|12/23/03||Signed free agent OF Ben Grieve, who had been with the Devil Rays, to a one-year contract.|
|12/22/03||Gary Bennett: Signed free agent C Gary Bennett to a one year contract.|
|12/21/03||Nontendered RHP Jayson Durocher, making him a free agent.|
|12/19/03||Outrighted RHP Matt Childers to Triple-A Indianapolis and invited him to Spring Training.|
|Wes Helms: Signed 3B Wes Helms to a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Invited 1B Prince Fielder, SS J.J. Hardy, IF/OF Jeff Liefer and IF Matt Erickson to Major League Spring Training as non-roster players.|
|12/9/03||Outrighted INF Enrique Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis. Also outrighted INF Alejandro Machado, who had been designated for assignment on Dec. 2.|
|12/7/03||Re-signed RHP Dave Burba to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|12/3/03||Signed RHP Victor Santos, C Mark Johnson and OF Jon Nunnally to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.|
|12/1/03||Designated infielder Alejandro Machado for assignment.|
|Traded first baseman Richie Sexson, left-hander Shane Nance and a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielders Craig Counsell and Junior Spivey, first baseman Lyle Overbay, catcher Chad Moeller, and left-handers Chris Capuano and Jorge de la Rosa.|
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