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C.J. Nitkowski

Full Name: Christopher John NItkowski
Born: Mar 9, 1973 in Suffern, NY
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 205
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Megan), Two children (Matthew – 12/14/99 & Brooke Elizabeth – 8/23/01)
Resides: Houston, TX
MLB Debut: June 3, 1995


Notes

  • One of the first players to have his own self-run website (see links below)

Team History

  • 1994-1995: Cincinnati Reds (originally drafted 6/94)
  • 1995-1996: Detroit Tigers (via trade with David Tuttle & Mark Lewis for David Wells on Jul 31, 1995)
  • 1997-1998: Houston Astros (via trade with Brad Ausmus, Jose Lima, Trevor Miller, & Daryle Ward for Brian Hunter, Orlando Miller, Doug Brocail, Todd Jones, & cash on Dec 10, 1996)
  • 1999-2001: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Brad Ausmus for Paul Bako, Dean Crow, Mark Persalis, Brian Powell, & Carlos Villablobos on Jan 14, 99)
  • 2001: New York Mets (via trade with $ for Kyle Kessel on Sep 1, 2001 – Granted free agency on Oct 15, 2001)
  • 2002: Houston Astros (as a free agent on Dec 21, 2001 – released May 30, 2002)
  • 2002: St. Louis Cardinals (as a free agent on May 30, 2003 – released Jul 17, 2002)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jul 28, 2002)
  • 2004: Atlanta Braves (as a minor league free agent on Jan 15, 2004 – DFA Jun 19, 2004)
  • 2004: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Jun 28, 2004)
  • 2005: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 25, 2005 – Released Mar 31, 2005)
  • 2005: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on May 26, 2005)
  • 2006: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Dec 5, 2005 – EFA Nov 1, 2006)
  • 2007-: Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (Japanese baseball – as a free agent on Dec ??, 2006)

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: 5,000-man
  • 2006: $315,000
  • 2005: $315,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $550,000
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $1.2 Million
  • 2000: $950,000
  • 1999: $300,000
  • 1998: $185,000
  • 1997: Unknown
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1995: $109,000

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