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2010 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2009 / 2011

81-81, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (81-81)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Dan Lunetta, Scouting Dir: David Chadd
Scored 751 runs, Allowed 743 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-80

Ballparks: Comerica Park · Attendance: 2,461,237 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 98

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 2009

Dane Sardinha granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2009

Mike Hessman granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Adam Everett granted Free Agency.

Aubrey Huff granted Free Agency.

Placido Polanco granted Free Agency.

Fernando Rodney granted Free Agency.

Jarrod Washburn granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Marcus Thames granted Free Agency.

Matt Treanor granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Nate Bump granted Free Agency.

Brent Clevlen granted Free Agency.

Ruddy Lugo granted Free Agency.

Brandon Lyon granted Free Agency.

Macay McBride granted Free Agency.

Jason Waddell granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2009

Signed Enrique Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 7, 2009

Signed Adam Everett as a free agent.

Signed Brad Thomas as a free agent.

Sold Clay Rapada to the Texas Rangers.

December 8, 2009

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees and Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Phil Coke and Austin Jackson from the New York Yankees and Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition, the New York Yankees sent Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

December 9, 2009

Signed Robinzon Diaz as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Signed Macay McBride as a free agent.

December 18, 2009

Signed Phil Dumatrait as a free agent.

Freddy Dolsi selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

December 21, 2009

Sold Dusty Ryan to the San Diego Padres.

January 13, 2010

Signed Kory Casto as a free agent.

Signed Jason Waddell as a free agent.

January 18, 2010

Signed Ruddy Lugo as a free agent.

January 19, 2010

Signed Sam Narron as a free agent.

Signed Jose Valverde as a free agent.

January 20, 2010

Signed Mike Rabelo as a free agent.

February 22, 2010

Signed Johnny Damon as a free agent.

March 1, 2010

Casey Fien selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

March 6, 2010

Released Michael Hollimon.

March 20, 2010

Signed Casey Fien as a free agent.

March 30, 2010

Sent Nate Robertson to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

April 2, 2010 (Standings)

Released Kory Casto.

April 7, 2010 (Standings)

Released Sam Narron.

May 8, 2010 (Standings)

Released Jason Waddell.

May 21, 2010 (Standings)

Released Phil Dumatrait.

June 1, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Dontrelle Willis and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Billy Buckner.

June 7, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Nick Castellanos in the 1st round (44th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.

Drafted Chance Ruffin in the 1st round (48th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Ben Johnson as a free agent.

Drafted Drew Smyly in the 2nd round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.

Drafted Rob Brantly in the 3rd round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2010.

Drafted Bryan Holaday in the 6th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 2010.

June 15, 2010 (Standings)

Released Adam Everett.

July 3, 2010 (Standings)

Released Ruddy Lugo.

July 25, 2010 (Standings)

Released Billy Buckner.

July 28, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Giovanni Soto (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jhonny Peralta and cash.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Wilkin Ramirez to the Atlanta Braves.

August 2, 2010 (Standings)

Received Brandon Jones from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

August 3, 2010 (Standings)

Jeff Larish selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

August 6, 2010 (Standings)

Released Mike Rabelo.

October 5, 2010 (Standings)

Enrique Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2010 (Standings)

Casey Fien granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2010

Jeremy Bonderman granted Free Agency.

Johnny Damon granted Free Agency.

Gerald Laird granted Free Agency.

Magglio Ordonez granted Free Agency.

Bobby Seay granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2010

Jhonny Peralta granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2010

Eddie Bonine granted Free Agency.

Traded Brent Dlugach to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Boston Red Sox sent Pedro Perez (minors) (April 2, 2011) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

November 6, 2010

Robinzon Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jeff Frazier granted Free Agency.

Brandon Jones granted Free Agency.

Jay Sborz granted Free Agency.

Max St. Pierre granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2010

Signed Jhonny Peralta as a free agent.

Signed Max St. Pierre as a free agent.

November 19, 2010

Signed Al Alburquerque as a free agent.

Signed Joaquin Benoit as a free agent.

November 20, 2010

Signed Enrique Gonzalez as a free agent.

November 26, 2010

Signed Victor Martinez as a free agent.

November 29, 2010

Signed Scott Thorman as a free agent.

December 1, 2010

Signed John Bale as a free agent.

December 2, 2010

Zach Miner granted Free Agency.

December 6, 2010

Signed Omir Santos as a free agent.

December 12, 2010

Signed Chris Oxspring as a free agent.

December 14, 2010

Released Alfredo Figaro.

December 17, 2010

Signed Magglio Ordonez as a free agent.

Signed Clay Timpner as a free agent.

December 20, 2010

Signed Argenis Diaz as a free agent.

January 18, 2011

Signed William Bergolla as a free agent.

Signed Brad Penny as a free agent.

January 24, 2011

Traded Armando Galarraga to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Kevin Eichhorn (minors) and Ryan Robowski (minors).

January 28, 2011

Signed Timo Perez as a free agent.

March 25, 2011

Released John Bale.

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions