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Date Transaction
11/29/02 Kansas City Royals
Signed minor-league free agents Jarrod Patterson (INF), Jason Thurman (P) and Andres de la Cruz (P).
11/27/02 Boston Red Sox
Claimed RHP Ryan Rupe off unconditional waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Mike Caldwell and Dallas Williams to the coaching staff at Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Montreal Expos
Announced the 2003 regular season schedule, including 59 home games played in Montreal and 22 others in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners claim LHP Steve Kent off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
11/26/02 Boston Red Sox
Named Bill Lajoie special assistant to the general manager.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs acquire C Paul Bako from Milwaukee.
  Cubs hire coaches Dick Pole (bench coach), Gary Matthews (hitting coach), Wendell Kim (third base coach), Gene Clines (first base coach), Juan Lopez (bullpen coach) and Sonny Jackson(special assistant)
  Chicago White Sox
Kelly Wunsch: Pitcher Kelly Wunsch signs a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Traded catcher Paul Bako to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. Signed catcher Robert Machado to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Extended the contract of manager Larry Bowa through 2004, with a club option for 2005.
11/25/02 Boston Red Sox
Named Theo Epstein general manager.
  Detroit Tigers
Randall Simon: Acquired lefthanded pitcher Adrian Burnside and two players to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Randall Simon.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Toby Borland, RHP Rick Croushore, RHP Allen Levrault, OF Chad Allen, OF Robert Stratton, OF Chris Wakeland, C Paul Hoover and C Matt Treanor to minor league contracts and invited them to Major League Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed infielders Wilton Veras and Jed Hansen and outfielder Mark Budzinski to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired 1B Randall Simon from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league LHP Adrian Burnside and two minor leaguers to be named later.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Woody Williams: Re-signed free agent pitcher Woody Williams to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.
11/24/02 Philadelphia Phillies
Signed free agent 3B David Bell to a four-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Rusty Kuntz first base coach.
11/23/02 Boston Red Sox
Named Orv Franchuck minor league hitting coordinator, Lynn Jones roving outfield/baserunning instructor, Luis Aguayo minor league infield instructor, Nelson Norman Latin field coordinator and Victor Rodriguez minor league hitting instructor; announced the return of Glenn Gregson as minor league pitching coordinator.
11/22/02 Atlanta Braves
Added RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bret Evert, INF Adam LaRoche and LHP Chris Waters to the 40-man roster.
The Braves currently have 36 players on the under contract for 2003.
  Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with RHP Tom Davey, 1B/OF Larry Sutton, LHP Kevin Tolar, RHP Steve Woodard and INF Julio Zuleta on minor league contracts and invitations to Major League Spring Training.
11/21/02 Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with RHP Paul Stewart, RHP Justin Kaye, C/INF Chris Coste, C Jeff Smith, INF/OF James Lofton and INF Nelson Castro on minor league contracts; invited Kaye, Coste and Smith to Major League Spring Training.
  New York Yankees
Purchased the contracts of C Michel Hernandez and RHP Bienvenido Rivera and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Purchased the contracts of C Michel Hernandez and RHP Bienvenido Rivera and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Purchased the contracts of C Michel Hernandez and RHP Bienvenido Rivera and added them to the 40-man roster.
11/20/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs purchase contracts of six players and added to the 40-man roster -- OF Nic Jackson, P Matt Bruback, P Jon Leicester, P Felix Sanchez, P John Webb anP Todd Wellemeyer.
  Chicago White Sox
Purchased the minor league contracts of right-handed pitchers Jon Adkins, Delvis Lantigua, Joe Valentine and Brian West, left-handed pitchers Corwin Malone, Arnie Munoz, David Sanders and Josh Stewart and infielder Tim Hummell.
  Colorado Rockies
Purchased the contracts of infielders Garrett Atkins, infielder Clint Barmes, pitcher Ryan Cameron, catcher J.D. Closser, outfielder Choo Freeman and infielders Brad Hawpe.
  Detroit Tigers
Damian Jackson: Infielder Damian Jackson unconditionally released.
  Adam Pettyjohn: Lefthander Adam Pettyjohn outrighted to Triple A Toledo.
  Matt Miller: Lefthander Matt Miller outrighted to Triple A Toledo.
  Jeff Farnsworth: Righthanded pitcher Jeff Farnsworth outrighted to Triple A Toledo.
  Tigers purchased the contract of outfielder Cody Ross.
  Tigers purchased the contract of outfielder Nook Logan.
  Jorge Cordova: Tigers purchased the contract of righthanded pitcher Jorge Cordova.
  Florida Marlins
Added LHP Ryan Snare, RHP Nate Bump, INF Kevin Hooper, INF Jesus Medrano, INF Josh Willingham and INF Josh Wilson to the 40-man roster.
  Houston Astros
Santiago Ramirez, Miguel Saladin, Henri Stanley, James Barrett and Tommy Whiteman were added to the 40-man roster.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Cecil Cooper manager at Triple-A Indianapolis. Named Ed Romero roving minor league infield instructor.
  Added right-handed pitchers Francisco Campos and Pedro Liriano to the 40-man roster.
  Minnesota Twins
Added OF B.J. Garbe and RHP Jon Pridie to the 40-man major league roster. Outrighted OF Jeff Deardorff to Triple-A Rochester of the International League.
  Montreal Expos
Named Glenn Wilburn assistant director of player development and Doug Sisson minor league field coordinator; announced the return of Ismael Cruz as director of Latin America operations, Brent Strom as minor league pitching coordinator, Ralph Dickenson as minor league hitting coordinator, Tim Abraham as minor league training/strength & conditioning coordinator and Mike McGowan as minor league rehabilitation coordinator.
  Named Dave Hupper manager, Tommy John pitching coach, Jose Castro coach and Mike Quinn trainer for the AAA-Edmonton Trappers; named Dave Machemer manager, Charlie Corbell pitching coach, Frank Cacciatore coach and Rich Ramirez trainer for AA-Harrisburg; named Doug Sisson manager, Mark Grator pitching coach, Joe Marchese coach and Steve Gober trainer of A-Brevard County; named Joey Cora manager, Reggie Jackson pitching coach, Andy Skeels coach and Beth Jarrett training for A-Savannah.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Added RHP Ryan Madson, RHP Franklin Perez, 3B Juan Richardson, 3B Chase Utley and RHP Jeremy Wedel to their 40-man roster.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Purchased the contracts of RHP Bobby Bradley, IF Jose Castillo, C Ryan Doumit and IF Walter Young; Reinstated IF Pat Meares and LHP Dave Williams from the 60-day disabled list; Released OF Armando Rios; Designated LHP John Grabow for assignment.
  San Francisco Giants
Claimed INF Neifi Perez off waivers from Kansas City; added P Jerome Williams, INF Lance Niekro and OF Jason Ellison to the 40-man roster.
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of pitcher Mario Ramos from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); purchased the contract of catcher Gerald Laird from Frisco of the Texas League (AA); purchased the contract of outfielder Laynce Nix from Stockton of the California League (A).
  Toronto Blue Jays
Purchased the contracts of RHP Vinny Chulk, LHP Diegomar Markwell, RHP Francisco Rosario, C Guillermo Quiroz, IF Dominic Rich and OF Alexis Rios. The Blue Jays now have 36 players on the 40-man roster.
11/19/02 Anaheim Angels
Selected Robb Quinlan (OF), Richard Fischer (RHP) and Bobby Jenks (RHP) to 40-man roster.
  Montreal Expos
Signed manager Frank Robinson to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Named Bucky Dent manager at Triple-A Columbus.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Jesse Orosco and right-handed pitcher Francisco Cordova.
  Seattle Mariners
RHP Paul Abbott released. Catcher Ryan Christianson, RHP Rett Johnson, RHP Aaron Looper, LHP Bobby Madritsch and OF Jamel Strong added to 40-man.
  Texas Rangers
Activated pitchers Jovanny Cedeno and Jeff Zimmerman, infielder Frank Catalanotto and outfielder Rusty Greer from the 60-day disabled list; named John Castleberry, Steve Flores, Gary McGraw, John Poloni, Tommy Tanous and Frankie Thon scouts; announced that amateur scouts Jim Fairey, Joel Grampietro, Tim Hallgren, George Lazerique, Jim Lentine, Dennis Meeks and Greg Whitworth have left the organization.
11/18/02 Detroit Tigers
Matt Walbeck: Catcher Matt Walbeck agreed to terms on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Matt Miller: Lefthanded pitcher Matt Miller reinstated from 60-day disabled list. Miller was designated for assignment.
  Florida Marlins
Traded LHP Mike Hampton to the Braves for RHP Tim Spooneybarger and minor league RHP Ryan Baker.
  Kansas City Royals
The Royals added four players to their 40-man roster: Right-hander Ian Ferguson, left-hander Jimmy Gobble, infielder Alejandro Machado and catcher Mike Tonis.
  Minnesota Twins
Added RHPs Willie Eyre and Beau Kemp, LHP Brent Hoard, OF Lew Ford, catcher Rob Bowen and first baseman Justin Morneau to the 40-man major league roster.
  New York Mets
Added RHP Heath Bell, INF Craig Brazell, OF Jeff Duncan, RHP Jeremy Griffiths, OF Prentice Redman and LHP Phil Seibel to the 40-man roster.
  Added RHP Heath Bell, INF Craig Brazell, OF Jeff Duncan, RHP Jeremy Griffiths, OF Prentice Redman and LHP Phil Seibel to the 40-man roster.
  Texas Rangers
Juan Alvarez: Waived pitcher Juan Alvarez.
11/17/02 Atlanta Braves
Acquired LHP Mike Hampton from the Florida Marlins for RHP Tim Spooneybarger and a player to be named later.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Alvaro Espinoza infield instructor.
11/16/02 Colorado Rockies
Acquired outfielder Preston Wilson, catcher Charles Johnson, pitcher Vic Darensbourg and infielder Pablo Ozuna from the Florida Marlins for pitcher Mike Hampton and outfielder Juan Pierre.
  Florida Marlins
Acquired LHP Mike Hampton and OF Juan Pierre from the Rockies for OF Preston Wilson, C Charles Johnson, nonroster LHP Vic Darensbourg and INF Pablo Ozuna.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired RHP Cory Lidle from the Oakland A''s in exchange for IF Michael Rouse and RHP Christopher Mowday.
11/15/02 Boston Red Sox
Announced the hiring of Bill James as senior baseball operations advisor.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs name Dusty Baker manager.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Kinney and catcher Javier Valentin from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitchers Matt Yeatman and Gerry Oakes.
  Minnesota Twins
Traded RHP Matt Kinney and C Javier Valentin to Milwaukee Brewers for RHPs Matt Yeatman and Gerard Oakes.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired catcher Michael Rivera from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Gene Kingsale.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign Manager Bob Melvin to a two-year contract with a club option for a third.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with free agent lefthanded pitchers C.J. Nitkowski and Ray Beasley on 2003 contracts with Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
11/14/02 Chicago White Sox
Mark Johnson: Catcher Mark Johnson signs a one-year contract.
  Paul Konerko: First baseman Paul Konerko signs a three-year contract through 2005.
11/13/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs acquire C Damian Miller from Arizona in exchange for P David Noyce and OF Gary Johnson.
  Cleveland Indians
Roy Smith: The Indians traded RHP ROY SMITH to the Oakland A''s for cash considerations.
  Texas Rangers
Hideki Irabu: Texas announced that righthanded pitcher Hideki Irabu has been placed on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
11/12/02 Anaheim Angels
Reached agreements with bench coach Joe Maddon, third base coach Ron Roenicke, first base coach Alfredo Griffin, hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, and bullpen catcher Orlando Mercado to two-year contracts. Pitching coach Bud Black signed a one-year deal and bullpen coach Bobby Ramos signed a one-year deal to become the Angels roving minor league catching instructor.
  Boston Red Sox
Tim Wakefield: Re-signed RHP Tim Wakefield to a three-year contract through 2005.
11/11/02 Houston Astros
Doug Brocail: Doug Brocail, RHP, was activated from the Disabled List and declared free agency.
11/8/02 Boston Red Sox
Announced the hiring of area scouts Dan Madsen, John Booher and Darryl Milne and pro scout Marc Wasinger and the transfer of Gary Rajsich to the pro scouting department.
  Chicago White Sox
Bruce Kimm named third base coach. Rafael Santana named first base coach.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed catcher Cody McKay as a six-year minor league free agent and added him to the 40-man roster. Signed infielder Scott Seabol and right-handed pitcher Brooks Kieschnick to minor league contracts that include invitations to their 2003 spring training camp. Promoted Nicole Saunches to Manager-Media Relations.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners re-sign Dan Wilson to a two-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed OF Bruce Aven and RHP Josh Towers to minor league contracts with invitations to attend Major League Spring Training.
11/7/02 New York Yankees
Roger Clemens: RHP Roger Clemens elects free agency
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners re-sign Edgar Martinez to one-year contract.
  Mariners re-sign Hasegawa to one-year contract.
11/6/02 Anaheim Angels
Released Julio Ramirez (OF).
  Cleveland Indians
Alex Escobar: Indians activated OF ALEX ESCOBAR from the 60-day disabled list.
  Ricky Gutierrez: Indians activated INF RICKY GUTIERREZ from the 60-day disabled list.
  Bob Wickman: Activated RHP BOB WICKMAN from the 60-day disabled list.
  Jake Westbrook: Indians activated RHP JAKE WESTBROOK from the 60-day disabled list.
  Chad Paronto: Activated RHP CHAD PARONTO from the 60-day disabled list.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners do not exercise option on Edgar Martinez'' contract.
11/5/02 Anaheim Angels
Released Sal Fasano (C); Activated Steve Green (RHP) from 60-day disabled list.
  Boston Red Sox
Alan Embree: Signed LHP Alan Embree to a two-year contract with an option for 2005.
11/4/02 Pittsburgh Pirates
Named Gerald Perry hitting coach.
  Seattle Mariners
Hitting Coach Gerald Perry signs with Pittsburgh.
11/2/02 Cleveland Indians
Jose Santiago: Indians signed RHP JOSE SANTIAGO to a one-year major league free agent contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Declined the 2003 options on C Mike DeFelice and P Jeff Fassero.
11/1/02 Chicago Cubs
IF Ivanon Coffie placed on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Cubs decline 2003 contract option for P Jon Lieber.
  Kansas City Royals
Appointed Frank Kyte as assistant trainer with the Major League team. Also announced the departure of strength and conditioning coach Tim Maxey, who is joining the Cleveland Indians.
  Montreal Expos
Announced OF Troy O''Leary has filed for free agency; selected the contracts of OF Terrmel Sledge and RHP Seung Jun Song, adding them to the 40-man roster.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed RHP Jeff Tam to a one-year contract. Also signed, RHP Evan Thomas, LHP Tim Young and SS Mike Moriarty to minor league contracts.