|1/22/09||Invited 1B Frederick Freeman, C Mathew Kennelly, C Phillip Britton, LHP Francisley Bueno, OF Jason Heyward, OF Jordan Schafer, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Tommy Hanson and SS Brandon Hicks to Spring Training. Re-signed C J,C, Boscan to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent C Alvin Colina, who had been with the Reds, and free agent LHP Juan Perez, who had been with the Pirates, to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training.|
|1/19/09||Signed OF Matt Diaz to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.|
|Signed RHP Mike Gonzalez to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.|
|1/15/09||Signed free agent RHP Derek Lowe, who had been with the Dodgers, to a four-year contract. Sent LHP Francisley Bueno outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.|
|1/13/09||Signed RHP Kenshin Kawakami, who had been with the Chunichi Dragons, to a three-year contract.|
|1/6/09||Signed free agent RHP Rafael Cruz to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.|
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