Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2015 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 $650M in March, 2016.

RAYS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $ 66,681,991 $ ( )
2015 $ 75,794,234 $ 77,018,676 (29)
2014 $ 76,872,384 $ 77,085,054 (28)
2013 $ 61,928,975 $ 64,610,387 (28)
2012 $ 63,627,200 $ 70,425,489 (24)
2011 $ 42,171,308 $ 44,969,740 (29)
2010 $ 72,847,133 $ 77,510,502 (20)
2009 $ 63,313,034 $ 71,222,532 (25)
2008 $ 43,745,597 $ 51,020,720 (28)
2007 $ 24,123,500 $ 31,817,020 (30)
2006 $ 35,417,967 $ 36,446,477 (29)
2005 $ 29,679,067 $ 26,615,413 (30)
2004 $ 29,556,667 $ 24,427,167 (30)
2003 $ 19,630,000 $ 31,660,602 (30)
2002 $ 34,380,000 $ 34,728,540 (30)
2001 $ 56,980,000 $ 50,974,068 (19)
2000 $ 64,400,000 $ 61,231,853 (11)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

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

Kevin Cash Manager
5 years (2015-19)

  • 5 years (2015-19)

    • hired as manager by 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, TWC Sports
  • ML service: 7.170

Kevin Jepsen rhp
1 year/$5.3125M (2016)

  • 1 year/$5.3125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/22/16 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$5.05M)
    • DFA by Minnesota 7/3/16, released 7/11/16
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/14/16 (Rays to pay pro-rated minimum salary, with Twins responsible for balance)
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/15 with $1,074,453 remaining on contract
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 5.163

Logan Morrison rf
1 year/$4.2M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 500 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$2.725M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $25,000 in performances bonuses for 500, 600 plate appearances
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/4/14 (avoided arbitration, $2.5M-$1.1M)
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 for 400 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 500, 550 PA. $75,000 for 600 PA
  • 1 year/$0.4915M (2013)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/13
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Miami 12/11/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Florida 7/27/10
  • drafted by Florida 2005 (22-666) (draft & follow) (Maple Woods CC, Mo.)
  • $0.225M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball (left Octagon 10/14)
  • ML service: 5.069

Alex Cobb rhp
1 year/$4M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.061

Drew Smyly lhp
1 year/$3.75M (2016)

  • 1 year/$3.75M (2016)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/4/16 ($3.75M-$3.2M)
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $50,000 in performance bonuses based on games started
  • 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: 3.154

Alexei Ramirez ss
1 year/$4M (2016), plus 2017 option

  • 1 year/$4M (2016), plus 2017 mutual option

    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/22/16
    • 16:$3M, 17:$4M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $1.5M if traded
    • option & buyout may increase based on 2016 plate appearances:

      • with 550 PAs, $4.5M option ($1.25M buyout)
      • with 600 PAs, $5M option
      • with 650 PAs, $5.5M option ($1.5M buyout)
      • released by San Diego 9/4/16
      • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 9/8/16
  • 4 years/$32.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed extension with White Sox 2/3/11
    • 12:$5M, 13:$7M, 14:$9.5M, 15:$10M, 16:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $15,000 for All-Star selection
    • Chicago White Sox declined 2016 option 11/5/15
  • 4 years/$4.75M (2008-11)
    • signed by White Sox 12/21/07 as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$0.95M, 09:$1.1M, 10:$1.1M, 11:$1.1M
    • if otherwise eligible for arbitration, Ramirez may opt out of 2011 salary by 12/1/10
    • if Ramirez opts out, White Sox may exercise $2.75M option for 2011 or go through arbitration with Ramirez (Ramirez opted out and White Sox exercised $2.75M option 12/2/10)
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 8.000

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.)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.156

Erasmo Ramirez rhp
1 year/$2.375M (2016)

  • 1 year/$2.375M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 25 games started
  • 1 year/$0.5228M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5118M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 3/26/12
  • signed 2007 by Seattle as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • $57,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.158

Logan Forsythe inf
2 years/$10.25M (2016-17), plus 2018 option

  • 2 year/$10.25M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • $2.5M signing bonus ($0.75M on 4/1/16, $0.75M on 6/1/16, $1M on 8/1/16)
    • 16:$1M, 17:$5.75M, 18:$8.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2018 option may increase by $2.5M based on performance ($0.5M each for 550, 600 plate appearances in 2016. $0.5M each for 550, 600 PAs in 2017.  $0.5M for 1,200 PAs in 2016-17 combined.)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.113

Dana Eveland lhp
1 year/$0.895M (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/12/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.895M in majors)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/2/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/15/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/18/16
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/28/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 7/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/16
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/12/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/28/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Boston 6/3/15
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 6/7/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/11/15
    • DFA by Atlanta 7/6/15, released 7/7/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/1/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/31/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed for 2013 with Hanwha Eagles of Korea
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2012)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from LA Dodgers 12/8/11
    • signed by Baltimore 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
    • DFA by Baltimore 3/29/12, sent outright to Triple-A 4/5/12
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 5/11/12
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/14/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/16/12
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 7/26/12
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/27/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/22/10 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.4195M (2010)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade 2/6/10 after DFA by Oakland 2/1/10
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 6/1/10 after DFA by Toronto 5/24/10
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 6/24/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007)
    • signed by Arizona 2/07
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 12/14/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Milwaukee 11/25/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 7/05
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2002 (16-469) (JC of the Canyons, Calif.)
  • signed 2003 as draft-and-follow
  • agent: PSI Sports
  • ML service: 4.055

Bobby Wilson c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 3/29/16
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/12/16
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 5/3/16
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 8/4/16 after being DFA by Texas 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.7M in majors
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/5/15
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/12/15, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/15
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/29/15
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Tampa Bay 7/31/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 11/4/15
  • 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: 4.058

Matt Duffy 3b
1 year/$0.5375M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 8/1/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2012 (18-568) (Long Beach State)
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 1.059

Brad Miller ss
1 year/$0.5276M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5276M (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5276M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.5101M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/28/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (2-62) (Clemson)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.094

Danny Farquhar rhp
1 year/$0.527M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.527M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 5/15/16 (optional assignment 5/16/16)
  • 1 year/$0.527M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/9/12 after DFA by Toronto 6/2/12
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/26/12 after being DFA by Oakland 6/24/12
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/29/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/12 
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Yankees 7/23/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto 11/17/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 4/18/11
    • contract purchased by Toronto 9/6/11
  • drafted by Toronto 2008 (10-309) (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • $0.1125M signing bonus
  • agent: Sparta Group
  • ML service: 2.080

Chase Whitley rhp
1 year/$524,525 (2016)

  • 1 year/$524,525 (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from NY Yankees 11/20/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 5/15/14
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2010 (15-475) (Troy)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.125

Xavier Cedeno lhp
1 year/$0.5241M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5241M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5165M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 4/22/15 after being DFA by Washington 4/14/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 4/27/15 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year/$0.4959M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 4/23/13 after being DFA by Houston 4/18/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 10/24/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Houston 5/27/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 9/11/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/5/11
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (31-920) (Miami-Dade College)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 2.060

Corey Dickerson rf-lf
1 year/$0.5229M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5229M (2016)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Colorado 1/28/16
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 6/21/13
  • drafted by Colorado 2010 (8-260) (Meridian CC, Miss.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously MVP Sports)
  • ML service: 2.101

Alex Colome rhp
1 year/$0.5217M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5217M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.118

Jake Odorizzi rhp
1 year/$0.5207M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5207M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.522M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1s-32) (Highland HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/08, $1.06M signing bonus
  • agent: Arland Sports
  • ML service: 2.042

Steve Geltz rhp
1 year/$0.5193M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5193M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/29/16 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5089M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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)
  • agent: Big League Management
  • ML service: 1.035

Brad Boxberger rhp
1 year/$0.5192M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5192M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5214M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 2.109

Steven Souza of
1 year/$0.5161M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.072

Tim Beckham ss
1 year/$0.5145M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5081M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 1.145

Kevin Kiermaier cf
1 year/$0.5144M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5144M (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5138M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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.)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 1.131

Curt Casali c
1 year/$0.5136M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5136M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.015

Enny Romero lhp
1 year/$0.51M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 0.072

Matt Andriese rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (3-112) (UC-Riverside)
  • $0.27M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 0.095

Ryan Brett rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (3-98) (Highline HS, Burien, Wash.)
  • $0.3411M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.041

Jaff Decker of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/15/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/29/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/16
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/16/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by San Diego 11/20/12
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (1s-42) (Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ariz.)
  • $0.892M signing bonus
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 0.098

Jacob Faria rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (10-330) (Gahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Dylan Floro rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/6/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (13-422) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Franklin 2b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5109M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 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: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.099

Eddie Gamboa rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/12/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/3/14 (split contract, $0.15M in minors)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 8/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/13/14 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Baltimore 2008 (21-626) (UC-Davis)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryan Garton rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/25/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (34-1,052) (Florida Atlantic)
  • ML service: 0.000

Taylor Guerrieri rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-24) (Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.000

Mikie Mahtook of
1 year/$0.5122M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5122M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-31) (LSU)
  • $1.15 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.058

Luke Maile c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/1/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (8-272) (Kentucky)
  • $0.1332M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.034

Justin Marks lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/6/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/13/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 6/6/14 after being DFA by KC 6/2/14 
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Oakland 6/20/14 
    • released by Texas 7/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13 
  • acquired by Kansas City with Vin Mazzaro in trade from Oakland for David DeJesus 11/10/10
  • drafted by Oakland 2009 (3-92) (Louisville)
  • $0.3753M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 0.004

Taylor Motter of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (17-540) (Coastal Carolina)
  • ML service: 0.000

Justin O’Conner c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (1-31) (Cowan HS, Muncie, Ind.)
  • $1.025M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.000

Juniel Querecuto ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/22/16
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/2/09 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Richie Shaffer 3b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/3/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (1-25) (Clemson)
  • $1.71 signing bonus ($1.725M slot)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.062

Blake Snell lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1s-52) (Shorewood HS, Shoreline, Wash.)
  • $0.684M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

Willy Adames ss
2016

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 7/31/14
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/12 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

J.P. Arencibia c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/14/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Philadelphia 5/15/20
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 5/20/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/9/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Baltimore 4/9/15
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 4/17/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/26/15
    • released by Tampa Bay 11/23/15
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2014)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/6/13
    • may earn additional $0.3M in performance bonuses
    • sent outright to Triple-A 5/22/14
    • contract selected by Texas 7/17/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/6/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5056M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4896M (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4174M (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 8/6/10
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (1-21), (Tennessee)
  • signed 6/15/07, $1,327,500 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.052

Jake Bauers 1b
2016

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2013 (7-208) (Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • $0.24M signing bonus ($0.1821M slot)
  • ML service:

Andrew Bellatti rhp
1 year/$0.5118M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5118M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/24/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/9/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2009 (12-379) (Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley, Calif.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.072

Casey Coleman rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 7/16
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/7/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 4/14/14
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/15/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/16/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 12/15/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/22/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 11/28/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/2/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (15-461) (Florida Gulf Coast)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.087

Hank Conger c
1 year/$1.5M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 9/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/8/16
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015)
    • signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Angels 11/5/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/7/10
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • drafted by LA Angels 2006 (1-25) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 4.051

Lucius Fox ss
2016

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • signed by San Francisco 7/15 as a free agent from the Bahamas (attended American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.)
  • $6M signing bonus (highest-ever bonus for non-Cuban amateur international signee)
  • ML service:

Casey Gillaspie 1b
2016

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

Jake Goebbert lf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/25/15
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 4/6/16 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 4/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 5/25/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/27/16
  • 2015
    • DFA by San Diego 1/7/15, sent outright to Triple-A 1/14/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/19/14
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 5/15/14
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 4/4/13
  • drafted by Houston 2009 (13-401) (Northwestern)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.101

Brent Honeywell rhp
2016

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2014 (2s-72) (Walters State CC, Tenn.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.784M slot)
  • ML service:

Josh Lowe 3b
2016

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2016 (1-13) (Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $2.5975M signing bonus ($3.0989M slot)
  • ML service:

Eury Perez of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/16 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 6/23/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 1/23/15 after being DFA by NY Yankees 1/16/15
    • signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/2/14
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 9/22/14 after being DFA by Washington 9/18/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/18/11
    • signed by Washington 3/2/12
  • signed by Washington 4/13/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.042

Daniel Robertson ss
2016

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Oakland 1/10/15
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (1s-34) (Upland HS, Calif.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Dan Lozano, MVP Sports
  • ML service:

Adrian Rondon ss
2016

  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/7/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2.95M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Tyler Sturdevant rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/20/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/23/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 9/12/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/13/16
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (27-815) (New Mexico State)
  • $2,500 signing bonus (college senior)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jonny Venters lhp
2 years (2015-16)

  • 2 years (2015-16)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 11/13/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Atlanta 11/20/14, released 11/21/14
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.533M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/19/09
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/24/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2003 (30-907) (Indian River State College)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 5.000

Garrett Whitley of
2016

  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2015 (1-13) (Niskayuna HS, N.Y.)
  • $2.9596M signing bonus ($2.9621M slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Adam Wilk lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 4/15/15
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/24/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/26/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by NC Dinos of Korea 12/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/28/12
    • contract sold to NC Dinos of Korea 12/19/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 5/24/11
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (11-330) (Long Beach State)
  • ML service: 0.056

 

 

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