Around the Majors: Twins sign White

1) The Twins signed free agent LF Rondell White to a 1 year, $3.25 million contract, with an option for 2007 that becomes guaranteed if he has 400+ PA.

They will move him to DH.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   11  .341  .488  .829  .568   5.63  .289  22   87    1  137  Padres/Royals
2004   32    2  .337  .453  .790  .511   5.09  .270  19   67    1  121  Tigers       
2005   33   14  .348  .489  .837  .618   6.22  .313  12   53    1   97  Tigers       
CAR         68  .343  .472  .815  .538   5.58  .289 187  710   93 1337 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .771  .500   5.16  .270 152  646   96 
POS AVG     49  .348  .443  .791  .526   5.54  .275 161  641  137 

2) The Dodgers signed free agent P Brett Tomko to a 2 year, $8.7 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30  -26   5.28   33  32  202.2  114  5.06 13.94  13   9   0   9  13  Cardinals    
2004 31    9   4.04   32  31  194    108  5.01 12.06  11   7   0  10   8  Giants       
2005 32   -7   4.48   33  30  190.2  114  5.38 12.70   8  15   1  11  12  Giants       
CAREER   -44   4.52  262 216 1427.1  932  5.88 12.45  81  73   2  75  79 
LG AVG     0   4.32          1427.1 1060  6.69 12.89  80  80 

3) The Padres signed free agent 2B Mark Bellhorn ($800,000) and P Brian Sikorski to 1 year contracts.

BELLHORN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28  -12  .353  .293  .646  .342   3.76  .221   2   26    5   99  Cubs/Rockies
2004   29   10  .373  .444  .817  .555   6.17  .264  17   82    6  138  Red Sox      
2005   30   -8  .324  .357  .681  .413   4.09  .210   8   30    3   94  Red Sox/Yankees
CAR         -2  .349  .403  .753  .496   5.16  .236  61  218   30  603 
LG AVG       0  .338  .429  .767  .500   5.08  .269  60  251   32 
POS AVG    -26  .328  .405  .733  .454   4.62  .265  46  217   35 

SIKORSKI
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2000 25   -2   5.73   10   5   37.2   32  7.65 17.20   1   3   0   2   2  Rangers      
CAREER    -2   5.73   10   5   37.2   32  7.65 17.20   1   3   0   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.92            37.2   26  6.27 13.72   2   2 

4) The Cubs and Orioles are reportedly having Mark Prior for Miguel Tejada trade talks, with the Chicago Sun-Times reporting the talks “have intensified.”

5) According to the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers made a 3 year, $30+ million offer to free agent P Kevin Millwood, while the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the sides aren’t even close to a deal.

6) According to ESPN.com’s Peter Gammons, the Blue Jays are expected to trade for Diamondbacks 3B Troy Glaus. According to the Boston Herald, the Red Sox are still interested in him.

7) The Astros signed INFs Danny Klassen, Eric Munson and Kevin Orie and Ps Joe Borowski and Steve Sparks to minor league contracts.

KLASSEN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   24   -4  .318  .355  .673  .337   3.98  .237   2    8    1   29  Diamondbacks 
2002   26    0  .333  .333  .667  .000   0.00  .333   0    0    0    4  Diamondbacks 
2003   27   -3  .286  .356  .642  .335   3.26  .247   1    7    0   22  Tigers       
CAR        -16  .289  .341  .630  .282   3.15  .226   6   23    2   85 
LG AVG       0  .341  .432  .773  .500   5.21  .270   9   38    5 
POS AVG     -2  .336  .417  .753  .470   4.95  .268   8   35    5 

MUNSON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    1  .312  .441  .753  .510   4.86  .240  18   50    3   99  Tigers       
2004   26   -5  .289  .445  .735  .448   4.43  .212  19   49    1  109  Tigers       
2005   27   -2  .333  .222  .556  .105   1.50  .167   0    2    0   11  Devil Rays   
CAR        -18  .288  .409  .698  .419   4.06  .214  40  113    4  257 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .766  .500   5.07  .269  27  112   14 
POS AVG      4  .337  .441  .778  .514   5.22  .266  31  119   10 

ORIE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1998   25  -17  .291  .346  .636  .337   3.47  .219   8   38    2  112  Cubs/Marlins
1999   26   -7  .322  .396  .718  .400   4.29  .254   6   29    1   77  Marlins      
2002   29   -1  .306  .375  .681  .423   4.15  .281   0    5    0   13  Cubs         
CAR        -30  .320  .389  .709  .399   4.22  .249  22  116    5  316 
LG AVG       0  .343  .429  .772  .500   5.21  .271  32  141   23 
POS AVG      7  .349  .444  .794  .514   5.45  .274  37  156   13 

BOROWSKI
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32   12   2.63   68   0   68.1   66  8.69  9.61   2   2  33   3   1  Cubs         
2004 33   -8   8.02   22   0   21.1   17  7.17 17.72   2   4   9   2   4  Cubs         
2005 34   -1   4.47   43   0   46.1   27  5.24  9.71   1   5   0   3   3  Cubs/Devil Rays
CAREER    12   3.90  264   1  302.1  241  7.17 12.15  14  23  44  18  19 
LG AVG     0   4.25           302.1  223  6.64 12.76  17  17 

SPARKS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 36  -29   5.52   32  30  189     98  4.67 15.10   8  16   0   9  15  Tigers       
2003 37   -7   4.88   51   0  107     54  4.54 12.95   0   6   2   3   3  Tigers/A's
2004 38  -21   6.04   29  18  120.2   57  4.25 14.10   3   7   0   4   6  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -36   4.88  270 182 1319.2  658  4.49 13.80  59  76   3  66  69 
LG AVG     0   4.63          1319.2  924  6.30 13.23  74  74 

8) The Red Sox signed free agent C John Flaherty to a 1 year, $650,000 contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   -4  .297  .457  .754  .375   3.64  .267   4   14    0   40  Yankees      
2004   36   -5  .286  .465  .750  .361   3.63  .252   6   16    0   47  Yankees      
2005   37  -15  .206  .252  .458  .091   1.42  .165   2   11    0   47  Yankees      
CAR       -168  .290  .377  .667  .322   3.46  .252  80  395   10 1047 
LG AVG       0  .341  .431  .772  .500   5.18  .271 111  480   69 
POS AVG    -86  .321  .403  .723  .414   4.34  .258  99  449   19 

9) Yesterday, I got the day wrong and presented today’s birthdays. So, here’s yesterday’s birthdays–

MATTY ALOU, AGE: 67
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1967   28   26  .372  .413  .785  .656   6.02  .338   2   28   16  139  Pirates      
1968   29   23  .362  .396  .758  .648   5.28  .332   0   52   18  146  Pirates      
1969   30   35  .369  .411  .780  .664   6.08  .331   1   48   22  162  Pirates      
CAR         78  .345  .381  .726  .544   4.82  .307  31  427  156 1667 
LG AVG       0  .326  .386  .712  .500   4.35  .260 128  621   80 
POS AVG     71  .334  .410  .744  .539   4.81  .270 145  645  127 

STEVE CARLTON, AGE: 61
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1972 27   54   1.97   41  41  346.1  310  8.06  8.97  27  10   0  27  10  Phillies     
1977 32   39   2.64   36  36  283    198  6.30 10.24  23  10   0  22  11  Phillies     
1980 35   52   2.34   38  38  304    286  8.47  9.92  24   9   0  24   9  Phillies     
CAREER   282   3.22  741 709 5217.1 4136  7.13 11.31 329 244   2 327 246 
LG AVG     0   3.63          5217.1 3155  5.44 12.08 290 290 

STEVE GARVEY, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1974   25   34  .342  .469  .811  .670   5.95  .312  21  111    5  156  Dodgers      
1975   26   32  .351  .476  .827  .654   5.97  .319  18   95   11  160  Dodgers      
1978   29   33  .353  .499  .852  .657   6.23  .316  21  113   10  162  Dodgers      
CAR        163  .329  .446  .775  .559   4.96  .294 272 1308   83 2332 
LG AVG       0  .331  .388  .719  .500   4.47  .264 183  987  208 
POS AVG    107  .342  .414  .756  .536   4.92  .269 249 1219   96 

MIKE JACKSON, AGE: 41
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1988 23   19   2.63   62   0   99.1   76  6.89 10.78   6   5   4   8   3  Mariners     
1994 29   13   1.49   36   0   42.1   51 10.84  7.65   3   2   4   4   1  Giants       
1998 33   22   1.55   69   0   64     55  7.73  8.44   1   1  40   2   0  Indians      
CAREER   115   3.42 1005   7 1188.1 1006  7.62 11.38  62  67 142  77  52 
LG AVG     0   4.23          1188.1  800  6.06 12.74  66  67 

KEN LANDREAUX, AGE: 51
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   29  -12  .295  .374  .670  .392   3.59  .251  11   47   10  134  Dodgers      
1987   32  -10  .269  .324  .593  .281   2.75  .203   6   23    5  115  Dodgers      
CAR         -8  .317  .400  .718  .486   4.39  .268  91  479  145 1264 
LG AVG       0  .330  .392  .723  .500   4.49  .265  93  487  103 
POS AVG     32  .333  .404  .738  .520   4.77  .271  96  470  181 

JASON LANE, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    3  .296  .815 1.111  .758   9.95  .296   4   10    0   18  Astros       
2004   27    3  .348  .463  .812  .555   5.97  .272   4   19    1  107  Astros       
2005   28    6  .316  .499  .815  .539   5.39  .267  26   78    6  145  Astros       
CAR         16  .327  .507  .834  .565   5.83  .271  38  117    8  314 
LG AVG       0  .339  .429  .769  .500   5.10  .268  23   95   12 
POS AVG     10  .348  .456  .804  .542   5.62  .269  29  105   12 

CONNIE MACK, 1862-1956
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1887   24  -39  .228  .226  .454  .156   2.59  .201   0   20   26   82  Statesmen    
1891   28  -22  .286  .250  .536  .271   3.43  .214   0   29    4   75  Pirates      
1894   31  -25  .321  .303  .624  .250   4.08  .250   1   21    8   69  Pirates      
CAR       -137  .305  .300  .605  .361   4.52  .245   5  265  127  723 
LG AVG       0  .342  .377  .719  .500   6.50  .274  26  393  169 
POS AVG    -67  .325  .356  .681  .443   5.66  .262  21  380  120 

HARVEY MCCLELLAN, 1894-1925
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1921   26  -25  .237  .224  .461  .100   1.70  .179   1   14    2   63  White Sox    
1922   27  -24  .272  .322  .594  .247   2.88  .226   2   28    3   91  White Sox    
1923   28  -45  .270  .304  .574  .222   2.56  .235   1   41   14  141  White Sox    
CAR       -102  .267  .292  .559  .211   2.56  .221   4   98   23  344 
LG AVG       0  .361  .408  .768  .500   5.33  .293  15  170   24 
POS AVG    -36  .341  .363  .704  .411   4.38  .276   7  146   21 

WES OBERMUELLER, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -5   5.07   12  11   65.2   34  4.66 15.35   2   5   0   3   4  Brewers      
2004 27  -18   5.80   25  20  118     59  4.50 13.96   6   8   0   5   9  Brewers      
2005 28   -7   5.26   23   8   65     33  4.57 15.92   1   4   0   2   3  Brewers      
CAREER   -36   5.65   62  41  256.1  131  4.60 14.96   9  19   0  10  18 
LG AVG     0   4.29           256.1  190  6.66 12.81  14  14 

LONNIE SMITH, AGE: 50
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1982   26   27  .381  .434  .815  .630   6.13  .307   8   69   68  156  Cardinals    
1983   27   26  .381  .453  .834  .652   6.31  .321   8   45   43  130  Cardinals    
1989   33   54  .415  .533  .948  .767   8.47  .315  21   79   25  134  Braves       
CAR        192  .371  .420  .791  .607   5.93  .288  98  533  370 1613 
LG AVG       0  .329  .393  .721  .500   4.49  .262 119  599  129 
POS AVG     63  .338  .410  .748  .536   4.94  .269 133  630  196 

TOM UNDERWOOD, AGE: 52
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1979 25   20   3.69   33  32  227    127  5.04 12.57   9  16   0  15  10  Blue Jays    
1982 28   11   3.29   56  10  153     79  4.65 12.06  10   6   7   9   7  A's          
CAREER     2   3.89  379 203 1586    948  5.38 12.73  86  87  18  87  86 
LG AVG     0   3.90          1586    849  4.82 12.46  88  88 

GLENN WILSON, AGE: 47
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1987   28  -26  .308  .381  .689  .337   3.67  .264  14   54    3  154  Phillies     
1988   29  -20  .286  .341  .628  .305   2.95  .256   5   32    1  115  Mariners/Pirates
1990   31  -14  .293  .364  .657  .340   3.05  .245  10   55    0  118  Astros       
CAR        -77  .306  .398  .704  .425   3.92  .265  98  521   27 1201 
LG AVG       0  .329  .395  .724  .500   4.52  .262 101  496  106 
POS AVG     39  .333  .423  .756  .525   4.86  .268 128  561  112 

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