Kansas City Royals

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

David Glass purchased the Royals for $96M in 2000.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $700M in March, 2015.
Bloomberg valued the Royals at $540M in October, 2013.

ROYALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2015 $112,857,025 $ ( )
2014 $ 92,185,521 $ 97,747,983 (19)
2013 $ 81,871,725 $ 86,614,795 (22)
2012 $ 64,001,725 $ 68,609,031 (26)
2011 $ 38,176,000 $ 44,566,470 (30)
2010 $ 74,985,210 $ 76,781,350 (21)
2009 $ 70,519,333 $ 81,917,563 (18)
2008 $ 58,245,500 $ 69,297,547 (24)
2007 $ 67,166,500 $ 62,264,855 (25)
2006 $ 47,294,000 $ 51,467,137 (27)
2005 $ 36,881,000 $ 34,903,000 (27)
2004 $ 47,609,000 $ 44,728,466 (25)
2003 $ 40,518,000 $ 48,475,322 (27)
2002 $ 47,257,000 $ 49,362,709 (21)
2001 $ 35,422,500 $ 36,127,441 (28)
2000 $ 23,100,000 $ 25,916,297 (28)
  • 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.

Dayton Moore Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM
2 years (2015-16)

  • 2 years (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 11/29/13
  • 4 years (2011-14)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 8/31/09
  • 5 years/$5M (2006-10), plus 2011 option
    • hired by Kansas City 5/06, assuming control 6/06
    • annual salaries of about $1M
    • replaced Allard Baird, who was hired 6/17/00 & received two 2-year extensions (2003-04 & 2005-06) (Muzzy Jackson served as interim GM 5/31/06-6/8/06)
  • VP/Assistant GM, Player Personnel J.J. Picollo
  • VP/Assistant GM, Major League & International Operations Rene Francisco
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Operations Scott Sharp
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Director, Scouting Lonnie Goldberg

Ned Yost Manager
2 years (2014-15)
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/13/15
  • 2 years (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 10/1/13
  • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 7/31/10
    • Kansas City exercised 2013 option 2/14/12
  • 1 year (2010)
    • hired by Kansas City as special assistant 1/13/10
    • selected as manager 5/13/10
    • Milwaukee, 2003-08
      • 2 years/$0.9M (2003-04), plus 2005-06 club options
        • hired 10/02, replacing Jerry Royster
        • 03:$0.45M, 04:$0.55M, 05:$0.6M club option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2005 option 12/03, added 2006 option
        • Milwaukee exercised 2006 option 8/05
      • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 club option
        • signed extension 2/06
        • Milwaukee exercised 2009 option 2/8/08
        • fired by Milwaukee 9/15/08
  • former manager Trey Hillman
    • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired by Kansas City 10/07, replacing Buddy Bell
    • fired by Kansas City 5/13/10
    • Manager, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (2003-07)
    • Director of Player Development, Texas (2002)
    • Manager, NY Yankees’ minor-league system (1990-2001)

Alex Gordon lf
4 years/$37.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 option

  • 4 years/$37.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 player option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/30/12, replacing 1 year/$4.775M deal signed 2/9/12, avoiding arbitration, $5.45M-$4.15M
    • 12:$6M, 13:$9M, 14:$10M, 15:$12.5M, 16:$12.5M player option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • salaries may increase based on awards, performance:
      • 2011-12 Gold Gloves, 2013 All Star increase 2014 salary to $10.75M, 2015 salary to $13.25M, 2016 option to $13.25M
      • 2013 Gold Glove, 2014 All Star increase 2015 salary and 2016 player option to $14M each
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/14/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.457M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/09 ($243,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/07
  • drafted by Kansas City 2005 (1-2) (Nebraska)
  • signed 9/05, $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close
  • ML service: 7.092

Alex Rios rf
1 year/$11M (2015), plus 2016 option

  • 1 year/$11M (2015), plus 2016 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/14
    • 15:$9.5M, 16:$12.5M mutual option ($1.5M buyout)
  • 7 years/$69.835M (2008-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Toronto 4/4/08, re-working 2008 deal signed 2/5/08 ($3.5M signing bonus remains, 2008 salary reduced from $1.335M to $0.735M)
    • 08:$0.735M, 09:$5.9M, 10:$9.7M, 11:$12M, 12:$12M, 13:$12.5M, 14:$12.5M, 15:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause 2009-10
    • limited no-trade clause from 2011 to end of contract (may block deals to six clubs: Arizona, Colorado, Houston, Kansas City, NY Yankees, Oakland)
    • if traded between beginning of 2011 season & Spring Training 2014, future salaries increase by $0.5M each (met for 2014)
    • if traded during 2014 season, 2015 option increases to $14M ($2M buyout)
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Toronto 8/10/09
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/9/13 (White Sox pay Rangers $1M in the deal)
    • Texas declined 2015 option 10/31/14
  • 1 year/$4.835M (2008)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/5/08 (avoided arbitration, $5.65M-$4.535M)
    • $3.5M signing bonus, 08:$1.335M
    • award bonus: $15,000 for All Star team
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2007)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$0.354M (2006)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.331M (2005)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/05
  • drafted by Toronto 1999 (1-19) (San Pedro Martir HS, Guaynabo, P.R.)
  • $0.845M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras (previously Paul Kinzer)
  • ML service: 10.130

Jeremy Guthrie rhp
3 years/$25M (2013-15), plus 2016 option

  • 3 years/$25M (2013-15)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/20/12
    • 13:$5M, 14:$11M, 15:$9M
    • deal restructured 1/13/14, reducing 2014 salary from $11M to $8M and adding a 2016 mutual option for $10M ($3.2M buyout)
  • 1 year/$8.2M (2012)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Baltimore 2/6/12
    • signed by Colorado 2/6/12 (avoided arbitration, $10.25M-$7.25M)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Colorado 7/20/12
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.5M-$5M)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$3M (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/12/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.625M-$2.3M)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd or 3rd in vote); $50,000 each All Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.77M (2008)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/16/08 (split contract, $0.247M in minors)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd or 3rd). $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • claimed off waivers from Cleveland after being DFA 1/07
  • 4 years/$4.5M (2003-06)
    • signed Major League contract with Cleveland 10/3/02
    • $2M signing bonus
    • $2.5M paid over 4 years
  • drafted by Cleveland 2002 (1-20) (Stanford)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (3-84) (did not sign)
  • agents: Excel Sports Management
  • ML service: 8.130

Jason Vargas lhp
4 years/$32M (2014-17)

  • 4 years/$32M (2014-17)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/21/13
    • 14:$7M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$8M
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Seattle 12/19/12
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • acquired by Seattle in three-way trade from NY Mets 12/10/08
    • signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06
    • split contract paying $155,505 in minors
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Florida 11/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Florida 7/05
  • drafted by Florida 2004 (2-68) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.525M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 7.114

Greg Holland rhp
1 year/$8.25M (2015)

  • 1 year/$8.25M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/13/15 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$6.65M)
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for reliever of the year ($50,000 for second or third place)
    • assignment bonus: $0.1M if traded
  • 1 year/$4.675M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/13/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.2M-$4.1M)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$497,150 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 7/29/10
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (10-306) (Western Carolina)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 4.028

Omar Infante 2b
4 years/$30.25M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 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
  • 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: Octagon
  • ML service: 11.120

Edinson Volquez rhp
2 years/$20M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$20M (2015-16)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/29/14
    • 15:$7.5M, 16:$9.5M, 17:$10M club option ($3M buyout)
  • 1 year/$5M (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/11/13
  • 1 year/$5.725M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by San Diego 8/24/13, released 8/28/13
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/29/13 (Dodgers pay pro-rated Major League minimum, with Padres responsible for balance of 2013 salary)
  • 1 year/$2.2375M (2012)
    • signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/11 (avoided arbitration, $2M-$1.3M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 24, 28 starts
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.3925M (2008)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Texas 12/21/07
    • signed by Cincinnati 2/29/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07 (split contract paying $83,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased 8/05
  • signed by Texas 10/01 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 7.059

Wade Davis rhp
4 years/$12.6M (2011-14), plus 2015-17 options

  • 4 years/$12.6M (2011-14), plus 2015-17 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 3/31/11, replacing 1-year deal signed 2/26/11
    • 11:$1M, 12:$1.5M, 13:$2.8M, 14:$4.8M, 15:$7M club option, 16:$8M club option, 17:$10M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 12/9/12
    • Kansas City exercised 2015 option 11/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4049M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (3-75) (Lake Wales HS, Fla.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports Management
  • ML service: 5.032

Kendrys Morales 1b-dh
2 years/$17M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$17M (2015-16), plus 2017 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/14
    • 15:$6.5M, 16:$9M, 17:$11M mutual option ($1.5M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 for 375 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550 PA
  • 1 year/$14M (2014)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 6/8/14
    • pro-rated over the rest of the season, will receive approximately $7,409,836
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Minnesota 7/24/14
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2013)
    • signed by Seattle 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
    • Seattle made qualifying offer 11/4/13
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 550 plate appearances
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from LA Angels 12/19/12
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 6 years/$4.5M (2005-10)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic) 12/04
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.5M, 09:$0.6M, 10:$0.7M
    • minor-league salaries: o5:$0.1M, 06:$0.15M, 07:$0.2M, 08:$0.3M, 09:$0.35M, 10:$0.4M
    • with 3 years of Major League service, may void remaining years of deal and go to arbitration
    • total value may reach $10M with bonuses
  • signed as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic) 12/04
  • agents: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 6.170

Eric Hosmer 1b
2 years/$13.9M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$13.9M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/15 (avoided arbitration, $6.7M-$4.6M)
    • 15:$5.65M, 16:$8.25M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove. $0.1M for MVP award
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/5/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1-3) (American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.)
  • signed 8/15/08, $6M signing bonus
  • players’ union filed grievance challenging agreements said to have been reached after Aug. 15 deadline, but the union dropped the grievance 9/08 with MLB agreeing to notify union of any future deadline extensions
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 3.146

Luke Hochevar rhp
2 years/$10M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$10M (2015-16)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/3/14
    • 15:$4M, 16:$5.5M, 17:$7M mutual option, $0.5M buyout
    • 2016 salary may increase by $1M to $6.5M with 23 games started or 150 innings pitched
    • performance bonuses: $0.5M as relief pitcher (non-closer). $0.5M as closer. $2M as starting pitcher
  • 1 year/$5.21M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $0.4M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$4.56M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$3.51M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.76M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$1.76M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/10 ($772,500 in minors)
  • 4 years/$5.3M (2006-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Kansas City 8/06 (package may increase to $7M, based on when Hochevar makes 25-man roster)
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • estimated salaries in minors:
      • 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.45M, 09:$0.6M
    • salaries in majors:
      • 06:$0.4M (est.), 07:$0.575M (est.), 08:$1.2M, 09:$1.325M
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2005 (1s-40) (Tennessee) (did not sign)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2006 (1-1) (independent Fort Worth)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 6.151

Alcides Escobar ss
4 years/$10.5M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 options

  • 4 years/$10.5M (2012-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/15/12, replacing 1 year/$0.5195M deal signed 2/24/12
    • 12:$1M, 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.25M club option ($0.5M buyout), 17:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.428M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Zack Greinke deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/10/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/19/07
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/29/08
  • signed by Milwaukee 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $33,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Peter Greenberg, The Legacy Agency (previously Kinzer Management Group, Wasserman Media Group)
  • ML service: 5.082

Lorenzo Cain cf
1 year/$2.725M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.725M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/3/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.6M-$2M)
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 505 plate appearances
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$0.546M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$503,175 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$480,850 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/18/09
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/23/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2004 (17-496) (Tallahassee CC) (draft & follow)
  • agent: Joshua Kusnick
  • ML service: 3.074

Mike Moustakas 3b
1 year/$2.64M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.64M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/3/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$1.85M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 550 plate appearances
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.549M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 6/10/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (1-2) (Chatsworth HS, Calif.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 3.111

Danny Duffy lhp
1 year/$2.425M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$1.75M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 20 starts. $15,000 for 25 starts
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.526M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/28/07, $0.365M signing bonus
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 3.085

Kris Medlen rhp
2 years/$8.5M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$8.5M (2015-16), plus 2017 mutual option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14
    • 15:$2M, 16:$5.5M, 17:$10M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional $4M in 2015, $6M in 2016
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4295M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2010)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/21/09
  • drafted by Atlanta 2006 (10-310) (Santa Ana JC, Calif.)
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Diamond Sports
  • ML service: 5.137

Franklin Morales lhp
1 year/$1.85M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.85M (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/19/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.85M in majors)
    • may earn additional $0.85M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/15
  • 1 year/$1.7125M (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.4875M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Boston 12/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2012)
    • signed by Boston 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 5/20/11
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($71,966 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008)
    • split contract, $62,500 in minors
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 8/18/07
  • signed by Colorado 2002 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras (previously Relativity Baseball)
  • ML service: 6.007

Salvador Perez c
5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 options

  • 5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/27/12
    • 12:$0.75M, 13:$1M, 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.75M, 16:$2M, 17:$3.75M club option, 18:$5M club option, 19:$6M club option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • 2017-19 salaries may increase by additional $5M overall based on performance and awards in 2012-16 (earns bonuses by reaching 4 points, with 1 point each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, top 15 in MVP vote)
    • has earned one point each for 2013 All-Star selection, 2013 Gold Glove and 2014 All-Star selection
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/10/11
  • signed by Kansas City 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rick Thurman, Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously SPS Sports and Morgan Advisory Group)
  • ML service: 3.050

Kelvin Herrera rhp
2 years/$4.15M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$4.15M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/12/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.9M-$1.15M)
    • 15:$1.6M, 16:$2.55M
    • 2016 salary may increase by up to $0.25M based on 2015 games finished
  • 1 year/$0.5225M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • 1 year/$508,175 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$480,650 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/21/11
  • signed by Kansas City 12/13/06 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.157

Tim Collins lhp
1 year/$1.475M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.475M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3625M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5345M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$495,725 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 3/30/11
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/31/10
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 7/14/10
  • signed by Toronto 2007 as an undrafted free agent (Worcester Technical HS)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.097

Jason Frasor rhp
1 year/$1.8M (2015), plus 2016 option

  • 1 year/$1.8M (2015), plus 2016 club option
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/28/14
    • 15:$1.25M, 16:$2M club option ($0.55M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $0.1M each for 55, 60 games
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2014)
    • signed extension with Texas 10/11/13
    • performance bonuses 
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 7/16/14
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2013)
    • signed by Texas as free agent 1/3/13
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2011), plus 2012 club option
    • accepted Toronto’s offer of arbitration as free agent 12/10
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/28/11, (avoided arbitration, $3.725M-$3.25M)
    • 11:$3.5M, 12:$3.75M club option
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Toronto 7/27/11
    • White Sox exercised 2012 club option 10/31/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Chicago White Sox 1/1/12
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2009)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2008)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.825M (2007)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55 & 70 games. $10,000 for 60 games. $15,000 for 65 games
  • 1 year/$0.359M (2006)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.3325M (2005)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/05
  • 1 year (2004) 
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/20/03
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from LA Dodgers 3/29/04
  • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Detroit 9/02
  • drafted by Detroit 1999 (33-987) (Southern Illinois)
  • agent: Dave Meier
  • ML service: 10.134

Jarrod Dyson cf
1 year/$1.225M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.225M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/27/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.6M-$0.9M)
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$0.506M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13
  • 1 year/$483,625 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10
  • drafted by Kansas City 2006 (50-1,475) (SW Mississippi CC)
  • $5,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Career Sports
  • ML service: 3.088

Joe Blanton rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/13/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 4/1/15
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 95, 110, 125 innings. $0.2M for 140, 155, 170, 185 IP. $0.25M for 200 IP. $0.15M each for 16, 18, 20 starts. $0.2M each for 22, 24, 26, 28 GS. $0.25M for 30 GS
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/16/15
  • 2 years/$15M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/5/12
    • 13:$6.5M, 14:$7.5M, 15:$8M club option  ($1M buyout)
    • annual performance bonus: $0.5M for 200 innings pitched
    • released by LA Angels 3/26/14 
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/31/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 4/13/14
  • 3 years/$24M (2010-12)
    • signed extension with Philadelphia 1/21/10 (avoided arbitration, $10.25M-$7.5M)
    • $6M signing bonus (paid between 6/10 and 10/10)
    • 10:$1M, 11:$8.5M, 12:$8.5M
    • 2011 and 2012 salaries increase by $0.25M with 200 IP in the previous season
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $0.1M for WS MVP. $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Philadelphia 8/3/12
  • 1 year/$5.475M (2009)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2008)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Oakland 7/17/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • renewed by Oakland 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • renewed by Oakland 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.3165M (2005)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/05
  • drafted by Oakland 2002 (1-24) (Kentucky)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Jeff Barry)
  • ML service: 9.016

Drew Butera c
1 year/$0.9875M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2015)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 5/7/15 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/29/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade 12/9/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 12/5/14
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 7/31/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Mets 7/30/07
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (5-149) (Central Florida)
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: David Schwartz
  • ML service: 4.018

Yordano Ventura rhp
5 years/$23M (2015-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 5 years/$23M (2015-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 4/4/15, replacing one-year deal for $535,675 signed 3/3/15
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 15:$0.75M, 16:$1M, 17:$3.25M, 18:$6.25M, 19:$9.75M, 20:$12M club option ($1M buyout), 21:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • value of each club option may increase to $16M based on finish in 2015-19 Cy Young votes
  • 1 year/$0.5005M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/17/13
  • signed by Kansas City 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $28,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 1.013

Ryan Madson rhp
1 year/$0.85M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.85M (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/4/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.85M in majors)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/1/15
    • may earn additional $0.15M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/15
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/28/12
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished
    • roster bonuses: $0.5M each for 1, 45, 90, 135, 180 days on active roster and not on disabled list with right arm injury 
    • released by LA Angels 8/5/13
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2012), plus 2013 mutual option
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/20/12
    • 12:$6M, 13:$11M mutual option ($2.5M buyout)
    • Of 2012 salary, $2M is deferred until 11/1/12 and an additional $2M is deferred until 11/1/13.
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All-Star. $50,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Rolaids award ($75,000-2nd, $50,000-3rd)
    • Madson declined 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 3 years/$12M (2009-11)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 09:$2M, 10:$4.5M, 11:$4.5M
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 GF. $0.2M each for 50, 55 GF.. $0.25M each for 60, 65 GF
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $30,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 relief appearances
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2007)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
  • drafted by Philadelphia 1998 (9-254) (Valley View HS, Moreno Valley, Calif.)
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 9.155

Chris Young rhp
1 year/$0.675M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.675M (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/7/15
    • roster bonuses: $0.25M for making Opening Day 25-man roster, $0.25M each for 30, 60, 90 days on 25-man roster
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional up to $2.25M through 29 starts and up to $2.075M through 140 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • March opt-out, performance bonuses to $6M
    • released by Washington 3/25/14 
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/27/14
    • roster bonuses: $0.125M each for 30, 60 days on active Major League roster. $75,000 for 45 days on active Major League roster
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 60, 80, 90, 110, 125 innings. $0.2M each for 140, 155 innings. $0.25M each for 170, 180 innings. $0.15M each for 12, 15, 18, 20 starts. $0.2M each for 20, 24 starts. $0.25M each for 26, 28 starts
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/21/13 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $2M in majors
    • may earn additional $3.775M in performance bonuses based on innings (80 to 180) and starts (10 to 30) 
    • may opt out of contract 3/24/13 if not yet on Major League roster
    • released by Washington 3/26/13 
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 4/4/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 3/26/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 6/5/12
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/19/11
    • $3.4M in performance bonuses based on starts, IP
      • $0.125M each for 10, 15 GS. $0.15M for 20 GS. $75,000 each for GS 21-25. $0.125M each for GS 26-31
      • $0.125M for 70 IP. $0.15M each for 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150. $0.175M each for 160, 170 IP. $0.2M for 180 IP
  • 4 years/$14.5M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 4/07, replacing final year & option of previous deal
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 07:$0.75M, 08:$2.5M, 09:$4.5M, 10:$6.25M, 11:$8.5M club option
    • value of 2011 option may increase based on performance
    • San Diego declined 2011 option 11/3/10
  • 3 years/$1.5M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option
    • signed extension 11/04 (to prevent jump to NBA)
    • 05:$0.4M, 06:$0.5M, 07:$0.6M, 08: club option
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2000 (3-89) (Princeton)
  • $1.65M signing bonus
  • agent: Lon Babby
  • ML service: 8.162

Christian Colon 2b
1 year/$509,525 (2015)

  • 1 year/$509,525 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (1-4) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • signed 6/25/10, $2.75M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 0.071

Lane Adams rf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (13-293) (Red Oak HS, Okla.)
  • $0.225M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.028

Jorge Bonifacio of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Aaron Brooks rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (9-276) (Cal State-San Bernadino)
  • $90,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.009

Orlando Calixte ss
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • signed by Kansas City 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Chelsor Cuthbert 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • $1.35M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 0.000

Brandon Finnegan lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-17) (LSU)
  • $2.2006M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.028

Brian Flynn lhp
1 year/$508,450 (2015)

  • 1 year/$508,450 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Miami 11/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Miami 9/3/13
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12 (ASanchez deal)
  • drafted by Detroit 2011 (7-227) (Wichita State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.032

Reymond Fuentes of
1 year/$0.5082M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5082M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 11/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by San Diego 8/26/13
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/6/10 (A Gonzalez deal)
  • drafted by Boston 2009 (1-28) (Fernando Callejo HS, Manati, Puerto Rico)
  • $1.134M signing bonus
  • agent: Melvin Roman, MDR Sports Management
  • ML service: 0.035

Terrance Gore of
1 year/$0.508M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.508M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/31/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (20-606) (Gulf Coast CC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 0.029

John Lamb lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (5-145) (Laguna Hills HS, Calif.)
  • $0.165M signing bonus
  • agent: Paragon Sports
  • ML service: 0.000

Michael Mariot rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (8-239) (Nebraska)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Arland Sports
  • ML service: 0.104

Paulo Orlando of
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/3/14
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/9/08
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 1/21/05 as a free agent from Brazil
  • ML service: 0.000

Francisco Pena c
1 year/$0.5087M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/17/13
  • signed by NY Mets 7/8/06 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.034

Yohan Pino rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/12/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/19/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cincinnati 1/20/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cincinnati 3/29/13
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 4/1/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 12/19/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Cleveland 4/16/11
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Minnesota 8/28/09
  • signed by Minnesota 2004 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.048

Minor Leagues 

Miguel Almonte rhp
2015

  • signed by Kansas City 11/20/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Christian Binford rhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (30-906) (Mercersburg Academy, Pa.)
  • $0.575M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Scott Blewett rhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (2-56) (Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.0032M slot)
  • ML service:

J.C. Boscan c
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/26/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/8/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as free agent 11/21/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/8/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta for 2012 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/26/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 11/1/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/8/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 11/1/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 10/20/10
  • signed by Atlanta 1996 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.000

Casey Coleman rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 4/14/14
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/15/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/16/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 12/15/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/22/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 11/28/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/2/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (15-461) (Florida Gulf Coast)
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 1.087

Louis Coleman rhp
1 year/$0.725M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.725M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 4/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.537M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$491,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/21/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (5-152) (LSU)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.162

Hunter Dozier 3b
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1-8) (Stephen F. Austin State)
  • signed 6/10/13, $2.2M signing bonus ($3.1378M slot)
  • agent: Will McGuffey, Frontline
  • ML service:

Chris Dwyer lhp
2015

  • 1 year/$0.5005M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/1/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (4-122) (Clemson)
  • $1.45M signing bonus
  • agent: Jack Toffey
  • ML service: 0.012

Foster Griffin lhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-28) (The First Academy, Orlando)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($1.8155M slot)
  • ML service:

Mitch Maier of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/24/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 5/3/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 10/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $10,000 for 100 plate appearances
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/4/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/14/12
  • 1 year/$0.459M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/09 ($182,405 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/06
  • drafted by Kansas City 2003 (1-30) (Toledo)
  • signed 6/03, $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Eric Sobocinski
  • ML service: 4.001

Sean Manaea lhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1s-34) (Indiana State)
  • signed 6/21/13, $3.55M signing bonus ($1.623M slot)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Raul A. Mondesi ss
2015

  • signed by Kansas City 2011 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Joe Paterson lhp 
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/7/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • selected by Arizona from San Francisco in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10
    • signed by Arizona 3/11
  • drafted by San Francisco 2007 (10-314) (Oregon State)
  • ML service: 1.052

Troy Patton lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/5/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • receives $1,100,820 after 25-game suspension
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Baltimore 5/24/14, with Padres paying Orioles $1.5M
    • DFA by San Diego 9/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14
    • refused assignment by San Diego 10/4/14
    • suspended 80 games 11/5/14 (positive amphetamines test)
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • placed on restricted list 12/21/13 (25-game suspension for second positive PED test – amphetamine)
  • 1 year/$0.4835M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
    • DFA by Baltimore 5/20/11, optioned to Triple-A 5/24/11
    • placed on restricted list 8/27/11 (DUI hearing), reinstated 8/30/11
    • placed on restricted list 9/22/11 (left club to attend court-ordered class in Texas related to 2010-11 DUI arrest), reinstated 9/23/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09 ($0.2535M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07
    • signed 2/7/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 8/25/07
  • drafted 2004 (9-274) (Tomball HS, Texas)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.138

Sam Selman lhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (2-66) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.75M signing bonus ($0.7816M slot)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service:

Moises Sierra of
1 year/$0.5047M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5047M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 5/3/14 after being DFA by Toronto 5/1/14
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Chicago White Sox 10/24/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 12/16/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/22/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 11/19/10
  • signed by Toronto as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.105

Bubba Starling of
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (1-5) (Gardner-Edgerton High School, Gardner, Kan.)
  • $7.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Chase Vallot c
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1s-40) (St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.4208M slot)
  • ML service:

Kyle Zimmer rhp
2015

  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (1-5) (San Francisco)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.5M slot)
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: