|12/22/04||Re-signed LHP Billy Traber to a minor league contract for the 2005 season with an invitation to Spring Training.|
|Signed RHP Jason Bere to a minor league contract for 2005 with an invitation to Spring Training.|
|12/21/04||Nontendered LHP Mariano Gomez and DH Josh Phelps, making them free agents.|
|12/20/04||Signed INF Ronnie Belliard to a one-year contract with a club option for 2006.|
|12/17/04||Signed RHP Denny Stark, LHP Chad Zerbe, INF/OF Mike Kinkade and INF Jose Morban to free agent minor league contracts for the 2005 season with invitations to Spring Training.|
|12/14/04||Signed INF Jose Hernandez to a one-year contract and designated DH Josh Phelps for assignment.|
|12/11/04||Traded OF Matt Lawton to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Arthur Rhodes.|
|12/2/04||Traded INF John McDonald to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later.|
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