Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Bob Nutting Chairman of the Board
2007 -

  • Bob Nutting, 2007 -
    • The family of Ogden Newspapers executive Bob Nutting secured controlling interest in the Pirates in January 2007.
  • Kevin McClatchy, 1996-2007
    • A group led by Sacramento newspaper heir Kevin McClatchy bought the team for $92M in 1996.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.26 billion in April, 2020.

PIRATES PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26/30 Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $ 23,739,815 (30) $                   (  ) $ 76,177,500 (30)
2019 $ 74,808,000 (28) $ 78,286,587 (28) $ 83,762,989 (30)
2018 $ 86,340,000 (27) $ 90,579,541 (26) $103,837,992 (27)
2017 $ 95,807,004 (24) $ 95,865,735 (25) $109,460,508 (24)
2016 $ 99,945,500 (20) $ 99,866,170 (23) $109,671,516 (24)
2015 $ 90,053,000 (24) $ 95,889,960 (24) $116,055,536 (22)
2014 $ 71,929,333 (28) $ 78,379,602 (27) $ 96,063,707 (28)
2013 $ 66,805,000 (26) $ 74,608,266 (25) $ 91,301,096 (24)
2012 $ 51,932,333 (30) $ 61,300,313 (29) $ 80,317,027 (27)
2011 $ 42,047,000 (28) $ 51,784,810 (27)
2010 $ 39,068,000 (29) $ 44,146,967 (29)
2009 $ 48,693,000 (28) $ 47,991,132 (28)
2008 $ 48,689,783 (27) $ 50,764,410 (29)
2007 $ 38,537,823 (27) $ 51,360,907 (27)
2006 $ 46,717,750 (27) $ 43,443,685 (28)
2005 $ 38,133,000 (29) $ 30,139,200 (29)
2004 $ 32,227,929 (28) $ 32,507,271 (28)
2003 $ 54,812,429 (20) $ 62,314,723 (21)
2002 $ 42,323,599 (24) $ 46,059,983 (24)
2001 $ 57,760,833 (19) $ 46,661,290 (22)
2000 $ 29,600,000 (27) $ 33,630,256 (25)
  • 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.

Ben Cherington General Manager
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • hired by Pittsburgh as General Manager 11/18/19, replacing Neal Huntington and interim GM Kevan Graves
  • 2016-17, Toronto
    • VP, Baseball Operations
  • 1999-2015, Boston
    • 2015 -
      • signed extension as EVP/GM
      • resigned as EVP/GM 8/19/15
    • 2012 -

      • promoted by Boston to Executive VP/GM 10/25/11
    • 2009-11: Senior VP and Assistant General Manager
    • 2006-08: VP, Player Personnel
    • 10/05 – 1/06: Co-General Manager (with Jed Hoyer)
    • 1999-2005: area scout, baseball operations assistant, coordinator of international scouting, director of player development
  • Assistant GM Kevan Graves
  • Assistant GM Steve Sanders
  • Senior Director, Amateur Scouting Joe DelliCarri
  • Senior Director, Baseball Informatics Dan Fox
  • Director, Pro Scouting Steve Williams
  • Director, International Scouting Junior Vizcaino
  • former Executive VP & General Manager Neal Huntington
    • 4 years (2018-21)
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/4/17
    • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
    • 3 years (2012-14), plus 2015 club option
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/11/11
    • 1 year (2011)
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh during 2009-10 off-season
    • 3 years (2008-10)
      • hired 9/25/07
      • replaced Dave Littlefield & interim GM Brian Graham

Derek Shelton Manager
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • hired as manager by Pittsburgh 11/27/19
  • Minnesota, 2018-19
    • bench coach
  • Toronto, 2017
    • quality control coach
  • Tampa Bay, 2010-16
    • hitting coach
  • Cleveland, 2005-09
    • hitting coach
  • former manager Clint Hurdle
    • 4 years (2018-21)
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/4/17
      • fired by Pittsburgh 9/29/19
    • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
    • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
      • signed extension with Pittsburgh 2/19/13
    • 3 years (2011-13)
      • hired by Pittsburgh 11/15/10, replacing John Russell
  • former manager John Russell
    • 2 years/$1.6M (2008-09), plus 2010, 2011 club options
      • hired by Pittsburgh 11/5/07
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2010 club option 2/21/09
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2011 club option during 2009-10 off-season
      • fired by Pittsburgh 10/4/10

 

Gregory Polanco lf
5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 option

  • 5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/16
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 17:$1M, 18:$3.5M, 19:$5.5M, 20:$8M, 21:$11M, 22:$12.5M club option ($3M buyout), 23:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • price of 2022-23 options may increase by $2M each with escalators based on performance
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • signed by Pittsburgh 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Republik Sports
  • ML service: 6.103

Felipe Vazquez lhp
4 years/$22M (2018-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 4 years/$22M (2018-21), plus 2022-23 club options

    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 1/15/18 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.4M)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 18:$2.5M, 19:$4M, 20:$5.25M, 21:$7.25M, 22:$10M club option ($1M buyout), 23:$10M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $0.325M for Reliever of Year
    • placed on restricted list 9/17/19 (arrest)
  • 1 year/$564,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/14
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/30/08 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 4.162

Josh Bell of
1 year/$4.8M (2020)

  • 1 year/$4.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$587,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$572,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$549,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (2-61) (Dallas Jesuit HS)
  • $5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.053

Trevor Williams rhp
1 year/$2.825M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.825M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$584,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$544,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Miami 10/24/15
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/6/16
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (2-44) (Arizona State)
  • $1.2614M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.027

Adam Frazier ss
1 year/$2.8M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$584,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$571,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$549,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (6-179) (Mississippi State)
  • $240,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 4.075

Joe Musgrove rhp
1 year/$2.8M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$582,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$571,000 (2018)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$543,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (1s-46) (Grossmont HS, Cajon, Calif.)
  • $500,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.063

Jameson Taillon rhp
1 year/$2.25M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2.25M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$587,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$571,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (1-2) (The Woodlands HS, Texas)
  • $6.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 4.110

Michael Feliz rhp
1 year/$1.1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$850,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.375M in minors
  • 1 year/$575,500 (2018)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$546,200 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$508,200 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/14
    • signed by Houston 3/15
  • signed by Houston 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $400,000 signing bonus 
  • previous contract with Oakland ($0.8M signing bonus) was voided
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 4.169

Chad Kuhl rhp
1 year/$840,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$840,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
  • 1 year/$578,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/26/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (9-269) (Delaware)
  • $145,000 signing bonus ($145,200 slot)
  • ML service: 4.079

Erik Gonzalez 3b
1 year/$725,000 (2020)

  • 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: 4.007

Phillip Evans 3b-2b
1 year/$650,000 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $650,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/23/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 11/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 3/26/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/6/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/8/18
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/24/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/2/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/11/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/25/17
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (15-462) (La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif.)
  • $650,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.110

Richard Rodriguez rhp
1 year/$633,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$633,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/7/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/13/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 9/1/17
    • DFA by Baltimore, sent outright to Triple-A 9/17/17
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 6/25/15
  • signed by Houston 4/20/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.016

Colin Moran 3b
1 year/$593,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$593,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$579,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2018)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/17/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (1-6) (University of North Carolina)
  • $3.5165M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.107

Steven Brault lhp
1 year/$590,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$590,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$574,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$557,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/5/16
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Baltimore 7/5/16
  • drafted by Baltimore 2013 (11-339) (Regis University, Colo.)
  • ML service: 3.085

Kyle Crick rhp
1 year/$590,000 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$581,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 1/15/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (1s-49) (Sherman HS, Texas)
  • $900,000 signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 3.104

Jose Osuna of
1 year/$589,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$589,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 12/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Veneuzuela
  • ML service: 3.036

Bryan Reynolds of
1 year/$589,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$589,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/20/19
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 1/15/18
  • drafted by San Francisco 2016 (2-59) (Vanderbilt)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.09M slot)
  • ML service: 1.163

Kevin Newman 2b
1 year/$589,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$589,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/16/18
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1-19) (Arizona)
  • $2.175M signing bonus ($2.2738M slot)
  • ML service: 2.046

Chris Stratton rhp
1 year/$588.500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$588,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$567,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/19
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from San Francisco 3/26/19
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Angels 5/11/19
  • 1 year/$552,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (1-20) (Mississippi State)
  • $1.85M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 3.100

