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Matt Kata

Full Name: Matthew John Kata
Born: March 14, 1978 in Fairview Park, OH
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jillian – 11/20/06)
Resides: Round Rock, TX
MLB Debut: Jun 15, 2003


Team History

  • Originally drafted Jun 1996 by the Minnesota Twins, did not sign.
  • 1999-2005: Arizona Diamondbacks (via draft – Jun 1999)
  • 2005: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade for Tim Worrell & $ on Jul 21, 2005)
  • 2006: Cincinnati Reds (via waivers on Mar 15, 2006)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Nov 19, 2006, DFA Jun 5, 2007)
  • 2007: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Jun 18, 2007 – DFA Aug 2, 2007)
  • 2008: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Dec 21, 2007)
  • 2008: Pittsburgh Pirates (via trade for PTBNL on Apr 3, 2008)
  • 2009-2010: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Dec 5, 2008)
  • 2011- : Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13?, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown – minors
  • 2011: Unknown – minors
  • 2010: Unknown – minors
  • 2009: Unknown – minors
  • 2008: Unknown – minors
  • 2007: $415,000
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $330,000
  • 2004: $315,000

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