Atlanta Braves

Service time in days & years (through 2014 season).
    
Liberty Media Corp. acquired the Braves from Time Warner in February 2007. Under the deal, Liberty swapped 60 million shares of Time Warner stock in exchange for about $1 billion in cash, the Braves and a group of Time, Inc. magazines. The companies valued the Braves at $461 million, and MLB owners approved the deal in May, 2007. Turner Broadcasting, acquired by Time Warner in October of 1996, had purchased the Braves for $12M in 1976. 

Forbes magazine valued the club at $730M in March, 2014. 
Bloomberg valued the franchise at $760M in October, 2013.

  • 2015 payroll obligations for former players:
    • $ 13,000,000 (Dan Uggla)
  • Opening Day payrolls
    (Major League contracts plus pro-rated signing bonuses)
    :

    • 2014: $112,008,731
    • 2013: $ 90,039,583
    • 2012: $ 93,529,667
    • 2011: $ 91,044,524
    • 2010: $ 83,890,334
    • 2009: $ 96,726,166
    • 2008: $102,365,683
    • 2007: $ 87,290,833
    • 2006: $ 90,156,876
    • 2005: $ 86,457,302
    • 2004: $ 90,182,500
    • 2003: $106,243,667
    • 2002: $ 93,470,367
    • 2001: $ 91,936,167
    • 2000: $ 82,700,000

John Schuerholz President
2008 -

  • Atlanta, 1991 -
    • President, 2008 -
      • promoted by Atlanta from VP/GM 10/11/07
    • Executive VP & General Manager (10/1990-10/2007)
      • 1 year (2005), plus 2006 club option, 2007 extension
  • Kansas City, 1969-90
    • Executive VP & General Manager (10/1981-10/1990)
    • VP, Player Personnel (1981)
    • VP (1979-80)
    • Director, Scouting & Player Development (1977-78)
    • Farm Director, 1976
  • Baltimore, 1967-68

John Hart President, Baseball Operations
3 years (2015-17)

  • Atlanta, 2014 -
    • hired as Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations 11/13
    • selected as Interim GM 9/21/14
    • selected as President, Baseball Operations 10/23/14
  • Texas, 2002-13
    • Senior Advisor, 2006-13
    • Executive VP & GM, 2002-05
  • Cleveland, 1991-2001
    • Executive VP & GM, 1993-2001
    • Director, Baseball Operations 1991-92
  • Assistant GM John Coppolella
  • Director of Baseball Operations Billy Ryan
  • Director of Scouting Brian Bridges
  • Director of Player Development Dave Trembley

Fredi Gonzalez Manager
2015 –

  • 2015 -
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/19/14
  • 3 years (2011-13), plus 2014 club option
    • hired by Atlanta 10/13/10, replacing Bobby Cox
    • Atlanta exercised 2014 club option 12/5/12
  • Florida, 2007-2010
    • hired by Florida as manager 2007
  • Atlanta
    • third-base coach 2003-06

    
Justin Upton lf
6 years/$51.25M (2010-15)

  • 6 years/$51.25M (2010-15)
    • signed extension with Arizona 3/3/10
    • $1.25M signing bonus
    • 10:$0.5M, 11:$4.25M, 12:$6.75M, 13:$9.75M, 14:$14.25M, 15:$14.5M
    • limited no-trade protection allowing Upton to block deals to four clubs. Original no-trade list: Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland. No-trade list for 2012-13 off-season: Boston, Chicago Cubs, Seattle, Toronto. No-trade list for 2014-15 off-season: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Toronto.
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 1/24/13
  • 1 year/$0.412M (2009)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008)
    • re-signed by Arizona 2008
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/2/07
  • drafted by Arizona 2005 (1-1)
  • signed by Arizona 1/06
  • $6.1M signing bonus (largest ever in a minor-league contract for a drafted player who was not a free agent)
  • bonus paid over 5 years (06:$0.8M ($0.4M at signing, $0.4M at year end), 07:$1M, 08:$1M, 09:$1.3M, 10:$2M)
  • agent: Larry Reynolds
  • ML service: 7.060

B.J. Upton cf
5 years/$75.25M (2013-17)

  • 5 years/$75.25M (2013-17)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/28/12
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 13:$12.45M, 14:13.45M, 15:$14.45M, 16:$15.45M, 17:$16.45M
  • 1 year/$7M (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.825M (2011)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3M (2010)
    • lost arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/13/10 ($3.3M-$3M)
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2009)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09
    • award bonuses: $10,000 for All Star, $20,000 for Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$0.4121M (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.3869M (2007)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2002 (1-2) (Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, Va.)
  • $4.6M signing bonus (paid over 5 years as 2-sport athlete)
  • agent: Larry Reynolds
  • ML service: 8.126

Craig Kimbrel rhp
4 years/$42M (2014-17), plus 2018 option

  • 4 years/$42M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/16/14 (avoided arbitration, $9M-$6.55M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:9M, 16:$11M, 17:$13M, 18:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • may earn additional $3.5M in performance bonuses
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.655M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.59M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/5/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2008 (3-96) (Wallace St CC, Ala.)
  • signed 6/08, $0.391M signing bonus
  • agent: David Meter
  • ML service: 4.066

Kris Medlenrhp
1 year/$5.8M (2014)

  • 1 year/$5.8M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4295M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2010)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/21/09
  • drafted 2006 (10-310) (Santa Ana JC, Calif.)
  • $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Diamond Sports
  • ML service: 5.137

Freddie Freeman 1b
8 years/$135M (2014-21)

  • 8 years/$135M (2014-21)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/5/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.75M-$4.5M)
    • $2.875M signing bonus
    • 14:$5.125M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$12M, 17:$20.5M, 18:$21M, 19:$21M, 20:$22M, 21:$22M
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/10
  • drafted by Atlanta 2007 (2-78) (El Modena HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/07, $409,500M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.033

Chris Johnson 3b
3 years/$23.5M (2015-17), plus 2018 option

  • 3 years/$23.5M (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 5/2/14
    • 15:$6M, 16:7.5M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.2875M (2013)
    • signed by Arizona 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 1/24/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 7/29/12
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/27/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Houston 9/7/09
  • drafted by Houston 2006 (4-129) (Stetson)
  • $0.2425M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.144

Mike Minor lhp
1 year/$3.85M (2014)

  • 1 year/$3.85M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 8/7/10
  • drafted 2009 (1-7) (Vanderbilt)
  • $2.42M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports (previously Bo McKinnis)
  • ML service: 3.138

James Russell lhp
1 year/$1.775M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.775M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/10
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (14-427) (University of Texas)
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 5.000

Brandon Beachy rhp
1 year/$1.45M (2014)

  • 1 year/$1.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 12/16/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 30 starts
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 9/20/10
  • signed 2008 as an amateur free agent (Indiana Wesleyan)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 4.014

Andrelton Simmons ss
7 years/$58M (2014-20)

  • 7 years/$58M (2014-20)
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/20/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$6M, 17:$8M, 18:$11M, 19:$13M, 20:$15M
    • at signing, largest AAV for player with 1-plus year of service
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 6/1/12
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (2-70) (Western Oklahoma State JC)
  • $0.522M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball (previously The Sparta Group)
  • ML service: 2.125

Julio Teheran rhp
6 years/$32.4M (2014-19), plus 2020 option

  • 6 years/$32.4M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 2/14/14
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 14:$0.8, 15:$1M, 16:$3.3M, 17:$6.3M, 18:$8M, 19:$11MM, 20:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/7/11
  • signed by Atlanta 2007 as amateur free agent from Colombia
  • $0.85M signing bonus
  • agent: Relativity Baseball
  • ML service: 2.062

