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2006 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

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78-84, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (78-84)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Scouting Dir: John Mirabelli
Scored 870 runs, Allowed 782 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-73

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 1,997,995 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 98

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2005

Jeff Liefer granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2005

Selected Sean Douglass off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

October 15, 2005

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.

April 4, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Kazuhito Tadano to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ramon Alvarado (minors).

April 7, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Brandon Phillips to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Jeff Stevens (June 13, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

May 2, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Vic Darensbourg as a free agent.

May 12, 2006 (Standings)

Released Felix Heredia.

May 14, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Steve Karsay to the Oakland Athletics.

June 4, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Jose Flores to the San Francisco Giants.

June 6, 2006 (Standings)

Drafted David Huff in the 1st round (39th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed July 21, 2006.

Drafted Matt McBride in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2006.

Drafted Josh Rodriguez in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2006.

Drafted Steven Wright in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2006.

Drafted Chris Archer in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2006.

Drafted Josh Tomlin in the 19th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2006.

Drafted Vinnie Pestano in the 20th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2006.

Drafted John Gaub in the 21st round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 2006.

Drafted Mike Bolsinger in the 34th round of the 2006 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Jason Alfaro as a free agent.

June 14, 2006 (Standings)

Released Scott Sauerbeck.

June 20, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Jared Sandberg as a free agent.

June 21, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Jason Johnson to the Boston Red Sox.

June 23, 2006 (Standings)

Released Tim Laker.

June 30, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Eduardo Perez to the Seattle Mariners. Received Asdrubal Cabrera.

July 3, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Danny Salazar as an amateur free agent.

July 7, 2006 (Standings)

Selected Mike Adams off waivers from the New York Mets.

July 16, 2006 (Standings)

Released Ben Howard.

July 18, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Mike Adams to the San Diego Padres. Received Brian Sikorski.

July 20, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Bob Wickman to the Atlanta Braves. Received Max Ramirez.

July 26, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Ben Broussard and cash to the Seattle Mariners. Received a player to be named later and Shin-Soo Choo. The Seattle Mariners sent Shawn Nottingham (minors) (August 24, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

July 30, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Ronnie Belliard to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Hector Luna.

August 9, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Todd Hollandsworth to the Cincinnati Reds.

August 12, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Einar Diaz to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

August 20, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Guillermo Mota to the New York Mets.

September 13, 2006 (Standings)

Selected Mike Rouse off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

October 2, 2006 (Standings)

Danny Graves granted Free Agency.

Ramon Vazquez granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2006 (Standings)

Jason Dubois granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006 (Standings)

Jason Alfaro granted Free Agency.

Rob Bell granted Free Agency.

Vic Darensbourg granted Free Agency.

Ivan Ochoa granted Free Agency.

Eider Torres granted Free Agency.

Released Jared Sandberg.

October 30, 2006

Aaron Boone granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Lou Merloni granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2006

Traded Andrew Brown and Kevin Kouzmanoff to the San Diego Padres. Received Josh Barfield.

November 24, 2006

Signed Mike Rose as a free agent.

December 2, 2006

Signed Aaron Fultz as a free agent.

Signed Roberto Hernandez as a free agent.

December 6, 2006

Signed Joe Borowski as a free agent.

Signed David Dellucci as a free agent.

December 13, 2006

Signed Jeff Harris as a free agent.

January 2, 2007

Signed Luis Rivas as a free agent.

January 14, 2007

Signed Keith Foulke as a free agent.

Signed Keith Ginter as a free agent.

January 15, 2007

Signed Jason Beverlin as a free agent.

January 17, 2007

Paul Shuey retired.

January 19, 2007

Signed Trot Nixon as a free agent.

January 29, 2007

Jeremy Guthrie selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

February 12, 2007

Signed Trent Durrington as a free agent.

Signed Rich Rundles as a free agent.

March 27, 2007

Signed Cliff Politte as a free agent.

March 29, 2007

Signed Mike Koplove as a free agent.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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