Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2013 season).
    

A group led by New York investment banker Stuart Sternberg gained a controlling interest in the Rays 10/05. Sternberg’s group had purchased 48% of the club 5/04 for $65M, with original owner Vincent Naimoli retaining 15% and limited partners 37%.Naimoli originally paid $130M for the franchise in 1995.

Forbes magazine valued the Rays at $485M in March, 2014. 
Bloomberg valued the club at $530M in October, 2013.

  • 2014 payroll obligations for former players:
    • $ 5,500,000 (Heath Bell)
  • Payments from other clubs for 2014:
    • $ 4,500,000 (Heath Bell)
  • Opening Day payrolls
    (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
    :

    • 2014: $ 76,872,384
    • 2013: $ 61,928,975
    • 2012: $ 63,627,200
    • 2011: $ 42,171,308
    • 2010: $ 72,847,133
    • 2009: $ 63,313,034
    • 2008: $ 43,745,597
    • 2007: $ 24,123,500
    • 2006: $ 35,417,967
    • 2005: $ 29,679,067
    • 2004: $ 29,556,667
    • 2003: $ 19,630,000
    • 2002: $ 34,380,000
    • 2001: $ 56,980,000
    • 2000: $ 64,400,000

Andrew Friedman Executive VP of Baseball Operations
2006 -

  • 2006 -
    • promoted by Tampa Bay 11/05, replacing Chuck Lamar
  • Director of Scouting R.J. Harrison
  • Director of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
  • Director of Baseball Operations Erik Neander
  • Director of Minor League Operations Mitch Lukevics
  • Director of Pro Scouting Matt Arnold

Joe Maddon Manager
3 years (2013-15)

  • 3 years (2013-15)
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 2/15/12
    • deal worth approximately $6M
  • 3 years (2010-12)
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/25/09
    • salary of about $1.4M for 2012
  • 2 years/about $1.1M (2006-07), plus 2008, 2009 club options
    • hired by Tampa Bay 11/05, replacing Lou Piniella
    • 07:$0.55M
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2008-09 option 9/8/07
  • LA Angels, bench coach, 1996-2005
  • agent: Alan Nero

Evan Longoria3b
6 years/$17.5M (2008-13), plus 2014-16 club options
6 years/$100M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option

  • 6 years/100M (2017-22), plus 2023 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 11/26/12
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$13M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$15M, 21:$18.5M, 22:$19.5M, 23:$13M club option ($5M buyout)
    • 2023 option may increase $5M to $18M based on 2022 awards (rank in MVP vote, Gold Glove at third base, Silver Slugger or All-Star)
    • $11M in salary deferred without interest ($1.5M each in 2017-18 and $2M each in 2019-22), reducing present-day value for 2013-22 to $131,044,173 according to MLBPA calculation
    • as part of the deal, Tampa Bay exercised 2014-16 club options in previous contract
    • Tampa Bay also converted $6M salary for 2013 to $2M in salary & $4M signing bonus (for total of $5M in bonus money to be paid in 3 installments in 2013)
  • 6 years/17.5M (2008-13), plus 2014-16 club options
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/12/08
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/18/08, replacing 1-year deal
    • 08:$0.5M, 09:$0.55M, 10:$0.95M, 11:$2M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$6M, 14:$7.5M club option ($3M buyout), 15:$11M club option, 16:$11.5M club option
    • if Longoria otherwise would be arbitration-eligible
      • after 2010, 2011 salary increases to $2.5M
      • after 2011, buyout for 2014 option increases to $4M
    • club must decide by 11/2014 whether to exercise 2015-16 options
    • 2016 option may increase to $14M based on rankings in MVP vote (earned increase to $12.1M)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star, $25,000 for Gold Glove
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2006 (1-3) (Long Beach State)
  • $3M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 5.170

Ben Zobrist 2b
4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 options

  • 4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/22/10
    • replaced 1 year/$438,100 deal signed 3/3/10
    • $561,900 signing bonus
    • 10:$0.4381M, 11:$4.5M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7M club option ($2.5M buyout), 15:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2015 option may increase based on finish in 2010-14 MVP vote
    • assignment bonus: $0.75M before end of 2011 season, $0.5M after 2011 season but before end of 2013 season, $0.25M after 2013 season
    • Zobrist to donate up to $0.45M to club charity
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4159M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $10,000 for All Star; $20,000 for Gold Glove ($10,000 for finishing 2nd, $5,000 for 3rd)
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.3834M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 7/12/06 (A Huff deal)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 7/31/06
  • drafted by Houston 2004 (6-184) (Dallas Baptist)
  • agent: Bobby Witt
  • ML service: 6.134

Yunel Escobar ss
2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014-15 club options
2 years/$13M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option

  • 2 years/$13M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/5/14
    • 15:$5M, 16:$7M, 17:$7M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014-15 club options
    • signed extension with Toronto 6/19/11
    • 12:$5M, 13:$5M, 14:$5M club option, 15:$5M club option
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/13/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Miami 12/4/12 
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/2/13 
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2010)
    • renewed by Atlanta 3/3/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Atlanta 7/14/10
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 6/1/07
  • drafted by Atlanta 2005 (2-75) (Miami – no school)
  • $0.475M signing bonus
  • agent: Miami Sports Management (previously Wasserman Media)
  • ML service: 6.121

Grant Balfour rhp
2 years/$12M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$12M (2014-15)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/23/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$4M, 15:$7M
    • $2M annually is deferred
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded
  • 2 years/$8.1M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/11
    • 11:$3.75M, 12:$4M, 13:$4.5M club option ($0.35M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • Oakland exercised $4.5M option for 2013 10/29/12
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/13/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.15M in minors
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 3/29/08, sent outright to Triple-A
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 5/29/08
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2007)
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/07
    • performance bonuses based on appearances:
    • $15,000 for 30 g, $25,000 each 40, 45 & 55 g, $45,000 60 g
    • sent outright to Triple-A & released by Milwaukee 3/07
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 7/16/07, DFA 7/27/07
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Milwaukee 7/28/07
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2006)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/06
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Cincinnati 10/06
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2005)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/05
    • non-tendered by Minnesota 12/05
  • signed 1997 by Minnesota as an amateur free agent from Australia
  • agents: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 9.099

David DeJesus lf
2 years/$10.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option

  • 2 years/$10.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 11/4/13
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 14:$4.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/11
    • 12:$4.25M, 13:$4.25M, 14:$6.5M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/19/13 
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 8/23/13 
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/3/13
  • 5 years/$13.8M (2006-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/06
    • 06:$0.5M, 07:$2M, 08:$2.5M, 09:$3.6M, 10:$4.7M, 11:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • if DeJesus does not qualify for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2006, the contract value is reduced to $11.95M (06:$0.5M, 07:$0.6M, 08:$2.3M, 09:$3.45M, 10:$4.6M, 11:$6M / $0.5M buyout)
    • Kansas City exercised $6M club option for 2010 10/2/10
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 11/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005)
    • renewed by Kansas City 3/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/04 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2003)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/2/03
  • drafted by Kansas City 2000 (4-104) (Manalapan HS, Englishtown, N.J.)
  • $0.245M signing bonus
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 9.146

Matt Joyce of
1 year/$3.7M (2014)

  • 1 year/$3.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4995M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4265M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4104M (2009)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 12/10/08
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 5/5/08
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (12-360) (Florida Southern)
  • ML service: 4.123

Jeremy Hellicksonrhp
1 year/$3.625M (2014)

  • 1 year/$3.625M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 for 195 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4895M (2012)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4184M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2005 (4-118) (Hoover HS, Des Moines)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.045

Joel Peralta rhp
2 years/$6M (2013-14), plus 2015-17 options

  • 2 years/$6M (2013-14), plus 2015-17 options
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/4/12
    • 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15-17: club options at $2.5M annually (no buyout)
  • 1 year/$2.175M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/20/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/17/10
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington as free agent 12/15/09 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Washington 6/21/10
    • non-tendered by Washington 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.64M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Kansas City 4/1/09 (due 45 days’ pay, $157,377)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 4/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 5/18/09
    • refused outright assignment to Triple-A by Colorado 10/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2006)
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from LA Angels 10/05
    • signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 5/05
  • signed by Oakland 1996 a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 7.132
Ryan Hanigan c
3 years/$10.75M (2014-16), plus 2017 option
  • 3 years/$10.75M (2014-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 12/3/13
    • 14:$2.75M, 15:$3.5M, 16:$3.7M, 17:$3.75M club option ($0.8M buyout)
  • 3 years/$4M (2011-13)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 3/13/11
    • $0.3M signing bonus
    • 11:$0.45M, 12:$1.2M, 13:$2.05M
    • performance bonuses: $0.4M each in 2012, 2013
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Cincinnati 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/24/09
  • 1 year (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 9/4/07
  • signed by Cincinnati 2002 as amateur free agent (Rollins College, Fla.)
  • agent: Tom O’Connell
  • ML service: 5.077

James Loney 1b
3 years/$21M (2014-16)

  • 3 years/$21M (2014-16)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/3/14
    • $5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$7M, 16:$8M
  • 1 year/$2M (2013)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/3/12
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$6.375M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/25/12 (Adrian Gonzalez deal)
  • 1 year/$4.875M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/11/11 (avoided arbitration, $5.25M-$4.7M)
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.465M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.411M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/28/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/05
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/06
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2002 (1-19) (Elkins HS, Missouri City, Texas)
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Joe Urbon)
  • ML service: 7.012

Jose Molina c
2 years/$4.5M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$4.5M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/2/13
    • 14:$1.75M, 15:$2.75M
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2012), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/28/11
    • 12:$1.5M, 13:$1.8M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010), plus 2011 club option
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/19/10
    • 10:$0.8M on Opening Day roster, 11:$1M option ($0.2M buyout)
    • performance bonuses
    • Toronto exercised $1.2M 2011 option 10/27/10
  • 2 years/$4M (2008-09)
    • re-signed by Yankees as a free agent 12/3/07
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 08:$1.75M, 09:$2M
  • 2 years/$2.1M (2006-07)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/06
    • 06:$0.85M, 07:$1.25M
    • acquired by Yankees in trade from LA Angels 7/21/07
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 80, 95, 110 games. $25,000 each for 250, 300, 350 plate appearances
    • 2007 salary may escalate based on games played in 2006 (salary of $1.35M with 65 games, $1.45M with 75 games, $2M with 85 games, $2.25M with 105 games, $2.5M with 115 games)
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 235 & 300 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2004)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2003)
  • signed by Anaheim as a free agent 1/01 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Chicago Cubs 11/00
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 1993 (14-390) (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: Levinsons ACES (previously Alan Nero)
  • ML service: 12.026

Sean Rodriguez 2b-3b
1 year/$1.475M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 300 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/4/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4286M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 9/1/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/2/07
  • drafted by LA Angels 2003 (3-90) (Braddock HS, Miami)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.133

Jake McGee lhp
1 year/$1.45M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5062M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4842M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4152M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (5-135) (Reed HS, Nev.)
  • $0.215M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.127

Matt Moore lhp
5 years/$14M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 options

  • 5 years/$14M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 12/9/11
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M club option ($2.5M buyout), 18:$9M club option ($1M buyout), 19:$10M club option ($0.75M buyout)
    • 2017 club option increases by $0.5M with 600 IP in 2014-16
    • 2018 club option increases by $0.25M each with 1) 85 starts or 570 IP in 2015-17, 2) 90 starts or 600 IP and 3) 95 starts or 630 IP
    • 2019 club option increases by $0.5M each with 1) 98 starts or 600 IP in 2016-18 and 2) 66 starts or 400 IP 2017-18
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/12/11
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2007 (8-245) (Moriarity HS, N.M.)
  • $0.115M signing bonus
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 2.017

Cesar Ramos lhp
1 year/$749,750 (2014)

  • 1 year/$749,750 (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5013M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4167M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4013M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/17/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/08
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
  • drafted by San Diego 2005 (1s-35) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.95M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.003

Chris Archer rhp
6 years/$25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options

  • 6 years/25.5M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/2/14, replacing 1-year contract for $0.5112M signed 3/2/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1M, 16:$2.75M, 17:$4.75M, 18:$6.25M, 19:$7.5M, 20:$9M club option ($1.75M buyout), 21:$11M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • if Archer does not qualify for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2015 season, guarantee is reduced to $20M (16:$1M, 17:$3M, 18:$4.75M, 19:$7M)
    • at signing, largest deal for player with less than 1 year of service
  • 1 year/$0.5112M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Cleveland 12/31/08
  • drafted by Cleveland 2006 (5-161) (Clayton HS, N.C.)
  • ML service: 0.156

Drew Smyly lhp
1 year/$0.52M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 7/31/14 (Price deal)
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 4/12/12
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (2-68) (Arkansas)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 1.154

Desmond Jennings cf
1 year/$0.517M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.517M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.5018M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4869M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2006 (10-289) (Itawamba CC, Miss.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras (previously SFX)
  • ML service: 2.101

Alex Cobb rhp
1 year/$0.5169M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5169M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.5022M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/19/10
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2006 (Vero Beach HS, Fla.)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.061

Logan Forsythe inf
1 year/$0.5097M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 11/20/13
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.499M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year/$0.4814M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/4/11
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (1s-46) (Arkansas)
  • signed 6/08, $0.835M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.113

Brandon Gomes rhp
1 year/$0.5078M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/17/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2007 (17-537) (Tulane)
  • ML service: 2.003

Wil Myers rf
1 year/$0.5042M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5042M (2014)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/18/13
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (3-91) (Wesleyan Christian HS, High Point, NC)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Jeff Berry
  • ML service: 0.104

Jake Odorizzi rhp
1 year/$0.5031M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5031M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/16/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Zack Greinke deal)
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1s-32) (Highland HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/08, $1.06M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.042

Brandon Guyer of
1 year/$0.5012M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5012M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (5-157) (Virginia)
  • $0.148M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.066

Tim Beckham ss
1 year/$0.5002M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5002M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2008 (1-1) (Griffin HS, Ga.)
  • signed 6/08, $6.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Genske
  • ML service: 0.012

Jeff Beliveau lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 4/16/13 after DFA by Texas 4/8/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
    • claimed by Texas off waivers 12/21/12 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 12/13/12
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (18-551) (Florida Atlantic)
  • ML service: 0.077

Vince Belnome inf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/13/12
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (28-834) (West Virginia)
  • ML service: 0.000

Brad Boxberger rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.4923M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/10/12
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1s-43) (USC)
  • signed 8/17/09, $0.857M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.129

Cory Burns rhp
1 year/$502,638 (2014)

  • 1 year/$502,638 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/14
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Texas 6/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 8/3/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 11/28/12
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 12/16/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2008 (9-245) (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ariz)
  • $35,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.115

Curt Casali c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/18/14
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 3/25/13
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (10-317) (Vanderbilt)
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Alex Colome rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
    • placed on restricted list 3/24/14 (50-game PED suspension)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • signed by Tampa Bay 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.102

Cole Figueroa 2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/15/14
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/17/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2010 (6-195) (Florida)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Franklin 2b
1 year/$0.5102M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5102M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 7/31/14 (Price deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 5/27/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2009 (1-27) (Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.)
  • $1.28M signing bonus
  • agent: David Meter
  • ML service: 0.126

Steve Geltz rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 3/26/13 
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 3/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 8/11/12
  • signed by LA Angels 2008 as an amateur free agent (Buffalo)
  • ML service: 0.007

Nate Karns rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 2/13/14
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (12-352) (Texas Tech)
  • agent: Kevin Hubbard
  • ML service: 0.015

Kevin Kiermaier cf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/30/13
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (31-941) (Parkland JC, Ill.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Hak-Ju Lee ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/08 as an amateur free agent from Korea
  • $0.725M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Mike Montgomery lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.988M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 0.000

C.J. Riefenhauser lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (20-611) (Chipola JC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Enny Romero lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.008

Jerry Sands of-1b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 1/7/14, sent outright to Triple-A 1/9/14
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 12/23/13 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 12/13/13 
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 10/4/12 (PTBN in 8/25/12 Adrian Gonzalez deal)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 12/26/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/18/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (25-757) (Catawba, N.C.)
  • $5,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.094

