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1987 California Angels

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1986 / 1988

75-87, Finished 6th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Gene Mauch (75-87)
GM: Mike Port, Farm Dir: Bill Bavasi, Scouting Dir: Bob Fontaine Jr.
Scored 770 runs, Allowed 803 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-84

Ballparks: Anaheim Stadium · Attendance: 2,696,299 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 99

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1986 / 1988 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 1986

Pat Keedy granted Free Agency.

November 12, 1986

Bob Boone granted Free Agency.

Rick Burleson granted Free Agency.

Doug Corbett granted Free Agency.

Doug DeCinces granted Free Agency.

Brian Downing granted Free Agency.

Terry Forster granted Free Agency.

Reggie Jackson granted Free Agency.

Vern Ruhle granted Free Agency.

December 9, 1986

Jeff Schaefer selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1986 minor league draft.

December 19, 1986

Released Bobby Grich.

Released Rufino Linares.

Traded a player to be named later and Ron Romanick to the New York Yankees. Received Butch Wynegar. The California Angels sent Alan Mills (June 22, 1987) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

January 6, 1987

Signed Jack Lazorko as a free agent.

January 7, 1987

Signed Jack Fimple as a free agent.

January 8, 1987

Signed Doug DeCinces as a free agent.

Signed Brian Downing as a free agent.

January 19, 1987

Signed Chris Cron as a free agent.

January 22, 1987

Purchased Jim Eppard from the Oakland Athletics.

February 13, 1987

Released Chris Green.

February 19, 1987

Signed Vern Ruhle as a free agent.

March 20, 1987

Signed Tack Wilson as a free agent.

April 2, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Stan Cliburn to the Atlanta Braves. Received Joe Redfield.

April 6, 1987 (Standings)

Released Jerry Narron.

Released Rob Wilfong.

May 1, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Bob Boone as a free agent.

May 19, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Doug Corbett as a free agent.

June 1, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Greg Minton as a free agent.

June 2, 1987 (Standings)

Released Ty Van Burkleo.

Drafted John Orton in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft.

Drafted David Holdridge in the 1st round (31st pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed August 20, 1987.

Drafted Kevin Flora in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1987.

Drafted Mark Holzemer in the 4th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed May 29, 1988.

Drafted Ruben Amaro in the 11th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1987.

June 5, 1987 (Standings)

Released Sap Randall.

June 11, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Gary Buckels as an amateur free agent.

June 19, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Jerry Reuss as a free agent.

Released Doug Corbett.

July 1, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Tony Armas as a free agent.

July 28, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Bill Buckner as a free agent.

August 29, 1987 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Billie Merrifield (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Johnny Ray. The California Angels sent Miguel Garcia (September 3, 1987) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

September 15, 1987 (Standings)

Traded John Candelaria to the New York Mets. Received Shane Young (minors) and Jeff Richardson.

September 23, 1987 (Standings)

Released Doug DeCinces.

October, 1987 (Standings)

Released T.R. Bryden.

October 15, 1987 (Standings)

Tony Fossas granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1987

Traded Todd Fischer (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Chico Walker.

October 30, 1987

Released Don Sutton.

November 9, 1987

Ruppert Jones granted Free Agency.

Gary Lucas granted Free Agency.

Greg Minton granted Free Agency.

Jerry Reuss granted Free Agency.

Mike Witt granted Free Agency.

December 1, 1987

Signed Chili Davis as a free agent.

December 3, 1987

Signed Greg Minton as a free agent.

December 5, 1987

Traded Gary Pettis to the Detroit Tigers. Received Dan Petry.

December 7, 1987

Doug Jennings drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1987 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Joe Johnson from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1987 rule 5 draft.

December 21, 1987

Released Stew Cliburn.

December 22, 1987

Signed Ray Krawczyk as a free agent.

Signed Mike Witt as a free agent.

1988

Released Ray Chadwick.

Darryl Motley received from ??? in an unknown transaction.

January 22, 1988

Signed Stew Cliburn as a free agent.

Donnie Moore granted Free Agency.

Butch Wynegar granted Free Agency.

February 9, 1988

Signed Donnie Moore as a free agent.

Signed Butch Wynegar as a free agent.

March 29, 1988

Released Mark Ryal.

March 30, 1988

Traded Theodore Milner (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Junior Noboa.

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1986 / 1988 Trades and Transactions