|1/22/01||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).|
|1/18/01||Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with first baseman Paul Konerko and a one-year contract with pitcher James Baldwin.|
|1/14/01||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.|
|1/9/01||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.|
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