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Trades and Transactions

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66-96, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dale Sveum (66-96)
GM: Jed Hoyer, Farm Dir: Brandon Hyde (??? milb ID???), Scouting Dir: Jaron Madison
Scored 602 runs, Allowed 689 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-91

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 2,642,682 (7th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 109

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2012 / 2014 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2012

Blake DeWitt granted Free Agency.

Alex Hinshaw granted Free Agency.

Randy Wells granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2012

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.

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.

April 2, 2013 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Sweeney as a free agent.

April 3, 2013 (Standings)

Signed Donnie Murphy as a free agent.

April 14, 2013 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Gregg as a free agent.

Selected Kameron Loe off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

April 16, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Cody Ransom off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

April 19, 2013 (Standings)

Released Jensen Lewis.

Selected Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

May 6, 2013 (Standings)

Released Cory Wade.

May 9, 2013 (Standings)

Sold Alberto Gonzalez to the New York Yankees.

May 10, 2013 (Standings)

Sent Drew Carpenter to the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

Kameron Loe granted Free Agency.

May 21, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

May 27, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Alex Burnett off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

June 11, 2013 (Standings)

Traded Ian Dickson (minors) to the Washington Nationals. Received Henry Rodriguez.

June 21, 2013 (Standings)

Sold Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees.

June 22, 2013 (Standings)

Sold Hisanori Takahashi to the Colorado Rockies.

June 25, 2013 (Standings)

Released Ian Stewart.

July 2, 2013 (Standings)

Traded Steve Clevenger and Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop and cash.

Traded Carlos Marmol and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Matt Guerrier.

July 7, 2013 (Standings)

Released Shawn Camp.

July 8, 2013 (Standings)

Traded Scott Hairston, cash and player to be named to the Washington Nationals. Received Ivan Pineyro (minors) and player to be named.

July 10, 2013 (Standings)

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

July 13, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Cole Gillespie off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

July 18, 2013 (Standings)

Released Esmailin Caridad.

July 22, 2013 (Standings)

Traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. Received a player to be named later, C.J. Edwards (minors), Justin Grimm and Mike Olt. The Texas Rangers sent Neil Ramirez (August 23, 2013) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

July 26, 2013 (Standings)

Sold Guillermo Moscoso to the San Francisco Giants.

Traded Alfonso Soriano and cash to the New York Yankees. Received Corey Black (minors).

August 5, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees.

August 19, 2013 (Standings)

Sold David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals.

September 4, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Daniel Bard off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

September 16, 2013 (Standings)

Released Cody Ransom.

October 1, 2013 (Standings)

Michael Bowden granted Free Agency.

Eduardo Sanchez granted Free Agency.

October 3, 2013 (Standings)

Selected Mat Gamel off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

October 10, 2013 (Standings)

J.C. Boscan granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2013 (Standings)

Thomas Neal granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2013 (Standings)

Darnell McDonald granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2013

Scott Baker granted Free Agency.

Kevin Gregg granted Free Agency.

Matt Guerrier granted Free Agency.

Dioner Navarro granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2013

Alex Burnett granted Free Agency.

Jaye Chapman granted Free Agency.

Rafael Dolis granted Free Agency.

Cole Gillespie granted Free Agency.

Edwin Maysonet granted Free Agency.

Brad Nelson granted Free Agency.

Zach Putnam granted Free Agency.

Henry Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2013

Signed Aaron Cunningham as a free agent.

November 12, 2013

Signed Eli Whiteside as a free agent.

November 19, 2013

Signed Chris Valaika as a free agent.

Released Dave Sappelt.

November 20, 2013

Signed Casper Wells as a free agent.

November 22, 2013

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

November 26, 2013

Purchased George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals.

December 2, 2013

Daniel Bard granted Free Agency.

Mat Gamel granted Free Agency.

Chang-Yong Lim granted Free Agency.

December 12, 2013

Justin Bour drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 rule 5 draft.

Marcos Mateo drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2013 rule 5 draft.

Traded Brian Bogusevic to the Miami Marlins. Received Justin Ruggiano.

December 13, 2013

Selected Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

December 16, 2013

Signed Wesley Wright as a free agent.

December 18, 2013

Signed John Baker as a free agent.

Signed Tommy Hottovy as a free agent.

Signed Ryan Kalish as a free agent.

December 19, 2013

Signed Mitch Maier as a free agent.

Signed Jonathan Sanchez as a free agent.

December 20, 2013

Signed Ryan Roberts as a free agent.

December 23, 2013

Liam Hendriks selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

Selected Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees.

December 27, 2013

Signed Jose Veras as a free agent.

January 20, 2014

Signed Lars Anderson as a free agent.

Signed Chris Coghlan as a free agent.

January 22, 2014

Signed Chang-Yong Lim as a free agent.

January 24, 2014

Signed Tsuyoshi Wada as a free agent.

February 12, 2014

Brett Marshall selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

Brooks Raley selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

February 13, 2014

Signed Jason Hammel as a free agent.

Signed James McDonald as a free agent.

February 15, 2014

Signed Emilio Bonifacio as a free agent.

March 12, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks returned Marcos Mateo (earlier draft pick).

Released Aaron Cunningham.

March 23, 2014

Tsuyoshi Wada granted Free Agency.

March 24, 2014

Released Chang-Yong Lim.

March 25, 2014

Signed Tsuyoshi Wada as a free agent.

March 26, 2014

Released George Kottaras.

Donnie Murphy selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

March 27, 2014

Released Ryan Roberts.

March 29, 2014

Released Mitch Maier.

March 30, 2014

Signed Joel Pineiro as a free agent.

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2012 / 2014 Trades and Transactions