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1982 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1981 / 1983

78-84, Finished 6th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dave Garcia (78-84)
GM: Phil Seghi, Farm Dir: Joe Pavia, Scouting Dir: Bob Quinn Sr.
Scored 683 runs, Allowed 748 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,044,021 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1981 / 1983 Trades and Transactions

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

November 13, 1981

John Denny granted Free Agency.

Sid Monge granted Free Agency.

Rick Waits granted Free Agency.

November 14, 1981

Traded Duane Kuiper to the San Francisco Giants. Received Ed Whitson.

November 20, 1981

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Bo Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later from the Philadelphia Phillies and Silvio Martinez and Lary Sorensen from the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, the Philadelphia Phillies sent Lonnie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Scott Munninghoff (December 9, 1981) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 7, 1981

Drafted Rich Murray from the San Francisco Giants in the 1981 rule 5 draft.

Sold Mike Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals.

December 9, 1981

Traded Jack Fimple, Jorge Orta and Larry White to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jack Perconte and Rick Sutcliffe.

December 14, 1981

Traded a player to be named later to the New York Mets. Received Ed Glynn. The Cleveland Indians sent Dominick Bullinger (minors) (December 14, 1981) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

January 8, 1982

Traded Tom Veryzer to the New York Mets. Received Ray Searage.

January 15, 1982

Signed Rick Waits as a free agent.

January 19, 1982

Released Ron Pruitt.

January 20, 1982

Signed Bill Nahorodny as a free agent.

January 21, 1982

Signed Sid Monge as a free agent.

January 27, 1982

Purchased Craig Stimac from the San Diego Padres.

January 29, 1982

Released Wayne Garland.

February 8, 1982

Purchased Mike Stanton from the St. Louis Cardinals.

February 13, 1982

Signed John Denny as a free agent.

Released Mike Stanton.

February 16, 1982

Traded Sid Monge to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Bake McBride.

March 26, 1982

Released Dave Rosello.

April 2, 1982 (Standings)

Released Pat Kelly.

June 7, 1982 (Standings)

Sold Rich Murray to the Montreal Expos.

Drafted Jim Wilson in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft.

Drafted Carlos Diaz in the 7th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeff Barkley in the 13th round of the 1982 amateur draft.

Drafted Bill McGuire in the 25th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 3, 1982 (Standings)

Traded Larry Littleton to the Minnesota Twins. Received Larry Milbourne.

August 12, 1982 (Standings)

Signed Reggie Ritter as an amateur free agent.

September 12, 1982 (Standings)

Traded John Denny to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Wil Culmer, Jerry Reed and Roy Smith.

October 20, 1982

Karl Pagel granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1982

Released Bill Nahorodny.

November 10, 1982

Alan Bannister granted Free Agency.

Miguel Dilone granted Free Agency.

Rick Manning granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1982

Traded Ed Whitson to the San Diego Padres. Received Juan Eichelberger and Broderick Perkins.

December 9, 1982

Sold Larry Milbourne to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Traded Von Hayes to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, George Vukovich and Jerry Willard.

December 15, 1982

Sent Ray Searage to the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Rick Manning as a free agent.

Signed Karl Pagel as a free agent.

January 21, 1983

Traded a player to be named later to the Seattle Mariners. Received Jim Essian. The Cleveland Indians sent Tom Owens (minors) (May 18, 1983) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.

January 27, 1983

Signed Alan Bannister as a free agent.

February 7, 1983

Signed Otto Velez as a free agent.

February 9, 1983

Signed Miguel Dilone as a free agent.

February 15, 1983

Sold Sandy Wihtol to the Chicago Cubs.

March 27, 1983

The Chicago Cubs returned Sandy Wihtol following previous purchase.

March 28, 1983

Received Ray Searage from the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

April 1, 1983

Traded Jerry Dybzinski to the Chicago White Sox. Received Pat Tabler.

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1981 / 1983 Trades and Transactions