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John Wetteland

Full Name: John Karl Wetteland
Born: August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Michele – 6/14/90), twin daughters Addie & Katie (11/7/95) & son (Jake David – 7/31/00)
Resides: Cedar Crest, NM
MLB Debut: May 31, 1989
Final Game: Sep 20, 2000


Notes

  • Rolaids Pitcher of the Decade (90-99)
  • 1999 Texas Rangers Fireman of the Year Award

Team History

  • 1984: New York Mets (via draft in Jun 1984, did not sign)
  • 1985-1987: Los Angeles Dodgers (via draft in Jan 1985; secondary phase)
  • 1988: Detroit Tigers (via Rule 5 Draft on Dec 7, 1987)
  • 1988-1991: Los Angeles Dodgers (returned from Rule 5 Pick on Mar 29, 1988)
  • 1992: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with Tim Belcher for Eric Davis & Kip Gross on Nov 25, 1991)
  • 1992-1994: Montreal Expos (via trade with Bill Risley for Dave Martinez, Scott Ruskin, & Willie Greene on Dec 11, 1991)
  • 1995-1996: New York Yankees (via trade for Fernando Seguignol, a PTBNL, and cash (April 5, 1995)
  • 1997-2000: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 16, 1996)
  • Retired – Was some sort of pitching coach in the Rangers system until Jan 2006

Salary History

  • 2000: $6.5 Million
  • 1999: $6.35 Million
  • 1998: $5.8 Million
  • 1997: $4.575 Million
  • 1996: $4 Million
  • 1995: $3.375 Million
  • 1994: $2.225 Million
  • 1993: $315,000
  • 1992: $156,000
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1990: $142,500
  • 1989: $68,000

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