Washington Nationals

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

Ted and Mark Lerner Managing Principal Owner
2006 -

  • Ted and Mark Lerner, 2006 -
    • a group led by real estate developer Ted Lerner bought the Nationals from Major League Baseball for $450M in May 2006
    • Ted Lerner transferred control of the club to his son Mark 6/18
  • Major League Baseball, 2002-2006
    • MLB purchased the Expos for $120M in 2002, with Jeffrey Loria using his share of the proceeds to buy the Florida Marlins. After the 2004 season, the league relocated the club to Washington, D.C.
  • Jeffrey Loria, 1998-2002
    • New York art dealer and businessman Jeffrey Loria purchased a 24% stake in the Expos for $12M (U.S.) in 1999. By 2001, through a series of cash calls, Loria had gained control of 93% of the team.
  • Claude Brochu, 1991-98
    • Expos team president Claude Brochu, a former Seagram’s executive, led a partnership of local Montreal investors who acquired control of the team for $100M (Canadian) in 1991. Brochu’s 12 partners included the city of Montreal and province of Quebec.
  • Charles Bronfman, 1969-1991
    • a group led by Charles Bronfman, heir to Seagram’s liquor company, paid a $10M franchise fee for the rights to the NL’s 1969 expansion club in Montreal. Minority owners: Hugh Hallword, Lorne Webster.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.925 billion in April, 2021.

NATIONALS / EXPOS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $183,122,247 ( 6) $                    (  ) $194,474,809 ( 9)
2020 $ 69,199,277 ( 9) $  76,195,840 ( 7) $195,106,653 ( 6)
2019 $197,203,691 ( 4) $205,283,436 ( 4) $201,151,337 ( 6)
2018 $180,849,056 ( 5) $184,734,387 ( 5) $204,953,656 ( 2)
2017 $164,335,444 ( 9) $178,944,530 ( 7) $202,240,951 ( 5)
2016 $145,178,886 (11) $155,516,130 ( 8) $170,876,032 (11)
2015 $162,014,559 ( 6) $169,277,370 ( 5) $178,378,122 ( 6)
2014 $137,356,579 ( 8) $141,803,228 ( 9) $154,775,315 ( 9)
2013 $118,289,679 (10) $120,935,536 (10) $134,780,736 (11)
2012 $ 92,534,929 (17) $ 96,704,070 (16) $118,978,939 (11)
2011 $ 68,306,929 (21) $ 72,022,999 (22)
2010 $ 66,275,000 (24) $ 71,937,323 (24)
2009 $ 60,328,000 (27) $ 69,321,137 (26)
2008 $ 54,961,000 (26) $ 59,699,668 (26)
2007 $ 37,374,500 (28) $ 43,254,278 (28)
2006 $ 63,143,000 (22) $ 67,483,815 (20)
2005 $ 48,581,500 (24) $ 62,866,000 (17)
2004 $ 41,197,500 (26) $ 39,396,467 (27)
2003 $ 51,948,500 (21) $ 45,853,889 (29)
2002 $ 38,670,500 (29) $ 37,901,032 (29)
2001 $ 35,159,500 (28) $ 34,634,862 (29)
2000 $ 33,500,000 (24) $ 27,271,468 (27)
  • 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.

Mike Rizzo President of Baseball Operations & General Manager
2 years/$8M (2019-20)

  • 2 years/$8M (2019-20)
    • signed extension with Washington 4/5/18
  • 2 years (2015-16), plus 2017-18 club option
    • signed extension with Washington 8/1/13, receiving promotion from Executive VP, Baseball Operations and GM to President, Baseball Operations and GM
    • deal includes one club option covering 2017-18, which Washington must exercise or decline by 6/15/16
    • Washington exercised 2017-18 option 5/14/16, with Rizzo reportedly earning total of $10M from 2014 to 2018
  • 3 years (2011-13), plus 2014, 2015 club options
    • signed extension with Washington 10/19/10
    • Washington exercised 2014 option 4/13
  • 2 years (2009-10)
    • Assistant GM & VP, Baseball Operations, 7/06 -
    • assumed day-to-day control of Major League operations 3/4/09
    • selected as permanent general manager 8/20/09
  • Assistant GM & VP, Player Personnel Doug Harris
  • Assistant GM & VP, Scouting Operations Kris Kline
  • Assistant GM & VP, Finance Ted Towne

Dave Martinez Manager
3 years/$7.5M (2021-23)

  • 3 years/$7.5M (2021-23)
    • signed multi-year extension as Washington manager 9/28/20
  • 3 years/$2.8M (2018-20), plus 2021 club option 
    • hired as manager by Washington 10/29/17, replacing Dusty Baker
    • 21:$1.2M club option
  • Chicago Cubs, 2015-17
    • bench coach
  • Tampa Bay, 2008-14
    • bench coach
  • former manager Dusty Baker
    • 2 years/$4M (2016-17)
      • hired by Washington 11/3/15
      • fired by Washington 10/20/17
  • former manager Matt Williams
    • 2 years (2014-15), plus 2016-17 club options
      • hired by Washington as manager 10/31/13
      • 2015 salary of $1M
      • Washington exercised 2016 option 2/21/15
      • fired by Washington 10/5/15
  • former manager Davey Johnson
    • 2 years (2013-14)
      • signed extension with Washington 11/10/12
      • Johnson to manage in 2013, serve as special assistant in 2014
    • 3 years (2011-13)
      • selected by Washington as manager 6/26/11, replacing interim manager John McLaren and manager Jim Riggleman
      • Johnson signed three-year consulting contract, agreeing to serve as manager for remainder of 2011 season and advise club on hiring of the Nationals’ next manager
      • Washington exercised option for 2012 10/31/11
  • former manager Jim Riggleman
    • 2 years (2010-11), plus 2012 club option
      • selected by Washington as permanent manager 11/12/09
      • 11:$0.6M, 12:$0.6M club option
      • club may dismiss Riggleman after 2010 season and pay buyout
      • resigned 6/23/11 (John McLaren – interim manager 6/24-26)
    • 1 year (2009)
      • hired as interim manager 7/12/09, replacing Manny Acta
  • former manager Manny Acta (2007-09)
    • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 & 2010 options
      • hired by Washington 11/06, replacing Frank Robinson
      • 07:$0.5M
      • Washington exercised 2009 option 9/28/07
      • fired by Washington 7/12/09
  • former manager Frank Robinson (2000-06)

 

Max Scherzer rhp
7 years/$210M (2015-21)

  • 7 years/$210M (2015-21)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/21/15
    • $50M signing bonus
      • $5M in 2015 and $15M each in 2019, 2020, 2021
      • payments in equal semiannual installments, April-September
    • salaries: 15:$10M, 16-18:$15M annually. 19-21:$35M annually
    • 2019-21 salaries ($105M) deferred without interest, to be paid in seven $15M installments each July 1 from 2022 to 2028
    • deferrals reduce contract’s present-day value to $191,401,086 (by MLB calculation) or $191,409,858 (MLBPA calculation)
    • for purposes of annual payrolls (including salaries and a pro-rated 1/7 share of the signing bonus), Scherzer will earn $17,142,857 in 2015, $22,142,857 annually in 2016-18, $37,405,562 in 2019, $35,920,616 in 2020, and $34,503,480 in 2021 (salaries and bonus paid before the contract expires are not discounted, but 2019-21 salaries are discounted to $30,262,705, $28,777,759 and $27,360,623, respectively, as money paid after deal’s expiration)
    • for luxury-tax purposes, Scherzer’s annual salary is $28,689,376
    • award bonuses: $100,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. $150,000 for LCS MVP. $0.25M for WS MVP. $500,000 each for MVP, Cy Young, with $250,000 for second place in either award vote, $150,000 for third, $100,000 for fourth, $75,000 for fifth
    • perks: suite on road
    • deal does not include no-trade protection, though Scherzer will gain right to block any trade as 10-and-5 player after the 2019 season
  • 1 year/$15.525M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • Detroit made qualifying offer 10/31/14
  • 1 year/$6.725M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/4/13 (avoided arbitration, $7.4M-$6.05M)
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 4 years/$4.3M (2007-10)
    • signed Major League contract with Arizona 5/30/07
    • 09:$1.45M
    • performance bonuses may increase value to $6M
    • acquired by Detroit in 3-way trade from Arizona 12/9/09
  • drafted by Arizona 2006 (1-11) (Missouri)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 12.079

Stephen Strasburg rhp
7 years/$245M (2020-26)

  • 7 years/$245M (2020-26)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/9/19
    • 20-26: $35M annually
    • $80M ($11,428,571.43 annually) is deferred with 1 percent interest, payable in equal installments of $26,666,667 on July 1 in 2027, 2028 and 2029, plus interest payment of $3,999,974 on 12/31/29
    • MLBPA calculates present value with deferrals at about $228.9M
    • full no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $500,000 for MVP or Cy Young ($250,000 for second place in either vote, $150,000 for third, $100,000 for fourth, $75,000 for fifth). $250,000 for WS MVP. $150,000 for LCS MVP. $100,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
    • hotel suite on road trips
    • at signing, the largest ever contract for a pitcher in both total value and average annual value
  • 7 years/$175M (2017-23)
    • signed extension with Washington 5/10/16
    • $10M signing bonus to be paid 7/1/19
    • 17:$15M, 18:$15M, 19:$35M, 20:$25M, 21:$15M, 22:$15M, 23:$45M
    • $70M deferred without interest ($30M in 2019, $10M in 2020, $30M in 2023), paid in seven $10M installments each July 1, 2024-30, reducing the contract’s present-day value to about $162M
    • Strasburg may opt out of contract after 2019 and 2020 seasons:
      • with opt-out after 2019, $30M in deferred 2019 salary to be paid in three $10M installments each July 1, 2020-22
      • with opt-out after 2020, $40M in deferred 2019-20 salaries to be paid in four $10M installments each July 1, 2021-24
    • annual performance bonus: $1M each for 180 innings pitched
    • limited no-trade protection beginning with 2017 season (Strasburg to earn right to reject any trade as 10-and-5 player in May, 2020)
    • largest-ever contract for pitcher after Tommy John surgery
    • Strasburg exercised right to opt out of contract 11/2/19
    • Washington made $17.8M qualifying offer 11/4/19 (rejected 11/14/19)
  • 1 year/$10.4M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$7.4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.975M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/11/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years/$15.1M (2009-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Washington 8/17/09
    • $7.5M signing bonus
      (paid in 3 installments of $2.5M, 9/1/09, 1/10/10, 1/10/11)
    • 09:$400,000 (pro-rated), 10:$2M, 11:$2.5M, 12:$3M
    • if not arbitration-eligible after 2012 season, 2013 salary is $3.9M
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (1-1) (San Diego State)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 10.118

Patrick Corbin lhp
6 years/$140M (2019-24)

  • 6 years/$140M (2019-24)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/7/18
    • $2.5M signing bonus, to be paid 10/31/19
    • 19:$12.5M, 20:$19M, 21:$24M, 22:$23M, 23:$24M, 24:$35M
    • $10M in 2024 salary deferred without interest, to be paid between November 2024 and January 2026
    • award bonuses: $500,000 each for Cy Young or MVP ($250,000 for second-place finish in either vote, $150,000 for third, $100,000 for fourth, $75,000 for fifth). $250,000 for WS MVP. $150,000for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger.
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • Arizona made $17.9M qualifying offer 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2017)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$524,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$402,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$494,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 4/30/12
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 7/25/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2009 (2-80) (Chipola JC, Fla.)
  • $450,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE
  • ML service: 8.105

Trea Turner ss
1 year/$13M (2021)

  • 1 year/$13M (2021)
    • re-signed by 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$7.45M (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.725M (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$577,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year/$554,900 (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Washington 8/21/15
  • acquired by Washington in trade from San Diego 6/14/15 (player to be named later in 12/19/14 trade)
  • drafted by San Diego 2014 (1-13) (NC State)
  • $2.9M signing bonus ($2.7233M slot)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 4.135

Brad Hand lhp
1 year/$10.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$10.5M (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/25/21
    • $6.5M is deferred without interest, to be paid of installments of $1.5M on 1/15/22, $3.5M on 1/15/23, $1.5M on 1/15/24.
  • 3 years/$19.75M (2018-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 1/15/18, replacing 1 year, $3.6M deal signed 1/12/18, avoiding arbitration
    • $1.75M signing bonus
    • 18:$3.5M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$7M, 21:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/19/18 with $1,373,655 remaining in 2018 salary
    • Cleveland declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/16
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 4/8/16 after being DFA by Miami 4/3/16
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Miami 2/20/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Florida 6/6/11
  • drafted by Florida 2008 (2-52) (Chaska HS, Minn.)
  • signed 6/08, $760,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 7.092

Juan Soto of
1 year/$8.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$8.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$629,400 (2020)
    • renewed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 5/20/18
  • 1 year/$578,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 5/20/18
  • signed by Washington 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.134

Will Harris rhp
3 years/$24M (2020-22)

  • 3 years/$24M (2020-22)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/2/20
    • 20-22:$8M annually
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$5M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 2/3/17 (avoided arbitration, $2.3M-$1.95M)
    • 17:$2.2M, 18:$2.8M, 19:$5.5M club option
    • 2019 option increases to $6.5M with 15 games finished in 2018, $7.5M with 25 GF in 2018 or $8.5M with 35 GF in 2018
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP.
    • Houston declined 2019 option 11/1/18 (now arbitration-eligible)
  • 1 year/$525,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$513,900 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona 11/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/3/13 after being DFA by Colorado 3/29/13 
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers from Oakland 4/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 8/11/12
  • drafted by Colorado 2006 (9-258) (LSU)
  • $16,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 7.102

Starlin Castro 2b-3b
2 years/$12M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$12M (2020-21)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/3/20
    • 20:$5M, 21:$7M
    • placed on restricted list 6/16/21 (attending to family matter)
  • 7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 8/28/12
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 13:$5M, 14:$5M, 15:$6M, 16:$7M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M, 19:$11M, 20:$16M club option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses
    • 2019 salary and 2020 option increase by $2M each with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/8/15
    • acquired by Miami in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/17 (as part of the deal, Marlins to pay $30M to Yankees if Stanton does not exercise right to opt out of the contract after the 2020 season)
    • Miami declined 2020 option 10/31/19
  • 1 year/$567,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$440,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/7/10
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 10.150

Kyle Schwarber lf
1 year/$10M (2021), plu2 2022 option

  • 1 year/$10M (2021), plus 2022 mutual option
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/9/21
    • 21:$7M, 22:$11.5M mutual option ($3M buyout)
  • 1 year/$7.01M (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$3.39M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$604,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$565,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/16/15
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (1-4) (Indiana)
  • $3.125M signing bonus ($4.6212M slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 5.086

Josh Bell 1b-rf
1 year/$6.35M (2021)

  • 1 year/$6.35M (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/10/20
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Pittsburgh 12/24/20
  • 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

Yan Gomes c
2 years/$10M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$10M (2020-21)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19
    • 20:$4M, 21:$6M
    • award bonuses
  • 6 years/$23M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Cleveland 3/30/14, replacing 1-year, $0.513M deal signed 3/10/14
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 14:$550,000, 15:$1M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$5.95M, 19:$7M, 20:$9M club option ($1M buyout), 21:$11M club option ($1M buyout)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Cleveland 11/30/18
    • Washington declined 2020 option 11/2/19
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/17/12
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 11/3/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (10-310) (Tennessee / Barry University, Fla.)
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 8.083

Daniel Hudson rhp
2 years/$11M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$11M (2020-21)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 1/14/20
    • 20:$5M, 21:$6M
    • annual performance bonuses based on games finished: $200,000 each for 30, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/8/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
    • released by LA Angels 3/22/19 (exercised opt-out provision)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/24/19
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $483,871 remaining on contract
  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/19/16
    • 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.5M
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 30, 35 games finished. $0.1M each for 40, 44 GF. $0.2M each for 48, 52 GF. $0.25M for 56 GF. $0.5M for 60 GF.
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 2/22/18 (Pirates pay Rays $1M as part of the deal)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/29/18
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/2/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 4/24/18
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $700,000 in majors, with $800,000 club option in 2015
    • contract selected by Arizona 3/30/14
    • Arizona exercised 2015 option 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$518,500 (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$504,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$419,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 9/3/09
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (5-150) (Old Dominion)
  • $180,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 10.106

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
  • 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

Alex Avila c
1 year/$1.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/3/21
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 21:$1M
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2020)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/19
  • 2 years/$8.25M (2018-19)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/31/18
    • 18:$4M, 19:$4.25M
    • annual performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 350, 400 plate appearances. $50,000 each for 450, 500 PA. $100,000 for 550 PA.
  • 1 year/$2M (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Detroit 7/31/17
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a a free agent 11/25/15
  • 1 year/$4.35M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.35M-$3.75M)
    • 14:$4.15M, 15:$5.4M club option ($0.2M buyout)
    • 2015 option guaranteed with 2014 All-Star selection or top 15 finish in 2014 MVP vote or 2014 Silver Slugger award
    • Detroit exercised 2015 option 11/17/14
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2012)
    • renewed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$425,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 1 year/$404,900 (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/16/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 8/5/09
  • drafted by Detroit 2008 (5-169) (Alabama)
  • $169,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 11.061

Joe Ross rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 12/1/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1M (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/10/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$567,900 (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year/$551,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • 1 year/$514,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/6/15
  • acquired by Washington in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (1-25) (Bishop O’Dowd HS, Oakland)
  • $2.75M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman
  • ML service: 4.018

Josh Harrison 2b
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1M (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 10/21/20
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/26/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Philadelphia 7/21/20
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 7/27/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/20/19
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 150, 250, 350, 450, 500 plate appearances
    • released by Detroit 8/9/19
  • 4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/8/15, expanding one-year deal for $2.8M signed 1/16/15, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.8M, 16:$5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$10M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • options may increase by $1M each based on finish in MVP vote
    • Pittsburgh declined 2019 option 10/31/18
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$513,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$503,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year/$484,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/30/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/09
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (6-191) (University of Cincinnati)
  • $144,500 signing bonus
  • agent: MSM Sports
  • ML service: 8.168

Jordy Mercer ss
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/5/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $400,000 in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Washington 3/27/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/30/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/23/20
    • sent outright to Alternate Training Site by Detroit 8/6/20 (elected free agency)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/17/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/22/20
    • DFA by NY Yankees 9/1/20, sent outright to Alternate Training Site 9/3/20
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2019)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/12/18
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 for 120, 125 games played. $50,000 for 130 games played
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$538,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$515,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (3-79) (Oklahoma State)
  • signed 6/08, $508,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 7.156

Ryan Zimmerman 1b-lf
1 year/$1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1M (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 1/22/21
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 65, 80, 95, 100 games. $50,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances.
    • award bonuses: $500,000 for MVP ($200,000 for second through fifth place in vote). $250,000 for WS MVP. $150,000 for LCS MVP. $100,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Aaron Award, Baseball America or The Sporting News player of year, All Star, top All Star vote-getter.
    • perks: use of Nationals Park for 1 day for Zimmerman’s charity
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 1/24/20
    • performance bonuses based on games and plate appearances:
      • $250,000 each for 65, 80, 95, 110, 125, 140 games
      • $250,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 PA
    • full no-trade protection
    • Zimmerman opted out of 2020 season n
  • 6 years/$100M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Washington 2/26/12
    • 14-18:$14M annually. 19:$18M, 20:$18M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 5 year/$10M personal-services contract, to begin once playing career ends
    • no-trade protection, beginning in 2014
    • if traded in 2012-13, salaries increase to $16M in 2014 and $18M in 2015-18, with 2019 and 2020 option unchanged and personal-services contract voided
    • Washington declined 2020 option 11/2/19
  • 5 years/$45M (2009-13)
    • signed extension with Washington 4/20/09
    • replaced 1 year/$3.325M deal signed 2/19/09, avoiding arbitration, $3.9M-$2.75M
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 09:$3.325M, 10:$6.25M, 11:$8.925M, 12:$12M, 13:$14M
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 for 500 PAs. $50,000 each for 550, 600 PAs
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.465M (2008)
    • renewed by Washington 3/8/08
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2007)
    • renewed by Washington 3/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/05
  • drafted by Washington 2005 (1-4) (Virginia)
  • signed 6/05, $2.975M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 14.032

Luis Avilan lhp
1 year/$950,000 (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/14/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $950,000 in majors)
    • contract selected by Washington 3/27/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/22/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 7/21/20
    • released by NY Yankees 8/28/20
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2019)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/10/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2018)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from LA Dodgers 1/4/18 (Dodgers pay White Sox $2M as part of the deal)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/22/18 with $513,710 remaining on contract
    • non-tendered by Philadelphia 11/30/18
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.39M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 7/7/16 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Atlanta 7/30/15
  • 1 year/$521,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$517,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 2012
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/16/11
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • signed by Atlanta 2008 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: SPS Sports Group
  • ML service: 7.077

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
  • 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/$0.5095M (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/$0.49M (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

Victor Robles of
1 year/$614,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$614,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$592,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year/$557,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/7/17
  • signed by Washington 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $225,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Republik Sports
  • ML service: 2.052

Wander Suero rhp
1 year/$600,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$600,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$582,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year/$562,500 (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/3/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • signed by Washington 2/2/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.123

Erick Fedde rhp
1 year/$599,200 (2021)

  • 1 year/$599,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$577,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 7/30/17
  • drafted by Washington 2014 (1-18) (UNLV)
  • $2.5111M signing bonus ($2.1456M slot)
  • ML service: 2.099

Tanner Rainey rhp
1 year/$589,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$589,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$572,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/10/18
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Cincinnati 12/12/18
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (2-71) (West Alabama)
  • $432,950 signing bonus ($0.8659M slot)
  • ML service: 1.158

Austin Voth rhp
1 year/$587,700 (2021)

  • 1 year/$587,700 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,900 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • drafted by Washington 2013 (5-166) (Washington)
  • $272,800 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.127

Kyle Finnegan rhp
1 year/$582,400 (2021)

  • 1 year/$582,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/9/19
  • drafted by Oakland 2013 (6-191) (Texas State)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($214,300 slot)
  • agent: Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 1.000

Andrew Stevenson cf
1 year/$579,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$579,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year/$559,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 7/23/17
  • drafted by Washington 2015 (2-58) (LSU)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($1.0581M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee
  • ML service: 1.127

Joan Adon rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • signed by Washington 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Yasel Antuna ss-3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • signed by Washington 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $3.85M signing bonus (club record for international signing)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tres Barrera c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
    • placed on restricted list 7/25/20 (positive PED test)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/8/19
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (6-184) (Texas)
  • $210,000 signing bonus ($265,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.022

Ben Braymer lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (18-544) (Auburn)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.064

Sam Clay lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/18/20
  • drafted by Minnesota 2014 (4-110) (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($476,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Paolo Espino rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 1/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 4/18/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/21/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/9/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/21/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/10/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 5/19/17
    • acquired by Texas in trade 8/27/17 after being DFA by Milwaukee 8/23/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/10/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/27/14
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 4/10/14 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (10-310) (Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.078

Steven Fuentes rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Washington 10/30/20
  • signed by Washington 7/19/13 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • ML service: 0.000

Luis Garcia ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract purchased by Washington 8/14/20
  • signed by Washington 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.125

Ryne Harper rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020)
    • acquired by Washington in trade 1/29/20 after being DFA by Minnesota 1/24/20
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 3/28/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Minnesota 1/31/18 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 12/11/15
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (37-1,136) (Austin Peay)
  • ML service: 2.020

Yadiel Hernandez lf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/10/20
  • signed by Washington 10/1/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Topline Sports
  • ML service: 0.047

Carter Kieboom ss
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Washington 4/26/19
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (1-28) (Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($2.0659M slot)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.001

Andres Machado rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/26/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/12/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/20/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/18
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/17
  • signed by Kansas City as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $13,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.032

Kyle McGowin rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/4/18
  • acquired by Washington in trade from LA Angels 12/10/16
  • drafted by LA Angles 2013 (5-157) (Savannah State)
  • $270,000 signing bonus ($297,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.141

Jefry Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/20/20 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/12/21
  • 1 year/$566,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
    • non-tendered by Cleveland 12/2/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Washington 11/30/18
  • signed by Washington 1/17/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.089

Seth Romero lhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Washington 8/13/20
  • drafted by Washington 2017 (1-25) (Houston)
  • $2.8M signing bonus ($2.5304M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.128

 

Minor leagues

Rogelio Armenteros rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
    • DFA by Washington 6/15/21, sent outright to Triple-A 6/18/21
  • 1 year/$569,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers from Houston 11/20/20
    • claimed by Washington off waivers from Arizona 12/7/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 9/15/14
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.018

Aaron Barrett rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/5/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/9/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Washington 9/4/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 4/3/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$519,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/25/16
  • 1 year/$514,200 (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • drafted by Washington 2010 (9-266) (University of Mississippi)
  • $35,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 3.034

Welington Castillo c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/21/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $950,000 in majors)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/24/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$15M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/1/17
    • 18:$7.25M, 19:$7.25M, 20:$8M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • placed on restricted list 5/25/18 after 80-game suspension for positive PED test (to miss 91 calendar days, barring rainouts, forfeiting $3,547,043 in salary)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 10/31/19
    • Texas declined 2020 club option 10/31/19
  • 1 year/$6M (2017), plus 2018 player option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/16
    • 17:$6M, 18:$7M player option
    • Castillo declined 2017 option 11/17
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago Cubs 5/19/15
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 6/3/15
  • 1 year/$530,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$503,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 12/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 7.104

Dakota Bacus rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
    • DFA by Washington 3/27/21, sent outright to minors 3/30/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/26/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 8/14/20
  • acquired by Washington 8/22/13 in trade from Oakland
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (9-289) (Indiana State)
  • $128,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.125

Tim Cate lhp
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2018 (2-65) (Connecticut)
  • $986,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Cade Cavalli rhp
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2020 (1-22) (Oklahoma)
  • $3.027M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jeremy De La Rosa of
2021

  • signed by Washington 7/2/18 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Mason Denaburg rhp
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2018 (1-27) (Merritt Island HS, Fla.)
  • $3M signing bonus ($2.4727M slot)
  • ML service:

Javy Guerra rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/21/20 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $500,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/10/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $500,000 in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Washington 7/22/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington (elected free agency 10/13/20)
  • 1 year/$800,000 (2019)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/26/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 3/28/19
    • DFA by Toronto 4/18/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/19
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/10/19
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 5/20/19 after being DFA by Toronto 5/18/19
    • DFA by Washington 7/31/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/19
    • contract selected by Washington 8/4/19
    • non-tendered by Washington 12/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Miami as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 7/9/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/12/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/16/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/8/17
    • DFA by Miami 8/22/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/23/17
    • contract selected by Miami 9/1/1
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/10/17
  • 1 year/$1M (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 11/20/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/10/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/6/13
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/13/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/16/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/1/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/7/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/9/16
  • 1 year/$937,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/6/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/10/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 3/26/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 3/16/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 3/28/14
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/20/14
  • 1 year/$501,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13
  • 1 year/$488,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/20/09
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2004 (4-118) (Ryan HS, Denton, Texas)
  • $275,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 5.145

Cole Henry rhp
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2020 (2-55) (LSU)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.307M slot)
  • ML service:

Andry Lara lhp
2021

  • signed by Washington 7/2/19 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • ML service:

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)
  • 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

Drew Mendoza 3b
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2019 (3-94) (Florida State)
  • $800,000 signing bonus ($618,200 slot)
  • ML service:

Jake Noll 2b-3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/21
    • DFA by Washington 3/27/21, sent outright to minors 3/30/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • contract selected by Washington 3/27/19
  • drafted by Washington 2016 (7-214) (Florida Gulf Coast)
  • $190,000 signing bonus ($198,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.056

Gerardo Parra rf 
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/3/21 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2020), plus $3M 2021 club option
    • signed by Yomiuri Giants of Japan 11/19
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2019)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/12/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 3/28/19
    • DFA by San Francisco 5/3/19, sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/19 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 5/19
  • 3 years/$27.5M (2016-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/20/16
    • 16:$8M, 17:$8M, 18:$10M, 19:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • Colorado declined 2019 option 10/30/18
  • 1 year/$6.237M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/15 with $2,215,327 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 2/3/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.2M-$4.3M)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Arizona 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 2/5/13 (avoided arbitration, $2.7M-$2.1M)
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2012)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$426,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
  • 1 year/$405,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 5/12/09
  • signed by Arizona 8/04 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 10.145 (through 2019)

Raudy Read c
2021

  • 1 year/$564,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/13/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year/$0.546M (2018)
    • suspended 80 games 2/7/18 (positive PED test)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Washington 3/17
  • signed by Washington 1/24/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.080

Jackson Rutledge rhp
2021

  • drafted by Washington 2019 (1-17) (San Jacinto JC, Texas)
  • $3.45M signing bonus ($3,609,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Adrian Sanchez 2b-3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/5/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 10/9/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/30/17
  • signed by Washington 1/21/07 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.083

Brandon Snyder 1b-3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/5/20 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/20
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/8/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 12/17 as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/17/18
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 4/20/18, sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/20/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/26/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/2/16
    • DFA by Atlanta 8/7/16
    • contract selected by Atlanta 8/25/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 10/7/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 4/27/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 11/21/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Texas 3/27/13
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 3/31/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 6/25/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/4/13
  • 1 year/$481,000 (2012)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Baltimore 1/3/12
    • signed by Texas 3/1/12
    • non-tendered by Texas 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/18/09
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • drafted by Baltimore 2005 (1-13) (Westfield HS, Va.)
  • signed 6/05, $1.7M signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 2.063

Blake Swihart c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/27/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 8/25/20
  • 1 year/$910,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade 4/19/19 after being DFA by Boston 4/16/19
    • DFA by Arizona 8/12/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/14/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
  • 1 year/$518,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15
  • drafted by Boston 2011 (1-26) (Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, N.M.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus (club record for position player)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 3.130

Cody Wilson cf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Washington 3/21
    • returned to Alternate Training Site by Washington 4/9/21
  • drafted by Washington 2018 (13-401) (Florida Atlantic)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000