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1988 Baltimore Orioles

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1987 / 1989

54-107, Finished 7th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Cal Ripken (0-6) and Frank Robinson (54-101)
GM: Roland Hemond (Hired 11/10/1987), Farm Dir: Douglas Melvin, Scouting Dir: Fred Uhlman Sr.
Scored 550 runs, Allowed 789 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-106

Ballparks: Memorial Stadium · Attendance: 1,660,738 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 96

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1987 / 1989 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 1987

Luis DeLeon granted Free Agency.

Released Tony Arnold.

Released Mike Hart.

Released Mike Kinnunen.

Released Floyd Rayford.

October 15, 1987

Mike Brown granted Free Agency.

Rex Hudler granted Free Agency.

Francisco Oliveras granted Free Agency.

Kelvin Torve granted Free Agency.

Dave Van Gorder granted Free Agency.

October 24, 1987

Signed Francisco de la Rosa as a free agent.

November 6, 1987

Traded Terry Crowley (minors) and Rico Rossy to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Joe Orsulak.

December 7, 1987

Drafted Jose Bautista from the New York Mets in the 1987 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 1987

Traded a player to be named later and Blaine Beatty to the New York Mets. Received Doug Sisk. The Baltimore Orioles sent Greg Talamantez (minors) (December 11, 1987) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 9, 1987

Traded Ken Dixon to the Seattle Mariners. Received Mike Morgan.

December 18, 1987

Signed Kevin Hickey as a free agent.

December 21, 1987

Released Ron Washington.

January 27, 1988

Signed Bill Scherrer as a free agent.

February, 1988

Signed Max Venable as a free agent.

February 4, 1988

Signed Manny Alexander as an amateur free agent.

February 6, 1988

Signed Cesar Devarez as an amateur free agent.

February 16, 1988

Traded Rick Carriger (minors), Doug Cinnella (minors) and John Hoover to the Montreal Expos. Received Alfredo Cardwood (minors) and Jay Tibbs.

February 27, 1988

Traded Ray Knight to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mark Thurmond.

March, 1988

Released Max Venable.

March 21, 1988

Traded a player to be named later and Mike Young to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Keith Hughes, Rick Schu and Jeff Stone. The Baltimore Orioles sent Frank Bellino (minors) (June 14, 1988) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

March 23, 1988

Released Jackie Gutierrez.

March 28, 1988

Released Chris Bushing.

March 29, 1988

Traded Tom Michno (minors) and Nicolas Ramirez (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Wade Rowdon.

April 2, 1988 (Standings)

Signed Dickie Noles as a free agent.

April 5, 1988 (Standings)

Signed Mickey Tettleton as a free agent.

April 12, 1988 (Standings)

Signed Tito Landrum as a free agent.

May 2, 1988 (Standings)

Released Scott McGregor.

Released Bill Scherrer.

May 3, 1988 (Standings)

Signed Butch Davis as a free agent.

May 10, 1988 (Standings)

Released Tito Landrum.

June 1, 1988 (Standings)

Drafted Gregg Olson in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1988.

Drafted Ricky Gutierrez in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1988.

Drafted Arthur Rhodes in the 2nd round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1988.

Drafted Stacy Jones in the 3rd round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1988.

Drafted Tom Martin in the 6th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed August 8, 1988.

Drafted Pete Rose in the 12th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed September 1, 1988.

Drafted Brian Barnes in the 25th round of the 1988 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Joey Hamilton in the 28th round of the 1988 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 13, 1988 (Standings)

Released Mark Leiter.

July 29, 1988 (Standings)

Traded Mike Boddicker to the Boston Red Sox. Received Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling.

August 16, 1988 (Standings)

Traded Kevin Price (minors) and David Smith (minors) to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Tim Pyznarski.

August 29, 1988 (Standings)

Traded Jim Dwyer to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Doug Kline (minors) (August 31, 1988) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

August 31, 1988 (Standings)

Traded Fred Lynn to the Detroit Tigers. Received players to be named later and Chris Hoiles. The Detroit Tigers sent Cesar Mejia (minors) (September 9, 1988) and Robinson Garces (minors) (September 9, 1988) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

October 3, 1988 (Standings)

Released Don Aase.

Released Doug Sisk.

October 15, 1988 (Standings)

Butch Davis granted Free Agency.

Mike Griffin granted Free Agency.

November 4, 1988

Tom Niedenfuer granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1988

Traded Pete Blohm (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Randy Milligan.

November 14, 1988

Released Wade Rowdon.

Traded a player to be named later to the Montreal Expos. Received Mike Smith. The Baltimore Orioles sent Doug Kline (minors) (December 7, 1988) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

November 15, 1988

Traded Jerry Holtz (minors) and Tom Magrann to the Cleveland Indians. Received John Githens (minors) and Don Lovell (minors).

November 17, 1988

Released Dickie Noles.

November 21, 1988

Signed Butch Davis as a free agent.

Signed Tim Hulett as a free agent.

November 23, 1988

Signed Jeff Schwarz as a free agent.

November 28, 1988

Signed Mickey Weston as a free agent.

December 4, 1988

Traded Eddie Murray to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Juan Bell, Brian Holton and Ken Howell.

December 5, 1988

Drafted Mike Smith from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1988 rule 5 draft.

Released Jeff Stone.

December 8, 1988

Traded Gordon Dillard and Ken Howell to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Phil Bradley.

January 24, 1989

Traded Terry Kennedy to the San Francisco Giants. Received Bob Melvin.

March 1, 1989

Signed Mark Huismann as a free agent.

March 12, 1989

Traded Mike Morgan to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Mike Devereaux.

March 26, 1989

Traded Ken Gerhart to the San Francisco Giants. Received Francisco Melendez.

March 31, 1989

Traded Carl Nichols to the Houston Astros. Received Vic Hithe (minors) and Dave Johnson.

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