Chicago Cubs

Service time in years & days (through 2014 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 $1.8 billion in March, 2015. Bloomberg valued the team at $1.32 billion in October, 2013.

  • 2015 payments for former players:
    • $   473,361 (Felix Doubront)
    • $1,200,000 (Gerardo Concepcion)
CUBS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2015 $120,337,385 $ ( )
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: 8.075

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

Dan Haren rhp
1 year/$10M (2014), plus vesting option

  • 1 year/$10M (2014), plus 2015 vesting option
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/25/13
    • 2015 player option worth $10M with 180 innings pitched in 2014 (if traded, player option is $11M with 180 IP) 
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 24, 27, 30 starts. $0.5M for 32 starts. $0.25M each for 150, 160, 170 innings. $0.5M each for 180, 190 IP
    • identical performance bonuses for 2015 if option vests
    • Haren exercised 2015 option for $10M 10/30/14
    • acquired by Miami in trade from LA Dodgers 12/10/14, with Dodgers paying 2015 salary
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Miami 7/31/15
  • 1 year/$13M (2013)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/4/12
  • 4 years/$44.75M (2009-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Arizona 8/5/08, replacing option year & final guaranteed year of previous contract
    • 09:$7.5M, 10:$8.25M, 11:$12.75M, 12:$12.75M, 13:$15.5M club option ($3.5M buyout)
    • no-trade protection (may block deals to 12 clubs)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Arizona 7/25/10
    • LA Angels declined 2013 option 11/2/12
  • 4 years/$12.65M (2006-09), plus 2010 club option
    • signed extension with Oakland 9/05
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 12/14/07
    • $0.2M signing bonus
    • 06:$0.5M, 07:$2.2M, 08:$4M, 09:$5.5M, 10:$6.75M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2010 option guaranteed if Haren reaches specific IP mark
    • escalators may increase 2009 salary by $0.75M and 2010 club option by $1M
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
    • If Haren does not qualify for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2006, the contract’s guarantee is reduced from $12.65M to $9.5M. (Haren would be likely to qualify with 2 years, 154 days of service.)
  • 1 year/$0.3235M (2005)
    • re-signed 2/05
    • split contract paying $147,000 in minors
  • agent: CAA Sports (Greg Landry)
  • ML service: 10.154

Dexter Fowler cf
1 year/$9.5M (2015)

  • 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)
  • 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 9/2/08
  • drafted 2004 (14-410) (Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA)
  • signed 8/04, $0.925M signing bonus paid over 5 years (14th-round record at signing)
  • agent: Casey Close (replaced Scott Boras 8/2012)
  • ML service: 5.168

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

Austin Jackson cf
1 year/$7.7M (2015)

  • 1 year/$7.7M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 8/31/15
  • 1 year/$6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Detroit 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012)
    • renewed by Detroit 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/09
    • acquired by Detroit in 3-way trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09
    • signed by Detroit 1/27/10
  • drafted 2005 (8-259)
  • $0.8M signing bonus (8th round record)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 5.000

Fernando Rodney rhp
2 years/$14M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$14M (2014-15)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/7/14
    • 14:$7M, 15:$7M
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 8/27/15 after being DFA by Seattle 8/23/15
  • 1 year/$2M (2012), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/4/12
    • 12:$1.75M, 13:$2.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • Tampa Bay exercised 2013 option 10/31/12
  • 2 years/$11M (2010-11)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/23/09
    • 10:$5.5M, 11:$5.5M
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/14/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$2.7M (2007-08)
    • signed extension with Detroit 1/07 (avoided arbitration), replacing 1 year/$1.05M deal signed earlier 1/07
    • 07:$1M, 08:$1.7M
    • $0.5M annually in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$0.385M (2006)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.3185M (2005)
    • re-signed by Detroit 1/05
  • 1 year/$0.304M (2004)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/04
  • signed by Detroit 1997 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon (previously Bill Rego)
  • ML service: 11.137

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
1 year/$5.685M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 4.004

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
  • ML service: 2.168

Tommy Hunter rhp
1 year/$4.65M (2015)

  • 1 year/$4.65M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/12/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/31/15 with $1,651,639 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.82M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$442,160 (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/22/11
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Texas 7/30/11
  • 1 year/$409,850 (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 8/1/08
  • signed 7/17/07
  • drafted 2007 (1s-54) (Alabama)
  • $0.585M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.066

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

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/15/14
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 60, 65 games pitched. $0.25M each for each game finished from 50 to 59 GF
  • 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

Rafael Soriano rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/9/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $4.1M in majors)
    • may earn additional $4M in performance bonuses based on appearances and games finished
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 7/15/15
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/20/15
  • 2 years/$28M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/15/13
    • 13:$14M, 14:$14M, 15:$14M club option
    • $14M in salary ($7M annually) is deferred, to be paid in $2M installments each January 5, 2018-25, reducing deal’s average annual value to about $11M
    • 2015 option guaranteed with 120 games finished in 2013-14
    • if option vests or is exercised, half of 2015 salary also is deferred, increasing annual payments in 2018-25 to $3M
    • Washington declined 2015 option 10/30/14
  • 3 years/$35M (2011-13)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/14/11
    • 11:$10M, 12:$11M, 13:$14M
    • Soriano may opt out & take $1.5M buyout after 2011 or 2012
    • Soriano opted out of final season of contract 10/31/12
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2010)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade with Atlanta 12/11/09
    • signed by Tampa Bay 12/11/09
  • 2 years/$9M (2008-09)
    • re-signed 1/24/08 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.4M)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$2.4M, 09:$6.1M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star. $0.1M each for WS MVP, Cy Young ($50,000 2nd-5th), Rolaids ($50,000 2nd-5th)
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2007)
    • re-signed 1/07, avoided arbitration
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2006)
    • re-signed 12/05, avoided arbitration
    • performance bonuses (2 points for start & 1 point for relief appearance): $15,000 each for 40 & 45 points. $20,000 for 50 points. $25,000 each for 55, 60 & 65 points
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2004)
  • signed 1996 by Seattle as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon (previously Scott Boras, Peter Greenberg)
  • ML service: 12.057

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

Jake Arrieta rhp
1 year/$3.63M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 3.145

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

Chris Denorfia of
1 year/$2.6M (2015)

  • 1 year/$2.6M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/9/15
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 400, 450, 500, 550 plate appearances
  • 2 years/$4.25M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with San Diego 9/5/12
    • 13:$2M, 14:$2.25M
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from San Diego 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.165M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 12/13/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 12/1/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/18/09 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/17/10
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/18/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/9/09
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/08
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Cincinnati 4/27/07
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2002 (19-555) (Wheaton College, Mass.)
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 7.041

Pedro Strop rhp
1 year/$2.525M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 3.156

Chris Coghlan lf
1 year/$2.505M (2015)

  • 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: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 4.148

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)
  • ML service: 12.001

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

Clayton Richard lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/3/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/3/15
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/4/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/22/15 (optional assignment)
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/3/15, released 8/4/15
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/1/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$5.24M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/16/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.55M-$4.905M)
    • refused outright assignment, elected free agency 10/28/13
  • 1 year/$2.705M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/23/12 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$2.35M)
  • 1 year/$0.4688M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.4237M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 7/21/08
  • drafted by White Sox 2005 (8-245) (Michigan)
  • $78,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 5.070

James Russell lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • 1 year/$2.425M, re-signed by Atlanta 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Atlanta 3/29/15 (due 45 days’ pay, or $596,312)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/5/15
  • 1 year/$1.775M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (14-427) (University of Texas)
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.000

Jonathan Herrera inf
1 year/$0.9M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.9M (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/24/14 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.9M in majors
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/5/15
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/3/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/23/13 (avoided arbitration, $1M-$0.8M)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 12/18/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 5/31/10
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/06
  • signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 4.101

Hector Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.544M (2015)

  • 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: 2.000

Justin Grimm rhp
1 year/$0.5315M (2015)

  • 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 Brothers
  • ML service: 1.170

Arismendy Alcantara ss
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (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
  • 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 (2015)

  • 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: KPS Sports (previously Jet Sports)
  • ML service: 0.055

Dallas Beeler rhp
1 year/$0.508M (2015)

  • 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: 0.002

Kris Bryant 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/17/15
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2013 (1-2) (San Diego)
  • $6.7084M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.000

C.J. Edwards rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Hendricks rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.080

Eric Jokisch lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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/$0.513M (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.124

Neil Ramirez rhp
1 year/$0.5145M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5145M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 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

Zac Rosscup lhp
1 year/$0.5105M (2015)

  • 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.) 
  • ML service: 0.123

Addison Russell ss
1 year (2015)

  • 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: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Schwarber c
1 year (2015)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.000

Matt Szczur of
1 year/$0.5085M (2015)

  • 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: Rex Gary
  • ML service: 0.043

Christian Villanueva 3b
1 year (2015)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor-league contracts

Albert Almora of
2015

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

Mike Baxter of-1b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/19/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/29/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers 11/29/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by LA Dodgers 4/6/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/9/14
  • 1 year/$500,318 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from NY Mets 10/17/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/4/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 4/4/12
  • 1 year/$0.4141M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers from San Diego 7/22/11
    • non-tendered by NY Mets 12/12/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/6/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2005 (4-128) (Vanderbilt)
  • $0.245M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 2.145

Quintin Berry of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Boston
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/24/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/3/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 9/2/14
    • released by Baltimore 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/4/13 after being DFA by Detroit 6/2/13
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/23/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/13
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Kansas City 8/27/13
    • contract selected by Boston 9/1/13
    • refused outright assignment by Boston 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/9/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 5/23/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • selected by NY Mets from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10
    • released by NY Mets 4/1/11
    • signed by Cincinnati 4/21/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/17/09
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 7/14/10 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/8/10
    • DFA by San Diego 7/31/10, sent outright to Triple-A 8/5/10
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2006 (5-157) (San Diego State)
  • $0.165M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.018

Paul Blackburn rhp
2015

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

Drake Britton lhp
1 year/$0.5105M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015)
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/4/15 after being DFA by Boston 1/30/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 4/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Boston 3/9/12
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (23-714) (Tomball HS, Texas)
  • $0.7M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.103

Trevor Cahill rhp
5 years/$30.5M (2011-15), plus 2016-17 options

  • 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)
  • 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 2006 (2-66) (Vista HS, San Diego)
  • $0.56M signing bonus
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 5.160

Jeimer Candelario 3b
2015

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

Victor Caratini c
2015

  • 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:

Adron Chambers of
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/25/13 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 6/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
    • refused outright assignment by St. Louis 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (38-1,153) (Pensacola JC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 0.134

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:

Jorge DeLeon rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/30/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/2/14
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from Houston 10/9/14
    • DFA by Oakland 12/9/14, released 12/17/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/7/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/28/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/2/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0414M (2011)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/11
  • signed as a shortstop by Houston 2006 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.081

Pedro Feliciano lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/27/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by St. Louis 8/7/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by NY Mets 1/21/12 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors 
    • 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 selected by NY Mets 8/2/13 
  • 2 years/$8M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/3/11
    • 2013: $4.5M club option
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.6125M (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/6/09 (avoided arbitration, $1.95M-$1.35M)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/1/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.88M)
    • performance bonuses: $15,000 for 60 games, $10,000 for 65 games
  • 1 year/$0.602M (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/05
  • 1 year/$0.735M (2005)
    • signed by Fukuoka of Japan 1/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 12/03
  • 1 year (2003)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/03
  • 1 year (2002)
    • signed as a free agent by Cincinnati 11/01
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Cincinnati 8/02
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from NY Mets 10/02
    • released by Detroit 12/02
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 1995 (31-863) (Dorado HS, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: Melvin Roman
  • ML service: 8.118

Pierce Johnson rhp
2015

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

Barret Loux rhp
2015

  • 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:

Billy McKinney of
2015

  • 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:

Yoervis Medina rhp
1 year/$0.5273M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5273M (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 5/19/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/1/15
  • 1 year/$0.5126M (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/11
  • signed by Seattle 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 2.000

Mike Olt 1b-3b
1 year/$0.52M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/31/15
  • 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

Joe Ortiz lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/3/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/5/15
  • 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

Brian Schlitter rhp
1 year/$0.5245M (2015)

  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/27/15
  • 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

Taylor Teagarden c
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/28/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/4/15
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/2/15, sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/8/14
    • refused assignment by NY Mets 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • roster bonuses: $12,500 each for 140, 168 days on active roster
    • DFA by Baltimore 9/1/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/13
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.4895M (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$416,790 (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/22/11
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Texas 12/1/11
  • 1 year/$407,010 (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/25/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 7/17/08
  • drafted 2005 (3-99) (Texas)
  • $0.725M signing bonus
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 4.061

Gleyber Torres ss
2015

  • signed by Chicago Cubs 7/2/13 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.7M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Duane Underwood rhp
2015

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

Chris Valaika 2b
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/23/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 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: 1.093

Dan Vogelbach 1b
2015

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

Logan Watkins 2b
2015

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • DFA by Chicago Cubs 12/19/14, sent outright to Triple-A 12/22/14
  • 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

 

 

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