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)
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

Logan Forsythe 2b
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: 5.113

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

  • 1 year/$5M (2017)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/17
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
  • 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

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

Jake Odorizzi rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • arbitration-eligible ($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

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

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

Kevin Kiermaier cf
1 year/$2.975M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.975M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

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

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
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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

Curt Casali c
2017

  • 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

Enny Romero lhp
2017

  • 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: 1.072

Blake Snell lhp
2017

  • 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

Jose Alvarado lhp
2017

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
  • 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
2017

  • 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

Jason Coats of
2017

  • 2017
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 1/11/17 after being FA by Chicago White Sox 1/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 6/4/16
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (29-891) (TCU)
  • ML service: 0.082

Jacob Faria rhp
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 2017
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
  • signed by Seattle 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • ML service: 0.000

Eddie Gamboa rhp
2017

  • 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: 0.033

Ryan Garton rhp
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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
2017

  • 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: 1.011

Luke Maile c
2017

  • 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
2017

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

Daniel Robertson ss
2017

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
  • 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
2017

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

Mallex Smith of
2017

  • 2017
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 1/11/17
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 1/11/17
  • 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
2017

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

Hunter Wood rhp
2017

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (29-878) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • 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 (through 2015)

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 (through 2015)

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

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 (through 2014)

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 (through 2015)

Dana Eveland 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 1/12/16 (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
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/17/16
  • 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: 4.164

Dylan Floro rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 1/11/17
  • 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: 0.040

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 (through 2015)

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:

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

Justin O’Conner c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 12/12/16, sent outright to Triple-A 12/16/16
  • 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

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 (through 2015)

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

Juniel Querecuto ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/22/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/7/16
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/2/09 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.011

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 (through 2015)

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 (through 2015)

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:

 

 

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