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Rafael Palmeiro

49-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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Became a free agent in October 2005.

November 11, 2005  –  Rafael Palmeiro News

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Congress will not pursue steroid-related perjury charges against Palmeiro. House Government Reform Committee chairman Tom Davis cited "a lack of evidence" for not filing charges against the player.

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Rafael Palmeiro 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 40 MAJ BAL 110 422 369 47 98 31 13 0 18 60 2 0 43 43 0 8 2 .266 .339 .447 .786
Career  (View All) MAJ   2831 12046 10472 1663 3020 1192 585 38 569 1835 96 40 1353 1348 15 119 87 .288 .377 .515 .892

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Rafael Palmeiro 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 40 MAJ BAL 422 369 10.2% 10.2% 1.00 88% .260 .181
Career MAJ   12046 10472 11.2% 11.2% 1.00 87% .286 .227

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Best Matchups for Rafael Palmeiro (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL 13 7 2 3 0 1 0 .538 1.077 1.615
Miguel Batista COL 9 4 1 4 1 1 0 .444 .778 1.232
Bronson Arroyo AZ 9 4 1 2 0 0 0 .444 .778 1.222
Jose Contreras TEX 12 3 2 3 2 0 0 .250 .750 1.107
Aaron Harang ATL 10 4 1 3 0 3 0 .400 .700 1.100
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 21 7 2 5 3 3 0 .333 .667 1.067
Nate Robertson DET 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 .556 1.000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 .143 .571 .905
Bartolo Colon NY-N 17 4 2 5 0 4 0 .235 .647 .869
Cliff Lee PHI 8 1 1 2 0 1 0 .125 .500 .611

Worst Matchups for Rafael Palmeiro (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 .556 1.000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 .143 .571 .905
Bartolo Colon NY-N 17 4 2 5 0 4 0 .235 .647 .869
Cliff Lee PHI 8 1 1 2 0 1 0 .125 .500 .611
John Lackey BOS 19 2 0 3 4 3 1 .105 .158 .419
Tim Hudson SF 17 2 0 1 1 5 0 .118 .176 .343
Johan Santana BAL 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 .167 .167 .333
CC Sabathia NY-A 11 1 0 0 2 1 0 .091 .091 .322
Mark Buehrle TOR 15 2 0 0 0 4 0 .133 .133 .267
Grant Balfour TB 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Rafael Palmeiro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Palmeiro, who missed the end of the regular season with an ankle injury and was ostracized from the Orioles after testing positive for steroids, has filed for free agency.

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After speaking with Palmeiro (ankle, personal issues) and his representatives, the Orioles thought it best that the first baseman not play again this season, the Washington Post reports.

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Palmeiro could very well be done for the season, the Associated Press reports, if rumors of his ratting out a teammate by name in his arbitration hearing prove true. ``If in fact that was true, then it probably would not be a good idea [for Palmeiro to return],'' Orioles Manager Sam Perlozzo said.

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Palmeiro is expected to rejoin the Orioles for their final homestand, although he will see limited action after being sidelined at home in Texas with knee and ankle injuries, the Associated Press reports.

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Palmeiro will leave the Orioles and return to his Texas home to rehabilitate his ailing right ankle and knee, though he vowed to rejoin the team before the end of the season, the Baltimore Sun reports. "It was their idea ... and I think it is a good idea," Palmeiro said. "I'll be back. I am not sure how long [it will take], but I'll be back."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Rafael Palmeiro.

2006

Apparently Viagra wasn't Palmeiro's only method of pharmaceutical enhancement in 2005, as he celebrated his 3,000th career hit even while knowing he tested positive for steroids earlier in the season and later was suspended 10 games for the violation. Whether or not you choose to believe Palmeiro, his reputation has been tarnished to an extent that he probably won't get a shot at ending his career on a high note as he not only is regarded by fans as a cheater, but also by other players as a traitor because he named names of fellow teammates to baseball and Congress to shake some of the heat. Even if he resurfaces somewhere in 2006, the 41-year-old would receive so much flak that he'd be less effective than in 2005, easily his worst season since 1989.

2005

Palmeiro’s critics blamed his age and declining bat speed. He blamed inconsistencies in his approach to the plate, trying to overcompensate for exaggerated pull shifts. Any way you slice it, the 40-year-old’s home run and RBI totals dropped off significantly in 2004, ending an incredible streak of 10 consecutive non-strike years with at least 37 home runs and 104 RBI. The most surprising thing was that Palmeiro batted only .189 against lefties, against whom he had hit well in the past. The Orioles brought Palmeiro back to be their regular DH in 2005, though he’ll likely sit against many southpaws. He should have a better batting average as a result.

2004

Was 2003 the first signs of old age catching up with Palmeiro? He posted just a .826 OPS against right-handed pitchers, though he was much better (.962) against lefties than normal. He hit just .240/.337/.452 on the road, so a move away from The Ballpark to Camden Yards doesn't bode well. An August where he hit .347 saved him from further disaster, or he would have had three straight months of sub-.247 average to finish the season. His walks dipped a bit, but his K:BB remains solid, so there's some skill left, but a career-low in doubles is troubling. He's been a 40-homer threat each of the last 10 years, but the batting average is starting to slip.

2003

Palmeiro slipped a bit against lefties this year (.220 average in 159 at-bats) but remained his usual steady self. He was a monster after the All-Star break, posting a .401 on-base percentage while slugging .585. He loves hitting at the Ballpark, and is a consistent .280/40 HR/110 RBI threat with increased value in leagues that use on-base percentage as a scoring category. Calf and ankle hampered him in May and June, so expect the occasional nagging injury to bother him from time to time given his age.