Pittsburgh Pirates

Service time in years & days (through 2016 season).
A group led by Kevin McClatchy bought the Pirates for $92M in 1996. The family of chairman of the board Robert Nutting secured controlling interest in the franchise in January, 2007.

Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.25 billion in April, 2017.

PIRATES PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $ 95,807,004 $ ( )
2016 $ 99,945,500 $109,671,516 (24)
2015 $ 90,053,000 $ 95,889,960 (24)
2014 $ 71,929,333 $ 78,379,602 (27)
2013 $ 66,805,000 $ 74,608,266 (25)
2012 $ 51,932,333 $ 61,300,313 (29)
2011 $ 42,047,000 $ 51,784,810 (27)
2010 $ 39,068,000 $ 44,146,967 (29)
2009 $ 48,693,000 $ 47,991,132 (28)
2008 $ 48,689,783 $ 50,764,410 (29)
2007 $ 38,537,823 $ 51,360,907 (27)
2006 $ 46,717,750 $ 43,443,685 (28)
2005 $ 38,133,000 $ 30,139,200 (29)
2004 $ 32,227,929 $ 32,507,271 (28)
2003 $ 54,812,429 $ 62,314,723 (21)
2002 $ 42,323,599 $ 46,059,984 (24)
2001 $ 57,760,833 $ 46,661,290 (22)
2000 $ 29,600,000 $ 33,630,256 (25)
  • 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.

Frank Coonelly President
2007 -

  • hired 9/2007
  • formerly MLB Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Labor Relations

Neal Huntington General Manager
3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option

  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
  • 3 years (2012-14), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 9/11/11
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh during 2009-10 off-season
  • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired 9/25/07, replacing Dave Littlefield & interim GM Brian Graham
  • Cleveland, 1998-2007
    • Special Assistant to GM (2005-07), Assistant GM (2002-04), Director, Player Development (1999-2001), Assistant Director, Minor League Operations (1998)
  • Montreal, 1995-97 (Assistant Director, Player Development & Scouting)
  • Vice President & General Counsel Bryan Stroh
  • Special Assistant to the GM Doug Strange
  • Assistant GM Greg Smith
  • Assistant GM Kyle Stark
  • Assistant GM Kevan Graves
  • Director of Player Personnel Tyrone Brooks
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Joe DelliCarri
  • Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway

Clint Hurdle Manager
3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option

  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/14
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 2/19/13
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • hired by Pittsburgh 11/15/10, replacing John Russell
  • Texas Rangers
    • hitting coach, 2010
  • Colorado Rockies
    • manager, 2002-09
    • hitting coach, 1997-2002
  • former manager John Russell
    • 2 years/$1.6M (2008-09), plus 2010, 2011 club options
      • hired by Pittsburgh 11/5/07
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2010 club option 2/21/09
      • Pittsburgh exercised 2011 club option during 2009-10 off-season
      • fired by Pittsburgh 10/4/10

Andrew McCutchen rf
6 years/$51.5M (2012-17), plus 2018 option

  • 6 years/$51.5M (2012-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 3/6/12
    • $1.25M signing bonus (paid within 30 days of MLB approval)
    • 12:$0.5M, 13:$4.5M, 14:$7.25M, 15:$10M, 16:$13M, 17:$14M, 18:$14.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for WS MVP, Gold Glove, All-Star selection. $0.125M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000-3rd)
  • 1 year/$0.4525M (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/3/09
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2005 (1-11) (Fort Meade HS, Milton, Fla)
  • $1.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Hammond
  • ML service: 7.123

Francisco Cervelli c
3 years/$31M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$31M (2017-19)
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 5/17/16
    • 17:$9M, 18:$10.5M, 19:$11.5M
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 11/12/14
  • 1 year/$515,350 (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
    • placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case)
  • 1 year/$0.5137M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4557M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4108M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year/$400,700 (2009)
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/3/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/07
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • signed by NY Yankees 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 6.146

Ivan Nova rhp
3 years/$26M (2017-19)

  • 3 years/$26M (2017-19)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/22/16
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$7M, 18:$8.5M, 19:$8.5M
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M for 28 starts or 180 innings pitched. $0.75M for 30 starts or 190 IP. $1M for 32 starts or 200 IP.
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/28/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.8M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 140, 160, 180, 200 innings
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 8/1/16 with $1,389,071 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5756M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.5272M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • 1 year/$0.4329M (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08
    • signed by San Diego 2/27/09
    • returned by San Diego to NYY Yankees 3/29/09
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/04 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 6.024

