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Orlando Mercado

+ Played in Major Leagues 1982-1990
Positions: C-1207, 1B-17, OF-16, 3B-4, DH-1
Proper Name: Orlando Mercado Rodriguez
Born: November 7, 1961 (53.116) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
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Drafted: 1978 -- Signed as free agent by Seattle Mariners
MLB Debut:September 13,1982 (20.310)
TBC Player ID:15292
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Organizations:SEA, TEX, LAN, DET, OAK, MIN, NYN, MON, CHN, CLE, CAL
Relationship(s):Father of Orlando Mercado

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  • Salary Information
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Claimed on waivers by Expos from Mets.
    Signed as Free Agent by Mets.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Twins.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Athletics.
    Released by Dodgers.
    Traded by Tigers to Dodgers for Balvino Galvez.
    Traded by Rangers to Tigers for Ruben Guzman.
    Traded by Mariners to Rangers for Donnie Scott.
    Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mariners.
    Draft Instances
    Signed as undrafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 1978.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    1990New York Mets$ 100,000649390$ 100,000$ 515,727
    1990Montreal Expos$ 100,000649370$ 100,000$ 515,727
    1989Minnesota Twins$ 62,500691350$ 62,500$ 429,802
    1988Oakland Athletics$ 62,500604300$ 62,500$ 392,107
    1987Detroit Tigers$ 60,000595340$ 60,000$ 344,906
    1987Los Angeles Dodgers$ 60,000595430$ 60,000$ 344,906
    1986Texas Rangers$ 60,000614320$ 60,000$ 386,347

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