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1997 Major League Baseball Transactions

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Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
November 1, 1996

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Tony Barron as a free agent.

Mike Maddux of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Dave Valle of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Turner Ward.

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

November 4, 1996

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

The Oakland Athletics signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

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

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

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

Mike Aldrete of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Jim Corsi of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Kent Mercker of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

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.

November 5, 1996

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.

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

November 6, 1996

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

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Steve Mintz as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Jon Shave as a free agent.

Danny Darwin of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

David Hulse of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Doug Jones of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

November 7, 1996

The Florida Marlins signed Brian Daubach as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed John Patterson as a free agent.

Brett Butler of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

November 8, 1996

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

Pat Borders of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

The Detroit Tigers released Phil Hiatt.

November 9, 1996

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

The Atlanta Braves signed Rafael Furcal as an amateur 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 Cincinnati Reds signed Lenny Harris as a free agent.

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

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

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.

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.

November 14, 1996

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.

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 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.

November 15, 1996

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jesse Orosco as a free agent.

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

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

Pedro Munoz of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

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

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

The Texas Rangers signed Henry Mercedes as a free agent.

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

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.

Darryl Hamilton of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Mike Henneman of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Jack Howell of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Dennis Martinez of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

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 Cincinnati Reds released Thomas Howard.

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.

The Oakland Athletics signed Chris Nichting as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Mike Oquist 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 Texas Rangers released Luis Ortiz.

November 20, 1996

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Cooke as a free agent.

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

The Anaheim Angels signed Dave Hollins as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Erik Plantenberg as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tim Pugh as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed John Smoltz as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Tanyon Sturtze as a free agent.

Les Norman of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Carlos Reyes of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

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

The Detroit Tigers released Fausto Cruz.

The Detroit Tigers released Richie Lewis.

The Detroit Tigers released Shannon Penn.

The Detroit Tigers released Duane Singleton.

The Detroit Tigers released Brian Williams.

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

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

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

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

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

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 San Francisco Giants signed Kevin Roberson as a free agent.

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

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

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

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

The New York Mets released Doug Henry.

The Cleveland Indians released Nigel Wilson.

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 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 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.

November 26, 1996

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

November 27, 1996

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

The Chicago Cubs signed Ryne Sandberg as a free agent.

Dave Hansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

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

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

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 New York Mets signed Rico Rossy as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Bill Spiers as a free agent.

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

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 Minnesota Twins signed Terry Steinbach as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Reggie Harris.

The Kansas City Royals released Kevin Young.

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.

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 Milwaukee Brewers signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

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

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.

Jimmy Key of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

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 Los Angeles Dodgers signed Todd Zeile as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Danny Sandoval as an amateur 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 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 Oakland Athletics drafted Frank Catalanotto from the Detroit Tigers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

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

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jayson Durocher from the Montreal Expos in the 1996 rule 5 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 San Francisco Giants drafted Eddie Oropesa from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Florida Marlins signed Alex Fernandez as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Kirt Manwaring as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

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

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

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jerry Spradlin as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs released Scott Bullett.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Mike Busch.

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

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 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 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 Texas Rangers signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

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

December 11, 1996

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

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 selected Lou Frazier off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

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 Detroit Tigers signed Ray Holbert as a free agent.

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

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

December 16, 1996

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Bailes as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Shawn Boskie as a free agent.

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

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

The Chicago Cubs released Alex Cabrera.

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

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

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

December 17, 1996

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.

Leo Gomez of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

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

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

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 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 San Diego Padres signed Greg Vaughn as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves released Ben VanRyn.

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.

December 20, 1996

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

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.

The Atlanta Braves signed Hensley Meulens as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

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

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.

Mike Dyer of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

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.

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.

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 Philadelphia Phillies released Russ Springer.

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

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

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

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 Boston Red Sox signed Johnny Ruffin as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Ramon Ramirez as an amateur 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 New York Yankees signed Luis Sojo as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mark Whiten 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).

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 Cincinnati Reds signed Jeff Tabaka as a free agent.

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

January 12, 1997

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

January 13, 1997

The Montreal Expos signed Gil Heredia as a free agent.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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 Kansas City Royals signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Humberto Quintero as an amateur 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 Cincinnati Reds signed Terry Pendleton as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves released Jorge Campillo.

The Atlanta Braves released Humberto Cota.

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

January 28, 1997

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Chad Zerbe as a free agent.

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

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 Cincinnati Reds signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Roberto Mejia.

February 4, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Tommy Greene as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Doug Strange as a free agent.

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

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

The Oakland Athletics released Juan Moreno.

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 Philadelphia Phillies signed Danny Tartabull as a free agent.

The New York Mets purchased Scott Stewart from St Paul (Northern).

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 Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bill Ortega as an amateur free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Brent Gates.

March 13, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Derrick White as a free agent.

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).

March 14, 1997

The Houston Astros signed J.R. Phillips as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox released Mike Williams.

The Kansas City Royals selected Doug Johns off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

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 Oakland Athletics returned Frank Catalanotto (earlier draft pick) to the Detroit Tigers.

The Florida Marlins signed John Wehner as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Mike Butcher.

The Houston Astros released Bry Nelson.

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 New York Mets purchased Barry Manuel from the Montreal Expos.

The Seattle Mariners released Lou Frazier.

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 White Sox returned Jayson Durocher (earlier draft pick) to the Montreal Expos.

The Florida Marlins signed Reid Cornelius as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Greg Hansell as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Rico Rossy as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Kevin Young as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Luis Figueroa as an amateur free agent.

The Anaheim Angels released Jim Abbott.

The San Francisco Giants released Darrin Jackson.

The New York Mets released Darrin Winston.

The Chicago Cubs traded Jay Peterson (minors) and Ozzie Timmons to the Cincinnati Reds for Curt Lyons.

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.

April 1, 1997 Standings
April 2, 1997 Standings

The Seattle Mariners signed Alvaro Espinoza as a free agent.

April 3, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jason Grimsley as a free agent.

The New York Mets purchased Takashi Kashiwada from Yomiura Giants (Japan Central).

April 4, 1997 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds selected Scott Service off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

April 7, 1997 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Darrin Winston as a free agent.

April 8, 1997 Standings

The Minnesota Twins sent Scott Klingenbeck to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

The Seattle Mariners signed Steve Decker as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Lou Frazier as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Bob Hamelin as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Brent Mayne as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Carlos Reyes.

April 9, 1997 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Jose Bautista as a free agent.

April 10, 1997 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Carlos Reyes as a free agent.

April 11, 1997 Standings

The Seattle Mariners signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

April 13, 1997 Standings

The New York Mets released Alex Diaz.

April 14, 1997 Standings

The San Francisco Giants traded Rich DeLucia to the Anaheim Angels for a player to be named later. The Anaheim Angels sent Travis Thurmond (minors) (May 23, 1997) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

April 15, 1997 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Carlos Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

April 16, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Alex Diaz as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Vince Coleman.

April 17, 1997 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Hensley Meulens as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Todd Van Poppel as a free agent.

April 18, 1997 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Clemente Alvarez as a free agent.

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

The Montreal Expos selected Salomon Torres off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

April 21, 1997 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Rolando Arrojo as an amateur free agent.

April 22, 1997 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Turner Ward as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres released Rene Gonzales.

The New York Yankees traded Rafael Medina, Ruben Rivera and $3,000,000 to the San Diego Padres for players to be named later, Gordie Amerson (minors) and Homer Bush. The San Diego Padres sent Hideki Irabu (May 29, 1997) and Vernon Maxwell (minors) (June 9, 1997) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

April 23, 1997 Standings

The Colorado Rockies traded Jeff Huson to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Creighton Gubanich (August 5, 1997) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

April 24, 1997 Standings

The Seattle Mariners sent Todd Haney to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

The Minnesota Twins signed Darrin Jackson as a free agent.

April 25, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers released Eric Anthony.

April 28, 1997 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Eric Anthony as a free agent.

April 30, 1997 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Brad Pennington as a free agent.

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

The Texas Rangers released Kevin Gross.

The New York Mets traded John Carter (minors) and Erick Ojeda (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ramon Espinosa (minors) and Wes Chamberlain.

May 1, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Bryan Eversgerd as a free agent.

Kintetsu Buffaloes (Japan Pacific) purchased Johnny Ruffin from the Boston Red Sox.

May 2, 1997 Standings

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

The Detroit Tigers selected Kevin Jarvis off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

May 3, 1997 Standings

The Colorado Rockies signed Rene Gonzales as a free agent.

May 6, 1997 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Steve Parris as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds released Ricky Bones.

May 8, 1997 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Rusty Meacham as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians selected Jason Jacome off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

May 9, 1997 Standings
May 10, 1997 Standings

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Pete LaForest as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Rich Sauveur from Tabasco (Mexican).

May 11, 1997 Standings

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

May 12, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Ricky Bones as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Brad Thomas as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals released Mitch Williams.

The Boston Red Sox traded Ricky Trlicek to the New York Mets for Toby Borland.

May 14, 1997 Standings
May 16, 1997 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Victor Alvarez as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Gregg Olson.

May 17, 1997 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Giovanni Carrara as a free agent.

May 18, 1997 Standings
May 19, 1997 Standings

Bobby Munoz of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

May 20, 1997 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Scott Leius as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Steve Scarsone as a free agent.

Chuck Carr of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

The Arizona Diamondbacks released Chad Zerbe.

The Montreal Expos released Torey Lovullo.

The Cleveland Indians signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

May 22, 1997 Standings

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Humberto Cota as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics released Billy Brewer.

The Texas Rangers released Luis Pineda.

May 23, 1997 Standings

Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) purchased Darnell Coles from the Colorado Rockies.

May 24, 1997 Standings
May 25, 1997 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

May 27, 1997 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Tim Scott as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres released Don Slaught.

The Kansas City Royals released Tim Spehr.

The Kansas City Royals selected Larry Casian off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

May 29, 1997 Standings

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

The Kansas City Royals released Doug Johns.

May 30, 1997 Standings

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

The San Diego Padres signed Steve Mintz as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Francisco Santos as an amateur free agent.

June 1, 1997 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Chuck Carr as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Bobby Munoz as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Luis Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

June 2, 1997 Standings
June 3, 1997 Standings

The Florida Marlins released Hansel Izquierdo.

The Cleveland Indians released Kevin Mitchell.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Matt Anderson in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed December 23, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted J.D. Drew in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Troy Glaus in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed September 29, 1997.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Jason Grilli in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 25, 1997.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Vernon Wells in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1997.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Dan Reichert in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 1997.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted J.J. Davis in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Michael Cuddyer in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 19, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jon Garland in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Kyle Peterson in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 20, 1997.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Brandon Larson in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 22, 1997.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jason Dellaero in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1997.

The Houston Astros drafted Lance Berkman in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Adam Kennedy in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Eric DuBose in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jayson Werth in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Darnell McDonald in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 8, 1997.

The San Diego Padres drafted Kevin Nicholson in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 15, 1997.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Tim Drew in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 27, 1997.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jack Cust in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jason Standridge in the 1st round (31st pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Nathan Haynes in the 1st round (32nd pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jason Romano in the 1st round (39th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 11, 1997.

The New York Yankees drafted Ryan Bradley in the 1st round (40th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 21, 1997.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Aaron Myette in the 1st round (43rd pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Montreal Expos drafted Bryan Hebson in the 1st round (44th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 2, 1997.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jim Parque in the 1st round (46th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1997.

The Montreal Expos drafted T.J. Tucker in the 1st round (47th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Matt LeCroy in the 1st round (50th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 6, 1997.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Rocky Biddle in the 1st round (51st pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Rick Ankiel in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 28, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Jeff Bailey in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 1997.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Steve Colyer in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 23, 1998.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Aaron Cook in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 1997.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Travis Dawkins in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Sean Douglass in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jason Grabowski in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Chad Harville in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1997.

The San Diego Padres drafted Ben Howard in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Kenny Kelly in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Scott Linebrink in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 1997.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Shane Loux in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1997.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Joey Nation in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Michael Restovich in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 1997.

The New York Mets drafted Tyler Walker in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Randy Wolf in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 11, 1997.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Chase Utley in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jeff Weaver in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jeremy Affeldt in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Chris Aguila in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1997.

The New York Mets drafted Cesar Crespo in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed September 2, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Scott Downs in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1997.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted John Grabow in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Travis Harper in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Marcus Jones in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Matt Riley in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 28, 1998.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Todd Sears in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 1997.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Cory Aldridge in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Todd Belitz in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Dave Elder in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1997.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Chone Figgins in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Brandon Harper in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1997.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Angel Santos in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Nate Teut in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1997.

The Houston Astros drafted Eric Byrnes in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Xavier Nady in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Rick Bauer in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1997.

The New York Yankees drafted Randy Choate in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1997.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Jermaine Clark in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1997.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Pat Daneker in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1997.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Justin Miller in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1997.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Horacio Ramirez in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Derrick Turnbow in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 4, 1997.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dewayne Wise in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Michael Young in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1997.

The San Diego Padres drafted Tim Hummel in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Tim Hudson in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Thomas Jacquez in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1997.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Kevin Joseph in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Matt Wise in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1997.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jason Anderson in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Kory DeHaan in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Joe Dillon in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Matt Erickson in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1997.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike Frank in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Brian Gordon in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1997.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Bucky Jacobsen in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Mike Lamb in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The New York Yankees drafted Scott Wiggins in the 7th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Ron Calloway in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jason Karnuth in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Adam Piatt in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1997.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Allan Simpson in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jay Spurgeon in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Cliff Lee in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Matt Childers in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The New York Yankees drafted Randy Flores in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Toby Hall in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The San Diego Padres drafted Junior Herndon in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Dustan Mohr in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1997.

The Montreal Expos drafted Talmadge Nunnari in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Scott Williamson in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1997.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Kris Wilson in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Seth Etherton in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Ryan Snare in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Justin Wayne in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Steve Green in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 15, 1997.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Marty McLeary in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Montreal Expos drafted Scott Strickland in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Rico Washington in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The New York Mets drafted Garrett Atkins in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Matt Blank in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jerry Hairston in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1997.

The San Diego Padres drafted Dave Maurer in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Sam McConnell in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Michael Wuertz in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 18, 1997.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Jason Gilfillan in the 12th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Joel Pineiro in the 12th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Randy Williams in the 12th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The New York Mets drafted Eric Cammack in the 13th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Ross Gload in the 13th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1997.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Doug Nickle in the 13th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The New York Yankees drafted Brian Tallet in the 13th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Ryan Drese in the 14th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Houston Astros drafted Trey Hodges in the 14th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Jeremy Guthrie in the 15th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jason Michaels in the 15th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Shawn Camp in the 16th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Johnny Estrada in the 17th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Kevin Frederick in the 17th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted David Eckstein in the 19th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Texas Rangers drafted Travis Hughes in the 19th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 1, 1998.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Chris Piersoll in the 19th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Justin Brunette in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Mark Hendrickson in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 22, 1998.

The Houston Astros drafted Tim Redding in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 21, 1998.

The New York Mets drafted Jason Roach in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Joe Borchard in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Doug Clark in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Mike Colangelo in the 21st round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 19, 1997.

The Minnesota Twins drafted J.C. Romero in the 21st round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1997.

The Houston Astros drafted Jason Alfaro in the 22nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1997.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Charlie Manning in the 22nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Paul Hoover in the 23rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1997.

The Florida Marlins drafted Andres Torres in the 23rd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Jason Phillips in the 24th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1997.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jose Rodriguez in the 24th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed July 15, 1997.

The Houston Astros drafted Charlton Jimerson in the 25th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted D.J. Carrasco in the 26th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 4, 1997.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Andy Dominique in the 26th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1997.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Max St. Pierre in the 26th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1997.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Brian Mallette in the 27th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jason Jimenez in the 28th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1997.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Ryan Jorgensen in the 29th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jason Young in the 29th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Mike Gonzalez in the 30th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1997.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Aaron Looper in the 30th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 29, 1998.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Bret Prinz in the 30th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Sean Green in the 32nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Nick Punto in the 33rd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Bill White in the 33rd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jamal Strong in the 35th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Alex Cintron in the 36th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1997.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jesus Feliciano in the 36th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 19, 1999.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Scot Shields in the 38th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1997.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Dennis Tankersley in the 38th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Mike Vento in the 40th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 25, 1998.

The New York Mets drafted Randy Keisler in the 40th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted John Nelson in the 40th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Chris Spurling in the 41st round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 14, 1998.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jeff Duncan in the 41st round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Geoff Geary in the 41st round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Anaheim Angels drafted Josh Pearce in the 41st round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Chris Sampson in the 41st round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Orlando Hudson in the 43rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 20, 1998.

The New York Mets drafted David DeJesus in the 43rd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Joe Thurston in the 45th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Shane Youman in the 45th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Brad Hawpe in the 46th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Tommy Murphy in the 50th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Chad Qualls in the 52nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Mike Tonis in the 52nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Aaron Heilman in the 55th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Steve Holm in the 62nd round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Heath Bell in the 69th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Robby Hammock in the 89th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but was not signed.

June 5, 1997 Standings

The Anaheim Angels signed Kevin Gross as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Ryan Thompson to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Manto.

June 6, 1997 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Edgar Ramos (earlier draft pick) to the Houston Astros.

The Kansas City Royals released Todd Van Poppel.

June 9, 1997 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Jim Converse as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Chad Curtis to the New York Yankees for David Weathers.

June 10, 1997 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Tim Spehr as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres traded Andres Berumen to the Seattle Mariners for Paul Menhart.

June 12, 1997 Standings

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Brent Cookson as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Mike Devereaux.

June 13, 1997 Standings
June 14, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jason Childers as an amateur free agent.

June 16, 1997 Standings
June 17, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers released Angel Miranda.

The Detroit Tigers selected Kevin Jarvis off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

June 18, 1997 Standings

Rudy Pemberton of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

June 19, 1997 Standings
June 20, 1997 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Hansel Izquierdo as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Richie Lewis as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Todd Van Poppel as a free agent.

June 23, 1997 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Gary Thurman as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Santiago Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs traded Saul Bustos (minors) and Dave Jefferson (minors) to the Montreal Expos for Gil Heredia.

June 26, 1997 Standings
June 27, 1997 Standings

The Boston Red Sox released Pat Mahomes.

The Baltimore Orioles traded a player to be named later and Jimmy Haynes to the Oakland Athletics for Geronimo Berroa. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mark Seaver (minors) (September 2, 1997) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

June 30, 1997 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Doug Johns as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

July 1, 1997 Standings

The Houston Astros released Pat Listach.

July 2, 1997 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jose Castillo as an amateur free agent.

July 3, 1997 Standings

The Cleveland Indians signed Angel Miranda as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Aquilino Lopez as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Greg Cadaret.

July 4, 1997 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Juan Cruz as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Alex Herrera as an amateur free agent.

July 8, 1997 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Midre Cummings off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 10, 1997 Standings

The Anaheim Angels signed Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Yhency Brazoban as an amateur free agent.

The Seattle Mariners selected Tim Scott off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

July 12, 1997 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Carlos Zambrano as an amateur free agent.

July 14, 1997 Standings
July 15, 1997 Standings
July 16, 1997 Standings
July 17, 1997 Standings

Blas Minor of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Seattle Mariners released Josias Manzanillo.

July 18, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Felipe Lira and Omar Olivares to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Villalobos (minors), Dean Crow and Scott Sanders.

The Florida Marlins traded Pat Rapp to the San Francisco Giants for Brandon Leese (minors) and Bobby Rector (minors).

July 19, 1997 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Terry Burrows as a free agent.

July 21, 1997 Standings
July 22, 1997 Standings

Marcus Jensen of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

July 23, 1997 Standings
July 24, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Blas Minor as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds released Terry Pendleton.

July 25, 1997 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Pete Incaviglia as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Pat Listach as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds released Jeff Sparks.

The Kansas City Royals traded Tom Goodwin to the Texas Rangers for Dean Palmer.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Omar Daal off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

July 26, 1997 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Marcus Jensen as a free agent.

July 27, 1997 Standings

The Houston Astros signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies traded Craig Counsell to the Florida Marlins for Mark Hutton.

July 28, 1997 Standings

The Anaheim Angels released Kevin Gross.

July 29, 1997 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Mike Gallego.

The San Francisco Giants traded Chad Hartvigson (minors) to the Texas Rangers for Cory Bailey.

The New York Yankees traded Mariano Duncan and cash to the Toronto Blue Jays for Angel Ramirez (minors).

The Chicago White Sox traded Harold Baines to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later. The Baltimore Orioles sent Juan Bautista (minors) (August 18, 1997) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

The Kansas City Royals traded Jamie Brewington to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jason Grimsley.

The Anaheim Angels traded a player to be named later and Jim Leyritz to the Texas Rangers for Ken Hill. The Anaheim Angels sent Rob Sasser (October 31, 1997) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

The Florida Marlins traded Matt Whisenant to the Kansas City Royals for Matt Treanor.

July 30, 1997 Standings
July 31, 1997 Standings
August 1, 1997 Standings
August 2, 1997 Standings

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

August 4, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers selected Terry Clark off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

August 5, 1997 Standings
August 6, 1997 Standings
August 7, 1997 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Lou Pote as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics selected John Johnstone off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

The Cleveland Indians selected Steve Montgomery off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

August 8, 1997 Standings

The San Francisco Giants released William VanLandingham.

The Chicago Cubs traded Brian McRae, Mel Rojas and Turk Wendell to the New York Mets for players to be named later and Lance Johnson. The New York Mets sent Mark Clark (August 11, 1997) and Manny Alexander (August 14, 1997) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

The Oakland Athletics selected Tilson Brito off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The San Francisco Giants selected Terry Mulholland off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

August 9, 1997 Standings
August 11, 1997 Standings

The New York Yankees selected Jose Alberro off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

August 12, 1997 Standings
August 13, 1997 Standings

The Colorado Rockies signed Terry Shumpert as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Brandon Duckworth as an amateur free agent.

The Anaheim Angels traded a player to be named later, Stevenson Agosto (minors) and Ryan Hancock to the San Diego Padres for Rickey Henderson. The Anaheim Angels sent George Arias (August 19, 1997) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

The Boston Red Sox traded Randy Brown (minors) and Mike Stanley to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and Tony Armas. The New York Yankees sent Jim Mecir (September 29, 1997) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

The Cleveland Indians released Julio Franco.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Julio Franco as a free agent.

August 14, 1997 Standings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Mark Davis to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

The Oakland Athletics signed Angel Berroa as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jorge Piedra as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Angel Miranda.

The Anaheim Angels released Eddie Murray.

The Minnesota Twins traded Greg Colbrunn to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Marc Lewis (minors) (October 1, 1997) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

August 15, 1997 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Rene Arocha as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rick Wilkins as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Pete Incaviglia.

The New York Yankees released Mark Whiten.

The Chicago White Sox traded Tony Pena to the Houston Astros for Julien Tucker (minors).

August 16, 1997 Standings

The Chicago Cubs traded Rey Sanchez to the New York Yankees for Frisco Parotte (minors).

August 19, 1997 Standings

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

The San Francisco Giants signed William VanLandingham as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels purchased Reggie Williams from Monterrey (Mexican).

The Colorado Rockies traded Eric Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Pedro Astacio.

August 20, 1997 Standings

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

The St. Louis Cardinals released Erik Hiljus.

The Colorado Rockies released Bill Swift.

The Minnesota Twins traded Roberto Kelly to the Seattle Mariners for players to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Joe Mays (October 9, 1997) and Jeromy Palki (minors) (October 9, 1997) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

August 21, 1997 Standings

Curtis Pride of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

August 22, 1997 Standings
August 23, 1997 Standings
August 25, 1997 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Angel Miranda as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Matt Duff from Springfield (Frontier).

The Kansas City Royals released Larry Casian.

August 26, 1997 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Bill Swift as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals released Randy Veres.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Paul Wagner.

August 27, 1997 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded Darren Lewis to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Chad Fonville (September 2, 1997) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

August 29, 1997 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds selected Mark Johnson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 30, 1997 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Curtis Pride as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Bill Swift.

The Cleveland Indians traded Roland DeLaMaza to the Kansas City Royals for Bip Roberts.

The Minnesota Twins traded Darrin Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Mick Fieldbinder (minors) (September 4, 1997) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

August 31, 1997 Standings

The Chicago Cubs sent Shawon Dunston to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

The Milwaukee Brewers sent Keith Johns to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bart Miadich as an amateur free agent.

John Johnstone of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Donnie Moore (minors) to the New York Mets for Pete Harnisch.

September 1, 1997 Standings

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

September 2, 1997 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Paul Wagner as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners released Steve Decker.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Tim Unroe.

September 3, 1997 Standings
September 5, 1997 Standings

The Minnesota Twins traded Greg Myers to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Steve Hacker (minors) (December 18, 1997) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

September 8, 1997 Standings

The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Julius Matos from Sioux Falls (Northern).

The Colorado Rockies traded Donnie Schmidt (minors) to the Seattle Mariners for Brian Raabe.

September 9, 1997 Standings
September 10, 1997 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Micah Franklin.

The Chicago Cubs selected Ramon Morel off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 11, 1997 Standings

Giovanni Carrara of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Richie Lewis of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Charlie Greene off waivers from the New York Mets.

September 12, 1997 Standings

Jody Reed of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

September 15, 1997 Standings

The New York Yankees selected Joe Borowski off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

September 25, 1997 Standings

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

The Montreal Expos released Lee Smith.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Matt Luke off waivers from the New York Yankees.

The Boston Red Sox selected B.J. Waszgis off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

September 26, 1997 Standings

Tim Scott of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

September 28, 1997 Standings

The Boston Red Sox released Wil Cordero.

October 1, 1997 Standings

Rob Butler of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

October 2, 1997 Standings

Warren Newson of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

October 3, 1997 Standings

Eric Anthony of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Scott Cooper of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Wayne Kirby of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Nelson Liriano of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

October 6, 1997 Standings

Luis Andujar of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Jacob Brumfield of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Jim Bullinger of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Archie Corbin of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Mike Harkey of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Chris Jones of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Joe Orsulak of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

The Anaheim Angels released Steve Ontiveros.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Jim Bruske off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 7, 1997 Standings

Reggie Harris of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Pedro Martinez of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Nate Minchey of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Jesus Tavarez of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Donne Wall off waivers from the Houston Astros.

October 8, 1997 Standings

Scott Aldred of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Trent Hubbard of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Sherman Obando of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Dave Silvestri of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

The Houston Astros released Tommy Greene.

October 9, 1997 Standings

Greg Cadaret of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Greg Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Craig Grebeck of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

October 10, 1997 Standings

Mike Robertson of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Danny Tartabull of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Chris Turner of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Billy Brewer.

The New York Mets released Takashi Kashiwada.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Scott Ruffcorn.

The Cincinnati Reds released Pete Schourek.

October 13, 1997 Standings

The San Diego Padres selected Ed Giovanola off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

October 14, 1997 Standings

Randy Knorr of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

The Chicago White Sox selected Bryan Ward off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

October 15, 1997 Standings

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Luis Terrero as an amateur free agent.

Israel Alcantara of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Jeff Ball of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Howard Battle of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Gary Bennett of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Steve Bieser of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Chris Brock of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Scott Brow of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Casey Candaele of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Bobby Chouinard of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jim Converse of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

John Cummings of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Alex Diaz of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Jim Dougherty of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Dave Eiland of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

John Ericks of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Huck Flener of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Lou Frazier of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Shawn Gilbert of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Jason Grimsley of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Ken Grundt of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Joe Hall of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Todd Haney of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Greg Hansell of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Denny Harriger of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Dean Hartgraves of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Chris Hatcher of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Gil Heredia of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Ray Holbert of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Brian Hunter of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Tim Hyers of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Adam Hyzdu of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Doug Johns of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Ricardo Jordan of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Jalal Leach of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Scott Leius of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Pat Listach of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Joey Long of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Torey Lovullo of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Larry Luebbers of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Mike Maddux of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Barry Manuel of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Josias Manzanillo of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Damon Mashore of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jamie McAndrew of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Scott McClain of the New York Mets granted free agency.

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

Rusty Meacham of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Blas Minor of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Steve Mintz of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Angel Miranda of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Mike Misuraca of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Keith Mitchell of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Russ Morman of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Chris Nichting of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Kirt Ojala of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Donn Pall of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Craig Paquette of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Steve Parris of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Brad Pennington of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Yorkis Perez of the New York Mets granted free agency.

J.R. Phillips of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Scott Pose of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Curtis Pride of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Tim Pugh of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Carlos Reyes of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Rich Robertson of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Rico Rossy of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Matt Ruebel of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Olmedo Saenz of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Bob Scanlan of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Steve Scarsone of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Steve Schrenk of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Jon Shave of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Brian Shouse of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Joe Siddall of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Steve Sparks of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Stan Spencer of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Jim Tatum of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Ryan Thompson of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Gary Thurman of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Andy Tomberlin of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Ricky Trlicek of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Carlos Valdez of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Ben VanRyn of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Dave Wainhouse of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Derrick White of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Shannon Withem of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Mike Williams of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Shad Williams of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Steve Wojciechowski of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Eddie Zosky of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Eddie Williams.

The Oakland Athletics selected Vaughn Eshelman off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

The Chicago Cubs selected Jason Hardtke off waivers from the New York Mets.

October 16, 1997

Mark Holzemer of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Hensley Meulens of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Rick Wilkins of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

The Oakland Athletics released Andrew Lorraine.

October 17, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Andrew Lorraine as a free agent.

Clemente Alvarez of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Rene Arocha of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Kevin Baez of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Toby Borland of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Terry Burrows of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Jolbert Cabrera of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Cameron Cairncross of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Bubba Carpenter of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Frank Charles of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Brent Cookson of the Arizona Diamondbacks granted free agency.

Mike Coolbaugh of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Reid Cornelius of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Rickey Cradle of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Mark Dalesandro of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Brian Daubach of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Alex Delgado of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Robert Ellis of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

P.J. Forbes of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Raul Gonzalez of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Creighton Gubanich of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Jose Herrera of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Kevin Hodges of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Aaron Holbert of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Ken Huckaby of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Hansel Izquierdo of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Tim Laker of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Chris Michalak of the Arizona Diamondbacks granted free agency.

Melvin Mora of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Bobby Munoz of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Bry Nelson of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Alan Newman of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Luis Ortiz of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Jose Parra of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Bronswell Patrick of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Erik Plantenberg of the Philadelphia Phillies granted free agency.

Lou Pote of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Carlos Pulido of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Ken Ramos of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Marc Ronan of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Rafael Roque of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Rich Sauveur of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Rudy Seanez of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Chris Seelbach of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Scott Sheldon of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Chuck Smith of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Pedro Swann of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Jeff Tabaka of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Pete Walker of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Tom Wilson of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Brad Woodall of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Jason Wood of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Alan Zinter of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

October 23, 1997

Greg Colbrunn of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds released James Lofton.

October 27, 1997

The Cincinnati Reds signed Steve Parris as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Jason Wood as a free agent.

Brady Anderson of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Rod Beck of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Mike Benjamin of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Damon Berryhill of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Willie Blair of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Dave Clark of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Terry Clark of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Bryan Eversgerd of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Cecil Fielder of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Darrin Fletcher of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Tony Fossas of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Gary Gaetti of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Dave Hansen of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Pete Harnisch of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Rickey Henderson of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Doug Henry of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Darren Holmes of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Darrin Jackson of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Doug Jones of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Darren Lewis of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Dave Magadan of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Dave Martinez of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Henry Mercedes of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Orlando Merced of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Kent Mercker of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Terry Mulholland of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Mike Munoz of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Randy Myers of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Otis Nixon of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Charlie O'Brien of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

John Olerud of the New York Mets granted free agency.

Dean Palmer of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Jeff Reed of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Luis Rivera of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Mike Simms of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Paul Sorrento of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Mike Stanley of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Walt Weiss of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Bobby Witt of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

October 28, 1997

The Boston Red Sox signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Luis Maza as an amateur free agent.

Mike Blowers of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Tom Candiotti of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Jim Corsi of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Mariano Duncan of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Shawon Dunston of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Kevin Elster of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Julio Franco of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Luis Gonzalez of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

David Howard of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Thomas Howard of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Jeff Huson of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Stan Javier of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Darryl Kile of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Mark Langston of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Kenny Lofton of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Mike Macfarlane of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Shane Mack of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins granted free agency.

Mike Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Greg Myers of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Gregg Olson of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Phil Plantier of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Juan Samuel of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

David Segui of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Dale Sveum of the Pittsburgh Pirates granted free agency.

Todd Worrell of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

October 29, 1997

Harold Baines of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Rafael Belliard of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Andy Benes of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Shawn Boskie of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Chili Davis of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Dennis Eckersley of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Travis Harper of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Orel Hershiser of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Glenallen Hill of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

John Marzano of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

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

Hal Morris of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Tim Raines of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Jose Rijo of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Kevin Seitzer of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Jose Vizcaino of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

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

October 30, 1997

Luis Alicea of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Frank Castillo of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Rheal Cormier of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

Danny Darwin of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Mark Davis of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Doug Drabek of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Tony Fernandez of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Mark Gubicza of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Chris Hammond of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Roberto Hernandez of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Jack Howell of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Scott Kamieniecki of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Brent Mayne of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Eddie Murray of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Omar Olivares of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Joe Oliver of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Tony Pena of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Billy Ripken of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Rich Rodriguez of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Pete Smith of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Darryl Strawberry of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Jerome Walton of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Lenny Webster of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

October 31, 1997

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Bobby Chouinard as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Rafael Roque as a free agent.

Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Darren Daulton of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Rich DeLucia of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Carlos Hernandez of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

Ron Karkovice of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Roberto Kelly of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Hipolito Pichardo of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Bruce Ruffin of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Bret Saberhagen of the Boston Red Sox granted free agency.

Luis Sojo of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

The San Diego Padres purchased Daniel Garibay from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

The Anaheim Angels traded Matt Perisho to the Texas Rangers for Mike Bell.

November 1, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Fernando Rodney as an amateur free agent.

Wilson Alvarez of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Wade Boggs of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Dwight Gooden of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

November 2, 1997

The Cincinnati Reds signed Toby Borland as a free agent.

Jeff Blauser of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

November 3, 1997

Paul Assenmacher of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Rey Sanchez of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Bill Spiers of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

November 4, 1997

The Chicago White Sox signed Hansel Izquierdo as a free agent.

Jay Bell of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

November 5, 1997

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Bronswell Patrick as a free agent.

Ricky Bones of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Mark Lemke of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Jack McDowell of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Deion Sanders of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Doug Strange of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

November 6, 1997

The Atlanta Braves signed Jung Bong as an amateur free agent.

Scott Bailes of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Joey Cora of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Craig Shipley of the San Diego Padres granted free agency.

The Boston Red Sox traded Mark Brandenburg, Bill Haselman and Aaron Sele to the Texas Rangers for Damon Buford and Jim Leyritz.

November 7, 1997

The San Diego Padres signed Archie Corbin as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rickey Cradle as a free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Eddie Rogers as an amateur free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Phil Stockman as an amateur free agent.

Mike Bielecki of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Pat Borders of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

Brett Butler of the Los Angeles Dodgers granted free agency.

Norm Charlton of the Seattle Mariners granted free agency.

Ken Hill of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

Pat Kelly of the New York Yankees granted free agency.

Chad Kreuter of the Anaheim Angels granted free agency.

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

Bip Roberts of the Cleveland Indians granted free agency.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Doug Creek from the San Francisco Giants.

The New York Yankees traded Kenny Rogers and cash to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Scott Brosius (November 18, 1997) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

November 9, 1997

The Minnesota Twins signed Jon Shave as a free agent.

November 10, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Robert Ellis as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

Jeff McCurry of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Jeff Brantley to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dmitri Young.

November 11, 1997

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

The New York Yankees traded Charlie Hayes and cash to the San Francisco Giants for Alberto Castillo and Chris Singleton.

The Florida Marlins traded Moises Alou to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later, Manuel Barrios and Oscar Henriquez. The Houston Astros sent Mark Johnson (December 16, 1997) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Paul Bako and Donne Wall to the Detroit Tigers for Melvin Nieves.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Mike Kelly to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for a player to be named later. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Dmitri Young (November 18, 1997) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Felix Rodriguez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Scott Winchester (November 18, 1997) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

November 12, 1997

The Cleveland Indians signed Paul Assenmacher as a free agent.

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

The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Magadan as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Alan Newman as a free agent.

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

November 13, 1997

The Seattle Mariners signed Jalal Leach as a free agent.

November 14, 1997

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Alex Cabrera as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Dave Wainhouse as a free agent.

November 15, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Ken Hill as a free agent.

November 17, 1997

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Jay Bell as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Johnny Ruffin as a free agent.

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

The Atlanta Braves signed Walt Weiss as a free agent.

November 18, 1997

The Florida Marlins sent Kurt Miller to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

The Seattle Mariners signed Joey Cora as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Roberto Hernandez as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Huson as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Tim Laker as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Reed as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays purchased Fred McGriff from the Atlanta Braves.

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Matt Drews (minors), Gabe Alvarez and Joe Randa to the Detroit Tigers for Travis Fryman.

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Jesus Martinez (minors) to the Florida Marlins for Devon White.

The Colorado Rockies traded Mark Hamlin (minors), John Nicholson (minors) and Jake Westbrook to the Montreal Expos for Mike Lansing.

The San Diego Padres traded John Flaherty to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Brian Boehringer and Andy Sheets.

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Chuck McElroy to the Colorado Rockies for Harvey Pulliam.

The Florida Marlins traded Robb Nen to the San Francisco Giants for Mick Pageler (minors), Mike Villano (minors) and Joe Fontenot.

The Boston Red Sox traded a player to be named later and Carl Pavano to the Montreal Expos for Pedro Martinez. The Boston Red Sox sent Tony Armas (December 18, 1997) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Kevin Stocker to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Bobby Abreu.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Tony Saunders from the Florida Marlins as the 1st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Brian Anderson from the Cleveland Indians as the 2nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jeff Suppan from the Boston Red Sox as the 3rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Quinton McCracken from the Colorado Rockies as the 4th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Gabe Alvarez from the San Diego Padres as the 5th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Bobby Abreu from the Houston Astros as the 6th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jorge Fabregas from the Chicago White Sox as the 7th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Miguel Cairo from the Chicago Cubs as the 8th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Karim Garcia from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 9th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Rich Butler from the Toronto Blue Jays as the 10th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Edwin Diaz from the Texas Rangers as the 11th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Bob Smith from the Atlanta Braves as the 12th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Cory Lidle from the New York Mets as the 13th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jason Johnson from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 14th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Joel Adamson from the Milwaukee Brewers as the 15th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Dmitri Young from the Cincinnati Reds as the 16th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Ben Ford from the New York Yankees as the 17th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Esteban Yan from the Baltimore Orioles as the 18th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Yamil Benitez from the Kansas City Royals as the 19th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Mike Difelice from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 20th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Neil Weber from the Montreal Expos as the 21st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Bubba Trammell from the Detroit Tigers as the 22nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Jason Boyd from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 23rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Andy Sheets from the Seattle Mariners as the 24th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Brent Brede from the Minnesota Twins as the 25th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Dennis Springer from the Anaheim Angels as the 26th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Tony Batista from the Oakland Athletics as the 27th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Dan Carlson from the San Francisco Giants as the 28th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Tom Martin from the Houston Astros as the 29th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Brian Boehringer from the New York Yankees as the 30th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Omar Daal from the Toronto Blue Jays as the 31st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Mike Duvall from the Florida Marlins as the 32nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Scott Winchester from the Cincinnati Reds as the 33rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted John LeRoy from the Atlanta Braves as the 34th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Clint Sodowsky from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 35th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jim Mecir from the Boston Red Sox as the 36th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Danny Klassen from the Milwaukee Brewers as the 37th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Bryan Rekar from the Colorado Rockies as the 38th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Rick Gorecki from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 40th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Todd Erdos from the San Diego Padres as the 41st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Ramon Tatis from the Chicago Cubs as the 42nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Chris Clemons from the Chicago White Sox as the 43rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Kerry Robinson from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 44th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted David Dellucci from the Baltimore Orioles as the 45th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Steve Cox from the Oakland Athletics as the 46th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Damian Miller from the Minnesota Twins as the 47th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Albie Lopez from the Cleveland Indians as the 48th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Hector Carrasco from the Kansas City Royals as the 49th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Jose Paniagua from the Montreal Expos as the 50th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Hanley Frias from the Texas Rangers as the 51st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Carlos Mendoza from the New York Mets as the 52nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Bob Wolcott from the Seattle Mariners as the 53rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Ryan Karp from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 54th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Mike Bell from the Anaheim Angels as the 55th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Joe Randa from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 57th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Randy Winn from the Florida Marlins as the 58th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Terrell Wade from the Atlanta Braves as the 60th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Russ Springer from the Houston Astros as the 61st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Aaron Ledesma from the Baltimore Orioles as the 62nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Bryan Corey from the Detroit Tigers as the 63rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Brooks Kieschnick from the Chicago Cubs as the 64th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Kelly Stinnett from the Milwaukee Brewers as the 65th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Chuck McElroy from the Chicago White Sox as the 67th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Herbert Perry from the Cleveland Indians as the 68th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Marty Janzen from the Toronto Blue Jays as the 69th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Vaughn Eshelman from the Oakland Athletics as the 70th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

November 19, 1997

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Chris Jones as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Ryan Balfe (minors), Dan Miceli and Donne Wall to the San Diego Padres for Trey Beamon and Tim Worrell.

November 20, 1997

The Atlanta Braves signed Andres Galarraga as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Creighton Gubanich as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Sheldon as a free agent.

Seibu Lions (Japan Pacific) purchased Brian Raabe from the Colorado Rockies.

The Florida Marlins released Rob Natal.

The Florida Marlins released John Wehner.

The Anaheim Angels traded Nick Skuse (minors) to the Detroit Tigers for Phil Nevin and Matt Walbeck.

The Florida Marlins traded Jeff Conine to the Kansas City Royals for Blaine Mull (minors).

The Detroit Tigers traded Rick Greene, Mike Myers and Santiago Perez to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bryce Florie.

The Florida Marlins traded Ed Vosberg to the San Diego Padres for Chris Clark (minors).

November 21, 1997

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

The San Francisco Giants signed Brent Mayne as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Sun-Woo Kim as an amateur free agent.

Roger Pavlik of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) purchased Lyle Mouton from the Chicago White Sox.

November 22, 1997

The Oakland Athletics signed Damon Berryhill as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Raul Gonzalez as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Klingenbeck as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Shane Mack as a free agent.

November 24, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Dave Clark as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Reid Cornelius as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Decker as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Larry Luebbers as a free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Lenny Webster as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox purchased Jimmy Hurst from the Detroit Tigers.

November 25, 1997

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

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

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

The Houston Astros signed Bill Spiers as a free agent.

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

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Shannon Withem as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres released Rich Batchelor.

The Cleveland Indians selected Chad Fonville off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

November 26, 1997

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Darrin Fletcher as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Doug Henry as a free agent.

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

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Randy Myers as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Kirt Ojala as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed J.R. Phillips as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Chad Zerbe as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Jeff Darwin.

The Oakland Athletics traded David Newhan and Don Wengert to the San Diego Padres for Doug Bochtler and Jorge Velandia.

November 27, 1997

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Craig Grebeck as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Ricardo Jordan as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Pat Kelly as a free agent.

December 1, 1997

The Chicago Cubs signed Derrick White as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers released Jack Voigt.

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Travis Fryman, Tom Martin and cash to the Cleveland Indians for Matt Williams.

The Kansas City Royals selected Orlando Miller off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

December 2, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Joe Siddall as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Doug Strange as a free agent.

December 3, 1997

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Wilson Alvarez as a free agent.

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Trent Hubbard as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

December 4, 1997

The Anaheim Angels signed Frank Bolick as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed David Howard as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Darryl Kile as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Dave Martinez as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Hipolito Pichardo as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) purchased Mark Acre from the Oakland Athletics.

Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) purchased Doug Creek from the Chicago White Sox.

December 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians signed Rich Batchelor as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Rafael Belliard as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Esteban Beltre as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Jim Dougherty as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Scott Kamieniecki as a free agent.

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

The Anaheim Angels signed Steve Scarsone as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Chris Turner as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Jack Voigt as a free agent.

December 6, 1997

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Willie Blair as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Mike Fyhrie as a free agent.

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

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

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Darrin Jackson as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Paul Molitor as a free agent.

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

December 7, 1997

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brady Anderson as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Bailes as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Rich DeLucia as a free agent.

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

December 8, 1997

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Mark Dalesandro as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Kevin Elster as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Tony Fernandez as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Denny Harriger as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Kenny Lofton as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed John Marzano as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Paul Sorrento as a free agent.

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

The Detroit Tigers signed Pedro Swann as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jose Vizcaino as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Mike Fetters to the Oakland Athletics for Steve Karsay.

The Cleveland Indians traded Marquis Grissom and Jeff Juden to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Fetters, Ben McDonald and Ron Villone.

December 9, 1997

The Texas Rangers signed Luis Alicea as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Jeff Blauser as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Wade Boggs as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Tom Candiotti as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Dennis Eckersley as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Luis Gonzalez as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Orel Hershiser as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Mark Holzemer as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Jack Howell as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Roberto Kelly as a free agent.

December 10, 1997

The New York Yankees signed Chili Davis as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Charlie O'Brien as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Marc Ronan as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jeff Tabaka as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Curtis Goodwin to the Colorado Rockies for Mark Hutton.

The Colorado Rockies traded a player to be named later and Terry Jones to the Montreal Expos for Mark Hamlin (minors) and Dave Veres. The Colorado Rockies sent Mark Mangum (minors) (June 5, 1998) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

December 11, 1997

The Detroit Tigers signed Frank Castillo as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Doug Drabek as a free agent.

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

The Minnesota Twins signed Otis Nixon as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Omar Olivares as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves traded Chad Fox to the Milwaukee Brewers for Gerald Williams.

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Sandy Martinez to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Trevor Schaffer (minors) (December 19, 1997) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

December 12, 1997

The Baltimore Orioles signed Joe Carter as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Bip Roberts as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed David Segui as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins released Alex Arias.

The Detroit Tigers released Kevin Jarvis.

The Chicago Cubs traded Miguel Batista to the Montreal Expos for Henry Rodriguez.

The Minnesota Twins traded Rich Becker to the New York Mets for Alex Ochoa.

December 15, 1997

The Chicago White Sox drafted Joe Davenport from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Brian Edmondson from the New York Mets in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Keith Glauber from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Jeff Huson from the Colorado Rockies in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Frank Lankford from the New York Yankees in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Hector Mercado from the Florida Marlins in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Scott Podsednik from the Florida Marlins in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Steve Randolph from the New York Yankees in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Sean Runyan from the San Diego Padres in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Luis Saturria from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Matt Williams from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Roosevelt Brown from the Florida Marlins in the 1997 minor league draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Frank Menechino from the Chicago White Sox in the 1997 minor league draft.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Juan Sosa from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1997 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Danny Young from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1997 minor league draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Norm Charlton as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Dean Palmer as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Lou Pote as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rick Wilkins as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Tom Wilson as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Steve Cooke.

The Seattle Mariners released Brent Gates.

The Oakland Athletics released Pat Lennon.

The Anaheim Angels released Brandon Puffer.

The Seattle Mariners released Lee Tinsley.

The Florida Marlins traded Kevin Brown to the San Diego Padres for Steve Hoff (minors), Derrek Lee and Rafael Medina.

The New York Mets traded Mike Welch to the Philadelphia Phillies for Hector Mercado.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Javier Martinez from the Chicago Cubs in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Javier Martinez from the Oakland Athletics.

December 16, 1997

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Israel Alcantara as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Mike Blowers as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Terry Clark as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Tony Fossas as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Gil Heredia as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Pat Listach as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Scott McClain as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Kent Mercker as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Mike Morgan as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Warren Newson as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Billy Ripken as a free agent.

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

The Seattle Mariners signed Randy Veres as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Runelvys Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Roberto Mejia.

December 17, 1997

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Hensley Meulens as a free agent.

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

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

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Simms as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Eddie Zosky as a free agent.

Orix (Japan Pacific) purchased Harvey Pulliam from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

December 18, 1997

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Bieser as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Scott Brow as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Terry Burrows as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Rheal Cormier as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Micah Franklin as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Greg Hansell as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Barry Manuel as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jeff McCurry as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Rusty Meacham as a free agent.

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

The Florida Marlins traded Dennis Cook to the New York Mets for Fletcher Bates (minors) and Scott Comer (minors).

December 19, 1997

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Scott Aldred as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Harold Baines as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Dave Eiland as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Cecil Fielder as a free agent.

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

The Colorado Rockies signed Nelson Liriano as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Sherman Obando as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Erik Plantenberg as a free agent.

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

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Brad Woodall as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins traded Kurt Abbott to the Oakland Athletics for Eric Ludwick.

The Chicago White Sox traded Al Levine and Larry Thomas to the Texas Rangers for Benji Gil.

December 20, 1997

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

Kent Bottenfield of the Chicago Cubs granted free agency.

Joey Eischen of the Cincinnati Reds granted free agency.

Mike Mordecai of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

The Cincinnati Reds selected David Weathers off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

December 21, 1997

Brian Barber of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Geronimo Berroa of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Sean Berry of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Tilson Brito of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Chuck Carr of the Houston Astros granted free agency.

Carlos Garcia of the Toronto Blue Jays granted free agency.

Bob Hamelin of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Wilson Heredia of the Texas Rangers granted free agency.

Fernando Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

Ryan Karp of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays granted free agency.

Mark Lewis of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Norberto Martin of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

Matt Mieske of the Milwaukee Brewers granted free agency.

Orlando Miller of the Kansas City Royals granted free agency.

Izzy Molina of the Oakland Athletics granted free agency.

Willis Otanez of the Baltimore Orioles granted free agency.

Pat Rapp of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

Steve Reed of the Colorado Rockies granted free agency.

Tim Spehr of the Atlanta Braves granted free agency.

Andy Stankiewicz of the Montreal Expos granted free agency.

William VanLandingham of the San Francisco Giants granted free agency.

The Baltimore Orioles released Brian Williams.

Matt Mantei of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

Kevin Millar of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

John Roskos of the Florida Marlins granted free agency.

The Florida Marlins signed Matt Mantei as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Kevin Millar as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed John Roskos as a free agent.

December 22, 1997

The Houston Astros signed Rob Butler as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Steve Cooke as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Chip Hale as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Joe Hall as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Darren Holmes as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Wayne Kirby as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Izzy Molina as a free agent.

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

The Detroit Tigers signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Bob Scanlan as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Andy Tomberlin as a free agent.

The Houston Astros traded John Hudek to the New York Mets for Carl Everett.

December 23, 1997

The Colorado Rockies signed Greg Colbrunn as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Scott Cooper as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Brent Gates as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Darren Lewis as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mark Lewis as a free agent.

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

The Texas Rangers signed Roger Pavlik as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs traded Doug Glanville to the Philadelphia Phillies for Mickey Morandini.

December 24, 1997

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

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

The Minnesota Twins signed Micheal Nakamura as an amateur free agent.

December 26, 1997

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Alex Arias as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jim Tatum as a free agent.

December 27, 1997

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Rico Rossy as a free agent.

Kevin Tolar of the New York Mets granted free agency.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

December 29, 1997

The Chicago Cubs signed Matt Mieske as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Roberto Rivera as a free agent.

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Ronny Paulino as an amateur free agent.

December 30, 1997

The Chicago Cubs signed Bry Nelson as a free agent.

January 2, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Adam Hyzdu as a free agent.

January 3, 1998

The Colorado Rockies signed Bruce Ruffin as a free agent.

January 5, 1998

The Kansas City Royals signed Brian Barber as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Jacob Brumfield as a free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Brent Cookson as a free agent.

January 6, 1998

The Minnesota Twins signed Ricky Bones as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed Brian Daubach as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Carlos Garcia as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Manny Acosta as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Anastacio Martinez as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jae Weong Seo as an amateur free agent.

Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) purchased Travis Driskill from the Cleveland Indians.

The Texas Rangers purchased Jeff Zimmerman from Winnipeg (Northern).

January 7, 1998

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Thomas Howard as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Mark Langston as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Mintz as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Tim Unroe as a free agent.

January 8, 1998

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Kent Bottenfield as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed John Cummings as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed John Ericks as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jason Grimsley as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Glenallen Hill as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jamie McAndrew as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Willis Otanez as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Brad Pennington as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jose Rijo as a free agent.

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

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Andy Stankiewicz as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Darryl Strawberry as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Ben VanRyn as a free agent.

The New York Mets released Joe Crawford.

January 9, 1998

The Houston Astros signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Doug Johns as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Norberto Martin as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Pete Schourek as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

January 10, 1998

The Anaheim Angels signed William VanLandingham as a free agent.

January 11, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

January 12, 1998

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

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

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

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

The San Francisco Giants signed Dean Hartgraves as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Richie Lewis as a free agent.

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

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

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Mike Robertson as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Pete Rose as a free agent.

January 13, 1998

The Houston Astros signed Sean Berry as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Larry Casian as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Lou Frazier as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Ray Holbert as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Ron Karkovice as a free agent.

The San Diego Padres signed Eddie Williams as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Masato Yoshii as a free agent.

January 14, 1998

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Bob Hamelin as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Orlando Merced as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brandon Puffer as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

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

The Houston Astros traded James Mouton to the San Diego Padres for Sean Bergman.

January 15, 1998

The Chicago Cubs signed Rod Beck as a free agent.

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

January 16, 1998

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

January 19, 1998

The Cleveland Indians signed Jolbert Cabrera as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Rich Robertson as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers signed Bobby Witt as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Jose Veras as an amateur free agent.

January 20, 1998

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

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Phil Plantier as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners signed Chris Seelbach as a free agent.

The Kansas City Royals signed Lee Smith as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jesus Tavarez as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves traded Ray King to the Chicago Cubs for Jon Ratliff.

The New York Yankees selected Hector Ramirez off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

January 21, 1998

The San Francisco Giants signed Alex Diaz as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Pete Harnisch as a free agent.

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

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Tim Hyers as a free agent.

January 22, 1998

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bryan Eversgerd as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Rickey Henderson as a free agent.

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

The San Francisco Giants signed Rey Sanchez as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Craig Shipley as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Gary Thurman as a free agent.

January 23, 1998

The Atlanta Braves signed Tommy Greene as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Yorkis Perez as a free agent.

January 24, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Jarrod Patterson as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Efrain Valdez as a free agent.

January 25, 1998

The Chicago White Sox signed Olmedo Saenz as a free agent.

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

January 26, 1998

The New York Yankees signed Doug Linton as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Damon Mashore as a free agent.

January 27, 1998

The Chicago White Sox signed Howard Battle as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jim Bullinger as a free agent.

The Colorado Rockies signed Mike Munoz as a free agent.

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

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Dave Silvestri as a free agent.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Jerome Walton as a free agent.

January 28, 1998

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

January 29, 1998

The Cleveland Indians signed Geronimo Berroa as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Ozzie Guillen as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Pete Incaviglia as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Carlos Valdez as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners traded Scott Smith (minors) and Jalal Leach to the San Francisco Giants for Dave McCarty.

January 30, 1998

The Anaheim Angels signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

The Atlanta Braves signed Dennis Martinez as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Hector Ramirez off waivers from the New York Yankees.

January 31, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

February, 1998

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

February 2, 1998

The Chicago Cubs signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed David West as a free agent.

February 3, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Andy Benes as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Shawn Boskie as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Joey Eischen as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Mike Mordecai as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Deion Sanders as a free agent.

February 4, 1998

The Baltimore Orioles sent Hector Ramirez to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

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

February 5, 1998

The Houston Astros signed Luis Rivera as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Yuri Sanchez (minors) to the New York Mets for Roberto Petagine.

February 6, 1998
February 10, 1998

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Mike Bell to the New York Mets for Joe Lisio (minors).

February 12, 1998

The Cleveland Indians signed Mike Butcher as a free agent.

February 13, 1998

The Texas Rangers signed Edwin Moreno as an amateur free agent.

February 14, 1998

The Seattle Mariners signed Bill Swift as a free agent.

February 15, 1998

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

February 16, 1998

The Cleveland Indians signed Shawon Dunston as a free agent.

February 17, 1998

The New York Mets signed Nelson Cruz as an amateur free agent.

February 18, 1998

The Colorado Rockies signed Jeff Sparks as a free agent.

February 19, 1998

The Florida Marlins signed Donn Pall as a free agent.

February 20, 1998

The Florida Marlins selected Kirt Ojala off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

February 22, 1998

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Ezequiel Astacio as an amateur free agent.

February 23, 1998

The Baltimore Orioles signed Marino Salas as an amateur free agent.

February 24, 1998
February 26, 1998

The Cleveland Indians signed Chris Nichting as a free agent.

February 27, 1998

The Cincinnati Reds signed Midre Cummings as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Jack McDowell as a free agent.

March 1, 1998

The Cincinnati Reds signed Rich Sauveur as a free agent.

March 2, 1998

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Miguel Asencio as an amateur free agent.

March 3, 1998

The New York Yankees signed Bubba Carpenter as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Robert Ellis.

March 4, 1998

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Robert Ellis as a free agent.

The Florida Marlins signed John Wehner as a free agent.

March 6, 1998
March 7, 1998
March 8, 1998

The Atlanta Braves signed Mike Porzio as a free agent.

March 9, 1998

The Detroit Tigers signed Kevin Baez as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Erik Hiljus as a free agent.

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

The Oakland Athletics signed Kevin Mitchell as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Chad Fonville.

The Cincinnati Reds released David West.

March 10, 1998
March 11, 1998
March 12, 1998

The Colorado Rockies signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

The Texas Rangers released Scott Klingenbeck.

March 13, 1998

The Cincinnati Reds signed Scott Klingenbeck as a free agent.

March 14, 1998

The Cincinnati Reds signed Joey Eischen as a free agent.

The New York Mets signed Chad Fonville as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Doug Linton.

The Texas Rangers traded Kevin Brown to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tim Crabtree.

March 16, 1998

The Colorado Rockies signed Alex Serrano as an amateur free agent.

March 17, 1998
March 19, 1998

The San Francisco Giants signed Frank Charles as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox selected Midre Cummings off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

March 20, 1998

The Toronto Blue Jays returned Luis Saturria (earlier draft pick) to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Sean Maloney as a free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Felix Diaz as an amateur free agent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Jorge De La Rosa as an amateur free agent.

The Florida Marlins traded Don Stratton (minors) to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and Brandon Villafuerte. The New York Mets sent Cesar Crespo (September 12, 1998) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Tim Belk to the Detroit Tigers for Kevin Baez.

March 21, 1998

The Cincinnati Reds signed Antonio Perez as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Eric Owens to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later. The Florida Marlins sent Jesus Martinez (minors) (March 26, 1998) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

March 22, 1998
March 23, 1998

The Chicago White Sox signed Wil Cordero as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Orlando Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals released Chris Hammond.

The Anaheim Angels released Darrell May.

The Texas Rangers released Matt Whiteside.

March 24, 1998

The Toronto Blue Jays released Jacob Brumfield.

The Seattle Mariners released Roy Smith.

The Cleveland Indians selected Rick Krivda off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Tony Tarasco off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

March 25, 1998
March 26, 1998

The Boston Red Sox signed Mark Lemke as a free agent.

Chad Fonville of the New York Mets granted free agency.

The Chicago White Sox traded Jim Bullinger to the Seattle Mariners for Marty Weymouth (minors).

The Seattle Mariners selected Jose Paniagua off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

The Kansas City Royals selected Danny Rios off waivers from the New York Yankees.

March 27, 1998

The Florida Marlins signed Chris Hammond as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

The Seattle Mariners selected Ryan Radmanovich off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

March 28, 1998
March 29, 1998

The Philadelphia Phillies sent Chris Tremie to the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Billy Ashley.

The Texas Rangers released Matt Miller.

March 30, 1998

The Boston Red Sox signed Billy Ashley as a free agent.

The Anaheim Angels signed Carlos Garcia as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Scott Livingstone as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Derrick May as a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jin Ho Cho as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Mike Butcher.

The Atlanta Braves released Brad Clontz.

The Cleveland Indians released Steve Montgomery.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Dave Burba to the Cleveland Indians for Sean Casey.

The Anaheim Angels traded Chip Hale to the St. Louis Cardinals for Craig Shipley.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Keith Johns to the Boston Red Sox for Bo Dodson (minors).

The Montreal Expos selected Mike Hubbard off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

The Seattle Mariners selected Robert Perez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 31, 1998

The Oakland Athletics signed Greg Hansell as a free agent.

The Houston Astros signed Kevin Hodges as a free agent.

April 1, 1998

The Anaheim Angels signed Steve Sparks as a free agent.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dave Stieb as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Maicer Izturis as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins released Peter Moylan.

The Anaheim Angels released Tony Phillips.

The Montreal Expos released Carl Sadler.

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