Free Agent Pitchers

The following players are unsigned & may negotiate with any club.
Service time in years and days, through 2015, unless noted.

Starting Pitchers
(For Relievers, click here)

Scott Baker rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/23/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.5M in majors)
    • released by NY Yankees 3/29/15
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/3/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 4/26/15
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 5/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/29/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors, with $3.5M in performance bonuses
    • released by Seattle 3/24/14
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 3/26/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors, may opt out of contract May 1
    • contract selected by Texas 5/7/14
    • DFA by Texas 5/8/14, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/14
    • contract selected by Texas 5/14/14
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2013)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/13/12
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 145, 150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 175, 180, 185, 190 innings pitched
  • 4 years/$15.25M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Minnesota 3/7/09
    • 09:$0.75M, 10:$3M, 11:$5M, 12:$6.5M, 13:$9.25M club option
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd). $50,000 for MVP ($25,000 for 2nd-5th). $50,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS MVP. $25,000 for All Star
    • Minnesota declined 2013 option 10/29/12
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 5/05
  • drafted by Minnesota 2003 (2-58) (Oklahoma State)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 8.099 (through 2014)

Blake Beavan rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/25/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5187M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 8/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.5067M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.4865M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 7/3/11
  • acquired by Seattle in trade with Texas 7/9/10 (Cliff Lee deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2007 (1-17) (Irving HS, Tex.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $1,497,500 signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 2.069 (through 2014)

Chad Billingsley rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/29/15
    • performance bonuses
  • 3 years/$35M (2012-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with LA Dodgers 3/29/11
    • 12:$9M, 13:$11M, 14:$12M, 15:$14M club option ($3M buyout)
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs)
    • LA Dodgers declined 2015 option 10/31/14
  • 1 year/$6.275M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/15/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.3845M (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 6/06
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2003 (1-24) (Defiance HS, Ohio)
  • $1.375M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Hilliard (previously Dave Stewart)
  • ML service: 9.110

Mark Buehrle lhp
4 years/$58M (2012-15)

  • 4 years/$58M (2012-15)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/8/11
    • $4M signing bonus (deferred without interest)
    • 12:$6M, 13:$11M, 14:$18M, 15:$19M
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Miami 11/13/12 (Marlins paid Jays $8.5M as part of the deal)
  • 4 years/$56M (2008-11)
    • signed extension with White Sox 7/8/07
    • 08:$14M, 09:$14M, 10:$14M, 11:$14M
    • award bonus: $25,000 for Gold Glove, $15,000 for All Star selection
    • no-trade protection
      • 2008: full no-trade clause
      • 2009 – July 15, 2010: limited no-trade protection allowing Buehrle to block trades to certain unspecified clubs. A trade triggers an escalator paying $1M raise to $15M annually, plus a guaranteed fifth year paying $15M for 2012.
      • July 16, 2010-2011: Buehrle may not be traded without his permission, under right as 10-and-5 player
  • 3 years/$18M (2004-06), plus 2007 club option
    • avoided arbitration with White Sox 12/11/03
    • 04:$3.5M, 05:$5.75M, 06:$7.75M, 07:$9.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • club exercised $9.5M 2007 option 10/06
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2003)
    • renewed by Chicago White Sox 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2002)
    • renewed by Chicago White Sox 3/02
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2001)
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2000)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 7/16/00
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 1998 (38-1,139) (Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.)
  • signed 5/21/99, $0.15M signing bonus (draft & follow)
  • agent: Jeff Berry, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 15.078

Josh Collmenter rhp
2 years/$2.425M (2014-15), plus 2016-17 options

  • 2 years/$2.425M (2014-15), plus 2016-17 options
    • signed extension with Arizona 1/15/14
    • $0.1M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.925M, 15:$1.4M, 16:$1.85M club option (if club exercises and tenders Collmenter a contract by 12/2/15, he may decline in favor of arbitration), 17:$2M mutual option ($2.25M if club exercises, $0.15M buyout if club declines)
    • Arizona exercised 2016 option 11/3/15
    • DFA by Arizona 7/30/16, released 8/7/16
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.486M (2012)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
  • drafted by Arizona 2007 (15-463) (Central Michigan)
  • agent: Sparta Group
  • ML service: 5.000

