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2012 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

61-101, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dale Sveum (61-101)
GM: Jed Hoyer (Hired 10/26/2011), Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 613 runs, Allowed 759 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-97

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 2,882,756 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 30, 2011

John Grabow granted Free Agency.

Reed Johnson granted Free Agency.

Rodrigo Lopez granted Free Agency.

Ramon Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pena granted Free Agency.

Kerry Wood granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Aramis Ramirez granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Justin Berg granted Free Agency.

Robert Coello granted Free Agency.

Angel Guzman granted Free Agency.

Scott Moore granted Free Agency.

Chris Robinson granted Free Agency.

Jeff Stevens granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2011

Signed Justin Berg as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Luis Montanez granted Free Agency.

November 30, 2011

Signed David DeJesus as a free agent.

December 8, 2011

Drafted Lendy Castillo from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Ryan Flaherty drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Traded Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu to the Colorado Rockies. Received Casey Weathers (minors) and Ian Stewart.

Marwin Gonzalez drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

December 9, 2011

Selected Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

December 12, 2011

Koyie Hill granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2011

Signed Reed Johnson as a free agent.

December 22, 2011

Signed Manny Corpas as a free agent.

December 23, 2011

Traded Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ronald Torreyes (minors), Dave Sappelt and Travis Wood.

December 26, 2011

Signed Andy Sonnanstine as a free agent.

January 4, 2012

Signed Joe Mather as a free agent.

January 5, 2012

Traded Carlos Zambrano and cash to the Miami Marlins. Received Chris Volstad.

January 6, 2012

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

Traded Kyung-Min Na (minors) and Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres. Received Zach Cates (minors) and Anthony Rizzo.

January 10, 2012

Signed Paul Maholm as a free agent.

January 11, 2012

Jeff Bianchi selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

January 13, 2012

Signed Alfredo Amezaga as a free agent.

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

January 18, 2012

Signed Jason Jaramillo as a free agent.

January 19, 2012

Signed Rodrigo Lopez as a free agent.

January 20, 2012

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

January 30, 2012

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

Signed Matt Tolbert as a free agent.

February 2, 2012

Signed Ryan Rowland-Smith as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Selected Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

February 18, 2012

Signed Nate Robertson as a free agent.

February 21, 2012

Traded a player to be named later and Chris Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Aaron Kurcz (minors) (March 15, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade. The Boston Red Sox sent Jair Bogaerts (minors) (March 29, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

March 16, 2012

Selected Frankie De La Cruz off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 24, 2012

Andy Sonnanstine granted Free Agency.

March 26, 2012

Signed Shawn Camp as a free agent.

Released Trever Miller.

March 27, 2012

Released Jason Jaramillo.

March 31, 2012

Released Bobby Scales.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 5, 2012 (Standings)

John Gaub selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.

April 21, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Marlon Byrd and cash to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later and Michael Bowden. The Boston Red Sox sent Hunter Cervenka (minors) (May 15, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

April 29, 2012 (Standings)

Released Edgar Gonzalez.

May 12, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Brian Esposito as a free agent.

May 15, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Mike MacDougal as a free agent.

May 19, 2012 (Standings)

Kerry Wood voluntarily retired.

Purchased Koyie Hill from the Cincinnati Reds.

May 25, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Diory Hernandez as a free agent.

May 29, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Shane Lindsay as a free agent.

Released Nate Robertson.

June 1, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

June 4, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Hung-Chih Kuo as a free agent.

June 17, 2012 (Standings)

Koyie Hill granted Free Agency.

June 27, 2012 (Standings)

Released Shane Lindsay.

July 6, 2012 (Standings)

Released Hung-Chih Kuo.

July 12, 2012 (Standings)

Released Mike MacDougal.

July 19, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Justin Germano from the Boston Red Sox.

July 27, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Frazier as a free agent.

July 30, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm and cash to the Atlanta Braves. Received Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers. Received Christian Villanueva (minors) and Kyle Hendricks.

Traded Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers. Received Jake Brigham (minors) and player to be named or cash.

August 5, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers. Received players to be named later. The Detroit Tigers sent Marcelo Carreno (minors) (October 16, 2012) and cash (October 16, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

August 13, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Seth McClung as a free agent.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Released Frankie De La Cruz.

August 16, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Horacio Ramirez as a free agent.

August 19, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Alex Hinshaw off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

August 23, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Miguel Socolovich off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

August 27, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Blake Lalli to the Oakland Athletics. Received Anthony Recker.

August 29, 2012 (Standings)

Scott Maine selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

September 7, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Jason Berken off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Blake DeWitt granted Free Agency.

Alex Hinshaw granted Free Agency.

Randy Wells granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2012

Anthony Recker selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

October 26, 2012

Manny Corpas granted Free Agency.

Chris Volstad selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

October 27, 2012

Signed Edwin Maysonet as a free agent.

October 29, 2012

Alfredo Amezaga granted Free Agency.

Shawn Camp granted Free Agency.

Justin Germano granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2012

Joe Mather granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2012

Selected Zach Putnam off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

November 3, 2012

Jim Adduci granted Free Agency.

Justin Berg granted Free Agency.

Adrian Cardenas granted Free Agency.

Brian Esposito granted Free Agency.

Jeff Frazier granted Free Agency.

Diory Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Rodrigo Lopez granted Free Agency.

Seth McClung granted Free Agency.

Blake Parker granted Free Agency.

Horacio Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Ryan Rowland-Smith granted Free Agency.

Miguel Socolovich granted Free Agency.

Matt Tolbert granted Free Agency.

Jairo Asencio granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2012

Signed Blake Parker as a free agent.

November 13, 2012

Signed Scott Baker as a free agent.

Signed Alberto Gonzalez as a free agent.

November 14, 2012

Signed Brian Bogusevic as a free agent.

Signed J.C. Boscan as a free agent.

November 16, 2012

Signed Dioner Navarro as a free agent.

November 19, 2012

Signed Shawn Camp as a free agent.

November 21, 2012

Released Bryan LaHair.

November 27, 2012

Signed Scott Feldman as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Jaye Chapman granted Free Agency.

Zach Putnam granted Free Agency.

Ian Stewart granted Free Agency.

December 6, 2012

Drafted Hector Rondon from the Cleveland Indians in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 2012

Signed Jensen Lewis as a free agent.

Signed Kyuji Fujikawa as a free agent.

December 12, 2012

Signed Ian Stewart as a free agent.

Selected Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

December 13, 2012

Signed Cory Wade as a free agent.

December 15, 2012

Signed Chang-Yong Lim as a free agent.

December 17, 2012

Signed Drew Carpenter as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Signed Brad Nelson as a free agent.

Signed Nate Schierholtz as a free agent.

Jeff Beliveau selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

Sandy Rosario selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

December 25, 2012

Signed Jaye Chapman as a free agent.

Signed Zach Putnam as a free agent.

December 27, 2012

Signed Hisanori Takahashi as a free agent.

January 2, 2013

Signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

January 3, 2013

Signed Dontrelle Willis as a free agent.

January 10, 2013

Signed Brent Lillibridge as a free agent.

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

January 26, 2013

Signed Carlos Villanueva as a free agent.

February 10, 2013

Signed Scott Hairston as a free agent.

February 18, 2013

Traded Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Jesus Castillo (minors) and Erick Leal (minors).

March 22, 2013

Released Jason Berken.

March 27, 2013

Selected Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 30, 2013

Released Dontrelle Willis.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions