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Tim Byrdak

+ Free Agent Status: FA
Biography Data
Positions: P-837
Proper Name: Timothy Christopher Byrdak
Born: October 31, 1973 (42.029)
Place Oak Lawn, Illinois
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 180 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Oak Forest (Oak Forest,IL)
College: Rice University , South Suburban College
Drafted: 1994 -- 5th round (135th overall) by Kansas City Royals (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 7,1998 (24.280)
TBC Player ID:4755
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2013-10-31 - Declared free agency More
Recent Contract:Signed to minor league contract by New York Mets (2012-11-26)
Organizations:KCA, CLE, BAL, SDN, DET, HOU, NYN
Pitch Repertoire Slider (51.56%) -- Fastball (37.59%) -- Changeup (10.85%)
Fastball Velocity: [2013] - 86.6 - [2012] - 88.51 - [2011] - 88.96 - [2010] - 89.07

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2013MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2013-10-31PFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2013-09-01New York MetsPActive-MLBNew York MetsMLBContract purchased from Las Vegas (AAA)40man
    2013-08-05New York MetsPMinorsLas VegasAAAAssigned to Las Vegas (AAA)---
    2013-06-24New York MetsPMinorsSt. LucieA+Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)---
    2012-11-26New York MetsPMinorsNew York MetsMLBSigned to minor league contract---
    2012-10-29-PFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-09-05New York MetsPDL-60New York MetsMLBTransferred to 60-day DL---
    2012-08-04New York MetsRPDL-15New York MetsMLBDL-15 Sore left shoulder40man
    2012-05-07New York MetsRPActive-MLBNew York MetsMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Mets
    Granted free agency
    Released by Tigers
    Signed by Tigers (1-year)
    Invited to spring training by Tigers
    Signed by Tigers (minor)
    Signed by Orioles
    Granted Free Agency
    Traded by Padres to Orioles June 22 2004
    Signed by Padres
    Signed by independent Gary (Northern)
    Signed by independent Joliet (Northern)
    Released by Indians.
    Signed as Free Agent by Indians.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Kansas City Royals in 5th round (135th overall) of 1994 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2013New York Mets$ 490,000775340$ 490,000$ 3,017,275
    2012New York Mets$ 1,000,0004181453$ 480,000$ 2,952,482
    2011New York Mets$ 900,0004541449$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-09-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($1m) Extension signed during 2011 season
    2011-03-25 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($0.9m) Minor League Contract
    2010Houston Astros$ 1,600,0003571361$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-01-24 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($1.6m) avoided arbitration
    2009Houston Astros$ 1,000,0004131748$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-01-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1m) Avoided arbitration
    2008Houston Astros$ 390,000753320$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-04-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.39m) Minor League Contract
    2007Detroit Tigers$ 380,000737280$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-01-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.38m) Minor League Contract
    2006Baltimore Orioles$ 335,0006602518$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-02-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.335m)
    2005Baltimore Orioles$ 300,000794320$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-07-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3m) Contract purchased from minors
    2000Kansas City Royals$ 175,000795390$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Kansas City Royals$ 200,000807400$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998Kansas City Royals$ 170,000812470$ 170,000$ 1,276,192

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