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1996 Cincinnati Reds

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1995 / 1997

81-81, Finished 3rd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ray Knight (81-81)
GM: Jim Bowden, Scouting Dir: Julian Mock
Scored 778 runs, Allowed 773 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Cinergy Field · Attendance: 1,861,428 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1995

Matt Grott granted Free Agency.

October 6, 1995

Mike Remlinger granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1995

Dan Rohrmeier granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1995

Jerry Brooks granted Free Agency.

Brian Dorsett granted Free Agency.

Keith Mitchell granted Free Agency.

Brad Pennington granted Free Agency.

Rick Reed granted Free Agency.

Rich Sauveur granted Free Agency.

Kurt Stillwell granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1995

Signed Mike Remlinger as a free agent.

October 26, 1995

Selected John Roper off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

October 30, 1995

Ron Gant granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1995

Mariano Duncan granted Free Agency.

Benito Santiago granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1995

Frank Viola granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1995

Hal Morris granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1995

Michael Jackson granted Free Agency.

November 16, 1995

Traded a player to be named later, Dave Tuttle (minors) and C.J. Nitkowski to the Detroit Tigers. Received David Wells. The Cincinnati Reds sent Mark Lewis (November 16, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

December 1, 1995

Released Darren Lewis.

December 4, 1995

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Mike Remlinger to the Kansas City Royals and Luis Ordaz to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Andre King (minors) from the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, the Kansas City Royals sent Miguel Mejia to the St. Louis Cardinals.

December 6, 1995

Signed Hal Morris as a free agent.

December 7, 1995

Signed Brook Fordyce as a free agent.

Signed Chris Sabo as a free agent.

December 15, 1995

Traded Jhonny Carvajal (minors) to the Montreal Expos. Received Gabe White.

December 21, 1995

Jerome Walton granted Free Agency.

December 26, 1995

Traded David Wells to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Trovin Valdez (minors) and Curtis Goodwin.

January 2, 1996

Signed Eric Davis as a free agent.

Signed Bryan Hickerson as a free agent.

Signed Roberto Mejia as a free agent.

Signed Rich Rodriguez as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Shaw as a free agent.

Signed Don Slaught as a free agent.

January 9, 1996

Traded a player to be named later and Chad Fox to the Atlanta Braves. Received Mike Kelly. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray King (June 11, 1996) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.

January 12, 1996

Signed Gene Harris as a free agent.

Signed Trevor Wilson as a free agent.

January 13, 1996

Signed Brady Clark as an amateur free agent.

January 20, 1996

Signed Vince Coleman as a free agent.

January 24, 1996

Signed Keith Mitchell as a free agent.

February 11, 1996

Signed Jerry Spradlin as a free agent.

February 26, 1996

Signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

Released Damon Berryhill.

February 29, 1996

Sold Don Slaught to the California Angels.

March 8, 1996

Released Brian Hunter.

March 14, 1996

Nigel Wilson selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

March 23, 1996

Released Adam Hyzdu.

March 24, 1996

Released Rich Rodriguez.

March 26, 1996

Signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

April 2, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Scott Service as a free agent.

April 4, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Mike Remlinger off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

April 5, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Will Pennyfeather to the California Angels. Received Eduardo Perez.

April 10, 1996 (Standings)

Released Brady Clark.

April 11, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Derek Lilliquist as a free agent.

Signed Kirt Ojala as a free agent.

April 17, 1996 (Standings)

Released Xavier Hernandez.

April 26, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Gregg Olson to the Detroit Tigers. Received Yuri Sanchez (minors).

April 30, 1996 (Standings)

Released Trevor Wilson.

May 10, 1996 (Standings)

Tim Pugh selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

May 27, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Chuck McElroy to the California Angels. Received Lee Smith.

June 4, 1996 (Standings)

Drafted Buddy Carlyle in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1996.

Drafted Doug DeVore in the 35th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 18, 1996 (Standings)

Released Vince Coleman.

July 3, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Giovanni Carrara off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

July 8, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

July 12, 1996 (Standings)

Tim Pugh selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

July 30, 1996 (Standings)

Sold Eric Anthony to the Colorado Rockies.

Traded Brad Tweedlie (minors) and Roberto Mejia to the Boston Red Sox. Received Kevin Mitchell.

August 15, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Tim Pugh off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

September 4, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Mike Morgan as a free agent.

September 13, 1996 (Standings)

Released Derek Lilliquist.

Selected Pedro Martinez off waivers from the New York Mets.

October 4, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Glenn Murray off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 14, 1996 (Standings)

Selected Tim Scott off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

October 15, 1996 (Standings)

Giovanni Carrara granted Free Agency.

Larry Luebbers granted Free Agency.

Tim Pugh granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1996

Eric Davis granted Free Agency.

Traded Ben Bailey (minors) and Decomba Conner (minors) to the Detroit Tigers. Received Ruben Sierra.

October 29, 1996

Lee Smith granted Free Agency.

October 30, 1996

Released Jerry Spradlin.

October 31, 1996

Lenny Harris granted Free Agency.

November 13, 1996

Signed Lenny Harris as a free agent.

November 14, 1996

Signed David Nied as a free agent.

November 18, 1996

Kevin Mitchell granted Free Agency.

Joe Oliver granted Free Agency.

Mark Portugal granted Free Agency.

Chris Sabo granted Free Agency.

Released Thomas Howard.

November 19, 1996

Released Keith Mitchell.

December 7, 1996

Signed Jose Acevedo as an amateur free agent.

December 10, 1996

Signed Ricky Bones as a free agent.

Signed Kent Mercker as a free agent.

December 13, 1996

Signed Pete Rose as a free agent.

December 20, 1996

Johnny Ruffin granted Free Agency.

Tim Scott granted Free Agency.

December 21, 1996

Signed Stan Belinda as a free agent.

Signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

December 23, 1996

Received Rikkert Faneyte from the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Felix Rodriguez as a free agent.

January 10, 1997

Signed Jeff Tabaka as a free agent.

January 14, 1997

Signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

January 27, 1997

Signed Terry Pendleton as a free agent.

February 3, 1997

Signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

February 8, 1997

Signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

February 15, 1997

Signed Brady Clark as a free agent.

February 17, 1997

Signed Deion Sanders as a free agent.

March 10, 1997

Released Billy Brewer.

March 15, 1997

Traded a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres. Received Joey Eischen. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray Brown (minors) (March 19, 1997) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

March 27, 1997

Kirt Ojala selected by the Florida Marlins off waivers.

Scott Service selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

March 31, 1997

Traded Curt Lyons to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jay Peterson (minors) and Ozzie Timmons.

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions