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Ryan Klesko

43-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 6/12/1971   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired from baseball in April 2008.

April 18, 2008  –  Ryan Klesko News

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Klesko is retiring after 16 major league seasons, the Associated Press reports.

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Ryan Klesko Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 34 MAJ SDG 137 520 443 61 110 38 19 1 18 58 3 4 75 80 0 1 1 .248 .358 .418 .775
2006 35 MAJ SDG 6 6 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .750 .833 1.000 1.833
2007 36 MAJ SFO 116 411 362 51 94 36 27 3 6 44 5 1 46 68 1 1 1 .260 .344 .401 .744
Career  (View All)     1736 6,516 5,611 874 1,564 654 343 33 278 987 91 41 817 1,077 4 55 29 .279 .376 .500 .876

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Ryan Klesko Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 34 MAJ SDG 520 443 14.4% 15.4% 0.94 82% .267 .170
2006 35 MAJ SDG 6 4 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .750 .250
2007 36 MAJ SFO 411 362 11.2% 16.5% 0.68 81% .306 .141
Career     6,516 5,611 12.5% 16.5% 0.76 81% .302 .221

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Ryan Klesko: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Klesko was not offered arbitration by the Giants.

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Klesko (wrist) missed a couple of games at the end of the season with a tender wrist, but was able to play out the season on the Giants' active roster.

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Klesko has been unavailable the past two days because of a tender wrist, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Klesko was tossed in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes in a 6-3 loss to the Braves.

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San Diego is interested in trading for Klesko, according to the North County Times.
Klesko went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI Sunday.

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Klesko (abdominal strain) is back in the lineup Sunday.

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Klesko was scratched from Saturday's game with a mild abdominal strain.

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Klesko (back/hips) is back in the lineup Sunday.

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Klesko was scratched from the lineup Friday with sore hips, the Associated Press reports.

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Klesko said that the recent back spasms he’s been suffering from might have stemmed from dehydration, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Klesko left Wednesday’s game with soreness in both hips, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ryan Klesko.

2008

Klesko finished with a .744 OPS during his first year in San Francisco, and now that he's a free agent, it figures to be one-and-done with the rebuilding Giants. Klesko can still be a useful bat off the bench, but he's finished as an everyday player, and he's lost virtually all of his power due to past shoulder surgeries.

2007

Klesko missed almost all of the 2006 season after undergoing left shoulder surgery. He received four regular season at-bats and three in the playoffs and surprisingly did not look rusty. Except for 2004, when he hit nine homers, Klesko hit 17 or more dingers in every season from 1994-2005. He signed with the Giants this offseason and will likely split time between first base and the outfield. While his playing time is uncertain, Klesko could be a good under-the-radar pickup if he finds at-bats.

2006

Klesko, who has seemingly been plagued by injuries his entire career, finished with less than 450 AB for the third year in a row. His numbers have been in a steady decline since his career year in 2001, particularly against lefties. With his range in the outfield diminishing as well, the Padres made the right move in shifting him to first base for 2006. He'll turn 35 this summer and is no longer the guy who hit 30 homers just a few years ago.

2005

Klesko has played through injuries the past two seasons, posting sub-.460 slugging in each, including just nine home runs in 2004. The 33-year-old doesn't have enough range to play in the spacious outfield of Petco Park and would prefer a move back to the infield. His age, receding power, and questionable health suggest a move to another organization might be best for his career, although there isn't a huge market for him, especially with $16.5 million guaranteed for the next two seasons.

2004

Rhino experienced shoulder problems that sapped his power and forced an early exit in 2003. The surgery, known as a modified Mumford procedure, was deemed a success and by all reports, he should be healthy, and at strength, come spring. He'll turn 33 during the season and his stolen base totals are likely a thing of the past, especially since the nickname aptly describes both his on-field demeanor and size. He'll return to the outfield in 2004 and bat fifth in the new and improved lineup. There should be plenty of RBI opportunities for the slugger to cash in on, and a 100-RBI season is probable more than possible.

2003

Although Klesko’s RBI and SB totals dropped a bit in 2002, he’s a good bet to repeat his across-the-board performance. Last year’s .300 average was a bit of a surprise, but the rest of his numbers fall in line with what you can expect from Klesko for the next couple of years. He’s increased his OPS in each of the last five seasons.