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Mike Venafro

Full Name: Michael Robert Venafro
Born: August 2, 1973 in Takoma Park, MD
Height: 5’10″ Weight: 180
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Fort Myers, FL
MLB Debut: Apr 24, 1999


Team History

  • 1999-2001: Texas Rangers (originally drafted 29th round, Jun 1995)
  • 2002: Oakland A’s (via trade with Carlos Pena for Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, Ryan Ludwick, & Gerald Laird on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2003: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Jan 13, 2003 – released Mar 26, 2003)
  • 2003: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (as a free agent on Mar 27, 2003 – DFA Jun 26, 2003)
  • 2003: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Jul 3, 2003)
  • 2004: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 5, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Los Angeles Dodgers (via trade for Elvin Nina on Aug 10, 2004 – GFA Oct 15, 2004)
  • 2005: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Feb 19, 2005 – GFA Oct 15, 2005)
  • 2006: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan ??, 2006 – Released Mar 31, 2006)
  • 2006: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Apr 14, 2006 – released, Jul 17, 2006)
  • 2006: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Jul 18, 2006)
  • 2007: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Dec 8, 2006)
  • 2007: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade for $ on May 17, 2007 – Released ?? ??, 2007)
  • 2007: St Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Aug 15, 2007 – EFA Nov 3, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 7, 2008
  • 2010: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on ?? – Released Apr 2, 2010)

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $535,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $812,500
  • 2001: $310,000
  • 2000: $245,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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