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John Wasdin

Full Name: John Truman Wasdin
Born: August 5, 1972 in Ft. Belvoir, VA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Darlene), Daughters Avery (4/12/98), Cassidy (9/28/99), Braley (7/12/01)
Resides: Jacksonville, FL
MLB Debut: Aug 24, 1995


Team History

  • 1993-1996: Oakland A’s (drafted Jun 1993 – Originally drafted by Yankees Jun 1990 – did not sign)
  • 1997-2000: Boston Red Sox (via trade with $ for Jose Canseco on Jan 27, 1997)
  • 2000-2001: Colorado Rockies (via trade with Brian Rose, Jeff Tagliento, & Jeff Frye for Rolando Arrojo, Rick Croushore, Mike Lansing, & $ on Jul 27, 2000 – Released Jun 7, 2001)
  • 2001: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Jul 18, 2001)
  • 2002: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade for Chris Brock on Dec 13, 2001 – Released Dec 21, 2001)
  • 2002: Yomiuri Giants (Japanese Central League Baseball) (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2002)
  • 2003: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Dec 1, 2002)
  • 2003: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade for Rich Thompson on Jul 8, 2003 – EFA Sep 29, 2003)
  • 2004-2006: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Oct 21, 2003, waived Mar 27, 2006 – Resigned Apr 1, 2006 – DFA Jul 31, 2006 – Released Aug 3, 2006)
  • 2007: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Dec 14, 2006)
  • 2008: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 19, 2007)
  • 2009: Saitama Seibu Lions (Japanese Ball – as a free agent on Jan ??, 2009)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $250,000 (was $600,000, but when released on Mar 29, only $250k was guaranteed)
  • 2005: $330,000 (presumably)
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $300,000 (presumably)
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $975,000
  • 2000: $625,000
  • 1999: $500,000
  • 1998: $227,500
  • 1997: $185,000
  • 1996: $111,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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