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1992 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1991 / 1993

76-86, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (76-86)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Mickey White
Scored 674 runs, Allowed 746 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,224,094 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 107

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1991 / 1993 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 1991

Released Mike York.

October 15, 1991

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.

April 2, 1992 (Standings)

Returned Mike Thomas (earlier draft pick) to the Montreal Expos.

April 3, 1992 (Standings)

Signed Alvaro Espinoza as a free agent.

Selected Jose Hernandez off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Shawn Hillegas selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

April 5, 1992 (Standings)

Signed Ted Power as a free agent.

April 7, 1992 (Standings)

Signed Mike Aldrete as a free agent.

April 9, 1992 (Standings)

Signed Eric Plunk as a free agent.

Signed Willie Smith as a free agent.

April 14, 1992 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Jason Hardtke to the San Diego Padres. Received Thomas Howard. The Cleveland Indians sent Chris Maffett (minors) (July 10, 1992) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

April 18, 1992 (Standings)

Signed Craig Worthington as a free agent.

June 1, 1992 (Standings)

Drafted Paul Shuey in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 1, 1992.

Drafted Mike Matthews in the 2nd round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1992.

Drafted Jon Nunnally in the 3rd round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1992.

Drafted Matt Williams in the 4th round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1992.

Drafted Jeff Liefer in the 6th round of the 1992 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted J.J. Thobe in the 7th round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed August 5, 1992.

Drafted Mitch Meluskey in the 12th round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1992.

June 9, 1992 (Standings)

Released Jim Bruske.

June 15, 1992 (Standings)

Brad Arnsberg granted Free Agency.

July 4, 1992 (Standings)

Traded Alex Cole to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Tony Mitchell (minors).

July 14, 1992 (Standings)

Traded Kyle Washington (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Jose Mesa.

July 23, 1992 (Standings)

Released Terry Clark.

September 21, 1992 (Standings)

Lee Tinsley selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

September 23, 1992 (Standings)

Released Craig Worthington.

October 15, 1992 (Standings)

Nelson Liriano granted Free Agency.

Dave Rohde granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1992

Eric Bell granted Free Agency.

Tony Perezchica granted Free Agency.

Jeff Shaw granted Free Agency.

Willie Smith granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1992

Eric Plunk granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1992

Brook Jacoby granted Free Agency.

October 30, 1992

Junior Ortiz granted Free Agency.

November 12, 1992

Signed Eric Plunk as a free agent.

November 17, 1992

Darrell Whitmore selected by the Florida Marlins as the 16th pick in the 1992 expansion draft.

Jack Armstrong selected by the Florida Marlins as the 39th pick in the 1992 expansion draft.

Denis Boucher selected by the Colorado Rockies as the 72nd pick in the 1992 expansion draft.

December 7, 1992

Willie Canate drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1992 rule 5 draft.

Dave Otto selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1992 minor league draft.

December 8, 1992

Signed Bob Ojeda as a free agent.

Signed Junior Ortiz as a free agent.

December 9, 1992

Traded Alan Walden (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Zak Shinall.

December 14, 1992

Signed Mike Bielecki as a free agent.

December 17, 1992

Signed Jeff Treadway as a free agent.

December 19, 1992

Rod Nichols granted Free Agency.

January 5, 1993

Signed Jeff Schaefer as a free agent.

Signed Cliff Young as a free agent.

January 22, 1993

Signed Tim Crews as a free agent.

February 8, 1993

Signed Mike Walker as a free agent.

March 4, 1993

Signed Sam Horn as a free agent.

March 24, 1993

Released Mike Aldrete.

March 27, 1993

Signed Paul Abbott as a free agent.

March 30, 1993

Released Mike Walker.

March 31, 1993

Traded Mark Whiten to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Juan Andujar (minors) and Mark Clark.

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