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Biography Data
Positions: 2B-663, SS-268, 3B-200, OF-156, LF-72, 1B-34, RF-20, CF-6, DH-4, P-1
Proper Name: Matthew John Kata
Born: March 14, 1978 (39.042)
Place Avon Lake, Ohio
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 185 Bats/Throws: Switch-Right
High School: St. Ignatius (Cleveland,OH)
College: Vanderbilt University
Drafted: 1999 -- 9th round (268th overall) by Arizona Diamondbacks (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:June 15,2003 (25.093)
TBC Player ID:5836
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2012-11-18 - Declared free agency More
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.4m) by Houston Astros. Minor League Contract
Organizations:ARI, PHI, CIN, PIT, TEX, HOU

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2012MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2012-11-18-3BFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-06-09Texas Rangers2BMinorsRound RockAAA---
    2008-12-05Houston AstrosHouston AstrosMLB---
    2007-12-21Colorado RockiesColorado RockiesMLB---
    2006-11-08Texas RangersTexas RangersMLB---
    2005-01-01Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Astros
    Signed by Astros to minor league contract
    Signed by Rangers (minor)
    Claimed off waivers by Reds from Phillies
    Traded by Diamondbacks to Phillies for Tim Worrell and cash.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in 9th round (268th overall) of 1999 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Minnesota Twins in 20th round (577th overall) of 1996 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2009Houston Astros$ 400,000724300$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2007Pittsburgh Pirates$ 415,0005441732$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-12-21 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.39m) Minor League Contract
    2007Texas Rangers$ 415,0005441832$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-12-21 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.39m) Minor League Contract
    2005Philadelphia Phillies$ 330,0006412829$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.33m)
    2005Arizona Diamondbacks$ 330,0006412129$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.33m)
    2004Arizona Diamondbacks$ 315,0006642926$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003Arizona Diamondbacks$ 300,000703340$ 300,000$ 2,163,527

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