Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2013 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.

  • 2014 payroll obligations for former players:
    • $5,500,000 (Wandy Rodriguez)
  • 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
  • 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

Tom Lawless Interim Manager
2014 -

  • 2014 -
    • hired by Houston as interim manager 9/1/14, replacing Bo Porter
  • 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
  • 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: 7.091

Jose Veras rhp
1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 option

  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/13
    • 14:$3.85M, 15:$5.5M club option ($0.15M buyout)
    • $0.75M in performance bonuses based on games finished 
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/3/14, released 6/10/14 
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/26/14
  • 1 year/$2M (2013), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/12
    • 13:$1.85M, 14:$3.25M club option ($0.15M buyout)
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • 2014 option may increase $0.75M-$2.25M based on 2013 games finished (increased by $0.75M to $4M with 45 games finished)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 7/29/13 
    • Detroit declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 1 year/$2M (2012)
    • lost in arbitration with Milwaukee 2/14/12 ($2.375M-$2M)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/30/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/18/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 3/31/11
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 12/12/11
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2010)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.55M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by Florida 4/3/10
    • DFA by Florida 4/14/10
    • contract purchased by Florida 6/25/10
    • non-tendered by Florida 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$432,975 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/09 ($215,842 in minors)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade 6/24/09 after being DFA by NY Yankees 6/16/09
    • DFA by Cleveland 8/4/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/09
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/09
    • non-tendered by Cleveland 12/12/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year/$382,475 (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 6/06
  • signed by Tampa Bay 1998 a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Bryce Dixon
  • ML service: 6.128

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: 4.168

Jesse Crain rhp
1 year/$3.25M (2014)

  • 1 year/$3.25M (2014)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/31/13
  • 3 years/$13M (2011-13)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/20/10
    • 11:$4M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$4.5M
    • award bonuses, including $15,000 for All-Star selection 
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/29/13
  • 1 year/$2M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 3 years/$3.25M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/07
    • 07:$0.5M, 08:$1.05M, 09:$1.7M
    • performance bonuses: $0.375M based on games finished in 2008-09
  • 1 year/$0.361M (2006)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.321M (2005)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/1/04
  • drafted by Minnesota 2002 (2-61) (Houston)
  • $0.65M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity
  • ML service: 9.039

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: 9.058

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
  • ML service: 3.104

Matt Albers rhp
1 year/$2.45M (2014), plus 2015 option

  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/17/13
    • 14:$2.25M, 15:$3M club option ($0.2M buyout)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/17/13
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 7/31/12
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2011)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10
  • 1 year/$0.68M (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.64M in majors, $0.275M in minors
    • non-tendered by Baltimore 12/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07
    • signed by Baltimore 1/25/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/05
    • re-signed by Houston 2/06
  • drafted by Houston 2001 (23-686) (draft & follow) (San Jacinto JC, Calif.)
  • agent: Select Sports
  • ML service: 6.141

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
  • 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: 2.072

Jesus Guzman 1b-lf
1 year/$1.3M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5032M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 12/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.4866M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent for 2011 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/21/10
    • re-signed by San Francisco for 2010 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by San Francisco as free agent 11/20/08 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/21/09
  • signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.151

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: 1.096

Alex Presley cf
1 year/$0.5115M (2014)

  • 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: 1.162

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: 1.062

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: 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: 1.089

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: 1.000

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: 2.019

Anthony Bass rhp
1 year/$0.5052M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5052M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.5036M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 12/11/13
  • 1 year/$0.4853M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/13/11
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (5-165) (Wayne State)
  • $0.166M signing bonus
  • agent: Jeff Borris
  • ML service: 2.031

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: 1.133

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: 0.099

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: 0.124

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: 0.070

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: 0.079

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: 0.052

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: 0.087

Marc Krauss lf-rf
1 year/$0.5023M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5023M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/21/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 7/29/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (2-64) (Ohio University)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.101

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: 2.092

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: 4.122

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: 0.000

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: 0.000

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: 0.107

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

Jorge DeLeon rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/7/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/28/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/2/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0414M (2011)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/11
  • signed as a shortstop by Houston 2006 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • 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: 1.068

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:

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: 0.069

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: 0.097

Rudy Owens lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 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

Gregorio Petit ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/25/14
  • 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: 0.074

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: 0.000

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: 0.000

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: 0.000

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: 0.041

Nick Tropeano rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/2/14
  • drafted by Houston 2011 (5-160) (Stony Brook)
  • $1.557M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe brothers
  • ML service: 0.000

Josh Zeid rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/30/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/11 (H. Pence deal)
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (10-317) (Tulane)
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.062

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

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: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service:

Delino DeShields Jr. 2b-of
2014

  • drafted by Houston 2010 (1-8) (Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.)
  • signed 8/5/10, $2.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Adam Katz
  • 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

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

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:

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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