Chicago Cubs

Service time in years & days (through 2015 season).
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.
The Tribune Company had purchased the Cubs for $20.5M in 1981. Forbes magazine valued the club at $2.2 billion in March, 2016.

CUBS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $171,611,834 $ ( )
2015 $120,337,385 $133,051,389 (11)
2014 $ 92,677,368 $ 93,196,617 (20)
2013 $106,837,810 $100,859,265 (15)
2012 $109,316,000 $107,708,021 (10)
2011 $134,004,000 $140,608,942 (6)
2010 $144,359,000 $142,410,031 (4)
2009 $134,809,000 $141,632,703 (3)
2008 $118,345,833 $130,508,691 (5)
2007 $ 99,670,332 $115,943,318 (5)
2006 $ 94,424,499 $ 99,021,384 (7)
2005 $ 87,032,933 $ 76,598,500 (11)
2004 $ 90,560,000 $100,653,389 (6)
2003 $ 79,868,333 $ 86,576,763 (12)
2002 $ 75,690,833 $ 74,950,543 (11)
2001 $ 64,715,833 $ 72,896,143 (13)
2000 $ 62,100,000 $ 59,480,018 (13)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

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: 9.075

Jason Heyward rf
8 years/$184M (2016-23)

  • 8 years/$184M (2016-23)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15
    • $20M signing bonus (paid in four $5M installments, each April 1, 2024-27)
    • 16:$15M, 17:$21.5M, 18:$21.5M, 19:$20M, 20:$21M, 21:$21M, 22:$22M, 23:$22M
    • deferrals reduce contract’s present day value to $177,633,616 (MLB calculation) or $179,885,452 (MLBPA calculation)
    • Heyward may opt out of contract after 2018 season or after 2019 season with 550 plate appearances in 2019
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18, may block deals to 12 clubs in 2019-20, may block all deals after 2020 season as 10-and-5 player
  • 2 years/$13.3M (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/4/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$5.2M)
    • $1M signing bonus, paid in equal installments 5/1/14, 7/1/14
    • 14:$4.5M, 15:7.8M (increased to $8.3M)
    • 2015 salary may increase based on performance and awards earned in 2014, with $0.5M increase for 20 points and $25,000 increases for each 1 point thereafter
    • 10 points each for 502 plate appearances (met), All-Star, Gold Glove (met), Silver Slugger or 11-20 finish in MVP vote. 15 points for 6-10 in MVP vote. 25 points for 3-5 in MVP vote. 35 points for 1-2 in MVP vote
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14
    • St. Louis made qualifying offer to Heyward 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$3.65M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.565M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4965M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/3/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2007 (1-14) (Henry County HS, Ga.)
  • signed 8/12/07, $1.7M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (left Career Sports Management 5/11)
  • ML service: 6.000

John Lackey rhp
2 years/$32M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$32M (2016-17)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/8/15
    • $7M signing bonus ($2M paid 12/15, $5M paid in 2017)
    • 16:$12.5M, 17:$12.5M
  • 5 years/$82.5M (2010-14), plus conditional 2015 option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/09
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$18M, 11:$15.25M, 12:$15.25M, 13:$15.25M, 14:$15.25M
    • 2015 club option at Major League minimum salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing elbow injury in 2010-14
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd-5th in vote). $0.1M for WS MVP. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 each All Star, Gold Glove
    • perks: suite on road, right to buy 6 premium seats for home games
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Boston 7/31/14
    • St. Louis exercised 2015 option 10/30/14
    • St. Louis added performance bonuses 3/15 ($0.4M each for 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 innings pitched)
    • St. Louis made qualifying offer to Lackey 11/6/15
  • 3 years/$17.01M (2006-08), plus 2009 club option
    • signed extension with LA Angels 4/06, replacing 1 year/$3.76M deal signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 06:$3.01M, 07:$5.5M, 08:$7M, 09:$9M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2009 option may increase to $10.5M based on 2007 & 2008 Cy Young vote
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection, $75,000 for 3rd place in 2007 Cy Young vote
    • 2009 option increased to $10M for 3rd place in 2007 Cy Young vote
    • LA Angels exercised 2009 option 10/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2004)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.315M (2003)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 3/03
  • drafted by Anaheim 1999 (2-68) (Grayson County College, Texas)
  • agent: Hilliard Sports
  • ML service: 13.095

