International Players

The following former Major League players signed deals to play internationally.
(Service times through Opening Day of player’s most recent Major League season.)

     
Infielders
 

Yuniesky Betancourt 1b-3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Orix Buffaloes 1/28/14
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2013)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/28/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.9M in majors 
    • released by Philadelphia 3/24/13 
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 3/26/13
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for
      50, 60, 70, 80 games. $50,000 each for 90, 100, 110, 120 games. $0.1M
      each for 130, 140 games
  • 1 year/$2M (2012)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/20/11
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses based on playing time
    • DFA by Kansas City 8/6/12, released 8/14/12
  • 4 years/$13.75M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • signed extension with Seattle 4/07, replacing final year of previous deal
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$1.25M 09:$2M, 10:$3M, 11:$4M, 12:$6M club option ($2M buyout)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade
      from Seattle 7/10/09 (Seattle to pay all of 2009 salary, $1M of
      2010 salary, $1M of 2011 salary)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/19/10 (Royals pay Brewers $2M in deal)
    • Milwaukee declined 2012 option 10/30/11
  • 4 years/$2.826M (2005-08)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/05
    • $1.31M signing bonus
    • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.45M
    • performance bonus: $0.7M in 2008 with 1,000 PAs in 2005-07
    • 2008 season voids if Betancourt has enough service time to qualify for arbitration after 2007
    • total package worth $3.65M
  • agent: Alex Esteban, Miami Sports (previously Jaime Torres)
  • ML service: 8.028

Luis Cruz 3b
2014

  • 1 year/$0.75M (2014)
    • signed by Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan 11/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 6/28/13 (refused assignment)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/3/13
    • DFA by NY Yankees 8/16/13, released 8/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/20/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contrat purchased by LA Dodgers 7/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • refused assignment to Triple-A by Milwaukee 3/28/11
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 3/31/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
  • 1 year/$M (2009)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Pittsburgh 12/7/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed as a free agent for 2008 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 9/2/08
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/02
  • signed 2000 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 2.044

Nick Evans 1b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 10/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 5/28/14 
    • DFA by Arizona 6/12/14, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/14 
    • contract selected by Arizona 6/27/14 
    • released by Arizona 7/28/14
    • signed by Rakuten of Japan 7/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/18/13
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/29/13 (minor-league contract) 
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/30/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2011
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 3/30/11
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 5/18/11
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/10/11
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 7/7/11
    • DFA by NY Mets 7/22/11, sent outright to Triple-A 7/27/11
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 8/6/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/9/11 (refused assignment 11/16/11)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009)
    • re-signed by Mets 3/2/09 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Mets 5/24/08
  • drafted 2004 (5-134) (St Mary’s HS, Phoenix)
  • $0.2175M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.128 (through 2013)

Esteban German inf
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed for 2012 by Seibu Lions of Japan
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 11/19/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Texas 9/1/11
    • sent outright to AAA by Texas 11/2/11
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • split contract paying $0.6M in majors, $0.2M in minors
    • sent outright to AAA by Texas 12/16/09
    • contract purchased by Texas 9/6/10
    • sent outright to AAA by Texas 11/5/10 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/12/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.1M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Kansas City 2/28/09, released 3/9/09 (due 30 days’ pay)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/13/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M in majors)
    • released by Cubs 4/4/09
    • signed as a free agent by Texas 4/8/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/5/09
  • 1 year/$1M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/29/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.8375M)
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.333M (2006)
    • signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 11/04 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 9/05
  • 1 year/$0.301M (2004)
  • signed 1996 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 4.125 (through 2011)

Mauro Gomez 1b
2014

  • 2014
    • signed by Hanshin Tigers of Japan 11/13
  • 1 year/$0.493M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/8/13 after being DFA by Boston 3/31/13 
    • claimed by Washington off waivers 9/6/13 after being DFA by Toronto 9/3/13 
    • released by Washington 11/14/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Boston 5/13/12
  • 2010-11: Atlanta
  • 2003-09: Texas
  • signed by Texas 2003 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.068 (through 2013)

Mike Hessman inf
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/8/09 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.425M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by Mets 7/26/10
    • sent outright to AAA by Mets 11/4/10
    • signed for 2011 with Orix of Japan
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/5/09 ($0.12M in minors)
    • sent outright to AAA by Detroit 4/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Detroit 10/25/07 ($0.12M in minors)
    • sent outright to AAA by Detroit 3/28/08
    • contract purchased by Detroit 9/2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 7/23/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Detroit 11/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/04 ($60,400 in minors)
    • non-tendered by Atlanta 12/04
  • drafted by Atlanta 1996 (15-452) (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • ML service: 1.001

Micah Hoffpauir inf
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
    • released by Cubs 11/17/10 (rights sold to Nippon Ham of Japan)
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cubs 2/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased 5/18/08
  • drafted 2002 (13-393) (Lamar)
  • ML service: 1.051

Tadahito Iguchi 2b
1 year/$3.85M (2008)

  • 1 year/$3.85M (2008)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/12/07
    • $0.65M in performance bonuses
    • released by San Diego 9/1/08
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 9/5/08
  • 2 years/$4.95M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed as a free agent from Japan 1/05
    • 05:$2.3M, 06:$2.4M, 07:$3.25M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • club exercised $3.25M 2007 club option 10/06
    • acquired in trade (from Chicago White Sox) 7/27/07
    • contract includes clause requiring club to sign Iguchi to an extension by sometime in 2007, or release him (effectively granting Iguchi free agency after three years of ML service)
  • agent: Rocky Hall
  • ML service: 3.000 (through 2007)

Jose Lopez inf
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed for 2013 by Yomiuri of Japan
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/16/11 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.8M in majors
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 4/4/12
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/1/12, sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/12
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 5/12/12
    • DFA by Cleveland 8/7/12, released 8/12/12
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 8/30/12
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2011)
    • signed by Colorado 12/3/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Colorado 5/27/11, released 6/7/11
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 6/9/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Florida 6/15/11
    • DFA by Florida 7/2/11, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/11
    • contract purchased by Florida 8/14/11
  • 4 years/$6.07M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Seattle 4/07, replacing 1 year/$0.42M deal signed 3/07
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 07:$0.42M, 08:$0.5M, 09:$1.6M, 10:$2.3M, 11: $4.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • if Lopez
      otherwise would qualify for arbitration after 2007
      season, and if Lopez has 500 or more PAs in each preceding
      season, base salaries increase as follows: 08:$1.5M, 09:$2M, 10:$2.75M, 11:$5M club option
    • $0.125M annually
      in physical performance bonuses: $25,000 for passing
      each of 4 in-season physical tests (body-fat percentage,
      60-yard sprint, 20-yard shuttle run & vertical
      jump), plus $25,000 for passing 4 in 1 year
    • award bonus: $50,000 for being voted to start All Star game, $25,000 for All Star selection
    • Seattle declined 2011 option 11/3/10
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Seattle 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006)
  • agent: Martin Arburua
  • ML service: 7.091 (through 2012)

Hector Luna inf
1 year/$0.45M (2013)

  • 1 year/$0.45M (2013)
    • signed for 2013 by Chunichi of Japan 11/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/21/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/11/12
    • refused assignment by Philadelphia 8/24/12
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 8/31/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 2/8/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Florida
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/9/08 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Toronto (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/16/08
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 6/5/08
  • 1 year/$0.4083M (2007)
    • signed by Cleveland 2/22/07
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers 8/3/07 after being DFA by Cleveland 7/27/07
    • sent outright to Triple-A 11/18/07
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/06
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
    • selected by St. Louis from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/03
  • 1 year (2003)
    • selected by Tampa Bay from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/02
    • returned by Tampa Bay to Cleveland 4/03
  • signed by Cleveland 1999 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.076 (through 2011)

Kaz Matsui inf
2011

  • 2011
    • signed by Rakuten of Japan 11/10
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2008-10)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/2/07
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$5M, 09:$5M, 10:$5M
    • limited no-trade clause
    • club to provide translator, physical therapist
    • placed on waivers by Houston 5/20/10
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 5/25/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2007)
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/06
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 120, 130, 140, 150 GS; $40,000 each for 450, 475 PAs; $50,000 each for 500, 525, 550, 575 PAs; $60,000 each for 600, 625 PAs
    • Matsui may elect free agency if not signed to an extension by 5 days after the end of the 2007 World Series
  • 3 years/$20.1M (2004-06)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/03
    • $0.1M signing bonus
    • 04:$5M, 05:$7M, 06:$8M
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 500, 550 & 600 PAs
    • full no-trade clause 2004, limited no-trade clause 05-06
    • acquired in trade 6/06, with NY Mets paying Colorado about $4.6M to cover Matsui’s remaining 2006 salary
  • agents: Arn Tellum, John Kim
  • ML service: 5.111 (through 2009)

Scott McClain inf
1 year (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • signed with Hiroshima of Japan’s Central League 4/27/09 (contract worth 20 million yen, plus bonuses)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased 9/1/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed as a free agent for 2007 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 9/7/07
    • sent outright to AAA 10/10/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005), contract purchased 8/05
  • drafted 1990 (2-587)
  • ML service: 0.116 (through 2008)

Yamaico Navarro inf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 10/18/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by NY Yankees 12/30/13
    • signed by Samsung of Korea 12/31/13
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • DFA by Baltimore 6/18/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 11/30/12 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 11/28/12
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 7/30/11
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Kansas City 12/7/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/20/10
  • signed 2005 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.019 (through 2013)

Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2b-ss
2013

  • 2013
    • signed by Hanshin Tigers of Japanese Central League
  • 3 years/$9.25M (2011-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Minnesota 12/16/10
    • 11:$3M, 12:$3M, 13:$3M, 14:$4M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 8/20/12
    • released by Minnesota at player’s request 9/28/12 (Nishioka forfeits 2013 salary and 2014 buyout)
  • Minnesota won negotiating rights 11/26/10 with $5.329M bid after Nishioka was posted by Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.008 (through 2012)

Brett Pill 1b
2014

  • 2014
    • signed by KIA Tigers of Korea 12/21/13, with San Francisco receiving transfer fee of about $0.5M
    • $50,000 signing bonus, 14:$0.25M
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 8/31/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/19/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/09
  • drafted 2006 (7-206) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • $0.13M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.076 (through 2013)

Rusty Ryal inf
 2011

  • 2011
    • rights sold by Arizona to Yomiuri Giants 12/23/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
    • released by Arizona 12/17/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/10/09
  • drafted 2005 (14-411) (Oklahoma State)
  • ML service: 0.056 (through 2009)

Scott Seabol 3b
2007

  • signed with Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League
  • signed as a free agent 2/06 (Florida) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • non-tendered 12/05
    • contract purchased 10/04, re-signed 3/05
  • ML service: 0.166

Rick Short inf
2006

  • playing 2006 with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan
  • non-tendered 12/05
  • DFA 6/05, contract purchased 6/05
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2004)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kevin Youkilis 1b-3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed for 2014 by Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan
  • 1 year/$12M (2013)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/11/12
  • 4 years/$41.125M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 1/16/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 09:$6M, 10:$9.125M, 11:$12M, 12:$12M, 13:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All
      Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP; $0.1M for WS MVP; $0.1M for
      MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade
      from Boston 6/24/12 (Boston pays about $5.6M of remaining $6.62M 2012
      salary, with Chicago responsible for 2013 option or $1M buyout)
    • Chicago White Sox declined 2013 option 10/30/12
  • 1 year/$3M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 2/10/08 (avoided arbitration, $3.7M-$2.525M)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.4245M (2007)
    • renewed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.3546M (2006)
    • re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year/$323,125 (2005)
    • re-signed 3/05
  • drafted 2001 (8-243) (University of Cincinnati)
  • $12,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Joe Bick
  • ML service: 9.093 (through 2013)

Julio Zuleta 1b
2 years/$3M (2007-08)

  • signed with Lotte Marines of Japan 12/06
  • free agent 11/06 after 3 years with Daiei Hawks of JPL
  • signed 1992 as amateur free agent from Panama
  • agent: Mike Nicotera
  • ML service:


Outfielders
   
Wladimir Balentien of
1 year/$0.416M (2010)

  • 1 year/$0.416M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
    • sent outright to AAA after being DFA by Cincinnati 4/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/09
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade 7/29/09 after being DFA by Seattle 7/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/07 (split contract paying $60,000 in minors)
  • signed 2000 as amateur free agent from Curacao
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 1.131 (through 2009)

Larry Bigbie of
2008

  • signed for 2008 with Yokohama BayStars of Japan’s Central League
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2006)
    • avoided arbitration 12/05
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 500, 550 PAs
    • released 11/06
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004), re-signed 2/04
  • re-signed 2/03
  • drafted 1999 (1-21)
  • ML service: 4.098

Jason Botts of
1 year/$394,190 (2008)

  • acquired by Nippon Ham Fighters 6/08
  • DFA 4/29/08, sent outright to AAA 5/7/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007), re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.328M (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • drafted 1999 (46-1,375) (signed as draft & follow)
  • ML service: 0.135 (through 2007)

Kosuke Fukudome of
3 years (2013-15)

  • 3 years (2013-15)
    • signed by Hanshin Tigers of Japanese Central League 1/10/13
  • 1 year/$1M (2012)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/14/12
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$3.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/24/12, released 6/26/12
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/15/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$48M (2008-11)
    • signed by Cubs as a free agent from Japan 12/12/07
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 08:$6M, 09:$11.5M, 10:$13M, 11:$13.5M
    • no-trade protection
    • club must sign Fukudome to an extension by 11/15/2011 or release him, allowing him to become a free agent
    • award bonuses: $0.3M each for MVP, WS MVP, $0.2M for LCS MVP, $0.1M Silver Slugger, $75,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star
    • perks: 8 first-class round-trip
      air tickets between Japan and Chicago for family each year,
      personal trainer, masseuse, interpreter, visa expenses, $25,000
      annually in moving expenses, vehicle during spring training and
      regular season
    • Fukudome to make annual donation to club charity
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/28/11 (Indians pay $775,000 of remaining 2011 salary)
  • agent: Joe Urbon
  • ML service: 4.084 (through 2012)

Aaron Guiel of
1 year (2007), plus 2008 club option

  • signed with Yakult Swallows 1/07
  • $0.25M signing bonus, 07:$0.65M, 08: club option
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2006)
    • non-tendered (by NY Yankees) 12/06
    • claimed off waivers (from KC) after being DFA 7/06
    • contract purchased 8/05
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004)
  • ML service: 2.078 (through 2005)

Damon Hollins of
1 year/$1M (2007)

  • signed to play 2007 for Yomiuri Giants of Japan 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.3462M (2006)
    • non-tendered (by Tampa Bay) 12/06
  • 1 year (2005), contract purchased 5/05
  • drafted 1992 (4-117)
  • ML service: 1.060

Andruw Jones rf-lf
1 year/$3.5M (2013)

  • 1 year/$3.5M (2013)
    • signed by Rakuten Eagles of Japan 12/16/12
  • 1 year/$2M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/25/12
    • performance bonuses: $45,000 each for
      100, 125 PAs. $70,000 each for 150, 175, 200, 225 PA. $0.17M each for
      250, 275 PA. $0.22M each for 300, 325 PA. $0.3M for 350 PA.
  • 1 year/$2M (2011)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/20/11
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 250, 275 PAs. $0.2M each for 300, 325 PAs. $0.25M each for 350, 375 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2010)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/25/09
    • performance bonuses worth additional $1M
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/9/09 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.5M in majors (earnings offset against money due Jones from LA Dodgers)
    • performance and award bonuses
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/5/09
  • 2 years/$36.2M (2008-09)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/07
    • $12.2M signing bonus ($5.1M in ’08, $2M in ’09, $5M in ’10)
    • 08:$9M, 09:$15M
    • no-trade clause, suite on road
    • with 1 year and $21.1M remaining, Jones and Dodgers re-worked contract 1/09, with union approval
      • Jones received benefit of trade or possible free agency
      • Dodgers to defer as much as $12M in salary over six years (2009-14) without interest
    • released by LA Dodgers 1/15/09
  • 6 years/$75M (2002-07)
    • signed extension with Atlanta after 2001 season
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 02:$9.5M, 03:$11.5M, 04:$12M, 05:$12.5M, 06:$13M, 07:$13.5M
  • 1 year/$8.2M (2001)
    • won arbitration with Atlanta 2/01 ($8.2M-$6.4M) (record award)
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2000)
  • 1 year/$0.33M (1999)
  • 1 year/$0.215M (1998)
  • 1 year/$0.1525M (1997)
  • signed by Atlanta 1993 as an amateur free agent from Curacao
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 16.047 (through 2012)

Fred Lewis of
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year/$0.55M (2013)
    • signed by Hiroshima of Japan for 2013
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/19/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cleveland 4/12
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/24/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 9/4/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/16/12 (refused assignment 10/19/12)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/10/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 9/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.455M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from San Francisco 4/15/10
    • non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2008)
    • re-signed 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed 3/05
  • drafted by San Francisco 2002 (2-66) (Southern U.)
  • $0.595M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Leventhal
  • ML service: 4.141 (through 2012)

Lastings Milledge of
1 year (2012), plus 2013 option

  • 1 year (2012), plus 2013 option
    • signed by Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan 12/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2011)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/3/11 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.5M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 3/30/11
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/7/11, sent outright to AAA 4/12/11
  • 1 year/$0.452M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.452M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/19/09
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 6/30/09
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2008)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/11/08
  • 1 year/$0.383M (2007)
    • re-signed by Mets 3/07
    • acquired by Washington in trade from NY Mets 11/30/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Mets 5/06
  • drafted 2003 (1-12)
  • signed 8/03, $2.075M signing bonus (paid over 5 years as two-sport athlete)
  • ML service: 3.092 (through 2011)

Matt Murton of
2 years/$1.78M (2010-11)

  • 2 years/$1.78M (2010-11)
    • signed by Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Central League 12/09
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 2/4/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($0.17M in minors)
    • released, rights sold to Hanshin Tigers of Japan 12/7/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/8/08
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2007)
    • re-signed by Cubs 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.337M (2006)
    • re-signed by Cubs 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by Cubs 3/05
    • contract purchased by Cubs 7/05
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in four-team trade from Boston 7/31/04
  • drafted by Boston 2003 (1s-32) (Georgia Tech)
  • $1.01M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 2.107

Valentin Pascucci of
2005

  • Washington sold rights for $0.3M to Chiba Lotte Marines of Japanese Pacific League 12/04
  • ML service:

Adam Riggs of
1 year/$0.675M (2005)

  • rights sold to Yakult Swallos of Japanese Central League 12/05
  • 1 year (2004) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2003) (minor-league contract), signed 1/03
  • ML service:

Luke Scott of
1 year/$0.3M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.3M (2014)
    • signed by SK Wyverns of Korea 12/19/13
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/6/13
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 400 plate appearances. $0.1M for 450 PA. $0.25M for 500 PA. $0.3M for 550 PA
  • 1 year/$6M (2012), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/12/12
    • 12:$5M, 13:$6M club option ($1M buyout)
    • Tampa Bay declined 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 1 year/$6.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/10/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.85M-$5.7M)
    • non-tendered by Baltimore 12/12/11
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2008)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07
    • signed by Baltimore 2/11/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007)
    • renewed by Houston 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • renewed by Houston 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/05 (split contract)
  • drafted by Cleveland 2001 (9-277) (Oklahoma State)
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 7.144 (through 2013)

Tsuyoshi Shinjo of
2004

  • signed 12/03 with Nippon Ham Fighters of Pacific League
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2003), plus $0.4M in incentives
    • DFA 7/03
    • $0.4M in incentives based on Plate Appearances
    • signed as a free agent 1/03
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2001), plus 2002-03 options
    • Mets exercised 2002 option 11/01
    • $0.2M buyout
    • $0.3M in incentives
    • signed as a free agent 12/00
  • ML service: 2.000 (through 2003)

Terrmel Sledge of
2 years (2008-09)

  • signed with Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League 11/07
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007) (San Diego)
    • released 11/29/07
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.3475M (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004) 2/04
  • drafted 1999 (8-245), $7,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.061 (through 2006)

So Taguchi of
2010

  • 2010
    • signed with Orix Buffaloes for 2010
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/09 (minor-league contract, $0.9M in majors)
    • contract purchased by Cubs 9/16/09
    • released by Cubs 10/16/09
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2008), plus 2009 club option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/23/07
    • 08:$0.9M, 09:$1.25M club option ($0.15M buyout)
    • award bonuses
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 225, 250, 275, 300 PAs; $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500 PAs
    • released by Philadelphia 11/4/08
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2007), plus 2008 club option
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • 07:$0.925M, 08:$1.1M club option ($0.1M buyout)
    • $0.35M annually in performance bonuses
    • 2008 option increases by:
      • $0.1M each for 350 & 375 plate appearances
      • $0.15M each for 400 & 450 plate appearances
    • St. Louis declined 2008 option 11/6/07, released 12/5/07
  • 1 year/$0.825M (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/04 after being non-tendered
    • $0.25M in performance bonuses based on appearances
  • 3 years/$3M (2002-04)
    • 02:$1M, 03:$1M, 04:$1M
    • $1M annually in performance bonuses
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 5.079 (through 2008)

Mitch Talbot rhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Samsung of Korea 12/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.4317M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • DFA by Cleveland 7/31/11, sent outright to AAA 8/5/11
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/24/11
    • sent outright to AAA by Cleveland 10/18/11
  • 1 year/$0.4007M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.40007M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Tampa Bay 12/21/09 (player to be named in Kelly Shoppach deal)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 2/15/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 11/06
    • re-signed 2/07
  • drafted 2002 (2-70)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.149

Eric Thames lf
1 year (2013)

  • 2014
    • signed by NC Dinos of Korea’s Professional Baseball League
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 6/30/13 after being DFA by Seattle 6/22/13 
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 9/5/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 9/1/13 
  • 1 year/$0.4859M (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 7/31/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/17/11
  • drafted by Toronto 2008 (7-219) (Pepperdine)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.063 (through 2013)

Matt Watson of
1 year (2006)

  • contract sold to Chiba Lotte of Japanese League 5/06
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 2/06 (Oakland)
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 3/05
  • ML service: 0.072

Catchers
  

Kenji Johjima c
3 years/$24M (2009-11)

  • 3 years/$24M (2009-11)
    • signed extension with Seattle 4/25/08
    • 09:$8M, 10:$8M, 11:$8M
    • Johjima exercised right to opt out of final two years of contract 10/17/09
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2006-08)
    • signed as a free agent from Japan 11/05
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 06:$5.1M, 07:$5.2M, 08:$5.2M
    • limited no-trade protection
    • award/performance bonuses may increase annual salaries to $5.5M
    • Seattle also to provide:
      • 12 first- or business-class airline tickets to Japan for Johjima & family for 2006-07
      • use of interpreter for Johjima & his wife at home & on road
      • English classes for his wife
      • position for Johjima’s personal trainer (Johjima to pay his salary)
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 3.000 (through 2008)


Pitchers 

Andrew Albers lhp
2014

  • 2014
    • released by Minnesota 1/30/14
    • signed for 2014 by Hanwha Eagles of Korea
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/13
  • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/10/11 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by independent Quebec 5/10
  • released by San Diego 3/25/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2008 (10-315) (Kentucky)
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.058

John Bale lhp
1 year/$0.109M (2010)

  • 1 year/$0.109M (2010)
    • signed by Hiroshima of Japan Central League 2/10
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/16/08
    • performance bonuses based on points (2 points for a start, 1.5 points for 2-inning appearance, 1 point forappearance of less than 2 innings):
      • $25,000 each for 34, 36, 38 points
      • $50,000 each for 40, 42, 44 points
      • $75,000 each for 46, 48, 50 points
      • $0.1M each for 52, 54, 56 points
      • $0.125M each for 58, 60 points
    • award bonuses
    • non-tendered, released by Kansas City 12/10/09
  • 2 years/$4M (2007-08)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$1.8M, 08:$2.2M
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP; $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove, All Star selection; $0.1M for Rolaids award ($50,000 for 2nd-5th); $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th)
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 12/12/08
  • drafted 1996 (5-129)
  • ML service: 4.016 (through 2009)

Brian Bannister rhp
1 year/$1.8M (2011), plus 2012 option

  • 1 year/$1.8M (2011), plus 2012 option
    • signed by Tokyo Giants of Japan’s Central League as a free agent 1/11
    • left club, returned to U.S. 4/11
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • refused assignment by Kansas City 11/10/10
  • 1 year/$1,737,500 (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/4/09 (avoided arbitration, $2.025M-$1.45M)
    • performance bonus: $12,500 for 200 IP
    • award bonus: $25,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.421M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Mets 12/6/06
    • signed by Kansas City 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/05
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/06
  • drafted by NY Mets 2003 (7-199) (USC)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Gregg Clifton, Gaylord Sports
  • ML service: 3.158 (through 2009)

Denny Bautista rhp
1 year (2011)

  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract)
    • signed by Hanwha Eagles of Korea 6/29/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/21/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/7/10
    • DFA by San Francisco 8/5/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/22/08 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Colorado 12/4/07
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 6/25/08 after being DFA by Detroit 6/20/08
  • 1 year/$0.386M (2007)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/06
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Kansas City 7/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/04
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Baltimore 6/04
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Florida 8/03
  • signed 2000 by Florida as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.144

Brad Bergesen rhp
2013

  • 2013
    • signed for 2013 with Chunichi of Japanese Central League
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012)
    • lost in arbitration with Baltimore 2/9/12 ($1.2M-$0.8M)
    • DFA by Baltimore 5/12/12, sent outright to Triple-A 5/17/12
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 7/14/12
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers 7/20/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/18/12
    • released by Arizona 11/28/12
  • 1 year/$0.434M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/18/08
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • drafted 2004 (4-109) (Foothill HS, Pleasanton, Calif.)
  • $0.31M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.045 (through 2012)

Yhency Brazoban rhp
1 year (2011)

  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/16/10 (minor-league contract)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 6/2/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 6/28/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 7/20/11
    • contract sold to Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan 7/29/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 8/15/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/8/09 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/19/09
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/15/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 30, 60 games; $35,000 each for 40, 50 games
    • non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/12/08
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007), re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.3195M (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • ML service: 3.075 (est.) (through 2008)

Bryan Bullington rhp
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/24/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/17/10
    • released by Kansas City 11/24/10 (to sign with Hiroshima of Japan’s Central League)
  • 1 year/$0.4024M (2009)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/17/08 (minor-league contract)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 3/2/09
    • contract purchased by Toronto 4/23/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 5/7/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • claimed by Cleveland off waivers 7/10/08 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 7/3/08
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Cleveland 10/24/08
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/06
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2002 (1-1) (Ball State)
  • $4M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close
  • ML service: 1.092

Brian Burres lhp
2013

  • 2013
    • signed for 2013 with Lamigo Monkeys of Taiwan
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/18/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/3/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/1/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2010)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/4/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.55M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/12/10
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/30/09
    • DFA by Baltimore 2/2/09
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Baltimore 2/4/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 2/22/09
    • contract purchased by Toronto 4/24/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 5/6/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from San Francisco 1/06
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 1/06
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 9/06
  • drafted by San Francisco 2000 (31-931)
  • ML service: 2.141 (through 2012)

Chris Carpenter rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • signed for 2014 by Yakult Swallows of Japan
  • 2013
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 2/1/13
    • released by Boston 12/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago Cubs 2/21/12 (Theo Epstein deal)
    • signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/14/11
  • drafted 2008 (3-97) (Kent State)
  • signed 6/08, $0.385M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.010 (through 2013)

Lance Carter rhp
1 year/$0.55M (2006)

  • to sign with Orix Blue Wave 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2006)
    • filed for free agency 10/06
    • sent outright to AAA (by LA Dodgers) 7/06
    • acquired in trade (from Tampa Bay) 1/06 after being non-tendered & re-signing as a free agent 12/05
  • 1 year/$0.361M (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004), re-signed 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003), re-signed 2/03
  • ML service: 3.021

Brandon Dickson rhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/30/11
  • signed by St. Louis 2006 as an amateur free agent (Tusculum College, Tenn.)
  • agent: Nick Brockmeyer, Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 0.054 (through 2012)

Jared Fernandez p
1 year/$0.2M (2007)

  • signed with Hiroshima Carp 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.337M (2006)
    • elected free agency 10/06
    • sent outright to AAA 5/06 after being DFA
    • contract purchased 4/06
    • signed as a free agent 11/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005), signed 12/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2004)
  • ML service: 1.007

Enrique Gonzalez rhp
2012

  • 2012
    • signed by Seibu of Japan
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 3/30/11
    • sent outright to AAA by Detroit 4/20/11
    • contract purchased by Detroit 5/23/11
    • sent outright to AAA by Detroit 6/13/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 6/10/10
    • DFA by Detroit 8/23/10, sent outright to AAA 9/1/10
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2009)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/10/08 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.435M salary in majors ($18,500/month in minors)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/8/09
    • DFA by Boston 8/9/09, sent outright to AAA 8/12/09
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/22/09, DFA 8/26/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Washington 2/5/08
    • signed by San Diego 3/3/08
    • sent outright to AAA by San Diego 4/15/08
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/12/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona 2/07
    • claimed by Washington off waivers from Arizona 9/17/07
  • signed 1998 by Arizona as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.113 (through 2011)

Brian Gordon rhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed for 2012 with Samsung Lions of Korea 1/13/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/2/11 (minor-league contract)
    • may opt out of deal if not on Major League roster 6/15/11
    • released by Philadelphia 6/15/11
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/15/11
    • released by NY Yankees 7/8/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 12/2/08 (split contract, $81,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 9/15/08
    • sent outright to AAA by Texas 10/1/08
  • drafted by Arizona (as outfielder) 1997 (7-233) (Round Rock HS, Texas)
  • ML service: 0.037

Dirk Hayhurst rhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed for 2012 with Nettuno of the Italian League
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/21/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
    • sent outright to AAA by Toronto 10/6/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/13/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 6/3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 8/23/08
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from San Diego 10/5/08
  • drafted 2003 (8-221) (Kent State)
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.127 (through 2011)

Kazuhisa Ishii p
2 years/$5M (2006-07)

  • signed with Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League 1/06
  • 4 years/$12.3M (2002-05), plus 2006 & 2007 club options
    • released 12/05 after Mets declined 2006 option 11/05
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 02:$0.5M, 03:$2.2M, 04:$2.6M, 05:$3.2M, 06:$3.25M club option ($2.2M buyout), 07:$4M club option ($1.1M buyout)
    • Mets to pay 2005 salary, Dodgers to pay about $2M of $2.2M buyout
    • $2.05M of 2005 salary deferred at 0% interest
    • $0.15M annually in incentives (IP)
    • NTC in 02, limited NTC 03-05
    • $25,000 annual housing allowance
    • 10 round-trip airline tickets home each season
    • trainer, translator
    • Dodgers paid $11,264,055 for negotiating rights 1 /02
  • agent: Joe Urbon
  • ML service: 3.000 (through 2004)

Bob Keppel rhp
1 year (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 6/23/09
    • released by Minnesota 1/6/10 to play in Japan
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 1/4/08 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 4/07
    • DFA, released by Colorado 4/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/06
    • sent outright to AAA by Kansas City 10/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/05
    • DFA by Mets 5/05
  • drafted by NY Mets 2000 (1s-36) (DeSmet HS, St. Louis)
  • $0.895M signing bonus
  • agent: Jim Turner
  • ML service: 0.153 (through 2009)

Dae Sung Koo p
2006

  • Mets sold rights to Hanwha Eagles of Korean League 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2004), plus $2M 2005 club option
    • 04:$0.4M (if on ML roster), 05:$M club option
    • $0.7M in incentives
    • DFA 9/05
    • club declined 2005 option 3/06
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2004)

Anthony Lerew rhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Kia Tigers of Korea
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Oakland 11/16/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10
    • sent outright to AAA by Kansas City 4/7/10 after being DFA 4/4/10
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 6/16/10
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/23/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/09
    • sent outright to AAA 2/09
    • released by Atlanta 3/10/09
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/18/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/23/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/08
  • 1 year (2007), re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • signed 2001 (11-345)
  • ML service: 1.138 (through 2009)

Aquilino Lopez rhp
1 year (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Kia Tigers of Korea
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2008)
    • re-signed by Detroit 12/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 3/30/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • signed as a free agent for 2007 (minor-league contract)
    • contract puchased 4/07, DFA 6/10/07
    • contract purchased 8/11/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Philadelphia 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed by LA Dodgers 1/05 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 7/05
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 8/05
    • sent outright to AAA 12/05
  • 1 year/$0.318M (2004) (Toronto)
    • DFA 9/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • selected by Toronto from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/02
  • ML service: 1.152 (through 2007)

J.D. Martin rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • signed by Samsung Lions of Korea 12/11/13
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/7/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/22/13
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 9/23/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/24/13
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/2/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • released by Washington 1/19/11
    • re-signed by Washington 2/4/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 11/24/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 7/20/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/06
    • DFA by Cleveland 12/7/07, sent outright to Triple-A 12/14/07
  • drafted by Cleveland 2001 (1s-35) (Burroughs HS, Ridgecrest, Calif.)
  • $0.975M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Canter
  • ML service: 1.036 (through 2013)

Shairon Martis rhp
1 year (2013)

  • 2014
    • signed for 2014 with Uni-President Lions of Taiwan
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/9/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/2/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/22/11 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Pittsburgh 6/27/12
  • 2011
    • sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/11 after being DFA by Washington 1/24/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/14/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/1/08
  • acquired by Washington in trade from San Francisco 7/28/06 (in exchange for Mike Stanton)
  • signed by San Francisco 2004 as an amateur free agent from Curacao
  • ML service: 0.134

Luis Mendoza rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • signed by Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 11/13
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$488,925 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/18/11
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/23/10
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 4/2/10
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/23/10
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/15/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Texas 9/5/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/04
    • re-signed by Boston 3/05
    • claimed off waivers by San Diego after being DFA by Boston 7/05
    • claimed by Boston off waivers from San Diego 7/05
  • signed by Boston 7/00 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 3.063 (through 2013)

Kam Mickolio rhp
1 year/$0.417M (2011)

  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
    • released by Arizona 11/7/11, contract sold to Hiroshima 11/14/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Baltimore 12/6/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 2/8/08 (Bedard deal)
    • contract purchased 8/20/08
  • drafted 2006 (18-531) (Utah Valley State)
  • ML service: 0.141 (through 2011)

Chris Narveson lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed for 2014 by Yakult Swallows of Japan
  • 1 year/$0.84M (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/10/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 6/20/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12
  • 1 year/$0.44415M (2011)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4065M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/14/09
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/9/09, sent outright to AAA 7/13/09
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/21/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/4/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 3/05
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers from Boston 8/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from St. Louis 8/04
  • drafted by St. Louis 2000 (2-53)
  • $0.675M signing bonus
  • agent: SFX
  • ML service: 4.012 (through 2013)

C.J. Nitkowski p
1 year (2007)

  • signed 1-year contract with Softbank Hawks of Japan 11/06
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 11/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2004), signed as a free agent 1/04
    • DFA 6/04
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2003)
  • ML service: 6.072

Garrett Olson lhp
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 10/24/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 3/16/13
    • signed for 2013 by Doosan of Korea
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 8/7/12
    • DFA by NY Mets 8/11/12, sent outright to Triple-A 8/14/12
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2011)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Seattle 3/18/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 4/20/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 1/18/09
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/28/09
    • signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 2/11/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased 7/4/07
  • drafted 2005 (1s-48)
  • signed 6/05, $0.65M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.141 (through 2012)

Vicente Padilla rhp
1 year/$3.25M (2013)

  • 1 year/$3.25M (2013)
    • signed by Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan 1/17/13
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2012)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/17/12 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • contract purchased by Boston 4/4/12
  • 1 year/$2M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/9/10
    • performance bonuses (additional $8M for 33 starts, $6M as reliever)
  • 1 year/$5.025M (2010)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/21/10
    • $1M signing bonus (deferred)
    • 10:$4.025M
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M each
      for 150, 160 IP; $0.15M for 170 IP; $0.175M for 180 IP; $0.2M for
      190 IP; $0.225M for 200 IP (bonuses for 170 IP and beyond are
      deferred until 4/2011)
  • 3 years/$33.75M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$9M, 08:$11M, 09:$12M, 10:$12M club option ($1.75M buyout)
    • $1M of 2007 & $0.5M of 2008 salary is advanced
    • award bonuses:
      • $0.5M for Cy Young, $0.4M for placing 2nd, $0.3M for 3rd, $0.2M for 4th, $0.1M for 5th ($1M for winning 2nd Cy Young, $1.5M for 3rd)
      • $0.25M for MVP ($0.15M for placing 2nd, $0.1M for 3rd, $75,000 for 4th, $50,000 for 5th)
      • $0.2M for WS MVP, $0.15M for LCS MVP
      • $0.1M each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star or USA Today/TSN/BA All Star or Player of the Year
    • Padilla to donate $0.15M annually to club charity
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/19/09 (minor-league contract) after being DFA by Texas 8/7/09
    • contract purchased by Dodgers 8/27/09
  • 1 year/$4.41M (2006)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 12/05
    • signed by Texas 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $4.8M-$4.1M)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2005)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/05 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2004)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/04 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2003)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/03 (split contract, $0.196M in minors)
  • agent: Paul Kinzer (previously represented by SFX)
  • ML service: 12.105 (through 2012)

Chan Ho Park rhp
1 year/$1.2M (2011)

  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011)
    • signed by Orix Buffaloes 12/21/10
    • $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2010)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/24/10
    • $0.3M in performance bonuses
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/4/10 after being DFA by NY Yankees 7/31/10
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2009)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/08
    • $2.5M in performance bonuses based on starts (15-37), innings (110-170), games (30-70) and games finished (35-55)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/6/07 (minor-league contract, $0.5M in majors)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/3/08
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 2/07
    • $2.4M in performance bonuses based on innings pitched
    • released by NY Mets 6/4/07
    • signed as free agent (by Houston) 6/12/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 5 years/$65M (2002-06)
    • acquired in trade 7/05, with Texas paying $2M of 2006 salary
    • 02:$11M, 03:$12M, 04:$13M, 05:$14M, 06:$15M
    • $6M bonus or $5M buyout ($1.25M/year for 4 years) after 2002
    • signed as a free agent 12/01
  • 1 year/$9.9M (2001) (5th-year record)
    • award bonus: $0.1M for All Star selection
    • performance bonuses
  • signed by LA Dodgers 1994 as an amateur free agent from South Korea
  • agent: Jeff Borris
  • ML service: 13.050 (through 2009)

Darrell Rasner rhp
1 year (2008)

  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 12/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 5/4/08
    • contract sold for $1M to Tohoku Rakuten of Japan’s Pacific League 11/16/08
  • 1 year/$384,523 (2007)
    • signed 2/07
    • non-tendered by NY Yankees 12/12/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed 2/06
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Washington 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 1/05
  • drafted 2002 (2-46)
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.142 (through 2007)

Greg Reynolds rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • signed by Seibu Lions of Japan
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/18/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released, re-signed 6/16/13 (minor-league contract
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/23/13 
    • DFA by Cincinnati 7/28/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/13 
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/25/13 
    • elected free agency 10/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Colorado 1/10/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 2/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/5/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 4/2/09 ($114,795 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 5/11/08
  • drafted by Colorado 2006 (1-2) (Stanford)
  • $3.25M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.111 (through 2013)

Scott Richmond rhp
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Lotte Giants of Korea 12/17/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 6/26/12
    • DFA by Toronto 8/10/12, sent outright to Triple-A 8/13/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 7/22/11
  • 1 year/$0.4099M (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4023M (2009)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/23/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 7/28/08
  • signed as an amateur free agent 11/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 2005-07, Edmonton of independent Northern League (Oklahoma State)
  • ML service: 2.022 (through 2012)

Carlos Rosa rhp
2011

  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
    • released by Arizona 3/30/11 (will play in Japan)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/10
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Kansas City 5/1/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/06
    • signed 2/07
  • signed 11/01 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.151 (through 2010)

Takashi Saito rhp
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Rakuten of Japan 12/28/12
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/14/11
    • DFA by Arizona 10/20/12
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2011)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/27/10
    • roster bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 days on active roster
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each
      for 15, 20, 25, 30 games; $0.1M each for 35, 40, 50 g; $0.15M each for
      50, 55 g; $0.2M for 60 g
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2010)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/3/09
    • performance bonuses:
      • $0.5M based on appearances
      • $1.8M based on games finished
    • released by Atlanta 10/18/10
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009), plus 2010 club option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/10/09
    • 09:$1.5M, 10: club option for price of 2009 earnings
    • 2009 salary increases to $2.5M if Saito is on active 25-man roster on Opening Day 2009
    • if club does not exercise 2010 option, player will be released
    • 2009 performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 games
    • 2009 roster bonuses based on days on active 25-man roster (not DL): $0.5M each for 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 days
    • 2010 performance and roster bonuses: any unearned 2009 bonuses
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 10/17/09
  • 1 year/$2M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 12/13/08
    • $0.2M in performance bonuses
    • non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/12/08
  • 1 year/$1M (2007)
    • re-signed 12/06
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 30, 35, 40 & 45 games; $50,000 each for 50 & 55 games; $0.1M for 60 games
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006)
    • contract purchased 4/06
    • signed as free agent from Japan 2/06 (minor-league contract)
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 7.000 (through 2012)

Dennis Sarfate rhp 
2011

  • 2011
    • signed for 2011 with Hiroshima of Japan’s Central League
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/27/10
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • signed 1/22/08 (split contract, $62,500 in minors)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Rookie of Year
    • acquired in trade from Milwaukee 9/11/07
    • acquired in trade from Houston 12/12/07
  • 1 year (2007), re-signed 2/07
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • ML service: 2.050 (through 2009)

Jae Seo rhp
1 year/$1.5M (2008)

  • signed to play in South Korea 12/07
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2007)
    • granted free agency (by Tampa Bay) 10/07
    • DFA 6/1/07, sent outright to AAA 6/11/07
    • re-signed 10/06
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2006)
    • acquired in trade 6/06, with TB paying Dodgers $1M as part of deal
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 3/05
  • re-signed 3 /04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003) 2/03
  • ML service: 3.053

Brian Sikorski p
1 year/$0.45M (2007)

  • contract sold by Cleveland to Yakult of Japan Central League 5/17/07
  • DFA 1/07, re-signed to minor-league contract
    • $0.1M guaranteed ($0.2M salary in minors)
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired in trade after being DFA (by San Diego) 7/06
    • contract purchased 5/06
    • released 3/06, re-signed to minor-league contract
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006), plus incentives
    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $0.2M guaranteed
    • $0.25M in incentives
  • ML service: 1.014

Doug Slaten lhp
2013

  • 2013
    • signed for 2013 by SK Wyverns of Korea
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/17/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/28/12
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 6/27/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/12
  • 1 year/$0.695M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $5,000 for 60 games, $12,500 for 70 games
    • non-tendered by Washington 12/12/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by Washington 2/16/10, sent outright to Triple-A
    • contract purchased by Washington 5/9/10
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2009)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
    • claimed by Washington off waivers from Arizona 11/4/09
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/9/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007), re-signed 2/07
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 3/06
  • contract purchased 11/05
  • drafted 2000 (17-519)
  • ML service: 4.043 (through 2011)

Jason Standridge p
1 year (2007)

  • signed with Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan 6/3/07
  • contract purchased 5/10/07, DFA (by KC) 5/22/07
  • DFA, sent outright to AAA 4/07
  • contract purchased 4/07
  • signed as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • DFA, sent outright to AAA 1/07
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 2/06
    • DFA, sent outright to AAA 3/06
    • contract purchased 6/06
    • claimed off waivers (by NY Mets, from Cincinnati) 11/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased, DFA 6/05
    • signed as a free agent 11/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.3025M (2004), re-signed 2/04
  • ML service: 2.049

Brian Sweeney p
2007

  • signed with Nippon Ham Fighters 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006), contract purchased 4/06
  • signed as a free agent 10/05 (minor-league contract)
  • ML service: 0.073

Everett Teaford lhp
2014

  • 2014
    • DFA by Kansas City 1/29/14, sent outright to Triple-A 2/7/14
    • released by Kansas City 3/30/14, rights sold to LG Twins of Korea
  • 1 year/$507,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13
  • 1 year/$0.488M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/24/10
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2006 (12-347) (Georgia Southern)
  • agent: Career Sports
  • ML service: 1.093 (through 2013)

Les Walrond lhp
2008

  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed as a free agent 11/13/07 (minor-league contract, $0.4M in majors)
    • signed as a free agent 5/2/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 8/2/08, DFA 8/20/08
    • contract purchased 9/1/08
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers from Philadelphia 11/4/08
    • released, sold to Japanese club 11/08
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 10/14/06 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.319M (2005) (Florida)
  • 1 year (2004) (KC)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • signed by St. Louis 1/03 (split contract paying $50,000 in minors)
    • claimed off waivers by KC from St. Louis 5/03
    • DFA, sent outright to AAA 8/03
  • drafted by St. Louis, 1998 (13-378) (University of Kansas)
  • ML service: 0.053 (through 2007)

Thad Weber rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • released by Toronto 12/13
    • signed for 2014 by NC Dinos of Korea
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Diego 4/12/13
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 5/19/13 after being DFA by San Diego 5/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 4/21/12
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Detroit 8/23/12
  • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/25/12 
  • drafted by Detroit 2008 (16-493) (Nebraska)
  • ML service: 0.030 (through 2013)

Adam Wilk lhp
1 year (2012)

  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/28/12
    • contract sold to Korean Baseball League club 12/19/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 5/24/11
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (11-330) (Long Beach State)
  • ML service: 0.052 (through 2012)

Dave Williams p
1 year/$1.25M (2007)

  • signed with Yokohama BayStars of Japan’s Central League 12/07
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2007)
    • sent outright to AAA (by NY Mets) (refused assignment 11/6/07)
    • DFA 7/14/07, contract purchased 9/18/07
    • re-signed 12/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1.125M in performance bonuses based on relief appearances & starts
    • $50,000 for 30 g relief, $75,000 for 40, $0.1M for 50, $0.15M for 60
    • $50,000 for 10 GS, $0.1M for 15 GS, $0.15M for 20 GS, $0.2M for 25 GS, $0.25M for 30 GS
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star selection, WS MVP or LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2006), plus incentives
    • acquired in trade (from Cincinnati) after being DFA 5/06
    • acquired in trade (from Pittsburgh) 12/05 (Reds paying $1M of Sean Casey’s $8.5M 2006 salary as part of the deal)
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2006), plus incentives
    • re-signed 10/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • $40,000 for 160 IP or 50 g
    • $60,000 for 180 IP or 60 g
    • $0.125M for 200 IP
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2005)
    • re-signed 2/05 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2004), re-signed 2/04
  • 1 year/$0.3125M (2003)
  • agent: David Pepe
  • ML service: 4.015

Brian Wolfe rhp
2010

  • 2010
    • signed by Nippon Ham Fighters 1/18/10
  • 1 year/$0.4087M (2009)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/1/09
  • 1 year/$0.3955M (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed 11/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 5/28/07
  • acquired from Milwaukee in trade 1/06
  • drafted 1999 (6-179)
  • ML service: 1.148

Mike Wood rhp
1 year/$0.42M (2007)

  • signed with Yokohama BayStars of Japan’s Central League 12/07
  • refused outright assignment (by Texas), elected free agency 10/16/07
  • contract purchased 4/07
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2006)
    • non-tendered (by Texas) 12/06
    • claimed off waivers (from KC) 10/06
  • 1 year/$0.319M (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • drafted 2001 (10-311)
  • ML service: 2.140

Yasuhiko Yabuta rhp
2010

  • 2010
    • signed by Chiba Lotte for 2010
  • 2 years/$6M (2008-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent from Japan 11/28/07
    • 08:$2.5M, 09:$3M, 10:$4M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2010 club option becomes player option if Yabuta pitches in 60 games in 2009 or 115 games in 2008-09
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 50, 55 g; $0.1M for 60 g; $0.125M each for 65, 70 g
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th), $0.1M for Rolaids $50,000 for 2nd-5th)
    • perks: translator, massage therapist, rental car during spring training, 4 round-trip business class air tickets between Japan and KC (6 tickets if club reaches World Series)
    • DFA by Kansas City 8/2/08, sent outright to AAA
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/1/08
    • sent outright to AAA by Kansas City 11/3/08
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/24/09
    • Kansas City declined 2010 option 11/6/09
  • ML service: 0.157 (through 2009)

Mystery Player rhp
1 year (2011)

  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Mystery Team as a free agent 2/3/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$M (2010)
    • signed by
  • 1 year/$M (2009)
    • re-signed
  • 1 year/$M (2008)
    • re-signed
  • 1 year/$M (2007)
    • re-signed
  • 1 year/$M (2006)
    • re-signed
  • 1 year/$M (2005)
    • re-signed
  • drafted
  • agent:
  • ML service: 0.000