Around the Majors: More pitchers & catchers report

1) Pitchers and catchers report for the A’s, Marlins, Nationals and Red Sox.

2) The Devil Rays re-signed 1B Travis Lee to a 1 year, $2.45 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28    9  .348  .459  .807  .551   5.60  .275  19   70    6  145  Devil Rays   
2004   29   -3  .150  .158  .308  .000   0.00  .105   0    2    0    7  Yankees      
2005   30    1  .331  .426  .757  .509   4.94  .272  12   49    7  129  Devil Rays   
CAR        -25  .339  .412  .751  .473   4.85  .259 104  457   54  985 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .773  .500   5.19  .269 111  461   63 
POS AVG     71  .358  .465  .823  .556   5.91  .273 146  559   32 

3) The Royals signed OF Dee Brown to a minor league contract

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   24   -2  .291  .392  .683  .352   4.15  .235   1    7    0   16  Royals       
2003   25  -10  .280  .326  .605  .248   3.12  .227   2   14    1   50  Royals       
2004   26   -8  .293  .349  .642  .357   3.58  .251   4   24    2   59  Royals       
CAR        -57  .281  .334  .615  .260   3.09  .234  14   89    8  263 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.08  .269  27  113   15 
POS AVG      3  .340  .434  .775  .510   5.27  .275  26  112   21 

4) The Cardinals signed free agent INF Scott Spiezio to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30    6  .326  .453  .779  .537   5.04  .265  16   83    6  158  Angels       
2004   31  -15  .288  .346  .634  .350   3.38  .215  10   41    4  112  Mariners     
2005   32   -7  .137  .149  .286  .022   0.60  .064   1    1    0   29  Mariners     
CAR        -41  .324  .414  .739  .457   4.60  .253 102  466   32 1073 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.13  .270 112  475   63 
POS AVG     47  .353  .444  .797  .536   5.61  .274 121  493   56 

5) Today’s birthdays–

HUCK BETTS, 1897-1987
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1934 37  -15   4.06   40  27  213     69  2.92 12.80  17  10   3  11  16  Braves       
1935 38  -27   5.46   44  19  160     40  2.25 14.34   2   9   0   4   7  Braves       
CAREER   -15   3.93  307 125 1366    323  2.13 12.68  61  68  16  64  65 
LG AVG     0   3.81          1366    460  3.03 12.55  76  76 

JAMEY CARROLL, AGE: 31
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28  -21  .323  .326  .649  .238   3.25  .260   1   10    5  105  Expos        
2004   29    4  .378  .372  .750  .553   5.60  .289   0   16    5  102  Expos        
2005   30  -13  .333  .284  .617  .349   3.36  .251   0   22    3  113  Nationals    
CAR        -28  .344  .338  .682  .392   4.10  .269   2   54   14  336 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .269  27  111   14 
POS AVG     -9  .334  .413  .747  .466   4.80  .268  23  103   15 

SHAWN ESTES, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30  -26   5.73   29  28  152.1  103  6.09 15.72   8  11   0   7  12  Cubs         
2004 31  -15   5.84   34  34  202    117  5.21 15.10  15   8   0  10  13  Rockies      
2005 32   -5   4.80   21  21  123.2   63  4.58 13.17   7   8   0   7   8  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -82   4.71  273 272 1628.2 1187  6.56 14.06  99  89   0  87 101 
LG AVG     0   4.33          1628.2 1224  6.76 12.89  91  91 

FRANK FENNELLY, 1860-1920
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1884   24   57  .367  .480  .847  .795  10.86  .311   4    0    0   90  Nationals/Reds
1885   25   34  .333  .445  .778  .667   8.75  .273  10    0    0  112  Reds         
1886   26   26  .351  .380  .732  .636   7.11  .249   6    0   32  132  Reds         
CAR        104  .345  .378  .723  .583   7.22  .257  34  132  175  786 
LG AVG       0  .317  .344  .661  .500   6.01  .257  17  134  175 
POS AVG    -39  .311  .324  .635  .466   5.61  .244  16  122  170 

JOE GORDON, 1915-78
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1939   24   28  .370  .506  .876  .636   6.64  .284  28  111   11  151  Yankees      
1942   27   43  .409  .491  .900  .716   7.29  .322  18  103   12  147  Yankees      
1948   33   30  .371  .507  .879  .648   6.86  .280  32  124    5  144  Indians      
CAR        161  .357  .466  .822  .583   5.83  .268 253  975   89 1566 
LG AVG       0  .352  .398  .750  .500   5.15  .273 106  754   69 
POS AVG   -107  .338  .378  .715  .438   4.51  .263  93  696   67 

BRUCE KISON, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1979 29   14   3.19   33  25  172.1  105  5.48 10.76  13   7   0  12   8  Pirates      
1982 32   14   3.17   33  16  142     86  5.45 10.71  10   5   1   9   6  Angels       
CAREER    19   3.66  380 246 1809.2 1073  5.34 12.05 115  88  12 107  96 
LG AVG     0   3.76          1809.2 1031  5.13 12.28 101 101 

DAL MAXVILL, AGE: 67
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1969   30  -30  .263  .228  .492  .168   1.81  .175   2   32    1  132  Cardinals    
1970   31  -39  .287  .223  .510  .167   2.20  .201   0   28    0  152  Cardinals    
1971   32  -22  .307  .258  .565  .248   2.41  .225   0   24    1  142  Cardinals    
CAR       -199  .293  .259  .552  .261   2.49  .217   6  252    7 1423 
LG AVG       0  .326  .385  .711  .500   4.33  .260  85  415   54 
POS AVG   -133  .300  .307  .607  .344   3.09  .240  23  264   63 

JOHN MAYBERRY, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1972   23   47  .394  .507  .900  .760   7.28  .298  25  100    0  149  Royals       
1973   24   45  .417  .478  .895  .715   7.95  .278  26  100    3  152  Royals       
1975   26   68  .416  .547  .963  .782   8.76  .291  34  106    5  156  Royals       
CAR        208  .360  .439  .799  .612   5.70  .253 255  879   20 1620 
LG AVG       0  .326  .384  .710  .500   4.29  .261 121  628  102 
POS AVG    106  .342  .421  .763  .560   4.98  .269 175  772   51 

BOB MILLER, 1939-93
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1971 32   20   1.64   56   0   98.2   51  4.65 11.31   8   5  10  11   2  Cubs/Padres/Pirates
CAREER    35   3.37  694  99 1551.1  895  5.19 12.34  69  81  51  82  68 
LG AVG     0   3.59          1551.1  971  5.63 11.91  86  86 

CHAD MOELLER, AGE: 31
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -8  .335  .435  .770  .397   4.57  .268   7   29    1   78  Diamondbacks 
2004   29  -31  .265  .303  .568  .173   2.29  .208   5   27    0  101  Brewers      
2005   30  -16  .257  .367  .624  .220   2.54  .206   7   23    0   66  Brewers      
CAR        -74  .294  .359  .654  .269   3.18  .231  23  106    2  355 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .270  36  149   18 
POS AVG    -32  .322  .396  .717  .403   4.21  .255  29  138    5 

GEORGE MOGRIDGE, 1889-1962
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1916 27   13   2.31   30  21  194.2   66  3.05 10.45   6  12   0  11   7  Yankees      
1921 32   36   3.00   38  36  288    101  3.16 11.69  18  14   0  21  11  Senators     
1923 34   16   3.11   33  30  211     62  2.64 12.24  13  13   1  15  11  Senators     
CAREER    60   3.23  398 261 2256    679  2.71 11.93 133 130  20 142 121 
LG AVG     0   3.60          2256    771  3.08 12.71 125 125 

JERRY MORALES, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1975   26  -14  .328  .369  .696  .412   4.04  .270  12   91    3  153  Cubs         
1976   27  -14  .323  .395  .718  .400   3.89  .274  16   67    3  140  Cubs         
1978   29  -15  .288  .341  .629  .361   3.11  .239   4   46    4  130  Cardinals    
1979   30  -24  .260  .364  .624  .290   2.80  .211  14   56   10  129  Tigers       
CAR        -99  .313  .382  .695  .414   3.85  .259  95  570   37 1441 
LG AVG       0  .332  .388  .720  .500   4.48  .264 100  538   99 
POS AVG     58  .340  .412  .752  .536   4.92  .274 116  578  137 

MANNY MOTA, AGE: 68
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1966   28   17  .383  .472  .855  .657   6.38  .332   5   46    7  116  Pirates      
1967   29   11  .343  .441  .784  .601   5.30  .321   4   56    3  120  Pirates      
1972   34   19  .375  .434  .809  .665   5.76  .323   5   48    4  118  Dodgers      
CAR         61  .355  .389  .744  .550   4.77  .304  31  438   50 1536 
LG AVG       0  .326  .386  .712  .500   4.36  .261  86  421   56 
POS AVG     70  .339  .419  .758  .558   5.02  .275 103  456   78 

RAFAEL RAMIREZ, AGE: 48
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   26  -32  .295  .327  .621  .294   3.04  .266   2   48   14  145  Braves       
1985   27  -38  .272  .333  .604  .237   2.58  .248   5   58    2  138  Braves       
1986   28  -29  .273  .335  .608  .272   2.76  .240   8   33   19  134  Braves       
CAR       -201  .295  .342  .637  .352   3.30  .261  53  484  112 1539 
LG AVG       0  .328  .387  .714  .500   4.41  .261 122  641  155 
POS AVG   -163  .304  .332  .636  .378   3.41  .248  53  477  146 

ALEXIS RIOS, AGE: 25
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   23  -13  .338  .383  .720  .404   4.44  .286   1   28   15  111  Blue Jays    
2005   24  -17  .306  .397  .703  .379   3.81  .262  10   59   14  146  Blue Jays    
CAR        -30  .321  .390  .711  .391   4.10  .273  11   87   29  257 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.01  .269  29  122   14 
POS AVG      5  .336  .444  .780  .518   5.21  .271  34  131   15 

SHERRY SMITH, 1891-1949
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1920 29   24   1.85   33  12  136     33  2.18 10.79  11   9   3  15   5  Dodgers      
1923 32   11   3.27   30  16  124     23  1.67 12.19   9   6   1   9   6  Indians      
1924 33   31   3.01   39  27  248     34  1.23 11.47  12  14   1  17   9  Indians      
CAREER    58   3.32  373 226 2053.1  428  1.88 11.90 114 118  21 127 105 
LG AVG     0   3.52          2053.1  704  3.08 12.39 114 114 

KEVIN TAPANI, AGE: 42
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1991 27   30   2.99   34  34  244    135  4.98  9.85  16   9   0  16   9  Twins        
1997 33   10   3.39   13  13   85     55  5.82 10.80   9   3   0   8   4  Cubs         
CAREER     2   4.35  361 354 2265   1482  5.89 11.98 143 125   0 134 134 
LG AVG     0   4.38          2265   1559  6.20 13.00 127 127 

JOHN VALENTIN, AGE: 39
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   27   19  .400  .505  .905  .654   7.89  .316   9   49    3   84  Red Sox      
1995   28   43  .399  .533  .931  .692   8.23  .298  27  102   20  135  Red Sox      
1997   30   21  .372  .499  .871  .597   6.40  .306  18   77    7  143  Red Sox      
CAR         53  .360  .454  .814  .534   5.80  .279 124  558   47 1105 
LG AVG       0  .342  .428  .771  .500   5.16  .271 122  534   76 
POS AVG    -88  .326  .392  .718  .419   4.38  .264  83  459   68 

HERM WEHMEIER, 1927-73
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1948 21  -28   5.88   33  24  147     56  3.43 15.67  11   8   0   7  12  Reds         
1950 23  -33   5.67   41  32  230    121  4.73 15.42  10  18   4  11  17  Reds         
1952 25  -30   5.16   33  26  190     83  3.93 14.54   9  11   0   7  13  Reds         
CAREER  -161   4.80  361 240 1803.2  794  3.96 13.42  92 108   9  87 113 
LG AVG     0   3.97          1803.2  846  4.22 12.59 100 100 

WALTER YOUNG, AGE: 26
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 

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