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Date Transaction
1/31/01 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms with pitcher Rusty Meacham on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
1/30/01 Cleveland Indians
Signed pitchers Zach Day, David Riske, Martin Vargas and Jake Westbrook and outfielder David Roberts to one-year contracts.
  Seattle Mariners
David Bell: Signed infielder David Bell to a one-year contract.
1/29/01 Anaheim Angels
Al Levine: Agreed to terms with pitcher Al Levine on a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Henry Blanco: Signed catcher Henry Blanco to a two-year contract.
  New York Mets
Sent outright the contract of infielder Desi Relaford to Norfolk of the International League (AAA).
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed pitcher Paul Byrd to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with catcher Rick Wilkins on a minor-league contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Paul Abbott: Signed pitcher Paul Abbott to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Named Dan Moeller head groundskeeper.
1/26/01 Atlanta Braves
Signed pitcher Steve Avery to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Baltimore Orioles
Invited the following non-roster players to spring training: pitchers Miguel Felix, Rick Huisman, Jorge Julio, Chad Paronto and Willis Roberts; catcher Adam Amezcua and Willie Morales; infielders Carlos Casimiro and Steve Sisco; shortstop Eddie Rogers, third baseman Jose Leon and outfielder Wady Almonte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Major League Baseball voided the non-guaranteed minor league contract of OF Deion Sanders.
  Cleveland Indians
Butch Huskey: Signed Butch Huskey to a minor-league contract amd invited him to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Luis Alicea: Signed free-agent infielder Luis Alicea, who had been with the Texas Rangers, to a one-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Announced that the rights to first baseman Joe Vitiello have been purchased by the Orix Blue Wave of the Japanese Pacific League.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with Travis Hafner, Carlos Pena, Jason Romano, Scott Sheldon, and Bo Porter
1/25/01 Anaheim Angels
Wally Joyner: Agreed to terms with first baseman Wally Joyner on a minor-league contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Sent outright the contract of outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. to Iowa of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  New York Yankees
Invited the following non-roster players to spring training: pitchers Mike Bertotti, Brian Boehringer, Dwight Gooden, Domingo Jean, Scott Kamieniecki, Matt Karchner, Kevin Lovinger, Damaso Marte, Jeff Sparks, David Walling and Todd Williams; catchers Omar Fuentes, Michael Hernandez, Bobby Hughes, Pascual Matos, Julio Mosquera and David Parrish; infielders Kary Bridges and Carlos Garcia; and outfielders Paul Ottavinia, Robert Perez and Luke Wilcox.
  San Diego Padres
Named Jeff Gardner manager of Eugene of the Northwest League (A); named Mike Basso advance scout.
1/24/01 Cincinnati Reds
signed OF Deion Sanders to a non-guaranteed minor league contract.
  New York Mets
Named Bob Ojeda pitching coach at Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League (A).
  San Diego Padres
Re-signed pitchers Steve Montgomery and Stan Spencer to minor league contracts. Tampa Bay Devil Rays -- Named Mark Norelli director of ticket sales.
1/23/01 Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with C Scott Hatteberg on a 2001 contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed outfielder Michael Tucker to a two-year contract extension through the 2003 season.
  Detroit Tigers
Invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Nate Cornejo, Mark Johnson, Curtis King, Sean Runyan and Kevin Tolar; catcher Carlos Mendez; infielders Dusty Allen and Giomar Guevera; and outfielder Rod Lindsey.
  Toronto Blue Jays
John Frascatore: Outrighted RHP John Frascatore to Triple-A Syracuse and invited him to spring training.
1/22/01 Chicago White Sox
Named Nick Leyva manager, Kirk Champion pitching coach, Gary Ward hitting coach and Scott Johnson trainer at Charlotte of the International League (AAA); named Nick Capra manager, Curt Hasler pitching coach, Gregg Ritchie hitting coach and Joe Geck trainer at Birmingham of the Southern League (AA); named Wally Backman manager, Juan Nieves pitching coach, Mark Haley hitting coach and Josh Fallin trainer at Winston-Salem of the Carolina League (A); named Razor Shines manager, J.R. Perdew pitching coach and Kevin Pillifant trainer at Kannapolis (A) of the South Atlantic League; John Orton manager, Sean Snedeker pitching coach and Brandon Moore hitting coach at Advanced Rookie Bristol of the Appalachian League (A); named Jerry Hairston manager, Chris Sinacori pitching coach, Chet DiEmidio coach and Tomas Vera trainer at Tucson of the Arizona League (A).
