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2005 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

93-69, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (93-69)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Scouting Dir: John Mirabelli
Scored 790 runs, Allowed 642 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 2,013,763 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 93

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

David Lee granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2004

Tim Laker granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004

Jack Cressend granted Free Agency.

Joey Dawley granted Free Agency.

Raul Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Lou Merloni granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004

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.

Released Mark Little.

Carl Sadler granted Free Agency.

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

Dusty Wathan granted Free Agency.

Ernie Young granted Free Agency.

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

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

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

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

Signed Mike Kinkade as a free agent.

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 Ronald Bay (minors).

April 4, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jeanmar Gomez as an amateur free agent.

April 19, 2005 (Standings)

Released Denny Stark.

May 14, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Brian Barton as an amateur free agent.

May 15, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Mike Bell as a free agent.

May 19, 2005 (Standings)

Jason Bere retired.

May 31, 2005 (Standings)

Released Daniel Garcia.

June 4, 2005 (Standings)

Released Darnell McDonald.

Traded a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Javier Cardona. The Cleveland Indians sent John Rodriguez (June 10, 2005) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

June 5, 2005 (Standings)

Released Warren Morris.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Jose Diaz off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Drafted Trevor Crowe in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2005.

Drafted Jensen Lewis in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2005.

Drafted Jordan Brown in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2005.

Drafted Desmond Jennings in the 18th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Neil Wagner in the 21st round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed August 22, 2005.

Drafted Brandon Laird in the 27th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tim Lincecum in the 42nd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Blake Davis in the 46th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 1, 2005 (Standings)

Sent Steve Green to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

July 7, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Alex Cora to the Boston Red Sox. Received Ramon Vazquez.

July 18, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Jody Gerut to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jason Dubois.

August 10, 2005 (Standings)

Released Chad Zerbe.

August 14, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Frank Herrmann as an amateur free agent.

August 16, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jerad Head as an amateur free agent.

August 17, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Jason Young off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

August 26, 2005 (Standings)

Francisco Cruceta selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

October 7, 2005 (Standings)

Jeff Liefer granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Sean Douglass off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Andy Abad granted Free Agency.

Mike Bell granted Free Agency.

Javier Cardona granted Free Agency.

Kyle Denney granted Free Agency.

Mike Kinkade granted Free Agency.

Ryan Ludwick granted Free Agency.

Jose Morban granted Free Agency.

Jake Robbins granted Free Agency.

Billy Traber granted Free Agency.

Dusty Wathan granted Free Agency.

Steve Watkins granted Free Agency.

Ernie Young granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Scott Elarton granted Free Agency.

Juan Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Bob Howry granted Free Agency.

Bob Wickman granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Jose Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Kevin Millwood granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2005

Released Sean Douglass.

December 7, 2005

Signed Paul Byrd as a free agent.

Signed Bob Wickman as a free agent.

December 9, 2005

Signed Lou Merloni as a free agent.

December 14, 2005

Signed Rob Bell as a free agent.

Signed Jose Flores as a free agent.

Signed Andy Tracy as a free agent.

December 16, 2005

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

Signed Tim Laker as a free agent.

December 19, 2005

Signed Danny Graves as a free agent.

Signed Steve Karsay as a free agent.

December 21, 2005

Jose Diaz granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2005

Signed Einar Diaz as a free agent.

January 3, 2006

Signed Jason Johnson as a free agent.

January 6, 2006

Signed Todd Hollandsworth as a free agent.

January 13, 2006

Signed Eduardo Perez as a free agent.

January 17, 2006

Traded Brian Tallet to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Bubbie Buzachero (minors).

January 27, 2006

Traded Josh Bard, Coco Crisp and David Riske to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later, Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota, Kelly Shoppach and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Randy Newsom (minors) (July 21, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

Traded Arthur Rhodes to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jason Michaels.

February 18, 2006

Sent Andy Tracy to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

March 28, 2006

Signed Felix Heredia as a free agent.

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