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Frank Catalanotto

Full Name: Frank John Catalanotto
Born: April 27, 1974 in Smithtown, NY
Height: 5’11” Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Barbara – 11/11/01), Daughters (Morgan Paige – 1/15/99, Camdyn Reese – 4/2/04, Karson Riley – 8/28/06)
Resides: St James, NY
MLB Debut: Sep 3, 1997


Team History

  • 1997-1999: Detroit Tigers (originally drafted June 1992)
  • 2000-2002: Texas Rangers (via trade with Francisco Cordero, Justin Thompson, Alan Webb, Bill Haselman, & Gabe Kapler for Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson, & Gregg Zaun on Nov 2, 1999)
  • 2003-2006: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Dec 30, 2002)
  • 2007-2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 19, 2006 – Released Apr 1, 2009)
  • 2009: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on May 12, 2009 – EFA Nov 9, 2009)
  • 2010: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 30, 2010 – DFA May 10, 2010)
  • Retired

Salary History

  • 2010: $5 Million Team Option (w/ $2 Million buyout – see note below)
  • 2009: $4 Million
  • 2008: $4 Million
  • 2007: $3.5 Million
  • 2006: $2.7 Million
  • 2005: $2.3 Million
  • 2004: $2.2 Million
  • 2003: $2.2 Million
  • 2002: $2.45 Million
  • 2001: $850,000
  • 2000: $305,000
  • 1999: $237,500
  • 1998: $170,000

* Note about 2010 Option: If Frank has 500 plate appearances in 2009, or 1000 combined plate appearances in 2008 and 2009, the option jumps to $5.5 million and the buyout to $2.25 million. (This still applies if Frank is picked up for 2009. The escalator clause is addtl money the Rangers would have to pay assuming the terms are met)

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