TEXAS RANGERS 40-MAN ROSTER and CONTRACTS

Updated 8 August 2017
MLB service is as of Opening Day 2017.
Players ordered by date of addition. Start date for table is 1 January 2017.
Players in red are on 60-day DL. Players in lavender are no longer on 40.
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# Player
Pos
Added to 40
Added to Org
How
Acquired
MLB
Service
Remaining Options

Optioned In

2017$
2018$
Removal Result
1 Andrus, Elvis
IF
Apr-09
Jul-07
trade
8.000
service
--
15.000
15.000
2 Beltre, Adrian
IF
Jan-11
Jan-11
FA
18.096
service
--
18.000
18.000
3 Perez, Martin
LHP
Nov-11
Jul-07
ndfa
4.038
1
12, 13
4.400
6.000c
 
Darvish, Yu
RHP
Jan-12
Jan-12
FA
5.000
service
--
11.000
FA
Jul-17
trade (LOS)
  Scheppers, Tanner
RHP
Jun-12
Jun-09
2009/1a
4.094
2
15
0.975
arb3
Apr-17
outright
4 Profar, Jurickson
IF
Sep-12
Jul-09
ndfa
3.124
0 after '17
13, 16, 17
1.005
arb3
5 Chirinos, Robinson
C
Apr-13
Apr-13
trade
4.103
1
11, 13
1.950
2.350
 
6 Fielder, Prince
IF
Nov-13
Nov-13
trade
10.068
service
--
18.000
18.000
7 Choo, Shin-Soo
OF
Dec-13
Dec-13
FA
9.119
service
--
20.000
20.000
 
8 Martinez, Nick
RHP
Apr-14
Jun-11
2011/18
1.143
0 after '17
15, 16, 17
serf
arbS2?
 
9 Odor, Rougned
IF
May-14
Jan-11
ndfa
2.121
2
15
1.000
3.000
 
10 Claudio, Alex
LHP
Aug-14
Jun-10
2010/27
1.114
1
15, 16
serf
serf
11 Rua, Ryan
IF
Aug-14
Jun-11
2011/17
2.008
1 after '17
15, 17
serf
arb1
 
12 Alberto, Hanser
IF
Nov-14
Nov-09
IFA
1.023
1
15, 16
serf
serf
 
13 Deshields, Delino
OF
Dec-14
Dec-14
Rule 5
1.116
2
16
serf
serf
 
14 Kela, Keone
RHP
Apr-15
Jun-12
2012/12
2.000
3
--
serf
arb1
 
15 Gonzalez, Chi Chi
RHP
May-15
Jun-13
2013/1
0.078
1
15, 16
serf
serf
 
16 Gallo, Joey
3B
Jun-15
Jun-12
2012/1s
0.103
1
15, 16
serf
serf
 
17 Hamels, Cole
LHP
Jul-15
Jul-15
trade
10.143
service
--
22.500
22.500
 
18 Diekman, Jake
LHP
Jul-15
Jul-15
trade
4.050
1
12, 13
2.550
arb3
  Dyson, Sam
RHP
Jul-15
Jul-15
trade
2.142
NONE
12, 13, 14
3.520
arb1
Jun-17
trade (SFO)
  Faulkner, Andrew
LHP
Aug-15
Jun-11
2011/14
0.071
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
Apr-17
trade (BAL)
19 Leclerc, Jose
RHP
Nov-15
Dec-10
ndfa
0.041
2
16
serf
serf
 
20 Mazara, Nomar
OF
Nov-15
Jul-11
ndfa
1.000
2
16
serf
serf
 
21 Mendez, Yohander
LHP
Nov-15
Jul-11
ndfa
0.031
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
 
22 Sadzeck, Connor
RHP
Nov-15
Aug-11
2011/11
none
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
 
23 Barnette, Tony
RHP
Dec-15
Dec-15
FA
none
3
--
1.750
4.00(c)
 
24 Griffin, AJ
RHP
Apr-16
Apr-16
minor FA
4.034
2
15
2.000
arb3
 
25 Nicholas, Brett
C
Apr-16
Jun-10
2010/6
0.056
2
16
serf
serf
 
26 Bush, Matt
RHP
May-16
Dec-15
minor FA
none
3
--
serf
serf
 
27 Alvarez, Dario
LHP
Jul-16
Jul-16
trade
0.151
0 after '17
15, 16, 17
serf
serf
 
  Lucroy, Jonathan
C
Aug-16
Aug-16
trade
6.136
service
--
5.250
FA
Jul-17
trade (COL)
  Jeffress, Jeremy
RHP
Aug-16
Aug-16
trade
3.104
1
11, 12
2.100
arb2
Jul-17
trade (MIL)
28
Robinson, Drew
IF
Nov-16
Jun-10
2010/4
none
2 after '17
17
serf
serf
 
  Wagner, Tyler
RHP
Nov-16
Nov-16
waivers
0.022
0 after '17
15, 16, 17
serf
serf
Apr-17
outright
29 Guzman, Ronald
1B
Nov-16
Jul-11
IFA
none
2 after '17
17
serf
serf
 
30 Cashner, Andrew
RHP
Nov-16
Nov-16
FA
6.126
service
--
10.000
FA
 
  Hauschild, Mike
RHP
Dec-16
Dec-16
Rule 5
none
3 (not '17)
--
serf
serf
Apr-17
R5 rescinded
31 Gomez, Carlos
OF
Dec-16
Dec-16
FA
9.141
service
--
11.500
FA
 
  Dragmire, Brady
RHP
Dec-16
Dec-16
waivers
none
2
16
serf
serf
Jan-17
outrighted
32 Ross, Tyson
RHP
Jan-17
Jan-17
FA
5.126
service
--
6.000
FA
  Gamboa, Eddie
RHP
Feb-17
Feb-17
trade
0.033
1 after '17
15, 17
serf
serf
Jun-17
outrighted
33 Napoli, Mike
1B
Feb-17
Feb-17
FA
10.151
service
--
6.000
11.000*
 
Gee, Dillon
RHP
Apr-17
Apr-17
FA
5.108
service
--
serf
serf
Jun-17
released
34 Blackburn, Clayton
RHP
Apr-17
Apr-17
trade
none
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
 
35 Bass, Anthony
RHP
Apr-17
Apr-17
minor FA
3.148
0 after '17
13, 14, 17
?
arb2
   
  Kozma, Pete
IF
Apr-17
Apr-17
waivers
2.108
NONE
11, 12, 14
serf
arb1
Jul-17
outrighted
36 Bibens-Dirkx, Austin
RHP
May-17
May-17
minor FA
none
3
--
serf
serf
 
37 Hoying, Jared
OF
Apr-17
Jul-10
2010/10
0.070
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
 
  O'Brien, Peter
1B
May-17
May-17
waivers
0.082
1 after '17
16, 17
serf
serf
Jun-17
waivers (LOS)
38 Joely Rodriguez
LHP
Jun-17
Jun-17
trade
0.023
0 after '17
14, 15, 17
serf
serf
 
  Ernesto Frieri
RHP
Jun-17
Jun-17
minor FA
enough
--
--
eh
no
Jul-17
outrighted
39 Scheppers, Tanner
RHP
Jun-17
Jun-09
2009/1a
4.094
1 after '17
15, 17
0.975
arb3
 
  Claiborne, Preston
RHP
Jun-17
Feb-17
minor FA
1.049
1
14, 15
serf
serf
Jun-17
outrighted
40 Grilli, Jason
RHP
Jul-17
Jul-17
trade
10.016
service
--
3.000
FA
   
41 Smith, Tyler
IF
Jul-17
Jul-17
waivers
     
serf
serf
   
42 Rodriguez, Ricardo
RHP
Aug-17
Dec-10
ndfa
0.000
3
--
serf
serf
   

Out of Options entering 2017:
Potential Post-2017 Arbitration-Eligibles:
Anthony Bass (1 or 2), Robinson Chirinos (3), Jake Diekman (3), AJ Griffin (3), Jurickson Profar (3 of 4), Tanner Scheppers (3 of 4)
Potential Post-2017 Free Agents:
Andrew Cashner, Carlos Gomez, Tyson Ross, Jason Grilli

Contract Notes:
"Serf" means player has no bargaining power and will be paid the MLB minimum of $535,000 or close to it. For 2017, anyone signed for under $600,000 is listed as "serf." Many players are signed to "split" contracts that pro-rate one amount for time spent in the Majors and a lesser amount while in the minors (sometimes the minimum, sometimes low six figures for more experienced players). Minimum minor-league pay for anyone with a day of MLB service or on aa 40-man roster for a second year is $86,500. 40-man newbies earn a minimum of $??,???.

Arbitration eligibility and free agent status are dependent on service time accrued in the Majors. Bonuses are not included in salary figures.

Elvis Andrus: Signed through 2022 plus a $15mm club option in 2023 that can vest, and he can opt out after 2018 or 2019.

Martin Perez: Signed through 2020 with club options for 2018-2020 and buyouts of $2.45mm (2018), $750k (2019) and $250k (2020).

Cole Hamels: 2019 is a club option with a $6mm buyout. Can be vested.

Tony Barnette: 2018 is a club option with a $250k buyout.

Prince Fielder: 50% of salary will be covered by insurance.

Tyson Ross: Performance bonuses of $100,000 and up beginning with 8th start.

Mike Napoli: Team option for 2018, $11mm or $2.5mm buyout.

Robinson Chirinos: Club option for 2019 ($2.375mm, $1mm buyout)

Rougned Odor: Signed through 2022 with club option for 2023 ($13.5mm). Also, horses.