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2008 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

89-74, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ozzie Guillen (89-74)
GM: Ken Williams, Scouting Dir: Douglas Laumann
Scored 811 runs, Allowed 729 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-74

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 2,500,648 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2007

Luis Terrero granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Jason Bourgeois granted Free Agency.

Ryan Bukvich granted Free Agency.

Jason Childers granted Free Agency.

Wiki Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Kenny Kelly granted Free Agency.

Vladimir Nunez granted Free Agency.

Tomas Perez granted Free Agency.

Jake Robbins granted Free Agency.

Alex Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Adam Shabala granted Free Agency.

Earl Snyder granted Free Agency.

Craig Wilson granted Free Agency.

Ernie Young granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Darin Erstad granted Free Agency.

Mike Myers granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2007

Signed Jason Bourgeois as a free agent.

Signed Jason Childers as a free agent.

Traded Jon Garland to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Orlando Cabrera.

November 20, 2007

Released Scott Podsednik.

November 23, 2007

Signed Scott Linebrink as a free agent.

November 27, 2007

Signed Mike Rouse as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Alex Cintron granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2007

Traded Chris Carter to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Carlos Quentin.

December 6, 2007

Fernando Hernandez drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

Andy Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Heath Phillips granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2007

Signed Brad Eldred as a free agent.

January 3, 2008

Traded Fautino De Los Santos, Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Sweeney to the Oakland Athletics. Received Nick Swisher.

January 11, 2008

Signed D.J. Carrasco as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Liefer as a free agent.

January 18, 2008

Signed Paul Phillips as a free agent.

Signed Alexei Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Octavio Dotel as a free agent.

Signed Joe Winkelsas as a free agent.

January 24, 2008

Signed Fernando Cortez as a free agent.

January 28, 2008

Traded David Aardsma to the Boston Red Sox. Received Willy Mota (minors) and Miguel Socolovich.

February 21, 2008

Signed Tomo Ohka as a free agent.

February 26, 2008

Signed Matt Anderson as a free agent.

March 5, 2008

Signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

April 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jeff DaVanon as a free agent.

April 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Rob Bell as a free agent.

April 16, 2008 (Standings)

The Oakland Athletics returned Fernando Hernandez (earlier draft pick).

May 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ray King as a free agent.

May 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Mike Rouse to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Travis Dawkins.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ryan O'Malley as a free agent.

May 20, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ray King.

May 28, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Scott Sauerbeck as a free agent.

May 31, 2008 (Standings)

Released Joe Winkelsas.

June 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Esteban Loaiza as a free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Released Matt Anderson.

Drafted Gordon Beckham in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 13, 2008.

Drafted Brent Morel in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Daniel Hudson in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2008.

Drafted Jordan Danks in the 7th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Charles Leesman in the 11th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2008.

Drafted Marcus Semien in the 34th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 2008 (Standings)

Released Rob Bell.

June 9, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Travis Dawkins to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

Jeff Liefer retired.

June 18, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Miguel Gonzalez as an amateur free agent.

July 16, 2008 (Standings)

Pablo Ozuna granted Free Agency.

July 25, 2008 (Standings)

Released Esteban Loaiza.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Nick Masset and Danny Richar to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ken Griffey and cash.

August 9, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Paulo Orlando (minors) to the Kansas City Royals. Received Horacio Ramirez.

August 10, 2008 (Standings)

Received Franklyn German from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

September 10, 2008 (Standings)

Charlie Haeger selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2008

Jason Bourgeois granted Free Agency.

Dewon Day selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

October 23, 2008

Andy Sisco granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2008

Signed Jayson Nix as a free agent.

October 30, 2008

Joe Crede granted Free Agency.

Toby Hall granted Free Agency.

Juan Uribe granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Horacio Ramirez granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Orlando Cabrera granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Jason Childers granted Free Agency.

Fernando Cortez granted Free Agency.

Jeff DaVanon granted Free Agency.

Brad Eldred granted Free Agency.

Franklyn German granted Free Agency.

Ken Griffey granted Free Agency.

Tomo Ohka granted Free Agency.

Ryan O'Malley granted Free Agency.

Paul Phillips granted Free Agency.

Scott Sauerbeck granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2008

Traded Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira to the New York Yankees. Received Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez.

November 17, 2008

Selected Kelvin Jimenez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Signed Corky Miller as a free agent.

November 20, 2008

Signed Randy Williams as a free agent.

November 26, 2008

Signed Brian Myrow as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

Traded Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez to the Atlanta Braves. Received Jon Gilmore (minors), Santos Rodriguez (minors), Tyler Flowers and Brent Lillibridge.

December 5, 2008

Signed John Van Benschoten as a free agent.

December 12, 2008

Signed Eider Torres as a free agent.

Signed Dayan Viciedo as an amateur free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Chris Stewart as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Brad Salmon as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Ryan Braun as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Keith Ginter as a free agent.

January 7, 2009

Signed Ryan O'Malley as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Signed Mike Johnston as a free agent.

January 12, 2009

Signed Josh Kroeger as a free agent.

Signed Michael Restovich as a free agent.

Signed Sergio Santos as a free agent.

January 14, 2009

Signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Signed Travis Dawkins as a free agent.

February 12, 2009

Signed Ben Broussard as a free agent.

March 9, 2009

Signed Tim Raines as a free agent.

March 13, 2009

Signed Stu Pomeranz as a free agent.

March 20, 2009

Sent Sergio Santos to the San Francisco Giants as part of a conditional deal.

March 21, 2009

Sent Chris Stewart to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

March 25, 2009

Released Stu Pomeranz.

March 31, 2009

Released Tim Raines.

April 1, 2009

Received Sergio Santos from the San Francisco Giants as part of a conditional deal.

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