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Chan Ho Park

Full Name: Chan Ho Park
Born: June 30, 1973 in Kong Ju City, Korea
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 204
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Beverly Hills, CA
MLB Debut: Apr 8, 1994

Notes

  • Widely regarded as being the worst free agent signing in the history of the franchise.

Team History

  • 1994-2001: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 2002-2005: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 22, 2001)
  • 2005-2006: San Diego Padres (via trade with $ for Phil Nevin on Jul 29, 2005)
  • 2007: New York Mets (as a free agent on Feb 9, 2007 – DFA May 3, 2007 – released Jun 3, 2007)
  • 2007: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on June 12, 2007)
  • 2008: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Nov 9, 2007 – EFA Nov 1, 2008)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 15, 2008)
  • 2010: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2010 – DFA Jul 31, 2010)
  • 2010: Pittsburgh Pirates (off waivers on Aug 4, 2010)
  • 2011: Orix Buffaloes (Japanese ball, as a free agent on Dec 20, 2010)
  • 2012: Hanwa Eagles (Korean ball, as a free agent on Nov 24, 2011)
  • Retired – Nov 30, 2012

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown
  • 2011: $1 Million
  • 2010: $1.2 Million (plus $300k in incentives)
  • 2009: $2.5 Million
  • 2008: $500,000
  • 2007: $600,000
  • 2006: $15 Million ($2 Mil paid by Rangers)
  • 2005: $14 Million (? Paid by Rangers)
  • 2004: $13 Million
  • 2003: $12,884,803
  • 2002: $12 Million
  • 2001: $9.9 Million
  • 2000: $3.85 Million
  • 1999: $2.3 Million
  • 1998: $700,000
  • 1997: $270,000
  • 1996: $124,000
  • 1995: $114,000
  • 1994: $109,000

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