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+ Played in Major Leagues 1997-2008


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Biography Data
Positions: CF-600, RF-460, LF-288, OF-276, DH-2
Proper Name: Jose Luis Cruz Jr.
Born: April 19, 1974 (43.159)
Place Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 200 Bats/Throws: Switch-Right
High School: Bellaire (Bellaire,TX)
College: Rice University
Drafted: 1995 -- 1st round (3rd overall) by Seattle Mariners (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:May 31,1997 (23.042)
TBC Player ID:874
Career Activity
Prospect Ranks:[1997]MLB #12 SEA #1 [1996]MLB #23 SEA #1
Organizations:SEA, TOR, SFN, TBA, LAN, BOS, ARI, SDN, NYA, HOU
Relationship(s):Son of Jose Cruz, Nephew of Hector Cruz, Nephew of Tommy Cruz



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  • Salary Information
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Released by Astros
    Signed by Astros to minor league contract
    Released by Padres
    Signed by Padres (1-year)
    Released by Dodgers
    Traded by Red Sox to Dodgers for player to be named later
    Traded by Diamondbacks with cash to Boston Red Sox for Kyle Bono and Kenny Perez
    Traded by Devil Rays to Diamondbacks for Casey Fossum.
    Signed by Devil Rays
    Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays.
    Granted free agency
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Giants.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Mariners to Blue Jays for Mike Timlin and Paul Spoljaric.
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Seattle Mariners in 1st round (3rd overall) of 1995 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Atlanta Braves in 15th round (425th overall) of 1992 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Seattle Mariners in 56th round (1402nd overall) of 1991 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2008Houston Astros$ 650,0004752048$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2007San Diego Padres$ 650,0004752041$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2006Los Angeles Dodgers$ 2,910,0002511669$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005Los Angeles Dodgers$ 4,000,000169881$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2005Boston Red Sox$ 4,000,0001691481$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2005Arizona Diamondbacks$ 4,000,000169681$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2004Tampa Bay Rays$ 2,500,000236374$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003San Francisco Giants$ 2,500,0002551268$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Toronto Blue Jays$ 3,950,000193579$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001Toronto Blue Jays$ 2,350,0002621171$ 200,000$ 1,897,758
    2000Toronto Blue Jays$ 395,0005052445$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Toronto Blue Jays$ 400,0004932346$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998Toronto Blue Jays$ 325,0004872346$ 170,000$ 1,276,192
    1997Toronto Blue Jays$ 150,000766350$ 150,000$ 1,182,177
    1997Seattle Mariners$ 150,000766380$ 150,000$ 1,182,177

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