Kevin Correia rhp
1 year/$0.65M (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/9/15 (minor-league contract)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 4/1/15
    • released by Seattle 3/30/15
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 4/7/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.85M in majors, $0.8M in performance bonuses and opt-out dates of 6/1/15 and 7/1/15)
    • released by San Francisco 5/31/15 (exercised opt-out)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/8/15 (split contract paying $0.65M in majors and $0.15M in minors)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 5, 10, 15, 20 starts
    • DFA by Philadelphia 7/7/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/15
  • 2 years/$10M (2013-14)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/13/12
    • 13:$4.5M, 14:$5.5M
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 8/10/14
  • 2 years/$8M (2011-12)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/8/10
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 11:$3M, 12:$3M
    • performance bonuses in 2012: $0.1M each for 170, 180, 190, 200, 210 IP. $0.125M each for 26, 28, 30, 32 starts
    • award bonuses
    • club may not offer arbitration if Correia is a Type A free agent
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/24/09
    • $0.75M in majors
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 starts. $50,000 each for 50, 60, 70 relief appearances
    • contract purchased by San Diego 4/5/09
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2008)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/8/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.3M-$0.85M)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/8/08
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2007)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.3185M (2005)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.304M (2004)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/04
  • drafted by San Francisco 2002 (4-127) (Cal Poly)
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • agent: Damon Lapa
  • ML service: 10.027 (through 2014)

John Danks lhp
5 years/$65M (2012-16)

  • 5 years/$65M (2012-16)
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 12/23/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • $7.5M signing bonus (paid between 6/12 and 10/12)
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$14.25M, 14:$14.25M, 15:$14.25M, 16:$14.25M
    • full no-trade clause for 2012
    • may block trades to six clubs annually for 2013-16 (for 2014, no-trade list includes Baltimore, Oakland, Toronto and Washington)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/3/16, released 5/13/16
  • 1 year/$6M (2011)
    • re-signed by White Sox 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2010)
    • re-signed by White Sox 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2009)
    • re-signed by White Sox 2/24/09
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by White Sox 2/27/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • acquired by White Sox in trade from Texas 12/06
    • contract purchased by White Sox 4/07
  • drafted by Texas 2003 (1-9) (Round Rock HS, Texas)
  • $2.1M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry) (previously Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 9.000

Jeremy Guthrie rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/20/16 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.75M in majors
    • may opt out of contract 3/28/16 if not on Major League roster
    • released by Texas 3/28/16 after exercising opt-out clause
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/31/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Diego 6/1/16
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 6/25/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Miami 7/30/16
  • 3 years/$25M (2013-15)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/20/12
    • 13:$5M, 14:$11M, 15:$9M
    • deal restructured 1/13/14, reducing 2014 salary from $11M to $8M and adding a 2016 mutual option for $10M ($3.2M buyout)
    • Kansas City declined 2016 option 11/4/15
  • 1 year/$8.2M (2012)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Baltimore 2/6/12
    • signed by Colorado 2/6/12 (avoided arbitration, $10.25M-$7.25M)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Colorado 7/20/12
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.5M-$5M)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$3M (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/12/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.625M-$2.3M)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd or 3rd in vote); $50,000 each All Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.77M (2008)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/16/08 (split contract, $0.247M in minors)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd or 3rd). $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • claimed off waivers from Cleveland after being DFA 1/07
  • 4 years/$4.5M (2003-06)
    • signed Major League contract with Cleveland 10/3/02
    • $2M signing bonus
    • $2.5M paid over 4 years
  • drafted by Cleveland 2002 (1-20) (Stanford)
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (3-84) (did not sign)
  • agents: Excel Sports Management
  • ML service: 9.130

Aaron Harang rhp
1 year/$5M (2015)

  • 1 year/$5M (2015)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/15/14 (minor-league deal)
    • salary of $1M in majors 
    • released by Cleveland 3/23/14
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/25/14 
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 10, 15, 20, 25 starts. $0.25M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 relief appearances
  • 2 years/$12M (2012-13), plus 2014 mutual option
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/8/11
    • 12:$3M, 13:$7M, 14: mutual option between $7M and $8M ($2M buyout)
    • 2014 option valued at:
      • $7M with 360 IP in 2012-13, including 175 IP in 2013
      • $7.5M with 380 IP in 2012-13, including 180 IP in 2013
      • $8M with 400 or more IP in 2012-13
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from LA Dodgers 4/6/13 (Dodgers pay Rockies $4.25M in the deal) 
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Colorado 4/11/13 (Mariners pay $1.5M of 2013 salary) 
    • DFA by Seattle 8/26/13, released 8/30/13 
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 9/2/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13
  • 1 year/$4M (2011), plus 2012 mutual option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/6/10
    • 11:$3.5M, 12:$5M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • San Diego declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 4 years/$36.5M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$4.25M)
    • 07:$4.25M, 08:$6.75M, 09:$11M, 10:$12.5M, 11:$12.75M ($2M buyout)
    • 2011 option increases to $13M with 210 IP in 2010
    • if traded, 2011 option becomes mutual option at $14M ($2.5M buyout)
    • Cincinnati declined 2011 option 11/3/10
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2006)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2005)

    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.36M (2004)

    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/04
  • 1 year (2003)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/03
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Oakland 7/30/03
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 12/12/00
  • drafted by Texas 1999 (6-195) (San Diego State)
  • agents: Levinson brothers, ACES
  • ML service: 13.061

Josh Johnson rhp
1 year/$1M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/7/15
    • performance bonuses: $0.5M for 5 games started. $1M for 10 GS. $0.5M for 15 GS. $1M for 20 GS. $0.25M each start from 21 to 33
  • 1 year/$8M (2014)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/19/13
    • performance bonus: $1.25M for 26 games started
    • if Johnson starts fewer than 7 games in 2014, club receives $4M option for 2015
    • San Diego declined 2015 option 10/30/14
  • 4 years/$39M (2010-13)
    • signed extension with Florida 1/14/10 (avoided arbitration) (at signing, second largest contract ever for pitcher eligible for arbitration a second time)
    • 10:$3.75M, 11:$7.75M, 12:$13.75M, 13:$13.75M
    • award bonuses: $1M for WS MVP. $0.5M for Cy Young. $50,000 for All Star
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Miami 11/13/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Florida 12/17/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 31, 33 starts
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed 2/22/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Florida 9/05
  • drafted by Florida 2002 (4-113) (Jenks HS, Okla.)
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 10.026

Taylor Jordan rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • released by Washington 6/28/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5043M (2014)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Washington 6/29/13
  • drafted by Washington 2009 (9-262) (Brevard CC, Fla.)
  • $99,500 signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports Group
  • ML service: 1.047

Jair Jurrjens rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/10/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/18/14 (minor-league deal)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cincinnati 7/2/14
    • contract selected by Colorado 7/4/14 
    • DFA by Colorado 7/21/14, sent outright to Triple-A 7/23/14
    • refused assignment by Colorado 10/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/15/13 (minor-league contract) (had agreed to $1.5M Major League deal before club balked as results of physical)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 5/18/13 
    • designated for optional assignment by Baltimore 6/30/13 
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/12/13, elected free agency 7/18/13
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/24/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 175, 180, 190, 200, 210, 215 innings
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2010)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Detroit 10/29/07
    • signed by Atlanta 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 8/15/07
  • signed by Detroit 2003 as amateur free agent from Curacao
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service 4.167 (through 2014)

