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1983 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1982 / 1984

70-92, Finished 7th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Ferraro (40-60) and Pat Corrales (30-32)
GM: Phil Seghi, Farm Dir: Joe Pavia, Scouting Dir: Bob Quinn Sr.
Scored 704 runs, Allowed 785 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 768,941 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 106

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions

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

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 (Standings)

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

June 6, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Rick Manning and Rick Waits to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Ernie Camacho, Jamie Easterly and Gorman Thomas.

Drafted Dave Clark in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1983.

Drafted Andy Allanson in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted John Farrell in the 16th round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted John Ramos in the 23rd round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 8, 1983 (Standings)

Traded John Malkin (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Steve Farr.

July 1, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Pat Perry as a free agent.

July 12, 1983 (Standings)

Released Pat Perry.

August 17, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Manny Trillo to the Montreal Expos. Received Don Carter (minors) and $300,000.

August 25, 1983 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago White Sox. Received Rich Barnes. The Cleveland Indians sent Miguel Dilone (September 1, 1983) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

August 28, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves. Received players to be named later and $150,000. The Atlanta Braves sent Rick Behenna (September 2, 1983), Brett Butler (October 21, 1983) and Brook Jacoby (October 21, 1983) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

October 20, 1983

Ray Searage granted Free Agency.

November 7, 1983

Jamie Easterly granted Free Agency.

Bake McBride granted Free Agency.

Lary Sorensen granted Free Agency.

November 21, 1983

Released Karl Pagel.

December 5, 1983

Kelly Gruber drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1983 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Tom Waddell from the Atlanta Braves in the 1983 rule 5 draft.

December 6, 1983

Traded Jim Essian to the Oakland Athletics. Received Luis Quinones.

December 7, 1983

Traded Jack Perconte and Gorman Thomas to the Seattle Mariners. Received Tony Bernazard.

1984

Released Joe Charboneau.

January 14, 1984

Signed DeWayne Buice as a free agent.

January 17, 1984

Signed Jamie Easterly as a free agent.

Drafted Tommy Hinzo in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Fitzgerald in the 10th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 19, 1984

Signed Steve Comer as a free agent.

January 23, 1984

Traded Tom Brennan to the Chicago White Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Craig Smajstrla (July 9, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

February 5, 1984

Traded a player to be named later and Toby Harrah to the New York Yankees. Received a player to be named later, George Frazier and Otis Nixon. The Cleveland Indians sent Rick Browne (minors) (February 8, 1984) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade. The New York Yankees sent Guy Elston (minors) (February 8, 1984) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

February 10, 1984

Signed Lorenzo Gray as a free agent.

March 24, 1984

Traded Emil Perry (minors) and Michael Poindexter (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Luis Aponte.

March 25, 1984

Sold Alan Bannister to the Houston Astros.

March 31, 1984

Purchased Juan Espino from the New York Yankees.

April 1, 1984

Released Juan Eichelberger.

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions