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Gabe Kapler

Full Name: Gabriel Stefan Kapler
Born: July 31, 1975 in Hollywood, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Lisa – 1/17/99), Son (Chase Ty – 10/8/99), Daughter (Dane Dio – 11/3/01)
Resides: Sherman Oaks, CA
MLB Debut: Sep 20, 1998

Notes

  • Hit two home runs in first two at bats as a Ranger on 4/3/00 – first Ranger ever to do that.
  • Gabe wore #18 during 2000 – he switched to #19 when Randy Velarde arrived, and then back to #18 when Juan Gonzalez returned.

Team History

  • 1998-1999: Detroit Tigers (originally drafted June 1995)
  • 2000-2002: Texas Rangers (via trade with Francisco Cordero, Justin Thompson, Alan Webb, Frank Catalanotto, & Bill Haselman for Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson, & Gregg Zaun on Nov 2, 1999)
  • 2002-2003: Colorado Rockies (via trade with Jason Romano for Todd Hollandsworth & Dennys Reyes on Jul 31, 2002 – DFA Jun 16, 2003)
  • 2003-2004: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jun 21, 2003)
  • 2005: Yomiuri Giants (Japanese Ball – as a free agent on Nov 22, 2004)
  • 2005-2006: Boston Red Sox (as a free agent on Jul 15, 2005 – Released Nov 18, 2005, resigned Feb 1, 2006)
  • Retired (Dec 12, 2006)
  • 2007: Manager, Greenville Drive (Red Sox A ball team)
  • 2008: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2007 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009-2010: Tampa Bay Rays (as a free agent on Jan 12, 2009)
  • 2011: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 18, 2011 – Released Mar 30, 2011)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2010: $1.05 Million
  • 2009: $1,000,018
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: N/A
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $750,000
  • 2003: $3.25 Million
  • 2002: $1.8 Million
  • 2001: $400,000 (might be $450,000)
  • 2000: $280,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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