Kirby Yates rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • signed by Tampa Bay 6/19/09 as amateur free agent (Yavapai JC, Ariz.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

Wilson Betemit 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 2/4/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$3.25M (2012-13), plus 2014 option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/24/12
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1.75M, 14:$3.2M option (guaranteed with 700 plate appearances combined in 2012-13)
    • DFA by Baltimore 9/16/13, released 9/24/13
  • 1 year/$1M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Kansas City 7/20/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed as a free agent by Kansas City 11/11/09 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/25/10
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 12/11/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/4/09, sent outright to AAA 6/12/09
  • 1 year/$1.165M (2008)
    • re-signed 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by White Sox in trade from Yankees 11/18/08
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
    • acquired by Yankees in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/07
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2006)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/06
    • acquired in trade 7/06, with Dodgers paying Atlanta an undisclosed amount of cash as part of the deal
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • re-signed 2/03 (split contract)
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 8.107 

Ryan Brett rhp
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (3-98) (Highline HS, Burien, Wash.)
  • $0.3411M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Justin Christian lf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/26/12 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • released by San Francisco 2/13/12
    • re-signed by SF as a free agent 2/16/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 6/15/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/12/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/5/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 9/6/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 5/8/10 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/15/09 (minor-league deal)
  • agent: Nick Brockmeyer, Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 1.014

Nick Ciuffo c
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-21) (Lexington HS, S.C.)
  • $1.9722M signing bonus ($1.9747M slot)
  • ML service:

James Darnell lf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4937M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • DFA by San Diego 6/14/13, released 6/19/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 8/8/11
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (2-69) (South Carolina)
  • signed 8/15/08, $0.74M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.061

Mike Fontenot inf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/8/14 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Washington 3/26/14 
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/29/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/29/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 12/13/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • deal becomes guaranteed if on roster 3/30/12
    • released by San Francisco 3/30/12 (due 45 days’ salary, about $260,000)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 4/13/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/12/12
    • DFA by Philadelphia 8/1/12, released 8/5/12
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 12/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cubs 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/11/10
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cubs 2/25/09
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 5/15/07
  • drafted 1999 (21-625)
  • ML service: 5.053

Casey Gillaspie 1b
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2014 (1-20) (Wichita State)
  • $2.0355M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Taylor Guerrieri rhp
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-24) (Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Sports
  • ML service:

Josh Lueke rhp
1 year/$0.5042M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5042M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/7/14, sent outright to Triple-A 6/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/11
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/27/11
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Texas 7/9/10 (Cliff Lee deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2007 (16-500) (Northern Kentucky)
  • ML service: 0.170

Mikie Mahtook of
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-31) (LSU)
  • $1.15 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Ray Olmedo ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 2013: Japan
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/21/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 7/29/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by White Sox 10/10/12 (elected FA)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 1/7/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Texas 12/17/09
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 3/22/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 12/22/08
  • 1 year (2008)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 2/1/08 after being DFA by Toronto 1/24/08
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Pittsburgh 2/25/08
    • released by Philadelphia 3/28/08
    • signed by Washington 3/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 1/19/07 after DFA by Cincinnati
    • contract purchased by Toronto 8/3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.322M (2005)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.322M (2004)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/04
  • 1 year (2003)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/02
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/03
  • signed by Cincinnati 1999 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 2.138

Eddy Rodriguez c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/15/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/7/12 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 7/31/12
    • DFA by San Diego 9/4/12, sent outright to Triple-A 9/7/12
  • 2011. Signed by San Diego 2/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 2010: Independent league.
  • 2009. Released by Cincinnati 4/09
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2006 (20-594) (Coral Gables HS, Fla.)
  • ML service: 0.009

Josh Sale of
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (1-17) (Bishop Blanchet HS, Seattle)
  • signed 8/16/10, $1.62M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Blake Snell lhp
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1s-52) (Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash.)
  • $0.684M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service:

Ali Solis c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/21/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/27/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/4/12
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Diego 10/25/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/12
  • signed by San Diego 2/05 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.030

Andrew Toles of
2014

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (3-119) (Chipola JC, Fla.)
  • $0.3942M signing bonus ($0.3967M slot)
  • ML service:

 

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