Chicago Cubs

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The family of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts bought Wrigley Field, a 95 percent stake in the Cubs and a 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago from the Tribune Company for $845 million in October 2009. Bloomberg valued the franchise at $1.32 billion in October, 2013.

The Tribune Company had purchased the Cubs for $20.5M in 1981. Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.2 billion in March, 2014. Bloomberg valued the team at $1.32 billion in October, 2013.

  • Opening Day payrolls
    (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
    :

    • 2014: $ 92,677,368
    • 2013: $106,837,810
    • 2012: $109,316,000
    • 2011: $134,004,000
    • 2010: $144,359,000
    • 2009: $134,809,000
    • 2008: $118,345,833
    • 2007: $ 99,670,332
    • 2006: $ 94,424,499
    • 2005: $ 87,032,933
    • 2004: $ 90,560,000
    • 2003: $ 79,868,333
    • 2002: $ 75,690,833
    • 2001: $ 64,715,833
    • 2000: $ 62,100,000

Theo Epstein President, Baseball Operations
5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)

  • 5 years/$18.5M (2012-16)
    • hired by Chicago Cubs as President, Baseball Operations 10/20/11
  • 4 years (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Boston 11/3/08
    • resigned 10/20/11
  • 3 years/$4.5M (2006-08)
    • returned to job with Boston 1/06 after resignation 10/05
    • deal pays about $1.5M annually
  • 3 years (2003-05)
    • hired by Boston 11/02

Jed Hoyer Executive VP, General Manager
2012 –

  • Chicago Cubs, 2012 -
    • hired by Chicago Cubs as Executive VP/General Manager 10/26/11
  • San Diego, 2010 – 2011
    • hired by San Diego as Executive VP/General Manager 10/23/09
    • 4 years (2010-13), plus 2014 club option
  • Boston, 2002 – 2009
    • Assistant GM, 1/06 – 10/09
    • co-GM, 10/05 – 1/06
    • assistant to the GM, 2004-05
  • Senior VP, Scouting & Player Development Jason McLeod
  • Assistant GM Randy Bush
    • selected by Chicago Cubs as interim general manager 8/19/11
    • assistant GM, 2007-10
  • Assistant GM Shiraz Rehman
  • Director, Pro Scouting Joe Bohringer
  • Director, Player Development Jaron Madison
  • Director, Amateur Scouting Matt Dorey
  • former GM Jim Hendry
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 10/20/08
      • fired by Cubs 8/19/11
    • 2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 option
      • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/06
      • Hendry holds option to return on a one-year deal for 2009 (he must exercise the option by 12/30/08)
    • promoted from assistant GM 7/02

Joe Maddon Manager
5 years/$25M (2015-19)

  • 5 years/$25M (2015-19)
    • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
    • performance bonuses based on post-season
    • deal does not include opt-out clause
  • 3 years (2013-15)
    • signed extension worth about $6M with Tampa Bay 2/15/12
    • 2015 salary: $1.85M
    • has right to opt out of contract if general manager leaves
    • exercised right to opt out of contract 10/24/14
  • 3 years (2010-12)
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 5/25/09
    • salary of about $1.4M for 2012
  • 2 years/about $1.1M (2006-07), plus 2008, 2009 club options
    • hired by Tampa Bay 11/05, replacing Lou Piniella
    • 07:$0.55M
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2008-09 option 9/8/07
  • LA Angels, bench coach, 1996-2005
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • former manager Rick Renteria
    • 3 years (2014-16), plus 2017-18 club options
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cub 11/7/13
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 10/31/14
  • former manager Dale Sveum
    • 3 years (2012-14)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/17/11
      • fired by Chicago Cubs 9/30/13
  • former manager Mike Quade
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • hired as interim manager by Chicago Cubs 8/22/10, replacing Lou Piniella
      • selected as permanent manager by Chicago Cubs 10/19/10
      • fired by Cubs 11/2/11
  • former manager Lou Piniella
    • 3 years/$10M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option
      • hired by Chicago Cubs 10/06, replacing Dusty Baker
      • Cubs exercised $4M option for 2010 9/30/08
  • former manager Dusty Baker:
    • 4 years/about $15M (2003-06)
      • hired as manager by Chicago Cubs 11/02

Jon Lester lhp
6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option

  • 6 years/$155M (2015-20), plus 2021 option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14
    • $30M signing bonus ($15M due 4/15/15, $2.5M due 12/31/18, $2.5M due 12/31/19, $10M due 9/15/20)
    • 15:$15M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$22.5M, 19:$22.5M, 20:$15M, 21:$25M mutual option ($10M buyout)
    • 2021 option guaranteed with 200 innings in 2020 or 400 IP in 2019-20)
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road, private air travel up to 25 hours per year
  • 5 years/$30M (2009-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 3/15/09
    • 09:$1M, 10:$3.75M, 11:$5.75M, 12:$7.625M, 13:$11.625M, 14:$13M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2014 club option is voided if Lester is traded and has finished first or second in Cy Young vote in any season 2009-13
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd). $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 3rd)
    • if Lester finishes 1st or 2nd in Cy Young vote and is later traded, he may void 2014 option
    • Boston exercised 2014 option 11/1/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 7/31/14 (A’s pay $650,000 remaining on Cespedes’ 2014 salary, and Red Sox cover $1.8M portion of Lester’s 2014 salary)
  • 1 year/$0.4215M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year/$0.0.384M (2007)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/05
    • re-signed by Boston 2/06
  • drafted by Boston 2002 (2-57) (Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Josh Yates, ACES (previously Alan Nero)
  • ML service: 8.075

Edwin Jackson rhp
4 years/$52M (2013-16)

  • 4 years/$52M (2013-16)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/20/12
    • $8M signing bonus
    • 13:$11M, 14:$11M, 15:$11M, 16:$11M
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$11M (2012)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/2/12
    • $2M deferred
    • award bonuses
  • 2 years/$13.35M (2010-11)
    • signed by Arizona 2/14/10 (avoided arbitration, $6.25M-$4.6M)
    • $0.8M signing bonus
    • 10:$4.2M, 11:$8.35M
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 7/30/10
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/27/11
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/27/11
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2009)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Tampa Bay 12/10/08
    • re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 185, 190, 195, 200 IP
    • acquired by Arizona in 3-way trade from Detroit 12/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.4127M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/15/08
  • 1 year/$0.3923M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 1/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/05
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2001 (6-190) (Shaw HS, Columbus, Ga.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Sports (replaced Scott Boras 7/12)
  • ML service: 9.070

Miguel Montero c
5 years/$60M (2013-17)

  • 5 years/$60M (2013-17)
    • signed extension with Arizona 5/26/12
    • 13:$10M, 14:$10M, 15:$12M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • at signing, largest contract in club history
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Arizona 12/9/14
  • 1 year/$5.9M (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/31/12 (avoided arbitration, $6.8M-$5.4M)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/26/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.8M)
  • 1 year/$2M (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2009)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/9/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/05
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/06
  • signed by Arizona 2001 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 8.031

Jason Hammel rhp
2 years/$20M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$20M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14
    • 15:$9M, 16:$9M, 17:$12M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2017 option may void based on 2016 performance
  • 1 year/$6M (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/31/14
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/4/14
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $8.25M-$5.7M)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 25 starts. $0.1M each 175, 190 IP
  • 2 years/$7.75M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/24/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.7M-$3.1M)
    • 11:$3M, 12:$4.75M
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Colorado 2/6/12
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4222M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Tampa Bay 4/5/09
  • 1 year/$0.3963M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/04
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2002 (10-284) (Treasure Valley CC, Ore.)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.153

Starlin Castro ss
7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 option

  • 7 years/$60M (2013-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 8/28/12
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 13:$5M, 14:$5M, 15:$6M, 16:$7M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M, 19:$11M, 20:$16M club option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses
    • 2019 salary and 2020 option increase by $2M each with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$0.567M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/7/10
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 4.150

Travis Wood lhp
2014

  • 2014
    • arbitration-eligible ($4.25M-$3.5M)
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Cincinnati 12/23/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2005 (2-60) (Bryant HS, Bryant, Ark.)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.004

Jason Motte rhp
1 year/$4.5M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/14
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$12M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 1/23/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$4.5M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$4M, 14:$7M
    • 2014 performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 50, 60 games finished
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/25/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.4M-$1.5M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 55, 60 games finished
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.411M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/07
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08
  • drafted by St. Louis 2003 (19-575) (Iona) (as catcher)
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 6.027

Tsuyoshi Wada lhp
1 year/$4M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 11/1/14, replacing option in prior deal
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract with $5M option for 2015)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 3/23/14
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/24/14 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/22/14
  • 2 years/$8.14M (2012-13), plus 2014 option
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent from Japan 12/14/11
    • 2014 option at $5M
    • 12:$3.94M, 13:$4.2M, 14:$5M option
    • Baltimore declined 2014 option 11/2/13
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 1.145

Jorge Soler of
9 years/$30M (2012-20)

  • 9 years/$30M (2012-20)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba 6/30/12
    • $6M signing bonus (half at signing, half by 1/13/13)
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$3M, 18:$4M, 19:$4M, 20:$4M
    • once eligible, may opt out of remaining salaries and into arbitration
  • agent: Praver-Shapiro
  • ML service: 0.033

Luis Valbuena 3b
1 year/$1.71M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.71M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.93M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4952M (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Toronto 4/4/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 4/7/12
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/14/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Cleveland 11/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4147M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4003M (2009)
    • acquired by Cleveland in three-way trade from Seattle 12/10/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 9/1/08
  • signed by Seattle 8/02 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Elite Sports Group
  • ML service: 4.148

Anthony Rizzo 1b
7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 club options
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 5/12/13, replacing 1 year/$0.498M contract signed 3/4/13
    • $2M signing bonus ($0.25M due on approval, $1.75M due 1/15/14)
    • 13:$0.75M, 14:$1.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M, 18:$7M, 19:$11M, 20:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/20), 21:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/21)
    • 2019 salary increases to $12M and 2020-21 options increase to $16.5M with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19 
    • player may void 2021 option with Top 2 finish in MVP vote, 2013-19, and subsequent trade
    • deal does not include no-trade protection
    • perks: hotel suite on road
  • 1 year (2012)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 1/5/12
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 6/9/11
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/6/10
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (6-204) (Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.168

Ryan Sweeney cf
2 years/$3.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 option

  • 2 years/$3.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed extension with Chicago Cubs 10/8/13
    • 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.5M, 16:$2.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/25/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Boston 3/30/13 
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/6/13
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012)
    • signed by Boston 1/13/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Boston 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011)
    • re-signed by Oakland 12/3/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Oakland 12/28/11
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 1/4/08
    • signed by Oakland 2/28/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/06
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2003 (2-52) (Xavier HS, Ia.)
  • $0.785M signing bonus
  • ML service: 7.028

Pedro Strop rhp
1 year/$1.325M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.325M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/11
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Texas 9/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/8/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/07
    • DFA by Colorado 9/12/08
  • signed by Colorado 2002 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.156

Jacob Turner rhp
4 years/$5.5M (2010-13), plus 2014, 2015 club options

  • 4 years/$5.5M (2010-13), plus 2014, 2015 club options
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/17/09
    • $4.7M signing bonus
    • guaranteed salaries between $0.8M and $2.15M, based on when Turner reaches majors
    • 2014 and 2015:$1M club options ($0.5M in minors)
    • if otherwise eligible for arbitration after 2013 or 2014, Turner may void option and file for arbitration
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 8/8/14 after being DFA by Miami 8/5/14
    • Chicago Cubs exercised 2015 option 11/1/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (1-9) (Westminster Christian, St. Louis, Mo.)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 2.033

Chris Coghlan lf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 1/20/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5035M (2013)
    • re-signed by Miami 2/13
    • non-tendered by Miami 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2010)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Florida 5/8/09
  • drafted by Florida 2006 (1s-36) (Mississippi)
  • $0.95M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 4.148

Felix Doubront lhp
1 year/$0.586M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.586M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Boston 7/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Boston 1/16/09
  • signed 2006 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.120

Jake Arrieta rhp
1 year/$0.5445M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5445M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5165M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.4885M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 6/10/10
  • drafted by Baltimore 2007 (5-159) (TCU)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.145

Welington Castillo c
1 year/$0.53M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 12/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 3.009

Hector Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.514M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.514M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/8/12 (minor-league deal)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • DFA by Cleveland 12/6/11, sent outright to Triple-A 12/9/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • signed by Cleveland 8/04 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 2.000

Justin Grimm rhp
1 year/$0.5055M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13 (Matt Garza deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 6/16/12
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (5-166) (Georgia)
  • $0.825M signing bonus
  • agents: Bledsoe Brothers
  • ML service: 1.170

Dan Straily rhp
1 year/$0.505M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12
  • drafted by Oakland 2009 (24-723) (Marshall)
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service: 1.110

Junior Lake lf-cf
1 year/$0.5025M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.073

Mike Olt 1b-3b
1 year/$0.502M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13 
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/2/12
  • drafted by Texas 2010 (1s-49) (Connecticut)
  • $0.7173M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.030

Brian Schlitter rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.5M in majors
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Chicago Cubs 1/5/11
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from NY Yankees 2/15/11
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/11
    • returned by Philadelphia to Chicago Cubs 4/11 (pre-existing elbow injury)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/26/10
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Philadelphia 8/7/08
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (16-503) (College of Charleston)
  • ML service: 2.029

Arismendy Alcantara ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 11/3/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.082

Javier Baez ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/5/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (1-9) (Arlington County Day HS, Jacksonville)
  • $2.625M signing bonus
  • agent: KPS Sports (previously Jet Sports)
  • ML service: 0.055

Dallas Beeler rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2010 (41-1,240) (Oral Roberts)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.002

C.J. Edwards rhp
2015

  • 2015
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/14
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/22/13
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (48-1,464) (Mid-Carolina HS, Prosperity, S.C.)
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Hendricks rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/10/14
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12 (Dempster deal)
  • drafted by Texas 2011 (8-264) (Dartmouth) 
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.080

Eric Jokisch lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/2/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2010 (11-340) (Northwestern)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.027

Tommy La Stella 2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/28/14
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 11/16/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (8-266) (Coastal Carolina)
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.124

Rafael Lopez c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/2/14
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (16-489) (Florida State)
  • ML service: 0.027

Joe Ortiz lhp
1 year/$504,112 (2014)

  • 1 year/$504,112 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Texas 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Texas 2/18/13
  • signed by Texas 8/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 1.062

Blake Parker rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/7/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/17/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/26/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/14/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2006 (16-479) (Arkansas)
  • ML service: 1.148

Neil Ramirez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/12/13
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 8/23/13 (player to be named in 7/22/13 Matt Garza deal)
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Texas 3/1/12
  • drafted 2007 (1s-44) (Kempsville HS, Va.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Bledsoe brothers
  • ML service: 0.158

Zach Rosscup lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/3/13
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Tampa Bay 1/8/11 (Garza deal)
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2009 (28-859) (Chemeketa CC, Ore.) 
  • ML service: 0.123

Matt Szczur of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • signed new contract with Chicago Cubs 1/14/11, receiving additional $1.4M bonus to forgo football
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2010 (5-160) (Villanova)
  • signed 6/10, 0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Rex Gary
  • ML service: 0.043

Christian Villanueva 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12
  • signed by Texas 2008 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor-league contracts

Albert Almora of
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1-6) (Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.)
  • $3.9M signing bonus ($3.25M slot)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 

Paul Blackburn rhp
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1s-56) (Heritage HS, Brentwood, Calif.)
  • $0.9117M signing bonus (slot)
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe Sports
  • ML service:

Kris Bryant 3b
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (1-2) (San Diego)
  • $6.7084M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Jeimer Candelario 3b
2014

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 

Victor Caratini c
2014

  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 7/31/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2013 (2-65) (Miami Dade JC)
  • $0.8M signing bonus ($0.8588M slot)
  • ML service:

Lendy Castillo rhp
2014

  • 2013
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 1/26/13, sent outright to Triple-A 2/5/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Philadelphia in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.000 (through 2012)

Gerardo Concepcion lhp
5 years/$6M (2012-16)

  • 5 years/$6M (2012-16)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/11/12
    • $3M signing bonus
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 12/21/12
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service:

Tommy Hottovy lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 1/10/13 after being DFA by Texas 1/7/13
    • DFA by Toronto 1/11/13, sent outright to Double-A 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 4/25/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade 11/8/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Boston 6/3/11
    • DFA by Boston 7/16/11, sent outright to Triple-A 7/20/11
  • drafted by Boston 2004 (4-125) (Wichita State)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.062 (through 2013)

Pierce Johnson rhp
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1s-43) (Missouri State)
  • $1.196M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service:

