International Players

The following former Major League players signed deals to play internationally.
(Service times through Opening Day of 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 prior 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)

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)

Jesus Guzman 1b-lf
1 year/$1M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • signed by Hiroshima as a free agent 10/26/14
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/9/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.5032M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 12/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.4866M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent for 2011 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by San Francisco 1/21/10
    • re-signed by San Francisco for 2010 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by San Francisco as free agent 11/20/08 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/21/09
  • signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 3.151 (through 2014)

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

Brandon Laird inf
2015

  • 2015
    • signed by Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/26/13 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Kansas City 3/15/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 4/18/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/2/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 9/1/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 8/27/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 12/21/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/19/10
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (27-844) (Cypress College)
  • $0.12M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.109 (through 2014)

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)

Andy Marte 3b
1 year/$1M (2015)

  • 1 year/$1M (2015)
    • signed by KT Wiz of Korea 11/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Arizona 7/31/14
    • DFA by Arizona 8/7/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/9/14
    • refused assignment by Arizona 10/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 8/5/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 2012
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as free agent 12/1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4134M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4139M (2009)
    • DFA by Cleveland 2/19/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A 2/24/09
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/09
    • contract selected by Cleveland 7/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.3916M (2008)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.3831M (2007)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Boston 1/06
    • signed by Cleveland 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/04
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Atlanta 11/05
  • signed by Atlanta 2000 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Donnie Mitchell
  • ML service: 3.107 (through 2013)

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)

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)

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)

Zelous Wheeler 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/12/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 7/3/14
    • NY Yankees sold Wheeler’s rights to Rakuten of Japan for $0.35M 11/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Milwaukee 3/29/12
    • DFA by Milwaukee 5/11/12, sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/12
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (19-581) (Wallace State CC, Ala.)
  • ML service: 0.069 (through 2014)

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)


Outfielders

Jim Adduci lf
1 year/$0.65M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2015)
    • signed by Lotte Giants of Korea 11/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/14
    • DFA by Texas 11/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 9/1/13
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Florida 9/06
  • drafted by Florida 2003 (42-1,252) (Evergreen Park HS, Ill.)
  • ML service: 1.029 (through 2014)

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 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)

Jeremy Hermida of
2015

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2015)
    • signed by Nippon Ham Fighters 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/25/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/5/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego as free agent 12/30/11 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.8M in majors
    • contract purchased by San Diego 4/3/12
    • DFA by San Diego 8/22/12, released 8/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/4/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/18/11
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Cincinnati 8/31/11
    • DFA by San Diego 12/7/11, non-tendered 12/12/11
  • 1 year/$3.345M (2010)
    • signed by Boston 1/26/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.85M-$2.95M)
    • DFA by Boston 7/31/10, sent outright to Triple-A 8/9/10
    • released by Boston 8/31/10
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 9/3/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 9/8/10
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2009)
    • re-signed by Florida 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Florida 11/5/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • renewed by Florida 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Florida 8/05
  • drafted by Florida 2002 (1-11) (Wheeler HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $2.0125M signing bonus
  • agent: Career Sports
  • ML service: 5.167 (through 2014)

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)

Nyjer Morgan of
2015

  • 2015
    • signed by Hanwha of Korea 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.875M in majors
    • performance bonuses
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 3/30/14
    • released by Cleveland 8/5/14
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2013)
    • signed by Yokohama of Japan’s Central League 1/24/13
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 500, 525 plate appearances
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/1/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Washington 3/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.4265M (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4115M (2009)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Pittsburgh 6/30/09
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/06
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2002 (33-973) (Walla Walla CC, Wash.)
  • agent: Rex Gary (replaced Levinsons/ACES 10/12)
  • ML service: 5.077

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)

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)

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
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 3.000 (through 2008)


Pitchers 

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)

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)

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

Lucas Harrell rhp
1 year/$0.9M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.9M (2015)
    • signed by LG Twins of Korea 11/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
    • DFA by Houston 4/16/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/14 
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 4/28/14
    • released by Arizona 8/24/14
  • 1 year/$0.5007M (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Chicago White Sox 7/8/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11//20/07
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/27/08
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2004 (4-119) (Ozark HS, Mo.)
  • $0.27M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.107 (through 2014)

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 deal)
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A 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)

Kris Johnson lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
    • contract rights sold to Hiroshima of Japan 10/22/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/18/13
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Pittsburgh 11/19/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/16/11 (minor-league deal)
  • released by Boston 5/16/11
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (1s-40) (Wichita State)
  • $0.85M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.055 (through 2014)

Wade LeBlanc lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/25/14 
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/3/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/31/14 
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/11/14, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/14 (refused assignment)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 8/26/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/14
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/2/14
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.4915M (2013)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/13
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 6/8/13 after DFA by Miami 6/3/13 
    • DFA by Houston 6/24/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13 
    • contract selected by Houston 8/19/13 
    • DFA by Houston 8/20/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/22/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 11/22/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4019M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/08
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (2-61) (Alabama)
  • $0.59M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Greg Landry)
  • ML service: 3.038 (through 2014)

Josh Lindblom rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 2015: signed 1 year/$0.85M deal with Lotte Giants of Korea
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 12/8/14 after being DFA by Oakland 11/28/14
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.5001M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 12/8/12 
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 5/29/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (2-61) (Purdue)
  • $0.663M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.101 (through 2014)

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 deal)
    • 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

Daisuke Matsuzaka rhp
2015 -

  • 2015 -
    • signed by Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan 12/4/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/16/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/10/13
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
    • may request release 3/26/13 if he will not make ML roster
    • $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors
    • may opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster
    • released by Cleveland 3/25/13 
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/26/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cleveland (at player’s request) 8/20/13
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 8/22/13 
  • 6 years/$52M (2007-12)
    • posted by Seibu Lions 11/06, with Boston submitting high bid of $51,111,111 to Seibu to acquire negotiating rights with Matsuzaka for 30 days
    • signed by Boston 12/06
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 07:$6M, 08:$8M, 09:$8M, 10:$8M, 11:$10M, 12:$10M
    • full no-trade clause: may not be traded without consent, provided player gets his first day of Major League service during a guaranteed contract of at least 6 years after player has been with a professional baseball league team other than a major or minor league team
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.125M for 2nd, $0.1M for 3rd, $75,000 for 4th, $50,000 for 5th). $0.5M for Cy Young ($0.4M for 2nd, $0.3M for 3rd). $0.1M All Star start ($50,000 for All Star selection). $0.15M for WS/LCS MVP. $50,000 for Gold Glove. $25,000 for Rookie of Year
    • may not be sent to minor leagues
    • escalators may increase contract value to total of $60M:
      • 2009 & 2010 salaries increase to $10M with:
        • Cy Young award in 2007 or 2008, or
        • top 3 in Cy Young vote in 2007 and 2008, or
        • MVP award in 2007 or 2008, or
        • top 5 in MVP vote in 2007 and 2008
      • 2011 & 2012 salaries increase to $12M with:
        • Cy Young award in 2009 or 2010, or
        • top 3 in Cy Young vote in 2009 and 2010, or
        • MVP award in 2009 or 2010, or
        • top 5 in MVP vote in 2009 and 2010
    • perks: physical therapist, massage therapist, interpreter, 8 first-class round-trip airline tickets per year between Boston & Japan, spring training housing allowance of up to $25,000, Boston housing allowance of up to $75,000, one-time moving allowance of up to $35,000, use of Lincoln Town Car or similar car, Red Sox player ticket package, including 2 field box seats, team employee to assist Japanese media, uniform No. 18
  • agent: Mark Pieper (previously Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 7.039 (through 2014)

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)

Miles Mikolas rhp
1 year/$502,301 (2014)

  • 1 year/$502,301 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
    • Texas sold rights to Yomiuri Giants 11/14
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Pittsburgh 12/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/5/12
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (7-204) (Nova Southeastern, Fla.)
  • ML service: 1.037 (through 2014)

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 a 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)

Aaron Poreda lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Texas 11/23/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 4/16/14
    • Texas sold rights to Yomiuri Giants 11/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
    • released by Pittsburgh 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • selected by Pittsburgh from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • DFA by San Diego 6/13/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 6/9/09 (Peavy deal)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/09
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2007 (1-25) (San Francisco)
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Matt Sosnick
  • ML service: 0.139 (through 2014)

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 deal)
    • 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)

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)

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 deal)
    • 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)

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)

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)

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