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Date Transaction
1/31/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed INF Carlos Baerga to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
Scott Linebrink: The Astros invited Scott Linebrink, RHP, to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
  Craig Biggio: The Astros signed Craig Biggio to one-year contract extension with an option for a second year.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Suppan on a one-year contract, with a club option for 2004; Designated RHP Bronson Arroyo for assignment.
  San Francisco Giants
Announced the following minor league staff: Triple-A Fresno -- Fred Stanley, manager; Bert Bradley, pitching coach; Steve Decker, hitting coach; Mark Gruesbeck, head athletic trainer. Double-A Norwich -- Shane Turner, manager; Ross Grimsley, pitching coach; Willie Upshaw, hitting coach; Rob Knepper, trainer. Single-A San Jose -- Bill Hayes, manager; Jerry Cram, pitching coach; F.P. Santangelo, hitting coach; Benjamin Downie, trainer. Single-A Hagerstown -- Mike Ramsey, manager; Bob Stanley, pitching coach; William Aviles, hitting coach; Katsunori Masumoto, trainer. Short-Season Salem-Keizer -- Jack Lind, manager; Trevor Wilson, pitching coach; Joe Strain, hitting coach; Rene Velazquez, trainer. Rookie league Arizona -- Bert Hunter, manager; Maximino Leon, pitching coach; Leo Garcia, hitting coach; trainer Ben Potenziano. Roving instructors -- Lenn Sakata, hitting, bunting, baserunning and infield; Kirt Manwaring, catching; Lee Smith, pitching; Will Malerich, traveling coach.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Agreed to terms with RHP Kelvim Escobar on a one-year $3.9 million dollar contract.
1/30/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed P Ricky Bottalico to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Named Jerry Royster minor league defensive coordinator.
  Assigned minor league manager Dann Bilardello to South Georgia.
  Named Travis Barbary Rookie-level manager.
  Named Scott Little Single-A manager.
  Named Dino Ebel Double-A manager.
  Named John Shoemaker Triple-A manager.
  Signed Ron Coomer (INF) to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Agreed to terms with 2B Placido Polanco on a one-year contract for $2.875 million.
1/29/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed P''s Ron Villone and Mike Jackson to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Darren Oliver: Signed LHP Darren Oliver to a minor league contract with a 2003 invitation to Spring Training
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Mike Fyhrie to a minor league contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed 1B Andres Galarraga to a non-guaranteed minor league contract and extended him an invitation to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Francisco Cordero: Announced that RHP Francisco Cordero has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for 2003.
1/28/03 Boston Red Sox
Earl Snyder: Assigned INF Earl Snyder outright to Pawtucket (AAA) and invited him to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Invited minor league catcher Brian Moon to Major League Spring Training.
  Signed outfielder John Vander Wal to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Vander Wal will wear No. 27.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed OF Jose Cruz Jr. to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2004.
1/27/03 Chicago White Sox
Invited pitchers Kris Honel, Wyatt Allen, Neal Cotts and Byeong Hak An, catcher Jonathan Aceves, infielders Aaron Miles and Jorge Nunez and outfielders Scott Morgan, Anthony Sanders and Mario Valenzuela to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.
  Signed pitchers Gil Heredia, Esteban Loaiza and Brian Cooper, infielder/outfielder Brian Daubach, catchers Jamie Burke and Steven Morales and outfielder Clifford Brumbaugh to minor league contracts which included non-roster invitations to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Luke Allen: Acquired outfielder Luke Allen from the Los Angeles Dodgers for infielder Jason Romano.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Romano: Acquired Jason Romano (INF/OF) from the Colorado Rockies for Luke Allen (OF).
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Dan Wheeler to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League spring training.
  New York Yankees
Signed RHP Juan Acevedo to a one-year minor-league contract.
  Texas Rangers
Ruben Sierra: Agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Ruben Sierra, who had been with the Seattle Mariners, on a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
1/25/03 Houston Astros
Daryle Ward: The Astros traded Daryle Ward, OF, to the Dodgers in exchange for minor leaguer Ruddy Lugo, RHP.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Daryle Ward: Acquired Daryle Ward (OF) from the Houston Astros for Ruddy Lugo (RHP).
1/24/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed P Manny Aybar to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Baltimore Orioles
Designated outfielder Tim Raines Jr. for assignment.
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with infielder Jose Hernandez, who had been with the Milwaukee Brewers, and pitcher Steve Reed, who had been with the New York Mets, on one-year contracts.
  Detroit Tigers
Craig Monroe: Outfielder Craig Monroe, who has signed a major league contract, was outrighted to Triple A Toledo and invited to Spring Training.
  Julio Santana: Signed righthanded relief pitcher Julio Santana to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Graeme Lloyd to a minor league deal and invited him to Major League spring training.
  New York Yankees
Signed RHP Jon Lieber to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year; designated LHP Randy Keisler for assignment.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed OF Ruben Rivera to a minor league contract and extended him an invitation to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign RHP Jamey Wright to a minor league contract.
1/23/03 Atlanta Braves
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed relief pitcher Roberto Hernandez.
  Boston Red Sox
Doug Mirabelli: Agreed to terms with C Doug Mirabelli on a contract for 2003, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
  Agreed to terms with RHP Hector Almonte on a 2003 contract; designated INF Earl Snyder for assignment.
  Agreed to terms with free agent 1B/C Dave Nilsson on a minor league contract for 2003 with an invitation to Red Sox Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed veteran right-hander James Baldwin to a minor-league contract, with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Montreal Expos
Signed LHP Eric Knott, C Tony Eusebio and INF Anthony Medrano to minor-league free agent contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Promoted Frank Cacciatore to minor league hitting coordinator; named Arturo DeFreites hitting coach for AA-Harrisburg.
  Agreed to one-year contracts with RHP Luis Ayala, LHP Eric Good and RHP Julio Manon, INF Scott Hodges and OF Ron Calloway, OF Val Pascucci and OF Terrmel Sledge.
1/22/03 Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz: Agreed to terms with free agent 1B/DH David Ortiz on a contract for 2003.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed pitcher Rick White to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.
  Colorado Rockies
Rich Garces: Signed pitcher Rich Garces to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Florida Marlins
Ivan Rodriguez: Signed free agent C Ivan Rodriguez to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Scott Strickland to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Extended non-roster Spring Training invitations to RHPs Boof Bonser, David Cash, Luis Estrella, Jesse Foppert, Mike Johnson and Brian Powell; LHP Joe Horgan; Cs Alberto Castillo, John Pachot and Guillermo Rodriguez; IFs Jamie Athas, Angel Chavez, Carlos Mendoza and Joe Vitiello; and OFs Todd Linden, Adam Shabala and Brian Simmons.
1/21/03 Anaheim Angels
Placed Lou Pote (RHP) on waivers for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs outright IF Augie Ojeda to Triple-A Iowa. Ojeda will attend Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
  Cubs sign IF/OF Charles Gipson to a minor league contract and invite him to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Chuck Smith: Signed right-handed pitcher Chuck Smith to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Brady Clark: Claimed outfielder Brady Clark off waivers from the New York Mets and added him to the 40-man roster.
  Minnesota Twins
Re-signed 1B Doug Mientkiewicz to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Jose Cabrera to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Milwaukee Brewers claim OF Brady Clark off waivers.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign catcher Ben Davis to a one-year contract.
1/20/03 Chicago White Sox
Tom Gordon: Signed pitcher Tom Gordon to a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Dustin Hermanson: Agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Dustin Hermanson, who had been with the Boston Red Sox, on a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed LHP Jim Parque and OF Ryan Thompson to minor league contracts.
1/17/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Agreed to terms with OF David Dellucci on a one-year contract.
  Atlanta Braves
Signed C Henry Blanco to a one-year contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Earl Snyder: Claimed INF Earl Snyder off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
  Agreed to terms with OF Trot Nixon and OF Benny Agbayani on 2003 contracts, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs agree to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth on one-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed a three-year contract with right-hander Danny Graves, which runs through 2005, with a mutual option for 2006.
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with pitcher Justin Speier and outfielder Jay Payton on one-year contracts.
  Florida Marlins
Signed LHP Armando Almanza, INF Derrek Lee, and RHP Brad Penny to one-year contracts.
  Houston Astros
Geoff Blum: The Astros signed Geoff Blum, INF, and Brian Moehler, RHP, to one-year contracts.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Terry Shumpert: Signed Terry Shumpert (INF/OF) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
  Minnesota Twins
Re-signed OF Torii Hunter to a four-year contract
  New York Mets
Outrighted LHP Peter Zamora to Triple-A Norfolk.
  Oakland Athletics
John Halama: Sign Eddie Yarnall and John Halama to one year contracts.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Millwood on a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms with outfielder J.D. Drew on a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed RHP Roy Halladay and RHP Cliff Politte to one-year contracts, thus avoiding salary arbitration with both pitchers. Halladay will earn $3,825,000 in 2003, while Politte will make $845,000 next season.
1/16/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Agreed to terms with P Byung-Hyun Kim on a one-year deal. Agreed to terms with OF Quinton McCracken on a two-year deal.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign OF Tom Goodwin to minor league contract and invite him to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Avoided arbitration by signing pitchers Ryan Dempster and Scott Williamson, infielder Aaron Boone and catcher Jason LaRue to one-year deals.
  Florida Marlins
Juan Encarnacion: Signed outfielder Juan Encarnacion to a one-year contract.
  Houston Astros
Octavio Dotel: The Astros signed Octavio Dotel, RHP, and Daryle Ward, OF, to one-year contracts.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Sean Lowe to a minor-league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Wilson Alvarez: Signed Wilson Alvarez (LHP) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
  Montreal Expos
Orlando Cabrera: Agreed to terms with SS Orlando Cabrera on a one-year contract for the 2003 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
  New York Yankees
Signed C John Flaherty to a one-year minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed free agent third baseman Tyler Houston to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed LHP Damian Moss to a one-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign SS Carlos Guillen to a one-year deal.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Brett Tomko: Agreed to terms with pitcher Brett Tomko on a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Ryan Christenson: Signed free agent outfielder Ryan Christenson, who had been with the Milwaukee Brewers, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed SS Chris Woodward to a one-year contract worth $775,000 for the 2003 season.
1/15/03 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contract with Scott Spiezio (INF).
  Agreed to terms on one-year contract with Jarrod Washburn (LHP).
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs today sign LHP Mark Gurthrie to a contract for the 2003 season with a club option for 2004.
  Cubs agree to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on one-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Armando Rios: Signed free agent outfielder Armando Rios to a one-year contract for the 2003 season.
  Acquired pitcher Bartolo Colon and infielder Jorge Nunoz from Montreal in exchange for pitchers Rocky Biddle and Orlando Hernandez, outfielder Jeff Liefer and cash considerations.
  Acquired pitcher Orlando Hernandez and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Antonio Osuna and minor-league pitcher Delvis Lantigua.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed pitcher Jimmy Anderson to a one-year, non-guaranteed minor-league contract. He will receive an invitation to Major League training camp.
  Montreal Expos
Michael Barrett: Agreed to terms with C Michael Barrett on a one-year contract for the 2003 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
  Acquired RHP Orlando Hernandez and RHP Rocky Biddle, INF/OF Jeff Liefer and an undisclosed amount of cash from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team trade involving the New York Yankees, while sending RHP Bartolo Colon and INF Jorge Nunez to the White Sox.
  New York Yankees
Acquired RHP Antonio Osuna and RHP Delvis Lantigua from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP Orlando Hernandez and cash considerations.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign OF John Mabry to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Ismael Valdez: Signed free agent pitcher Ismael Valdes, who had been with the Seattle Mariners, to a one-year contract.
1/14/03 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contract with Adam Kennedy (INF).
  Boston Red Sox
Agreed to terms with free agent INF Bill Mueller on a two-year deal with a club option for 2005.
  Claimed 1B/OF Kevin Millar off unconditional release waivers from the Florida Marlins.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed right-handed pitcher Todd Ritchie to a one-year contract.
  Keith Osik: Signed catcher Keith Osik to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Montreal Expos
Tony Armas: Agreed to terms with RHP Tony Armas Jr. on a one-year contract for the 2003 season, avoiding salary arbitration.
  New York Yankees
Signed OF Hideki Matsui to a three-year contract.
1/13/03 Atlanta Braves
Signed LHP Mike Venafro to a one-year Major League contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Pedro Borbon: Signed Pedro Borbon (LHP) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Pedro Feliciano to a minor league deal and invited him to Major League spring training. Designated OF Brady Clark for assignment.
1/12/03 Cincinnati Reds
Signed free agent right-hander Paul Wilson, formerly of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, to a two-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Gerald Williams: Signed OF Gerald Williams to a one-year contract.
1/11/03 Detroit Tigers
Mark Redman: Tigers acquired pitchers Gary Knotts, Nate Robertson and Rob Henkel from the Florida Marlins in exchange for pitcher Mark Redman and minor league pitcher Jerrod Fuell.
  Florida Marlins
Mike Redmond: Signed C Mike Redmond to a one-year contract.
  Acquired LHP Mark Redman and RHP Jerrod Fuell from Detroit for RHP Gary Knotts, LHP Rob Henkel and LHP Nate Robertson .
  New York Mets
Signed OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo to a one-year contract.
1/10/03 Atlanta Braves
Signed SS Rafael Furcal to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed free agent infielder Desi Relaford to a two-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Promoted Jim Bathey to Assistant Vice President - Ticket Sales, replacing Dean Rennicke.
  Signed right-handed pitcher Dave Mlicki to a one-year contract. Signed right-handed reliever Mike Buddie to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training
1/9/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Agreed to terms with P Elmer Dessens on a two-year contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs invite the following to Spring Training: Ps Rod Beck, Lenny Harris, Mike Sirotka, Will Cunnane, Angel Guzman, Mike Meyers, Heath Murray and Phil Norton; Cs Eliezer Alfonzo, Mike Mahoney and Keith McDonald; IF Phil Hiatt; OF Midre Cummings.
  Chicago White Sox
Rick Ingalls promoted to West Coast Supervisor. Derek Valenzuela hired as Southwest Supervisor. Chuck Fox hired as Northeast Area Scout.
  New York Mets
Designated LHP Peter Zamora for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Jim Rushford: Signed outfielder Jim Rushford to a minor league contract.
1/8/03 Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign IF/OF Lenny Harris to minor league contract and invite him to Spring Training.
  Cleveland Indians
Dave Burba: The Cleveland Indians signed RHP Dave Burba to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
  Terry Mulholland: The Cleveland Indians today re-signed LHP Terry Mulholland to a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Kevin Millar: Sold the contract of OF Kevin Millar to Japan for financial considerations.
  Todd Hollandsworth: Signed OF Todd Hollandsworth to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Outrighted LHP Jason Kershner to Triple-A Syracuse. Kershner, who was designated for assignment on January 2, will attend the Major League spring training camp as a non-roster invite.
1/7/03 Cincinnati Reds
Signed left-handed relief specialists Kent Mercker and Felix Heredia to minor-league contracts Tuesday with invitations to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Chris Stynes: Agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Chris Stynes, on a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed right-hander Albie Lopez to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Chad Kreuter: Agreed to terms with free agent catcher Chad Kreuter, who was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, on a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
1/6/03 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contract with Brad Fullmer (DH/INF).
  Atlanta Braves
Signed 1B Robert Fick to a one-year contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Kevin Eberwein: Claimed third baseman Kevin Eberwein off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
  Kansas City Royals
Announced that Tom Burgmeier will serve as pitching coach at Single-A Burlington in 2003.
  Signed three players to minor-league contacts. Infielders Luis Ordaz and Elvis Peña and pitcher Buddy Carlyle will all be non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Named Robert J. Quinn Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Named Richard Cox Vice President of Miller Park Operations. Named Patrice Harsch Manager of Corporate Partner Services. Named Larry Hisle Manager of Youth Baseball Programs.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Outrighted RHP Jim Mann to Triple-A Nashville.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Announced the free agent signings of RHP Joey Hamilton and RHP Al Levine to one-year deals.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed 3B Chris Truby to a minor league contract.
1/3/03 Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign free agent RHP Dave Veres to one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed LHP Matt Beech, C Omar Fuentes, RHP Adrian Hernandez, LHP Corey Lee, LHP Charlie Manning, INF Ryan McGuire, C Dioner Navarro, RHP Christian Parker, C David Parrish, INF David Post and OF Nigel Wilson to one-year minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.
  Seattle Mariners
Mariners sign INF Greg Colbrunn to a two-year contract.
  Mariners sign INF Greg Colbrunn to a two-year contract.
1/2/03 Boston Red Sox
Named Dallas Williams Major League first base coach.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs sign RHP Rod Beck to a minor league contract and invite him to Spring Training.
  Cubs agree to terms with IF Ramon Martinez on a one-year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed IF Chris Gomez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  New York Yankees
Sold contract of RHP Brandon Knight to the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks of Japans Central League.
  San Diego Padres
Traded right-handed pitcher Jeremy Fikac to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms on minor league contracts with outfielder Alvin Morrow, second baseman Caonabo Cosme, first baseman Bucky Jacobsen and pitchers Carlos Chantres, Jay Yennaco and Mike Lyons.
  Texas Rangers
John Thomson: Signed free agent pitcher John Thomson, who had been with the New York Mets, to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Designated LHP Jason Kershner for assignment.