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Matt Lawton

42-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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Matt Lawton Contract Information:

Signed one-year $400,000 contract in December 2005. Lawton was released by the Mariners in May of 2006 after passing through waivers unclaimed.

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Matt Lawton 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 33 MAJ CHN 19 83 78 8 19 3 2 0 1 5 1 0 4 8 0 0 1 .244 .289 .308 .597
2005 33 MAJ NYY 21 57 48 6 6 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 8 0 0 2 .125 .263 .250 .513
2005 33 MAJ PIT 101 445 374 53 102 39 28 1 10 44 16 9 58 61 0 4 9 .273 .380 .433 .813
2005  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHN/NYY/PIT 141 585 500 67 127 44 30 1 13 53 18 9 69 77 0 4 12 .254 .356 .396 .752
2006 34 MAJ SEA 11 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .259 .310 .259 .570
Career  (View All)     1334 5,570 4,763 756 1,273 422 267 17 138 631 165 66 681 613 2 30 94 .267 .371 .417 .789

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Matt Lawton: MLB Games Played By Position

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Matt Lawton 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 33 MAJ CHN 83 78 4.8% 9.6% 0.50 90% .261 .064
2005 33 MAJ NYY 57 48 12.3% 14% 0.88 83% .105 .125
2005 33 MAJ PIT 445 374 13% 13.7% 0.95 84% .304 .160
2005  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHN/NYY/PIT 585 500 11.8% 13.2% 0.90 85% .278 .142
2006 34 MAJ SEA 29 27 6.9% 6.9% 1.00 93% .280 .000
Career     5,570 4,763 12.2% 11% 1.11 87% .283 .150

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Matt Lawton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawton was designated for assignment on Saturday.

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Lawton asked for his release from the Mariners a few weeks ago, which might explain his recent extra playing time, the Seattle Times reports.

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Lawton started again in center field Friday for Jeremy Reed, collecting a hit and a walk.

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Lawton is expected to start in center field Wednesday for Jeremy Reed, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

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Lawton had three hits Monday as he started for the slumping Jeremy Reed.

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Lawton, who went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday in his only start of the season, could be traded, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Lawton batted sixth as the Mariners' designated hitter in his first game back after a 10-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse rule.

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Lawton is due to come off the suspended list Wednesday.

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Lawton will be placed on the restricted list Sunday while serving a 10-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse rule.

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Lawton, who is hitting .333 with seven doubles this spring, could replace the injured Jeremy Reed in the outfield.

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The Mariners agreed to terms with Lawton on a one-year contract Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Yankees declined to offer arbitration to Lawton.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Lawton.

2006

How much did those steroids help Lawton? He got off to a decent start with the Pirates, but was terrible after a trade to the Cubs and even worse with the Yankees, hitting just .125 in limited action. At 34, he may still have something left. He'll miss the first 10 games of 2006 due to the steriod suspension and will work as a reserve outfielder with Seattle unless a trade or injury opens up a starting role.

2005

Lawton came back strongly in 2004 from the injuries that plagued him in his first two years with Cleveland. He tied for eighth in the AL in runs and produced well from the leadoff spot. He slumped in July and August, but rebounded in September. Interestingly, Lawton's 2004 OPS was right on his career mark and wasn't much higher than his 2003 OPS. Lawton simply stayed healthy and put up the numbers he posted with Minnesota. Because of the wealth of outfielders in the organization, the Indians traded him to the Pirates for Arthur Rhodes, exchanging needs and bad contracts. He'll play right field and bat leadoff for the Bucs.

2004

He is only in Cleveland because he has to be. GM Mark Shapiro would love to deal Lawton's $7 million contract anywhere, which is why Lawton likely to win the starting battle in left field over Coco Crisp, Alex Escobar, and Ryan Ludwick.

2003

Lawton was initially projected to begin the season on the DL, but he's healed much faster than anticipated and might instead be ready to go by Opening Day. It's amazing what Lawton played through last year. When Lawton's surgeon inserted his viewing scope into Lawton's right shoulder, he found that Lawton had completely torn the rotator cuff - the labrum was totally torn off, top to bottom and was starting to heal abnormally. At least we now know the source of his drop in power. If he Lawton returns fully healthy, he could approach his 2000 season form.