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2010 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

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88-74, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ozzie Guillen (88-74)
GM: Ken Williams, Farm Dir: Buddy Bell, Scouting Dir: Douglas Laumann
Scored 752 runs, Allowed 704 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 2,194,378 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 106

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2009

Wilson Betemit granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2009

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009

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.

April 8, 2010 (Standings)

Released Brady Clark.

April 22, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Deunte Heath as a free agent.

April 29, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Luis Rodriguez as a free agent.

May 4, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Buck Coats from the Kansas City Royals.

May 10, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Alan Embree as a free agent.

May 28, 2010 (Standings)

Released Alan Embree.

May 31, 2010 (Standings)

Released Scott Elarton.

June 5, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Fernando Cortez as a free agent.

June 7, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Chris Sale in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2010.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Jake Petricka in the 2nd round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2010.

Drafted Addison Reed in the 3rd round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2010.

June 18, 2010 (Standings)

Sent Wes Whisler to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

June 24, 2010 (Standings)

Jayson Nix selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

July 13, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Jeremy Reed as a free agent.

July 28, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Jon Adkins as a free agent.

July 30, 2010 (Standings)

Traded David Holmberg and Daniel Hudson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Edwin Jackson.

August 30, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Manny Ramirez off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

October 26, 2010

Released Carlos Torres.

November 1, 2010

Freddy Garcia granted Free Agency.

Andruw Jones granted Free Agency.

Paul Konerko granted Free Agency.

Mark Kotsay granted Free Agency.

A.J. Pierzynski granted Free Agency.

J.J. Putz granted Free Agency.

Manny Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Omar Vizquel granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2010

Signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

November 5, 2010

Donny Lucy granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2010

Greg Aquino granted Free Agency.

Ryan Braun granted Free Agency.

Buck Coats granted Free Agency.

Fernando Cortez granted Free Agency.

Josh Kroeger granted Free Agency.

Jeremy Reed granted Free Agency.

Luis Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Randy Williams granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2010

Signed Dallas McPherson as a free agent.

November 22, 2010

Selected Waldis Joaquin off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

November 28, 2010

Waldis Joaquin granted Free Agency.

November 29, 2010

Signed Brian Bruney as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Gray as a free agent.

Signed Daryle Ward as a free agent.

December 2, 2010

Bobby Jenks granted Free Agency.

Erick Threets granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2010

Signed Adam Dunn as a free agent.

Signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

Traded Scott Linebrink and cash to the Atlanta Braves. Received Kyle Cofield (minors).

December 5, 2010

Signed Donny Lucy as a free agent.

December 8, 2010

Signed Paul Konerko as a free agent.

December 20, 2010

Signed Jesse Crain as a free agent.

January 8, 2011

Signed Travis Dawkins as a free agent.

January 9, 2011

Signed Josh Kinney as a free agent.

Signed Shane Lindsay as a free agent.

January 10, 2011

Signed Will Ohman as a free agent.

January 18, 2011

Selected Philip Humber off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

February 1, 2011

Signed Brandon Watson as a free agent.

February 3, 2011

Signed Lastings Milledge as a free agent.

February 12, 2011

Signed Michael Restovich as a free agent.

March 8, 2011

Signed Wes Whisler as a free agent.

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions