TBC is going on data-hiatus this off-season. Please read about the future of The Baseball Cube
"Dozens of baseball data research applications."
Home >> Players >> MLB >> H >> Rich Harden >> Transactions and Salaries

Rich Harden Pr mlb-29AW-2

+ Free Agent Status: FA

Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts88Walks35Hittable78SO/BB65vsPower78Hitting7Durability38Team.541Ratings ExplainedBuy
Biography Data
Positions: P-249
Proper Name: James Richard Harden
Born: November 30, 1981 (35.047)
Place Victoria, British Columbia
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 180 Bats/Throws: Left-Right
High School: Claremont Secondary (Victoria,BC)
College: Central Arizona College
Drafted: 2000 -- 17th round (510th overall) by Oakland Athletics (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:July 21,2003 (21.233)
Service Time:8.074 (2011)
TBC Player ID:5594
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2013-07-28 - Released by Twins More
Prospect Ranks:[2003]MLB #29 OAK #1
Recent Contract:Signed to minor league contract by Minnesota Twins (2012-12-21)
Organizations:OAK, CHN, TEX
Signed by:John Kuehl
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (57.87%) -- Slider (34.14%) -- Changeup (6.38%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (1.61%)
Fastball Velocity: [2011] - 91.76 - [2010] - 90.7

Please help support The Baseball Cube by sponsoring the Rich Harden player pages for $10 for a year.
  • TBC has captured daily player movement for all MLB and Minor League players since May of 2012 and these low level player movement details are displayed below. Transactions prior to this date are mostly for Major Leaguers and involve change of teams only.
  • This page is therefore separated into two sections. Before May 2012 and after May 2012.
  • Clicking on date will show roster for that team as it was on that date. Clicking on current team shows current team's roster.
  • TBC has complete draft information since 1965.
  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2013MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2013-07-28PFAMLBReleased by Twins---
    2012-12-21Minnesota TwinsPMinorsMinnesota TwinsMLBSigned to minor league contract---
    2010-12-15Oakland AthleticsOakland AthleticsMLB---
    2009-12-10Texas RangersTexas RangersMLB---
    2008-10-08Chicago CubsChicago CubsMLB---
    2005-04-01Oakland AthleticsOakland AthleticsMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Athletics
    Released by Rangers
    Signed by Rangers
    Traded by Athletics with Chad Gaudin to Cubs for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Oakland Athletics in 17th round (510th overall) of 2000 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Seattle Mariners in 38th round (1145th overall) of 1999 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2011Oakland Athletics$ 1,500,0003651359$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Texas Rangers$ 6,500,000138485$ 400,000$ 2,812,4122010-12-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($1.5m)
    2009Chicago Cubs$ 7,000,000129984$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($7.5m) Mutual option for 2011
    2008Oakland Athletics$ 4,750,000190479$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-10-08 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($7m) Option exercised
    2008Chicago Cubs$ 4,750,0001901179$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-10-08 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($7m) Option exercised
    2007Oakland Athletics$ 2,250,0003121161$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2006Oakland Athletics$ 1,250,0003631055$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005Oakland Athletics$ 336,5006212032$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-04-01 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2005-2008 ($9m) Club option for 2009
    2004Oakland Athletics$ 300,000755300$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003Oakland Athletics$ 300,000703370$ 300,000$ 2,163,527

    Links to other sites

    MLB.Com - Rich Harden @ Razzball

    About Us  |  Correct this Page  |  Site Map  |  Data Coverage  |  Support TBC | Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us

    Boxscores data is obtained free of charge from Retrosheet.org.

    Please Support The Baseball Cube.