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
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$10.0 - includes $3.0M bonus, but not $3.0M deferred with interest until 2005
Craig Biggio9.0 - includes $1.0M bonus
Richard Hidalgo8.5 - includes $500K bonus; plus unspecified incentives
Billy Wagner8.0
Brad Ausmus5.5 - player option
Lance Berkman3.5
Jeff Kent3.0 - $2 million of signing bonus, $1 million of 2003 salary
Jose Vizcaino2.0
Orlando Merced1.7
Octavio Dotel1.6
Julio Lugo1.575 - $75,000 in incentives
Geoff Blum1.5
Daryle Ward1.35
Gregg Zaun1.2 - plus up to $500,000 in incentives
Brian Hunter1.2
Wade Miller0.525
Brian Moehler0.5 - plus up to $500,000 in incentives
Roy Oswalt0.5



2004 - contract status
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$12.0 - includes $3.0M bonus, $2.0M from 2002, but $6.0M deferred with interest until 2006
Richard Hidalgo12.0 - plus unspecified incentives
Billy Wagner8.0
Lance Berkman6.5
Jeff Kent4.0 - remaining $1 million of signing bonus, $3 million of 2004 salary
Craig Biggio6.0 - $3.0M salary, $3.0M bonus, plus $1.5M incentives



2005 - contract status
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$13.0 - includes $3.0M bonus, $3.0M from 2003, but $8.0M deferred with interest until 2007
Richard Hidalgo15.0 - club option, $2.0M buyout if not exercised
Jeff Kent14.0 - $9 million team option ($700K buyout) plus $5 million of 2003 salary
Billy Wagner9.0 - club option, $3.0M buyout if not exercised
Craig Biggio3.0 - club option plus $1.5M incentives, $1.0M buyout if not exercised



2006 - contract status
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$16.0 - includes $3.0M bonus, $6M from 2004, but $10.0M deferred with interest until 2008
Jeff Kent5.5 - remainder of 2004 salary; not under contract



2007 - contract status
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$26.0 - $18.0M club option, requires $12.0M buyout if not exercised. Includes $8.0M from 2005



2008 - contract status
PlayerSalary
Jeff Bagwell$10.0 - remainder of 2006 salary; not under contract