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Ruben Mateo

Full Name: Ruben Amaurys Mateo
Born: Feb 10, 1978 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 170
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Jun 12, 1999


Notes

  • Ruben wore #38 in his first ever major league game on 6/12/99, then switched to #21. He wanted #21 because Ruben Sierra & Roberto Clemente wore that.
  • Once called The Ballpark in Arlington “his girlfriend”.

Team History

  • 1999-2001: Texas Rangers (originally signed as non drafted Free Agent on Oct 24, 1994)
  • 2001-2003: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with Edwin Encarnacion for Rob Bell on Jun 15, 2001)
  • 2004: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Feb 7, 2004 – DFA Jun 25, 2004)
  • 2004: Kansas City Royals (via trade for $ on Jul 2, 2004 – DFA Aug 22, 2004, cleared waivers)
  • 2005: LG Twins (Korean Ball)
  • 2006: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 15, 2006 – Released Mar ??, 2006)
  • 2007: Milwaukee Brewers (as a AA minor league free agent on Apr 23, 2007)
  • 2007- : Newark Bears (Atlantic Ind League; as a free agent on ???, ??, 2007)
  • Note: Played in the Caribbean World Series in Feb 2008 as a “Milwaukee Brewer Player”

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown – independent leagues
  • 2007: Unknown – minors
  • 2006: Unknown – minors
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $340,000
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $300,000
  • 2000: $230,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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