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Date Transaction
10/31/05 Chicago Cubs
Signed LHP Glendon Rusch to a two-year contract, guaranteeing him $6 million, plus as much as $1 million more in performance bonuses based on starts.
  Chicago White Sox
Exercised 2006 club option on RHP Cliff Politte; Declined 2006 club option on DH Carl Everett, making him a free agent; DH Frank Thomas exercised 2006 player option.
  Cincinnati Reds
Reinstated INF Luis Lopez from the 60-day disabled list.
  Reinstated RHP Ryan Wagner from the 15-day disabled list.
  Houston Astros
Extended manager Phil Garner's contract by one year, keeping him in Houston through 2007.
  Kansas City Royals
INF Joe McEwing filed for free agency.
  New York Mets
Reinstated OF Mike Cameron, RHP Bartolome Fortunato, RHP Tyler Yates, LHP Felix Heredia and IF Jeff Keppinger from the 60-day disabled list.
  Exercised 2006 option of RHP Steve Trachsel and declined options on RHP Braden Looper and 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.
10/29/05 Chicago Cubs
Picked up options on INF Todd Walker and RHP Scott Williamson; declined a mutual option on OF Jeromy Burnitz.
  Kansas City Royals
LHP Brian Anderson, RHPs Jose Lima and Scott Sullivan and INF Denny Hocking filed for free agency.
10/28/05 Cincinnati Reds
Declined the 2006 contract option on RHP Ramon Ortiz; The Reds and INF Rich Aurilia mutually agreed to decline his 2006 contract option; IF/OF Jacob Cruz declared free agency; Named Jim Pransky professional scout.
  Cleveland Indians
Re-signed INF Ramon Vazquez to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Re-signed RHP Dave Elder to a Minor League contract.
  San Diego Padres
Re-signed RHP Brian Sweeney and LHP Ryan Meaux to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  San Francisco Giants
Re-signed LHP Jeff Fassero to a one-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Signed C Nick Trzesniak to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
10/27/05 Colorado Rockies
Signed RHP Mike DeJean to a one-year contract for the 2006 season with a mutual option for 2007.
  Minnesota Twins
Named Joe Vavra hitting coach; Moved Scott Ullger from hitting coach to third base coach; Announced that pitching coach Rick Anderson, bench coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry White and bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek would return in 2006.
  San Francisco Giants
Exercised 2006 club options for RHP Jason Schmidt and OF Randy Winn; announced OF Moises Alou, 2B Ray Durham and RHP LaTroy Hawkins have exercised their 2006 player options.
  St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Cal Eldred announced his retirement.
  Washington Nationals
Signed INF Damian Jackson and 2B Bernie Castro to one-year free-agent contracts.
10/25/05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Declined the club option on RHP Jose Mesa making him a free agent.
10/24/05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed LHP Dave Williams to a one-year contract for the 2006 season.
10/21/05 Kansas City Royals
Claimed LHP Bobby Madritsch off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
10/20/05 Oakland Athletics
Sent INF Keith Ginter outright to Sacramento.
10/19/05 New York Yankees
Sent 2B Mark Bellhorn outright to Triple-A Columbus; Bellhorn refused the assignment and is now a free agent.
10/17/05 Houston Astros
Sent LHP Carlos Hernandez outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Hernandez refused the assignment and is now a free agent.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Announced that LHP Kelly Wunsch and RHP Giovanni Carrara declined Minor League assignments and opted for free agency.
  Oakland Athletics
Exercised the contract option on OF Jay Payton for the 2006 season; Declined the contract option on RHP Keiichi Yabu.
  San Francisco Giants
Outrighted RHPs Brian Cooper and Matt Kinney, C Yamid Haad and OFs Doug Clark, Julio Ramirez and Adam Shabala to Triple-A Fresno. Cooper rejected his assignment and became a free agent.
10/15/05 Boston Red Sox
Released OF Adam Hyzdu; Purchased the contract of RHP Edgar Martinez from Double-A Portland.
  Sent RHP Chad Harville, LHP Mike Stanton and RHP Jeremi Gonzalez outright to Triple-A Pawtucket. Harville, Stanton and Gonzalez refused the assignments and are now free agents.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Designated LHP Ryan Ketchner and LHP Derek Thompson for assignment.
10/14/05 Arizona Diamondbacks
Sent OF Quinton McCracken outright to Triple-A Tucson; McCracken refused the assignment and is now a free agent.
  Sent C Kelly Stinnett outright to Triple-A Tucson; Stinnett refused the assignment and is now a free agent.
  Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Victor Santos, RHP Julio Santana, INF Trent Durrington and OF Chris Magruder refused their outright assignments to Triple-A Nashville and elected free agency.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed OF Jason Tyner to a Minor League contract; activated RHP Grant Balfour and OF Jason Kubel from the 60-day disabled list.
  Oakland Athletics
Agreed to three-year contract with manager Ken Macha.
  San Diego Padres
Released INF Manny Alexander; Damian Jackson elected free agency after clearing outright waivers.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Purchased the contract of OF Rick Ankiel from Double-A Springfield and released RHP Evan Rust.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Claimed C Mike Rose off waivers from the Dodgers.
  Texas Rangers
Outrighted RHP Ryan Bukvich to Triple-A Oklahoma; RHP Carlos Almanzar has elected free agency in lieu of an outright assignment; Re-signed RHP Jared Abruzzo and OF Ruddy Yan to Minor League contracts.
10/13/05 Seattle Mariners
Activated RHP Jorge Campillo from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Purchased the contracts of RHP Ryan Houston and INF Robert Cosby.
  Outrighted RHP Jason Arnold and INF Raul Tablado to Triple-A Syracuse; C Ken Huckaby and INF Frank Menechino have elected to become free agents after declining assignments to Syracuse.
10/12/05 Philadelphia Phillies
Outrighted RHP Keith Bucktrot, RHP Francisco Butto, RHP Edwin Moreno and C A.J. Hinch Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; Hinch has opted for free agency; Purchased the contract of RHP Yoel Hernandez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
10/11/05 Colorado Rockies
Acquired Miguel Ojeda on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
  Seattle Mariners
Outrighted INF Justin Leone to Triple-A Tacoma and announced C Miguel Ojeda was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies.
10/10/05 Cincinnati Reds
Sent RHP Chris Booker outright to Triple-A Louisville; Booker refused the assignment and is now a free agent; INF D'Angelo Jimenez and RHP Ben Weber elected free agency.
  Cleveland Indians
Claimed RHP Sean Douglass off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.
  Detroit Tigers
Sent RHP Matt Ginter, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Doug Creek, LHP Vic Darensbourg, and INF Kevin Hooper outright to Triple-A Toledo; All five refused the assignment and are now free agents; Released RHP Gary Knotts.
  Houston Astros
Outrighted RHP Scott Strickland, RHP Brandon Duckworth and RHP Travis Driskill to Triple-A Round Rock.
  Minnesota Twins
Purchased the contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Triple-A Rochester.
  Texas Rangers
LHP Justin Thompson has elected free agency in lieu of an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma.
10/8/05 Chicago White Sox
Sent LHP David Sanders outright to Triple-A Charlotte and LHP Ryan Wing outright to Single-A Winston-Salem.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Sent RHP Julio Santana, RHP Victor Santos, OF Chris Magruder, INF Trent Durrington and LHP Luis Pena outright to Triple-A Nashville.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Outrighted INF Eric Munson to Triple-A Durham.
10/7/05 Baltimore Orioles
Outrighted 2B Bernie Castro, 1B Alejandro Freire, OF Ramon Nivar, OF Keith Reed and SS Eddie Rogers have been sent to Triple-A Ottawa.
  Cleveland Indians
Outrighted RHP Kyle Denney and OF Jeff Liefer to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Colorado Rockies
Announced OF Dustan Mohr has elected free agency.
  Kansas City Royals
Claimed RHP Joel Peralta off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels; OF Terrence Long and RHP Nate Field elected free agency.
  Minnesota Twins
Outrighted the contracts of C Matthew LeCroy, OF Jason Tyner and INF Glenn Williams to Triple-A Rochester; Declined the 2006 club option on P Joe Mays; Activated OF Torii Hunter from the 15-day disabled list.
  Texas Rangers
Sent RHP Kevin Gryboski and LHP Michael Tejera outright to Triple-A Oklahoma.
10/5/05 Colorado Rockies
Claimed LHP Jaime Cerda off waivers from the Royals and outrighted INF Eddy Garabito to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Kansas City Royals
Sent RHP Nate Field outright to Triple-A Omaha.
10/4/05 Cleveland Indians
Activated RHP Kyle Denney (concussion/skull fracture) from the 60-day disabled list.
  Colorado Rockies
Exercised the 2006 option on OF Matt Holliday and declined a 2006 club option on C Todd Greene.
  Minnesota Twins
Sent INF Brent Abernathy, INF Luis Rivas and OF Michael Ryan outright to Triple-A Rochester.
10/3/05 Florida Marlins
Released RHP Tim Spooneybarger, RHP John Riedling and INF Derek Wathan.
  Oakland Athletics
Announced that the contract of hitting coach Dave Hudgens will not be renewed.
  Washington Nationals
Reinstated RHP Antonio Osuna from the 60-day disabled list; Unconditionally released Osuna, LHP John Halama and C Keith Osik; Selected the contracts of 2B/3B Kory Casto, OF Frank Diaz and RHP Armando Galarraga.
10/2/05 Kansas City Royals
Did not renew the contracts of bench coach Bob Schaefer and pitching coach Guy Hansen.
10/1/05 Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Ryan Dempster to a three-year, $15.5 million contract extension.
  Cleveland Indians
Outrighted RHP Jason Young to Triple-A Buffalo.