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2012 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

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85-77, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Robin Ventura (85-77)
GM: Ken Williams (Promoted to Executive VP 10/26/2012), Farm Dir: Buddy Bell, Scouting Dir: Douglas Laumann
Scored 748 runs, Allowed 676 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: U.S. Cellular Field · Attendance: 1,965,955 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 114, Pitching - 113

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2011

Dallas McPherson granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2011

Josh Kinney granted Free Agency.

Shane Lindsay granted Free Agency.

Released Tony Pena.

October 30, 2011

Mark Buehrle granted Free Agency.

Ramon Castro granted Free Agency.

Juan Pierre granted Free Agency.

Omar Vizquel granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Joe Bisenius granted Free Agency.

Travis Dawkins granted Free Agency.

Freddy Dolsi granted Free Agency.

Jhonny Nunez granted Free Agency.

Leyson Septimo granted Free Agency.

Miguel Socolovich granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2011

Signed Brian Bruney as a free agent.

November 7, 2011

Signed Leyson Septimo as a free agent.

November 8, 2011

Signed Dallas McPherson as a free agent.

November 9, 2011

Signed Jose Quintana as a free agent.

November 10, 2011

Signed Donnie Veal as a free agent.

November 25, 2011

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

December 1, 2011

Signed Eric Stults as a free agent.

December 6, 2011

Traded Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Nestor Molina (minors).

December 31, 2011

Traded Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres. Received Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez.

January 1, 2012

Traded Jason Frasor to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Myles Jaye (minors) and Daniel Webb.

January 9, 2012

Signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

January 23, 2012

Signed Delwyn Young as a free agent.

January 25, 2012

Signed Scott Olsen as a free agent.

February 1, 2012

Signed Dan Johnson as a free agent.

February 14, 2012

Signed Kosuke Fukudome as a free agent.

March 23, 2012

Released Delwyn Young.

March 25, 2012

Purchased Greg Golson from the Kansas City Royals.

March 31, 2012

Signed Conor Jackson as a free agent.

April 6, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

April 16, 2012 (Standings)

Released Kip Wells.

May 17, 2012 (Standings)

Eric Stults selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

May 22, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Orlando Hudson as a free agent.

June 24, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart to the Boston Red Sox. Received Kevin Youkilis and cash.

June 26, 2012 (Standings)

Released Kosuke Fukudome.

June 29, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Shane Lindsay as a free agent.

July 3, 2012 (Standings)

Released Will Ohman.

July 6, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Daniel Moskos off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 7, 2012 (Standings)

Released Scott Olsen.

July 10, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Osvaldo Martinez to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 12, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Scott Carroll as a free agent.

July 21, 2012 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Matt Heidenreich (minors) and Blair Walters (minors) to the Houston Astros. Received Brett Myers and cash. The Chicago White Sox sent Chris Devenski (minors) (August 3, 2012) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

July 28, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez to the Minnesota Twins. Received Francisco Liriano.

August 1, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Tommy Manzella as a free agent.

August 2, 2012 (Standings)

Released Dallas McPherson.

August 3, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jose Lopez as a free agent.

August 30, 2012 (Standings)

Released Greg Infante.

October 10, 2012 (Standings)

Ray Olmedo granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2012

Francisco Liriano granted Free Agency.

Jose Lopez granted Free Agency.

A.J. Pierzynski granted Free Agency.

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2012

Brett Myers granted Free Agency.

Kevin Youkilis granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Greg Golson granted Free Agency.

Conor Jackson granted Free Agency.

Shane Lindsay granted Free Agency.

Tommy Manzella granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2012

Traded Brandon Kloess (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Blake Tekotte.

November 11, 2012

Signed Bryan Anderson as a free agent.

November 12, 2012

Signed Ramon Troncoso as a free agent.

November 14, 2012

Signed Steven Tolleson as a free agent.

November 15, 2012

Signed David Purcey as a free agent.

November 21, 2012

Signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Dan Johnson granted Free Agency.

Philip Humber selected by the Houston Astros off waivers.

December 6, 2012

Drafted Angel Sanchez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2012

Signed Jeff Keppinger as a free agent.

December 12, 2012

Signed Jeff Gray as a free agent.

December 15, 2012

Signed Josh Bell as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Signed Andy Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 1, 2013

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

January 7, 2013

Signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

January 24, 2013

Signed Andrew Brackman as a free agent.

Selected Zach Stewart off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

January 25, 2013

Signed Matt Lindstrom as a free agent.

February 1, 2013

Selected Lars Anderson off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

February 22, 2013

Traded Jeff Soptic (minors) to the San Francisco Giants. Received Conor Gillaspie.

February 25, 2013

Lars Anderson selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 23, 2013

Released Randy Ruiz.

April 1, 2013

Signed Tyler Greene as a free agent.

Purchased Lars Anderson from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions