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2004 Milwaukee Brewers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

67-94, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (67-94)
GM: Douglas Melvin, Scouting Dir: Jack Zduriencik
Scored 634 runs, Allowed 757 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-93

Ballparks: Miller Park · Attendance: 2,062,382 (13th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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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

Cody McKay granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2003

Mark Smith granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Mike Buddie granted Free Agency.

Pasqual Coco granted Free Agency.

Jason Conti granted Free Agency.

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Derrin Ebert granted Free Agency.

Travis Miller granted Free Agency.

Dave Pember granted Free Agency.

Ruben Quevedo granted Free Agency.

Ken Ray granted Free Agency.

Jim Rushford granted Free Agency.

Nate Teut granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Royce Clayton granted Free Agency.

Keith Osik granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Signed Travis Phelps as a free agent.

Eddie Perez granted Free Agency.

Glendon Rusch granted Free Agency.

John Vander Wal granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2003

Dave Burba granted Free Agency.

Todd Ritchie granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2003

Signed Chris Coste as a free agent.

November 16, 2003

Signed Trent Durrington as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Signed Scott Wiggins as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Signed Chris Magruder as a free agent.

November 30, 2003

Signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

December 1, 2003

Traded a player to be named later, Shane Nance and Richie Sexson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Chris Capuano, Craig Counsell, Chad Moeller, Lyle Overbay, Jorge De La Rosa and Junior Spivey. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Noochie Varner (minors) (December 15, 2003) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.

December 2, 2003

Signed Victor Santos as a free agent.

December 3, 2003

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

December 7, 2003

Signed Dave Burba as a free agent.

December 10, 2003

Signed Jon Nunnally as a free agent.

December 12, 2003

Signed Brian Bowles as a free agent.

December 15, 2003

Drafted Jeff Bennett from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

John Foster drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Peter Zoccolillo selected by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 minor league draft.

December 21, 2003

Jayson Durocher granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2003

Signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

Signed Matt Erickson as a free agent.

December 23, 2003

Signed Ben Grieve as a free agent.

January 2, 2004

Signed Adrian Hernandez as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Jeff Liefer as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Luis Figueroa as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Signed Matt Wise as a free agent.

January 26, 2004

Signed Scott Sheldon as a free agent.

January 30, 2004

Signed Jose De La Torre as an amateur free agent.

February 19, 2004

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

February 23, 2004

Luis Martinez selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

February 25, 2004

Signed Dan Reichert as a free agent.

March 18, 2004

Released Mike Crudale.

March 29, 2004

Sent Alejandro Machado to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

The Chicago Cubs returned John Foster (earlier draft pick).

March 30, 2004

Traded Leo Estrella and Wayne Franklin to the San Francisco Giants. Received Glenn Woolard (minors) and Carlos Villanueva.

April, 2004

Released John Foster.

April 1, 2004 (Standings)

Released Scott Wiggins.

April 27, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Todd Erdos from the Minnesota Twins.

April 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jose De La Torre.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Jeff Farnsworth from Atlantic City (Atlantic).

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Jason Belcher (minors) and Jason Childers to the Montreal Expos. Received Peter Bergeron and Saul Rivera.

Drafted Mark Rogers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2004.

Drafted Yovani Gallardo in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 7, 2004.

Drafted Angel Salome in the 5th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Andrew Albers in the 12th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Lorenzo Cain in the 17th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed April 24, 2005.

Drafted Darren Ford in the 18th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 2005.

Drafted Kanekoa Texeira in the 31st round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 14, 2004 (Standings)

Released Scott Sheldon.

July 6, 2004 (Standings)

Released Craig Breslow.

July 8, 2004 (Standings)

Released Brian Bowles.

July 11, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Chris Michalak to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Gary Glover as a free agent.

July 26, 2004 (Standings)

Received Russell Branyan from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

August 13, 2004 (Standings)

Matt Kinney selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

August 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Ben Grieve to the Chicago Cubs. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Chicago Cubs sent Andy Pratt (September 3, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

September 2, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Dave Burba to the San Francisco Giants. Received Josh Habel (minors).

September 10, 2004 (Standings)

Released Nick Neugebauer.

September 24, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Sam Narron off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Jeff Liefer granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2004 (Standings)

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Gary Bennett granted Free Agency.

Selected Derrick Turnbow off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Peter Bergeron granted Free Agency.

Matt Childers granted Free Agency.

Chris Coste granted Free Agency.

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Trent Durrington granted Free Agency.

Todd Erdos granted Free Agency.

Matt Erickson granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Ben Ford granted Free Agency.

Adrian Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Jon Nunnally granted Free Agency.

Travis Phelps granted Free Agency.

Dan Reichert granted Free Agency.

Saul Rivera granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2004

Signed Matt Erickson as a free agent.

October 29, 2004

Craig Counsell granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2004

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

November 17, 2004

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

November 30, 2004

Signed Damian Miller as a free agent.

December 2, 2004

Signed Rigo Beltran as a free agent.

Signed Trent Durrington as a free agent.

December 3, 2004

Signed Kane Davis as a free agent.

December 6, 2004

Pedro Liriano selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

December 11, 2004

Traded Danny Kolb to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later and Jose Capellan. The Atlanta Braves sent Alec Zumwalt (minors) (December 14, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

December 13, 2004

Traded a player to be named later, Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino to the Chicago White Sox. Received Carlos Lee. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Travis Hinton (minors) (January 10, 2005) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

Drafted Marcos Carvajal from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

Sold Marcos Carvajal to the Colorado Rockies.

December 14, 2004

Drafted Juan Cerros from the Cincinnati Reds in the 2004 minor league draft.

December 15, 2004

Signed Kevin Orie as a free agent.

Signed Tommy Phelps as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Traded Keith Ginter to the Oakland Athletics. Received Nelson Cruz and Justin Lehr.

December 21, 2004

Signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.

Chris Saenz granted Free Agency.

Signed Chris Saenz as a free agent.

December 23, 2004

Signed Julio Santana as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

January 14, 2005

Signed Rick Helling as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Jason Ryan as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Signed Ricky Bottalico as a free agent.

January 25, 2005

Signed Matt DeWitt as a free agent.

February 7, 2005

Signed Jeff Cirillo as a free agent.

March 13, 2005

Signed Jeff Farnsworth as a free agent.

March 26, 2005

Traded Mark Johnson to the Chicago Cubs. Received Travis Ezi (minors).

March 29, 2005

Released Brooks Kieschnick.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions