Around the Majors: Tino Martinez retires

1) Tino Martinez has retired and will become an analyst on Baseball Tonight.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1995   27   30  .369  .551  .920  .643   7.36  .293  31  111    0  141  Mariners     
1997   29   47  .371  .577  .948  .694   7.67  .296  44  141    3  158  Yankees      
1998   30   17  .355  .505  .860  .588   6.11  .281  28  123    2  142  Yankees      
2003   35    3  .352  .429  .781  .520   5.18  .273  15   69    1  138  Cardinals    
2004   36   13  .362  .461  .823  .585   5.95  .262  23   76    3  138  Devil Rays   
2005   37   -2  .328  .439  .767  .476   4.76  .241  17   49    2  131  Yankees      
CAR        112  .344  .471  .815  .543   5.59  .271 339 1271   27 2023 
LG AVG       0  .341  .428  .768  .500   5.12  .270 221  961  133 
POS AVG    211  .363  .475  .838  .579   6.17  .279 324 1208   47 

2) Yankees RF Gary Sheffield spoke with GM Brian Cashman and says he was told the Yankees intend to exercise his $13 million option for 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34   72  .419  .604 1.023  .772   9.72  .330  39  132   18  155  Braves       
2004   35   40  .393  .534  .927  .676   7.41  .290  36  121    5  154  Yankees      
2005   36   37  .379  .512  .891  .666   7.31  .291  34  123   10  154  Yankees      
CAR        642  .399  .527  .925  .698   7.81  .297 449 1476  215 2190 
LG AVG       0  .338  .420  .758  .500   4.98  .268 226  994  154 
POS AVG     91  .344  .443  .788  .532   5.40  .273 270 1092  156 

Sheffield ranks 7th in the majors in RCAA over the past quarter century–

RCAA   
1    Barry Bonds                1502   
2    Frank Thomas                800   
3    Rickey Henderson            711   
4    Jeff Bagwell                680   
5    Mark McGwire                665   
6    Edgar Martinez              647   
7    Gary Sheffield              642   
8    Manny Ramirez               620   
9    Ken Griffey Jr.             579   
10   Rafael Palmeiro             572   

3) The Rangers signed DH Erubiel Durazo 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   29   18  .374  .430  .804  .599   5.84  .259  21   77    1  154  A's          
2004   30   38  .396  .523  .919  .691   8.07  .321  22   88    3  142  A's          
2005   31   -7  .305  .368  .674  .344   3.54  .237   4   16    1   41  A's          
CAR         99  .381  .487  .868  .633   7.00  .281  94  330    7  624 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.16  .269  62  255   33 
POS AVG     41  .356  .468  .824  .561   5.93  .270  84  311   12 

4) According to the Washington Times, the Nationals made an offer to Pedro Astacio and he is expected to decide between them and the Padres within the next couple of days.

5) The Cardinals named Chris Carpenter as their Opening Day starter.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 27   -7   5.28   13  13   73.1   45  5.52 14.73   4   5   0   4   5  Blue Jays    
2004 29   14   3.46   28  28  182    152  7.52 10.63  15   5   0  12   8  Cardinals    
2005 30   39   2.83   33  33  241.2  213  7.93  9.61  21   5   0  18   8  Cardinals    
CAREER    46   4.26  213 196 1294.1  977  6.79 12.68  85  60   0  79  66 
LG AVG     0   4.54          1294.1  927  6.44 13.14  73  73 

6) The Cardinals signed P Josh Hancock to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

Hancock had just been released by the Reds.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    0   3.00    2   0    3      4 12.00  6.00   0   0   0   0   0  Phillies     
2004 26   -8   5.09   16  11   63.2   36  5.09 14.42   5   2   0   3   4  Phillies/Reds
2005 27    4   1.93   11   0   14      5  3.21  7.71   1   0   0   1   0  Reds         
CAREER    -3   4.40   32  12   88     51  5.22 12.58   6   3   0   5   4 
LG AVG     0   4.31            88     65  6.67 12.82   5   5 

7) The Royals signed Ps Ed Yarnall and Ryan Snare to minor league contracts.

YARNALL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1999 23    1   3.71    5   2   17     13  6.88 14.29   1   0   0   1   0  Yankees      
2000 24   -3  15.00    2   1    3      1  3.00 27.00   0   0   0   0   0  Yankees      
CAREER    -2   5.40    7   3   20     14  6.30 16.20   1   0   0   1   0 
LG AVG     0   4.88            20     14  6.24 13.73   1   1 

SNARE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25   -2  10.80    1   0    3.1    0  0.00 18.90   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -2  10.80    1   0    3.1    0  0.00 18.90   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.64             3.1    2  6.45 13.15   0   0 

8) The Mariners signed 1B Roberto Petagine to a minor league contract.

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 

9) According to mlb.com, Sammy Sosa reconsidered signing with the Nationals and then decided to turn down a new $1 million non guaranteed offer.

10) The Marlins signed Ps Jimmy Anderson and Eddie Gaillard to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

ANDERSON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26  -17   5.44   28  25  140.2   47  3.01 15.04   8  13   0   8  13  Pirates      
2003 27  -20   8.84    8   7   38.2   13  3.03 17.22   1   5   0   1   5  Reds         
2004 28   -1   5.17   12   0   15.2    6  3.45 15.51   0   0   1   0   0  Cubs/Red Sox
CAREER   -64   5.42  122  96  574.2  241  3.77 14.69  25  47   1  29  43 
LG AVG     0   4.38           574.2  436  6.83 12.90  32  32 

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 

11) Today’s birthdays–

STEVE BARBER, AGE: 67
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1963 24   17   2.75   39  36  259    180  6.25 12.13  20  13   0  19  14  Orioles      
1965 26   18   2.69   37  32  221    130  5.29 10.59  15  10   0  15  10  Orioles      
1966 27   17   2.30   25  22  133     91  6.16 10.56  10   5   0  10   5  Orioles      
CAREER    35   3.36  466 272 1998.2 1309  5.89 12.65 121 106  13 120 107 
LG AVG     0   3.61          1998.2 1247  5.61 11.90 111 111 

RYNE DUREN, AGE: 77
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
CAREER    -4   3.83  311  32  589.2  630  9.62 13.37  27  44  57  36  35 
LG AVG     0   3.75           589.2  345  5.27 12.15  33  33 

TOM GRIFFIN, AGE: 58
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1970 22  -24   5.74   23  20  111.1   72  5.82 15.60   3  13   0   5  11  Astros       
1975 27  -17   5.33   17  13   79.1   56  6.35 15.54   3   8   0   3   8  Astros       
1977 29  -16   4.46   38  20  151.1   79  4.70 14.09   6   9   0   6   9  Padres       
CAREER   -88   4.07  401 191 1494.2 1054  6.35 13.42  77  94   5  75  96 
LG AVG     0   3.66          1494.2  884  5.32 12.21  83  83 

JOHN HALAMA, AGE: 34
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31    0   4.22   35  13  108.2   51  4.22 12.84   3   5   0   4   4  A's          
2004 32   -4   4.70   34  14  118.2   59  4.47 12.97   7   6   0   6   7  Devil Rays   
2005 33  -11   5.68   40   4   65     37  5.12 14.26   1   4   0   2   3  Red Sox/Nationals
CAREER   -17   4.60  245 118  881.2  480  4.90 13.38  53  47   0  49  51 
LG AVG     0   4.65           881.2  618  6.31 13.22  49  50 

KELLY JOHNSON, AGE: 24
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   23   -9  .334  .397  .731  .401   4.25  .241   9   40    2   87  Braves       
CAR         -9  .334  .397  .731  .401   4.25  .241   9   40    2   87 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   9   39    5 
POS AVG      6  .350  .456  .805  .556   5.73  .269  12   45    5 

RUSS JOHNSON, AGE: 33
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   28    9  .380  .435  .816  .596   6.31  .294   4   33    2   85  Devil Rays   
2002   29   -6  .320  .288  .609  .313   3.19  .216   1   12    5   45  Devil Rays   
2005   32   -1  .300  .333  .633  .383   3.86  .222   0    0    0   22  Yankees      
CAR        -14  .348  .374  .722  .442   4.65  .264  14   97   16  364 
LG AVG       0  .342  .435  .777  .500   5.26  .271  28  119   17 
POS AVG     -9  .332  .429  .761  .462   4.92  .264  29  120   11 

CASEY KOTCHMAN, AGE: 23
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   21   -8  .289  .276  .565  .257   2.87  .224   0   15    3   38  Angels       
2005   22    4  .352  .484  .836  .600   5.85  .278   7   22    1   47  Angels       
CAR         -4  .322  .384  .707  .450   4.38  .252   7   37    4   85 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .764  .500   5.02  .269   8   33    4 
POS AVG      3  .347  .452  .799  .540   5.50  .267  10   39    1 

CLARENCE MITCHELL, 1891-1963
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1916 25  -12   3.14   29  24  195     52  2.40 12.28  11  10   0   9  12  Reds         
1917 26  -12   3.23   32  20  159     37  2.09 11.43   9  15   1  10  14  Reds         
1922 31  -14  13.85    5   3   13      1  0.69 24.92   0   3   0   0   3  Dodgers      
1924 33  -22   5.62   30  26  165     36  1.96 15.65   6  13   1   7  12  Phillies     
CAREER   -42   4.12  390 278 2218    543  2.20 13.35 125 139   9 127 137 
LG AVG     0   3.77          2218    744  3.02 12.57 123 123 

RAMON NIVAR, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -10  .253  .267  .519  .148   2.13  .211   0    7    4   28  Rangers      
2004   24   -3  .211  .222  .433  .080   1.50  .222   0    4    1    7  Rangers      
2005   25   -1  .357  .308  .665  .241   2.45  .308   0    1    0    7  Orioles      
CAR        -14  .258  .264  .522  .143   2.06  .223   0   12    5   42 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.03  .268   4   18    2 
POS AVG      0  .333  .416  .748  .493   4.92  .272   3   17    4 

J.J. PUTZ, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26    0   4.91    3   0    3.2    3  7.36 17.18   0   0   0   0   0  Mariners     
2004 27   -3   4.71   54   0   63     47  6.71 13.57   0   3   9   1   2  Mariners     
2005 28    5   3.60   64   0   60     45  6.75 12.45   6   5   1   6   5  Mariners     
CAREER     2   4.19  121   0  126.2   95  6.75 13.14   6   8  10   7   7 
LG AVG     0   4.50           126.2   89  6.30 12.89   7   7 

ROY SPENCER, 1900-73
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1930   30  -21  .303  .315  .618  .284   3.38  .255   0   36    3   93  Senators     
1932   32  -22  .301  .284  .585  .261   3.08  .246   1   41    0  102  Senators     
1933   33  -22  .282  .242  .524  .178   2.36  .203   0   23    0   75  Indians      
CAR       -122  .301  .298  .598  .273   3.18  .247   3  203    4  636 
LG AVG       0  .354  .414  .768  .500   5.43  .287  29  264   27 
POS AVG    -44  .337  .371  .708  .426   4.64  .271  20  247   11 

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