Minnesota Twins

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

The Pohlad family bought the Twins for $44M in 1984.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $910M in March, 2016.

TWINS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $105,333,700 $ ( )
2015 $108,262,500 $108,275,245 (20)
2014 $ 85,465,000 $ 91,071,286 (24)
2013 $ 82,010,000 $ 76,132,483 (24)
2012 $100,435,000 $101,165,992 (13)
2011 $113,237,000 $115,419,106 ( 9)
2010 $ 97,659,167 $103,039,407 (10)
2009 $ 65,299,266 $ 73,068,407 (23)
2008 $ 56,932,766 $ 65,096,667 (25)
2007 $ 71,439,500 $ 71,938,505 (21)
2006 $ 63,396,006 $ 64,809,258 (21)
2005 $ 56,186,000 $ 56,388,000 (20)
2004 $ 53,585,000 $ 54,795,587 (21)
2003 $ 55,505,000 $ 65,318,977 (18)
2002 $ 40,225,000 $ 41,309,031 (27)
2001 $ 24,130,000 $ 27,411,912 (30)
2000 $ 15,700,000 $ 16,723,347 (30)
  • 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.

Derek Falvey Executive VP, Chief Baseball Officer
2017 -

  • 2017 -
    • hired by Minnesota as Executive VP, Chief Baseball Officer 11/4/16
  • Cleveland, 2007-16
    • assistant GM (2016)
    • director, baseball operations (2012-15)

Thad Levine Senior VP, General Manager
2017 -

  • 2017 –
    • hired by Minnesota as Senior VP, General Manager 11/4/16
  • Texas, assistant GM (2006-16)
  • Colorado (2001-2005)
  • VP, Assistant GM Rob Antony
  • VP, Player Personnel Mike Radcliff
  • Director of Scouting Deron Johnson
  • Director of Minor League Operations Brad Steil
  • former Executive VP, General Manager Terry Ryan
    • 2012 –
      • selected as interim GM, 11/7/11, replacing Bill Smith
      • selected as permanent GM 10/5/12
    • Special Assistant, 2008-11
    • Executive VP / General Manager, 1995-2007
    • Assistant GM, 1992-94
    • Scouting Director, 1987-91
  • former GM Bill Smith
    • promoted to General Manager 10/07
    • fired by Minnesota 11/7/11

Paul Molitor Manager
3 years (2015-17)

  • 3 years (2015-17)
    • hired as manager by Minnesota 11/4/14
  • Minnesota, 2000-01, 2003 and 2005-14:
    • bench coach (2000-01), minor-league base-running and infield coordinator (2003, 2005-13), coach (2014)
  • Seattle, 2004: hitting coach
  • former manager Ron Gardenhire
    • 2 years (2014-15)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 9/30/13
      • fired by Minnesota 9/29/14
    • 2 years (2012-13)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 11/17/10
    • 2 years (2010-11)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 11/13/08
    • 2 years/$2.5M (2008-09)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 10/06
    • 2 years/$2.35M (2006-07)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 1/05
      • 06:$1.1M, 07:$1.25M
    • 2 years/$1.26M (2004-05)
      • signed extension with Minnesota 10/03
      • 04:$0.58M, 05:$0.68M
    • 2 years/$0.85M (2002-03), plus 2004 club option
      • hired by Minnesota 1/02, replacing Tom Kelly
      • 02:$0.4M, 03:$0.45M, 04:$0.5M club option

Joe Mauer 1b
8 years/$184M (2011-18)

  • 8 years/$184M (2011-18)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/22/10 (largest-ever deal for a catcher and fourth-largest contract in history at signing)
    • 11-18: $23 million annually
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd, $25,000 for 4th-6th). $0.1M for WS MVP. $50,000 for LCS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star selection
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$33M (2007-10)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $4.5M-$3.3M)
    • 07:$3.75M, 08:$6.25M, 09:$10.5M, 10:$12.5M
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP, $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd). $50,000 for LCS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star selection
    • limited no-trade clause (may block deals to 3 clubs each year)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/05
  • drafted by Minnesota 2001 (1-1) (Cretin-Derham HS, St. Paul, Minn.)
  • $5.15M signing bonus (paid over 5 years)
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • ML service: 13.000

Ervin Santana rhp
4 years/$55M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$55M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/14
    • 15-18:$13.5M annually. 19:$14M club option
    • 2019 option guaranteed if Santana passes physical after 2018 season and throws 400 innings in 2017-18, including 200 IP in 2018
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for Cy Young, $50,000 for Gold Glove, $25,000 for All Star
    • placed on restricted list 4/3/15 (80-game suspension for positive PED test)
  • 1 year/$14.1M (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/12/14
    • Atlanta made qualifying offer 11/1/14
  • 4 years/$30M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with LA Angels 2/14/09
    • 09:$3.8M, 10:$6M, 11:$8M, 12:$11.2M, 13:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for MVP, WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($80,000 for 2nd, $60,000-3rd, $40,000-4th, $20,000-5th)
    • LA Angels exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 10/31/12 (Angels paid Royals $1M in the deal) 
    • Kansas City made qualifying offer 11/4/13 (declined)
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2008)
    • renewed by LA Angels 3/2/08
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • signed by LA Angels 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.7M signing bonus
  • agent: Jay Alou, Octaon (previously Adam Katz, Bean Stringfellow)
  • ML service: 11.104

Phil Hughes rhp
5 years/$58M (2015-19)

  • 5 years/$58M (2015-19)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 12/22/14, replacing final two seasons in previous contract
    • 15:$9.2M, 16:$9.2M, 17:$13.2M, 18:$13.2M, 19:$13.2M
    • annual performance bonus: $0.2M for 200 innings pitched
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs/year)
  • 3 years/$24M (2014-16)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/5/13
    • 14:$8M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 180, 195 innings pitched. $0.5M for 210 IP
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs/year)
  • 1 year/$7.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.447M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year/$407,650 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 2/09 ($213,218 in minors)
  • 1 year/$406,350 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2004 (1-23) (Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Nez Balelo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 9.113

Jason Castro c
3 years/$24.5M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$24.5M (2017-19)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/30/16
    • 17:$8.5M, 18:$8M, 19:$8M
  • 1 year/$5M (2016)
    • lost arbitration with Houston 2/9/16 ($5.25M-$5M)
  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4966M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.486M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
  • 1 year/$0.4215M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/22/10
  • drafted by Houston 2008 (1-10) (Stanford)
  • signed 7/08, $2.07M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 6.104

Glen Perkins lhp
4 years/$22.175M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 4 years/$22.175M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/14/14, replacing prior contract
    • 14:$4.025M, 15:$4.65M, 16:$6.3M 17:$6.5M, 18:$6.5M club option ($0.7M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
    • if traded, 2018 option becomes player option
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Perkins to block deals to three clubs
  • 3 years/$10.3M (2013-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/8/12
    • 13:$2.5M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$3.75M, 16:$4.5M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on games finished
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 9/06
    • signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • drafted by Minnesota 2004 (1-22) (University of Minnesota)
  • $1.425M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 9.010

Hector Santiago lhp
1 year/$5M (2016)

  • 1 year/$5M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/8/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16, with Twins paying Angels $6,371,585 in cash as part of the deal)
  • 1 year/$2.29M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
    • acquired by LA Angels in three-way trade from Arizona / Chicago White Sox 12/10/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 6/26/11
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2006 (30-915) (Northwest Florida State College)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.016

Brian Dozier 2b
4 years/$20M (2015-18)

  • 4 years/$20M (2015-18)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/24/15, replacing one-year, $0.59M contract signed 3/3/15
    • 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$6M, 18:$9M
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove. $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 5/7/12
  • drafted by Minnesota 2009 (8-252) (Southern Mississippi)
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Damon Lapa, All Bases Covered
  • ML service: 4.100

Byung Ho Park dh-1b
4 years/$12M (2016-19), plus 2020 option

  • 4 years/$12M (2016-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by Minnesota 12/1/15
    • 16:$2.75M, 17:$2.75M, 18:$3M, 19:$3M, 20:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
  • Minnesota won negotiating rights 11/9/15 with bid of $12.85M after Park was posted by Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization
  • agent: Alan Nero, Octagon
  • ML service: 0.090

Eduardo Escobar inf
1 year/$2.6M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.6M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.15M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/29/12 (Francisco Liriano deal)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/19/10
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 7/28/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver-Shapiro)
  • ML service: 4.128

Brandon Kintzler rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/7/16
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 4/21/15, sent outright to Triple-A 4/23/15
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 9/8/15
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/21/12
    • DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/12, sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/12
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/8/10
  • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/24/09 (minor-league contract)
  • released by San Diego 4/1/06
  • drafted by San Diego 2004 (40-1,182) (Dixie State JC, Utah)
  • agent: Kevin Kohler
  • ML service: 5.003

Robbie Grossman lf
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract with May opt-out date)
    • opted out of contract with Cleveland 5/15/16
    • signed by Minnesota as free agent 5/17/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/19/16
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
    • released by Houston 11/19/15
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (6-174) (Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Lagardere Sports
  • ML service: 2.060

Kyle Gibson rhp
1 year/$0.5875M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5875M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Minnesota 2009 (1-22) (Missouri)
  • signed 8/17/09, $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Rowley Sports
  • ML service: 3.056

Miguel Sano rf
1 year/$0.5475M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5475M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • signed by Minnesota 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $3.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports (previously Rob Plummer)
  • ML service: 1.095

Trevor May rhp
1 year/$0.545M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.545M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/12
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (4-136) (Kelso HS, Wash.)
  • $0.375M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.051

Eddie Rosario lf
1 year/$0.5425M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5425M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (4-135) (Rafael Lopez Landron HS, Guayama, P.R.)
  • $0.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 1.120

Danny Santana ss
1 year/$0.5375M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • signed by Minnesota 12/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.111

John Ryan Murphy c
1 year/$0.5287M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5287M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5187M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Yankees 11/11/15
  • 1 year/$0.5027M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (2-76) (Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.012

Ryan Pressly rhp
1 year/$0.52M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5115M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • selected by Minnesota from Boston in Rule 5 Draft 12/6/12
    • signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (11-354) (Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas)
  • agent: Landis Baseball
  • ML service: 3.053

Mike Tonkin rhp
1 year/$0.515M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Minnesota 2008 (30-906) (Palmdale HS, Calif.)
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 2.005

Byron Buxton of
1 year/$0.5125M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 6/14/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (1-2) (Appling County HS, Baxley, Ga.)
  • $6M signing bonus ($6.2M slot)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 1.064

Jose Berrios rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/26/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (1s-32) (Papa Juan XXIII HS, Bayamon, P.R.)
  • $1.55M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Melvin Roman, MDR Sports
  • ML service: 0.074

Buddy Boshers lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 3/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 5/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 5/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/10/13
  • drafted by LA Angels 2008 (4-139) (Calhoun CC, Ala.)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.009

J.T. Chargois rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (2-72) (Rice)
  • $0.7126M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.057

Tyler Duffey rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (5-160) (Rice)
  • $0.2671M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Dishman Sports
  • ML service: 1.042

Mitch Garver c
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (9-260) (New Mexico)
  • $40,000 signing bonus ($0.1481 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Zach Granite of
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (14-410) (Seton Hall)
  • ML service: 0.000

Felix Jorge rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • signed by Minnesota 2/21/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Max Kepler of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • signed by Minnesota 2009 as an amateur free agent from Germany
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 0.152

Pat Light rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Boston 8/1/16
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (1s-37) (Monmouth)
  • $1M signing bonus ($1.3943M slot)
  • agent: Jeff Randazzo
  • ML service: 0.054

Adalberto Mejia lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 11/20/15
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from San Francisco 7/28/16
  • signed by San Francisco 2011 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.001

Mason Melotakis lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (2-63) (Northwestern State)
  • $0.75M signing bonus ($0.8185 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Ryan O’Roarke lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
    • DFA by Minnesota 5/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/9/16
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/7/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (13-405) (Merrimack College, Mass.)
  • ML service: 1.006

Daniel Palka of
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Arizona 11/10/15
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (3-88) (Georgia Tech)
  • $0.55M signing bonus ($0.6026 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jorge Polanco 2b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • signed by Minnesota 7/6/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.105

Taylor Rogers lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (11-340) (Kentucky)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 0.145

