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1999 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

97-65, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (97-65)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Josh Byrnes
Scored 1009 runs, Allowed 860 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 3,468,456 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 1998

Eddie Priest selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

October 3, 1998

Jim Poole granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1998

Rheal Cormier granted Free Agency.

Jason Grimsley granted Free Agency.

Torey Lovullo granted Free Agency.

Chris Nichting granted Free Agency.

Released Jeff Manto.

October 16, 1998

Jim Brower granted Free Agency.

Phil Hiatt granted Free Agency.

October 23, 1998

Jeff Branson granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1998

Bruce Aven selected by the Florida Marlins off waivers.

October 29, 1998

Joey Cora granted Free Agency.

Doug Jones granted Free Agency.

October 30, 1998

Mark Whiten granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1998

Pat Borders granted Free Agency.

Sold Jason Jacome to Yakult Swallows (Japan Central).

November 13, 1998

Traded Chad Ogea to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jerry Spradlin.

November 18, 1998

Traded Brian Giles to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ricardo Rincon.

December 1, 1998

Signed Roberto Alomar as a free agent.

December 8, 1998

Signed Mark Whiten as a free agent.

January 4, 1999

Signed Jim Brower as a free agent.

January 5, 1999

Signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.

Signed Dave Telgheder as a free agent.

Signed Chris Turner as a free agent.

January 26, 1999

Signed Dave Stevens as a free agent.

February 2, 1999

Signed Hector Luna as an amateur free agent.

February 3, 1999

Signed Jamie Brewington as a free agent.

Signed Wil Cordero as a free agent.

Signed Bill Selby as a free agent.

Signed Paul Wagner as a free agent.

February 20, 1999

Signed Orel Hershiser as a free agent.

February 26, 1999

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

March 23, 1999

Released Joe Horgan.

March 25, 1999

Released Orel Hershiser.

March 27, 1999

Signed Cameron Cairncross as a free agent.

March 29, 1999

Sent Mike Glavine to the Atlanta Braves as part of a conditional deal.

April 2, 1999 (Standings)

Released Ron Villone.

April 4, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Mark Langston as a free agent.

April 5, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Rich DeLucia as a free agent.

April 6, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Chris Haney as a free agent.

April 14, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Jhonny Peralta as an amateur free agent.

April 22, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Jerry Spradlin to the San Francisco Giants. Received a player to be named later and Dan McKinley (minors). The San Francisco Giants sent Josh Santos (minors) (June 27, 1999) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

May 22, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Juan Lara as an amateur free agent.

May 27, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Willy Taveras as an amateur free agent.

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

Drafted Fernando Cabrera in the 10th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed August 23, 1999.

Drafted Jason Davis in the 21st round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed May 18, 2000.

Drafted Kyle Denney in the 26th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1999.

Drafted John Gall in the 50th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 18, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Jeff Tam off waivers from the New York Mets.

June 21, 1999 (Standings)

Released Dave Stevens.

June 29, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Tom Candiotti as a free agent.

July 2, 1999 (Standings)

Jeff Manto selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

July 30, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Jesse Levis as a free agent.

August 2, 1999 (Standings)

Released Tom Candiotti.

August 4, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Mike Matthews to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jose Olmeda (minors).

August 11, 1999 (Standings)

Jeff Tam selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

August 13, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.

August 16, 1999 (Standings)

Purchased Carlos Baerga from the San Diego Padres.

August 26, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Jim Poole as a free agent.

August 27, 1999 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Juan Aracena (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Harold Baines. The Cleveland Indians sent Jimmy Hamilton (minors) (August 31, 1999) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

August 31, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Richard Negrette (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Tyler Houston.

Released Pat Borders.

October 4, 1999 (Standings)

Rich DeLucia granted Free Agency.

Jesse Levis granted Free Agency.

Jim Poole granted Free Agency.

Chris Turner granted Free Agency.

Paul Wagner granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Travis Driskill granted Free Agency.

Jeff Manto granted Free Agency.

Bill Selby granted Free Agency.

Mark Whiten granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1999

Chris Haney granted Free Agency.

Michael Jackson granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1999

Carlos Baerga granted Free Agency.

Harold Baines granted Free Agency.

Wil Cordero granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1999

Mark Langston granted Free Agency.

November 4, 1999

Paul Assenmacher granted Free Agency.

Dwight Gooden granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1999

Signed Danys Baez as an amateur free agent.

November 16, 1999

Signed Chris Coste as a free agent.

Signed Jason Stanford as an amateur free agent.

November 17, 1999

Jason Rakers selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

November 23, 1999

Selected Justin Speier off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

December 3, 1999

Signed Brian Barber as a free agent.

Signed Scott Kamieniecki as a free agent.

December 7, 1999

Signed Mark Langston as a free agent.

December 16, 1999

Signed Chuck Finley as a free agent.

December 21, 1999

Tyler Houston granted Free Agency.

December 22, 1999

Signed Kane Davis as a free agent.

Signed Mandy Romero as a free agent.

December 23, 1999

Signed Joey Eischen as a free agent.

Signed Bill Selby as a free agent.

Signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

January 8, 2000

Signed Chris Haney as a free agent.

January 13, 2000

Signed Lance Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Jesse Levis as a free agent.

January 19, 2000

Signed Bobby Witt as a free agent.

January 24, 2000

Signed Roy Smith as a free agent.

January 26, 2000

Signed Steve Falteisek as a free agent.

Signed Curtis King as a free agent.

Signed Alan Newman as a free agent.

January 27, 2000

Signed Scott Sanders as a free agent.

February 8, 2000

Signed Chris Nichting as a free agent.

February 18, 2000

Signed Mark Whiten as a free agent.

March 20, 2000

Signed Joe Roa as a free agent.

Released Ruben Sierra.

March 27, 2000

Traded Steve Falteisek to the Florida Marlins. Received Victor Rodriguez (minors).

March 28, 2000

Signed Clint Sodowsky as a free agent.

March 29, 2000

Released Scott Sanders.

March 30, 2000

Released Lance Johnson.

March 31, 2000

Released Dustan Mohr.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions