Cincinnati Reds

Service time in years & days (through 2014 season).
   

A group led by Robert Castellini purchased controlling interest (about 70 percent) in the Reds in November, 2005. The purchase was based on an enterprise value of the team of about $270M. Carl Lindner, who retains a minority ownership stake, had purchased the Reds in 1999 for $183M.

Forbes magazine valued the club at $600M in March, 2014. Bloomberg valued the club at $680M in October, 2013.

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

    • 2014: $114,170,439
    • 2013: $106,855,533
    • 2012: $ 87,826,167
    • 2011: $ 80,826,667
    • 2010: $ 76,151,500
    • 2009: $ 73,558,500
    • 2008: $ 74,117,695
    • 2007: $ 68,904,980
    • 2006: $ 60,909,519
    • 2005: $ 61,892,583
    • 2004: $ 46,615,250
    • 2003: $ 59,355,667
    • 2002: $ 45,050,390
    • 2001: $ 48,986,000
    • 2000: $ 44,200,000

Walt Jocketty President, Baseball Operations & GM
2 years (2015-16)

  • 2 years (2015-16)

    • signed extension with Cincinnati 9/26/14
  • 3 years (2012-14)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 9/23/11
  • 4 years (2008-11)
    • hired by Cincinnati 4/22/08 (promoted from special adviser to president & CEO)
  • 3 years (2005-07), plus 2008 option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/05
    • annual salaries of about $1M
    • St. Louis exercised 2008 option 9/06
    • fired by St. Louis 10/3/07 (originally hired 10/1994)
  • replaced Wayne Krivsky, who was signed through 2008
    • 2 years (2006-07), plus 2008, 2009 mutual options
    • hired 2/06 (formerly assistant GM with Minnesota)
    • club exercised 2008 option 6/06
  • VP & Assistant GM Bob Miller
  • VP of Scouting, Player Development & International Operations Bill Bavasi
  • VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams
  • Special Assistant for Player Personnel Kevin Towers
  • Senior Director of Amateur Scouting Chris Buckley
  • Senior Director of Pro & International Terry Reynolds
  • Director of Player Development Jeff Graupe

Bryan Price Manager
3 years (2014-16)

  • 3 years (2014-16)
    • promoted from pitching coach to manager by Cincinnati 10/22/13, replacing Dusty Baker
    • Cincinnati pitching coach, 2010-13
  • 2007-09, pitching coach, Arizona
  • 2001-06, pitching coach, Seattle
  • former manager Dusty Baker
    • 2 years (2013-14)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/15/12
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M
      • fired by Cincinnati 10/4/13
    • 2 years (2011-12)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/4/10
    • 3 years/about $10.5M (2008-10)
      • hired by Cincinnati 10/12/07, replacing interim manager Pete Mackanin
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M
  • Mackanin served as interim manager 7/2/07 – 9/30/07

Joey Votto 1b
10 years/$225M (2014-23), plus 2024 option

  • 10 years/$225M (2014-23), plus 2024 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 4/3/12
    • 14:$12M, 15:$14M, 16:$20M, 17:$22M, 18-23:$25M annually, 24:$20M club option ($7M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $75,000 for All-Star selection
    • full no-trade clause
  • 3 years/$38M (2011-13)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 1/17/11
    • $6M signing bonus ($2.5M on signing, $1.5M in 2012, $2M in 2013)
    • 11:$5.5M, 12:$9.5M, 13:$17M
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/28/09 (split contract, $0.234M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/29/08 (split contract, $64,400 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/25/07 (split contract, $60,000 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/05
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/06 (split contract)
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2002 (2-44) (Richview Collegiate Institute, Toronto)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Lozano
  • ML service: 7.027

Jay Bruce rf
6 years/$51M (2011-16), plus 2017 club option

  • 6 years/$51M (2011-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 12/10/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 11:$2.75M, 12:$5M, 13:$7.5M, 14:$10M, 15:$12M, 16:$12.5M, 17:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • limited no-trade clause (may block deals to 8 clubs, with no-trade list as of 11/14 consisting of Arizona, Boston, Miami, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland, Tampa Bay and Toronto)
    • award bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/21/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 12/5/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 5/27/08
  • drafted 2005 (1-12) (West Brook HS, Beaumont, Texas)
  • $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service: 6.125

