Around the Majors: Reds signings

1) The Reds re-signed OF Wily Mo Pena ($1.25 million) and C Javier Valentin ($1.15 million) to 1 year contracts, to avoid salary arbitration.

PENA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   21   -9  .283  .358  .641  .299   3.22  .218   5   16    3   80  Reds         
2004   22    6  .316  .527  .843  .559   5.55  .259  26   66    5  110  Reds         
2005   23   -4  .304  .492  .796  .459   4.93  .254  19   51    2   99  Reds         
CAR         -9  .303  .477  .780  .466   4.76  .248  51  134   10  302 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.16  .269  27  110   13 
POS AVG     11  .348  .454  .802  .539   5.65  .269  32  119   17 

VALENTIN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -11  .254  .356  .609  .206   2.39  .222   3   15    0   49  Devil Rays   
2004   28   -7  .293  .381  .674  .376   3.69  .233   6   20    0   82  Reds         
2005   29    9  .362  .520  .883  .604   6.79  .281  14   50    0   76  Reds         
CAR        -34  .302  .397  .699  .379   4.04  .241  31  131    0  348 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.20  .271  32  133   17 
POS AVG    -31  .317  .393  .710  .392   4.11  .255  25  122    5 

2) Today’s birthdays–

ALFREDO AMEZAGA, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -7  .278  .333  .612  .263   2.64  .210   2    7    2   37  Angels       
2004   26  -12  .212  .247  .459  .099   1.53  .161   2   11    3   73  Angels       
2005   27   -1  .286  .167  .452  .000   0.00  .167   0    0    1    5  Pirates/Rockies
CAR        -17  .265  .313  .578  .231   2.53  .207   4   20    7  127 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.08  .269   8   34    4 
POS AVG     -3  .327  .413  .740  .468   4.74  .269   6   30    5 

COLTER BEAN, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28    0   4.50    1   0    2      2  9.00 13.50   0   0   0   0   0  Yankees      
CAREER     0   4.50    1   0    2      2  9.00 13.50   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             2      1  6.16 12.63   0   0 

JIMMY COLLINS, 1870-1943
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1897   27   27  .400  .482  .882  .625   8.67  .346   6  132   14  134  Braves       
1898   28   39  .377  .479  .856  .675   7.72  .328  15  111   12  152  Braves       
1901   31   44  .375  .495  .869  .702   8.09  .332   6   94   19  138  Red Sox      
CAR        105  .343  .409  .752  .550   5.89  .294  65  983  194 1728 
LG AVG       0  .334  .361  .694  .500   5.14  .274  36  786  273 
POS AVG    -46  .326  .355  .681  .482   4.90  .270  33  790  260 

DIZZY DEAN, 1910-74
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1934 24   66   2.65   50  33  312    195  5.63 10.64  30   7   7  27  10  Cardinals    
1935 25   37   3.04   50  36  325.1  190  5.26 11.20  28  12   5  25  15  Cardinals    
1937 27   28   2.70   27  25  197    120  5.48 10.74  13  10   1  15   8  Cardinals    
CAREER   205   3.02  317 230 1967.1 1163  5.32 10.97 150  83  30 144  89 
LG AVG     0   3.88          1967.1  725  3.32 12.61 110 110 

LEE GARDNER, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 27    1   4.05   12   0   13.1    8  5.40 15.53   1   1   0   1   1  Devil Rays   
2005 30    0   4.91    5   0    7.1    4  4.91 17.18   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
CAREER     1   4.35   17   0   20.2   12  5.23 16.11   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.43            20.2   14  6.22 12.76   1   1 

RON HERBEL, 1938-2000
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1966 28  -10   4.15   32  18  130     55  3.81 13.15   4   5   1   4   5  Giants       
CAREER   -22   3.82  331  79  895    447  4.49 12.57  42  37  16  41  38 
LG AVG     0   3.57           895    580  5.83 11.80  50  50 

ALBERT PUJOLS, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   21   56  .403  .610 1.013  .717   8.77  .329  37  130    1  161  Cardinals    
2002   22   49  .394  .561  .955  .714   7.79  .314  34  127    2  157  Cardinals    
2003   23  101  .439  .667 1.106  .830  11.80  .359  43  124    5  157  Cardinals    
2004   24   75  .415  .657 1.072  .768   9.77  .331  46  123    5  154  Cardinals    
2005   25   75  .430  .609 1.039  .770   9.96  .330  41  117   16  161  Cardinals    
CAR        356  .416  .621 1.037  .764   9.58  .332 201  621   29  790 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.15  .268  88  358   45 
POS AVG     68  .360  .470  .830  .570   6.04  .277 115  426   29 

RON VILLONE, AGE: 36
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 33    4   4.13   19  19  106.2   91  7.68 12.15   6   6   0   6   6  Astros       
2004 34    2   4.08   56  10  117     86  6.62 13.69   8   6   0   7   7  Mariners     
2005 35    1   4.08   79   0   64     70  9.84 13.92   5   5   1   5   5  Mariners/Marlins
CAREER   -20   4.75  473  93  946.2  745  7.08 13.92  52  54   6  50  56 
LG AVG     0   4.47           946.2  698  6.64 13.05  53  53 

ART WHITNEY, 1858-1943
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1889   31  -39  .303  .258  .561  .283   3.94  .218   1   59   19  129  Giants       
1890   32  -49  .322  .260  .582  .244   4.14  .219   0   45    8  119  Giants       
1891   33  -44  .265  .240  .505  .179   3.06  .193   3   33    8   96  Porkers/Cardinals
CAR       -238  .285  .269  .554  .316   3.94  .223   6  266   67  978 
LG AVG       0  .319  .355  .674  .500   6.01  .261  28  368  164 
POS AVG    -58  .308  .341  .649  .464   5.49  .253  26  369  139 

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