Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2014 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 $530M in March, 2014.

Bloomberg valued the franchise at $800M in October, 2013.

  • Opening Day payrolls
    (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
    :

    • 2014: $ 50,485,800
    • 2013: $ 26,105,600
    • 2012: $ 60,799,000
    • 2011: $ 76,969,000
    • 2010: $ 92,605,500
    • 2009: $102,996,414
    • 2008: $ 88,930,414
    • 2007: $ 87,759,000
    • 2006: $ 92,551,503
    • 2005: $ 76,779,000
    • 2004: $ 75,397,000
    • 2003: $ 71,040,000
    • 2002: $ 63,448,417
    • 2001: $ 60,897,667
    • 2000: $ 52,400,000

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
  • Assistant General Manager David Stearns
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias
  • Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken
  • Director of Decision Sciences Sig Mejdal
  • Director of International Oz Ocampo

A.J. Hinch Manager
2015 -

  • 2015 -
    • 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

Scott Feldman rhp
3 years/$30M (2014-16)

  • 3 years/$30M (2014-16)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/6/13
    • 14:$12M, 15:$10M, 16:$8M
  • 1 year/$6M (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/12
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/2/13
  • 2 years/$11.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 4/2/10
    • 11:$4.4M, 12:$6.5M, 13:$9.25M club option ($0.6M buyout)
    • Texas declined 2013 option 10/30/12
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/29/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.05M)
  • 1 year/$434,680 (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$397,430 (2008)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/15/08
  • 1 year/$388,203 (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07 (split contract paying $144,300 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006)
    • re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased 8/05
  • agent: Matt Brown
  • ML service: 8.091

Dexter Fowler cf
2 years/$11.6M (2013-14)

  • 2 years/$11.6M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with Colorado 2/11/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.15M-$4.25M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$3.25M, 14:$7.35M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased 9/2/08
  • drafted 2004 (14-410) (Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA)
  • signed 8/04, $0.925M signing bonus paid over 5 years (14th-round record at signing)
  • agent: Casey Close (replaced Scott Boras 8/2012)
  • ML service: 5.168

Jed Lowrie ss
3 years/$23M (2015-17), plus 2018 option

  • 3 years/$23M (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/15/14
    • 15:$8M, 16:$7.5M, 17:$6.5M, 18:$6M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 2/4/13
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2012)
    • signed by Houston 2/8/12 (avoided arbitration, $1.5M-$0.9M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 341, 502, 550 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Boston 12/14/11
  • 1 year/$0.434M (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2009)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Boston 4/10/08
  • drafted by Boston 2005 (1s-45) (Stanford)
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Brodie Van Wagenen)
  • ML service: 6.111

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: 6.000

Pat Neshek rhp
2 years/$12.5M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$12.5M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/14
    • 15:$5.5M, 16:$6.5M, 17:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2017 option may increase by $2.5M to $9M based on games finished
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/28/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 45, 55, 65 games
    • DFA by Oakland 8/26/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/13
    • contract selected by Oakland 9/3/13
    • refused outright assignment by Oakland 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/12 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade (for cash) from Baltimore 8/3/12
    • contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Minnesota 3/20/11
    • DFA by San Diego 8/21/11, optioned to Triple-A 8/24/11
    • DFA by San Diego 9/1/11, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/11
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/05
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/06
  • drafted by Minnesota 2002 (6-182) (Butler)
  • ML service: 6.159

Chad Qualls rhp
2 years/$6M (2014-15), plus 2016 option

  • 2 years/$6M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/7/13
    • 14:$2.75M, 15:$3M, 16:$3.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2013)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 1/25/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.15M in majors
    • may request release 3/26/13 if he will not make ML roster
    • $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors
    • may opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster
    • contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13 
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2012)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/31/12
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade 7/1/12 after being DFA by Philadelphia 6/28/12
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/12
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2011), plus 2012 club option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/19/11
    • 11:$1.5M, 12:$6M club option ($1.05M buyout)
    • San Diego declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$4.185M (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 7/31/10
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2009)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3125M (2008)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 12/14/07
    • signed by Arizona 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2007)
    • renewed by Houston 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.376M (2006)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/05
  • drafted by Houston 2000 (2-67) (Nevada-Reno)
  • $0.415M signing bonus
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 10.058

Jason Castro c
1 year/$2.45M (2014)

  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4966M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.486M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
  • 1 year/$0.4215M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/22/10
  • drafted by Houston 2008 (1-10) (Stanford)
  • signed 7/08, $2.07M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 4.104

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: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.072

Samuel Deduno rhp
1 year/$0.52M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Minnesota 8/30/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 11/7/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/24/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/16/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 7/6/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$414,240 (2011)
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Colorado 2/1/11
    • signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • DFA by San Diego 5/23/11, sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($32,500 in minors)
  • signed by Colorado 2003 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 2.096

Hank Conger c
1 year/$0.5175M (2014)

  • 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 2006 (1-25) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.051

Alex Presley cf
1 year/$1M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 11/18/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5115M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14 
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Minnesota 3/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Pittsburgh 8/31/13 
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/8/10
  • drafted 2006 (8-230) (Mississippi)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.162

Matt Dominguez 3b
1 year/$0.5101M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5101M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.4918M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/2/12
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/5/12 (Carlos Lee deal)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Florida 9/6/11
  • drafted by Florida 2007 (1-12) (Chatsworth HS, Calif.)
  • signed by Florida 8/15/07, $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Total Sports International
  • ML service: 2.062

Chris Carter dh-1b
1 year/$0.51M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 2/4/13
    • signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/3/07
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 12/14/07
  • drafted 2005 (15-455)
  • ML service: 2.159

Will Harris rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.159

Dallas Keuchel rhp
1 year/$0.5087M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 2.089

Josh Fields rhp
1 year/$0.5065M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5065M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • selected by Houston from Boston in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
    • signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Boston in trade from Seattle 7/31/11 (Erik Bedard deal)
  • drafted by Seattle 2008 (1-20) (Georgia)
  • $1.75M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.000

Carlos Corporan c
1 year/$0.5053M (2014)

  • 1 year/$5053M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/29/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/15/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/24/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/10/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/4/09 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 4/30/09
    • DFA by Milwaukee 8/21/09
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2003 (12-339) (Lake City CC)
  • ML service: 3.019

Marwin Gonzalez 2b-ss
1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 2.133

Robbie Grossman lf
1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12 (Wandy Rodriguez deal)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (6-174) (Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.057

Brad Peacock rhp
1 year/$0.5043M (2014)

  • 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 (Gio Gonzalez deal)
  • drafted by Washington 2006 (41-1,231) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.) (draft-and-follow)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.124

Jonathan Villar ss
1 year/$0.5038M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5038M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/28/10 (Oswalt deal)
  • signed 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 1.018

Brett Oberholtzer lhp
1 year/$0.5036M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5036M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/11
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (8-250) (Seminole CC, Fla.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.040

Kevin Chapman lhp
1 year/$0.5034M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5034M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/9/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Kansas City 3/20/12
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (4-119) (University of Florida)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.116

L.J. Hoes rf
1 year/$0.5029M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5029M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Baltimore 7/31/13 
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 9/11/12
  • drafted by Baltimore 2008 (3-81) (St. John’s HS, Washington DC)
  • signed 6/08, $0.49M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports Group (previously Rick Oliver)
  • ML service: 1.050

Alex White rhp
1 year/$0.502M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.4971M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 12/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 4/30/11
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 7/30/11
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (1-15) (North Carolina)
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Keith Grunewald, Career Sports & Entertainment
  • ML service: 2.155

Tony Sipp lhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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)
  • $0.13M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.100

Asher Wojciechowski rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-41) (The Citadel)
  • $0.8154M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity
  • ML service: 0.087

Jake Buchanan rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/21/14
  • drafted by Houston 2010 (8-243) (NC State)
  • $0.12M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.080

Jose Cisnero rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • signed by Houston 12/6/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.092

Luis Cruz lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • drafted by Houston 2008 9-272 (Academia Santa Monica, San Juan, PR)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Darin Downs lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Detroit 11/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/14/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 7/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 11/8/10 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/24/08
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2003 (5-133) (Santaluces HS, Lantana, Fla.)
  • $0.225M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.044

Mike Foltynewicz rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/1/14
  • drafted by Houston 2010 (1-19) (Minooka Community HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/11/10, $1.305M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.059

Jake Marisnick cf
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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: 0.145

Collin McHugh rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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.)
  • ML service: 1.085

Domingo Santana rf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/11 (player to be named in Hunter Pence deal)
  • signed by Philadelphia 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.33M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.015

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
  • 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
  • ML service: 0.119

George Springer of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/16/14
  • drafted by Houston 2011 (1-11) (Connecticut)
  • $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Sports
  • ML service: 0.166

Max Stassi c
1 year (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.068

Minor Leagues

Mark Appel rhp
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2013 (1-1) (Stanford)
  • $6.35M signing bonus ($7.7904M slot)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (1-8) (Stanford) (did not sign)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Bobby Borchering 3b
2014

  • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 7/29/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (1-16) (Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Troy Caradonna
  • ML service:

Paul Clemens rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • DFA by Houston 9/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/18/11
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/11 (M. Bourn deal)
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (7-220) (Louisburg JC, N.C.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.144 (through 2013)

Carlos Correa ss
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1-1) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • $4.8M signing bonus ($7.2M slot)
  • agent: Greg Genske (previously Wasserman Media Group)
  • ML service:

Michael Feliz rhp
2014

  • 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
  • ML service:

Derek Fisher of
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2014 (1s-37) (Virginia)
  • $1.5341M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Nolan Fontana ss
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2012 (2-61) (University of Florida)
  • $0.875M signing bonus ($0.8441M slot)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service:

Chia-Jen Lo rhp
2014

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 4/5/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • signed by Houston 2008 as an amateur free agent from Taiwan
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.062 (through 2013)

David Martinez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • DFA by Houston 9/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/20/13
  • signed by Houston 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.041 (through 2013)

Colin Moran 3b
2014

  • 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: Casey Close
  • ML service:

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1s-41) (Jesuit HS, Tampa)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($1.2587M slot)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Rudy Owens lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12 (Wandy Rodriguez deal)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2006 (28-830) (Chandler-Gilbert CC, Ariz.)
  • $0.39M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Gregorio Petit ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/25/14
    • DFA by Houston 12/15/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by San Diego 12/12/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/20/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • released by San Diego 2/9/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by Oakland 2/1/10, sent outright to Triple-A 2/10
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Oakland 3/24/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/18/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/07
  • signed by Oakland 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.140

Rio Ruiz 3b
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2012 (4-129) (Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif.)
  • $1.85M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Vince Velasquez rhp
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2010 (2-58) (Garey HS, Pomona, Calif.)
  • $0.65583M signing bonus
  • ML service:

 

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