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Mike Simms

Full Name: Michael Howard Simms
Born: January 12, 1967 in Whittier, CA
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 230
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Michelle – Jan 18, 1997), Daughter (Sabrina – Sep 26, 1999)
Resides: Arlington, TX
MLB Debut: Sep 5, 1990
Final Game: Oct 3, 1999


Team History

  • 1990-1992: Houston Astros (Originally drafted in 6th round of 1985 draft)
  • 1993: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Apr 7, 1993 – GFA Oct 15, 1993)
  • 1994: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on Dec 15, 1993 – GFA Apr 28, 1994)
  • 1994-1996: Houston Astros (as a free agent on May 2, 1994 – GFA Oct 15, 1996)
  • 1997-2000: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent on Dec 19, 1996)
  • Retired

Salary History

  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: $625,000
  • 1998: $275,000
  • 1997: $200,000
  • 1996: $160,000
  • 1995: $125,000
  • 1994: $120,000
  • 1993: Unknown
  • 1992: $115,000
  • 1991: $100,000

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Brian Sikorski

Full Name: Brian Patrick Sikorski
Born: July 27, 1974 in Detroit, MI
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Samantha – 11/21/98), Son (Easten Andrew – 1/22/00)
Resides: Roseville, MI
MLB Debut: Aug 16, 2000


Notes

  • Won his first MLB start against the Yankees in a shutout on Aug 16, 2000.

Team History

  • 1995-1999: Houston Astros (originally drafted June 1995) – All minor league time
  • 2000-2001: Texas Rangers (off waivers – Nov 9, 1999)
  • 2001-2003: Chiba Lotte Marines (via trade for cash on June 26, 2001 – Japanese Pacific League)
  • 2004-2005: Yomiuri Giants (as a free agent on ??? ??, ???? – Japanese Pacific League)
  • 2006: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Dec 22, 2005 – Released Mar 26, 2006 – Resigned Mar 30 – DFA Jul 17, 2006)
  • 2006-2007: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Mike Adams on Jul 17, 2006)
  • 2007: Yakult Swallows (Japanese baseball – acquired for $ on May 17, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 31, 2008 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2006: $500,000 (plus $250k in incentives)

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Ruben Sierra

Full Name: Ruben Angel Sierra (“El Caballo”)
Born: October 6, 1965 in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Personal: Three Children (Neysha Rubi – 10/14/87, Ruben Angel Jr, – 3/10/91, & Ruben Omar – 11/15/95)
Resides: Miami, FL & San Juan, PR
MLB Debut: Jun 1, 1986


Notes

  • Wore #28 upon his return to the Rangers in 2000 – Ruben Mateo was wearing his old #21. Switched to #24 for 2001 season. When Ruben returned for 2003, he got his old familiar #21 again.

Team History

  • 1986-1992: Texas Rangers (originally signed as a non drafted player on Nov 21, 1982)
  • 1992-1995: Oakland A’s (via trade with Jeff Russell, Bobby Witt, & $ for Jose Canseco on Aug 31, 1992)
  • 1995-1996: New York Yankees (via trade with Jason Beverlin for Danny Tartabull on Jul 28, 1995)
  • 1996: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Matt Drews for Cecil Fielder on Jul 31, 1996)
  • 1997: Cincinnati Reds (via trade for Decomba Conner & Ben Baily on Oct 28, 1996)
  • 1997: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on May 11, 1997 – released Jun 16, 1997)
  • 1998: Chicago White Sox (as a free agent on Jan 9, 1998 – released May 29, 1998)
  • 1998: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jun 20, 1998 – released Jan 10, 1999)
  • 1999: Atlantic City Surf (The Atlantic League – signed May 1, 1999)
  • 2000: Cleveland Indians (as a free agent on Dec 23, 1999 – released Mar 20, 2000)
  • 2000: Cancun Lobstermen (Mexican League – signed Apr 23, 2000)
  • 2000-2001: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on May 1, 2000)
  • 2002: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 26, 2001)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2003)
  • 2003-2005: New York Yankees (via trade for Marcus Thames on Jun 6, 2003)
  • 2006: Minnesota Twins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2006 – Released Jul 10, 2006)
  • 2007: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 31, 2007 – Released Mar 21, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 13, 2008 – Presumed Retired.

Salary History

  • 2007: $600,000 (if added to 40 man roster – he wasn’t (Mets))
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $1.5 Million
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $600,000
  • 2002: $1.9 Million
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: Unknown
  • 1998: $500,000
  • 1997: $6.7 Million
  • 1996: $6.2 Million
  • 1995: $6.2 Million
  • 1994: $4.7 Million
  • 1993: $4.2 Million
  • 1992: $5 Million
  • 1991: $2.65 Million
  • 1990: $1.625 Million
  • 1989: $350,000
  • 1988: $230,000
  • 1987: Unknown
  • 1986: $60,000

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Scott Sheldon

Full Name: Scott Patrick Sheldon
Born: November 20, 1968 in Hammond, IN
Height: 610″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Carrie – 4/7/90), Son (Maxwell Reese – 3/19/98)
Resides: Pearland, TX
MLB Debut: May 18, 1997


Notes

  • The day Scott got married, it happened after a doubleheader he had just played that day.
  • Scott was the last Ranger position player to pitch. It was done on Sep 6, 2000 as part of the “Play all 9 positions in a game” stunt.

Team History

  • 1997: Oakland A’s (originally drafted June 1991)
  • 1998-2001: Texas Rangers (as free agent Nov 20, 1997)
  • 2002-2003: Orix Blue Wave (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2002)
  • 2004: Milwaukee Brewers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 26, 2004 – Released Jun 14, 2004)
  • 2004: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Jun 29, 2004 – Released Oct 15, 2004)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 11, 2007 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2001: $265,000
  • 2000: $200,000

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Jon Shave

Full Name: Jonathan Taylor Shave
Born: November 4, 1967 in Waycross, GA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 185
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Ferdandina Beach, FL
MLB Debut: May 15, 1993


Team History

  • 1986: California Angels (drafted in Jun 1986, did not sign)
  • 1989: Toronto Blue Jays (drafted in Jun 1989, did not sign)
  • 1993-1996: Texas Rangers (via draft in Jun 1990 – GFA Oct 15, 1996)
  • 1997-1998: Minnesota Twins (mostly with AAA Salt Lake City – signed as a free agent Nov 6, 1996)
  • 1999-2000: Texas Rangers (off waivers Nov 19, 1998)
  • 2001: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Feb 1, 2001 – DFA Jun 28, 2001)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 14, 2007, Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: $200,000
  • 1998-1995: Unknown
  • 1994: $111,500

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Aaron Sele

Full Name: Aaron Helmer Sele
Born: June 25, 1970 in Golden Valley, NM
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws:Right
Personal: Married (Jennifer – Nov 7, 1998)
Resides: Kirkland, WA
MLB Debut: Jun 23, 1993


Notes

  • 1999 Texas Rangers Pitcher of the Year

Team History

  • 1993-1997: Boston Red Sox
  • 1998-1999: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mark Brandenburg & Bill Haselman for Jim Leyritz & Damon Buford on Nov 6, 1997)
  • 2000-2001: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Jan 10, 2000)
  • 2002-2004: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Dec 26, 2001 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Dec 19, 2005 – Released Aug 1, 2005)
  • 2005: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Aug 6, 2005 – released Aug 14, 2005 – that was quick!)
  • 2006: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 14, 2006)
  • 2007: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Jan 25, 2007, EFA Oct 30, 2007)

Salary History

  • 2007: $1 Million
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $700,000 (plus another $410k in reached incentives)
  • 2004: $8.5 Million
  • 2003: $8,166,667
  • 2002: $7,166,667
  • 2001: $7 Million
  • 2000: $7.5 Million
  • 1999: $5.525 Million
  • 1998: $2.85 Million
  • 1997: $1.126 Million
  • 1996: $380,000
  • 1995: $292,500
  • 1994: $190,000
  • 1993: $109,000

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David Segui

Full Name: David Vincent Segui
Born: July 19, 1966 in Kansas City, KS
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 202
Bats: Both Throws: Left
Personal: Single – Two children (Cory 12/20/91 & Haley 9/1/94)
Resides: Kansas City, KS
MLB Debut: May 8, 1990


Notes

  • Wore #9 during 2000 Spring Training.
  • Is the son of Diego Segui, who played for the Texas Rangers in 1966 (when they were known as the Washington Senators)
  • David has a brother Dan Segui, who played minor league ball from 1987-1990.

Team History

  • 1990-1993: Baltimore Orioles (originally drafted June 1987)
  • 1994-1995: New York Mets (via trade for Kevin Baez & Tom Wegman on Mar 27, 1994)
  • 1995-1997: Montreal Expos (via trade for Reid Cornelius on Jun 8, 1995)
  • 1998-1999: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 15, 1997)
  • 1999: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade for Tom Davey & Steve Sinclair on Jul 28, 1999)
  • 2000: Texas Rangers (via trade with cash in three team trade from Toronto, sending Lee Stevens from Texas to Montreal, and Brad Fullmer from Montreal to Toronto on Mar 16, 2000)
  • 2000: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Ricky Ledee on Jul 29, 2000)
  • 2001-2004: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Dec 21, 2000 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • Retired Aug 21, 2005

Salary History

  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $7 Million
  • 2002: $6,762,895
  • 2001: $7 Million
  • 2000: $4.325 Million
  • 1999: $2.5 Million
  • 1998: $2.35 Million
  • 1997: $1.55 Million
  • 1996: $1.55 Million
  • 1995: $755,557
  • 1994: $550,000
  • 1993: $237,500
  • 1992: $150,000
  • 1991: $106,000
  • 1990: Unknown

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Rudy Seanez

Full Name: Rudy Caballero Seanez
Born: Oct 20, 1968 in Brawley, CA
Height: 5’11″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Dianna), Daughters (Katrianna (10/21/96) & Lilianna (8/31/98))
Resides: El Centro, CA
MLB Debut: Sep 7, 1989
Agent: David Schwartz, CSMG


Team History

  • 1989-1991: Cleveland Indians (originally drafted June 1986)
  • 1992: Los Angeles Dodgers (via trade for Dennis Cook & Matt Christopher on Dec 10, 1991)
  • 1993: Colorado Rockies (via trade for Jody Reed on Nov 17, 1992)
  • 1993: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Jul 22, 1993)
  • 1994-1996: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a free agent on Jan 12, 1994)
  • 1997: New York Mets (as a free agent on Jan 15, 1997)
  • 1997: Kansas City Royals (via trade for “future considerations” on May 30, 1997)
  • 1998-2000: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Dec 9, 1997)
  • 2001: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Feb 25, 2001)
  • 2001: Atlanta Braves (off waivers on Aug 31, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 28, 2002 – Released May 2, 2003)
  • 2003: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent around May 9, 2003 – DFA Jun 30, 2003)
  • 2004: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Feb 18, 2004)
  • 2004: Florida Marlins (via trade for Abraham Nunez on Jul 31, 2004)
  • 2005: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Nov 23, 2004)
  • 2006: Boston Red Sox (as a free agent on Dec 20, 2005 – DFA Aug 19, 2006)
  • 2006: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Aug 31, 2006)
  • 2007: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 23, 2007 – released Mar 26, 2008)
  • 2008: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Apr 1, 2008 = EFA Nov 3, 2008)
  • 2009: Anaheim Angels (as a minor league free agent on May 19, 2009 – Released Jul 18, 2009)
  • Retired

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: $550,000 (plus $750,000 in bonuses)
  • 2007: $700,000
  • 2007: $2.1 Million (Club option w/$200k buyout – declined by Padres)
  • 2006: $1.9 Million
  • 2005: $550,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: $1 Million
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: $1.65 Million
  • 1999: $775,000
  • 1998: $225,000
  • 1997: Unknown
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1995: $350,000
  • 1994: Unknown
  • 1993: $135,000
  • 1992: $135,000

2006 Appearance Incentives:

  • $25,000 each for 10 & 15 games

  • $50,000 each for 25, 30, 35 games
  • $0.1M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games

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Victor Santos

Full Name: Victor Irving Santos
Born: Oct 2, 1976 in San Pedro de Mcoris, DR
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: San Pedro de Mcoris, DR
MLB Debut: Apr 9, 2001


Team History

  • 1995-2001: Detroit Tigers (originally drafted Jun 1995)
  • 2002: Colorado Rockies (via trade with Ronnie Merrill for Jose Paniagua on Feb 25, 2002 – released Oct 9, 2002)
  • 2003: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 13, 2002)
  • 2004-2005 : Milwaukee Brewers (as a free agent on Dec 3, 2003 – EFA Oct 14, 2005)
  • 2006: Kansas City Royals (as a minor league free agent on Nov 18, 2005)
  • 2006: Pittsburgh Pirates (via Rule 5 draft on Dec 8, 2005)
  • 2007: Cincinnati Reds (as a minor league free agent on Jan 8, 2007)
  • 2007: Baltimore Orioles (via trade for $ on Sep 7, 2007, EFA Oct 12, 2007)
  • 2008: San Francisco Giants (as a minor league free agent on Jan 1, 2008)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: Unknown – minors
  • 2007: Unknown – minors
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $300,000 (presumably)
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $200,000
  • 2001: $200,000

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Donnie Sadler

Full Name: Donnie Sadler
Born: Jun 17, 1975 in Gohlson, TX
Height: 5’6″ Weight: 175
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: April 1, 1998


Notes

  • Briefly wore #6 when he first got called up to play with the Rangers, then switched to #4 when Travis Hafner was called up.
  • Suspended 50 games for violating MLB drug policy on Jul 28, 2007

Team History

  • 1994-2000: Boston Red Sox (originally drafted June 1994)
  • 2001: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with Michael Coleman for Chris Stynes on Nov 16, 2000)
  • 2001-2002: Kansas City Royals (via trade for Cary Ammons on Jun 20, 2001)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (off waivers on Jul 8, 2002 – GFA Oct 1, 2003)
  • 2004: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Nov 20, 2003 – GFA Jun 9, 2004)
  • 2004: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jun 16, 2004 – Released Jul 20, 2004)
  • Retired
  • 2006-2007: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Jan 17, 2006 – EFA Nov 3, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 2, 2008

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: N/A
  • 2004: $400,000
  • 2003: $300,000
  • 2002: $255,000
  • 2001: $225,000
  • 2000: $210,000
  • 1999: $200,000
  • 1998: $170,000

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Rich Rodriguez

Full Name: Richard Anthony Rodriguez
Born: March 1, 1963 in Downey, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Lisa), Daughters (Danielle – 5/27/86 & Christina (1/3/95)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Jun 30, 1990


Team History

  • 1981: Kanas City Royals (originally drafted in 1981, but did not sign)
  • 1984-1988: New York Mets (via draft in 1984)
  • 1990-1993: San Diego Padres (via trade for Bill Stevenson & Brad Pounders on Jan 13, 1989)
  • 1993: Florida Marlins (via trade with Gary Sheffield for Trevor Hoffman, Jose Martinez & Andres Berumen on Jun 24, 1993 – Released Mar 29, 1994)
  • 1994-1996: St. Louis Cardinals (as a free agent on Apr 1, 1994 – Released Nov 20, 1995)
  • 1996: Cincinnati Reds (as a free agent on Jan 2, 1996 – GFA Oct 16, 1996)
  • 1997-1999: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Nov 25, 1996 – Released Oct 28, 1999)
  • 2000: New York Mets (as a free agent on Feb 8, 2000 – Released Mar 29, 2001)
  • 2001: Cleveland Indians (as a minor league free agent on Apr 8, 2001 – GFA Nov 6, 2001)
  • 2002: Atlanta Braves (st only – as a minor league free agent on Feb 1, 2002)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (via trade for $$ on Mar 25, 2002 – GFA Oct 30, 2002)
  • 2003: Anaheim Angels (as a minor league free agent on Jan 23, 2003 – DFA May 10, 2003)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 14, 2007 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: $600,000
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2000: $600,000
  • 1999: $730,000
  • 1998: $710,000
  • 1997: $300,000
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1995: $575,000
  • 1994: $400,000
  • 1993: $265,000
  • 1992: $172,500
  • 1991: $115,000
  • 1990: $110,000 (presumably)

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Kenny Rogers

Full Name: Kenneth Scott Rogers
Born: November 10, 1964 in Savannah, GA
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 217
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Rebecca – 12/16/89), Daughter (Jessica Lynn – 11/21/93), Son (Trevor – 3/25/97)
Resides: Southlake, TX
MLB Debut: Apr 6, 1989
Agent: Scott Boras


Notes

  • 2005 Gold Glove – AL Pitcher
  • 2004 Gold Glove – AL Pitcher
  • 2000 Gold Glove – AL Pitcher
  • Threw perfect game at TBIA on July 28, 1994 vs. California Angels.
  • Was first attempted to be traded from the Yankees on Jul 4, 1997 along with Mariano Duncan & Kevin Henthorne for Greg Vaughn, Kerry Taylor, & Chris Clark. The trade voided on Jul 6, 1997 because Vaughn failed physical.

Team History

  • 1989-1995: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 1982)
  • 1996-1997: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 4, 1996)
  • 1998-1999: Oakland A’s (via trade with cash for Scott Brosius on Nov 7, 1997)
  • 1999: New York Mets (via trade for Terrance Long & Leoner Vasquez on Jul 23, 1999)
  • 2000-2002: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 29, 1999)
  • 2003: Minnesota Twins (as a free agent on Mar 12, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 13, 2004)
  • 2006-2008: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Dec 12, 2005 – EFA Nov 11, 2008)
  • Unknown Status as of Mar 17, 2010 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $8 Million
  • 2007: $8 Million
  • 2006: $8 Million
  • 2005: $3.5 Million
  • 2004: $2.5 Million
  • 2003: $2 Million
  • 2002: $5.25 Million
  • 2001: $7.5 Million
  • 2000: $7.5 Million
  • 1999: $5 Million
  • 1998: $5 Million
  • 1997: $5 Million
  • 1996: $5 Million
  • 1995: $3.75 Million
  • 1994: $2.3 Million
  • 1993: $1 Million
  • 1992: $620,000
  • 1991: $287,500
  • 1990: $140,000
  • 1989: $68,000

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Pudge Rodriguez

Full Name: Ivan Torres Rodriguez
Born: November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Maribel – 6/20/91), three children (Ivan Dereck – 6/5/92, Amanda Christie – 6/21/95, Ivanna Sofia – 1/12/00)
Resides: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
MLB Debut: Jun 20, 1991
Agent: Scott Boras (formerly Jeff Moorad)


Notes

  • Pudge’s first day in the majors was also the day he got married. He caught Nolan Ryan that game, too.
  • 1999 Silver Slugger award
  • 1999 Gold Glove – AL Catcher
  • 1999 AL Most Valuable Player
  • 2000 Gold Glove – AL Catcher
  • Has a son (Ivan Derrick Rodiguez, an outfielder), who was drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Team History

  • 1991-2002: Texas Rangers (originally signed as a free agent on July 27, 1988 – Was not drafted – GFA – Oct 28, 2002)
  • 2003: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2003 – GFA Nov 22, 2003)
  • 2004-2008: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Feb 2, 2004)
  • 2008: New York Yankees (via trade for Kyle Farnsworth on July 30, 2008 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Houston Astros (as a free agent on Mar 20, 2009)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (via trade for Matt Nevarez & Jose Vallejo on Aug 18, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Dec 7, 2009 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • Retired Apr 24, 2012 [ Link ]

Salary History

  • 2011: $3 Million
  • 2010: $3 Million
  • 2009: $1.5 Million (w/ addtl $1.5 Million in incentives)
  • 2008: $13 Million (Team Option picked up 10/02/07)
  • 2007: $11 Million
  • 2006: $11 Million
  • 2005: $8 Million
  • 2004: $7 Million
  • 2003: $10 Million
  • 2002: $9 Million
  • 2001: $8.6 Million
  • 2000: $8.6 Million
  • 1999: $8.6 Million
  • 1998: $6.7 Million
  • 1997: $6.825 Million
  • 1996: $4 Million
  • 1995: $2.675 Million
  • 1994: $520,000
  • 1993: $300,000
  • 1992: $140,000
  • 1991: $120,000 (presumably)

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John Rocker

Full Name: John Loy Rocker
Born: October 17, 1974 in Statesboro, GA
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Single
Resides: Macon, GA
MLB Debut: May 5, 1998


Notes

  • Rocker needs notes? Doesn’t everyone know about him? :)

Team History

  • 1998-2001: Atlanta Braves (originally drafted Jun 93)
  • 2001: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Troy Cameron for Steve Karsay, Steve Reed, & $ on Jun 22, 2001)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (via trade for David Elder on Dec 18, 2001 – released Oct 10, 2002)
  • 2003: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (as a minor league free agent on Apr 10, 2003 – designated for assignment May 27, 2003 – Released Jun 27, 2003)
  • 2004: Did Not Play
  • 2005: Long Island Ducks (as a minor league free agent on Apr 7, 2005 – released Jun 27, 2005) (Class A – KC Royals)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 5, 2008 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2003: Unknown
  • 2002: $2.5 Million
  • 2001: $1.9 Million
  • 2000: $290,000
  • 1999: $217,500
  • 1998: $170,000

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Ruben Rivera

Full Name: Ruben Rivera
Born: Nov 14, 1973 in La Chorrera, Panama
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 208
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: La Chorrera, Panama
MLB Debut: Sep 3, 1995


Notes

  • Released by the Yankees after admitting to stealing Derek Jeter’s equipment from NYY clubhouse to resell.

Team History

  • 1995-1996: New York Yankees
  • 1997-2000: San Diego Padres (via trade with Rafael Medina, Homer Bush, Gordon Amerson, & $3 Million for Hideki Irabu & Vernon Maxwell on Apr 22, 1997)
  • 2001: Cincinnati Reds (as a free agent on Mar 21, 2001)
  • 2002: San Francisco Giants (off waivers Nov 16, 2001 – released Dec 21, 2001)
  • 2002: New York Yankees (as a free agent Feb 14, 2002 – released Mar 11, 2002)
  • 2002: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent Mar 31, 2002 – Released Sep 30, 2002)
  • 2003: San Francisco Giants (as a minor league free agent on Jan 24, 2003 – Released Jun 3, 2003)
  • 2003: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Jul 3, 2003 – GFA Oct 15, 2003)
  • 2004: Did not play, as far as I can tell
  • 2005: New York Yankees (as a minor league free agent on Aug 23, 2005 – Released Oct 7, 2005)
  • 2006: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Mar 3, 2006)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 17, 2007, Presumed Retired.

