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Rick Helling

Full Name: Full Name: Rickey Allen Helling
Born: December 15, 1970 in Devils Lake, ND
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Tamaso – 11/9/96), Son (Randy – 02/00)
Resides: Southlake, TX
MLB Debut: Apr 10, 1994
Final Game: Sep 9, 2006


Team History

  • Originally drafted by the New York Mets in Jun 1990, but did not sign
  • 1994-1996: Texas Rangers (via draft in June of 1992)
  • 1996-1997: Florida Marlins (via trade as PTBNL for John Burkett & Ryan Dempster)
  • 1997-2001: Texas Rangers (via trade for Ed Vosberg on Aug 12, 1997)
  • 2002: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a free agent on Jan 19, 2002)
  • 2003: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Feb 11, 2003 – DFA Aug 15, 2003)
  • 2003: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Aug 20, 2003)
  • 2004: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2004)
  • 2004: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on June 8, 2004 – released Jul 15, 2004)
  • 2005-2006: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2005)
  • 2007: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 29, 2007)
  • Retired – Feb 5, 2007

Salary History

  • 2007: N/A
  • 2006: $850,000
  • 2005: $800,000
  • 2004: $600,000
  • 2003: $1 Million
  • 2002: $3 Million
  • 2001: $4.5 Million
  • 2000: $3.75 Million
  • 1999: $2.25 Million
  • 1998: $216,500
  • 1997: $165,000
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1995: Unknown
  • 1994: Unknown

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