Brandon Phillips 2b
6 years/$72.5M (2012-17)

  • 6 years/$72.5M (2012-17)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 4/10/12, replacing option year of previous deal
    • 12:$12.5M, 13:$10M, 14:$11M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M, 17:$14M
    • award bonuses, including $75,000 for All-Star selection 
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs)
  • 4 years/$27M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/15/08 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$2.7M)
    • $0.75M signing bonus
    • 08:$2.75M, 09:$4.75M, 10:$6.75M, 11:$11M, 12:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • escalators based on awards may bring total package to $43.25M (2008 Gold Glove increases 2009 salary by $0.25M to $5M)
    • if traded, 2012 club option becomes mutual option
    • 2011 salary increased to $11.25M with 2010 Gold Glove
    • Cincinnati exercised $12M option for 2012 10/31/11
    • 2012 salary increased by $0.25M to $12.25M with 2011 Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2007)
    • renewed by Cincinnati 3/07 (split contract, $196,200 in minors)
  • 1 year (2006)
    • renewed by Cleveland 3/06
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Cleveland after being DFA 4/06
  • 1 year/$0.3168M (2005)
    • re-signed 2/05
    • split contract paying $162,000 in minors
  • 1 year/$0.3009M (2003) 3/03
  • agent: Levinson brothers, ACES
  • ML service: 10.022

Homer Bailey rhp
6 years/$105M (2014-19), plus 2020 option

  • 6 years/$105M (2014-19), plus 2020 mutual option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/19/14 (avoided arbitration, $11.6M-$8.7M)
    • 14:$9M, 15:$10M, 16:$18M, 17:$19M, 18:$21M, 19:$23M, 20:$25M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • in-season payments: 14:$3M, 15:$4M, 16:$11M, 17:$12M, 18:$14M, 19:$15M, with balance of each salary deferred until November each year
    • if traded, annual salaries to be paid in-season
  • 1 year/$5.35M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/16/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.75M)
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 162, 170, 180 innings
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/2/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/29/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 6/8/07
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2004 (1-7) (LaGrange HS, Tex.)
  • $2.3M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 6.017

Johnny Cueto rhp
4 years/$27M (2011-14), plus 2015 option

  • 4 years/$27M (2011-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 1/26/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$3M)
    • 11:$3.4M, 12:$5.4M, 13:$7.4M, 14:$10M, 15:$10M club option ($0.8M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
    • Cincinnati exercised 2015 club option 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 12/5/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 3/31/08
  • signed 2004 as amateur free agent from Dominican Republic
  • agent: Dominic Torres
  • ML service: 7.000

Aroldis Chapman lhp
1 year/$5M (2014), plus bonus

  • 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 upon qualifying for arbitration 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: Relativity Baseball (previously Hendricks Sports)
  • ML service: 4.034

Mike Leake rhp
1 year/$5.925M (2014)

  • 1 year/$5.925M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.2M-$5.65M)
  • 1 year/$3.06M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/6/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.65M)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 180 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/11/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1-8) (Arizona State)
  • $2.27M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Horwits, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 5.000

Sean Marshall lhp
3 years/$16.5M (2013-15)

  • 3 years/$16.5M (2013-15)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/27/12
    • 13:$4.5M, 14:$5.5M, 15:$6.5M
    • performance bonuses: $1M annually based on starts. $1M annually based on games finished
  • 2 years/$4.7M (2011-12)
    • signed extension with Cubs 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • 11:$1.6M, 12:$3.1M
    • performance bonuses based on starts
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/23/11
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cubs 1/27/10 (avoided arbitration, $1.175M-$0.8M)
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cubs 2/25/09 ($0.22M in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • contract purchased 11/05
  • drafted 2003 (6-163)
  • $0.143M signing bonus
  • agent: Meister Sports
  • ML service: 8.088

Manny Parra lhp
2 years/$5.5M (2014-15)

  • 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: 7.063

Skip Schumaker 2b-of
2 years/$5M (2014-15), plus 2016 option

  • 2 years/$5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/26/13
    • 14:$2M, 15:$2.5M, 16:$2.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
  • 2 years/$3M (2012-13)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • 12:$1.5M, 13:$1.5M
    • may earn additional $0.2M annually in performance bonuses
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from St. Louis 12/11/12
  • 2 years/$4.7M (2010-11)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/8/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.75M-$1.45M)
    • 10:$2M, 11:$2.7M
    • annual performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2008)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/05
  • drafted by St. Louis 2001 (5-164) (UC Santa Barbara)
  • $0.155M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 8.051

Sam LeCure rhp
2 years/$3.05M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$3.05M (2014-15)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • 14:$1.2M, 15:$1.85M
    • 2015 salary increases by $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70 games in 2014
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/21/09
  • drafted 2005 (4-122) (Texas)
  • $0.26M signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.072

Raisel Iglesias rhp
7 years/$27M (2014-20)

  • 7 years (2014-20)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent from Cuba 6/27/14
    • $5M signing bonus ($1.5M at signing, $1M each Nov. 15 2014-15, $1.5M on Nov. 15, 2016)
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$3.5M, 18:$4.5M, 19:$5M, 20:$5M
    • may opt out and file for arbitration once he is eligible
  • agent: Bart Hernandez and Praver-Shapiro
  • ML service: 0.000

Brayan Pena c
2 years/$2.275M (2014-15)

  • 2 years/$2.275M (2014-15)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/12/13
    • 14:$0.875M, 15:$1.4M
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2013)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/10/12
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12, elected free agency 11/28/12
  • 1 year/$0.66M (2011)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.428M (2010)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/09 ($138,700 in minors)
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/25/09, sent outright to Triple-A 5/6/09
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/31/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/08
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Atlanta 5/30/08 after being DFA 5/23/08
    • DFA by Kansas City 5/31/08
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/3/08
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/05
  • signed 2000 by Atlanta as an amateur free agent from Cuba
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 7.081

Jason Bourgeois 2b-of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 10/24/13 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/5/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/6/13 
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/23/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.488M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/23/12
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Houston 3/20/12
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/7/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • DFA by Houston 1/12/10, sent outright to Triple-A 1/15/10
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 2/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/22/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/25/08 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/12/09
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Milwaukee 10/26/09
  • drafted by Houston 2000 (2-56) (Forest Brook HS, Houston)
  • $0.621M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.121

Zack Cozart ss
1 year/$0.6M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/19/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2007 (2-79) (Mississippi)
  • signed 6/21/07, $407,250 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.084

Todd Frazier 3b
1 year/$0.6M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/19/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2007 (1s-34) (Rutgers)
  • signed 7/07, $0.825M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Brodie Van Wagenen)
  • ML service: 3.071

Devin Mesoraco c
1 year/$0.525M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.525M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 9/1/11
  • drafted 2007 (1-15) (Punxsutawney HS, Pa.)
  • signed 6/22/07, $1.4M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.028

J.J. Hoover rhp
1 year/$0.52M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/16/11
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/12
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 4/1/12
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (10-310) (Calhoun CC, Ala.)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 2.102

Tony Cingrani lhp
1 year/$0.5125M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 9/4/12
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2011 (3-114) (Rice)
  • $0.21M signing bonus
  • agent: Curtis Dishman
  • ML service: 1.074

Tucker Barnhart c
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (10-299) (Brownsburg HS, Ind.)
  • $0.25M signing bonus 
  • ML service: 0.075

Billy Hamilton cf
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/2/13
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (2-57) (Taylorsville HS, Miss.)
  • $0.6236M signing bonus
  • agent: Nick Crawford
  • ML service: 1.028

Dylan Axelrod rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/17/14
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/16/14
  • 1 year/$0.493M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
    • non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/5/11
  • drafted by San Diego 2007 (30-927) (Cal-Irvine)
  • ML service: 1.143

Carlos Contreras rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • signed by Cincinnati 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.089

Daniel Corcino rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • signed by Cincinnati 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.034

Ryan Dennick lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 9/1/14
  • selected by Cincinnati from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12 (minor-league portion)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (22-662) (Tennessee Tech)
  • ML service: 0.027

Anthony DeSclafani rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Miami 5/14/14
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Miami 12/11/14
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/19/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2011 (6-199) (Florida)
  • $0.25M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.062

Jumbo Diaz rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 6/20/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league deal)
  • signed by LA Dodgers 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.101

Juan Duran lf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • signed by Cincinnati 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus 
  • ML service: 0.000

Ismael Guillon lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • signed by Cincinnati 1/26/09 (eligible for Rule 5 draft each year before being added to 40-man roster because he signed a second contract with his original club)
  • originally signed by Cincinnati 10/6/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela, but contract and $0.22M signing bonus were voided after a ligament problem was discovered in Guillon’s left elbow
  • ML service: 0.000

David Holmberg lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Arizona 8/27/13
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Arizona 12/3/13
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/10 (Edwin Jackson deal)
  • drafted 2009 (2-71) (Port Charlotte HS, Fla.)
  • $0.514M signing bonus
  • agent: Barry Meister
  • ML service: 0.032

Donald Lutz inf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • signed 2008 as an amateur free agent
  • ML service: 0.134

Matt Magill rhp 
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from LA Dodgers 12/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/20/12
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (31-937) (Royals HS, Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • ML service: 0.026

Kris Negron ss
1 year (2014)

  • 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.)
  • ML service: 0.128

Yorman Rodriguez of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • signed 2008 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $2.5M signing bonus (record for amateur from Venezuela)
  • ML service: 0.027

Eugenio Suarez ss-2b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/17/14
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Detroit 12/11/14
  • signed by Detroit 2008 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.117

Pedro Villarreal rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 8/21/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 9/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2008 (7-209) (Howard JC, Texas)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.079

Minor leagues

Alex Blandino ss
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2014 (1-29) (Stanford)
  • $1.788M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Nick Christiani rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
    • DFA by Cincinnati 8/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/22/13
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (13-389)
  • ML service: 0.039 (through 2013)

Jonathon Crawford rhp
2015

  • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Detroit 12/11/14
  • drafted by Detroit 2013 (1-20) (Florida)
  • $2.0017M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose De La Torre rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 3/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Boston 5/20/13
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 9/13/13 after being DFA by Boston 9/10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 7/24/12
  • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 6/06 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Milwaukee 1/04 as an amateur free agent from Texarkana JC, Texas, released by Milwaukee 4/04
  • agent: Burton Rocks
  • ML service: 0.031

Phillip Ervin of
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2013 (1-27) (Samford)
  • $1.8124M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Michael Moye
  • ML service:

Irving Falu inf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/4/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 5/26/14 
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Milwaukee 6/26/14 
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from San Diego 7/17/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 8/7/14
  • 1 year/$492,025 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/13, released 11/26/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/3/12
  • drafted by Kansas City 2003 (21-612) (Indian Hills CC, Iowa)
  • ML service: 0.120

Justin Freeman rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as free agent 10/14/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/15/13
    • DFA by Cincinnati 8/30/13
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2008 (32-959) (Kennesaw State)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2012)

Jeff Gelalich of
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2012 (1s-57) (UCLA)
  • $0.825M signing bonus ($0.8978M slot)
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service:

Edgar Gonzalez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/20/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 3/31/13 
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/8/13 after being DFA by Houston 4/5/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 4/10/13 
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/8/13 
    • DFA by Toronto 5/9/13, sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/13 (refused assignment) 
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 5/12/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 9/7/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/4/11 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 3/30/12
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 3/31/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 6/12
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 8/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 9/1/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/1/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/2/11 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Tampa Bay 6/6/11
    • signed by Colorado 6/12/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 8/10/11
    • DFA by Colorado 8/15/11, sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/9/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 5/19/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.411M (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/9/08
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 11/4/08
  • 1 year/$0.3875M (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/07
  • signed by Arizona 2000 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • $3,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.142 (through 2013)

Nick Howard rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2014 (1-19) (Virginia)
  • $1.9905M signing bonus ($2.0905M slot)
  • ML service:

Dan Langfield rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2012 (3-109) (Memphis)
  • $0.4368M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service:

Ben Lively rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2013 (4-135) (Central Florida)
  • $0.35M signing bonus ($0.3679M slot)
  • ML service:

Michael Lorenzen rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2013 (1s-38) (Cal State-Fullerton)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.4705M slot)
  • ML service:

Brett Marshall rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Chicago Cubs 2/12/14
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14 
    • DFA by Cincinnati 7/10/14, sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13 
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 12/23/13 after being DFA by NY Yankees 12/19/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (6-200) (Sterling HS, Baytown, Texas)
  • $0.85M signing bonus
  • agent: Icon Sports
  • ML service: 0.033 (through 2013)

Corky Miller c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/6/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as free agent 12/20/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/21/13 
    • DFA by Cincinnati 5/10/13, sent outright to Triple-A 5/12/13 
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/11/13 
    • elected free agency 10/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/4/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as free agent 11/10/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 5/29/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 7/22/10
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 9/1/10
    • refused outright assignment by Cincinnati 11/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009)
    • signed by White Sox as a free agent 12/08 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 4/5/09
    • DFA by White Sox 5/30/09
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from White Sox 6/26/09
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 8/25/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 11/5/09
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/6/07 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 3/29/08, DFA 8/1/08
    • contract purchased 9/2/08, sent outright to Triple-A 10/3/08
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2007)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 7/31/07
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 10/29/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/05 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Seattle 3/06
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 4/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 8/06
    • DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 8/06
  • 1 year/$0.321M (2005)
    • signed by Minnesota 3/05 ($161,800 in minors)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 5/05
  • 1 year/$0.317M (2004)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/04
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Cincinnati 10/04
  • signed 1998 by Cincinnati as an amateur free agent (Nevada-Reno)
  • ML service: 4.112 (through 2013)

Thomas Neal of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/13/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • DFA by Cleveland 1/3/13, released by Cleveland 1/11/13
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/13 (minor-league deal) 
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 6/14/13 
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 8/5/13 after being DFA by NY Yankees 8/2/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12
    • DFA by Cleveland 4/4/12, sent outright to Triple-A 4/5/12
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/17/10
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/11
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade 7/30/11
  • drafted by San Francisco 2005 (36-1,092) (Riverside CC, Calif.) (draft and follow)
  • $0.22M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry)
  • ML service: 0.105 (through 2013)

Elvin Ramirez rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Pittsburgh 3/22/14
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 4/21/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from NY Mets 3/27/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 4/25/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 6/1/12
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011)
    • selected by Washington from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10
    • signed by Washington 3/2/11
    • returned by Washington to NY Mets 10/18/11 (Ramirez spent 2011 on the disabled list and would have had to spend 2012 on the active roster in order for Washington to retain his rights)
  • signed by NY Mets 2004 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.069 (through 2013)

Max Ramirez c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/8/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/11 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 2/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 2/11
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 5/9/11 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Houston 6/16/11
    • signed by San Francisco as free agent 6/20/11 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 1/5/11 after being DFA by Texas 1/3/11
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Boston 1/10/11
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/25/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07
    • re-signed 2/15/08
  • signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Burton Rocks
  • ML service: 0.121 (through 2013)

Chad Reineke rhp
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/17/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 11/17/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 11/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 5/31/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 6/22/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4016M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 3/12/09
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 4/2/09
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/30/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/20/07
    • re-signed by Houston 2/22/08
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Houston 7/22/08
  • drafted by Houston 2004 (13-394) (Miami, Ohio)
  • ML service: 0.069 (through 2013)

Chad Rogers  rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/13
    • signed by Cincinnati 3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 8/18/14
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2010 (28-847) (Galveston CC, Texas)
  • $0.1M signing bonus 
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Neftali Soto 3b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/28/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • drafted 2007 (3-109) (Colegio Marista HS, Manati, PR)
  • $0.279M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.036 (through 2013)

Robert Stephenson rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2011 (1-27) (Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus 
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service:

Nick Travieso rhp
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2012 (1-14) (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($2.375M slot)
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service:

Marcus Walden rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/5/14
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/16/14 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/14 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 6/16/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (9-295) (Fresno CC)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Mike Wilson of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/6/13 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/30/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by NY Mets 3/30/13 
    • signed by San Diego as free agent 5/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • DFA by Seattle 2/6/12, sent outright to Triple-A 2/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 11/23/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 5/9/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2010 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • released by Seattle 2/20/09
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/23/09 (minor-league contract, $65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/06
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/07
    • DFA by Seattle 8/31/07
  • drafted by Seattle 2001 (2-67) (Booker T. Washington HS, Tulsa)
  • $0.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Jim Turner
  • ML service: 0.030 (through 2013)

Jesse Winker of
2014

  • drafted by Cincinnati 2012 (1s-49) (Olympia HS, Orlando)
  • $1M signing bonus ($1.0259M slot)
  • agent: Excel Sports Management
  • ML service: