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Date Transaction
2/29/04 Florida Marlins
Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Neu.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Removed outfielder Josh Hamilton from the 40-man roster after he was placed on the restricted list.
2/28/04 Boston Red Sox
Signed OF George Lombard to a minor league contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Agreed to terms with INF Derrek Lee on a three-year deal for the 2004-2006 campaigns.
  Florida Marlins
Agree to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Nate Bump, RHP Tim Spooneybarger, 1B Hee-Seop Choi and INF Wilson Valdez.
2/27/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Alfredo Amezaga (INF), Tim Bittner (LHP), Tom Gregorio (C), Chone Figgins (INF/OF), Bobby Jenks (RHP), Greg Jones (RHP), Dallas McPherson (INF) and Jose Molina (C).
  Baltimore Orioles
Agreed to terms for the 2004 season with LHP Eric DuBose, LHP Matt Riley, IF Jose Bautista, LHP Erik Bedard, RHP Daniel Cabrera, RHP Dave Crouthers, LHP Brian Forystek, LHP Ryan Hannaman, OF Darnell McDonald, OF Tim Raines and 1B Walter Young.
  Chicago Cubs
Agreed to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on a three-year contract for the 2004-2006 campaigns with mutual options for the 2007 season.
  Houston Astros
Agreed to one-year contracts with INF Eric Bruntlett, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Tim Redding and RHP Ricky Stone.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms with RHP Sun-woo Kim, LHP Randy Choate and OF Brandon Watson.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Travis Harper and LHP Bobby Seay.
2/26/04 Anaheim Angels
Jeff DaVanon: Agreed to terms on a contract for the 2004 season with OF Jeff DaVanon.
  Derrick Turnbow: Agreed to terms on a contract for the 2004 season with RHP Derrick Turnbow.
  Baltimore Orioles
Re-signed C Robert Machado to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed C Brandon Inge, INF Omar Infante and pitchers Franklyn German, Gary Knotts, Wilfredo Ledezma and Mike Maroth.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHPs Mike MacDougal and Ryan Bukvich, LHP Jimmy Gobble, OF David DeJesus and 1B Ken Harvey.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on 2004 contracts with right-handed pitchers Roy Corcoran and Seung Song, third baseman Scott Hodges, and outfielder Valentino Pascucci.
  New York Yankees
Aaron Boone: Unconditionally released 3B Aaron Boone.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed OF Steve Woodward to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster C Steve Jackson to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP R.A. Dickey, RHP Ryan Drese, LHP Ben Kozlowski and C Gerald Laird.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Sold the rights of RHP Pete Walker to Yokohama (Japan) BayStars.
2/25/04 Houston Astros
Signed OF Ryan Thompson to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Matt Kinney and LHP Nick Neugebauer.
  New York Yankees
Travis Lee: Signed free agent 1B Travis Lee to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
2/24/04 Detroit Tigers
Signed INF Don Kelly and OFs Craig Monroe, Cody Ross and Alex Sanchez, pitchers Kenny Baugh, Nate Cornejo, Preston Larrison, Chris Spurling, and Nate Robertson.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed LHP Matt Jarvis to a minor league contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Brooks Kieschnick: Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Brooks Kieschnick.
  New York Yankees
Released INF Tyler Houston, a non-roster invitee, after he failed to report to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Claimed RHP John Webb off waivers from the Cubs and placed him on their 40-man roster.
  Placed RHP Seth McClung on the 60-day disabled list after Tommy John surgery.
2/23/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on contracts for the 2004 season with RHP Chris Bootcheck and OF Robb Quinlan.
  Atlanta Braves
Signed C/INF/OF Eli Marrero to one-year contract extension
  Baltimore Orioles
Signed RHP Heath Bost to a minor league contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed RHP Jeremy Lambert to a minor league contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed INF Nate Rolison to a minor league contract.
  Cleveland Indians
LHP Carl Sadler will not report to Spring Training due to rotator cuff problems.
  Signed LHP Cliff Bartosh, RHP Rafael Betancourt, INF Jhonny Peralta, INF Corey Smith and OF Grady Sizemore to one-year Major League contracts.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Waived LHP Luis Martinez.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Raul Mondesi: Signed free agent OF Raul Mondesi to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Claimed LHP Luis Martinez off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed RHP Alan Mills to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
2/22/04 Kansas City Royals
Signed LHP Greg Swindell to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invite.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Dan Reichert to a minor league contract.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on 2004 contracts with right-handed pitcher Shawn Hill, right-handed pitcher Chad Cordero, left-handed pitcher Chad Bentz, infielder Jamey Carroll, infielder Josh Labandeira, outfielder Ryan Church and outfielder Terrmel Sledge
2/21/04 Florida Marlins
Signed 14 players to one-year contracts: RHP Ronald Belisario, RHP Kevin Cave, RHP Mike Flannery, RHP Lincoln Holdzkom, RHP Blaine Neal, RHP Justin Wayne, LHP Franklyn Gracesqui, LHP Tommy Phelps, INF Kevin Hooper, INF Josh Wilson, OF Chris Aguila, OF Chip Ambres, OF Abraham Nunez, C Josh Willingham.
  New York Mets
Designated RHP Pat Strange for assignment.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed 1B Damon Minor to a minor league contract.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Mickey Callaway, RHP Juan Dominguez, RHP Rosman Garcia, RHP Chris Mabeus, RHP Edwin Moreno, LHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Nick Regilio, LHP Brian Shouse, RHP Ryan Snare, OF Kevin Mench, OF Ramon Nivar and 1B Adrian Gonzalez.
  Hank Blalock: Signed 3B Hank Blalock to a five-year contract with a club option for a sixth season.
2/20/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on 2004 contracts with RHP Francisco Rodriguez and C Wil Nieves.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed LHP Chris Michalak to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Agreed to terms with 1B/OF Albert Pujols on a seven-year contract that also includes a club option for an eighth year.
2/19/04 Anaheim Angels
Invited non-roster RHP Jason Middlebrook to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed RHP Brian Rose to a minor league contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed RHP Jason Middlebrook to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed Randall Simon to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005. Also agreed to terms on one-year contracts with pitchers Ian Snell and Cory Stewart.
2/18/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on contracts for the 2004 season with RHP Rich Fischer, RHP Steve Green, LHP Jake Woods and OF Barry Wesson.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Greg Maddux to a three-year, $24 million contract.
2/17/04 Boston Red Sox
Signed RHP Frank Castillo to a minor league contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed SS Felix Martinez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster C Jose Reyes and C Casey McGehee to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Randy Keisler to a minor league deal with an invitation to minor league camp.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Invited nonroster C Dan Massiatte to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Doug Brocail to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
2/16/04 Minnesota Twins
Signed first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to a two-year contract, including a club option for 2006, thereby avoiding arbitration.
  New York Yankees
Alex Rodriguez: Acquired SS Alex Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers in exchange for 2B Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later.
  Texas Rangers
Alfonso Soriano: Acquired 2B Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later in exchange for SS Alex Rodriguez.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Invited nonroster C Tim Whittaker to Spring Training.
2/15/04 San Diego Padres
Outrighted RHP Matt Bruback to Triple-A Portland and invited him to Spring Training. Bruback was designated for assignment Feb. 5.
2/14/04 Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed OF Orlando Merced to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed LHP Doug Creek to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
2/13/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Shea Hillenbrand: Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with 3B Shea Hillenbrand.
  Signed C Bobby Estalella to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed RHP Sean Bergman to a minor league contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Rudy Seanez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
2/12/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed OF Jay Gibbons to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
  Detroit Tigers
Released nonroster C Bobby Estalella.
  Outrighted right-handed reliever Chris Mears to Triple-A Toledo.
  Montreal Expos
Invited nonroster 1B Larry Broadway to Spring Training.
  Agreed to terms on a minor league contract with OF Joe Vitiello and invited him to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP James Baldwin to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed OF John Mabry to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed RHP Jorge Sosa and INF Antonio Perez to one-year contracts.
2/11/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed LHP B.J. Ryan to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Ricky Bottalico to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Willie Banks to a minor league contract.
2/10/04 Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed RHP Rodney Myers to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed eight players to one-year contracts: pitchers Mike Adams, Mike Crudale, Ben Diggins, Matt Ford, Wes Obermueller and Dennis Sarfate and outfielders Corey Hart and Dave Krynzel. Also signed right-handers Garrett Berger and Jose De La Torre to minor league contracts.
  Montreal Expos
Announced that 1B Nick Johnson was awarded $1.25 million in arbitration.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed OF Eric Owens and LHP Terry Mulholland to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed INF/DH Fred McGriff to a one-year, minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.
2/9/04 Houston Astros
Signed RHP Bobby Chouinard to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed OF Brian Simmons to a minor league contract.
  Signed IF Jose Offerman to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed RHP Steve Woodard to a minor league contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Invited nonroster C Ronny Paulino to Spring Training.
  Signed OF Ruben Mateo, RHP Willis Roberts and INF Luis Figueroa to minor league contracts and invited theim to Spring Training.
  San Diego Padres
Invited nonroster 1B Jon Knott, C Nick Trzesniak, 3B Tagg Bozied, INF Josh Barfield and RHP Tim Stauffer to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Justin Kaye and LHP Tim Byrdak to minor league contracts.
  Signed C Yamid Haad and RHP Brandon Puffer to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed OF Mike Colangelo to a minor league contract.
  Signed free agent LHP Ron Villone to a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Invited non-roster players LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Spike Lundberg, C Yadier Molina, C Dan Moylan and C Matt Pagnozzi to Spring Training.
2/7/04 Oakland Athletics
Outrighted LHP Mario Ramos to Triple-A Sacramento and invited him to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed OF Henry Rodriguez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Signed RHP Brad Clontz and LHP Jordan Zimmerman to minor league contracts.
2/6/04 Boston Red Sox
Invited nonroster C Jeff Bailey and C Kelly Shoppach to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Paul Rigdon, LHP Ed Yarnall and INF Jesus Medrano to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Voided the minor-league contract of RHP Corey Thurman due to a pre-existing medical condition.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Doug Linton to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training; invited nonroster OF Alan Moye to Spring Training.
  New York Yankees
Acquired 3B Mike Lamb from the Rangers for nonroster RHP Jose Garcia.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Invited nonroster RHP William Glen, INF B.J. Upton, OF Anton French and OF Joey Gathright to Spring Training.
  Texas Rangers
Invited nonroster RHP Frank Francisco to Spring Training; signed C Jeff Smith to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
2/5/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed C Lance Burkhart to a minor league contract.
  Boston Red Sox
Ellis Burks: Signed free agent DH Ellis Burks to a one-year contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Hector Carrasco and OF Calvin Murray to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Colorado Rockies
Invited nonroster C Dan Conway to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Nelson Cruz and OF Armando Rios to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  New York Mets
Signed C Jesse Levis to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Invited nonroster LHP Scott Kazmir, LHP Royce Ring, RHP Matt Peterson, RHP Jason Roach, SS Chris Basak, INF Victor Diaz, INF David Wright, C Joe Hieptas, C Justin Huber, C Danilo Reynoso, OF Ron Acuna and OF Kenny Kelly to Spring Training.
  Signed RHP Scott Erickson to a one-year contract with an invite to Spring Training.
  New York Yankees
Released 3B Drew Henson.
  Signed C Joe Girardi, IF Homer Bush, IF Erick Almonte, OF Darren Bragg, IF Jeff Deardorff, IF Felix Escalona, C Sal Fasano, C Omar Fuentes, IF Tyler Houston, RHP Jim Mann, C Dioner Navarro, LHP Donovan Osborne, OF John Rodriguez, RHP David Shepard, C Jon-Mark Sprowl and C Steve Torrealba to one-year minor league contracts and extended invitations to Spring Training.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed LHP Mark Guthrie to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  San Diego Padres
Signed RHP Antonio Osuna to a one-year contract; designated RHP Matt Bruback for assignment.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with C Pete Laforest and OF Josh Hamilton.
2/4/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed veteran IF-OF Mark McLemore to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed David Ortiz to a one-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Named Gary Allenson minor league catching coordinator.
  Signed RHP Scott MacRae to a minor league contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Invited nonroster OF Shane Victorino, LHP Greg Miller, 1B James Loney, OF Franklin Gutierrez, C Edwin Bellorin, C Ryan Kellner and C Russel Martin to Spring Training.
2/3/04 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHPs Jesus Colome, Carlos Hines, Jason Standridge, Doug Waechter and Alec Zumwalt; and LHP Mark Hendrickson.
2/2/04 Detroit Tigers
Designated RHP Chris Mears for assignment.
  Ivan Rodriguez: Signed free agent C Ivan Rodriguez to a four-year contract with a club option for 2008.
  Florida Marlins
Wil Cordero: Signed 1B Wil Cordero to a one-year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Avoided arbitration with LHP J.C. Romero by signing him to a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $820,000 plus an additional $5,000 should Romero make 70 appearances.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms with RHP Pat Mahomes on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Agreed to terms with OF Terrmel Sledge on a 2004 contract.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed free agent 1B Eric Karros to a one-year contract; designated LHP Mario Ramos for assignment.