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Brandon Webb

Full Name: Brandon Tyler Webb
Born: May 5, 1979 in Ashland, KY
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 230
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Alicia), Daughter (Reagan), Son (Austin)
Resides: Ashland, KY
MLB Debut: April 22, 2003


Notes

  • Never pitched an inning in a major league game during his time with the Rangers

Team History

  • 2000-2010: Arizona Diamondbacks (via draft – June 2000 – GFA Nov 1, 2010)
  • 2011: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 3, 2011)
  • 2012: Did Not Play
  • Retired – Feb 4, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: $3 Million (plus $5M in incentives – see below)
  • 2010: $8.5 Million
  • 2009: $6.5 Million
  • 2008: $5.5 Million
  • 2007: $4.5 Million
  • 2006: $2.5 Million
  • 2005: $715,000
  • 2004: $335,000
  • 2003: Unknown

2011 Incentives (None matched)

  • $150,000 – 100 Innings Pitched – addtl $150k for each 110, 120 innings pitched
  • $275,000 – 130 innings pitched
  • $425,000 – 145 innings pitched – addtl $425k for each 160, 175 innings pitched
  • $500,000 – 180 innings pitched – addtl $500k for each 190, 200, 210 innings pitched
  • $333,333 for 120 days on active roster, same amt for 140 & 160 days
  • $50,000 – All Star appearance
  • $100,000 – Cy Young Winner
  • $75,000 – Cy Young 2nd Place, $50k – 3rd, $25k – 4th or 5th
  • $25,000 – Gold Glove
  • $50,000 – World Series MVP
  • $25,000 – League Championship MVP
  • $50,000 – Comeback Player of the Year

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Bengie Molina

Full Name: Benjamin Jose Molina
Born: July 20, 1974 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Height: 5’11” Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jamie), 3 daughters (Kyshly, Kelssy, Jayda)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 21, 1998


Team History

  • 1993-2005: California Angels (as a non drafted free agent on May 23, 1993)
  • 2006: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Feb 6, 2006)
  • 2006-2010: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Dec 6, 2006)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with $ for Chris Ray & Michael Main on Jul 1, 2010)
  • Retired – Feb 26, 2012

Salary History

  • 2010: $4.5 Million (SF sent about $2M when traded in July)
  • 2009: $6 Million
  • 2008: $6 Million
  • 2007: $4 Million (plus $500k on $7.5M option that was declined)
  • 2006: $3 Million
  • 2005: $3 Million
  • 2004: $1.9 Million
  • 2003: $1.3 Million
  • 2002: $225,000
  • 2001: $225,000

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Vladimir Guerrero

Full Name: Vladimir Alvino Guerrero
Born: February 9, 1975 in Nizao Bani, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 235
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single (I think)
Resides: Nizao Bani, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: September 19, 1996


Team History

  • 1993-2003: Montreal Expos (as an undrafted free agent on Mar 1, 1993)
  • 2004-2009: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Jan 12, 2004)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 11, 2010)
  • 2011: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Feb 4, 2011 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on May 10, 2012 – Released Jun 12, 2012)
  • 2013: Long Island Ducks (independent ball, as a free agent on Apr 4, 2013)
  • Retired – Sep 15, 2013 [ Link ]

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown, Presumed Minimum
  • 2011: $8 Million
  • 2011: $9 Million (TX option w/ $1 Million buyout – option declined, by mutual agreement)
  • 2010: $5.5 Million
  • 2009: $15 Million
  • 2008: $15 Million
  • 2007: $14.5 Million
  • 2006: $13.5 Million
  • 2005: $12.5 Million
  • 2004: $11 Million
  • 2003: $11.5 Million
  • 2002: $8 Million
  • 2001: $6 Million
  • 2000: $3.5 Million
  • 1999: $1.05 Million
  • 1998: $230,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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Kris Benson

Full Name: Kristopher James Benson
Born: November 7, 1984 in Superior, WI
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Anna, see picture below), two daughters (Alyssa, Haylee), son (P.J.)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: April 9, 1999


Team History

  • 1996-2004: Pittsburgh Pirates (via draft on Jun 4, 1996)
  • 2004-2005: New York Mets (via trade with Jeff Keppinger for Matt Peterson, Jose Bautista, & Ty Wigginton on Jul 30, 2004)
  • 2006-2007: Baltimore Orioles (via trade for Jorge Julio & John Maine on Jan 22, 2006 – GFA Oct 29, 2007)
  • 2008: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Feb 13, 2008 – Released Aug 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 21, 2009)
  • 2010 : Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Mar 15, 2010)
  • Retired – Jan 10, 2011

Salary History

  • 2010: $650,000 (plus $100k in incentives, deal is major league)
  • 2009: $750,000
  • 2008: $75k a month (was only in minors)
  • 2007: $7,144,556
  • 2006: $8.3 Million
  • 2005: $5.3 Million
  • 2004: $6.15 Million
  • 2003: $4.3 Million
  • 2002: $2.7 Million
  • 2001: $3.45 Million
  • 2000: $300,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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Omar Vizquel

Full Name: Omar Enrique Vizquel
Born: April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 175
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Nicole), Son (Nicholas Enrique, 9/12/95), daughter (Caylee Rae, 6/3/07)
Resides: Issaquah, WA
MLB Debut: April 3, 1989


Notes (as of Jan 2009)

  • 11-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993-2001, 2005-06), 2nd-most ever for SS
  • Oldest shortstop ever to win Gold Glove Award (39 in 2006)
  • 7th player, and 1st SS, to win multiple Gold Gloves in both AL and NL
  • 1st Giants SS to win league’s top fielding honor
  • 1 of 6 Giants to win consecutive Gold Gloves
  • .984 lifetime fielding pct. is highest all-time for SS
  • 2,570 games at SS ranks 2nd in baseball history
  • Holds ML record by turning 1,657 doubleplays at SS
  • Owns 3 of 10 best fielding seasons ever by SS
  • Established Giants franchise single-season fielding record for SS in both 2005 and 2006, including .993 mark in ’06
  • Led all ML shortstops in fielding pct. 2005-06 seasons, and 6 times in career
  • 1 of 17 players (since 1901) to play SS in majors at age 40 or over
  • 3-time AL All-Star (1998-99, 2002)
  • Leads all active players for hits (2,598) and ranks 4th for stolen bases (380)
  • Ranks 8th on all-time hits list for switch-hitters
  • Has hit .307 with RISP from 2005-2007
  • 3rd all-time with 23 SBs in post season
  • Venezuela’s captain for 2006 World Baseball Classic
  • 2013 – IF instructor for Anaheim Angels

Team History

  • 1984-1993: Seattle Mariners (as an undrafted free agent on Apr 1, 1984)
  • 1994-2004: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Felix Ferman, Reggie Jefferson, & $ on Dec 20, 1993 – GFA Oct 29, 2004)
  • 2005-2008: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Nov 16, 2004)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 21, 2009 – EFA Nov 6, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: Chicago White Sox (As a free agent on Nov 23, 2009)
  • 2012: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on Jan 22, 2012)
  • Retired
  • 2014: 1B Coach – Detroit Tigers

Salary History

  • 2012: $750,000 (if on major league roster)
  • 2011: $1.75 Million
  • 2010: $1.375 Million
  • 2009: $1 Million
  • 2008: $5,000,000
  • 2007: $5,140,084
  • 2006: $3,640,084
  • 2005: $3,250,000
  • 2004: $6,000,000
  • 2003: $5,500,000
  • 2002: $4,500,000
  • 2001: $3,000,000
  • 2000: $3,000,000
  • 1999: $3,050,000
  • 1998: $3,050,000
  • 1997: $3,050,000
  • 1996: $3,050,000
  • 1995: $2,900,000
  • 1994: $2,350,000
  • 1993: $1,112,500
  • 1992: $360,000
  • 1991: $180,000
  • 1990: $135,000
  • 1989: $68,000

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Jason Ellison

Full Name: Jason Jerome Ellison
Born: April 4, 1978 in Quincy, CA
Height: 5’10” Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Raelena – 2/10/01), daughter (Ariana – 1/14/06)
Resides: Issaquah, WA
MLB Debut: May 9, 2003


Team History

  • 2000-2006: San Francisco Giants (via draft in Jun 2000)
  • 2007: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Travis Blackley on Apr 1, 2007)
  • 2007: Cincinnati Reds (via waivers on Aug 8, 2007 – EFA Oct 9, 2007)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 26, 2007 – DFA Aug 25, 2008)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 7, 2009)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed minimum wage)
  • 2007: $390,000
  • 2006: $345,000
  • 2005: $316,500

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Chris Shelton

Full Name: Christopher Bob Shelton
Born: June 26, 1980 in Salt Lake City, UT
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Salt Lake City, UT
MLB Debut: Aug 1, 2008


Team History

  • 2001-2003: Pittsburgh Pirates (via draft in June 2001)
  • 2004-2007: Detroit Tigers (via rule 5 draft on Dec 15, 2003)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (via trade for Freddy Guzman on Dec 5, 2007, DFA – Jun 26, 2008 – EFA Oct 9, 2008)
  • 2009: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Jan 14, 2009 – DFA Aug 1, 2009)
  • 2010: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Dec 8, 2009)
  • 2011: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Feb 20, 2011)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 9, 2013 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed minimum wage)
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $365,000
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $300,000

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Franklyn German

Full Name: Franklyn Miguel German
Born: January 20, 1980 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’7″ Weight: 260
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Luisa), Daughter (Luisi)
Resides: Palenque, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: September 7, 2002


Team History

  • 1996-2002: Oakland A’s (as an amateur free agent on Jul 2, 1996)
  • 2002-2005: Detroit Tigers (via a three team trade on Jul 5, 2002: by the Oakland Athletics with a player to be named later and Carlos Pena to the Detroit Tigers. The New York Yankees sent Ted Lilly, John-Ford Griffin, and Jason Arnold (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. The Detroit Tigers sent Jeff Weaver to the New York Yankees. The Detroit Tigers sent cash to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent Jeremy Bonderman (August 22, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.)
  • 2006: Florida Marlins (via waivers on Apr 3, 2006 – Released Aug 21, 2006)
  • 2007-2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2006 – DFA May 22, 2008)
  • 2008: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Jun 4, 2008)
  • 2008-2009: Chicago White Sox (via trade for PTBNL on Aug 11, 2008 – Released Jul 11, 2009)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown – presumed minimum
  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed)
  • 2007: Unknown – minors
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $321,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $300,000

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Jason Jennings

Full Name: Jason Ryan Jennings
Born: July 17, 1978 in Dallas, TX
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 235
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Kelly), son (Brandon Riley – 12/13/01), daughter (Bailee Abigail – 10/14/03)
Resides: Mesquite, TX
MLB Debut: September 8, 2005


Notes

  • Wore #31 during the 2008 season, but switched to #28 when Mike Maddux came onboard

Team History

  • 1996: Arizona Diamondbacks (via draft in Jun 1996; did not sign)
  • 1999-2006: Colorado Rockies (via draft in Jun 1999)
  • 2007: Houston Astros (via trade with Miguel Asencio for Taylor Buckholz, Jason Hirsh, & Willy Taveras on Dec 12, 2006)
  • 2008-2009: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 17, 2008 – DFA Aug 27, 2009)
  • 2010: Oakland Athletics (as a minor league free agent on Feb 28, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2009: $800,000 (plus $1.4m in incentives)
  • 2008: $4 Million
  • 2007: $5.5 Million
  • 2006: $4.5 Million
  • 2005: $2.4 Million
  • 2004: $340,000
  • 2003: $325,000
  • 2002: $206,000

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Eddie Guardado

Full Name: Edward Adrian Guardado
Born: October 2, 1970 in Stockton, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Lisa), 3 Children (Niko, Jakob, & Ava Rose)
Resides: Tustin, CA
MLB Debut: June 13, 1993


Notes

  • It’s pronounced “Gwar-DAH-doe”

Team History

  • 1991-2003: Minnesota Twins (originally drafted Jun 1990 – FGA Oct 23, 2003)
  • 2004-2006: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 16, 2003)
  • 2006-2007: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with $ for Travis Chick on Jul 6, 2006)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 11, 2008)
  • 2008: Minnesota Twins (via trade for Mark Hamburger on Aug 25, 2008 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 3, 2009 – GFA Nov 1, 2009)
  • 2010: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 26, 2009 – Released Mar 11, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired.

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $1 Million (plus $2 Million in incentives)
  • 2008: $2 Million, plus $4 Million in incentives
  • 2007: $500,000
  • 2006: $6.25 Million
  • 2005: $6 Million
  • 2004: $4 Million
  • 2003: $2.7 Million
  • 2002: $1.8 Million
  • 2001: $1.8 Million
  • 2000: $875,000
  • 1999: $850,000
  • 1998: $650,000
  • 1997: $300,000
  • 1996: $155,000
  • 1995: $122,500
  • 1994: $120,000
  • 1993: $109,000

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Kazuo Fukumori

Full Name: Kazuo Fukumori
Born: Aug 4, 1976 in Miyazaki, Japan
Height: 5’11” Weight: 170
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Hanae – 1/04), son (Yamato)
Resides: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
MLB Debut: Mar 31, 2008


Team History

  • 1995-2003: Yokohama BayStars
  • 2004: Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
  • 2005-2007: Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • 2008-2009: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 14, 2007 – Released Jun ?, 2009)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2010: $1.75 Million club option w/ $200,000 buyout (2008 Terms)
  • 2009: $1.4 Million club option w/ $200,000 buyout (2008 Terms)
  • 2009: Unknown, was released after 2008, and re-signed
  • 2008: $1.4 Million

Contract Options

  • 2009 option is guaranteed if player spends less than 30 days on major- or minor-league disabled list in 2008
  • 2010 option increases based on performance bonuses earned in 2008-09. The bonuses are:
    • either $0.1M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF, or
    • $50,000 each for 55, 60 games; $75,000 each for 65, 70 games
  • award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS MVP; $50,000 each for WS MVP, All Star; $0.1M each for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd) and Rolaids ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • perks: $50,000 for interpreter, four business class airline tickets from Japan to the U.S. for Fukumori and his family each year, $3,000 for English classes for Fukumori’s wife

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Milton Bradley

Full Name: Milton Obelle Bradley
Born: April 15, 1978 in Harbor City, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 225
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Single, Son (Jeremiah Christian – 12/11/05)
Resides: Redondo Beach, CA
MLB Debut: July 19, 2000


Team History

  • 1996-2001: Montreal Expos (via draft in June 1996)
  • 2001-2003: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Zach Day on Jul 31, 2001)
  • 2004-2005: Los Angeles Dodgers (via trade for Franklin Guiteirrez & Andrew Brown on Apr 3, 2004)
  • 2006-2007: Oakland Athletics (via trade with Antonio Perez for Andre Eithier on Dec 13, 2005)
  • 2007: San Diego Padres (via trade with $ for Andrew Brown on Jun 29, 2007)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 12, 2007 – EFA Dec 12, 2008)
  • 2009: Chicago Cubs (as a free agent on Jan 8, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Carlos Silva on Dec 18, 2009 – Released May 16, 2011)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: $12 Million (if health is bad, this becomes a $12mil option w/ $2 mil buyout)
  • 2010: $9 Million
  • 2009: $5 Million
  • 2008: $5.25 Million
  • 2007: $4 Million
  • 2006: $3 Million
  • 2005: $2.5 Million
  • 2004: $1,730,000
  • 2003: $314,300
  • 2002: $221,000
  • 2001: $207,000

