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2009 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

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79-83, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ozzie Guillen (79-83)
GM: Ken Williams, Farm Dir: Buddy Bell, Scouting Dir: Douglas Laumann
Scored 724 runs, Allowed 732 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 2,284,163 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 104

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

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

Signed Corky Miller as a free agent.

Selected Kelvin Jimenez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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 (Standings)

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

April 4, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ryan O'Malley.

Released Brad Salmon.

April 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Gobble as a free agent.

April 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Scott Podsednik as a free agent.

April 17, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ben Broussard.

Traded Michael Dubee (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Andy Phillips.

April 30, 2009 (Standings)

Released Mike MacDougal.

May 2, 2009 (Standings)

Jerry Owens granted Free Agency.

May 4, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Daryle Ward as a free agent.

May 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Sanchez as an amateur free agent.

May 21, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Travis Dawkins to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

May 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Lance Broadway to the New York Mets. Received Ramon Castro and cash.

June 8, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Freddy Garcia as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Josh Phegley in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2009.

Drafted David Holmberg in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2009.

Drafted Taylor Thompson in the 44th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 2, 2009.

Drafted Kevin Chapman in the 50th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2009 (Standings)

Released Andy Phillips.

June 24, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Brian Myrow to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

June 26, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Corky Miller to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Norris Hopper.

July 7, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Gobble.

Traded Brandon Allen to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Tony Pena.

July 25, 2009 (Standings)

Released Mike Johnston.

July 28, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Brian Anderson to the Boston Red Sox. Received Mark Kotsay.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Dexter Carter (minors), Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard and Adam Russell to the San Diego Padres. Received Jake Peavy.

August 2, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Dylan Axelrod as a free agent.

August 6, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Norris Hopper to the Washington Nationals.

Sold Daryle Ward to the Washington Nationals.

August 10, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Alex Rios off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

August 13, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Andy Cannizaro from the Cleveland Indians.

August 17, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Justin Knoedler as a free agent.

August 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Jim Thome and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Justin Fuller (minors).

Traded Jose Contreras and cash to the Colorado Rockies. Received Brandon Hynick (minors).

September 16, 2009 (Standings)

Released Bartolo Colon.

September 25, 2009 (Standings)

Jack Egbert selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Wilson Betemit granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2009 (Standings)

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009 (Standings)

Released Andy Cannizaro.

October 21, 2009

Selected Alejandro De Aza off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

November 5, 2009

Ramon Castro granted Free Agency.

Scott Podsednik granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Jermaine Dye granted Free Agency.

Traded Josh Fields and Chris Getz to the Kansas City Royals. Received Mark Teahen.

November 9, 2009

Dylan Axelrod granted Free Agency.

Octavio Dotel granted Free Agency.

Fernando Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Kelvin Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Justin Knoedler granted Free Agency.

Josh Kroeger granted Free Agency.

Michael Restovich granted Free Agency.

Eider Torres granted Free Agency.

John Van Benschoten granted Free Agency.

Ehren Wassermann granted Free Agency.

November 23, 2009

Signed Dylan Axelrod as a free agent.

Signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

November 25, 2009

Signed Andruw Jones as a free agent.

November 28, 2009

Signed Freddie Bynum as a free agent.

December 11, 2009

Signed J.J. Putz as a free agent.

Signed Erick Threets as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

D.J. Carrasco granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2009

Signed Greg Aquino as a free agent.

December 15, 2009

Traded players to be named later to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Juan Pierre. The Chicago White Sox sent John Ely (December 18, 2009) and Jon Link (December 18, 2009) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.

December 18, 2009

Selected Freddy Dolsi off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

December 22, 2009

Signed Josh Kroeger as a free agent.

December 25, 2009

Signed Jason Botts as a free agent.

2010

Brady Clark received from ??? in an unknown transaction.

January 12, 2010

Signed Ramon Castro as a free agent.

January 28, 2010

Signed Daniel Cabrera as a free agent.

February 21, 2010

Released Freddie Bynum.

March 15, 2010

Released Keith Ginter.

March 17, 2010

Released Jason Botts.

Released Daniel Cabrera.

March 25, 2010

Signed Scott Elarton as a free agent.

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