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2003 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

68-94, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (68-94)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Scouting Dir: John Mirabelli
Scored 699 runs, Allowed 778 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 1,730,002 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 93

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2002

Todd Dunwoody granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2002

Chris Coste granted Free Agency.

Sean DePaula granted Free Agency.

Dave Maurer granted Free Agency.

Travis Miller granted Free Agency.

Jaret Wright granted Free Agency.

Tim Young granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2002

Dave Elder granted Free Agency.

Selected Jack Cressend off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

October 28, 2002

Charles Nagy granted Free Agency.

Lee Stevens granted Free Agency.

Jim Thome granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Traded Jeff D'Amico to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Ben Margalski (minors) (October 29, 2002) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

October 31, 2002

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2002

Signed Dave Elder as a free agent.

Eddie Perez granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2002

Signed Jose Santiago as a free agent.

Dave Burba granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2002

Signed Jason Beverlin as a free agent.

November 13, 2002

Sold Roy Smith to the Oakland Athletics.

November 20, 2002

Signed Niuman Romero as an amateur free agent.

Released Ed Taubensee.

November 21, 2002

Signed Jason Boyd as a free agent.

December 6, 2002

Traded Einar Diaz and Ryan Drese to the Texas Rangers. Received Travis Hafner and Aaron Myette.

December 16, 2002

Marshall McDougall drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Matt White drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Hector Luna selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2002 minor league draft.

Drafted Travis Chapman from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Derek Thompson drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Sold Travis Chapman to the Detroit Tigers.

December 18, 2002

Signed Casey Blake as a free agent.

December 19, 2002

Signed Jason Bere as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Chris Magruder granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2002

Signed Brian Anderson as a free agent.

Signed A.J. Hinch as a free agent.

Signed Dusty Wathan as a free agent.

January 8, 2003

Signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

January 14, 2003

Signed Shane Spencer as a free agent.

January 17, 2003

Earl Snyder selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

January 20, 2003

Signed Rafael Betancourt as a free agent.

January 27, 2003

Signed Mike Thurman as a free agent.

February 2, 2003

Signed Chris Magruder as a free agent.

February 4, 2003

Signed Paul Rigdon as a free agent.

February 8, 2003

Signed Ron Wright as a free agent.

February 14, 2003

Signed Dave Burba as a free agent.

February 17, 2003

Signed Chad Durbin as a free agent.

Signed Wendell Magee as a free agent.

March 8, 2003

Signed Kazuhito Tadano as an amateur free agent.

March 20, 2003

Released Mike Thurman.

March 25, 2003

Traded Wendell Magee to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Mike Fyhrie (March 29, 2003) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

March 27, 2003

Released Jason Beverlin.

March 29, 2003

Sold A.J. Hinch to the Detroit Tigers.

April 2, 2003 (Standings)

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays returned Hector Luna (earlier draft pick).

April 8, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jake Robbins as a free agent.

April 18, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Blake Stein as a free agent.

April 23, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Luis Perdomo as an amateur free agent.

May 3, 2003 (Standings)

Released Dave Burba.

May 15, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Dan Miceli as a free agent.

May 20, 2003 (Standings)

Released Blake Stein.

May 21, 2003 (Standings)

Jerrod Riggan granted Free Agency.

May 25, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Mike Fyhrie to the Kansas City Royals. Received NULL (minors).

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Mark Little as a free agent.

Drafted Michael Aubrey in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2003.

Drafted Brad Snyder in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2003.

Drafted Ryan Garko in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2003.

Drafted Kevin Kouzmanoff in the 6th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 2003.

Drafted Aaron Laffey in the 16th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2003.

Drafted Steven Jackson in the 32nd round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 11, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Nick Bierbrodt off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

June 13, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jose Constanza as an amateur free agent.

June 22, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Jamie Brown to the Boston Red Sox. Received Angel Santos.

June 23, 2003 (Standings)

Sent Ron Wright to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

June 25, 2003 (Standings)

Sent Dan Miceli to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

Sold Karim Garcia to the New York Yankees.

June 28, 2003 (Standings)

Released Jason Phillips.

June 30, 2003 (Standings)

The Seattle Mariners returned Matt White (earlier draft pick).

July 9, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Aaron Myette to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Lyle Mouton.

July 13, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Chris Wakeland as a free agent.

July 18, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Ricardo Rodriguez and Shane Spencer to the Texas Rangers. Received Ryan Ludwick.

July 31, 2003 (Standings)

Purchased David Cortes from Dos Laredos (Mexican).

August 18, 2003 (Standings)

Released Chris Wakeland.

August 24, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Benji Gil as a free agent.

August 25, 2003 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Brian Anderson to the Kansas City Royals. Received Trey Dyson (minors), Kieran Mattison (minors) and cash. The Cleveland Indians sent Chris White (minors) (November 6, 2003) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

September 6, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Alex Requena (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received David Lee.

September 30, 2003 (Standings)

Bill Selby granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2003 (Standings)

Jason Boyd selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

October 2, 2003 (Standings)

Alex Herrera selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

October 6, 2003 (Standings)

Released Dave Elder.

October 10, 2003 (Standings)

David Cortes granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2003 (Standings)

David Lee granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Nick Bierbrodt granted Free Agency.

Benji Gil granted Free Agency.

Mark Little granted Free Agency.

Chris Magruder granted Free Agency.

Lyle Mouton granted Free Agency.

Chad Paronto granted Free Agency.

Paul Rigdon granted Free Agency.

Jake Robbins granted Free Agency.

Jose Santiago granted Free Agency.

Angel Santos granted Free Agency.

Dusty Wathan granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

Mark Wohlers granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Ellis Burks granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2003

Signed Mark Wohlers as a free agent.

Jason Bere granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2003

Signed Tim Young as a free agent.

November 5, 2003

Signed Dusty Wathan as a free agent.

November 6, 2003

Signed David Lee as a free agent.

November 10, 2003

Signed Lino Urdaneta as a free agent.

November 13, 2003

Signed Jason Bere as a free agent.

November 20, 2003

Signed Chris Clapinski as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Signed Giovanni Carrara as a free agent.

December 1, 2003

Signed Ernie Young as a free agent.

December 8, 2003

Selected Cliff Bartosh off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

December 15, 2003

Luis Gonzalez drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Hector Luna drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Willy Taveras drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Lino Urdaneta drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Matt White drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 17, 2003

Signed Mike Porzio as a free agent.

December 19, 2003

Signed Adam Piatt as a free agent.

December 20, 2003

Danys Baez granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2003

Carl Sadler granted Free Agency.

December 26, 2003

Signed Ronnie Belliard as a free agent.

December 31, 2003

Signed Jake Robbins as a free agent.

January 4, 2004

Signed Carl Sadler as a free agent.

January 5, 2004

Signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

Traded Ryan Church and Maicer Izturis to the Montreal Expos. Received Scott Stewart.

January 7, 2004

Signed Bob Howry as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Jose Jimenez as a free agent.

January 18, 2004

Signed Mark Little as a free agent.

January 21, 2004

Signed Jeff D'Amico as a free agent.

Signed Lou Merloni as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Signed Luther Hackman as a free agent.

January 26, 2004

Signed Oscar Salazar as a free agent.

February 13, 2004

Signed Robert Ellis as a free agent.

Signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

February 18, 2004

Signed Matt DeWitt as a free agent.

March 15, 2004

Signed Stubby Clapp as a free agent.

Signed Roy Smith as a free agent.

March 17, 2004

The Colorado Rockies returned Matt White (earlier draft pick).

March 25, 2004

Purchased Brent Abernathy from the Detroit Tigers.

March 27, 2004

Released Giovanni Carrara.

March 29, 2004

Sent Ricky Gutierrez to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

March 31, 2004

Traded Luke Scott to the Houston Astros. Received Jeriome Robertson.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions