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Pedro Astacio

Full Name: Pedro Julio Astacio Pura
Born: November 28, 1969 in Hato Mayer, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Ana), 3 sons – Pedro Jr (8/30/96), Julio (8/11/98), Pedro Justo (11/17/99) & 2 daughters – Monica (9/6/94) & Annie (10/14/88)
Resides: Quisesquea, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Jul 3, 1992
Pronounced: ah-STAH-see-oh


Team History

  • 1992-1997: Los Angeles Dodgers (originally drafted June 1987)
  • 1997-2001: Colorado Rockies (via trade for Eric Young on Aug 19, 1997)
  • 2001: Houston Astros (via trade with $ for Scott Elarton & PTBNL (?) on Jul 31, 2001 – GFA Nov 8, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jan 16, 2002)
  • 2004: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jun 30, 2004)
  • 2005: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Feb 5, 2005 – released Jun 21, 2005)
  • 2005: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Jun 30, 2005)
  • 2006-2007: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Feb 27, 2006 – Released Oct 3, 2006, resigned Mar 20, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 8, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $700,000 (if he makes the roster)
  • 2005: $800,000 (plus incentives, see below)
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $7 Million
  • 2002: $4 Million
  • 2001: $6.85 Million
  • 2000: $6.35 Million
  • 1999: $6.15 Million
  • 1998: $3.35 Million
  • 1997: $2.9 Million
  • 1996: $1.1 Million
  • 1995: $425,000
  • 1994: $325,000
  • 1993: $136,000

2005 Ranger Incentives:

  • He gets $50,000 for 80 innings pitched, and $50,000 more for every 10 innings he pitches up to 150 innings. By pitching 150 innings, Astacio raises his salary to $1.2 million.
  • If he pitches 160 innings, he receives an additional $100,000 and continues to do so for every 10 innings after that, up to 210 innings. Thus, if Astacio pitches 210 innings this season, his salary will be $1.8 million.
  • He receives another $150,000 for pitching 220 innings and another $150,000 for 230 innings.
  • He gets an extra $8,333 for every start he makes from 10 to 18. He receives $16,666 for every start from 19 to 24. Then, it’s $25,000 for starts 25-27, and $33,333 for every start 28-33.
  • If Astacio wins the Cy Young Award, he would receive a $100,000 bonus. He would get $75,000 if he comes in second and $50,000 if he comes in third.
  • If he is the World Series Most Valuable Player, Astacio would earn a $50,000 bonus. If he is the American League Championship Series MVP, he would gain a $25,000 bonus.
  • Astacio would get $50,000 if he is an All-Star, $25,000 if he is a Gold Glove winner and $100,000 if he is the Comeback Player of the Year
  • Astacio also would earn $75,000 in bonuses for being on the active roster for 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 120 days, 150 days and 180 days.

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