|12/20/02||Valerio De Los Santos: Signed left-hander Valerio De Los Santos to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Non-tendered infielder Ronnie Belliard, outfielder Jim Rushford and right-hander Jose Cabrera, making them free agents.|
|12/16/02||Ray King: Traded lefty Ray King to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Wes Helms and reliever John Foster.|
|Acquired infielder Ryan Gripp as the player to be named later in the Paul Bako trade of Nov. 26.|
|Selected infielder Enrique Cruz and left-handed pitcher Matt York in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Selected right-handed pitcher David Manning in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft.|
|12/11/02||Signed free agent SS Royce Clayton to a one-year contract plus a club option for 2004. Signed minor league free agent Joe Lawrence and invited him to Spring Training as a catcher.|
|12/3/02||Hired two area scouts. Ray Montgomery will scout Texas/Louisiana while Tony Blengino will have area responsibilities for New York/New Jersey/New England.|
|12/2/02||Announced Head Athletic Trainer Roger Caplinger and Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Dan Wright would return for 2003. Hired Assistant Athletic Trainer Paul Anderson.|
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