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Jermaine Dye | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (44) / 1/28/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Consumnes River (CA) CC
Drafted: 1993 / Rd. 17 (0) / ATL

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Ken Rosenthal of reports that Jermaine Dye has decided to retire.
The free agent outfielder was contacted by a handful of teams this offseason but he wanted a guaranteed roster spot. When that didn't happen, he decided to hang it up. The 37-year-old drew lukewarm interest last winter and ended up sitting out the entire 2010 season. He ends his playing days with 325 career home runs. Thu, Mar 31, 2011 02:03:00 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of reports that Jermaine Dye is likely to retire.

The free agent outfielder has been contacted by the Rays, Rockies and Phillies, and has probably been offered a minor league contract or two, but he wants a guaranteed roster spot and it's just not going to happen. "I would still like to play, but I think my choices have passed and teams have gone with other people," Dye said Wednesday. "I will continue to stay in shape and hopefully someone will call. If nothing gets done by the end of the spring, I may call it a career." He boasts 325 career home runs.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011 11:20:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of, Jermaine Dye intends to play again and has been contacted by the Rays, Rockies and Phillies.

Dye, who turns 37 in January, drew lukewarm interest last winter and ended up sitting out the entire 2010 season. He remains an intriguing righty bat, despite a year away from the game, but the major strike against him is that he is an awful defensive outfielder. He'll probably latch on somewhere, but it will be hard to give him much in the way of a guaranteed base salary.
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 03:58:00 PM

Jermaine Dye said Saturday that he will not sign with a team this season but intends to play in 2011.

The veteran outfielder drew very little interest this winter and even less interest this summer, but he's working out often and staying in playing shape. Dye, 37 in January, hit 27 homers and tallied 81 RBI for the White Sox in 2009. He'd be a decent fit for a power-needy American League team.
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 09:01:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Padres, Rockies and Rangers have sent out "feelers" to free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye.

The unemployed Dye rejected several offers this offseason because he found them less than lucrative, but perhaps he has built up a craving for the game over the last three months. The 36-year-old is a liability in the outfield, but he did tally 27 home runs and 81 RBI for the White Sox in 2009.
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 05:31:00 PM

Jermaine Dye told Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that he thinks he can help the scuffling White Sox offense.

"'I could," said Dye. "You have to play a certain type of baseball in [U.S. Cellular Field], and small ball is nice, but you need a balance." The White Sox are currently 9-13 while they rank dead last in the league with a .222 team batting average. Dye, 36, said he would be willing to be a designated hitter, outfielder and first baseman for the club, but that the wouldn't play for $1.5 million. It's an interesting possibility -- especially with the struggles of Juan Pierre -- but the longer he waits, the harder it will be to find much of a guarantee.
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 11:27:00 AM

A team source tells Ben Goessling of haven't had any discussions with free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye "in a while."

According to Goessling, the team's sabermetrics analysis found that they would be better off with a platoon of Willie Harris and Willy Taveras in right field, just because of Dye's defensive limitations. We're guessing this analysis consisted of a simple visit to Fangraphs.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 02:34:00 PM

Major league sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of that the Brewers recently made a run at free-agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, but were unable to reach an agreement.

It's not known what caused the talks to fall though. If the Brewers were able to sign Dye, they planned to trade one of their extra outfielders -- most likely Corey Hart -- to clear salary and a roster crunch. According to Morosi, the Brewers discussed trading Hart to the Nationals, who are currently juggling Willie Harris and Willy Taveras in right field after the release of Elijah Dukes.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 05:22:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that the club has not discussed free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye.

While Rizzo said the team will explore options outside of the organization to fill their right field vacancy left by the release of Elijah Dukes, but Dye is apparently not a consideration. As of right now, Justin Maxwell, Willie Harris and Mike Morse are the in-house candidates to play right.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 02:49:00 PM

Bill Ladson of reports that the Nationals have interest in free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye.

With the release of Elijah Dukes, the mention of Dye was inevitable, however the Nationals are currently talking up their internal options Justin Maxwell, Willie Harris and Mike Morse. Dye, 36, hit .250 with 27 home runs and 81 RBI with the White Sox last season. While he'd add some more thump to the Nationals' lineup, he's known as one of the worst defensive outfielders around.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 01:55:00 PM

According to Chuck Garifen of Chicago's Comcast SportsNet, free agent outifelder Jermaine Dye told Frank Thomas he's considering retirement.

"That's what he told me and I told him he's crazy," Thomas said Friday. Dye has drawn very little interest on the open market this winter and is obviously frustrated. The 35-year-old hit 27 homers in 2009 and posted a .302/.375/.567 batting line over the first half of the 2009 season, but he stumbled to a .179/.293/.297 line over his final 212 at-bats.
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 02:47:00 PM

Jermaine Dye is telling teams that he is willing to play first base, reports Jon Heyman of

It's a nice thing to hear since his reputation in the outfield severely damaged his market. Dye remains a nice value in this current climate, but remember that even though he finished with 27 homers and 81 RBI for the White Sox last season, he batted just .179/.293/.297 over his final 212 at-bats during the second half.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 04:45:00 PM

According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians are keeping an eye on free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye.

Dye hasn't received much of interest of late and the Indians are currently seeking a veteran right-handed bat. Travis Hafner is the primary designated hitter, so Dye would have to play in the outfield, where he is a severe liability. Jonny Gomes and Russell Branyan are also possibilities, according to Pluto. It may ultimately come down to who is willing to accept a minor league deal or a modest one-year deal.
Mon, Feb 8, 2010 08:31:00 AM

Several baseball executives told Jon Paul Morosi of that they expect free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye to sign with an American League team.

It doesn't appear that any specific team is the front-runner at this time, but Morosi names the Blue Jays, Royals, Indians and Tigers as possibilities. It's likely that wherever he ends up, he'll find his at-bats as an outfielder, designated hitter and possibly as a first baseman. Morosi believes that Dye might have to take a backseat to Johnny Damon for teams with available funds.
Fri, Feb 5, 2010 11:08:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of was told by an MLB executive that free agent Jermaine Dye turned down a $3.3 million offer from the Cubs this week.

The Cubs sent that same offer to Xavier Nady and worked out a deal quickly. Dye, 35, hit hit 27 homers in 2009 and posted a .302/.375/.567 batting line over the first half of the season, but he's going to have to accpet the fact that most organizations now value things like defensive metrics. He ranks among the worst outfielders in the league when it comes to such things.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 03:44:00 PM

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