Around the Majors: Orioles sign Roberts

1) The Orioles re-signed 2B Brian Roberts to a 1 year, $3.075 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -4  .337  .367  .704  .472   4.47  .270   5   41   23  112  Orioles      
2004   26  -10  .344  .376  .720  .453   4.84  .273   4   53   29  159  Orioles      
2005   27   46  .387  .515  .903  .718   7.64  .314  18   73   27  143  Orioles      
CAR         16  .344  .402  .747  .524   5.17  .278  30  195  100  527 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.02  .268  66  276   34 
POS AVG    -30  .324  .403  .727  .450   4.54  .266  47  233   47 

2) Pitchers and catchers report today for the Astros, Blue Jays, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Royals and White Sox.

3) Twins P Kyle Lohse won his arbitration case. He will make $3.95 million, instead of the $3.4 million the team was offering.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24    0   4.61   33  33  201    130  5.82 11.69  14  11   0  13  12  Twins        
2004 25  -13   5.34   35  34  194    111  5.15 14.98   9  13   0  10  12  Twins        
2005 26    4   4.18   31  30  178.2   86  4.33 13.30   9  13   0  12  10  Twins        
CAREER   -18   4.72  150 144  844.2  515  5.49 13.29  49  52   0  50  51 
LG AVG     0   4.50           844.2  588  6.27 12.88  47  47 

4) The Yankees signed P Scott Erickson 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
2002 34  -21   5.55   29  28  160.2   74  4.15 15.01   5  12   0   7  10  Orioles      
2004 36   -5   6.67    6   6   27      9  3.00 19.33   1   4   0   2   3  Mets/Rangers
2005 37  -12   6.02   19   8   55.1   15  2.44 14.80   1   4   0   2   3  Dodgers      
CAREER   -23   4.57  380 364 2349.1 1250  4.79 13.53 142 136   0 142 136 
LG AVG     0   4.52          2349.1 1585  6.07 13.19 131 132 

5) Devil Rays C Josh Paul lost his arbitration case. He will make $475,000, instead of the $750,000 he was seeking.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28    0  .346  .261  .607  .452   4.50  .261   0    4    0   16  White Sox/Cubs
2004   29   -3  .308  .371  .679  .344   3.60  .243   2   10    2   46  Angels       
2005   30   -3  .231  .378  .609  .244   2.53  .189   2    4    0   34  Angels       
CAR        -19  .310  .361  .671  .362   3.84  .251   8   56   11  228 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.10  .269  16   66    8 
POS AVG    -13  .316  .397  .713  .403   4.17  .256  13   60    2 

6) The Braves signed P Carlos Almanzar 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
2002 28    3   2.31    8   1   11.2    7  5.40  8.49   0   1   0   1   0  Reds         
2004 30   11   3.72   67   0   72.2   44  5.45 11.02   7   3   0   6   4  Rangers      
2005 31   -5  14.40    6   0    5      3  5.40 32.40   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -5   4.82  210   1  239    170  6.40 13.07  13  13   0  15  11 
LG AVG     0   4.59           239    175  6.58 13.21  13  13 

7) The Reds re-signed P Luke Hudson to a minor league contract. Hudson had previously been removed from the 40 man roster.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 25    0   4.50    3   0    6      7 10.50 16.50   0   0   0   0   0  Reds         
2004 27    8   2.42    9   9   48.1   38  7.08 11.73   4   2   0   4   2  Reds         
2005 28  -18   6.38   19  16   84.2   53  5.63 15.31   6   9   0   5  10  Reds         
CAREER   -10   4.92   31  25  139     98  6.35 14.12  10  11   0   9  12 
LG AVG     0   4.25           139    102  6.64 12.78   8   8 

8) The Indians re-signed SS Jhonny Peralta to a 1 year contract

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   21  -12  .295  .326  .621  .308   2.98  .227   4   21    1   77  Indians      
2004   22   -2  .321  .280  .601  .240   2.70  .240   0    2    0    8  Indians      
2005   23   29  .366  .520  .885  .666   6.68  .292  24   78    0  141  Indians      
CAR         15  .342  .451  .794  .564   5.31  .270  28  101    1  226 
LG AVG       0  .332  .427  .759  .500   4.94  .268  24  102   12 
POS AVG     -2  .332  .412  .744  .492   4.83  .274  18   88   14 

9) The Rangers re-signed OF Jason Botts, C Gerald Laird and P C.J. Wilson to 1 year contracts.

