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1996 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1995 / 1997

85-77, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Bevington (85-77)
GM: Ron Schueler, Farm Dir: Steve Noworyta, Scouting Dir: Duane Shaffer
Scored 898 runs, Allowed 794 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-72

Ballparks: Comiskey Park II · Attendance: 1,676,403 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 93

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions

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

October 9, 1995

Traded Warren Newson to the Seattle Mariners. Received a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Jeff Darwin (October 9, 1995) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

October 13, 1995

Mike LaValliere granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1995

Dane Johnson granted Free Agency.

Isidro Marquez granted Free Agency.

Greg McCarthy granted Free Agency.

Donn Pall granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1995

Dave Martinez granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1995

Lance Johnson granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1995

Dave Righetti granted Free Agency.

November 14, 1995

Signed Dave Martinez as a free agent.

November 30, 1995

Released Barry Lyons.

December 4, 1995

Melvin Rosario selected by the San Diego Padres in the 1995 minor league draft.

December 5, 1995

Signed Jose Munoz as a free agent.

December 11, 1995

Signed Harold Baines as a free agent.

Signed Chad Kreuter as a free agent.

December 14, 1995

Signed Darren Lewis as a free agent.

December 21, 1995

Craig Grebeck granted Free Agency.

Scott Radinsky granted Free Agency.

Jeff Shaw granted Free Agency.

December 28, 1995

Traded Tim Raines to the New York Yankees. Received a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Blaise Kozeniewski (minors) (February 6, 1996) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

January 9, 1996

Sold Rod Bolton to Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (Japan Pacific).

January 12, 1996

Signed Rich Sauveur as a free agent.

January 20, 1996

Signed Tony Phillips as a free agent.

January 22, 1996

Traded Charles Poe (minors) and Andrew Lorraine to the Oakland Athletics. Received Danny Tartabull.

February 3, 1996

Signed Kevin Tapani as a free agent.

February 6, 1996

Signed Joe Magrane as a free agent.

March 9, 1996

Signed Brian Schmack as an amateur free agent.

May 8, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Stacy Jones as a free agent.

June 4, 1996 (Standings)

Drafted Bobby Seay in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed November 8, 1996.

Drafted Josh Paul in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1996.

Drafted Joe Crede in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

Drafted Chad Bradford in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

Drafted Chris Heintz in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1996.

June 12, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Mel Hall as a free agent.

June 24, 1996 (Standings)

Released Mel Hall.

July 24, 1996 (Standings)

Released Kirk McCaskill.

July 27, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Robert Ellis to the California Angels. Received Pat Borders.

August 15, 1996 (Standings)

Bobby Seay granted Free Agency.

August 22, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Allen Halley (minors) and Luis Andujar to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Tony Castillo and Domingo Cedeno.

August 31, 1996 (Standings)

As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later to the Anaheim Angels. Received Don Slaught from the California Angels. In addition, . The Chicago White Sox sent Scott Vollmer (minors) (November 14, 1996) to the Anaheim Angels to complete the trade.

Selected Marvin Freeman off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

October 14, 1996 (Standings)

Chad Kreuter granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1996 (Standings)

Steve Gajkowski granted Free Agency.

Joe Magrane granted Free Agency.

Jose Munoz granted Free Agency.

Pete Rose granted Free Agency.

Rich Sauveur granted Free Agency.

Steve Schrenk granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1996

Kevin Tapani granted Free Agency.

October 30, 1996

Marvin Freeman granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1996

Pat Borders granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1996

Harold Baines granted Free Agency.

Don Slaught granted Free Agency.

Danny Tartabull granted Free Agency.

November 19, 1996

Signed Albert Belle as a free agent.

December 7, 1996

Tony Castillo granted Free Agency.

Alex Fernandez granted Free Agency.

December 8, 1996

Signed Danny Sandoval as an amateur free agent.

December 9, 1996

Drafted Jayson Durocher from the Montreal Expos in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

Chris Tremie drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jesus Pena from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1996 minor league draft.

December 11, 1996

Signed Tony Castillo as a free agent.

Signed Jaime Navarro as a free agent.

December 20, 1996

Domingo Cedeno granted Free Agency.

Stacy Jones granted Free Agency.

Brian Keyser granted Free Agency.

January 10, 1997

Signed Harold Baines as a free agent.

Signed Roger McDowell as a free agent.

Signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

Sold Scott Ruffcorn to the Philadelphia Phillies.

January 14, 1997

Signed Doug Drabek as a free agent.

Purchased Alan Newman from Alexandria (Texas-Louisiana).

January 16, 1997

Signed Humberto Quintero as an amateur free agent.

January 29, 1997

Signed Chad Kreuter as a free agent.

January 31, 1997

Traded Mike Robertson to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Gene Schall.

February 7, 1997

Signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

March 26, 1997

Jimmy Hurst selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

March 31, 1997

Returned Jayson Durocher (earlier draft pick) to the Montreal Expos.

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions