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Mike Lieberthal

42-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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Signed a one-day contract with the Phillies In June of 2008 to retire as a member of the team.

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Lieberthal signed a one day minor league contract with the Phillies Sunday, and then officially retired, the Canadian Press reports.

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Mike Lieberthal 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 PHI 118 443 392 48 103 37 25 0 12 47 0 0 35 35 0 5 11 .263 .336 .418 .755
2006 34 AA REA 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2006 34 AAA SCR 2 7 6 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .714 .833 1.547
2006 34 MAJ PHI 67 230 209 22 57 23 14 0 9 36 0 0 8 19 5 2 6 .273 .316 .469 .784
2007 35 MAJ LAD 38 82 77 6 18 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 0 0 1 .234 .280 .260 .540
Career  (View All) MAJ   1212 4695 4218 534 1155 417 257 10 150 610 8 7 335 571 10 43 89 .274 .339 .446 .785

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Mike Lieberthal: MLB Games Played By Position

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Mike Lieberthal Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Mike Lieberthal 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 PHI 443 392 7.9% 7.9% 1.00 91% .264 .155
2006 34 AA REA 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2006 34 AAA SCR 7 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .166
2006 34 MAJ PHI 230 209 3.5% 8.3% 0.42 91% .265 .196
2007 35 MAJ LAD 82 77 4.9% 13.4% 0.36 86% .273 .026
Career MAJ   4695 4218 7.1% 12.2% 0.59 86% .287 .172

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Best Matchups for Mike Lieberthal (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Davies CLE 6 5 1 3 0 0 0 .833 1.333 2.167
Scott Downs CHI-A 6 2 2 4 1 0 0 .333 1.333 1.762
Aaron Harang ATL 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.167
Dan Haren LA 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .833 1.167
Bartolo Colon NY-N 12 5 0 1 1 0 0 .417 .667 1.128
Tim Hudson SF 11 4 1 2 0 1 0 .364 .727 1.091
Mark Buehrle TOR 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 .444 .889
A.J. Burnett PHI 26 7 1 2 1 3 1 .269 .423 .745
Miguel Batista COL 9 3 0 0 1 2 1 .333 .333 .733
Josh Beckett LA 25 7 0 2 0 3 0 .280 .360 .693

Worst Matchups for Mike Lieberthal (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Batista COL 9 3 0 0 1 2 1 .333 .333 .733
Josh Beckett LA 25 7 0 2 0 3 0 .280 .360 .693
Ryan Dempster BOS 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .222 .522
Heath Bell TB 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .250 .500
Brett Tomko KC 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 .100 .100 .350
Oliver Perez AZ 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Luis Ayala BAL 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Tomo Ohka TOR 24 2 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .083 .167
Jamey Wright LA 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Peavy BOS 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Mike Lieberthal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lieberthal will sign a one-day contract with Philadelphia on June 1 in order to officially retire as a member of the Phillies, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Lieberthal has decided to retire after 14 big league seasons, the LA Daily News reports.

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The Dodgers declined Lieberthal's $1.5 million option on Tuesday, making him a free agent, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Lieberthal says he won't retire even if the Dodgers don't pick up his $1.5 million option for 2008, the LA Daily News reports.

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Lieberthal received just his tenth start of the season on Tuesday.

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With the Dodgers third base situation in dire straits, the organization is actually discussing using Lieberthal there on occasion, the LA Times reports.

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Lieberthal will make his first start of the season Saturday against the Giants, the LA Times reports.

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Lieberthal signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Mike Lieberthal.

2008

Lieberthal received just 77 at-bats in relief of ironman Russell Martin in 2007, so perhaps the rust can be blamed for his .234 average that included just one RBI. Lieberthal turns 36 in January and appears to be near the end of the line. He'll probably catch on somewhere as a backup in 2008, but his diminished skills leave him with little upside at this point in his career.

2007

Lieberthal had a good last two months of the year, but that was about all that went well with his 2006 season. He suffered from left knee, hip and back problems and has a chronically sore right knee. After the season he had surgery for an abdominal muscle problem. The Dodgers signed him to back up Russ Martin.

2006

Lieberthal suffered through another slow start, hitting .231 with a .683 OPS in the first half before improving those numbers to .304 and .848 after the break to salvage an otherwise disappointing season. His right knee has bothered him ever since he tore his ACL in 2001, sapping his power and limiting him 100-120 games a year. He'll retain his starting job as long as he's healthy, but it's hard to see him hitting 20 homers again even if he is a tough competitor.

2005

After a .174 April, Lieberthal got it going and finished with decent totals. His 17 HR were third-most for catchers in the NL, and the third-highest mark of his career. He wasn't helped by the reputed bandbox Citizens Bank Park: he hit .242-8-36 at home, .300-9-25 on the road. A .142 average with RISP didn't help. Lieberthal has also declined in throwing out runners, but he's a solid player who will play regularly for another couple of years.

2004

Lieberthal was the most consistent Phillie from the start to the end last season. Lieberthal has the advantage of entering 2004 with a full spring training (Lieberthal was recovering from a pelvic injury in 2003 spring training) and playing on real grass, unlike the Vet's Astro-turf, for a full season.

2003

Coming back from reconstructive knee surgery, Lieberthal overcame a slow start and convinced the club to sign him to a four-year contract extension. They are committed to him and he will start most of the games. Didn't homer after August 23rd last year, but still provides acceptable production at catcher.