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Date Transaction
12/28/01 New York Mets
Acquired OF Gary Matthews Jr. from the Pirates for cash considerations
  Signed RHP John Frascatore to a minor league contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Traded OF Gary Matthews Jr. to the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations.
12/27/01 New York Mets
Acquired 1B Mo Vaughn and cash from the Angels for P Kevin Appier.
  Acquired OF Ender Chavez from the Rockies to complete an August deal for C Gary Bennett.
12/26/01 Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign OF Ruben Sierra to a one-year contract.
12/24/01 Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Chris Chambliss minor league hitting instructor and Gary Redus minor league outfield/baserunning instructor
12/22/01 Kansas City Royals
Signed free-agent RHP Bryan Rekar with an invitation to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
  Texas Rangers
Chan Ho Park: Signed RHP Chan Ho Park to a five-year contract.
12/21/01 Boston Red Sox
Steve Lomasney: Signed C Steve Lomasney to a minor league contract.
  Did not tender contracts to RHP Todd Erdos, LHP Allen McDill, INF Chris Stynes, INF Pokey Reese and C Steve Lomasney.
  Signed free-agent OF Johnny Damon to a four-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Acquired OF Scott Bikowski and IF Josh Shaffer from the Anaheim Angels for P Dan Mozingo and P Jim Sweeney in a deal of minor league players.
  Cincinnati Reds
Re-signed P Justin Atchley, P Jared Fernandez, P Arnie Gooch, P Benny Lowe, P Scott MacRae and P Javier Martinez; re-signed INF Chris Sexton and OF Raul Gonzalez; re-signed P Chris Piersoll to a minor league contract after he cleared waivers and was released.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired P Christian Bridenbaugh and P Nial Hughes from the Los Angeles Dodgers for OF Dave Roberts.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed OF Jacob Cruz to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
C.J. Nitkowski: Signed free agent RHP T. J. Mathews to a one-year contract; signed free agent LHP C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training; OF Glen Barker was not tendered a contract.
  Montreal Expos
RHP Mike Thurman was not tendered a contract and becomes a free agent.
  Signed OF Mark Smith to a minor league contract and will attend Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
  Signed RHP Masato Yoshii to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed C Alberto Castillo to a one-year major league contract and OF F.P. Santangelo to a one-year minor league contract.
12/20/01 Anaheim Angels
Declined arbitration to P Shigetoshi Hasegawa and P Mike Holtz.
  Atlanta Braves
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent RHP Albie Lopez.
  Boston Red Sox
Announced the decision by Red Sox partners and limited partners to sell 100 percent of the team to the bidding group headed by John Henry.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed INF Tony Graffanino to a two-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Named Don Miers director of Lakeland operations; signed P Juan Acevedo to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training; claimed OF Endy Chavez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals; designated OF Chris Wakeland for assigment; announced that SS Deivi Cruz will not be tendered a contract for the 2002 season.
  Kansas City Royals
Failed to reach agreement on a contract with RHP Paul Byrd; tendered a contract to LHP Jose Rosado for the 2002 season.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed P Hideo Nomo to a two-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Jeff D''Amico to a one-year contract; declined to tender a contract offer to RHP Jimmy Haynes, making him a free agent. Signed OF Ryan Thompson, OF Derrick Gibson, LHP Derrin Ebert, LHP Andrew Lorraine, LHP Jesus Pena, RHP Everett Stull and 1B Jon Zuber to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Declined arbitration to P Rick White.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed INF Tomas Perez to a one-year contract worth $475,000, plus performance bonuses.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired minor league RHP Ben Shaffar from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for RHP Jose Silva (Shaffar does not join the 40-man roster)
  San Francisco Giants
Declined arbitration to P Brian Boehringer and OF Ruben Rivera; offered arbitration to P Jay Witasick and INF Ramon Martinez and INF Desi Relaford.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Named Mark DeJohn manager of New Haven of the Eastern League (AA); named Steve Balboni hitting instructor of New Haven, Tommy Gregg hitting instructor of Memphis of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and Tony Diggs hitting instructor of Peoria of the Midwest League (A); named Bob Humphreys minor league hitting coordinator James Spinale trainer of New Jersey of the New York-Penn League (A).
12/19/01 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms with free agent P Dennis Cook on a one-year contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Tony Clark: Agreed to terms on a contract with DH/1B Tony Clark, thus avoiding arbitration; agreed to terms with free agent RHP John Burkett.
  Acquired INF Pokey Reese from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for C Scott Hatteberg.
  Chicago Cubs
Traded OF Michael Tucker to Kansas City for player to be named later.
  Signed free agent OF Moises Alou to a three-year contract with a mutual option for 2005.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed P Tim Adkins, P Oscar Henriquez, P Brian Powell, P Julio Santana and P Jamie Walker; C Yohanny Valera; INF Adam Riggs and INF Juan Sosa; and OF Chad Alexander to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs for OF Michael Tucker; designated INF Donnie Sadler for assignment.
  Oakland Athletics
Named Eric Kubota director of scouting; Chris Pittaro national field coordinator; and Matt Keough and Ron Hopkins special assistants to the general manager.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed INF Dave Hollins, INF David Doster, RHP Amaury Telemaco and C Todd Pratt to minor league deals. Signed RHP Kenneth Pumphrey and 1B Patrick Williams as minor league free agents.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with P Kevin Jarvis on a three-year contract extension with a club option for 2005.
  San Francisco Giants
Barry Bonds: Named Joe Lefebvre first base coach; announced that OF Barry Bonds accepted the offer of salary arbitration from the team.
  Seattle Mariners
Announced the retirement of OF Jay Buhner; 2B Bret Boone and 3B David Bell accepted salary arbitration offers from the Seattle Mariners.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with RHP Dave Burba on a one-year contract; agreed to terms with LHP John Rocker on a one-year contract; promoted John Lombardo to the position of director of minor league operations.
12/18/01 Anaheim Angels
Signed P Chris Peters and OF Chad Mottola and OF Brian Lesher to minor league contracts.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Agreed to terms with OF Danny Bautista on a three-year contract; named Robin Yount 1B coach.
  Boston Red Sox
Willie Banks: Agreed to terms with RHP Willie Banks on a 2002 Major League contract.
  Agreed to terms with free agent INF Carlos Baerga on a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed P Heath Murray, P Dave Maurer, P J.D. Brammer and INF Bill Selby to minor league contracts.
  Colorado Rockies
Acquired 2B Pokey Reese and P Dennys Reyes from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for P Luke Hudson and P Gabe White.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed free agent OF Chuck Knoblauch to a one-year contract; designated for assignment OF Endy Chavez.
  New York Yankees
Re-signed free agent LHP Sterling Hitchcock to a two-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent 1B Tino Martinez to a three-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Dave Elder: Acquired LHP John Rocker from Cleveland in exchange for RHP David Elder; signed RHP Jeremi Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma contract.
12/17/01 Anaheim Angels
Acquired RHP Mickey Callaway from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for INF Wilmy Caceras.
  Atlanta Braves
Eddie Perez: Signed C Eddie Perez to a minor league contract.
  Julio Franco: Signed Julio Franco to a minor league contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Extended spring training invitations to the following 13 non-roster players: INF Angel Echevarria, INF Bobby Hill, INF Luis Ordaz and INF Kevin Orie; OF Kimera Bartee and OF Jayson Bass; C Ryan Jorgensen, C Mike Mahoney and C Adam Melhuse and P Joe Borowski, P Will Cunnane, P Ben Ford and P Mark Watson.
  Chicago White Sox
Corey Lee: Acquired LHP Corey Lee to complete the trade that sent Herbert Perry to Texas on Nov. 27.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed INF Ricky Gutierrez to a three-year contract with a club option for the 2005 season; signed OF Matt Lawton to a four-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
The Royals avoided arbitration with outfielder Raul Ibanez, signing him to a one-year deal.
  Signed left-handed pitcher Darrell May. To make room for May on the Royals 40-man roster, the club designated for assignment pitcher Scott Mullen.
  New York Yankees
Signed free agent OF Rondell White to a two-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to one-year contracts with P Garrett Stephenson and INF Miguel Cairo.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Wilmy Caceres: Acquire INF Wilmy Caceres from Anaheim in exchange for RHP Mickey Callaway.
12/16/01 New York Mets
Acquired LHP Shawn Estes from the San Francisco Giants for OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo and IF Desi Relaford.
  San Francisco Giants
Shawn Estes: Acquired OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo and IF Desi Relaford from the New York Mets in exchange for LHP Shawn Estes.
12/15/01 Boston Red Sox
Acquired RHP Dustin Hermanson from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league OF Rick Asadoorian, 1B Luis Garcia and 1B Dustin Brisson.
  Colorado Rockies
Sal Fasano: C Sal Fasano designated for assignment.
  Jeff Cirillo: 3B Jeff Cirillo traded to the Seattle Mariners for LHP Brian Fuentes and RHPs Jose Paniagua and Denny Stark.
  Seattle Mariners
RHP Jose Paniagua, RHP Dennis Stark and LHP Brian Fuentes traded for Colorado 3B Jeff Cirillo.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Traded RHP Dustin Hermanson to the Boston Red Sox for 1B Luis Garcia, OF Rick Asadoorian and 1B/3B Dustin Brisson.
12/14/01 Boston Red Sox
Named Dave Jauss director of player development, Kent Qualls director of baseball operations and Gary Jones minor league field coordinator.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed OF Karim Garcia to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Acquired LHP Mark Guthrie and minor league P Tyler Yates from the Oakland Athletics for OF David Justice and $1.2 million.
  Oakland Athletics
Acquired OF David Justice and cash from the New York Mets for P Mark Guthrie and minor league P Tyler Yates.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired INF Bernabel Castro from the New York Yankees in exchange for OF Kevin Reese.
  San Francisco Giants
Jason Schmidt: Re-signed RHP Jason Schmidt to a four-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Travis Harper: RHP Travis Harper outrighted to Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Scott Sheldon: Infielder Scott Sheldon was designated for assignment.
12/13/01 Baltimore Orioles
Acquired RHP Chris Brock from the Philadelphia Phillies for RHP John Wasdin.
  Chicago White Sox
Promoted Gary Pellant to professional scouting coordinator; named Rick Ingalls a professional scout; promoted Nathan Durst to Midwest supervisor of amateur scouting, John Tumminia to Northeast supervisor, Larry Grefer to Southeast supervisor, and Paul Provas to Gulf Coast supervisor; named Nick Hostetler as scout for Georgia; named Adam Virchis full-time scout in Northern California.
  Todd Ritchie: Acquired RHP Todd Ritchie and C Lee Evans from the Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Sean Lowe, RHP Kip Wells and RHP Josh Fogg.
  Cincinnati Reds
Named Jim Lefebvre hitting coach and Ray Knight to coaching staff; designated 3B Brandon Larson for assignment.
  Cleveland Indians
Released pitcher Steve Woodard; acquired 1B Earl Snyder from the New York Mets to complete the deal from December 11.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed free agent INF/OF Craig Paquette to a two-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Acquired RHP Miguel Asencio from the Philadelphia Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft; selected LHP Freddy DePaula from the Oakland Athletics and OF Tydus Meadows from the Chicago Cubs for Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired P Paul Quantrill and INF Cesar Izturis from the Toronto Blue Jays for P Luke Prokopec and P Chad Ricketts.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Selected OF Ryan Christenson from the Arizona Diamondbacks and RHP Jorge Sosa from the Seattle Mariners in the Rule 5 Draft.
  New York Mets
Signed free agent OF Roger Cedeno to a four-year contract; signed free agent P David Weathers to a three-year contract; sent 1B Earl Snyder and P Billy Traber to the Cleveland Indians to complete an eight-player deal.
  New York Yankees
Signed free agent 1B Jason Giambi to a seven-year contract with a club option for an eighth year. Acquired OF John Vander Wal from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Jay Witasick.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Traded RHP Chris Brock to the Baltimore Orioles for RHP John Wasdin.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired RHP Kip Wells, RHP Sean Lowe and RHP Josh Fogg from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP Todd Ritchie and C Lee Evans; designated RHP Jose Silva for assignment; selected IF Luis Ugueto from the Florida Marlins in the Rule 5 Draft and traded Ugueto to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations.
  San Francisco Giants
Jay Witasick: Acquired RHP Jay Witasick from the New York Yankees in exchange for OF John Vander Wal.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Named Joe Pettini bench coach.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Selected RHP Kevin McGlinchy from the Atlanta Braves with the first pick in the Rule 5 Draft; selected LHP David Hawk from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Triple-A Draft and assigned him to Triple-A Durham.
  Released RHP Bryan Rekar and RHP Dan Wheeler; acquired LHP Steve Kent from the Anaheim Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  Texas Rangers
Chris Michalak: LHP Chris Michalak was assigned outright to Triple-A Oklahoma after clearing waivers; selected INF Jeff Pickler from the Huntsville roster (Milwaukee) and RHP Darin Moore from the Visalia roster (Oakland)in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Traded RHP Paul Quantrill and IF Cesar Izturis to Los Angeles for RHP Luke Prokopec and RHP Chad Ricketts; drafted RHP Corey Thurman in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Acquired IF James Deschaine from Chicago Cubs to complete the Alex Gonzalez trade; released C Alberto Castillo and IF Luis Lopez.
12/12/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Agreed to terms with free agent OF Jose Guillen.
  Boston Red Sox
Named Luis Tiant pitching coach for the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League (Short-A).
  Darren Oliver: Acquired LHP Darren Oliver from the Texas Rangers in exchange for OF Carl Everett.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Sweeney: Signed OF Mark Sweeney to a one-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed free agent P Norm Charlton to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Darren Oliver: Acquired OF Carl Everett from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for LHP Darren Oliver.
12/11/01 Boston Red Sox
Named Dwight Evans hitting coach, Mike Cubbage third base coach and Bob Kipper bullpen coach.
  Chicago Cubs
Acquired LHP Jesus Sanchez from the Florida Marlins in exhange for LHP Nate Teut.
  Chicago White Sox
Re-signed P Keith Foulke to a two-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired OF Matt Lawton and OF Alex Escobar, P Jerrod Riggan, minor league P Billy Traber and a player to be named from the New York Mets for 2B Roberto Alomar, P Mike Bacsik and minor league OF Danny Peoples.
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired IF/OF Dmitri Young from the Cincinnati Reds for OF Juan Encarnacion and minor league P Luis Pineda.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Raul Casanova: Signed C Raul Casanova to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Acquired 2B Roberto Alomar, P Mike Bacsik and minor league OF Danny Peoples from the Cleveland Indians for OF Matt Lawton and OF Alex Escobar, P Jerrod Riggan, and two players to be named later.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Gary Ruby Minor League Pitching Coordinator
  Seattle Mariners
Acquired C Ben Davis, P Wascar Serrano and INF Alex Arias from the San Diego Padres for P Brett Tomko, C Tom Lampkin and minor league SS Ramon Vazquez.
  Texas Rangers
Signed P Jay Powell to a three-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Named Carlos Tosca third base coach.
12/10/01 Anaheim Angels
Outrighted IF Larry Barnes to Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League.
  Chicago Cubs
Acquired SS Alex Gonzalez in trade with the Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Felix Heredia and player to be named.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Gene Altman: Outrighted RHP Gene Altman and RHP Jose Garcia to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Re-signed P Pete Walker to a minor league contract.
  New York Yankees
Named Rick Down hitting coach and Rich Monteleone bullpen coach.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Outrighted OF Adam Hyzdu to Triple-A Nashville
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent RHP Jason Isringhausen to a four-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Traded SS Alex Gonzalez to Chicago Cubs for LHP Felix Heredia and a player to be named later.
12/9/01 Kansas City Royals
Signed IF Luis Alicea to a one-year deal.
12/8/01 Atlanta Braves
Signed free agent 3B Vinny Castilla to a two-year contract.
  Houston Astros
Gregg Zaun: Signed free agent C Gregg Zaun to a two-year contract; signed C Scott Servais to a minor league contract; added P Doug Brocail to the 40-man roster.
12/7/01 Anaheim Angels
Declined to offer salary arbitration to P Pat Rapp and P Ismael Valdes and IF Gary DiSarcina.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Offered salary arbitration to P Mike Morgan and OF Danny Bautista.
  Atlanta Braves
Javy Lopez: Re-signed C Javy Lopez to a one-year contract with a player''s option for the 2003 season.
  Baltimore Orioles
Designated P John Wasdin for assignment.
  Cincinnati Reds
Offered salary arbitration to P Pete Harnisch, Jose Rijo and Joey Hamilton.
  Cleveland Indians
Named Lino Diaz coordinator of cultural development.
  Colorado Rockies
Offered salary arbitration to P Brian Bohanon, P Dan Miceli and P Jay Powell.
  Houston Astros
Re-signed OF Orlando Merced to a one-year contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Chan Ho Park: Offered salary Arbitration to Chan Ho Park (P)
  Jesse Orosco: Signed P Jesse Orosco to a minor league contract.
  New York Mets
Acquired OF David Justice from the New York Yankees for 3B Robin Ventura.
  New York Yankees
Signed P Steve Karsay to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year. Acquired 3B Robin Ventura from the New York Mets for OF David Justice.
  Oakland Athletics
Acquired P Billy Koch from Toronto for minor league P Justin Miller and minor league 3B Eric Hinske.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Travis Harper: Designated for assignment P Travis Harper.
  Chris Gomez: Re-signed SS Chris Gomez to a one-year deal with a club option for 2003.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Traded RHP Billy Koch to Oakland for RHP Justin Miller and 3B Eric Hinske. Designated C Alberto Castillo for assignment.
12/6/01 Atlanta Braves
Paul Bako: Signed C Paul Bako to a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed free agent OF Brady Anderson to a one-year contract with club options for 2003 and 2004; designated P Steve Woodard for assignment.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed 3B Adrian Beltre to a one-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Signed minor league free-agents OF Scott Morgan, P Jason Kershner, P Jason Boyd and P Brandon Villafuerte. Also resigned the following six-year free agents: OF Al Benjamin, SS Julius Matos, P Jason Pearson, P Isabel Giron, P David Lundquist and P Jason Shiell. Outrighted P Junior Herndon to Triple-A Portland.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed C Benito Santiago to a two-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
INF Mark McLemore signs two-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Dan Murray to a 2002 contract with Oklahoma (AAA)
  Kelly Dransfeldt: SS Kelly Dransfeldt cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Oklahoma (AAA).
  Bob Miscik aapointed assistant to the director of player development and defensive coordinator.
  Bobby Jones named manager of the Oklahoma RedHawks of the Pacific Coast League.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Named Jack Gillis as National Crosschecker.
12/5/01 Boston Red Sox
Signed LHP Jeff Wallace to a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Named Jonathan Story assistant director of professional scouting.
  Houston Astros
Doug Brocail: Signed free agent P Doug Brocail to a minor league contract. Brocail will be a non-roster invitee to spring training.
  Named Chris Maloney manager of New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); named Gary Gaetti hitting coach of New Orleans; named Pat Roessler minor league hitting coordinator; named Johnny Lewis roving minor league hitting instructor; named Pete Fagan minor league training coordinator; named Nathan Lucero minor league strength/conditioning coordinator.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Named Kim Ng Vice President and Assistant General Manager.
  New York Yankees
Named Jean Afterman assistant general manager.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Jose Santiago to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed LHP Jason Christiansen to a three-year contract with a club option for 2005.
12/4/01 Baltimore Orioles
Agreed to terms with free agent OF Marty Cordova on a three-year contract beginning with the 2002 season.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed IF Delino DeShields to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Chris Michalak: Designated LHP Chris Michalak for assignment to make room for RHP Todd Van Poppel on the 40-man roster
12/3/01 Cleveland Indians
Named Steve Lubratich director of player personnel.
  Houston Astros
Brian L. Hunter: Signed free agent OF Brian Hunter to a two-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Mike DeJean: Signed RHP Mike DeJean to a two-year contract with a club option for 2004.
  Montreal Expos
Signed C Randy Knorr and LHP Joey Eischen to minor league free agent contracts.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Brian Graham Director of Player Development
  San Francisco Giants
Released RHP Wayne Gomes and OFs Dante Powell and Jalal Leach.
12/2/01 Atlanta Braves
John Smoltz: Signed P John Smoltz to a three-year contract.
12/1/01 Cincinnati Reds
Named Jayhawk Owens manager of Stockton in the California League (A).
  Colorado Rockies
Waived OF Jacob Cruz.
  New York Mets
Signed P Satoru Komiyama to a one-year contract.