Ryan Klesko
Ryan Klesko
Ryan Klesko
Ryan Klesko
47-Year-Old 1B
Free Agent
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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LEAGUE: Free Agent    BATS: L    Throws: L    DOB: 6/12/1971    Show Contract
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Ryan Klesko Contract Info:
Retired from baseball in April 2008.
1BFree Agent  
April 18, 2008
Klesko is retiring after 16 major league seasons, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Ryan Klesko 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Klesko finished with a .744 OPS during his first year in San Francisco, and now that he's a free agent, it figures to be one-and-done with the rebuilding Giants. Klesko can still be a useful bat off the bench, but he's finished as an everyday player, and he's lost virtually all of his power due to past shoulder surgeries.
  2. Ryan Klesko 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Klesko missed almost all of the 2006 season after undergoing left shoulder surgery. He received four regular season at-bats and three in the playoffs and surprisingly did not look rusty. Except for 2004, when he hit nine homers, Klesko hit 17 or more dingers in every season from 1994-2005. He signed with the Giants this offseason and will likely split time between first base and the outfield. While his playing time is uncertain, Klesko could be a good under-the-radar pickup if he finds at-bats.
  3. Ryan Klesko 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Klesko, who has seemingly been plagued by injuries his entire career, finished with less than 450 AB for the third year in a row. His numbers have been in a steady decline since his career year in 2001, particularly against lefties. With his range in the outfield diminishing as well, the Padres made the right move in shifting him to first base for 2006. He'll turn 35 this summer and is no longer the guy who hit 30 homers just a few years ago.
  4. Ryan Klesko 2005 Preseason Outlook
    Klesko has played through injuries the past two seasons, posting sub-.460 slugging in each, including just nine home runs in 2004. The 33-year-old doesn't have enough range to play in the spacious outfield of Petco Park and would prefer a move back to the infield. His age, receding power, and questionable health suggest a move to another organization might be best for his career, although there isn't a huge market for him, especially with $16.5 million guaranteed for the next two seasons.
  5. Ryan Klesko 2004 Preseason Outlook
    Rhino experienced shoulder problems that sapped his power and forced an early exit in 2003. The surgery, known as a modified Mumford procedure, was deemed a success and by all reports, he should be healthy, and at strength, come spring. He'll turn 33 during the season and his stolen base totals are likely a thing of the past, especially since the nickname aptly describes both his on-field demeanor and size. He'll return to the outfield in 2004 and bat fifth in the new and improved lineup. There should be plenty of RBI opportunities for the slugger to cash in on, and a 100-RBI season is probable more than possible.
  6. Ryan Klesko 2003 Preseason Outlook
    Although Klesko’s RBI and SB totals dropped a bit in 2002, he’s a good bet to repeat his across-the-board performance. Last year’s .300 average was a bit of a surprise, but the rest of his numbers fall in line with what you can expect from Klesko for the next couple of years. He’s increased his OPS in each of the last five seasons.
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1BFree Agent  
April 18, 2008
Klesko is retiring after 16 major league seasons, the Associated Press reports.
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1BFree Agent  
December 3, 2007
Klesko was not offered arbitration by the Giants.
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1BSan Francisco Giants  
October 16, 2007
Klesko (wrist) missed a couple of games at the end of the season with a tender wrist, but was able to play out the season on the Giants' active roster.
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1BSan Francisco Giants  
September 20, 2007
Klesko has been unavailable the past two days because of a tender wrist, the Oakland Tribune reports.
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1BSan Francisco Giants  
August 15, 2007
Klesko was tossed in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes in a 6-3 loss to the Braves.
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