Tampa Bay Rays

Service time in years & days (through 2016 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)
2017 $ $ ( )
2016 $ 66,681,991 $ 81,283,926 (29)
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

Erik Neander Senior VP of Baseball Operations and GM
2017 -

  • 2017 -

    • promoted to Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM 11/4/16
  • VP, Baseball Operations (2015-16), Director, Baseball Operations (2012-14), Manager, Baseball Research/Development (2010-11)
  • Senior VP of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
  • VP of Baseball Operations James Click
  • 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/$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: 8.170

Colby Rasmus lf-cf
1 year/$5M (2017)

  • 1 year/$5M (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/30/17
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $0.1M each for 400, 425, 450, 475 PA. $0.2M for 500 PA. $0.4M for 525 PA. $0.5M each for 550, 575 PA
    • one-time assignment bonus of $0.25M with trade
  • 1 year/$15.8M (2016)
    • accepted Houston’s qualifying offer 11/12/15
  • 1 year/$8M (2015)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/20/15
    • Houston made qualifying offer to Rasmus 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.675M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2012)
    • signed by Toronto 1/15/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 7/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2005 (1-25) (Russell County HS, Ala.)
  • signed 6/05, $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • 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: 3.156

Alex Cobb rhp
1 year/$4.2M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.2M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously ACES)
  • ML service: 5.061

Jake Odorizzi rhp
1 year/$4.1M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/14/17 ($4.1-$3.825M)
  • 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: 3.042

Wilson Ramos c
2 years/$12.5M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$12.5M (2017-18)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/12/16
    • 17:$4M, 18:$8.5M
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances:

      • 2017: $0.125M each for 300, 325 PA. $0.25M each for 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 PA
      • 2018: $0.25M each for 450, 475, 500 PA
    • if not on disabled list at end of 2017, 2018 salary increases by $2M with 55 starts in 2017 and increases by an additional $0.25M each for 60, 65, 70, 75 starts in 2017.
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/13/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.095M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$501,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/6/13
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Minnesota 7/28/10 (Nationals paid Twins $0.5M as part of the trade)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • signed by Minnesota 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 6.047

Brad Miller ss
1 year/$3.575M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.575M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.094

Erasmo Ramirez rhp
1 year/$3.215M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.215M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.158

Kevin Kiermaier cf
6 years/$53.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 option

  • 6 years/$53.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/20/17, replacing one-year contract for $2.975M signed 1/13/17, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$5.5M, 19:$8M, 20:$10M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$12M, 23:$13M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • price of 2023 option may increase based on performance
  • 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: 2.131

Corey Dickerson rf-lf
1 year/$3.025M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.025M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.101

Logan Morrison 1b-rf
1 year/$2.5M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/17
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • $0.25M roster bonus if Morrison does not spend time on 60-day disabled list with specific injuries
  • 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: 6.069

Nathan Eovaldi rhp
1 year/$2M (2017), plus 2018 option

  • 1 year/$2M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/12/17
    • 17:$2M, 18:$2M club option
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/19/16 (avoided arbitration, $6.3M-$4.9M)
    • DFA by NY Yankees 11/18/16, released 11/23/16
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 12/19/14
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2013)
    • re-signed by Miami 2/20/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Miami in trade from LA Dodgers 7/25/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 8/6/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (11-337) (Alvin HS, Texas)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.013

Brad Boxberger rhp
1 year/$1.6M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.109

Xavier Cedeno lhp
1 year/$1.3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.060

Shawn Tolleson rhp
1 year/$1M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1M (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/23/17
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 35 relief appearances. $75,000 each for 40, 45 relief appearances. $0.1M for 50 relief appearances. $0.15M for 55 relief appearances. $0.2M for 60 relief appearances. $0.25M each for 60, 65 relief appearances
    • one-time assignment bonus: $50,000 with trade
  • 1 year/$3.275M (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/25/16 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$2.6M)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/26/16 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5197M (2015)
    • renewed by Texas 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$502,082 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from LA Dodgers 11/20/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 6/4/12
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2010 (30-922) (Baylor)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.109

Danny Farquhar rhp
1 year/$0.9M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 2.170

Tim Beckham ss
1 year/$0.885M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.885M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 2.134

Alex Colome rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 2.118

Matt Duffy 3b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 2.059

Steven Souza of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 2.072

Chase Whitley rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 2.125

Jumbo Diaz rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 3/10/17 after being DFA by Cincinnati 3/6/17
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league deal)
  • signed by LA Dodgers 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver-Shapiro)
  • ML service: 2.020

Curt Casali c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 1.170

Blake Snell lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 0.110

Willy Adames ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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:

Jose Alvarado lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • signed by Tampa Bay 3/13/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Matt Andriese rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 1.071

Jose De Leon rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 1/2/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/4/16
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (24-724) (Southern University)
  • $0.9146M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.029

Jacob Faria rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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

Nick Franklin 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 2.072

Kevin Gadea rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • signed by Seattle 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryan Garton rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/25/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (34-1,052) (Florida Atlantic)
  • ML service: 0.097

Taylor Guerrieri rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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

Chih-Wei Hu rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Minnesota 7/31/15
  • signed by Minnesota 8/3/12 as a free agent from Taiwan
  • ML service: 0.000

Luke Maile c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 0.114

Austin Pruitt rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 9-278 (Houston)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1422 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Daniel Robertson ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 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: 0.000

Jaime Schultz rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (14-428) (High Point)
  • ML service: 0.000

Mallex Smith of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 1/11/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 12/19/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2012 (5-165) (Santa Fe JC, Fla.)
  • $0.375M signing bonus ($0.2545M slot)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 1.000

Ryne Stanek rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-29) (Arkansas)
  • $1.7558M signing bonus ($1.7583M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Hunter Wood rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (29-878) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

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:

Ryan Brett 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/22/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/16
  • 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

D. David Carpenter rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/30/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 3/5/16
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/11/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/30/16
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 5/10/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2015)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Atlanta 1/1/15
    • signed by NY Yankees 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Washington in trade 6/11/15 after being DFA by NY Yankees 6/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 11/18/15
  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/23/12
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/20/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Toronto 10/20/12
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 11/30/12 after being DFA by Boston 11/20/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • acquired by Houston in trade from St. Louis 8/19/10 (Pedro Feliz deal)
  • drafted as catcher by St. Louis 2006 (12-376) (West Virginia)
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 4.016

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:

Brent Honeywell rhp
2016

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

Tommy Hunter rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/17/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.4M in majors)
    • may earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2M (2016)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/12/16
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 25, 30 games pitched. $0.2M each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games pitched
    • released by Cleveland 8/25/16
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 8/28/16
  • 1 year/$4.65M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/12/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/31/15 with $1,651,639 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.82M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$442,160 (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/22/11
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Texas 7/30/11
  • 1 year/$409,850 (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/1/08
  • drafted by Texas 2007 (1s-54) (Alabama)
  • signed 7/17/07, $0.585M signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 7.066

Josh Lowe 3b
2016

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

Justin Marks lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/22/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 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
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/7/16
  • 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: 0.031

Michael McKenry c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/16/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/21/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 5/14/16
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/27/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/7/16
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/19/16 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/23/16
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Atlanta 8/15/16
  • 1 year/$1.0876M (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado, refused assignment 10/14/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
    • contract selected by Colorado 3/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/2/13 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/11
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 3/29/11
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 6/13/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • drafted 2006 (7-198) (Middle Tennessee State)
  • $0.135M signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 4.113

Diego Moreno rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/8/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/30/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 6/22/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/15
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 2/17/12
  • signed by Pittsburgh 8/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.072

Shane Peterson of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/22/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2016
    • DFA by Milwaukee 1/28/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/19/14 after being DFA by Oakland 12/11/14
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 7/24/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (2-59) (Long Beach State)
  • signed 6/08, $0.683M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.126

Cory Rasmus rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/1/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 11/7/16, sent outright to Triple-A 11/14/16
    • elected free agency 11/16/16
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • 1 year/$501,250 (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Atlanta 7/29/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2006 (1s-38) (Russell County HS, Seale, Ala.)
  • $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.155

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:

Jesus Sucre c
1 year/$0.63M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.63M (2017)
    • re-signed by Seattle 12/5/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.3M in minors
    • DFA by Seattle 1/25/17, sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 2/8/17
  • 1 year/$0.512M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5093M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/14/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/24/13
  • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/19/11 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Atlanta 7/14/11
  • signed by Atlanta 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 2.137

Jeff Walters rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/12/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
    • DFA by NY Mets 5/31/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/16
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/20/14
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (7-212) (Georgia)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Rickie Weeks lf-2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2016)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/27/16 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • contract selected by Arizona 4/2/16
  • 1 year/$2M (2015)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/12/15
    • may earn an additional $2M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Seattle 6/13/15, released 6/21/15
  • 4 years/$38.5M (2011-14), plus 2015 option
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 2/16/11 (avoided arbitration, $7.2M-$4.85M)
    • $4M signing bonus ($1.5M at signing, $2.5M paid 7/15/11)
    • 11:$3.5M, 12:$10M, 13:$10M, 14:$11M, 15:$11.5M option
    • 2015 option guaranteed if Weeks is healthy at end of 2014 season and has 600 PAs in 2014 or 1,200 PAs in 2013-14
    • if option does not vest, Milwaukee may void ($1M buyout if Weeks has 400 PAs in 2014)
    • Milwaukee declined 2015 option 10/31/14
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/3/09 (avoided arbitration, $2.8M-$2M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 575, 600, 625, 650 PAs
  • 1 year/$1.057M (2008)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/2/08
  • 5 years/$4.8M (2003-07)
    • signed Major League contract with Milwaukee 8/03
    • $3.6M signing bonus (spread over life of contract, $2M due 1/04)
    • 03:$0.1M, 04-05: split contracts, 06:$1.22M, 07:$1.32M
    • value of total package may reach $5.3M if Weeks makes the majors in 2005, $5.1M if Weeks makes the majors in 2006, $4.8M if Weeks makes the majors in 2007 (his final option year)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/05
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2003 (1-2) (Southern University)
  • agent: Greg Genske, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 11.036

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:

Ryan Yarbrough lhp
2017

  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2014 (4-111) (Old Dominion)
  • $40,000 signing bonus ($0.4714M slot)
  • ML service: