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November 3, 1971
November 25, 1971

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Odell Jones as an amateur free agent.

November 26, 1971

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Eduardo Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

November 29, 1971

The Atlanta Braves drafted Luis Alcaraz from the Chicago White Sox in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Brant Alyea from the Minnesota Twins in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Leon Brown from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1971 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Clint Compton from the California Angels in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Vic Correll from the Chicago White Sox in the 1971 minor league draft.

The California Angels drafted Bruce Ellingsen from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Bobby Fenwick from the San Francisco Giants in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Bob Gallagher from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs traded Ken Holtzman to the Oakland Athletics for Rick Monday.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Steve Hovley from the Oakland Athletics in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The California Angels drafted Jim Hutto from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Jim Magnuson from the Chicago White Sox in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Tommy Helms, Lee May and Jimmy Stewart to the Houston Astros for Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, Denis Menke and Joe Morgan.

The California Angels drafted Larry Milbourne from the San Francisco Giants in the 1971 minor league draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Aurelio Monteagudo from the Kansas City Royals in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants traded Frank Duffy and Gaylord Perry to the Cleveland Indians for Sam McDowell.

The Montreal Expos drafted Tom Walker from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

November 30, 1971

The Oakland Athletics released Mudcat Grant.

The California Angels traded Dave LaRoche to the Minnesota Twins for Leo Cardenas.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Jorge Orta from Mexicali (Mexican Northern).

December 1, 1971

The Chicago Cubs released Ernie Banks.

December 2, 1971
December 3, 1971
December 5, 1971

The Cincinnati Reds signed Paul Thormodsgard as an amateur free agent.

December 6, 1971

The Cleveland Indians purchased Adolfo Phillips from the Montreal Expos.

Mexico City Tigers (Mexican) traded Celerino Sanchez to the New York Yankees for Ossie Chavarria.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Milt Wilcox to the Cleveland Indians for Ted Uhlaender.

December 7, 1971
December 9, 1971

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a player to be named later and cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Curt Motton. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Bob Reynolds (March 25, 1972) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Donn Clendenon as a free agent.

December 10, 1971
December 11, 1971

The San Diego Padres traded Ronald Drake (minors) and Jose Arcia to the Minnesota Twins for Jerry Schlegelmilch (minors).

December 13, 1971
December 14, 1971
December 16, 1971
December 17, 1971

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Chris Cannizzaro off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

December 21, 1971
December 31, 1971
1972

The Baltimore Orioles signed Kim Andrew as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jose Baez as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Billy Baldwin as an amateur free agent.

Lew Beasley sent from the Baltimore Orioles to the Texas Rangers in an unknown transaction.

The Kansas City Royals signed Dave Cripe as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Mike Eden as an amateur free agent.

The California Angels signed Don Kirkwood as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jay Kleven as an amateur free agent.

Jack Lind sent from the Cincinnati Reds to the Milwaukee Brewers in an unknown transaction.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tom Makowski as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Sheldon Mallory as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Mike McCormick as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Mark Williams as an amateur free agent.

January 3, 1972
January 4, 1972

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jim Maloney as a free agent.

January 12, 1972

The Cleveland Indians drafted Eric Raich in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The Montreal Expos drafted Jim Cox in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The New York Yankees drafted Rick Anderson in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The San Diego Padres drafted Rich Troedson in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Dennis Lewallyn in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Kansas City Royals drafted Dave Collins in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Tom Donohue in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Tom Hume in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Terry Cornutt in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Dan Boitano in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Duane Kuiper in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Craig Caskey in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Gary Alexander in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Atlanta Braves drafted Sam Bowen in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Don Collins in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dan Gonzales in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The New York Mets drafted Ron Hodges in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Kansas City Royals drafted Mike Stanton in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Reggie Walton in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The Minnesota Twins drafted Warren Cromartie in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Larry Wolfe in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Mike Edwards in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jim Morrison in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Roy Smalley in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Randy Tate in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The Detroit Tigers drafted Art James in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jerry Maddox in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Larry Demery in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Keith Smith in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Rich Dauer in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Bob Lacey in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

January 17, 1972
January 18, 1972

The Cincinnati Reds released Ty Cline.

The Chicago Cubs signed Steve Hamilton as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Mike Hershberger.

January 19, 1972

The Baltimore Orioles traded Fred Beene to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Dale Spier (minors) (April 10, 1972) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

January 20, 1972

The Houston Astros released Glenn Adams.

The Chicago Cubs traded Johnny Callison to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Jack Aker (May 17, 1972) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

January 26, 1972
January 28, 1972
February, 1972
February 2, 1972
February 5, 1972

The Chicago White Sox purchased Pete Hamm from the Minnesota Twins.

February 7, 1972
February 8, 1972

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Bobby Pfeil to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Chico Vaughns (minors) (March 25, 1972) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

February 11, 1972

The Atlanta Braves released Ron Herbel.

February 14, 1972

The Chicago Cubs signed Julio Gonzalez as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees released Ron Hansen.

February 25, 1972
March 1, 1972
March 4, 1972
March 7, 1972

The Texas Rangers released Tim Cullen.

March 11, 1972

The Minnesota Twins signed Ron Herbel as a free agent.

March 15, 1972

The Kansas City Royals purchased Jose Martinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The California Angels signed Orlando Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

March 19, 1972

The Chicago White Sox returned Rich Robertson to the San Francisco Giants following previous purchase.

March 20, 1972
March 22, 1972

The Boston Red Sox traded Sparky Lyle to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and Danny Cater. The New York Yankees sent Mario Guerrero (June 30, 1972) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

March 24, 1972
March 25, 1972

The Chicago White Sox purchased Buddy Bradford from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Manny Sarmiento as an amateur free agent.

March 26, 1972
March 27, 1972

The San Francisco Giants released Rich Robertson.

The New York Mets selected Bill Sudakis off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 28, 1972
March 29, 1972
March 30, 1972
March 31, 1972
April, 1972
April 2, 1972 Standings
April 3, 1972 Standings
April 5, 1972 Standings
April 7, 1972 Standings

The California Angels released Fred Lasher.

The Montreal Expos traded a player to be named later and Dan McGinn to the Chicago Cubs for Hal Breeden and Hector Torres. The Montreal Expos sent Bill Kelso (June 24, 1972) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

The California Angels released Billy Wynne.

April 9, 1972 Standings
April 11, 1972 Standings
April 12, 1972 Standings
April 14, 1972 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Dick Dietz off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

The Chicago Cubs signed Art Shamsky as a free agent.

April 15, 1972 Standings
April 19, 1972 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Joe Horlen as a free agent.

April 20, 1972 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Miguel Dilone as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Jim Maloney as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Chicago Cubs purchased Tom Phoebus from the San Diego Padres.

The San Diego Padres signed Ron Taylor as a free agent.

April 24, 1972 Standings

The California Angels signed Stan Williams as a free agent.

April 28, 1972 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Jim Hardin as a free agent.

The New York Yankees purchased Jim Roland from the Oakland Athletics.

Roe Skidmore sent from the Chicago White Sox to the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction.

April 30, 1972 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds released Tom Robson.

May 2, 1972 Standings
May 5, 1972 Standings

The Kansas City Royals traded Bob Oliver to the California Angels for Tom Murphy.

The New York Mets signed Luis Rosado as an amateur free agent.

May 8, 1972 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Tom Robson as a free agent.

May 9, 1972 Standings
May 11, 1972 Standings
May 12, 1972 Standings

The Minnesota Twins signed Sal Butera as an amateur free agent.

May 15, 1972 Standings
May 16, 1972 Standings
May 17, 1972 Standings

The San Diego Padres traded Ollie Brown to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later, Curt Blefary and Mike Kilkenny. The Oakland Athletics sent Greg Schubert (minors) (September 11, 1972) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

May 19, 1972 Standings
May 21, 1972 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Larry Parrish as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Rick Williams as an amateur free agent.

May 22, 1972 Standings

The Oakland Athletics released Ron Klimkowski.

The New York Yankees signed Ron Klimkowski as a free agent.

May 25, 1972 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Joe Gibbon as a free agent.

May 26, 1972 Standings
May 27, 1972 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Ron Dunn from the Baltimore Orioles.

May 28, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Marty Martinez to the Oakland Athletics for Brant Alyea. Brant Alyea returned to original team on July 23, 1972.

May 29, 1972 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles traded Tom Dukes to the California Angels for Frank Estrada.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Rafael Landestoy as an amateur free agent.

May 30, 1972 Standings
June 1, 1972 Standings
June 2, 1972 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Phil Regan from the Chicago Cubs.

June 6, 1972 Standings

The San Diego Padres drafted Dave Roberts in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1972.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Rich Dauer in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Rick Manning in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Larry Christenson in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1972.

The Texas Rangers drafted Roy Howell in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Warren Cromartie in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Dave Collins in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Dan Thomas in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Dick Ruthven in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Dave Chalk in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Preston Hanna in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Craig Caskey in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The New York Yankees drafted Scott McGregor in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dan Boitano in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jamie Quirk in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Rob Dressler in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jerry Manuel in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Dan Larson in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Chet Lemon in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jim Morrison in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Bruce Bochte in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Sam Bowen in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted John Candelaria in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Ken Clay in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Don Collins in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Steve Dillard in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1972.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Bob Knepper in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Dennis Leonard in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jerry Maddox in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Ron Pruitt in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mike Stanton in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Tom Underwood in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed August 27, 1972.

The Montreal Expos drafted Ellis Valentine in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Al Woods in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Montreal Expos drafted Gary Carter in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Bob Detherage in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Dennis Eckersley in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1972.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jim Gideon in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Mike Gordon in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Willie Norwood in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted John Poloni in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Craig Swan in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Terry Cornutt in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Texas Rangers drafted Brian Doyle in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Timothy Jones in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Mickey Klutts in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Dave Machemer in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dan Meyer in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Andy Replogle in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bruce Robinson in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Keith Smith in the 4th round of the 1972 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Montreal Expos drafted Dennis Blair in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Darryl Jones in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Randy Jones in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Randy McGilberry in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Rich Wortham in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Don Aase in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Doug Clarey in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted George Enright in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Ken Macha in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Bill Nahorodny in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Brock Pemberton in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Buddy Schultz in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Brian Asselstine in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Randy Bass in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Willie Randolph in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Wayne Krenchicki in the 8th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Mike Overy in the 8th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Ken Phelps in the 8th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jim Sundberg in the 8th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Mike Armstrong in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Craig Cacek in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Dave Heaverlo in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Dennis Littlejohn in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Mike Proly in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1972.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Andy Merchant in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Pete Redfern in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Leon Roberts in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Dave Stegman in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jerry Turner in the 10th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Bobby Brown in the 11th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Mike Hart in the 11th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Bo McLaughlin in the 11th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Rodney Scott in the 11th round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1972.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Chris Batton in the 12th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Rusty Gerhardt in the 12th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Roy Lee Jackson in the 12th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Donnie Moore in the 12th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Bill Paschall in the 12th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Pete Falcone in the 13th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted George Frazier in the 13th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Orlando Gonzalez in the 13th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted Jim Crawford in the 14th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Rick Honeycutt in the 14th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Gil Rondon in the 14th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Lenn Sakata in the 14th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Roger Miller in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Bob Pate in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jason Thompson in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Ernie Whitt in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dave Lemanczyk in the 16th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Rick Matula in the 16th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Nyls Nyman in the 16th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted George Throop in the 16th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Glenn Burke in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ray Burris in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1972.

The Montreal Expos drafted Mark Mercer in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Vern Ruhle in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Keith Drumright in the 18th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Nate Snell in the 18th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Bobby Thompson in the 19th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Mark Wagner in the 19th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted John Littlefield in the 20th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Wayne Tyrone in the 20th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike Willis in the 20th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dan Dumoulin in the 21st round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Bob Kammeyer in the 21st round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Garry Hancock in the 22nd round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Willie Royster in the 22nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Bob Sheldon in the 22nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Ron Hassey in the 23rd round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Greg Erardi in the 24th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Ed Halicki in the 24th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jim Lentine in the 24th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Craig Mitchell in the 24th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mike Hargrove in the 25th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Lyman Bostock in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Mike Ramsey in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted George Cappuzzello in the 27th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Dan O'Brien in the 27th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Butch Alberts in the 28th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted John Flinn in the 28th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Craig Minetto in the 35th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Rick Langford in the 36th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Bob Shirley in the 38th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Gil Kubski in the 40th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.

June 7, 1972 Standings

The Houston Astros sent Wade Blasingame to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

The Oakland Athletics sent Diego Segui to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

June 9, 1972 Standings

The Montreal Expos purchased Bill Kelso from the Oakland Athletics.

June 10, 1972 Standings
June 11, 1972 Standings
June 13, 1972 Standings

The Houston Astros traded NULL (minors) and cash to the Montreal Expos for Gary Sutherland.

The Boston Red Sox signed Stan Williams as a free agent.

June 14, 1972 Standings
June 15, 1972 Standings
June 16, 1972 Standings
June 20, 1972 Standings

The Oakland Athletics traded Ron Clark to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bill Voss.

The San Diego Padres traded Rafael Robles to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bob Chlupsa and Mike Fiore. Mike Fiore returned to original team on July 3, 1972.

June 27, 1972 Standings
June 28, 1972 Standings

The Oakland Athletics purchased Art Shamsky from the Chicago Cubs.

June 29, 1972 Standings
July, 1972 Standings

Rudy Hernandez sent from Jalisco (Mexican) to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

As part of a 3-team trade: The New York Yankees sent NULL (minors) to the Montreal Expos. The Montreal Expos sent Dave McDonald to the New York Mets.

The Montreal Expos signed Billy Wynne as a free agent.

July 1, 1972 Standings
July 3, 1972 Standings

The San Diego Padres traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for unknown compensation. Mike Fiore returned to original team on July 3, 1972.

July 6, 1972 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Tommy Davis as a free agent.

July 7, 1972 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Claudell Washington as an amateur free agent.

July 8, 1972 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed John Hiller as a free agent.

July 9, 1972 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later and cash to the San Diego Padres for Ed Spiezio. The Chicago White Sox sent Don Eddy (July 16, 1972) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

July 10, 1972 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Dick Davis as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals traded Tom Hilgendorf to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Clark.

The Montreal Expos released Bobby Wine.

July 11, 1972 Standings
July 19, 1972 Standings
July 20, 1972 Standings

The Texas Rangers traded Ted Kubiak and Don Mincher to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later, Vic Harris and Marty Martinez. The Oakland Athletics sent Steve Lawson (July 26, 1972) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Chicago White Sox released Phil Regan.

July 21, 1972 Standings
July 22, 1972 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Tippy Martinez as an amateur free agent.

July 23, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals traded to the Oakland Athletics for unknown compensation. Brant Alyea returned to original team on July 23, 1972.

July 26, 1972 Standings
July 28, 1972 Standings
July 29, 1972 Standings

The California Angels purchased Jack Hiatt from the Houston Astros.

July 31, 1972 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Max Leon as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Ron Perranoski.

August 1, 1972 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Tony Cloninger as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Fred Kuhaulua as an amateur free agent.

August 2, 1972 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Luis Alcaraz from the Atlanta Braves.

The Detroit Tigers selected Woodie Fryman off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

August 4, 1972 Standings

The Detroit Tigers selected Duke Sims off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Kansas City Royals signed U.L. Washington as an amateur free agent.

August 7, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Donn Clendenon.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Ron Perranoski as a free agent.

August 8, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Keith Lampard from the Houston Astros. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 9, 1972 Standings
August 15, 1972 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Moe Drabowsky as a free agent.

The California Angels traded Andy Kosco to the Boston Red Sox for Chris Coletta.

The Minnesota Twins signed Sam Perlozzo as an amateur free agent.

August 17, 1972 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later and Bruce Miller to the California Angels for Eddie Fisher. The Chicago White Sox sent Bruce Kimm (September 1, 1972) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

The Boston Red Sox signed Allen Ripley as an amateur free agent.

August 18, 1972 Standings
August 20, 1972 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Bruce Taylor as an amateur free agent.

August 21, 1972 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Dell Alston as an amateur free agent.

August 22, 1972 Standings
August 25, 1972 Standings

The Boston Red Sox released Bob Burda.

August 27, 1972 Standings
August 29, 1972 Standings

The Minnesota Twins signed Gary Ward as an amateur free agent.

August 30, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dal Maxvill to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later and Joe Lindsey (minors). The Oakland Athletics sent Gene Dusan (minors) (October 27, 1972) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

August 31, 1972 Standings
September 1, 1972 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Hank Allen as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres purchased Dennis Higgins from the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 2, 1972 Standings

The Boston Red Sox purchased Bob Veale from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 5, 1972 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Frank LaCorte as an amateur free agent.

September 6, 1972 Standings

The California Angels selected Bill Gilbreth off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

The Oakland Athletics purchased Larry Haney from the San Diego Padres.

September 7, 1972 Standings

The Texas Rangers purchased Rich Hinton from the New York Yankees.

September 13, 1972 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Chuck Taylor off waivers from the New York Mets.

September 16, 1972 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds sent Steve Blateric to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

September 18, 1972 Standings

The Cleveland Indians selected Lowell Palmer off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 19, 1972 Standings
September 23, 1972 Standings
September 24, 1972 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Bob Burda as a free agent.

October 5, 1972 Standings
October 6, 1972 Standings
October 10, 1972 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tito Landrum as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants released Don McMahon.

October 19, 1972
October 20, 1972
October 24, 1972
October 25, 1972
October 26, 1972
October 27, 1972
October 28, 1972
October 30, 1972

The Oakland Athletics traded a player to be named later and Bill McNulty to the Texas Rangers for Paul Lindblad. The Oakland Athletics sent Brant Alyea (November 30, 1972) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

October 31, 1972
November, 1972
November 2, 1972
November 6, 1972

The Montreal Expos traded Tim McCarver to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jorge Roque.

The San Francisco Giants signed John Montefusco as an amateur free agent.

November 13, 1972

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jose Pagan as a free agent.

November 15, 1972
November 16, 1972

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Chris Short as a free agent.

November 21, 1972
November 24, 1972

The New York Yankees traded a player to be named later and Rob Gardner to the Oakland Athletics for Matty Alou. The New York Yankees sent Rich McKinney (December 1, 1972) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

November 27, 1972

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Mike Bruhert from the New York Mets in the 1972 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Astros traded Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris to the New York Mets for Tommie Agee.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Dick Colpaert from the Kansas City Royals in the 1972 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Bob Gallagher from the Boston Red Sox in the 1972 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike Johnson from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Jim Lefebvre.

The Cleveland Indians traded Jerry Moses and Graig Nettles to the New York Yankees for John Ellis, Jerry Kenney, Charlie Spikes and Rusty Torres.

The New York Mets traded Bob Rauch and Brent Strom to the Cleveland Indians for Phil Hennigan.

The California Angels drafted Terry Wilshusen from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1972 rule 5 draft.

November 28, 1972

The Houston Astros traded Ray Busse and Bobby Fenwick to the St. Louis Cardinals for Skip Jutze and Milt Ramirez.

The New York Mets drafted Nardi Contreras from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 minor league draft.

The California Angels drafted Gil Flores from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1972 minor league draft.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Pat Jacquez to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bill Voss.

The California Angels traded Ken McMullen and Andy Messersmith to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Billy Grabarkewitz, Frank Robinson, Bill Singer, Mike Strahler and Bobby Valentine.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Larry Milbourne from the California Angels in the 1972 minor league draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Rich Severson from the Kansas City Royals in the 1972 minor league draft.

November 29, 1972
November 30, 1972
December 1, 1972

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Ubaldo Heredia as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Jim Merritt to the Texas Rangers for Jim Driscoll and Hal King.

December 7, 1972
December 18, 1972
December 21, 1972
December 23, 1972

The San Francisco Giants signed Glenn Adams as a free agent.

December 27, 1972
1973

Ossie Blanco sent from the Chicago Cubs to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Cardell Camper as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ray Culp as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Puchy Delgado as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Terry Enyart.

Juan Jimenez sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Daryl Patterson sent from the Oakland Athletics to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

January 9, 1973

The Houston Astros signed Luis Pujols as an amateur free agent.

January 10, 1973

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Alan Bannister in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January).

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dick Ruthven in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Texas Rangers drafted Jim Sundberg in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Chicago Cubs drafted Donnie Moore in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed June 3, 1973.

The San Diego Padres drafted Dave Wehrmeister in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January). Player signed January 24, 1973.

The Houston Astros drafted Mike Stanton in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Oakland Athletics drafted Warren Cromartie in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Brian Asselstine in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Gary Lucas in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Dave Heaverlo in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Oakland Athletics drafted Mike Norris in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January).

The Montreal Expos drafted Dan Boitano in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Pete Falcone in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted John Flinn in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Mike Overy in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Bob Pate in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Rob Picciolo in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jeff Schneider in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Jerry Maddox in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Bob McClure in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Craig Minetto in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Craig Mitchell in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Gil Rondon in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The San Diego Padres drafted Mike Dupree in the 4th round of the 1973 amateur draft (January).

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mark Lee in the 6th round of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Rick Bosetti in the 7th round of the 1973 amateur draft (January). Player signed January 17, 1973.

January 11, 1973

The Montreal Expos signed Don DeMola as a free agent.

January 12, 1973

The Boston Red Sox signed Luis Aponte as an amateur free agent.

January 15, 1973

The Philadelphia Phillies released John Bateman.

The Cleveland Indians signed Pedro Guerrero as an amateur free agent.

January 18, 1973

The Boston Red Sox signed Orlando Cepeda as a free agent.

January 21, 1973

The Atlanta Braves signed Curt Blefary as a free agent.

January 22, 1973
January 23, 1973

The Oakland Athletics signed Jerry McNertney as a free agent.

January 24, 1973

The Boston Red Sox traded Mike Nagy to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Lance Clemons (March 29, 1973) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

January 25, 1973

The Texas Rangers released Dalton Jones.

January 29, 1973
February 1, 1973

The St. Louis Cardinals traded a player to be named later and Charlie Hudson to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later. The Texas Rangers sent Mike Thompson (March 31, 1973) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Mike Nagy (March 31, 1973) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Chicago White Sox traded Jim Lyttle to the Kansas City Royals for Joe Keough.

The New York Mets traded Barry Raziano to the Kansas City Royals for Jerry Cram.

February 2, 1973
February 7, 1973
February 11, 1973

The Montreal Expos signed Marcel Lachemann as a free agent.

February 14, 1973
February 28, 1973
March 3, 1973

The New York Mets signed Manny Castillo as an amateur free agent.

March 6, 1973

The Cleveland Indians selected Jerry Johnson off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

March 7, 1973
March 8, 1973
March 17, 1973

The Chicago White Sox purchased Dave Baldwin from Hawaii (PCL).

March 20, 1973
March 22, 1973
March 24, 1973

The New York Yankees returned Steve Blateric to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

The Oakland Athletics traded Dave Duncan and George Hendrick to the Cleveland Indians for Ray Fosse and Jack Heidemann.

March 25, 1973
March 26, 1973
March 27, 1973
March 28, 1973

The Montreal Expos signed Larry Landreth as an amateur free agent.

The Texas Rangers traded Bill McNulty to the New York Mets for Bill Sudakis.

The Montreal Expos purchased Bob Stinson from the Houston Astros.

March 29, 1973
March 30, 1973

The New York Yankees sent Wade Blasingame to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

The Baltimore Orioles returned Mike Johnson (earlier draft pick) to the Cincinnati Reds.

March 31, 1973

The Baltimore Orioles signed Larry Brown as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Jay Johnstone as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Lew Krausse as a free agent.

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