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June 29, 2005

On Teixeira

In response to what is currently the most popular search string for my little web site:

Mark Teixeira’s contract expires at the end of 2005, but he will not be a free agent. He had enough promise (and Scott Boras-fueled clout) to sign a Major-League contract straight out of college. Signing such a contract does immediately use an option if the player is sent to the minors, but it does not hasten free agency. Texas still owns him for six years of ML service. 2005 is his third season in Texas, and he’ll be arbitration-eligible beginning next season and for the years 2007-2008. Barring a trade, 2009 will be the first year Teixeira can play elsewhere.

Posted by Lucas at June 29, 2005 12:31 AM