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1985 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

60-102, Finished 7th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Pat Corrales (60-102)
GM: Phil Seghi, Farm Dir: Joe Pavia
Scored 729 runs, Allowed 861 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-93

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 655,181 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 96

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1984

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 (Standings)

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

April 3, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Doug Jones as a free agent.

April 4, 1985 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers. Received Kevin Buckley. The Cleveland Indians sent Jeff Moronko (April 29, 1985) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

April 5, 1985 (Standings)

Received Mike Brewer from the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

April 13, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Dave Beard as a free agent.

April 15, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Bryan Clark as a free agent.

April 19, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Benny Ayala as a free agent.

April 23, 1985 (Standings)

Released Geno Petralli.

May 7, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Mike Jeffcoat and Luis Quinones to the San Francisco Giants. Received Johnnie LeMaster.

May 21, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Dar Smith as a free agent.

May 30, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Johnnie LeMaster to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received a player to be named later. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Scott Bailes (July 3, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Greg Briley in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Scott Ruskin in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Scott Jordan in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Rod Nichols in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1985.

Drafted Luis Medina in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Brian Jordan in the 20th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chris Nabholz in the 30th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeff Mutis in the 34th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 9, 1985 (Standings)

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.

July 26, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Dave Beard to the Chicago Cubs. Received Tom Grant.

August 1, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Bert Blyleven to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later, Jay Bell, Curt Wardle and Jim Weaver. The Minnesota Twins sent Rich Yett (September 17, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 17, 1985 (Standings)

Returned Mike Brewer to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

November 12, 1985

Benny Ayala granted Free Agency.

Tony Bernazard granted Free Agency.

Jamie Easterly granted Free Agency.

Mike Hargrove granted Free Agency.

Vern Ruhle granted Free Agency.

Released Bryan Clark.

December 10, 1985

Drafted Eddie Williams from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

Sold George Vukovich to Seibu Lions (Japan Pacific).

December 11, 1985

Traded Mike Fischlin to the New York Yankees. Received a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Kevin Trudeau (minors) (April 11, 1986) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 12, 1985

Signed Tom Candiotti as a free agent.

Signed Ron Musselman as a free agent.

December 16, 1985

Traded Rich Thompson to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Scott Roberts (minors).

January 7, 1986

Traded Ramon Romero and Roy Smith to the Minnesota Twins. Received Bryan Oelkers and Ken Schrom.

January 8, 1986

Signed Tony Bernazard as a free agent.

Signed Jamie Easterly as a free agent.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Jeff Shaw in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 11, 1986.

Drafted Lou Frazier in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Walker in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 13, 1986.

Drafted Troy Neel in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 5, 1986.

Drafted Brian Drahman in the 13th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 23, 1986

Purchased Fran Mullins from the San Francisco Giants.

February 8, 1986

Signed Dickie Noles as a free agent.

February 10, 1986

Released Butch Benton.

February 25, 1986

Signed Jim Kern as a free agent.

March 27, 1986

Signed Frank Wills as a free agent.

March 28, 1986

Released Jeff Barkley.

Released Ron Musselman.

Released Dave Von Ohlen.

April 1, 1986

Released Jerry Reed.

Released Jerry Willard.

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