|12/20/04||Did not tender a 2005 contract to IF Mike Hessman and INF Mark DeRosa, making them free agents.|
|12/16/04||Acquired RHP Jorge Vasquez from Kansas City in exchange for OF Eli Marrero and cash considerations.|
|Acquired RHP Tim Hudson from Oakland in exchange for RHP Juan Cruz, LHP Dan Meyer and OF Charles Thomas.|
|Signed RHP John Smoltz to a two-year contract with a club option for 2007.|
|12/13/04||Sent RHP Alec Zumwalt to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the three-player trade made Dec. 11.|
|12/11/04||Acquired RHP Dan Kolb from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Jose Capellan and a player to be named later.|
|12/9/04||Signed INF Julio Franco to a one-year contract.|
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