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 $800M in March, 2015.

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

ASTROS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2015 $ 72,464,200 $ ( )
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
  • 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
3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 option

  • 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

Scott Kazmir lhp
2 years/$22M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$22M (2014-15)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/3/13
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:$11M
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 7/23/15 with $4,387,978 remaining on Kazmir’s contract for 2015
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • may earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out of contract 4/2/13 if not on Major League roster 
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 4/2/13
  • 2012: Signed with Sugar Land of Atlantic League 7/12
  • 3 years/$28.5M (2009-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/18/08
    • 09:$6M, 10:$8M, 11:$12M, 12:$13.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • $0.8M assignment bonus for first time he is traded
    • perks: luxury suite for five home games annually
    • Kazmir to make annual donations to club charity
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Tampa Bay 8/29/09
    • released by LA Angels 6/15/11
  • 1 year/$3.785M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.4243M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.3717M (2006)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/05 (split contract, $55,000 in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 each for 40, 60, 80, 100 points (3 points each for game started, 2 points each for appearances of more than one inning, 1.5 points each for appearances of one inning or less). $5,000 for 200 innings
  • 1 year (2004)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from NY Mets 7/04
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 8/04
  • drafted by NY Mets 2002 (1-15) (Cypress Falls HS, Texas)
  • signed 8/02, $2.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Brian Peters
  • ML service: 8.119

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

Carlos Gomez cf
3 years/$24M (2014-16)

  • 3 years/$24M (2014-16)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 3/13/13
    • 14:$7M, 15:$8M, 16:$9M
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Milwaukee 7/30/15 with $11,885,245 left on contract ($2,885,245 in 2015 and $9M in 2016)
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.9625M (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/12/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 450, 475, 500, 525 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2011)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 12/17/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Minnesota 11/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Mets 2/1/08
    • signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 11/06
    • signed by NY Mets 3/07
  • signed 7/02 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 7.141

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

Colby Rasmus cf
1 year/$8M (2015)

  • 1 year/$8M (2015)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/20/15
  • 1 year/$7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.675M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2012)
    • signed by Toronto 1/15/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 7/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2005 (1-25) (Russell County HS, Ala.)
  • signed 6/05, $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously Paul Cohen)
  • ML service: 6.000

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)
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 6.159

Luis Valbuena 3b
1 year/$4.2M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4.2M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/19/15
  • 1 year/$1.71M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.93M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4952M (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Toronto 4/4/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 4/7/12
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Cleveland 11/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4147M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4003M (2009)
    • acquired by Cleveland in three-way trade from Seattle 12/10/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 9/1/08
  • signed by Seattle 8/02 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Elite Sports Group
  • ML service: 4.148

Chris Carter dh-1b
1 year/$4.175M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4.175 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 each for All Star, Silver Slugger
  • 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 by Chicago White Sox 2005 (15-455) (Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas)
  • agent: Sports Management Partners
  • ML service: 2.159

Jason Castro c
1 year/$4M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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

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: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 10.058

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

Oliver Perez lhp
2 years/$4.25M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$4.25M (2014-15)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/7/14
    • 14:$1.75M, 15:$2.5M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 8/8/15
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/3/12
    • may earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/18/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 6/16/12
  • 3 years/$36M (2009-11)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/2/09
    • 09:$12M, 10:$12M, 11:$12M
    • released by NY Mets 3/21/11
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 3/24/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2008)
    • won in arbitration with NY Mets 2/22/08 ($6.5M-$4.725M)
  • 1 year/$2.325M (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.15M in performance bonuses:
      • $12,500 each for 15 & 25 GS
      • $25,000 each for 155, 165, 175, 185, 195 IP
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2006)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/06
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2005)
    • renewed by Pittsburgh 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.321M (2004)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2003)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/03
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Diego 8/03
  • signed 1999 by San Diego as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Mike Fischlin, Scott Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 10.144

Tony Sipp lhp
1 year/$2.4M (2015)

  • 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 brothers
  • ML service: 5.100

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

Hank Conger c
1 year/$1.075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015)
    • signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Angels 11/5/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/7/10
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • drafted by LA Angels 2006 (1-25) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 3.051

Marwin Gonzalez 2b-ss
1 year/$1.0625M (2015)

  • 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: 2.133

Evan Gattis c
1 year/$0.5265M (2015)

  • 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: The Legacy Group
  • ML service: 2.000

Samuel Deduno rhp
1 year/$0.5251M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5251M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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

Dallas Keuchel rhp
1 year/$0.5245M (2015)

  • 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: 2.089

Josh Fields rhp
1 year/$0.5167M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5167M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 2.000

Collin McHugh rhp
1 year/$0.5163M (2015)

  • 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: 1.085

Brett Oberholtzer lhp
1 year/$0.5158M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 1.040

Brad Peacock rhp
1 year/$0.5158M (2015)

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

Robbie Grossman lf
1 year/$0.515M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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
  • agent: LSW Baseball
  • ML service: 1.057

Will Harris rhp
1 year/$0.5139M (2015)

  • 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: 1.102

Jonathan Villar ss
1 year/$0.513M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.513M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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

George Springer rf
1 year/$0.5129M (2015)

  • 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: The Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.166

Michael Fiers rhp
1 year/$0.5125M (2015)

  • 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: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 1.085

Jake Marisnick cf
1 year/$0.5112M (2015)

  • 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: 0.145

Asher Wojciechowski rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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 Baseball
  • ML service: 0.087

Jake Buchanan rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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

Kevin Chapman lhp
1 year/$0.5103M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5103M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 0.116

Carlos Correa ss
1 year (2015)

  • 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 (previously Wasserman Media Group)
  • ML service: 0.000

Luis Cruz lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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

Michael Feliz rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.000

L.J. Hoes rf
1 year/$0.5106M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5106M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 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: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 1.050

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 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: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 0.000

Max Stassi c
1 year (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.068

Dan Straily rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/19/15
    • signed by Houston 3/15
    • DFA by Houston 8/5/16 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12
  • drafted by Oakland 2009 (24-723) (Marshall)
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service: 1.110

Preston Tucker of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/7/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (7-219) (Florida)
  • $0.1M signing bonus ($0.1514M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Vince Velasquez rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • drafted by Houston 2010 (2-58) (Garey HS, Pomona, Calif.)
  • $655,830 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor Leagues

Mark Appel rhp
2015

  • 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:

Darin Downs lhp
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 12/26/14
  • 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

Derek Fisher of
2015

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

Nolan Fontana ss
2015

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

Jandel Gustave rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2015

  • 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: 0.000

Teoscar Hernandez of
2015

  • signed by Houston 2/17/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Colin Moran 3b
2015

  • 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:

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

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 11/18/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Houston 4/1/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/15
    • contract selected by Houston 7/2/15
    • DFA by Houston 7/18/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/24/15
  • 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 by Pittsburgh 2006 (8-230) (Mississippi)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Burgers
  • ML service: 2.162

Jose Veras rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/10/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.6M in majors
    • released by Atlanta 3/19/15
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 5/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 7.124

 

 

 

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