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2009 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

65-97, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (65-97)
GM: Mark Shapiro, Farm Dir: Ross Atkins, Scouting Dir: Brad Grant
Scored 773 runs, Allowed 865 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Progressive Field · Attendance: 1,766,242 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 89, Pitching - 90

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2008

Matt Ginter granted Free Agency.

October 3, 2008

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.

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 15, 2009

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.

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 (Standings)

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.

May 6, 2009 (Standings)

Released Juan Salas.

May 11, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Blaine Neal as a free agent.

May 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Juan Salas as a free agent.

Signed Luis Vizcaino as a free agent.

May 26, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Wilson Valdez to the New York Mets.

May 27, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ken Ray as a free agent.

June 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released David Dellucci.

June 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mike Gosling as a free agent.

Signed Rob Mackowiak as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Alex White in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Jason Kipnis in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2009.

Drafted Cory Burns in the 8th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2009.

Drafted Preston Guilmet in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2009.

Drafted Vidal Nuno in the 48th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2009.

Drafted Burch Smith in the 49th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 24, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Michael Aubrey to the Baltimore Orioles.

Purchased Jose Veras from the New York Yankees.

June 27, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later and Chris Perez. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Jess Todd (July 26, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

June 30, 2009 (Standings)

Released Luis Vizcaino.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Livingston as a free agent.

Traded Jon Meloan to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received Winston Abreu.

July 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Michael Tejera as a free agent.

Released George Lombard.

Released Rob Mackowiak.

July 13, 2009 (Standings)

Released Matt Herges.

July 19, 2009 (Standings)

Released Masahide Kobayashi.

July 23, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Rafael Betancourt to the Colorado Rockies. Received Connor Graham (minors).

July 27, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Garko to the San Francisco Giants. Received Scott Barnes.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Ben Francisco and Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jason Knapp (minors), Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Victor Martinez to the Boston Red Sox. Received Bryan Price (minors), Nick Hagadone and Justin Masterson.

August 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Winston Abreu.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Carl Pavano to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Yohan Pino (minors) (August 28, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

August 12, 2009 (Standings)

Selected R.J. Swindle off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

August 13, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Andy Cannizaro to the Chicago White Sox.

September 1, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Bobby Livingston to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

September 11, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ken Ray.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Greg Aquino granted Free Agency.

R.J. Swindle granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2009 (Standings)

Vinnie Chulk granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2009 (Standings)

Tony Graffanino granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2009

Mike Gosling granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2009

Signed Luis Rodriguez as a free agent.

November 5, 2009

Jamey Carroll granted Free Agency.

Tomo Ohka granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Josh Barfield granted Free Agency.

Jack Cassel granted Free Agency.

Juan Lara granted Free Agency.

Blaine Neal granted Free Agency.

Rich Rundles granted Free Agency.

Kirk Saarloos granted Free Agency.

Juan Salas granted Free Agency.

Michael Tejera granted Free Agency.

November 26, 2009

Signed Jose Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

November 28, 2009

Signed Jason Grilli as a free agent.

December 1, 2009

Traded Kelly Shoppach to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received a player to be named later. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Mitch Talbot (December 21, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 4, 2009

Signed Mike Gosling as a free agent.

December 9, 2009

Signed Brian Buscher as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Drafted Hector Ambriz from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Brian Horwitz from the San Francisco Giants in the 2009 minor league draft.

December 12, 2009

Anthony Reyes granted Free Agency.

Jose Veras granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2009

Signed Saul Rivera as a free agent.

December 23, 2009

Signed Anthony Reyes as a free agent.

January 9, 2010

Sent Zach Jackson to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.

January 11, 2010

Signed Shelley Duncan as a free agent.

Signed Austin Kearns as a free agent.

January 15, 2010

Signed Mike Redmond as a free agent.

January 18, 2010

Traded Jesus Brito (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brian Bixler.

January 19, 2010

Signed Mark Grudzielanek as a free agent.

February 9, 2010

Signed Jamey Wright as a free agent.

February 24, 2010

Signed Russell Branyan as a free agent.

March 1, 2010

Signed Tom Mastny as a free agent.

March 17, 2010

Selected Anderson Hernandez off waivers from the New York Mets.

March 19, 2010

Signed Miguel Perez as a free agent.

March 24, 2010

Signed Justin Germano as a free agent.

April 1, 2010

Released Tom Mastny.

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