Josh Harrison 3b
4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 options

  • 4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/8/15, expanding one-year deal for $2.8M signed 1/16/15, avoiding arbitration
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.8M, 16:$5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$10M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • options may increase by $1M each based on finish in MVP vote
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/30/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/09
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (6-191) (University of Cincinnati)
  • $0.1445M signing bonus
  • agent: MSM Sports
  • ML service: 5.033

Joaquin Benoit rhp
1 year/$7.5M (2017)

  • 1 year/$7.5M (2017)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/6/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Philadelphia 7/31/17 with $2,540,983 remaining on contract
  • 2 years/$15.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/28/13
    • 14:$6M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • 2016 option guaranteed with 55 games finished in 2015
    • San Diego exercised 2016 option 11/3/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from San Diego 11/12/15
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/26/16 with Blue Jays paying Mariners $130,054 as part of the deal
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2011-13)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/17/10
    • 11:$5.5M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$5.5M
    • performance bonuses up to $1M annually
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/15/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.75M salary in majors
    • $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/29/10
  • 2 years/$6M (2008-09)
    • re-signed by Texas 10/31/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$2M, 09:$3.5M
    • performance bonuses:
      • 2008: $75,000 each for 50, 55 GF
      • 2009: $0.1M for 45 GF, $0.15M for 50 GF, $0.2M for 55 GF
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for GG, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for WS MVP, All Star. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd), $0.1M for Rolaids ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • Benoit to donate $25,000 annually to club charity
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2007)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • $25,000 each for 60, 65 games
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2006)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • $25,000 each for 55 & 60 appearances
  • 1 year/$0.3725M (2005)
    • re-signed by Texas  2/05
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2004)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/04
  • signed by Texas 1996 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 14.040

David Freese 3b
2 years/$11M (2017-18), plus 2019 option

  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 8/22/16
    • 17:$6.25M, 18:$4.25M, 19:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $1M annually based on plate appearances
  • 1 year/$3M (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/11/16
  • 1 year/$6.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/28/15 (avoided arbitration, $7.6M-$5.25M)
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.1M)
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.75M-$2.4M)
    • acquired by LA Angles in trade from St. Louis 11/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/22/12 (split contract, $0.2496M in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/15/07
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (9-273) (South Alabama)
  • $6,000 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 7.028

Sean Rodriguez 2b-3b
2 years/$11.5M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$11.5M (2017-18)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/16
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 17:$5M, 18:$5M
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 8/5/17
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/18/15
    • performance bonuses:
      • $50,000 each for 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 games
      • $50,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 300 plate appearances
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 12/1/14 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/26/14
  • 1 year/$1M (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/4/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4286M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/23/09
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 9/1/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/2/07
  • drafted by LA Angels 2003 (3-90) (Braddock HS, Miami)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 7.133

Daniel Hudson rhp
2 years/$11M (2017-18)

  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/19/16
    • 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.5M
    • performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 30, 35 games finished. $0.1M each for 40, 44 GF. $0.2M each for 48, 52 GF. $0.25M for 56 GF. $0.5M for 60 GF.
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2016)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 club option
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.7M in majors, with $0.8M club option in 2015
    • contract selected by Arizona 3/30/14
    • Arizona exercised 2015 option 10/30/14
  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
    • non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by White Sox 9/3/09
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (5-150) (Old Dominion)
  • $0.18M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 6.117

Starling Marte cf
6 years/$31M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 options

  • 6 years/$31M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 3/27/14, replacing 1-year, $516,000 contract signed 3/6/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1M, 16:$3M, 17:$5M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$11.5M club option ($2M buyout), 21:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • option prices increase by $0.5M each for top-five finish in 2014-19 MVP votes, with maximum increase of $1M
    • 2021 option price increases $0.5M for top-5 finish in 2020 MVP vote
    • placed on restricted list 4/18/17 (80-game suspension for violation of MLB’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • signed by Pittsburgh 1/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.070

Jordy Mercer ss
1 year/$4.325M (2017)

  • 1 year/$4.325M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.538M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (3-79) (Oklahoma State)
  • signed 6/08, $0.508M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 4.095

John Jaso 1b
2 years/$8M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$8M (2016-17)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/23/15
    • 16:$4M, 17:$4M
    • may earn additional $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$3.175M (2015)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Oakland 1/10/15
    • signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 90 starts at catcher, 450 plate appearances 
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2013)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Seattle 1/16/13
    • signed by Oakland 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4952M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
  • 1 year/$0.4272M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/28/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/07
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2003 (12-338) (Southwestern CC)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 7.032

Gerrit Cole rhp
1 year/$3.75M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.548M (2016)
    • renewed by Pittsburgh 2/16
  • 1 year/$0.531M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star (met)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/11/13
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (1-1) (UCLA)
  • $8M signing bonus (up to $9M if he reaches majors by 2013)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.111

Juan Nicasio rhp
1 year/$3.65M (2017)

  • 1 year/$3.65M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3M (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/10/15
    • placed on restricted list 6/18/16 (personal reasons)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/2/15
  • 1 year/$2.025M (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 11/24/14 after being DFA by Colorado 11/20/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • signed by Colorado 8/06 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: El Juego Sports
  • ML service: 5.084

Jung-ho Kang 3b-ss
4 years/$11M (2015-18), plus 2019 option

  • 4 years/$11M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent from South Korea 1/16/15
    • 15:$2.5M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$2.75M, 18:$3M, 19:$5.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $75,000 for 475 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 500, 525, 550 PAs. $0.175M for 575 PAs. $0.2M for 600 PA.
    • perks: Up to $50,000 a year for four round-trip business class flights to South Korea for Kang and family. Up to $5,000 annually in shipping expenses. Interpreter with annual salary up to $60,000. English-language instruction.
    • to be released at contract’s end, becoming a free agent
    • placed on restricted list 3/12/17 (visa issue)
  • agent: Alan Nero, Octagon
  • ML service: 2.000

George Kontos rhp
1 year/$1.75M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Francisco 8/5/17
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 2/1/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.35M-$0.85M)
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
  • 1 year/$481,350 (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from NY Yankees 4/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10
    • returned to NYY Yankees from San Diego 3/13/11
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/6/11
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (5-164) (Northwestern)
  • $0.158M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 3.171

Gregory Polanco lf
5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 option

  • 5 years/$35M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 club option
    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/5/16
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 17:$1M, 18:$3.5M, 19:$5.5M, 20:$8M, 21:$11M, 22:$12.5M club option ($3M buyout), 23:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • price of 2022-23 options may increase by $2M each with escalators based on performance
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • signed by Pittsburgh 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 2.103

Chris Stewart c
2 years/$3M (2016-17), plus 2018 option

  • 2 years/$3M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option

    • signed extension with Pittsburgh 1/19/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • 16:$1.35M, 17:$1.4M, 18:$1.5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
  • 1 year/$1.225M (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1M (2014)
    • signed by Pittsburgh 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5151M (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from San Francisco 4/4/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 5/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2009 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago White Sox 3/22/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • released by Texas 3/27/08
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 4/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/28/08
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/30/08
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007)
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 1/07
    • signed by Texas 2/07
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/05
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/06
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2001 (12-373) (Riverside CC, Calif.)
  • agent: Jim Kuzmich
  • ML service: 6.091

Wade LeBlanc lhp
1 year/$0.8M (2017), plus 2018 option

  • 1 year/$0.8M (2017), plus 2018 club option
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • 17:$0.75M, 18:$1.25M club option ($50,000 buyout)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 6/22/16
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/24/16
    • DFA by Seattle 8/25/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Seattle 9/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 12/14
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/25/14 
    • claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/3/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/31/14 
    • DFA by NY Yankees 6/11/14, sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/14 (refused assignment)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 8/26/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/14
    • contract selected by LA Angels 9/2/14
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/14
  • 1 year/$0.4915M (2013)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/13
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 6/8/13 after DFA by Miami 6/3/13 
    • DFA by Houston 6/24/13, sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13 
    • contract selected by Houston 8/19/13 
    • DFA by Houston 8/20/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/22/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • renewed by Miami 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 11/22/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4019M (2009)
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/08
  • drafted by San Diego 2006 (2-61) (Alabama)
  • $0.59M signing bonus
  • agent: Greg Landry, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 3.131

Felipe Rivero lhp
1 year/$0.5645M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5645M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 7/29/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/14
    • acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • signed by Tampa Bay 7/30/08 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously L. Warner Companies)
  • ML service: 1.162

Jameson Taillon rhp
1 year/$0.555M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.555M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (1-2) (The Woodlands HS, Texas)
  • $6.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 0.110

Chad Kuhl rhp
1 year/$0.55M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.55M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/26/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (9-269) (Delaware)
  • $0.145M signing bonus ($0.1452M slot)
  • ML service: 0.079

Adam Frazier ss
1 year/$0.5495M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5495M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (6-179) (Mississippi State)
  • $0.2406M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.101

Josh Bell of
1 year/$0.549M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.549M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (2-61) (Dallas Jesuit HS)
  • $5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.053

Trevor Williams rhp
1 year/$0.544M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.544M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Miami 10/24/15
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/6/16
  • drafted by Miami 2013 (2-44) (Arizona State)
  • $1.2614M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.027

Tyler Glasnow rhp
1 year/$0.541M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.541M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (5-152) (Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.066

Johnny Barbato rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 4/17/17 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/12/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from San Diego 12/29/14
  • drafted by San Diego 2010 (6-184) (Verala HS, Miami)
  • $1.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.039

Chris Bostick 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/19/15
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 9/26/16 after being DFA by Washington 9/18/16
  • acquired by Washington in trade from Texas 12/11/14
  • acquired by Texas in trade from Oakland 12/3/13
  • drafted by Oakland 2011 (44-1,336) (Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Steven Brault lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/5/16
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Baltimore 7/5/16
  • drafted by Baltimore 2013 (11-339) (Regis University, Colo.)
  • ML service: 0.037

Elias Diaz c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • signed by Pittsburgh 11/7/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 0.167

Clay Holmes rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (9-272) (Slocomb HS, Ala.)
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Drew Hutchison rhp
1 year/$2.3M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.3M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Toronto 8/1/16
  • 1 year/$0.5201M (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5032M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4932M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 4/20/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (15-460) (Lakeland HS, Fla.)
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 3.165

Nick Kingham rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (4-117) (Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas)
  • $0.485M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jordan Luplow of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/28/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (3-100) (Fresno State)
  • $0.5M signing bonus ($0.5243M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Max Moroff 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (16-496) (Trinity Prep HS, Winter Park, Fla.)
  • $0.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.004

Dovydas Neverauskas rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 7/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Lithuania
  • $60,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Gift Ngoepe 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/15
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16
  • signed by Pittsburgh 9/29/08 as a free agent from South Africa
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Osuna of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 12/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Veneuzuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Edgar Santana rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/10/17
  • signed by Pittsburgh 10/12/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

A.J. Schugel rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh 1/19/16 after being DFA by Seattle 1/12/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 2/3/16, sent outright to Triple-A 2/4/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Arizona 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15
    • claimed by Seattle off waivers 12/16/15 after being DFA by Arizona 12/11/15
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 12/13/13
  • drafted by LA Angels 2010 (25-774) (Central Arizona JC)
  • ML service: 1.004

Jacob Stallings c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/19/16
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 7/5/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/13/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/16
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2012 (7-226) (University of North Carolina)
  • $10,000 signing bonus ($0.148M slot)
  • ML service: 0.037

Minor leagues

Shane Baz rhp
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (1-12) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $4.1M signing bonus ($4.032M slot)
  • ML service:

John Bormann c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/30/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 5/3/17
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (24-727) (Texas-San Antonio)
  • ML service: 0.000

Will Craig 3b
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2016 (1-22) (Wake Forest)
  • $2.2537M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Bledsoe Agency
  • ML service:

Ke’Bryan Hayes 3b
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1s-32) (Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, Texas)
  • $1.855M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service:

Mitch Keller rhp
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (2-64) (Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Ia.)
  • $1M signing bonus ($0.8868M slot)
  • ML service:

Josh Lindblom rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/6/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 6/24/17
  • 2016
    • Lotte Giants of Korea
  • 2015
    • signed by Lotte Giants of Korea
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh 12/8/14 after being DFA by Oakland 11/28/14
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/12/14
  • 1 year/$0.5001M (2013)
    • signed by Texas 2/20/13
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/12
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Philadelphia 12/8/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/29/11
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (2-61) (Purdue)
  • $0.663M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 1.101

Austin Meadows cf
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (1-9) (Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.)
  • $3.0296M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service:

Kevin Newman ss
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (1-19) (Arizona)
  • $2.175M signing bonus ($2.2738M slot)
  • ML service:

Danny Oritz of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 4/29/17
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 8/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/20/15 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Minnesota 2008 (4-116) (Benjamin Harrison HS, Cayey, PR)
  • $0.253M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Dan Runzler lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/4/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/16/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by San Francisco (minor-league contract)
    • released by San Francisco 7/30/14
    • signed by Orix of Japan 7/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/13
    • DFA by San Francisco 9/3/13, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12
  • 1 year/$0.4185M (2011)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2010)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 9/2/09
  • drafted by San Francisco 2007 (9-248) (Cal-Riverside)
  • $67,500 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.071 (through 2014)

Joey Terdoslavich 1b-rf
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/18/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 2016
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Atlanta 1/8/16
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/21/16, sent outright to Triple-A 1/28/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/4/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (6-194) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • agent: TWC Sports
  • ML service: 1.050

Cole Tucker ss
2017

  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2014 (1-24) (Mountain Pointe HS, Calif.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.9255M slot)
  • ML service:

Jackson Williams c
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/4/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/19/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from LA Angels 3/17/15
    • contract selected by San Francisco 9/6/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/15/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/17/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Colorado 6/23/14
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Colorado 10/22/14
    • DFA by LA Angels 11/20/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2007 (1s-43) (Oklahoma)
  • $708,750 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.065