|1/21/04||Signed IF Russell Branyan to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.|
|1/20/04||Avoided arbitration by signing OF J.D. Drew, SS Rafael Furcal and RHP Will Cunnane to one-year deals.|
|1/15/04||C.J. Nitkowski: Agreed to terms with LHP C. J. Nitkowski on a minor-league contract and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster player.|
|Invited 12 players to the major league Spring Training camp, the team announced. The non-roster players invited to Spring Training are: right-handed pitchers Tim Drew, Ryan Glynn and Chuck Smith; left-handed pitcher Sam McConnell; catchers Jean Boscan, Joe DePastino, Lee Evans, Brayan Pena and Bryce Terveen; infielder Jorge Velandia and outfielders Damon Hollins and DeWayne Wise.|
|1/14/04||Signed IF Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract.|
|1/9/04||Re-signed 1B Julio Franco to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.|
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