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John Rheinecker

Full Name: John Philip Rheinecker
Born: May 29, 1979 in Belleville, IL
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 230
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Janeen), daughters (Jadeyn – 12/22/01, Jolee – 2/9/06)
Resides: Springfield, MO
MLB Debut: Apr 22, 2006


Team History

  • 2001-2005: Oakland A’s (originally drafted June 2001)
  • 2006-2008: Texas Rangers (via trade with Freddie Bynum for Juan Dominguez on Mar 31, 2006 – GFA Oct 1, 2008)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $395,320
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: $330,000

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John Koronka

Full Name: John Vincent Koronka
Born: July 3, 1980 in Clearwater, FL
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 180
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: June 1, 2005


Team History

  • 1998-2002: Cincinnati Reds (via draft in Jun 1998)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (via minor league rule 5 draft on Dec 16, 2002)
  • 2003: Cincinnati Reds (returned via Rule 5 selection from Rangers on ???)
  • 2003-2005: Chicago Cubs (via trade for Philip Norton on Aug 25, 2003)
  • 2006-2007: Texas Rangers (via trade for Freddie Bynum on Mar 31, 2006, DFA Jul 1, 2007)
  • 2007: Cleveland Indians (off waivers on July 9, 2007 – GFA Oct ??, 2007)
  • 2008: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Dec 21, 2007 – GFA ??? ??, 2008)
  • 2008: Orix Blue Wave (Japanese Ball, as a free agent on May 18, 2008)
  • 2009: Florida Marlins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2009 – DFA May 17, 2009)
  • 2010: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 28, 2010)
  • 2010: Lancaster Barnstormers (independent ball, as a free agent on Jul 26, 2010 – Released Aug 3, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2009: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2008: Unknown, presumed minimum, Japanese was 2500 yen
  • 2007: $392,000
  • 2006: $329,000
  • 2005: $316,000

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Antonio Alfonseca

Full Name: Antonio Alfonseca
Born: April 16, 1972 in La Romana, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 250
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Rocio), sons (Antonio Jr & Mark Anthony), daughter (Jenitza)
Resides: Miami, FL
MLB Debut: Jun 17, 1997
Agent: Juan Iglesias


Team History

  • Only person in team history to have six fingers on his hands

Team History

  • 1989-1993: Montreal Expos (originally drafted Jul 1989)
  • 1994-2001: Florida Marlins (via minor league Rule 5 draft on Dec 13, 1993)
  • 2002-2003: Chicago Cubs (via trade with Matt Clement for Jose Cueto, Ryan Jorgensen, Julian Tavarez, & Dontrelle Willis on Mar 27, 2002 – EFA Oct 28, 2003)
  • 2004: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Dec 23, 2003 – EFA Nov 2, 2004)
  • 2005: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Dec 20, 2004 – EFA Nov 2, 2005)
  • 2006: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2006, DFA Jun 9, 2006 – Released Jun 19, 2006)
  • 2007: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Jan ??, 2007)

Salary History

  • 2007: $700,000
  • 2006: $540,000
  • 2005: $300,000 (plus $1.7 in incentives, team option $2.75 Mil for 06, declined)
  • 2004: $1.35 Million (plus $650k in incentives)
  • 2003: $4 Million
  • 2002: $3.55 Million
  • 2001: $2.45 Million
  • 2000: $380,000
  • 1999: $250,000
  • 1998: $175,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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D’Angelo Jimenez

Full Name: D’Angelo Jimenez
Born: December 21, 1977 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 15, 1999


Team History

  • 1994-2001: New York Yankees (as a non drafted free agent on Aug 1, 1994)
  • 2001-2002: San Diego Padres (via trade for Jay Witasick on Jul 23, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: Chicago White Sox (via trade for Alex Fernandez & Humberto Quintero on Jul 12, 2002)
  • 2003-2005: Cincinnati Reds (via trade for Scott Dunn on Jul 6, 2003 – EFA Oct 5, 2005)
  • 2006 : Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 27, 2005 – DFA Jun 6, 2006 – Released Jun 14, 2006)
  • 2006: Oakland A’s (as a minor league free agent on Jun 23, 2006 – Released Oct 23, 2006)
  • 2007: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 19, 2006, EFA Oct 18, 2007)
  • 2008- : St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 19, 2007)

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown – minors
  • 2007: Unknown – minors
  • 2006: $750,000
  • 2005: $2.87 Million
  • 2004: $1.615 Million
  • 2003: $345,000
  • 2002: $240,000
  • 2001: $200,000
  • 2000: $200,000

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Josh Rupe

Full Name: Joshua Matthew Rupe
Born: August 18, 1982 in Portsmuth, VA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 210
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (April), son (Tucker – 11/1/06)
Resides: Virginia Beach, VA
MLB Debut: Sep 16, 2005


Team History

  • 2002-2003: Chicago White Sox (via draft on June 2002)
  • 2003-2009: Texas Rangers (via trade as PTBNL (with Frankie Francisco, Anthony Webster, & $ on Jul 24, 2003) for Carl Everett on Jul 1, 2003)
  • 2010: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 25, 2009 – DFA May 12, 2010)
  • 2011: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent around Nov 23, 2010 – Released Aug 5, 2011)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2010: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2009: $416,310
  • 2008: $392,000
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: $328,000
  • 2005: Unknown, presumed minimum

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Jason Botts

Full Name: Jason Carl Botts
Born: July 26, 1980 in Paso Robles, CA
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 250
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Paso Robles, CA
MLB Debut: Sep 14, 2005


Team History

  • 1999-2008: Texas Rangers (via draft on Jun 1999 – DFA Apr 29, 2008)
  • 2008-2009: Nippon Ham Fighters (Japanese ball, via trade for $ on Jun 4, 2008)
  • 2010: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jan 14, 2010 – Released Mar 17, 2010)
  • 2010: Camden Riversharks (independent ball)
  • 2010-2011: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Jun ??, 2010)
  • 2011: Culican Tomateros (Mexican Pacific League – still Nats property apparently)
  • 2011: York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League (????)
  • Presumed Retired – Feb 11, 2013

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2008-2009: Unknown, Japan
  • 2008: $394,190
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: $328,000

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Todd Zeile

Full Name: Todd Edward Zeile
Born: September 9, 1965 in Van Nuys, CA
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Julianne); Children (Garrett (5), & Hannah (1))
Resides: Thousand Oaks, CA
MLB Debut: Aug 18, 1989


Notes

Team History

  • 1983: Kansas City Royals (via draft in Jun 1983, did not sign)
  • 1986-1995: St. Louis Cardinals (selected in Supplemental round of 1986 free agent draft)
  • 1995: Chicago Cubs (via trade with $ for Mike Morgan, Paul Torres, & Francisco Morales on Jun 16)
  • 1996: Philadelphia Phillies (signed as a free agent on Dec 22, 1995)
  • 1996: Baltimore Orioles (via trade with Pete Incaviglia for Gary Stevenson and Calvin Maduro on Aug 29)
  • 1997-1998: Los Angeles Dodgers (signed as a free agent on Dec 9, 1996)
  • 1998: Florida Marlins (via trade with Mike Piazza for Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla,Charles Johnson, Manuel Barrios, & Jim Eisenreich on May 15)
  • 1998-1999: Texas Rangers (via trade for Jose Santo & Dan DeYoung on July 31)
  • 2000-2001: New York Mets (signed as a free agent on Dec 11, 1999)
  • 2002: Colorado Rockies (via trade with Benny Agbayani and cash for Glendon Rusch, Alex Ochoa, Lenny Harris, Jeff D’Amico, Lou Collier, Mark Sweeney, Jeromy Burnitz, Ross Gload, & Craig House in a multi team deal with the Mets, Brewers, & the Rockies on Jan 21, 2002)
  • 2003: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Dec 18, 2002 – released Aug 17, 2003)
  • 2003: Montreal Expos (as a free agent on Aug 20, 2003 – GFA October 20, 2003)
  • 2004: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jan 28, 2004)
  • Retired Oct 3, 2004

Salary History

  • 2004: $1 Million
  • 2003: $1.5 Million
  • 2002: $6,833,333
  • 2001: $6,833,333
  • 2000: $4,333,333
  • 1999: $3.2 Million
  • 1998: $3.2 Million
  • 1997: $3.1 Million
  • 1996: $2.7 Million
  • 1995: $3.7 Million
  • 1994: $2.7 Million
  • 1993: $1.025 Million
  • 1992: $315,000
  • 1991: $160,000
  • 1990: $100,000
  • 1989: $68,000

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Gregg Zaun

Full Name: Gregory Owen Zaun
Born: April 14, 1971 in Glendale, CA
Height: 5’10” Weight: 180
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jacqueline – Jan 3, 1998)
Resides: Weston, FL
MLB Debut: Jun 24, 1995


Team History

  • 1995-1996 : Baltimore Orioles (Originally selected in the 17th round of the 1989 draft)
  • 1996-1998 : Florida Marlins (via trade as PTBNL for Terry Mathews on August 23rd, 1996)
  • 1999: Texas Rangers (for $100k in cash) (Obtained player 12/98, cash was sent 4/99)
  • 2000: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Juan Gonzalez & Danny Patterson for Justin Thompson, Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Frank Catalanotto, & Allen Webb on October 2, 1999 – Was a Tiger in Spring Training Only)
  • 2000-2001 : Kansas City Royals (via trade for PTNBL or $ on March 7, 2000)
  • 2002-2003 : Houston Astros (as a free agent on Dec 8, 2001 – released Aug 20, 2003)
  • 2003: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Aug 26, 2003)
  • 2004: Montreal Expos (as a minor league free agent on Jan 13, 2004 – GFA Apr 8, 2004)
  • 2004-2008: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on Apr 10, 2004)
  • 2009: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Jan 15, 2009)
  • 2009: Tampa Bay Rays (via trade for PTBNL on Aug 7, 2009)
  • 2010: Milwaukee Brewers (as a free agent on Dec 4, 2009)
  • 2011: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Jan 18, 2011)
  • Retired – Mar 7, 2011

Salary History

  • 2011: Unknown (San Diego)
  • 2011: $2.25 Million Team Option (Milwaukee) – declined
  • 2010: $1.9 Million
  • 2010: $500,000 from Rays ($2 Million option not picked up)
  • 2009: $1.5 Million
  • 2008: $3.75 Million
  • 2007: $3.5 Million
  • 2006: $1 Million
  • 2005: $950,000
  • 2004: $400,000
  • 2003: $1.2 Million
  • 2002: $1.15 Million
  • 2001: $1.15 Million
  • 2000: $525,000
  • 1999: $450,000
  • 1998: $280,000
  • 1997: $205,000
  • 1996: $140,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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Steve Woodard

Full Name: Steve Larry Woodard, Jr.
Born: May 5, 1975 in Hartselle, AL
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 217
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Single, Son (Wesley Cole – 11/17/00)
Resides: Hartselle, AL
MLB Debut: Jul 28, 1997


Team History

  • 1994-2000: Milwaukee Brewers (originally drafted June 94)
  • 2000-2001: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Bob Wickman & Jason Bere for Rickie Sexon, Paul Rigdon, Kane Davis, & Marcos Scutaro on Aug 30, 2000)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2002: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on June 4, 2002)
  • 2002: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Jul 28, 2002)
  • 2003: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Dec 1, 2002)
  • 2004: Oakland A’s (as a minor league free agent on Feb 13, 2004)
  • 2004: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Aug 12, 2004 – EFA Oct 27, 2004)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007 – presumed retired.

Salary History

  • 2004: $300,000 (Presumably)
  • 2003: $550,000
  • 2002: $550,000
  • 2001: $1.325 Million
  • 2000: $350,000
  • 1999: $270,000
  • 1998: $174,500
  • 1997: $150,000

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John Wetteland

Full Name: John Karl Wetteland
Born: August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, CA
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Michele – 6/14/90), twin daughters Addie & Katie (11/7/95) & son (Jake David – 7/31/00)
Resides: Cedar Crest, NM
MLB Debut: May 31, 1989
Final Game: Sep 20, 2000


Notes

  • Rolaids Pitcher of the Decade (90-99)
  • 1999 Texas Rangers Fireman of the Year Award

Team History

  • 1984: New York Mets (via draft in Jun 1984, did not sign)
  • 1985-1987: Los Angeles Dodgers (via draft in Jan 1985; secondary phase)
  • 1988: Detroit Tigers (via Rule 5 Draft on Dec 7, 1987)
  • 1988-1991: Los Angeles Dodgers (returned from Rule 5 Pick on Mar 29, 1988)
  • 1992: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with Tim Belcher for Eric Davis & Kip Gross on Nov 25, 1991)
  • 1992-1994: Montreal Expos (via trade with Bill Risley for Dave Martinez, Scott Ruskin, & Willie Greene on Dec 11, 1991)
  • 1995-1996: New York Yankees (via trade for Fernando Seguignol, a PTBNL, and cash (April 5, 1995)
  • 1997-2000: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 16, 1996)
  • Retired – Was some sort of pitching coach in the Rangers system until Jan 2006

Salary History

  • 2000: $6.5 Million
  • 1999: $6.35 Million
  • 1998: $5.8 Million
  • 1997: $4.575 Million
  • 1996: $4 Million
  • 1995: $3.375 Million
  • 1994: $2.225 Million
  • 1993: $315,000
  • 1992: $156,000
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1990: $142,500
  • 1989: $68,000

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B.J. Waszgis

Full Name: Robert Michael Waszgis
Born: August 24, 1970 in Omaha, NE
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Shana), Two kids (McKenna – 4/2/97 & Drei (9/20/99)
Resides: Camilla, GA
MLB Debut: July 29, 2000
Final Game: Oct 1, 2000


Notes

  • 1992 – MWL All Star Team
  • 1994 – Post Season Carolina League All Star

Team History

  • Note: All of this time is minor leagues – B.J. did not hit the majors until 2000.
  • 1990: Philadelphia Phillies (via draft on Jun 4, 1990, did not sign)
  • 1991-1997: Baltimore Orioles (via draft in Jun 1991)
  • 1997-1998: Boston Red Sox (off waivers on Sep 25, 1997 – GFA Oct 16, 1998)
  • 1999: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 25, 1999 – GFA Oct 15, 1999)
  • 2000: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 20, 1999 – GFA Oct 20, 2000)
  • 2001: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Nov 21, 2000)
  • 2002: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 21, 2001)
  • 2003: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on ??? – Released Aug 11, 2003 from AA)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007 – presumed retired

Salary History

  • Unknown

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Brandon Villafuerte

Full Name: Brandon Paul Villafuerte
Born: Dec 17, 1975 in Hilo, HI
Height: 5’11” Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Evanston, IL
MLB Debut: May 23, 2000


Team History

  • 1993: Florida Marlins (via draft in Jun 1993, but did not sign)
  • 1994-1997: New York Mets (via draft in Jun 1994)
  • 1998-1999: Florida Marlins (via trade with Cesar Crespo (PTBNL) for Robert Stratton on Mar 20, 1998)
  • 1999-2000: Detroit Tigers (via trade for Mike Drumright on Jul 31, 1999)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (via trade with Kevin Mobley for Matt Perisho on Dec 16, 2000 – GFA Oct 15, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Dec 7, 2001)
  • 2004: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Apr 3, 2004)
  • 2005-2006: San Francisco Giants (as a minor league free agent on Dec 14. 2004 – EFA Oct 28, 2005, re-signed Apr 2006)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 31, 2008 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $302,000
  • 2002: $200,000
  • 2001: $200,000
  • 2000: $200,000

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Mike Venafro

Full Name: Michael Robert Venafro
Born: August 2, 1973 in Takoma Park, MD
Height: 5’10” Weight: 180
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Fort Myers, FL
MLB Debut: Apr 24, 1999


Team History

  • 1999-2001: Texas Rangers (originally drafted 29th round, Jun 1995)
  • 2002: Oakland A’s (via trade with Carlos Pena for Mario Ramos, Jason Hart, Ryan Ludwick, & Gerald Laird on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2003: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Jan 13, 2003 – released Mar 26, 2003)
  • 2003: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (as a free agent on Mar 27, 2003 – DFA Jun 26, 2003)
  • 2003: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Jul 3, 2003)
  • 2004: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 5, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Los Angeles Dodgers (via trade for Elvin Nina on Aug 10, 2004 – GFA Oct 15, 2004)
  • 2005: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Feb 19, 2005 – GFA Oct 15, 2005)
  • 2006: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan ??, 2006 – Released Mar 31, 2006)
  • 2006: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Apr 14, 2006 – released, Jul 17, 2006)
  • 2006: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Jul 18, 2006)
  • 2007: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Dec 8, 2006)
  • 2007: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade for $ on May 17, 2007 – Released ?? ??, 2007)
  • 2007: St Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Aug 15, 2007 – EFA Nov 3, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 7, 2008
  • 2010: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on ?? – Released Apr 2, 2010)

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $535,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $812,500
  • 2001: $310,000
  • 2000: $245,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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Randy Velarde

Full Name: Randy Lee Velarde
Born: November 24, 1962 in Midland, TX
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jeanie – 10/12/90), 3 Children (Jennifer – 11/15/81, Nikko – 7/2/92, & Brie – 12/13/95)
Resides: Midland, TX
MLB Debut: August 20, 1987


Team History

  • 1985-1986: Chicago White Sox (originally drafted Jun 1985)
  • 1987-1995: New York Yankees (via trade with Pete Philson for Scott Neilsen & Mike Soper on Jan 5, 1987)
  • 1996-1999: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Nov 21, 1995)
  • 1999-2000: Oakland A’s (via trade with Omar Olivares for Elvin Nina, Jeff DaVanon, & Nathan Hayes on Jul 29, 1999)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (via trade for Aaron Harang & Ryan Cullen on Nov 17, 20000)
  • 2001: New York Yankees (via trade for Randy Flores & Rosman Garcia (both PTBNL) on Aug 31, 2001 – PTBNL on Oct 12, 2001)
  • 2002: Oakland A’s (as a free agent on Jan 12, 2002)
  • Retired Jan 2003

Salary History

  • 2002: $1 Million
  • 2001: $3.15 Million
  • 2000: $3.05 Million
  • 1999: $1.6 Million
  • 1998: $850,000
  • 1997: $800,000
  • 1996: $800,000
  • 1995: $500,000
  • 1994: $1.125 Million
  • 1993: $1.05 Million
  • 1992: $360,000
  • 1991: $145,000
  • 1990: $136,500
  • 1989: $72,500
  • 1988: $62,500

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Todd Van Poppel

Full Name: Todd Matthew Van Poppel
Born: December 9, 1971 in Hinsdale, IL
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 235
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Alecia – 10/19/96), Daughter (Halee Madison – 7/18/99), Son (Tate Matthew – 8/16/01)
Resides: Southlake, TX
MLB Debut: Sep 11, 1991


Notes

  • Named National High School Player of the Year in 1990 with 11-3 record and 0.97 ERA at Martin HS in Arlington, TX

Team History

  • 1991-1996: Oakland Athletics (originally drafted Jun 1990)
  • 1996: Detroit Tigers (off waivers Aug 6, 1996)
  • 1997: California Angels (off waivers Nov 12, 1996)
  • 1997: Kansas City Royals (as a free agent on Apr 17, 1997)
  • 1997-1998: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jun 20, 1997)
  • 1998-1999: Pittsburgh Pirates (via trade with Warren Morris for Esteban Loaiza on 7/18/98) – 99 was all minor leagues
  • 2000-2001: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on Nov 22, 1999)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 26, 2001 – DFA on May 27, 2003, released Jun 4, 2003)
  • 2003-2004: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Jun 12, 2003 – DFA Jul 10, 2003, resigned – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent around Feb 14, 2005)
  • Retired – March 8, 2005

Salary History

  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $3 Million
  • 2003: $2.5 Million
  • 2002: $2 Million
  • 2001: $850,000
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: Unknown
  • 1998: $300,000
  • 1997: Unknown
  • 1996: $318,000
  • 1995: $397,000
  • 1994: $397,000
  • 1993: $454,000

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Ismael Valdez

Full Name: Ismael Valdes
Born: August 21, 1973 in Cuidad Victoria, Mexico
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Karina – 11/27/99)
Resides: Cuidad Victoria, Mexico
MLB Debut: June 15, 1994


Notes

  • In 2004, Ismael decided he was going to use the spelling “Valdez” for himself. Before that, he used “Valdes”

Team History

  • 1991-2000: Los Angeles Dodgers (originally signed Jun 1991)
  • 1992-1993: Mexico City Tigers (on loan from Dodgers on Apr 21 – Jun 26, 1992 & Mar 17 to Aug 19, 1993)
  • 2000: Chicago Cubs (via trade with Eric Young for Terry Adams, Chad Ricketts, & Brian Stephenson (PTBNL) on Dec 12, 1999)
  • 2000: Los Angeles Dodgers (via trade for Jorge Piedra, Jamie Arnold, & $ on Jul 26, 2000)
  • 2001: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Jan 4, 2001)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 28, 2002)
  • 2002: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Derrick van Dusen & Jermaine Clark on Aug 18, 2002)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 15, 2003 – Granted Free Agency on Dec 7, 2003)
  • 2004: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Dec 18, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Florida Marlins (via trade for Travis Chick on Jul 31, 2004 – EFA Oct 29, 2005)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007, presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2005: $1.5 Million
  • 2004: $800,000
  • 2003: $2.5 Million
  • 2002: $2.5 Million
  • 2001: $2.5 Million
  • 2000: $5,737,500
  • 1999: $4.25 Million
  • 1998: $2.8 Million
  • 1997: $900,000
  • 1996: $425,000
  • 1995: $136,000
  • 1994: $109,000

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Ugueth Urbina

Full Name: Ugueth Urtain Urbina
Born: February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: 2 Sons (Juan Manual – 5/31/93 & Ugueth Jr – 11/29/94)
Resides: Tampa, FL
MLB Debut: May 9, 1995


Notes

  • Urbina was sentenced to 14 years in jail on March 30, 2007 for attempted murder in Venezuela.

Team History

  • 1990-2001: Montreal Expos (originally drafted July 1990)
  • 2001-2002: Boston Red Sox (via trade with $ for Tomo Ohka & Rich Rundles on Jul 31, 2002)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 26, 2002)
  • 2003: Florida Marlins (via trade with $ for Ryan Snare, Adrian Gonzalez, & Will Smith on Jul 11, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Mar 26, 2004)
  • 2005: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade with Ramon Martinez for Placido Polanco on Jun 8, 2005)
  • Unsure what his official baseball status is. See Notes.

Salary History

  • 2005: $4 Million
  • 2004: $3.5 Million
  • 2003: $4.5 Million
  • 2002: $6.7 Million
  • 2001: $4.2 Million
  • 2000: $3.2 Million
  • 1999: $2.2 Million
  • 1998: $565,000
  • 1997: $175,000
  • 1996: $112,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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John Thomson

Full Name: John Carl Thomson
Born: October 1, 1973 in Vicksburg, MS
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 187
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Kelly – 11/11/00)
Resides: Sulphur, LA
MLB Debut: May 11, 1997


Team History

  • 1993-2002: Colorado Rockies (drafted June 1993)
  • 2002: New York Mets (via trade with Mark Little for Jay Payton, Mark Corey, & Robert Stratton on Jul 31, 2002)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 3, 2003)
  • 2004-2006: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Dec 9, 2003)
  • 2007: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2007 – released Jun 20, 2007)
  • 2007: Kansas City Royals (as a free agent on Jun 22, 2007 – EFA Nov 2, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 5, 2008, presumed still free agent

Salary History

  • 2007: $500,000 (plus incentives)
  • 2006: $4.75 Million
  • 2005: $3.75 Million
  • 2004: $1.75 Million
  • 2003: $1.25 Million
  • 2002: $1.1 Million
  • 2001: $300,000
  • 2000: $300,000
  • 1999: $300,000
  • 1998: $210,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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Justin Thompson

Full Name: Justin Willard Thompson
Born: March 8, 1973 in San Antonio, TX
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 215
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Cassidy – 2/2/02) – Daughter (Chloe Lynn – 2/20/03)
Resides: Spring, TX
MLB Debut: May 27, 1996


Notes

  • While a Ranger from 2000 through 2005, only pitched a handful of games in the majors at the end of 2005.

Team History

  • 1996-1999: Detroit Tigers (originally drafted in the 32nd round of the 1991 draft)
  • 2000-2005: Texas Rangers (via trade with Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Frank Catalanotto, & Allen Webb for Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson, & Gregg Zaun on October 2, 1999 – GFA Oct 10, 2005)
  • 2006: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 20, 2005)
  • Retired – May 2006

Salary History

  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $1.42 Million
  • 2000: $3.025 Million
  • 1999: $650,000
  • 1998: $400,000
  • 1997: $198,000
  • 1996: $109,000

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Marcus Thames

Full Name: Marcus Markley Thames
Born: Mar 6, 1977 in Louisville, MI
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: June 10, 2002


Notes

  • Hitting coach for Yankees High A Tampa club in 2013.

Team History

  • 1996-2003: New York Yankees (originally drafted Jun 1996)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (via trade for Ruben Sierra on Jun 6, 2003 – GFA on Oct 13, 2003)
  • 2004-2009: Detroit Tigers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 8, 2003 – Released Nov 6, 2009)
  • 2010: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Feb 8, 2010)
  • 2011: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Jan 17, 2011 – Released Jul 19, 2011)
  • 2011: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Jul 22, 2011)
  • Retired – Jan 9, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: $1 Million (+ 800k in incentives)
  • 2010: $900,000 (if on big league club)
  • 2009: $2,275,000
  • 2008: $1,275,000
  • 2007: $432,500
  • 2006: $342,000

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Anthony Telford

Full Name: Anthony Charles Telford
Born: March 6, 1966 in San Jose, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Christine – 2/6/88) – children (Brittney Nicole – 6/17/96 & David Anthony – 1/15/00)
Resides: Odessa, FL
MLB Debut: Aug 19, 1990
Final Game: Jul 15, 2002


Team History

  • 1987-1993: Baltimore Orioles (originally drafted in Jun 87 draft – 3rd round)
  • 1994: Atlanta Braves (signed as a free agent on Nov 23, 1993)
  • 1995: Oakland A’s (signed as a free agent on Jan 20, 1995 – released May 16, 1995)
  • 1995: Cleveland Indians (signed as a free agent on Jun 15, 1995)
  • 1996-2001: Montreal Expos (signed as a free agent on Feb 18, 1996)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent on Nov 20, 2001)
  • 2003: Houston Astros (signed as a free agent on Feb 7, 2003 – released Mar 24, 2003)
  • Retired

Salary History

  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $1,225,000
  • 2000: $700,000
  • 1999: $320,000
  • 1998: $225,000
  • 1997: $150,000
  • 1996-1991: Unknown
  • 1990: $100,000

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Lee Stevens

Full Name: DeWain Lee Stevens
Born: July 10, 1967 in Kansas City, MO
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 235
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Kimberly); Children (Matthew John & Brett Austin)
Resides: Wichita, KS
MLB Debut: Jul 16, 1990
Final Game: Sep 27, 2002


Notes

  • Lee wore #11 for all of 1996, as well as all of 1997. He also wore it until August 2, 1998, when he gave up the number to newly acquired Royce Clayton. Lee switched to #9, which was his uniform number in his college days.

Team History

  • Originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the June 1985 draft.
  • 1990-1992: California Angels (drafted 1st round (22nd pick) in June 1986 free agent draft)
  • 1993: Montreal Expos (via trade for Jeff Tuss & Keith Morrison) – Released March 30, 1993
  • 1993: Toronto Blue Jays (signed as a free agent on April 8, 1993 to AAA) – Released October 15, 1993
  • 1993: Anaheim Angels (signed as a free agent by AAA Vancouver October 25, 1993, then released November 16, 1993)
  • 1994-1995: Kintestsu Buffaloes (Japanese Pacific League)
  • 1996-1999: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent on April 4, 1996)
  • 2000-2002: Montreal Expos (via three way trade with Expos/Blue Jays for David Segui & cash – Brad Fullmer went from Montreal to to Toronto on March 16, 2000)
  • 2003: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (as a minor league free agent on Jan 21, 2003 – released Mar 18, 2003)
  • 2003: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Apr 3, 2003)
  • Retired around Apr 25, 2003

Salary History

  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: $4 Million
  • 2001: $4 Million
  • 2000: $3.5 Million
  • 1999: $2.1 Million
  • 1998: $1.25 Million
  • 1997: $300,000
  • 1996: $109,000
  • 1995: 5,500-man
  • 1992: $130,000
  • 1991: $100,000

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Shane Spencer

Full Name: Michael Shane Spencer
Born: February 20, 1972 in Key West, FL
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Heidi)
Resides: Tampa, FL
MLB Debut: April 10, 1998


Team History

  • 1990-2002: New York Yankees (originally drafted Jun 1990 – GFA Dec 20, 2002)
  • 2002-2003: Cleveland Indians (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2003)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (via trade Ricardo Rodriguez for Ryan Ludwick on Jul 18, 2003 – Granted Free Agency on Oct 13, 2003)
  • 2004: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 29, 2004 – DFA Aug 1, 2004)
  • 2004: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Aug 16, 2004)
  • 2005-2006 : Hanshin Tigers (Japanese ball) (as a free agent on Dec 24, 2004)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 15, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2006: 7350-man
  • 2005: 7350-man
  • 2004: $537,500
  • 2003: $600,000
  • 2002: $885,000
  • 2001: $320,000
  • 2000: $250,000
  • 1999: $204,050
  • 1998: $100,000

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Ryan Snare

Full Name: Ryan Delbert Snare
Born: February 8, 1979 in Clearwater, FL
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 200
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Atlanta, GA
MLB Debut: Apr 20, 2004


Team History

  • 2000-2002: Cincinnati Reds (originally drafted Jun 2000)
  • 2002-2003: Florida Marlins (via trade with Juan Encarnacion & Wilton Gurerrero for Ryan Dempster on Jul 11, 2002)
  • 2003-2005: Texas Rangers (via trade with Will Smith & Adrian Gonzalez for Ugueth Urbina on Jul 11, 2003 – Released Jul 19, 2005)
  • 2005: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Jul 26, 2005 – GFA Oct 28, 2005)
  • 2006: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 21, 2006 – Released May 14, 2006)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • Unknown

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J.D. Smart

Full Name: Jon David Smart
Born: Nov 12, 1973 in San Saba, TX
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Austin, TX
MLB Debut: Apr 6, 1999
Final Game: Jun 30, 2001


Team History

  • 1999-2000: Montreal Expos (originally drafted Jun 1, 1995 – Released Nov 15, 2000)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Feb 7, 2001 – GFA Oct 11, 2001)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • Unknown

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