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Chris Widger

42-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Chris Widger in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:       EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: ' "   WT:    DOB: 5/21/1971
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Filed for free agency in Oct. 2006.

September 19, 2006  –  Chris Widger News

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The Orioles are sending Widger (pinched nerve in shoulder) back to Baltimore to be examined as his condition is getting worse, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Chris Widger 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 CHA 45 154 141 18 34 12 8 0 4 11 0 2 10 22 2 0 1 .241 .296 .383 .679
2006 35 MAJ BAL 9 20 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 .118 .211 .118 .328
2006 35 MAJ CHA 27 87 76 6 14 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 9 20 0 2 0 .184 .264 .263 .528
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BAL/CHA 36 107 93 6 16 4 3 0 1 9 0 0 11 24 1 2 0 .172 .255 .237 .491
Career  (View All) MAJ   613 1998 1826 180 435 166 104 7 55 222 10 9 141 384 6 11 14 .238 .298 .393 .692

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Chris Widger: MLB Games Played By Position

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Chris Widger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Chris Widger 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 CHA 154 141 6.5% 14.3% 0.45 84% .261 .142
2006 35 MAJ BAL 20 17 10% 20% 0.50 76% .154 .000
2006 35 MAJ CHA 87 76 10.3% 23% 0.45 74% .236 .079
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BAL/CHA 107 93 10.3% 22.4% 0.46 74% .221 .065
Career MAJ   1998 1826 7.1% 19.2% 0.37 79% .274 .155

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Best Matchups for Chris Widger (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Baker TEX 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Juan Oviedo TB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Joaquin Benoit SD 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
J.P. Howell LA 8 3 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .625 1.000
Jerome Williams HOU 5 2 0 0 0 2 0 .400 .600 1.000
Shawn Camp PHI 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Edinson Volquez PIT 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Ervin Santana ATL 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 .833
Jeff Francis CIN 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667

Worst Matchups for Chris Widger (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bruce Chen KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Dempster BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Rodney SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Feldman HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Frasor TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Gonzalez WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Guerrier MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rich Hill BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Qualls HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Widger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Widger (pinched nerve) underwent another MRI test Friday that didn't reveal any more damage beyond a bulging disc that's caused a pinched nerve in his shoulder, the Baltimore Sun reports. Widger experienced numbness in his arm whenever he sat down, but said his condition has improved enough that he could play this weekend.

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Widger (pinched nerve) was sent back to Baltimore on Monday to see a doctor, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Widger (pinched nerve) is not close to 100 percent, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Widger (pinched nerve in shoulder), who was unavailable the past few games, was available to back up Danny Ardoin on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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The Orioles signed Widger on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Widger was designated for assignment.

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Widger left Monday's game in the sixth inning after getting hit in the head by a bat while behind the plate.

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With lefty Jeremy Affeldt on the mound for the Royals Friday, Widger will get the start at catcher for the White Sox, the team's website reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Chris Widger.

2007

Widger had an awful season, batting .172 for the White Sox and Orioles before ending his season early due to a painful pinched nerve. This might be the end of the road for Widger.

2006

Widger did for the White Sox exactly what you want from a backup catcher: work well with the staff, give the manager a platoon option, and make himself a fan favorite with the occasional timely hit. A couple more seasons of that, and he'll be hosting his own Chicago area TV show, "Widge's Pitches."

2003

Widger will back up Jorge Posada for the Yankees this season and supply a modicum of pop for a second catcher.