|12/21/01||Signed C Alberto Castillo to a one-year major league contract and OF F.P. Santangelo to a one-year minor league contract.|
|12/18/01||Re-signed free agent LHP Sterling Hitchcock to a two-year contract.|
|12/17/01||Signed free agent OF Rondell White to a two-year contract.|
|12/13/01||Signed free agent 1B Jason Giambi to a seven-year contract with a club option for an eighth year. Acquired OF John Vander Wal from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Jay Witasick.|
|12/10/01||Named Rick Down hitting coach and Rich Monteleone bullpen coach.|
|12/7/01||Signed P Steve Karsay to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year. Acquired 3B Robin Ventura from the New York Mets for OF David Justice.|
|12/5/01||Named Jean Afterman assistant general manager.|
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