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+ Played in Major Leagues 1998-2010

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Biography Data
Positions: P-456
Proper Name: Russell Reid Ortiz
Born: June 5, 1974 (42.138)
Place Encino, California
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 210 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)
College: University of Oklahoma
Drafted: 1995 -- 4th round (103rd overall) by San Francisco Giants (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:April 2,1998 (23.301)
Service Time:8.125 (2006)
TBC Player ID:635
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2012-02-16 - San Francisco Giants - More
Prospect Ranks:[1997]SFN #5 [1996]SFN #9
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.48m) by San Francisco Giants. Minor League
Organizations:SFN, ATL, ARI, BAL, NYA, HOU, COL, LAN
Pitch Repertoire Cutter (36.55%) -- Fastball (35.86%) -- Curveball (17.93%) -- Changeup (4.14%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (2.76%) -- Slider (2.76%)
Fastball Velocity: [2010] - 89.5

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2012MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2012-02-16San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco GiantsMLB---
    2009-01-13Houston AstrosHouston AstrosMLB---
    2007-01-09Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles DodgersMLB---
    2004-12-11Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Dodgers
    Signed by Yankees
    Released by Astros
    Signed by Astros to minor league contract
    Signed by Giants (1-year)
    Signed by Orioles
    Released by Diamondbacks
    Signed as Free Agent by Diamondbacks.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Giants to Braves for Merkin Valdez and Damian Moss.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by San Francisco Giants in 4th round (103rd overall) of 1995 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2010Los Angeles Dodgers$ 400,000757340$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Houston Astros$ 750,0004481844$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-01-13 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.75m) Minor League Contract
    2007San Francisco Giants$ 380,000737260$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-01-09 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.38m)
    2006Baltimore Orioles$ 7,875,00092489$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2006Arizona Diamondbacks$ 7,875,00092489$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005Arizona Diamondbacks$ 7,375,00093590$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2004Atlanta Braves$ 6,200,000103689$ 300,000$ 2,070,1002004-12-11 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2005-2008 ($33m)
    2003Atlanta Braves$ 4,662,500153982$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002San Francisco Giants$ 2,862,5002381174$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001San Francisco Giants$ 912,5004122255$ 200,000$ 1,897,758
    2000San Francisco Giants$ 462,5004901946$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999San Francisco Giants$ 220,0006932423$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998San Francisco Giants$ 170,000812330$ 170,000$ 1,276,192

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