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Date Transaction
10/31/02 Boston Red Sox
Dustin Hermanson: Declined the option on RHP Dustin Hermanson for 2003.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs decline 2003 contract option for IF Fred McGriff.
  Minnesota Twins
Announced that IF Denny Hocking accepted his player option and will return in 2003.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Declined their option on RHP Ricky Bottalico for 2003.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Pete Mackanin bench coach and John Russell third base coach.
  San Francisco Giants
Exercised club option for 2003 contract for RHP Tim Worrell and declined mutual option for 2003 contract for OF Reggie Sanders; announced IF David Bell declined his mutual option for 2003.
10/30/02 Chicago Cubs
P Pat Mahomes files for free agency.
  New York Yankees
Robin Ventura: 3B Robin Ventura elects free agency
  John Vander Wal: OF John Vander Wal elects free agency
  Ramiro Mendoza: RHP Ramiro Mendoza elects free agency
  Ron Coomer: 3B Ron Coomer elects free agency
  Alex Arias: 3B Alex Arias elects free agency
  Philadelphia Phillies
Declined their option on RHP Terry Adams for 2003.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed free agent RHP Doug Linton and LHP Trever Miller to minor league contracts with invites to spring training.
10/29/02 Cleveland Indians
Named ERIC WEDGE Major League Manager ... Re-instated JOEL SKINNER as Major League Third Base Coach.
  Colorado Rockies
Todd Jones: Exercised the 2003 club option on RHP Todd Jones and declined the option on RHP Sean Lowe.
  Houston Astros
Tom Gordon: Tom Gordon, RHP, declared free agency.
  Montreal Expos
Exercised the 2003 option on the contract of RHP Bartolo Colon; announced that OF Wil Cordero and 1B Andres Galarraga have declared free agency; activated INF/OF Jose Macias from the 60-day disabled list.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Announced IF Mike Benjamin and LHP Ron Villone have filed for free agency.
  Seattle Mariners
OF Randy Winn acquired from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for INF Antonio Perez. Deal was contingent on Tampa Bay signing Manager Lou Piniella.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed free agent LHP Doug Creek to a one-year contract.
10/28/02 Chicago Cubs
P Jason Bere and C Joe Girardi file for free agency.
  Houston Astros
Pedro Borbon: Pedro Borbon, LHP, declared free agency.
  Shane Reynolds: Shane Reynolds, RHP, declared free agency.
  Dave Mlicki: Dave Mlicki, RHP, declared free agency.
  Minnesota Twins
Picked up the options on LHP Eddie Guardado, RHP LaTroy Hawkins and C Tom Prince. Declined club options on IF Denny Hocking and RHP Bob Wells.
  New York Mets
Named Art Howe the 17th manager in Mets history. Signed Howe to a four-year $9.4 million deal.
  Named Art Howe the 17th manager in Mets history. Signed him to a four-year, $9.4 million contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Announced RHP Brian Boehringer and C Keith Osik have filed for free agency.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Randy Winn: All-Star outfielder Randy Winn goes to Seattle in exchange for Mariners SS Antonio Perez as part of compensation package to Mariners for right to speak to Lou Piniella.
  Lou Piniella is named manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
10/26/02 New York Mets
Activated LHP John Franco from the 60-day disabled list.
10/23/02 Colorado Rockies
Announced that Duane Espy has been named the Rockies hitting instructor.
10/22/02 Montreal Expos
Announced OF Brad Wilkerson has been selected as The Sporting News National League Rookie Player of the Year; announced OF Vladimir Guerrero was named to The Sporting News NL All-Star Team.
  New York Mets
Activated LHP John Franco off the 60-day disabled list
10/17/02 Boston Red Sox
Signed RHP Hansel Izquierdo to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training; added RHP Andy Shibilo to the 40-man roster; announced that 1B Calvin Pickering and LHP Jeff Wallace had elected free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster.
  Cleveland Indians
Jack Cressend: Indians claimed RHP JACK CRESSEND off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.
