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 $680M in March, 2014.

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

  • Payroll obligations for former players:
    • Prince Fielder: $30M, to be paid 2016-20
  • Opening Day payrolls
    (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
    :

    • 2014: $163,635,500
    • 2013: $148,693,600
    • 2012: $133,475,000
    • 2011: $106,953,000
    • 2010: $133,995,400
    • 2009: $115,085,145
    • 2008: $137,685,196
    • 2007: $ 95,180,369
    • 2006: $ 82,612,866
    • 2005: $ 69,092,000
    • 2004: $ 46,832,000
    • 2003: $ 49,168,000
    • 2002: $ 55,048,000
    • 2001: $ 49,456,167
    • 2000: $ 61,700,000

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

      
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

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

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

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

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

David Price lhp
1 year/$14M (2014)

  • 1 year/$14M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$10.1125M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/2/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • $5M signing bonus
    • $4M in salary deferred until 2014
    • at signing, record salary for a 2nd-time arbitration-eligible pitcher
  • 1 year/$4.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 6 years/$8.5M (2007-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Tampa Bay 8/15/07
    • $5.6M signing bonus (paid in 6 installments each Aug. 31, 2007-12)
    • 07:$0.5M, 08:$0.65M, 09:$0.75M, 10:$1M, 11:$1.25M, 12:$1.5M
    • salaries in minors: 08:$0.1M, 09:$0.15M, 10:$0.2M, 11:$0.65M, 12:$1.2M
    • major league salaries may increase total package value to $11.25M
    • Price may void & file for arbitration in any year he is eligible
    • $80,000 award bonus for 2nd place in 2010 Cy Young vote
    • voided final year of deal, opted for arbitration 10/31/11
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2007 (1-1) (Vanderbilt)
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 5.164

Yoenis Cespedes lf
4 years/$36M (2012-15)

  • 4 years/$36M (2012-15)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic) 2/13/12
    • 12:$6.5M, 13:$8.5M, 14:$10.5M, 15:$10.5M
    • may become a free agent after 2015 season
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Oakland 7/31/14 (Lester/Gomes deal) (A’s pay $0.65M remaining on Cespedes’ 2014 salary, and Red Sox cover $1.8M portion of Lester’s 2014 salary.)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen / Roc Nation Sports (previously Adam Katz)
  • ML service: 3.000

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

Joakim Soria rhp
2 years/$8M (2013-14), plus 2015 option

  • 2 years/$8M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/3/12
    • 13:$2M, 14:$5.5M, 15:$7M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2014 salary increases based on 2013 games finished: $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 60, 65, 70 GF
    • 2015 option increases by $1M to $8M and buyout increases by $0.25M to $0.75M with 55 GF in 2014 OR 100 GF in 2013-14
    • roster bonus: $0.5M for 1 day on 2013 active roster 
    • 2013 performance bonuses: $0.1M for 30 games pitched. $50,000 for 35 games pitched. $75,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55 games pitched. $0.1M each for 60, 65 games pitched. $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 GF
    • 2014 performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25 GF. $0.15M each for 30, 35, 40 GF. $0.2M each for 45, 50 GF. $0.25M for 60 GF.
    • 2015 performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 45, 50, 55, 60 GF
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 7/22/14
    • Detroit exercised 2015 option 10/31/14
  • 3 years/$8.75M (2009-11), plus 2012-14 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 5/17/08
    • 09:$1M, 10:$3M, 11:$4M, 12:$6M club option, 13:$8M club option, 14:$8.75M club option ($0.75M buyout for each option)
    • escalators based on IP (as starter) or games finished (as reliever)
    • 2012 option guaranteed at $6M with 55 games in 2011 or 110 games in 2010-11
    • 2012 option guaranteed at $6.5M with 400 IP in 2010-11
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 6 clubs: NY Yankees, Boston, Philadelphia, LA Dodgers, Colorado, Atlanta) (list originally included Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs)
    • Kansas City exercised $6M option for 2012 10/31/11
    • Kansas City declined 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 1 year/$0.4265M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • selected by Kansas City from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/06
    • signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by San Diego as a minor-league free agent 12/20/05
  • 1 year (2005)
    • released by LA Dodgers 10/12/04
    • signed for 2005 with Mexico City of Mexican League
  • signed 10/31/01 by LA Dodgers as amateur free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Oscar Suarez
  • ML service: 8.000

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

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

Alfredo Simon rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2014)

  • 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

Jose Iglesias ss
1 year/$1.65M (2014)

  • 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

Al Alburqueque rhp
1 year/$0.8375M (2014)

  • 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

J.D. Martinez of
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Luke Putkonen rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2014)

  • 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

Bruce Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.505M (2014)

  • 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

Ian Krol lhp
1 year/$0.504M (2014)

  • 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

Andrew Romine ss-2b
1 year/$0.504M (2014)

  • 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

Bryan Holaday c
1 year/$0.502M (2014)

  • 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

Anthony Gose of
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Nick Castellanos 3b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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

Tyler Collins of
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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

Wynton Bernard of
2015

  • 2015
    • contract selected by Detroit 10/31/14
  • 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

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Daniel Fields cf
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Shane Greene rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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

Blaine Hardy lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Kyle Lobstein lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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

James McCann c
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Steven Moya rf
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Hernan Perez 2b-ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/12
  • signed by Detroit 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.093

Kyle Ryan lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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

Chad Smith rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/18/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (17-527) (Southern California)
  • ML service: 0.031

Jose Valdez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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 (2014)

  • 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 (2014)

  • 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 (2014)

  • 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

Xavier Avery of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
    • DFA by Seattle 3/28/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Baltimore 8/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 5/13/12
  • drafted by Baltimore 2008 (2-50) (Cedar Grove HS, Ga.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.065

Mike Belfiore lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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 (through 2013)

Duane Below lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13
    • claimed by Miami off waivers 4/25/13 after DFA by Detroit 4/24/13 
    • signed to pitch in Korea 7/26/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10
  • drafted by Detroit 2006 (19-562) (Lake Michigan College)
  • ML service: 1.050 (through 2013)

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

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

Luis Exposito c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • DFA by Baltimore 4/30/13, sent outright to Triple-A 5/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 4/17/12 after being DFA by Boston 4/15/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/19/10
  • drafted by Boston 2005 (31-948) (Champagnat Catholic HS, Hialeah, Fla.) (signed 5/06 as draft and follow)
  • ML service: 0.062 (through 2013)

Joel Hanrahan rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/14/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1M (2014)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 5/2/14
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$7.04M (2013)
    • signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $15,000 each for 45, 50, 55, 60 GF
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 each for 40, 45 games finished. $15,000 each for 50, 60 GF
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Pittsburgh 12/26/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.453M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 6/30/09
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/25/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/06
    • signed by Washington 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • sent outright to Triple-A after being DFA by LA Dodgers 1/06
  • 1 year (2004)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/03
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2002 (2-57) (Norwalk HS, Iowa)
  • $0.615M signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 7.043

Derek Hill of
2014

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

Shawn Hill rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Toronto 6/11/14
    • released by Chicago White Sox 8/10/14
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 8/12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 10/24/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/18/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 9/24/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 1/31/11 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.6M salary in majors
    • released by Florida 4/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/22/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 9/8/10
    • released by Toronto 11/15/10
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2009)
    • won in arbitration with Washington 2/7/09 ($0.775M-$0.5M)
    • released by Washington 3/18/09 (due 30 days’ pay, $127,049)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/23/09 (minor-league contract, $0.5M in majors)
    • released by San Diego 10/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2008)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/25/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Washignton 1/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/06
  • 2005: Injured, did not play
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by Montreal 2/04
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/04
  • drafted by Montreal 2000 (6-165) (Bishop Paul Francis Reding SS, Milton, Ontario)
  • $0.115M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.018 (through 2013)

Jordan Lennerton 1b
1 year (2014)

  • 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 (through 2013)

Francisco Martinez 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 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 (through 2013)

Melvin Mercedes rhp
1  year (2014)

  • 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

Justin Miller rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • DFA by Detroit 8/30/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 10/30/12
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13 
    • released by Texas 9/1/13 
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 9/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
    • released by Texas 4/23/12
    • re-signed by Texas 4/29/12 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Texas 2008 (16-483) (Fresno State)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Jose Ortega rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14
    • DFA by Detroit 8/29/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10
  • signed 2006 by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.049 (through 2013)

Manny Pina c
1 year (2014)

  • 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 (through 2013)

Eduardo Sanchez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from St. Louis 5/21/13 
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/12/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/13 
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/26/13 
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/1/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/11
  • signed by St. Louis 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.068 (through 2013)

 

 

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