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

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

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

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

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

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

John Rheinecker Links

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

John Koronka Links

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

Antonio Alfonseca Links

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

D’Angelo Jimenez Links

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

Josh Rupe Links