Jacob Stallings c
1 year/$586,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$586,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 5/17/19
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/26/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/19/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 7/5/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/13/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (7-226) (University of North Carolina)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($148,000 slot)
  • ML service: 2.149

Clay Holmes rhp
1 year/$579,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$579,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (9-272) (Slocomb HS, Ala.)
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.031

Mitch Keller rhp
1 year/$577,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$577,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (2-64) (Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Ia.)
  • $1M signing bonus ($886,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.059

Cole Tucker ss
1 year/$577,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$577,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (1-24) (Mountain Pointe HS, Calif.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.9255M slot)
  • ML service: 1.080

Nik Turley lhp
1 year/$575,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/23/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/4/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 10/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/11/17
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Minnesota 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/24/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 3/26/16
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 4/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Boston 7/14/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • released by NY Yankees 4/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (50-1,502) (Harvard Westlake HS, North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.143

Carson Fulmer rhp
1 year/$570,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$570,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/20
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 7/25/20 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/23/20
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/24/20 after being DFA by Detroit 8/20/20
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 9/5/20 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 9/2/20
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Baltimore 9/21/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19
  • 1 year/$552,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/15/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2015 (1-8) (Vanderbilt)
  • $3.4706M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 2.035

Anthony Alford of
1 year/$566,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$566,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/20
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/27/20 after being DFA by Toronto 8/20/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Texas 3/17
  • drafted by Toronto 2012 (3-112) (Petal HS, Miss.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 1.142

Michael Perez c
1 year/$566,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$566,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/20
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Tampa Bay 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$556,700 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 7/25/18
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/26/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2011 (5-154) (Colegio Vocacional Para Adultos, San Juan, P.R.)
  • $235,000 signing bonus ($163,800 slot)
  • ML service: 2.000

J.T. Brubaker rhp
1 year/$563,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (6-187) (Akron)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($246,500 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Tyler Bashlor rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/20
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 8/2/20 after being DFA by NY Mets 7/28/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/17
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (11-326) (South Florida JC)
  • $550,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.139

Blake Cederlind rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2016 (5-165) (Merced JC, Calif.)
  • $285,000 signing bonus ($162,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.036

Will Craig 1b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2016 (1-22) (Wake Forest)
  • $2.2537M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 0.014

Oneil Cruz ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/17
  • signed by LA Dodgers 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $950,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Austin Davis lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/20
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 8/26/20 after being DFA by Philadelphia 8/21/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/18/18
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2014 (12-352) (Cal State Bakersfield)
  • ML service: 1.105

Geoff Hartlieb rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/17/19
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2016 (29-885) (Lindenwood University, Mo.)
  • ML service: 1.093

Ke’Bryan Hayes 3b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1s-32) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $1.855M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.075

Sam Howard lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/13/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 7/21/19
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Colorado 10/30/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Colorado 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/18
    • non-tendered by Colorado 11/30/18
  • drafted by Colorado 2014 (3-82) (Georgia Southern)
  • $672,100 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.105

Nick Mears rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/8/20
  • signed by Pittsburgh 8/22/18 as an amateur free agent (Sacramento JC)
  • ML service: 0.028

Jared Oliva of
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/21/20
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (7-208) (Arizona)
  • $200,000 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.019

Cody Ponce rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Milwaukee 7/29/19
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2015 (2-55) (Cal Poly Pomona)
  • $1.108M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.050

Sean Poppen rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/20
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 10/1/20 after being DFA by Minnesota 9/29/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/19/19
  • drafted by Minnesota 2016 (19-573) (Harvard)
  • agent: Munger English
  • ML service: 0.119

Edgar Santana rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
  • 1 year/$581,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year/$556,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/10/17
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/23/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 10/12/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.048

 

Minor leagues

Ji-hawn Bae 2b
2020

  • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/21/18
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • originally signed by Atlanta 9/22/17 as an amateur free agent from South Korea (MLB voided contract, declared Bae a free agent 11/17)
  • ML service:

Cody Bolton rhp
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (6-178) (Tracy HS, Calif.)
  • $300,000 signing bonus ($255,900 slot)
  • ML service:

Socrates Brito of
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$561,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/19
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 3/28/19 after being ent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 3/25/19
    • acquired by Toronto in trade 4/2/19 after being DFA by San Diego 3/30/19
    • DFA by Toronto 5/10/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/16/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/18
  • 1 year/$539,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/17
  • 1 year/$508,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • signed by Arizona 4/28/10 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: L. Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 1.123

Miguel Del Pozo lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/17/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/28/20
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/13/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/18/18 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Texas 8/9/19
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/18/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 10/28/19 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Miami 11/3/17
    • re-signed by Miami 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/27/18
  • signed by Washington 8/24/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.076

Nick Gonzales ss
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2020 (1-7) (New Mexico State)
  • $5.4324M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jandel Gustave rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/20
    • DFA by San Francisco 8/2/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/3/20
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 9/5/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/13/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 7/18/19
  • 1 year/$0.5564M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/31/18 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5372M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 12/11/14
    • selected by Boston from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Kansas City 3/26/15
    • returned to Houston by San Diego 4/3/15
  • signed by Houston 5/25/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.097

Williams Jerez rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from LA Angels 3/26/19
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/13/19 after being DFA by San Francisco 9/10/19
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Boston 7/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
    • DFA by Boston 12/8/16, sent outright to Triple-A 12/16/16
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (2-81) (Grant Street HS, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • $443,700 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.074

Kevin Kramer 2b
1 year/$570,500 (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/4/18
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (2-62) (UCLA)
  • $850,000 signing bonus ($994,800 slot)
  • ML service: 1.060

Luke Maile c
1 year/$900,000 (2020)

  • 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: Pro Star
  • ML service: 4.099

Brennan Malone rhp
2020

  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 1/27/20
  • drafted by Arizona 2019 (1-33) (IMG Academy, Sarasota, Fla.)
  • $2,202,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jason Martin of
1 year/$572,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$572,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18
  • drafted by Houston 2013 (8-227) (Orange Lutheran HS, Calif.)
  • $159,700 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.139

James Marvel rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/8/19
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/4/19
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (36-1,087) (Duke)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.022

Carmen Mlodzinski rhp
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2020 (1s-31) (South Carolina)
  • $2.05M signing bonus ($2.312M slot)
  • ML service:

John Ryan Murphy c
1 year/$900,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/10/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $900,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/21/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/10/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Arizona 5/25/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/1/19
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 7/31/19
    • contract selected by Atlanta 9/17/19
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/19
  • 1 year/$558,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Minnesota 7/27/17
  • 1 year/$528,700 (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$518,700 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Yankees 11/11/15
  • 1 year/$502,700 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (2-76) (Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 4.122

Liover Peguero ss
2020

  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 1/27/20
  • signed by Arizona 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $475,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Quinn Priester rhp
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2019 (1-18) (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.)
  • $3.4M signing bonus ($3,481,300 slot)
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service:

Pablo Reyes 2b
2020

  • 2020
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 1/9/20, sent outright to Triple-A 1/17/20
    • suspended 80 games 2/19/20 (violation of PED policy)
  • 1 year/$565,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/1/18
  • signed by Pittsburgh 4/5/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.127

Yacksel Rios rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/20
    • sent outright to Alternate Training Site by Pittsburgh 6/28/20
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/3/19 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/29/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 8/22/17
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (12-391) (Conchita Cuevas HS, Gurabo P.R.)
  • ML service: 2.019

Sammy Siani of
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2019 (1s-37) (Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia)
  • $2.15M signing bonus ($1,999,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Andrew Susac c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/3/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/31/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/27/20
    • sent outright to Alternate Training Site by Pittsburgh 9/30/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/11/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/17/19
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Baltimore 4/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 2/3/18 after being DFA by Milwaukee 1/30/18
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/18
    • placed on restricted list 8/28/18
  • 1 year/$537,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 7/26/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (2-86) (Oregon State)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.012

Travis Swagerty of
2020

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2018 (1-10) (South Alabama)
  • $4.4M signing bonus ($4.5602M slot)
  • ML service:

Tahnaj Thomas rhp
2020

  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Cleveland 11/14/18
  • signed by Cleveland 12/5/16 as an amateur free agent from the Bahamas
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: