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Jeff Nelson

Full Name: Jeffrey Allan Nelson
Born: November 17, 1966 in Baltimore, MD
Height: 6’8″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Colette), Daughters Chandler Grace (10/13/95), Gabrielle Victoria (8/25/97), Emily Elizabeth (6/14/99), & Alexandra Noel (12/16/00)
Resides: Issaquah, WA
MLB Debut: Apr 16, 1992


Team History

  • 1992-1995: Seattle Mariners (originally drafted Jun 1984 by Los Angeles Dodgers, later drafted by Mariners from Dodgers in Minor League draft on Dec 9, 1986)
  • 1996-2000: New York Yankees (via trade with Tino Martinez & Jim Mecir for Russ Davis & Sterling Hitchcock on Dec 7, 1995)
  • 2001-2003: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 4, 2000)
  • 2003: New York Yankees (via trade for Armando Benitez & $ on Aug 6, 2003)
  • 2004: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 12, 2004 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2005 – GFA Oct 29, 2005)
  • 2006: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Jan 16, 2006 – Released Mar 29, 2006)
  • 2006: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on May 2, 2006)
  • 2007: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Jan 12, 2007)
  • Retired – Jan 12, 2007

Salary History

  • 2006: $800,000 (if on major league roster)
  • 2005: $400,000
  • 2004: $1.5 Million (plus addtl $300k in incentives)
  • 2003: $3,983,333
  • 2002: $3,333,333
  • 2001: $3,333,333
  • 2000: $1,916,667
  • 1999: $1,816,666
  • 1998: $1,766,667
  • 1997: $1,090,000
  • 1996: $860,000
  • 1995: $275,000
  • 1994: $250,000
  • 1993: $195,000
  • 1992: $107,500 (presumably)

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