  Jason Phillips: Signed RHP JASON PHILLIPS to a contract for the 2003 season and outrighted them to AAA Buffalo w/invitations to major league spring training camp
  Bill Selby: Signed INF BILL SELBY to a contract for the 2003 season and outrighted them to AAA Buffalo w/invitations to major league spring training camp
10/16/02 Cleveland Indians
Dave Elder: Indians outrighted RHP DAVE ELDER to Buffalo ... Signed him to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp
  Jaret Wright: Indians declined the 2003 club option on RHP JARET WRIGHT... Wright declined outright assignment to AAA Buffalo & elected free agency
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Mallette: Acquired Brian Mallette (RHP) as the player to be named later from the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade of July 23, 2002 in which the Dodgers received Tyler Houston in exchange for minor leaguers Ben Diggins (RHP) and Shane Nance (LHP).
10/15/02 Colorado Rockies
Named Jamie Quirk bench coach.
  Announced Sandy Alomar Sr. was named the club''s third base coach, Dave Collins the first base coach, Rick Mathews the bullpen coach and Jamie Quirk the club''s bench coach. In addition, the club named former Rockie Mark Strittmatter as the bullpen catcher.
10/14/02 Cleveland Indians
Greg LaRocca: Indians outrighted INF GREG LaROCCA to AAA Buffalo.
10/11/02 New York Mets
Outrighted INF/OF Jorge Toca to Triple-A Norfolk. LHP Pedro Feliciano was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.
  Outrighted INF/OF Jorge Toca to Triple-A Norfolk. LHP Pedro Feliciano claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Hired Joe Kerrigan as pitching coach.
  RHP Jose Santiago opted for free agency rather than accept a minor league assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Named Buck Showalter manager and Jamie Reed medical director and head major league trainer.
10/10/02 Boston Red Sox
Assigned the contracts of INF/OF Bryant Nelson, C Kevin Brown, RHP Paxton Crawford, RHP Jason Shiell and INF Juan Diaz outright to Pawtucket (AAA); reinstated LHP Jeff Wallace and INF Calvin Pickering from the 60-day DL.
  Houston Astros
Jim Mann: Jim Mann, RHP, was claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Nelson Figueroa: Brewers have outrighted pitchers Nelson Figueroa and Andrew Lorraine and outfielders Ryan Christenson and Ryan Thompson.
  Montreal Expos
Placed INF/OF Wilton Guerrero on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release; selected the contract of RHP Julio Manon and placed him on the 40-man roster.
  New York Mets
Released RHP Satoru Komiyama. Outrighted OF Esix Snead to Triple-A Norfolk. Claimed RHP Franklin Nunez on waivers from Philadelphia. Claimed RHP Joe Orloski off waivers from Toronto.
  New York Yankees
Alberto Castillo: C Alberto Castillo elects free agency
  Mike Thurman: RHP Mike Thurman elects free agency
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Claimed RHP Jim Mann off waivers from Houston; Unconditionally released OF Adrian Brown.
  Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Joe Orloski has been claimed on waivers by the New York Mets and RHP Scott Cassidy, LHP Gustavo Chacin, OF Brian Lesher, OF Pedro Swann and LHP Scott Wiggins have been outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse.
10/9/02 Boston Red Sox
Claimed RHP Brandon Lyon on a waiver claim from the Toronto Blue Jays; designated RHP Paxton Crawford for assignment.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Pedro Feliciano for the 2003 season.
  Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Brandon Lyon has been claimed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox. RHP Luke Prokopec, RHP Chad Ricketts, RHP Chris Baker and OF Reed Johnson have been outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse. Also RHP Chris Carpenter and LHP Mike Sirotka did not consent to an outright assignment to Syracuse and have elected free agency.
10/8/02 Chicago White Sox
Outrighted right-handed pitchers Lorenzo Barcelo, Kyle Kane and Mitch Wylie and left-handed pitcher Thomas Jacquez to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Rivera from Double-A Altoona.
10/7/02 Minnesota Twins
Named IF David Lamb to ALCS roster, replacing injured IF Denny Hocking (broken right finger nail).
10/4/02 Chicago Cubs
Contracts of P Ben Christensen and P Shawn Sonnier outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.
  New York Mets
Designated RHP Kane Davis for assignment. Activated INF/OF Jorge Toca from the 60-day disabled list.
10/3/02 Cleveland Indians
Jeremy Guthrie: Signed 2002 first round pick RHP JEREMY GUTHRIE to a 4-year major league contract with an option for 2007.
  Kansas City Royals
Announced the hiring of hitting coach Jeff Pentland and the appointment of Luis Silverio to the 2003 coaching staff.
  Announced that four coaches have been invited back for the 2003 season. They include Tom Gamboa, John Cumberland, Bob Schaefer and John Mizerock.
  New York Mets
Outrighted OF Tony Tarasco to Triple-A Norfolk. Outrighted LHP Adam Walker to Norfolk. Activated RHP Kane Davis from the 60-day disabled list.
  Texas Rangers
Bill Haselman: Announced they will not pick up the option on Bill Haselman''s contract for 2003.
  John Rocker: Placed LHP John Rocker on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
10/2/02 Boston Red Sox
Claimed RHP Jason Shiell on a waiver claim from the San Diego Padres; designated INF/OF Bryant Nelson for assignment.
  Cincinnati Reds
Gabe White: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list LHP Gabe White.
  Jason LaRue: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list C Jason LaRue.
  Brandon Larson: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list IF Brandon Larson.
  Austin Kearns: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list OF Austin Kearns.
  Sean Casey: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 15-day disabled list 1B Sean Casey.
  Luis Pineda: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 60-day disabled list RHP Luis Pineda.
  Seth Etherton: The Cincinnati Reds today reinstated from the 60-day disabled list RHP Seth Etherton.
  Jose Silva: The Cincinnati Reds today unconditionally released RHP Jose Silva.
  Cleveland Indians
Dave Maurer: The Cleveland Indians today announced they outrighted LHP DAVE MAURER to AAA Buffalo.
  Heath Murray: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have given LHP HEATH MURRAY his unconditional release.
  Detroit Tigers
Wendell Magee: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of outfielder Wendell Magee to Triple A Toledo.
  Jacob Cruz: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of outfielder Jacob Cruz to Triple A Toledo.
  Bubba Trammell: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of infielder Chris Truby to Triple A Toledo.
  Mitch Meluskey: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of catcher Mitch Meluskey to Triple A Toledo.
  Brian Powell: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of Brian Powell to Triple A Toledo.
  Seth Greisinger: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of righthander Seth Greisinger to Triple A Toledo.
  Jason Beverlin: The Tigers have outrighted the contract of righthander Jason Beverlin to Triple A Toledo.
  New York Mets
Claimed RHP Doug Nickle off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Designated LHP Adam Walker for assignment.
  Fired manager Bobby Valentine.
  New York Yankees
Scott Seabol: Optioned INF Scott Seabol to Triple-A Columbus
  Nate Field: Optioned RHP Nate Field to Triple-A Columbus
  Jay Tessmer: Optioned RHP Jay Tessmer to Triple-A Columbus
  Adrian Hernandez: Optioned RHP Adrian Hernandez to Triple-A Columbus
  San Diego Padres
Outrighted outfielder Kory De Haan, infielder Julius Matos and right-handed pitcher Jonathan Johnson to Triple-A Portland. Announced that left-handed pitcher Mike Holtz cleared waivers and elected free agency, while right-handed pitcher Matt DeWitt was released. Reinstated right-handed pitchers Kevin Jarvis and Brian Tollberg, as well as left-handed pitchers Jose Nunez and Rob Ramsay from the 60-Day Disabled List. In addition, right-handed pitcher Jason Shiell was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox.
10/1/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs place P Jesus Sanchez on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Montreal Expos
Troy Mattes: Reinstated RHP Troy Mattes from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.
  New York Mets
Terminated manager Bobby Valentine. Acquired RHP Doug Nickle off waivers from San Diego.
  Texas Rangers
Announced today that Jerry Narron will not return as manager of the Texas Rangers for the 2003 season.