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1999 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

75-86, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jerry Manuel (75-86)
GM: Ron Schueler, Scouting Dir: Duane Shaffer
Scored 777 runs, Allowed 870 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-89

Ballparks: Comiskey Park II · Attendance: 1,338,851 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 98

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1998

Larry Casian granted Free Agency.

Lou Frazier granted Free Agency.

Brian Hunter granted Free Agency.

Hensley Meulens granted Free Agency.

Olmedo Saenz granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Nelson Cruz granted Free Agency.

October 23, 1998

Robin Ventura granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1998

Albert Belle granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1998

Wil Cordero granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1998

Jim Abbott granted Free Agency.

November 11, 1998

Traded Mike Cameron to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Paul Konerko.

November 23, 1998

Signed Tanyon Sturtze as a free agent.

December 8, 1998

Traded a player to be named later to the New York Yankees. Received Chris Singleton. The Chicago White Sox sent Rich Pratt (minors) (January 10, 1999) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 14, 1998

Luis Garcia selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1998 minor league draft.

Benji Gil selected by the Florida Marlins in the 1998 minor league draft.

December 17, 1998

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

December 20, 1998

Signed Arnie Munoz as an amateur free agent.

January 12, 1999

Traded Joe Sutton (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Darren Hall.

January 26, 1999

Signed John Cangelosi as a free agent.

Signed Darrin Jackson as a free agent.

February 9, 1999

Traded John Ambrose (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Sean Lowe.

February 16, 1999

Signed Alberto Castillo as a free agent.

March 25, 1999

Traded Jake Meyer (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Brook Fordyce.

March 28, 1999

Released Alberto Castillo.

March 30, 1999

Released John Cangelosi.

May 19, 1999 (Standings)

Released Robert Machado.

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Ginter in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1999.

Drafted Dan Wright in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1999.

Drafted Bobby Hill in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jon Rauch in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1999.

Drafted Josh Stewart in the 5th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1999.

Drafted David Sanders in the 6th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 1999.

Drafted Matt Guerrier in the 10th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1999.

Drafted Scott Hairston in the 18th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Joe Valentine in the 26th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 1999.

Drafted Daniel Ortmeier in the 27th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeff Bajenaru in the 36th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed May 29, 2000.

July 1, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Dave Hollins as a free agent.

July 29, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Mario Iglesias (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Esteban Beltre.

September 29, 1999 (Standings)

Mario Valdez selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

October 4, 1999 (Standings)

Todd Rizzo granted Free Agency.

Bryan Ward granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Mike Heathcott granted Free Agency.

Dave Hollins granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

David Lundquist selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

November 5, 1999

Darrin Jackson granted Free Agency.

November 15, 1999

Signed Kelly Wunsch as a free agent.

January 3, 2000

Signed Gustavo Molina as an amateur free agent.

January 12, 2000

Traded Jaime Navarro and John Snyder to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Cal Eldred and Jose Valentin.

February 3, 2000

Signed J.R. Phillips as a free agent.

March 29, 2000

Released Carlos Castillo.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions