for 25, 30 GF. $150,000 each for 35, 40 GF. $175,000 each for 45, 50 GF. $250,000 55 GF.
      • $25,000 for 20 IP. $50,000 each for 30, 40 IP. $75,000 for 50 IP. $100,000 for 60 IP. $150,000 for 70 IP. $0.25M for 80 IP. $300,000 90 IP
    • Milwaukee exercised 2019 option 10/31/18
    • DFA, released by Milwaukee 9/1/19
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 7/31/17
  • 1 year/$519,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 8/1/16 with $175,870 remaining on contract
    • placed on restricted list 8/26/16 (DWI arrest)
  • 1 year/$510,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year/$507,600 (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
    • DFA by Toronto 4/5/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/15/14 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 4/18/14 (minor-league deal) 
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 7/21/14
  • 1 year/$495,900 (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
    • DFA by Toronto 4/6/13, sent outright to Triple-A 4/16/13 
    • contract selected by Toronto 9/3/13
  • 1 year/$481,725 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
    • acquired by Toronto in trade 11/8/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$414,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/29/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2006 (1-16) (Halifax County HS, Va.)
  • $1.55M signing bonus
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports (previously Double Diamond Sports)
  • ML service: 6.090

Daniel Winkler rhp
1 year/$750,000 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 4.063

Jharel Cotton rhp
1 year/$640,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$640,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/19
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 11/23/19 after being DFA by Oakland 11/20/19
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/15
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2012 (20-626) (East Carolina)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.158

Ian Happ cf
1 year/$624,000 (2020)

  • 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 Sports
  • ML service: 2.036

Victor Caratini c
1 year/$592,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$592,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year/$569,500 (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 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 7/31/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2013 (2-65) (Miami-Dade JC)
  • $800,000 signing bonus ($858,800 slot)
  • ML service: 2.051

Casey Sadler rhp
1 year/$577,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$577,500 (2020)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 1/17/20 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 1/15/20
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/26/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/19/19
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 7/3/19 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 6/29/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/23/18
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/16/18, sent outright to Triple-A 8/21/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/6/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/6/15
    • released by Pittsburgh 12/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (25-747) (Western Oklahoma JC)
  • ML service: 1.035

Rowan Wick rhp
1 year/$571,500 (2020)

  • 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: 0.114

Brad Wieck lhp
1 year/$571,500 (2020)

  • 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: 0.125

Alec Mills rhp
1 year/$569,500 (2020)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.097

Nico Hoerner 2b
1 year/$565,000 (2020)

  • 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: 0.021

Duane Underwood rhp
1 year/$565,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$565,000 (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 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (2-67) (Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.044

Trevor Megill rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 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
  • drafted by San Diego 2015 (7-207) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($203,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Adbert Alzolay rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.019

Miguel Amaya c
1 year (2020)

  • 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

Robel Garcia 2b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/3/19
  • 2014: released by Cleveland 3/28/14
  • signed by Cleveland 2/2/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.058

Dillon Maples rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (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
  • ML service: 0.117

Tyson Miller rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2016 (4-134) (California Baptist)
  • $500,000 signing bonus ($429,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

James Norwood rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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 7/8/18
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (7-199) (Saint Louis)
  • $175,000 signing bonus ($201,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.070

Colin Rea rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/4/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/23/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$555,600 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
    • DFA by San Diego 11/20/18
  • 1 year/$545,800 (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/16
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 7/29/16 with $181,219 remaining on contract
    • re-acquired by San Diego in trade from Miami 8/1/16 after injury
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/11/15
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (12-383) (Indiana State)
  • agent: Sterling Sports
  • ML service: 2.140

Manuel Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

Zack Short ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2016 (17-524) (Sacred Heart)
  • $80,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Justin Steele lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 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: 0.000

 

Minor-league contracts

Cory Abbott rhp
2020

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (2-67) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $901,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jason Adam rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/14/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Kansas City 3/17/19
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/1/19
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/4/18
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Diego 8/24/17
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 8/24/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 2015-16)
    • injured, did not play
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Kansas City 8/11/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (5-149) (Blue Valley Northwest HS, Kan.)
  • $800,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.147

Rex Brothers lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 4.091

Brennen Davis of
2020

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

Ethan Hearn c
2020

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

Danny Hultzen lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/9/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/7/19
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/1/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 2017
    • injured, did not play
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle (minor-league contract)
  • 5 years/$8.5M (2011-15)
    • signed Major League contract with Seattle 8/16/1
    • $6.35M signing bonus
    • performance bonuses could bring contract’s total value to $10.6M
    • DFA by Seattle 11/20/15, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/15
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (1-2) (Virginia)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 0.023

Ryan Jensen rhp
2020

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

Jason Kipnis 2b-of
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/11/20
    • salary of $1M in majors
  • 6 years/$52.5M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/4/14, replacing 1-year, $554,900 deal signed 3/10/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$2M, 15:$4M, 16:$6M, 17:$9M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$16.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • Cleveland declined 2020 option 10/31/19
  • 1 year/$509,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$482,100 (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 7/22/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (2-63) (Arizona State)
  • $575,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 8.069

Alex Lange rhp
2020

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2017 (1-30) (LSU)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($2.1843M slot)
  • ML service:

Brendon Little lhp
2020

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

Brailyn Marquez lhp
2020

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/23/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $600,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Brandon Morrow rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$21M (2018-19), plus 2020 vesting option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/11/17
    • 18:$9M, 19:$9M, 20:$12M vesting option ($3M buyout)
    • Chicago Cubs declined 2020 option 11/4/19
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/25/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/29/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/13/16
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2015)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/17/14
    • performance bonuses: $1M each for 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 starts. $250,000 each for 40, 50, 60, 65 relief appearances
    • roster bonus: $500,000 for 168 days on active 25-man roster
  • 3 years/$21M (2012-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Toronto 1/24/12 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$3.9M)
    • 12:$4M, 13:$8M, 14:$8M, 15:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
    • Toronto declined 2015 option 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$409,800 (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/1/09
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 12/23/09
  • 1 year (2008)
  • 1 year/$380,000 (2007)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 4/07
  • drafted by Seattle 2006 (1-5) (Cal)
  • $2.45M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 11.096

Tyler Olson lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/17/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $650,000 in majors)
  • 1 year/$560,900 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$548,300 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/21/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade 1/12/16 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 1/6/16
    • signed by NY Yankees 3/16
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/14/16 after being DFA by NY Yankees 6/7/16
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 7/9/16 after being DFA by Kansas City 7/5/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 8/14/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Seattle 4/5/15
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 12/18/15 after being DFA by Seattle 12/16/15
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (7-207) (Gonzaga)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($183,800 slot)
  • agent: Ballplayers Agency
  • ML service: 2.114

C.D. Pelham lhp
2020

  • 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

Hernan Perez 2b-3b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/19, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/19
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 8/9/19
    • elected free agency 10/16/19
  • 1 year/$1.975M (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$545,700 (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/16/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 4/28/16
  • 1 year/$508,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Detroit 6/2/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/12
  • signed by Detroit 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 5.056

Josh Phegley c
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/17/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Oakland 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$905,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2015)
    • signed by Oakland 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2009 (1s-38) (Indiana)
  • $858,600 signing bonus
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 5.087

Cole Roederer of
2020

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

Chase Strumpf 2b
2020

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

Riley Thompson rhp
2020

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