Mark Lowe

Full Name: Mark Christopher Lowe
Born: June 7, 1983 in Houston, TX
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 210
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Glendale, AZ
MLB Debut: July 7, 2006


Notes

  • Attended UT Arlington College

Team History

  • 1994-2010: Seattle Mariners (via draft – June 2004)
  • 2010-2012: Texas Rangers (via trade with Cliff Lee & $ for Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, Matt Lawson, & Justin Smoak on Jul 9, 2010)
  • 2013- : Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 8, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: $1.5 Million (plus 60k in incentives)
  • 2012: $1.7 Million
  • 2011: $1.2 Million (plus incentives, see below)
  • 2010: $1.15 Million
  • 2009: $418,000
  • 2008: $390,000
  • 2007: $380,000
  • 2006: Unknown, presumed minimum

2011 Salary: Lowe could also earn an extra $100,000 in incentives. Lowe will get an extra $25,000 if he pitches in 55 games, $25,000 if he pitches in 60 games, $25,000 if he pitches in 65 games and $25,000 if he finishes 20 games.

Mark Lowe Links

Cliff Lee

Full Name: Clifton Phifer Lee
Born: August 30, 1978 in Benton, AR
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Kristen), Son (Jaxon, 4/29/01), Daughter (Maci, 4/5/03)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: September 15, 2002


Team History

  • 2000-2002: Montreal Expos (via draft in June 2000)
  • 2002-2009: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Lee Stevens, Brandon Philips, & Grady Sizemore for Bartolo Colon, Tim Drew, & $ on Jun 27, 2002)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade with Ben Francisco for Jason Knapp, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, & Lou Marson on Jul 29, 2009)
  • 2010: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Philippe Aumont, Juan Ramirez, & Tyson Gillies on Dec 16, 2009)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mark Lowe & $2.5M for Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Leuke, & Matt Lawson on Jul 9, 2010)
  • 2011- : Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 15, 2010)

NOTE: The Trade on Dec 16, 2009 was formally a four team trade. The full trade details were: The Toronto Blue Jays traded Roy Halladay and cash considerations to the Philadelphia Phillies for Kyle Drabek and Travis d’Arnaud. Oakland Athletics traded Brett Wallace to Toronto. Phillies traded Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners for Phillippe Aumont, Juan Ramirez and Tyson Gillies and traded Micheal Taylor to the Athletics.

Salary History

  • 2016: $27.5 Million (club option w/$12.5M buyout)
  • 2015: $25 Million
  • 2014: $25 Million
  • 2013: $25 Million
  • 2012: $21.5 Million
  • 2011: $11 Million
  • 2010: $9 Million (SEA sent about $2.25M of remaining $4M due at trade)
  • 2009: $6 Million
  • 2008: $4 Million
  • 2007: $3 Million
  • 2006: $406,200
  • 2005: $345,000
  • 2004: $303,200
  • 2003: $300,900

Cliff Lee Links

Cliff on Twitter (TheRealCliffLee)

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Justin Smoak

Full Name: Justin Kyle Smoak
Born: December 5, 1986 in Goose Creek, SC
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 220
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Goose Creek, SC?
MLB Debut: April 23, 2010


Team History

  • 2008-2010: Texas Rangers (via draft in June 2008)
  • 2010- : Seattle Mariners (via trade with Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, & Matt Lawson for Cliff Lee, Mark Lowe, & $ on Jul 9, 2010)

Salary History

  • 2013: TBD
  • 2012: $495,100
  • 2011: $419,000
  • 2010: $400,000

Justin Smoak Links

Matt Treanor

Full Name: Matthew Aaron Treanor
Born: March 3, 1976 in Garden Grove, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Misty May-Treanor)
Resides: Coral Springs, FL
MLB Debut: Jun 2, 2004


Notes

  • During 2010 , wore #15 until Aug 22, when he switched to 20, in honor of his late brother, who wore that number.

Team History

  • 1994-1997: Kansas City Royals (via draft in Jun 1994)
  • 1997-2008: Florida Marlins (via trade for Matt Whisenant on Jul 29, 1997)
  • 2009: Detroit Tigers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2008)
  • 2010: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2009)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade for Ray Olmedo on Mar 22, 2010)
  • 2011: Kansas City Royals (via trade for $ on Mar 28, 2011)
  • 2011: Texas Rangers (via trade for PTBNL or $ on Aug 31, 2011)
  • 2012- : Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Nov 15, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2013: $950,000 (Team Option w/150k buyout)
  • 2012: $850,000
  • 2011: $850,000
  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $750,000
  • 2008: $705,000
  • 2007: $380,000
  • 2006: $327,000
  • 2005: $316,000

Matt Treanor Links

Andres Blanco

Full Name: Andres Eloy Blanco
Born: April 11, 1984 in Urama, Venezuela
Height: 5’10” Weight: 190
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Apr 11, 2004


Team History

  • 2000-2007: Kansas City Royals (as an undrafted free agent on Aug 2, 2000 – GFA Oct 29, 2007)
  • 2008-2009: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on Jan 15, 2008)
  • 2010-2011: Texas Rangers (via trade for PTBNL or $ on Mar 27, 2010 – EFA Nov 4, 2011)
  • 2012: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 16, 2011 – Released Mar 30, 2012)
  • 2012-2013: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Mar 31, 2012 – Released Feb 23, 2013)
  • Free Agent as of Feb 25, 2013

Salary History

  • 2013: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2012: All time in Minor leagues
  • 2011: $520,000
  • 2010: $510,000
  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $327,500
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: Unknown

Andres Blanco Links

Chris Ray

Full Name: Christopher Thomas Ray
Born: January 12, 1982 in Tampa, FL
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 210
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Alice – Dec 18, 2004)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: June 14, 2005


Team History

  • 2003-2009: Baltimore Orioles (via draft in June 2003)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with Ben Synder for Kevin Millwood and $ on Dec 9, 2009)
  • 2010: San Francisco Giants (via trade with Michael Main for Bengie Molina and $ on Jul 1, 2010 – GFA Dec 2, 2010)
  • 2011: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Jan 25, 2011 – Released Aug ??, 2011)
  • 2012 : Cleveland Indians (as a minor league free agent on Jan 10, 2012 – Released Jul 7, 2012)
  • 2012: Oakland A’s (as a minor league free agent on Jul 13, 2012 – Released Jul 26, 2012)
  • Free Agent as of Feb 9, 2013

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2011: $1 Million
  • 2010: $975,000
  • 2009: $850,000
  • 2008: $445,000
  • 2007: $425,000
  • 2006: $335,000
  • 2005: Unknown, but had a $485,000 signing bonus in 2003.

Chris Ray Links

Pedro Strop

Full Name: Pedro Angel Strop
Born: June 13, 1985 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 160
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Aug 28, 2009


Team History

  • 2002-2008: Colorado Rockies (as an undrafted free agent on Jan 25, 2002 – Released Sep 23, 2008)
  • 2009-2011: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Sep 25, 2008)
  • 2011-2013: Baltimore Orioles (as the PTBNL for Mike Gonzalez on Sep 1, 2011)
  • 2013- : Chicago Cubs via trade with Jake Arrieta & $ for Scott Feldman & Steve Clevenger on Jul 2, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: $502,500
  • 2012: $482,500
  • 2011: $416,000
  • 2010: $401,000
  • 2009: $401,000 (presumed)

Pedro Strop Links

Esteban German

Full Name: Esteban Guridi German
Born: January 26, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: May 21, 2002


Team History

  • 1996-2004: Oakland Athletics (as an undrafted free agent on Jul 4, 1996)
  • 2005: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Nov 19, 2004)
  • 2006-2008: Kansas City Royals (via trade for Fabio Castro on Dec 8, 2005)
  • 2009: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on Mar 13, 2009)
  • 2009-2011: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Apr 8, 2009)
  • 2012-2013: Seibu Lions (Japanese Ball, as a free agent around Dec 10, 2011)
  • 2014- : Orix Buffaloes (Japanese Ball, as a free agent on Dec ??, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: Unknown
  • 2012: $1 Million (approx)
  • 2011: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $1.2 Million
  • 2008: $1 Million
  • 2007: $423,000
  • 2006: $333,000
  • 2004: $301,000

Esteban German Links

Jason Grilli

Full Name: Jason Michael Grilli
Born: November 11, 1976 in Royal Oak, MI
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Danielle)
Resides: Orlando, FL
MLB Debut: May 11, 2000


Team History

  • 1997-1999: San Francisco Giants (via draft on Jun 1, 1997)
  • 1999-2003: Florida Marlins (via trade with Nathan Bump for Livan Hernandez on Jul 31, 2003)
  • 2004: Chicago White Sox (via rule 5 draft on Dec 15, 2003)
  • 2005-2008: Detroit Tigers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 9, 2005)
  • 2008-2009: Colorado Rockies (via trade for Zach Simons on Apr 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (via trade for $ on Jun 9, 2009 – GFA Nov 5, 2009)
  • 2010: Cleveland Indians (as a minor leauge free agent on Nov 23, 2009 – EFA Nov 6, 2010 – Injured entire season)
  • 2011: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2011 – Released Jul 20, 2011)
  • 2011- : Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Jul 21, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2014: $4.25 Million
  • 2013: $2.5 Million
  • 2012: $1.1 Million
  • 2011: $410,000 (presumed minimum)
  • 2010: $800,000 (if on roster – didn’t happen)
  • 2009: $800,000
  • 2008: $420,000
  • 2007: $395,000
  • 2006: $350,000
  • 2002-2005: Unknown
  • 2001: $200,000

Jason Grilli Links

Guillermo Moscoso

Full Name: Guillermo A. Moscoso
Born: October 14, 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 165
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: May 30, 2009


Team History

  • 2003-2008: Detroit Tigers (as an undrafted free agent on Jan 16, 2003)
  • 2009-2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with Carlos Melo for Gerald Laird on Dec 8, 2008 – DFA Jan 7, 2011)
  • 2011: Oakland A’s (via trade for Ryan Kelley on Jan 8, 2011)
  • 2012: Colorado Rockies (via trade with Josh Outman for Seth Smith on Jan 16, 2012)
  • 2013- : Kansas City Royals (off waivers on Nov 2, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2013: Unknown
  • 2012: Unknown
  • 2011: Unknown
  • 2010: $402,000
  • 2009: $406,000

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