Houston Astros contract status
Contract listing by player
Brad Ausmus - exercised a $5.5 million option for the 2003 season.
Jeff Bagwell - signed a 6-year contract extension worth up to $96 million. The deal includes a $15 million bonus deferred over 2002 to 2006. In addition, a large portion of each year's salary is deferred 2 years, with interest. The base salary for each season with the deferred amounts (in parenthesis) is: 2002 - $8M ($2M), 2003 - $10M ($3M), 2004 - $13M ($6M), 2005 - $15M ($8M), 2006 - $17M ($10M). His last season under contract is 2007, which is a club option worth $18 million. If that option is not exercised, a buyout of $12 million is required.
Lance Berkman - signed a 3-year contract after the 2001 season for $10.5 million dollars. Berkman will earn $0.5 million in 2002, $3.5 million in 2003, and $6.5 million in 2004.
Craig Biggio - signed a 3-year contract after the 1999 season for $21 million dollars plus a $7 million signing bonus distributed unevenly from 2000 to 2004. Signed an extension after the 2003 season, paying Biggio $3 million in 2004 plus $1.5 million in incentives. The team has an option for $3 million in 2005 plus $1.5 million. If the option for 2005 is not exercised, Biggio receives a $1 million buyout.
Geoff Blum - signed a 1-year contract for the 2003 season for $1.5 million dollars.
Octavio Dotel - signed a 1-year contract for the 2003 season for $1.6 million dollars.
Richard Hidalgo - signed a 5-year, $45 million contract. His contract includes a $2 million signing bonus, payable in four equal payments on 1/15/01, 4/1/01, 1/15/02, and 1/15/03. Hidalgo will earn $3 million in 2001, $5 million in 2002, $8 million in 2003, and $12 million in 2004. The final season of the deal, 2005, is a club option worth $15 million with a $2 million buyout if it is not exercised. In addition, the contract allows for up to an additional $2 million if Hidalgo wins certain awards.
Brian Hunter - signed a two-year, $2.2 million contract through the 2003 season. His salary for 2002 is $1 million, and for 2003 it is $1.2 million.
Julio Lugo - signed a one-year contract for the 2002 season worth $1.575 million plus $75,000 in incentives.
Jeff Kent - signed a three-year contract before the 2003 season worth up to $26.5 million. He receives a $3 million signing bonus payable $1 million each on March 1, July 1 2003, and March 1, 2004. His salary for 2003 is $6 million, but $2 million is deferred to March 1, 2005, and another $3 million is deferred to July 1, 2005. His salary for 2004 is $8.5 million, with $2 million deferred to March 1, 2006 and $3.5 million deferred to July 1, 2006. The team has a $9 million option for the 2005 season with a $700,000 buyout.
Orlando Merced - signed a one-year contract for the 2002 season worth $1 million plus unspecified incentives. On 8/14/02, Merced signed a one-year contract for the 2003 season for $1.7 million.
Brian Moehler - signed a 1-year contract for the 2003 season for $0.5 million dollars. Moehler could earn another $0.5 million by meeting unspecified incentives.
Shane Reynolds - the club declined an $8 million for the 2003 season. Reynolds is a free agent.
Jose Vizcaino - signed a one-year contract for the 2002 season for $1.7 million. On 8/9/02, Vizcaino signed a one-year contract for the 2003 season for $2 million.
Billy Wagner - signed a three-year contract worth $24 million for 2002 to 2004. 2005 is a club option for $9 million, with a $3 million buyout if the option is not exercised.
Daryle Ward - signed a 1-year contract for the 2003 season for $1.35 million dollars.
Gregg Zaun - signed a two-year, $2.35 million contract through the 2003 season. His salary for 2002 is $1.15 million, and for 2003 it is $1.2 million. Zaun can earn an additional $500,000 per season in performance bonuses.
Contract listing by season
2003 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$10.0||- includes $3.0M bonus, but not $3.0M deferred with interest until 2005|
|Craig Biggio||9.0||- includes $1.0M bonus|
|Richard Hidalgo||8.5||- includes $500K bonus; plus unspecified incentives|
|Brad Ausmus||5.5||- player option|
|Jeff Kent||3.0||- $2 million of signing bonus, $1 million of 2003 salary|
|Julio Lugo||1.575||- $75,000 in incentives|
|Gregg Zaun||1.2||- plus up to $500,000 in incentives|
|Brian Moehler||0.5||- plus up to $500,000 in incentives|
2004 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$12.0||- includes $3.0M bonus, $2.0M from 2002, but $6.0M deferred with interest until 2006|
|Richard Hidalgo||12.0||- plus unspecified incentives|
|Jeff Kent||4.0||- remaining $1 million of signing bonus, $3 million of 2004 salary|
|Craig Biggio||6.0||- $3.0M salary, $3.0M bonus, plus $1.5M incentives|
2005 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$13.0||- includes $3.0M bonus, $3.0M from 2003, but $8.0M deferred with interest until 2007|
|Richard Hidalgo||15.0||- club option, $2.0M buyout if not exercised|
|Jeff Kent||14.0||- $9 million team option ($700K buyout) plus $5 million of 2003 salary|
|Billy Wagner||9.0||- club option, $3.0M buyout if not exercised|
|Craig Biggio||3.0||- club option plus $1.5M incentives, $1.0M buyout if not exercised|
2006 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$16.0||- includes $3.0M bonus, $6M from 2004, but $10.0M deferred with interest until 2008|
|Jeff Kent||5.5||- remainder of 2004 salary; not under contract|
2007 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$26.0||- $18.0M club option, requires $12.0M buyout if not exercised. Includes $8.0M from 2005|
2008 - contract status
|Jeff Bagwell||$10.0||- remainder of 2006 salary; not under contract|