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1985 Major League Baseball Transactions

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November 1, 1984

The San Diego Padres released Eddie Miller.

The Boston Red Sox signed Eddie Zambrano as an amateur free agent.

November 4, 1984

Don Aase of the California Angels granted free agency.

November 5, 1984
November 6, 1984
November 7, 1984
November 8, 1984

Gary Allenson of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Bill Almon of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jerry Augustine of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Benny Ayala of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Al Bumbry of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Bobby Castillo of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

John Curtis of the California Angels granted free agency.

Miguel Dilone of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Dennis Eckersley of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Rich Gale of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Oscar Gamble of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Johnny Grubb of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Steve Henderson of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Burt Hooton of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Cliff Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Ruppert Jones of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Jim Kern of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Dave Kingman of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Bruce Kison of the California Angels granted free agency.

Mike LaCoss of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Lee Lacy of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Randy Lerch of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Sixto Lezcano of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Greg Luzinski of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Fred Lynn of the California Angels granted free agency.

Milt May of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Tug McGraw of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Dan Meyer of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Steve Nicosia of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Bob Owchinko of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Tony Perez of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Greg Pryor of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Pat Putnam of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Rick Reuschel of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Gene Richards of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Jerry Royster of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Dave Rozema of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Vern Ruhle of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Ken Singleton of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Chris Speier of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

John Stearns of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Tim Stoddard of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Champ Summers of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Rick Sutcliffe of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Craig Swan of the California Angels granted free agency.

Derrel Thomas of the California Angels granted free agency.

Andre Thornton of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Steve Trout of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Mark Wagner of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Ed Whitson of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Rob Wilfong of the California Angels granted free agency.

Jim Wohlford of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

November 9, 1984

The Philadelphia Phillies released Steve Fireovid.

The Detroit Tigers signed Paul Gibson as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox purchased Ed Glynn from the New York Mets.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Renie Martin.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Dave Von Ohlen.

The Chicago Cubs signed Chico Walker as a free agent.

November 12, 1984

The Milwaukee Brewers purchased Brad Lesley from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Kelly Paris as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Al Pedrique as a free agent.

Rusty Staub of the New York Mets granted free agency.

November 13, 1984

The Atlanta Braves released Rufino Linares.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Mike Martin as a free agent.

November 14, 1984

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

November 20, 1984

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

November 21, 1984

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Tom Filer as a free agent.

November 26, 1984

The Texas Rangers released Marv Foley.

The Boston Red Sox signed Carlos Quintana as an amateur free agent.

November 28, 1984

The Chicago Cubs signed Dennis Eckersley as a free agent.

November 30, 1984

The Minnesota Twins signed Mark Funderburk as a free agent.

December 2, 1984

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Tom Brennan as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Jamie Nelson from the Milwaukee Brewers.

December 3, 1984

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Brian Giles from the New York Mets in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Doug Gwosdz from the San Diego Padres in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bill Landrum from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies sent Mike LaValliere to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Manuel Lee from the Houston Astros in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Willie Lozado from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Mike Morgan from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Ed Olwine from the New York Mets in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Junior Ortiz from the New York Mets in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mark Salas from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Lou Thornton from the New York Mets in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Mike Trujillo from the San Francisco Giants in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jim Weaver from the Minnesota Twins in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mitch Williams from the San Diego Padres in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

December 4, 1984

The Chicago Cubs traded Porfi Altamirano, Rich Bordi, Henry Cotto and Ron Hassey to the New York Yankees for Brian Dayett and Ray Fontenot.

The Montreal Expos purchased Jack Daugherty from Helena (Pioneer).

The Detroit Tigers signed Marv Foley as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Andre Thornton as a free agent.

December 5, 1984
December 6, 1984
December 7, 1984

The Detroit Tigers traded Howard Johnson to the New York Mets for Walt Terrell.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Lee Lacy as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox traded Vance Law to the Montreal Expos for Bob James.

The Chicago White Sox traded Bert Roberge to the Montreal Expos for Bryan Little.

The Minnesota Twins traded Ray Smith to the San Diego Padres for Floyd Chiffer.

The Atlanta Braves signed Bruce Sutter as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Don Sutton to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later, Eric Barry (minors) and Ray Burris. The Oakland Athletics sent Ed Myers (minors) (March 25, 1985) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

The Chicago Cubs signed Steve Trout as a free agent.

December 8, 1984

The Oakland Athletics traded Bill Caudill to the Toronto Blue Jays for Dave Collins, Alfredo Griffin and cash.

The Minnesota Twins signed Al Woods as a free agent.

December 10, 1984
December 11, 1984

The Texas Rangers traded players to be named later to the Chicago Cubs for Dickie Noles. The Texas Rangers sent Tim Henry (minors) (December 11, 1984) and Jorge Gomez (minors) (December 11, 1984) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Fred Lynn as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Matt Sinatro as a free agent.

December 12, 1984
December 13, 1984

The Baltimore Orioles signed Don Aase as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Ed Hearn as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Mike LaValliere to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

The Chicago Cubs signed Lary Sorensen as a free agent.

December 14, 1984

The Chicago Cubs signed Rick Sutcliffe as a free agent.

December 15, 1984

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Pavlas as an amateur free agent.

December 17, 1984
December 19, 1984

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Kingman as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Luis Pujols as a free agent.

December 20, 1984

The New York Yankees traded Tim Foli, Steve Kemp and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dale Berra, Jay Buhner and Alfonso Pulido.

Bruce Bochte of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Texas Rangers signed Burt Hooton as a free agent.

Odell Jones of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Kansas City Royals signed Greg Pryor as a free agent.

December 22, 1984

The Toronto Blue Jays purchased Jeff Burroughs from the Oakland Athletics.

The Cleveland Indians signed Vern Ruhle as a free agent.

December 23, 1984

The Detroit Tigers signed Johnny Grubb as a free agent.

Mike LaValliere of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

December 24, 1984

The Oakland Athletics signed Bruce Bochte as a free agent.

December 25, 1984

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Mark Gilbert as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Mike Griffin as a free agent.

December 27, 1984

The Texas Rangers signed Dave Rozema as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Ed Whitson as a free agent.

December 28, 1984

The Detroit Tigers signed John Pacella as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Mark Ryal as a free agent.

December 31, 1984

The Minnesota Twins signed Dennis Burtt as a free agent.

1985

The St. Louis Cardinals released Steve Baker.

Lorenzo Gray sent from the Cleveland Indians to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

The San Francisco Giants signed Roy Howell as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Dallas Williams.

The Montreal Expos signed Dallas Williams as a free agent.

January 2, 1985

The Montreal Expos signed Steve Baker as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Julio Machado as an amateur free agent.

January 3, 1985

The Chicago Cubs signed Guy Hoffman as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Jerry Royster as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Rusty Staub as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Todd Stottlemyre in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Randy Veres in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed June 2, 1985.

The Houston Astros drafted Mel Stottlemyre in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Chuck Finley in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Chicago Cubs drafted Craig Worthington in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Mike Walker in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Greg Vaughn in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Daryl Irvine in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 13, 1985.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Howard Farmer in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Alex Cole in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 6, 1985.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Shawn Gilbert in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Steve Wapnick in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted John Wetteland in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 25, 1985.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Greg Briley in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Steve Carter in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Kip Gross in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike Blowers in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Kevin Brown in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Kevin Ritz in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jim Lewis in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January).

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Al Osuna in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Gil Heredia in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Andy Mota in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Benjamin in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jim Bruske in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Chris Howard in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Derek Lee in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Rafael Bournigal in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Paul Marak in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January).

The Kansas City Royals drafted Blas Minor in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Jerry Nielsen in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted Jeff Baldwin in the 14th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Jim Bowie in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dann Howitt in the 18th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

January 7, 1985

The Cleveland Indians signed Butch Benton as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals traded U.L. Washington to the Montreal Expos for Kenneth Baker (minors) and Mike Kinnunen.

January 8, 1985

The New York Yankees purchased Juan Espino from the Cleveland Indians.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jim Kern as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Tim Stoddard as a free agent.

January 9, 1985

The Cleveland Indians released Rod Craig.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Nelson Norman as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins traded Jack O'Connor to the Montreal Expos for Mike Stenhouse.

The Cleveland Indians signed Dave Von Ohlen as a free agent.

January 10, 1985

The Minnesota Twins signed Les Straker as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Rob Wilfong as a free agent.

January 11, 1985

The Milwaukee Brewers released Mike Caldwell.

The California Angels released Rob Picciolo.

The Montreal Expos signed Jim Wohlford as a free agent.

January 12, 1985

The Chicago White Sox signed Steve Fireovid as a free agent.

January 14, 1985

The Chicago White Sox signed Steve Christmas as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bruce Kison as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released John Martin.

The Chicago White Sox signed Dave Wehrmeister as a free agent.

January 15, 1985

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Juan Eichelberger as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Dan Meyer as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Ron Tingley as a free agent.

January 16, 1985

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Rollie Fingers as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners released Richie Zisk.

January 18, 1985

As part of a 4-team trade: The Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later and Danny Darwin to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Jim Sundberg to the Kansas City Royals. The New York Mets sent Tim Leary to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Kansas City Royals sent Don Slaught to the Texas Rangers. The Kansas City Royals sent Frank Wills to the New York Mets. The Texas Rangers sent William Hance (minors) (January 30, 1985) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

January 22, 1985

The California Angels signed Miguel Garcia as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Sixto Lezcano as a free agent.

January 23, 1985

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Ralph Citarella from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Mike LaValliere as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Dave Sax as a free agent.

January 24, 1985

The Toronto Blue Jays chose Tom Henke from the Texas Rangers as a free agent compensation pick.

The California Angels chose Donnie Moore from the Atlanta Braves as a free agent compensation pick.

The St. Louis Cardinals chose Angel Salazar from the Montreal Expos as a free agent compensation pick.

January 26, 1985
January 27, 1985

The Atlanta Braves signed Dave Schuler as a free agent.

January 28, 1985

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Casey Parsons as a free agent.

January 29, 1985

The Kansas City Royals signed Renie Martin as a free agent.

January 30, 1985

The California Angels signed Ruppert Jones as a free agent.

February 1, 1985
February 2, 1985

The New York Mets signed Rick Anderson as a free agent.

February 4, 1985
February 5, 1985

The Oakland Athletics signed Rob Picciolo as a free agent.

February 6, 1985

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Mickey Mahler to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later. The Montreal Expos sent Tom Lawless (March 25, 1985) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

February 7, 1985
February 11, 1985

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Bobby Castillo as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Bill Earley as a free agent.

February 13, 1985

The Texas Rangers purchased Greg Harris from the San Diego Padres.

February 14, 1985

The Detroit Tigers signed Ken Hill as an amateur free agent.

February 15, 1985

The Montreal Expos signed Steve Nicosia as a free agent.

February 16, 1985

The San Diego Padres signed Roberto Alomar as an amateur free agent.

February 19, 1985

The Kansas City Royals signed Mike LaCoss as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox traded Roy Smalley to the Minnesota Twins for Ron Scheer (minors) and Randy Johnson.

February 20, 1985

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jay Johnstone as a free agent.

February 22, 1985

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Orlando Merced as an amateur free agent.

February 25, 1985

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Gary Allenson as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

February 26, 1985

The New York Yankees signed Juan Bonilla as a free agent.

February 27, 1985

The New York Yankees traded Toby Harrah to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later and Billy Sample. The Texas Rangers sent Eric Dersin (minors) (July 14, 1985) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

February 28, 1985

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Rick Reuschel as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Roy Thomas as a free agent.

March 1, 1985

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Scott Loucks as a free agent.

March 2, 1985

The Montreal Expos drafted Cesar Hernandez in the 1st round of the 1985 amateur draft.

March 4, 1985

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Francisco de la Rosa as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Miguel Dilone as a free agent.

March 6, 1985

The San Diego Padres signed Rafael Valdez as an amateur free agent.

March 11, 1985

The Oakland Athletics signed Steve Mura as a free agent.

March 16, 1985

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Juan Guzman as an amateur free agent.

March 18, 1985

The Chicago Cubs traded a player to be named later and Chuck Rainey to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Davey Lopes (August 31, 1984) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. The Chicago Cubs sent Damon Farmar (minors) (March 18, 1985) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

March 19, 1985

The Kansas City Royals traded Keith Creel to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Dwight Taylor (October 3, 1985) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

The San Francisco Giants released Roy Howell.

March 22, 1985

The Chicago Cubs returned Jamie Nelson to the Milwaukee Brewers following previous purchase.

The Cleveland Indians released Jerry Ujdur.

March 23, 1985

The Chicago White Sox signed Oscar Gamble as a free agent.

March 24, 1985
March 26, 1985

The Chicago White Sox released Mike Squires.

The Chicago Cubs signed Hector Villanueva as an amateur free agent.

March 27, 1985
March 28, 1985

The Minnesota Twins released Darrell Brown.

The San Diego Padres signed Al Bumbry as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Ed Olwine (earlier draft pick) to the New York Mets.

The Montreal Expos released Bobby Ramos.

March 29, 1985
March 30, 1985

The Detroit Tigers released Dave Gumpert.

The Chicago White Sox returned Bill Landrum (earlier draft pick) to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Chicago White Sox traded Randy Niemann to the New York Mets for Gene Autry (minors) and Ken Reed (minors).

The San Diego Padres released Ron Roenicke.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Tom Tellmann.

March 31, 1985
April 1, 1985 Standings
April 2, 1985 Standings

The New York Mets traded Mark Davis (minors) and Jose Oquendo to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Young (minors) and Angel Salazar.

April 3, 1985 Standings
April 4, 1985 Standings

The New York Mets traded Paul Hollins (minors) to the Seattle Mariners for Tom Burns (minors).

The Texas Rangers signed Glenn Brummer as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers traded Kevin Buckley to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Jeff Moronko (April 29, 1985) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Atlanta Braves released Jose Cano.

The Minnesota Twins released Lenny Faedo.

The Seattle Mariners traded Orlando Mercado to the Texas Rangers for Donnie Scott.

The Boston Red Sox released Jeff Newman.

The Texas Rangers released Mickey Rivers.

The Seattle Mariners signed Dave Tobik as a free agent.

April 5, 1985 Standings

The Kansas City Royals sent Mike Brewer to the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Kiko Garcia as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Roger Mason to the San Francisco Giants for Alejandro Sanchez.

The Chicago Cubs released Tom Veryzer.

April 6, 1985 Standings
April 7, 1985 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Juan Eichelberger.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Gumpert as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos purchased Fred Manrique from the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 8, 1985 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bill Almon as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tom O'Malley as a free agent.

The Houston Astros released Joe Sambito.

The Chicago Cubs signed Chris Speier as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Mike York.

April 9, 1985 Standings
April 10, 1985 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Jack Lazorko as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Tony Perez as a free agent.

April 11, 1985 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jerry Dybzinski as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed John Henry Johnson as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Tom Tellmann as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Tack Wilson as a free agent.

April 12, 1985 Standings

The California Angels signed Rufino Linares as a free agent.

April 13, 1985 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Dave Beard as a free agent.

April 15, 1985 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Bryan Clark as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Chuck Hensley as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Bob Owchinko as a free agent.

April 17, 1985 Standings
April 19, 1985 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Benny Ayala as a free agent.

April 20, 1985 Standings
April 21, 1985 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Matt Keough as a free agent.

April 22, 1985 Standings
April 23, 1985 Standings
April 26, 1985 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds traded Skeeter Barnes to the Montreal Expos for Max Venable.

The Oakland Athletics signed Bill Mooneyham as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Joe Sambito as a free agent.

April 27, 1985 Standings
April 28, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Ned Yost as a free agent.

April 29, 1985 Standings
April 30, 1985 Standings

The San Francisco Giants released Jeff Cornell.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Mike Ramsey as a free agent.

May, 1985 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Jim Anderson as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 1, 1985 Standings

The Boston Red Sox sent Ed Glynn to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Roy Lee Jackson as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed William Suero as an amateur free agent.

May 2, 1985 Standings

The California Angels signed Alan Fowlkes as a free agent.

May 3, 1985 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Ron Roenicke as a free agent.

May 4, 1985 Standings
May 6, 1985 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Jose Alvarez as a free agent.

May 7, 1985 Standings
May 8, 1985 Standings

The Chicago White Sox released Tom Dodd.

May 9, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays released Willie Aikens.

The Kansas City Royals signed Lenny Faedo as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Steve Farr as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jeff Richardson as a free agent.

May 12, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Dave Hostetler from the Montreal Expos.

May 14, 1985 Standings
May 15, 1985 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Steve Comer as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Derrel Thomas from Miami (Florida State).

May 17, 1985 Standings
May 18, 1985 Standings
May 19, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Willie Aikens as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Gino Minutelli as an amateur free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Dale Mohorcic as a free agent.

May 20, 1985 Standings

The California Angels signed Rufino Linares as a free agent.

May 21, 1985 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles traded Luis Rosado (minors) to the Detroit Tigers for Tom O'Malley.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Randy Lerch as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released John Lowenstein.

The Montreal Expos released Steve Rogers.

The Cleveland Indians signed Dar Smith as a free agent.

May 22, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers returned Jim Weaver (earlier draft pick) to the Minnesota Twins.

May 25, 1985 Standings
May 26, 1985 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Tom Dodd as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Dan Meyer.

May 28, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Larry Gura as a free agent.

May 30, 1985 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Tony Eusebio as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Johnnie LeMaster to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Scott Bailes (July 3, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

May 31, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Pedro Munoz as an amateur free agent.

June 1, 1985 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Kevin Hickey as a free agent.

June 2, 1985 Standings
June 3, 1985 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Juan Eichelberger as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Steve Rogers as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Eric Hetzel in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted B.J. Surhoff in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Will Clark in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Todd Stottlemyre in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed August 12, 1985.

The Texas Rangers drafted Bobby Witt in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tommy Hinzo in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Barry Larkin in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Barry Bonds in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1985.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Mike Campbell in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1985.

The Montreal Expos drafted Pete Incaviglia in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed November 2, 1985.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Chris Gwynn in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jim Hunter in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Oakland Athletics drafted Walt Weiss in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1985.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Craig Worthington in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 9, 1985.

The Houston Astros drafted Cameron Drew in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Tommy Greene in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1985.

The California Angels drafted Willie Fraser in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1985.

The New York Mets drafted Jerry Nielsen in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Brian McRae in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Joe Magrane in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Mike Cook in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Gregg Jefferies in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1985.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Rafael Palmeiro in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1985.

The San Diego Padres drafted Joey Cora in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1985.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Randy Nosek in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Bill McGuire in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Kevin Batiste in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Blaine Beatty in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Lance Blankenship in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Gordon Dillard in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Shawn Gilbert in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Chris Jelic in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Randy Johnson in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1985.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tim Jones in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jose Mota in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Al Osuna in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Dave Otto in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Bruce Ruffin in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1985.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Mike Schooler in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Scott Servais in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Greg Smith in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Paul Abbott in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Greg Briley in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Kevin Brown in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Jim Bruske in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Steve Carter in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Tino Martinez in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Ken Patterson in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Scott Ruskin in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Steve Searcy in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jim Tatum in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The California Angels drafted Greg Vaughn in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Wally Whitehurst in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Clint Zavaras in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Billy Bates in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Brian Dubois in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Blaise Ilsley in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1985.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Scott Jordan in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted David Justice in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Mike Macfarlane in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1985.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Wally Ritchie in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Kevin Ritz in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed September 3, 1985.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bobby Thigpen in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Steve Wilson in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Mike Devereaux in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Chad Kreuter in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

The New York Mets drafted Tim Layana in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Blas Minor in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Rod Nichols in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1985.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Steve Peters in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Bobby Rose in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1985.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Steve Wapnick in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Rick Wrona in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1985.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Jeff Brantley in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1985.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Brett Gideon in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Scott Lusader in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Jeff Musselman in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Eric Nolte in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted John Pawlowski in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Todd Pratt in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Deion Sanders in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted Mike Simms in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1985.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ray Stephens in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Shane Turner in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jeff Ballard in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Mike Christopher in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Monty Fariss in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jeff Fischer in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tommy Gregg in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Shawn Jeter in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Matt Maysey in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Doug Strange in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Mark Gardner in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1985.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Doug Henry in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1985.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Al Martin in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jack Savage in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Terry Wells in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Trevor Wilson in the 8th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The San Diego Padres drafted Mark Davis in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted John Fishel in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bryan Hickerson in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Luis Medina in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Pete Stanicek in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Kevin Tapani in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Brady Anderson in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1985.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Wayne Edwards in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Lou Frazier in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jason Grimsley in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The San Diego Padres drafted Greg Harris in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Joe Kmak in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Stan Royer in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike Loynd in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Kevin Reimer in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1985.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Don Wakamatsu in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Marty Brown in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jerald Clark in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Doug Dascenzo in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1985.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Gary Eave in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Bill Sampen in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Eric Fox in the 13th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Jeff Manto in the 14th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Russ McGinnis in the 14th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Rich DeLucia in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Frank DiMichele in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Mark Lee in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1985.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Randy McCament in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Clay Parker in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Colby Ward in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Mike Huff in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Joe Kraemer in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Rick Parker in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1985.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mike Stanley in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1985.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Bruce Walton in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Tom Drees in the 17th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike Roesler in the 17th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Dennis Cook in the 18th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1985.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Andy Stankiewicz in the 18th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Randy Velarde in the 19th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1985.

The California Angels drafted Bo Jackson in the 20th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Brian Jordan in the 20th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Kelly Mann in the 20th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Lenny Webster in the 21st round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed August 19, 1985.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Jeff Wetherby in the 21st round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Howard Hilton in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Jeff Shaver in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted John Smoltz in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed September 22, 1985.

The Montreal Expos drafted Frank Bolick in the 23rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Milt Hill in the 23rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Scott Kamieniecki in the 23rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Donn Pall in the 23rd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1985.

The New York Yankees drafted Bill Bean in the 24th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Mark Grace in the 24th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed August 29, 1985.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Jim Pena in the 24th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Paul McClellan in the 25th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Nikco Riesgo in the 25th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Larry Arndt in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Gary Mielke in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Jeff Reboulet in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Ed Sprague in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted John Hudek in the 30th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Bob Malloy in the 30th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Chris Nabholz in the 30th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Rico Rossy in the 33rd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1985.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Jeff Mutis in the 34th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Pedro Borbon in the 35th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Jim Abbott in the 36th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tommy Shields in the 36th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but was not signed.

June 5, 1985 Standings

The Atlanta Braves purchased Charlie Puleo from the Cincinnati Reds.

June 8, 1985 Standings
June 9, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Mike York as a free agent.

June 11, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos released Doug Flynn.

June 12, 1985 Standings

The Houston Astros purchased Brad Gulden from the Cincinnati Reds.

June 13, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Les Lancaster as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners purchased Jack Lazorko from the San Francisco Giants.

June 17, 1985 Standings
June 18, 1985 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jeff Peterek as an amateur free agent.

June 19, 1985 Standings
June 20, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers traded Duane James (minors) to the Texas Rangers for Frank Tanana.

The Detroit Tigers signed Doug Flynn as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners released Mike Stanton.

June 21, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Mike O'Berry as a free agent.

June 22, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Mitch Webster to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later. The Montreal Expos sent Cliff Young (September 10, 1985) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

June 25, 1985 Standings
June 26, 1985 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Mike Stanton as a free agent.

June 27, 1985 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles traded a player to be named later and Roy Lee Jackson to the San Diego Padres for Alan Wiggins. The Baltimore Orioles sent Richard Caldwell (minors) (September 16, 1985) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

June 28, 1985 Standings
June 29, 1985 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ray Soff as a free agent.

July 1, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Bob Stoddard as a free agent.

July 2, 1985 Standings
July 3, 1985 Standings
July 5, 1985 Standings
July 8, 1985 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mike Ramsey as a free agent.

July 9, 1985 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies released Tom Magrann.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Al Oliver to the Toronto Blue Jays for Len Matuszek.

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians for Tom Brennan. The Chicago White Sox sent Craig Smajstrla (July 9, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

July 10, 1985 Standings

The Houston Astros traded Enos Cabell to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and Rafael Montalvo. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent German Rivera (July 15, 1985) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

The Montreal Expos released Miguel Dilone.

The Texas Rangers signed Ellis Valentine as a free agent.

July 11, 1985 Standings
July 12, 1985 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Tommy John as a free agent.

July 14, 1985 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Henry Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

July 16, 1985 Standings
July 17, 1985 Standings
July 19, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Jose Alvarez as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded a player to be named later and Duane Walker to the Texas Rangers for Buddy Bell. The Cincinnati Reds sent Jeff Russell (July 23, 1985) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

July 22, 1985 Standings
July 23, 1985 Standings
July 26, 1985 Standings
July 27, 1985 Standings

The San Diego Padres signed Miguel Dilone as a free agent.

July 30, 1985 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Sammy Sosa as an amateur free agent.

July 31, 1985 Standings
August 1, 1985 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded Bert Blyleven to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later, Jay Bell, Curt Wardle and Jim Weaver. The Minnesota Twins sent Rich Yett (September 17, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

The Montreal Expos traded Dan Driessen to the San Francisco Giants for Bill Laskey and Scot Thompson.

August 2, 1985 Standings

The California Angels traded a player to be named later, Mike Brown and Pat Clements to the Pittsburgh Pirates for John Candelaria, George Hendrick and Al Holland. The California Angels sent Bob Kipper (August 16, 1985) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

The Seattle Mariners released Larry Milbourne.

August 3, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Mickey Mahler as a free agent.

August 8, 1985 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds traded a player to be named later, Tom Foley and Alan Knicely to the Philadelphia Phillies for Greg Simpson (minors) and Bo Diaz. The Cincinnati Reds sent Freddie Toliver (August 27, 1985) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The Chicago White Sox signed Steve Rogers as a free agent.

August 12, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos purchased Doug Frobel from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Chicago White Sox released Oscar Gamble.

The Minnesota Twins signed Steve Howe as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Mike Stanton.

August 13, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Larry Bowa.

August 14, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Larry Gura.

August 16, 1985 Standings

The New York Yankees released Omar Moreno.

The Atlanta Braves signed Andy Tomberlin as an amateur free agent.

August 18, 1985 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Jeff Huson as an amateur free agent.

August 19, 1985 Standings
August 20, 1985 Standings

The New York Mets signed Larry Bowa as a free agent.

August 22, 1985 Standings
August 23, 1985 Standings

The New York Mets released Joe Sambito.

August 24, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays released Gary Allenson.

The New York Yankees signed Jim Leyritz as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Scott Service as an amateur free agent.

August 25, 1985 Standings

The New York Mets signed Rod Craig as a free agent.

August 26, 1985 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed John Henry Johnson as a free agent.

August 28, 1985 Standings

The Texas Rangers traded Cliff Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for players to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Matt Williams (August 29, 1985), Jeff Mays (minors) (August 29, 1985) and Greg Ferlenda (minors) (November 14, 1985) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

August 29, 1985 Standings
August 31, 1985 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Bill Madlock to the Los Angeles Dodgers for players to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent R.J. Reynolds (September 3, 1985), Cecil Espy (September 9, 1985) and Sid Bream (September 9, 1985) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

September 1, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Steve Nicosia as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Mike Squires as a free agent.

September 2, 1985 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Doug Bair as a free agent.

September 3, 1985 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Omar Moreno as a free agent.

September 10, 1985 Standings

The Oakland Athletics traded Don Sutton to the California Angels for players to be named later. The California Angels sent Robert Sharpnack (minors) (September 25, 1985) and Jerome Nelson (minors) (September 25, 1985) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

September 13, 1985 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Rich Surhoff to the Texas Rangers for Dave Stewart.

The New York Yankees signed Bernie Williams as an amateur free agent.

September 14, 1985 Standings
September 15, 1985 Standings

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Junior Felix as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Astros traded Joe Niekro to the New York Yankees for players to be named later and Jim Deshaies. The New York Yankees sent Neder Horta (minors) (September 24, 1985) and Dody Rather (minors) (January 11, 1986) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

September 17, 1985 Standings

The Cleveland Indians returned Mike Brewer to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Francisco Cabrera as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Steve Howe.

September 24, 1985 Standings
September 26, 1985 Standings
September 27, 1985 Standings
September 28, 1985 Standings
October, 1985 Standings
October 4, 1985 Standings
October 7, 1985 Standings

The Detroit Tigers traded a player to be named later, Juan Berenguer and Bob Melvin to the San Francisco Giants for Eric King, Dave LaPoint and Matt Nokes. The Detroit Tigers sent Scott Medvin (December 11, 1985) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

October 8, 1985 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Jon Perlman.

The Detroit Tigers released Bob Stoddard.

October 9, 1985 Standings
October 10, 1985 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Braulio Castillo as an amateur free agent.

October 11, 1985 Standings
October 15, 1985 Standings

Rod Allen of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Tom Brennan of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Curt Brown of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Tom Candiotti of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Nick Capra of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Steve Christmas of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Ralph Citarella of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Terry Clark of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Rod Craig of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Bill Earley of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Steve Fireovid of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Tony Fossas of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Dave Geisel of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Bob Geren of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Mark Gilbert of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Brian Giles of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Ed Glynn of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Brad Gulden of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Doug Gwosdz of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Andy Hassler.