Fernando Romero rhp
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • signed by Minnesota 11/4/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.22M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Randy Rosario lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • signed by Minnesota 8/16/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.22M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Michael Strong lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Miami 1/22/16
    • signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • claimed by Miami off waivers from Milwaukee 12/7/15
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (10-331) (Oklahoma State)
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Kennys Vargas 1b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • signed by Minnesota 2/25/09 as a free agent from Puerto Rico
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Kinzer
  • ML service: 1.064

Engelb Vielma ss
2017

  • 2017
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • signed by Minnesota 9/8/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $90,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

Andrew Albers lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 4/28/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/11/16
    • DFA by Minnesota 8/13/16 (optional assignment)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/17/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/1/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • released by Minnesota 1/30/14
    • signed for 2014 by Hanwha Eagles of Korea
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/13
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/10/11 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by independent Quebec 5/10
  • released by San Diego 3/25/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (10-315) (Kentucky)
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • agent: True Gravity
  • ML service: 0.112

Joe Benson of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/25/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/7/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 6/19/15
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 7/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/20/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13 
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Minnesota 5/25/13 
    • DFA by Texas 9/1/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/10
  • drafted by Minnesota 2006 (2-64) (Joliet Catholic HS, Ill.)
  • $0.575M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.023 (through 2015)

James Beresford 2b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/17/16
  • signed by Minnesota 8/05 as an amateur free agent from Australia
  • ML service: 0.027

Nick Burdi rhp
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2014 (2-46) (Louisville)
  • $1.2188M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Juan Centeno c
1  year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/4/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/18/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from NY Mets 10/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13
  • drafted by NY Mets 2007 (32-991) (Antonio Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R.)
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.083

Logan Darnell lhp
2016

  • 2016
    • DFA by Minnesota 1/22/16, sent outright to Triple-A 1/28/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13 
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (6-195) (Kentucky)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.073 (through 2015)

Tommy Field 2b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/2/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Detroit 5/6/16
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 5/14/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 5/11/15
    • DFA by Texas 5/30/15, sent outright to Triple-A 6/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/10/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 8/7/14
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/24/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/29/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Colorado 11/2/12
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Minnesota 11/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/11/11
  • drafted by Colorado 2008 (24-737) (Texas State)
  • agent: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 0.094 (through 2015)

Stephen Gonsalves lhp
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (4-110) (Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego)
  • $0.7M signing bonus ($0.4682M slot)
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service:

Nick Gordon ss
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2014 (1-5) (Olympia HS, Orlando)
  • $3.851M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service:

Tyler Jay lhp
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2015 (1-6) (Illinois)
  • $3.8895M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: All Bases Covered
  • ML service:

Zack Jones rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • selected by Milwaukee from Minnesota in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Milwaukee 3/16
    • returned by Milwaukee to Minnesota 6/19/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (4-130) (San Jose State)
  • $0.3567M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2015)

Alex Kirilloff of
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2016 (1-15) (Plum HS, Pittsburgh)
  • $2.8171M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Jeff Randazzo, Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Darin Mastroianni of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 7/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/1/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Philadelphia 5/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.505M in majors ($0.2873M in minors)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 4/11/14
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/22/14 after being DFA by Minnesota 4/20/14
    • DFA by Toronto 9/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/12/14
    • refused assignment by Toronto 10/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 12/23/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 2/9/12 after being DFA by Toronto 2/1/12
    • signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 11/19/10
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (16-505) (Southern Indiana)
  • ML service: 2.018 (through 2015)

Neil Ramirez rhp
1 year/$0.5245M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
    • claimed off waivers by Milwaukee 5/31/16 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/21/16
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 6/12/16 after being DFA by Milwaukee 6/9/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 7/21/16
  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 8/23/13 (player to be named in 7/22/13 Matt Garza deal)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 3/1/12
  • drafted by Texas 2007 (1s-44) (Kempsville HS, Va.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service: 1.158 (through 2015)

Kohl Stewart rhp
2016

  • drafted by Minnesota 2013 (1-4) (St. Pius X HS, Houston)
  • $4.5444M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Darek Braunecker, Frontline
  • ML service:

Alex Wimmers rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/26/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/7/16
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (1-21) (Ohio State)
  • $1.332M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.038