Salary History

  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: N/A
  • 2003: $500,000
  • 2002: Unknown
  • 2001: $1,000,000
  • 2000: $700,000
  • 1999: $265,000
  • 1998: $182,500
  • 1997: $158,800
  • 1996: $109,000

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Mario Ramos

Full Name: Mario Martin Ramos
Born: Oct 19, 1977 in Aurora, IL
Height: 5’11″ Weight: 180
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Angie) – Son (Isaac – 6/18/01)
Resides: Pflugerville, TX
MLB Debut: Jun 19, 2003


Team History

  • 1994-2001: Oakland A’s (originally drafted Jun 99)
  • 2002-2003: Texas Rangers (via trade with Jason Hart, Ryan Ludwick, & Gerald Laird for Carlos Pena & Mike Venafro on Jan 14, 2002)
  • 2004-2005: Oakland A’s (off waivers on Nov 19, 2003)
  • 2006: San Diego Padres (via trade for PTBNL on Dec 15, 2005 – EFA Nov 1, 2006)
  • 2007: Oakland A’s (as a minor league free agent on ?? ??, ???? – Released Jul 20, 2007)
  • 2007: Ft Worth Cats (Independent Leagues – as a free agent on Jul 25, 2007)
  • Retired Aug 20, 2007

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $315,000
  • 2004: $300,000
  • 2003: $300,000

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Jay Powell

Full Name: James Willard Powell, Jr.
Born: Jan 9, 1972 in Meridian, MS
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Candace), Son (Wyatt James – 7/16/96), Daughter (McKinna – 7/19/00)
Resides: Madison, MS
MLB Debut: Sep 10, 1995


Notes

  • Was winning pitcher in Game 7 of 1997 World Series
  • Went to Mississippi State – same college as Rafael Palmeiro & Will Clark.
  • Played for Team USA at 1990 Junior World Championships

Team History

  • 1993-1994: Baltimore Orioles (originally drafted 6/90 by Padres – did not sign)
  • 1995-1998: Florida Marlins (via trade for Bret Barberie on Dec 6, 1994)
  • 1998-2001: Houston Astros (via trade with Scott Makarewicz for Ramon Castro on Jul 5, 1998)
  • 2001: Colorado Rockies (via trade for Ron Villone and $ on Jun 27, 2001)
  • 2002-2004: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 11, 2001 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Atlanta Braves (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2005)
  • 2006: Asst Coach at Jackson Academy (not officially retired, recovering from injury)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 5, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2005: $600,000
  • 2004: $3 Million
  • 2003: $3.25 Million
  • 2002: $3 Million
  • 2001: $1.6 Million
  • 2000: $1.25 Million
  • 1999: $800,000
  • 1998: $320,000
  • 1997: $208,000
  • 1996: $118,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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Bo Porter

Full Name: Marquis Donnell Porter
Born: July 5, 1972 in Newark, NJ
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Stacey – 9/28/96)
Resides: Fresno, TX
MLB Debut: May 9, 1999
Final Game: Aug 7, 2001


Team History

  • 1999: Chicago Cubs (originally drafted Jun 1993)
  • 2000: Oakland A’s (via Rule 5 draft on Dec 13, 1999)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (off waivers on Nov 11, 2000)
  • 2002: Colorado Rockies (as free agent on Mar 1, 2002)
  • 2002-2003: Atlanta Braves (as a free agent on Apr 27, 2002)
  • Retired – Unknown Date

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Mark Petkovsek

Full Name: Mark Joseph Petkovsek
Born: November 18, 1965 in Beaumont, TX
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 198
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Heather – 11/30/96) – Has a son (Mark Jr – 2/21/99)
Resides: Beaumont, TX
MLB Debut: June 8, 1991


Team History

  • 1991: Texas Rangers (originally drafted Jun 1987 – GFA Oct 16, 1991)
  • 1992-1993: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent Jan 22, 1992 – GFA Oct 12, 1993)
  • 1994: Houston Astros (as free agent Mar 4, 1994 – GFA Oct 15, 1994)
  • 1995-1998: St. Louis Cardinals (as a free agent Nov 18, 1994)
  • 1999-2000: Anaheim Angels (via trade for PTBNL (Matt Garrick) on Dec 14, 1998 – GFA Nov 1, 2000)
  • 2001: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent Dec 9, 2000)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 12, 2006 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2001: $2.05 Million
  • 2000: $1,512,500
  • 1999: $850,000
  • 1998: $475,000
  • 1997: $325,000
  • 1996: $150,000
  • 1995: $114,000
  • 1994: Unknown
  • 1993: $109,000
  • 1992: Unknown
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1990: $100,000

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Herbert Perry

Full Name: Herbert Edward Perry
Born: September 15, 1969 in Live Oak, FL
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 235
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Sheila), 3 Kids (Ethan (9/13/91), Andrew (5/19/99), & Gabrielle (12/1/00)
Resides: Mayo, FL
MLB Debut: May 3, 1994
Final Game: Sep 10, 2004


Notes

  • Used to be a quarterback/punter at the University of Florida – was a teammate of Emmitt Smith’s.
  • Has a brother, Chan Perry who also played baseball.

Team History

  • 1994-1996: Cleveland Indians (originally drafted 6/91)
  • 1997-2000: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (via expansion draft (3rd round, 68th overall) on Nov 18, 1997)
  • 2000-2001: Chicago White Sox (via waivers on Apr 21, 2000)
  • 2002-2004: Texas Rangers (via trade for Corey Lee (PTBNL) on Nov 27, 2001 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • Presumed retired – Jan 12, 2006

Salary History

  • 2004: $1.7 Million
  • 2003: $1.3 Million
  • 2002: $900,000
  • 2001: $975,000
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 1999: $210,000
  • 1998: $200,000
  • 1997: $169,000
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1995: $110,000
  • 1994: $109,000

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Matt Perisho

Full Name: Matthew Alan Perisho
Born: June 8, 1975 in Burlington, IA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Jennifer – 8/7/93), Daughter (Ashlee Marie – 10/25/95), Son (Ryan Matthew – 7/31/98)
Resides: Chandler, AZ
MLB Debut: May 27, 1997


Notes

  • It’s pronounced PEAR-uh-show

Team History

  • 1997: Anaheim Angels (originally drafted June 1993)
  • 1998-2000: Texas Rangers (via trade for Mike Bell on Oct 31, 1997)
  • 2001-2002: Detroit Tigers (via trade for Kevin Mobley & Brandon Villafuerte on Dec 15, 2000)
  • 2003: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (as a minor league free agent on Nov 6, 2002 – Released Jul 1, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Florida Marlins (as a minor league free agent on Jan 22, 2004 – GFA Dec 20, 2004, resigned Jan 10, 2005 – Released Aug 3, 2005)
  • 2005: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Aug 7, 2005 – Released Sep 15, 2005)
  • 2006 : New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Dec 14, 2005 – Released Mar 31, 2006)
  • 2006: Baltimore Orioles (as a minor league free agent on Apr ??, 2006 – Released May ??, 2006)
  • 2006: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on May ??, 2006)
  • 2007: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Jan 17, 2007 – Released Mar 21, 2007)
  • 2008-2010: Unknown
  • 2011: Kansas City T-Bones (independent ball) – Released Apr ?, 2011
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired again

Salary History

  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $316,000 (presumably)
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $300,000 (Presumably)
  • 2002: $200,000 (Presumably)
  • 2001: $255,000
  • 2000: $220,000
  • 1999-1997: Unknown

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Pedro Valdes

Full Name: Pedro Jose “Manzo” Valdes
Born: June 29, 1973 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Daly – 11/2/96) – son (Jeremiah – 3/29/99)
Resides: Loiza, Puerto Rico
MLB Debut: May 15, 1996
Final Game: Oct 1, 2000


Team History

  • 1990-1998: Chicago Cubs (originally signed June 1990) – Made brief appearances at majors in 96 & 98
  • 1999: Boston Red Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jan 2, 1999 – Released Apr 5, 1999)
  • 1999-2000: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Apr 18, 1999 – Released Nov 15, 1999 – resigned Jan 18, 2000)
  • 2001-2004: Fukuoka Daiei Hawks – Japanese ball (for $ on Nov 1, 2000)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 12, 2006 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • Unknown

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Danny Patterson

Full Name: Danny Shane Patterson
Born: February 17, 1971 in San Gabriel, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 185
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Francine – 11/1/97)
Resides: Colleyville, TX
MLB Debut: Jul 26, 1996


Team History

  • 1996-1999: Texas Rangers (Homegrown – originally drafted June 5, 1989)
  • 2000-2004: Detroit Tigers (via trade with Juan Gonzalez & Gregg Zaun for Justin Thompson, Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Frank Catalanotto, & Allen Webb on October 2, 1999 – Released Aug 13, 2004)
  • 2004: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Aug 15, 2004)
  • 2005: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Dec 20, 2004 – Released ??)
  • 2005: San Diego Padres (as a minor league free agent on Jan 18, 2005 – GFA Oct 28, 2005)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 2, 2008 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $2.8 Million
  • 2003: $2.5 Million
  • 2002: $1.7 Million
  • 2001: $1.1 Million
  • 2000: $550,000
  • 1999: $290,000
  • 1998: $208,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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Chan Ho Park

Full Name: Chan Ho Park
Born: June 30, 1973 in Kong Ju City, Korea
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 204
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single
Resides: Beverly Hills, CA
MLB Debut: Apr 8, 1994

Notes

  • Widely regarded as being the worst free agent signing in the history of the franchise.

Team History

  • 1994-2001: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 2002-2005: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 22, 2001)
  • 2005-2006: San Diego Padres (via trade with $ for Phil Nevin on Jul 29, 2005)
  • 2007: New York Mets (as a free agent on Feb 9, 2007 – DFA May 3, 2007 – released Jun 3, 2007)
  • 2007: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on June 12, 2007)
  • 2008: Los Angeles Dodgers (as a minor league free agent on Nov 9, 2007 – EFA Nov 1, 2008)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 15, 2008)
  • 2010: New York Yankees (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2010 – DFA Jul 31, 2010)
  • 2010: Pittsburgh Pirates (off waivers on Aug 4, 2010)
  • 2011: Orix Buffaloes (Japanese ball, as a free agent on Dec 20, 2010)
  • 2012: Hanwa Eagles (Korean ball, as a free agent on Nov 24, 2011)
  • Retired – Nov 30, 2012

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown
  • 2011: $1 Million
  • 2010: $1.2 Million (plus $300k in incentives)
  • 2009: $2.5 Million
  • 2008: $500,000
  • 2007: $600,000
  • 2006: $15 Million ($2 Mil paid by Rangers)
  • 2005: $14 Million (? Paid by Rangers)
  • 2004: $13 Million
  • 2003: $12,884,803
  • 2002: $12 Million
  • 2001: $9.9 Million
  • 2000: $3.85 Million
  • 1999: $2.3 Million
  • 1998: $700,000
  • 1997: $270,000
  • 1996: $124,000
  • 1995: $114,000
  • 1994: $109,000

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Rafael Palmeiro

Full Name: Rafael Corrales Palmeiro
Born: September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Lynne – 12/14/85) – Two Sons (Patrick Ryne – 3/6/90 & Preston Connor – 1/22/95)
Resides: Colleyville, TX
MLB Debut: Sep 8, 1986


Notes

  • 1999 Sporting News Player of the Year
  • 1999 Silver Slugger Award
  • 1999 Gold Glove – AL 1B
  • 1999 AL DH Award
  • 1999 Texas Rangers Player of the Year
  • Raffy’s son Patrick’s middle name (Ryne) was after Cubs teammate Ryne Sandberg.
  • Rafael is the cousin of major league outfielder Orlando Palmeiro.
  • Hit 500th home run on Sunday May 11, 2003 – My wife and I were there.
  • Suspended 10 games for positive steroid testing in 2005.

Team History

  • Originally drafted in 8th round of the June 1982 draft by Mets – did not sign.
  • 1986-1988: Chicago Cubs (drafted in 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1985 free agent draft)
  • 1989-1993: Texas Rangers (via trade with Jamie Moyer for Mitch Williams, Paul Kilgus, Steve Wilson, Curtis Wilkerson, Luis Benitez, & Pablo Delgado)
  • 1994-1998: Baltimore Orioles (signed as a free agent on Dec 12, 1993)
  • 1999-2003: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent on Dec 2, 1998 – Granted Free Agency on Dec 7, 2003)
  • 2004-2005: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Jan 10, 2004 – GFA Dec 7, 2005)
  • As of Feb 8, 2008, he has not formally retired, but presumed retired.

Salary History

  • 2005: $3 Million
  • 2004: $4.5 Million
  • 2003: $9 Million
  • 2002: $9 Million
  • 2001: $8,620,921
  • 2000: $8,620,921
  • 1999: $8,849,931
  • 1998: $6,515,828
  • 1997: $5,337,021
  • 1996: $5,406,603
  • 1995: $4,906,603
  • 1994: $5,406,603
  • 1993: $4,500,000
  • 1992: $3,850,000
  • 1991: $1,475,000
  • 1990: $300,000
  • 1989: $212,000
  • 1988: $90,000
  • 1987: $62,500

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