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2008 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

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81-81, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (81-81)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Scouting Dir: Brad Grant
Scored 805 runs, Allowed 761 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-77

Ballparks: Progressive Field · Attendance: 2,169,760 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2007

John Koronka granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007

Jason Stanford granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Eric DuBose granted Free Agency.

Trent Durrington granted Free Agency.

Keith Ginter granted Free Agency.

Mike Koplove granted Free Agency.

Trot Nixon granted Free Agency.

Cliff Politte granted Free Agency.

Argenis Reyes granted Free Agency.

Luis Rivas granted Free Agency.

Mike Rose granted Free Agency.

Mike Rouse granted Free Agency.

Jonathan Van Every granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Chris Gomez granted Free Agency.

Kenny Lofton granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Keith Foulke granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2007

Released Matt Miller.

November 13, 2007

Signed Jesus Aguilar as an amateur free agent.

November 20, 2007

Signed Rick Bauer as a free agent.

Signed Masahide Kobayashi as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

Brian Barton drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 2007

Traded a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies. Received Jamey Carroll. The Cleveland Indians sent Sean Smith (minors) (April 24, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

January 8, 2008

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Danny Sandoval as a free agent.

January 31, 2008

Signed Jorge Julio as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Signed Andy Gonzalez as a free agent.

February 6, 2008

Signed Brendan Donnelly as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Signed Scott Elarton as a free agent.

February 21, 2008

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

March 23, 2008

Selected Craig Breslow off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 28, 2008

Released Aaron Fultz.

April 25, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Stanford as a free agent.

May 6, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Bronson Sardinha as a free agent.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Jason Michaels to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

May 21, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Stanford.

May 25, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Todd Linden as a free agent.

May 26, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Released Danny Sandoval.

May 28, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jorge Julio.

May 29, 2008 (Standings)

Craig Breslow selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Lonnie Chisenhall in the 1st round (29th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2008.

Drafted Cord Phelps in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2008.

Drafted Zach Putnam in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2008.

Drafted Matt Langwell in the 11th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2008.

Drafted T.J. House in the 16th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Nick Christiani in the 32nd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Roberto Perez in the 33rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 11, 2008.

Drafted Adam Warren in the 36th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 9, 2008 (Standings)

Signed John Halama as a free agent.

Signed Dan Reichert as a free agent.

June 17, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Morgan Ensberg as a free agent.

June 19, 2008 (Standings)

Received Sal Fasano from the Atlanta Braves as part of a conditional deal.

June 24, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Tony Graffanino as a free agent.

Signed Juan Rincon as a free agent.

July 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Weaver as a free agent.

July 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded CC Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received a player to be named later, Rob Bryson (minors), Zach Jackson and Matt LaPorta. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Michael Brantley (October 3, 2008) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

July 10, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Dan Reichert to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

Rick Bauer granted Free Agency.

Released Joe Borowski.

Selected Bryan Bullington off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 24, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Tyner.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Casey Blake and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jon Meloan and Carlos Santana.

Traded Luis Perdomo to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Anthony Reyes.

August 4, 2008 (Standings)

Received Andy Cannizaro from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a conditional deal.

August 12, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Paul Byrd to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Boston Red Sox sent Mickey Hall (minors) (January 15, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

August 31, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Jorge Velandia to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a conditional deal.

September 16, 2008 (Standings)

Signed C.C. Lee as an amateur free agent.

September 23, 2008 (Standings)

Brad Snyder selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Andy Cannizaro granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Matt Ginter granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2008

Bryan Bullington selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

October 30, 2008

Brendan Donnelly granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Signed Andy Cannizaro as a free agent.

Scott Elarton granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Juan Rincon granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Morgan Ensberg granted Free Agency.

Sal Fasano granted Free Agency.

Andy Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Tony Graffanino granted Free Agency.

Yamid Haad granted Free Agency.

John Halama granted Free Agency.

Jeff Harris granted Free Agency.

Juan Lara granted Free Agency.

Todd Linden granted Free Agency.

J.D. Martin granted Free Agency.

Bronson Sardinha granted Free Agency.

Brian Slocum granted Free Agency.

Jeff Weaver granted Free Agency.

November 20, 2008

Signed Greg Aquino as a free agent.

December, 2008

Signed Wilson Valdez as a free agent.

December 5, 2008

Signed Tomo Ohka as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Sold Tom Mastny to Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central).

December 10, 2008

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Franklin Gutierrez to the Seattle Mariners. Received Luis Valbuena from the Seattle Mariners and Joe Smith from the New York Mets. In addition, the Seattle Mariners sent Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets; and the New York Mets sent Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto, Aaron Heilman and Jason Vargas to the Seattle Mariners.

December 31, 2008

Traded Chris Archer, John Gaub and Jeff Stevens to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mark DeRosa.

January 6, 2009

Signed Carl Pavano as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Jack Cassel as a free agent.

January 13, 2009

Signed Kirk Saarloos as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Matt Herges as a free agent.

January 29, 2009

Signed George Lombard as a free agent.

February 3, 2009

Signed Vinnie Chulk as a free agent.

February 15, 2009

Signed Tony Graffanino as a free agent.

February 19, 2009

Traded Isaias Velasquez (minors) to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received Juan Salas.

March 26, 2009

Selected Jae Kuk Ryu off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

March 31, 2009

Signed Juan Lara as a free agent.

April 1, 2009

Sent Edward Mujica to the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

Previous waiver selection of Jae Kuk Ryu from the San Diego Padres voided and player returned.

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