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Date Transaction
12/31/02 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contract with Eric Owens (OF).
  Boston Red Sox
Named Ron Jackson Major League hitting coach.
  Texas Rangers
Aaron Fultz: Agreed to terms with pitcher Aaron Fultz, on a one-year contract.
12/30/02 New York Mets
Signed INF Rey Sanchez to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed RHP Roger Clemens to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed free agent OF Frank Catalanotto a one-year contract for the 2003 season.
12/29/02 Boston Red Sox
Ramiro Mendoza: Agreed to terms with RHP Ramiro Mendoza on a two-year contract.
12/27/02 Kansas City Royals
Announced that free agent catcher Mike DiFelice was signed as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training.
12/24/02 Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Timlin and RHP Chad Fox on 2003 contracts.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed the following players to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training: Right-hander Scott Randall, left-hander Travis Miller, catcher Mike Stefanski and infielder Juan Thomas.
  Signed pitchers Jose Rijo and Pete Harnisch and infielder Wilton Guerrero to minor-league contracts.
  New York Yankees
Announced understanding of four-year contract with RHP Jose Contreras.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jay Witasick on a two-year contract with a club option for 2005 and designated right-handed pitcher Jeremy Fikac for assignment.
12/23/02 Cleveland Indians
Brian Anderson: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have signed Geneva native and former Indian LHP BRIAN ANDERSON to a one-year Major League contract for the 2003 season.
  A.J. Hinch: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have signed CA A.J. HINCH to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with catcher Gary Bennett on a one-year contract and designated infielder Kevin Eberwein for assignment.
12/22/02 San Francisco Giants
Signed IF Neifi Perez to a two-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
The Mariners do not tender contracts to LHP John Halama, OF Charles Gipson and OF Desi Relaford.
12/21/02 Arizona Diamondbacks
Re-signed 1B Mark Grace to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004. Signed OF Mark Little to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Signed OF Cliff Floyd to a four-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed RHP Tanyon Sturtze to a one-year contract for one million dollars for the 2003 season.
12/20/02 Anaheim Angels
Announced the club will not tender contracts to Brad Fullmer (1B/DH) and Al Levine (RHP), thus making both free agents.
  Boston Red Sox
Offered contracts to C Doug Mirabelli, OF Trot Nixon, INF Lou Merloni and OF Benny Agbayani; did not offer a contract to INF Brian Daubach.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign LHP Shawn Estes to one-year contract.
  Cubs did not tender contracts to C Mike Mahoney, P Will Cunnane and P Courtney Duncan.
  Cubs agree to terms with C Paul Bako, RHP Alan Benes and IF Kevin Orie on one-year contracts.
  Chicago White Sox
Club does not offer 2003 contracts to pitchers Todd Ritchie and Jim Parque, allowing them to become free agents.
  Sandy Alomar: Catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. signs a one-year contract for 2003.
  Detroit Tigers
Julio Santana: Tigers non-tender Julio Santana.
  Robert Fick: Tigers non-tender Robert Fick.
  Houston Astros
The Astros signed Jared Fernandez, RHP, to a one-year minor league contract and invited the pitcher to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Did not tender contracts to RHPs Chad Durbin and Jeff Suppan. Signed 2B Carlos Febles and OF Mark Quinn to one-year deals.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Fred McGriff: Signed free agent Fred McGriff (INF) to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Valerio De Los Santos: Signed left-hander Valerio De Los Santos to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Non-tendered infielder Ronnie Belliard, outfielder Jim Rushford and right-hander Jose Cabrera, making them free agents.
  Montreal Expos
Acquired minor league RHP Chris Young and minor league RHP Jonathan Searles from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Matt Herges.
  Named Brad Mills bench coach; announced the return of Manny Acta as third base/infield/base running coach, Tom McCraw as hitting coach, Jerry Morales as first base/outfield coach, Bob Natal as bullpen and catching coach and Claude Raymond as roving coach/pitching & defensive evaluator; named Nilson Robledo bullpen catcher.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Declined to offer 2003 contracts to 2B Marlon Anderson and 1B Travis Lee.
  To make room on the 40-man roster for Terry Adams, the Phillies designated INF Marlon Anderson for assignment.
  Acquired RHP Kevin Millwood from Atlanta for C Johnny Estrada.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired RHP Matt Herges from the Montreal Expos in exchange for minor league pitchers Chris Young and Jon Searles; Designated RHP Jim Mann for assignment.
  Agreed to terms with RHP Jim Mann on a one-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Charles Nagy on a one-year minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed LHP Scott Eyre to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed IF Mike Bordick to a one-year contract worth one million dollars for the 2003 season.
  Not tendered a contract to OF Jose Cruz Jr. for the 2003 season.
12/19/02 Anaheim Angels
Claimed Wilberto Nieves (C) off waivers from San Diego; Agreed to terms on 2003 contract with Benji Gil (INF).
  Boston Red Sox
Cliff Floyd: Announced that OF Cliff Floyd had declined arbitration.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign RHP Antonio Alfonseca to one-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Jason Dellaero: Outrighted infielder/pitcher Jason Dellaero and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Jason Bere: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have signed RHP JASON BERE to a one-year major league free agent contract for the 2003 season.
  New York Mets
Designated RHP Doug Nickle for assignment.
  New York Yankees
Announced understanding of three-year contract with OF Hideki Matsui.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Agreed to terms on a one-year, $850,000 contract with OF Ricky Ledee. Signed C Todd Pratt and Jesse Levis to minor league contracts. Announced that RHP Terry Adams has accepted arbitration.
12/18/02 Boston Red Sox
Damian Jackson: Agreed to terms with free agent INF Damian Jackson on a 2003 contract.
  Houston Astros
Jeff Kent: The Astros signed free-agent Jeff Kent, INF, to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.
  New York Yankees
Signed INF Todd Zeile to a one-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms with OF Matt Stairs on a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Cal Eldred and LHP Lance Painter agree to minor league contracts that include an invitation to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Doug Glanville: Signed free agent outfielder Doug Glanville, to a one-year contract.
12/17/02 Boston Red Sox
Jeremy Giambi: Agreed to terms with 1B/OF Jeremy Giambi on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign free agent OF Troy O''Leary to a one-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Julio Santana: Tigers designated RHP Julio Santana (for assignment.
  Tigers released LHP Pedro Feliciano.
  Travis Chapman: Tigers acquired third baseman Travis Chapman from the Indians in exchange for cash.
  Houston Astros
Nelson Cruz: The Astros signed Nelson Cruz, RHP, to a one-year contract and then traded him to the Colorado Rockies for Victor Hall, OF.
  San Francisco Giants
Acquired LHP Damian Moss and RHP Manuel Mateo from Atlanta in exchange for RHP Russ Ortiz
  St. Louis Cardinals
C/OF Eli Marrero signs two-year contract extension.
  RHP Garrett Stephenson signs one-year contract.
  Free agent C Joe Girardi agrees to terms on a one-year deal.
  Traded RHP Luther Hackman and minor league RHP Mike Wodnicki to the San Diego Padres for RHP Brett Tomko.
12/16/02 Atlanta Braves
Acquired LHP Ray King from the Milwaukee Brewers for IF Wes Helms and LHP John Foster.
  Boston Red Sox
Acquired INF/OF Cesar Crespo from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league INF Luis Cruz.
  Selected LHP Javier Lopez, LHP Matt White and OF Adrian Brown in the Major League phase of the 2002 Rule 5 Draft; selected RHP Elvis Dejesus, RHP Junior Herndon, LHP Alex Carbajal and OF Jeremy Owens in the Triple-A phase of the 2002 Rule 5 Draft.
  Chicago White Sox
Selected left-handed pitcher Felix Arellan (from Los Angeles), right-handed pitcher Brandon O''Neal (from Anaheim), and infielder Josh Hochgesang (from Oakland) in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
  Acquired minor league pitcher Neal Cotts and outfielder Daylan Holt from Oakland as players to be named in Dec. 3 trade for Billy Koch.
  Colorado Rockies
Nelson Cruz: Acquired pitcher Nelson Cruz from the Houston Astros for outfielder Victor Hall.
  Detroit Tigers
Obtained right handed pitcher Roberto Novoa from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  Matt Roney: Tigers obtained RHP Matt Roney from the Pirates for cash considerations.
  Kansas City Royals
Selected right-hander Daniel Carrasco and catcher Ronny Paulino, both on the Triple-A Nashville roster in the Pirates system, in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft. The Royals also selected right-hander Kyle Colton from the Double-A Greenville roster of the Braves organization for their Triple-A Omaha club.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Derek Thompson: Acquired Derek Thompson (LHP) from the Chicago Cubs (their 2002 Rule 5 pick) for cash considerations.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Ray King: Traded lefty Ray King to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Wes Helms and reliever John Foster.
  Acquired infielder Ryan Gripp as the player to be named later in the Paul Bako trade of Nov. 26.
  Selected infielder Enrique Cruz and left-handed pitcher Matt York in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Selected right-handed pitcher David Manning in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft.
  Minnesota Twins
Released DH David Ortiz. Selected SS Jose Morban from Texas in Rule 5 draft.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Mike Stanton to a three-year contract. Claimed LHP Peter Zamora on waivers from the Phillies.
  Oakland Athletics
Athletics release RHP Mike Fyhrie.
  Athletics select RHP Michael Neu and CF Rontrez Johnson in Rule 5 Draft. Trade INF Jose Flores to San Diego for RHP Buddy Hernandez.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Announced that minor league pitchers D.J. Carrasco (Kansas City) and Chris Spurling (Atlanta) were selected in the first round of the Major League Rule 5 Draft and minor league C Ronny Paulino (Kansas City) was chosen in the second round; Announced that minor league IF Rico Washington (San Diego) and pitcher Mike Bumatay (Colorado) were selected in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft.
  Selected RHP Matt Roney in the Major League Rule 5 Draft from the Colorado Rockies and traded him to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations; Granted LHP Jimmy Anderson his unconditional release; Named minor league RHP Roberto Novoa as one of the two players to be named later in the November 25 trade in which the Pirates acquired 1B Randall Simon from Detroit.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with free-agent second baseman Mark Loretta on a one-year contract. Acquired shortstop Luis Cruz from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Cesar Crespo. Acquired infielder/outfielder Jose Flores from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Rule 5 Draftee right-handed pitcher Buddy Hernandez. With their second selection in the Rule 5 Draft, selected outfielder Shane Victorino. Acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Wodnicki to complete Sunday''s trade with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Received RHP Jason Arnold from the Oakland Athletics to complete the December 15 trade of SS Felipe Lopez.

Lopez was sent to Cincinnati as part of a four-team trade with Oakland, Arizona and Cincinnati.
12/15/02 Arizona Diamondbacks
Acquired P Elmer Dessens in a four-team deal that included sending 1B Erubiel Durazo to Oakland.
  Boston Red Sox
Acquired 1B/OF Jeremy Giambi from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP Josh Hancock.
  Cincinnati Reds
Felipe Lopez: Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden today announced the acquisition of IF Felipe Lopez from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a 4-team deal in which RHP Elmer Dessens was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  Elmer Dessens: Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden today announced the acquisition of IF Felipe Lopez from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a 4-team deal in which RHP Elmer Dessens was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  Jared Fernandez: The Cincinnati Reds today released RHP Jared Fernandez.
  New York Mets
Traded INF Rey Ordonez tot he Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for two players to be named later (minor league infielders Russ Johnson and Josh Pressley)
  Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired RHP Josh Hancock from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for OF/INF Jeremy Giambi.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired right-handed pitcher Luther Hackman and a player to be named from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brett Tomko.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent RHP Chris Carpenter to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed IF Dave Berg to a two-year contract.
  Felipe Lopez: Traded SS Felipe Lopez to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later.
12/13/02 Atlanta Braves
Re-signed IF Wes Helms to a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Karim Garcia: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have signed OF KARIM GARCIA to a 1-year Major League contract for the 2003 season and have avoided salary arbitration.
  Colorado Rockies
Re-signed catcher Bobby Estalella and infielder Greg Norton.
12/12/02 Boston Red Sox
Todd Walker: Acquired INF Todd Walker from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two minor league players to be named later.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Todd Hundley: Acquired Todd Hundley (C) and Chad Hermansen (OF) from the Chicago Cubs for infielders Eric Karros (INF) and Mark Grudzielanek (INF).
  New York Mets
Signed INF Joe McEwing to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed LHP Chris Hammond to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year; re-signed INF Enrique Wilson to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Boehringer on a two-year contract; Designated OF Tike Redman for assignment.
12/11/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign C Damian Miller to two-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Jose Guillen: Reds OF Jose Guillen today agreed to terms on a 1-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2003 season.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed free agent SS Royce Clayton to a one-year contract plus a club option for 2004. Signed minor league free agent Joe Lawrence and invited him to Spring Training as a catcher.
12/10/02 Boston Red Sox
Announced that Lee Thomas would remain special assistant to the general manager.
  Detroit Tigers
Jason Jimenez: LHP Jason Jimenez outrighted to Triple A Toledo
  Houston Astros
Signed Jesus Sanchez, LHP, to a one-year minor league contract and invited the pitcher to spring training
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Dave Hansen on a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jaret Wright on a contract for the 2003 season.
12/9/02 New York Mets
Signed LHP Tom Glavine to a three-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Designated LHP Pete Zamora for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for LHP Dan Plesac.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with outfielder Brady Anderson and right-handed pitcher Carlton Loewer on minor league contracts for the 2002 season. In addition, Anderson received an invitation to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners re-sign LHP Jamie Moyer to a three-year contract.
12/7/02 Boston Red Sox
Offered arbitration to OF Cliff Floyd; did not offer arbitration to RHP Ugueth Urbina, INF Carlos Baerga, INF Rey Sanchez, RHP Dustin Hermanson, OF Rickey Henderson, INF Tony Clark and INF Shane Andrews.
  Frank Castillo: Agreed to terms with RHP Frank Castillo on a 2003 contract, thus avoiding arbitration.
  Named Josh Byrnes assistant general manager and Craig Shipley special assistant to the general manager/player development; promoted Ben Cherington to director of player development Rob Leary to the position of field coordinator, Raquel Ferreira to director of minor league administration and Jed Hoyer to baseball operations assistant; specified Bill Lajoie''s position as special assistant to the general manager/scouting.
  Houston Astros
Shane Reynolds: Signed Shane Reynolds, RHP, to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Steve Trachsel to a three-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Re-signed C Chris Widger to a one-year contract; offered RHP Roger Clemens and INF Ron Coomer arbitration; Declined to offer arbitration to RHP Ramiro Mendoza and LHP Mike Stanton.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Re-signed free agent LHP Dan Plesac to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed OF Marquis Grissom to a two-year contract; signed 2B Ray Durham to a three-year contract with a player option for a fourth year; declined to offer arbitration to OFs Kenny Lofton, Reggie Sanders, Shawon Dunston and Tom Goodwin and 3B Bill Mueller; offered arbitration to 2B Jeff Kent.
  Texas Rangers
Declined to offer salary arbitration to catcher Ivan Rodriguez and outfielder Todd Hollandsworth.
12/6/02 Boston Red Sox
Wayne Gomes: Released RHP Wayne Gomes.
  Announced that Mike Port would remain with the Red Sox organization as vice president/baseball operations.
  Announced the return of Buddy Bailey as manager and Bill Coffey as trainer for Pawtucket (AAA) and Ron Johnson as manager and B.J. Jaquette as trainer for Portland (AA); named Mike Griffin pitching coach and U.L. Washington hitting coach for Pawtucket; named Bob Kipper pitching coach and Mark Budaska hitting coach for Portland.
  Chicago White Sox
Frank Thomas: Signed designated hitter Frank Thomas to a one-year deal with mutual options for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons.
  Cincinnati Reds
Jimmy Haynes: Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden today announced the signing of 15-game winner RHP Jimmy Haynes to a 1-year contract for the 2003 season, with a player option for 2004.
  Cleveland Indians
Travis Hafner: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have completed a four-player trade with the Texas Rangers. Today the Indians acquired 1B TRAVIS HAFNER & RHP AARON MYETTE from Rangers in exchange for CA EINAR DIAZ & RHP RYAN DRESE.
  Aaron Myette: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have completed a four-player trade with the Texas Rangers. Today the Indians acquired 1B TRAVIS HAFNER & RHP AARON MYETTE from Rangers in exchange for CA EINAR DIAZ & RHP RYAN DRESE.
  Ryan Drese: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have completed a four-player trade with the Texas Rangers. Today the Indians acquired 1B TRAVIS HAFNER & RHP AARON MYETTE from Rangers in exchange for CA EINAR DIAZ & RHP RYAN DRESE.
  Einar Diaz: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have completed a four-player trade with the Texas Rangers. Today the Indians acquired 1B TRAVIS HAFNER & RHP AARON MYETTE from Rangers in exchange for CA EINAR DIAZ & RHP RYAN DRESE.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Jeff Williams: Sold contracts of pitchers Kevin Beirne (Osaka Buffaloes) and Jeff Williams (Hanshin Tigers) to the Japanese Professional League.
  Montreal Expos
Announced the 2003 spring training schedule.
  New York Mets
Outrighted RHP Joe Orloski to Triple-A Norfolk.
  New York Yankees
Re-signed 3B Robin Ventura to a one-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners re-sign first baseman John Olerud to a two-year deal.
  Texas Rangers
Acquired catcher Einar Diaz and pitcher Ryan Drese from the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Travis Hefner and pitcher Aaron Myette; signed pitcher Rudy Seanez to a minor league contract.
12/5/02 Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with RHP Willie Banks on a 2003 contract; agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Rupe on a 2003 contract.
  Montreal Expos
Jamey Carroll: Signed INF Jamey Carroll to a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Andy Benes announces he is retiring.
12/4/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs trade C Todd Hundley and OF Chad Hermansen to Dodgers for IF Mark Grudzielanek and IF Eric Karros.
  Montreal Expos
Named Randy St. Clair pitching coach.
  New York Yankees
Signed OF Chris Latham to a one-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with infielder/outfielder Chris Sexton on a minor league contract with and invitation to Spring Training.
12/3/02 Boston Red Sox
Named Jerry Narron bench coach.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign free agent LHP Mike Remlinger to three-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Acquired closer Billy Koch and two minor leaguers from Oakland in exchange for pitcher Keith Foulke, catcher Mark Johnson, minor league pitcher Joe Valentine and cash considerations.
  Kansas City Royals
Announced the signings of infielder Julius Matos, left-hander Jimmy Osting, infielder Mendy Lopez and first baseman Morgan Burkhart, who played last year in Japan.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Hired two area scouts. Ray Montgomery will scout Texas/Louisiana while Tony Blengino will have area responsibilities for New York/New Jersey/New England.
  Montreal Expos
Announced the signing of LHP Jon Cannon, RHP Jose Colon, RHP Bobby Rodgers, LHP Dustin Seale, C Jason Brown, C Randy Knorr, 1B Talmadge Nunnari, 1B Luis Ortiz, OF Ntema "Pappy" Ndungidi, OF Noah Hall and OF Scott Krause to minor league contracts for 2003; invited J. Colon to Expos spring training.
  Masato Yoshii: Placed RHP Masato Yoshii on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed free agent 1B Jim Thome to a six-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms with catcher Steve Torrealba on a major league contract
12/2/02 Boston Red Sox
Named Euclides Rojas bullpen coach.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Announced Head Athletic Trainer Roger Caplinger and Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Dan Wright would return for 2003. Hired Assistant Athletic Trainer Paul Anderson.
  Montreal Expos
Jorge Nunez: Outrighted INF Jorge Nunez to AAA-Edmonton, putting the Expos 40-man roster at 39 players.