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1957 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1956 / 1958

76-77, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Kerby Farrell (76-77)
GM: Hank Greenberg
Scored 682 runs, Allowed 722 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 722,256 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 103

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1956 / 1958 Trades and Transactions

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

1957

Signed Walt Bond as an amateur free agent.

Signed Chuck Hiller as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Floyd Robinson from San Diego (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Obtained Bob Usher from San Diego (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Released Don Minnick.

Released Dan Osinski.

Hal Jones received from the Kansas City Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Returned Ted Beard to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

Returned George Spencer to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

January 9, 1957

Released Bob Feller.

April 16, 1957 (Standings)

Released Sam Mele.

May 15, 1957 (Standings)

Traded Bob Usher to the Washington Senators. Received Dick Brodowski and Dick Tettelbach.

May 20, 1957 (Standings)

Signed Eddie Robinson as a free agent.

Sold Art Houtteman to the Baltimore Orioles.

June 13, 1957 (Standings)

Traded Jim Busby to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Dick Williams.

June 20, 1957 (Standings)

Sold Bobby Young to the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 29, 1957 (Standings)

Released Eddie Robinson.

August 24, 1957 (Standings)

Purchased Vito Valentinetti from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

August 28, 1957 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs. Received Bob Alexander. The Cleveland Indians sent Dolan Nichols (September 14, 1957) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 21, 1957 (Standings)

Selected Hoyt Wilhelm off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 15, 1957 (Standings)

Purchased Bud Podbielan from the Cincinnati Redlegs. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

December 2, 1957

Drafted Gary Geiger from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1957 rule 5 draft.

Johnny Gray drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1957 rule 5 draft.

December 4, 1957

Traded Al Smith and Early Wynn to the Chicago White Sox. Received Fred Hatfield and Minnie Minoso.

1958

Signed Max Alvis as an amateur free agent.

Signed Larry Brown as an amateur free agent.

Signed Mike de la Hoz as an amateur free agent.

Signed Doc Edwards as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jack Kubiszyn as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Lawrence as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ramon Lopez as an amateur free agent.

Signed Sonny Siebert as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Weaver as an amateur free agent.

Hector Martinez received from the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction.

January 29, 1958

Selected Mickey Vernon off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

February 18, 1958

Traded Hank Aguirre and Jim Hegan to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jay Porter and Hal Woodeshick.

February 25, 1958

Traded Pete Mesa (minors) to the Washington Senators. Received Milt Bolling.

March 26, 1958

Selected Chuck Churn off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 27, 1958

Traded Milt Bolling and Vito Valentinetti to the Detroit Tigers. Received Pete Wojey and $20,000.

April 1, 1958

Traded Bud Daley, Dick Williams and Gene Woodling to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Larry Doby and Don Ferrarese.

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1956 / 1958 Trades and Transactions