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1990 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1989 / 1991

77-85, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McNamara (77-85)
GM: Henry Peters, Scouting Dir: Chet Montgomery
Scored 732 runs, Allowed 737 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,225,240 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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1989 / 1991 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 1989

Released Luis Aguayo.

Released Neil Allen.

October 15, 1989

Pete Dalena granted Free Agency.

Brian Giles granted Free Agency.

Dave Hengel granted Free Agency.

Pat Keedy granted Free Agency.

Danny Sheaffer granted Free Agency.

Efrain Valdez granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1989

Released David Palmer.

November 8, 1989

Sold Mike Young to Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Japan Central).

November 13, 1989

Pete O'Brien granted Free Agency.

November 20, 1989

Traded Dave Clark to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mitch Webster.

November 21, 1989

Signed Cecilio Guante as a free agent.

November 28, 1989

Signed Candy Maldonado as a free agent.

December 1, 1989

Released Mark Salas.

December 4, 1989

Released Ed Wojna.

December 5, 1989

Drafted Eddie Zambrano from the Boston Red Sox in the 1989 minor league draft.

December 6, 1989

Traded Joe Carter to the San Diego Padres. Received Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga and Chris James.

December 7, 1989

Signed Keith Hernandez as a free agent.

December 8, 1989

Signed Tom Brookens as a free agent.

December 12, 1989

Traded Steve Davis to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Manny Francois (minors) and Joe Kesselmark (minors).

December 15, 1989

Signed Doug Sisk as a free agent.

Signed Steve Springer as a free agent.

December 20, 1989

Signed Carl Willis as a free agent.

December 21, 1989

Released Rich Yett.

January 5, 1990

Signed Fernando Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

January 9, 1990

Signed Efrain Valdez as a free agent.

Traded Scott Bailes to the California Angels. Received Colin Charland (minors) and Jeff Manto.

January 10, 1990

Signed Rafael Santana as a free agent.

February 20, 1990

Signed Al Nipper as a free agent.

March 18, 1990

Traded a player to be named later and Tommy Hinzo to the Atlanta Braves. Received Miguel Sabino (minors) and Jeff Wetherby. The Cleveland Indians sent Dwight Taylor (July, 1990) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.

March 26, 1990

Signed Julian Tavarez as an amateur free agent.

March 27, 1990

Released Andy Allanson.

March 31, 1990

Released Brett Merriman.

April 2, 1990 (Standings)

Released Denny Gonzalez.

Released Paul Zuvella.

April 5, 1990 (Standings)

Jeff Kaiser granted Free Agency.

Brad Komminsk selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

April 9, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Fassero as a free agent.

April 11, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Kaiser as a free agent.

April 17, 1990 (Standings)

Traded Charlie Scott (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received Alan Cockrell.

April 25, 1990 (Standings)

Released Rafael Santana.

April 30, 1990 (Standings)

Selected Sergio Valdez off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

May 7, 1990 (Standings)

Selected Stan Jefferson off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

May 10, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Chris Howard as a free agent.

May 24, 1990 (Standings)

Released Jim Tatum.

June 4, 1990 (Standings)

Drafted Tim Costo in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1990.

Drafted Darrell Whitmore in the 2nd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1990.

Drafted Jason Hardtke in the 3rd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 1990.

Drafted Oscar Munoz in the 5th round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Drafted Paul Bako in the 6th round of the 1990 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted David Bell in the 7th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1990.

Drafted Dave Mlicki in the 17th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1990.

Drafted Steve Gajkowski in the 18th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1990.

Drafted Carlos Crawford in the 51st round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1990.

June 6, 1990 (Standings)

Released Chris Howard.

June 9, 1990 (Standings)

Released Doug Sisk.

June 17, 1990 (Standings)

Purchased Ken Phelps from the Oakland Athletics.

July 7, 1990 (Standings)

Released Eddie Zambrano.

July 11, 1990 (Standings)

Traded Tom Lampkin to the San Diego Padres. Received Alex Cole.

July 31, 1990 (Standings)

Released Steve Springer.

August 12, 1990 (Standings)

Released Cecilio Guante.

August 17, 1990 (Standings)

Traded Ron Tingley to the California Angels. Received a player to be named later. The California Angels sent Mark McLemore (August 17, 1990) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 4, 1990 (Standings)

Kevin Bearse selected by the Montreal Expos off waivers.

September 16, 1990 (Standings)

Traded Bud Black to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received players to be named later and Mauro Gozzo. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Steve Cummings (September 21, 1990) and Alex Sanchez (September 24, 1990) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

October 4, 1990 (Standings)

Jeff Kaiser granted Free Agency.

Released Al Nipper.

October 5, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Einar Diaz as an amateur free agent.

October 12, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Jose Cabrera as an amateur free agent.

October 14, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Eric Bell as a free agent.

October 15, 1990 (Standings)

Jeff Fassero granted Free Agency.

Carl Willis granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1990

Released Keith Shepherd.

October 30, 1990

Released Dion James.

November 5, 1990

Tom Brookens granted Free Agency.

Candy Maldonado granted Free Agency.

Ken Phelps granted Free Agency.

November 6, 1990

Traded Alex Sanchez to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Willie Blair.

November 25, 1990

Signed Jose Escobar as a free agent.

December 3, 1990

Drafted Mike Huff from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1990 rule 5 draft.

Signed Wayne Kirby as a free agent.

December 4, 1990

Traded Lindsay Foster (minors) and Cory Snyder to the Chicago White Sox. Received Shawn Hillegas and Eric King.

December 13, 1990

Released Mark McLemore.

January 11, 1991

Signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

Signed Mitch Lyden as a free agent.

January 16, 1991

Signed Dave Otto as a free agent.

Traded Troy Neel to the Oakland Athletics. Received Larry Arndt.

January 20, 1991

Signed Ron Kittle as a free agent.

March 21, 1991

Alan Cockrell selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

March 25, 1991

Released Sergio Valdez.

March 26, 1991

Released James Hurst.

March 28, 1991

Purchased Geronimo Berroa from the Seattle Mariners.

April 1, 1991

Released Ron Kittle.

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1989 / 1991 Trades and Transactions