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1991 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1990 / 1992

57-105, Finished 7th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McNamara (25-52) and Mike Hargrove (32-53)
GM: John Hart (Promoted 9/18/1991), Scouting Dir: Mickey White
Scored 576 runs, Allowed 759 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-101

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,051,863 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 98

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1990 / 1992 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 1990

Jeff Kaiser granted Free Agency.

Released Al Nipper.

October 5, 1990

Signed Einar Diaz as an amateur free agent.

October 12, 1990

Signed Jose Cabrera as an amateur free agent.

October 14, 1990

Signed Eric Bell as a free agent.

October 15, 1990

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 (Standings)

Released Ron Kittle.

April 2, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Martinez as a free agent.

Released Mitch Lyden.

April 3, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Sergio Valdez as a free agent.

April 4, 1991 (Standings)

Released Greg McMichael.

Selected Ed Taubensee off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

April 8, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Mike Birkbeck as a free agent.

May 16, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Mitch Webster to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Mike York.

May 17, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Mike Aldrete as a free agent.

May 21, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Steve Cummings to the Detroit Tigers. Received a player to be named later. The Detroit Tigers sent Eric Stone (minors) (July 8, 1991) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

June 3, 1991 (Standings)

Drafted Manny Ramirez in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1991.

Drafted Herbert Perry in the 2nd round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1991.

Drafted Chad Ogea in the 3rd round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 1991.

Drafted Paul Byrd in the 4th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1991.

Drafted Pep Harris in the 7th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1991.

Drafted Albie Lopez in the 20th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1991.

Drafted Jed Hansen in the 21st round of the 1991 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Damian Jackson in the 44th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed May 21, 1992.

Drafted Steve Bourgeois in the 49th round of the 1991 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 14, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Tim Costo to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Reggie Jefferson.

June 26, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Robert Person to the Chicago White Sox. Received Grady Hall (minors).

June 27, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Tom Candiotti and Turner Ward to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Denis Boucher, Glenallen Hill, Mark Whiten and cash.

July 1, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Alex Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

July 3, 1991 (Standings)

Efrain Valdez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

July 5, 1991 (Standings)

Released Stan Jefferson.

July 12, 1991 (Standings)

Mike Huff selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

July 26, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Brook Jacoby to the Oakland Athletics. Received Apolinar Garcia (minors) and Lee Tinsley.

July 29, 1991 (Standings)

Released Jose Escobar.

August 6, 1991 (Standings)

Selected Tony Perezchica off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

August 15, 1991 (Standings)

Selected Jose Gonzalez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 25, 1991 (Standings)

Released Mike Birkbeck.

October 7, 1991 (Standings)

Released Mike York.

October 15, 1991 (Standings)

Geronimo Berroa granted Free Agency.

Mauro Gozzo granted Free Agency.

Wayne Kirby granted Free Agency.

Luis Lopez granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1991

Ever Magallanes granted Free Agency.

Luis Medina granted Free Agency.

Sergio Valdez granted Free Agency.

November 15, 1991

Traded Greg Swindell to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Joe Turek (minors), Jack Armstrong and Scott Scudder.

November 20, 1991

Released Jose Gonzalez.

Selected Derek Lilliquist off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

November 22, 1991

John Farrell granted Free Agency.

November 27, 1991

Released Jeff Manto.

Released Mike Walker.

December 6, 1991

Sent Jesse Orosco to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

December 9, 1991

Drafted Pete Rose from the Chicago White Sox in the 1991 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Mike Thomas from the Montreal Expos in the 1991 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Greg McCarthy from the Montreal Expos in the 1991 minor league draft.

December 10, 1991

Traded Willie Blair and Ed Taubensee to the Houston Astros. Received Kenny Lofton and Dave Rohde.

Traded Rudy Seanez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Mike Christopher and Dennis Cook.

December 12, 1991

Signed Wayne Kirby as a free agent.

December 13, 1991

Signed Ron Jones as a free agent.

December 16, 1991

Signed Junior Ortiz as a free agent.

December 19, 1991

Signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

December 20, 1991

Chris James granted Free Agency.

Doug Jones granted Free Agency.

Eric King granted Free Agency.

January 6, 1992

Signed Terry Clark as a free agent.

January 27, 1992

Signed Brook Jacoby as a free agent.

January 31, 1992

Signed Nelson Liriano as a free agent.

February 15, 1992

Signed Alan Cockrell as a free agent.

February 25, 1992

Signed Brad Arnsberg as a free agent.

March 28, 1992

Released Steve Gajkowski.

Traded Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz to the Minnesota Twins. Received Paul Sorrento.

March 31, 1992

Released Mike Aldrete.

Released Jerry Browne.

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1990 / 1992 Trades and Transactions