David Carpenter rhp
1 year/$0.5325M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/23/12
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/20/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Toronto 10/20/12 
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 11/30/12 after being DFA by Boston 11/20/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Houston 2/11
  • acquired by Houston in trade from St. Louis 8/19/10 (Pedro Feliz deal)
  • drafted as catcher by St. Louis 2006 (12-376) (West Virginia)
  • ML service: 3.016

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

  • 1 year/$0.521M (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from St. Louis 11/17/14
  • 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: 2.030

Evan Gattis c
1 year/$520,250 (2014)

  • 1 year/$520,250 (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 3/31/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (23-704) (Texas-Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas)
  • ML service: 2.000

Luis Avilan lhp
1 year/$0.5175M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 2012
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/16/11
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • signed 2008 as amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: SPS Sports Group
  • ML service: 2.077

Anthony Varvaro rhp
1 year/$0.515M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$481,250 (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 1/13/11 after being DFA by Seattle 1/3/11
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/09
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • drafted 2005 (12-353) (St. John’s)
  • ML service: 2.121

Cory Gearrin rhp
1 year/$0.5075M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/19/10
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/11
  • drafted by Atlanta 2007 (4-138) (Mercer)
  • $186,750 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.109

Alex Wood lhp
1 year/$506,250 (2014)

  • 1 year/$506,250 (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 5/30/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2012 (2-85) (University of Georgia)
  • $0.7M signing bonus ($0.5833M slot)
  • agent: Levinsons, ACES
  • ML service: 1.123

David Hale rhp
1 year/$0.5025M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2009 (3-87) (Princeton)
  • $0.405M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.025

Tyler Pastornicky ss
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 9/28/11
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 7/15/10 (Yunel Escobar deal)
  • drafted by Toronto 2008 (5-159) (The Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.)
  • $0.175M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.134

Gus Schlosser rhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 3/29/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (17-536) (Florida Southern)
  • ML service: 0.062

Ian Thomas lhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 3/29/14
  • signed by Atlanta 5/21/12 as an amateur free agent (VCU)
  • ML service: 0.060

Zoilo Almonte rf
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/10/14
  • 1 year/$0.5113M (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14
    • DFA by NY Yankees 9/2/14, sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/18/11
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
  • signed by NY Yankees 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.104 (through 2013)

Christian Bethancourt c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • signed 2008 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.072

Jose Constanza cf
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Atlanta 2/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 7/29/11
  • signed by Cleveland 2003 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.039

Todd Cunninghamof
1 year (2014)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.019

Phil Gosselin2b
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/13/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 8/16/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 11/5/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (5-164) (Virginia)
  • $0.1503M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.084

Juan Jaime rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 11/2/12
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11
    • DFA by Arizona 8/13/11, released by Arizona 8/15/12
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/24/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased 11/19/09
  • signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.056

Aaron Northcraft rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2009 (10-298) (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.002

Elmer Reyes ss
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/26/14
  • signed by Atlanta 5/19/09 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua
  • ML service: 0.000

Chase Shreve lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/19/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (11-344) (JC of Southern Nevada)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.041

Shae Simmonsrhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/31/14
  • drafted by Atlanta 2012 (22-689) (Southeast Missouri State)
  • ML service: 0.121

Joey Terdoslavich1b-of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 7/4/13
  • drafted by Atlanta 2010 (6-194) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.116

Arodys Vizcaino rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/16/14
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 7/31/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Atlanta 8/10/11
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Yankees 12/22/09
  • signed by NY Yankees 7/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Abel Guerra
  • ML service: 2.077

Minor leagues

Yenier Bello c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/3/14 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.4M signing bonus
  • agent: Bryce Dixon
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Brandon Boggs of
1 year (2013)

  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/7/12 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Minnesota 5/5/13
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/6/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/22/11 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/24/10 (minor-league deal)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 3/29/11
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 4/22/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 5/4/11
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 5/6/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 5/26/11
  • 1 year/$408,540 (2010)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/24/10
    • DFA by Texas 8/31/10
  • 1 year/$408,540 (2009)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/20/09
    • award bonus: $10,000 for LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008)
    • contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07
    • signed by Texas 2/6/08
    • award bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year
  • drafted by Texas 2004 (4-111) (Georgia Tech)
  • $0.3M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.089 (through 2013)

Ryan Buchter lhp
1 year/$0.5M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/1/13
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
    • DFA by Atlanta 9/26/14
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 5/26/11 (in exchange for rhp Rodrigo Lopez)
  • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Washington 11/3/08 (in exchange for rhp Matt Avery)
  • drafted by Washington 2005 (33-984) (Gloucester County CC, N.J.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Maurico Cabrera c
2014

  • signed by Atlanta 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $0.4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Pedro Ciriaco ss
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 10/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5135M (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
    • DFA by Kansas City 4/5/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/10/14 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/13/14 
    • DFA by Kansas City 6/30/14
    • refused assignment by Kansas City 10/6/14
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/13
    • acquired by San Diego in trade 6/14/13 after being DFA by Boston 6/10/13 
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/16/13 after being DFA by San Diego 7/11/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 7/18/13 
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/6/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 12/7/11, non-tendered 12/12/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 7/31/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09
  • signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.171 (through 2013)

Braxton Davidson of
2014

  • drafted by Atlanta 2014 (1s-32) (Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.)
  • $1.705M signing bonus ($1.7054M slot)
  • ML service:

Joe Gardner rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Colorado (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 3/27/14
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 5/22/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago Cubs 6/30/14
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 8/20/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13 
    • DFA by Colorado 7/9/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/11/13
  • acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 7/30/11 (U Jimenez deal)
  • drafted by Cleveland 2009 (3-94) (UC Santa Barbara)
  • $0.363M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

J.R. Graham rhp
2014

  • drafted by Atlanta 2011 (4-146) (Santa Clara)
  • $0.1746M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick-Cobbe
  • ML service:

Cedric Hunter of
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/2/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/19/12 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Oakland (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Oakland 4/1/12
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/10
    • re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from San Diego 10/25/11
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/18/11
  • drafted 2006 (3-93) (King HS, Decatur, Ga.)
  • $0.415M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.010 (through 2013)

Jason Hursh rhp
2014

  • drafted by Atlanta 2013 (1-31) (Oklahoma State)
  • $1.7042M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Tyrell Jenkins rhp
2014

  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from St. Louis 11/17/14
  • drafted by St. Louis 2010 (1s-50) (Henderson HS, Texas)
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Steve Lerud c
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/9/13 
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 6/27/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/12/11 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 8/24/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/18/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as free agent 12/20/10 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/6/09 (minor-league deal)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Kansas City 3/27/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/09
    • sent outright to Double-A 11/6/09
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2003 (3-75) (Galena HS, Reno, Nev.)
  • $0.5125M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.060 (through 2013)

Yunesky Maya rhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/13/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$8M (2011-13)
    • signed Major League contract with Washington 7/31/10
    • DFA by Washington 5/25/13, sent outright to Triple-A 5/27/13
  • agent: Bart Hernandez
  • ML service: 0.077 (through 2013)

Donnie Murphy 3b-ss
1 year/$0.825M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.825M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed by Texas off waivers from Chicago Cubs 3/26/14 
    • DFA by Texas 7/7/14, released 7/9/14 
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/18/14 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Cincinnati 8/12/14
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 8/16/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/17/12 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Milwaukee 3/27/13 
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 4/3/13 (minor-league contract) 
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/3/13
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2012)
    • re-signed by Miami 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Miami 6/10/12, sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/12
    • contract purchased by Miami 7/27/12
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/17/12 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011)
    • re-signed by Florida as a free agent 10/18/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Florida 3/30/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Florida 7/3/10
    • refused outright assignment by Florida 10/14/10
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2009)
    • signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/17/09 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/08
    • DFA by Oakland 7/21/08
    • contract purchased by Oakland 9/21/08
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/3/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 11/28/06
    • signed by Oakland 2/07
  • 1 year/$0.3275M (2006)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/06
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/06
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/05 (split contract)
  • drafted by Kansas City 2002 (5-138) (Orange Coast JC, Calif.)
  • $0.2125M signing bonus
  • agent: Jim Kuzmich
  • ML service: 4.101 (through 2013)

Ramiro Pena inf
1 year/$0.7M (2014)

  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Atlanta 11/20/14, sent outright to Triple-A 11/26/14
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2013)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/20/12
  • 1 year/$0.5046M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12
    • DFA by NY Yankees 8/1/12, optioned to Triple-A 8/2/12
    • DFA by NY Yankees 9/1/12, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11
  • 1 year/$0.4121M (2010)
    • re-signed by Yankees 3/12/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
  • signed as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Icon Sports
  • ML service: 4.089

Jose Peraza ss
2014

  • signed by Atlanta 2010 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Carlos Perez lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 9/26/14
  • signed by Atlanta 7/3/08 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2013)

Juan Perez lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/5/13 (minor-league deal)
    • released by Toronto 3/23/14
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/29/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/29/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/5/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league deal)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 5/19/12
    • DFA by Milwaukee 6/22/12, sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/23/11
    • DFA by Philadelphia 9/17/11, sent outright to Triple-A 9/23/11
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07
  • 1 year (2006)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/05
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/06
    • claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from NY Mets 8/06
  • signed by Boston 1998 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.112 (through 2013)

Atahualpa Severino lhp
1 year (2014)

  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/18/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/14/12 (minor-league deal)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Kansas City 5/31/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/12
    • DFA by Washington 8/6/12, sent outright to Triple-A 8/12/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/2/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Washington 11/19/09
    • re-signed by Washington 2/10
  • signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.028 (through 2013)

Luke Sims rhp
2014

  • drafted by Atlanta 2012 (1-21) (Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.)
  • $1.65M signing bonus ($1.825M slot)
  • agent: Jamie Murphy, TWC
  • ML service:

Zach Stewart rhp
2014

  • 2014
    • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago White Sox 3/10/14
  • 2013
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 1/25/13 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 1/17/13
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 1/29/13
  • 1 year/$0.4815M (2012)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago White Sox 6/24/12 (Youkilis deal)
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/28/12 after being DFA by Boston 11/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 6/14/11
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Toronto 7/27/11
  • acquired by Toronto in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/09
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2008 (3-84) (Texas Tech)
  • signed 6/08, $0.45M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.158 (through 2012)

Donnie Veal lhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/10/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/19/14
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10
    • non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • selected by Pittsburgh from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08
    • signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/09
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2005 (2-68) (Pima CC, Ari.)
  • $0.53M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.000 (through 2013)

Chien-Ming Wang rhp
1 year (2015)

  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/10/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league deal)
    • may opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/31/14 or 6/30/14 
    • released by Cincinnati 7/13/14
    • signed by White Sox as a free agent 7/16/14 (minor-league deal)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/23/13 (minor-league deal)
    • released by NY Yankees 6/6/13
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/7/13 (minor-league contract, $90,000 in minors)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/11/13 
    • DFA by Toronto 7/3/13, sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/13 
    • contract selected by Toronto 8/24/13 
    • DFA by Toronto 8/26/13, sent outright to Triple-A 8/27/13 
    • elected free agency 10/13
  • 1 year/$4M (2012)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/3/11
    • performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1M (2011)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/16/10
    • $4M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$2M (2010)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/19/10
    • $3M in performance bonuses
    • non-tendered by Washington 12/2/10
  • 1 year/$5M (2009)
    • re-signed 12/22/08 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by NY Yankees 12/12/09
  • 1 year/$4M (2008)
    • re-signed 2/15/08 (lost in arbitration, $4.6M-$4M)
  • 1 year/$489,500 (2007)
    • renewed 3/07 after choosing not to re-sign for $514,050
  • 1 year/$353,175 (2006)
  • signed 2000 as a free agent from Taiwan
  • $1.9M signing bonus
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 8.016 (through 2013)

 

 

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