BOTTS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24   -1  .367  .296  .663  .399   4.05  .296   0    3    0   10  Rangers      
CAR         -1  .367  .296  .663  .399   4.05  .296   0    3    0   10 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   1    3    0 
POS AVG      0  .329  .423  .753  .500   4.89  .275   1    3    1 

LAIRD
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23   -1  .360  .432  .792  .431   4.76  .273   1    4    0   19  Rangers      
2004   24  -15  .287  .286  .572  .187   2.55  .224   1   16    0   49  Rangers      
2005   25   -3  .262  .350  .612  .219   2.53  .225   1    4    0   13  Rangers      
CAR        -19  .297  .325  .622  .237   2.94  .234   3   24    0   81 
LG AVG       0  .336  .432  .768  .500   5.09  .270   8   34    4 
POS AVG     -5  .321  .410  .731  .432   4.40  .261   7   33    1 

WILSON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 24  -13   6.94   24   6   48     30  5.63 15.56   1   7   1   3   5  Rangers      
CAREER   -13   6.94   24   6   48     30  5.63 15.56   1   7   1   3   5 
LG AVG     0   4.36            48     33  6.16 12.63   3   3 

10) The Royals signed OF Chad Allen and INF Benji Gil to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

ALLEN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -2  .240  .333  .573  .259   2.70  .208   0    0    0   12  Marlins      
2004   29   -5  .262  .345  .607  .209   2.76  .241   0    6    0   20  Rangers      
2005   30   -3  .309  .340  .649  .303   3.21  .283   0    5    0   21  Rangers      
CAR        -34  .321  .389  .710  .368   4.17  .269  14   84   15  267 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.27  .272  29  120   16 
POS AVG      1  .344  .437  .781  .499   5.32  .273  29  121   21 

GIL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   28   -1  .330  .477  .807  .479   5.21  .296   8   39    3  104  Angels       
2002   29    1  .307  .431  .737  .520   4.96  .285   3   20    2   61  Angels       
2003   30  -13  .214  .272  .486  .104   1.43  .192   1    9    5   62  Angels       
CAR        -96  .283  .358  .641  .294   3.32  .237  32  171   24  604 
LG AVG       0  .341  .430  .771  .500   5.16  .270  54  235   32 
POS AVG    -39  .324  .396  .719  .421   4.41  .265  36  196   37 

11) Today’s birthdays–

DICK BOSMAN, AGE: 62
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1966 22  -19   7.62   13   7   39     20  4.62 16.62   2   6   0   1   7  Senators     
1968 24  -14   3.69   46  10  139     63  4.08 11.53   2   9   1   4   7  Senators     
1973 29  -28   5.64   29  24  137.1   55  3.60 14.75   3  13   0   6  10  Rangers/Indians
CAREER   -51   3.67  306 229 1590.2  757  4.28 11.54  82  85   2  78  89 
LG AVG     0   3.51          1590.2  954  5.40 11.92  89  89 

ED BRANDT, 1905-44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1928 23  -26   5.08   38  31  225     84  3.36 14.00   9  21   0  12  18  Braves       
1929 24  -20   5.52   26  21  168     50  2.68 15.21   8  13   0   8  13  Braves       
1935 30  -20   4.99   29  25  175     61  3.14 14.97   5  19   0  10  14  Braves       
CAREER    -7   3.87  378 278 2263    877  3.49 12.55 121 146  17 134 133 
LG AVG     0   4.00          2263    801  3.19 12.83 126 126 

BRIAN BRUNEY, AGE: 24
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 22    0   4.31   30   0   31.1   34  9.77 13.79   3   4   0   4   3  Diamondbacks 
2005 23  -15   7.43   47   0   46     51  9.98 18.78   1   3  12   1   3  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -15   6.17   77   0   77.1   85  9.89 16.76   4   7  12   5   6 
LG AVG     0   4.26            77.1   57  6.64 12.79   4   4 

ROGER CRAIG, AGE: 76
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1955 25   14   2.77   21  10   91     48  4.75 12.36   5   3   2   5   3  Dodgers      
1959 29   33   2.06   29  17  153     76  4.47  9.88  11   5   0  12   4  Dodgers      
1960 30   14   3.26   21  15  116     69  5.35 11.25   8   3   0   7   4  Dodgers      
1964 34   14   3.25   39  19  166     84  4.55 11.87   7   9   5  10   6  Cardinals    
CAREER    30   3.82  368 186 1537    803  4.70 12.21  74  98  19  90  82 
LG AVG     0   3.75          1537    918  5.38 12.07  86  86 

