St. Louis Cardinals

Service time in years & days (through 2015 season).
A group led by Bill DeWitt Jr. purchased the Cardinals for $150M in 1995. August A. Busch Jr. bought the club for $3.75M in 1953.

Forbes magazine valued the Cardinals at $1.6 billion in March, 2016.

CARDINALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2016 $145,553,500 $ ( )
2015 $122,066,500 $132,638,936 (12)
2014 $111,250,000 $121,003,590 (11)
2013 $116,790,787 $119,642,308 (11)
2012 $111,858,500 $115,449,953 (9)
2011 $109,048,000 $113,156,467 (11)
2010 $ 94,220,500 $ 98,354,244 (12)
2009 $ 88,528,409 $102,678,475 (11)
2008 $ 99,624,449 $109,989,046 (11)
2007 $ 90,286,823 $ 99,329,875 (11)
2006 $ 88,891,371 $ 96,115,466 (10)
2005 $ 92,106,833 $ 87,368,220 (7)
2004 $ 83,228,333 $ 92,816,500 (8)
2003 $ 83,786,666 $101,825,848 (7)
2002 $ 74,660,875 $ 76,227,801 (10)
2001 $ 78,538,333 $ 76,153,956 (11)
2000 $ 63,900,000 $ 69,111,153 (9)
  • 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.

Bill DeWitt III President
2008 –

  • promoted to club president 3/08, replacing Mark Lamping

John Mozeliak Senior VP & General Manager
3 years (2014-16)
2 years (2017-18)

  • 2 years (2017-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/12/14
  • 3 years (2014-16)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/14/13
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 7/14/10
  • 3 years (2008-10)
    • selected as interim GM by St. Louis 10/3/07
    • hired as permanent GM 10/31/07
  • Assistant GM (1/03 – present), Assistant GM & Scouting Director (2003-04), Director, Baseball Operations (2001-02), Scouting Director (1999-2000), Assistant Scouting Director (1998), Assistant, Scouting (1996-97)
  • Assistant GM Michael Girsch
  • Director, Scouting Randy Flores
  • Director, Player Personnel Matt Slater
  • Director, Player Development Gary LaRocque
  • Director, Minor League Operations John Vuch

Mike Matheny Manager
3 years (2015-17)

  • 3 years (2015-17)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/20/13
  • 2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    • hired as manager by St. Louis 11/14/11, replacing Tony La Russa
    • St. Louis exercised 2014 option 2/14/13
  • St. Louis, special adviser, 2010-11

Adam Wainwright rhp
5 years/$97.5M (2014-18)

  • 5 years/$97.5M (2014-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/27/13
    • 14:$19.5M, 15:$19.5M, 16:$19.5M, 17:$19.5M, 18:$19.5M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Top 10 finish in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Division Series MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15M (2008-11), plus 2012, 2013 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/20/08
    • $0.75M signing bonus
    • 08:$0.5M, 09:$2.6M, 10:$4.65M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$9M club option, 13:$12M club option
    • replaced 1 year/$0.448M deal for 2008 renewed 3/4/08 ($0.246M in minors)
    • 2012, 2013 options guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2010 or 2011 Cy Young vote (met 11/16/10)
    • 2012 club option increases to $10M with 2010 or 2011 Cy Young
    • club must exercise 2012 and 2013 options at same time, but may void if Wainwright is on disabled list with arm injury at end of 2011 season
    • award bonuses: $0.25M for Cy Young ($0.1M for 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote, $50,000 for 4th or 5th place). $50,000 for All-Star selection.
    • St. Louis exercised 2012-13 options 10/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/05 ($52,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/03
    • signed by St. Louis 2/04
  • drafted by Atlanta 2000 (1-29) (Glynn Academy, Ga.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Hammond, Aegis Sports
  • ML service: 10.027

