Detroit Tigers

Service time in years & days (through 2014 season).

Michael Ilitch bought the Tigers for $82M in 1992.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.125 billion in March, 2015.

Bloomberg valued the franchise at $830M in October, 2013.

  • Payroll obligations for former players:
    • Prince Fielder: $30M, to be paid 2016-20
TIGERS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2015 $172,792,250 $ ( )
2014 $163,635,500 $173,291,085 ( 4)
2013 $148,693,600 $154,728,724 ( 5)
2012 $133,475,000 $140,701,213 ( 5)
2011 $106,953,000 $113,230,923 (10)
2010 $133,995,400 $135,913,308 ( 5)
2009 $115,085,145 $139,429,408 ( 5)
2008 $137,685,196 $136,198,404 ( 4)
2007 $ 95,180,369 $ 98,519,780 (12)
2006 $ 82,612,866 $ 89,763,276 (14)
2005 $ 69,092,000 $ 68,751,682 (15)
2004 $ 46,832,000 $ 60,288,197 (19)
2003 $ 49,168,000 $ 59,006,941 (23)
2002 $ 55,048,000 $ 54,390,870 (20)
2001 $ 49,456,167 $ 51,101,480 (18)
2000 $ 61,700,000 $ 54,806,803 (15)
  • 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.

Dave Dombrowski CEO, President & General Manager
4 years (2012-15)

  • 4 years (2012-15)
    • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11
  • 4 years (2008-11)
    • signed extension with Detroit 11/06
  • 5 years/about $10M (2002-06), plus 2007 extension
    • hired by Detroit 11/01
  • Florida, 1992-2001
  • Montreal, 1987-91
  • Chicago White Sox, 1978-86
  • VP, Assistant GM Al Avila
  • VP, Player Personnel Scott Reid
  • VP, Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the GM David Chadd
  • VP, Baseball Legal Counsel John Westhoff
  • Director, Pro Scouting Scott Bream
  • Director, Baseball Operations Mike Smith
  • Director, Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta

Brad Ausmus Manager
3 years (2014-16), plus 2017 club option

  • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017 club option
    • hired by Detroit 11/4/13
  • 2011-12: special assistant, San Diego
  • former manager Jim Leyland
    • 1 year (2013)
      • signed extension worth more than $2M with Detroit 10/30/12
      • retired 10/21/13
    • 1 year (2012)
      • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11
    • 2 years (2010-11)
      • signed extension with Detroit 6/19/09
    • 3 years (2006-08), plus 2009 extension
      • hired 10/05, replacing Alan Trammell
      • 07:$2M
      • signed extension with Detroit 10/2/07

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

  • 7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 vesting option
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/29/13
    • replaced final two years of previous deal
    • 13:$20M, 14:$20M, 15:$28M, 16:$28M, 17:$28M, 18:$28M, 19:$28M, 20:$22M vesting option
    • 2020 option guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2019 Cy Young vote 
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All-Star selection
    • no-trade protection
  • 5 years/$80M (2010-14)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/4/10 (avoided arbitration, $9.5M-$6.9M)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$6.75M, 11:$12.75M, 12:$20M, 13:$20M, 14:$20M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$3.675M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/3/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.15M-$3.2M)
  • 5 years/$4.45M (2005-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 10/04
    • $3.15M signing bonus (paid between 1/05 and 7/09)
    • 05:$0.1M, 06:$0.15M, 07:$0.2M, 08:$0.25M, 09:$0.6M
    • in Major Leagues, salaries increase to:
      • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.5M
    • bonuses may increase total package to $5.6M
    • if eligible for arbitration, Verlander may void remaining years of contract and go to arbitration
  • drafted by Detroit 2004 (1-2) (Old Dominion)
  • agents: Milchin & Pieper
  • ML service: 9.002

Miguel Cabrera 1b
8 years/$152.3M (2008-15)
8 years/$248M (2016-23), plus 2024-25 options

  • 8 years/$248M (2016-23), plus 2024-25 options
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/28/14
    • 16-17:$28M annually, 18-21:$30M annually, 22-23:$32M annually, 24:$30M club option ($8M buyout), 25:$30M club option
    • 2024-25 options guaranteed with top 10 finish in previous year’s MVP vote
    • at signing, highest average annual value in history
  • 8 years/$152.3M (2008-15)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Florida 12/4/07
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/24/08, replacing 1 year/$11.3M deal signed 1/18/08, avoiding arbitration
    • 08:$11.3M, 09:$15M, 10:$20M, 11:$20M, 12:$21M, 13:$21M, 14:$22M, 15:$22M
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for All-Star selection, LCS MVP. $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.2M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd-5th). $1M for winning second MVP during contract
    • limited no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$7.4M (2007)
    • won arbitration with Florida 2/07 ($7.4M-$6.7M)
  • 1 year/$0.472M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract paying $0.296M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.37M (2005)
    • renewed by Florida 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004)
    • renewed by Florida 3 /04 (split contract, $135,744 in minors)
  • signed by Florida 1999 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.9M signing bonus (Venezuela record)
  • agent: Fernando Cuza, Diego Bentz
  • ML service: 11.101

Anibal Sanchez rhp
5 years/$80M (2013-17), plus 2018 option

  • 5 years/$80M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/14/12
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 13:$8M, 14:$15M, 15:$16M, 16:$16M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M club option ($5M buyout)
  • 1 year/$8M (2012)
    • won in arbitration with Miami 2/6/12 ($8M-$6.9M)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Miami 7/23/12
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • renewed by Florida 2/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • renewed 3/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007)
    • renewed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed 3/05
    • acquired in trade from Boston 11/05
  • signed 2001 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Mato Sports Management
  • ML service: 8.099

Ian Kinsler 2b
5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 option

  • 5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 4/10/12
    • 13:$13M, 14:$16M, 15:$16M, 16:$14M, 17:$11M, 18:$10M club option ($5M buyout)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 11/20/13, with Tigers paying $30M to Rangers in the deal (paid 2016-20)
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All Star
  • 5 years/$22M (2008-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 2/19/08 (replaced 1 year/$407,570 deal signed 2/15/08)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 08:$0.5M, 09:$3M, 10:$4M, 11:$6M, 12:$7M, 13:$10M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$390,708 (2007), re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006), contract purchased 11/05
  • drafted by Texas 2003 (17-496) (Texas)
  • agent: Jay Franklin
  • ML service: 9.000

Victor Martinez dh
4 years/$68M (2015-18)

  • 4 years/$68M (2015-18)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/12/14
    • 15:$14M, 16:$18M, 17:$18M, 18:$18M
    • may block trades to 10 clubs in 2015
    • full no-trade protection after 2015 season as player who has earned 10-and-5 rights
  • 4 years/$50M (2011-14)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/24/10
    • 11:$12M, 12:$13M, 13:$13M, 14:$12M
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All Star
    • Detroit made qualifying offer 10/31/14
  • 5 years/$15.5M (2005-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 4/05, replacing 1 year/$0.3721M deal signed 3/05
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 05:$0.5M, 06:$0.8M, 07:$3M, 08:$4.25M, 09:$5.7M, 10:$7M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • if traded, 2009 salary and 2010 option each increase by $0.5M
    • 2010 option may increase up to $1M ($0.1M each for Gold Glove or All Star. $0.5M for MVP ($0.25M for 2nd place, $0.1M for 3rd-5th)
    • award bonuses
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 7/31/09
    • Boston exercised 2010 option at $7.7M 11/9/09 (option increased by $0.5M with trade, $0.2M with 2005 & 2009 All Star selections)
  • 1 year/$0.3045M (2004)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/04
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star selection
  • signed by Cleveland 1996 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Scott Pucino, Alan Nero
  • ML service: 11.114

Joe Nathan rhp
2 years/$20M (2014-15), plus 2016 option

  • 2 years/$20M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/4/13
    • 14:$9M, 15:$10M, 16:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
    • limited no-trade clause (Nathan may block deals to five clubs)
  • 2 years/$14.75M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/22/11
    • 12:$7M, 13:$7M, 14:$9M club option ($0.75M buyout)
    • Nathan may void option, forfeit buyout with 55 GF in 2013 and 100 GF in 2012-13
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 45 GF. $0.3M each 50, 55, 60 GF
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection 
    • Texas declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 4 years/$47M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/24/08, replacing 2008 option
    • 08:$11.25M, 09:$11.25M, 10:$11.25M, 11:$11.25M, 12:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • price of 2012 option increases by $0.5M each for 55 GF in 2010, 55 GF in 2011, and 110 GF in 2010-11 combined
    • limited no-trade clause
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 2 years/$10M (2006-07), plus 2008 club option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/05
    • 06:$3.75M, 07:$5.25M, 08:$6M club option ($1M buyout)
    • Minnesota exercised $6M 2008 option 10/29/07
  • 2 years/$2.54M (2004-05)
    • signed 3/04
    • 04:$0.44M, 05:$2.1M (including escalators)
    • escalators may increase 2005 salary
    • $25,000 All-Star award bonus
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
  • drafted by San Francisco 1995 (6-159) (Stony Brooke)
  • agent: Dave Pepe
  • ML service: 13.120

Alfredo Simon rhp
1 year/$5.55M (2015)

  • 1 year/$5.55M (2015)
    • signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Cincinnati 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.89M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.05M-$0.75M)
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Baltimore 4/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 4/27/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • agents: Phil and Alex Isaac, Para Sports
  • ML service: 5.142

Alex Avila c
1 year/$4.35M (2014), plus 2015 option

  • 1 year/$4.35M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.35M-$3.75M)
    • 14:$4.15M, 15:$5.4M club option ($0.2M buyout)
    • 2015 option guaranteed with 2014 All-Star selection or top 15 finish in 2014 MVP vote or 2014 Silver Slugger award
    • Detroit exercised 2015 option 11/17/14
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2012)
    • renewed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4049M (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/16/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 8/5/09
  • drafted by Detroit 2008 (5-169) (Alabama)
  • $0.169M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.061

Rajai Davis lf
2 years/$10M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$10M (2014-15)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/10/13
    • 14:$5M, 15:$5M
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 10/31/12
  • 2 years/$5.75M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • 11:$2.5M, 12:$2.75M, 13:$3M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Toronto declined 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses based on PAs
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 11/17/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09
  • 1 year/$0.3925M (2008)
    • DFA by San Francisco 4/19/08
    • claimed off waivers by Oakland 4/23/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
    • acquired by SF in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed 1/05 (split contract)
  • ML service: 7.167

Neftali Feliz rhp
1 year/$4.125M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4.125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Texas 7/4/15 (refused assignment 7/10/15)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/11/15 (Tigers to pay pro-rated minimum salary, with Rangers responsible for balance)
  • 1 year/$3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $50,000 in performance bonuses based on appearances
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$457,160 (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/11
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/2/09
  • acquired by Texas in trade from Atlanta 7/31/07 (Teixeira deal)
  • signed 2005 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Maroni, California Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.151

J.D. Martinez rf
1 year/$3M (2015)

  • 1 year/$3M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • released by Houston 3/22/14
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.4978M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/30/11
  • drafted by Houston 2009 (20-611) (Nova Southeastern)
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Robert Garber
  • ML service: 3.036

Al Alburqueque rhp
1 year/$1.725M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.725M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.05M-$1.375M)
    • performance bonus: $12,500 for 75 appearances
  • 1 year/$0.8375M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/19/10 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.147

Jose Iglesias ss
1 year/$1,443,750 (2015)

  • 1 year/$1,443,750 (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/6/14
  • 4 years/$8.25M (2010-13)
    • signed by Boston as an amateur free agent 9/9/09
    • $6M signing bonus
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 7/30/13 (Peavy deal)
  • agent: Scott Boras (previously Diego Bentz, SFX)
  • ML service: 2.036

Nick Castellanos 3b
1 year/$0.525M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/13
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (1s-44) (Bishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus
  • agent: David Meter, SportsMeter
  • ML service: 1.029

Andrew Romine ss-2b
1 year/$0.52M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from LA Angels 3/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/24/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2007 (5-178) (Arizona State)
  • $0.1287M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.049

Anthony Gose of
1 year/$0.515M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 11/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 7/17/12
  • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/28/10
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/28/10
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (2-51) (Bellflower HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.772M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.082

Shane Greene rhp
1 year/$0.515M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/5/14
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (15-465) (Daytona Beach CC, Fla.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.093

Ian Krol lhp
1 year/$0.515M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Oakland 3/20/13
    • contract selected by Washington 6/4/13
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/3/13
  • drafted by Oakland 2009 (7-213) (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.)
  • $0.925M signing bonus
  • agent: Mark Pieper
  • ML service: 1.082

Bruce Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13
  • signed by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela 9/12/07
  • ML service: 1.103

Daniel Norris lhp
1 year/$0.5087M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (2-74) (Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.000

James McCann c
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (2-76) (Arkansas)
  • $0.5779M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.028

Angel Nesbitt rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • signed by Detroit 4/24/09 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Wynton Bernard of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 10/31/14
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/3/14 (minor-league contract)
  • released by San Diego 1/23/13
  • drafted by San Diego 2012 (35-1,065) (Niagara)
  • ML service: 0.000

Matt Boyd lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/27/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (6-175) (Oregon State)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($0.2501M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Collins of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 3/30/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (6-197) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • agent: Xclusive Sports
  • ML service: 0.048

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/13/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (5-156) (Georgia Tech)
  • $0.225M signing bonus ($0.3004M slot)
  • ML service: 0.045

Jeff Ferrell rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/3/15
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (26-793) (Pitt CC, N.C.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Daniel Fields cf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/17/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (6-180) (Detroit Jesuit HS)
  • $1.625M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Blaine Hardy lhp
1 year/$0.514M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.514M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/15/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • released by Kansas City 3/21/13
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (22-655) (Lewis-Clark State, Idaho)
  • agent: Mike Mosa
  • ML service: 0.106

Bryan Holaday c
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 6/6/12
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (6-193) (TCU)
  • $0.115M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.107

Marc Krauss lf-rf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • DFA by LA Angels 1/8/15, sent outright to Triple-A 1/13/15
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/12/15
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/28/15, sent outright to Triple-A 6/1/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 6/25/15
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/26/15
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 7/6/15 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 7/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.5023M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Houston 12/8/14
  • 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: 1.062

Kyle Lobstein lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • selected by NY Mets from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 12/6/12 
    • signed by Detroit 2/18/13 
    • Detroit retained rights to Lobstein in trade with Tampa Bay 3/25/13 
    • sent outright to Double-A by Detroit 3/25/13
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2008 (2-47) (Coconino HS, Flagstaff, Ariz.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.033

Dixon Machado ss
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • DFA by Detroit 12/4/13, sent outright to Triple-A 12/13/13
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Jefry Marte 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/4/15
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from NY Mets 12/18/12
  • signed by NY Mets 7/07 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Steven Moya rf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
  • signed by Detroit 10/1/08 as an amateur free agent from Puerto Rico
  • ML service: 0.028

Kyle Ryan lhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/30/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (12-373) (Auburndale HS, Fla.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.029

Jose Valdez rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/17/14
  • signed by Detroit 6/4/09 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Drew VerHagen rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/19/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2012 (4-154) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.3925M signing bonus ($0.283M slot)
  • ML service: 0.029

Alex Wilson rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12
  • drafted by Boston 2009 (2-77) (Texas A&M)
  • $0.4707M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.038

Josh Zeid rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Houston 11/20/14
  • 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: 1.017

Minor leagues

Mike Belfiore lhp
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 4/3/14 after being DFA by Baltimore 3/30/14 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 5/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Arizona 5/12/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (1s-45) (Boston College)
  • $0.725M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.012 

Alberto Cabrera rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.098

Alexi Casilla inf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/2/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.9M in majors)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/31/15
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 4/9/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 6/29/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/10/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 9/27/14
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2013), plus 2014 club option
    • re-signed by Baltimore 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • 13:$1.7M, 14:$3M club option ($0.2M buyout)
    • Baltimore declined 2014 option 11/4/13
  • 1 year/$1.3825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/15/12 (avoided arbitration, $1.75M-$1.065M)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Minnesota 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 12/05
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 9/06
  • signed by Anaheim 2003 as free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Proformance
  • ML service: 6.040

Rafael Dolis rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/16/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/8/13
  • 1 year/$0.4805M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/04 an an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.101

Tom Gorzelanny lhp
1 year/$1M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/7/15
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 games started. $25,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 relief appearances
    • DFA by Detroit 7/3/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/15
  • 2 years/$5.7M (2013-14)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/20/12
    • $0.3M signing bonus
    • 13:$2.6M, 14:$2.8M
  • 1 year/$3M (2012)
    • signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/19/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/19/11
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cubs 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.433M (2009)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/5/09
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/09
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2008)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08
  • 1 year/$0.386M (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2095)
    • contract purchased 9/05
  • drafted 2003 (2-45) (Triton College)
  • $0.775M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 7.160

Brendan Harris inf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/20/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 3/31/13 
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/20/13, elected free agency 7/23/13 
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/25/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 8/21/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/6/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$3.2M (2010-11)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • 10:$1.45M, 11:$1.75M
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 for 450 PAs; $0.1M for 500 PAs; $0.15M for 550 PAs; $0.175M each for 600, 650 PAs
    • DFA by Minnesota 6/25/10
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Minnesota 12/9/10 (Twins paid Orioles $0.5M in deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4661M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.4311M (2008)
    • signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year/$0.3861M (2007)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Cincinnati 1/07 after being DFA 12/06
    • signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/06
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Washington 7/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/05
  • acquired by Montreal in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/04
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2001 (5-138) (William and Mary)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.137

Derek Hill of
2015

  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (1-24) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.9531M slot)
  • ML service:

Jairo Labourt lhp
1 year (2015)

  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 7/30/15 (Price deal)
  • signed by Toronto 3/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jordan Lennerton 1b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/26/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/17/14 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 5/5/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2008 (33-1,003) (Oregon State)
  • ML service: 0.000

Francisco Martinez 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/10/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 5/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
    • acquired by Detroit in trade 6/2/13 after DFA by Seattle 5/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Seattle 7/30/11
  • signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Melvin Mercedes rhp
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
    • DFA by Detroit 12/11/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • signed by Detroit 3/4/08 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.003

Manny Pina c
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/12/13 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Seattle 6/11/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 11/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$480,425 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09
    • signed by Kansas City 2/10
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 9/3/09
  • signed by Texas as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 0.155

Luke Putkonen rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • DFA by Detroit 1/7/15, sent outright to Triple-A 1/15/15
    • released by Detroit 3/28/15
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/23/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 4/24/12
  • drafted by Detroit 2007 (3-121) (North Carolina)
  • $0.236M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.018

Trayvon Robinson of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/11/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Diego 4/2/15
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 4/20/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Arizona 6/22/15
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/2/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 2013
    • DFA by Baltimore 2/8/13, sent outright to Triple-A 2/14/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 11/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/11
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Boston 7/31/11
    • acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/09
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2005 (10-316) (Crenshaw HS, Los Angeles)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Joshua Kusnick
  • ML service: 0.127

Daniel Schlereth lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/9/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/19/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12
    • non-tendered by Detroit 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 5/29/09
    • acquired by Detroit in 3-way trade from Arizona 12/9/09
  • drafted by Arizona 2008 (1-26) (Arizona)
  • signed 7/17/08, $1.33M signing bonus
  • agent: Mark Pieper
  • ML service: 2.111

Casper Wells rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/20/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5054M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/10/13 after being DFA by Seattle 3/31/13 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade for $0.1M cash 4/22/13 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/13 
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 4/29/13 after being DFA by Oakland 4/28/13 
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Chicago White Sox 8/8/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/16/13
  • 1 year/$0.4882M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Detroit 7/30/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/27/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/27/09
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (14-420) (Towson U.)
  • agent: Select Sports
  • ML service: 3.040

Josh Wilson 2b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/2/15
    • DFA by Detroit 7/7/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 3/28/14
    • DFA by Texas 5/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/14
    • refused assignment by Texas 10/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/10/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 3/31/13
    • DFA by Arizona 6/21/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/22/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 12/10 (avoided arbitration) (non-guaranteed)
    • released by Seattle 3/28/11 (due 45 days’ termination pay)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/31/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 4/25/11
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 5/25/11 after being DFA by Arizona 5/23/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/25/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/10/09 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 5/2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/5/08 (minor-league contract)
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 5/15/09 after being DFA by Arizona 5/13/09
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers from San Diego 6/19/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 7/24/09 after being DFA 7/21/09
    • contract purchased by Seattle 8/13/09, sent outright to Triple-A 11/20/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Tampa Bay 12/3/07
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 3/26/08
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Pittsburgh 8/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2007)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/8/06 ($90,000 in minors)
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Washington 5/10/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Florida 1/06
    • signed by Colorado 2/06
    • sent outright to Triple-A 6/06
  • drafted by Florida 1999 (3-86) (Mt. Lebanon HS, Pittsburgh)
  • ML service: 4.161

Kevin Ziomek lhp
2015

  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (2-58) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.9566M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: