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November 1, 1995

Mike Aldrete of the California Angels granted free agency.

Mike Bielecki of the California Angels granted free agency.

Danny Cox of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Jim Eisenreich of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

John Farrell of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Mike Gallego of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Darren Hall as a free agent.

Darryl Hamilton of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Erik Hanson of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Tom Henke of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Mike Henneman of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Ken Hill of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Mike Kingery of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Ramon Martinez of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Jamie Moyer of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Jaime Navarro of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Gregg Olson of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Steve Ontiveros of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jose Oquendo of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

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

Kevin Seitzer of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Don Slaught of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Zane Smith of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Mike Stanley of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jim Tatum as a free agent.

Milt Thompson of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Frank Viola of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Devon White of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Trevor Wilson of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

November 2, 1995

John Cangelosi of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Alvaro Espinoza of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

The Florida Marlins signed Tommy Gregg as a free agent.

Charlie Hayes of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Stan Javier of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Candy Maldonado of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Hal Morris of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Lance Parrish of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Bob Patterson of the California Angels granted free agency.

Tony Pena of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Luis Polonia of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Billy Ripken of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Juan Samuel of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Franklin Stubbs of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Randy Velarde of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Duane Ward of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

November 3, 1995

Kevin Bass of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Kevin Brown of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Tom Browning of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Tom Candiotti of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

David Cone of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Mike Devereaux of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Sid Fernandez of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Gary Gaetti of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Steve Howe of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Michael Jackson of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Dion James of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Howard Johnson of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Doug Jones of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Dave Martinez of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

The Seattle Mariners signed Greg McCarthy as a free agent.

Roger McDowell of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Willie McGee of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Paul Molitor of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Terry Mulholland of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Greg Myers of the California Angels granted free agency.

Randy Myers of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Otis Nixon of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Spike Owen of the California Angels granted free agency.

Mike Pagliarulo of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Alejandro Pena of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Jeff Reed of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Bill Spiers of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Mickey Tettleton of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Bob Tewksbury of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Andy Van Slyke of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Bill Wegman of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Walt Weiss of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Bobby Witt of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

November 6, 1995

Harold Baines of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Pat Borders of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Oakland Athletics signed Paul Fletcher as a free agent.

Dave Gallagher of the California Angels granted free agency.

Roberto Kelly of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Al Leiter of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Mike Macfarlane of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Mike Maddux of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Fred McGriff of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

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

Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

B.J. Surhoff of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Tim Wallach of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Dave Winfield of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

November 7, 1995

Brett Butler of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

The Kansas City Royals signed Edgar Caceres as a free agent.

Andre Dawson of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Chuck Finley of the California Angels granted free agency.

Greg Gagne of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

The Florida Marlins signed Russ Morman as a free agent.

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

Lou Whitaker of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

November 8, 1995

ARI (NL) signed Greg Aquino as an amateur free agent.

Mark Eichhorn of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Lee Guetterman of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Lance Johnson of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Jeff Montgomery of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Brad Pennington as a free agent.

Scott Sanderson of the California Angels granted free agency.

November 9, 1995

The Cleveland Indians released Ruben Amaro.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Brett Butler as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ken Grundt as a free agent.

Dave Righetti of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Dick Schofield of the California Angels granted free agency.

November 10, 1995

The San Francisco Giants signed Jeff Patterson as a free agent.

November 11, 1995

Wade Boggs of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Danny Darwin of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Joe Orsulak of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Jody Reed of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

The San Diego Padres signed Dan Rohrmeier as a free agent.

Jeff Russell of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Fernando Valenzuela of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

November 12, 1995

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jim Bruske as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Kevin Roberson as a free agent.

November 13, 1995

The San Diego Padres released Phil Clark.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Joe Hall as a free agent.

November 14, 1995

The San Diego Padres sent Tim Hyers to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

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

November 15, 1995

The San Francisco Giants signed Andy Carter as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Darron Cox as a free agent.

The New York Mets released Al Osuna.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Vicente Palacios.

The New York Mets signed Luis Rivera as a free agent.

November 16, 1995

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Carlos Crawford off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

The San Diego Padres signed Riccardo Ingram as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded a player to be named later, Dave Tuttle (minors) and C.J. Nitkowski to the Detroit Tigers for David Wells. The Cincinnati Reds sent Mark Lewis (November 16, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Ramon Martinez as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Donaldo Mendez as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners released Warren Newson.

November 17, 1995

The Kansas City Royals traded a player to be named later, Geno Morones (minors) and Derek Wallace to the New York Mets for Jason Jacome and Allen McDill. The Kansas City Royals sent John Carter (minors) (November 17, 1995) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

The San Francisco Giants signed Guillermo Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

November 20, 1995

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

The Boston Red Sox signed Ramon Caraballo as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Steve Dunn.

The Detroit Tigers selected Micah Franklin off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Colorado Rockies traded Joe Girardi to the New York Yankees for Mike DeJean.

The California Angels signed Bryan Harvey as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers selected Jeff McCurry off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Oscar Munoz off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

The New York Mets signed Chris Nabholz as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres released Phil Plantier.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Rich Rodriguez.

Erik Schullstrom of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

November 21, 1995

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Telgheder as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Randy Velarde as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Devon White as a free agent.

November 22, 1995

The Baltimore Orioles signed Clay Bellinger as a free agent.

Eric Helfand of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

November 24, 1995

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

November 25, 1995

The San Diego Padres signed Mandy Romero as a free agent.

November 27, 1995

The New York Yankees signed Ivan Cruz as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Sid Fernandez as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Buddy Groom as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Brent Knackert as a free agent.

Brian Kowitz of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

November 29, 1995

The San Diego Padres signed Paul Abbott as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Archie Corbin as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Miguel Cairo and Willis Otanez to the Seattle Mariners for Mike Blowers.

The San Diego Padres signed Mike Sharperson as a free agent.

November 30, 1995

The Montreal Expos signed Steve Bieser as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brent Bowers as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Milt Cuyler.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Greg Gagne as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Barry Lyons.

The Texas Rangers signed Carlos Martinez as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Joe Siddall as a free agent.

Darryl Strawberry of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers signed Ricky Trlicek as a free agent.

December 1, 1995

The San Francisco Giants sent Rikkert Faneyte to the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

The Cincinnati Reds released Darren Lewis.

The Oakland Athletics signed Matt Stairs as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Wally Whitehurst as a free agent.

December 2, 1995

The Atlanta Braves signed Fred McGriff as a free agent.

December 4, 1995

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Kimera Bartee from the Minnesota Twins in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Kim Batiste from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Florida Marlins traded Ty Narcisse (minors) and Chuck Carr to the Milwaukee Brewers for Juan Gonzalez (minors).

The Texas Rangers drafted Mike Coolbaugh from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Joe Crawford from the New York Mets in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Greg Keagle from the Seattle Mariners in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jalal Leach from the New York Yankees in the 1995 minor league draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Miguel Mejia from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Rodney Myers from the Kansas City Royals in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jon Ratliff from the Chicago Cubs in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

As part of a 3-team trade: The Cincinnati Reds sent Mike Remlinger to the Kansas City Royals. The Cincinnati Reds sent Luis Ordaz to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals sent Miguel Mejia to the St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Andre King (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds.

The New York Yankees drafted Marc Ronan from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Melvin Rosario from the Chicago White Sox in the 1995 minor league draft.

December 5, 1995

The Minnesota Twins signed Erik Bennett as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Wade Boggs as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Jack Howell as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Paul Molitor as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jose Munoz as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Joe Orsulak as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Tim Wallach as a free agent.

December 6, 1995

The California Angels signed Mike Aldrete as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Casey Candaele as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jose Canseco as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Danny Cox as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dave Eiland as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Hal Morris as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Warren Newson as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Scott Pose as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Paul Quantrill to the Toronto Blue Jays for Howard Battle and Ricardo Jordan.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Rich Rowland as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mo Sanford as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Dick Schofield as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Walt Weiss as a free agent.

December 7, 1995

The Kansas City Royals signed Tom Browning as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed John Cangelosi as a free agent.

The New York Yankees traded Russ Davis and Sterling Hitchcock to the Seattle Mariners for Tino Martinez, Jim Mecir and Jeff Nelson.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jim Eisenreich as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Alvaro Espinoza as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brook Fordyce as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Julio Franco as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Mark Gubicza as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Lee Guetterman as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Mike Milchin as a free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Eddie Murray as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Otis Nixon as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jose Oquendo as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jeff Parrett as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Phil Plantier as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Chris Sabo as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Scott Sanderson as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Kevin Seitzer as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Eddie Tucker as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Fernando Valenzuela as a free agent.

December 8, 1995

The Florida Marlins signed Mark Gardner as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Stan Javier as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Jaime Navarro as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed A.J. Sager as a free agent.

December 9, 1995

The Texas Rangers signed Mickey Tettleton as a free agent.

December 11, 1995

The Minnesota Twins signed Rick Aguilera as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Harold Baines as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Rob Deer as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mariano Duncan as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Chad Kreuter as a free agent.

December 12, 1995

The Boston Red Sox signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Alejandro Pena as a free agent.

December 13, 1995

The Florida Marlins signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Rob Dibble as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Pete Incaviglia as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Mark Parent as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Rafael Quirico as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

December 14, 1995

The Houston Astros signed Craig Biggio as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Mike Butcher as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants traded a player to be named later and Royce Clayton to the St. Louis Cardinals for Doug Creek, Rich DeLucia and Allen Watson. The San Francisco Giants sent Chris Wimmer (minors) (January 16, 1996) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The San Diego Padres signed Doug Dascenzo as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Rich Garces as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Darryl Hamilton as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Lance Johnson as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Mike Kingery as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Al Leiter as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Darren Lewis as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed John Marzano as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jack McDowell as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Randy Myers as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Charlie O'Brien as a free agent.

The New York Mets traded Ricky Otero to the Philadelphia Phillies for Phil Geisler (minors).

The Seattle Mariners signed Steve Pegues as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Dale Polley as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Stanley as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Ron Tingley as a free agent.

December 15, 1995

The Cincinnati Reds traded Jhonny Carvajal (minors) to the Montreal Expos for Gabe White.

The New York Mets traded Jeff Barry to the San Diego Padres for Pedro Martinez.

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Omar Daal to the Montreal Expos for Rick Clelland (minors).

The New York Yankees signed Paul Gibson as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Willie McGee as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Jeff Montgomery as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Kurt Stillwell as a free agent.

December 16, 1995

The Detroit Tigers signed Kevin Baez as a free agent.

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

December 17, 1995

The Kansas City Royals traded Billy Brewer to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jose Offerman.

The Chicago Cubs signed Mike Campbell as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves traded Kent Mercker to the Baltimore Orioles for Chaad Stewart (minors) and Joe Borowski.

The Boston Red Sox signed Nate Minchey as a free agent.

December 18, 1995

The Seattle Mariners traded Miguel Cairo and Bill Risley to the Toronto Blue Jays for Edwin Hurtado and Paul Menhart.

The California Angels signed Todd Frohwirth as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Gary Gaetti as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Roger McDowell as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Reed as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Bob Scanlan.

The San Diego Padres signed Bob Tewksbury as a free agent.

December 19, 1995

The Boston Red Sox signed Juan Bell as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Mark Grace as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Eric Helfand as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Oreste Marrero as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals traded Brent Mayne to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).

The Texas Rangers signed Rudy Pemberton as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Jody Reed as a free agent.

December 20, 1995

Dave Hollins of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Mike Huff as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Omar Olivares as a free agent.

Deion Sanders of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Curt Schilling of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos signed Andy Stankiewicz as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed B.J. Surhoff as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Gary Thurman as a free agent.

The Houston Astros traded Raul Chavez and Dave Veres to the Montreal Expos for Sean Berry.

Anthony Young of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Todd Zeile of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

December 21, 1995

The Baltimore Orioles signed Roberto Alomar as a free agent.

Bret Barberie of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Esteban Beltre of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Willie Blair of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Shawn Boskie of the California Angels granted free agency.

Terry Clark of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The New York Yankees signed David Cone as a free agent.

Scott Cooper of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Milt Cuyler as a free agent.

Dave Fleming of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Jeff Frye of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Leo Gomez of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Tom Gordon as a free agent.

Craig Grebeck of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Mike Harkey of the California Angels granted free agency.

Scott Hemond of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Gil Heredia of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

The Texas Rangers signed Ken Hill as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Rick Honeycutt from the New York Yankees.

John Johnstone of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

The Kansas City Royals traded Aaron Dorlarque (minors) and Wally Joyner to the San Diego Padres for Bryan Wolff (minors) and Bip Roberts.

Dave Leiper of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos selected Ray McDavid off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

Ben McDonald of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Roberto Mejia of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Mike Misuraca of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Rich Monteleone of the California Angels granted free agency.

Pedro Munoz of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Matt Nokes as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Mike Oquist as a free agent.

Geronimo Pena of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Tom Quinlan of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Scott Radinsky of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Curt Schilling as a free agent.

Jeff Shaw of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Craig Shipley of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Paul Sorrento of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Dennis Springer of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Kevin Tapani of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Alan Trammell of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Tim Van Egmond of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Jerome Walton of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Brian Williams of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Eddie Williams of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Rick White of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Rick White as a free agent.

December 22, 1995

The Florida Marlins signed Kevin Brown as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Humberto Cota as an amateur free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Craig Grebeck as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Erik Hanson as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Henneman as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Todd Zeile as a free agent.

December 23, 1995

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Andy Benes as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ron Gant as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Billy Ripken as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Pete Smith as a free agent.

December 24, 1995

The Texas Rangers signed Bobby Witt as a free agent.

December 26, 1995

The Baltimore Orioles traded Trovin Valdez (minors) and Curtis Goodwin to the Cincinnati Reds for David Wells.

The Boston Red Sox signed Chuck Ricci as a free agent.

December 27, 1995

The San Diego Padres signed Willie Blair as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Keith Shepherd as a free agent.

December 28, 1995

The Houston Astros signed Mike Brumley as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Jerry Goff as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Charlie Hayes as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed John Johnstone as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox traded Tim Raines to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Blaise Kozeniewski (minors) (February 6, 1996) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 29, 1995

The San Diego Padres signed Rickey Henderson as a free agent.

December 30, 1995

The New York Yankees signed Kenny Rogers as a free agent.

1996

The Boston Red Sox signed Phil Clark as a free agent.

January 1, 1996

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Reggie Williams as a free agent.

January 2, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds signed Eric Davis as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Bryan Hickerson as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Dave Hollins as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Roberto Mejia as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Rich Rodriguez as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jeff Shaw as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Don Slaught as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Eddie Williams as a free agent.

January 3, 1996

The Seattle Mariners signed Paul Sorrento as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Tim Van Egmond as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Jerome Walton as a free agent.

January 4, 1996

The Cleveland Indians signed Mario Diaz as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Steve Dunn as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Chuck Finley as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Lance Parrish as a free agent.

January 5, 1996

The Florida Marlins signed Andre Dawson as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Gil Heredia as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Magadan as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Craig Shipley as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Dennis Springer as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Anthony Young as a free agent.

January 8, 1996

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Dwight Smith as a free agent.

January 9, 1996

The California Angels signed Jim Abbott as a free agent.

Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (Japan Pacific) purchased Rod Bolton from the Chicago White Sox.

The San Francisco Giants signed Shawon Dunston as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Rene Gonzales as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves traded Mike Kelly to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later and Chad Fox. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray King (June 11, 1996) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Dave Leiper as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Pagliarulo as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Dan Peltier as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics traded Todd Stottlemyre to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bret Wagner (minors), Allen Battle, Carl Dale and Jay Witasick.

January 10, 1996

The Boston Red Sox traded Shayne Bennett, Rheal Cormier and Ryan McGuire to the Montreal Expos for Wil Cordero and Bryan Eversgerd.

The Houston Astros signed Bill Spiers as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Brian Williams as a free agent.

January 11, 1996

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mike Devereaux as a free agent.

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

January 12, 1996

The Colorado Rockies signed John Habyan as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Gene Harris as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Mike Misuraca as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Franklin Nunez.

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Mike Potts off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

The Chicago White Sox signed Rich Sauveur as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Milt Thompson as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Andy Tomberlin as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Trevor Wilson as a free agent.

January 13, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brady Clark as an amateur free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Chris Gwynn as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Livan Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Bob Macdonald as a free agent.

January 14, 1996

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Tom Quinlan as a free agent.

January 15, 1996

The Detroit Tigers signed Bob Scanlan as a free agent.

January 16, 1996

The Texas Rangers signed Kevin Elster as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Osvaldo Fernandez as an amateur free agent.

The California Angels signed Kevin Flora as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Barry Lyons as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Bob Milacki as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Bob Patterson as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Scott Radinsky as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Juan Samuel as a free agent.

January 17, 1996

The Seattle Mariners signed John Farrell as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Cory Lidle to the New York Mets for Kelly Stinnett.

January 18, 1996

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Francisco Cordova as an amateur free agent.

The California Angels traded Kevin Flora to the New York Mets for Aaron Ledesma.

The San Diego Padres signed Richie Lewis as a free agent.

January 19, 1996

The New York Yankees signed Matt Howard as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Rob Murphy as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Dave Pavlas as a free agent.

January 20, 1996

The Seattle Mariners signed Leslie Brea as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Vince Coleman as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Tony Phillips as a free agent.

January 22, 1996

The Boston Red Sox signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Rafael Bournigal as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Alex Cole as a free agent.

The New York Mets traded Yudith Ozorio (minors), Erik Hiljus and Eric Ludwick to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bernard Gilkey.

The Chicago White Sox traded Charles Poe (minors) and Andrew Lorraine to the Oakland Athletics for Danny Tartabull.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mike Walker as a free agent.

January 23, 1996

The Detroit Tigers traded Henry Santos (minors) to the Milwaukee Brewers for Duane Singleton.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Rod Barajas as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Ben McDonald as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners selected Aaron Small off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

January 24, 1996

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Ruben Amaro as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Bret Barberie as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Leo Gomez as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Keith Mitchell as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Alan Trammell as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Eddie Zosky as a free agent.

January 25, 1996

The New York Mets traded Damon Buford to the Texas Rangers for Terrell Lowery.

The Seattle Mariners signed Todd Pratt as a free agent.

January 26, 1996

Yomiura Giants (Japan Central) purchased Jeff Manto from the Baltimore Orioles.

The California Angels signed Steve Ontiveros as a free agent.

January 27, 1996

The Atlanta Braves purchased Kerry Ligtenberg from Minneapolis (Prarie).

January 28, 1996

The Minnesota Twins signed Peter Moylan as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dave Wainhouse as a free agent.

January 29, 1996

The California Angels signed Shawn Boskie as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Cris Carpenter as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Roberto Kelly as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Manny Martinez as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Pedro Munoz as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox traded Glenn Murray, Ken Ryan and Lee Tinsley to the Philadelphia Phillies for Rickey Holifield (minors), Larry Wimberly (minors) and Heathcliff Slocumb.

The Oakland Athletics selected Aaron Small off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

January 30, 1996

The New York Mets signed Shawn Gilbert as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Benito Santiago as a free agent.

January 31, 1996

The Kansas City Royals signed Tim Belcher as a free agent.

February 1, 1996

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Vladimir Nunez as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

February 2, 1996

The Atlanta Braves purchased Mike Cather from Winnipeg (Northern).

The Seattle Mariners signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dale Sveum as a free agent.

February 3, 1996

The Chicago White Sox signed Kevin Tapani as a free agent.

February 4, 1996

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

February 6, 1996

The California Angels released Mark Dalesandro.

The Chicago Cubs signed Brian Dorsett as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Mark Eichhorn as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Joe Magrane as a free agent.

February 7, 1996

The New York Yankees signed Rich Monteleone as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Victor Zambrano.

February 9, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Steve Frey as a free agent.

February 10, 1996

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dane Johnson as a free agent.

February 11, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jerry Spradlin as a free agent.

February 12, 1996

The New York Yankees signed Erick Almonte as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mark Dalesandro as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Willis Otanez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

February 13, 1996
February 14, 1996

The Atlanta Braves signed Jorge Campillo as an amateur free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Jorge Julio as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Kevin Koslofski as a free agent.

February 15, 1996

The California Angels traded Brian Anderson to the Cleveland Indians for Jason Grimsley and Pep Harris.

The New York Yankees signed Rosman Garcia as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased Geronimo Gil from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

The Boston Red Sox signed Felix Jose as a free agent.

February 16, 1996

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

February 17, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Zane Smith as a free agent.

February 18, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Carlos Pulido as a free agent.

February 19, 1996

The Florida Marlins signed Jerry Brooks as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Terry Clark as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Dion James as a free agent.

February 20, 1996

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Brian Bohanon as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Joe Grahe as a free agent.

February 21, 1996

The Kansas City Royals released Wes Chamberlain.

The New York Mets signed Jose Nunez as an amateur free agent.

February 22, 1996

The Montreal Expos signed Anthony Telford as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Frank Viola as a free agent.

February 24, 1996

The New York Yankees signed Tim McIntosh as a free agent.

February 26, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds released Damon Berryhill.

The San Francisco Giants signed Mel Hall as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

The California Angels signed Joe Slusarski as a free agent.

February 27, 1996

The Boston Red Sox signed Frank Bolick as a free agent.

February 29, 1996

The California Angels purchased Don Slaught from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cleveland Indians signed Bill Wertz as a free agent.

March 8, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies released Willie Banks.

The Cincinnati Reds released Brian Hunter.

The Boston Red Sox signed Kevin Mitchell as a free agent.

March 9, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Kent Bottenfield as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Geronimo Pena as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Brian Schmack as an amateur free agent.

March 10, 1996

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Wes Chamberlain as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Webster Garrison as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Mike Walker.

March 11, 1996

The Detroit Tigers traded Matt Brunson (minors) to the Florida Marlins for Randy Veres.

March 12, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Terry Shumpert as a free agent.

March 13, 1996

The Detroit Tigers selected Kimera Bartee off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Sherman Obando to the Montreal Expos for Tony Tarasco.

The Cleveland Indians traded Scott Pose to the Toronto Blue Jays for Joe Lis (minors).

The Detroit Tigers returned Jon Ratliff (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago Cubs.

The Montreal Expos signed Rick Schu as a free agent.

March 14, 1996

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Roberto Duran off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Cleveland Indians selected Nigel Wilson off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Victor Zambrano as a free agent.

March 17, 1996

The New York Mets traded Scott Adair (minors) and Pete Walker to the San Diego Padres for Luis Arroyo (minors) and Roberto Petagine.

March 18, 1996
March 19, 1996

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Luis Alicea off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 20, 1996
March 22, 1996

The Detroit Tigers traded Cade Gaspar (minors), Sean Bergman and Todd Steverson to the San Diego Padres for Raul Casanova, Richie Lewis and Melvin Nieves.

The Detroit Tigers traded Phil Plantier to the Oakland Athletics for Fausto Cruz and Ramon Fermin.

The Texas Rangers signed Jeff Russell as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Carlos Silva as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mike Walker as a free agent.

March 23, 1996

The Florida Marlins released Mark Davis.

The Kansas City Royals sent Mike Fyhrie to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

The Cincinnati Reds released Adam Hyzdu.

March 24, 1996
March 25, 1996

The Boston Red Sox selected John Doherty off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

The Texas Rangers signed Jeff Frye as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners purchased Ricky Jordan from the California Angels.

March 26, 1996
March 27, 1996
March 28, 1996

Mark Gardner of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

The Cleveland Indians released Julius Matos.

The New York Mets signed Ricky Trlicek as a free agent.

The Houston Astros released Matt Williams.

March 29, 1996

The Florida Marlins selected Robbie Beckett off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

The Texas Rangers released Terry Burrows.

The San Francisco Giants signed Mark Gardner as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins released Tom McGraw.

The Kansas City Royals selected Ken Robinson off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Marc Ronan of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos selected Lenny Webster off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 30, 1996

The Baltimore Orioles signed Eddy Garabito as an amateur free agent.

March 31, 1996

The Atlanta Braves signed Mike Bielecki as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Mark Clark to the New York Mets for Reid Cornelius and Ryan Thompson.

The Oakland Athletics released Archie Corbin.

The New York Yankees released Paul Gibson.

The Montreal Expos released Dion James.

The Cleveland Indians signed Scott Leius as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Barry Manuel as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Curtis Pride as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Rafael Quirico.

The Florida Marlins signed Marc Ronan as a free agent.

April 1, 1996 Standings

The Montreal Expos selected Mike Dyer off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Minnesota Twins released Aaron Fultz.

The Kansas City Royals signed Kevin Young as a free agent.

April 2, 1996 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Scott Service as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Derrick White as a free agent.

April 3, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Ramon Garcia as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Craig Paquette as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Lee Stevens as a free agent.

April 4, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees released Mark Dalesandro.

The San Francisco Giants signed Aaron Fultz as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Jesse Levis to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later and Scott Nate (minors). The Milwaukee Brewers sent Jared Camp (minors) (June 9, 1996) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Darrell May off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Mike Remlinger off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

The California Angels released Joe Slusarski.

April 5, 1996 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Steve Decker as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Dion James as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Joe Klink as a free agent.

Kirt Ojala of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The California Angels traded Eduardo Perez to the Cincinnati Reds for Will Pennyfeather.

April 6, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded Marc Marini (minors) and Ryan Martindale (minors) to the New York Yankees for Tom Wilson.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Esteban Yan from the Montreal Expos.

April 8, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed John Farrell as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs traded Matt Franco to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Chris DeWitt (minors) (June 11, 1996) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Pablo Ozuna as an amateur free agent.

April 9, 1996 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Rich Rodriguez as a free agent.

April 10, 1996 Standings
April 11, 1996 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Derek Lilliquist as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Kirt Ojala as a free agent.

April 12, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Juan Rivera as an amateur free agent.

April 13, 1996 Standings

The Seattle Mariners released Felix Fermin.

The Texas Rangers signed Jack Voigt as a free agent.

April 15, 1996 Standings

The San Diego Padres signed Rob Deer as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Paul Gibson as a free agent.

April 16, 1996 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Rafael Quirico as a free agent.

April 17, 1996 Standings
April 18, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Terry Burrows as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox traded Bryan Eversgerd to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later. The Texas Rangers sent Rudy Pemberton (April 24, 1996) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

April 19, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

April 20, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Matt Williams as a free agent.

April 23, 1996 Standings
April 24, 1996 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Xavier Hernandez as a free agent.

April 25, 1996 Standings

The Florida Marlins signed Donn Pall as a free agent.

April 26, 1996 Standings

The Colorado Rockies selected Robbie Beckett off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

The Boston Red Sox signed Adam Hyzdu as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Gregg Olson to the Detroit Tigers for Yuri Sanchez (minors).

The Detroit Tigers signed Mike Walker as a free agent.

April 27, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Joe Boever off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

April 28, 1996 Standings

The Florida Marlins signed Luis Ugueto as an amateur free agent.

April 29, 1996 Standings

The New York Mets signed Endy Chavez as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals released Pat Lennon.

April 30, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Erik Plantenberg as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds released Trevor Wilson.

May 1, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees released Dion James.

The Montreal Expos signed Rob Lukachyk as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics sent Andy Tomberlin to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

May 2, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Greg Cadaret.

The San Francisco Giants sent J.R. Phillips to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

May 3, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Mark Dalesandro as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Stacy Jones.

May 4, 1996 Standings

The Seattle Mariners signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

May 5, 1996 Standings
May 6, 1996 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Ruben Amaro as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Joel Bennett.

The Minnesota Twins released Brandon Puffer.

May 7, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Archie Corbin as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Ken Robinson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

May 8, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Felix Fermin as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Stacy Jones as a free agent.

May 10, 1996 Standings

The Kansas City Royals selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

May 12, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox released Felix Jose.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Joe Slusarski as a free agent.

May 14, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded John Farrell to the Detroit Tigers for Greg Granger (minors).

May 15, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Jacob Brumfield to the Toronto Blue Jays for D.J. Boston (minors).

The Seattle Mariners signed Julio Mateo as an amateur free agent.

May 16, 1996 Standings
May 17, 1996 Standings

The Houston Astros purchased Randy Knorr from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The California Angels selected Brad Pennington off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

May 18, 1996 Standings

Joe Klink of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

May 19, 1996 Standings

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

May 20, 1996 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Joaquin Benoit as an amateur free agent.

May 22, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees released Felix Fermin.

The San Francisco Giants released Mel Hall.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

May 24, 1996 Standings

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

May 27, 1996 Standings
May 28, 1996 Standings

The Minnesota Twins selected Scott Aldred off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

The California Angels signed Brandon Puffer as a free agent.

May 29, 1996 Standings

The California Angels signed Kyle Abbott as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Felix Fermin as a free agent.

May 30, 1996 Standings
May 31, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves traded Anton French (minors) to the Detroit Tigers for Danny Bautista.

June 1, 1996 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins sent Mike Misuraca to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

June 3, 1996 Standings
June 4, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Kris Benson in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 11, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Travis Lee in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed October 15, 1996.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Braden Looper in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 30, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Billy Koch in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 23, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted John Patterson in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed November 7, 1996.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Seth Greisinger in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 26, 1996.

The Florida Marlins drafted Mark Kotsay in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 1996.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Eric Chavez in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 27, 1996.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Adam Eaton in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 26, 1996.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bobby Seay in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed November 8, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Dee Brown in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 7, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Joe Lawrence in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted R.A. Dickey in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed September 12, 1996.

The Houston Astros drafted Mark Johnson in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 30, 1996.

The New York Yankees drafted Eric Milton in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed September 6, 1996.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Jake Westbrook in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Gil Meche in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Damian Rolls in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Sam Marsonek in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 1996.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Nick Bierbrodt in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Corey Lee in the 1st round (32nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Chris Reitsma in the 1st round (34th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1996.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Jason Marquis in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 18, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Brent Abernathy in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 24, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted Milton Bradley in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1996.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Buddy Carlyle in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1996.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Mike Caruso in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Brian Falkenborg in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Jeff Farnsworth in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Jacque Jones in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 6, 1996.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Matt Miller in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 7, 1996.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Eric Munson in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Josh Paul in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1996.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jimmy Rollins in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Clayton Andrews in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Kevin Barker in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1996.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Brent Butler in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Shawn Chacon in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Alex Cora in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Chad Durbin in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Oakland Athletics drafted A.J. Hinch in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1996.

The New York Yankees drafted Nick Johnson in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The California Angels drafted Scott Schoeneweis in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Dernell Stenson in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1996.

The New York Mets drafted Ed Yarnall in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 12, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Chad Allen in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 7, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted John Barnes in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1996.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Peter Bergeron in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Cedrick Bowers in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Kelly Dransfeldt in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Chris Gissell in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Josh Hancock in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Kris Keller in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 1996.

The Florida Marlins drafted Blaine Neal in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 1996.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Joe Nelson in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted Christian Parker in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Denny Stark in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Corey Thurman in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Ken Vining in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted John Bale in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1996.

The Florida Marlins drafted Brent Billingsley in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1996.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Joe Crede in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The New York Yankees drafted Zach Day in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 1996.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Robert Fick in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 5, 1996.

The California Angels drafted Bobby Hill in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jeremy Hill in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Chris Mears in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Chad Meyers in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Warren Morris in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 22, 1996.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Brad Penny in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1996.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tike Redman in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Ryan in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Alex Sanchez in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jeremy Giambi in the 6th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The New York Yankees drafted Brian Reith in the 6th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Paul Rigdon in the 6th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Casey Blake in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Mickey Callaway in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Mark DeRosa in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Casey Fossum in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Chad Moeller in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Scott Mullen in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Robert Ramsay in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Willie Bloomquist in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Justin Duchscherer in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Ryan Jensen in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Chad Paronto in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 1996.

The California Angels drafted Jerrod Riggan in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Houston Astros drafted Brian Dallimore in the 9th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Sean DePaula in the 9th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Cody McKay in the 9th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1996.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jason Middlebrook in the 9th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed September 20, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Doug Davis in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Shea Hillenbrand in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Luis Matos in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1996.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Phil Norton in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Josh Phelps in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Carlos Rivera in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Tim Christman in the 11th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Joe Horgan in the 11th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1996.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Val Pascucci in the 11th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Aaron Taylor in the 11th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted John McDonald in the 12th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Damon Minor in the 12th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Chad Bradford in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Allen Levrault in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Lincoln in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Augie Ojeda in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 25, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Brandon Berger in the 14th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jamey Carroll in the 14th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Delvin James in the 14th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Ryan Kohlmeier in the 14th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 1996.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Kevin Gregg in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1996.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Mike Hessman in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Josh Towers in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1996.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Chris Wakeland in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1996.

The New York Mets drafted Dicky Gonzalez in the 16th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jared Sandberg in the 16th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 21, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted Andy Tracy in the 16th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The New York Yankees drafted Matt Ginter in the 17th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Mike Gonzalez in the 17th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Chris Stowers in the 17th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Mike Bacsik in the 18th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1996.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Chris Heintz in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mark Hendrickson in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Dan Wright in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Tim Young in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1996.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Courtney Duncan in the 20th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1996.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Brian Fitzgerald in the 20th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Matt Kata in the 20th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted Wade Miller in the 20th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Jamie Brown in the 21st round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Randy Flores in the 21st round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Gabe Molina in the 21st round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jason Simontacchi in the 21st round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Aaron Harang in the 22nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike MacDougal in the 22nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Kit Pellow in the 22nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Ted Lilly in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Houston Astros drafted Roy Oswalt in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 18, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jason Smith in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 25, 1997.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Eric Knott in the 24th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Brett Laxton in the 24th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1996.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted John Parrish in the 25th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The Houston Astros drafted Paul Phillips in the 25th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Joe Beimel in the 26th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Florida Marlins drafted Scott Dunn in the 26th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Rob Ryan in the 26th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Kiko Calero in the 27th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Kyle Snyder in the 27th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Willie Harris in the 28th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Kyle Lohse in the 29th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 20, 1997.

The Houston Astros drafted Tom Shearn in the 29th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1996.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Josh Stewart in the 29th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Marcus Thames in the 30th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 16, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Travis Hafner in the 31st round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 2, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Mike Lamb in the 31st round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Mike Bynum in the 32nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jason Conti in the 32nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Matt Guerrier in the 33rd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Orlando Hudson in the 33rd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Ryan Minor in the 33rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 7, 1996.

The Montreal Expos drafted Carl Sadler in the 34th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Dan Wheeler in the 34th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 7, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Josh Bard in the 35th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Doug DeVore in the 35th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Brandon Backe in the 36th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Stubby Clapp in the 36th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Wayne Franklin in the 36th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1996.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Ryan Rupe in the 36th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Junior Spivey in the 36th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1996.

The California Angels drafted Jack Taschner in the 37th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Adam Bernero in the 38th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jeff Kubenka in the 38th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The New York Mets drafted Josh Pearce in the 40th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Sean Spencer in the 40th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 26, 1996.

The California Angels drafted Greg Jones in the 42nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 1997.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Erik Sabel in the 42nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

The New York Mets drafted Tim Corcoran in the 44th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 1997.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Brandon Larson in the 44th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jason Michaels in the 44th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Juan Pierre in the 48th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Greg Dobbs in the 52nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Marcus Giles in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 1997.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Rob Mackowiak in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1996.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jason Jennings in the 54th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted David Riske in the 56th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed October 21, 1996.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Randy Keisler in the 57th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Barry Zito in the 59th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Brandon Duckworth in the 61st round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Eric Bruntlett in the 72nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Scott Seabol in the 88th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1996.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Travis Phelps in the 89th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 24, 1997.

June 5, 1996 Standings

Todd Frohwirth of the California Angels granted free agency.

The Toronto Blue Jays released Frank Viola.

The Texas Rangers released Jeff Frye.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jeff Frye as a free agent.

June 6, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Todd Frohwirth as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Tim Van Egmond.

June 7, 1996 Standings

The Detroit Tigers traded Micah Franklin and Brian Maxcy to the St. Louis Cardinals for Miguel Inzunza (minors) and Tom Urbani.

The Atlanta Braves signed Joe Winkelsas as an amateur free agent.

June 8, 1996 Standings

The San Diego Padres purchased Jim Tatum from the Boston Red Sox.

June 9, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox traded Scott Bakkum (minors) to the Philadelphia Phillies for Lee Tinsley.

The New York Mets traded Blas Minor to the Seattle Mariners for Randy Vickers (minors).

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Tim Van Egmond as a free agent.

June 10, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Tom McGraw as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Bill Wertz to the Seattle Mariners for Mike Butcher.

June 12, 1996 Standings

The California Angels traded Mike Aldrete to the New York Yankees for Rich Monteleone.

The Chicago White Sox signed Mel Hall as a free agent.

The New York Yankees selected Wally Whitehurst off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

The Texas Rangers released Craig Worthington.

June 13, 1996 Standings

Esteban Beltre of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Gene Stechschulte as an amateur free agent.

June 15, 1996 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Dave Eiland.

The Colorado Rockies released John Habyan.

The Chicago Cubs released Doug Jones.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Greg Swindell as a free agent.

The California Angels traded Ben VanRyn to the St. Louis Cardinals for Pat Borders.

June 16, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Mark Watson as an amateur free agent.

June 17, 1996 Standings

The California Angels sent Ken Edenfield to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Dave Leiper.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Mark Whiten.

June 18, 1996 Standings
June 19, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Dion James as a free agent.

Travis Lee of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

June 21, 1996 Standings
June 22, 1996 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Billy Brewer to the New York Yankees for Mike Judd.

The Montreal Expos signed Dave Leiper as a free agent.

June 24, 1996 Standings

Terry Burrows of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

The Chicago White Sox released Mel Hall.

The New York Yankees released Steve Howe.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Wayne Kirby off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

The Atlanta Braves signed Mark Whiten as a free agent.

June 25, 1996 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Terry Burrows as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed John Habyan as a free agent.

June 27, 1996 Standings
June 28, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

June 30, 1996 Standings

The California Angels signed Vince Coleman as a free agent.

July 1, 1996 Standings

Lee Hancock of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Geronimo Pena.

The San Francisco Giants signed Lee Hancock as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Geronimo Pena as a free agent.

July 2, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed J.C. Boscan as an amateur free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Ramon Castro as an amateur free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Franklyn German as an amateur free agent.

July 3, 1996 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds selected Giovanni Carrara off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Cesar Izturis as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed John Stephens as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jeff Williams as an amateur free agent.

July 4, 1996 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Esteban German as an amateur free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Joel Peralta as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees purchased Darryl Strawberry from St Paul (Northern).

July 5, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Luis Gonzalez as an amateur free agent.

July 6, 1996 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Rodrigo Rosario as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Zane Smith.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mitch Williams as a free agent.

July 8, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers released Dion James.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

July 9, 1996 Standings
July 11, 1996 Standings

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Trevor Enders as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos selected Jeff Juden off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Manny Martinez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

July 12, 1996 Standings

The Kansas City Royals selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 13, 1996 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Eliezer Alfonzo as an amateur free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed David Cortes as an amateur free agent.

July 15, 1996 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Victor Martinez as an amateur free agent.

July 19, 1996 Standings

Tim Wallach of the California Angels granted free agency.

July 21, 1996 Standings
July 23, 1996 Standings
July 24, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Jack Cressend as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals traded Chris Eddy to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mark Kiefer.

The Chicago White Sox released Kirk McCaskill.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Jeff Parrett.

July 25, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves selected Dean Hartgraves off waivers from the Houston Astros.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Tim Wallach as a free agent.

July 27, 1996 Standings
July 28, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Wilson Betemit as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Frank Bolick.

July 29, 1996 Standings
July 30, 1996 Standings
July 31, 1996 Standings

The Detroit Tigers traded Chad Curtis to the Los Angeles Dodgers for John Cummings and Joey Eischen.

The California Angels traded Damion Easley to the Detroit Tigers for Greg Gohr.

The Detroit Tigers traded Cecil Fielder to the New York Yankees for Matt Drews (minors) and Ruben Sierra.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Terry Mulholland to the Seattle Mariners for Desi Relaford.

The Boston Red Sox traded a player to be named later and Mike Stanton to the Texas Rangers for Mark Brandenburg and Kerry Lacy. The Boston Red Sox sent Dwayne Hosey (November 4, 1996) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a player to be named later and Greg Vaughn to the San Diego Padres for Bryce Florie, Marc Newfield and Ron Villone. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Jerry Parent (minors) (September 16, 1996) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

The Florida Marlins traded David Weathers to the New York Yankees for Mark Hutton.

August 1, 1996 Standings

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

The Boston Red Sox selected Greg Pirkl off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

August 2, 1996 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox sent Brent Cookson to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Yurendell de Caster as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Oswaldo Mairena as an amateur free agent.

The Colorado Rockies released Milt Thompson.

August 4, 1996 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Luke Allen as an amateur free agent.

August 5, 1996 Standings
August 6, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles selected Mike Milchin off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

The Detroit Tigers selected Todd Van Poppel off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

August 8, 1996 Standings

The Florida Marlins traded John Burkett to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later and Ryan Dempster. The Texas Rangers sent Rick Helling (September 3, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jeff Parrett as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals selected Bob Scanlan off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

August 9, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs released Felix Fermin.

August 12, 1996 Standings
August 13, 1996 Standings
August 14, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves traded Mark Whiten to the Seattle Mariners for Roger Blanco (minors).

August 15, 1996 Standings

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Bartolome Fortunato as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

The New York Yankees signed Rafael Quirico as a free agent.

Bobby Seay of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

August 17, 1996 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

August 19, 1996 Standings

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Huson as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Mitch Williams.

August 21, 1996 Standings

The Colorado Rockies purchased Steve Decker from the San Francisco Giants.

The San Francisco Giants selected Trent Hubbard off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

The Florida Marlins traded Terry Mathews to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later. The Baltimore Orioles sent Gregg Zaun (August 23, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The Detroit Tigers released Mark Parent.

August 22, 1996 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded Allen Halley (minors) and Luis Andujar to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tony Castillo and Domingo Cedeno.

The New York Yankees selected Luis Sojo off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

August 23, 1996 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a player to be named later, Pat Listach and Graeme Lloyd to the New York Yankees for Bob Wickman and Gerald Williams. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Ricky Bones (August 29, 1996) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade. Pat Listach returned to original team on October 2, 1996.

August 24, 1996 Standings

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

August 26, 1996 Standings

The Minnesota Twins traded Pat Mahomes to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. The Boston Red Sox sent Brian Looney (December 17, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

The Detroit Tigers traded Gregg Olson to the Houston Astros for players to be named later. The Houston Astros sent Kevin Gallaher (minors) (August 27, 1996) and Pedro Santana (August 27, 1996) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

August 27, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mark Parent as a free agent.

August 28, 1996 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Mike Morgan.

The Atlanta Braves traded a player to be named later, Corey Pointer (minors) and Ron Wright to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Denny Neagle. The Atlanta Braves sent Jason Schmidt (August 30, 1996) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

August 29, 1996 Standings

The Minnesota Twins traded Dave Hollins to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent David Ortiz (September 13, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Pete Incaviglia and Todd Zeile to the Baltimore Orioles for players to be named later. The Baltimore Orioles sent Calvin Maduro (September 4, 1996) and Garrett Stephenson (September 4, 1996) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The Boston Red Sox selected Jeff Manto off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

The Colorado Rockies signed Rene Reyes as an amateur free agent.

August 30, 1996 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Charlie Hayes to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Chris Corn (minors) (August 31, 1996) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Duaner Sanchez as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rafael Soriano as an amateur free agent.

August 31, 1996 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Carl South (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dave Clark.

The Cleveland Indians traded Jeromy Burnitz to the Milwaukee Brewers for Kevin Seitzer.

The Chicago White Sox selected Marvin Freeman off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

As part of a 3-team trade: The Chicago White Sox sent a player to be named later to the Anaheim Angels. The California Angels sent Don Slaught to the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago White Sox sent Scott Vollmer (minors) (November 14, 1996) to the Anaheim Angels to complete the trade.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Lino Urdaneta as an amateur free agent.

September 2, 1996 Standings

The California Angels released Rich Monteleone.

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

September 4, 1996 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Mike Morgan as a free agent.

September 6, 1996 Standings

The California Angels selected Robert Eenhoorn off waivers from the New York Yankees.

The California Angels selected Darrell May off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 8, 1996 Standings

The Seattle Mariners purchased Brian Sweeney from Lafayette (Heartland).

September 11, 1996 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Napoleon Calzado as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers sent Andujar Cedeno to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

September 12, 1996 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Glenn Dishman off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

The New York Yankees released Wally Whitehurst.

September 13, 1996 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds released Derek Lilliquist.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Pedro Martinez off waivers from the New York Mets.

September 17, 1996 Standings

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Abraham Nunez as an amateur free agent.

September 18, 1996 Standings

The Detroit Tigers selected Fernando Hernandez off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

September 29, 1996 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Jesus Colome as an amateur free agent.

September 30, 1996 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Howard Battle off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Marshall Boze of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

The Atlanta Braves selected Scott Brow off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Pedro Castellano of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Brent Cookson of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

John Johnstone of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Scott Leius of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Tim McIntosh of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Oakland Athletics signed Miguel Olivo as an amateur free agent.

Tom Quinlan of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Kevin Roberson of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Joe Siddall of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

October 1, 1996 Standings

The San Francisco Giants released Kim Batiste.

Kevin Lomon of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

October 2, 1996 Standings

Lee Guetterman of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

The Oakland Athletics selected Dane Johnson off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mark Kiefer of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

The Kansas City Royals released Mike Magnante.

Jimmy Myers of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The New York Yankees traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Ricky Bones (August 29, 1996) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade. Pat Listach returned to original team on October 2, 1996.

Pat Listach of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

October 3, 1996 Standings

Brian Bohanon of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

John Briscoe of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers selected Glenn Dishman off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Texas Rangers selected Wilson Heredia off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

David Holdridge of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

The Seattle Mariners released Ricky Jordan.

Greg Swindell of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

October 4, 1996 Standings

Jose Bautista of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Chip Hale of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Chris Hammond of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Glenn Murray off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jeff Reboulet of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Steve Scarsone of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Anthony Young of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

October 7, 1996 Standings
October 8, 1996 Standings

Kyle Abbott of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Mike Benjamin of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Gary Bennett of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Terry Clark of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Alex Diaz of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Jason Grimsley of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Brian Hunter of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Jeff Manto of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox selected Bob Milacki off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

The San Diego Padres released Al Osuna.

Doug Strange of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

October 9, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox selected Mike Campbell off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Cris Carpenter of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

John Hope of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Jack Voigt of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

October 10, 1996 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Tripp Cromer off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Milt Cuyler of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Mark Eichhorn of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Steve Ontiveros of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Geronimo Pena of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

J.R. Phillips of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Dick Schofield of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

The Atlanta Braves selected Ben VanRyn off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 11, 1996 Standings

The Boston Red Sox selected Greg Hansell off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

Dave Leiper of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Oreste Marrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Nate Minchey of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

October 12, 1996 Standings

Joe Boever of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Henry Mercedes of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

October 14, 1996 Standings

Stan Belinda of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers selected Dave Hajek off waivers from the Houston Astros.

Chad Kreuter of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Mike Misuraca of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Tim Scott off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

The Boston Red Sox selected Ricky Trlicek off waivers from the New York Mets.

October 15, 1996 Standings

Paul Abbott of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Rich Aude of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Kevin Baez of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Jeff Ball of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Bret Barberie of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Tony Barron of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Jeff Barry of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Clay Bellinger of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Esteban Beltre of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Erik Bennett of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Steve Bieser of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Mike Blowers of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Brent Bowers of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Jorge Brito of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Jim Bruske of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Terry Burrows of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Mike Butcher of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Greg Cadaret of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Casey Candaele of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Giovanni Carrara of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Mike Christopher of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Alan Cockrell of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Alex Cole of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Vince Coleman of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Jim Converse of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Mike Coolbaugh of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Reid Cornelius of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Darron Cox of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Carlos Crawford of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Chad Curtis of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Mark Dalesandro of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Doug Dascenzo of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Brian Daubach of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Rob Deer of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Alex Delgado of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Eddy Diaz of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Brian Dorsett of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Ken Edenfield of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Dave Eiland of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Bryan Eversgerd of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Paul Fletcher of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

P.J. Forbes of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Matt Franco of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Micah Franklin of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Steve Frey of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Steve Gajkowski of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Ramon Garcia of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Brian Givens of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Jerry Goff of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Joe Grahe of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Tommy Greene of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Tommy Gregg of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Ken Grundt of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Joe Hall of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Lee Hancock of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Todd Haney of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Jason Hardtke of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Mike Harkey of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Denny Harriger of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Chris Hatcher of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Ryan Hawblitzel of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Carlos Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Ray Holbert of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Mark Holzemer of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Matt Howard of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Mike Huff of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Chris Jones of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Felix Jose of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Brent Knackert of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Kevin Koslofski of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Jalal Leach of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Aaron Ledesma of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Travis Lee as a free agent.

Torey Lovullo of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Larry Luebbers of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

The New York Mets released Bob Macdonald.

Joe Magrane of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Luis Martinez as an amateur free agent.

Manny Martinez of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Pablo Martinez of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Tom McGraw of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Blas Minor of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Steve Mintz of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Kerwin Moore of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Russ Morman of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Jose Munoz of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Rob Natal of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Chris Nichting of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

David Nied of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Mike Oquist of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Hector Ortiz of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Donn Pall of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Bronswell Patrick of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Dan Peltier of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Brad Pennington of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Mike Perez of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Erik Plantenberg of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Phil Plantier of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Scott Pose of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Tim Pugh of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Carlos Pulido of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Harvey Pulliam of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Rafael Quirico of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Ken Ramos of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Luis Rivera of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Roberto Rivera of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Rich Rodriguez of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Dan Rohrmeier of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Mandy Romero of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Marc Ronan of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Pete Rose of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Rico Rossy of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Marino Santana of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Rich Sauveur of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Steve Schrenk of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Rick Schu of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Rudy Seanez of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Jon Shave of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Keith Shepherd of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Terry Shumpert of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Mike Simms of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Joe Slusarski of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Pete Smith of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Tanyon Sturtze of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Anthony Telford of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Gary Thurman of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Kevin Tolar of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Andy Tomberlin of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Tom Urbani of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Julio Valera of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Randy Veres of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Mike Walker of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Pete Walker of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected John Wehner off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rick White of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Eddie Williams of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Matt Williams of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Reggie Williams.

The Cleveland Indians released Tom Wilson.

Alan Zinter of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Eddie Zosky of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

October 16, 1996

Lenny Webster of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

October 18, 1996

Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

October 21, 1996

Tim Spehr of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

October 22, 1996

The Boston Red Sox released Bob Milacki.

October 23, 1996

Mark Gardner of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The Colorado Rockies signed Harvey Pulliam as a free agent.

October 24, 1996

John Patterson of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

October 25, 1996

Ricky Bones of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

October 27, 1996

Mark Carreon of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Jesse Orosco of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The San Diego Padres signed Mandy Romero as a free agent.

Mike Stanton of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Todd Zeile of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

October 28, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds traded Ben Bailey (minors) and Decomba Conner (minors) to the Detroit Tigers for Ruben Sierra.

Eric Anthony of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Dave Clark of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

The Anaheim Angels traded Chili Davis to the Kansas City Royals for Mike Bovee and Mark Gubicza.

Eric Davis of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Sid Fernandez of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Chris Gwynn of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos released John Habyan.

Rex Hudler of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Kirt Manwaring of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Terry Mulholland of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Jaime Navarro of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Gregg Olson of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Greg Vaughn of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

October 29, 1996

Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central) purchased Mike Campbell from the Boston Red Sox.

Dennis Cook of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Steve Cooke of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Delino DeShields of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Mike Devereaux of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos traded Jeff Fassero and Alex Pacheco to the Seattle Mariners for Trey Moore, Matt Wagner and Chris Widger.

Rene Gonzales of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Mark Guthrie of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Dave Magadan of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Roger McDowell of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Jamie Moyer of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Eric Plunk of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Billy Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Bret Saberhagen of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

The Montreal Expos signed Joe Siddall as a free agent.

Lee Smith of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Kevin Tapani of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Jerome Walton of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

David Wells of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

October 30, 1996

Marvin Freeman of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Kevin Gross of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Chip Hale as a free agent.

Michael Jackson of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Mark Lemke of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds released Jerry Spradlin.

Matt Whiteside of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

October 31, 1996

Luis Alicea of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Steve Avery of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Rafael Belliard of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Mike Bielecki of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Shawn Boskie of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Kevin Elster of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Craig Grebeck of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Lenny Harris of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Xavier Hernandez of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Dave Hollins of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Pete Incaviglia of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Tom Pagnozzi of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

The New York Yankees released Dave Pavlas.

Alejandro Pena of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

The New York Yankees released Dale Polley.

John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Bob Tewksbury of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

David West of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

November 1, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Tony Barron as a free agent.

Mike Maddux of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers traded Clint Sodowsky to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dan Miceli.

Dave Valle of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Turner Ward.

November 4, 1996

Mike Aldrete of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The New York Yankees signed Clay Bellinger as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

Jim Corsi of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The San Diego Padres signed Chris Jones as a free agent.

Kent Mercker of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

The Minnesota Twins signed Juan Rincon as an amateur free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Terry Shumpert as a free agent.

November 5, 1996

Kintetsu Buffaloes (Japan Pacific) purchased Phil Clark from the Boston Red Sox.

Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Mark Leiter of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Fernando Valenzuela of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

John Wetteland of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

November 6, 1996

Danny Darwin of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Mark Guthrie as a free agent.

David Hulse of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Doug Jones of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Steve Mintz as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Jon Shave as a free agent.

November 7, 1996

Brett Butler of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

The Florida Marlins signed Brian Daubach as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed John Patterson as a free agent.

November 8, 1996

Pat Borders of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers released Phil Hiatt.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Bobby Seay as a free agent.

November 9, 1996

The Atlanta Braves signed Rafael Furcal as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Mark Gardner as a free agent.

November 11, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Brent Bowers as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Ramon Garcia as a free agent.

November 12, 1996

The Baltimore Orioles signed Giovanni Carrara as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Jalal Leach as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels selected Todd Van Poppel off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

November 13, 1996

The Kansas City Royals signed Juan Brito as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Lenny Harris as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Chris Hatcher as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Gil Heredia.

The Cleveland Indians traded a player to be named later, Jeff Kent, Julian Tavarez and Jose Vizcaino to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later and Matt Williams. The Cleveland Indians sent Joe Roa (December 16, 1996) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade. The San Francisco Giants sent Trent Hubbard (December 16, 1996) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

Willie McGee of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Jeff Parrett of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Dwight Smith of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

November 14, 1996

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Carlos Garcia, Orlando Merced and Dan Plesac to the Toronto Blue Jays for players to be named later, Brandon Cromer (minors), Jose Pett (minors) and Jose Silva. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Mike Halperin (minors) (December 11, 1996), Abraham Nunez (December 11, 1996) and Craig Wilson (December 11, 1996) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

The Cincinnati Reds signed David Nied as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Marc Ronan as a free agent.

Bill Spiers of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Oakland Athletics released Derrick White.

November 15, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Francis Beltran as an amateur free agent.

Pedro Munoz of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jesse Orosco as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Wilkin Ruan as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners selected Dave Silvestri off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

November 16, 1996

The Houston Astros signed Ken Ramos as a free agent.

November 17, 1996

The New York Yankees signed John Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

Terry Steinbach of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

November 18, 1996

Harold Baines of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Bobby Bonilla of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Chris Bosio of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

John Cangelosi of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Doug Drabek of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Shawon Dunston of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Jim Eisenreich of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Tony Fernandez of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Micah Franklin as a free agent.

Darryl Hamilton of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Mike Henneman of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds released Thomas Howard.

Jack Howell of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Dennis Martinez of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

The Texas Rangers signed Henry Mercedes as a free agent.

Kevin Mitchell of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Joe Oliver of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Mark Parent of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Tony Pena of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Luis Polonia of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Mark Portugal of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Jeff Russell of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Chris Sabo of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Juan Samuel of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Benito Santiago of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Don Slaught of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Kurt Stillwell of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Danny Tartabull of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Robby Thompson of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Eddie Williams as a free agent.

November 19, 1996

The Chicago White Sox signed Albert Belle as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Alex Diaz as a free agent.

Dwayne Hosey of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Baltimore Orioles released Mike Milchin.

The Cincinnati Reds released Keith Mitchell.

The Oakland Athletics signed Chris Nichting as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Mike Oquist as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Luis Ortiz.

November 20, 1996

The Chicago Cubs traded Jason Stevenson (minors) to the Toronto Blue Jays for Miguel Cairo.

Nippon Ham Fighters (Japan Pacific) purchased Jerry Brooks from the Florida Marlins.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Cooke as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Fausto Cruz.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Delino DeShields as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Dave Hollins as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Richie Lewis.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Nelson Liriano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Seattle Mariners signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

Les Norman of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers released Shannon Penn.

The Chicago Cubs selected Marc Pisciotta off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Erik Plantenberg as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tim Pugh as a free agent.

Carlos Reyes of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers released Duane Singleton.

The Atlanta Braves signed John Smoltz as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Tanyon Sturtze as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Brian Williams.

November 21, 1996

The New York Mets signed Steve Bieser as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Matt Franco as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jason Hardtke as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Rex Hudler as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Andy Tomberlin as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins traded Quilvio Veras to the San Diego Padres for Dustin Hermanson.

November 22, 1996

The Florida Marlins signed Bobby Bonilla as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Blas Minor as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Bronswell Patrick as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

November 25, 1996

The Florida Marlins traded Joel Adamson to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Ed Collins (minors) (December 10, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The San Francisco Giants signed Jeff Ball as a free agent.

Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan Pacific) purchased Mike Fyhrie from the New York Mets.

The Seattle Mariners signed Steve Gajkowski as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed John Habyan as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Denny Harriger as a free agent.

The New York Mets released Doug Henry.

The Atlanta Braves traded Greg McMichael to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and Paul Byrd. The New York Mets sent Andy Zwirchitz (minors) (May 25, 1997) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.

The San Francisco Giants signed Kevin Roberson as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Rich Rodriguez as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins traded Jesus Tavarez to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. The Boston Red Sox sent Bobby Rodgers (minors) (December 10, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The New York Mets signed Gary Thurman as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox sent Lee Tinsley to the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

The Cleveland Indians released Nigel Wilson.

The San Francisco Giants signed Eddie Zosky as a free agent.

November 26, 1996

The San Francisco Giants traded Jamie Brewington to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Ramon Martinez (December 9, 1996) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

The Florida Marlins signed John Cangelosi as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Eddy Diaz as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Marino Santana as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels traded J.T. Snow to the San Francisco Giants for Fausto Macey (minors) and Allen Watson.

November 27, 1996

The New York Mets traded Rico Brogna to the Philadelphia Phillies for Toby Borland and Ricardo Jordan.

Dave Hansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

The New York Yankees signed Scott Pose as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies traded Armando Reynoso to the New York Mets for Jerry Dipoto.

The Chicago Cubs signed Ryne Sandberg as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Jeff Ware off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

November 29, 1996

The Seattle Mariners signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

November 30, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

December 2, 1996

The Chicago Cubs signed Shawon Dunston as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Bryan Eversgerd as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Sid Fernandez as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Rene Gonzales as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Carlos Hernandez as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Pat Listach as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Lance Painter off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

The New York Mets signed Rico Rossy as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Bill Spiers as a free agent.

December 3, 1996

The San Diego Padres signed Jim Bruske as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Jim Eisenreich as a free agent.

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

December 4, 1996

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Brett Butler as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Thomas Howard as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Willie McGee as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Brian Raabe.

December 5, 1996

The San Diego Padres signed Terry Burrows as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Reggie Harris.

The New York Yankees traded Jim Leyritz to the Anaheim Angels for players to be named later. The Anaheim Angels sent Jeremy Blevins (minors) (December 9, 1996) and Ryan Kane (minors) (December 9, 1996) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

The Minnesota Twins signed Terry Steinbach as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals released Kevin Young.

December 6, 1996

The Atlanta Braves signed Rafael Belliard as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Robinson Checo as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Craig Grebeck as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tom Pagnozzi as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres traded Scott Sanders to the Seattle Mariners for Sterling Hitchcock.

December 7, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jose Acevedo as an amateur free agent.

Moises Alou of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Mike Bordick of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Tony Castillo of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Alex Fernandez of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Luis Gonzalez of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

Jimmy Key of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

Brent Mayne of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Mark McLemore of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Tim Naehring of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Mel Rojas of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Craig Shipley of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Mark Whiten of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

December 8, 1996

The Chicago White Sox signed Danny Sandoval as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Todd Zeile as a free agent.

December 9, 1996

The Minnesota Twins drafted Travis Baptist from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jeff Berblinger from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers traded Jeff Berblinger to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Juan Hernaiz (minors) and Deivi Cruz.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Tarrik Brock from the Detroit Tigers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Emil Brown from the Oakland Athletics in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs released Scott Bullett.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Mike Busch.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Frank Catalanotto from the Detroit Tigers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Deivi Cruz from the San Francisco Giants in the 1996 minor league draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Will Cunnane from the Florida Marlins in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Tom Davey from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jayson Durocher from the Montreal Expos in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Florida Marlins signed Alex Fernandez as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Alejandro Freire from the Houston Astros in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Ramon Garcia from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Wiki Gonzalez from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Terrell Lowery from the New York Mets in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jose Macias from the Montreal Expos in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Colorado Rockies signed Kirt Manwaring as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Jeff McCurry from the Detroit Tigers in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Florida Marlins drafted Hector Mercado from the Houston Astros in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Guillermo Mota from the New York Mets in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Eddie Oropesa from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jesus Pena from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1996 minor league draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Edgar Ramos from the Houston Astros in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bret Saberhagen as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Benito Santiago as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Rob Sasser from the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jerry Spradlin as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ramon Tatis from the New York Mets in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Chris Tremie from the Chicago White Sox in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Jamie Walker from the Houston Astros in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Mike Johnson from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Mike Johnson from the San Francisco Giants.

December 10, 1996

The Detroit Tigers traded Brad Ausmus, Jose Lima, Trever Miller, C.J. Nitkowski and Daryle Ward to the Houston Astros for Doug Brocail, Brian Hunter, Todd Jones, Orlando Miller and cash.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Ricky Bones as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Dennis Cook as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jimmy Key as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tom McGraw as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Kent Mercker as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Eric Plunk as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Billy Ripken as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Mel Rojas as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Chad Zerbe.

The Texas Rangers signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) purchased Luis Ortiz from the Texas Rangers.

December 11, 1996

The Detroit Tigers traded Brent Stentz (minors) to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Walbeck.

The Detroit Tigers traded Anton French (minors) to the Toronto Blue Jays for Roberto Duran.

The Chicago White Sox signed Tony Castillo as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Mark Holzemer as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jaime Navarro as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mark Parent as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mike Stanton as a free agent.

December 12, 1996

The Florida Marlins signed Moises Alou as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Todd Haney as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mark Leiter as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mark Portugal as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Dan Rohrmeier as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Bob Tewksbury as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos selected Marc Valdes off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

December 13, 1996

The Atlanta Braves traded Martin Sanchez (minors) to the Florida Marlins for Yorkis Perez.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mike Bordick as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Roger Clemens as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Mark Dalesandro as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners selected Lou Frazier off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

The Kansas City Royals traded Jeff Martin (minors), Jeff Granger, Joe Randa and Jeff Wallace to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jay Bell and Jeff King.

The Seattle Mariners signed David Holdridge as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mark McLemore as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Kevin Mitchell as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Tim Naehring as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Pete Rose as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Kevin Tapani as a free agent.

December 14, 1996

The Detroit Tigers signed Joe Hall as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Shane Mack as a free agent.

December 15, 1996

The Boston Red Sox signed Frank Francisco as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Ray Holbert as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Jose Morban as an amateur free agent.

December 16, 1996

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Cory Bailey to the Texas Rangers for David Chavarria (minors).

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Bailes as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Shawn Boskie as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs released Alex Cabrera.

The Kansas City Royals signed Scott Cooper as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Cam Smith (minors) and Joey Eischen to the San Diego Padres for Willie Blair and Brian Johnson.

The Texas Rangers signed Reynaldo Garcia as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Mark Lewis to the San Francisco Giants for Jesse Ibarra (minors).

December 17, 1996

The Chicago Cubs selected Miguel Batista off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

Leo Gomez of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Chris Hammond as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Xavier Hernandez as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed John Johnstone as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed John Wetteland as a free agent.

December 18, 1996

The New York Mets signed Brian Bohanon as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Chad Curtis as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Mark Lemke as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Eddie Murray as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Brian Raabe as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Juan Samuel as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Greg Swindell as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Anthony Telford as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jerome Walton as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Lenny Webster as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Matt Williams as a free agent.

December 19, 1996

The Minnesota Twins signed Eric Anthony as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Mike Bielecki as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed John Briscoe as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Terry Clark as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Carlos Crawford as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Eric Davis as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Luis Gonzalez as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Pete Incaviglia as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants traded Tom Lampkin to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Rene Arocha (February 12, 1997) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

The Houston Astros signed Mike Magnante as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Manny Martinez as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Keith Mitchell as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Les Norman as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Keith Shepherd as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Simms as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Tom Urbani as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves released Ben VanRyn.

The San Diego Padres signed Greg Vaughn as a free agent.

December 20, 1996

Billy Brewer of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Jim Bullinger of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Domingo Cedeno of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Greg Colbrunn of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Mark Dewey of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox signed Chris Donnels as a free agent.

Mike Dyer of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Kevin Elster as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Jack Howell as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Darrin Jackson as a free agent.

Stacy Jones of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Scott Kamieniecki of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Brian Keyser of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Randy Knorr of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Derrick May of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Atlanta Braves signed Hensley Meulens as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

The New York Mets traded Robert Person to the Toronto Blue Jays for John Olerud and cash.

Felix Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Johnny Ruffin of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Tim Scott of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Luis Sojo of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Russ Springer.

Jeff Tabaka of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Ryan Thompson of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Mike Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

The New York Mets signed Darrin Winston as a free agent.

December 21, 1996

The Cincinnati Reds signed Stan Belinda as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

December 23, 1996

The New York Yankees signed Dave Eiland as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers sent Rikkert Faneyte to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Todd Pratt as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Felix Rodriguez as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Craig Shipley as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Don Slaught as a free agent.

December 24, 1996

The New York Yankees signed David Wells as a free agent.

December 25, 1996

The San Francisco Giants signed Lee Hancock as a free agent.

December 26, 1996

The Montreal Expos signed Milt Cuyler as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Mike Dyer as a free agent.

December 27, 1996

The Kansas City Royals signed Jim Converse as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Ramon Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Johnny Ruffin as a free agent.

December 28, 1996

The Cleveland Indians signed Tony Fernandez as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Rich Sauveur as a free agent.

December 30, 1996

The Montreal Expos signed Carlos Pulido as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Russ Springer as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Julio Valera as a free agent.

January 1, 1997

The Cleveland Indians signed Casey Candaele as a free agent.

January 2, 1997

The Florida Marlins signed Donn Pall as a free agent.

January 3, 1997

The New York Yankees signed Willie Banks as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Mike Busch as a free agent.

January 6, 1997

The San Francisco Giants signed Damon Berryhill as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Devereaux as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Richie Lewis as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Valle as a free agent.

January 7, 1997
January 8, 1997

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Barry as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Doug Henry as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed John Hope as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Tom Quinlan as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Ben VanRyn as a free agent.

January 9, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Vince Coleman as a free agent.

The Houston Astros released Jim Dougherty.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Mark Smith to the San Diego Padres for Leroy McKinnis (minors).

The New York Yankees signed Luis Sojo as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mark Whiten as a free agent.

January 10, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Paul Abbott as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Harold Baines as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Darryl Hamilton as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Brent Mayne as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Roger McDowell as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Scott Ruffcorn from the Chicago White Sox.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jeff Tabaka as a free agent.

January 12, 1997

The San Diego Padres signed Pete Smith as a free agent.

January 13, 1997

The Colorado Rockies signed Jorge De Paula as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Gil Heredia as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres purchased Hideki Irabu from Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan Pacific).

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Steve Scarsone as a free agent.

January 14, 1997

The Chicago White Sox signed Doug Drabek as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed P.J. Forbes as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Alan Newman from Alexandria (Texas-Louisiana).

The Baltimore Orioles signed Steve Schrenk as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Mitch Williams as a free agent.

January 15, 1997

The Texas Rangers signed Domingo Cedeno as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Juan Uribe as an amateur free agent.

January 16, 1997

The Montreal Expos signed Jim Bullinger as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Russ Morman as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Rob Natal as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Humberto Quintero as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Todd Williams.

January 17, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Jason Grimsley as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Aaron Ledesma as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Derek Lilliquist as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Phil Plantier as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Robby Thompson as a free agent.

January 19, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Luis Alicea as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Grant Balfour as an amateur free agent.

January 20, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Steve Ontiveros as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Mike Rivera as an amateur free agent.

January 21, 1997

The Montreal Expos signed Lee Smith as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brian Williams as a free agent.

January 22, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Steve Avery as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Jose Bautista as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rob Ducey as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Hansen as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Scott Kamieniecki as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians purchased Sean Mulligan from the San Diego Padres.

January 23, 1997

The Minnesota Twins signed Kevin Baez as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ken Grundt as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Magadan as a free agent.

January 24, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Mike Blowers as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Greg Colbrunn as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Darnell Coles as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Eric Gunderson as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels purchased Shigetoshi Hasegawa from Orix (Japan Pacific).

January 25, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Luis Rivera as a free agent.

January 26, 1997

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Mike Misuraca as a free agent.

January 27, 1997

The Atlanta Braves released Jorge Campillo.

The Boston Red Sox traded Jose Canseco to the Oakland Athletics for John Wasdin and cash.

The Atlanta Braves released Humberto Cota.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Terry Pendleton as a free agent.

January 28, 1997

The Kansas City Royals traded Melvin Bunch to the Montreal Expos for Yamil Benitez.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Chad Zerbe as a free agent.

January 29, 1997

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Clark as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Chad Kreuter as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Derrick May as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Hector Ortiz as a free agent.

January 30, 1997

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Wes Chamberlain as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jeff Reboulet as a free agent.

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

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jack Voigt as a free agent.

January 31, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Benjamin as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox traded Mike Robertson to the Philadelphia Phillies for Gene Schall.

February 1, 1997

The New York Yankees signed Tom Wilson as a free agent.

February 3, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Jim Corsi as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Roberto Mejia.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

February 4, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Tommy Greene as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Juan Moreno.

The Montreal Expos signed Doug Strange as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Wilson Valdez as an amateur free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Rick White as a free agent.

February 5, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Tommy Gregg as a free agent.

February 6, 1997

The New York Yankees signed Carlos Reyes as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Jose Valverde as an amateur free agent.

February 7, 1997

The Chicago White Sox signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Stan Spencer as a free agent.

February 8, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Scott Leius as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

February 10, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Nate Minchey as a free agent.

February 14, 1997

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Roberto Mejia as a free agent.

February 15, 1997

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brady Clark as a free agent.

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

February 17, 1997

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Deion Sanders as a free agent.

February 18, 1997

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

February 20, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Dennis Martinez as a free agent.

February 21, 1997

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Darron Cox as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Alexis Gomez as an amateur free agent.

February 24, 1997

The Atlanta Braves signed Larry Luebbers as a free agent.

February 25, 1997

The New York Mets purchased Scott Stewart from St Paul (Northern).

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Danny Tartabull as a free agent.

February 28, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Shawn Wooten as a free agent.

March 2, 1997

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mike Porzio as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Randy Veres as a free agent.

March 4, 1997
March 6, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Tim Spehr as a free agent.

March 7, 1997
March 10, 1997
March 11, 1997

The New York Mets signed Jim Dougherty as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Brent Gates.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bill Ortega as an amateur free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

March 13, 1997

The Montreal Expos released Milt Cuyler.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Steve Parris.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Brian Tollberg to the San Diego Padres for Antonio Fernandez (minors).

The Anaheim Angels signed Derrick White as a free agent.

March 14, 1997

The Kansas City Royals selected Doug Johns off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

The Houston Astros signed J.R. Phillips as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Mike Williams.

March 15, 1997

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Butcher as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Brent Cookson as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres traded Joey Eischen to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray Brown (minors) (March 19, 1997) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

The Houston Astros traded Sean Runyan to the San Diego Padres for Luis Lopez.

March 16, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Brent Gates as a free agent.

March 17, 1997

The Texas Rangers signed Kevin Gross as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released John Wehner.

March 18, 1997

The Oakland Athletics signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Julio Manon as a free agent.

March 20, 1997

The Baltimore Orioles returned Tom Davey (earlier draft pick) to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Houston Astros released Tommy Gregg.

The Detroit Tigers released Jason Grimsley.

The Atlanta Braves released Hensley Meulens.

March 21, 1997

The Texas Rangers released Mike Butcher.

The Oakland Athletics returned Frank Catalanotto (earlier draft pick) to the Detroit Tigers.

The Houston Astros released Bry Nelson.

The Florida Marlins signed John Wehner as a free agent.

March 22, 1997
March 23, 1997
March 25, 1997
March 26, 1997
March 27, 1997

The Texas Rangers signed Eric Anthony as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Jose Bautista.

The Atlanta Braves traded Jermaine Dye and Jamie Walker to the Kansas City Royals for Keith Lockhart and Michael Tucker.

As part of a 3-team trade: The Milwaukee Brewers sent a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Keith Johns to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Scotty Pace (minors) (January 6, 1998) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The Florida Marlins selected Kirt Ojala off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Oakland Athletics selected Scott Service off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Texas Rangers selected Dave Silvestri off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

March 28, 1997

The Los Angeles Dodgers returned Jeff Berblinger (earlier draft pick) to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Seattle Mariners released Lou Frazier.

The New York Mets purchased Barry Manuel from the Montreal Expos.

The Seattle Mariners released Brent Mayne.

The Seattle Mariners released Rusty Meacham.

The Montreal Expos released Lou Pote.

The New York Mets released Rico Rossy.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Rich Sauveur.

The Chicago Cubs released Kevin Tolar.

March 29, 1997
March 30, 1997

The Chicago Cubs signed Bry Nelson as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Ricardo Rincon from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

March 31, 1997

The Chicago Cubs traded Jay Peterson (minors) and Ozzie Timmons to the Cincinnati Reds for Curt Lyons.

The Anaheim Angels released Jim Abbott.

The Florida Marlins signed Reid Cornelius as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox returned Jayson Durocher (earlier draft pick) to the Montreal Expos.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Luis Figueroa as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Greg Hansell as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants released Darrin Jackson.

The Houston Astros traded Luis Lopez to the New York Mets for Tim Bogar.

The New York Mets selected Yorkis Perez off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

The Montreal Expos signed Rico Rossy as a free agent.

The New York Mets released Darrin Winston.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Kevin Young as a free agent.

April 1, 1997
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