post

Gerald Laird

Full Name: Gerald Lee Laird III
Born: November 13, 1979 in Westminster, CA
Height: 6”2″ Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Kelly), daughter (Berlin Elizabeth – 12/22/06)
Resides: Westminster, CA
MLB Debut: Apr 20, 2003


Notes

  • April 2004 MLB Rookie of the Month – First time a Ranger has won that award since it’s inception.

Team History

  • 1998-2001: Oakland Athletics (originally drafted June 1998)
  • 2002-2008: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, & Ryan Ludwick for Carlos Pena & Mike Venafro on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2009-2010: Detroit Tigers (via trade for Guillermo Moscoso & Carlos Melo on December 8, 2008)
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (as a free agent on Dec 14, 2010 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2011)
  • 2013- : Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Nov 16, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2014: $1.5 Million (13/14 is $3M, unknown breakdown, I guessed)
  • 2013: $1.5 Million
  • 2012: $1 Million
  • 2011: $1 Million
  • 2010: $3.95 Million
  • 2009: $2.8 Million
  • 2008: $1.6 Million
  • 2007: $400,000
  • 2006: $332,000
  • 2005: $316,000
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $300,000

Gerald Laird Links