Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2016 season).

A group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane reached an agreement to purchase the Astros from Drayton McLane for $680 million in May, 2011. The deal also included a 60 percent share in the Houston Regional Sports Network and a $70 million rebate for agreeing to move the team to the American League. MLB approved the sale in November, 2011. McLane had purchased the club for $117M in 1993.

Forbes magazine valued the Astros at $1.45 billion in April, 2017.

ASTROS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $124,343,900 $ ( )
2016 $ 96,893,700 $124,363,133 (18)
2015 $ 72,464,200 $ 82,395,216 (27)
2014 $ 50,485,800 $ 54,689,189 (29)
2013 $ 26,105,600 $ 29,270,160 (30)
2012 $ 60,799,000 $ 63,941,672 (27)
2011 $ 76,969,000 $ 81,139,621 (20)
2010 $ 92,605,500 $ 90,119,188 (15)
2009 $102,996,414 $108,059,086 ( 9)
2008 $ 88,930,414 $100,189,948 (12)
2007 $ 87,759,000 $ 97,213,020 (13)
2006 $ 92,551,503 $107,659,635 ( 4)
2005 $ 76,779,000 $ 76,186,763 (12)
2004 $ 75,397,000 $ 81,903,157 (10)
2003 $ 71,040,000 $ 79,946,964 (14)
2002 $ 63,448,417 $ 65,412,960 (14)
2001 $ 60,897,667 $ 66,443,169 (16)
2000 $ 52,400,000 $ 50,145,545 (20)
  • 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.

Reid Ryan President, Business Operations
3 years (2013-15)

  • hired by Houston as president 5/17/13
  • replaced George Postolos (hired as president & CEO 11/28/11, resigned 5/13/13)
  • previously President & CEO, Ryan-Sanders Baseball

Jeff Luhnow General Manager
2012 -

  • 2012 -
    • hired by Houston as GM 12/8/11
    • signed extension with Houston in late 2013 or early 2014
  • St. Louis, 2003-2011
  • Assitant GM, Scouting and Player Development Mike Elias
  • Director, Player Personnel Quinton McCracken
  • Special Assistant to the GM, Process Improvement Sig Mejdal
  • Director, International Oz Ocampo
  • Director, Pro Scouting Kevin Goldstein
  • Director of Player Development Pete Putila
  • Director, Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman

A.J. Hinch Manager
3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 option
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed extension as manager with Houston after 2015 season
  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • hired by Houston as manager 9/29/14, replacing Tom Lawless
  • San Diego, 2010-14
    • VP, assistant GM, 2011-14 (resigned 8/5/14)
    • VP, pro scouting (hired 9/21/10)
  • Arizona, 2006-12
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • hired by Arizona as manager 5/8/09, replacing Bob Melvin
      • fired by Arizona 7/1/10
    • August, 2006 – May 2009
      • director, player development
  • former manager Bo Porter
    • hired by Houston as manager 9/27/12, signing a multi-year contract
    • replaced interim manager Tony Defrancesco
    • fired by Houston 9/1/14, with Tom Lawless serving as interim manager from 9/1/14 to 9/28/14
  • former manager Brad Mills
    • hired by Houston 10/27/09, 2 years (2010-11), 2012 club option
    • Houston exercised 2012 option and added 2013 club option 10/8/10
    • fired by Houston 8/18/12, with Tony DeFrancesco serving as interim manager 8/19/12 – 9/27/12

 

Justin Verlander rhp
7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 option

  • 7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 vesting option
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/29/13
    • replaced final two years of previous deal
    • 13:$20M, 14:$20M, 15:$28M, 16:$28M, 17:$28M, 18:$28M, 19:$28M, 20:$22M vesting option
    • 2020 option guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2019 Cy Young vote 
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All-Star selection
    • no-trade protection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Detroit 8/31/17 with $60,743,169 remaining on contract
    • as part of the trade, Tigers to pay Astros $17,355,191 ($1,355,191 on 10/15/17, $8M on 6/15/18 and $8M on 6/15/19)
    • Verlander retains full no-trade protection and agreed to waive 2020 vesting option
  • 5 years/$80M (2010-14)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/4/10 (avoided arbitration, $9.5M-$6.9M)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$6.75M, 11:$12.75M, 12:$20M, 13:$20M, 14:$20M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$3.675M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/3/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.15M-$3.2M)
  • 5 years/$4.45M (2005-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 10/04
    • $3.15M signing bonus (paid between 1/05 and 7/09)
    • 05:$0.1M, 06:$0.15M, 07:$0.2M, 08:$0.25M, 09:$0.6M
    • in Major Leagues, salaries increase to:
      • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.5M
    • bonuses may increase total package to $5.6M
    • if eligible for arbitration, Verlander may void remaining years of contract and go to arbitration
  • drafted by Detroit 2004 (1-2) (Old Dominion)
  • agents: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 11.002

Brian McCann c
5 years/$85M (2014-18), plus 2019 option

  • 5 years/$85M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/3/13
    • 14-18:$17M annually. 19:$15M club option (no buyout)
    • 2019 becomes player option if McCann: 1) has at least 1,000 plate appearances combined in 2017-18, 2) starts at least 90 games at catcher in 2018, and 3) does not end 2018 season on disabled list
    • full no-trade protection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from NY Yankees 11/17/16, with Yankees paying $11M ($5.5M annually) of McCann’s 2017-18 salaries as part of the deal
  • 6 years/$26.8M (2007-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 3/07, replacing 1 year/$0.44M deal
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 07:$0.5M, 08:$0.8M, 09:$3.5M, 10:$5.5M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$8.5M, 13:$12M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • McCann may earn additional $3M in 2012 based on Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and All Star selections in 2007-11 ($11.5M in 2012)
    • 2012 becomes club option if McCann fails to win specified awards 2007-2011
    • Atlanta exercised 2013 option 10/30/12
    • Atlanta made qualifying offer 11/4/13
  • 1 year/$0.3335M (2006)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 6/05
  • drafted by Atlanta 2002 (2-64) (Duluth HS, Ga.)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: B.B. Abbott, Jet Sports
  • ML service: 11.117

Carlos Beltran rf-dh
1 year/$16M (2017)

  • 1 year/$16M (2017)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/5/16
    • full no-trade protection
  • 3 years/$45M (2014-16)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13
    • 14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$15M
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Beltran to block deals to 15 clubs (for 2016, Beltran may be traded without his permission to Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, LA Dodgers, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington and seven other clubs)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from NY Yankees 8/1/16 with $5,081,967 remaining on contract (Yankees pay Rangers $3,708,333 in deal)
  • 2 years/$26M (2012-13)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/23/11
    • 12:$13M, 13:$13M
    • full no-trade clause
    • award bonuses for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP, WS MVP or top 5 in NL MVP vote. $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • St. Louis made qualifying offer 11/4/13
  • 7 years/$119M (2005-11)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/05
    • $11M signing bonus
      • $5M at signing 1/05, $2M 6/15/05, $2M 1/15/06, $2M 1/15/07
    • 05:$10M, 06:$12M, 07:$12M, 08:$18.5M, 09:$18.5M, 10:$18.5M, 11:$18.5M
    • full no-trade clause
    • $22M ($5.5M annually from 2008-11 salaries) deferred at 1.72% compounded interest
    • club agreed to not offer arbitration after 2011 season
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for Silver Slugger, Aaron Award, Gold Glove, All Star, most All Star votes in league, BA/TSN/AP MVP or Player of Year. $0.15M each for LDS MVP, LCS MVP. $0.2M each for 2nd-5th in MVP vote. $0.25M for WS MVP. $0.5M for first MVP. $1M for second MVP; $1.5M for third and subsequent MVPs
    • perks: hotel suite on road, 15-person suite at home games, player to purchase post-season tickets, club agreed to lease ocular enhancer machine (device that throws numbered & multi-colored tennis balls at 150 mph)
    • Beltran to donate $0.3M annually to charity (half to club charity, half to charity of player’s choice)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from NY Mets 7/28/11 (waived no-trade clause) (Mets pay $4M of remaining $6.5M in 2011 salary)
  • 1 year/$9M (2004)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1 /04 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Kansas City 6/04
  • 1 year/$6M (2003)
    • lost in arbitration to Kansas City 2/03 ($6.95M-$6M)
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2002)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1 /02 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP, $25,000 for ALCS MVP, $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2001)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/01
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2000)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/00
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1999)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/99
  • drafted by Kansas City 1995 (2-49) (Fernando Callejo HS, Manati, P.R.)
  • agent: Dan Lozano, MVP Sports (previously Boras Corp.)
  • ML service: 18.014

Yulieski Gurriel 3b-2b
5 years/$47.5M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$47.5M (2016-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 7/16/16
    • $2M signing bonus if Gurriel obtains work visa in 2016 season
    • 16:$1.5M, 17:$14M, 18:$12M, 19:$10M, 20:$8M
    • contract does not include no-trade protection.
    • one-time right to opt in to arbitration once eligible
    • may become a free agent after 2020 season
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 for WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star, LCS MVP.
  • agent: Adam Katz
  • ML service: 0.043

Francisco Liriano lhp
3 years/$39M (2015-17)

  • 3 years/$39M (2015-17)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/15/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 15:$11M, 16:$13M, 17:$13M
    • award bonuses: $0.35M for Cy Young ($0.15M for second place in vote, $0.1M for third). $50,000 for All-Star. $25,000 each for LDS, LCS, WS MVP
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Pittsburgh 8/1/16 with $17,404,372 remaining on contract
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/17 with about $4.4M remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1M (2013), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/8/13
    • 13:$1M, 14:$8M club option
    • may earn additional $3.75M in 2013 roster bonuses based on days not spent on disabled list with injury to humerus bone of non-throwing right arm
    • 2014 option guaranteed at $8M with 150 days not spent on disabled list in 2013 with the right arm injury, $6M with 120 days not spent on disabled list with the right arm injury, $5M with 90 days not spent on disabled list with the right arm injury
    • if 2014 option vests at $5M or $6M, Liriano may earn performance bonuses up to $8M based on games started 
    • 2014 option vested at $6M
    • Pittsburgh made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Minnesota 7/29/12
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/5/11 (avoided arbitration, $5M-$3.6M)
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/05
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from San Francisco 11/14/03
  • signed by San Francisco 9/00 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Greg Genske, Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 10.104

Josh Reddick rf
4 years/$52M (2017-20)

  • 4 years/$52M (2017-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/23/16
    • 17-20: $13M annually
  • 1 year/$6.575M (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Oakland 8/1/16 with $2,227,596 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 12/28/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/31/09
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (17-523) (Middle Georgia JC)
  • $0.14M signing bonus
  • agents: ACES
  • ML service: 6.050

Dallas Keuchel rhp
1 year/$9.15M (2017)

  • 1 year/$9.15M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/17/12
  • drafted by Houston 2009 (7-221) (Arkansas)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 4.089

Cameron Maybin cf
5 years/$25M (2012-16), plus 2017 option

  • 5 years/$25M (2012-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 3/3/12
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$3M, 14:$5M, 15:$7M, 16:$8M, 17:$9M club option ($1M buyout)
    • placed on restricted list 7/23/14 (positive amphetamine test)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 4/5/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 11/20/15, with Braves paying $2.5M of Maybin’s $8M salary for 2015
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Detroit 11/3/16
    • LA Angels exercised 2017 option 11/3/16
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from LA Angels 8/31/17 ($1,524,590 remaining on contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4291M (2011)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Florida 11/13/10
    • signed by San Diego 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • renewed by Florida 3/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 12/4/07
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 8/17/07
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (1-10) (Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.)
  • signed 9/05, $2.65M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously Brian Goldberg)
  • ML service: 7.073

Charlie Morton rhp
2 years/$14M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$14M (2017-18)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/16/16
    • 17:$7M, 18:$7M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.625M each for 12, 20, 25, 30 starts
  • 3 years/$21M (2014-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 12/11/13
    • 14:$4M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M, 17:$9.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • if traded, 2017 becomes mutual option (Morton forfeits buyout if he declines)
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Pittsburgh 12/12/15
    • Philadelphia declined 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$2M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.445M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/07
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • drafted by Atlanta 2002 (3-95) (Barlow HS, Redding, Conn.)
  • $0.415M signing bonus
  • agent: Andrew Lowenthal, Jet Sports
  • ML service: 8.010

Luke Gregerson rhp
3 years/$18.5M (2015-17)

  • 3 years/$18.5M (2015-17)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/14
    • 15:$6M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$6.25M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 45, 50, 55, 57 games finished. 2017 salary increases by $0.5M to $6.75M with 100 GF combined in 2015-16
  • 1 year/$5.065M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/28/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.75M-$2.875M)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4478M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 3/23/09 (player to be named in 12/4/08 Khalil Greene deal)
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (28-856) (Saint Xavier, Ill.)
  • signed 6/11/06
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 8.000

Tyler Clippard rhp
2 years/$12.25M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$12.25M (2016-17)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/9/16
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 16:$4.1M, 17:$4.25M
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 7/31/16 with $5,561,475 remaining on contract
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from NY Yankees 7/18/17
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/13/17, with Astros paying $1M of $1,111,202 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2015)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 1/14/15
    • signed by Oakland 2/11/15 (avoided arbitration, $8.85M-$7.775M)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Oakland 7/27/15 (A’s pay $1M, Mets pay about $2M of remaining $3,129,508 on Clippard’s contract for 2015)
  • 1 year/$5.875M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.35M-$4.45M)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 30 games finished. $75,000 each for 40, 50 GF. $0.1M for 60 GF
  • 1 year/$4M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2011)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Washington in trade with NY Yankees 12/5/07
    • signed by Washington 1/25/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 5/20/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2003 (9-274) (Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla)
  • $75,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.148

Tony Sipp lhp
3 years/$18M (2016-18)

  • 3 years/$18M (2016-18)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/15
    • 16:$6M, 17:$6M, 18:$6M
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/7/14
    • released by San Diego 5/1/14
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 5/2/14
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $50,000 each for 55, 60 games
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2013)
    • signed by Arizona 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Arizona 8/4/13 (optional assignment) 
    • DFA by Arizona 11/20/13, refused assignment 11/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.5049M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12
  • 1 year/$0.4368M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4073M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/22/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/19/07
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/28/08
  • drafted by Cleveland 2004 (45-1,333) (Clemson)
  • $0.13M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 7.100

Evan Gattis dh
1 year/$3.4M (2016), plus 2017 option

  • 1 year/$3.4M (2016), plus 2017 club option
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/16 (avoided arbitration, $3.85M-$3M)
    • 16:$3.3M, 17:$5.2M club option ($0.1M buyout)
    • Houston exercised 2017 option 11/16
  • 1 year/$0.5265M (2015)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 1/14/15
    • signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$520,250 (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 3/31/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (23-704) (Texas-Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas)
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.000

Jose Altuve 2b
4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-19 options

  • 4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-19 club options
    • signed extension with Houston 7/13/13
    • $0.75M signing bonus (paid within 60 days of approval)
    • 14:$1.25M, 15:$2.5M, 16:$3.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$6M club option, 19:$6.5M club option
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.5057M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/19/11
  • signed by Houston 2008 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Boras Corp. (replaced Octagon 7/16)
  • ML service: 5.072

George Springer rf
1 year/$3.9M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5224M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5129M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/16/14
  • drafted by Houston 2011 (1-11) (Connecticut)
  • $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.166

Collin McHugh rhp
1 year/$3.85M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.85M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Houston 2/14/17 ($3.85M-$3.35M)
  • 1 year/$0.529M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5163M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 6/19/13 after being DFA by NY Mets 6/16/13 
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 12/18/13 after being DFA by Colorado 12/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 8/22/12
  • drafted by NY Mets 2008 (18-554) (Berry, Ga.)
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 3.085

