ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 23: Reliever Danys Baez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts to giving up a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 23, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Baez bounced around in his ten year career playing with six different teams and earned nearly $37 million in contracts. The 34 year old received the biggest bonus in Cleveland Indians history, notes Ben Badler of Baseball America, getting $4.5 million to sign out of Cuba back in 1999.
In his career, Baez, 34, posted a 4.25 ERA across 697 innings of work with the six different teams with an unimpressive 6.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 (1.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio).
- Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Danys Baez retiring. Was starter, setup man and closer, pitching for #Indians, #Orioles, #Dodgers, #Braves, #Phillies in 11-yr career. #MLB
- Twitter / @BenBadler: Still has biggest signing bonus in Indians history, $4.5 million out of Cuba in '99 RT @Ken_Rosenthal Danys Baez retiring.