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John Bale

+ Played in Major Leagues 1999-2009


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Biography Data
Positions: P-312
Proper Name: John Robert Bale
Born: May 22, 1974 (42.095)
Place Cheverly, Maryland
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 220 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Crestview (Crestview,FL)
College: University of Southern Mississippi , Jefferson Davis Community College
Drafted: 1996 -- 5th round (129th overall) by Toronto Blue Jays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 30,1999 (25.131)
Service Time:3.016 (2008)
TBC Player ID:1263
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2008-12-16 - Kansas City Royals - More
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1.2m) by Kansas City Royals.
Organizations:TOR, BAL, NYN, CIN, ATL, KCA
Signed by:Alvin Rittman


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2008MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2008-12-16Kansas City RoyalsKansas City RoyalsMLB---
    2006
    2006-12-08Kansas City RoyalsKansas City RoyalsMLB---
    2003
    2003-07-31Baltimore OriolesBaltimore OriolesMLB---
    2002
    2002-03-01Baltimore OriolesBaltimore OriolesMLB---
    2001
    2001-02-17Baltimore OriolesBaltimore OriolesMLB---
    2000
    2000-02-24Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue JaysMLB---
    1999
    1999-02-13Houston AstrosHouston AstrosMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Released by Tigers
    Signed by Tigers
    Released by Royals
    Signed by Royals (1-year)
    Signed by Royals (2-years)
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Reds.
    Released by Mets.
    Signed as Free Agent by Mets.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Orioles to Mets for Gary Matthews.
    Traded by Blue Jays to Orioles for Jayson Werth.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Toronto Blue Jays in 5th round (129th overall) of 1996 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 6th round (164th overall) of 1995 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 12th round (334th overall) of 1994 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2009Kansas City Royals$ 1,200,0004001851$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2008Kansas City Royals$ 2,200,0003071067$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-12-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1.2m)
    2007Kansas City Royals$ 1,800,0003391258$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2003Cincinnati Reds$ 300,000703350$ 300,000$ 2,163,5272003-07-31 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2003-2003 ($0.3m) Contract purchased from minors
    2001Baltimore Orioles$ 200,000771400$ 200,000$ 1,897,7582001-02-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2001-2001 ($0.2m)
    2000Toronto Blue Jays$ 175,000795390$ 200,000$ 1,394,2482000-02-24 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2000-2000 ($0.175m)
    1999Toronto Blue Jays$ 200,000807430$ 200,000$ 1,454,4911999-02-13 - Signed to 1-year contract for 1999-1999 ($0.2m)

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