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Richard Hidalgo

Full Name: Richard Jose Hidalgo
Born: June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Alieda), 3 sons (Richard Jose (10/11/93), Ricky Jose (7/21/98), & Renny Jose (9/5/2002))
Resides: Kissimmee, FL
MLB Debut: Sep 1, 1997


Team History

  • 1997-2004: Houston Astros (originally drafted July 1991)
  • 2004: New York Mets (via trade with $ for David Weathers & Jeremy Griffiths on Jun 17, 2004 – GFA Nov 2, 2004)
  • 2005: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 10, 2004)
  • 2006: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Feb 26, 2006 – Released Mar 7, 2006)
  • 2006: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on May 23, 2006 – Did not sign)
  • 2007: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Jan 12, 2007, Released Mar 24, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 13, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $1 Million (w/ $250k in incentives)
  • 2005: $4.5 Million
  • 2004: $12.5 Million
  • 2003: $8.5 Million
  • 2002: $5.5 Million
  • 2001: $3.5 Million
  • 2000: $330,000
  • 1999: $260,000
  • 1998: $170,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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