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

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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

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