Around the Majors: A’s sign Ellis

1) The A’s re-signed 2B Mark Ellis to a 2 year, $6 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   25    1  .359  .394  .753  .512   5.26  .272   6   35    4   98  A's          
2003   26  -10  .313  .371  .684  .434   4.06  .248   9   52    6  154  A's          
2005   28   19  .384  .477  .861  .628   6.71  .316  13   52    1  122  A's          
CAR         10  .348  .411  .759  .524   5.19  .276  28  139   11  374 
LG AVG       0  .332  .427  .759  .500   4.95  .267  42  175   21 
POS AVG    -21  .322  .396  .717  .447   4.41  .264  28  146   32 

2) Reds RF Adam Dunn says he had a hairline fracture in his right hand for most of last season. He initially suffered the injury when diving into 3B in May and was later hit by a pitch in the same area. Last week, the doctor recommended a split but, even though it still hurts, Dunn refused.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23    9  .354  .465  .819  .566   5.94  .215  27   57    8  116  Reds         
2004   24   52  .388  .569  .956  .721   8.18  .266  46  102    6  161  Reds         
2005   25   36  .387  .540  .927  .660   7.73  .247  40  101    4  160  Reds         
CAR        134  .383  .518  .901  .647   7.27  .248 158  374   41  661 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .268  73  298   38 
POS AVG     60  .359  .469  .828  .575   6.07  .273  97  351   36 

Dunn ranks 3rd in Reds history for career RCAA through the age of 25–

RCAA   
1    Frank Robinson              246   
2    Vada Pinson                 152   
3    Adam Dunn                   134   
4    Johnny Bench                108   
5    Kal Daniels                 107   
T6   Sam Crawford                102   
T6   Eric Davis                  102   
8    Edd Roush                    81   
9    Mike Donlin                  63   
10   Bobby Tolan                  55   

3) Today’s birthdays–

BOBBY BOLIN, AGE: 67
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1965 26   20   2.76   45  13  163    135  7.45 10.21  14   6   2  13   7  Giants       
1966 27   14   2.89   36  34  224    143  5.75 10.21  11  10   1  12   9  Giants       
1968 29   17   1.98   34  19  177    126  6.41  9.05  10   5   0  10   5  Giants       
CAREER    20   3.40  495 164 1576   1175  6.71 11.54  88  75  50  86  77 
LG AVG     0   3.51          1576   1007  5.75 11.75  88  88 

JOHN HABYAN, AGE: 42
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1991 27   19   2.30   66   0   90     70  7.00  9.50   4   2   2   4   2  Yankees      
CAREER    26   3.85  348  18  532.1  372  6.29 12.39  26  24  12  27  23 
LG AVG     0   4.24           532.1  351  5.93 12.77  30  30 

RAY HAYWORTH, 1904-2002
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1931   27  -18  .307  .315  .622  .278   3.41  .256   0   25    0   88  Tigers       
1933   29  -29  .302  .299  .601  .274   3.28  .245   1   45    0  134  Tigers       
1936   32  -16  .347  .292  .639  .306   3.85  .240   1   30    0   81  Tigers       
CAR       -101  .331  .332  .663  .343   4.01  .265   5  238    2  699 
LG AVG       0  .359  .418  .777  .500   5.61  .288  35  302   29 
POS AVG    -49  .345  .373  .718  .429   4.84  .271  23  278   13 

JULIO MOSQUERA, AGE: 34
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1996   24   -2  .261  .318  .579  .237   3.00  .227   0    2    0    8  Blue Jays    
1997   25    0  .250  .375  .625  .451   4.50  .250   0    0    0    3  Blue Jays    
2005   33    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Brewers      
CAR         -2  .250  .323  .573  .276   3.24  .226   0    2    0   12 
LG AVG       0  .348  .440  .788  .500   5.43  .275   1    5    1 
POS AVG     -1  .319  .388  .706  .372   4.14  .249   1    4    0 

LANCE NIEKRO, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   -1  .200  .400  .600  .000   0.00  .200   0    2    0    5  Giants       
2005   26   -8  .295  .460  .755  .408   4.06  .252  12   46    0  113  Giants       
CAR         -9  .293  .459  .753  .399   3.99  .251  12   48    0  118 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   9   38    5 
POS AVG      8  .361  .477  .838  .579   6.04  .281  13   47    2 

MIGUEL OJEDA, AGE: 31
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -2  .331  .362  .693  .438   4.10  .234   4   22    1   61  Padres       
2004   29    1  .322  .429  .751  .514   4.99  .256   8   26    0   62  Padres       
2005   30  -10  .256  .225  .482  .141   1.72  .147   1    9    1   59  Padres/Mariners
CAR        -11  .308  .353  .662  .394   3.74  .221  13   57    2  182 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.15  .269  14   55    7 
POS AVG    -12  .321  .393  .715  .406   4.19  .255  11   52    2 

STEVE SAX, AGE: 46
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   24  -27  .300  .304  .604  .309   2.95  .243   1   35   34  145  Dodgers      
1992   32  -22  .290  .317  .607  .336   2.87  .236   4   47   30  143  White Sox    
CAR        -22  .335  .358  .692  .483   4.24  .281  54  550  444 1769 
LG AVG       0  .329  .390  .719  .500   4.45  .262 159  817  175 
POS AVG    -53  .330  .362  .693  .466   4.19  .264  88  660  220 

JASON SCHMIDT, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30   44   2.34   29  29  207.2  208  9.01  8.80  17   5   0  16   6  Giants       
2004 31   31   3.20   32  32  225    251 10.04  9.80  18   7   0  16   9  Giants       
2005 32   -5   4.40   29  29  172    165  8.63 13.08  12   7   0   9  10  Giants       
CAREER    63   3.95  281 272 1739.2 1548  8.01 12.09 116  81   0 107  90 
LG AVG     0   4.30          1739.2 1305  6.75 12.84  98  97 

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