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Date Transaction
11/30/01 Houston Astros
Jose Vizcaino: Signed free agent Jose Vizcaino to a one-year contract.
  Named Mike Rosamond Sr. scout.
11/29/01 Boston Red Sox
Claimed P Jeff Wallace off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
11/28/01 Kansas City Royals
RHP Mac Suzuki, C Hector Ortiz, LHP Rick DeHart and LHP Jordan Zimmerman, and OF Rontrez Johnson signed minor league contracts with the Royals.
  New York Mets
Saul Rivera: Ravell Rivera outrighted to AAA-Norfolk
  New York Yankees
Announced the retirement of 3B Scott Brosius.
  Texas Rangers
Appointed DeMarlo Hale as first base coach and outfield instructor.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Named Bill Livesey as Special Assistant to the General Manager and Dick Scott as the Director of Player Development.
11/27/01 Chicago White Sox
Julio Ramirez: Signed OF Julio Ramirez to a one-year contract and outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Herbert Perry: Traded 3B Herbert Perry to Texas for a player to be named later.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed P Steve Sparks to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2004 season.
  Kansas City Royals
Royals name Dick Pole roving minor-league pitching coach.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Daron Sutton television play-by-play announcer.
  New York Mets
Joe McEwing: Joe McEwing agreed to a one-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Jesse Flores as a Special Assistant to the General Manager
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jeff Wallace: Released LHP Jeff Wallace. Wallace was designated for assignment November 20 when the Rays added RHP Brandon Backe, INF Ramon Soler and RHP Enger Veras to the 40-man roster.
  Ozzie Guillen: Released OF Jose Guillen. Guillen was designated for assignment November 20 when the Rays added RHP Brandon Backe, IF Ramon Soler and RHP Enger Veras to the 40-man roster.
  Texas Rangers
Signed infielder Santiago Perez to a contract with Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League and RHP Fernando Rijo to a contract with Tulsa of the Texas League.
  Herbert Perry: Acquired 3B Herbert Perry from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.
11/26/01 Chicago Cubs
LHP Todd VanPoppel signs contract with Texas Rangers.
  Kansas City Royals
Royals name Bucky Dent manager of Triple-A Omaha.
  Texas Rangers
Todd Van Poppel: Signed RHP Todd Van Poppel to a three-year contract.
11/21/01 Boston Red Sox
Michael Coleman: Signed OF Michael Coleman and added him to the 40-man roster.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Dr. William Raasch Head Team Physician, Dr. Angelo Mattalino Associate Team Physician, Dan Wright Assistant Trainer and Ted Lange Agility and Fitness Coordinator.
  Texas Rangers
Named Jamie Quirk bullpen coach.
11/20/01 Anaheim Angels
Named Abe Flores manager of baseball operations; promoted Tony Reagins to director of player development
  Purchased the contracts of IF Alfredo Amezaga and P John Lackey and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Acquired contracts of RHPs P.J. Bevis, Jose Valverde and Jeremy Ward, and OFs Doug Devore and Luis Terrero. Released RHP Gerald Guzman. Outrighted OF Ryan Christenson, RHP Erik Sabel and LHP Troy Brohawn to Triple-A Tucson. Signed LHP Eddie Oropesa and RHP Jose Parra to minor league contracts.
  Baltimore Orioles
Added LHP Erik Bedard, RHP John Stephens, RHP Mike Paradis, RHP Steve Bechler and SS Eddie Rogers to 40-man roster.
  Boston Red Sox
Tony Clark: Claimed 1B/DH Tony Clark off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs purchase contract of LHP Phil Norton from Triple-A Iowa.
  Chicago White Sox
Brian Simmons: Claimed OF Brian Simmons on waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
  Julio Ramirez: Designated OF Julio Ramirez for assignment.
  Herbert Perry: Designated IF Herbert Perry for assignment.
  Miguel Olivo: Purchased the contract of C Miguel Olivo from Double-A Birmingham.
  Jon Rauch: Purchased the contract of RHP Jon Rauch from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Mitch Wylie: Purchased the contract of RHP Mitch Wylie from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Matt Guerrier: Purchased the contract of RHP Matt Guerrier from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Kane from Double-A Birmingham.
  Edwin Almonte: Purchased the contract of RHP Edwin Almonte from Double-A Birmingham.
  Cleveland Indians
Named Gary Denbo a major league scout.
  Colorado Rockies
Purchased the contracts of P Cam Esslinger and P Colin Young and OF Rene Reyes and OF Matt Holliday and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Detroit Tigers
Tony Clark: Boston Red Sox claimed 1B Tony Clark off waivers.
  Added LHP Andy Van Hekken, LHP Tim Kalita and RHP Fernando Rodney to the 40-man roster; released P Chris Holt and P Heath Murray.
  Re-signed OF Wendell Magee to a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Purchased the contracts of RHP Hansel Izquierdo from AAA Calgary, LHP Michael Tejera from AA Portland and OF Chip Ambres from Class A Kane County and designated the contract of RHP Juan Acevedo for assignment.
  Kansas City Royals
Kyle Snyder: Added RHP Kyle Snyder to the 40-man roster.
  A.J. Hinch: C A.J. Hinch outrighted to Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Added P Victor Alvarez to the 40-man roster.
  Added P Steve Colyer to the 40-man roster.
  Added C Jose Diaz to the 40-man roster.
  Added IF Joe Thurston to the 40-man roster.
  Added OF Chin-Feng Chen to the 40-man roster.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed six-year free agents IF Dionys Cesar, P Gus Gandarillas, OF Robert Perez, P Jayson Durocher, P Jimmy Osting and 3B Rob Sasser to contracts for the 2002 season that included invitations to spring training.
  Added IF Bill Hall, OF Jeff Deardorff, OF Cristian Guerrero, RHP J.M. Gold, RHP Brian Mallette and LHP Luis Martinez to the 40-man roster.
  Minnesota Twins
Added RHP Kevin Frederick to 40-man Major League roster
  Added Michael Restovich, OF, to 40-man Major League roster
  Saul Rivera: claimed RHP Saul Rivera off waivers from New York Mets.
  Casey Blake: Outrighted 3B Casey Blake to Triple-A Edmonton.
  Montreal Expos
Added minor league OF Ron Calloway, OF Matt Cepicky, RHP Ron Chiaviacci, LHP Eric Good, OF Val Pascucci and SS Wilson Valdez to the 40-man roster.
  New York Yankees
Purchased the contracts of OF Marcus Thames and P Brandon Claussen and P Alex Graman and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Oakland Athletics
Purchased the contracts of pitchers Franklyn German and Tyler Yates, infielders Mark Ellis and Esteban German and outfielder Ryan Ludwick to the 40-man roster; agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Mike Colangelo on a minor league contract; released infielder F.P. Santangelo and outfielder Billy McMillon.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Added the following players to the 40-man roster: RHP Brad Baisley, OF Marlon Byrd, RHP Jesus Cordero, RHP Eric Junge, SS Anderson Machado, RHP Elio Serrano, OF Jorge Padilla and LHP Pete Zamora.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Purchased the contract of C J.R. House
  Named Ed Creech Director of Scouting
  Reinstated RHP Ramon Martinez from the Voluntary Retired List (Martinez elected free agency)
  Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Gonzalez
  Purchased the contract of OF Tony Alvarez
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jose Veras: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have added right handed pitcher Enger Veras to their 40-man roster.
  Ramon Soler: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have added infielder Ramon Soler to their 40-man roster.
  Brandon Backe: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have added right handed pitcher Brandon Backe to their 40-man roster.
  Jose Guillen: The Devil Rays have designated for assignment outfielder Jose Guillen. The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on Guillen.
  Jeff Wallace: The Devil Rays have designated for assignment pitcher Jeff Wallace. The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on Wallace.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Anthony Tellford to a contract with Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League and invited him to spring training camp as a non-roster player
  Activated C Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and LHPs Kenny Rogers and Justin Thompson and OF Rusty Greer from the 60-day disabled list.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Dittfurth from Port Charlotte of the Florida State League.
  Purchased the contracts of RHP Colby Lewis, LHP pitcher Andy Pratt, and OF Kevin Mench from Tulsa of the Texas League.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Travis Hughes from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Purchased the contracts of RHP Chris Baker, RHP Scott Cassidy, LHP Gustavo Chacin, IF Orlando Hudson, OF Reed Johnson and RHP Joe Orloski.
11/19/01 Atlanta Braves
Purchased the contract of INF/OF Travis Wilson from Triple-A Richmond.
  Purchased the contract of P John Foster from Double-A Greenville
  Purchased the contracts of P Jung Bong, P John Ennis, INF Nick Green, and OF Ryan Langerhans from Single-A Myrtle Beach.
  Baltimore Orioles
RHP Ryan Kohlmeier claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox and RHP Chad Paronto claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians. Outrighted IF/OF Mike Kinkade to Triple-A Rochester. Reinstated RHP Scott Erickson (right elbow), LHP Matt Riley (left elbow), RHP Luis Rivera (torn glenoid labrum in right shoulder), RHP Pat Hentgen (right elbow), SS Mike Bordick (separation of right shoulder), OF Jay Gibbons (broken hamate bone of right hand), RHP Josh Towers (broken ring finger in his right hand) and OF Albert Belle (right hip) from the 60-day disabled list.
  Boston Red Sox
Assigned RHP Josh Hancock, INF Luis Garcia, and LHP Jorge De La Rosa to Boston from Trenton (AA). Assigned RHP Anastacio Martinez to Boston from Sarasota (A).
  Chicago Cubs
The Cubs purchased the contracts of LHP Steve Smyth and RHP Ben Christensen from their minor league system and added the two to the major league roster.
  Chicago White Sox
Ryan Kohlmeier: Ryan Kohlmeier, RHP, was claimed on waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Promoted Jason Parry to assistant director of media relations.
  San Francisco Giants
David Brous: Outrighted LHP David Brous to Triple-A Fresno.
  Shawon Dunston: Announced that OF Shawon Dunston exercised his player option for 2002.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have hired Cam Bonifay as the team''s director of player development, a newly created position. Prior to signing with the Rays Bonifay served as GM for the Pirates for eight years. The Sporting News named Bonifay its Major League Executive of the Year in 1997.
  Texas Rangers
Oscar Acosta is named pitching coach and Steve Smith as infield coach.
11/17/01 Baltimore Orioles
Released OF Brady Anderson. Traded 3B Ivanon Coffie to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. Sent pitchers Leslie Brea and Jay Spurgeon outright to Triple-A Rochester. Re-signed RHPs Jancy Andrade, Derek Brown, Miguel Felix, Juan Guzman, Jason Lakman and Rafael Pina, 3B Jose Leon and OF Darryl Brinkley. Signed RHPs Travis Driskill, Lee Marshall and Juan Rosario, SS Mike Moriarty and OFs Howie Clark, Luis Garciaand Ryan McGuire.
  Cincinnati Reds
Purchased the contracts of P Ricardo Aramboles and P Chris Booker; released P Scott MacRae.
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with IF Greg Norton on a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Purchased the contract of P Matt Duff from Sioux Falls of the Northern League (Independent).
11/16/01 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms with C Jorge Fabregas on a one-year contract.
  Baltimore Orioles
Named Rick Dempsey first base coach.
  Chicago Cubs
IF Ivanon Coffie acquired from Baltimore for player to be named later.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Named Terry Collins minor league field coordinator.
  Montreal Expos
3B Ryan Minor was waived by the club and picked up by the Seattle Mariners.
  LHP Matt Blank was outrighted by the club.
  San Francisco Giants
Purchased the contracts of RHP Felix Diaz, 1B Deivis Santos and OFs Arturo McDowell and Tony Torcato and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with infielder Jason Maxwell and outfielder Eric Cole on 2002 contracts with Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League. In addition, Maxwell has been invited to the Rangers'' spring training camp as a non-roster player.
  Tom Giordano named as a professional scout in the team''s baseball operations department.
11/15/01 Philadelphia Phillies
Named Rico Brogna the hitting coach for the Double-A Reading Phillies.
11/14/01 Anaheim Angels
Exercised the option on the contract of IF Benji Gil; activated 1B Mo Vaughn from the 60-day disabled list.
  Cleveland Indians
Named Eddie Murray hitting coach; activated RHP Jaret Wright from the 60-day disabled list; promoted Jim Folk to vice president, ballpark operations; Valerie Arcuri to vice president, marketing and broadcasting; Jon Starrett to vice president, sales; Jayne Churchmack to vice president, merchandising and licensing; and Ken Stefanov to senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer.
  Colorado Rockies
Promoted Greg Feasel to senior vice president of business operations.
  Promoted Kevin Kahn to vice president of ballpark operations.
  Detroit Tigers
Named Luis Pujols bench coach, Merv Rettenmund hitting coach, Doug Mansolino third base coach and Todd Maulding working coach.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Named Bill Bavasi director of player development and John Boles senior advisor, baseball operations.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Dave Stewart pitching coach and Gary Matthews hitting coach.
  Oakland Athletics
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a club option for 2003 with catcher Greg Myers.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Devil Rays hire Milt May as hitting coach, replacing Wade Boggs, who resigned October 25. May spent the 2001 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their minor league hitting coordinator.
  Texas Rangers
Orel Hershiser was named associate to the general manager.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Named J.P. Ricciardi Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager.
11/13/01 Atlanta Braves
Andruw Jones: Signed Andruw Jones to a six-year contract extension.
  Boston Red Sox
Mike Lansing: Declined the option on the contract of INF Mike Lansing.
  Chicago Cubs
Contract of IF Hee Seop Choi purchased from Iowa (AAA). Contract of IF David Kelton purchased from Iowa. Contract of Francis Beltran purchased from Daytona (A).
  Texas Rangers
Texas decides it will not exercise its 2002 contract option on left-handed pitcher Justin Thompson.
  Terry Francona was appointed bench coach on Manager Jerry Narron''s 2002 coaching staff. Dom Chiti and Jay Robertson joined the organization as special assistants to new General Manager John Hart. Chiti and Robertson will primarily be involved in major league scouting and personnel evaluation.
11/12/01 San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with 3B Taggert Bozied, the club''s third-round pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft.
11/9/01 Cleveland Indians
Named Tim Belcher special assistant to baseball operations.
  Houston Astros
Signed general manager Gerry Hunsicker to a two-year contract extension through the 2004 season.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Omar Daal: Acquired P Omar Daal from the Philadelphia Phillies for P Eric Junge and P Jesus Cordero.
  Tim Bogar: Declined the option on IF Tim Bogar.
  Jeff Reboulet: Picked up the option on IF Jeff Reboulet.
  Dave Hansen: Picked up the option on IF Dave Hansen.
  Jeff Shaw: Declined the option on P Jeff Shaw.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Mike Penney: Ourtighted RHP Mike Penney to Class AAA Indianapolis and invited him to spring training as a non-roster invitee.
  New York Yankees
Sent outright P Darrell Einertson and P Todd Noel to Columbus of the International League (AAA).
  Released OF Richard Brown.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Traded LHP Omar Daal to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor league pitchers, Eric Junge and Jesus Cordero.
11/8/01 Philadelphia Phillies
Picked up the 2002 contract option year for LHP Omar Daal.
11/7/01 Atlanta Braves
Named Terry Pendelton hitting coach.
  Baltimore Orioles
Exercised 2002 contract options on 1B/OF Jeff Conine and LHP Buddy Groom.
  Chicago Cubs
The following players filed for free agency: IF Ron Coomer, RHP Kevin Tapani and IF Eric Young.
  Cincinnati Reds
Reinstated P Pete Harnisch from the 60-day disabled list; announced Harnisch and P Jose Rijo and P Joey Hamilton opted for free agency; purchased the contracts of OF Austin Kearns and 1B Ben Broussard.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed LHP Scott Radinsky and C Tim Laker; signed OF Todd Dunwoody and C Chris Coste to minor league contracts; named Dave Miller minor league pitching coordinator; named Ken Stauffer midwest supervisor in the scouting department.
  Colorado Rockies
Scott Elarton: Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Elarton on a one-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Named Jeff Wetherby major league scout.
  Dave Borkowski: Gave veteran RHP Dave Borkowski his unconditional release, and re-signed him to a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Declined to exercise the 2002 contract options for P Pedro Astacio and P Doug Brocail.
  Named Tony Pena bench coach and Mike Cubbage special assistant to the general manager; announced that first base coach Jose Cruz, pitchign coach Burt Hooton, hitting coach Harry Spilman and bullpen coach John Tamargo will return in 2002.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed pitchers Rocky Coppinger and Ismael Villegas, infielders Jose Flores and Chad Meyers and outfielder Michael Warner to minor league contracts.
  Excercised the club option on pitchers Jim Mecir for the 2004 season and Mike Magnante for the 2002 season; declined the club option on outfielder Ron Gant for the 2002 season.
  Texas Rangers
Catcher Brad King and infielder Eddy Martinez agreed to terms on contracts with Oklahoma (AAA). Texas also signed Juan Silvestre to a contract with Tulsa of the Texas League.
  Major League batting coach Rudy Jaramillo agreed on a three-year contract extending through the 2004 season.
11/6/01 Chicago White Sox
Cal Eldred: The White Sox declined a club option on the contract of Cal Eldred, RHP, making him eligible to become a free agent.
  Alan Embree: The White Sox declined a club option on the contract of Alan Embree, LHP, making him eligible to become a free agent.
  Houston Astros
Vinny Castilla: Vinny Castilla filed for free agency.
  New York Mets
Tsuyoshi Shinjo: Mets exercise contract option on OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo for 2002
  Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Omar Olivares elected free agency
  RHP Josias Manzanillo elected free agency
  RHP Francisco Cordova elected free agency
11/5/01 Chicago Cubs
The following players filed for free agency: IF Delino DeShields, IF Ricky Gutierrez, IN/OF Matt Stairs, RHP Todd Van Poppel, RHP David Weathers and OF Rondell White.
  Rick Kranitz named bullpen coach. Sandy Alomar shifted to first base coach.
  Chicago White Sox
David Wells: The White Sox declined a club option on the contract of David Wells, LHP, making him eligible to become a free agent.
  Cleveland Indians
Re-signed RHP Bob Wickman to a three-year contract
  Detroit Tigers
Named Dave Dombrowski president.
  Houston Astros
Moises Alou, Tony Eusebio, Mike Jackson, Orlando Merced, Scott Servais, Ron Villone, Jose Vizcaino and Mike Williams filed for free agency.
  Named Gene Lamont third base coach.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Rick Sofield Minor League Field Coordinator
  Seattle Mariners
RHP Aaron Sele, elected free agency. OF Stan Javier, elected free agency. INF Mark McLemore, elected free agency. LHP Norm Charlton, elected free agency. OF Jay Buhner, elected free agency. OF Al Martin, elected free agency. INF Bret Boone, elected free agency.
11/2/01 Boston Red Sox
Declined the options on the contracts of the following players: OF Troy O''Leary, INF John Valentin and RHP Bret Saberhagen.
  Chicago Cubs
IF Mark Bellhorn acquired form Oakland for minor league IF Adam Morrissey.
  Houston Astros
Named Jimy Williams the new manager and signed to a three-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Alvaro Espinoza Minor League Infield Coordinator
11/1/01 Chicago Cubs
Billy Williams named special assistant to the president.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Bruce Manno named Director of Player Development
  Texas Rangers
Grady Fuson was named assistant general manager for scouting and player development. Dan O''Brien was asked to remain with the Rangers in the position of assistant general manager for baseball operations.
  John Hart was named executive vice president and general manager.