St. Louis Cardinals

Service time in years & days (through 2016 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 $1.8 billion in April, 2017.

CARDINALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2017 $148,152,933 $ ( )
2016 $145,553,500 $178,298,756 ( 8)
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
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 (2018-20)

  • 3 years (2018-20)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/16
  • 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: 11.027

Dexter Fowler cf
5 years/$82.5M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$82.5M (2017-21)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/8/16
    • $10M signing bonus (paid in $1M installments each July 1 & Oct. 1, 2017-21)
    • 17-21: $14.5M annually
    • award bonuses: $0.25M for MVP ($0.15M for second in vote, $0.1M for third-fifth). $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.1M for LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, LDS MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$13M (2016), plus 2017 mutual option
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/25/16
    • 16:$8M, 17:$9M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • Fowler declined 2017 option 11/16
    • Chicago Cubs made $17.2M qualifying offer 11/16 (rejected)
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2015)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Houston 1/19/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $10.8M-$8.5M)
    • Chicago Cubs made qualifying offer to Fowler 11/6/15
  • 2 years/$11.6M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with Colorado 2/11/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.15M-$4.25M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$3.25M, 14:$7.35M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/2/08
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (14-410) (Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA)
  • signed 8/04, $0.925M signing bonus paid over 5 years (14th-round record at signing)
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.168

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: 7.000

Yadier Molina c
5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 mutual option
3 years/$60M (2018-20)

  • 3 years/$60M (2018-20)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/2/17
    • 18:$20M, 19:$20M, 20:$20M
    • at signing, highest average annual value for active catcher
  • 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: 12.123

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: 5.012

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
    • limited no-trade protection
  • 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: MDR Sports (previously ISE Baseball and ACES, Bill Rego)
  • ML service: 12.118

Brett Cecil lhp
4 years/$30.5M (2017-20)

  • 4 years$30.5M (2017-20)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/16
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$7.5M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$7.5M, 20:$7M
    • award bonuses
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.475M (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
  • 1 year/$0.4431M (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/1/09
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (1s-38), (Maryland)
  • signed 6/15/07, $0.81M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 6.152

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: 5.119

Trevor Rosenthal rhp
1 year/$6.4M (2017)

  • 1 year/$6.4M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.058

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: 3.164

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: 10.054

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: 11.020

Carlos Martinez rhp
5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/2/17 (avoided arbitration, $4.25M-$3.9M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3.5M, 18:$11.5M, 19:$11.5M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$17M club option ($0.5M buyout), 23:$18M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded before the end of 2019 season. $1M if traded after 2019 season
    • perks: suite on road beginning with 2020 season
  • 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: 3.073

Matt Adams 1b
1 year/$2.8M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 4.033

Michael Wacha rhp
1 year/$2.775M (2017)

  • 1 year/$2.775M (2017)
    • lost arbitration with St. Louis 2/14/17 ($3.2M-$2.775M)
  • 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: 3.062

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: 1.000

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: 1.000

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: 3.045

Kevin Siegrist lhp
1 year/$1.6375M (2017)

  • 1 year/$1.6375M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 3.116

Stephen Piscotty rf
6 years/$33.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 option

  • 6 years/$33.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/3/17, replacing one-year, $0.5604M contract signed 3/17
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 17:$1M, 18:$1M, 19:$7M, 20:$7M, 21:$7.25M, 22:$7.25M, 23:$15M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2023 option increases $0.5M with each All-Star selection, 2017-22
  • 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: 1.076

Eric Fryer c
1 year/$0.675M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.675M (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.675M in majors)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/29/17
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2016)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/12/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.575M in majors)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 4/2/16
    • claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh 7/3/16 after being DFA by St. Louis 6/28/16
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/8/15
    • DFA by Minnesota 8/7/15, sent outright to Triple-A 8/8/15
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/1/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/21/15
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 12/23/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/10/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 9/9/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/26/12
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 10/25/12 (refused assignment 10/29/12)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/25/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/23/11
  • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 6/30/09
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Milwaukee 2/4/09
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (10-311) (Ohio State)
  • $67,500 signing bonus
  • agent: Joe Speed
  • ML service: 2.108

Randal Grichuk lf
1 year/$0.5572M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5572M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 2.048

Tyler Lyons lhp
1 year/$0.5498M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5498M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 2.070

Greg Garcia ss
1 year/$0.5479M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5479M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 1.083

Matt Bowman rhp
1 year/$0.5466M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5466M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 1.000

Miguel Socolovich rhp
1 year/$0.5375M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 1.027

John Gant rhp
1 year/$0.5366M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5366M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/1/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Mets 7/24/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (21-642) (Wiregrass Ranch HS, Wesley Chapel, Fla.)
  • $0.185M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.134

Sam Tuivailala rhp
1 year/$0.5365M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.5365M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.128

Jose Martinez rf
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.027

Alex Reyes rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2017)

  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.055

Eli Alvarez 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Marco Gonzales lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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 (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.029

Mike Mayers rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.028

Tommy Pham of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 1.129

Magneuris Sierra of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 7/13/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.105M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Edmundo Sosa ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $0.425M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.000

Breyvic Valera 2b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/7/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 5/16/10 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Luke Weaver rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 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: 0.051

Rowan Wick rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (9-300) (Cypress JC, Calif.)
  • $75,000 signing bonus ($0.125M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Minor-league contracts

Sandy Alcantara rhp
2017

  • signed by St. Louis 7/23/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Harrison Bader of
2017

  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3-100) (Florida)
  • $0.4M signing bonus ($0.5703M slot)
  • ML service:

Dylan Carlson of
2017

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

Todd Cunningham of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 4/2/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/11/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/18/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/16
    • contract selected by LA Angels 7/6/16
    • DFA by LA Angels 7/26/16, sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Atlanta 10/9/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/30/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (2-53) (Jacksonville State)
  • $0.6741M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 0.115

Chris Ellis rhp
2017

  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/1/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 11/12/15
  • drafted by LA Angels 2014 (3-88) (Mississippi)
  • $0.575M signing bonus ($0.6128M slot)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service:

Junior Fernandez rhp
2017

  • 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
2017

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

Kendry Flores rhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/16
    • DFA by Miami 9/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/8/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/13
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14
    • acquired by Miami in trade from San Francisco 12/19/14
  • signed by San Francisco as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.071

Anthony Garcia of
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 4/24/17
  • 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

Jose Adolis Garcia of
2017

  • signed by St. Louis as a free agent from Cuba 2/24/17
  • $2.5M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Mitch Harris rhp
2017

  • 1 year/$0.509M (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/13/16
  • 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: 1.117

Dakota Hudson rhp
2017

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

Delvin Perez ss
2017

  • 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:

Zach Phillips lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/4/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 3/17/16 (refused assignment)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/23/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/31/16
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Baltimore 8/31/16
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/13/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/9/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 2014: signed by Hiroshima of Japan
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/25/12
    • contract selected by Miami 9/1/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/4/13 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12
    • DFA by Baltimore 6/30/12, sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/12
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 9/3/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 11/2/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/17/11
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade 7/19/11 after being DFA by Texas 7/14/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/20/09
  • drafted by Texas 2004 (23-681) (Sacramento City College)
  • agent: Matt Colleran
  • ML service: 0.111

Nick Plummer of
2017

  • 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:

Rangel Ravelo 1b
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 3/31/17
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 4/6/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 12/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/9/14
    • signed by Oakland 3/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2010 (6-188) (Hialeah HS, Fla.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • 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
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/13/16
  • 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: 0.089

Jordan Schafer lhp
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/13/16 (minor-league contract with salary of $1M in majors)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.4M)
    • released by Minnesota 6/18/15
  • 1 year/$1.09M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed off waivers by Minnesota 8/3/14 after being DFA by Atlanta 8/1/14
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.489M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers from Houston 11/1/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/11 (Bourn deal)
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2010)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • signed by Atlanta 2/09
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 4/5/09
  • drafted by Atlanta 2005 (3-107) (Winter Haven HS)
  • $0.32M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 5.024

Wilfredo Tovar ss
1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/18/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/5/15 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • signed by NY Mets as an amateur free agent 10/12/07
  • agent: Magnus Sports
  • ML service: 0.053

Patrick Wisdom 3b
2017

  • 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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