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+ Played in Major Leagues 1995-2006

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Biography Data
Positions: RF-787, LF-384, OF-332, CF-102, DH-53, 2B-50
Proper Name: Matthew Lawton Jr.
Born: November 3, 1971 (45.207)
Place Gulfport, Mississippi
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 186 Bats/Throws: Left-Right
High School: Harrison Central (Gulfport,MS)
College: Gulf Coast State College
Drafted: 1991 -- 13th round (336th overall) by Minnesota Twins (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 5,1995 (23.307)
TBC Player ID:836
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2005-12-23 - Seattle Mariners - More
Prospect Ranks:[1996]MIN #8
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.4m) by Seattle Mariners.
Organizations:MIN, NYN, CLE, PIT, CHN, NYA, SEA
Signed by:Cal Ermer
Relationship(s):Brother of Marcus Lawton,

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2005MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2005-12-23Seattle MarinersSeattle MarinersMLB---
    2001-12-18Cleveland IndiansCleveland IndiansMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Released by Mariners
    Traded by Cubs to Yankees for Justin Berg
    Traded by Pirates with cash to Cubs for Jody Gerut.
    Traded by Cubs to Indians for Jody Gerut
    Traded by Indians to Pirates
    Traded by Mets with Billy Traber, Earl Snyder, Jerrod Riggan and Alex Escobar to Indians for Danny Peoples, Mike Bacsik and Roberto Alomar.
    Traded by Twins to Mets for Rick Reed.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Minnesota Twins in 13th round (336th overall) of 1991 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2006Seattle Mariners$ 400,0005332034$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005Pittsburgh Pirates$ 7,750,00084191$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-12-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.4m)
    2005Chicago Cubs$ 7,750,00084591$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-12-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.4m)
    2005New York Yankees$ 7,750,000841391$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-12-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.4m)
    2004Cleveland Indians$ 7,250,00078192$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003Cleveland Indians$ 6,750,00097288$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Cleveland Indians$ 5,250,000129686$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001New York Mets$ 3,900,0001751081$ 200,000$ 1,897,7582001-12-18 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2002-2005 ($27m)
    2001Minnesota Twins$ 3,900,000175481$ 200,000$ 1,897,7582001-12-18 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2002-2005 ($27m)
    2000Minnesota Twins$ 2,000,000258272$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Minnesota Twins$ 1,700,000280469$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998Minnesota Twins$ 215,0006331830$ 170,000$ 1,276,192
    1997Minnesota Twins$ 150,000766320$ 150,000$ 1,182,177
    1996Minnesota Twins$ 115,0007492817$ 109,000$ 957,870
    1995Minnesota Twins$ 109,000753290$ 109,000$ 999,520

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