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Ben Broussard

Full Name: Benjamin Isaac Broussard
Born: September 24, 1976 in Beaumont, TX
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Brenda, 12/19/97), Daughter (Mia, 6/17/05)
Resides: Beaumont, TX
MLB Debut: June 22, 2002


Team History

  • 1999-2002: Cincinnati Reds (originally drafted June 1999)
  • 2002-2006: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Russell Branyan on Jun 7, 2002)
  • 2006-2007: Seattle Mariners (via trade with $ for Shin-Soo Choo & Shawn Nottingham on Jul 26, 2006)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (via trade for Tug Hulett on Dec 12, 2007 – DFA May 8, 2008, Released May 15, 2008)
  • 2008: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on May 27, 2008 – Released Jun 10, 2008)
  • 2008: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on Jun 12, 2008)
  • 2009: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Feb 10, 2009)
  • Retired [ Link ]

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: $3.85 Million, plus $150k in plate appearance bonuses (obviously not reached)
  • 2007: $3.5 Million
  • 2006: $2,487,500
  • 2005: $365,000
  • 2004: $324,100
  • 2003: $303,000

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Kason Gabbard

Full Name: Kason Ronald Gabbard
Born: Apr 4, 1982 in Oxford, OH
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 205
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Royal Palm Beach, FL
MLB Debut: Jul 22, 2006


Notes

  • Wore #13 until 2009 when he switched to #30 due to the arrival of Omar Vizquel

Team History

  • 2000-2007: Boston Red Sox (originally drafted June 2000)
  • 2007-2009: Texas Rangers (via trade with David Murphy & Engel Beltre for Eric Gagne on Jul 31, 2007)
  • 2009-2010: Boston Red Sox (via trade for $ on Apr 23, 2009 – Released Aug 20, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $407,640
  • 2008: $396,380
  • 2007: Unknown – $380,000?
  • 2006: Unknown

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AJ Murray

Full Name: Arlington John Murray
Born: Mar 17, 1982 in Vernal, UT
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Vernal, UT
MLB Debut: May 16, 2007


Team History

  • 2000-2008: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 2000 – GFA Oct 1, 2008)
  • 2009: ?
  • 2010: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 15, 2009 – Released Jun 22, 2010)
  • 2010: York Revolution (Independent Ball, as a free agent on July 19, 2010)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 25, 2012 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $392,000
  • 2007: Unknown – $390,000?

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Desi Relaford

Full Name: Desmond Lamont Relaford
Born: September 16, 1973 in Valdosta, GA
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 185
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Cass), Two Children (??)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Aug 1, 1996


Team History

  • 1991-1996: Seattle Mariners (via draft on Jun 3, 1991)
  • 1996-2000: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade for Terry Mulholland on Jul 31, 1996)
  • 2000: San Diego Padres (via trade for David Newhan on Aug 4, 2000)
  • 2001: New York Mets (via waivers on Oct 12, 2000)
  • 2002: San Francisco Giants (via trade with Tsuyoshi Shinjo on Dec 16, 2001)
  • 2002: Seattle Mariners (via trade with $ for David Bell on Jan 25, 2002 – GFA Dec 21, 2002)
  • 2003-2004: Kansas City Royals (as a free agent on Jan 10, 2003 – GFA Nov 1, 2004)
  • 2005: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 6, 2005 – Released Jul 31, 2005)
  • 2005: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on Aug 13, 2005 – GFA Oct 15, 2005)
  • 2006: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Feb 8, 2006)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 14, 2007 – EFA Nov 3, 2007)
  • Unknown Status as of Mar 17, 2010 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown – minors mostly (prorated $380,000?)
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $950,000
  • 2004: $900,000
  • 2003: $900,000
  • 2002: $1.275 Million
  • 2001: $475,000
  • 2000: $345,000
  • 1999: $260,000
  • 1998: $170,000

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Travis Metcalf

Full Name: Travis A. Metcalf
Born: August 17, 1982 in Manhattan, KS
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Dallas, TX
MLB Debut: May 19, 2007


Team History

  • 2004-2008: Texas Rangers (via draft in June 2004)
  • 2009: Kansas City Royals (off waivers on Apr 8, 2009 – released Aug 19, 2009)
  • 2010: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Mar ??, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2009: $403,220
  • 2008: $392,000
  • 2007: Unknown, $390,000?

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Adam Melhuse

Full Name: Adam Michael Melhuse
Born: March 27, 1972 in Santa Clara, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 210
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: June 16, 2000


Notes

  • Wore #16 from June 10 to June 17th 2007, at which point he switched to #2.

Team History

  • 1993-1999: Toronto Blue Jays (via draft on Jun 1993)
  • 2000: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Dec 15, 1999)
  • 2000-2001: Colorado Rockies (via “conditional deal” on Jun 17, 2000 – GFA Oct 17, 2001)
  • 2002: Chicago Cubs (as a free agent on Nov 8, 2001 – Released Jul 17, 2002)
  • 2002: Colorado Rockies (as a free agent on Jul 18, 2002 – GFA Oct 15, 2002)
  • 2003-2007: Oakland Athletics (as a free agent on Nov 6, 2002)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (via trade for $ on Jun 9, 2007 – DFA Aug 23, 2007)
  • 2007: Oakland Athletics (as a free agent on Sep 1, 2007)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a minor league agent on Jan 11, 2008 – Released Apr 25, 2008)
  • 2008: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on ?? ??, 2008 – EFA Oct 31, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 19, 2009 – Released Apr 4, 2009)
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on May 9, 2009)
  • Retired – Jun 16, 2009

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: $900,000
  • 2006: $700,000
  • 2005: $385,000
  • 2004: $357,500

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Ramon Vazquez

Full Name: Ramon Luis Vazquez
Born: August 21, 1976 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Height: 5’11” Weight: 170
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Griselda), son (Nomar), daughter (Sofia)
Resides: Cayey, Puerto Rico
MLB Debut: Sep 7, 2001


Team History

  • 1995-2001: Seattle Mariners (via draft in June 1995)
  • 2002-2004: San Diego Padres (via trade with Tom Lampkin & Brett Tomko for Ben Davis, Alex Arias, & Wascar Serrano on Dec 11, 2001)
  • 2005: Boston Red Sox (via trade with David Pauley, Jay Payton, & $ for Dave Roberts on Dec 20, 2004)
  • 2005-2006: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Alex Cora on July 7, 2005 – GFA Oct 2, 2006)
  • 2007-2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2006)
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Dec 12, 2008 – DFA Apr 4, 2010 – Released Apr 10, 2010)
  • 2010: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Apr 19, 2010 – Released ???, 2010)
  • 2010: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Jun 25, 2010 – Released Jul 23, 2010)
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Jan 15, 2011)
  • 2011: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on Jun 14, 2011 – Released Jul 23, 2011)
  • 2011: Florida Marlins (as a minor league free agent on Aug 16, 2011 – GFA Nov 2, 2011)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 14, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: Unknown, presumed minimum.
  • 2010: $2 Million (by Pirates, minus league minimum Seattle/others)
  • 2009: $2 Million
  • 2008: $810,000
  • 2007: $550,000
  • 2006: $700,000
  • 2005: $700,000
  • 2004: $342,500
  • 2003: $315,000
  • 2002: $205,000

Ramon Vazquez Links

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Mike Wood

Full Name: Michael Burton Wood
Born: April 26, 1980 in W Palm Beach, FL
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: August 21, 2003


Team History

  • 2001-2004: Oakland A’s (originally drafted Jun 2001)
  • 2004-2006: Kansas City Royals (via trade with Mark Teahen to the Kansas City Royals. The Houston Astros sent Octavio Dotel to the Oakland Athletics. The Houston Astros sent John Buck and cash to the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals sent Carlos Beltran to the Houston Astros on Jun 24, 2004)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (off waivers on Oct 11, 2006 – EFA Oct 15, 2007)
  • 2008: Yokohoma Baystars (Japanese ball – as a free agent on ??)
  • 2009: Florida Marlins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2009)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Aug 31, 2009 – GFA Nov 9, 2009)
  • 2010: Rockford Riverhawks (Independent Ball – as a free agent on ??)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2007: $420,000
  • 2006: $350,000
  • 2005: $319,000

Mike Wood Links

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Sammy Sosa

Full Name: Samuel Peralta Sosa
Born: November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Jun 16, 1989


Team History

  • 1985-1989: Texas Rangers (as an undrafted amateur free agent in 1985)
  • 1989-1991: Chicago White Sox (via trade with Wilson Alvarez & Scott Fletcher for Harold Baines & Fred Manrique on Jul 29, 1989)
  • 1992-2004: Chicago Cubs (via trade with Ken Patterson for George Bell on Mar 30, 1992)
  • 2005: Baltimore Orioles (via trade with $ for Jerry Hairson Jr, Mike Fontenot, & Dave Crouthers on Feb 2, 2005)
  • 2006: Did not play
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 29, 2007, GFA Dec 13, 2007)
  • Retired

Salary History

  • 2007: $2 Million ($500k base, $1.5 in incentives)
  • 2006: Did not play
  • 2005: $17 Million
  • 2004: $16 Million
  • 2003: $16 Million
  • 2002: $15 Million
  • 2001: $12.5 Million
  • 2000: $11 Million
  • 1999: $9 Million
  • 1998: $8.325 Million
  • 1997: $5.5 Million
  • 1996: $4.75 Million
  • 1995: $4.3 Million
  • 1994: $2.95 Million
  • 1993: $745,000
  • 1992: $180,000
  • 1991: $150,000
  • 1990: $100,000
  • 1989: $68,000

Sammy Sosa Links

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Jerry Hairston, Jr.

Full Name: Jerry Wayne Hairston Jr.
Born: May 29, 1976 in Naperville, IL
Height: 5’10” Weight: 185
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 26, 2004


Notes

  • Jerry is the brother of Scott Hairston, the son of Jerry Hairston Sr., the Grandson of Sammy Hairston, and the Nephew of Johnny Hairston. Quite the family. :)
  • Jerry wore uniform number 25 from when he first came to the Rangers until August 5, 2007 when he switched to #3. Jarrod Saltamacchia (likely) convinved Hairston to give up 25, which was Salty’s preferred number.

Team History

  • 1997-2004: Baltimore Orioles (originally drafted June 1997)
  • 2005-2006: Chicago Cubs (via trade with Dave Crouthers and Mike Fontenot for Sammy Sosa and $ on Feb 2, 2005)
  • 2006-2007: Texas Rangers (via trade for Phil Nevin and $ on May 31, 2006, GFA Dec 13, 2007)
  • 2008-2009: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Mar 3, 2008 – EFA Oct 31, 2008)
  • 2009: New York Yankees (via trade for Richard Weems on Jul 31, 2009)
  • 2010: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Jan 18, 2010)
  • 2011: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Jan 19, 2011)
  • 2011: Milwaukee Brewers (via trade for Erik Komatsu on Jul 29, 2011 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012-2013: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Dec 5, 2011)
  • Retired – Dec 11, 2013
  • 2014: TV analyst for LA Dodgers

Salary History

  • 2013: $3.75 Million
  • 2012: $2.25 Million
  • 2011: $2 Million (+ $1M in incentives)
  • 2010: $2.125 Million
  • 2009: $2 Million
  • 2008: Unknown
  • 2007: $750,000
  • 2006: $2.3 Million
  • 2005: $1.8 Million
  • 2004: $1.65 Million
  • 2003: $1.55 Million
  • 2002: $300,000
  • 2001: $235,000
  • 2000: $205,000

Jerry Hairston Jr Links

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Eric Gagne

Full Name: Eric Serge Gagne
Born: January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Canada
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 245
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Valerie), Two daughters (Faye – 11/11/00 & Bluu – 12/5/05), one son (Maddox – 1/5/04)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 9, 1999


Team History

  • 1994: Chicago White Sox (originally drafted Jun 1994, did not sign)
  • 1995-2006: Los Angeles Dodgers (as an amateur free agent on Jul 26, 1995)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 19, 2006)
  • 2007: Boston Red Sox (via trade for Kason Gabbard, OF David Murphy, & OF Engel Beltre on Jul 31, 2007)
  • 2008: Milwaukee Brewers (as a free agent on Dec 10, 2007 – EFA Oct 30, 2008, resigned Feb 17, 2009 – Released Mar 8, 2009)
  • 2009: ?
  • 2010: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 18, 2010 – Released Mar 21, 2010)
  • Retired – Apr 19, 2010

Salary History

  • 2010: $500,000 (if on major league club, another $500k in incentives – Dodgers)
  • 2009: $1.5 Million (not paid due to release in Mar 09)
  • 2008: $10 Million
  • 2007: $6 Million (plus $5 Mil in incentives, incentives guaranteed with trade, Rangers paid $400k)
  • 2006: $10 Million
  • 2005: $8 Million
  • 2004: $5 Million
  • 2003: $550,000
  • 2002: $300,000
  • 2001: $220,000

Eric Gagne Links

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Kenny Lofton

Full Name: Kenneth Lofton
Born: May 13, 1967 in East Chicago, IN
Height: 5’11” Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 14, 1991


Team History

  • 1988-1991: Houston Astros (via draft June 1988)
  • 1992-1996: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Dave Rohde for Willie Blair & Eddie Taubensee on Dec 10, 1991)
  • 1997: Atlanta Braves (via trade with Alan Embree for Marquis Grissom & David Justice on Mar 25, 1997. GFA Oct 28, 1997)
  • 1998-2001: Cleveland Indians (as a free agent on Dec 8, 1997 – GFA Nov 5, 2001)
  • 2002: Chicago White Sox (as a free agent on Feb 1, 2002)
  • 2002: San Francisco Giants (via trade for Felix Diaz & Ryan Meaux on Jul 28, 2002 – GFA Nov 4, 2002)
  • 2003: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Mar 14, 2003)
  • 2003: Chicago Cubs (via trade with Aramis Ramirez and $ for Jose Hernandez, Matt Bruback, & Bobby Hill on Jul 23, 2003 – GFA Oct 30, 2003)
  • 2004: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 6, 2004)
  • 2005: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade for Felix Rodriguez on Dec 3, 2004 – GFA Nov 2, 2005)
  • 2006: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Dec 20, 2005)
  • 2007: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 12, 2006)
  • 2007: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Max Ramirez on Jul 27, 2007)
  • Unknown Status as of Mar 17, 2010 – Presumed Retired.

Salary History

  • 2007: $1 Million
  • 2006: $3,821,236
  • 2005: $3.1 Million
  • 2004: $3.1 Million
  • 2003: $1.025 Million
  • 2002: $1.025 Million
  • 2001: $8 Million
  • 2000: $7.5 Million
  • 1999: $7.55 Million
  • 1998: $7.55 Million
  • 1997: $4.825 Million
  • 1996: $3.575 Million
  • 1995: $1.925 Million
  • 1994: $925,000
  • 1993: $450,000
  • 1992: $110,000
  • 1991: $100,000

Kenny Lofton Links

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Wes Littleton

Full Name: Wes Avi Littleton
Born: September 2, 1982 in Hayward, CA
Height: 6’10” Weight: 210
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jamie)
Resides: Oceanside, CA
MLB Debut: July 4, 2006


Team History

  • 2000: Montreal Expos (via draft in June 2000 – did not sign)
  • 2003-2008: Texas Rangers (via draft June 2003, DFA Nov 20, 2008)
  • 2009: Boston Red Sox (via trade for Beau Vaughn (Dec 11) & $20,000 cash on Nov 28, 2008)
  • 2009: Milwaukee Brewers (off waivers on Mar 17, 2009)
  • 2010: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Mar 1, 2010 – GFA Nov 6, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $397,510
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: 316,000

Wes Littleton Links