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2004 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

72-90, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Alan Trammell (72-90)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Ricky Bennett, Scouting Dir: Greg Smith
Scored 827 runs, Allowed 844 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83

Ballparks: Comerica Park · Attendance: 1,917,004 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 96

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2003

A.J. Hinch granted Free Agency.

Danny Klassen granted Free Agency.

October 2, 2003

Warren Morris granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Hiram Bocachica granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Seth Greisinger granted Free Agency.

Jason Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Kevin Jordan granted Free Agency.

Pat Lennon granted Free Agency.

Adam Pettyjohn granted Free Agency.

Brian Schmack granted Free Agency.

Tyler Walker granted Free Agency.

Kevin Witt granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Shane Halter granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2003

Selected Cliff Bartosh off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

November 1, 2003

Signed Tim Christman as a free agent.

November 7, 2003

Signed Danny Klassen as a free agent.

November 14, 2003

Signed Warren Morris as a free agent.

November 15, 2003

Signed Guillermo Rodriguez as a free agent.

November 20, 2003

Signed Brian Schmack as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Signed Ariel Prieto as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Signed Andy Barkett as a free agent.

December 7, 2003

Signed Marcus Thames as a free agent.

December 8, 2003

Cliff Bartosh selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

December 9, 2003

Signed Jason Smith as a free agent.

December 11, 2003

Signed David Cortes as a free agent.

December 15, 2003

Drafted Chris Shelton from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Lino Urdaneta from the Cleveland Indians in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 18, 2003

Signed Mike Difelice as a free agent.

Signed Al Levine as a free agent.

December 19, 2003

Signed Fernando Vina as a free agent.

Signed Rondell White as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Ben Petrick granted Free Agency.

Andy Van Hekken granted Free Agency.

December 30, 2003

Signed Jason Johnson as a free agent.

January 6, 2004

Signed Brent Abernathy as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Harper as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Andy Van Hekken as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Traded Juan Gonzalez (minors) and Ramon Santiago to the Seattle Mariners. Received Carlos Guillen.

January 9, 2004

Signed Pablo Ozuna as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Jason Karnuth as a free agent.

January 13, 2004

Signed Ben Petrick as a free agent.

January 14, 2004

Signed Bobby Estalella as a free agent.

Signed Greg Norton as a free agent.

January 15, 2004

Signed Craig Dingman as a free agent.

January 20, 2004

Signed Esteban Yan as a free agent.

February 6, 2004

Signed Ivan Rodriguez as a free agent.

February 9, 2004

Released Bobby Estalella.

March 8, 2004

Released Tim Christman.

March 16, 2004

Released Ben Petrick.

March 25, 2004

Sold Brent Abernathy to the Cleveland Indians.

March 27, 2004

Sold Pablo Ozuna to the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 29, 2004

Signed Ugueth Urbina as a free agent.

March 31, 2004

Released Esteban Yan.

April 1, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Cody Ross to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Steve Colyer.

April 3, 2004 (Standings)

Released Mike Difelice.

April 12, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Esteban Yan as a free agent.

April 13, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Mike Difelice as a free agent.

April 14, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Joe Vitiello as a free agent.

April 15, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Eric Owens as a free agent.

April 22, 2004 (Standings)

Andres Torres granted Free Agency.

April 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Ariel Prieto.

Traded a player to be named later and Jon Connolly (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Felix Sanchez. The Detroit Tigers sent Eric Eckenstahler (August 13, 2004) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

May 18, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Haynes as a free agent.

June 6, 2004 (Standings)

Signed James Baldwin as a free agent.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Justin Verlander in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed October 25, 2004.

Drafted Jeff Frazier in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2004.

Drafted Brent Dlugach in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2004.

Drafted Chris Carpenter in the 7th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Luke French in the 8th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Chris Martin in the 18th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chris Schwinden in the 43rd round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2004 (Standings)

Released David Cortes.

June 20, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Haynes.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Benji Gil as a free agent.

Signed Chad Meyers as a free agent.

August 13, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Toca as a free agent.

Released Danny Patterson.

August 31, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Mike Difelice to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

October 1, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Alexis Gomez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Chris Mears granted Free Agency.

Greg Norton granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004 (Standings)

Craig Dingman granted Free Agency.

John Ennis granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Colby Lewis off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Released Joe Vitiello.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Matt Anderson granted Free Agency.

James Baldwin granted Free Agency.

Andy Barkett granted Free Agency.

Benji Gil granted Free Agency.

Jason Karnuth granted Free Agency.

Danny Klassen granted Free Agency.

Shane Loux granted Free Agency.

Chad Meyers granted Free Agency.

Warren Morris granted Free Agency.

Eric Owens granted Free Agency.

Guillermo Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Brian Schmack granted Free Agency.

Jorge Toca granted Free Agency.

Lino Urdaneta granted Free Agency.

Andy Van Hekken granted Free Agency.

Selected Byron Gettis off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

Selected Dewayne Wise off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

October 28, 2004

Esteban Yan granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Signed Craig Dingman as a free agent.

Al Levine granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Signed John Ennis as a free agent.

November 9, 2004

Signed Sean Douglass as a free agent.

November 10, 2004

Signed Jason Karnuth as a free agent.

November 18, 2004

Signed Troy Percival as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Eric Munson granted Free Agency.

December 31, 2004

Signed Kevin Hooper as a free agent.

2005

Signed Mike Bynum as a free agent.

January 5, 2005

Signed Ramon Martinez as a free agent.

Traded Anderson Hernandez to the New York Mets. Received Vance Wilson.

January 6, 2005

Signed Andrew Good as a free agent.

Signed Mike Rivera as a free agent.

January 7, 2005

Signed Mike Hessman as a free agent.

January 8, 2005

Signed Doug Creek as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Travis Dawkins as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Nelson Cruz as a free agent.

Signed Sandy Martinez as a free agent.

February 7, 2005

Signed Magglio Ordonez as a free agent.

Released Dewayne Wise.

February 9, 2005

Traded Bo Flowers (minors), Scott Moore and Roberto Novoa to the Chicago Cubs. Received Kyle Farnsworth.

February 10, 2005

Signed Jason Grilli as a free agent.

February 15, 2005

Signed Vic Darensbourg as a free agent.

February 16, 2005

Signed Edwin Almonte as a free agent.

February 18, 2005

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

February 28, 2005

Signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

March 7, 2005

Signed Alfredo Figaro as a free agent.

March 15, 2005

Released Alex Sanchez.

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