St. Louis Cardinals

Service time in years & days (through 2013 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 $820M in March, 2014. Bloomberg valued the club at $805M in October, 2013.

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

    • 2014: $111,250,000
    • 2013: $116,790,787
    • 2012: $111,858,500
    • 2011: $109,048,000
    • 2010: $ 94,220,500
    • 2009: $ 88,528,409
    • 2008: $ 99,624,449
    • 2007: $ 90,286,823
    • 2006: $ 88,891,371
    • 2005: $ 92,106,833
    • 2004: $ 83,228,333
    • 2003: $ 83,786,666
    • 2002: $ 74,660,875
    • 2001: $ 78,538,333
    • 2000: $ 63,900,000

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 Dan Kantrovitz
  • Director, Player Personnel Matt Slater
  • Director, Player Development Gary LaRocque
  • Director, Minor League Operations John Vuch

Mike Matheny Manager
2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
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
  • ML service: 8.027

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: Scott Boras (formerly Jot Hartley)
  • ML service: 10.000

John Lackey rhp
5 years/$82.5M (2010-14), plus conditional 2015 option

  • 5 years/$82.5M (2010-14), plus conditional 2015 option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/09
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$18M, 11:$15.25M, 12:$15.25M, 13:$15.25M, 14:$15.25M
    • 2015 club option at Major League minimum salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing elbow injury in 2010-14
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd-5th in vote). $0.1M for WS MVP. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 each All Star, Gold Glove
    • perks: suite on road, right to buy 6 premium seats for home games
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Boston 7/31/14
  • 3 years/$17.01M (2006-08), plus 2009 club option
    • signed extension with LA Angels 4/06, replacing 1 year/$3.76M deal signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 06:$3.01M, 07:$5.5M, 08:$7M, 09:$9M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2009 option may increase to $10.5M based on 2007 & 2008 Cy Young vote
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection, $75,000 for 3rd place in 2007 Cy Young vote
    • 2009 option increased to $10M for 3rd place in 2007 Cy Young vote
    • LA Angels exercised 2009 option 10/28/08
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2005)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/05
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2004)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.315M (2003)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 3/03
  • drafted by Anaheim 1999 (2-68) (Grayson County College, Texas)
  • agent: Steve Hilliard, Octagon
  • ML service: 11.095

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: Relativity Baseball (previously Levinson brothers, Bill Rego)
  • ML service: 9.118

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: Melvin Roman
  • ML service: 9.123

Justin Masterson rhp
1 year/$9.7625M (2014)

  • 1 year/$9.7625M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/18/14 (avoided arbitration, $11.8M-$8.05M)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Cleveland 7/30/14
  • 1 year/$5.6875M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$3.825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4684M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11
  • 1 year/$0.427M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2009)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/5/09
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Boston 7/31/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Boston 4/24/08
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (2-71) (San Diego State)
  • $0.51M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.108

A.J. Pierzynski c
1 years/$8.25M (2014)

  • 1 year/$8.25M (2014)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/4/13
    • $0.75M signing bonus
    • 14:$7.5M
    • DFA by Boston 7/9/14, released 7/16/14
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/26/14 (pro-rated minimum)
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2013)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/20/12
  • 2 years/$8M (2011-12)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/4/10
    • 11:$2M, 12:$6M
  • 3 years/$18.35M (2008-10)
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 10/3/07, replacing final year of previous deal
    • 08:$5.85M, 09:$6.25M, 10:$6.25M
    • 2010 salary may increase by up to $0.5M:
      • $50,000 each for 100, 105, 110, 115, 120 GS on 2008, and
      • $50,000 each for 105, 110, 115, 120, 125 GS in 2009
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses
  • 3 years/$15M (2006-08)
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 12/19/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • 06:$4M, 07:$5.5M, 08:$5.5M
    • 2008 salary may increase by $0.5M based on games started (increased to $5.85M)
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2005)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/05
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2004)
    • signed by San Francisco (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by San Francisco 12/04
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2003)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/03
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Minnesota 11/03
  • 1 year/$0.25M (2002)
  • 1 year/$0.21M (2001)
  • drafted by Minnesota 1994 (3-71) (Dr. Phillips, Orlando)
  • agent: Steve Hilliard
  • ML service: 13.100

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)
  • 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: Melvin Roman
  • ML service: 5.047

Jason Motte rhp
2 years/$12M (2013-14)

  • 2 years/$12M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 1/23/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$4.5M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$4M, 13:$7M
    • 2014 performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 50, 60 games finished
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/25/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.4M-$1.5M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 55, 60 games finished
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.411M (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/07
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08
  • drafted by St. Louis 2003 (19-575) (Iona) (as catcher)
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 5.027

Mark Ellis 2b
1 year/$5.25M (2014)

  • 1 years/$5.25M (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/16/13
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M for 250 plate appearances and each additional 25 PAs to 475
  • 2 years/$8.75M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/15/11
    • 12:$2.5M, 13:$5.25M, 14:$5.75M club option ($1M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 500, 525, 550, 575, 600 plate appearances
    • LA Dodgers declined 2014 option 10/31/13
  • 2 years/$11M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Oakland 10/20/08
    • 09:$5M, 10:$5.5M, 11:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 125 games. $0.2M for 135 games. $0.25M each for 145, 155 games
    • 2010-11 base salaries may increase by performance bonuses earned in preceding season, with maximum increase of $0.6M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP. $0.1M each for Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, WS MVP. $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • no-trade protection
    • Oakland exercised 2011 option 11/3/10
    • acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 6/30/11 (A’s paid Rockies $2M in deal)
  • 2 years/$6M (2006-07), plus 2008 club option
    • signed extension with Oakland 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
    • 06:$2.25M, 07:$3.5M, 08:$5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • Oakland exercised $5M 2008 club option 9/24/07
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2005)
    • re-signed 12/04
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 for 250 PAs
    • additional bonuses for each 50 PAs from 300 to 600
  • 1 year/$0.3235M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3075M (2003)
  • acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 1/8/01
  • drafted by Kansas City 1999 (9-271) (University of Florida)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jamie Murphy (previously Ryan Gleichowski)
  • ML service: 11.136

Randy Choate lhp
3 years/$7.5M (2013-15)

  • 3 years/$7.5M (2013-15)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/5/12
    • 13:$1.5M, 14:$3M, 15:$3M
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 70 relief appearances. $75,000 for 75 relief appearances. $0.125M for 80 relief appearances
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2011-12)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 12/15/10
    • 11:$1M, 12:$1.5M
    • $0.15M in performance bonuses based on games
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 7/25/12
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/6/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 5/25/09
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008)
    • signed as a free agent by Milwaukee 11/14/07 (split contract)
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Arizona (minor-league contract)
  • 2 years/$1.3M (2005-06)
    • signed extension with Arizona 1/05
    • 05:$0.55M, 06:$0.75M
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 5/05
    • contract purchased 6/06, DFA 8/06
    • contract purchased 9/06, DFA 11/06
  • 1 year/$325,750 (2004)
    • acquired by Montreal in trade from NY Yankees 12/03
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Montreal 3/04
    • signed by Arizona 3/04
  • drafted by NY Yankees 1997 (5-169) (Florida State)
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 9.073

Jon Jay cf
1 year/$3.25M (2014)

  • 1 year/$3.25M (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.524M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/22/12 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/18/09
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (2-74) (Miami, Fla.)
  • $0.48M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo)
  • ML service: 3.134

Daniel Descalso 3b-ss
1 year/$1.29M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.29M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/29/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$0.93M)
    • performance bonus: $10,000 for 250 plate appearances
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 9/18/10
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (3-112) (UC Davis)
  • $0.255M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Canter
  • ML service: 3.016

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)
  • 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)
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 2.012

Peter Bourjos cf
1 year/$1.2M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.2M (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2013)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Angels 11/22/13
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by LA Angels 11/19/09
    • re-signed by LA Angels 2/10
  • drafted by LA Angles 2005 (10-313) (Notre Dame HS, Scottsdale)
  • $0.325M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.062

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
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 0.000

Pat Neshek rhp
1 year/$1M (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 11/28/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 45, 55, 65 games
    • DFA by Oakland 8/26/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/13
    • contract selected by Oakland 9/3/13
    • refused outright assignment by Oakland 11/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/12 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade (for cash) from Baltimore 8/3/12
    • contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Minnesota 3/20/11
    • DFA by San Diego 8/21/11, optioned to Triple-A 8/24/11
    • DFA by San Diego 9/1/11, sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/11
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2008)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/05
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/06
  • drafted by Minnesota 2002 (6-182) (Butler)
  • ML service: 5.159

Lance Lynn rhp
1 year/$0.535M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 2.119

Tony Cruz c
1 year/$0.521M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.521M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (26-802) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.)
  • ML service: 2.105

Shelby Miller rhp
1 year/$0.521M (2014)

  • 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 9/4//12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (1-19) (Brownwood HS, Texas)
  • $2.875M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.030

Trevor Rosenthal rhp
1 year/$0.521M (2014)

  • 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: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 1.058

Shane Robinson of
1 year/$0.519M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.519M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 9/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/12/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/7/09
  • drafted by St. Louis 2006 (5-166) (Florida State)
  • $.0.175M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.030

Matt Adams 1b
1 year/$0.516M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 1.033

Michael Wacha rhp
1 year/$0.51M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.062

Seth Maness rhp
1 year/$0.509M (2014)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.154

Carlos Martinez rhp
1 year/$0.505M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.073

Kevin Siegrist lhp
1 year/$0.505M (2014)

  • 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.)
  • ML service: 0.116

Kolten Wong 2b
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.045

Keith Butler rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (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 2009 (24-729) (Wabash Valley CC, Ill.)
  • ML service: 0.055

Eric Fornataro rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (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 (6-185) (Miami-Dade CC, Fla.)
  • $0.15M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Sam Freeman lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/18/11
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (32-965) (University of Kansas)
  • ML service: 0.104

Greg Garcia ss
1 year (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service:

Marco Gonzales lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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: Randy Rowley
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Greenwood lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/15/14
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 7/31/10
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (14-414) (Rhode Island)
  • ML service: 0.000

Randal Grichuk of
1 year (2014)

  • 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: Tom Little, Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 0.000

Pete Kozma ss
1 year/$0.518M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1-18) (Owassa HS, Okla.)
  • signed 7/21/07, $1.395M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 1.060

Tyler Lyons lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 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: 0.070

Rafael Ortega cf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 1/6/14 after being DFA by Texas 12/30/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Colorado 11/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/30/12
  • signed by Colorado 1/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.004

Aubry Perez c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/3/13
  • signed by St. Louis 3/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.027

Jorge Rondon rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 10/29/12
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
  • signed by St. Louis 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Oscar Taveras rf-cf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • signed by St. Louis 2008 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.145M signing bonus
  • agent: Dan Lozano & Brian Mejia (previously Melvin Roman, Greg Genske, Rob Plummer)
  • ML service:

Minor-league contracts

David Aardsma rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/23/14 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1M in majors
    • released by Cleveland 3/21/14
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 3/25/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 4/13/13 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Miami 5/15/13
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/20/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012), plus 2013 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/23/12
    • 12:$0.5M, 13: club option based on 2012 performance
    • performance bonuses
    • NY Yankees exercised $0.5M option for 2013 10/29/12
    • DFA by NY Yankees 3/29/13, released 4/4/13
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • released by Seattle 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2009)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Boston 1/20/09 after being DFA 1/15/09
    • signed by Seattle 3/1/09
  • 1 year/$403,250 (2008)
    • acquired in trade from Chicago White Sox 1/28/08
    • re-signed by Boston 3/6/08
  • 1 year/$0.3875M (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07
    • DFA 1/22/08
  • 1 year (2006)
    • re-signed 3/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • re-signed 3/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
  • drafted 2003 (1-22), $1.425M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.029

Tim Cooney lhp
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (3-117) (Wake Forest)
  • $0.4044M signing bonus (slot)
  • agent: The Warner Co.
  • ML service:

Jermaine Curtis 3b
2014

  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 4/26/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/20/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2008 (5-155) (UCLA)
  • $0.181M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.012

Jack Flaherty rhp
2014

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

John Gast lhp
2014

  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/14/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/20/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (6-199) (Florida State)
  • $0.14M signing bonus
  • agent: Sports One
  • ML service: 0.139

Tyrell Jenkins rhp
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (1s-50) (Henderson HS, Texas)
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Rob Kaminsky lhp
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2013 (1-28) (St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J.)
  • $1.7853M signing bonus (slot)
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service:

Carson Kelly 3b-c
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (2-86) (Westview HS, Portland, Ore.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus ($0.5743M slot)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service:

Scott Moore 3b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/29/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 7/13/13
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 7/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/15/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/26/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/20/12, elected free agency 11/21/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 5/21/10
    • DFA by Baltimore 7/23/10, sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/5/09 ($76,685 in minors)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for Rookie of Year, All Star
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 2/13/09 after being DFA 2/10/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • signed by Baltimore 1/29/08 ($76,685 in minors)
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for Rookie of Year, All Star
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/07
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/05
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Detroit 2/05
  • drafted by Detroit 2002 (1-8) (Cypress HS, Calif.)
  • $2.3M signing bonus
  • agent: Jim Kuzmich
  • ML service: 1.071

Mike O’Neill lf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/13
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/11/14, sent outright to Triple-A 7/13/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (31-949) (USC)
  • ML service: 0.000

Stephen Piscotty 3b-of
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1s-36) (Stanford)
  • $1.4304M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: CAA
  • ML service:

Alex Reyes rhp
2014

  • signed by St. Louis 2013 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.95M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jordan Swagerty rhp
2014

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

Luke Weaver rhp
2014

  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-27) (Florida State)
  • $1.843M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Patrick Wisdom 3b
2014

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

 

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