Around the Majors: Blue Jays sign Molina

1) The Blue Jays signed free agent C Bengie Molina to a 1 year, $5 million contract, with a mutual option for 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -6  .304  .443  .746  .450   4.16  .281  14   71    1  119  Angels       
2004   29  -14  .313  .404  .717  .357   3.71  .276  10   54    0   97  Angels       
2005   30    2  .336  .446  .782  .517   4.87  .295  15   69    0  119  Angels       
CAR        -85  .309  .397  .705  .379   3.87  .273  65  362    2  716 
LG AVG       0  .337  .432  .769  .500   5.11  .269  82  345   43 
POS AVG    -65  .317  .400  .717  .410   4.23  .258  70  316   12 

2) The Rockies gave GM Dan O’Dowd and manager Clint Hurdle contract extensions through the 2007 season.

3) The Red Sox designated 1B Roberto Petagine for assignment.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1997   26   -3  .222  .067  .289  .000   0.00  .067   0    2    0   12  Mets         
1998   27    4  .405  .468  .873  .648   7.31  .258   3    7    1   34  Reds         
2005   34   -1  .361  .438  .799  .421   4.15  .281   1    9    0   18  Red Sox      
CAR         -4  .347  .378  .725  .452   4.37  .230  11   52    1  211 
LG AVG       0  .339  .423  .762  .500   5.05  .270  11   47    8 
POS AVG      6  .351  .459  .810  .546   5.68  .280  14   58    4 

4) The Nationals signed OF Michael Vento and Ps Andrew Good and Anastacio Martinez to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training, and signed Ps Justin Echols and David Gil to minor league contracts.

VENTO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   27    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2  Yankees      
CAR          0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .331  .449  .780  .524   5.11  .268   0    0    0 

GOOD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -4   5.29   16  10   66.1   42  5.70 12.62   4   2   0   3   3  Diamondbacks 
2004 24   -4   5.31   17   2   40.2   26  5.75 13.06   1   2   0   1   2  Diamondbacks 
2005 25   -1   5.40    2   0    5      7 12.60  9.00   0   0   0   0   0  Tigers       
CAREER    -9   5.30   35  12  112     75  6.03 12.62   5   4   0   4   5 
LG AVG     0   4.30           112     83  6.66 12.81   6   6 

MARTINEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25   -4   8.44   11   0   10.2    5  4.22 16.88   2   1   0   1   2  Red Sox      
CAREER    -4   8.44   11   0   10.2    5  4.22 16.88   2   1   0   1   2 
LG AVG     0   4.64            10.2    8  6.45 13.15   1   1 

5) The Marlins signed 3B Scott Seabol and P Eddie Gaillard to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

SEABOL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   26    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Yankees      
2005   30   -7  .272  .295  .567  .258   2.89  .219   1   10    0   59  Cardinals    
CAR         -7  .270  .292  .562  .254   2.86  .217   1   10    0   60 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .766  .500   5.07  .268   3   14    2 
POS AVG      0  .339  .425  .764  .496   5.03  .269   3   15    1 

GAILLARD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1997 26   -2   5.31   16   0   20.1   12  5.31 11.51   1   0   1   0   1  Tigers       
1998 27   -1   5.87    6   0    7.2    5  5.87  8.22   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
1999 28    3   2.08    8   0    8.2    7  7.27 17.65   1   0   0   1   0  Devil Rays   
CAREER     0   4.66   30   0   36.2   24  5.89 12.27   2   0   1   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.66            36.2   26  6.38 13.38   2   2 

6) Today’s birthdays–

ENDY CHAVEZ, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -37  .294  .354  .648  .268   3.55  .251   5   47   18  141  Expos        
2004   26   -9  .318  .371  .688  .440   4.36  .277   5   34   32  132  Expos        
2005   27  -12  .260  .302  .562  .180   2.36  .216   0   11    2   98  Nationals/Phillies
CAR        -71  .299  .359  .659  .325   3.68  .259  11  106   55  436 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.16  .269  44  179   22 
POS AVG      0  .337  .430  .767  .500   5.16  .270  43  162   47 

HUMBERTO COTA, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   -1  .294  .313  .607  .182   2.25  .250   0    1    0   10  Pirates      
2004   25   -1  .271  .500  .771  .467   4.67  .227   5    8    0   36  Pirates      
2005   26  -14  .285  .387  .672  .335   3.53  .242   7   43    0   93  Pirates      
CAR        -17  .284  .398  .682  .347   3.63  .242  12   53    0  153 
LG AVG       0  .339  .429  .769  .500   5.11  .269  13   54    7 
POS AVG    -14  .315  .386  .702  .387   3.98  .250  10   51    1 

TOM DALY, 1866-1938
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1893   27   31  .388  .445  .833  .648   8.87  .289   8   70   32  126  Dodgers      
1894   28   38  .436  .476  .911  .656  10.62  .341   8   82   51  123  Dodgers      
1899   33   36  .409  .428  .837  .671   8.69  .313   5   88   43  141  Dodgers      
CAR        115  .361  .387  .748  .557   6.76  .278  49  811  385 1564 
LG AVG       0  .346  .378  .724  .500   6.13  .281  44  767  296 
POS AVG   -123  .331  .354  .685  .445   5.37  .267  35  718  254 

SCOTT FELDMAN, AGE: 23
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 22    4   0.96    8   0    9.1    4  3.86 10.61   0   1   0   1   0  Rangers      
CAREER     4   0.96    8   0    9.1    4  3.86 10.61   0   1   0   1   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             9.1    6  6.16 12.63   1   1 

DAMASO GARCIA, AGE: 51
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1980   25  -18  .296  .381  .677  .366   3.42  .278   4   46   13  140  Blue Jays    
1985   30  -14  .302  .377  .679  .406   3.70  .282   8   65   28  146  Blue Jays    
1986   31  -15  .306  .375  .681  .362   3.60  .281   6   46    9  122  Blue Jays    
CAR        -87  .309  .371  .680  .413   3.89  .283  36  323  203 1032 
LG AVG       0  .327  .398  .725  .500   4.48  .263  98  470   73 
POS AVG    -47  .326  .360  .685  .450   4.08  .262  52  356  105 

BRAD HENNESSEY, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24   -2   4.98    7   7   34.1   25  6.55 14.94   2   2   0   2   2  Giants       
2005 25   -6   4.64   21  21  118.1   64  4.87 13.92   5   8   0   6   7  Giants       
CAREER    -8   4.72   28  28  152.2   89  5.25 14.15   7  10   0   8   9 
LG AVG     0   4.25           152.2  112  6.61 12.77   9   9 

BURT HOOTON, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1972 22   27   2.80   33  31  218.1  132  5.44 11.67  11  14   0  16   9  Cubs         
1977 27   30   2.62   32  31  223.1  153  6.17  9.95  12   7   1  13   6  Dodgers      
1978 28   21   2.71   32  32  236    104  3.97  9.80  19  10   0  18  11  Dodgers      
CAREER    86   3.38  480 377 2652   1491  5.06 11.25 151 136   7 158 129 
LG AVG     0   3.65          2652   1544  5.24 12.16 147 147 

CHARLIE JAMIESON, 1893-1969
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1921   28   12  .387  .414  .802  .563   6.26  .310   1   46    8  140  Indians      
1923   30   35  .422  .447  .869  .646   7.40  .345   2   51   19  152  Indians      
1924   31   29  .407  .458  .865  .635   7.18  .359   3   54   21  143  Indians      
CAR         26  .378  .385  .763  .511   5.41  .303  18  552  132 1779 
LG AVG       0  .356  .400  .756  .500   5.18  .288  68  815  130 
POS AVG    169  .371  .447  .818  .573   6.10  .305 116  983  148 

CARNEY LANSFORD, AGE: 49
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1981   24   22  .389  .439  .828  .668   6.46  .336   4   52   15  102  Red Sox      
1987   30   26  .366  .455  .821  .638   6.19  .289  19   76   27  151  A's          
1989   32   23  .398  .405  .803  .629   5.90  .336   2   52   37  148  A's          
CAR        126  .343  .411  .753  .555   4.93  .290 151  874  224 1862 
LG AVG       0  .328  .397  .726  .500   4.49  .263 177  853  135 
POS AVG      5  .329  .401  .730  .496   4.52  .264 177  853   95 

JON LEICESTER, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25    3   3.89   32   0   41.2   35  7.56 11.88   5   1   0   3   3  Cubs         
2005 26   -5   9.00    6   1    9      7  7.00 22.00   0   2   0   0   2  Cubs         
CAREER    -2   4.80   38   1   50.2   42  7.46 13.68   5   3   0   3   5 
LG AVG     0   4.30            50.2   38  6.71 12.82   3   3 

SETH MCCLUNG, AGE: 25
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22   -4   5.35   12   5   38.2   25  5.82 14.20   4   1   0   2   3  Devil Rays   
2005 24  -27   6.59   34  17  109.1   92  7.57 14.41   7  11   0   6  12  Devil Rays   
CAREER   -31   6.26   46  22  148    117  7.11 14.35  11  12   0   8  15 
LG AVG     0   4.41           148    101  6.15 12.69   8   8 

JUAN PIZARRO, AGE: 69
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1963 26   31   2.39   32  28  215    163  6.82 10.17  16   8   1  17   7  White Sox    
1964 27   20   2.56   33  33  239    162  6.10  9.45  19   9   0  17  11  White Sox    
CAREER    22   3.43  488 245 2035.2 1522  6.73 12.10 131 105  28 122 114 
LG AVG     0   3.68          2035.2 1261  5.57 12.00 113 113 

DAN QUISENBERRY, 1953-98
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1982 29   23   2.57   72   0  136.2   46  3.03  9.09   9   7  35  11   5  Royals       
1983 30   35   1.94   69   0  139     48  3.11  8.35   5   3  45   6   2  Royals       
1985 32   26   2.37   84   0  129     54  3.77 11.09   8   9  37  13   4  Royals       
CAREER   148   2.76  674   0 1043.1  379  3.27 10.64  56  46 244  71  31 
LG AVG     0   4.01          1043.1  595  5.13 12.44  58  58 

AL SMITH, 1928-2002
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1954   26   25  .398  .435  .832  .649   6.45  .281  11   50    2  131  Indians      
1955   27   45  .407  .473  .880  .686   7.71  .306  22   77   11  154  Indians      
1960   32   20  .374  .451  .826  .608   6.03  .315  12   72    8  142  White Sox    
CAR        125  .358  .429  .787  .568   5.43  .272 164  676   67 1517 
LG AVG       0  .337  .400  .737  .500   4.71  .263 141  660   52 
POS AVG     57  .345  .422  .767  .529   5.09  .269 165  731   55 

EARL WHITEHILL, 1900-54
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1927 27   32   3.36   41  31  236     95  3.62 13.42  16  14   3  19  11  Tigers       
1931 31   17   4.07   34  34  272     81  2.68 13.57  13  16   0  16  13  Tigers       
1933 33   19   3.33   39  37  270     96  3.20 12.50  22   8   1  17  13  Senators     
CAREER     6   4.36  541 473 3563   1350  3.41 13.76 218 185  11 202 201 
LG AVG     0   4.38          3563   1247  3.15 13.63 199 199 

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