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Date Transaction
12/31/08 Baltimore Orioles
Signed LHP Mark Hendrickson to a one-year contract.
  Chicago Cubs
Acquired RHPs Jeff Stevens and Chris Archer and LHP John Gaub from the Cleveland Indians for INF Mark DeRosa.
  Signed INF Aaron Miles to a two-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired INF Mark DeRosa from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for RHP Jeff Stevens, RHP Chris Archer & LHP John Gaub.
  Los Angeles Angels
Signed LHP Brian Fuentes to a two-year contract with an option for 2011.
12/30/08 Tampa Bay Rays
Signed free agent RHP Joe Nelson.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed free agent LHP Mike Maroth and C Michael Barrett to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
12/29/08 Washington Nationals
Signed RHP Daniel Cabrera to a one-year contact.
12/26/08 San Francisco Giants
Signed LHP Randy Johnson to a one-year contract.
12/23/08 Seattle Mariners
Signed C Jamie Burke to a Minor League contract.
12/22/08 New York Yankees
Signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed INF Garrett Jones, RHP Juan Mateo, INF Andy Phillips, OF Jeff Salazar to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Invited non-roster RHP Daniel McCutchen and non-roster OF Andrew McCutchen to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed C Raul Chavez, who had been with the Pirates, to a Minor League contract and invited him to spring training.
12/19/08 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed LHP Travis Blackley to a one-year contract.
  Atlanta Braves
Signed INF/OF Greg Norton to a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Josh Johnson to a one-year contract.
  Los Angeles Angels
Signed OF Juan Rivera to a three-year contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed SS Rafael Furcal to a three-year contract with a vesting option for 2012.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed RHP Denny Bautista to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  San Diego Padres
Signed OF Jody Gerut to a one-year contract.
12/18/08 Detroit Tigers
Signed C Matt Treanor to a one-year contract.
  Houston Astros
Signed INF Aaron Boone to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Luke Hudson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed OFs Trot Nixon and Chris Duffy to Minor League contracts with an invitations to Spring Training.
  New York Yankees
Yankees signed LHP CC Sabathia to a seven-year contract. Signed RHP A.J. Burnett to a five-year contract.
12/17/08 Kansas City Royals
Signed LHPs Heath Phillips and Lenny DiNardo, RHP Oscar Villarreal and OF Tommy Murphy to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHPs Dave Borkowski, Justin Lehr, Blaine Neal, INFs Mike Cervenak, Ozzie Chavez, J.J. Furmaniak, Terry Tiffee, Andy Tracy and OF Christopher Walker to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed INF Joe Thurston and C Justin Knoedler to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed DH Randy Ruiz, who had been with the Twins, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
12/16/08 Chicago Cubs
Signed OF Joey Gathright to a one-year contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed LHP John Bale to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed LHP Chris Capuano to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed OF Raul Ibanez to a a three-year contract.
12/15/08 Baltimore Orioles
Signed SS Cesar Izturis to a two-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed OF Laynce Nix to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Re-signed OF Norris Hopper to a one-year contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed SS Adam Everett to a one-year contract.
  Houston Astros
Signed OF Jason Michaels to a one-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Non-tendered RHP Scott Mathieson and re-signed him to a Minor League contract. Re-signed LHP Jamie Moyer to a two-year contract.
  Texas Rangers
Re-signed RHP Doug Mathis to Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
12/13/08 Baltimore Orioles
Non-tendered RHPs Daniel Cabrera and Lance Cormier.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed RHP Kerry Wood to a two-year contract with a club option for 2011.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed LHP Alan Embree to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2010. Re-signed INF Jonathan Herrera to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Non-tendered RHP Joe Nelson. Tendered offers to RHPs Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco and Logan Kensing, INFs Dan Uggla, Dallas McPherson and Jorge Cantu, OFs Cody Ross and Jeremy Hermida and INF/OF Alfredo Amezaga.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Kyle Farnsworth to a two-year contract with a club option for 2011. Re-signed RHP Jairo Cuevas to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Washington Nationals
Signed INF Freddie Bynum, INF Brad Eldred, INF Joel Guzman, INF Pete Orr, INF Matt Whitney, OF Ryan Langerhans, OF Jorge Padilla, OF Mike Vento, RHP Bobby Brownlie, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP J.D. Martin, RHP Ryan Wagner and LHP Justin Jones to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
12/12/08 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed OF Chris Roberson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Signed INF Felipe Lopez to a one-year contract. Acquired LHP Scott Schoeneweis and cash from the New York Mets for RHP Connor Robertson. Non-tendered OFs Chris Burke and Jeff Salazar, C Robby Hammock and LHP Wilfredo Ledezma.
  Atlanta Braves
Non-tendered LHP Chuck James.
  Boston Red Sox
Non-tendered C Kevin Cash. Signed RHP Enrique Gonzalez and OF Paul McAnulty to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training. Re-signed RHP Marcus McBeth and SS Gil Velazquez to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Chad Gaudin, LHP Neal Cotts and OF Reed Johnson to one-year contracts.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed INF Dayan Viciedo to a four-year contract. Signed INF Eider Torres to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed LHP Arthur Rhodes to a two-year contract. Non-tendered RHPs Matt Belislet and Gary Majewski and OF Norris Hopper.
  Colorado Rockies
Non-tendered OF Willy Taveras and INF Jonathan Herrera.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed INF Ramon Santiago to a one-year contract. Non-tendered RHP Aquilino Lopez.
  Florida Marlins
Non-tendered RHP Joe Nelson.
  Houston Astros
Non-tendered OF Reggie Abercrombie and INF Ty Wigginton.
  Kansas City Royals
Designated INF Jason Smith for assignment. Non-tendered LHP John Bale, RHP Jairo Cuevas, OF Joey Gathright and INF Jason Smith.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Non-tendered RHPs Mario Alvarez, Yhency Brazoban, Scott Proctor and Takashi Saito and SS Angel Berroa.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Non-tendered LHP Chris Capuano.
  New York Mets
Acquired RHP Connor Robertson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for LHP Scott Schoeneweis. Non-tendered RHP Ambiorix Burgos and INF Argenis Reyes.
  New York Yankees
Non-tendered RHP Chris Britton and OF Justin Christian.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed C Rob Bowen to a one-year contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Tendered one-year contracts to RHPs Joe Blanton, Chad Durbin and Ryan Madson, LHP Cole Hamels, INFs Greg Dobbs and Ryan Howard, OFs Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth. Signed INF Eric Bruntlett and RHP Clay Condrey to one-year contracts.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed INF Ramon Vazquez to a two-year contract. Non-tendered RHP Denny Bautista.
  San Diego Padres
Non-tendered RHPs Charlie Haeger and Clay Hensley.
  Seattle Mariners
Non-tendered C Jamie Burke.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Non-tendered LHPs Tyler Johnson and Randy Flores and INF Aaron Miles.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Non-tendered OF Jonny Gomes.
  Texas Rangers
Non-tendered RHP Doug Mathis.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed RHP Matt Clement to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.
  Washington Nationals
Signed OF Willie Harris to a two-year contract. Signed INF Ryan Zimmerman, OF Josh Willingham, LHP Scott Olsen and RHP Shawn Hill to one-year contracts. Non-tendered RHP Tim Redding.
12/11/08 Arizona Diamondbacks
Selected C James Skelton from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Baltimore Orioles
Selected C Lou Palmisano from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Boston Red Sox
Selected RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Chicago Cubs
Acquired RHP David Patton from the Cincinnati Reds for a cash consideration.
  Cincinnati Reds
Selected RHP David Patton from the Colorado Rockies in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Detroit Tigers
Selected LHP Kyle Bloom from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Rule 5 draft.
  Florida Marlins
Selected LHP Zachary Kroenke from the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Houston Astros
Selected LHP Gilbert De La Vara from the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 Draft. Acquired C Lou Palmisano from the Baltimore Orioles for cash.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed LHP Horacio Ramirez and RHP Doug Waechter to one-year contracts. Acquired OF Jordan Parraz from the Houston Astros. Selected LHP Jose Lugo from the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 Draft and traded him to Seattle for cash considerations.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Selected RHP Eduardo Morlan from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed SS Nick Punto to a two-year contract with a club option for 2011. Selected RHP Jason Jones from the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 draft.
  New York Mets
Selected RHP Rocky Cherry from the Baltimore Orioles and RHP Darren O'Day from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Oakland Athletics
Selected OF Ben Copeland from the San Francisco Giants in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired RHP Robert Mosebach from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Rule 5 Draft. Selected INF Kyle Haines from the San Francisco Giants and OF Javis Diaz from the San Diego Padres in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Selected LHP Donald Veal from the Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft.
  San Diego Padres
Selected INF Everth Cabrera from the Colorado Rockies and RHP Ivan Nova from the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft.
  San Francisco Giants
Selected RHP Luis Perdomo from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Seattle Mariners
Selected INF Reegie Corona from the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft. Acquired LHP Jose Lugo from the Kansas City Royals for cash.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Selected RHP Derek Rodriguez from the Chicago White Sox in the Rule 5 Draft.
  Texas Rangers
Acquired RHP Beau Vaughan from the Boston Red Sox. Re-signed RHP Brian Gordon to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Washington Nationals
Selected RHP Terrell Young from the Cincinnati Reds in the Rule 5 Draft.
12/10/08 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed INF Augie Ojeda to a one-year contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired RHP Joe Smith from the New York Mets and INF Luis Valbuena from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Franklin Gutierrez.
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for OF Matt Joyce.
  Florida Marlins
Released C Matt Treanor.
  Kansas City Royals
Claimed RHP Jairo Cuevas off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed INF Mark Loretta to a one-year contract.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year contract. Acquired RHP J.J. Putz, RHP Sean Green and OF Jeremy Reed from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Endy Chavez, LHP Jason Vargas, INF Mike Carp, OF Ezequiel Carrera and RHP Maikel Cleto.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Pittsburgh Pirates for C Jason Jaramillo.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired C Jason Jaramillo from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for C Ronny Paulino.
  Seattle Mariners
Acquired RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Endy Chavez, LHP Jason Vargas, INF Mike Carp, OF Ezequiel Carrera and RHP Maikel Cleto from the New York Mets in exchange for RHP J.J. Putz, RHP Sean Green and OF Jeremy Reed. Acquired OF Franklin Gutierrez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Acquired OF Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for RHP Edwin Jackson.
  Washington Nationals
Released RHP Jesus Colome.
12/9/08 Baltimore Orioles
Acquired INF/OF Ryan Freel, INF Brandon Waring and INF Justin Turner from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for C Ramon Hernandez and cash considerations.
  Cincinnati Reds
Acquired C Ramon Hernandez and cash considerations from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for INF/OF Ryan Freel, INF Brandon Waring and INF Justin Turner.
  Cleveland Indians
Sold the contract of RHP Tom Mastny to the Yokohama Bay Stars of the Japanese Central League.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed INF Casey Blake to a three-year contract with an option for 2012.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Re-signed INF Mike Lamb to a one-year contract.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed C Joel Galarraga and RHP Jerome Williams to a Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed INF Chris Shelton to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
12/8/08 Baltimore Orioles
Sent RHP Fredy Deza and C Guillermo Quiroz outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired C Gerald Laird from the Texas Rangers for RHP Guillermo Moscoso and RHP Carlos Melo.
  Houston Astros
Claimed RHP Jeff Fulchino off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed RHP Brian Slocum to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Sent RHP Chad Orvella outright to Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Acquired RHP Guillermo Moscoso and RHP Carlos Melo from the Detroit Tigers for C Gerald Laird.
12/5/08 Atlanta Braves
Signed C David Ross on a two-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed RHP John Van Benschoten to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed RHP Tomo Ohka to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Florida Marlins
Signed INF Andy Gonzalez to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
Signed INF Matt Kata to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Angels
Signed RHP Pil Joon Jang to a Minor League contract.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed LHP Daniel Haigwood to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Sent C Raul Chavez and RHP Jason Davis outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Seattle Mariners
Sent RHPs R.A. Dickey and RHP Sean White outright to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Signed RHP Jason Childers to a Minor League contract. Re-signed LHP Jeremy Cummings and INF/OF Chris Richard to Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
12/4/08 Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed SS Josh Wilson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Atlanta Braves
Acquired RHP Javier Vazquez and LHP Boone Logan from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for C Tyler Flowers, INFs Jonathan Gilmore and Brent Lillibridge and LHP Santos Rodriguez.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed RHP Junichi Tazawa to a three-year contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Acquired C Tyler Flowers, INFs Jonathan Gilmore and Brent Lillibridge and LHP Santos Rodriguez from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Javier Vazquez and LHP Boone Logan.
  Cincinnati Reds
Re-signed RHP Mike Lincoln to a two-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed RHP Jorge Julio to a one-year contract.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired RHP Mark Worrell and a player to be named later from the St. Louis Cardinals for SS Khalil Greene.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed INF Edgar Renteria to a two-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired SS Khalil Greene and a player to be named later from the San Diego Padres for RHP Mark Worrell.
12/3/08 Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Chad Fox to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Houston Astros
Signed LHP Mike Hampton to a one-year contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Released DH Randy Ruiz.
  New York Mets
Re-signed LHP Adam Bostick, RHP Nelson Figueroa and INF Andy Green to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training. Signed C Rene Rivera to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed RHP Bob Howry to a one-year contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed INF Russell Branyan to a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed LHP Trever Miller on a one-year contract.
12/2/08 Houston Astros
Signed RHP Doug Brocail to a one-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Placed RHP Salomon Torres on the voluntarily retired list.
  Texas Rangers
Signed LHP Joseph Torres to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
12/1/08 Boston Red Sox
Signed LHP Billy Traber to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Detroit Tigers
Declined to offer salary arbitration to SS Edgar Renteria.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Franquelis Osoria to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Re-signed C Matt Tupman and RHP Matt Wright to Minor League contracts with an invitations to Spring Training. Offered salary arbitration to 2B Mark Grudzielanek.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Signed INF Scott Thorman to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Minnesota Twins
Offered salary arbitration to LHP Dennys Reyes.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed RHP Kevin Cameron, 1B Tagg Bozied and OF Matt Carson to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Signed RHP Jonathan Hunton to a Minor League contract.