Barret Loux rhp
2014

  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 11/20/12
  • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/19/10 ($0.312M, minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Arizona 2010 (1-6) (Texas A&M) (had agreed to $2M signing bonus but failed physical)
  • agent: Tom Little
  • ML service:

Mitch Maier of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 10/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $10,000 for 100 plate appearances
    • DFA by Kansas City 7/4/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/14/12
  • 1 year/$0.459M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/09 ($182,405 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/06
  • drafted by Kansas City 2003 (1-30) (Toledo)
  • signed 6/03, $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Eric Sobocinski
  • ML service: 4.001 (through 2013)

Dillon Maples rhp
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (14-429) (Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.)
  • $2.5M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Marcos Mateo rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • selected by Arizona from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/12/13
    • signed by Arizona 3/3/14 
    • returned by Arizona to Chicago Cubs 3/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/25/12
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cubs 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Cubs 2/25/09
  • acquired by Cubs in trade with Cincinnati 9/13/07
  • signed by Cincinnati 2/04 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic 
  • agent: Relativity
  • ML service: 2.025 (through 2013)

Billy McKinney of
2014

  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14
  • drafted by Oakland 2013 (1-24) (Plano West HS, Texas)
  • signed by Oakland 6/11/13, $1.8M signing bonus ($1.8935M slot)
  • ML service:

Donn Roach rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/13
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 11/12/14 after being DFA by San Diego 11/3/14
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 12/19/14
  • acquired by San Diego in trade from LA Angels 5/3/12
  • drafted by LA Angels 2010 (3s-115) (JC of Southern Nevada)
  • $0.261M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.066

Addison Russell ss
2014

  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14
  • drafted by Oakland 2012 (1-11) (Pace HS, Fla.)
  • $2.625M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service:

Jonathan Sanchez lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as free agent 12/19/12 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2013)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/6/13 (minor-league contract)
    • 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
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 3/27/13 
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 4/30/13, released 5/8/13 
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • may earn additional $0.2M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 7/20/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 7/17/12
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Francisco 11/7/11
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.455M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/06
  • drafted 2004 (27-820)
  • agent: Jim McNamara (previously represented by Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 6.110 (through 2013)

Kyle Schwarber c
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (1-4) (Indiana)
  • $3.125M signing bonus ($4.6212M slot)
  • ML service:

Yorvit Torrealba c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/11/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.95M in majors 
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 3/23/14 
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/24/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 3/29/13
  • 2 years/$6.25M (2011-12)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/29/10
    • 11:$3M, 12:$3.25M
    • DFA by Texas 7/31/12, released 8/7/12
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 8/21/12
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Toronto in exchange for cash 9/21/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/12 (refused assignment 10/17/12)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010), plus 2011 mutual option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/5/10
    • 10:$0.75M, 11:$3.5M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Torrealba declined 2011 option 11/3/10
  • 2 years/$7.25M (2008-09), plus 2010 mutual option
    • re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/29/07
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$2.75M, 09:$3.5M, 10:$4M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Colorado declined 2010 option 11/6/09
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2007)
    • re-signed 12/06 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2006)
    • re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $1.05M-$0.815M)
    • $0.15M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.715M (2005)
    • re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.334M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.312M (2003)
  • agent: Melvin Roman
  • ML service: 12.028 (through 2013)

Chris Valaika 2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/19/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/1/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/25/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13
    • DFA by Miami 7/23/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/25/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 9/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2006 (3-84) (Cal-Santa Barbara)
  • ML service: 1.034 (through 2013)

Josh Vitters 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (1-3) (Cyprus HS, Calif.)
  • signed 8/15/07, $3.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close
  • ML service: 0.060 (through 2013)

Dan Vogelbach 1b
2014

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (2-68) (Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity
  • ML service:

Logan Watkins 2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 12/19/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (21-641) (Goddard HS, Kan.) 
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.094

Casper Wells rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5054M (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/10/13 after being DFA by Seattle 3/31/13 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade for $0.1M cash 4/22/13 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/13 
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade 4/29/13 after being DFA by Oakland 4/28/13 
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Chicago White Sox 8/8/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/16/13
  • 1 year/$0.4882M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Detroit 7/30/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/27/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/27/09
  • drafted by Detroit 2005 (14-420) (Towson U.)
  • agent: Select Sports
  • ML service: 3.040 (through 2013)

 

 

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