Around the Majors: Blue Jays-Brewers trade

1) The Blue Jays traded 3B Cory Koskie to the Brewers for minor league P Brian Wolfe.

KOSKIE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30   24  .393  .452  .845  .635   6.92  .292  14   69   11  131  Twins        
2004   31    8  .342  .495  .837  .556   5.97  .251  25   71    9  118  Twins        
2005   32   -4  .337  .398  .735  .458   4.55  .249  11   36    4   97  Blue Jays    
CAR         69  .369  .455  .825  .558   6.02  .277 112  473   70  913 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.12  .270 101  426   54 
POS AVG    -30  .328  .425  .753  .466   4.79  .261 104  424   37 

2) The Yankees re-signed free agent P Al Leiter to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 37    5   3.99   30  30  180.2  139  6.92 13.90  15   9   0  13  11  Mets         
2004 38   20   3.21   30  30  173.2  117  6.06 12.75  10   8   0  11   7  Mets         
2005 39  -30   6.13   33  26  142.1   97  6.13 16.69   7  12   0   7  12  Marlins/Yankees
CAREER   113   3.80  419 382 2391   1974  7.43 12.92 162 132   2 164 130 
LG AVG     0   4.37          2391   1744  6.56 12.94 134 134 

3) The Rockies re-signed free agent P Byung-Hyun Kim to a 1 year contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   20   3.31   56  12  122.1  102  7.50 10.96   9  10  16  13   6  Diamondbacks/Red Sox
2004 25   -3   6.23    7   3   17.1    6  3.12 13.50   2   1   0   1   2  Red Sox      
2005 26    0   4.86   40  22  148    115  6.99 14.66   5  12   0   8   9  Rockies      
CAREER    60   3.76  339  38  567.2  570  9.04 12.27  36  40  86  46  30 
LG AVG     0   4.36           567.2  419  6.64 12.87  32  32 

4) The Marlins traded INF Josh Wilson to the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24   -2  .182  .200  .382  .000   0.00  .100   0    0    0   11  Marlins      
CAR         -2  .182  .200  .382  .000   0.00  .100   0    0    0   11 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .319  .389  .708  .420   4.29  .268   0    1    0 

5) The Red Sox signed free agent 1B J.T. Snow to a 1 year, $2 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35    8  .387  .418  .806  .572   6.00  .273   8   51    1  103  Giants       
2004   36   35  .429  .529  .958  .728   9.30  .327  12   60    4  107  Giants       
2005   37   -4  .343  .365  .708  .463   4.60  .275   4   40    1  117  Giants       
CAR         56  .357  .428  .786  .526   5.41  .268 189  873   20 1677 
LG AVG       0  .344  .432  .776  .500   5.25  .271 179  764  109 
POS AVG    163  .367  .477  .844  .575   6.27  .280 254  957   49 

6) According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark and a couple of reports from Philadelphia papers, the Orioles and Phillies have discussed a Miguel Tejada for Bobby Abreu. A big obstacle is the Phillies would then want to move Tejada to 3B, but he would exercise his right to void the remainder of his contract after the 2006 season if that happened.

7) The Phillies claimed OF Josh Kroeger off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   21   -9  .182  .222  .404  .016   0.56  .167   0    2    0   22  Diamondbacks 
CAR         -9  .182  .222  .404  .016   0.56  .167   0    2    0   22 
LG AVG       0  .341  .437  .778  .500   5.26  .270   2    8    1 
POS AVG      1  .355  .466  .821  .559   5.95  .271   3    9    1 

8) Dodgers 2B Jeff Kent will have surgery on Tuesday to remove scar tissue on his right wrist and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   13  .351  .509  .860  .574   6.30  .297  22   93    6  130  Astros       
2004   36   12  .348  .531  .880  .560   6.03  .289  27  107    7  145  Astros       
2005   37   29  .377  .512  .889  .646   6.72  .289  29  105    6  149  Dodgers      
CAR        266  .354  .506  .860  .603   6.26  .289 331 1312   92 1926 
LG AVG       0  .341  .428  .769  .500   5.15  .270 218  929  141 
POS AVG    -60  .340  .404  .744  .469   4.87  .272 153  776  175 

9) The Braves re-signed P Chris Reitsma (1 year, $2.75 million), to avoid salary arbitration, and re-signed free agents OF Brian Jordan and C Eddie Perez to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

REITSMA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    0   4.29   57   3   84     53  5.68 11.89   9   5  12   7   7  Reds         
2004 26    2   4.07   84   0   79.2   60  6.78 12.65   6   4   2   5   5  Braves       
2005 27    4   3.93   76   0   73.1   42  5.15 11.41   3   6  15   5   4  Braves       
CAREER    -2   4.38  285  53  557.1  335  5.41 12.48  31  42  29  37  36 
LG AVG     0   4.26           557.1  421  6.79 12.73  31  31 

JORDAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   36    7  .372  .420  .791  .597   5.96  .299   6   28    1   66  Dodgers      
2004   37  -18  .275  .363  .638  .240   3.03  .222   5   23    2   61  Rangers      
2005   38  -13  .295  .338  .632  .309   3.41  .247   3   24    2   76  Braves       
CAR         32  .334  .457  .791  .516   5.35  .283 181  811  119 1408 
LG AVG       0  .341  .429  .770  .500   5.17  .270 156  664  103 
POS AVG    110  .354  .467  .822  .558   5.95  .281 200  780  133 

PEREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35  -16  .304  .420  .724  .350   3.76  .271  11   45    0  107  Brewers      
2004   36  -11  .286  .353  .639  .275   3.09  .229   3   13    0   74  Braves       
2005   37   -3  .231  .421  .652  .216   2.61  .211   2    6    0   16  Braves       
CAR        -70  .297  .390  .687  .338   3.62  .253  40  172    1  564 
LG AVG       0  .342  .432  .774  .500   5.22  .270  51  213   31 
POS AVG    -34  .327  .405  .732  .426   4.47  .259  45  203    9 

10) The Orioles claimed minor league P Brian Burress off waivers from the Giants.

11) The Royals designated Ps Kyle Snyder and Devon Lowery for assignment.

SNYDER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    0   5.17   15  15   85.1   39  4.11 12.34   1   6   0   3   4  Royals       
2005 27  -10   6.75   13   3   36     19  4.75 16.50   1   3   0   1   3  Royals       
CAREER   -10   5.64   28  18  121.1   58  4.30 13.57   2   9   0   4   7 
LG AVG     0   4.48           121.1   83  6.13 12.80   7   7 

12) Today’s birthdays–

KITTY BRANSFIELD, 1875-1947
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1903   28  -16  .314  .350  .665  .407   4.34  .265   2   57   13  127  Pirates      
1904   29  -25  .259  .290  .549  .313   2.70  .223   0   60   11  139  Pirates      
1907   32  -16  .262  .287  .550  .316   2.73  .233   0   38    8   94  Phillies     
CAR        -34  .304  .353  .657  .484   4.21  .270  13  637  175 1330 
LG AVG       0  .324  .338  .662  .500   4.48  .261  21  500  201 
POS AVG     50  .334  .354  .689  .542   4.84  .271  24  579  196 

AL DARK, AGE: 84
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1949   27  -12  .317  .355  .673  .415   4.01  .276   3   53    5  130  Braves       
1956   34  -13  .307  .368  .675  .414   3.91  .275   6   54    3  148  Giants/Cardinals
1958   36  -12  .337  .364  .700  .414   4.22  .295   4   48    1  132  Cardinals/Cubs
CAR         -9  .333  .411  .744  .494   4.90  .289 126  757   59 1828 
LG AVG       0  .339  .413  .752  .500   4.99  .269 192  887   70 
POS AVG   -122  .328  .383  .711  .439   4.38  .263 135  755   72 

EDWIN ENCARNACION, AGE: 23
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   22   -7  .308  .436  .744  .397   4.29  .232   9   31    3   69  Reds         
CAR         -7  .308  .436  .744  .397   4.29  .232   9   31    3   69 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   7   28    4 
POS AVG      0  .339  .424  .763  .495   5.03  .269   7   29    2 

ERIC GAGNE, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   26   1.20   77   0   82.1  137 14.98  6.56   2   3  55   5   0  Dodgers      
2004 28   18   2.19   70   0   82.1  114 12.46  8.74   7   3  45   8   2  Dodgers      
2005 29    2   2.70   14   0   13.1   22 14.85  8.78   1   0   8   1   0  Dodgers      
CAREER    46   3.28  296  48  543.1  626 10.37 10.50  25  21 160  29  17 
LG AVG     0   4.37           543.1  410  6.79 12.89  30  30 

ROSS GRIMSLEY, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1975 25  -16   4.07   35  32  197     89  4.07 11.79  10  13   0   9  14  Orioles      
1979 29  -27   5.35   32  27  151.1   42  2.50 14.45  10   9   0   7  12  Expos        
1980 30  -34   6.59   25  18  116     29  2.25 15.67   6   9   0   5  10  Expos/Indians
CAREER   -82   3.81  345 295 2039    750  3.31 11.82 124  99   3 103 120 
LG AVG     0   3.69          2039   1159  5.12 12.19 113 113 

KEVIN MENCH, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    4  .381  .464  .845  .584   6.67  .320   2   11    1   38  Rangers      
2004   26   10  .335  .539  .874  .563   6.54  .279  26   71    0  125  Rangers      
2005   27    7  .328  .469  .797  .538   5.50  .264  25   73    4  150  Rangers      
CAR         18  .334  .484  .818  .534   5.83  .272  68  215    6  423 
LG AVG       0  .334  .428  .762  .500   4.99  .268  46  193   23 
POS AVG      5  .336  .435  .771  .510   5.13  .273  46  197   27 

FRANK MENECHINO, AGE: 35
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   -3  .364  .265  .630  .399   3.75  .193   2    9    0   43  A's          
2004   33    7  .371  .454  .824  .571   6.38  .275   9   26    0   84  A's/Blue Jays
2005   34   -3  .352  .345  .697  .427   4.24  .216   4   13    0   70  Blue Jays    
CAR         -6  .358  .383  .741  .482   4.89  .240  36  149    3  449 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.09  .269  42  177   23 
POS AVG    -19  .329  .401  .730  .449   4.62  .267  29  145   34 

JOHNNY MIZE, 1913-93
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1936   23   49  .402  .577  .979  .770   9.63  .329  19   93    1  126  Cardinals    
1937   24   81  .427  .595 1.021  .805  11.22  .364  25  113    2  145  Cardinals    
1938   25   65  .422  .614 1.036  .755  10.48  .337  27  102    0  149  Cardinals    
1939   26   88  .444  .626 1.070  .808  11.33  .349  28  108    0  153  Cardinals    
1940   27   80  .404  .636 1.039  .793  10.22  .314  43  137    7  155  Cardinals    
1941   28   44  .406  .535  .941  .724   8.73  .317  16  100    4  126  Cardinals    
1942   29   48  .380  .521  .901  .740   7.78  .305  26  110    3  142  Giants       
1946   33   56  .437  .576 1.013  .813  10.65  .337  22   70    3  101  Giants       
1947   34   63  .384  .614  .998  .740   9.43  .302  51  138    2  154  Giants       
1948   35   57  .395  .564  .959  .737   8.87  .289  40  125    4  152  Giants       
CAR        667  .397  .562  .959  .743   8.98  .312 359 1337   28 1884 
LG AVG       0  .342  .391  .734  .500   4.93  .272 107  733   61 
POS AVG    149  .358  .431  .789  .574   5.82  .281 159  903   53 

JEFF MONTGOMERY, AGE: 44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1989 27   24   1.37   63   0   92     94  9.20  9.10   7   3  18   9   1  Royals       
1992 30   17   2.18   65   0   82.2   69  7.51  9.91   1   6  39   5   2  Royals       
1993 31   23   2.27   69   0   87.1   66  6.80  9.27   7   5  45   9   3  Royals       
CAREER   110   3.27  700   1  868.2  733  7.59 11.47  46  52 304  62  36 
LG AVG     0   4.32           868.2  565  5.86 12.95  49  49 

BRAYAN PENA, AGE: 24
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   23   -4  .200  .231  .431  .104   1.64  .179   0    4    0   18  Braves       
CAR         -4  .200  .231  .431  .104   1.64  .179   0    4    0   18 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    5    1 
POS AVG     -1  .314  .385  .699  .385   3.94  .248   1    5    0 

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ, AGE: 24
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 21   11   3.03   59   0   86     95  9.94  9.10   8   3   2   7   4  Angels       
2004 22   26   1.82   69   0   84    123 13.18  9.11   4   1  12   4   1  Angels       
2005 23   11   2.67   66   0   67.1   91 12.16 10.29   2   5  45   5   2  Angels       
CAREER    51   2.44  199   0  243    322 11.93  9.44  14   9  59  16   7 
LG AVG     0   4.52           243    169  6.24 12.90  14  14 

DICK SCHOFIELD, AGE: 71
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1965   30  -34  .282  .256  .538  .223   2.38  .209   2   25    3  132  Pirates/Giants
1970   35  -14  .294  .245  .539  .146   1.96  .187   1   14    0   76  Red Sox      
CAR       -108  .317  .297  .614  .360   3.27  .227  21  211   12 1321 
LG AVG       0  .325  .392  .717  .500   4.39  .260  81  369   43 
POS AVG    -82  .308  .336  .644  .393   3.52  .247  39  271   47 

ALFONSO SORIANO, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   32  .338  .525  .863  .638   6.56  .290  38   91   35  156  Yankees      
2004   28    0  .324  .484  .807  .498   5.67  .280  28   91   18  145  Rangers      
2005   29   15  .309  .512  .821  .570   5.92  .268  36  104   30  156  Rangers      
CAR         67  .320  .500  .820  .561   5.82  .280 162  465  169  802 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .763  .500   5.01  .268 101  425   53 
POS AVG    -46  .325  .400  .725  .450   4.53  .265  70  354   76 

AL TODD, 1902-85
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1933   31  -16  .239  .235  .475  .122   1.91  .206   0   10    1   73  Phillies     
1938   36  -22  .296  .375  .671  .333   3.29  .265   7   75    2  133  Pirates      
1940   38  -17  .283  .346  .629  .330   3.26  .255   6   42    1  104  Cubs         
CAR       -101  .307  .377  .684  .373   3.95  .276  35  366   18  863 
LG AVG       0  .340  .397  .737  .500   4.99  .279  44  349   29 
POS AVG    -46  .330  .378  .708  .443   4.42  .272  43  363   12 

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