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Steve Cox

40-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 10/31/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Steve Cox Contract Information:

Released by Tampa Bay, May 2005.

May 24, 2005  –  Steve Cox News

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The Devil Rays' Triple-A Durham affiliate released Cox on Monday, and he may retire as a result, the Durham Herald-Sun reports.

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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 30 AAA DUR 20 77 66 7 15 8 5 0 3 9 0 0 11 18 0 0 0 .227 .338 .439 .777
Career  (View All)     378 1,399 1,239 146 324 113 72 2 39 158 8 4 130 240 0 9 21 .262 .340 .417 .758

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 30 AAA DUR 77 66 14.3% 23.4% 0.61 73% .267 .212
Career     1,399 1,239 9.3% 17.2% 0.54 81% .297 .155

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Steve Cox: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cox suffered a broken right index finger in Friday's Tampa Bay-Toronto game, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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The Devil Rays have signed Cox to a minor league contract.

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Cox elected for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Cardinals, the Associated Press reports.

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The Cardinals signed Cox to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

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Cox has been released by the Yokohama Bay Stars, the Japan Times reports.

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Cox is going to Yokohama, mama; the AP has announced that Cox has reached agreement with Japan's Yokohama Bay Stars on a two-year deal with a one-year option.

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The Yokohama Bay Stars of Japan's Central League have talked to the Devil Rays about buying the rights to Cox, and they will reportedly make him a contract offer later this week, the St. Petersburg Times reported on Wednesday.

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Cox is not part of Lou Piniella’s prospective starting lineup for the Devil Rays going into spring training, according to an interview with Piniella published in the November 20th edition of USA Today Sports Weekly.

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The Devil Rays have announced that they are shutting Cox down for the year (sore left arch).

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Cox’s wife, in California, is due to give birth any day now.

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Cox is still bothered by a sore arch in his left foot and might DH or get some time off entirely during September, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Steve Cox.

2005

The prodigal son returns: after leaving Tampa Bay following the 2002 season for a seven-figure deal with Yokohoma, Cox got hurt and the Japanese team ate the rest of his contract. Cox signed a minor league deal with the Rays in the offseason and, depending on the competition, could compete for a share of the first base job.

2004

The Yokohama Bay Stars of the Japanese league released the ex-Devil Ray at the end of the first year of a two-year deal, after managing only 15 games in 2003 because of a knee injury. A Triple-A All-Star in 1999, he signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason. In the ever-changing landscape of a Tony La Russa-run team, he likely has ample room for playing time as a part-time first baseman and the ability to play in the outfield in a pinch. In 378 major league games he's posted a respectable .339 on-base percentage, but a career .417 slugging is mediocre for a first-sacker. Expect much of the same in a platoon-type situation in 2004.

2003

If you're a first baseman-DH in the AL and your slugging average has gone from .453 to .427 to .396 over the past three years, you're in danger of losing your job. That's the case with Cox, who fizzled out after a hot start last year. He might hang on to a regular job at first base if Aubrey Huff stays at DH, but it looks as if Lou Piniella will instead install Huff at first base to start the 2003 season, saving the DH role for Greg Vaughn or Ben Grieve until they're off the roster. If that happens, then Cox is no more than a spot starter unless he goes elsewhere. There were offseason rumors that Cox might be headed to Japan; if that doesn't pan out and he stays in the States, don't bid highly on him, as he may not have a full-time job in Tampa Bay next year.