JAMIE EASTERLY, AGE: 53
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1975 22  -11   4.98   21  13   68.2   34  4.46 15.33   2   9   0   4   7  Braves       
1977 24  -10   6.14   22   5   58.2   37  5.68 16.11   2   4   1   2   4  Braves       
1978 25  -13   5.65   37   6   78     42  4.85 15.92   3   6   1   3   6  Braves       
CAREER   -39   4.62  321  36  611.1  350  5.15 14.71  23  33  14  23  33 
LG AVG     0   3.91           611.1  348  5.13 12.39  34  34 

WILLIE KIRKLAND, AGE: 73
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1962   28  -19  .272  .377  .649  .336   3.28  .200  21   72    9  137  Indians      
1964   30  -12  .272  .345  .618  .322   3.10  .206   8   35    3   98  Orioles/Senators
CAR         -3  .304  .422  .726  .491   4.45  .240 148  509   52 1149 
LG AVG       0  .331  .405  .736  .500   4.65  .262 101  432   41 
POS AVG     46  .339  .430  .769  .536   5.12  .268 121  486   40 

NEMO LEIBOLD, 1892-1977
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1920   28  -25  .316  .281  .597  .282   2.86  .220   1   28    7  108  White Sox    
1922   30  -10  .360  .306  .666  .378   3.91  .258   1   18    1   81  Red Sox      
CAR        -41  .357  .327  .683  .467   4.27  .266   3  284  133 1258 
LG AVG       0  .346  .372  .717  .500   4.66  .276  30  477  118 
POS AVG     88  .365  .399  .765  .564   5.38  .290  37  502  146 

JUAN PADILLA, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 27  -10   7.71   18   0   25.2   17  5.96 18.23   1   0   0   0   1  Yankees/Reds
2005 28   11   1.49   24   0   36.1   17  4.21  9.66   3   1   1   3   1  Mets         
CAREER     1   4.06   42   0   62     34  4.94 13.21   4   1   1   3   2 
LG AVG     0   4.32            62     45  6.59 12.85   3   3 

DANNY PATTERSON, AGE: 35
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1997 26   10   3.42   54   0   71     69  8.75 11.79  10   6   1  10   6  Rangers      
2001 30   10   3.06   60   0   64.2   27  3.76 11.13   5   4   1   6   3  Tigers       
CAREER    25   4.14  350   0  384.1  250  5.85 12.79  24  22   9  26  20 
LG AVG     0   4.68           384.1  271  6.36 13.33  22  22 

WALLY PIPP, 1893-1965
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1916   23   12  .331  .417  .748  .574   4.91  .262  12   93   16  151  Yankees      
1918   25   14  .345  .415  .760  .638   5.26  .304   2   44   11   91  Yankees      
1922   29   19  .392  .466  .859  .591   6.41  .329   9   90    7  152  Yankees      
CAR          5  .341  .408  .749  .503   4.86  .281  90  996  125 1872 
LG AVG       0  .349  .384  .733  .500   4.86  .282  62  831  163 
POS AVG    102  .358  .414  .771  .544   5.37  .295  83  979  156 

STUMP WIEDMAN, 1861-1905
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1883 22  -28   3.53   52  47  402.1  183  4.09 11.34  20  24   2  18  26  Wolverines   
1886 25  -41   4.50   51  51  427.2  168  3.54 13.91  12  36   0  19  29  Cowboys      
1887 26  -32   5.00   34  34  288     97  3.03 14.06  17  16   0  13  20  Wolverines/Metropolitans/Giants
CAREER  -122   3.60  279 269 2318.1  910  3.53 11.90 101 156   2 115 142 
LG AVG     0   3.13          2318.1  957  3.72 11.29 129 129 

SCOTT WILLIAMSON, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27    2   4.16   66   0   62.2   74 10.63 12.78   5   4  21   5   4  Reds/Red Sox
2004 28   12   1.26   28   0   28.2   28  8.79 10.05   0   1   1   1   0  Red Sox      
2005 29   -2   5.65   17   0   14.1   23 14.44 14.44   0   0   0   0   0  Cubs         
CAREER    68   3.08  286  10  385.2  452 10.55 11.67  25  24  55  34  15 
LG AVG     0   4.46           385.2  286  6.67 13.09  22  22 

JOSH WILLINGHAM, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   25   -2  .310  .320  .630  .228   2.57  .200   1    1    0   12  Marlins      
2005   26    0  .407  .348  .755  .472   4.50  .304   0    4    0   16  Marlins      
CAR         -2  .357  .333  .690  .347   3.46  .250   1    5    0   28 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .773  .500   5.17  .269   2    7    1 
POS AVG     -2  .317  .385  .702  .382   3.98  .251   1    6    0 

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