St. Louis Cardinals

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

Bill DeWitt Jr. Owner
1995 -

  • Bill DeWitt Jr., 1995 -
    • a group led by DeWitt purchased the Cardinals for $150M in 1995.
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, 1953-1995
    • August A. Busch Jr., chairman of the brewing company, persuaded the board to purchase the club in 1953, paying $2.5M cash and assuming $1.25M in Cardinals’ debt
  • Forbes magazine valued the team at $2.245 billion in April, 2021.

CARDINALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $163,542,500 (10) $                     (  ) $177,181,388 (10)
2020 $  69,461,295 (10) $  69,331,172 (10) $178,369,208 (11)
2019 $162,620,267 ( 7) $178,872,485 ( 7) $197,759,794 ( 7)
2018 $159,698,667 (10) $165,792,867 ( 8) $175,703,458 ( 9)
2017 $148,152,933 (14) $155,235,772 (13) $182,701,709 (10)
2016 $145,553,500 (10) $153,738,117 (10) $178,298,756 ( 8)
2015 $122,066,500 (12) $132,638,936 (12) $146,590,405 (12)
2014 $111,250,000 (14) $121,003,590 (11) $138,533,204 (12)
2013 $116,790,787 (12) $119,642,308 (11) $138,550,976 (10)
2012 $111,858,500 ( 8) $115,449,953 ( 9) $125,811,271 ( 9)
2011 $109,048,000 (10) $113,156,467 (11)
2010 $ 94,220,500 (12) $ 98,354,244 (12)
2009 $ 88,528,409 (13) $102,678,475 (11)
2008 $ 99,624,449 (12) $109,090,046 (11)
2007 $ 90,286,823 (10) $ 99,329,875 (11)
2006 $ 88,891,371 (11) $ 96,115,466 (10)
2005 $ 92,106,833 ( 6) $ 87,368,220 ( 7)
2004 $ 83,228,333 ( 9) $ 92,816,050 ( 8)
2003 $ 83,786,666 ( 8) $101,825,848 ( 7)
2002 $ 74,660,875 (13) $ 76,227,801 (10)
2001 $ 78,538,333 ( 9) $ 76,153,956 (11)
2000 $ 63,900,000 (11) $ 69,111,153 ( 9)
  • 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.

John Mozeliak President, Baseball Operations
3 years (2021-23)

  • 3 years (2021-23)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 2017-20
    • promoted by St. Louis from Senior VP & GM to President of Baseball Operations 6/30/17
  • 2 years (2017-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/12/14
  • 3 years (2014-16)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/14/13
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 7/14/10
  • 3 years (2008-10)
    • selected as interim GM by St. Louis 10/3/07
    • hired as permanent GM 10/31/07
  • Assistant GM (1/03 – 10/07). Assistant GM & Scouting Director (2003-04). Director, Baseball Operations (2001-02). Scouting Director (1999-2000). Assistant Scouting Director (1998). Assistant, Scouting (1996-97).

Mike Girsch Vice President and General Manager
2 years (2021-22)

  • 2 years (2021-22)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 2017-19, plus 2020 club option
    • promoted by St. Louis from Assistant GM to General Manager 6/30/17
    • St. Louis exercised 2020 option 11/4/19
  • Assistant GM (1/7/11 – 6/30/17). Director, Baseball Development (2008-2011). Coordinator, Amateur Scouting (2006-07).
  • Assistant GM Moises Rodriguez
  • Assistant GM & Director, Amateur Scouting Randy Flores
  • Director, Player Development Gary LaRocque

Mike Shildt Manager
3 years (2020-22)

  • 3 years (2020-22)
    • signed new extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 3 years (2018-20)
    • 2018 – third base coach
    • selected by St. Louis as interim manager 7/14/18
    • signed extension with St. Louis as permanent manager 8/28/18
  • 2017
    • quality control coach, third base coach for St. Louis
  • 2007-16
    • scout, minor-league manager for St. Louis organization
  • former manager Mike Matheny
    • 3 years (2018-20)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/16, fired 7/14/18 with about $5.3M remaining on contract
    • 3 years (2015-17)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/20/13
    • 2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
      • hired as manager by St. Louis 11/14/11, replacing Tony La Russa
      • St. Louis exercised 2014 option 2/14/13

 

Nolan Arenado 3b
8 years/$260M (2019-26), plus 2027 extension

  • 8 years/$260M (2019-26)
    • signed extension with Colorado 2/26/19
    • 19:$26M, 20-24:$35M, 25:$32M, 26:$27M
    • Arenado may opt out of contract after 2021 season
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th in vote). $100,000 for Comeback Player of Year. $75,000 each LCS / WS MVP, $50,000 for Silver Slugger. $25,000 each All Star, Gold Glove
    • replaced 1 year, $26M deal signed 1/31/19, avoiding arbitration, $30M-$24M (record 1-year salary for arbitration-eligible player)
    • perks: hotel suite on road trips
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Colorado 2/1/21, with Arenado and both clubs agreeing to the following:
      • Arenado agreed to waive no-trade provision while retaining the right to block all future trades
      • Arenado agreed to defer $20M of his 2021 salary, paid with 2% interest in 10 equal installments each July 1, 2022-31
      • Arenado agreed to defer $6M annually in 2022-26 salaries, paid with no interest in 10 installments of $3M each July 1, 2032-41
      • Arenado retained his right to opt out of his contract after the 2021 season and also received the right to opt out of the contract after the 2022 season
      • St. Louis added one guaranteed year to Arenado’s contract at a salary of $15M for 2027
      • Colorado agreed to pay up to $51M, including:
        • guaranteed payments: $14,429,500 in 2021, $16M in 2023
        • conditional payments: $5,570,500 in 2022 and $5M each in 2024-26 if Arenado does not exercise right to opt out
  • 2 years/$29.5M (2017-18)
    • signed extension with Colorado 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • 17:$11.75M, 18:$17.75M
  • 1 year/$5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 4/28/13
  • drafted by Colorado 2009 (2-59) (El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.)
  • $625,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 7.155

Paul Goldschmidt 1b
5 years/$130M (2020-24)

  • 5 years/$130M (2020-24)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/23/19
    • $20M signing bonus ($2.25M installments each 1/15 and 7/15 in 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024. $1M each 1/15 and 7/15 in 2022.)
    • 20-24:$22M annually
    • award bonuses: $1.5M for MVP ($1M for second in vote, $500,000 for third, $250,000 for fourth or fifth, $100,000 for sixth-10th). $250,000 each All Star, Gold Glove. $150,000 for WS MVP. $100,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 each for Silver Slugger, LDS MVP
    • at signing, largest contract in Cardinals club history
  • 5 years/$32M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Arizona 3/29/13
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.75M, 17:$8.75M, 18:$11M, 19:$14.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
    • Arizona exercised 2019 option 10/29/18
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Arizona 12/5/18
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$482,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/1/11
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (8-246) (Texas State)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 9.059

Matt Carpenter 3b
2 years/$39M (2020-21), plus 2022 option

  • 2 years/$39M (2020-21), plus 2022 option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/10/19
    • 20:$18.5M, 21:$18.5M, 22:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2022 option guaranteed with 1,100 plate appearances in 2020-21 combined, including 550 PA in 2021
    • no-trade protection, 2020-22
  • 6 years/$52M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/8/14
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3.5M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$9.75M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$504,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
    • award bonuses, including $10,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/3/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (13-399) (TCU)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 9.012

Miles Mikolas rhp
4 years/$68M (2020-23)

  • 4 years/$68M (2020-23)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/26/19
    • $5M signing bonus, paid $1M at signing, $1M each 1/15, 2020-23
    • 20-23:$15.75M annually
    • annual salaries increase $500,000 each with 200 innings in 2019
    • full no-trade protection
  • 2 years/$15.5M (2018-19)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/5/17
    • 18:$7.5M, 19:$8M
    • 2019 salary may increase based on 2018 innings pitched (increased by $1M to $9M)
  • 2015-17
    • Yomiuri of Japan
  • 1 year/$502,301 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
    • Texas sold rights to Yomiuri Giants 11/14
  • 1 year/$492,800 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Pittsburgh 12/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/5/12
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (7-204) (Nova Southeastern, Fla.)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 4.037

Andrew Miller lhp
2 years/$25M (2019-20), plus 2021 option

  • 2 years/$25M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/21/18
    • 19:$11M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$12M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • option guaranteed with 110 games pitched in 2019-20 combined (met)
    • annual performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games pitched
    • $1M assignment bonus with each trade
  • 4 years/$36M (2015-18)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/5/14
    • 15-18:$9M annually
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/16 with $21,098,361 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1,903,125 (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $2.15M-$1.55M)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Boston 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.04M (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/6/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 20, 25 starts
  • 1 year (2011), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10 (minor-league contract)
    • 11: split contract ($1.3M in majors), 12: club option
    • roster, performance bonuses
    • may opt out if not on Major League roster by specified date
    • $3M option for 2012 guaranteed if Boston designates Miller for assignment and another club claims him off waivers
    • contract purchased by Boston 6/19/11
    • Boston declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$1,790,219 (2010)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/10
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Florida 11/12/10
    • non-tendered by Boston 12/2/10
  • 4 years/$5.4M (2006-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/06
    • $3.55M signing bonus
    • on Major League roster: 08:$1.325M, 09:$1.575M
    • escalators may bring total package to $7.5M, depending on when Miller makes 25-man roster
    • contract guarantees September call-up in 2006
    • Miller may opt out of contract early & go to arbitration
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 12/4/07
  • drafted by Detroit 2006 (1-6) (North Carolina)
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2003 (3-68) (did not sign)
  • agents: Frontline
  • ML service: 12.062

Carlos Martinez rhp
5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/2/17 (avoided arbitration, $4.25M-$3.9M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3.5M, 18:$11.5M, 19:$11.5M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$17M club option ($0.5M buyout), 23:$18M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded before the end of 2019 season. $1M if traded after 2019 season
    • perks: suite on road beginning with 2020 season
  • 1 year/$539,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$505,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/3/13
  • signed by St. Louis 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • previously known as Carlos Matias, he signed with Boston in 2009 for $160,000, but the deal was voided
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.073

Yadier Molina c
1 year/$9M (2021)

  • 1 year/$9M (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/8/21
  • 3 years/$60M (2018-20)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/2/17
    • 18:$20M, 19:$20M, 20:$20M
    • at signing, highest average annual value for active catcher
  • 5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 mutual option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/1/12
    • $1M signing bonus (paid within 30 days of MLB approval of the deal)
    • 13:$14M, 14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M, 18:$15M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15.5M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/20/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.75M-$1.85M)
    • $250,000 signing bonus
    • 08:$1.75M, 09:$3.25M, 10:$4.25M, 11:$5.25M, 12:$7M club option ($750,000 buyout)
    • 2012 option increases to $7.5M if Molina is traded
    • award bonus: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
    • St. Louis exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$323,500 (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/05
  • drafted by St. Louis 2000 (4-113) (Maestro Ladi HS, Vega Alta, PR)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 16.123

J.A. Happ lhp
1 year/$8M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8M (2021)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/21/21
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Minnesota 7/30/21
  • 2 years/$34M (2019-20), plus 2021 vesting option
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/18
    • 19:$17M, 20:$17M, 21:$17M vesting option
    • 2021 option is guaranteed with 165 innings or 27 starts in 2020
    • NY Yankees declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 3 years/$36M (2016-18)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/28/15
    • 16:$10M, 17:$13M, 18:$13M
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Toronto 7/26/18 with $4,612,903 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$5.4M (2013), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Toronto 3/27/13
    • 14:$5.2M, 15:$6.7M club option ($0.2M buyout)
    • Toronto exercised 2015 option 10/31/14
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 12/3/14
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Seattle 7/31/15 with $2,379,781 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/20/12
  • 1 year/$474,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • 1 year/$470,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/28/10
  • 1 year/405,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/30/07
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2004 (3-92) (Northwestern)
  • $420,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rogers Sports
  • ML service: 12.047

Adam Wainwright rhp
1 year/$8M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8M (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/29/21
    • performance bonuses:
      • starts
      • relief appearances
    • award bonuses: $500,000 for 1st-10th finish in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, DS MVP, LCS MVP, WS MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$5M (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/12/19
    • performance bonuses:
      • $1.5M each for 20, 25 starts. $2M for 28 starts.
      • $500,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 relief appearances
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 10/29/18
    • performance bonuses:
      • games started: $500,000 for 5 GS. $1M each for 10, 15 GS. $1.5M for 20 GS. $2M each for 25, 30 GS.
      • relief appearances: $500,000 each 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games
      • games finished: $500,000 each for 25, 30 GF. $600,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF.
  • 5 years/$97.5M (2014-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/27/13
    • 14:$19.5M, 15:$19.5M, 16:$19.5M, 17:$19.5M, 18:$19.5M
    • award bonuses: $500,000 each for Top 10 finish in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Division Series MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15M (2008-11), plus 2012, 2013 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/20/08, replacing 1 year/$448,000 deal renewed 3/4/08 ($246,000 in minors)
    • $750,000 signing bonus
    • 08:$500,000, 09:$2.6M, 10:$4.65M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$9M club option, 13:$12M club option
    • 2012, 2013 options guaranteed with top five finish in 2010 or 2011 Cy Young vote (met 11/16/10)
    • 2012 club option increases to $10M with 2010 or 2011 Cy Young
    • club must exercise 2012 & 2013 options at same time, but may void if Wainwright is on DL with arm injury at end of 2011 season
    • award bonuses: $250,000 for Cy Young ($100,000 for second or third in vote, $50,000 for fourth or fifth place). $50,000 for All-Star.
    • St. Louis exercised 2012-13 options 10/27/11
  • 1 year/$410,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$316,000 (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/05 ($52,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$300,000 (2004)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/03
    • signed by St. Louis 2/04
  • drafted by Atlanta 2000 (1-29) (Glynn Academy, Ga.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Aegis Sports
  • ML service: 15.027

Jon Lester lhp
1 year/$5M (2021), plus 2022 option

  • 1 year/$5M (2021), plus 2022 mutual option
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/20/21
    • $3M signing bonus, paid in 1/15/2023
    • 21:$2M
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Washington 7/30/21
  • 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, paid in $2M installments each Dec. 31, 2022-26)
    • 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
    • Chicago Cubs declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 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: ACES
  • ML service: 14.075

Paul DeJong ss
6 years/$26M (2018-23), plus 2024-25 options

  • 6 years/$26M (2018-23), plus 2024-25 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/5/18
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 18:$1M, 19:$1.5M, 20:$1.5M, 21:$4M, 22:$6M, 23:$9M, 24:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout), 25:$15M club option ($1M buyout)
    • at signing, largest-ever contract for a player with less than one year of Major League service time
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/28/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (4-131) (Illinois State)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($422,900 slot)
  • agent: CL Rocks
  • ML service: 3.127

Kwang-hyun Kim lhp
2 years/$8M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$8M (2020-21)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/16/19
    • 20:$4M, 21:$4M
    • may earn additional $1.5M annually in performance bonuses
    • may not be demoted to minor leagues without permission
  • 2007-19: SK Wyverns of Korea
  • agent: Boggs & Associates
  • ML service: 1.000

Jack Flaherty rhp
1 year/$3.9M (2021)

  • 1 year/$3.9M (2021)
    • won arbitration with St. Louis 2/13/21 ($3.9M-$3M)
  • 1 year/$604,500 (2020)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/8/20
  • 1 year/$562,100 (2019)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/1/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-34) (Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.6504M slot)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 3.006

Harrison Bader cf
1 year/$2M (2021)

  • 1 year/$2M (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$590,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$578,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/25/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3-100) (Florida)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($570,300 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 3.030

T.J. McFarland lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/16/21
    • released by Washington 3/26/21
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 4/5/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Washington 7/1/21
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/1/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/16/21
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Oakland 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2019), plus 2020 club option
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/23/19 (avoided arbitration, $1.675M-$1.275M)
    • 19:$1.4M, 20:$1.85M club option ($50,000 buyout)
    • Arizona declined 2020 option 10/31/19
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from Arizona 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$850,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/7/17
    • may earn additional $0.35M in performance bonuses (earned additional $0.25M based on 2018 games pitched)
  • 1 year/$685,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/12/17 (1 yr/$0.685M, avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove
    • DFA by Baltimore 2/19/17, released 2/28/17
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/2/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 4/27/17
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$523,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/16
    • DFA by Baltimore 8/28/16 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$519,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/15
  • 1 year/$505,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • selected by Baltimore from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
    • signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
  • drafted by Cleveland 2007 (4-137) (Stagg HS, Palos Heights, Ill.)
  • $285,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 6.164

Alex Reyes rhp
1 year/$900,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,600 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/9/16
  • signed by St. Louis 2013 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $950,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.043

Jordan Hicks rhp
1 year/$862,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$862,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$578,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/28/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3s-105) (Cypress Creek HS, Houston)
  • $600,000 signing bonus ($543,300 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 3.000

Wade LeBlanc lhp
1 year/$700,000 (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/2/21 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $700,000 in majors
    • released by Baltimore 3/25/21 (LeBlanc exercised opt-out provision)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/26/21
    • DFA by Baltimore 4/25/21, sent outright to Alternate Site 4/29/21 (refused assignment, elected free agency)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/4/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Milwaukee 5/26/21 (LeBlanc exercised right to opt out)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 6/1/21 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 6/16/21
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 6/17/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/28/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $800,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 7/15/20
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2019), plus 2020-22 options
    • signed by extension with Seattle 7/3/18
    • $300,000 signing bonus
    • 19:$2M, 20-22:$5M club options ($0.45M buyout for each)
    • annual performance bonuses based on innings pitched: $0.1M each for 90, 100 IP. $0.15M each for 110, 120 IP. $0.2M each for 130, 140 IP. $0.25M each for 150, 160 IP. $0.3M each for 170, 180 IP. Subsequent salaries increase by bonus earned in prior season.
    • 2020 option guaranteed with 160 IP in 2019, provided LeBlanc does not have a left arm injury
    • 2021-22 options guaranteed with 160 IP in immediately preceding season or 310 IP in prior two seasons, provided LeBlanc does not have a left arm injury
    • with bonuses, total value of contract may reach $31.3M
    • Seattle declined 2020 option 10/31/19
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2018)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/16/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors, $32,000/month in minors)
    • may opt out of contract 6/15/18 if not on Major League roster
    • released by NY Yankees 3/23/18 (due $96,000 termination pay)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/24/18
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 10, 20 games started
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • 17:$750,000, 18:$1.25M club option ($50,000 buyout)
    • Pittsburgh declined 2018 option 11/3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 6/22/16
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/24/16
    • DFA by Seattle 8/25/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Seattle 9/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/25/14 
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/3/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/31/14 
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/11/14, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/14 (refused assignment)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 8/26/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/14
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/2/14
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$491,500 (2013)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/13
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 6/8/13 after DFA by Miami 6/3/13 
    • DFA by Houston 6/24/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13 
    • contract selected by Houston 8/19/13 
    • DFA by Houston 8/20/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/22/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 11/22/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$401,900 (2009)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/08
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (2-61) (Alabama)
  • $590,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Joe Rosen
  • ML service: 7.131

