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1995 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1994 / 1996

100-44, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (100-44)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Jay Robertson
Scored 840 runs, Allowed 607 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-51

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 2,842,745 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 93


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1994 / 1996 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1994

John Farrell granted Free Agency.

Candy Maldonado granted Free Agency.

Greg McCarthy granted Free Agency.

Matt Merullo granted Free Agency.

Russ Swan granted Free Agency.

October 17, 1994

Selected Dennis Cook off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Dave Winfield granted Free Agency.

October 25, 1994

Rene Gonzales granted Free Agency.

Tony Pena granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1994

Jeff Russell granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1994

Signed John Farrell as a free agent.

November 4, 1994

Released Larry Casian.

November 9, 1994

Derek Lilliquist selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

November 16, 1994

Signed Rick Wrona as a free agent.

November 17, 1994

Selected Steve Dixon off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

November 18, 1994

Signed Willie Smith as a free agent.

Bill Wertz selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

Traded a player to be named later, Paul Byrd, Jerry Dipoto and Dave Mlicki to the New York Mets. Received Jeromy Burnitz and Joe Roa. The Cleveland Indians sent Jesus Azuaje (minors) (December 6, 1994) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

November 21, 1994

Signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

December 5, 1994

Jon Nunnally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1994 rule 5 draft.

December 13, 1994

Signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

December 14, 1994

Traded Mark Lewis to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Tim Costo.

January 16, 1995

Signed Willie Martinez as an amateur free agent.

January 20, 1995

Signed Joe Slusarski as a free agent.

February 9, 1995

Signed Joe Klink as a free agent.

February 13, 1995

Signed Ever Magallanes as a free agent.

March 18, 1995

Signed Jim Poole as a free agent.

March 24, 1995

Signed Gregg Olson as a free agent.

March 25, 1995

Signed Billy Ripken as a free agent.

April 5, 1995 (Standings)

Released Ever Magallanes.

Signed Dave Winfield as a free agent.

April 8, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Orel Hershiser as a free agent.

April 10, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Paul Assenmacher as a free agent.

April 24, 1995 (Standings)

Released Joe Slusarski.

April 25, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Buddy Black as a free agent.

April 26, 1995 (Standings)

Traded Tony Mitchell (minors) and Mitch Meluskey to the Houston Astros. Received James Lewis (minors) and Buck McNabb (minors).

May 5, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Casey Candaele as a free agent.

May 15, 1995 (Standings)

Selected Brook Fordyce off waivers from the New York Mets.

Traded Matt Williams to the Houston Astros. Received Eddie Tucker.

June 1, 1995 (Standings)

Drafted Sean Casey in the 2nd round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1995.

Drafted Mike Edwards in the 9th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1995.

Drafted Scott Winchester in the 14th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 1995.

Drafted Mark Budzinski in the 21st round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1995.

Drafted Mike Glavine in the 22nd round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1995.

Drafted Jason Rakers in the 25th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1995.

Drafted Jamie Brown in the 34th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Randy Keisler in the 40th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 6, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Todd Frohwirth as a free agent.

June 15, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Anthony Telford as a free agent.

June 17, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Jim Crowell as an amateur free agent.

June 22, 1995 (Standings)

Traded Dennis Cook to the Texas Rangers. Received Guillermo Mercedes (minors).

June 29, 1995 (Standings)

Eddie Tucker selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

July 14, 1995 (Standings)

Released Buddy Black.

July 24, 1995 (Standings)

Sold Gregg Olson to the Kansas City Royals.

July 27, 1995 (Standings)

Traded Pepe McNeal (minors), David Bell and Rick Heiserman to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Ken Hill.

July 28, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Ricky Trlicek as a free agent.

August 1, 1995 (Standings)

Signed Frank Bolick as a free agent.

October 16, 1995

Frank Bolick granted Free Agency.

Casey Candaele granted Free Agency.

Brook Fordyce granted Free Agency.

Todd Frohwirth granted Free Agency.

Joe Klink granted Free Agency.

Torey Lovullo granted Free Agency.

Anthony Telford granted Free Agency.

Ricky Trlicek granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1995

John Farrell granted Free Agency.

Ken Hill granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1995

Alvaro Espinoza granted Free Agency.

Tony Pena granted Free Agency.

Billy Ripken granted Free Agency.

November 6, 1995

Eddie Murray granted Free Agency.

Dave Winfield granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1995

Released Ruben Amaro.

November 16, 1995

Carlos Crawford selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

December 6, 1995

Signed Casey Candaele as a free agent.

Signed Tony Pena as a free agent.

Signed Scott Pose as a free agent.

December 7, 1995

Signed Alvaro Espinoza as a free agent.

Signed Julio Franco as a free agent.

Signed Eddie Murray as a free agent.

December 14, 1995

Signed Jack McDowell as a free agent.

December 19, 1995

Signed Eric Helfand as a free agent.

December 21, 1995

Paul Sorrento granted Free Agency.

January 4, 1996

Signed Mario Diaz as a free agent.

Signed Steve Dunn as a free agent.

February 15, 1996

Traded Jason Grimsley and Pep Harris to the California Angels. Received Brian Anderson.

February 29, 1996

Signed Bill Wertz as a free agent.

March 13, 1996

Traded Scott Pose to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Joe Lis (minors).

March 14, 1996

Selected Nigel Wilson off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

March 28, 1996

Released Julius Matos.

March 31, 1996

Signed Scott Leius as a free agent.

Traded Mark Clark to the New York Mets. Received Reid Cornelius and Ryan Thompson.

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1994 / 1996 Trades and Transactions