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2006 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2005 / 2007

90-72, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ozzie Guillen (90-72)
GM: Ken Williams, Scouting Dir: Duane Shaffer
Scored 868 runs, Allowed 794 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 2,957,414 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 102

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2005

Ben Davis granted Free Agency.

Kevin Walker granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2005

Jamie Burke granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005

David Sanders granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005

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 (Standings)

Signed Ernie Young as a free agent.

April 11, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Nate Cornejo as a free agent.

May 2, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Nelson as a free agent.

May 5, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Greg Infante as an amateur free agent.

May 10, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Damian Rolls as a free agent.

May 18, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Cory Aldridge as a free agent.

Signed Tony Torcato as a free agent.

June 6, 2006 (Standings)

Drafted Brian Omogrosso in the 6th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2006.

Drafted Kanekoa Texeira in the 22nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2006.

Drafted Hector Santiago in the 30th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed May 22, 2007.

Drafted Jake Petricka in the 38th round of the 2006 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Bob Smith as a free agent.

Released Hideo Nomo.

Released Damian Rolls.

June 8, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Matt Skrmetta as a free agent.

June 13, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Valerio De Los Santos as a free agent.

Released Rob Sasser.

June 15, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Javier Lopez to the Boston Red Sox. Received David Riske.

June 17, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Andrew Lorraine as a free agent.

June 29, 2006 (Standings)

Released Chad Bentz.

July 20, 2006 (Standings)

Released Cliff Politte.

July 23, 2006 (Standings)

Traded B.J. LaMura (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Sandy Alomar.

July 24, 2006 (Standings)

Released Chris Widger.

Traded Tyler Lumsden (minors) and Dan Cortes to the Kansas City Royals. Received Mike MacDougal.

October 7, 2006 (Standings)

Agustin Montero granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006 (Standings)

Valerio De Los Santos granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Andrew Lorraine granted Free Agency.

Pascual Matos granted Free Agency.

Arnie Munoz granted Free Agency.

Vladimir Nunez granted Free Agency.

Mark Quinn granted Free Agency.

Steve Randolph granted Free Agency.

Tim Redding granted Free Agency.

Ruben Rivera granted Free Agency.

Matt Skrmetta granted Free Agency.

Bob Smith granted Free Agency.

Tony Torcato granted Free Agency.

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

Ernie Young granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2006

Cory Aldridge granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Sandy Alomar granted Free Agency.

Dustin Hermanson granted Free Agency.

David Riske granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2006

Signed Ernie Young as a free agent.

Traded Neal Cotts to the Chicago Cubs. Received Carlos Vasquez (minors) and David Aardsma.

November 17, 2006

Signed Andre Rienzo as an amateur free agent.

November 20, 2006

Signed Ryan Bukvich as a free agent.

December 6, 2006

Traded Freddy Garcia to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez.

December 7, 2006

Jay Marshall drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 16, 2006

Traded Ross Gload to the Kansas City Royals. Received Andy Sisco.

December 17, 2006

Signed Toby Hall as a free agent.

December 23, 2006

Traded David Paisano (minors) and Brandon McCarthy to the Texas Rangers. Received Jake Rasner (minors), John Danks and Nick Masset.

January 12, 2007

Traded Chris Stewart to the Texas Rangers. Received John Lujan (minors).

January 19, 2007

Signed Jason Bourgeois as a free agent.

January 22, 2007

Signed Kenny Kelly as a free agent.

Signed Vladimir Nunez as a free agent.

January 24, 2007

Signed Darin Erstad as a free agent.

February 7, 2007

Signed Junior Spivey as a free agent.

February 12, 2007

Signed Eduardo Perez as a free agent.

February 21, 2007

Signed Wiki Gonzalez as a free agent.

February 23, 2007

Signed Bret Prinz as a free agent.

March 23, 2007

Sean Tracey selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

March 27, 2007

Released Eduardo Perez.

March 30, 2007

Signed Luis Terrero as a free agent.

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