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1984 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

75-87, Finished 6th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Pat Corrales (75-87)
GM: Phil Seghi, Farm Dir: Joe Pavia
Scored 761 runs, Allowed 766 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 734,079 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 107

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions

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

October 20, 1983

Ray Searage granted Free Agency.

October 21, 1983

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.

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 (Standings)

Released Juan Eichelberger.

April 6, 1984 (Standings)

Signed Jerry Ujdur as a free agent.

April 7, 1984 (Standings)

Released DeWayne Buice.

May 8, 1984 (Standings)

Purchased Geno Petralli from the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 2, 1984 (Standings)

Signed Luis Encarnacion as an amateur free agent.

June 4, 1984 (Standings)

Drafted Cory Snyder in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Mark Higgins in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted John Farrell in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Tim Fortugno in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chris Beasley in the 9th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Randy McCament in the 16th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mark Gardner in the 17th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Devereaux in the 26th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tommy Gregg in the 32nd round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeff Plympton in the 45th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 13, 1984 (Standings)

Traded George Frazier, Ron Hassey and Rick Sutcliffe to the Chicago Cubs. Received Darryl Banks (minors), Joe Carter, Mel Hall and Don Schulze.

June 21, 1984 (Standings)

Traded Dan Spillner to the Chicago White Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Jim Siwy (June 26, 1984) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

June 22, 1984 (Standings)

Sold Ed Glynn to the New York Mets.

September 24, 1984 (Standings)

Purchased Jamie Quirk from the Chicago White Sox.

October 15, 1984 (Standings)

Kevin Rhomberg granted Free Agency.

Released Steve Comer.

Released Broderick Perkins.

Released Jamie Quirk.

November 8, 1984

Andre Thornton granted Free Agency.

December 4, 1984

Signed Andre Thornton as a free agent.

December 5, 1984

Released Luis Aponte.

December 22, 1984

Signed Vern Ruhle as a free agent.

1985

Lorenzo Gray sent to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

January 7, 1985

Signed Butch Benton as a free agent.

January 8, 1985

Sold Juan Espino to the New York Yankees.

January 9, 1985

Signed Dave Von Ohlen as a free agent.

Released Rod Craig.

March 19, 1985

Traded a player to be named later to the Kansas City Royals. Received Keith Creel. The Cleveland Indians sent Dwight Taylor (October 3, 1985) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

March 22, 1985

Released Jerry Ujdur.

March 31, 1985

Released Steve Farr.

April 1, 1985

Traded Jay Baller to the Chicago Cubs. Received Dan Rohn.

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions