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Gary Matthews Jr

Full Name: Gary Nathanial Matthews, Jr.
Born: August 25, 1974 in San Francisco, CA
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 210
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Granada Hills, CA
MLB Debut: June 4, 1999


Team History

  • 1993-1999: San Diego Padres (drafted in 13th round of 1993 draft)
  • 2000-2001: Chicago Cubs (via trade for Rodney Myers on Mar 23, 2000)
  • 2001: Pittsburgh Pirates (off waivers on Aug 10, 2001)
  • 2002: New York Mets (via trade for $ on Dec 28, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: Baltimore Orioles (via trade for John Bale on Apr 3, 2002)
  • 2003: San Diego Padres (off waivers on May 23, 2003)
  • 2004: Atlanta Braves (off waivers on Nov 24, 2003 – Released Apr 2, 2004)
  • 2004-2006: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Apr 8, 2004)
  • 2007-2009: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Nov 22, 2006)
  • 2010: New York Mets (via trade for Brian Stokes on Jan 22, 2010 – DFA Jun 4, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • NOTE: $500k bonus if traded (this happened); full no trade 07-09; partial no trade 10-11
  • 2011: $12 Million (Angels pay $11M)
  • 2010: $11 Million (Angels pay $10.5M)
  • 2009: $10 Million
  • 2008: $9 Million
  • 2007: $6 Million (plus $2 Million signing bonus)
  • 2006: $2,387,500 Million
  • 2005: $1.1 Million
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $900,000
  • 2002: $237,500
  • 2001: $225,000

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