Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2014 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 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.

  • 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
  • 2015 payroll obligations for former players:
    • $ 2,750,000 (Jose Molina)

Matt Silverman President of Baseball Operations
2015 -

  • Tampa Bay, 2004 -

    • VP, Planning & Development, 2004-05
    • promoted to President by Tampa Bay 11/05
    • selected President of Baseball Operations 10/14/14
  • VP of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
  • VP of Baseball Operations Erik Neander
  • Director of Scouting R.J. Harrison
  • Director of Minor League Operations Mitch Lukevics
  • Director of Pro Scouting Matt Arnold

Kevin Cash Manager
2015 -

  • 2015 -
    • signed multi-year contract as manager with Tampa Bay 12/5/14
  • 2013-14: bullpen coach, Cleveland
  • 2012: advance scout, Toronto

Evan Longoria 3b
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: 6.170

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
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2015 option 10/31/14
  • 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: 7.134

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: 7.121

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: 10.099

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: 10.146

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: 8.012

Kevin Jepsen rhp
1 year/$1.4625M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.4625M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.625M-$1.3M)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 12/16/14
  • 1 year/$1,181,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/30/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$0.975M)
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/26/09
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/7/08
  • drafted by Anaheim 2002 (2-53) (Bishop Manogue, Reno)
  • $0.745M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.163

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: 3.127

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: 3.017

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: 1.156

Ernesto Frieri rhp
1 year/$0.8M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.8M (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/26/14
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 30 games. $0.1M for 35 g. $0.15M each for 40, 45 games. $0.2M for 50, 55 g. $0.25M for 60 games. $0.15M for 30 games finished. $0.2M for 35 GF. $0.25M for 40 GF. $0.3M for 45 GF. $0.35M for 50 GF
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Angels 6/27/14
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/13/14
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4891M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from San Diego 5/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4171M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/07
    • re-signed 3/3/08
  • agent: Matt Colleran
  • ML service: 4.066

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: 2.154

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: 3.101

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: 3.061

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: 3.113

Rene Rivera c
1 year/$0.5064M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5064M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/26/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by San Diego 7/7/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/13/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 5/6/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/14/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Yankees 5/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Seattle 2001 (2-49) (Papa Juan XXIII HS, Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
  • ML service: 3.082

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: 1.042

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: 2.066

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: 0.015

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: 0.154

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: 1.109

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: 0.072

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: 0.118

Jose Dominguez rhp
1 year/$0.501M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 11/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 6/29/13
  • signed by LA Dodgers 7/2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.119

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
  • 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: 0.162

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: 0.035

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: 0.033

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: 0.131

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 a 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: 0.016

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

Burch Smith rhp
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/11/13
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (14-441) (Oklahoma)
  • agent: Legacy Sports
  • ML service: 0.051

Steven Souza of
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/1/13
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 12/19/14
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (3-100) (Cascade HS, Everett, Wash.)
  • $0.346M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.072

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: 0.114

Minor leagues

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
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 11/3/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/7/14
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/13/12
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (28-834) (West Virginia)
  • ML service: 0.009

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 contract)
    • 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 (through 2013)

Corey Brown of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • DFA by Oakland 1/22/14, refused assignment 1/31/14
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 2/2/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Boston 8/5/14
    • DFA by Boston 8/17/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/21/14
    • refused assignment by Boston 10/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 12/19/13 after being DFA by Washington 12/12/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/19/10
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Oakland 12/16/10 (Willingham deal)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 11/16/11
  • drafted by Oakland 2007 (1s-59) (Oklahoma State)
  • signed 6/19/07, $544,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.109

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 contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/26/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 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 contract)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 9/6/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 5/8/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/15/09 (minor-league contract)
  • agent: Nick Brockmeyer, Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 1.014 (through 2013)

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 (through 2013)

Mike Fontenot inf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/8/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Washington 3/26/14 
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/29/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 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 (through 2013)

Casey Gillaspie 1b
2014

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

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

  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 12/19/14
  • 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: 2.085

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 (through 2013)

Mikie Mahtook of
2014

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

Jordan Norberto lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/4/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
    • released by Oakland 5/8/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 7/31/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
  • signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.132 (through 2013)

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 (through 2013)

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 (through 2013)

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:

Mark Sappington rhp
2014

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 11/5/14
  • drafted by LA Angels 2012 (5-177) (Rockhurst, Mo.)
  • $0.218M signing bonus ($0.2267M slot)
  • agent: Stefano Bando, The Drana Group
  • 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 (through 2013)

Andrew Toles of
2014

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

Eugenio Velez inf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 10/2/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/11/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Toronto 7/22/13
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/26/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/21/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/13/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 7/4/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 10/4/11
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 12/13/10
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 11/06
    • re-signed 3/07
  • selected from Toronto in Triple-A phase of Rule 5 draft 12/05
  • signed 8/01 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.111

Bobby Wilson c
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/16/09
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/24/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 9/15/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/7/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/14/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from LA Angels 10/23/12
    • non-tendered by Toronto 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/16/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/06
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/07
  • drafted by Anaheim 2002 (48-1,417) (St. Petersburg JC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 3.090

 

 

 

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