Matt Holliday lf
7 years/$120M (2010-16), plus 2017 option

  • 7 years/$120M (2010-16), plus 2017 option
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/10
    • 10-16: $17M annually, 17:$17M club option ($1M buyout)
    • club to exercise/decline option within 5 days of end of 2016 World Series
    • 2017 option guaranteed with top 10 finish in 2016 MVP vote
    • $2M annually deferred without interest, to be paid from 2020 to 2029 in annual installments of $1.4M or $1.6M, depending on whether the option vests or is exercised (present value of $113,580,723 per MLBPA)
    • full no-trade clause
    • award bonuses: $0.2M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd). $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.1M for NLCS MVP. $50,000 each for NLDS MVP, All Star election, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. $25,000 for All Star selection
    • perks: suite on road
  • 2 years/$23M (2008-09)
    • signed extension with Colorado 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • 08:$9.5M, 09:$13.5M
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove. $50,000 for Silver Slugger. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Colorado 11/12/08
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Oakland 7/24/09 (A’s to pay $1.5M of approximately $5.385M remaining of 2009 salary)
  • 1 year/$4.4M (2007)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
  • 4 years (2002-05), plus 2006, 2007 options
    • signed by Colorado 3/02
    • 02:$0.1M, 03:$0.125M, 04:$0.15M, 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.5M club option ($0.1M buyout), 07:$0.6M club option ($0.1M buyout)
    • in majors, salaries increase to 02:$0.2M, 03:$0.3M, 04:$0.3M
    • if otherwise eligible for arbitration or free agency, Holliday has right to void remainder of contract & forfeit buyout (Holliday exercised this right after 2006 & re-signed, avoiding arbitration)
    • performance bonuses:
      • 2004: $40,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 350 and 400 PAs
      • 2005: $50,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400 PAs
    • roster bonuses: $0.2M for 60 days on active roster, $0.25M for 120 days on active roster, $0.3M for 180 days on the active roster
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove. $50,000 each for Rookie of the Year, Silver Slugger, LDS MVP. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for MVP or World Series MVP
    • Holliday may not play football for 3 years but may after 2004
    • Colorado exercised $0.5M 2006 option 10/05
  • drafted by Colorado 1998 (7-210) (Stillwater HS, Okla.)
  • $0.8425M signing bonus (largest-ever for 7th-round)
  • first pro contract required club to offer Holliday a Major League contract by 8/2001
  • agent: Boras Corp. (formerly Jot Hartley)
  • ML service: 12.000

Yadier Molina c
5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 mutual option

  • 5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 mutual option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/1/12
    • $1M signing bonus (paid within 30 days of MLB approval of the deal)
    • 13:$14M, 14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M, 18:$15M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15.5M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/20/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.75M-$1.85M)
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 08:$1.75M, 09:$3.25M, 10:$4.25M, 11:$5.25M, 12:$7M club option ($0.75M buyout)
    • 2012 option increases to $7.5M if Molina is traded
    • award bonus: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
    • St. Louis exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$0.3235M (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/05
  • drafted by St. Louis 2000 (4-113) (Maestro Ladi HS, Vega Alta, PR)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 11.123

Jhonny Peralta ss
4 years/$53M (2014-17)

  • 4 years/$53M (2014-17)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/24/13
    • 14:$15.5M, 15:$15M, 16:$12.5M, 17:$10M
  • 2 years/$11.25M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/8/10
    • 11:$5.25M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Detroit exercised 2013 option 10/30/12
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation from Biogenesis case)
    • activated from restricted list 9/29/13
  • 5 years/$13M (2006-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 3/06, replacing 1-year deal signed 2/06
    • $1.25M signing bonus
    • 06:$0.5M, 07:$0.75M, 08:$2.25M, 09:$3.4M, 10:$4.6M, 11:$7M 2011 club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $0.2M for MVP. $0.1M each for election to All-Star game, Word Series MVP. $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, All-Star roster
    • 2010 salary increased by $0.25M to $4.85M based on awards
    • 2011 option may increase (up to $1M) with:
      • $0.5M with MVP award, 2006-10
      • $0.1M with All-Star selection, Gold Glove, 2006-10
      • $0.25M with trade
    • acquired with cash by Detroit in trade from Cleveland 7/28/10
    • Detroit declined 2011 option 11/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.3167M (2005)
    • re-signed 3/05
  • agent: ISE Baseball (previously ACES, Bill Rego)
  • ML service: 11.118

Mike Leake rhp
5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 option

  • 5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 mutual option
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/22/15
    • 16:$12M, 17:$15M, 18:$17M, 19:$16M, 20:$15M, 21:$18M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$9.775M (2015)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Cincinnati 7/30/15 with $3,525,409 remaining on contract
  • 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: 6.000

Jaime Garcia lhp
4 years/$27M (2012-15), plus 2016, 2017 club options

  • 4 years/$27M (2012-15), plus 2016, 2017 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 7/13/11
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 12:$3.25M, 13:$5.75M, 14:$7.75M, 15:$9.25M, 16:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout), 17:$12M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • St. Louis exercised 2016 option 11/2/15
  • 1 year/$0.437M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 7/10/08
  • drafted by St. Louis 2005 (22-608) (Sharyland HS, Mission, Texas)
  • agent: Moye Sports (previously MDR Sports)
  • ML service: 7.047

Brandon Moss 1b-of
1 year/$8.25M (2016)

  • 1 year/$8.25M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2015)
    • signed by Cleveland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Cleveland 7/30/15 with $2,344,262 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Oakland 12/8/14
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/1/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 6/6/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Philadelphia for 2011 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/17/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/17/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 3/29/10
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/8/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4145M (2009)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
    • acquired in trade from Boston 7/31/08
  • 1 year (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 (8-238) (Loganville HS, Ga.)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.160

Lance Lynn rhp
3 years/$22M (2015-17)

  • 3 years/$22M (2015-17)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • 15:$7M, 16:$7.5M, 17:$7.5M
    • 2016 performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 25, 27, 29, 31 starts
    • 2017 performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 25, 27, 29, 31 starts
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/2/11
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (1s-39) (Mississippi)
  • signed 6/08, $0.938M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports Management
  • ML service: 4.119

Matt Carpenter 3b
6 years/$52M (2014-19), plus 2020 option

  • 6 years/$52M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/8/14
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3.5M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$9.75M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
    • award bonuses, including $10,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/3/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (13-399) (TCU)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 4.012

Trevor Rosenthal rhp
1 year/$5.6M (2016)

  • 1 year/$5.6M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 7/16/12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (21-639) (Cowley County CC, Kan.)
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.058

Zach Duke lhp
3 years/$15M (2015-17)

  • 3 years/$15M (2015-17)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/18/14
    • 15:$4.5M, 16:$5M, 17:$5.5M
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/16 with $7,221,212 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2014)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/15/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/3/12 
    • DFA by Washington 6/4/13, released 6/10/13
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 6/13/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • released by Cincinnati 8/3/13
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 8/12/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 8/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/27/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Houston 3/27/12
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 3/29/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/3/12
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2011), plus 2012 club option
    • signed by Arizona 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • 11:$3.5M, 12:$5.5M club option ($0.75M buyout)
    • Arizona declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 11/24/10 after being DFA 11/19/10
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2009)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006)
    • renewed by Pittsburgh 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 7/05
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (20-594) (Midway HS, Waco, Texas)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 9.054

Jedd Gyorko 2b
6 years/$35.5109M (2014-19), plus 2020 option

  • 6 years/$35.5109M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with San Diego 4/14/14
    • 14:$0.5109M, 15:$2M, 16:$4M, 17:$6M, 18:$9M, 19:$13M, 20:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2020 option may increase by $2M and buyout may increase by $0.75M based on All-Star selections and top 10 finishes in MVP vote, 2014-19
    • perks: suite on road 
    • replaced 3/3/14 split contract for $0.5109M ($0.294M in minors)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/8/15 (Padres pay Cardinals $7.5M in cash as part of the deal)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 3/31/13
  • drafted by San Diego 2011 (2-59) (West Virginia)
  • $0.6147M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 2.164

Jonathan Broxton rhp
2 years/$7.5M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$7.5M (2016-17)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/10/15
    • 16:$3.75M, 17:$3.75M
  • 3 years/$21M (2013-15), plus 2016 option
    • re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/28/12
    • 13:$4M, 14:$7M, 15:$9M, 16:$9M club option ($1M buyout)
    • if traded, 2016 club option becomes mutual option and buyout increases by $1M
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs/season)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Cincinnati 8/31/14
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/15 with $5,196,721 remaining on contract ($3,196,721 in 2015 and $2M buyout) and Brewers paying St. Louis $3M, including the $2M buyout, assuming the 2016 option is declined
    • St. Louis declined 2016 option 11/2/15
  • 1 year/$4M (2012)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/29/11
    • $1M in performance bonuses based on games
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Kansas City 7/31/12
  • 2 years/$11M (2010-11)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • 10:$4M, 11:$7M
    • 2011 salary increases based on 2010 games finished or finish in 2010 Rolaids ranking: $0.5M for 68 GF or first in Rolaids rank, $0.4M for 64 GF or second place, $0.3M for 60 GF or third place, $0.2M for 56 GF or fourth place, $0.1M for 53 GF or fifth place
  • 1 year/$1.825M (2009)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 40, 45, 55, 60 games finished
  • 1 year/$0.454M (2008)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/23/08
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 7/05
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2002 (2-60) (Burke County HS, Waynesboro, Ga.)
  • $0.685M signing bonus
  • agent: B.B. Abbott, Jet Sports
  • ML service: 10.020

Jordan Walden rhp
2 years/$6.6M (2015-16), plus 2017 option

  • 2 years/$6.6M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 12/23/14, avoiding arbitration
    • $0.35M signing bonus
    • 15:$2.5M, 16:$3.5M, 17:$5.25M club option ($0.25M buyout)
  • 1 year/$1.49M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 12/12/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 30 games finished
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14
  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2013)
    • signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • renewed by LA Angels 3/3/12
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 8/22/10
  • drafted by LA Angels 2006 (12-372) (Grayson County CC, Texas)
  • $1M signing bonus (draft & follow)
  • agent: Kevin Hubbard, Lagardere Group
  • ML service: 5.043

Seung-hwan Oh rhp
1 year (2016), plus 2017 option

  • 1 year (2016), plus 2017 club option
    • signed by St. Louis 1/11/16 as a free agent from Korea
    • 16:$2.5M, 17:$2.75M club option
    • 2017 option guaranteed with 30 games finished in 2016 (met)
    • performance bonuses to total of $11M
  • agent: Chip Sloan, Sports Intelligence Group
  • ML service: 0.000

Brayan Pena c
2 years/$5M (2016-17)

  • 2 years/$5M (2016-17)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/30/15
    • 16:$2.5M, 17:$2.5M
  • 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 by Atlanta 2000 as an amateur free agent from Cuba
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 8.081

Matt Adams 1b
1 year/$1.65M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.65M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.534M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/20/12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (32-699) (Slippery Rock)
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 3.033

Seth Maness rhp
1 year/$1.4M (2016)

  • 1 year/$1.4M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/29/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (11-350) (East Carolina)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.154

Kolten Wong 2b
5 years/$25.5M (2016-20), plus 2021 option

  • 5 years/$25.5M (2016-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/2/16
    • 16:$1.25M, 17:$2.5M, 18:$4M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$10.25M, 21:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/16/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (1-22) (Hawaii)
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 2.045

Jerome Williams rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 6/3/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/25/16
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2015)
    • signed by extension with Philadelphia 10/21/14
    • may earn additional $4M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2014)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 2/5/14
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 starts. $0.1M for 120 innings pitched and each additional 10 IP to 210 
    • DFA by Houston 7/1/14, released 7/8/14 
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 7/11/14 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Texas 7/25/14
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 8/10/14 after being DFA by Texas 8/8/14
  • 1 year/$2M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/15/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/13
  • 1 year/$0.82M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent for 2011 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 8/17/11
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Oakland for 2009 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.6M salary in majors
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by LA Dodgers for 2008 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 1/07 (minor-league contract)
    • sent outright to Double-A by Washington 6/21/07
    • signed by Minnesota 8/10/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2006)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/06
    • claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Chicago Cubs 9/06
    • non-tendered by Philadelphia 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2005)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/05
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Francisco 5/05
  • 1 year/$0.308M (2004)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/04
  • drafted by San Francisco 1999 (1s-39) (Waipahu HS, Hawaii)
  • ML service: 7.043

Carlos Martinez rhp
1 year/$0.539M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.539M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/3/13
  • signed by St. Louis 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • previously known as Carlos Matias, he signed with Boston in 2009 for $0.16M, but the deal was voided
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.073

Kevin Siegrist lhp
1 year/$0.539M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.539M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/12
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (41-1,235) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.)
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.116

Michael Wacha rhp
1 year/$0.539M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.539M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/30/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1-19) (Texas A&M)
  • $1.9M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.062

Randal Grichuk rf
1 year/$0.52M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/13
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Angels 11/22/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • drafted by LA Angels 2009 (1-24) (Lamar Consolidated HS, Rosenberg, Texas)
  • $1.242M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 1.061

Tyler Lyons lhp
1 year/$0.5125M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1  year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/22/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (9-289) (Oklahoma State)
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Icon Sports
  • ML service: 1.070

Stephen Piscotty 3b-of
1 year/$0.5125M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/21/15
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1s-36) (Stanford)
  • $1.4304M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.076

Tommy Pham of
1 year/$0.51M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/4/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (16-496) (Durango HS, Las Vegas)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 0.149

Mitch Harris rhp
1 year/$0.509M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.509M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 4/21/15
  • placed on military list 6/19/09, reinstated 6/19/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (13-395) (Navy)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies
  • ML service: 0.117

Matt Bowman rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • selected by St. Louis from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (13-410) (Princeton)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Greg Garcia ss
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (7-229) (Hawaii)
  • $75,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Pro Star Management
  • ML service: 0.110

Jeremy Hazelbaker of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/4/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 4/2//16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 5/1/15
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/13/15 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Boston 10/23/13
  • drafted by Boston 2009 (4-138) (Ball State)
  • $0.1917M signing bonus
  • agent: Joe Bick
  • ML service: 0.000

Tim Cooney lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 4/30/15
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (3-117) (Wake Forest)
  • $0.4044M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.025

Aledmys Diaz ss
4 years/$8M (2014-17)

  • 4 years/$8M (2014-17)
    • signed by St. Louis as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/9/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.5M, 15:$1.5M, 16:$2M, 17:$2M
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/8/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/10/15
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 0.000

Anthony Garcia of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/5/15
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (18-549) (San Juan Educational HS, P.R.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Marco Gonzales lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/25/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2013 (1-19) (Gonzaga)
  • $1.85M signing bonus ($2.0558M slot)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.043

Carson Kelly c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/4/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (2-86) (Westview HS, Portland, Ore.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus ($0.5743M slot)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.000

Dean Kiekhefer lhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (36-1,099) (Louisville)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jose Martinez rf
1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 5/25/16 after being DFA by Kansas City 5/18/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/28/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/6/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 6/20/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by Chicago White Sox 2/16/06 as a free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Mike Mayers rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/24/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2013 (3-93) (Mississippi)
  • $0.51M signing bonus ($0.5579M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Michael Ohlman c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 2/4/15 after being DFA by Baltimore 1/27/15
    • signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14
  • drafted by Baltimore 2009 (11-326) (Lakewood Ranch HS, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $0.995M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One Athlete Management
  • ML service: 0.000

Alex Reyes rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/9/16
  • signed by St. Louis 2013 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.95M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.000

Alberto Rosario c
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/6/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/12/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract)
  • signed by LA Angels 1/19/05 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Miguel Socolovich rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/1/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/25/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Hiroshima of Japan 11/15/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/22/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 7/14/12
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 8/23/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 8/14/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/25/12
  • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 1/28/08
  • signed by Boston 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: SPS Sports Group
  • ML service: 0.156

Sam Tuivailala rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/8/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (3-106) (Aragon HS, San Mateo, Calif.)
  • $0.2997M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.075

Luke Weaver rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/13/16
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-27) (Florida State)
  • $1.843M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor-league contracts

Dylan Carlson of
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-33) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.9095M slot)
  • ML service:

Junior Fernandez rhp
2016

  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jack Flaherty rhp
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-34) (Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.6504M slot)
  • ML service:

Dakota Hudson rhp
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-34) (Mississippi State)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.878M slot)
  • ML service:

Deck McGuire rhp
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • released by Oakland 3/30/15
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/31/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/14 
    • acquired by Oakland in trade 7/25/14 after DFA by Toronto 7/17/14
    • DFA by Oakland 8/31/14, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1-11) (Georgia Tech)
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.000

Carlos Peguero of
1 year (2016)

  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/12/15 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Boston in trade 5/27/15 after being DFA by Texas 5/20/15
    • DFA by Boston 6/4/15, sent outright to Triple-A 6/10/15
  • 1 year/$504,250 (2014)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade 1/29/14 after being DFA by Seattle 1/16/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/25/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/7/14
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/14
    • released by Kansas City 12/19/14
  • 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 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 1.069

Delvin Perez ss
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1-23) (International Baseball Academy, Ceiba, P.R.)
  • $2.2225M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Melvin Roman, MDR Sports
  • ML service:

Nick Plummer of
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (1-23) (Brother Rice HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
  • $2.1244M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service:

Magneuris Sierra of
2016

  • signed by St. Louis 7/13/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Edmundo Sosa ss
2016

  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $0.425M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service:

Jordan Swagerty rhp
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (2-75) (Arizona State)
  • $0.625M signing bonus
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service:

Travis Tartamella c
2016

  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/21/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/2/15
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (19-579) (Cal State Los Angeles)
  • ML service: 0.014

Patrick Wisdom 3b
2016

  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1s-52) (St. Mary’s, Calif.)
  • $0.67879M signing bonus ($0.9697M slot)
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service:

 

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