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Ryan Ludwick

Full Name: Ryan Andrew Ludwick
Born: July 13, 1978 in Satellite Beach, FL
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 203
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Las Vegas, NV
MLB Debut: Jun 5, 2002


Team History

  • 1999-2001: Oakland A’s (originally drafted Jun 99 – 2nd round)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, & Gerald Laird for Carlos Pena & Mike Venafro on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2003-2005: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Shane Spencer & Ricardo Rodriguez on Jul 18, 2003 – GFA Oct 28, 2005)
  • 2006: Detroit Tigers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 4, 2006)
  • 2007-2010: St Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2006)
  • 2010-2011: San Diego Padres (via three team trade on Jul 31, 2010 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012- : Cincinnati Reds (as a free agent on Jan 16, 2012)

Jul 31, 2010 Trade Details

  • In a three-team trade, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired pitcher Jake Westbrook from the Cleveland Indians and pitcher Nick Greenwood from the San Diego Padres; San Diego acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals, and Cleveland acquired pitcher Corey Kluber from the Padres.

Salary History

  • 2015: $9 Million ($4.5M buyout)
  • 2014: $7.5 Million
  • 2013: $1 Million
  • 2013: $5 Million Mutual option w/$500k buyout – buyout taken
  • 2012: $2 Million
  • 2011: $6.75 Million
  • 2010: $5.45 Million
  • 2009: $3.7 Million
  • 2008: $411,000
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $317,500
  • 2004: $304,700
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $200,000

Ryan Ludwick Links

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Vicente Padilla

Full Name: Vicente Delacruz Padilla
Born: September 27, 1977 in Chinandega, Nicaragua
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single, two daughters (Ingrid Elena and Yurisel)
Resides: Chinandega, Nicaragua
MLB Debut: Jun 29, 1999


Team History

  • 1998-2000: Arizona Diamondbacks (originally signed Aug 31, 1998 as an amateur free agent)
  • 2000-2005: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade with Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, & Travis Lee for Curt Schilling on Jul 26, 2000)
  • 2006-2009: Texas Rangers (via trade for Ricardo Rodriguez (as PTBNL on Dec 19) on Dec 12, 2005 – DFA Aug 7, 2009)
  • 2009-2011: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Aug 19, 2009 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jan 16, 2012)
  • 2013- : Softbank Hawks (Japanese Ball, as a free agent on Jan 17, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: $3.25 Million
  • 2012: $1.5 Million
  • 2011: $2 Million (+ $8 M if 33 starts; salary becomes $6 Million if made a reliever)
  • 2010: $5.025 Million
  • 2010: $12 Million club option (declined) w/ $1.75M buyout
  • 2009: $12 Million
  • 2008: $11 Million
  • 2007: $9 Million
  • 2006: $4.41 Million
  • 2005: $3.2 Million
  • 2004: $2.6 Million
  • 2003: $425,000
  • 2002: $245,000
  • 2001: $230,000

Vicente Padilla Links

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Travis Hafner

Full Name: Travis Lee Hafner
Born: June 3, 1977 in Jamestown, ND
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 240
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Sykestown, ND
MLB Debut: Aug 6, 2002


Notes

  • First major league hit was a triple, with an RBI.

Team History

  • 2002: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 96 draft)
  • 2003-2012: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Aaron Myette for Einar Diaz & Ryan Drese on Dec 6, 2002)
  • 2013- : New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 31, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: $2 Million (w/ $4M in various incentives)
  • 2013: $13 Million club option not picked up,  $2.75 Million buyout paid
  • 2012: $13 Million
  • 2011: $13 Million
  • 2010: $11.5 Million
  • 2009: $11.5 Million
  • 2008: $4.75 Million (plus $3M via reworked contract extension in Jul 07)
  • 2007: $3.75 Million (plus $2.25M via reworked contract extension in Jul 07)
  • 2006: $2.5 Million
  • 2005: $500,000
  • 2004: $316,300
  • 2003: $302,200
  • 2002: $200,000

Contract Incentives

  • 2006: $0.75M in incentives, including $0.25M in 2006 if Hafner plays 135 games in the field in 2005
  • 2007: $1.05M in incentives, including $0.3M in 2007 if Hafner plays 135 games in the field in 2006
  • 2008: $1.35M in incentives, including $0.35M added to 2008 option with 675 PAs in 2007

Travis Hafner Links

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Justin Duchscherer

Full Name: Justin Craig Duchscherer
Born: November 19, 1977 in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Colleyville, TX
MLB Debut: July 25, 2001


Team History

  • 1996-2001: Boston Red Sox (minors only – originally drafted in June of 1996)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (via trade for Doug Mirabelli on Jun 12, 2001)
  • 2002-2010: Oakland A’s (via trade for Luis Vizcaino on Mar 18, 2002)
  • 2011: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Jan 30, 2011 – Released Aug 2, 2011)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: $700,000 ($1.1M if on roster, plus addtl $3.4M in incentives)
  • 2010: $2 Million (w/ $3.5M in incentives)
  • 2009: Unknown, did not play due to injury
  • 2008: $1.2 Million
  • 2007: $1,187,500
  • 2006: $344,500
  • 2005: $329,500
  • 2004: $302,500

Justin Duchscherer Links

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Doug Davis

Full Name: Douglas Davis
Born: September 21, 1975 in Sacramento, CA
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Single (Ex-Wife Stacey – 12/26/96) – Daughter (Drew – 7/31/97), son (Jordan – 5/19/00)
Resides: Cedar Hill, TX
MLB Debut: August 9, 1999


Notes

  • Doug wore #46 until Spring Training 2001, when he switched to #17.

Team History

  • 1999-2003: Texas Rangers (originally drafted in June 96 – placed on waivers Apr 27, 2003
  • 2003: Toronto Blue Jays (off waivers on Apr 30, 2003 – DFA Jul 10, 2003)
  • 2003-2006: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Jul 14, 2003)
  • 2007-2009: Arizona Diamondbacks (via trade with Dana Eveland and David Krynzel for Johnny Estrada, Claudio Vargas, & Greg Aquino on November 25, 2006)
  • 2010: Milwaukee Brewers (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2010)
  • 2011: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on Apr 12, 2011 – Released Jun 29, 2011)
  • 2011: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jul 15, 2011)
  • 2012 : Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on May 12, 2012 – GFA Nov 3, 2012)
  • Free Agent as of Feb 9, 2013

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2011: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2011: $6 Million (Mutual Option, w/$1M buyout – declined – Brewers)
  • 2010: $4.5 Million
  • 2009: $8.75 Million
  • 2008: $7.75 Million
  • 2007: $2.5 Million
  • 2006: $2.7 Million (plus $400k in incentives)
  • 2005: $2.05 Million
  • 2004: $450,000
  • 2003: $427,500
  • 2002: $310,000
  • 2001: $250,000
  • 2000: $200,000

Doug Davis Links

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R.A. Dickey

Full Name: Robert Alan Dickey
Born: October 29, 1974 in Nashville, TN
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Anne – 12/13/97)
Resides: Nashville, TN
MLB Debut: April 22, 2001


Notes

  • Won the 2012 Cy Young award (congrats to an old friend)

Team History

  • 1996-2006: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 1996 – DFA Apr 23, 2006, EFA Oct ??, 2006)
  • 2007: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2007)
  • 2008: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Nov 28, 2007)
  • 2008: Seattle Mariners (via Rule 5 draft on Dec 6, 2007)
  • 2009-: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Dec 24, 2008 – DFA Aug 29, 2009)
  • 2010-2012: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 5, 2010)
  • 2013- : Toronto Blue Jays (via trade with Josh Thole for Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Snydergaard, John Buck and PTBNL on Dec 17, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2016: $12 Million Team Option
  • 2015/2014: $25 Million – Unknown split
  • 2013: $5 Million (option picked up)
  • 2012: $4.25 Million
  • 2011: $2.75 Million
  • 2010: $600,000
  • 2009: $525,000
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $380,000
  • 2005: $372,500 (pro-rated $270k if in minors)
  • 2004: $337,500
  • 2003: $300,000 (presumably)
  • 2002: $200,000 (presumably)
  • 2001: $200,000 (presumably)

R.A. Dickey Links

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Frank Francisco

Full Name: Franklin Francisco
Born: Sep 11, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Karen), son (Frank Jr – 9/8/05)
Resides: Miami, FL
MLB Debut: May 14, 2004


Team History

  • 1997-2002: Boston Red Sox (as a non drafted free agent on Dec 15, 1996)
  • 2002-2003: Chicago White Sox (via trade with Byeong Hak for Bobby Howry on Jul 31, 2003)
  • 2003-2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with Anthony Webster & Josh Rupe as PTBNL on Jul 24, 2003 for Carl Everett on Jul 1, 2003)
  • 2011: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade with $ for Mike Napoli on Jan 25, 2011)
  • 2012- : New York Mets (as a free agent on Dec 6, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2013: $6.5 Million
  • 2012: $5.5 Million
  • 2011: $4 Million
  • 2010: $3,265,000 Million
  • 2009: $1,615,000 Million
  • 2008: $775,000
  • 2007: $382,500
  • 2006: $331,500
  • 2005: $315,000
  • 2004: $300,000

Frank Francisco Links

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Laynce Nix

Full Name: Laynce Michael Nix
Born: October 30, 1980 in Houston, TX
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Midland, TX
MLB Debut: July 10, 2003


Notes

  • Has a brother (Jason Nix), who is in the major leagues.

Team History

  • 2000-2006: Texas Rangers (drafted June 2000)
  • 2006-2008: Milwaukee Brewers (via trade with Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench, & Julian Cordero for Carlos Lee & Nelson Cruz on July 28, 2006)
  • 2009-2010: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Dec 15, 2008 – EFA Nov 9, 2010)
  • 2011: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 3, 2011 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012-2013: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 5, 2011 – DFA Aug 6, 2013, released Aug 12)

Salary History

  • 2013: $1.35 Million
  • 2012: $1.15 Million
  • 2011: $700,000
  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $600,000 (if on 25 man roster, and incentives to $1.1 Million)
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $345,260
  • 2005: $316,000
  • 2004: $305,000
  • 2003: $300,000

Laynce Nix Links

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Alfonso Soriano

Full Name: Alfonso Guilleard Soriano
Born: January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: September 14, 1999


Team History

  • 1999-2003: New York Yankees (as an undrafted free agent on Sep 29, 1998)
  • 2004-2005: Texas Rangers (via trade with Joaquin Arias for Alex Rodriguez & $ on Feb 16, 2004)
  • 2006: Washington Nationals (via trade for Brad Wilkerson, Termel Sledge, & Armando Galarraga on Dec 7, 2005)
  • 2007-2013: Chicago Cubs (as a free agent on Nov 19, 2006)
  • 2013- : New York Yankees (via trade for Corey Black on Jul 26, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2014: $18 Million
  • 2013: $18 Million
  • 2012: $18 Million
  • 2011: $18 Million
  • 2010: $18 Million
  • 2009: $16 Million
  • 2008: $13 Million
  • 2007: $9 Million
  • 2006: $10 Million (Lost arb, requested $12 Mil)
  • 2005: $7.5 Million
  • 2004: $5.4 Million
  • 2003: $800,000
  • 2002: $630,000
  • 2001: $630,000
  • 2000: $200,000 (presumably)
  • 1999: $200,000 (presumably)

Alfonso Soriano Links

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Gerald Laird

Full Name: Gerald Lee Laird III
Born: November 13, 1979 in Westminster, CA
Height: 6”2″ Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Kelly), daughter (Berlin Elizabeth – 12/22/06)
Resides: Westminster, CA
MLB Debut: Apr 20, 2003


Notes

  • April 2004 MLB Rookie of the Month – First time a Ranger has won that award since it’s inception.

Team History

  • 1998-2001: Oakland Athletics (originally drafted June 1998)
  • 2002-2008: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, & Ryan Ludwick for Carlos Pena & Mike Venafro on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2009-2010: Detroit Tigers (via trade for Guillermo Moscoso & Carlos Melo on December 8, 2008)
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (as a free agent on Dec 14, 2010 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2011)
  • 2013- : Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Nov 16, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2014: $1.5 Million (13/14 is $3M, unknown breakdown, I guessed)
  • 2013: $1.5 Million
  • 2012: $1 Million
  • 2011: $1 Million
  • 2010: $3.95 Million
  • 2009: $2.8 Million
  • 2008: $1.6 Million
  • 2007: $400,000
  • 2006: $332,000
  • 2005: $316,000
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $300,000

Gerald Laird Links

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Adrian Gonzalez

Full Name: Adrian Gonzalez
Born: May 8, 1982 in San Diego, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Betsy)
Resides: Miramar, FL
MLB Debut: April 18, 2004


Team History

  • 2000-2003: Florida Marlins (originally drafted June 2000)
  • 2003-2005: Texas Rangers (via trade with Will Smith & Ryan Snare for Ugueth Urbina on Jul 11, 2003)
  • 2006-2010: San Diego Padres (via trade with Chris Young & Terrmel Sledge for Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, & Billy Killian on Dec 20, 2005)
  • 2011- : Boston Red Sox (via trade for Reymond Fuentes, Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, & PTBNL on Dec 6, 2010)