Wallace Johnson of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Mike Kinnunen of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Randy Kutcher of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Rick Lancellotti of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Morris Madden of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Dale Mohorcic of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Ron Musselman of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Mark Ryal of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Ray Soff of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Cliff Speck of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Ron Tingley of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Dave Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Len Whitehouse of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

October 18, 1985

The New York Yankees signed Ramon Manon as an amateur free agent.

October 22, 1985

Dave Hostetler of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

October 24, 1985
October 31, 1985

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Jay Johnstone.

The New York Yankees signed Hensley Meulens as an amateur free agent.

November 1, 1985

Jack Lazorko of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

The Seattle Mariners released Jim Lewis.

The Seattle Mariners released Bob Long.

The Seattle Mariners released Brian Snyder.

The Seattle Mariners released Dave Tobik.

November 2, 1985

The Montreal Expos traded Pete Incaviglia to the Texas Rangers for Jim Anderson and Bob Sebra.

Butch Wynegar of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

November 4, 1985

The San Diego Padres signed Carlos Baerga as an amateur free agent.

November 6, 1985
November 7, 1985

The New York Yankees signed Bob Geren as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Mel Rojas as an amateur free agent.

November 8, 1985
November 9, 1985

The Chicago Cubs signed Ced Landrum as an amateur free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Chris Welsh.

November 11, 1985

The Cincinnati Reds traded Bob Buchanan to the San Francisco Giants for Colin Ward. Trade was voided and players returned on November 11, 1985.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Colin Ward to the San Francisco Giants for Bob Buchanan. Trade was voided and players returned on November 11, 1985.

November 12, 1985

Benny Ayala of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Doug Bair of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Alan Bannister of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Juan Beniquez of the California Angels granted free agency.

Tony Bernazard of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Kurt Bevacqua of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Vida Blue of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Bruce Bochte of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Larry Bowa of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Tom Brookens of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Al Bumbry of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Jeff Burroughs of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Marty Bystrom of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Rod Carew of the California Angels granted free agency.

Cesar Cedeno of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

The Cleveland Indians released Bryan Clark.

The New York Yankees released Don Cooper.

Danny Darwin of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Rich Dauer of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Ivan de Jesus of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Miguel Dilone of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Jim Dwyer of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Jamie Easterly of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Carlton Fisk of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Doug Flynn of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Kirk Gibson of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Bobby Grich of the California Angels granted free agency.

Mike Hargrove of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Richie Hebner of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Al Holland of the California Angels granted free agency.

Dane Iorg of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Tommy John of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Lynn Jones of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Matt Keough of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Bruce Kison of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Aurelio Lopez of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Garry Maddox.

Steve McCatty of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Hal McRae of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Rick Miller of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The New York Yankees released John Montefusco.

Donnie Moore of the California Angels granted free agency.

Steve Nicosia of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Joe Niekro of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Phil Niekro of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Mike Norris of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Al Oliver of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

David Palmer of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Tony Perez of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Rob Picciolo of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jamie Quirk of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Vern Ruhle of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Lenn Sakata of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The San Francisco Giants signed Andres Santana as an amateur free agent.

The Atlanta Braves released Dave Schuler.

Dan Spillner of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Harry Spilman of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Rusty Staub of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Bill Stein of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Don Sutton of the California Angels granted free agency.

Derrel Thomas of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Dickie Thon of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos signed Dave Tomlin as a free agent.

U.L. Washington of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

The New York Yankees released Matt Winters.

Steve Yeager of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

November 13, 1985
November 14, 1985
November 15, 1985

The Kansas City Royals released Omar Moreno.

Vic Rodriguez of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

The Atlanta Braves signed Cliff Speck as a free agent.

November 19, 1985

The California Angels signed DeWayne Buice as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Ron Tingley as a free agent.

November 21, 1985

The Detroit Tigers signed Doug Flynn as a free agent.

Pete Vuckovich of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

November 22, 1985

Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) purchased Mark Brouhard from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Dave Huppert.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Brad Lesley.

November 23, 1985

The Detroit Tigers signed Morris Madden as a free agent.

November 25, 1985

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later, Ed Correa and Scott Fletcher to the Texas Rangers for Dave Schmidt and Wayne Tolleson. The Chicago White Sox sent Jose Mota (December 11, 1985) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Pete Ladd.

November 26, 1985

The California Angels signed Bobby Grich as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Steve Yeager as a free agent.

November 27, 1985

The Kansas City Royals signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

December 2, 1985

The Kansas City Royals signed Lynn Jones as a free agent.

December 4, 1985

The Atlanta Braves signed Dave Beard as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Bruce Bochte as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants traded David Green to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Hector Quinones (minors) (December 11, 1985) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

December 5, 1985

The Oakland Athletics signed Ralph Citarella as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Don Cooper as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Don Sutton as a free agent.

December 6, 1985

The Atlanta Braves traded Miguel Sosa (minors) to the New York Yankees for Billy Sample.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Jerry Koosman.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Garry Maddox as a free agent.

Chunichi Dragons (Japan Central) purchased Gary Rajsich from the St. Louis Cardinals.

December 8, 1985

The Oakland Athletics signed Rusty Kuntz as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Hal McRae as a free agent.

December 9, 1985

The Houston Astros sent Mark Ross to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

The Oakland Athletics signed Ray Smith as a free agent.

December 10, 1985

The Atlanta Braves traded Steve Bedrosian and Milt Thompson to the Philadelphia Phillies for Pete Smith and Ozzie Virgil.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bobby Bonilla from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jose Cecena as an amateur free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Jose de Jesus from the Kansas City Royals in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

The Oakland Athletics traded Tim Conroy and Mike Heath to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joaquin Andujar.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Clint Hurdle from the New York Mets in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

The Texas Rangers signed Tom Paciorek as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jeff Parrett from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox released Jerry Remy.

The San Diego Padres drafted Bip Roberts from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

Seibu Lions (Japan Pacific) purchased George Vukovich from the Cleveland Indians.

