Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2013 season).
 
David Glass purchased the Royals for $96M in 2000.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $490M in March, 2014.
Bloomberg valued the Royals at $540M in October, 2013.
 
  • 2014 payroll obligations for former players:
    • $  573,771 (Emilio Bonifacio)
    • Opening Day payrolls
      (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
      :

      • 2014: $ 92,185,521
      • 2013: $ 81,871,725
      • 2012: $ 64,001,725
      • 2011: $ 38,176,000
      • 2010: $ 74,985,210
      • 2009: $ 70,519,333
      • 2008: $ 58,245,500
      • 2007: $ 67,166,500
      • 2006: $ 47,294,000
      • 2005: $ 36,881,000
      • 2004: $ 47,609,000
      • 2003: $ 40,518,000
      • 2002: $ 47,257,000
      • 2001: $ 35,422,500
      • 2000: $ 23,100,000

Dayton Moore Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM
4 years (2011-14)
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, Baseball Operations/Assistant GM Dean Taylor
  • Assistant GM/Scouting & Player Development J.J. Picollo
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Rene Francisco
  • Director, Scouting Lonnie Goldberg
  • Director, Player Development Scott Sharp

Ned Yost Manager
2 years (2014-15)

  • 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)

James Shields rhp
4 years/$11.25M (2008-11), plus 2012-14 club options

  • 4 years/$11.25M (2008-11), plus 2012-14 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 1/23/08
    • 08:$1M, 09:$1.5M, 10:$2.5M, 11:$4.25M, 12:$7M club option ($2M buyout), 13:$9M club option ($1.5M buyout), 14:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • value of 2012-14 club options may increase package to $38M
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched, starts, and Cy Young voting may increase package to $44M
    • assignment bonus of $0.75M if traded
    • Tampa Bay exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
    • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
    • 2013 option increased by $1.25M to $10.25M with escalators
    • 2014 option increased to about $13.5M with escalators
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2013 option at $10.25M 10/30/12 
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 12/9/12
    • Kansas City exercised $13.5M option for 2014 10/30/13 
  • 1 year/$0.3949M (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/05
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2000 (16-466) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 7.125

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
    • salaries may increase based on awards, performance (2011-12 Gold Gloves and 2013 All Star selection increase 2014 salary to $10.75M, 2015 salary to $13.25M and 2016 option to $13.25M)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 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: 6.092

Billy Butler dh
4 years/$30M (2011-14), plus 2015 club option

  • 4 years/$30M (2011-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/22/11 (avoided arbitration, $4.3M-$3.4M)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 11:$3M, 12:$8M, 13:$8M, 14:$8M, 15:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • option may increase by $2M to $14.5M based on performance
    • assignment bonus if traded
  • 1 year/$0.47M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.421M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/09 ($216,300 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.399M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/1/07
  • drafted by Kansas City 2004 (1-14) (Wolfson HS, Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • signed 6/04, $1.45M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Genske (previously Doug Rogalski)
  • ML service: 6.102

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 for 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)
    • $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: 7.130

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: 6.114

Josh Willingham lf-dh
3 years/$21M (2012-14)

  • 3 years/$21M (2012-14)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/11
    • 12:$7M, 13:$7M, 14:$7M
    • 2014 salary increases by $1M with 525 plate appearances in 2013
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Minnesota 8/11/14
  • 1 year/$6M (2011)
    • signed by Oakland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/19/10
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/16/10
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2009)
    • signed by Washington 2/18/09 ($3.6M-$2.55M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 525, 550, 575, 600 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/22/08
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Florida 11/11/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/05
  • drafted by Florida 2000 (17-491) (North Alabama)
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 8.123

Luke Hochevar rhp
1 year/$5.21M (2014)

  • 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: 5.151

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 (Uggla deal)
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • signed by Atlanta 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 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: 10.120

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
  • 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 2004 (3-75) (Lake Wales HS, Fla.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.032

Greg Holland rhp
1 year/$4.675M (2014)

  • 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: 3.028

Scott Downs lhp
1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 option

  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/2/14
    • 14:$3.75M, 15:$4.25M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/27/14, released 7/3/14  
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/6/14 (pro-rated minimum)
  • 3 years/$15M (2011-13)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/10/10
    • performance bonuses: $1M for games finished
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 7/29/13
  • 3 years/$10M (2008-10)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • 08:$2.25M, 09:$3.75M, 10:$4M
    • if traded during 2008 season, 2009-10 salaries increase by $0.25M
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2007)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.925M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 70 g, $15,000 for 75 g
  • 1 year/$0.705M (2006)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by Montreal (minor-league contract)
    • released by Montreal 11/29/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • re-signed by Montreal (split contract paying $177,500 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2002)
    • re-signed by Montreal 2/02
  • 1 year (2001)
    • re-signed by Montreal 2/01
  • 1 year (2000)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/00
    • acquired by Montreal in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/00
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Minnesota 5/99
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/98
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 1997 (3-94) (University of Kentucky)
  • agent: CAA Sports (Greg Landry)
  • ML service: 11.121

Eric Hosmer 1b
1 year/$3.6M (2014)

  • 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: 2.146

Bruce Chen lhp
1 years/$4.25M (2014), plus 2015 option

  • 1 years/$4.25M (2014), plus 2015 option
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/30/14
    • 14:$3.25M, 15:$5.5M mutual option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M for each start from 16 to 25
  • 2 years/$9M (2012-13)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/23/11
    • 12:$4.5M, 13:$4.5M
    • may earn additional $1M annually in performance bonuses
    • may earn additional $0.5M annually in roster bonuses
  • 1 year/$2M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/15/11
    • performance bonuses to $1.5M
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/09 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/23/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/28/09 (minor-league deal)
    • $0.6M in majors
    • may request and receive release if not on 25-man roster by 6/1/09
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 6/27/09
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/07
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/07
    • DFA by Texas 4/07
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2006)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 200 IP, 33 starts
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2005)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 12/04 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance, award bonuses
  • 1 year (2004)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/03 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.7M in majors
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Toronto 5/04
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 8/04
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2003)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/03 (lost arbitration, $0.83M-$0.7M)
    • released by Cincinnati 3/03
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 3/03 (minor-league contract, $0.55M in majors)
    • contract purchased by Houston 3/03
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 5/03 after being DFA by Houston
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2002)
    • acquired by Montreal in trade from NY Mets 4/02
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2001)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Philadelphia 7/01
  • 1 year/$0.2075M (2000)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Atlanta 7/00
  • signed by Atlanta 1993 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 10.171

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: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 4.082

Raul Ibanez dh-lf
1 year/$2.75M (2014)

  • 1 year/$2.75M (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/18/13
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M for each 50 PAs up to 400
    • released by LA Angels 6/21/14 
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/30/14 (pro-rated minimum)
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2013)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/22/12
    • may earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/21/12
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 75, 100, 125 plate appearances. $0.1M each 150, 175, 200, 225 PA. $0.15M each for 250, 275, 300 PA. $0.2M each for 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 PA. $0.25M for 525 PA.
  • 3 years/$31.5M (2009-11)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/16/08
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 09:$6.5M, 10:$11.5M, 11:$11.5M
    • limited no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd). $50,000 for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP, AP/TSN/BA All Star
  • 2 years/$11M (2007-08)
    • signed extension with Seattle 3/06
    • 07:$5.5M, 08:$5.5M
  • 3 years/$13.25M (2004-06)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/03
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 04:$3.25M, 05:$3.75M, 06:$4.25M
  • 1 year/$3M (2003)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/03 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.75M)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2002)
  • agents: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 16.020

Norichika Aoki rf
2 years/$2.5M (2012-13), plus 2014 option

  • 2 years/$2.5M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Milwaukee 1/17/12
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1.25M, 14:$1.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on games (75-150) and starts (100-140):
      • $1.675M in 2012, $0.8375M in 2013, $1.0875M in 2014
      • 2013 salary increases by one half of 2012 bonuses earned
    • may become Article XX(B) free agent after expiration of contract (after 2013 or 2014 season)
    • Milwaukee exercised 2014 option at $1,918,750 10/29/13 
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/5/13
  • Milwaukee won negotiating rights with $2.5M bid after Aoki was posted by Japan’s Yakult Swallows 1/12
  • agent: Nez Balelo
  • ML service: 2.000

Jason Frasor rhp
1 year/$1.75M (2014)

  • 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: 9.134

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)
  • 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: 2.050

Aaron Crow rhp
1 year/$1.475M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.28M)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$1.28M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
  • 3 years/$3M (2010-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Kansas City 9/17/09
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • escalators may increase value to slightly less than $4.5M
    • 2012 salary of $1.6M
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (1-12) (Fort Worth, Independent League)
  • drafted by Washington 2008 (1-9) (Missouri) (did not sign)
  • agents: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 3.000

Tim Collins lhp
1 year/$1.3625M (2014)

  • 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 a free agent (Worcester Technical HS)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.000

Jayson Nix inf
1 year/$0.95M (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $0.95M in majors
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Tampa Bay 3/28/14
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 3/28/14 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 5/12/14 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 5/17/14 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Tampa Bay 8/1/14
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 8/3/14
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 8/28/14 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 8/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration) ($0.3M in minors)
    • DFA by NY Yankees 11/30/12 
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/29/13 
    • non-tendered by NY Yankees 12/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/23/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 5/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4381M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Cleveland 3/29/11
    • DFA by Toronto 7/3/11, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/11
    • refused minor-league assignment by Toronto 10/9/11
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 6/25/10 after being DFA by White Sox 6/18/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 10/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • split contract, $62,500 in minors
    • DFA by Colorado 4/26/08, sent outright to Triple-A 4/30/08
    • contract purchased by Colorado 7/8/08
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/05 
  • drafted by Colorado 2001 (1s-44) (Midland HS, Texas)
  • $0.925M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.127

Blake Wood rhp
1 year/$0.56M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/2/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 5/27/14
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09
    • signed by Kansas City 2/10
  • drafted by Kansas City 2006 (3-77) (Georgia Tech)
  • signed 6/06, $0.46M signing bonus
  • agent: Diamond Sports
  • ML service: 3.108

Mike Moustakas 3b
1 year/$0.549M (2014)

  • 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: 2.111

Lorenzo Cain cf
1 year/$0.546M (2014)

  • 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: 2.074

Louis Coleman rhp
1 year/$0.537M (2014)

  • 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: 2.053

Jarrod Dyson cf
1 year/$0.53M (2014)

  • 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)
  • agent: Career Sports
  • ML service: 2.088

Kelvin Herrera rhp
1 year/$522,500 (2014)

  • 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 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 1.157

Francisley Bueno lhp
1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • 1 year/$492,650 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/25/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/13 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/8/13 
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/12/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 6/23/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed for 2011 with Monterrey of Mexican Summer League
  • 1 year (2010)
    • released by Atlanta 4/10
    • signed for 2010 with Hanwha of Korea
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/14/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 8/3/08
  • signed by Atlanta 2/16/06 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic)
  • agent: Kinzer Management
  • ML service: 0.111

Yordano Ventura rhp
1 year/$0.5005M (2014)

  • 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: 0.013

Lane Adams rf
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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: 0.000

Aaron Brooks rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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: 0.000

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 deal)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/16/14
  • 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: 1.044

Christian Colon 2b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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: 0.000

Chelsor Cuthbert 3b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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

Danny Duffy lhp
1 year/$0.526M (2014)

  • 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: 2.085

Chris Dwyer lhp
1 year/$0.5005M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5005M (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 2/15/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (4-122) (Clemson)
  • $1.45M signing bonus
  • agent: Jack Toffey
  • ML service: 0.012

Johnny Giavotella 2b
1 year/$508,575 (2014)

  • 1 year/$508,575 (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$483,600 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/5/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (2-47) (New Orleans)
  • signed 6/08 $0.787M signing bonus
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 1.011

Liam Hendriks rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 2/21/14 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/19/14 
    • signed by Toronto 3/14 
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Toronto 7/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13 
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/13/13 after being DFA by Minnesota 12/5/13 
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/23/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 9/6/11
  • signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from Australia
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.001

Erik Kratz c
1 year/$0.5102M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5102M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Toronto 7/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.496M (2013)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Philadelphia for 2011 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/17/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh for 2010
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 9/8/10, sent outright to Triple-A 9/10/10
  • drafted by Toronto 2002 (29-866) (Eastern Mennonite U.)
  • ML service: 1.158

John Lamb lhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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: 0.000

Francisco Pena c
1 year (2014)

  • 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: 0.000

Minor Leagues 

Miguel Almonte rhp
2014

  • signed by Kansas City 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Noel Arguelles lhp
5 years/$6.9M (2010-14)

  • 5 years/$6.9M (2010-14)
    • signed by Kansas City as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Canada) 1/7/10 (Major League contract)
    • may earn additional $2M in bonuses
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/13, sent outright to Triple-A 11/26/13
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 0.027

Christian Binford rhp
2014

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

Jorge Bonifacio of
2014

  • signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service:

Orlando Calixte ss
2014

  • signed by Kansas City 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Pedro Ciriaco ss
1 year/$0.5135M (2014)

  • 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
  • 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 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.171

Hunter Dozier 3b
2014

  • 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:

Brandon Finnegan lhp
2014

  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-17) (LSU)
  • $2.2006M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jesus Flores c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/2/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/16/13 (minor-league deal)
    • released by LA Dodgers 5/23/13
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 6/4/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 70 games. $15,000 for 80 games. $25,000 for 90 games
  • 1 year/$0.4115M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/25/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • selected from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/06
    • signed 1/07
  • signed 2002 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 5.079 (through 2012)

Foster Griffin lhp
2014

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

Brett Hayes c
1 year/$0.63M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.63M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/10/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $20,000 in performance bonuses 
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/28/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2013)
    • signed by Kansas City 11/20/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 3/29/13 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/4/13 
    • DFA by Kansas City 8/11/13 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/2/12
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Miami 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/1/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Florida 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Florida 3/09
  • drafted 2005 (2s-79) (Nevada)
  • $0.45M signing bonus
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 3.017

Paul Janish ss-2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 7/1/14
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/4/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 11/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 games
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, MVP, WS MVP 
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $15,000 each for 100, 120 games
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cincinnati 7/14/12
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/07
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2004 (5-138) (Rice)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 4.115

Sean Manaea lhp
2014

  • 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:

Justin Maxwell rf
1 year/$1.325M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.325M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/21/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.075M)
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/16/14, sent outright to Triple-A 5/23/14 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 6/21/14 
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • renewed by Houston 3/13
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Houston 7/31/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 4/8/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade 2/1/11 after being DFA by Washington 1/27/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Washington 1/25/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/4/07
  • drafted by Washington 2005 (4-114) (Maryland)
  • $0.386M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Brodie Van Wagenen)
  • ML service: 3.066

Tim Melville rhp
2014

  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (4-115) (Holt HS, Wentsville, Mo.)
  • signed 8/15/08, $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Jason Cook
  • ML service:

Raul A. Mondesi ss
2014

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

Clay Mortensen rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as free agent 11/6/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
    • DFA by Boston 6/29/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/13 
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 8/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 1/21/12
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 1/30/11 after being DFA by Oakland 1/25/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/28/09
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 7/24/09 (A’s to pay $1.5M of Matt Holliday’s remaining 2009 salary)
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1s-36) (Gonzaga)
  • signed 6/12/07, $0.65M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.112

Carlos Peguero of
1 year/$504,250 (2014)

  • 1 year/$504,250 (2014)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 1/29/14 after being DFA by Seattle 1/16/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/25/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/7/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/11
  • signed by Seattle as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Proformance
  • ML service: 0.148

Edinson Rincon 3b-of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by KC as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/6/13 after being DFA by San Diego 5/28/13
    • DFA by Kansas City 9/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/18/11
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service:

Sam Selman lhp
2014

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

Bubba Starling of
2014

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

Ramon Troncoso rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/14/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 6/6/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/4/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/12
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 3/22/12, sent outright to Triple-A 3/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/08
  • signed 2002 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.087

Chase Vallot c
2014

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

Ryan Verdugo lhp
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11
    • signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Francisco 11/7/11 (Melky Cabrera deal)
  • drafted by San Francisco 2008 (9-267) (LSU)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.004 (through 2012)

Kyle Zimmer rhp
2014

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

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