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Date Transaction
1/30/04 Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed OF Chris Singleton to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
1/29/04 Florida Marlins
Signed free agent LHP Darren Oliver to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Signed OF Shane Spencer to a one-year contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Mesa on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Almanzar from Triple-A Oklahoma; designated INF Mike Lamb for assignment.
1/28/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed INF Clay Bellinger and LHP Rob Ramsay to minor league contracts with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Melvin Mora: Signed 3B Melvin Mora to a three-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
  Detroit Tigers
Announced the retirement of INF Dean Palmer.
  New York Mets
Signed free agent INF Todd Zeile to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed INF Tyler Houston and OF Darren Bragg to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
1/27/04 Cincinnati Reds
Signed C Steve Lomasney to a minor league contract and invited to Spring Training; C Mike Stefanski retired as a player to accept a position as the Reds'' bullpen catcher.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed INF Jose Hernandez and RHP Jose Lima to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to minor-league contracts with the following players and invited them to Spring Training: RHP Hector Almonte, C Sandy Martinez, OF Daryle Ward and Luke Allen.
  Seattle Mariners
Released RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Outrighted RHP Rob Bell to Triple-A Durham and invited him to Spring Training.
1/26/04 Boston Red Sox
Claimed RHP Reynaldo Garcia off waivers from the Rangers.
  Colorado Rockies
Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Chacon on a one-year contract extending through the 2004 season.
  Houston Astros
Signed free agent RHP Dave Veres to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Acquired LHP Jaime Cerda from the Mets for RHP Shawn Sedlacek.
  New York Mets
Traded LHP Jaime Cerda to Kansas City in exchange for RHP Shawn Sedlacek.
  New York Yankees
Signed 2B Homer Bush to a minor league contract.
1/24/04 Boston Red Sox
Agreed with free-agent IF Tony Womack on a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed free agent RHP Rick Reed to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
1/23/04 Cincinnati Reds
Signed LHP Jesus Sanchez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training; Re-signed RHP Scott Randall to a minor league contract.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Todd Van Poppel from Triple-A Louisville.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed LHP Shawn Estes to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Darrell May: Agreed to terms with LHP Darrell May on a two-year contract through the 2005 season, avoiding salary arbitration.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Claimed OF Colin Porter off waivers from the Astros.
1/22/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed LHP Jim Parque to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed RHP Shingo Takatsu to a one-year contract, with a club option for 2005.
  Cleveland Indians
Invited nonroster RHP Kyle Denney, RHP Kazuhito Tadano, C Brian Luderer, C Victor Valencia, C Dave Wallace, INF Michael Aubrey, INF Zach Sorensen, OF Brad Snyder and C Dusty Wathan to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Invited nonroster RHP Trevor Hutchinson, RHP Mike Nannini, C Ryan Jorgensen, C Dennis Anderson, INF Derek Wathan and OF Eric Reed to Spring Training.
  Signed 1B Larry Sutton to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Montreal Expos
Acquired nonroster C Brad Cresse from the Diamondbacks for a player to be named, and invited him to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Jeff Farnsworth, RHP Christian Parker, RHP Mike Judd, INF Julius Matos, INF Luis Lopez and C Paul Hoover to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training; Re-signed C Randy Knorr to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  San Diego Padres
Sent LHP Mike Bynum outright to Triple-A Portland and invited him to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Designated RHP Rob Bell for assignment.
  Damian Rolls: Agreed to terms with infielder/outfielder Damian Rolls on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
  Signed LHP Damian Moss to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Todd Ritchie on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Roy Halladay: Signed RHP Roy Halladay to a four-year, $42 million contract.
1/21/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed RHP Brandon Villafuerte, OF Julio Ramirez and C Juan Brito to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Brady Raggio, RHP Adriano Rosario, C Craig Ansman and C Chris Snyder to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Atlanta Braves
Signed IF Russell Branyan to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Chicago Cubs
Ryan Dempster: Signed free agent RHP Ryan Dempster to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
  Chicago White Sox
Invited minor league pitchers Carlos Castillo, Ryan Kohlmeier and Josh Stewart, C Jonathan Aceves, C Carlos Maldonado, OF Mario Valenzuela and OF Jeremy Reed to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Robert Person, RHP Mike Jackson, RHP Jose Santiago, LHP Vic Darensbourg, OF Marvin Benard, INF Bobby Smith and INF Mike Bell to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
1/20/04 Atlanta Braves
Avoided arbitration by signing OF J.D. Drew, SS Rafael Furcal and RHP Will Cunnane to one-year deals.
  Baltimore Orioles
Avoided arbitration by signing 2B Jerry Hairston Jr. and OF Luis Matos to one-year contracts.
  Boston Red Sox
Avoided arbitration by signing OF Trot Nixon to a one-year deal and RHP Byung-Hyun Kim to a two-year deal.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed RHP Esteban Yan to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster RHP Jorge Cordova, C Mike Rabelo, C Max St. Pierre, INF Rayner Bautista and OF Jeff Inglin to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Avoided arbitration by signing RHP Carl Pavano and RHP Brad Penny to one-year contracts.
  Kansas City Royals
Avoided arbitration by signing OF Carlos Beltran to a one-year contract for an estimated $9 million.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed LHP Odalis Perez to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Matt Wise to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Ben Sheets to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
  New York Mets
Signed OF Karim Garcia to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Avoided arbitration by signed 2B Alfonso Soriano to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Re-signed RHP Jeremi Gonzalez to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration; agreed to one-year contracts with OF Jonny Gomes and P Bartolome Fortunato; and re-signed P Gerardo Garcia and invited him to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Avoided arbitration by signing RHP Justin Speier to a one-year contract.
1/19/04 Boston Red Sox
Signed IF/OF Terry Shumpert to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training and agreed to a one-year deal with RHP Scott Williamson, avoiding arbitration.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed RHP John Riedling to a one-year contract; Invited nonroster C Miguel Perez to Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed 3B Adrian Beltre to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Dan Kolb, avoiding arbitration.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms with RHPs Tomo Ohka and Tony Armas Jr. on one-year deals, thus avoiding arbitration.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed RHP Jim Brower to a two-year deal and INF Pedro Feliz to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration for both players.
1/18/04 Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed Jeremy Giambi to a minor league contract with a Spring Training invite.
1/17/04 Los Angeles Dodgers
Rick White joins the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to a one-year deal with RHP Rocky Biddle, thus avoiding arbitration.
  San Diego Padres
Relased RHP Brandon Villafuerte.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Re-signed P Gerardo Garcia to a minor league contract with a Spring Training invite.
1/16/04 Anaheim Angels
Sent OF Gary Johnson outright to Triple-A Salt Lake and invited him to Spring Training.
  Baltimore Orioles
Signed C Keith Osik to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training, and also invited RHP John Maine and 2B Mike Fontenot to Spring Training.
  Boston Red Sox
Announced the signing of LHP Nick Bierbrodt to a one-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed OF Reggie Taylor and LHP Mike Matthews to minor league contracts and invited both players to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
Signed free agent OF Orlando Palmeiro to a one-year contract. To make room for Palmeiro on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated for assignment OF Colin Porter.
  San Diego Padres
Rey Ordonez: Agreed to terms with free agent IF Rey Ordonez on a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Invited nonroster LHP Craig Anderson, LHP Travis Blackley, OF Shin-Soo Choo, LHP Randy Williams, C Luis Oliveros and C Rene Rivera to Spring Training. Invited nonroster infielder Adam Jones to spring training. Invited nonroster infielder Jose Lopez to spring training. Invited nonroster infielder Mickey Lopez to spring training. Invited nonroster infielder A.J. Zapp to spring training.
  Signed LHP Mike Myers, LHP Jose Nunez, LHP George Sherrill, OF Hiram Bocachica and 1B Bucky Jacobsen to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training; Re-signed C Pat Borders to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Sent RHP Matt White outright to Triple-A Durham. White had been designated for assignment on Jan. 9.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Francisco Cordero to a one-year and released RHP Reynaldo Garcia, who had been designated for assignment on Jan. 5. RHP Travis Hughes and 1B/OF Jason Jones cleared waivers and were assigned outright to the Rangers'' Triple-A team in Oklahoma.
  Released RHP Reynaldo Garcia, who had been designated for assignment on Jan. 5.
  Sent RHP Travis Hughes and 1B/OF Jason Jones outright to AAA Oklahoma. These roster moves were made to clear spots on the Texas 40-man roster for Kenny Rogers and Jeff Nelson.
1/15/04 Anaheim Angels
Invited nonroster C Jared Abruzzo, INF Erick Aybar, LHP Dusty Bergman, C Ryan Budde, INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Cyr, OF Nick Gorneault, RHP Matt Hensley, INF Casey Kotchman, C Jeff Mathis, INF Tommy Murphy, RHP Ervin Santana and INF Brian Specht to Spring Training.
  Signed C Josh Paul, RHP Scott Dunn, OF Brian Gordon and LHP Pete Zamora to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training; Re-signed INF Adam Riggs to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Gary Johnson: Designated OF Gary Johnson for assignment.
  Atlanta Braves
C.J. Nitkowski: Agreed to terms with LHP C. J. Nitkowski on a minor-league contract and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster player.
  Invited 12 players to the major league Spring Training camp, the team announced. The non-roster players invited to Spring Training are: right-handed pitchers Tim Drew, Ryan Glynn and Chuck Smith; left-handed pitcher Sam McConnell; catchers Jean Boscan, Joe DePastino, Lee Evans, Brayan Pena and Bryce Terveen; infielder Jorge Velandia and outfielders Damon Hollins and DeWayne Wise.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Invited nonroster RHP Gavin Floyd, LHP Cole Hamels, INF Brian Hitchcox, C Russ Jacobson, C Trent Pratt, C Jeremy Salazar and LHP Matt Squires to spring training.
  Jimmy Rollins: Signed SS Jimmy Rollins to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Signed C Rod Barajas to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major Legaue Spring Training.
1/14/04 Anaheim Angels
Shane Halter: Agreed to terms with free agent IF Shane Halter on a one-year contract for 2004.
  Atlanta Braves
Signed IF Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract.
  Baltimore Orioles
Agreed to terms with free-agent RHP Sidney Ponson, who had been with the Giants, on a three-year deal.
  Cincinnati Reds
Invited nonroster RHP Chris Booker, RHP Dustin Moseley and LHP Brian Shackelford to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed RHP Turk Wendell to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Detroit Tigers
Re-signed OF Ben Petrick to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Jason Karnuth to a minor league contract.
  Signed INF Greg Norton, INF Pablo Ozuna, C Bobby Estalella and RHP Craig Dingman to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Ted Lilly: Agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with LHP Ted Lilly worth a total of $5 million.
1/13/04 Minnesota Twins
Rick Helling: Signed P Rick Helling to a minor league contract and will be invited to Spring Training.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms with catcher Gregg Zaun to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with free agent OF Jay Payton on a two-year contract and designated for assignment LHP Mike Bynum.
  Seattle Mariners
Sent LHP Ryan Anderson outright to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Mike Williams on a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Kenny Rogers: Signed free agent LHP Kenny Rogers to a two-year contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
RHPs Josue Matos and Juan Campos, and OF Noah Hall were signed to minor league contracts and invited to Spring Training.
  Dave Maurer: Signed P David Maurer to a minor league contract and will be invited to Spring Training.
1/12/04 Anaheim Angels
Vladimir Guerrero: Signed free agent OF Vladimir Guerrero to a five-year contract with a club option for 2009.
  Chicago White Sox
Agreed to terms with LHP Scott Schoeneweis on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
  Cincinnati Reds
John Vander Wal: Signed free agent OF John Vander Wal to a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Lou Merloni: Signed INF Lou Merloni to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed RHP Jeff Fassero, RHP Vladimir Nunez and C Hector Ortiz to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
Roger Clemens: Signed RHP Roger Clemens to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Signed free agent 1B Tony Clark to a one-year contract; designated INF Fernando Seguignol for assignment.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed RHP Britt Reames to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Doug Glanville: Signed free agent OF Doug Glanville to a one-year contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed free-agent P Lee Gardner and INF David Doster to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training along with P''s David Aardsma, Luke Anderson, Matt Cain, Brad Hennessey, Erick Threets and Jeff Urban; C''s Todd Jennings and Craig Kuzmic; INFs Brian Buscher, Timothy Hutting and Jacob Wald; and OFs Doug Clark, Frederick Lewis, Daniel Ortmeier and Adam Shabala.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Holtz, RHP Todd Jones, C Mitch Meluskey, RHP Al Reyes, RHP Carlos Reyes, 3B Jared Sandberg and 3B Fernando Tatis on minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Jeff Nelson: Signed RHP Jeff Nelson to a one-year contract.
1/11/04 Boston Red Sox
Signed LHP Bobby M. Jones to a minor league contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed RHP Scott Sobkowiak to a minor league contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed LHP Aaron Fultz, LHP Kevin Tolar and 1B Juan Diaz to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Re-signed OF Esix Snead to a minor league contract.
1/10/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed 1B/DH Rafael Palmeiro to a one-year contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed RHP Masao Kida to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training. Invited nonroster INF Ricky Bell and RHP Agustin Montero to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Invited nonroster LHP Paul Maholm to Spring Training.
1/9/04 Atlanta Braves
Re-signed 1B Julio Franco to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Chicago Cubs
Re-signed RHP Scott Chiasson and OF Trenidad Hubbard to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster INF Nate Frese, RHP Michael Wuertz, C Casey Kopitzke to Spring Training.
  Signed LHP Jimmy Anderson, RHP Bryan Corey, LHP Juan Pena, C Fernando Lunar and INF Scott McClain to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Re-signed RHP Seth Etherton, C Dane Sardinha C Mike Stefanski and INF Jacob Cruz to a minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Signed LHP Rigo Beltran, RHP Brian Mallette, RHP Corey Thurman, C Javier Valentin, INF Aaron Holbert, OF McKay Christensen and OF Jermaine Clark to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Luke Prokopec: Signed RHP Luke Prokopec to a minor league contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed IF Denny Hocking to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed OF Dave Roberts to a one-year contract.
  New York Yankees
Outrighted IF Erick Almonte to Triple-A Columbus.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed RHP Brett Tomko to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
  Seattle Mariners
Designated LHP Ryan Anderson for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed OF Chris Prieto and 1B Luis Ortiz to minor league contracts.
  Signed OFs Ray Lankford, Mark Quinn and Emil Brown to minor league contracts that include non-roster invitations to Spring Training.
  Signed free agent RHP Julian Tavarez to a two-year contract.
  Signed free agent INF Marlon Anderson to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Designated RHP Matt White for assignment.
1/8/04 Baltimore Orioles
Invited nonroster RHP Darwin Cubillan, C Raul Casanova, C Carlos Mendez, INF Napoleon Calzado, INF Eddy Garabito, INF Luis Lopez and OF Pedro Swann to Spring Training.
  Re-signed OF B.J. Surhoff to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training; signed C Bill Haselman to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Boston Red Sox
Claimed C Michel Hernandez off waivers from the Yankees.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed free-agent RHP Jose Jimenez
  Detroit Tigers
Sent RHP John Ennis outright to Triple-A Toledo.
  Acquired shortstop Carlos Guillen from Seattle in exchange for shortstop Ramon Santiago and minor league shortstop Juan Gonzalez.
  Houston Astros
Signed INF John Valentin to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed RHP Lou Pote to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training; invited nonroster RHP Brad Sullivan to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed 3B Chris Truby, SS Donaldo Mendez, OF Andy Abad, RHP Elio Serrano and RHP Blake Stein to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed shortstop Rich Aurilia to a one-year contract. Traded shortstop Carlos Guillen to the Tigers for infielders Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez.
1/7/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Designated C Brad Cresse for assignment.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed free agent RHP Cliff Politte to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
  Chicago White Sox
Agreed to terms with RHP Cliff Politte on a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2005.
  Cincinnati Reds
Aaron Myette: Signed RHP Aaron Myette to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Signed INF Damion Easley to a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Invited nine minor leaguers to Major League Spring Training: INFs Jason Alfaro and Mike Coolbaugh; Cs Dax Norris and Chris Tremie; RHPs Kirk Bullinger, Jared Fernandez, Miguel Saladin and Rodrigo Rosario and LHP Nate Bland.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Re-signed RHP Brian Powell to a minor league contract; signed C A.J. Hinch to a minor league contract.
  San Diego Padres
Claimed C Tom Wilson off waivers from Toronto. Designated RHP Brandon Villafuerte for assignment.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed SS Deivi Cruz to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Agreed to terms with RHP Terry Adams and SS Chris Gomez on one-year contracts. RHP Pete Walker was designated for assignment, and C Tom Wilson was claimed on waivers by the Padres.
1/6/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Roberto Alomar: Signed free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Re-signed RHP Jimmy Serrano and LHP Les Walrond to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training; invited nonroster INFs Ruben Gotay and Donald Murphy to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Erik Hiljus, INF Wilton Guerrero, INF Rick Short and OF Adrian Brown to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Signed OF Juan Gonzalez to a one-year contract with a mutual option.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed OF Bubba Trammell to one-year contract. Signed LHP Troy Brohawn and RHP Bill Simas to minor league contracts and invited each to Spring Training.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on one-year deal with SS Orlando Cabrera.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Braden Looper to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.
  Oakland Athletics
Invited nonroster C Mike Rose, RHP Joe Blanton, OF Brian Sellier and OF Nick Swisher to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Wayne Gomes and INF Ramon Castro to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Outrighted INF Jose Flores to Triple-A Sacramento and invited him to Spring Training.
  Re-signed IF Frank Menechino to a one-year contract and designated for assignment IF Jose Flores.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired 3B Jeff Cirillo, RHP Brian Sweeney and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Kevin Jarvis, CA Wiki Gonzalez, IF Dave Hansen and minor league OF Vince Faison.
  Seattle Mariners
Acquired RHP Kevin Jarvis, CA Wiki Gonzalez, IF Dave Hansen and minor league OF Vince Faison from the San Diego Padres in exchange for 3B Jeff Cirillo, RHP Brian Sweeney and cash considerations.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed free agent RHP Mike Lincoln to a one-year contract.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed 1B Ivan Cruz, RHP Rich Loiselle and RHP Rob Stanifer to minor league contracts.
  Signed free-agent LHP Trever Miller to a one-year contract.
  Signed free-agent RHP Danys Baez to a two-year contract with a club option for 2006.
1/5/04 Cleveland Indians
Signed RHP Jeff D''Amico, RHP Luther Hackman, RHP Matt Miller, INF Kevin Orie and LHP Carl Sadler to minor league contracts with invitations him to Spring Training.
  Acquired LHP Scott Stewart from the Expos for OF Ryan Church and nonroster INF Maicer Izturis.
  Colorado Rockies
Rockies agreed to minor league contracts with SS Royce Clayton, 2B-OF Damian Jackson and OF-1B Mark Sweeney. All will be invited to Major League Spring Training.
  Detroit Tigers
Outrighted left-handed pitcher Adrian Burnside to Triple-A Toledo.
  Montreal Expos
Traded LHP Scott Stewart to the Indians for OF Ryan Church and IF Maicer Izturis.
  New York Yankees
Signed RHP Javier Vazquez to a four-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Signed Eric Young to a one year deal; Designated Reynaldo Garcia for assignment
1/4/04 Detroit Tigers
Agreed to terms on a one-year contact with INF Ramon Martinez.