Mike Kickham lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/8/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 5/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade 1/14/15 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 1/9/15
    • signed by Seattle 3/15
    • claimed by Texas off waivers 5/5/15 after being DFA by Seattle 5/4/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 5/9/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from San Francisco 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/28/13
  • drafted by San Francisco 2010 (6-198) (Missouri State)
  • $0.41M signing bonus
  • agent: Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 0.087 (through 2014)

Cliff Lee lhp
5 years/$120M (2011-15), plus 2016 option

  • 5 years/$120M (2011-15), plus 2016 option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/14/10
    • 11:$11M, 12:$21.5M, 13:$25M, 14:$25M, 15:$25M, 16:$27.5M club option ($12.5M buyout)
    • option becomes guaranteed if Lee 1) is not on the disabled list at end of 2015 season with injury to left elbow or left shoulder, and 2) has 200 IP in 2015 or 400 IP in 2014-15
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • limited no-trade protection (may block trades to 20 clubs, including all clubs except Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, NY Mets, San Diego, Tampa Bay and Washington)
    • Philadelphia declined 2016 option 11/3/15
  • 4 years/$15M (2006-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 8/06
    • replaced 1 year/$0.4062M deal signed 3/06
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 06:$0.75M, 07:$2.75M, 08:$3.75M, 09:$5.75M,
      10:$8M club option ($1M buyout)
    • price of 2010 option increases to:
      • $9M with Cy Young in 2008 (met) or 2009
      • $8.75M with 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote in 2008 or 2009
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for All Star selection, $0.25M for Cy Young, $0.15M for 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote, $75,000 for 4th or 5th in Cy Young vote
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Cleveland 7/29/09
    • Philadelphia exercised $9M 2010 club option 11/6/09
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Philadelphia 12/16/09
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Seattle 7/9/10 (Mariners to pay about $2.5M of roughly $4.2M left on Lee’s contract for 2010)
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2005)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/05
    • split contract paying $242,600 in minors
    • award bonus for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.3032M (2004)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/04
    • split contract paying $157,400 in minors
    • award bonus for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.3009M (2003)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002)
    • re-signed by Montreal 2/02 (split contract)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Montreal 6/02
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/02
  • drafted by Montreal 2000 (4-105) (Arkansas)
  • agent: Darek Braunecker
  • ML service: 12.100

Kyle Lohse rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 5/13/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/9/16
    • DFA by Texas 7/26/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/16 (refused assignment)
  • 3 years/$33M (2013-15)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 3/25/13
    • 13:$11M, 14:$11M, 15:$11M
    • $7M of 2013 salary deferred, to be paid in 2016-18, reducing contract’s present-day total value to $31.95M
    • annual performance bonus: $0.35M for 190 innings
  • 4 years/$41M (2009-12)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 9/29/08
    • $1.25M signing bonus
    • 09:$7.125M, 10:$8.875M, 11:$11.875M, 12:$11.875M
    • full no-trade clause
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2008)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 3/14/08
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 160, 170, 180, 190, 200 IP
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2007)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Cincinnati 7/30/07
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2006)
    • won arbitration with Minnesota 2/06 ($3.95M-$3.4M)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Minnesota 7/06
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2005)
    • won arbitration with Minnesota 2/05 ($2.4M-$2.15M)
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2004)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2003)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/03
  • 1 year/$0.215M (2002)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/02
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago Cubs 5/99
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 1996 (29-862) (Butte College, Oroville, Calif.)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 14.092

Paul Maholm lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/1/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 starts
    • released by Cincinnati 3/30/15
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/8/14
    • performance bonuses: may earn up to $5M based on points earned up to 60 points (2 points for each game started, 1.5 points for each relief appearance of 2 innings or more, 1 point for each relief appearance of less than 2 innings)
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2012), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/10/12
    • 12:$4.25M, 13:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/12
    • Atlanta exercised 2013 option 10/30/12
  • 3 years/$14.5M (2009-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 1/30/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.8M-$2.65M)
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 09:$2M, 10:$4.5M, 11:$5.75M, 12:$9.75M club option ($0.75M buyout)
    • 2012 option may increase by $1.3M based on performance
    • award bonuses
    • Pittsburgh declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$0.4245M (2008)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2007)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.328M (2006)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/05
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2003 (1-8) (Mississippi State)
  • $2.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Bo McKinnis
  • ML service: 9.037 (through 2014)

Jason Marquis rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/20/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 4/5/15
    • DFA by Cincinnati 6/5/15, released 6/10/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/4/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$3M (2013)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/3/12
  • 1 year/$3M (2012)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/22/11
    • may earn $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Minnesota 5/22/12, released 5/26/12
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 5/29/12 (minor-league contract) (Padres pay pro-rated share of Major League minimum, with Twins responsible for balance of 2012 salary)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/7/12
  • 2 years/$15M (2010-11)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/22/09
    • 10:$7.5M, 11:$7.5M
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Washington 7/30/11
  • 3 years/$21M (2007-09)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$4.75M, 08:$6.375M, 09:$9.875M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. $75,000 for All Star. $0.2M for LCS MVP. $0.3M each for MVP, WS MVP. $0.3M for Cy Young ($0.2M for 2nd in vote, $0.15M for 3rd, $0.1M for 4th or 5th)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cubs 1/6/09, with Cubs paying Rockies $875,000 as part of the deal
  • 1 year/$5.15M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 for 200 innings. $75,000 each for 210, 215 IP. $0.1M for 220 IP
    • award bonus: $50,000 bonus for winning Silver Slugger
  • 1 year/$3M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • $25,000 each for 200 & 205 IP
    • $50,000 each for 210, 215 & 220 IP
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2004)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 12/03 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2003)

    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/14/03
  • drafted by Atlanta 1996 (1-35) (Tottenville HS, Staten Island, NY)
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 13.012 (through 2014)

Juan Oramas lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • DFA by Toronto 4/5/15, released 4/7/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/13
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/19/14 after being DFA by San Diego 12/16/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego as free agent 12/10/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/18/11
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
    • non-tendered by San Diego 11/30/12
  • signed by San Diego 2010 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2014)

Wandy Rodriguez lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Houston 4/11/16
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 4/29/16 (minor-league contract)
    • exercised right to opt out of contract 6/8/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/13/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $2M in majors) (failed physical after tentative agreement to sign minor-league contract with Philadelphia as a free agent 12/27/14)
    • released by Atlanta 4/3/15
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 4/7/15 (minor-league contract for pro-rated minimum in majors and $1.8M in performance bonuses)
    • contract selected by Texas 4/24/15
    • DFA by Texas 7/29/15, released 8/4/15
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 8/16/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 3 years/$34M (2011-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 1/25/11 (avoided arbitration, $10.25M-$8M)
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 11:$7M, 12:$10M, 13:$13M, 14:$13M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • option may become guaranteed based on performance
    • option becomes player option with trade
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 7/24/12 (Pirates pay about $1.7M of remaining 2012 salary and $8.5M of $13M salary for 2013. If Rodriguez exercises option, Pirates pay $7.5M of $13M salary for 2014.)
    • Rodriguez exercised 2014 option 11/1/13 
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 5/22/14, released 5/30/14
  • 1 year/$5M (2010)
    • lost arbitration with Houston 2/18/10 ($7M-$5M)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2009)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/26/09 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2.25M)
  • 1 year/$0.451M (2008)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2007)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • renewed by Houston 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/05 (split contract)
  • signed by Houston 1/99 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Adam Katz (previously Barry Praver)
  • ML service: 9.097

Johan Santana lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/26/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/4/14
    • salary of $3M in majors
    • roster bonuses: $0.25M for 30 days on active 25-man roster. $0.35M for 60 days. $0.5M for 90 days. $1M for 100 days
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M for 5 games started. $0.35M for 10 GS. $0.5M for 15 GS. $0.75M for 20 GS. $0.15M each for 21, 22 GS. $0.2M each for 23, 24 GS. $0.4M for 25 GS
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/30/14
    • $0.1M payment if released before 3/25/14
    • contract selected by Baltimore 6/2/14
  • 6 years/$137.5M (2008-13), plus 2014 club option
    • acquired in trade from Minnesota 2/2/08 (Santana waived no-trade, agreed to new 6-year deal, replacing final year of previous contract)
    • 08:$19M, 09:$20M, 10:$21M, 11:$22.5M, 12:$24M, 13:$25.5M, 14:$25M club option ($5.5M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause
    • $5M deferred annually at 1.25% compound interest (payable June 30 seven years after season in which salary was earned), reducing present-day value of package to $123.1M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M-$1.5M for Cy Young (varies based on number won), $0.25M each for MVP or World Series MVP, $0.1M each for All Star selection, LCS MVP, post-season MVP, post-season All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
    • 2014 club option becomes player option if Santana:
      • wins Cy Young award from 2008-13 and finishes second or third in the Cy Young vote in one other season
      • ranks 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote in any 3 seasons, 2008-13
      • is on the active roster for the final 30 days of 2013 season, and 1) pitches 2015 innings in 2013, or 2) pitches 420 innings in 2012-13, or 3) pitches 630 innings in 2011-13
    • if 2014 option is Santana’s and he declines it, he receives no buyout
    • perks: hotel suite on road trips, 15-person suite for ’08 home games
    • Santana to donate $0.25M annually to Mets charity
    • NY Mets declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 4 years/$39.75M (2005-08)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 2/05 (avoided arbitration, $6.8M-$5M)
    • 05:$5.5M, 06:$9M, 07:$12M, 08:$13.25M
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, 2nd in MVP or 3rd in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for Gold Glove, MVP, LCS MVP or 2nd in Cy Young vote. $0.1M each for WS MVP or Cy Young award
    • limited no-trade clause 2006-08 (may block deals to 3 clubs in 2005, 8 in 2006, 10 in 2007, 12 in 2008)
    • full no-trade protection for 2007-08 with top 3 in Cy Young vote in 2006 or 2007
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2004)
    • lost in arbitration to Minnesota 2/04 ($2.45M-$1.6M)
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2003)
  • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Florida 12/13/99
  • selected by Florida from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/13/99
  • signed by Houston 7/2/95 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Peter Greenberg
  • ML service: 14.069

Joe Saunders lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/20/15 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
    • released by Seattle, re-signed as a free agent 3/31/15 (minor-league contract)
    • opted out of contract with Seattle 5/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 3/5/14 ($0.25M guaranteed)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • roster bonus: $0.5M for 90 days on active roster
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 innings. $0.25M each for 190, 200, 210 innings
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove. $50,000 each for All-Star selection, WS MVP, Comeback Player of the Year. $0.1M for Cy Young
    • DFA by Texas 7/1/14, released 7/4/14 
    • signed by KC as a free agent 7/8/14 (minor-league contract) 
    • released by Kansas City 7/29/14
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 8/5/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 9/1/14
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2013), plus 2014 mutual option
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/11/13
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses 
    • Seattle declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 1 year/$6M (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/17/12
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Arizona 8/26/12
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/12/11
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/29/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.85M-$3.6M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 180, 200 IP
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 7/25/10 (Haren deal)
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/26/09
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/08
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • renewed by LA Angels 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/06
  • drafted by Anaheim 2002 (1-12) (Virginia Tech)
  • $1.825M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Genske
  • ML service: 7.138 (through 2014)

Eric Stults lhp
1 year/$2M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2M (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/30/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 4/5/15
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Atlanta 5/27/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 5/30/15
    • refused assignment, elected free agency 10/16/15
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by San Diego 11/3/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/12/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5076M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by White Sox as a free agent 12/1/11 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 5/7/12
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 5/17/12 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/15/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/29/10 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Colorad0 7/3/11
    • DFA by Colorado 7/25/11, sent outright to Triple-A 7/27/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10
    • rights sold to Hiroshima 3/30/10
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/23/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/06
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2002 (15-451) (Bethel College)
  • ML service: 4.075 (through 2014)

 

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