The California Angels drafted Carl Willis from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Eddie Williams from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

December 11, 1985

The New York Yankees released Juan Bonilla.

The Boston Red Sox traded Mark Clear to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ed Romero.

The Cleveland Indians traded Mike Fischlin to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Kevin Trudeau (minors) (April 11, 1986) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Roy Johnson from the Montreal Expos in the 1985 minor league draft.

The California Angels drafted Vance Lovelace from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1985 minor league draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Candy Maldonado to the San Francisco Giants for Alex Trevino.

The Chicago Cubs traded Dave Owen to the San Francisco Giants for Manny Trillo.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Tom Hume and Gary Redus to the Philadelphia Phillies for John Denny and Jeff Gray.

The Montreal Expos drafted Wilfredo Tejada from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1985 minor league draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Steve Yeager to the Seattle Mariners for Ed Vande Berg.

December 12, 1985

The Chicago White Sox traded Glen Braxton (minors), Mike Soper (minors) and Britt Burns to the New York Yankees for Joe Cowley and Ron Hassey.

The Cleveland Indians signed Tom Candiotti as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Jose Escobar.

The Chicago White Sox signed Brian Giles as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Brad Gulden as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Randy Johnson as a free agent.

Mike Jorgensen of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox traded Charlie Mitchell to the Minnesota Twins for Mike Stenhouse.

The Detroit Tigers traded Rich Monteleone to the Seattle Mariners for Darnell Coles.

The Cleveland Indians signed Ron Musselman as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles traded a player to be named later and Gary Roenicke to the New York Yankees for Rich Bordi and Rex Hudler. The Baltimore Orioles sent Leo Hernandez (December 16, 1985) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 13, 1985

The California Angels signed Tony Fossas as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Leo Gomez as an amateur free agent.

December 15, 1985

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Matias Carrillo from Poza Rica (Mexican).

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jerry White as a free agent.

December 16, 1985

The Montreal Expos signed Edgar Caceres as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs traded a player to be named later and Billy Hatcher to the Houston Astros for Jerry Mumphrey. The Chicago Cubs sent Steve Engel (July 24, 1986) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Nelson Norman to the Montreal Expos for Steve Baker.

The Cleveland Indians traded Rich Thompson to the Milwaukee Brewers for Scott Roberts (minors).

December 17, 1985
December 18, 1985

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Dean Freeland (minors) and (minors) to the San Francisco Giants for Rob Deer.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Steve Braun.

December 19, 1985
December 20, 1985
December 22, 1985

The Philadelphia Phillies released Tim Corcoran.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Brian Snyder as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Matt Winters as a free agent.

December 26, 1985

The Atlanta Braves signed Kelly Heath as a free agent.

December 27, 1985

The Montreal Expos signed Curt Brown as a free agent.

The California Angels traded Tim Arnold (minors) and Luis Sanchez to the Montreal Expos for Gary Lucas.

1986

The New York Yankees released Lorenzo Gray.

The New York Mets signed Doug Gwosdz as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Jamie Nelson.

January, 1986

The Atlanta Braves signed Bob Long as a free agent.

January 3, 1986

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Luis Sojo as an amateur free agent.

January 6, 1986

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Jose Escobar as a free agent.

January 7, 1986

The Cleveland Indians traded Ramon Romero and Roy Smith to the Minnesota Twins for Bryan Oelkers and Ken Schrom.

The Houston Astros signed Dickie Thon as a free agent.

January 8, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Rod Allen as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Tony Bernazard as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tom Brookens as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jamie Easterly as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Carlton Fisk as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Kirk Gibson as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Donnie Moore as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Joe Niekro as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Phil Niekro as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Butch Wynegar as a free agent.

January 11, 1986

The Montreal Expos signed Danny Leon as an amateur free agent.

January 13, 1986

The Chicago Cubs traded Rick Rembielak (minors) and Larry Whitford (minors) to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Martin.

The Montreal Expos traded Mike Fuentes to the Oakland Athletics for Tom Romano.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Vic Rodriguez as a free agent.

January 14, 1986

The Cleveland Indians drafted Jeff Shaw in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 11, 1986.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Moises Alou in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 23, 1986.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Kevin Brown in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Seattle Mariners drafted Eric Fox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed January 31, 1986.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Paul McClellan in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Montreal Expos drafted Scott Ruskin in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Sean Berry in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed March 31, 1986.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Jarvis Brown in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 23, 1986.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Shawn Boskie in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 9, 1986.

The San Diego Padres drafted Doug Brocail in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 16, 1986.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Alan Mills in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Lou Frazier in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Blas Minor in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jerry Nielsen in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bret Barberie in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jaime Navarro in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Steve Scarsone in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Curt Schilling in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 30, 1986.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Mike Walker in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 13, 1986.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jerome Walton in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 12, 1986.

The New York Yankees drafted Dean Wilkins in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Pedro Borbon in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted John Briscoe in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ray Lankford in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted John Patterson in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike Butcher in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Dyer in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 15, 1986.

The San Diego Padres drafted Warren Newson in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 12, 1986.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Dave Veres in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 25, 1986.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Kevin Higgins in the 5th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Derek Lee in the 5th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Chuck Malone in the 5th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 21, 1986.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Mark Whiten in the 5th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed April 28, 1986.

The New York Yankees drafted Darrin Chapin in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Chris Hammond in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 10, 1986.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Darren Lewis in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Terry McDaniel in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ken Ramos in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Rusty Richards in the 7th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Wayne Housie in the 8th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Schwabe in the 8th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Bob Ayrault in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Jonathan Hurst in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Troy Neel in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 5, 1986.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Wade Taylor in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Rafael Bournigal in the 10th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Lonnie Maclin in the 10th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Archi Cianfrocco in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Jorge Pedre in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Dean Hartgraves in the 12th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Brian Drahman in the 13th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

January 15, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Juan Bonilla as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Steve Christmas as a free agent.

January 16, 1986

The Cincinnati Reds signed Derek Botelho as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Marty Castillo.

The Texas Rangers signed Mickey Mahler as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Chris Pittaro and Alejandro Sanchez to the Minnesota Twins for Dave Engle.

The New York Mets traded Jeff Bittiger and Ronn Reynolds to the Philadelphia Phillies for Rodger Cole (minors) and Ronnie Gideon (minors).

The Minnesota Twins traded Patrick Crosby (minors) and Tim Teufel to the New York Mets for Billy Beane, Joe Klink and Bill Latham.

January 17, 1986

The Chicago Cubs traded John Cox (minors) and Gary Jones (minors) to the Oakland Athletics for Bob Bathe (minors) and Phil Stephenson.

The Chicago Cubs signed Richie Hebner as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Duane Walker as a free agent.

January 18, 1986

The Chicago White Sox signed Nick Capra as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Jerry Dybzinski as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bill Earley as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Steve Fireovid as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Lorenzo Gray as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Pete Ladd as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ray Soff as a free agent.

January 20, 1986

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Kingman as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Tony Perez as a free agent.

January 21, 1986

The California Angels signed Mark Ryal as a free agent.

The California Angels purchased Jeff Schaefer from the Baltimore Orioles.

January 22, 1986

The Montreal Expos signed Wallace Johnson as a free agent.

January 23, 1986
January 26, 1986

The Chicago White Sox signed Rod Craig as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Lary Sorensen as a free agent.

January 27, 1986

The San Francisco Giants signed Jon Perlman as a free agent.

January 28, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Juan Beniquez as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Dane Iorg as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Darrell Porter as a free agent.

January 29, 1986

The Oakland Athletics signed Bob Stoddard as a free agent.

January 31, 1986

The Detroit Tigers signed Bill Campbell as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Jim Corsi.

The Boston Red Sox signed Joe Sambito as a free agent.

February 1, 1986

The Chicago Cubs signed Matt Keough as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Lenn Sakata as a free agent.

February 3, 1986

The San Francisco Giants signed Chris Jones as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Randy Kutcher as a free agent.

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

The San Francisco Giants signed Rick Waits as a free agent.

February 4, 1986

The Montreal Expos signed Ivan de Jesus as a free agent.

February 5, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jim Dwyer as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Milt Wilcox as a free agent.

February 6, 1986

The New York Yankees signed Al Holland as a free agent.

February 7, 1986

The Seattle Mariners signed Al Cowens as a free agent.

The New York Mets released Ross Jones.

The San Francisco Giants signed Rick Lancellotti as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Jack Lazorko as a free agent.

February 8, 1986

The Cleveland Indians signed Dickie Noles as a free agent.

February 10, 1986

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Greg Bargar from the Montreal Expos.

The Cleveland Indians released Butch Benton.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tim Tolman as a free agent.

February 13, 1986

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Ed Farmer as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox traded Chris Alvarez (minors), Eric Schmidt (minors), Ron Hassey and Matt Winters to the New York Yankees for Glen Braxton (minors), Neil Allen, Scott Bradley and cash.

The Atlanta Braves signed David Palmer as a free agent.

February 14, 1986

The Montreal Expos signed Bert Roberge as a free agent.

Yomiura Giants (Japan Central) purchased Luis Sanchez from the Montreal Expos.

February 18, 1986

The Seattle Mariners signed Ross Jones as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Dale Mohorcic as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Harry Spilman as a free agent.

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

February 20, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Luis DeLeon as a free agent.

February 25, 1986

The Chicago White Sox signed Bryan Clark as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Terry Clark as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jim Kern as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Bob Owchinko as a free agent.

February 27, 1986
February 28, 1986

The Atlanta Braves signed Omar Moreno as a free agent.

March 4, 1986

The New York Mets signed Tim Corcoran as a free agent.

March 5, 1986

The Atlanta Braves traded Flavio Alfaro (minors), David Clay (minors) and Rick Cerone to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ted Simmons.

March 6, 1986

The New York Mets signed Julio Valera as an amateur free agent.

March 14, 1986

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Cesar Cedeno as a free agent.

March 15, 1986

Mike Fuentes sent from the Oakland Athletics to the Houston Astros in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 17, 1986

The Philadelphia Phillies released Alan Knicely.

The New York Yankees signed John Montefusco as a free agent.

March 18, 1986

The Detroit Tigers released Doug Flynn.

The California Angels signed Ken Forsch as a free agent.

March 19, 1986

The Boston Red Sox released Ed Jurak.

March 20, 1986

The Seattle Mariners released Donnie Scott.

The Seattle Mariners released Frank Wills.

The San Francisco Giants signed Joel Youngblood as a free agent.

March 21, 1986

The Oakland Athletics released Barbaro Garbey.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Alan Knicely as a free agent.

The California Angels released Frank LaCorte.

March 23, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mike Kinnunen as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres released Roy Lee Jackson.

The Minnesota Twins signed Roy Lee Jackson as a free agent.

March 24, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Tom Magrann as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants released Dave Owen.

March 25, 1986
March 26, 1986
March 27, 1986

The Texas Rangers released Burt Hooton.

The Texas Rangers signed Dave Owen as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Duane Walker.

The Cleveland Indians signed Frank Wills as a free agent.

March 28, 1986
March 29, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles signed Donnie Scott as a free agent.

March 30, 1986
March 31, 1986

The Baltimore Orioles traded a player to be named later, Ben Bianchi (minors) and Steve Padia (minors) to the Minnesota Twins for Mike Hart. The Baltimore Orioles sent Jeffrey Hubbard (minors) (April 23, 1986) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

The Montreal Expos released Jose Alvarez.

The Seattle Mariners released Jerry Dybzinski.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Wayne Krenchicki to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later and Norm Charlton. The Montreal Expos sent Tim Barker (minors) (April 2, 1986) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

The Montreal Expos traded Fred Manrique to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tom Nieto.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Ron Musselman as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs released Reggie Patterson.

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Mark Ross to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

The Chicago Cubs released Gary Woods.

April, 1986
April 1, 1986
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