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2012 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

68-94, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Manny Acta (65-91) and Sandy Alomar (3-3)
GM: Chris Antonetti, Farm Dir: Ross Atkins, Scouting Dir: Brad Grant
Scored 667 runs, Allowed 845 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-98

Ballparks: Progressive Field · Attendance: 1,603,596 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 91, Pitching - 93

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 18, 2011

Jerad Head granted Free Agency.

Mitch Talbot granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2011

Chad Durbin granted Free Agency.

Kosuke Fukudome granted Free Agency.

Jim Thome granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Grady Sizemore granted Free Agency.

Traded Chris Jones (minors) to the Atlanta Braves. Received Derek Lowe and cash.

November 2, 2011

Michel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Nick Johnson granted Free Agency.

Joe Martinez granted Free Agency.

Paul Phillips granted Free Agency.

Argenis Reyes granted Free Agency.

Jeremy Sowers granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2011

Signed Michel Hernandez as a free agent.

November 23, 2011

Signed Grady Sizemore as a free agent.

November 26, 2011

Sold Luis Valbuena to the Toronto Blue Jays.

December 2, 2011

Signed Matt Pagnozzi as a free agent.

December 12, 2011

Signed Felix Pie as a free agent.

December 16, 2011

Signed Jose Lopez as a free agent.

Traded Cory Burns to the San Diego Padres. Received Aaron Cunningham.

December 21, 2011

Signed Andy LaRoche as a free agent.

December 23, 2011

Josh Judy selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

January 3, 2012

Signed Rob Tejeda as a free agent.

January 6, 2012

Signed Argenis Reyes as a free agent.

January 9, 2012

Signed Chris Seddon as a free agent.

January 11, 2012

Signed Chin-lung Hu as a free agent.

January 12, 2012

Signed Chris Ray as a free agent.

January 19, 2012

Signed Jeremy Accardo as a free agent.

Signed Fred Lewis as a free agent.

Signed Gregorio Petit as a free agent.

January 20, 2012

Signed Ryan Spilborghs as a free agent.

Traded Zach Putnam to the Colorado Rockies. Received Kevin Slowey and cash.

January 26, 2012

Signed Ryan Rohlinger as a free agent.

Signed Dan Wheeler as a free agent.

January 31, 2012

Purchased Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays.

February 1, 2012

Signed Jose De La Torre as a free agent.

February 3, 2012

Signed Casey Kotchman as a free agent.

February 21, 2012

Signed Cristian Guzman as a free agent.

March 21, 2012

Selected Rick van den Hurk off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 28, 2012

Released Cristian Guzman.

Released Drew Rucinski.

March 29, 2012

Purchased Jairo Asencio from the Atlanta Braves.

April 1, 2012 (Standings)

Released Chin-lung Hu.

April 2, 2012 (Standings)

Released Fred Lewis.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Released Felix Pie.

April 6, 2012 (Standings)

Rick van den Hurk granted Free Agency.

April 17, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Johnny Damon as a free agent.

May 4, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Ryan Spilborghs to the Texas Rangers.

May 16, 2012 (Standings)

Released Rob Tejeda.

June 1, 2012 (Standings)

Jairo Asencio selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

June 6, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 12, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Esmil Rogers from the Colorado Rockies.

June 17, 2012 (Standings)

Released Hector Ambriz.

June 26, 2012 (Standings)

Released Andy LaRoche.

June 27, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Vinny Rottino off waivers from the New York Mets.

June 29, 2012 (Standings)

Chris Schwinden selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

July 7, 2012 (Standings)

Released Chris Ray.

July 16, 2012 (Standings)

Released Trevor Crowe.

July 21, 2012 (Standings)

Signed J.C. Romero as a free agent.

July 24, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jose De La Torre to the Boston Red Sox. Received Brent Lillibridge.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Steven Wright to the Boston Red Sox. Received Lars Anderson.

August 9, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jeremy Accardo.

Released Johnny Damon.

August 10, 2012 (Standings)

Released Derek Lowe.

August 12, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jose Lopez.

August 13, 2012 (Standings)

Traded J.C. Romero to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Carlos Rojas (minors).

August 29, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Scott Maine off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Dan Wheeler granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2012 (Standings)

Luke Carlin granted Free Agency.

Shelley Duncan granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2012

Casey Kotchman granted Free Agency.

Grady Sizemore granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2012

Roberto Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Travis Hafner granted Free Agency.

Scott Maine selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

November 1, 2012

Vinny Rottino granted Free Agency.

Kevin Slowey granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2012

Selected Blake Wood off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

November 3, 2012

Aaron Cunningham granted Free Agency.

Michel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Chad Huffman granted Free Agency.

Matt Pagnozzi granted Free Agency.

Gregorio Petit granted Free Agency.

Ryan Rohlinger granted Free Agency.

Traded Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes.

November 5, 2012

Signed Luis Hernandez as a free agent.

November 16, 2012

Signed Nate Spears as a free agent.

November 19, 2012

Signed Matt Carson as a free agent.

Signed Cedric Hunter as a free agent.

November 26, 2012

Brent Lillibridge granted Free Agency.

November 30, 2012

Signed Fernando Nieve as a free agent.

Jack Hannahan granted Free Agency.

Rafael Perez granted Free Agency.

Chris Seddon granted Free Agency.

December 6, 2012

T.J. McFarland drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Hector Rondon drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

December 11, 2012

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Lars Anderson and Tony Sipp to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald and cash to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Matt Albers, Trevor Bauer and Bryan Shaw from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Drew Stubbs from the Cincinnati Reds. In addition, the Cincinnati Reds sent Didi Gregorius to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

December 14, 2012

Signed Joe Martinez as a free agent.

December 18, 2012

Signed Mark Reynolds as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Signed Scott Kazmir as a free agent.

Russ Canzler selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

January 2, 2013

Signed Matt Antonelli as a free agent.

Selected Russ Canzler off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 3, 2013

Signed Nick Swisher as a free agent.

January 4, 2013

Signed Brett Myers as a free agent.

Russ Canzler selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

January 8, 2013

Signed Jerry Gil as a free agent.

January 9, 2013

Traded Jeanmar Gomez to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Quincy Latimore (minors).

January 11, 2013

Released Thomas Neal.

January 19, 2013

Signed Ryan Raburn as a free agent.

January 21, 2013

Signed Ben Francisco as a free agent.

January 31, 2013

Signed Matt Capps as a free agent.

February 5, 2013

Signed Jeremy Hermida as a free agent.

Signed Omir Santos as a free agent.

February 7, 2013

Signed Rich Hill as a free agent.

February 9, 2013

Signed Jason Giambi as a free agent.

February 13, 2013

Signed Daisuke Matsuzaka as a free agent.

February 15, 2013

Signed Michael Bourn as a free agent.

February 25, 2013

Signed Ryan Rohlinger as a free agent.

March 11, 2013

Released Ben Francisco.

March 24, 2013

Released Daisuke Matsuzaka.

March 25, 2013

Released Matt Capps.

March 26, 2013

Signed Daisuke Matsuzaka as a free agent.

March 27, 2013

Returned Chris McGuiness (earlier draft pick) to the Texas Rangers.

Signed Matt Capps as a free agent.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions