ACTIVE PITCHERS

This is the current list of active pitchers on the 25 man roster.

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Robbie Ross

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46 – RP

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Michael Kirkman

Full Name: Michael Scott Kirkman
Born: Sep 18, 1986 in Lake City, FL
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 195
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Lorrie)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: August 21, 2010
Contract Status: Signed through 2012


Team History

  • 2005- : Texas Rangers (via draft)

Salary History

  • 2012: $482,900
  • 2011: $423,000

Michael Kirkman Links

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Yu Darvish

Full Name: Yu Darvishsefad
Born: Aug 16, 1986 in Osaka, Japan
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Ex-Wife (Saeko)
Resides: Osaka, Japan
MLB Debut: Apr 6, 2012
Contract Status: Signed through 2017


Notes

  • Rangers won posting bidding with bid of $51,703,411 – announced on Dec 19, 2011
  • Salary has no deferred money
  • Was 18 years old on opening day of his first pro season in Japan (2005).

Team History

  • 2005-2011: Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (Japanese Baseball)
  • 2012- : Texas Rangers (via Japanese/MLB Posting System, signed on Jan 18, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2017: $11 Million
  • 2016: $10 Million
  • 2015: $10 Million
  • 2014: $10 Million
  • 2013: $9.5 Million
  • 2012: $5.5 Million
  • 2005-2011 numbers are from Japanese ball, and are close estimates, not exact dollar amounts
  • 2011: $6.5 Million
  • 2010: $4.3 Million
  • 2009: $3.5 Million
  • 2008: $2.6 Million
  • 2007: $935,000
  • 2006: $390,000
  • 2005: $195,000

Salary Notes:

  • 2017 year becomes a player option with no buyout if the Cy Young award is won from 2012-2016, and finishes second in Cy Young voting in another of those seasons.  OR finishes second in Cy Young in those years and finishes 2nd-4th in Cy Young in those years.
  • $800k if not on disabled list for that season
  • If on DL for more than 30 days, the bonus is reduced by $5,228.75 per day starting on Day 31
  • Award bonuses: $50k each for AL Rookie of the Year & All Star Selection.  $100k for Gold Glove or LCS MVP.  $150k for World Series MVP.  $250k each for AL MVP or Cy Young ($200k for 2nd, $150k for 3rd, $100k for 4th, & 50k for 5th for either).

Yu Darvish Links

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Joe Nathan

Full Name: Joseph Michael Nathan
Born: Nov 22, 1974 in Houston, TX
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Lisa), Son (Cole), Daughter (Riley)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Apr 21, 1999
Contract Status: Signed through 2013 w/2014 Club Option


Notes

  • Has same first and middle name as myself.  I only put this here because my daughter thought that was cool.  :)

Team History

  • 1995-2003: San Francisco Giants (via draft)
  • 2004-2011: Minnesota Twins (via trade with Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano for A.J. Pierzynski & $ on Nov 14, 2003 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012- : Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 21, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2014: $9 Million (club option w/$750k buyout)
  • 2013: $7 Million
  • 2012 $7 Million
  • 2012: $12.5 Million Club Option (not taken, $2M buyout paid)
  • 2011: $11.25 Million
  • 2010: $11.25 Million
  • 2009: $11.25 Million
  • 2008: $11.25 Million
  • 2007: $5.25 Million
  • 2006: $3.75 Million
  • 2005: $2.1 Million
  • 2004: $440,000
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002:  Unknown
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: $225,000
  • 1999: $200,000

Joe Nathan Links

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Alexi Ogando

Full Name: Alexi Ogando
Born: October 5, 1983 in San Pedro, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 165
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: San Pedro, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Jun 12, 2010
Contract Status: Signed through 2012


Notes

  • When he signed with Oakland originally, his name was “Argenis Benitez”

Team History

  • 2002-2005: Oakland A’s (via draft in ??, 2002)
  • 2006- : Texas Rangers (via minor league Rule 5 draft on Dec 8, 2005)

Salary History

  • 2012: $497,600
  • 2011: $430,150
  • 2010: $400,000 (assumed min wage)

Alexi Ogando Links

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Derek Holland

Full Name: Derek Lane Holland
Born: October 9, 1986 in Newark, OH
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 185
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Newark, OH
MLB Debut: April 22, 2009
Contract Status: Signed through 2016 with/options for 17 & 18


Team History

  • 2006- : Texas Rangers (via draft on June, 2006)

Salary History

  • 2018: $11.5 Million (team option w/$1M buyout)
  • 2017: $11 Million (team option w/$1.5M buyout)
  • 2016: $10 Million
  • 2015: $7.4 Million
  • 2014: $5.4 Million
  • 2013: $3.2 Million
  • 2012: $1 Million
  • 2012: $504,700 (superseded by long term extension)
  • 2011: $431,810
  • 2010: $414,430
  • 2009: $405,000

Derek Holland Links