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: 9.031

Aroldis Chapman lhp
1 year/$11.325M (2016)

  • 1 year/$11.325 (2016)
    • signed by NY Yankees 2/12/16 (avoided arbitration, $13M-$9M)
    • suspended for first 30 games of 2016 season, with Chapman losing 30 days’ ML service and pay, or $1,856,557
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from NY Yankees 7/25/16 with $4,331,967 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$8.05M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/13/15 (avoided arbitration, $8.7M-$6.65M)
    • award bonuses
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cincinnati 12/28/15
  • 1 year/$5M (2014), plus bonus
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/28/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$4.6M)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
    • also due deferred $3M bonus when arbitration-eligible after 2013
  • 6 years/$30.25M (2010-15)
    • signed by Cincinnati as an amateur free agent 1/11/10
    • $16.25M signing bonus ($1.5M at signing; $1.5M each Nov. 1, 2010-13; $1.25M each Nov. 1, 2014-20)
    • 10:$1M, 11:$1M, 12:$2M, 13:$2M, 14:$3M, 15:$5M player option
    • Chapman must decide whether to accept or decline 2015 player option within 5 days after end of 2014 World Series
    • if Chapman qualifies for arbitration after 2012, $5M is converted to a bonus and he becomes arbitration-eligible
    • if Chapman qualifies for arbitration after 2013, $3M is converted to a bonus and he becomes arbitration-eligible (met 10/2013)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
  • defected from Cuba to Netherlands 7/1/09
  • agent: Magnus Sports (previously Relativity Baseball, Hendricks Sports)
  • ML service: 5.034

Jake Arrieta rhp
1 year/$10.7M (2016)

  • 1 year/$10.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/16 (avoided arbitration, $13M-$7.5M)
  • 1 year/$3.63M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.145

Ben Zobrist 2b-of
4 years/$56M (2016-19)

  • 4 years/$56M (2016-19)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 16:$10M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M, 19:$12M
    • full no-trade protection for 2016-18
    • limited no-trade protection for 2019 (may block deals to 8 clubs)
  • 4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options
    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/22/10
    • replaced 1 year/$438,100 deal signed 3/3/10
    • $561,900 signing bonus
    • 10:$0.4381M, 11:$4.5M, 12:$4.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7M club option ($2.5M buyout), 15:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2015 option may increase based on finish in 2010-14 MVP vote
    • assignment bonus: $0.75M before end of 2011 season, $0.5M after 2011 season but before end of ’13 season, $0.25M after ’13 season
    • Zobrist to donate up to $0.45M to club charity
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/2/13
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2015 option 10/31/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Tampa Bay 1/10/15
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 7/28/15 (Athletics pay more than $2M of $2,786,885 remaining on Zobrist’s deal for 2015, with Royals paying the balance)
  • 1 year/$0.4159M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $10,000 for All Star; $20,000 for Gold Glove ($10,000 for finishing 2nd, $5,000 for 3rd)
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.3834M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 7/12/06 (A Huff deal)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 7/31/06
  • drafted by Houston 2004 (6-184) (Dallas Baptist)
  • agent: Bobby Witt, Octagon
  • ML service: 8.134

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: 8.153

Dexter Fowler cf
1 year/$13M (2016), plus 2017 option

  • 1 year/$13M (2016), plus 2017 mutual option
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/25/16
    • 16:$8M, 17:$9M mutual option ($5M buyout)
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2015)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Houston 1/19/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $10.8M-$8.5M)
    • Chicago Cubs made qualifying offer to Fowler 11/6/15
  • 2 years/$11.6M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with Colorado 2/11/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.15M-$4.25M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$3.25M, 14:$7.35M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/2/08
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (14-410) (Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA)
  • signed 8/04, $0.925M signing bonus paid over 5 years (14th-round record at signing)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 6.168

Travis Wood lhp
1 year/$6.17M (2016)

  • 1 year/$6.17M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.685M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/24/14 (avoided arbitration, $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
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 5.004

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
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 3.168

Joe Smith rhp
3 years/$15.75M (2014-16)

  • 3 years/$15.75M (2014-16)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13
    • 14:$5.25M, 15:$5.25M, 16:$5.25M
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional $0.25M annually based on games finished
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16 with $1,778,689 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.87M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009)
    • acquired by Cleveland in three-way trade from NY Mets 12/10/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 ($238,800 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.398M (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 3/07
  • drafted by NY Mets 2006 (3-94) (Wright St.)
  • $0.41M signing bonus
  • ML service: 8.091

Chris Coghlan lf
1 year/$4.8M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 2/25/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 6/9/16
  • 1 year/$2.505M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.148

Pedro Strop rhp
1 year/$4.4M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.4M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2M)
  • 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
  • agent: Praver-Shapiro
  • ML service: 4.156

Trevor Cahill rhp
1 year/$4.25M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/15
    • performance bonuses:
      • starts: $0.75M for 18 starts. $0.1M for 21 GS. $1.25M for 24 GS. $1.5M each for 27, 29, 31 GS.
      • relief appearances: $0.1M for 60. $0.15M for 65. $0.2M for 70.
      • games finished: $0.3M for 25 GF.
  • 5 years/$30.5M (2011-15), plus 2016-17 club options
    • signed extension with Oakland 4/11/11, replacing 1 year/$0.44M deal signed 3/11
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 11:$0.5M, 12:$3.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7.7M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M club option ($0.3M buyout), 17:$13.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2017 option increases by $0.5M to $14M with top 2 finish in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16
    • Cahill may void 2016-17 options if he is traded and finishes in top 2 in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 12/9/11
    • DFA by Arizona 6/9/14 (optional assignment)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 4/2/15 (Diamondbacks to pay about $6.8M of Cahill’s 2015 salary)
    • DFA by Atlanta 6/11/15, released
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2009
    • contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09
  • drafted by Oakland 2006 (2-66) (Vista HS, San Diego)
  • $0.56M signing bonus
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 6.098

Hector Rondon rhp
1 year/$4.2M (2016)

  • 1 year/$4.2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.544 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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: 3.000

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: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.033

David Ross c
2 years/$5M (2015-16)

  • 2 years/$5M (2015-16)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/14
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.25M, 16:$2.25M
  • 2 years/$6.2M (2013-14)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/14/12
    • 13:$3.1M, 14:$3.1M
  • 2 years/$3.25M (2011-12)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 7/27/10
    • 11:$1.625M, 12:$1.625M
    • annual performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 starts as a catcher
  • 2 years/$3M (2009-10)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/5/08
    • 09:$1.4M, 10:$1.6M
    • performance bonuses: up to $0.3M based on games played
  • 2 years/$4.5M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • 07:$1.6M, 08:$2.525M, 09:$3.5M club option ($0.375M buyout)
    • DFA 8/10/08, released by Cincinnati 8/18/08
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 8/22/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/29/08
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006)
    • re-signed by San Diego 12/05
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for starting 85 games
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from San Diego 3/21/06
  • 1 year/$0.3385M (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/05
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Dodgers 3/3/05
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Pittsburgh 7/28/05
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2004)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3 /04
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 1998 (7-216) (University of Florida)
  • agent: Ryan Gleichowski
  • ML service: 13.001

Justin Grimm rhp
1 year/$1.275M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.275M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5315M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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 Agency
  • ML service: 2.170

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

  • 5 years/$6M (2012-16)
    • $3M signing bonus
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11/12 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/21/16
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 0.000

Kris Bryant 3b
1 year/$0.652M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.652M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/17/15
    • salary of $0.5075M in majors, $82,700 in minors
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (1-2) (San Diego)
  • $6.7084M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.171

Kyle Hendricks rhp
1 year/$0.541M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.541M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.081

Tommy La Stella 2b
1 year/$0.532M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.532M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 1.124

Addison Russell ss
1 year/$0.527M (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/21/15
  • 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: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.167

Zac Rosscup lhp
1 year/$0.5245M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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.)
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 1.105

Kyle Schwarber c
1 year/$0.522M (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/16/15
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (1-4) (Indiana)
  • $3.125M signing bonus ($4.6212M slot)
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.086

Mike Montgomery lhp
1 year/$0.515M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 7/20/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 3/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.988M signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 0.089

Javier Baez ss
1 year/$0.512M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.512M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 0.089

Matt Szczur of
1 year/$0.5115M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5115M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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: Turner Gary Sports
  • ML service: 0.134

Aaron Brooks rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 2/15/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 7/28/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (9-276) (Cal State-San Bernadino)
  • $90,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Paragon Sports
  • ML service: 0.070

Dallas Beeler rhp
1 year/$0.5085M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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: 0.050

Christian Villanueva 3b
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 0.000

Andury Acevedo rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 11/18/15
  • signed by NY Yankees as a pitcher as a free agent 2/6/12 (minor-league contract)
  • released by Pittsburgh 11/19/10
  • signed by Pittsburgh as a position player as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Albert Almora of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/7/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1-6) (Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.)
  • $3.9M signing bonus ($3.25M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.000 

Jake Buchanan rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • released by Houston 3/31/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 4/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
    • DFA by Houston 9/1/15, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/21/14
  • drafted by Houston 2010 (8-243) (NC State)
  • $0.12M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.105

Jeimer Candelario 3b
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Willson Contreras c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Carl Edwards rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/14
    • re-singed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.028

 

Tim Federowicz c
1 year (2016)

 

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/28/16
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/17/16, sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/16
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/6/16
  • 1 year/$0.5124M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15
    • DFA by San Diego 8/1/15, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from LA Dodgers 12/18/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Boston 7/31/11
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/6/11
  • drafted by Boston 2008 (7-232) (North Carolina)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.064

Pierce Johnson rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1s-43) (Missouri State)
  • $1.196M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 0.000

Munenori Kawasaki ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.9M in majors)
    • re-signed after opt-out date 3/29/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/16/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.825M in majors)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/22/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/15/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/1/14
  • 1 year (2013), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/14/13 (minor-league contract)
    • 2014 option valued at $1M
    • contract purchased by Toronto 4/13/13
    • Toronto declined 2014 option 11/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2012)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent from Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1/11/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 3/26/12
    • released by Seattle 10/24/12
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.138

Spencer Patton rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 11/20/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/27/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Texas 9/4/14
  • acquired by Texas in trade from Kansas City 7/16/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (24-726) (SIU-Edwardsville)
  • agent: Paragon Sports
  • ML service: 0.106

Felix Pena rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/19/16
  • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Giovanni Soto lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 4/11/16 after being DFA by Cleveland 4/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/4/15
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Detroit 7/28/10
  • drafted by Detroit 2009 (21-630) (Advanced Central College HS, Carolina, P.R.)
  • ML service: 0.031

Rob Zastryzny lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/19/16
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (2-41) (Missouri)
  • $1.1M signing bonus ($1.3619M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor-league contracts

Lane Adams rf
2016

  • 2016
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 1/15/16 after being DFA by Kansas City 1/6/16
    • DFA by NY Yankees 2/1/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/11/16
    • released by NY Yankees 7/28/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/3/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (13-293) (Red Oak HS, Okla.)
  • $0.225M signing bonus
  • agent: Platinum Sports
  • ML service: 0.028

Scott Barnes lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 3/27/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 11/26/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 11/22/14
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Baltimore 12/8/14
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/23/14 after being DFA by Texas 12/16/14
  • 1 year/$0.4936M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12
  • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Francisco 7/27/09
  • drafted by San Francisco 2008 (8-237) (St. John’s)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Meister Sports Management
  • ML service: 0.112

Dylan Cease rhp
2016

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (6-169) (Milton HS, Ga.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($0.2695M slot)
  • ML service:

Aaron Crow rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/19/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$1.975M (2015)
    • signed by Miami 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Miami 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.28M)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Kansas City 11/28/14
  • 1 year/$1.28M (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13
  • 3 years/$3M (2010-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Kansas City 9/17/09
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • escalators may increase value to slightly less than $4.5M
    • 2012 salary of $1.6M
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (1-12) (Fort Worth, Independent League)
  • drafted by Washington 2008 (1-9) (Missouri) (did not sign)
  • agents: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.000

Oscar de la Cruz rhp
2016

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 10/1/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Kelly Dugan of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (2-75) (Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
  • $0.485M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Greenwood lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
    • DFA by St. Louis 9/9/15, sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/15/14
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 7/31/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (14-414) (Rhode Island)
  • agent: Germani Sports Management
  • ML service: 0.114

Ian Happ of
2016

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2015 (1-9) (Cincinnati)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.351M slot)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service:

Eloy Jimenez of
2016

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 8/1/13 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2.8M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Ryan Kalish of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/3/16
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/14/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/15/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2014)
    • signed by Cubs as a free agent 12/18/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.55M in majors
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/30/14
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/8/14
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
    • non-tendered by Boston 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/31/10
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (9-283) (Red Bank Catholic HS, N.J.)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.117 (through 2014)

Brian Matusz lhp
1 year/$3.9M (2016)

  • 1 year/$3.9M (2016)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/4/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.4M-$3.5M)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Baltimore 5/23/16
    • released by Atlanta 6/1/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/14/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/31/16
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/1/16, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/16
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/16/15
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years/$3.4725M (2009-12)
    • signed Major League contract with Baltimore 8/15/08
    • $3.2M signing bonus (paid 2008-09)
    • 09:$32,500, 10:$65,000, 11:$75,000, 12:$0.1M
    • salaries in majors: 09:$0.425M, 10:$0.5M, 11:$0.55M, 12:$0.65M
  • drafted 2008 (1-4) (University of San Diego)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.156

Kris Negron ss
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as free agent 10/14/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/10/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/30/12 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
    • non-tendered by Cincinnati 11/30/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/19/10
  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Boston 8/14/09
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (7-223) (Consumnes River CC, Calif.)
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 1.065

Manny Parra lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/22/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.52M in majors)
    • re-signed after opt-out date 3/29/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2014-15)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/27/13
    • 14:$2M, 15:$3.5M
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/1/13
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 45, 50 games in relief. $0.1M each for 55, 60, 65 games in relief
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/12/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Milwaukee 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10
  • 1 year/$0.426M (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/26/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/05
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2001 (26-778) (American River JC, Calif.) (draft & follow)
  • $1.55M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Joe Urbon)
  • ML service: 8.063

Joel Peralta rhp
1 year/$1.25M (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/9/16 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.25M in majors
    • may earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses
    • contract selected by Seattle 4/3/16
    • DFA by Seattle 6/2/16, released 6/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/9/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/27/16
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/16
  • 2 years/$6M (2013-14), plus 2015-17 options
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/4/12
    • 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15-17: club options at $2.5M annually (no buyout)
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2015 option 11/3/14
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Tampa Bay 11/20/14
    • elected free agency 11/7/15
  • 1 year/$2.175M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/20/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/17/10
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Washington as free agent 12/15/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 6/21/10
    • non-tendered by Washington 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.64M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Kansas City 4/1/09 (due 45 days’ pay, $157,377)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 4/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 5/18/09
    • refused outright assignment to Triple-A by Colorado 10/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/08 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2006)
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from LA Angels 10/05
    • signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 5/05
  • signed by Oakland 1996 a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Mark Gilling
  • ML service: 9.132

Juan Perez rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/12
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • drafted by San Francisco 2008 (13-387) (Western Oklahoma State CC)
  • ML service: 1.058

Jonathan Pettibone rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/1/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/7/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (3s-110) (Esperanza HS, Yorba Linda, Calif.)
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 0.168 (through 2014)

C.J. Riefenhauser lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/12/16 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/4/16
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 5/26/16
  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/5/15
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 12/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (20-611) (Chipola JC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 0.101

Drew Rucinski rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
    • DFA by LA Angels 9/1/15, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Angels (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/10/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 8/6/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 6/16/11 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Cleveland 3/28/12
  • ML service: 0.034

Duane Underwood rhp
2016

  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (2-67) (Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus
  • ML service: