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Date Transaction
12/30/03 Baltimore Orioles
Signed free-agent pitcher Mike DeJean to a one-year contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed free-agent first-baseman Brian Daubach to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
12/29/03 Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati Reds signed free agent RHP Cory Lidle to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The Devil Rays agreed to terms with free agent catcher Brook Fordyce on a one-year contract, pending the completion of a physical examination.
  Texas Rangers
The Rangers signed free agent OF David Dellucci to a one-year contract.
12/27/03 Texas Rangers
Signed OF Brian Jordan to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed LHP Valerio De Los Santos to a one-year contract.
12/26/03 Cleveland Indians
Ronnie Belliard: Signed free agent INF Ronnie Belliard to a one year contract.
  Montreal Expos
Signed free-agent third baseman Tony Batista to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Jeremy Fikac to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
12/23/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed RHP''s Shane Reynolds and Steve Sparks to one-year contracts.
  Atlanta Braves
Braves designated LHP Chris Waters for assignment.
  Boston Red Sox
Pokey Reese: Signed free agent INF Pokey Reese to a one-year contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed free agent INF Todd Walker to a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Acquired LHP Bill Murphy as the player to be named from Oakland as part of the Mark Redman for Mike Neu trade.
  Houston Astros
Signed RHP Tony Fiore and 3B Phil Hiatt to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed free agent OF Ben Grieve, who had been with the Devil Rays, to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Re-signed free agent RHP Scott Strickland to a one-year contract. Re-signed LHP Pedro Feliciano and RHP Jeremy Hill to minor league contracts.
  New York Yankees
Designated catcher Michel Hernandez for assignment.
  Kenny Lofton: Signed free agent OF Kenny Lofton to a two-year contract.
  Tom Gordon: Signed free agent RHP Tom Gordon to a two-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Shawn Wooten: Signed free agent INF Shawn Wooten to a one-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms with IF Chris Stynes on a one-year contract with a club option for the 2005 season.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with C Miguel Ojeda and 1B Todd Sears on one-year contracts, and signed LHP Eddie Oropesa to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
12/22/03 Atlanta Braves
Armando Almanza: Agreed to terms with free agent left-handed pitcher Armando Almanza on a one-year contract.
  Baltimore Orioles
Signed free-agent C Javy Lopez to a three-year deal.
  Boston Red Sox
Re-signed free agent RHPs Edwin Almonte and Jason Shiell to one-year contracts.
  Re-signed free-agent OF Gabe Kapler to a one-year contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Rockies nontendered RHP Matt Miller, making him a free agent; signed RHP Jeff Tam and IF Andy Tracy to minor-league contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training; signed IF Mike Moriarty to a minor-league contract.
  Florida Marlins
Toby Borland: Signed Toby Borland to a one-year minor league contract. Signed LHP Matt Perisho to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed INF Mendy Lopez and RHP Kris Wilson to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training as non-roster players.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Gary Bennett: Signed free agent C Gary Bennett to a one year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Augie Ojeda: Signed free agent INF Augie Ojeda to a one year contract.
  New York Yankees
Paul Quantrill: Signed free agent RHP Paul Quantrill to a two-year contract with a club option for 2006.
  Oakland Athletics
Arthur Rhodes: Signed free agent LHP Arthur Rhodes to a three-year contract.
12/21/03 Anaheim Angels
Nontendered C-INF Shawn Wooten, making him a free agent.
  Baltimore Orioles
Nontendered RHP Jason Johnson and LHP Damian Moss, making them free agents.
  Boston Red Sox
Nontendered LHP Scott Sauerbeck (150261), infielder Damian Jackson (116423) outfielder Gabe Kapler (137002), RHP Edwin Almonte (407824), RHP Jason Shiell (425126), making them free agents.
  Chicago Cubs
Damian Miller: Traded C Damian Miller and cash to Oakland in exchange for a player to be named later.
  Nontendered 1B Randall Simon making him a free agent.
  Cleveland Indians
Nontendered RHP Danys Baez and LHP Carl Sadler, making them free agents.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Armando Benitez to a one-year contract, SS Alex Gonzalez to a two-year deal and RHP A.J. Burnett to a one-year cotract. Tendered contracts to RHP Brad Penny and RHP Carl Pavano.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Nontendered RHP Jayson Durocher, making him a free agent.
  San Diego Padres
Nontendered 1B Todd Sears, C Miguel Ojeda and LHP Mike Matthews, making them free agents.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Nontendered RHP Cliff Politte, making him a free agent. Politte had been designated for assignment 12/15. Nontendered LHP Trever Miller, making him a free agent.
12/20/03 Boston Red Sox
Non-tendered IF Lou Merloni, making him a free agent.
  Chicago Cubs
Nontendered RHP Scott Chiasson and C Michael Barrett making them free agents.
  Chicago White Sox
Offered salary arbitration to left-handed pitcher Scott Schoeneweis.
  Cincinnati Reds
Non-tendered 3B Russell Branyan and OFs Ruben Mateo and Reggie Taylor. Arbitration-eligible RHPs Chris Reitsma and John Riedling were tendered contracts.
  Colorado Rockies
Jeromy Burnitz: Signed OF Jeromy Burnitz to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2005. Did not offer 2004 contracts to RHP Scott Elarton, OF Jay Payton and IF Kit Pellow.
  Agreed to terms with free-agent OF Jeromy Burnitz on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2005. Also non-tendered contracts of RHP Scott Elarton, OF Jay Payton and IF Kit Pellow, granting them unrestricted free agency.
  Detroit Tigers
Tigers nontendered catcher-outfielder Ben Petrick and LHP Andy Van Hekken (407843), making them free agents.
  Florida Marlins
Marlins nontendered RHP Braden Looper, LHP Armando Almanza (150355), and RHP Toby Borland (111241), making them free agents.
  Houston Astros
Astros nontendered LHP Nate Bland, making him a free agent.
  Kansas City Royals
Royals nontendered RHP Kris Wilson, making him a free agent.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers nontendered LHP Troy Brohawn, RHP Alfredo Gonzalez and LHP Derek Thompson, making them free agents.
  Minnesota Twins
Twins nontendered INF Augie Ojeda, making him a free agent.
  New York Mets
Non-tendered RHP Scott Strickland, Mets LHP Pedro Feliciano and RHP Jeremy Hill, making them free agents.
  Oakland Athletics
Non-tendered LHP Mark Redman, IF Frank Menechino and RHP Jeremy Fikac.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies nontendered LHP Valerio De Los Santos and third baseman Travis Chapman, making them free agents.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms with OF Kerry Robinson on a one-year contract.
  Nontendered RHP Gene Stechschulte, making him a free agent.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Devil Rays nontendered INF Marlon Anderson, INF Jared Sandberg and RHP Gerardo Garcia, making them free agents.
  Texas Rangers
Rangers nontendered outfielder Jason Tyner, making him a free agent.
12/19/03 Anaheim Angels
Jose Guillen: Signed free agent OF Jose Guillen to a two-year contract with a club option for 2006.
  Atlanta Braves
Antonio Alfonseca: Agreed to terms on a one-year-deal with former Cubs RHP Antonio Alfonseca.
  Baltimore Orioles
Signed OF Chad Mottola to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Chicago Cubs
Jose Macias: Acquired OF/INF Jose Macias from the Expos for nonroster RHP Wilton Chavez.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed left-handed pitcher Kelly Wunsch to a one-year contract for 2004.
  Signed outfielder Carlos Lee to a two-year contract for 2004-05 that includes a club option for 2006.
  Florida Marlins
Agreed to one-year contracts with C Mike Redmond, LHP Michael Tejera, OF Brian Banks and C Ramon Castro.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed 2B Alex Cora to a one-year contract.
  Wilson Alvarez: Re-signed free agent LHP Wilson Alvarez to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Outrighted RHP Matt Childers to Triple-A Indianapolis and invited him to Spring Training.
  Wes Helms: Signed 3B Wes Helms to a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Invited 1B Prince Fielder, SS J.J. Hardy, IF/OF Jeff Liefer and IF Matt Erickson to Major League Spring Training as non-roster players.
  Montreal Expos
Did not tender 2004 contracts to RHPs Orlando Hernandez, Hector Almonte and Britt Reames.
  Traded IF/OF Jose Macias to the Cubs for minor league P Wilton Chavez.
  New York Mets
Re-signed OF Timo Perez for one year and INF Joe McEwing for two years.
  New York Yankees
Nontendered OFs David Dellucci and Karim Garcia, making them free agents.
  Miguel Cairo: Signed free agent INF Miguel Cairo to a one-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Kevin Millwood accepted salary arbitration.
  Claimed LHP Victor Alvarez off waivers from the Dodgers.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Nontendered RHP Mike Lincoln, making him a free agent.
  San Diego Padres
Ismael Valdez: Signed RHP Ismael Valdes to a one-year contract.
  Sterling Hitchcock: Signed LHP Sterling Hitchcock to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed LHP Chad Zerbe to a one-year contract.
  Signed free-agent Ps Brian Cooper, Chris Gissell, Matt Montgomery, Adam Pettyjohn, Kevin Pickford and Tyler Walker; INFs Brian Dallimore and Francisco Santos; and OFs Nathan Haynes and Robert Stratton to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Scott Eyre: Signed LHP Scott Eyre to a two-year contract.
12/18/03 Chicago Cubs
Todd Hollandsworth: Signed free agent OF Todd Hollandsworth to a one-year contract.
  Kent Mercker: Signed free agent LHP Kent Mercker to a one-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Adrian Burnside: Designated LHP Adrian Burnside for assignment.
  Mike DiFelice: Signed free agent C Mike DiFelice to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Kelly Stinnett: Royals signed free agent C Kelly Stinnett to a one-year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Re-signed C Brandon Marsters to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Signed free agent C Henry Blanco to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005; signed C Chris Heintz and RHP Pete Munro to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Signed OF Mike Cameron to a three-year contract with a club option for a fourth season.
  New York Yankees
Traded LHP Chris Hammond to the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects: RHP Edwardo Sierra and INF J.T. Stotts.
  Oakland Athletics
Chris Hammond: Acquired LHP Chris Hammond and cash from the Yankees for RHP Eduardo Sierra and nonroster INF J.T. Stotts.
12/17/03 Atlanta Braves
Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent C Eddie Perez
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with RHP Travis Driskill, RHP Jason Gilfillan, RHP Tim Harikkala and RHP Marc Kroon to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training; agreed to terms with RHP Mike Cosgrove, INF Adonis Harrison and C Willie Morales on minor league contracts.
  Detroit Tigers
Al Levine: Signed free agent RHP Al Levine to a one-year contract.
  Fernando Vina: Signed free agent 2B Fernando Vina to a two-year contract.
  Designated LHP Andy Van Hekken for assignment; designated OF-C Ben Petrick for assignment.
  Rondell White: Signed free agent OF Rondell White to a two-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Marlins acquire RHP Mike Neu and a player to be named from the Athletics for Mark Redman.
  New York Mets
Mets re-signed free agent LHP John Franco to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed free agent OF Gary Sheffield, who had been with the Braves, to a three-year contract with a club option for 2007.
  Oakland Athletics
Acquired LHP Mark Redman from the Marlins for RHP Mike Neu and a player to be named or cash.
  Seattle Mariners
Scott Spiezio: Signed free agent INF Scott Spiezio, who had been with the Angels, to a three-year contract with a club option for 2007.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent RHP Jeff Suppan, who had been with the Red Sox, to a two-year contract with a club option for 2006; signed free agent outfielder Reggie Sanders, who had been with the Pirates, to a two-year contract.
12/16/03 Boston Red Sox
Acquired IF Mark Bellhorn from Rockies for a player to be named.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed RHP Jake Westbrook to a one-year contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Benji Gil: Signed IF Benji Gil to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Traded IF Mark Bellhorn to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed infielder-outfielder Lou Collier to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed LHP Mike Kusiewicz to a minor league contract.
12/15/03 Baltimore Orioles
Selected 3B Jose Bautista in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft; lost 1B Luis Jimenez, LHP Shaun Babula, P Tim Corcoran, OF Alexis Gordon and RHP Richard Bartlett in minor league phase.
  Boston Red Sox
Selected LHP Leonard Dinardo, RHP Randall Bean in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft; selected LHP Mark Carter in Triple-A phase; lost Wesley Anderson and James Goelz in the Double-A phase.
  Colorado Rockies
Waived INF Pablo Ozuna and OF Luke Allen; designated LHP Alex Herrera for assignment.
  Finalized the trade with Toronto, acquiring RHP Sandy Nin as the player to be named in the Justin Speier transaction.
  Selected LHP Matt White and INF Luis Gonzalez from the Indians in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Reached an agreement with C Todd Greene on a one-year contract; acquired RHP Allan Simpson from the Mariners for RHP Chris Buglovsky.
  Florida Marlins
Lost RHP Jason Grilli in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft; selected IF Chris Bass, RHP Peter Bauer, OF Adam Bonner, IF Mike Krga and SS Jimmy Goelz in minor league phase of Draft; lost LHP Chris Key in draft. The lone loss in the minor league draft was left-handed pitcher Chris Key to Seattle.

Acquired nonroster RHP Mike Nannini from the Cubs as the player to be named later in the November 25 trade.

  Kansas City Royals
Acquired Rule 5 Draft pick OF Rich Thompson from the Padres for Rule 5 Draft pick RHP Jason Szuminski and cash.
  Montreal Expos
Selected IF Andy Fox in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft; in Triple-A phase, selected OF Ender Chavez, C John Wilson and Anthony Medrano; in Double-A phase, selected P James Garvin, 3B Eric Storey and P Somer Gonzalez.
  Traded C Michael Barrett to the A''s for minor league pitcher Jonathan Brett and a player to be named.
  Signed OF Carl Everett to a two-year contract.
  New York Mets
Selected LHP Frank Brooks in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft, then dealt him to the A''s for a player to be named. In Triple-A phase, selected Eric Valent and LHP Lance Carracioli; also selected RHP Bruce Edwards.
  New York Yankees
Selected RHP Joe Orlowski in Rule 5 Draft; lost RHP Colter Bean to Red Sox.
  Signed C John Flaherty to a one-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Selected RHP Alec Zumwalt from Braves in Major League phase of Rule 5 Draft. Selected RHP Mark Comoli from Toronto and RHP Tim Corcoran from Baltimore in Triple-A phase. Selected C Adam Munoz from Atlanta, OF Sergio Contreras from Anaheim and 1B/OF Matt Bowser from Oakland in Double-A phase.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Designated RHP Cliff Politte for assignment.
  Picked RHP pitcher Talley Haines from Tampa organization in Rule 5 Draft. Lost RHP Mark Comoli to the Rays; LHP pitcher Ryan Costello to the Brewers; LHP Eric Stephenson to the White Sox; IF Kurt Keene to the Phillies; and RHP pitcher Pete Bauer to the Marlins in Triple-A phase of Draft.
12/14/03 Baltimore Orioles
Signed free-agent SS Miguel Tejada to a six-year contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Brian Tollberg: Signed RHP Brian Tollberg to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Traded RHP Justin Speier to the Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Mark Hendrickson and a player to be named, and traded Hendrickson to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for LHP Joe Kennedy.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed INF Tony Graffanino to a two-year deal.
  Montreal Expos
Named Tim Raines Sr. manager of Class A Brevard County
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed free-agent OF Jose Cruz and SS Rey Sanchez.
  Acquired 3B Geoff Blum from Houston in exchange for RHP Brandon Backe; traded LHP Joe Kennedy to Colorado and obtained LHP Mark Hendrickson in a three-way deal.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired RHP Justin Speier from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for LHP Mark Hendrickson and a player to be named later.
12/13/03 Atlanta Braves
Sent Jason Marquis, Ray King and Adam Wainwright to St. Louis in exchange for J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed free-agent RHP Keith Foulke to a three-year deal that includes a vested option for a fourth year.
  Florida Marlins
Juan Encarnacion: Traded OF Juan Encarnacion to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Designated LHP Troy Brohawn for assignment.
  Acquired RHP Jeff Weaver, RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Brandon Weeden and cash considerations from New York Yankees in exchange for RHP Kevin Brown.
  Acquired OF Juan Encarnacion from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor league OF Travis Ezi.
  New York Yankees
Acquired RHP Kevin Brown from Dodgers for RHP Jeff Weaver, minor league P Yhency Brazoban, a player to be named and $3 million.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired RHP Jason Marquis, RHP Adam Wainwright and LHP Ray King from the Braves for OF J.D. Drew and C/OF Eli Marrero.
12/12/03 Montreal Expos
Sold contract of RHP Julio Manon to the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball League.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Picked up 2005 option for Larry Bowa.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Agreed to terms with RHP Miguel Batista on a three-year, $13.1 million contract.
12/11/03 Chicago White Sox
Mark Buehrle: Signed left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle to a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2007.
  Houston Astros
Sign LHP Andy Pettitte to a three-year, $31.5 million contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed veteran catcher Benito Santiago to a two-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Announced the retirement of LHP Dan Plesac.
12/10/03 Chicago White Sox
Brian Daubach: Asked waivers on oufielder/first baseman Brian Daubach for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.
  Colorado Rockies
Designated LHP Alex Herrera for assignment.
  Signed IF Vinny Castilla to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2005.
  New York Mets
Signed SS Kazuo Matsui to a three-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Adam Roller to a minor league contract. Signed third baseman Jim Deschaine to a minor league contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed OF/INF Eduardo Perez to a two-year deal.
12/9/03 Anaheim Angels
Bartolo Colon: Signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a four-year contract.
  Atlanta Braves
Agreed to terms with John Thomson on a two-year deal.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Scott Sullivan to a two-year contract.
  Signed veteran OF Matt Stairs to a one-year Major League contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Outrighted INF Enrique Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis. Also outrighted INF Alejandro Machado, who had been designated for assignment on Dec. 2.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Tim Worrell to a multiyear contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agents INF Brent Butler and OF/1B Steve Cox to one-year contracts.
12/8/03 Atlanta Braves
Declined to offer arbitration to pitchers Roberto Hernandez, Darren Holmes, Kent Mercker, Greg Maddux and Shane Reynolds, outfielders Gary Sheffield and Darren Bragg, infielders Vinny Castilla and Matt Franco, and catcher Javy Lopez. Offered salary arbitration to infielder Julio Franco.
  Boston Red Sox
Mark Malaska: Claimed left-hander Mark Malaska off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  Chicago White Sox
Named Dave Wilder director of player development, replacing Bob Fontaine.
  Cleveland Indians
Claimed pitcher Cliff Bartosh off special waivers from the Detroit Tigers.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed pitcher Steve Reed to a one-year contract. Offered salary arbitration to infielder Greg Norton and outfielder/first baseman Mark Sweeney. Declined to offer arbitration to pitcher Darren Oliver, infielder Chris Stynes and catcher Gregg Zaun.
  Detroit Tigers
Outrighted the contracts of outfielder Andres Torres and pitcher Jorge Cordova to Triple-A Toledo. Agreed to terms with infielders Warren Morris, Brent Abernathy, Danny Klassen and Jason Smith and pitcher Brian Schmack on minor-league contracts with an invitation to Spring Training.

Agreed to terms with pitchers Tim Christman, David Cortes, Ricardo Palma and Ariel Prieto; catchers Jorge Meran and Guillermo Rodriguez; first baseman Andy Barkett; infielder Rayner Bautista and outfielders Jeff Inglin and Marcus Thames on minor league contracts.

  Kansas City Royals
Signed pitcher Jason Grimsley to one-year contract. Offered salary arbitration to outfielder Michael Tucker. Declined to offer arbitration to Outfielder Rondell White, catchers Brent Mayne, Mike DiFelice and Tom Prince, right-handers Jose Lima, Jamey Wright and Al Levine and left-hander Graeme Lloyd.
  Oakland Athletics
Offered salary arbitration to P Keith Foulke, P Ricardo Rincon and SS Miguel Tejada; declined to offer arbitration to P Steve Sparks and OF Jose Guillen.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed catcher Todd Pratt to a one-year contract. Offered salary arbitration to pitchers Kevin Millwood and Dan Plesac. Declined to offer arbitration to pitchers Terry Adams, Jose Mesa, Turk Wendell and Mike Williams and catcher Kelly Stinnett.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Declined to offer salary arbitration to P Julian Tavarez, OF Reggie Sanders, OF Matt Stairs, IF Pat Meares, IF Pokey Reese and IF Jeff Reboulet.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
OF Jason Tyner was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers; LHP Mark Malaska was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox; OF Matt Diaz was outrighted to Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Claimed OF Jason Tyner off waivers.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Kerry Ligtenberg: Signed free agent RHP Kerry Ligtenberg to a two-year $4.5 million contract.
12/7/03 Boston Red Sox
Signed OF/1B David McCarty to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Chicago Cubs
Re-signed 2B Mark Grudzielanek to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005; re-signed OF Tom Goodwin to a one-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Declined to offer salary arbitration to infielder Tony Graffanino, second baseman Roberto Alomar, outfielder Carl Everett and right-handed pitcher Scott Sullivan.
  Offered salary arbitration to free-agent right-handed pitchers Bartolo Colon and Tom Gordon.
  Florida Marlins
Signed 2B Luis Castillo to a three-year contract with an option for a fourth season. Signed RHP Chad Fox to a one-year deal.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Re-signed RHP Dave Burba to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Minnesota Twins
Re-signed OF Shannon Stewart to a three-year contract. Outrighted RHP Willie Eyre to Triple-A Rochester. Signed RHP Joe Roa to a minor league contract.
  New York Mets
Offered Salary arbitration to LHP John Franco. Declined arbitration on INF Jay Bell, INF Tony Clark and RHP Pedro Astacio.
  New York Yankees
Agreed to a one-year deal with OF/DH Ruben Sierra; offered salary arbitration to LHPs Andy Pettitte, David Wells and Gabe White and C John Flaherty
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed 1B J.T. Snow to a one-year contract with a vested/club option for 2005; signed OF Michael Tucker to a two-year deal.
  Seattle Mariners
Re-signed RHP Shigetoshi Hasegawa to a two-year contract; offered salary arbitration to C Pat Borders.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent pitchers Steve Kline and Cal Eldred to one-year contracts.
12/6/03 Florida Marlins
Signed OF Gerald Williams to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Donnie Bridges to a minor league contract.
  San Diego Padres
Re-signed RHP Rod Beck to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
12/5/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed OF Felix Jose to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Re-signed IF Carlos Baerga to a one-year contract.
  Atlanta Braves
Jaret Wright: Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jaret Wright; signed LHP C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Re-signed RHP Ryan Kohlmeier to a minor league contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Re-signed free agent INF Dean Palmer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Florida Marlins
Signed IF Lenny Harris to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed RHP Juan Acevedo to a minor league contract. Re-signed SS Tomas De La Rosa to a minor league contract. Signed RHP Chris Fussell to a minor league contract. Signed RHP Bobby Rodgers to a minor league contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed RHP Matt Herges to a two-year contract. Signed RHP Brian Cooper, OF Nathan Haynes and RHP Tyler Walker to a minor league contract. Re-signed LHP Kevin Pickford to a minor league contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed OF Alex Hernandez and C Robinson Cancel to a minor league contract.
12/4/03 Boston Red Sox
Named Terry Francona the 44th manager in club history.
  Florida Marlins
Re-signed free agent INF Mike Mordecai to a one-year contract.
  Montreal Expos
Traded RHP Javier Vazquez for the Yankees'' 1B Nick Johnson, OF Juan Rivera and LHP Randy Choate
  New York Yankees
Acquired right-hander Javier Vazquez in a four-player trade with the Montreal Expos for first baseman Nick Johnson, outfielder Juan Rivera and left-hander Randy Choate.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Todd Williams to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
12/3/03 Chicago Cubs
Signed free agent RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a two-year contract with a third year player option.
  Florida Marlins
Signed Mike Lowell through 2007.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Victor Santos, C Mark Johnson and OF Jon Nunnally to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.
  Minnesota Twins
Twins acquire RHP Carlos Silva, INF Nick Punto and a player to be named later from Philadelphia for LHP Eric Milton. To make room on the 40-man roster for Silva and Punto, the Twins outrighted LHP Brent Hoard to Triple-A Rochester.
  New York Yankees
Agreed to a two-year contract with LHP Felix Heredia with a club option for 2006.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Traded RHP Carlos Silva, IF Nick Punto and a player to be named to the Minnesota Twins for LHP Eric Milton.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed OF Jeffrey Hammonds to a one-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed LHP Chi-Hung Cheng to a minor league contract.
12/2/03 Chicago White Sox
Acquired infielder Juan Uribe from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for infielder Aaron Miles.
  Colorado Rockies
Traded SS Juan Uribe to the White Sox in exchange for minor league INF Aaron Miles.
  New York Yankees
Agreed to a one-year contract with INF Enrique Wilson.
  San Diego Padres
Re-signed LHP Kevin Walker to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed RHP Dustin Hermanson to a one-year contract.
12/1/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Acquired 1B Richie Sexson, LHP Shane Nance and a player to be named from the Brewers for IFs Craig Counsell, Junior Spivey and Lyle Overbay, C Chad Moeller and LHPs Chris Capuano and Jorge de la Rosa.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Designated infielder Alejandro Machado for assignment.
  Traded first baseman Richie Sexson, left-hander Shane Nance and a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielders Craig Counsell and Junior Spivey, first baseman Lyle Overbay, catcher Chad Moeller, and left-handers Chris Capuano and Jorge de la Rosa.
  New York Yankees
Agreed to a one-year contract with 3B Aaron Boone.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Free agent RHP Chris Carpenter signed to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.