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Ryan Ludwick

Full Name: Ryan Andrew Ludwick
Born: July 13, 1978 in Satellite Beach, FL
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 203
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Las Vegas, NV
MLB Debut: Jun 5, 2002


Team History

  • 1999-2001: Oakland A’s (originally drafted Jun 99 – 2nd round)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, & Gerald Laird for Carlos Pena & Mike Venafro on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2003-2005: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Shane Spencer & Ricardo Rodriguez on Jul 18, 2003 – GFA Oct 28, 2005)
  • 2006: Detroit Tigers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 4, 2006)
  • 2007-2010: St Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2006)
  • 2010-2011: San Diego Padres (via three team trade on Jul 31, 2010 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012- : Cincinnati Reds (as a free agent on Jan 16, 2012)

Jul 31, 2010 Trade Details

  • In a three-team trade, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired pitcher Jake Westbrook from the Cleveland Indians and pitcher Nick Greenwood from the San Diego Padres; San Diego acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals, and Cleveland acquired pitcher Corey Kluber from the Padres.

Salary History

  • 2015: $9 Million ($4.5M buyout)
  • 2014: $7.5 Million
  • 2013: $1 Million
  • 2013: $5 Million Mutual option w/$500k buyout – buyout taken
  • 2012: $2 Million
  • 2011: $6.75 Million
  • 2010: $5.45 Million
  • 2009: $3.7 Million
  • 2008: $411,000
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $317,500
  • 2004: $304,700
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $200,000

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