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2005 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

99-63, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ozzie Guillen (99-63)
GM: Ken Williams, Scouting Dir: Duane Shaffer
Scored 741 runs, Allowed 645 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-71

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 2,342,833 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103


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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

Kelly Wunsch granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004

Kelly Dransfeldt granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004

Mike Bell granted Free Agency.

Morgan Burkhart granted Free Agency.

Courtney Duncan granted Free Agency.

Carlos Maldonado granted Free Agency.

Brian McNichol granted Free Agency.

Bry Nelson granted Free Agency.

Ken Ray granted Free Agency.

Jose Santiago granted Free Agency.

Rob Sasser granted Free Agency.

Bob Smith granted Free Agency.

Reggie Taylor granted Free Agency.

Andres Torres granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Magglio Ordonez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Sandy Alomar granted Free Agency.

Jose Valentin granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Roberto Alomar granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2004

Signed Ken Ray as a free agent.

November 23, 2004

Signed Kevin Walker as a free agent.

December 9, 2004

Signed Jermaine Dye as a free agent.

Signed Dustin Hermanson as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Traded Carlos Lee to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received a player to be named later, Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Travis Hinton (minors) (January 10, 2005) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 15, 2004

Released Dan Wright.

December 17, 2004

Selected Bobby Jenks off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.

December 21, 2004

Scott Schoeneweis granted Free Agency.

Eduardo Villacis granted Free Agency.

Ben Davis granted Free Agency.

Signed Ben Davis as a free agent.

December 23, 2004

Signed Chris Widger as a free agent.

January 3, 2005

Signed Orlando Hernandez as a free agent.

January 4, 2005

Signed Jorge Toca as a free agent.

January 6, 2005

Signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Eduardo Villacis as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Tony Alvarez as a free agent.

Signed Pablo Ozuna as a free agent.

January 27, 2005

Signed Tadahito Iguchi as a free agent.

Released Jason Grilli.

February 2, 2005

Signed Trace Coquillette as a free agent.

February 13, 2005

Traded Alex Escobar to the Washington Nationals. Received Jerry Owens.

February 15, 2005

Signed Felix Martinez as a free agent.

February 17, 2005

Signed Raul Casanova as a free agent.

February 18, 2005

Traded a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Roberto Alomar. The Chicago White Sox sent Brad Murray (minors) (February 18, 2005) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.

March 6, 2005

Signed Brian Bowles as a free agent.

March 8, 2005

Signed Jeremy Giambi as a free agent.

March 23, 2005

Released Ken Ray.

March 30, 2005

Signed Robert Person as a free agent.

Released Brian Bowles.

Wilson Valdez selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

April 20, 2005 (Standings)

Signed John Stephens as a free agent.

Released Joe Winkelsas.

April 21, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Greg Norton as a free agent.

May 5, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Roosevelt Brown as a free agent.

May 9, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Ricky Gutierrez as a free agent.

May 11, 2005 (Standings)

Jeremy Giambi granted Free Agency.

June 2, 2005 (Standings)

Released Robert Person.

Released John Stephens.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Lance Broadway in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2005.

Drafted Chris Getz in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2005.

Drafted Aaron Cunningham in the 6th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2005.

Drafted Dan Cortes in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2005.

Drafted Clayton Richard in the 8th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2005.

Drafted Chris Carter in the 15th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2005.

Drafted Jordan Danks in the 19th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bobby LaFromboise in the 23rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 16, 2005 (Standings)

Released Josh Stewart.

June 29, 2005 (Standings)

Purchased Wilton Guerrero from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Released Ricky Gutierrez.

July 7, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Brad Fullmer as a free agent.

July 20, 2005 (Standings)

Purchased Bobby Jones from Newark (Atlantic).

Released Eduardo Villacis.

July 31, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Meaux (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Geoff Blum.

August 1, 2005 (Standings)

Released Shingo Takatsu.

August 3, 2005 (Standings)

Released Wilton Guerrero.

August 11, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jim Bullinger as a free agent.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Ben Davis granted Free Agency.

Kevin Walker granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2005 (Standings)

Jamie Burke granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005 (Standings)

David Sanders granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Tony Alvarez granted Free Agency.

Roosevelt Brown granted Free Agency.

Jim Bullinger granted Free Agency.

Trace Coquillette granted Free Agency.

Bobby Jones granted Free Agency.

Felix Martinez granted Free Agency.

Greg Norton granted Free Agency.

Jorge Toca granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Paul Konerko granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2005

Geoff Blum granted Free Agency.

Carl Everett granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2005

Raul Casanova granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2005

Chris Widger granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2005

Signed Chris Widger as a free agent.

November 8, 2005

Frank Thomas granted Free Agency.

November 24, 2005

Signed Chad Bentz as a free agent.

November 25, 2005

Traded a player to be named later, Daniel Haigwood (minors) and Aaron Rowand to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jim Thome and cash. The Chicago White Sox sent Gio Gonzalez (December 8, 2005) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

November 30, 2005

Signed Paul Konerko as a free agent.

December 2, 2005

Signed Fautino De Los Santos as an amateur free agent.

December 8, 2005

Drafted Dewon Day from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Tim Hummel from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Fabio Castro drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

December 13, 2005

Traded Damaso Marte to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Rob Mackowiak.

December 20, 2005

Traded Orlando Hernandez, Luis Vizcaino and Chris Young to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Javier Vazquez.

December 21, 2005

Jon Adkins granted Free Agency.

Felix Diaz granted Free Agency.

Willie Harris granted Free Agency.

Timo Perez granted Free Agency.

January 3, 2006

Signed Tim Redding as a free agent.

January 9, 2006

Signed Javier Lopez as a free agent.

Signed Steve Randolph as a free agent.

January 14, 2006

Signed Pascual Matos as a free agent.

January 19, 2006

Signed Agustin Montero as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

January 28, 2006

Signed Eduardo Escobar as an amateur free agent.

February 16, 2006

Signed Rob Sasser as a free agent.

March 3, 2006

Signed Ruben Rivera as a free agent.

March 5, 2006

Signed Jeff Farnsworth as a free agent.

March 6, 2006

Signed Hideo Nomo as a free agent.

Signed Vladimir Nunez as a free agent.

March 8, 2006

Traded Jeff Bajenaru to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Alex Cintron.

March 20, 2006

Signed Mark Quinn as a free agent.

Traded Joe Borchard to the Seattle Mariners. Received Matt Thornton.

April 1, 2006

Signed Ernie Young as a free agent.

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