Cincinnati Reds

Service time in years & days (through 2023 season).

Robert Castellini Chief Executive Officer
2005 -

  • Robert Castellini, 2005 -
    • A group led by Cincinnati produce wholesaler Robert Castellini purchased controlling interest (about 70 percent) in the Reds in November, 2005. The purchase was based on an enterprise value of the franchise of about $270M. Carl Lindner retained a minority ownership stake.
  • Carl Lindner, 1999-2005
    • Cincinnati businessman and investor Carl Lindner, a Reds minority shareholder, gained controlling interest in the club when he purchased Marge Schott’s stake for $67M in 1999.
  • Marge Schott, 1984-99
    • Cincinnati auto dealer Marge Schott purchased a minority ownership stake in the team for $1.1M in 1981. She purchased a controlling interest for $11M in 1984.
  • William and James Williams, 1981-84
    • A group led by insurance executives William and James Williams bought the Reds for $16.5M in 1981. Previous owner Louis Nippert retained a minority stake. The 11 limited partners also included Carl Lindner and Marge Schott.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.26 billion in March 2024.

REDS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2024 $ 90,365,833 (28) $                    (   ) $                    (   )
2023 $ 82,890,000 (26) $                    (   ) $113,029,357 (27)
2022 $114,057,500 (21) $112,835,589 (22) $125,021,497 (23)
2021 $122,277,155 (17) $131,309602 (16) $144,248,891 (17)
2020 $ 55,446,457 (16) $  57,693,627 (15) $165,513,650 (17)
2019 $126,673,214 (15) $135,364,998 (15) $150,543,649 (15)
2018 $101,337,500 (22) $101,177,169 (24) $111,594,229 (25)
2017 $ 95,375,786 (25) $ 99,951,375 (24) $108,415,573 (25)
2016 $ 89,871,228 (25) $ 91,874,487 (26) $101,320,745 (28)
2015 $115,373,953 (16) $118,858,360 (17) $142,347,016 (14)
2014 $114,170,439 (11) $115,358,029 (12) $141,424,382 (11)
2013 $106,855,533 (13) $116,137,930 (13) $132,787,186 (12)
2012 $ 87,826,167 (18) $ 88,106,393 (20) $118,770,061 (12)
2011 $ 80,826,667 (20) $ 81,621,587 (19)
2010 $ 76,151,500 (18) $ 82,451,340 (19)
2009 $ 73,558,500 (22) $ 72,693,206 (24)
2008 $ 74,117,695 (19) $ 82,886,440 (16)
2007 $ 68,904,980 (22) $ 73,072,635 (19)
2006 $ 60,909,519 (21) $ 63,697,573 (22)
2005 $ 61,892,583 (17) $ 49,501,275 (23)
2004 $ 46,615,250 (23) $ 46,264,032 (24)
2003 $ 59,355,667 (17) $ 65,083,196 (19)
2002 $ 45,050,390 (23) $ 46,310,698 (23)
2001 $ 48,986,000 (21) $ 43,964,870 (24)
2000 $ 44,200,000 (22) $ 42,317,800 (22)
  • 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

Nick Krall President, Baseball Operations
2024 -

  • 2024 -
    • signed extension (length undisclosed) and promoted to President, Baseball Operations by Cincinnati 9/29/23
  • 2018 -
    • promoted to Vice President and General Manager by Cincinnati 5/10/18
    • duties expanded to head of Baseball Operations 10/19/20
  • 2003-18, Cincinnati
    • Assistant Director of Baseball Operations (2013), Senior Director of Baseball Operations (2014), Assistant GM (2015-18)
  • former President of Baseball Operations & GM Dick Williams
    • 2018 -
      • relinquished general manager title 5/10/18, retaining role as President of Baseball Operations
      • resigned 10/7/20
    • 3 years (2016-18)
      • promoted to General Manager by Cincinnati 11/4/15
      • added title of President of Baseball Operations 12/28/16
  • Executive Advisor to the CEO Walt Jocketty
    • 2 years (2017-18)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati as GM 11/15 (to serve in advisory role after 2016 season)
    • 2 years (2015-16)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati as GM 9/26/14
    • 3 years (2012-14)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati as GM 9/23/11
    • 4 years (2008-11)
      • hired by Cincinnati as President & CEO 4/22/08 (promoted from special advisor), replacing Wayne Krivsky (hired 10/1994)
    • 3 years (2005-07), plus 2008 option
      • signed extension as General Manager with St. Louis 2/05
      • annual salaries of about $1M
      • St. Louis exercised 2008 option 9/06
      • fired by St. Louis 10/3/07 (originally hired 10/1994)

Brad Meador Senior VP and General Manager
2024 -

  • 2024 -
    • promoted to Senior VP and General Manager by Cincinnati 9/29/23
  • Cincinnati, 2009-23
    • VP/AGM Scouting & Player Development (2022-23). Director, Scouting (2019-22). Cross checker (2017-18). Area supervisor.
  • VP & Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman
  • Assistant General Manager Jeff Graupe
  • VP, Player Personnel Chris Buckley
  • VP, Player Development Shawn Pender

David Bell Manager 
3 years (2024-26)

  • 3 years (2024-26)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 7/28/23
  • 2 years (2022-23)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 9/22/21
  • 3 years (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • hired as manager by Cincinnati 10/22/18, replacing Jim Riggleman, who served as interim manager from 4/19/18 to end of 2018 season
  • San Francisco, 2017: VP, Player Development
  • St. Louis, 2014-16: assistant hitting coach and bench coach
  • Chicago Cubs, 2013: third-base coach
  • Cincinnati, 2009-12: minor-league manager
  • former manager Bryan Price
    • 1 year (2017), plus 2018 option
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/1/16
      • Cincinnati exercised 2018 option 9/17
      • fired by Cincinnati 4/19/18, with Reds promoting bench coach Jim Riggleman to interim manager for remainder of season
    • 3 years (2014-16)
      • promoted from pitching coach to manager by Cincinnati 10/22/13, replacing Dusty Baker
  • former manager Dusty Baker
    • 2 years (2013-14)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/15/12
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M
      • fired by Cincinnati 10/4/13
    • 2 years (2011-12)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/4/10
    • 3 years/about $10.5M (2008-10)
      • hired by Cincinnati 10/12/07, replacing interim manager Pete Mackanin, who served in interim role 7/2/07 – 9/30/07
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M

 

Nick Martinez rhp
2 years/$26M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$26M (2024-25)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/30/23
    • 24:$14M, 25:$12M
    • Martinez may opt out of contract after 2024 World Series
  • 3 years/$26M (2023-25)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/16/22
    • 23:$10M, 24-25: club options at $16M annually or player options at $8M annually (exercised or declined simultaneously)
    • club option prices for 2024-25 increase based on 2023 performance:
      • $250,000 each for 150, 165, 180, 195 innings pitched
      • $1M for All Star election/selection, $500,000 as All Star addition
      • $4M for Cy Young, $3M for second-fifth in Cy Young vote, $2M for sixth-10th in Cy Young vote
    • performance bonuses for 2023 and 2024-25 player options:
      • $500,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25 games started
      • $100,000 each for 10, 20 relief appearances, $200,000 each for 30, 40, 50, 60 relief appearances
      • $200,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 games finished
    • Martinez will become a XX(B) free agent upon contract’s end
    • perks: hotel suite on road
    • San Diego declined options 11/3/23
  • 4 years/$25.5M (2022-25)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/16/22
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 22:$4M, 23:$6.5M player option ($1.5M buyout), 24:$6.5M player option ($1.5M buyout), 25:$6.5M player option ($1.5M buyout)
    • future salaries increase by $1M after any season with 20 starts
    • Martinez declined 2023 option 11/10/22
  • 2020-21
    • Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 12/18
  • 2018
    • signed $2.2M contract with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1/6/18
  • 1 year/$540,590 (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/17
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$519,190 (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/1/16
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/5/14
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (18-564) (Fordham)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.002

Frankie Montas rhp
1 year/$16M (2024), plus 2025 option

  • 1 year/$16M (2024), plus 2025 mutual option
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/30/23
    • 24:$14M, 25:$20M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 18, 20, 22 starts
    • award bonuses: $250,000 for Cy Young or MVP ($150,000 for second or third in vote, $100,000 for fourth or fifth). $100,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Comeback Player of Year
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2023)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.025M (2022)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Oakland 8/1/22 with $1,794,643 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2021)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/20
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/19
    • suspended 6/21/19 (80-game suspension for positive PED test)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
  • 1 year/$537,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/16/155
  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 7/31/13
  • signed by Boston 12/14/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 6.015

Jeimer Candelario 3b
3 years/$45M (2024-26), plus 2027 option

  • 3 years/$45M (2024-26), plus 2027 club option
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/6/23
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 24:$12M, 25:$15M, 26:$12M, 27:$18M club option ($3M buyout)
    • Candelario to donate 1% of salary annually to club charity
  • 1 year/$5M (2023)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/29/22
    • performance bonuses: $200,000 each for 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 plate appearances
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Washington 7/31/23 with $1,666,667 remaining on contract (Nationals included cash as part of the deal, with the Cubs paying the pro-rated minimum salary for the rest of the season and the Nationals responsible for the remainder of Candelario’s 2023 salary)
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2022)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.85M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$583,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$548,300 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 6.038

Emilio Pagán rhp
2 years/$16M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$16M (2024-25)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/29/23
    • 24:$8M, 25:$8M player option ($250,000 buyout)
    • 2024 performance bonuses based on games finished: $50,000 each for 20, 30 GF. $100,000 for 40 GF
    • assignment bonus: $500,000 with trade
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2023)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2022)
    • re-signed by San Diego 11/30/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from San Diego 4/7/22
  • 1 year/$8.9M (2021)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$591,000 (2020)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Tampa Bay 2/8/20
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Texas 12/21/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/2/17
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Seattle 11/15/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (10-297) (Belmont Abbey, N.C.)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($136,200 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 6.091

Jonathan India 2b
2 years/$8.8M (2024-25)

  • 2 years/$8.8M (2024-25)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/9/24 (avoided arbitration, $4M-$3.2M)
    • 24:$3.8M, 25:$5M
    • 2025 salary increases based on 2024 plate appearances and starts:
      • $400,000 each for 400 PA or 98 starts, 450 PA or 111 starts, 500 PA or 125 starts, 550 PA or 137 starts
      • $450,000 increase for 600 PA or 150 starts
    • 2024-25 award bonuses: $100,000 each for All Star, top five finish in MVP vote, Silver Slugger finalist
  • 1 year/$760,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year/$760,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 3/21
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2018 (1-5) (Florida)
  • $5,297,500 signing bonus ($5,946,400 slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.000

Hunter Greene rhp
6 years/$53M (2023-28), plus 2029 option

  • 6 years/$53M (2023-28), plus 2029 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 4/18/23, replacing contract signed 3/23 for 1 year, $730,000 ($350,000 in minors)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 23:$1M, 24:$3M, 25:$6M, 26:$8M, 27:$15M, 28:$16M, 29:$21M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2028 salary and 2029 options increase based on awards:
      • $200,000 each for All Star election/selection, $2M for Cy Young ($1M for second or third place in vote, $750,000 for fourth or fifth place, $500,000 for sixth-10th place)
    • award bonuses: $250,000 each for Cy Young, MVP ($150,000 for second or third place in vote), $100,000 for fourth or fifth). $100,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2017 (1-2) (Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
  • $7.23M signing bonus ($7,193,200 slot)
  • ML service: 2.000

Luke Maile c
1 year/$3.5M (2024), plus 2025 option

  • 1 year/$3.5M (2024), plus 2025 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/19/23
    • 24:$3M, 25:$3.5M club option ($500,000 buyout)
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2023)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/28/22
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 80 games
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2022)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/12/22
    • non-tendered by Cleveland 11/18/22
  • 1 year/$825,000 (2021)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/8/20
    • salary of $275,000 in minors
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 65, 85, 105 games played
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/4/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/16/19 (split contract paying $325,000 in minors)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$579,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/19
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$558,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/6/17 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 4/2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/1/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (8-272) (Kentucky)
  • $133,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 6.148

Luke Sims rhp
1 year/$2.85M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.85M (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1,267,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2022)
    • lost arbitration with Cincinnati 6/9/22 ($1.6M-$1.2M)
  • 1 year/$598,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/21
  • 1 year/$577,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/18
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 7/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
  • drafted by Atlanta 2012 (1-21) (Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.)
  • $1.65M signing bonus ($1.825M slot)
  • agent: Jamie Murphy, TWC
  • ML service: 5.014

Santiago Espinal 2b
1 year/$2.725M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.725M (2024)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Toronto 3/20/24
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2023)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$718,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/20
  • acquired by Toronto in trade from Boston 7/28/18
  • drafted by Boston 2016 (10-298) (Miami-Dade JC)
  • $50,000 signing bonus ($157,200 slot)
  • ML service: 3.149

Tyler Stephenson c
1 year/$2.525M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.525M (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$740,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/20
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (1-11) (Kennesaw Mountain HS, Ga.)
  • $3.1416M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 3.056

Brent Suter lhp
1 year/$3M (2024), plus 2025 option

  • 1 year/$3M (2024), plus 2025 club option
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/11/24
    • 24:$2.5M, 25:$3.5M club option ($250,000 buyout)
    • 2024 performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65 games pitched
  • 1 year/$3M (2023)
    • claimed by Colorado off waivers from Milwaukee 11/18/22
    • re-signed by Colorado 11/18/22 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 60 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2022)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2020-21)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 2/16/20 (avoided arbitration, $1.25M-$825,000)
    • $100,000 signing bonus
    • 20:$900,000, 21:$1.5M
    • 2021 salary increases $50,000 each with 80, 100, 120, 140, 160 innings pitched in 2020
  • 1 year/$568,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/19
  • 1 year/$556,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 8/19/16
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2012 (31-965) (Harvard)
  • agent: Diamond Sports
  • ML service: 6.161

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year/$2.25M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.25M (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/28/23
    • performance bonuses based on games pitched: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 games
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 11/17/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/16/22 (minor-league contract with salary of $850,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/6/22
    • DFA by Cincinnati 5/6/22, sent outright to Triple-A 5/9/22 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/10/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Detroit 5/8/21, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/21
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/13/21
    • DFA by Detroit 8/15/21, released 8/17/21
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 8/21/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$570,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/19
  • 1 year/$554,800 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/17
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/13/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (5-156) (Georgia Tech)
  • $225,000 signing bonus ($300,400 slot)
  • ML service: 6.140

Jake Fraley dh-lf
1 year/$2.15M (2024)

  • 1 year/$2.15M (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$740,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year/$710,000 (2022)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 3/14/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year/$572,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/20/19
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/8/18
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2016 (2s-77) (LSU)
  • $797,500 signing bonus ($826,200 slot)
  • ML service: 3.097

Justin Wilson lhp
1 year/$1.5M (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/16/24 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/13/24 (Wilson exercised right to opt out)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/15/24
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1M (2023), plus 2024 club option
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/18/23
    • 23:$850,000, 24:$2.5M club option ($150,000 buyout)
  • 1 year/$5.15M (2021), plus 2022 options
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/23/21
    • 21:$2.85M, 22:$2.3M player option or $7.15M club option ($1.15M buyout)
    • Wilson’s exercise of 2022 player option triggers a 2023 club option at a salary of the Major League minimum plus $500,000 and 2023 performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Yankees 7/27/21 with $3,341,936 remaining on contract ($1,041,936 in 2021 salary and $2.3M for 2022 buyout)
    • Wilson exercised 2022 option 11/4/21
  • 2 years/$10M (2019-20)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/25/19
    • 19:$5M, 20:$5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 60, 65 games
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Detroit 7/31/17
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2016)
    • signed by Detroit 1/13/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$556,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/15
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 11/12/14
  • 1 year/$493,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (5-144) (Fresno State)
  • $195,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 11.035

Mike Ford 1b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/5/24 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.3M in majors
    • may earn additional $125,000 in performance bonuses
    • released by Cincinnati 3/22/24
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/29/24 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cincinnati 5/5/24
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/8/24 (1 year/$1.3M)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/22/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/2/23
    • DFA by Seattle 11/14/23, non-tendered 11/17/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/13/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 4/19/22
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade 4/30/22 after being DFA by Seattle 4/25/22
    • acquired by Seattle in trade 5/12/22 after being DFA by San Francisco 5/11/22
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 6/10/22 after being DFA by Seattle 6/4/22
    • DFA, released by Atlanta 8/10/22
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 8/16/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/25/22
    • DFA by LA Angels 9/28/22, sent outright to Triple-A 10/2/22
    • elected free agency 10/13/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/21
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 6/17/21 after being DFA by NY Yankees 6/12/21
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 8/23/21 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 8/21/21
    • non-tendered by Washington 11/30/21
  • 1 year/$579,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 4/16/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • selected by Seattle from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/18
    • returned by Seattle to NY Yankees 3/24/18
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/17/13 as an amateur free agent (Princeton)
  • ML service: 3.008

Alex Young lhp
1 year/$1.16M (2024)

  • 1 year/$1.16M (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2023)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/17/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 3/30/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/3/22
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade 7/18/22 after being DFA by Cleveland 7/14/22
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 11/18/22
  • 1 year/$603,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/21
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 7/26/21 after being DFA by Arizona 7/21/21
    • DFA by Cleveland 11/19/21, sent outright to Triple-A 11/24/21
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Arizona 6/26/19
  • drafted by Arizona 2015 (2-43) (TCU)
  • $1,431,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 3.143

Tejay Antone rhp
1 year/$830,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$830,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/11/24 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$770,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year/$580,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/20
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2014 (5-155) (Weatherford College, Texas)
  • $308,400 signing bonus (slot)
  • agent: Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 4.000

Alexis Díaz rhp
1 year/$760,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$760,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$730,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (12-355) (Juan Jose Maunez HS, Naguabo, P.R.)
  • $130,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.000

Ian Gibaut rhp
1 year/$760,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$760,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$730,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/17/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 6/27/22
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 6/30/22 after being DFA by Cleveland 6/28/22
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 7/5/22 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 7/3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 2/19/21
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/27/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/7/21
    • elected free agency 10/15/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $600,000 in majors)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Texas 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
    • acquired by Texas in trade 7/28/19 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 7/23/19
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/2/19
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (11-328) (Tulane)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.077

Nick Lodolo lhp
1 year/$760,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$760,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$730,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/13/22
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2019 (1-7) (TCU)
  • $5,432,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 2.000

Sam Moll lhp
1 year/$760,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$760,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$725,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/23
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Oakland 7/31/23
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/20 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 7/2/21
    • contract selected by Oakland 7/3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 2019
    • selected by San Francisco from Toronto in minor-league phase of Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
  • 1 year (2018)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 11/27/17 after being DFA by Oakland 11/20/17
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers from Pittsburgh 11/30/17
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/18
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Seattle 3/17/18
    • DFA by Toronto 3/29/18, sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Colorado 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/17
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 8/16/17 after being DFA by Colorado 8/11/17
  • drafted by Colorado 2013 (3-77) (Memphis)
  • $600,000 signing bonus ($713,900 slot)
  • ML service: 2.075

Graham Ashcraft rhp
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$722,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/20/22
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2019 (6-174) (Alabama-Birmingham)
  • $247,500 signing bonus ($286,500 slot)
  • ML service: 1.136

Will Benson rf
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2023)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Cleveland 2/8/23
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 8/1/22
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (1-14) (The Westminster Schools, Atlanta)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($2,973,700 slot)
  • ML service: 1.042

Fernando Cruz rhp
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/1/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/1/22
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/14 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Kansas City 10/3/12
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (6-186) (Puerto Rico Advancement College HS, Bayamon, P.R.)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.035

Stuart Fairchild of
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$722,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/22
    • acquired by Seattle in trade 4/23/22 after being DFA by Arizona 4/19/22
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Seattle 5/13/22
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 6/11/22 after being DFA by San Francisco 6/4/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/21
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Cincinnati 8/31/20
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2017 (2-38) (Wake Forest)
  • $1,800,300 signing bonus ($1,802,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.114

TJ Friedl lf
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$722,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/18/21
  • signed by Cincinnati 9/7/16 as a free agent (Nevada)
  • $723,500 signing bonus (record for an undrafted free agent)
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service: 1.112

Nick Martini rf
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/4/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/22/23
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2022)
    • signed by NC Dinos of Korea 12/20/21
    • may earn addtional $250,000 in performance bonuses
  • 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
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/8/21
  • 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: 1.127

Spencer Steer 3b
1 year/$750,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$750,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Minnesota 8/2/22
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/1/22
  • drafted by Minnesota 2019 (3-90) (Oregon)
  • $575,000 signing bonus ($657,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.035

Andrew Abbott lhp
1 year/$742,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$742,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/5/23
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2021 (2-53) (Virginia)
  • $1.3M signing bonus ($1,370,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.119

Elly De La Cruz ss
1 year/$742,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$742,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • signed by Cincinnati 7/2/18 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.118

Matt McLain ss
1 year/$742,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$742,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/15/23
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2021 (1-17) (UCLA)
  • $4.625M signing bonus ($3,609,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.140

Brandon Williamson lhp
1 year/$742,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$742,500 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 3/14/22
  • drafted by Seattle 2019 (2-59) (TCU)
  • $925,000 signing bonus ($1,185,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.139

Peyton Burdick of
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 2/14/24 after being DFA by Miami 2/9/24
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 2/23/24 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/19/24
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/24
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 3/16/24 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 3/13/24
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 4/24/24 after being DFA by Baltimore 4/22/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/5/22, 9/5/22
  • drafted by Miami 2019 (3-82) (Wright State)
  • $397,500 signing bonus ($744,200 slot)
  • ML service: 0.082

Christian Encarnacion-Strand 3b-1b
1 year/$740,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$740,000 (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/17/23
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Minnesota 8/2/22
  • drafted by Minnesota 2021 (4-128) (Oklahoma State)
  • $442,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.077

Rece Hinds of-3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/14/23
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2019 (2-49) (Niceville HS, Fla.)
  • $1,797,500 signing bonus ($1,507,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jacob Hurtubise of
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/14/23
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • signed by Cincinnati 7/17/20 as an amateur free agent (US Military Academy)
  • ML service: 0.000

Brett Kennedy rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/28/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/23/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/12/23 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/4/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/9/23 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 10/30/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/7/18
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (11-327) (Fordham)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.083

Casey Legumina rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2019 (8-239) (Gonzaga)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($173,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.109

Noelvi Marte ss
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
    • suspended 80 games 3/8/24 (violation of MLB PED policy)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 7/29/22
  • signed by Seattle 7/18 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.55M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.044

Connor Phillips rhp
1 year/$740,000 (2024)

  • 1 year/$740,000 (2024)
    • renewed by Cincinnati 3/24 ($120,600 in minors)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/2/23, 9/18/23
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 3/14/22
  • drafted by Seattle 2020 (2s-64) (McLennan JC, Texas)
  • $1,050,300 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.027

Lyon Richardson rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2018 (2-47) (Jensen Beach HS, Fla.)
  • $1,997,500 signing bonus ($1,520,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.033

Christian Roa rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/14/23
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2020 (2-48) (Texas A&M)
  • $1,543,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Livan Soto ss
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 2/8/24 after being DFA by LA Angels 2/3/24
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 2/18/24 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/16/24
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/24
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 4/11/24 after being DFA by LA Angels 4/8/24
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 4/19/24 after being DFA by LA Angels 4/16/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/17/22
  • signed by LA Angels 12/16/17
  • $850,000 signing bonus
  • Atlanta signed Soto 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela ($1M signing bonus), but MLB voided the contract 11/17 and declared Soto a free agent
  • ML service: 0.042

Carson Spiers rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/1/23
  • signed by Cincinnati 6/23/20 (Clemson)
  • ML service: 0.028

Yosver Zulueta rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/24
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Toronto 3/28/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/16/22
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/23
  • signed by Toronto 2019 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor leagues

Victor Acosta ss
2024

  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from San Diego 8/2/22
  • signed by San Diego 1/15/21 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.8M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jay Allen of
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2021 (1-30) (Carroll Catholic HS, Fort Pierce, Fla.)
  • $2,397,500 signing bonus ($2,365,500 slot)
  • ML service:

Edwin Arroyo rhp
2024

  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 7/29/22
  • drafted by Seattle 2021 (2-48) (Central Pointe Christian Academy, Kissimmee, Fla.)
  • $1.65M signing bonus ($1,543,600 slot)
  • ML service:

Justin Bruihl lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/3/24 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/23
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 8/1/23 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 7/28/23
    • DFA by Colorado 8/25/23, sent outright to Triple-A 8/27/23
  • 1 year/$710,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 8/8/21
  • signed by LA Dodgers 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent (Cal Poly)
  • ML service: 1.039

Alan Busenitz rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/7/24 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/27/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 5/14/23
    • DFA by Cincinnati 9/1/23, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/23
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 10/1/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/9/23
  • 2019-22
    • Rakuten of Japan
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/17/17
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16
  • drafted by LA Angels 2013 (25-757) (Kennesaw State)
  • ML service: 1.005

Ricardo Cabrera ss
2024

  • signed by Cincinnati 1/15/22 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $2.7M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Conner Capel of
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/26/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 8/30/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/27/22
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 9/9/22 after being DFA by St. Louis 9/7/22
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Cleveland 7/31/18
  • drafted by Cleveland 2016 (5-152) (Seven Lakes HS, Katy, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.090

Cam Collier 3b
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2022 (1-18) (Chipola JC, Fla.)
  • $5M signing bonus ($3,659,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Ty Floyd rhp
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2023 (1s-38) (LSU)
  • $2,097,500 signing bonus ($2,255,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Erik González 3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/5/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 1/16/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 5/8/22
    • returned to Triple-A by Miami 5/26/22
    • contract selected by Miami 6/26/22
    • DFA by Miami 7/1/22, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/22
  • 1 year/$1.225M (2021)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/7/21, sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/21
    • elected free agency 10/15/21
  • 1 year/$725,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 12/19
  • 1 year/$577,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,800 (2018)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/18
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Cleveland 11/14/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14
  • signed by Cleveland 8/26/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 4.165

Austin Hendrick of
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2020 (1-12) (West Allegheny HS, Imperial, Pa.)
  • $4M signing bonus ($4.3664M slot)
  • ML service:

P.J. Higgins c
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/13/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 12/29/22, sent outright to Triple-A 1/6/23 (elected free agency)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/12/23 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Arizona 7/15/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/22/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/19/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 11/5/21 (elected free agency)
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (12-353) (Old Dominion)
  • $110,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.103 (through 2022)

Brooks Kriske rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/21/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/22 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/18/23
    • released by Kansas City 7/21/23
    • signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 7/22/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan 12/8/21
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/21
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 9/16/21 after being DFA by NY Yankees 9/14/21
    • released by Baltimore 11/30/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/19
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/20
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2016 (6-188) (USC)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($255,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.121

Rhett Lowder rhp
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2023 (1-7) (Wake Forest)
  • $5.7M signing bonus ($6.28M slot)
  • ML service:

Mark Mathias 2b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/5/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 3/8/23 after being DFA by Texas 3/4/23
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/23
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 7/2/23 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 6/26/23
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Seattle 7/31/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/1/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 5/24/22
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 8/1/22
  • 1 year/$572,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/19/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Cleveland 11/20/19
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/20
  • drafted by Cleveland 2015 (3-93) (Cal Poly)
  • $550,000 signing bonus ($617,100 slot)
  • agent: Apex Baseball
  • ML service: 2.083

Mat Nelson c
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2021 (1s-35) (Florida State)
  • $2,093,300 signing bonus ($2,095,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Connor Overton rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/2/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$730,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/9/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/18/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/30/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/2/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/11/21
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/6/21 after being DFA by Toronto 9/3/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/5/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/29/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 2016-2019
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 8/12/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 6/11/19
  • signed by Washington 7/23/15 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Miami 7/9/15
  • drafted by Miami 2014 (15-437) (Old Dominion)
  • ML service: 1.041 (through 2022)

Hernan Perez 2b-3b
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/21/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/15/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 2022
    • Tijuana of Mexican League
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/21/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $750,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Washington 3/27/21
    • DFA by Washington 5/4/21 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/7/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Milwaukee 7/4/21
    • signed by Hanwha of Korea 7/21
  • 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
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/18/20
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/31/20
  • 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: 5.100

Chase Petty rhp
2024

  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Minnesota 3/13/22
  • drafted by Minnesota 2021 (1-26) (Mainland Regional HS, Linwood, NJ)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($2,653,400 slot)
  • ML service:

Reiver Sanmartin lhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/23/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$722,500 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
    • non-tendered by Cincinnati 11/17/23
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/27/21
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Yankees 1/21/19
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Texas 11/20/17
  • signed by Texas 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • ML service: 1.147

Tony Santillan rhp
1 year (2024)

  • 1 year (2024)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 11/2/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$730,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/23
    • DFA by Cincinnati 8/31/23, sent outright to Triple-A 9/1/23
  • 1 year/$702,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 11/20/19
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (2-49) (Seguin HS, Arlington, Texas)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1,227,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.090 (through 2022)

Sal Stewart 3b
2024

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2022 (1s-32) (Westminster Christian HS, Fla.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($2,373,000 slot)
  • ML service:

Bubba Thompson of
1 year/$742,500 (2024)

  • 1 year/$742,500 (2024)
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 1/4/24 after being DFA by Cincinnati 12/28/23
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 1/24/24 after being DFA by NY Yankees 1/19/24
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 2/13/24 after being DFA by Minnesota 2/6/24
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/24
    • DFA by Cincinnati 5/23/24, sent outright to Triple-A 5/25/24
  • 1 year/$724,305 (2023)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/23
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 8/13/23 after being DFA by Texas 8/11/23
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Kansas City 10/26/23
    • DFA by Cincinnati 12/28/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Texas 8/4/22
  • drafted by Texas 2017 (1-26) (McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($2,450,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.134

Jake Wong rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/26/23
    • DFA by Cleveland 6/27/23, sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/23
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from San Francisco 12/13/22
  • drafted by San Francisco 2018 (3-80) (Grand Canyon)
  • $850,000 signing bonus ($738,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2022)

Randy Wynne rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/25/23
    • DFA by Cincinnati 6/26/23, sent outright to Triple-A 6/28/23
  • signed by Cincinnati 6/18/19 as an amateur free agent (Missouri Baptist)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2022)

Austin Wynns c
1 year/$950,00 (2024)

  • 1 year/$950,000 (2024)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14/23 (split contract paying $300,000 salary in minors)
    • DFA by Cincinnati 1/2/24, sent outright to Triple-A 1/4/24
  • 1 year (2023)
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/6/23, sent outright to Triple-A 1/13/23
    • contract selected by San Francisco 4/8/23
    • DFA by San Francisco 4/10/23, refused outright assignment, elected free agency 4/14/23
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/16/23
    • claimed by Colorado off waivers 5/4/23 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 5/1/23
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/13/23 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/19/22 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Philadelphia 6/8/22
    • contract selected by San Francisco 6/8/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 5/31/21
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/22/21 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$567,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 12/7/20
  • 1 year/$558,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/18
  • drafted by Baltimore 2013 (10-309) (Fresno State)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($135,300 slot)
  • ML service: 3.090