Salary History

  • 2018: $21 Million
  • 2017: $21.5 Million
  • 2016: $21 Million
  • 2015: $21 Million
  • 2014: $21 Million
  • 2013: $21 Million
  • 2012: $21 Million
  • 2011: $5.5 Million (Team option)
  • 2010: $4.75 Million
  • 2009: $3 Million
  • 2008: $750,000
  • 2007: $500,000
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $316,000 (if majors, $76,000 if minors)
  • 2004: $300,000 (presumably)

Adrian Gonzalez Links

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Mark DeRosa

Full Name: Mark Thomas DeRosa
Born: February 26, 1975 in Passaic, NJ
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Heidi), Daughter (Gabriella)
Resides: Atlanta, GA
MLB Debut: Sep 2, 1998


Team History

  • 1996-2004: Atlanta Braves (originally drafted June 1996)
  • 2005-2006: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 19, 2005)
  • 2007-2008: Chicago Cubs (as a free agent on Nov 14, 2006)
  • 2009-: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub on Dec 31, 2008)
  • 2009: St. Louis Cardinals (via trade for Chris Perez & PTBNL on Jun 27, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Dec 30, 2009 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Dec 22, 2011)
  • 2013- : Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2014: $750,000 (team option)
  • 2013: $750,000
  • 2012: Unknown
  • 2011: $6 Million
  • 2010: $6 Million
  • 2009: $5.5 Million
  • 2008: $4.75 Million
  • 2007: $2.75 Million
  • 2006: $675,000 (plus $25k each for 350, 400, & 450 plate appearances)
  • 2005: $500,000
  • 2004: $725,000
  • 2003: $340,000
  • 2002: $222,500

Mark DeRosa Links

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Rod Barajas

Full Name: Rodrigo Richard Barajas
Born: Sep 5, 1975 in Ontario, Canada
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Stacie), Two Sons (Andrew – 10/23/95, Bryce, 12/26/00)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 25, 1999
Agent: Terry Bross (was Dan Lozano)


Team History

  • 1999-2003: Arizona Diamondbacks (originally signed as a non drafted FA on Feb 12, 1996)
  • 2004-2006: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 15, 2004)
  • 2007- : Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Nov 27, 2006 – Didn’t happen at last second.
  • 2007: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 21, 2006, GFA Oct 11, 2007)
  • 2008-2009: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Jan 24, 2007)
  • 2010: New York Mets (as a free agent on Feb 20, 2010)
  • 2011: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Dec 4, 2010)
  • 2012: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Nov 10, 2011)
  • 2013- : Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Feb 8, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: $800,000 (if on major league club)
  • 2013: $3.5 Million Club Option – Not picked up by PIT
  • 2012: $4 Million
  • 2011: $3.25 Million
  • 2010: $1 Million
  • 2009: $2.5 Million
  • 2008: $1.2 Million
  • 2007: $2.5 Million (plus $500k declined 2008 option)
  • 2006: $3.2 Million (plus $50k in bonuses for getting 475 & 500 plate appearances each)
  • 2005: $1.85 Million
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $215,000
  • 2001: $208,000
  • 2000: $200,000 (Presumably)

Rod Barajas Links

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Edinson Volquez

Full Name: Edinson Volquez
Born: July 3, 1983 in La Segunua, Dominican Republic
Height: 6”1″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: August 30, 2005


Notes

  • Pitched in A, AA, AAA, & the majors in 2005.
  • Was known as “Edison Volquez” up until March 2006, at which point he informed the Rangers that the proper spelling of his name is Edinson.
  • Was the V in the “DVD” trio of one time pitching prospects of John Danks, Edinson Volquez, & Thomas Diamond.

Team History

  • 2002-2007: Texas Rangers (signed from the Dominican Republic in Dec 2001)
  • 2008-2011: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with Danny Herrera for Josh Hamilton on Dec 21, 2007)
  • 2012- : San Diego Padres (via trade with Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal, & Yonder Alonso for Mat Latos on Dec 17, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2013: $5.725,000
  • 2012: $2,237,500
  • 2011: $1.625 Million (plus unknown incentives)
  • 2010: $445,000
  • 2009: $440,000
  • 2008: $392,500
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: $329,000
  • 2005: $330,000

Edison Volquez Links

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C.J. Wilson

Full Name: Christopher John Wilson
Born: November 19, 1980 in Newport Beach, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Dallas, TX
MLB Debut: June 10, 2005


Team History

  • 2005-2011: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 2001)
  • 2012- : Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Dec 18, 2011)

Salary History

  • 2016: $20 Million
  • 2015: $18 Million
  • 2014: $16 Million (plus $1M signing bonus)
  • 2013: $11 Million (plus $1M signing bonus)
  • 2012: $10 Million (plus $500k signing bonus)
  • 2011: $7 Million (plus $150k in incentives)
  • 2010: $3.1 Million
  • 2009: $1.85 Million (plus performance bonuses)
  • 2008: $417,460
  • 2007: $391,043
  • 2006: $331,000
  • 2005: $330,000

2012-2016 Bonuses:

  • $150k for Cy Young ($75k for 2nd or 3rd)
  • $100k for WS MVP
  • $75k (each) for Gold Glove, LCS MVP
  • $50k for All Star selection

CJ Wilson Links

CJ on Twitter

[twitter-feed username="str8edgeracer"]

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Kameron Loe

Full Name: Kameron David Loe
Born: September 10, 1981 in Simi Valley, CA
Height: 6’8″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Dallas, TX
MLB Debut: Sep 26, 2004


Notes

  • Only player to have a pet rattlesnake.

Team History

  • Originally drafted Jun 1999 by the Philadelphia Phillies, did not sign.
  • 2002-2008: Texas Rangers (drafted June 2002)
  • 2009: Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (via trade for cash on Nov 20, 2008)
  • 2010-2012: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 18, 2009 – EFA Nov 2, 2012)
  • 2013: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Feb 12, 2013)
  • 2013: Chicago Cubs (off waivers on Apr 15, 2013 – DFA May 6, 2013)
  • 2014: San Francisco Giants (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2014 – Released Mar 22, 2014)
  • 2014- : Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Apr 9, 2014)

Salary History

  • 2013: $1.05 Million
  • 2012: $2.175 Million (w/$175k in bonuses)
  • 2011: $1.25 Million (w/ $115k in bonuses)
  • 2010: $1 Million
  • 2009: $900,000
  • 2008: $410,690
  • 2007: $390,000
  • 2006: $348,770
  • 2005: $316,000
  • 2004: Unknown

Kameron Loe Links

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Scott Feldman

Full Name: Scott Wynne Feldman
Born: Feb 7, 1983, in Kailua, Hawaii
Height: 6”5″ Weight: 210
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Burlingame, CA
MLB Debut: Aug 31, 2005


Team History

  • 2003-2012: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 2003, GFA Oct 30, 2012
  • 2013: Chicago Cubs (as a free agent on Nov 27, 2012)
  • 2013: Baltimore Orioles (via trade with Steve Clevenger for Pedro Strop, Jake Arrieta, & $ on Jul 2, 2013)
  • 2014- : Houston Astros (as a free agent on Dec 6, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2016: $10M
  • 2015: $10M
  • 2014: $10M
  • 2013: $6 Million (w/ $1M in incentives)
  • 2013: $9.25 Million – DECLINED (got $600k buyout)
  • 2012: $6.5 Million
  • 2011: $4.4 Million
  • 2010: $2.425 Million
  • 2009: $434,680
  • 2008: $397,430
  • 2007: $388,203
  • 2006: $329,000
  • 2005: $320,000

Scott Feldman Links

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Francisco Cordero

Full Name: Francisco Javier Cordero
Born: Aug 11, 1977 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Aug 2, 1999


Team History

  • 1999: Detroit Tigers (not drafted – originally signed on Jun 8, 1994)
  • 2000-2006: Texas Rangers (via trade with Justin Thompson, Alan Webb, Frank Catalanotto, Gabe Kapler, & Bill Haselman for Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson, & Gregg Zaun on Nov 2, 1999)
  • 2006-2007: Milwaukee Brewers (via trade with Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix, & Julian Cordero for Carlos Lee & Nelson Cruz on July 28, 2006)
  • 2008-2011: Cincinnati Reds (as a free agent on Nov 28, 2007)
  • 2012: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Jan 24, 2012)
  • 2012: Houston Astros (via trade with Ben Francisco, Asher Wojciechowski, Carlos Perez, David Rollins & Joseph Musgrove for David Carpenter, J.A. Happ, & Brandon Lyon on July 20, 2012 – Released Sep 10, 2012)
  • Free Agent as of Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2012: $4.5 Million
  • 2012: $12 Million (declined, $1M buyout paid)
  • 2011: $12 Million
  • 2010: $12 Million
  • 2009: $12 Million
  • 2008: $8.5 Million
  • 2007: $5.4 Million (option exercised by Brewers)
  • 2006: $4 Million
  • 2005: $3.75 Million (w/ 250k signing bonus)
  • 2004: $2 Million (w/addtl 150k in bonuses possible)
  • 2003: $900,000
  • 2002: $315,000
  • 2001: $277,500
  • 2000: $200,000
  • 1999: $200,000

Francisco Cordero Links

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Joaquin Benoit

Full Name: Joaquin Antonio Benoit Pena
Born: Jul 26, 1977 in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Santiago, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Aug 8, 2001

Trivia

Team History

  • 2001-2009: Texas Rangers (originally signed May 1996 at age 16 – GFA Dec 1, 2009)
  • 2010: Tampa Bay Rays (as a minor league free agent on Feb 15, 2010)
  • 2011-2013: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2010)
  • 2014- : San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Dec 28, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2016: (vesting option)
  • 2015: $7.75M
  • 2014: $7.75M
  • 2013: $5.5 Million
  • 2012: $5.5 Million
  • 2011: $5.5 Million
  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $3.5 Million
  • 2008: $2 Million (w/ $500k signing bonus)
  • 2007: $1.05 Million
  • 2006: $750,000 (w/ $50k in incentives – $25k for 55G and $25k for 60G)
  • 2005: $372,500
  • 2004: $335,000
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $200,000
  • 2001: $200,000

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Chris Young

Full Name: Christopher Ryan Young
Born: May 25, 1979 in Dallas, TX
Height: 6’10” Weight: 260
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Liz – 10/23/04)
Resides: Dallas, TX
MLB Debut: August 24, 2004
Agent: Lon Babby


Team History

  • 2000-2002: Pittsburgh Pirates (originally drafted Jun 5, 2000)
  • 2003: Montreal Expos (via trade with Jon Searles for Matt Herges on Dec 20, 2002)
  • 2004-2005 : Texas Rangers (via trade with Josh McKinley for Einar Diaz & Justin Echols on Apr 3, 2004)
  • 2006-2010: San Diego Padres (via trade with Adrian Gonzalez & Terrmel Sledge for Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, & Billy Killian on Dec 20, 2005)
  • 2011-2012: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jan 20, 2011)
  • 2013- : Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 21, 2013)

Salary History

  • 2013: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2012: Unknown
  • 2011: $1.1 Million (+ $3.4M in incentives)
  • 2011: $8.5 Million (Team option, declined)
  • 2010: $6.25 Million
  • 2009: $4.5 Million
  • 2008: $2.5 Million
  • 2007: $750,000 (was originally $600,000 before 4 year contract signed on Apr 10, 07)
  • 2006: $500,000
  • 2005: $400,000
  • 2004: $330,000

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Mark Teixeira

Full Name: Mark Charles Teixeira
Born: Apr 11, 1980 in Annapolis, MD
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 225
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Leigh – 12/7/02), son (Jack Gordon)
Resides: Arlington, TX
MLB Debut: Apr 1, 2003


Team History

  • 2001-2007: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 2001)
  • 2007-2008: Atlanta Braves (via trade with Ron Mahay for C/1B Jarrod Saltamacchia, SS Elvis Andrus, P Matt Harrison, P Beau Jones, and P Neftali Feliz on Jul 31, 2007)
  • 2008: Anaheim Angels (via trade for Casey Kotchman & Stephen Marek on July 29, 2008 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009- : New York Yankees (as a free agent on Dec 23, 2008)

Salary History

  • 2016: $22.5 Million
  • 2015: $22.5 Million
  • 2014: $22.5 Million
  • 2013: $22.5 Million
  • 2012: $22.5 Million
  • 2011: $22.5 Million
  • 2010: $20 Million
  • 2009: $20 Million (plus $5 Million Signing Bonus)
  • 2008: $12.5 Million
  • 2007: $9 Million
  • 2006: $6.4 Million
  • 2005: $2.5 Million
  • 2004: $1.5 Million
  • 2003: $750,000
  • 2002: $250,000 (plus $4.5 Million signing bonus paid over 2002-2004)

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