Minnesota Twins

Service time in years & days (through 2015 season).

The Pohlad family bought the Twins for $44M in 1984.
Forbes magazine valued the club at $895M in March, 2015.

Bloomberg valued the franchise at $700M in October, 2013.

TWINS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $ $ ( )
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.

Terry Ryan Executive VP, General Manager
2012 -

  • 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
  • VP, Assistant GM Rob Antony
  • VP, Player Personnel Mike Radcliff
  • Director of Scouting Deron Johnson
  • Director of Minor League Operations Brad Steil

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: 12.000

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 (previously Adam Katz, Bean Stringfellow)
  • ML service: 10.101

Ricky Nolasco rhp
4 years/$49M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 4 years/$49M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/27/13
    • 14:$12M, 15:$12M, 16:$12M 17:$12M, 18:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2018 option becomes player option with 400 IP in 2016-17
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 club/year – Boston, NY Yankees and Toronto as of 12/15)
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 12/18/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/22/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/05
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/05
    • signed by Florida 2/06
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2001 (4-108) (Rialto HS, Calif.)
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 9.142

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: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 8.113

Trevor Plouffe 3b
1 year/$7.25M (2016)

  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/25/16 (avoided arbitration, $7.95M-$7M)
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2015
    • arbitration-eligible ($M-$M)
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/11
  • 1 year (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
  • drafted by Minnesota 2004 (1-20) (Crespi HS, Northridge, Calif.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 4.162

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: John Courtright
  • ML service: 8.010

Kurt Suzuki c
2 years/$12M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$12M (2015-16), plus 2017 vesting option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 7/31/14
    • 15:$6M, 16:$6M, 17:$6M vesting option
    • 2017 option guaranteed with 485 plate appearances in 2016
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2014)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/13
    • performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
  • 4 years/$16.25M (2010-13), plus 2014 option
    • signed extension with Oakland 7/23/10, replacing 1 year/$0.42M deal signed 3/8/10
    • $0.15M signing bonus
    • 10:$0.6M, 11:$3.4M, 12:$5M, 13:$6.45M, 14:$8.5M club option ($0.65M buyout)
    • 2014 option guaranteed at $9.25M with 113 starts in 2013
    • acquired with cash by Washington in trade from Oakland 8/3/12
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 8/23/13 
    • Oakland declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/28/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 2007
  • drafted by Oakland 2004 (2-67) (Cal State-Fullerton)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Lozano
  • ML service: 8.113

Kevin Jepsen rhp
1 year/$5.3125M (2016)

  • 1 year/$5.3125M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/22/16 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$5.05M)
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2015)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/15 with $1,074,453 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.4625M (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.625M-$1.3M)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 12/16/14
  • 1 year/$1,181,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/30/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$0.975M)
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/26/09
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 9/7/08
  • drafted by Anaheim 2002 (2-53) (Bishop Manogue, Reno)
  • $0.745M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.163

Tom Milone lhp
1 year/$4.5M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.775M (2015)
    • re-signed by 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Oakland 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/3/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
  • drafted by Washington 2008 (10-301) (USC)
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver/Shapiro)
  • ML service: 3.143

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
  • ML service: 3.100

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
  • ML service: 0.000

Casey Fien rhp
1 year/$2.275M (2016)

  • 1 year/$2.275M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 7/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/11/10 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Houston 8/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re=signed by Detroit 3/1/10
    • claimed by Boston off waivers from Detroit 3/2/10
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Boston 3/4/10
    • released by Toronto 3/17/10
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/19/10
    • DFA by Detroit 7/25/10, sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/26/09
  • drafted by Detroit 2006 (20-592) (Cal Poly)
  • agent: Joel Wolfe, Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.143

Eduardo Escobar inf
1 year/$2.15M (2016)

  • 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: 3.128

Eduardo Nunez ss-2b
1 year/$1.475M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.475M (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5769M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade 4/7/14 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5333M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.5238M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4193M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Yankees 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • signed by NY Yankees 2/28/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 4.090

Kyle Gibson rhp
1 year/$0.5375M (2015)

  • 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: Randy Rowley
  • ML service: 2.056

Oswaldo Arcia rf
1 year/$0.5325M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • signed by Minnesota 7/4/07 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Praver-Shapiro) (previously The Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 2.020

John Ryan Murphy c
1 year/$0.5187M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.120

Danny Santana ss
1 year/$0.53M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.111

Kennys Vargas 1b
1 year/$0.5175M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.161

J.R. Graham rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • selected by Minnesota from Atlanta in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (4-146) (Santa Clara)
  • $0.1746M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service: 1.000

Byron Buxton of
1 year (2015)

  • 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: 0.113

J.T. Chargois rhp
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (2-72) (Rice)
  • $0.7126M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Pat Dean lhp
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (3-102) (Boston College)
  • $0.3195M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Duffey rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (5-160) (Rice)
  • $0.2671M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.062

John Hicks c
2016

  • 2016
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 12/2/15 after being DFA by Seattle 11/23/15
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Seattle 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (4-123) (Virginia)
  • $0.24M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.038

Max Kepler of
1 year (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.013

Yorman Landa rhp
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • signed by Minnesota 9/3/10 an an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Trevor May rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.051

Mason Melotakis lhp
2016

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

Alex Meyer rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Washington 11/29/12
  • drafted by Washington 2011 (1-23) (Kentucky)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.008

Ryan O’Roarke lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/7/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (13-405) (Merrimack College, Mass.)
  • ML service: 0.090

Jorge Polanco 2b
1 year (2015)

  • 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: 0.011

Ryan Pressly rhp
1 year/$0.5125M (2015)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 2.053

Taylor Rogers lhp
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (11-340) (Kentucky)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Eddie Rosario 2b-of
1 year (2015)

  • 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: Edwin Perez
  • ML service: 0.154

Randy Rosario lhp
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • 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

Miguel Sano 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 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: 0.095

Michael Strong lhp
2016

  • 2016
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Miami 1/22/16
  • 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

Mike Tonkin rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 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.)
  • ML service: 1.005

Adam Walker of
2016

  • 2016
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (3-97) (Jacksonville)
  • $0.4904M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor leagues

Fernando Abad lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.0875M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.225M-$0.85M)
    • DFA by Oakland 11/20/15, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/15
  • 1 year/$0.5259M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/21/13 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by Washington 11/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/1/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/5/09
    • re-signed by Houston 2/28/10
  • signed by Houston 2002 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Magnus Sports (Barry Praver)
  • ML service: 4.073

Jason Adam rhp
2015

  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Kansas City 8/11/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (5-149) (Blue Valley NW HS, Kan.)
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Drew Owen
  • ML service:

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: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 0.023

Doug Bernier ss
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A 7/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as free agent 10/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/2/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/1/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/16/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/5/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/3/08 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 6/17/08
  • signed by Colorado 2002 as amateur free agent (Oral Roberts)
  • ML service: 0.112 (through 2014)

J.O. Berrios rhp
2015

  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (1s-32) (Papa Juan XXIII HS, Bayamon, P.R.)
  • $1.55M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Melvin Roman
  • ML service:

Buddy Boshers lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 0.051

Nick Burdi rhp
2015

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • ML service: 0.105

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
  • ML service: 0.073

Eric Farris 2b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/17/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 4/1/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/13/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/17/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (4-131) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $0.207M signing bonus
  • agent: Joe Rosen
  • ML service: 0.038 (through 2014)

Nick Gordon ss
2015

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

Brandon Kintzler rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 4.026

Darin Mastroianni of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 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 2014)

Lester Oliveros rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/27/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/30/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/12
    • non-tendered by Minnesota 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Detroit 8/15/11
  • signed by Minnesota 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.091 (through 2014)

Stephen Pryor rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/29/15
  • 1 year/$0.5065M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Seattle 7/24/14
  • 1 year/$0.4922M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 6/1/12
  • drafted by Seattle 2010 (5-162) (Tennessee Tech)
  • $0.153M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.144 (through 2014)

Wilkin Ramirez of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/23/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 3/30/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/17/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2011 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/23/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 11/1/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/16/10
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade 7/31/10 after being DFA by Detroit 7/28/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 9/1/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/08
    • re-signed 2/24/09
  • signed by Detroit 2003 a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.084 (through 2014)

Kohl Stewart rhp
2015

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

Aaron Thompson lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/4/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/21/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Washington 12/23/10
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 6/24/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/11
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/24/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/1/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/19/09
    • signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Florida 7/31/09
    • contract selected by Washington 11/19/09
  • drafted by Florida 2005 (1-22) (Second Baptist HS, Houston)
  • ML service: 0.146

Wilfredo Tovar ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/5/15 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • signed by NY Mets as an amateur free agent 10/12/07
  • ML service: 0.053

Brayan Villarreal rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/14 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.522M in majors)
  • 2014
    • DFA by Boston 1/22/14, sent outright to Triple-A 2/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13
    • acquired by Boston in three-way trade from Detroit 7/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • signed by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.084 (through 2014)

Jason Wheeler lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 9/1/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2011 (8-268) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $0.1325M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2014)

Ryan Wheeler 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by LA Angels 5/8/15
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 5/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 8/2/14 after being DFA by Colorado 7/31/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 9/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 7/20/12
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Arizona 11/20/12
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (5-156) (Loyola Marymount)
  • $0.16M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 0.159 (through 2014)