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Richard Hidalgo

39-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 7/2/1975   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Astros in January of 2007. Hidalgo was released by Houston in March of 2007.

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Richard Hidalgo 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 29 MAJ TEX 88 339 308 43 68 28 12 0 16 43 1 2 26 74 0 1 4 .221 .289 .416 .705
2007 31 R GCL 31 94 89 8 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 41 0 0 0 .169 .229 .202 .431
Career  (View All)     987 3,927 3,459 531 929 404 214 19 171 560 48 34 358 737 0 43 67 .269 .346 .490 .836

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Richard Hidalgo 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 29 MAJ TEX 339 308 7.7% 21.8% 0.35 76% .239 .195
2007 31 R GCL 94 89 5.3% 43.6% 0.12 54% .313 .033
Career     3,927 3,459 9.1% 18.8% 0.49 79% .297 .221

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Richard Hidalgo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hidalgo signed a minor league deal with the Astros on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Hidalgo is drawing interest from several teams this offseason, including the Twins, Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers, the Chicago Tribune reports. He's hitting .252/.333/.766 with six home runs in 35 games in the Venezuelan winter league and appears to be healthy.

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Hidalgo began an audition for the Yankees at their minor league complex in Tampa this week, Newsday reports.

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The Orioles officially gave Hidalgo his release because the outfielder wants to pursue offers in Japan, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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The Orioles spoke Monday with Hidalgo's agent, and according to sources the outfielder is unlikely to return to the team and ever play for the organization, the Baltimore Sun reports. "Nothing has changed," said Orioles executive vice president Mike Flanagan. "He is just taking some time, that's all. ... We'll see what tomorrow brings."

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Hidalgo, who left Baltimore's spring camp to be with his ill wife, may not return to the Orioles, the Baltimore Sun reports. He's unhappy with his non-guaranteed contract and may ask to be released or traded to another team where he has more of a chance of earning a big league roster spot.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Richard Hidalgo.

2007

Hidalgo missed the entire 2006 season to be with his ill wife and after failing to find a suitable contract. His 2005 season ended due to a wrist injury and that may also have been a factor. He looked healthy in the Venezuelan winter league and offers power potential even though it's been a few years since he's had a productive full season. He'll try to win any kind of job with the Astros this spring.

2006

A slow start and injuries derailed Hidalgo's season before it ever got on track and he just didn't work out in Texas. He'll latch on somewhere with a one-year, incentive-laden deal. He still has power, so there's some optimism for a rebound.

2005

Hidalgo, following his acquisition from the Astros for David Weathers, carried the Mets offense for nearly a month before reverting back to the poor plate discipline that got him traded in the first place. Hidalgo believes that a strained groin contributed to his second-half swoon, so he visited with Mackie Shilstone, who is also treating Jose Reyes, in an attempt to find a solution so the problem does not arise with the Rangers. He'll start in right field for Texas.

2004

Hidalgo had his best season since 2000, posting a .957 OPS and rediscovering his power stroke in the process. Unfortunately, the number the Astros' front-office focused upon this offseason was the number 12, as in how many million dollars Hidalgo is scheduled to make in 2004. There's a possibility that he'll be traded away from the friendly environs of Minute Maid park.

2003

A wrist injury, a hip injury, and a conflict with manager Jimy Williams all cut into Hidalgo's playing time last season. Looking at Hidalgo's game log, it looks like his wrist started troubling him earlier than he or the team disclosed. Hidalgo requested a trade after the season, and then got shot in the left forearm in his native Venezuela during the offseason, suffering nerve damage. Counting on a return to his 2000 form seems unlikely, although some improvement in his power from 2002 should be expected.