Marwin Gonzalez 1b
1 year/$3.725M (2017), plus 2018 option

  • 1 year/$3.725M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • re-signed by Houston 2/8/17 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$3.25M)
    • 17:$3.725M, 18:$5.125M club option
  • 1 year/$2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.0625M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$0.9M)
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.4944M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • selected by Boston from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Boston 12/8/11
    • signed by Houston 2/27/12
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 4.133

Michael Fiers rhp
1 year/$3.45M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.45M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/19/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for Cy Young, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.5241M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Milwaukee 7/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/10/11
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2009 (22-676) (Nova Southeastern U.)
  • agent: RMG Baseball
  • ML service: 3.085

Will Harris rhp
2 years/$5M (2017-18), plus 2019 option

  • 2 years/$5M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option

    • signed extension with Houston 2/3/17 (avoided arbitration, $2.3M-$1.95M)
    • 17:$2.2M, 18:$2.8M, 19:$5.5M club option
    • 2019 option increases to $6.5M with 15 games finished in 2018, $7.5M with 25 GF in 2018 or $8.5M with 35 GF in 2018
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.5255M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5139M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona 11/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/3/13 after being DFA by Colorado 3/29/13 
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers from Oakland 4/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 8/11/12
  • drafted by Colorado 2006 (9-258) (LSU)
  • $16,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 3.102

Jake Marisnick cf
1 year/$1.1M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.1M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5195M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5112M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Miami 7/23/13
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/13/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (3-104) (Poly HS, Riverside, Calif.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 2.145

Chris Devenski rhp
1 year/$0.5545M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5545M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/7/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/3/12
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (25-771) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • ML service: 1.000

Ken Giles rhp
1 year/$0.5501M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5501M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5282M (2016)
    • signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.519M (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 12/12/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/8/14
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (7-241) (Yavapai JC, Ariz.)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Rowley Sports
  • ML service: 2.113

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
1 year/$0.548M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.548M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5167M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/18/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1s-41) (Jesuit HS, Tampa)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($1.2587M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 1.140

Michael Feliz rhp
1 year/$0.5462M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5462M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5082M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/14
    • signed by Houston 3/15
  • signed by Houston 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus 
  • previous contract with Oakland ($0.8M signing bonus) was voided
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 1.038

Joe Musgrove rhp
1 year/$0.5434M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5434M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (1s-46) (Grossmont HS, Cajon, Calif.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.063

Brad Peacock rhp
1 year/$0.5415M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5043M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 2/4/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/6/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
  • drafted by Washington 2006 (41-1,231) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.) (draft-and-follow)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 2.165

Alex Bregman 3b
1 year/$0.5394M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5394M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/25/16
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-2) (LSU)
  • $5.9M signing bonus ($7.4201M slot)
  • ML service: 0.070

Jandel Gustave rhp
1 year/$0.5372M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5372M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 12/11/14
    • selected by Boston from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Kansas City 3/26/15
    • returned to Houston by San Diego 4/3/15
  • signed by Houston 5/25/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.036

David Paulino rhp
1 year/$0.5361M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5361M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Detroit 9/13/13
  • signed by Detroit 9/28/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.875M signing bonus ($0.8441M slot)
  • ML service: 0.027

Carlos Correa ss
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • renewed by Houston 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5167M (2016)
    • renewed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1-1) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • $4.8M signing bonus ($7.2M slot)
  • agent: Greg Genske, Legacy Agency (previously Wasserman Media)
  • ML service: 1.119

Juan Centeno c
1  year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/21/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/4/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from NY Mets 10/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13
  • drafted by NY Mets 2007 (32-991) (Antonio Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R.)
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.083

J.D. Davis 3b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/5/17
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (14-375) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $0.7486M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Derek Fisher lf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/14/17
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (1s-37) (Virginia)
  • $1.5341M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Reymin Guduan lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • signed by Houston 9/22/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Mike Hauschild rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • selected by Texas from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • signed by Texas 2/24/17
    • returned by Texas to Houston 4/22/17 after being DFA by Texas 4/20/17
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (33-999) (Dayton)
  • ML service: 0.000

James Hoyt rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/3/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 1/14/15
  • signed by Atlanta as an amateur free agent 11/15/12 (Centenary, La.)
  • ML service: 0.061

Tony Kemp 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/16/16
  • drafted by Houston 2013 (5-137) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.25M signing bonus ($0.3608M slot)
  • ML service: 0.097

Francis Martes rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/17
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • signed by Miami 11/2/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $78,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Colin Moran 3b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/17/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (1-6) (University of North Carolina)
  • $3.5165M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.031

A.J. Reed 1b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/25/16
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (2-42) (University of Kentucky)
  • $1.35M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 0.100

Brady Rodgers rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/2/16
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (3-96) (Arizona State)
  • $0.4952M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 0.031

Max Stassi c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 3/21/17
    • contract selected by Houston 8/14/17
  • 1 year/$0.5082M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/20/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 2/4/13
  • drafted by Oakland 2009 (4-123 (Yuba City HS, Calif.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.000

Preston Tucker of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/7/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (7-219) (Florida)
  • $0.1M signing bonus ($0.1514M slot)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.095

Tyler White 1b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/1/16
  • drafted by Houston 2013 (33-977) (Western Carolina)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.130

 

Minor Leagues

Reid Brignac ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/5/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/2/16
    • DFA by Atlanta 5/28/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/30/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Miami 3/31/15, re-signed 4/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 4/13/15
    • DFA by Miami 5/8/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/55
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 5/9/14
    • DFA by Philadelphia 8/23/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/14
    • refused assignment by Philadelphia 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.499M (2013)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 2/14/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 2/5/13
    • signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade 5/18/13 after being DFA by Colorado 5/16/13
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/21/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/24/13 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 6/26/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4906M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4254M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4037M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4004M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 7/3/08
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (2-45) (St. Amant HS, La.)
  • $0.795M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 4.028

J.B. Bukauskas rhp
2017

  • drafted by Houston 2017 (1-15) (North Carolina)
  • $3.6M signing bonus ($3.5882M slot)
  • ML service:

Jumbo Diaz rhp
1 year/$0.5575M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5575M (2017)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 3/10/17 after being DFA by Cincinnati 3/6/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 7/16/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/19/17
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 7/31/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 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

Jonathan Singleton 1b
5 years/$10M (2014-18), plus 2019-21 options

  • 5 years/$10M (2014-18), plus 2019-21 club options
    • signed extension with Houston 6/5/14, replacing 1-year/$0.5M deal ($40,750 in minors) signed 3/6/14
    • 14:$1.5M, 15:$2M, 16:$2M, 17:$2M, 18:$2M, 19:$2.5M club option ($0.5M buyout), 20:$5M club option ($0.25M buyout), 21:$13M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • may earn additional $5M in performance, award bonuses
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/22/16
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 10/2/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/11 (H. Pence deal)
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (8-257) (Millikan HS, Long Beach, Calif.)
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 0.167

Garrett Stubbs c
2017

  • drafted by Houston 2015 (8-229) (Southern Cal)
  • $0.1M signing bonus ($0.176M slot)
  • ML service:

Kyle Tucker of
2017

  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-5) (Plant HS, Tampa)
  • $4M signing bonus ($4.1887M slot)
  • ML service:

Colin Walsh 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 3/24/17
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/26/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Arizona 6/27/17
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 7/29/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • selected by Milwaukee from Oakland in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Milwaukee 3/16
    • DFA by Milwaukee 5/31/16, returned to Oakland 6/4/16
  • signed by Oakland as a free agent 4/10/14 (minor-league contract)
  • released by St. Louis 3/25/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (13-409) (Stanford)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Forrest Whitley rhp
2017

  • drafted by Houston 2016 (1-17) (Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio)
  • $3.148M signing bonus ($2.5042M slot)
  • ML service:

 

 

 

 

 

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