|1/18/01||Named Manny Acta coach at New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); hired J.J. Cannon as manager and named Charley Taylor pitching coach, Jayhawk Owens coach and Keven Eichorn trainer at Lexington of the South Atlantic League (A); named John Massarelli manager, Stan Boroski pitching coach and Jamey Snodgrass trainer at Michigan of the Midwest League (A); named Ivan Dejesus manager and Bill Ballou pitching coach, hired Marc Ronan as coach and Mike Smith as trainer at Pittsfield of the New York Penn League|
|1/17/01||Agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Jeff Reed and invited him to spring training.|
|1/12/01||Signed outfielder Richard Hidalgo to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year.|
|1/11/01||Named Rob Matwick senior vice president of operations and communications; Teresa Pelanne senior vice president of finance and administration; Kala Sorenson vice president of special events; Bert Pope vice president of engineering; Garry Sawka vice president of marketing; announced the resignation of vice president of sales and marketing Pam Gardner.|
|1/3/01||Signed free agent pitcher Kent Bottenfield, who had been with the Philadelphia Phillies, to a one-year contract.|
|1/2/01||Signed third baseman Charlie Hayes to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
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