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1986 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1985 / 1987

84-78, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Pat Corrales (84-78)
GM: Joseph Klein, Scouting Dir: Jeff Scott
Scored 831 runs, Allowed 841 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,471,805 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 98

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1985 / 1987 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 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.

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 (Standings)

Released Jerry Reed.

Released Jerry Willard.

April 3, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Phil Niekro as a free agent.

May 20, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Rod Allen as a free agent.

June 2, 1986 (Standings)

Drafted Greg Swindell in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed July 31, 1986.

Drafted Jim Bruske in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 22, 1986.

Drafted Kevin Wickander in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Joe Skalski in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Rudy Seanez in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1986.

Drafted Bruce Egloff in the 5th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Tommy Hinzo in the 7th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Tom Lampkin in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1986.

Drafted Steve Hosey in the 19th round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Kevin Bearse in the 27th round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 17, 1986 (Standings)

Released Jim Kern.

June 20, 1986 (Standings)

Traded Neal Heaton to the Minnesota Twins. Received John Butcher.

June 23, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Ron Tingley as a free agent.

October 15, 1986 (Standings)

Keith Creel granted Free Agency.

Dan Rohn granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1986

Released Jim Weaver.

November 7, 1986

Released Fran Mullins.

November 12, 1986

Dickie Noles granted Free Agency.

November 28, 1986

Signed Casey Parsons as a free agent.

December 9, 1986

Drafted Gibson Alba from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1986 minor league draft.

December 23, 1986

Released John Butcher.

1987

Signed Kurt Kepshire as a free agent.

January 19, 1987

Signed Doug Frobel as a free agent.

January 26, 1987

Released Jim Wilson.

January 27, 1987

Signed Ed Vande Berg as a free agent.

February 5, 1987

Signed Dennis Lamp as a free agent.

February 6, 1987

Signed Rick Dempsey as a free agent.

February 23, 1987

Traded Curt Wardle to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jeff Kaiser.

March 18, 1987

Released Kevin Buckley.

March 23, 1987

Released Kurt Kepshire.

Released Dennis Lamp.

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1985 / 1987 Trades and Transactions