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Roberto Alomar | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (50) / 2/5/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the 2011 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.
Alomar and Blyleven fell just short of the honor last year, but got their just due on this year's ballot. Alomar received an astounding 90 percent of the vote. While he faded significantly over the final three years of his career, the .300 lifetime hitter made 12 consecutive All-Star appearances and won 10 Gold Glove awards, the most ever at the second base position. Blyleven went 287-250 with a 3.31 ERA over 22 major league seasons, including a 2.47 ERA over eight postseason starts. Armed with one of the game's legendary curveballs, Blyleven is fifth all-time with 3,701 strikeouts. His 14th time on the ballot, he finally made the Hall with 79.7 percent of the vote. Barry Larkin fell short at 62.1 percent, but has good momentum going into 2012. Jack Morris, Lee Smith, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Edgar Martinez rounded out of the top portion of the ballot. Wed, Jan 5, 2011 02:01:00 PM

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Andre Dawson was the lone selection for the 2010 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

It took a while, but "The Hawk" made it with his ninth chance on the ballot. Dawson compiled a .279/.323/.482 career batting line to go along with 2,774 career hits, 438 home runs, 1,591 RBI and one NL MVP Award. Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar both earned over 70 percent of the votes, but fell just short. It's a real shock to see Alomar not make it, as he was the heavy favorite leading up to the announcement. Perhaps the five blank BBWAA ballots would have made the difference. In any case, both should have a strong chance at election in the next two years. Jack Morris, Barry Larkin, Lee Smith, Edgar Martinez, Tim Raines and Mark McGwire rounded out the top portion of the ballot.
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 02:15:00 PM

Devil Rays announced the retirement of second baseman Roberto Alomar.

Alomar has certainly done more harm than good to his team's chances the last three years, but the 12-time All-Star still belongs in the Hall of Fame as one of the top 10 second basemen of all-time. He ends his career with a .300/.371/.443 line and 210 homers, 1,503 runs scored, 1,134 RBI and 474 stolen bases in 17 seasons. It's pretty sad, but both he and Danny Bautista have helped the Rays with their decisions today. Jorge Cantu was a better bet than Alomar for this year and it looks like he'll be a regular now.
Sat, Mar 19, 2005 01:53:00 PM

The Rays will make an announcement regarding Roberto Alomar's future tomorrow. It's believed he will retire.

That would come as quite a shock. Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella said Alomar told him he was having trouble seeing. He's also been plagued by back problems in camp. If Alomar is done, Jorge Cantu will become Tampa Bay's starting second baseman. We never say never when it comes to the Rays, but it's unlikely they'd acquire another veteran to block him.
Fri, Mar 18, 2005 11:59:00 PM

Roberto Alomar took infield practice yesterday, but is not ready for game action.

Alomar has been out since Thursday with a sore back. ''It's feeling a little better,'' Alomar said. ''I probably need a few more days.'' Alomar needs to get back and start hitting, because Jorge Cantu has been impressive at times this spring and may take his job.
Wed, Mar 16, 2005 07:55:00 AM

Roberto Alomar didn't play today and is expected to miss another four or five due to a strained back.

''Last year, I had a problem in my upper back. This is more lower back,'' Alomar said. ''I think the fields are a little bit hard right now and there's a lot of standing around. Just one of those things, you play for so many years.'' Alomar is 0-for-10 this spring. If he struggles to bounce back from the injury, maybe he could lose his starting job to Jorge Cantu.
Fri, Mar 11, 2005 09:15:00 PM

Roberto Alomar's deal with the Rays is worth $600,000. He can make an additional $100,000 in incentives.

Alomar, who wants the 276 hits he needs for 3,000, picked at-bats over victories. "St. Louis is a great organization," he said. "I think they have a great team and in their division, I think they're going to win. But for me, it was an opportunity for playing time."
Tue, Jan 18, 2005 03:37:00 AM

Devil Rays signed second baseman Roberto Alomar, who had been with the White Sox, to a one-year contract.

The Rays likely will use Jorge Cantu over him against lefties, but Alomar will be the team's primary second baseman. It'll be interesting to see if manager Lou Piniella makes him the No. 2 hitter simply because he used to be good. Julio Lugo would be the better choice in that spot.
Mon, Jan 17, 2005 04:07:00 PM

According to, the Devil Rays and Roberto Alomar have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, pending a physical.

This makes Tampa Bay worse defensively and probably offensively. A year ago, we still believed that Alomar could have had one or two more good seasons left in him. That seems unlikely now.
Mon, Jan 17, 2005 02:18:00 PM

Roberto Alomar is expected to decide between Tampa Bay and St. Louis today. According to the St. Petersburg Times, he'll likely choose the Devil Rays.

Alomar would head into spring training as a starter against right-handers in Tampa Bay. Jorge Cantu could platoon with him since he's had major problems against lefties the last few years.
Mon, Jan 17, 2005 03:34:00 AM

Although the Rays may be willing to give him a starting job, Roberto Alomar is likely to sign with the Cardinals.

Alomar would have to play very well to become the Cardinals' second baseman against right-handers over Mark Grudzielanek. He'd probably be a reserve initially.
Sun, Jan 16, 2005 04:09:00 AM

The Devil Rays are believed to be looking at signing Roberto Alomar to play second base.

The Rays could keep getting older and not better. We're not certain about Jorge Cantu either, but since he is strong defensively, he's a better bet for 2005 than either Alomar or Alex Gonzalez.
Fri, Jan 14, 2005 05:00:00 AM

The Rangers are talking to Roberto Alomar in case they trade Alfonso Soriano and don't receive a second baseman in return.

Alomar still may go to St. Louis, but a starting job in Texas would have to be very tempting.
Mon, Jan 10, 2005 01:40:00 PM

The Cardinals are still negotiating with Roberto Alomar and could sign him to act as a bench player.

Alomar will decide on Cardinals' offer next week. If he doesn't want to be a reserve, perhaps he could go to Tampa Bay.
Fri, Jan 7, 2005 02:12:00 PM

The Cardinals may have a deal with Roberto Alomar in place, but it probably won't be announced until next week.

"Obviously there is interest on our behalf," said Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow. "But no formal announcement is expected in the foreseeable future." Alomar is expected to get a non-guaranteed $500,000 contract from St. Louis.
Fri, Dec 31, 2004 03:10:00 AM

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