Around the Majors: Diamondbacks sign Webb

1) The Diamondbacks re-signed Ps Brandon Webb (4 years, $19.5 million contract, with an option for 2010) and Luis Vizcaino (1 year, $1.775 million) and C Johnny Estrada (1 year, $2 million), to avoid salary arbitration.

WEBB
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   39   2.84   29  28  180.2  172  8.57 11.01  10   9   0  14   5  Diamondbacks 
2004 25   20   3.59   35  35  208    164  7.10 14.02   7  16   0  14   9  Diamondbacks 
2005 26   22   3.54   33  33  229    172  6.76 11.40  14  12   0  16  10  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    81   3.35   97  96  617.2  508  7.40 12.17  31  37   0  44  24 
LG AVG     0   4.27           617.2  456  6.65 12.80  35  35 

VIZCAINO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28  -14   6.39   75   0   62     61  8.85 13.06   4   3   0   2   5  Brewers      
2004 29    5   3.75   73   0   72     63  7.88 10.75   4   4   1   5   3  Brewers      
2005 30    6   3.73   65   0   70     43  5.53 13.50   6   5   0   6   5  White Sox    
CAREER    -1   4.36  338   0  344.2  297  7.76 12.09  21  17   7  19  19 
LG AVG     0   4.33           344.2  251  6.55 12.82  19  19 

ESTRADA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -1  .359  .306  .665  .416   4.15  .306   0    2    0   16  Braves       
2004   28    9  .378  .450  .828  .558   5.96  .314   9   76    0  134  Braves       
2005   29  -19  .303  .367  .670  .316   3.47  .261   4   39    0  105  Braves       
CAR        -36  .326  .393  .719  .398   4.17  .273  21  156    0  354 
LG AVG       0  .340  .435  .775  .500   5.20  .269  39  156   19 
POS AVG    -39  .317  .389  .706  .386   4.04  .251  30  141    5 

2) The Braves signed P Jeff Bennett 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
2004 24   -3   4.79   60   0   71.1   45  5.68 13.37   1   5   0   3   3  Brewers      
CAREER    -3   4.79   60   0   71.1   45  5.68 13.37   1   5   0   3   3 
LG AVG     0   4.31            71.1   53  6.74 12.84   4   4 

3) The Pirates re-signed RF Craig Wilson to a 1 year, about $3.5 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   12  .360  .511  .872  .611   6.52  .262  18   48    3  116  Pirates      
2004   27   19  .354  .499  .853  .597   6.23  .264  29   82    2  155  Pirates      
2005   28    4  .387  .421  .808  .560   5.86  .264   5   22    3   59  Pirates      
CAR         49  .363  .488  .851  .586   6.24  .268  81  241   13  549 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.16  .268  51  207   26 
POS AVG     30  .353  .463  .817  .553   5.82  .270  67  240   28 

4) The Rockies re-signed P Aaron Cook to a 2 year, $4.55 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24  -17   6.02   43  16  124     43  3.12 16.33   4   6   0   4   6  Rockies      
2004 25   10   4.28   16  16   96.2   40  3.72 14.71   6   4   0   6   4  Rockies      
2005 26   11   3.67   13  13   83.1   24  2.59 12.85   7   2   0   6   3  Rockies      
CAREER     6   4.80   81  50  339.2  121  3.21 14.79  19  13   0  18  14 
LG AVG     0   4.26           339.2  252  6.67 12.79  19  19 

5) The Orioles designated 1B Walter Young for assignment.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   25    1  .378  .424  .803  .592   5.63  .303   1    3    0   14  Orioles      
CAR          1  .378  .424  .803  .592   5.63  .303   1    3    0   14 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   1    4    0 
POS AVG      1  .346  .452  .798  .554   5.48  .267   1    5    0 

6) Today’s birthdays–

TERRY FORSTER, AGE: 54
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1972 20   11   2.25   62   0  100    104  9.36 10.98   6   5  29   7   4  White Sox    
1973 21   14   3.23   51  12  172.2  120  6.25 13.14   6  11  16  10   7  White Sox    
1978 26   11   1.93   47   0   65.1   46  6.34 10.88   5   4  22   7   2  Dodgers      
1983 31   15   2.16   56   0   79.1   54  6.13 10.55   3   2  13   4   1  Braves       
1985 33   11   2.28   46   0   59.1   37  5.61 11.68   2   3   1   4   1  Braves       
CAREER    57   3.23  614  39 1105.2  791  6.44 12.33  54  65 127  67  52 
LG AVG     0   3.63          1105.2  640  5.21 12.13  62  62 

WAYNE GROSS, AGE: 54
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1977   25   12  .352  .416  .769  .572   5.21  .233  22   63    5  146  A's          
1980   28   20  .355  .467  .822  .661   6.16  .281  14   61    5  113  A's          
1984   32   11  .346  .442  .788  .597   5.23  .216  22   64    1  127  Orioles      
CAR         38  .337  .395  .732  .534   4.66  .233 121  396   24 1106 
LG AVG       0  .329  .399  .727  .500   4.49  .265  80  391   60 
POS AVG     12  .331  .410  .740  .507   4.63  .267  87  412   40 

SONNY SIEBERT, AGE: 69
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1965 28   20   2.43   39  27  189    191  9.10  9.05  16   8   1  16   8  Indians      
1967 30   18   2.38   34  26  185    136  6.62  9.54  10  12   4  14   8  Indians      
1970 33   18   3.44   33  33  222.2  142  5.74 11.03  15   8   0  14   9  Red Sox      
1971 34   20   2.91   32  32  235    131  5.02 10.84  16  10   0  16  10  Red Sox      
CAREER    84   3.21  399 307 2152   1512  6.32 11.15 140 114  16 140 114 
LG AVG     0   3.45          2152   1357  5.68 11.74 120 120 

JACK TAYLOR, 1874-1938
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1900 26   19   2.55   28  26  222.1   57  2.31 11.82  10  17   1  17  10  Cubs         
1902 28   45   1.33   36  33  324.2   83  2.30  8.98  23  11   1  26   8  Cubs         
1903 29   19   2.46   37  33  311.1   83  2.40  9.80  21  14   1  21  14  Cubs         
1904 30   19   2.22   41  39  352    103  2.63 10.02  20  19   1  23  16  Cardinals    
1906 32   23   2.00   34  33  302     61  1.82 10.37  20  12   0  20  12  Cardinals/Cubs
CAREER    96   2.66  310 286 2615.2  657  2.26 10.93 152 139   5 166 125 
LG AVG     0   3.11          2615.2  959  3.30 12.08 146 146 

DERREL THOMAS, AGE: 55
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1973   22  -16  .299  .260  .559  .325   2.92  .238   0   22   15  113  Padres       
1976   25  -13  .313  .301  .614  .308   2.90  .232   2   19   10   81  Giants       
1977   26  -14  .328  .379  .707  .400   4.12  .267   8   44   15  148  Giants       
CAR       -103  .317  .332  .649  .409   3.61  .249  43  370  140 1597 
LG AVG       0  .332  .387  .719  .500   4.47  .264 104  559  109 
POS AVG    -81  .319  .350  .669  .431   3.90  .257  58  435  159 

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