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2004 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

80-82, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (80-82)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Scouting Dir: John Mirabelli
Scored 858 runs, Allowed 857 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 1,814,401 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 97

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2003

Jason Boyd selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

October 2, 2003

Alex Herrera selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

October 6, 2003

Released Dave Elder.

October 10, 2003

David Cortes granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2003

David Lee granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

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.

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.

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.

April 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Matt DeWitt.

Released Roy Smith.

April 3, 2004 (Standings)

Received Todd Dunwoody from the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

Traded Milton Bradley to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later and Franklin Gutierrez. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Andrew Brown (May 19, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

April 5, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Orie as a free agent.

April 8, 2004 (Standings)

Received Sandy Martinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

Selected Jason Anderson off waivers from the New York Mets.

April 12, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Scott Sauerbeck as a free agent.

April 25, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Trey Dyson (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Rick White.

Traded Scott Sturkie (minors) to the Atlanta Braves. Received Russell Branyan.

May 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Tim Young.

May 3, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Stubby Clapp to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.

May 19, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Kane Davis from Camden (Atlantic).

Selected Joey Dawley off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

May 20, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Raul Gonzalez as a free agent.

Released Todd Dunwoody.

May 21, 2004 (Standings)

Released Zach Sorensen.

May 23, 2004 (Standings)

Released Luther Hackman.

May 25, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Scott Elarton as a free agent.

May 26, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Lou Pote from the St. Louis Cardinals.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Jason Anderson selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

June 3, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Robert Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Scott Youngbauer (minors) (June 17, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

June 4, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Matt White to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Jeremy Sowers in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed August 30, 2004.

Drafted Scott Lewis in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2004.

Drafted Chris Gimenez in the 19th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Wyatt Toregas in the 24th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Tony Sipp in the 45th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2004.

June 15, 2004 (Standings)

Lou Pote granted Free Agency.

June 18, 2004 (Standings)

Released Oscar Salazar.

June 26, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Aaron Boone as a free agent.

June 30, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jeff D'Amico.

July 8, 2004 (Standings)

Released Kevin Orie.

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Released Mike Porzio.

July 26, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Russell Branyan to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

July 30, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

Released Mark Little.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Mark Little as a free agent.

August 3, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Hector Rondon as an amateur free agent.

Traded Jeriome Robertson to the Montreal Expos. Received Pierre-Luc Marceau (minors).

August 4, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Eric Crozier to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Josh Phelps.

August 16, 2004 (Standings)

Alex Escobar selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

August 18, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Scott Stewart to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

August 31, 2004 (Standings)

Sold Sandy Martinez to the Boston Red Sox.

Chad Durbin selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

David Lee granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2004 (Standings)

Tim Laker granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Jack Cressend granted Free Agency.

Joey Dawley granted Free Agency.

Raul Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Lou Merloni granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Brent Abernathy granted Free Agency.

Jason Bere granted Free Agency.

Chris Clapinski granted Free Agency.

Kane Davis granted Free Agency.

Jose Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Carl Sadler granted Free Agency.

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

Dusty Wathan granted Free Agency.

Ernie Young granted Free Agency.

Released Mark Little.

October 29, 2004

Omar Vizquel granted Free Agency.

Bob Wickman granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Rick White granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Signed Ernie Young as a free agent.

November 5, 2004

Signed Steve Watkins as a free agent.

November 10, 2004

Billy Traber selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

November 15, 2004

Signed Andy Abad as a free agent.

November 16, 2004

Signed Jose Morban as a free agent.

Signed John Rodriguez as a free agent.

November 18, 2004

Signed Jeff Liefer as a free agent.

November 24, 2004

Signed Bob Wickman as a free agent.

December 1, 2004

Signed Erick Almonte as a free agent.

December 2, 2004

Traded John McDonald to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Tom Mastny (December 14, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 11, 2004

Traded Matt Lawton to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Arthur Rhodes.

December 13, 2004

Lee Gronkiewicz drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

Armando Gabino selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 2004 minor league draft.

December 15, 2004

Signed Jose Hernandez as a free agent.

December 17, 2004

Signed Denny Stark as a free agent.

December 18, 2004

Signed Chad Zerbe as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Signed Fernando Lunar as a free agent.

Josh Phelps granted Free Agency.

January 3, 2005

Signed Mike Kinkade as a free agent.

Sold Erick Almonte to Nippon Ham Fighters (Japan Pacific).

January 7, 2005

Signed Warren Morris as a free agent.

January 8, 2005

Signed Steve Green as a free agent.

Signed Kevin Millwood as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Dusty Wathan as a free agent.

January 12, 2005

Signed Jason Bere as a free agent.

January 14, 2005

Signed Billy Traber as a free agent.

January 17, 2005

Signed Juan Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Alex Cora as a free agent.

January 25, 2005

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

January 28, 2005

Signed Paul Shuey as a free agent.

March 21, 2005

Signed Daniel Garcia as a free agent.

March 24, 2005

Sold Fernando Lunar to the New York Mets.

March 29, 2005

Traded Cliff Bartosh to the Chicago Cubs. Received Bear Bay (minors).

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions