|12/20/02||Club does not offer 2003 contracts to pitchers Todd Ritchie and Jim Parque, allowing them to become free agents.|
|Sandy Alomar: Catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. signs a one-year contract for 2003.|
|12/19/02||Jason Dellaero: Outrighted infielder/pitcher Jason Dellaero and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.|
|12/16/02||Selected left-handed pitcher Felix Arellan (from Los Angeles), right-handed pitcher Brandon O''Neal (from Anaheim), and infielder Josh Hochgesang (from Oakland) in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.|
|Acquired minor league pitcher Neal Cotts and outfielder Daylan Holt from Oakland as players to be named in Dec. 3 trade for Billy Koch.|
|12/6/02||Frank Thomas: Signed designated hitter Frank Thomas to a one-year deal with mutual options for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons.|
|12/3/02||Acquired closer Billy Koch and two minor leaguers from Oakland in exchange for pitcher Keith Foulke, catcher Mark Johnson, minor league pitcher Joe Valentine and cash considerations.|
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