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Juan Gonzalez

Full Name: Full Name: Juan Alberto Vasquez Gonzalez
Born: October 16, 1969 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single (married 4 times); Children by wife #3 (Juan Igor 2/13/92 & Gabriela Marie 5/8/96, & Alberto ??)
MLB Debut: Sep 1, 1989
Resides: Levitown, Puerto Rico


Notes

  • 1996 AL Most Valuable Player
  • 1998 AL Most Valuable Player
  • Had just a single at bat in 2005, rest was hurt.

Team History

  • 1989-1999: Texas Rangers (never drafted, originally signed by Rangers on May 30, 1986)
  • 2000: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Danny Patterson & Gregg Zaun for Justin Thompson, Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Frank Catalanotto, & Allen Webb on October 2, 1999)
  • 2001: Cleveland Indians (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 8, 2002 – GFA on Dec 7, 2003)
  • 2004: Kansas City Royals (as a free agent on Jan 6, 2004 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Cleveland Indians (as a minor league free agent on Jan 11, 2005 – GFA Oct 28, 2005)
  • 2006: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Mar 17, 2006, did not actually “sign” contract)
  • 2006: Oakland A’s (as a minor league free agent on Mar 23, 2006 – nope, same as Boston, didn’t “sign”)
  • 2006: Long Island Ducks (independent league team; as a free agent on Jun 2, 2006)
  • 2007: Did not Play
  • 2008: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 4, 2008, on temp inactive list Mar 26, 2008)

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown – minors
  • 2007: N/A – Did not play
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $600,000 (plus $1.6 Mil in bonuses which he didn’t reach)
  • 2004: $4 Million
  • 2003: $13.025 Million
  • 2002: $11 Million
  • 2001: $10 Million
  • 2000: $7.5 Million
  • 1999: $8.5 Million
  • 1998: $7.8 Million
  • 1997: $7.5 Million
  • 1996: $7.425 Million
  • 1995: $5.4 Million
  • 1994: $3.4 Million
  • 1993: $525,000
  • 1992: $287,000
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1990: $100,000

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