Minnesota Twins

Service time in years & days (through 2014 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)
2015 $108,262,500 $ ( )
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)
  • $5.15M signing bonus (paid over 5 years)
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • ML service: 11.000

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: 9.104

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)
  • 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: 8.142

Torii Hunter rf
1 year/$10.5M (2015)

  • 1 year/$10.5M (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/2/14
    • full no-trade protection
  • 2 years/$26M (2013-14)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/16/12
    • 13:$12M, 14:$14M
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP, WS MVP
  • 5 years/$90M (2008-12)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/07
    • $2.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$16M, 09:$17.5M, 10:$18M, 11:$18M, 12:$18M
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.3M for 2nd place, $0.2M for 3rd, $0.1M for 4th, $50,000 for 5th). $0.1M each for Gold Glove, All Star, Silver Slugger, WS MVP or LCS MVP
    • placed on restricted list 5/14/12, activated 5/29/12
  • 4 years/$32M (2003-06), plus 2007 club option
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/03 (avoided arbitration)
    • 03:$4.75M, 04:$5.5M, 05:$8M, 06:$10.75M, 07:$12M club option ($2M buyout)
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Hunter to block deals to Boston, Chicago Cubs, Detroit, Tampa Bay & Toronto
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
    • Minnesota exercised 2007 option 10/06
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2002)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/02 (avoided arbitration, $2.7M-$2M)
  • agent: Larry Reynolds & Patrick Murphy, Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 15.132

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 2004 (1-23) (Foothill HS, Santa Ana)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 7.113

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 2004 (2-67) (Cal State-Fullerton)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Lozano
  • ML service: 7.113

Mike Pelfrey rhp
2 years/$11M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$11M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/13
    • 14:$5.5M, 15:$5.5M
    • 2014 performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 170, 180 innings pitched. $0.2M for 190 IP. $0.5M for 200 IP
    • 2015 salary increases $0.5M each for 165, 175, 185, 195, 205 IP in 2014
  • 1 year/$4M (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/16/12
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 150 innings pitched. $0.15M for 160 IP. $0.25M each for 170, 180, 190 IP.  $0.5M-200 IP.
  • 1 year/$5.6875M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by NY Mets 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$3.925M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 in performance bonuses
  • 4 years/$5.25M (2006-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed Major League contract with NY Mets 1/06
    • $3.55M signing bonus
    • value reaches $6.6M if Pelfrey makes 25-man roster in 2007-09
    • NY Mets exercised $0.5M 2010 club option 11/6/09
  • drafted by NY Mets 2005 (1-9) (Wichita State)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 7.122

Trevor Plouffe 3b
1 year/$4.8M (2015)

  • 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: 3.162

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 3/07
  • drafted 2004 (1-22)
  • $1.425M signing bonus
  • agent: John Courtright
  • ML service: 7.010

Tom Milone lhp
1 year/$2.775M (2015)

  • 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: Praver / Shapiro
  • ML service: 2.165

Brian Duensing lhp
1 year/$2.7M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.7M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/24/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$2.4M)
  • 1 year/$2M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4625M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • drafted by Minnesota 2005 (3-84) (Nebraska)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Select Sports
  • ML service: 5.104

Tim Stauffer rhp
1 year/$2.2M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.2M (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/23/14
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/29/13 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/17/13
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/12 (refused assignment 10/26/12)
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4151M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 7/12/09
  • 1 year/$0.3912M (2008)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/08
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/8/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/05
  • drafted by San Diego 2003 (1-4) (Richmond)
  • signed 8/03, $0.75M signing bonus (disclosed shoulder tendinitis after refusing $2.3M offer 7/03)
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • ML service: 6.143

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: 2.100

Jordan Schafer cf
1 year/$1.55M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.4M)
  • 1 year/$1.09M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed off waivers by Minnesota 8/3/14 after being DFA by Atlanta 8/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.489M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers from Houston 11/1/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/11 (Bourn deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2010)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • signed by Atlanta 2/09
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/5/09
  • drafted by Atlanta 2005 (3-107) (Winter Haven HS)
  • $0.32M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 4.121

Casey Fien rhp
1 year/$1.375M (2015)

  • 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: 2.143

Eduardo Nunez ss-2b
1 year/$1.025M (2015)

  • 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 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 3.090

Blaine Boyer rhp
1 year/$0.75M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.75M (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/7/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors, may opt out 3/30/15 if not on roster
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games
    • contract selected by Minnesota 3/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 5/22/14
    • DFA by San Diego 5/25/14 
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/15/14
    • DFA by San Diego 11/20/14 (refused assignment 11/26/14)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/3/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Kansas City 5/13
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 3/30/11
    • DFA by NY Mets 4/11/11 (refused outright assignment)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/5/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 5/21/10 after being DFA 5/18/10
    • contract purchased by Arizona 6/8/10
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 4/20/09 after being DFA 4/18/09
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers 6/9/09 after DFA by St. Louis 6/4/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2006)
  • 1 year (2005)
  • agent: Aegis Sports Management
  • ML service: 5.070

Shane Robinson of
1 year/$0.55M (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/5/14 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.55M in majors)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 4/2/15
    • contract selected by Minnesota 3/31/15
  • 1 year/$0.519M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • released by St. Louis 11/18/14
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 9/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/12/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/7/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (5-166) (Florida State)
  • $.0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.141

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: 1.056

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 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Praver-Shapiro (previously The Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 1.132

Eduardo Escobar inf
1 year/$0.5325M (2015)

  • 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 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Praver-Shapiro
  • ML service: 2.128

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: 0.149

Aaron Thompson lhp
1 year/$0.52M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 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: 0.053

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: 0.060

Chris Herrmann dh-c
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (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 9/14/12
  • drafted by Minnesota 2009 (6-192) (Miami)
  • $0.135M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.020

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: 0.000

A.J. Achter rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/2/14
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (46-1,395) (Michigan State)
  • ML service: 0.027

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
  • 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

Logan Darnell lhp
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
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (6-195) (Kentucky)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.042

Aaron Hicks of
1 year/$0.515M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Minnesota 2008 (1-14) (Wilson HS, Long Beach)
  • signed 6/08, $1.78M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service: 1.067

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: 0.000

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: 0.051

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: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 0.000

Josmil Pinto c
1 year/$0.5125M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5125M (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 2/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela 
  • agent: The Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.131

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: 0.007

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: 1.068

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: 0.000

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: Rob Plummer
  • ML service: 0.000

Caleb Thielbar lhp
1 year/$0.52M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.51M (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 as a free agent 8/18/11 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Milwaukee 12/13/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2009 (18-556) (South Dakota State)
  • ML service: 1.133

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: 0.096

Jason Wheeler lhp
1 year (2015)

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

Minor leagues

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:

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:

Nick Burdi rhp
2015

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

Byron Buxton of
2015

  • drafted by Minnesota 2012 (1-2) (Appling County HS, Baxley, Ga.)
  • $6M signing bonus ($6.2M slot)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service:

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

Eric Fryer c
2015

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/10/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/26/12
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 10/25/12 (refused assignment 10/29/12)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/25/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/23/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 6/30/09
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Milwaukee 2/4/09
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (10-311) (Ohio State)
  • $67,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.042

Nick Gordon ss
2015

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

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

Brock Peterson 1b-of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from LA Dodgers 7/1/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/20/13
    • refused outright assignment by St. Louis 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 2011: Bridgeport of independent Atlantic League
  • drafted by Minnesota 2002 (49-1,450) (Chehalis HS, Wash.)
  • ML service: 0.043

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

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

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:

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