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Ruben Sierra

Full Name: Ruben Angel Sierra (“El Caballo”)
Born: October 6, 1965 in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Personal: Three Children (Neysha Rubi – 10/14/87, Ruben Angel Jr, – 3/10/91, & Ruben Omar – 11/15/95)
Resides: Miami, FL & San Juan, PR
MLB Debut: Jun 1, 1986


Notes

  • Wore #28 upon his return to the Rangers in 2000 – Ruben Mateo was wearing his old #21. Switched to #24 for 2001 season. When Ruben returned for 2003, he got his old familiar #21 again.

Team History

  • 1986-1992: Texas Rangers (originally signed as a non drafted player on Nov 21, 1982)
  • 1992-1995: Oakland A’s (via trade with Jeff Russell, Bobby Witt, & $ for Jose Canseco on Aug 31, 1992)
  • 1995-1996: New York Yankees (via trade with Jason Beverlin for Danny Tartabull on Jul 28, 1995)
  • 1996: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Matt Drews for Cecil Fielder on Jul 31, 1996)
  • 1997: Cincinnati Reds (via trade for Decomba Conner & Ben Baily on Oct 28, 1996)
  • 1997: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on May 11, 1997 – released Jun 16, 1997)
  • 1998: Chicago White Sox (as a free agent on Jan 9, 1998 – released May 29, 1998)
  • 1998: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jun 20, 1998 – released Jan 10, 1999)
  • 1999: Atlantic City Surf (The Atlantic League – signed May 1, 1999)
  • 2000: Cleveland Indians (as a free agent on Dec 23, 1999 – released Mar 20, 2000)
  • 2000: Cancun Lobstermen (Mexican League – signed Apr 23, 2000)
  • 2000-2001: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on May 1, 2000)
  • 2002: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 26, 2001)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2003)
  • 2003-2005: New York Yankees (via trade for Marcus Thames on Jun 6, 2003)
  • 2006: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2006 – Released Jul 10, 2006)
  • 2007: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2007 – Released Mar 21, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 13, 2008 – Presumed Retired.

Salary History

  • 2007: $600,000 (if added to 40 man roster – he wasn’t (Mets))
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $1.5 Million
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $600,000
  • 2002: $1.9 Million
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: Unknown
  • 1998: $500,000
  • 1997: $6.7 Million
  • 1996: $6.2 Million
  • 1995: $6.2 Million
  • 1994: $4.7 Million
  • 1993: $4.2 Million
  • 1992: $5 Million
  • 1991: $2.65 Million
  • 1990: $1.625 Million
  • 1989: $350,000
  • 1988: $230,000
  • 1987: Unknown
  • 1986: $60,000

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