Detroit Tigers

Service time in years & days (through 2016 season).

Michael Ilitch bought the Tigers for $82M in 1992.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.15 billion in March, 2016.

  • 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)
2016 $198,593,000 $212,044,266 ( 3)
2015 $172,792,250 $164,010,992 ( 6)
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.

Al Avila Executive VP of Baseball Operations & General Manager
5 years (2016-20)

  • 5 years (2016-20)
    • promoted to Executive VP of Baseball Operations & General Manager by Detroit 8/4/15, replacing President/CEO/GM Dave Dombrowski
  • 2003-15
    • Vice President/Assistant GM, Detroit
  • Pittsburgh, 2002
    • Special Assistant to the GM, Pittsburgh
  • Florida, 1999-2001
    • Director of Scouting
  • VP, Assistant GM David Chadd
  • VP, Assistant GM and General Counsel John Westhoff
  • VP, Player Personnel Scott Bream
  • VP, Player Development Dave Littlefield
  • Director, Baseball Operations Sam Menzin
  • former President/CEO/GM Dave Dombrowski
    • 4 years (2012-15)
      • signed extension with Detroit 8/8/11
      • annual salary of about $3M
      • released from contract by Detroit 8/4/15
    • 4 years (2008-11)
      • signed extension with Detroit 11/06
    • 5 years/about $10M (2002-06), plus 2007 extension
      • hired by Detroit 11/01

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
    • Detroit exercised 2017 option 10/5/16
  • 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: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 11.002

Miguel Cabrera 1b
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
    • full no-trade protection
    • 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, ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 13.101

Justin Upton lf
6 years/$132.75M (2016-21)

  • 6 years/$132.75M (2016-21)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/19/16
    • 16-21:$22.125M annually
    • Upton may opt out of contract after 2017 season
    • limited no-trade protection: may block deals to 20 clubs
  • 6 years/$51.25M (2010-15)
    • signed extension with Arizona 3/3/10
    • $1.25M signing bonus
    • 10:$0.5M, 11:$4.25M, 12:$6.75M, 13:$9.75M, 14:$14.25M, 15:$14.5M
    • limited no-trade protection allowing Upton to block deals to four clubs. Original no-trade list: Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland. No-trade list for 2012-13 off-season: Boston, Chicago Cubs, Seattle, Toronto. No-trade list for 2014-15 off-season: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Toronto.
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 1/24/13
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Atlanta 12/19/14
    • San Diego made qualifying offer to Upton 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.412M (2009)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 2008
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/2/07
  • drafted by Arizona 2005 (1-1) (Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va.)
  • signed by Arizona 1/06
  • $6.1M signing bonus (largest ever in a minor-league contract for a drafted player who was not a free agent)
  • bonus paid over 5 years (06:$0.8M ($0.4M at signing, $0.4M at year end), 07:$1M, 08:$1M, 09:$1.3M, 10:$2M)
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 9.060

Jordan Zimmermann rhp
5 years/$110M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$110M (2016-20)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/30/15
    • 16:$18M, 17:$18M, 18:$24M, 19:$25M, 20:$25M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Cy Young or MVP ($0.2M for second place in either vote, $0.1M for third). $0.2M for WS MVP. $0.15 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All-Star, Gold Glove
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18 and partial no-trade protection for 2019-20 (may be traded to 10 clubs without his permission)
  • 2 years/$24M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • 14:$7.5M, 15:$16.5M
    • Washington made qualifying offer to Zimmermann 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/15/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.6M)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • renewed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Washington 4/19/09
  • drafted by Washington 2007 (2-67) (Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • signed 6/13/07, $0.495M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 7.154

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, Octagon
  • ML service: 13.114

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 by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/05
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/05
  • signed by Boston 1/3/01 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Mato Sports Management
  • ML service: 10.099

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: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 11.000

Mike Pelfrey rhp
2 years/$16M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$16M (2016-17)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/6/15
    • 16:$8M, 17:$8M
  • 2 years/$11M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/13
    • 14:$5.5M, 15:$5.5M
    • 2014 performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 170, 180 innings pitched. $0.2M for 190 IP. $0.5M for 200 IP
    • 2015 salary increases $0.5M each for 165, 175, 185, 195, 205 IP in 2014
  • 1 year/$4M (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/16/12
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 150 innings pitched. $0.15M for 160 IP. $0.25M each for 170, 180, 190 IP.  $0.5M-200 IP.
  • 1 year/$5.6875M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by NY Mets 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$3.925M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 in performance bonuses
  • 4 years/$5.25M (2006-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed Major League contract with NY Mets 1/06
    • $3.55M signing bonus
    • value reaches $6.6M if Pelfrey makes 25-man roster in 2007-09
    • NY Mets exercised $0.5M 2010 club option 11/6/09
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (1-9) (Wichita State)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 9.122

Francisco Rodriguez rhp
2 years/$13M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$13M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/26/15
    • 15:$3.5M, 16:$7.5M, 17:$6M club option ($2M buyout)
    • $2M in 2016 salary deferred without interest until 1/10/18
    • if option is declined, buyout to be paid 1/17/17
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Milwaukee 11/18/15
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2014)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/7/14 
    • may earn additional $0.55M in performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 4/17/13 (minor-league deal)
    • may earn more than $2M in majors 
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/17/13 
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 5/16/13 
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Milwaukee 7/23/13
  • 1 year/$8M (2012)
    • accepted arbitration offer from Milwaukee 12/7/11
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 15, 20, 25 games finished. $0.25M for 30 GF
  • 3 years/$37M (2009-11), plus 2012 option
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/9/08
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 09:$8.5M, 10:$11.5M, 11:$11.5M, 12:$17.5M option ($3.5M buyout)
    • 2012 option becomes guaranteed with:
      • 55 games finished in 2011, and
      • 100 games finished in 2010-11, and
      • doctors declare Rodriguez healthy after 2011
    • Rodriguez receives $3.5M termination buyout if 2012 option does not become guaranteed
    • annual performance bonuses, 2009-11:
      • $0.15M each for 50, 55 GF. $0.2M for 60 GF
    • 2012 performance bonuses:
      • $0.3M each for 50, 55 GF. $0.4M for 60 GF
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Rodriguez to block deals to 10 clubs
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All Star, WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd, $25,000 for 4th or 5th). $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd, $25,000 for 4th or 5th). $0.1M for 1st-time Rolaids ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd, $25,000 for 4th or 5th). $0.2M for 2nd-time Rolaids. $0.4M for 3rd-time Rolaids. $0.8M for 4th-time Rolaids
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from NY Mets 7/13/11, with Rodriguez agreeing to convert vesting option to mutual option in exchange for a $0.5M increase in buyout. Mets pay Brewers about $5.9M ($3.5M of buyout plus half remaining $4.9M 2011 salary)
    • Milwaukee declined 2012 option 10/30/11
  • 1 year/$10M (2008)
    • lost in arbitration with LA Angels 2/22/08 ($12.5M-$10M)
  • 1 year/$7M (2007)
    • re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$3.775M (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2004)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/04
    • $25,000 All Star award bonus
  • 1 year/$0.3125M (2003)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously Boras Corp.) (previously Paul Kinzer)
  • ML service: 13.115

J.D. Martinez rf
2 years/$18.5M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$18.5M (2016-17)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/8/16 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$6M)
    • 16:$6.75M, 17:$11.75M
  • 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: RMG Baseball
  • ML service: 5.036

Mark Lowe rhp
2 years/$11M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$11M (2016-17)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/8/15
    • 16:$5.5M, 17:$5.5M
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 5/4/15
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/16/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Tampa Bay 3/25/14 
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/31/14 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/22/14 
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/14
    • refused assignment by Cleveland 10/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses
    • 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
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/24/13 
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by LA Angels 3/30/13
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/29/13 
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 6/12/13 (minor-league contract) 
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2012)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 11/29/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55, 60, 65 games. $25,000 for 20 games finished
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Seattle 7/9/10 (Cliff Lee deal)
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 7/06
  • drafted by Seattle 2004 (5-153) (Texas-Arlington)
  • $0.17M signing bonus
  • agent: Frye-McCann
  • ML service: 8.159

Jose Iglesias ss
1 year/$4.1M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: Boras Corp. (previously Diego Bentz, SFX)
  • ML service: 4.036

Nick Castellanos 3b
1 year/$3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 500 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$0.5365M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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: SportsMeter
  • ML service: 3.029

Justin Wilson lhp
1 year/$2.7M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.7M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2016)
    • signed by Detroit 1/13/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.556M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 11/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (5-144) (Fresno State)
  • $0.195M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.035

Alex Avila c
1 year/$2M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2M (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/16
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a a free agent 11/25/15
  • 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: 7.061

Andrew Romine ss-2b
1 year/$1.3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 4.049

Alex Wilson rhp
1 year/$1.175M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 3.038

Bruce Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.85M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.85M (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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 9/12/07 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 3.037

Blaine Hardy lhp
1 year/$0.5205M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5205M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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: 2.037

James McCann c
1 year/$0.5195M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5195M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 2.028

Shane Greene rhp
1 year/$0.517M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.517M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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
  • agent: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 2.075

Daniel Norris lhp
1 year/$0.5145M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: 1.073

Mikie Mahtook of
2017

  • 2017
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 1/18/17
  • 1 year/$0.5122M (2016)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-31) (LSU)
  • $1.15 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.011

Tyler Collins of
1 year/$0.5105M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.080

Buck Farmer rhp
1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: 1.031

 

Kyle Ryan lhp
1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: 1.113

Drew VerHagen rhp
1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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: 1.079

Victor Alcantara rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/15
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from LA Angels 11/3/16
  • signed by LA Angels 7/10/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.174M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Sandy Baez rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/18/16
  • signed by Detroit 10/6/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $49,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Chad Bell lhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/4/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 5/3/16
  • drafted by Texas 2009 (14-424) (Walters State CC, Tenn.)
  • $0.45M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Matt Boyd lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: 0.169

Michael Fulmer rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 7/31/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1s-44) (Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.)
  • $0.9375M signing bonus
  • agent: BBI Sports Group
  • ML service: 0.157

John Hicks c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 12/2/15 after being DFA by Seattle 11/23/15
    • signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Minnesota 4/23/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Seattle 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (4-123) (Virginia)
  • $0.24M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.069

Myles Jaye rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/4/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 3/9/16
  • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/10/15
  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Toronto 1/1/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (17-516) (Starrs Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga.)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

JaCoby Jones cf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/30/16
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (3-87) (LSU)
  • $0.612M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.034

Jairo Labourt lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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

Dixon Machado ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 0.075

Steven Moya rf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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: 0.130

Warwick Saupold rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 5/13/16
  • signed by Detroit 1/23/12 as an amateur free agent from Australia
  • agent: Jackson Management
  • ML service: 0.068

Daniel Stumpf lhp
2017

  • 2017
    • selected by Detroit from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • selected by Philadelphia from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • placed on restricted list 4/14/16 (positive PED list)
    • DFA by Philadelphia 7/22/16
    • returned by Philadelphia to Kansas City 7/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (9-283) (San Jacinto JC, Texas)
  • $0.125M signing bonus ($0.1299M slot)
  • ML service: 0.114

Minor leagues

Jake Brigham rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/25/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/20/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 6/27/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 9/14/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/6/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/12
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/20/12
    • non-tendered by Texas 11/30/12
  • drafted by Texas 2006 (6-178) (Central Florida Christian HS, Orlando)
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.042 (through 2015)

Drake Britton lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015)
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/4/15 after being DFA by Boston 1/30/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 4/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (23-714) (Tomball HS, Texas)
  • $0.7M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 0.103 (through 2015)

Beau Burrows rhp
2016

  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (1-22) (Weatherford HS, Texas)
  • $2.1542M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service:

Pedro Ciriaco ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/13/16 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Texas 7/8/16
    • released by Miami 8/11/16
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 8/17/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 10/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/2/15
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.5135M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/5/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/10/14 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/13/14 
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/30/14
    • refused assignment by Kansas City 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
    • acquired by San Diego in trade 6/14/13 after being DFA by Boston 6/10/13 
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/16/13 after being DFA by San Diego 7/11/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 7/18/13 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/6/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/7/11, non-tendered 12/12/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 7/31/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • signed by Arizona 2/03 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Raymundo Sports
  • ML service: 3.049 (through 2015)

William Cuevas rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 4/20/16
    • DFA by Boston 9/2/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/16
  • signed by Boston 7/2/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Rafael Dolis rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/8/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 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
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 1.101 (through 2015)

Jeff Ferrell rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
    • DFA by Detroit 8/9/16, released 8/15/16
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 9/1/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/3/15
  • drafted by Detroit 2010 (26-793) (Pitt CC, N.C.)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.040 (through 2015)

Mike Gerber of
2016

  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (15-460) (Creighton)
  • ML service:

Anthony Gose of
2017

  • 2017
    • DFA by Detroit 1/18/17
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
  • 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
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.125

Preston Guilmet rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/8/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 5/13/15 after being DFA by Toronto 5/10/15
    • claimed by LA Dodgers 7/10/15 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 7/7/15
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 7/31/15 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 7/21/15
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 9/8/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 4/7/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 3/30/14
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 10/3/14 after being DFA by Baltimore 9/27/14
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/23/14 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/7/13
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (9-275) (Arizona)
  • $35,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.079 (through 2015)

Derek Hill of
2016

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

Omar Infante 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$30.25M (2014-17) plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/16/13 
    • 14:$5M, 15:$7.5M, 16:$7.75M, 17:$8M, 18:$10M club option ($2M buyout)
    • with All-Star selection or Silver Slugger award, salaries increase by $0.25M in each subsequent season
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/15/16 ($14,616,120 remaining on contract), released 6/21/16
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/6/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 8/16/16
  • 2 years/$8M (2012-13)
    • signed extension with Florida 9/27/11
    • 12:$4M, 13:$4M
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Miami 7/23/12
  • 2 years/$4.325M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/12/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • 09:$1.85M, 10:$2.225M, 11:$2.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on PAs (180-580) ($0.3M in 2009, $0.775M in 2010, $1M in 2011)
    • Atlanta exercised 2011 option 11/2/10
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Atlanta 11/16/10
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • signed by Atlanta 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 180, 225, 280, 325 PAs
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, MVP, WS MVP; $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP
    • acquired by Cubs in trade from Detroit 11/12/07 (as part of deal, Cubs pay $2M of Jacque Jones’ $5M 2008 salary)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cubs 12/4/07
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2007)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Detroit 11/12/07
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2006)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2005)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2004)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/03
  • signed by Detroit 1999 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Mato Sports
  • ML service: 13.027

Joe Jimenez rhp
2016

  • signed by Detroit 6/24/13 as an amateur free agent from Puerto Rico (P.R. Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • ML service:

Logan Kensing rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.575M in majors
    • contract selected by Detroit 4/2/16
    • DFA by Detroit 4/18/16, sent outright to Triple-A 4/20/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 4/4/15
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 5/13/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Seattle 8/23/15
    • released by Seattle 10/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/15/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/16/13 
    • DFA by Colorado 6/21/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/24/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh 1/4/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by NY Yankees 6/29/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Nationals as a free agent 11/17/09 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Washington 3/17/10
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 4/7/10 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Tampa Bay 5/6/10
  • 1 year/$0.66M (2009)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/7/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Washington in trade 4/28/09 after being DFA by Florida 4/26/09
    • DFA by Washington 5/15/09
    • contract purchased by Washington 7/20/09
    • DFA by Washington 8/17/09
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/8/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 11/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/25/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • contract purchased by Florida 9/04
  • drafted by Florida 2003 (2-53) (Texas A&M)
  • $0.676M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.086 (through 2015)

Matt Manning rhp
2016

  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (1-9) (Sheldon HS, Sacramento)
  • $3.5058M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Dustin Molleken rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/21/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/7/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/23/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • released by Colorado 7/17/12
    • signed by Nippon of Japan 7/19/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2003 (15-435) (Lethbridge JC, Alberta, Canada)
  • ML service: 0.034

Edward Mujica rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/28/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $2.5M in majors)
    • exercised opt-out clause, released by Philadelphia 3/29/16
    • re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/30/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$9.5M (2014-15)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/8/13
    • 14:$4.75M, 15:$4.75M
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 games finished
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 5/10/15 after being DFA by Boston 5/8/15
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2012)
    • re-signed by Miami 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Miami 7/31/12
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011)
    • acquired by Florida in trade from San Diego 11/13/10
    • signed by Florida 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4198M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 ($189,000 in minors)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 4/1/09
  • 1 year/$0.3916M (2008)
    • re-signed by Cleveland  2/28/08 (split contract, $136,700 in minors)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/05
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/06
  • signed by Cleveland 2001 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 8.115

Efren Navarro 1b-of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 1/26/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/19/16
    • DFA by Baltimore 2/25/16, sent outright to Triple-A (refused assignment 2/28/16)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/2/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 6/28/16
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/8/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/29/15 (optional assignment 7/31/15)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/16/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/1/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 10/28/11
  • drafted by LA Angels 2007 (50-1,450) (UNLV)
  • agent: Benchmark Sports Advisors
  • ML service: 1.072

Angel Nesbitt rhp
1 year/$0.5085M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16
    • DFA by Detroit 12/23/16, sent outright to Triple-A 1/6/17
  • 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: 0.105

Juan Perez of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/20/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/12
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • drafted by San Francisco 2008 (13-387) (Western Oklahoma State CC)
  • ML service: 1.058

Brett Pill 1b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2014
    • signed by KIA Tigers of Korea 12/21/13, with San Francisco receiving transfer fee of about $0.5M
    • $50,000 signing bonus, 14:$0.25M
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 8/31/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/19/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/09
  • drafted 2006 (7-206) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $0.13M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.076

Alex Presley cf-lf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 4/21/16
    • DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/16 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/9/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 8/18/16
    • DFA by Detroit 8/27/16, sent outright to Triple-A 8/29/16
  • 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: Sports Pro Services
  • ML service: 3.100

Humberto Quintero c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Toronto 4/16
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 3/25/14
    • re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/26/14 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Seattle 9/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2013)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/27/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 3/30/13
    • DFA by Philadelphia 4/28/13, sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/13
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 5/20/13
    • DFA by Philadelphia 7/24/13, elected free agency 7/26/13
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/26/13
  • 1 year/$1M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Houston 3/20/12
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/27/12, released 7/5/12
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 7/14/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Miami 7/26/12
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/28/12 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$1M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 11/30/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.61M (2009)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/22/08
    • DFA by Houston 3/31/08, sent outright to Triple-A 4/9/08
    • contract purchased by Houston 4/14/08
    • DFA 4/18/08, sent outright to Triple-A 4/34/08
    • contract purchased 6/5/08
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2007)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/07
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 6/10/07
    • contract purchased by Houston 9/4/07
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed by San Diego 2/05
    • acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 3/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/04
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/02
  • signed 1997 by Chicago White Sox as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.085 (through 2015)

Montreal Robertson rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 3/19/16
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (29-887) (Coahoma CC, Miss.)
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Brendan Ryan ss-2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/2/16 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Washington, contract selected 5/10/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/28/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/31/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/1/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/15/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/18/16
  • 2 years/$5M (2014-15), plus 2016 option
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/27/13
    • 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$2M club option / $1M player option
    • performance bonuses
    • Ryan exercised 2016 option 11/3/15
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from NY Yankees 12/8/15
    • released by Chicago Cubs 12/23/15
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Seattle 9/11/13
  • 2 years/$2.75M (2011-12)
    • signed by Seattle 1/7/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • 11:$1M, 12:$1.75M
    • 2011 performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 400, 440 PAs. $75,000 each for 480, 520, 560, 600 PAs
    • 2012 performance bonuses: $0.15M for 450 PAs. $0.2M each for 500, 550, 600 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from St. Louis 12/12/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/05
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • drafted by St. Louis 2003 (7-215) (Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 8.122

Nate Schierholtz rf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/6/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.75M in majors
    • released by Texas 3/28/15
  • 1 year/$5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/6/14, released 8/13/14
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 8/18/14 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Washington 8/23/14
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/5/12
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $0.15M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Francisco 7/31/12 (Hunter Pence deal)
    • non-tendered by Philadelphia 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.40125M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/05
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/06
  • drafted by San Francisco 2003 (2-63) (Chabot JC, Calif.)
  • $0.572M signing bonus
  • ML service: 6.078 (through 2014)

Christin Stewart of
2016

  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (1s-34) (Tennessee)
  • $1.7951M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Spencer Turnbull rhp
2016

  • drafted by Detroit 2014 (2-63) (Alabama)
  • $0.9M signing bonus ($0.9006M slot)
  • ML service:

Jordany Valdespin inf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/23/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Miami 7/6/15
    • DFA by Miami 7/11/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/13/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/20/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Miami 7/19/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/10/14
  • 1 year/$496,645 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
    • placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case) 
    • non-tendered by NY Mets 12/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/19/10
  • signed by NY Mets as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Jackson Management
  • ML service: 1.148 (through 2015)

Thad Weber rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/8/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 2014
    • released by Toronto 12/13
    • signed for 2014 by NC Dinos of Korea
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 4/12/13
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 5/19/13 after being DFA by San Diego 5/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 4/21/12
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Detroit 8/23/12
  • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/25/12 
  • drafted by Detroit 2008 (16-493) (Nebraska)
  • ML service: 0.030

Kevin Ziomek lhp
2016

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