  Cleveland Indians
Signed outfielder Terrell Lowery to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training; signed catcher Chris Snusz to a minor league contract.
1/21/01 New York Mets
Named John Gibbons manager, Rick Waits pitching coach and Al LeBoeuf coach at Norfolk of the International League (AAA).
1/20/01 Cleveland Indians
Jerry Spradlin: Signed pitcher Jerry Spradlin to minor league contracts and invited him to spring training.
1/19/01 Boston Red Sox
Signed free agent INF Craig Grebeck to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Designated infielder Desi Relaford for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Rick Croushore.
1/18/01 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with outfielder Orlando Palmeiro and on a one-year contract with infielder Scott Spiezio.
  Boston Red Sox
Acquired RHP Frank Graham and a player to be named later from the New York Mets in exchange for RHP Rick Croushore. Graham will be assigned to the Sarasota Red Sox (A).
  Chicago Cubs
Named Joe Carter and Dave Otto television commentators.
  Chicago White Sox
Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with first baseman Paul Konerko and a one-year contract with pitcher James Baldwin.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed outfielder Alex Ochoa to a two-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Steve Karsay.
  Colorado Rockies
Ron Villone: Agreed to a one-year contract with pitcher Ron Villone.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed pitcher Heath Murray, infielders Kurt Bierek, Tom Evans, Ryan Jackson and Randall Simon and outfielder Jermaine Allensworth to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training; agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Danny Patterson.
  Florida Marlins
Agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Mark Kotsay and infielder Dave Berg; sent pitcher Michael Tejera outright to Calgary of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)
  Houston Astros
Named Manny Acta coach at New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); hired J.J. Cannon as manager and named Charley Taylor pitching coach, Jayhawk Owens coach and Keven Eichorn trainer at Lexington of the South Atlantic League (A); named John Massarelli manager, Stan Boroski pitching coach and Jamey Snodgrass trainer at Michigan of the Midwest League (A); named Ivan Dejesus manager and Bill Ballou pitching coach, hired Marc Ronan as coach and Mike Smith as trainer at Pittsfield of the New York Penn League
  Kansas City Royals
Mike Sweeney: Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with first baseman Mike Sweeney.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Ramon Martinez: Signed RHP Ramon Martinez to a one-year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Agreed to terms with outfielders Matt Lawton and John Barnes, first baseman Todd Sears and pitchers Ryan Mills, Saul Rivera and Brad Thomas.
  New York Mets
Acquired pitcher Rick Croushore from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Frank Graham and a player to be named; signed pitcher Tom Martin to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Named Mitch Seoane manager, Gary Lavelle pitching coach and Tony Perezchica hitting coach of Greensboro of the South Atlantic League (A).
  San Francisco Giants
Signed pitcher Shawn Estes to a one-year contract; sent infielder Nelson Castro to Fresno of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); placed free agent outfielder Eric Davis on the 40-man roster.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed RHP Esteban Loaiza and 1B Brad Fullmer to two-year contracts.
1/17/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Matt Mantei: Agreed a to a four-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Roger Cedeno: Agreed to terms with outfielder Roger Cedeno on a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Mark Brownson, Reid Cornelius, Brian Edmondson, Gabe Molina, Johnny Ruffin, Joe Strong, Doug Walls and Benito Baez; infielders Chris Clapinski, Josue Espada, Mike Gulan and Derek Wathan; outfielders Rich Becker, Edgard Clemente, Cesar Crespo, Ryan McGuire and Lyle Mouton; and catchers Brandon Harper, Mandy Romero, Matt Treanor, B.J. Waszgis and Dusty Wathan.
  Houston Astros
Agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Jeff Reed and invited him to spring training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Invited infielder Tim Bogar and pitcher Doug Linton to spring training.
  New York Mets
Appointed Guy Conti minor league field coordinator for spring training, Rich Miller assistant minor league field coordinator for spring training and organizational outfield and baserunning minor league instructor, Donovan Mitchell assistant to the director of minor league operations and Tony Tijerina manager of St. Lucie of the Florida State League (A).
  New York Yankees
Agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Jorge Posada.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed outfielder Mike Cameron to three-year contract; signed RHP Jose Paniagua to one-year contract; Signed RHP Brett Tomko to one-year contract.
1/16/01 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to a minor-league contract with free agent outfielder Jose Canseco, who had been with the New York Yankees, and invited him to spring training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed pitcher Frankie Rodriguez, who had been with the Seattle Mariners, to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed catcher Scott Servais, who had been with the Colorado Rockies, to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Florida Marlins
Acquired outfielder Chad Mottola from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named; agreed to terms on a two-year contract with infielder Kevin Millar; agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitchers Jesus Sanchez and Manny Aybar.
  New York Yankees
Re-signed pitcher Ramiro Mendoza to a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Quinton McCracken: Signed Quinton McCracken as a free agent
1/15/01 Boston Red Sox
Added RHP David Cone to the Boston 40-Man Roster and designated RHP Rick Croushore.
1/14/01 Chicago White Sox
Acquired pitchers David Wells and Matt DeWitt from the Toronto Blue Jays for pitchers Mike Sirotka, Kevin Beirne and Mike Williams and outfielder Brian Simmons.
1/12/01 Cincinnati Reds
Signed pitcher Justin Atchley to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training; sent outright the contract of first baseman D.T. Cromer to Louisville of the International League (AAA).
  Houston Astros
Signed outfielder Richard Hidalgo to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year.
  Kansas City Royals
Named Allard Baird senior vice president and general manager, baseball operations and Mark Gorris senior vice president, business operations; invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Cory Bailey, Doug Bochtler, Jeff D'Amico, Jason Grimsley, Jeff Austin, Jared Camp, Tony Cogan, Chris George, Mike MacDougal and Jason Rakers, catchers Guillermo Garcia, Michael Tonis and Scott Walter, infielders Nick Ortiz and Craig Wilson and outfielders Aaron Guiel, Raul Ibanez and Jon Nunnally.
  San Diego Padres
Released pitcher Heathcliff Slocumb.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Named Bob Gebhard vice president-special assistant to the general manager, Marty Maier director of amateur scouting; Jeff Scott director of international scouting and operations and Martese Robinson director of professional scouting.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Jeff Brantley on a 2001 contract with Oklahoma, and invited to Spring Training as a non-roster player.
1/11/01 Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with free agent RHP David Cone on a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired catcher Javier Ochoa from the New York Mets for pitcher Tom Martin; signed infielder Jason Hardtke to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Houston Astros
Named Rob Matwick senior vice president of operations and communications; Teresa Pelanne senior vice president of finance and administration; Kala Sorenson vice president of special events; Bert Pope vice president of engineering; Garry Sawka vice president of marketing; announced the resignation of vice president of sales and marketing Pam Gardner.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Jimmy Haynes: Signed pitcher Jimmy Haynes to a 1-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Announced that bullpen coach Tony Cloninger, first base coach Lee Mazzilli, third base coach Willie Randolph, pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre and bench coach Don Zimmer will return for the 2001 season; named Gary Denbo batting coach and Tom Nieto catching instructor.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Designated pitcher Jason Boyd for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Pat Mahomes: Agreed to terms with Pat Mahomes on a 2001 contract with Oklahoma
1/10/01 Anaheim Angels
Sent the contract of infielder Justin Baughman outright to Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Named Roger Craig special assistant to the coaching staff during spring training.
  Chicago Cubs
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent infielder Ron Coomer, who had been with the Minnesota Twins.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Agreed to a one-year contract with free agent outfielder Brian L. Hunter, who had been with the Cincinnati Reds.
  San Francisco Giants
Invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Kurt Ainsworth, Steve Connelly, Robert Crabtree and Michael Riley, catchers Ryan Luther and Guillermo Rodriguez, infielders Julio Cordido, Jeremy Luster, Juan Melo, Carlos Mendoza and Tony Torcato and outfielders Doug Clark, Jalal Leach, Chris Magruder and Arturo McDowell.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms on a minor league contract with pitcher Jeff Wallace and invited him to spring training.
  Texas Rangers
Signed pitcher Chris Haney to a 2001 contract with Oklahoma
1/9/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Exercised the club option on outfielder Luis Gonzalez for the 2003 season; invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Tony Chavez, Dave Revenig, Rob Ellis, Shayne Bennett, Bobby Witt, Tony Brohawn, Chris Capuano and Kennie Steenstra; outfielder Chip Sell; and catchers Melvin Rosario and Brad Cresse.
  Chicago Cubs
Agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Todd Dunwoody and invited him to spring training.
  Chicago White Sox
Invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Archie Corbin, Gary Majewski, Dan Mozingo, Jon Rauch, Steve Sinclair, Brian West and Dan Wright, catchers Mark Dalesandro, Tony Garcia and Miguel Olivo, infielder Tim Hummell and outfielders Chris Ashby, Harold Baines and Joe Borchard.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed free agent catcher Kelly Stinnett, who had been with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent infielder Wilton Guerrero, who had been with the Montreal Expos, to one-year contracts.
  Cleveland Indians
Agreed to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2002 with free agent outfielder Juan Gonzalez, who had been with the Detroit Tigers.
  Kansas City Royals
Announced the resignation of Art Chaudry senior vice president of business operations and administration.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Jason McDonald: Signed outfielder Jason McDonald to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  New York Mets
Agreed to minor league contracts with outfielder Darren Bragg and pitcher Mark Leiter and invited them to spring training.
1/5/01 Anaheim Angels
Justin Baughman: Designated second baseman Justin Baughman for assigment.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed free agent outfielder Reggie Sanders, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a one-year contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with free agent LHP Kent Mercker and LHP Bryan Ward. Both players signed AAA contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with free agent infielder Greg Norton on a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed outfielder Russ Chambliss to a minor league contract and assigned him to High Desert of the California League (A).
  New York Mets
Signed pitchers Vaughn Eshelman and Steve Ontiveros, infielder Jorge Velandia and catcher Joe DePastino to minor league contracts; assigned Eshelman to minor league camp; invited Ontiveros, Velandia, DePastino, catcher Jason Phillips and second baseman Ty Wiggington to spring training; named Harry Dunlop professional scout.
  Oakland Athletics
Agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Mark Guthrie, who had been with the Toronto Blue Jays, on a two-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with third baseman Dave Magadan and pitcher Kevin Jarvis; designated outfielder Chad Green and pitcher Heathcliff Slocumb for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms with outfielder Bobby Bonilla, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, on a one-year contract; agreed to terms with third baseman Shane Andrews and outfielders John Mabry and Bernard Gilkey on minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Matt DeWitt: Sent RHP Matt DeWitt outright to Triple-A Syracuse with an invitation to spring training.
1/4/01 Anaheim Angels
Ismael Valdez: Agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Ismael Valdes on a one-year contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Brian Williams on a AAA deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Named Claude Osteen major league scout; signed pitchers Giovanni Carrara, Ben Diggins, Jim Dougherty, Kip Gross and Scott Service; catchers Steve Beiser and John Pachot; infielders Shawn Gilbert, Phil Hiatt, Jorge Nunez and Andy Stankiewicz and outfielder Tommy Mota to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed infielder Domingo Cedeno and catcher Chris Turner to minor league contracts.
1/3/01 Colorado Rockies
David Lee: RHP David Lee traded to the New York Yankees for RHP Jay Tessmer and INF Seth Taylor.
  Houston Astros
Signed free agent pitcher Kent Bottenfield, who had been with the Philadelphia Phillies, to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Sweeney: Signed outfielder Mark Sweeney to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training; named Raechal Sager assistant groundskeeper.
1/2/01 Chicago Cubs
Signed pitcher Felix Heredia and third baseman Bill Mueller to two-year contracts; named Tim Buss strength and conditioning coordinator.
  Houston Astros
Signed third baseman Charlie Hayes to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Texas Rangers
Pete Munro: Signed pitcher Pete Munro to a 2001 contract with Oklahoma