Luis Garcia rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/12/20 (minor-league contract)
    • released by NY Yankees 7/6/21
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/9/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/9/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 8/18/20
    • DFA by Texas 9/15/20, released 9/17/20
  • 1 year/$1.675M (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 10/28/19 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year/$509,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/23/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 7/9/13
  • acquired by Washington in trade from LA Dodgers 8/30/09
  • signed by LA Dodgers 1/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Topline Sports
  • ML service: 5.006

Justin Miller rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 3/6/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/15/21
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 7/2/21 after being DFA by Washington 6/29/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/1/19 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Toronto 9/16/20
  • 1 year/$593,200 (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
    • DFA by Washington 7/29/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/1/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 5/25/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/8/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$509,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/12/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/19/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/17/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • DFA by Detroit 8/30/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 10/30/12
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13 
    • released by Texas 9/1/13 
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 9/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
    • released by Texas 4/23/12
    • re-signed by Texas 4/29/12 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Texas 2008 (16-483) (Fresno State)
  • ML service: 3.083

Tommy Edman 2b-of
1 year/$596,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$596,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$581,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/8/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (6-196) (Stanford)
  • $236,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.114

Dakota Hudson rhp
1 year/$595,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$595,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$580,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$559,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/27/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-34) (Mississippi State)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.878M slot)
  • ML service: 2.066

Tyler O’Neill of
1 year/$594,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$594,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/17
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Seattle 7/21/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (3-85) (Garibaldi SS, Maple Ridge, B.C.)
  • $650,000 signing bonus ($631,100 slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.059

Giovanny Gallegos rhp
1 year/$594,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$594,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$582,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$549,975 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18 ($144,811 in minors)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from NY Yankees 7/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
  • signed by NY Yankees 1/6/11 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 2.085

Daniel Poncedeleon rhp
1 year/$585,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$585,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$572,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/11/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (9-285) (Embry-Riddle University)
  • ML service: 1.086

Austin Dean of
1 year/$583,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$583,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 1/14/20 after being DFA by Miami 1/8/20
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/15/18
  • drafted by Miami 2012 (4-137) (Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas)
  • $367,200 signing bonus ($333,500 slot)
  • ML service: 1.124

Ryan Helsley rhp
1 year/$582,300 (2021)

  • 1 year/$582,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$569,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (5-161) (Northeastern State, Okla.)
  • $225,000 signing bonus ($316,500 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 1.105

Genesis Cabrera lhp
1 year/$580,900 (2021)

  • 1 year/$580,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/18
  • signed by Tampa Bay 11/1/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $34,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.027

Andrew Knizner c
1 year/$579,200 (2021)

  • 1 year/$579,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$566,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/31/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (7-286) (NC State)
  • $185,300 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.021

Jake Woodford rhp
1 year/$578,300 (2021)

  • 1 year/$578,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/19
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (1A-39) (Plant City HS, Fla.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1,585,400 slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 0.167

T.J. Zeuch rhp
1 year/$578,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$578,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/21
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 7/25/21 after being DFA by Toronto 7/20/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Toronto 9/3/19
  • drafted by Toronto 2016 (1-21) (Pittsburgh)
  • $2.175M signing bonus ($2.2851M slot)
  • ML service: 0.058

Dylan Carlson of
1 year/$577,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$577,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/15/20
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-33) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.9095M slot)
  • agent: ALIGND
  • ML service: 0.094

Edmundo Sosa ss
1 year/$575,900 (2021)

  • 1 year/$575,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $425,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.140

Justin Williams of
1 year/$572,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$572,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/18
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 11/14/14
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (2-52) (Terrebonne HS, Houma, La.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus ($1.0492M slot)
  • agent: Roc Nation
  • ML service: 0.058

Seth Elledge rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/15/20
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Seattle 7/27/18
  • drafted by Seattle 2017 (4-123) (Dallas Baptist)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($428,900 slot)
  • agent: SSG
  • ML service: 0.108

Junior Fernandez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$566,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/6/19
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $400,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.005

Ivan Herrera c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/20
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • signed by St. Louis 7/7/16 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Scott Hurst cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 4/16/21
  • drafted by St. Louis 2017 (3-94) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $450,000 signing bonus ($570,900 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Max Moroff 2b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/15/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/14/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by NY Mets 12/5/19 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/5/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Pittsburgh 11/14/18
  • 1 year (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 2012 (16-496) (Trinity Prep, Winter Park, Fla.)
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.053

Lars Nootbaar of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/22/21
  • drafted by St. Louis 2018 (8-243) (USC)
  • $150,000 signing bonus ($163,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Johan Oviedo rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/19/20
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $1.9M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 0.092

Johan Quezada rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Philadelphia 2/10/21
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/18/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 9/11/20
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Miami 10/30/20
  • signed by Minnesota 9/10/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.019

Angel Rondon rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/20
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • signed by St. Louis 1/6/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Rondon 2b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/18/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/29/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 7/30/19 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/28/19
    • DFA by Baltimore 8/2/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 1/10/18 after being DFA by San Diego 1/6/18
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/16
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from LA Angels 7/18/14
  • signed by LA Angels 7/13/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $70,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.056

Ali Sanchez c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 2/12/21 after being DFA by NY Mets 2/10/21
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/19
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/20
  • signed by NY Mets 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $690,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.047

Brandon Waddell lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • DFA by Minnesota 2/11/21, sent outright to Triple-A 2/13/21
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/7/21
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 5/8/21 after being DFA by Minnesota 5/7/21
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 6/6/21 after being DFA by Baltimore 6/4/21
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/28/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/9/20
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Pittsburgh 10/30/20
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (5-157) (Virginia)
  • $315,000 signing bonus ($329,100 slot)
  • agent: Republik
  • ML service: 0.067

Kodi Whitley rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/23/20
  • drafted by St. Louis 2017 (27-814) (Mount Olive)
  • $70,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

 

Minor-league contracts

Jesus Cruz rhp
2021

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/18/20
    • DFA by St. Louis 9/1/20
  • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/2/17
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2019)

Nolan Gorman 3b
2021

  • drafted by St. Louis 2018 (1-19) (Sandra Day O’Connor HS, Phoenix)
  • $3.2317M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Matthew Liberatore lhp
2021

  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 1/9/20
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-16) (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ari.)
  • $3.4975M signing bonus ($3.6035M slot)
  • ML service:

Michael McGreevy rhp
2021

  • drafted by St. Louis 2021 (1-18) (UC Santa Barbara)
  • $2.75M signing bonus ($3,481,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Malcom Nunez 3b
2021

  • signed by St. Louis 7/3/18 as an amateur free agent from Cuba
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Alvaro Seijas rhp
2021

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/19
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
    • sent outright to Alternate Training Site by St. Louis 8/21/20
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $762,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2019)

Matt Szczur of
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/13/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/14/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/14/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by San Diego 7/1/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$549,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
    • acquired by San Diego in trade 5/8/17 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/6/17
  • 1 year/$511,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$508,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • signed new contract with Chicago Cubs 1/14/11, receiving additional $1.4M bonus to forgo football
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2010 (5-160) (Villanova)
  • signed 6/10, 100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 3.064

Zack Thompson lhp
2021

  • drafted by St. Louis 2019 (1-19) (Kentucky)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.359M slot)
  • ML service:

Jordan Walker 3b
2021

  • drafted by St. Louis 2020 (1-21) (Decatur HS, Ga.)
  • $2.9M signing bonus ($3.1323M slot)
  • ML service:

Tyler Webb lhp
1 year/$593,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$593,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/21
    • DFA by St. Louis 6/3/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/6/21
  • 1 year/$575,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Milwaukee 4/14/18
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 6/29/18 after being DFA by San Diego 6/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • selected by Pittsburgh from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
    • returned by Pittsburgh to NY Yankees 4/1/17
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 6/22/17
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from NY Yankees 7/13/17
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2013 (10-314) (South Carolina)
  • $30,000 signing bonus ($135,300 slot)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.076