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2001 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2000 / 2002

95-65, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (95-65)
GM: Brian Cashman, Farm Dir: Damon Oppenheimer, Scouting Dir: Linwood Garrett
Scored 804 runs, Allowed 713 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-71

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 3,264,907 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 101


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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions

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

October 2, 2000

Felix Jose granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2000

Signed Jose Valdez as an amateur free agent.

October 15, 2000

Jason Beverlin granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Kevin Orie granted Free Agency.

Jake Robbins granted Free Agency.

Kerry Robinson granted Free Agency.

Tom Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2000

Mike Coolbaugh granted Free Agency.

Brian Johnson granted Free Agency.

Randall Simon granted Free Agency.

Matt Williams granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2000

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

October 30, 2000

Roberto Kelly granted Free Agency.

Luis Polonia granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2000

Denny Neagle granted Free Agency.

Jeff Nelson granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2000

Jose Vizcaino granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2000

David Cone granted Free Agency.

Luis Sojo granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2000

Jose Canseco granted Free Agency.

Dwight Gooden granted Free Agency.

Paul O'Neill granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2000

Released Ryan Thompson.

November 16, 2000

Signed Damaso Marte as a free agent.

Signed Paul O'Neill as a free agent.

Signed Robert Perez as a free agent.

November 20, 2000

Released Jason Grimsley.

November 21, 2000

Signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

Chris Turner granted Free Agency.

November 27, 2000

Signed Pascual Matos as a free agent.

December 7, 2000

Signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

Signed Mike Mussina as a free agent.

Signed Luis Sojo as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Brandon Knight drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2000

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

January 3, 2001

Signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

Traded Seth Taylor (minors) and Jay Tessmer to the Colorado Rockies. Received David Lee.

January 5, 2001

Signed Robinson Cano as an amateur free agent.

February 15, 2001

Signed Henry Rodriguez as a free agent.

March 21, 2001

Traded Wily Mo Pena to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Michael Coleman and Drew Henson.

March 24, 2001

Traded David Lee to the San Diego Padres. Received Carlos Almanzar.

March 28, 2001

The Minnesota Twins returned Brandon Knight (earlier draft pick).

Traded Glenallen Hill to the Anaheim Angels. Received Darren Blakely (minors).

March 30, 2001

Released Brandon Knight.

Traded Craig Dingman to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Jorge De Paula (April 20, 2001) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

April 1, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Brandon Knight as a free agent.

April 5, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Todd Greene as a free agent.

April 25, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Anderson Garcia as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 2001 (Standings)

Drafted John-Ford Griffin in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2001.

Drafted Bronson Sardinha in the 1st round (34th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2001.

Drafted Shelley Duncan in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2001.

Drafted Chase Wright in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2001.

Drafted Andy Cannizaro in the 7th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2001.

Drafted Adam Peterson in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Charlie Manning in the 9th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2001.

Drafted Omir Santos in the 21st round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2001.

Drafted Philip Humber in the 29th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 8, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

June 12, 2001 (Standings)

Selected Darren Bragg off waivers from the New York Mets.

June 13, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Damaso Marte to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Enrique Wilson.

June 15, 2001 (Standings)

Robert Perez granted Free Agency.

June 19, 2001 (Standings)

Released Henry Rodriguez.

June 20, 2001 (Standings)

Released Joe Oliver.

June 23, 2001 (Standings)

Purchased Brian Myrow from Winnipeg (Northern).

Traded D'Angelo Jimenez to the San Diego Padres. Received Jay Witasick.

June 29, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Gerald Williams as a free agent.

June 30, 2001 (Standings)

Released Pat Lennon.

July 1, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Ricardo Aramboles (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Mark Wohlers.

July 2, 2001 (Standings)

Released Luis de los Santos.

July 4, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Brian Boehringer to the San Francisco Giants. Received Joe Smith (minors) and Bobby Estalella.

July 12, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Joaquin Arias as an amateur free agent.

July 18, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Chris Peters as a free agent.

July 30, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Darren Blakely (minors) and Brett Jodie to the San Diego Padres. Received Sterling Hitchcock.

August 31, 2001 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the Texas Rangers. Received Randy Velarde. The New York Yankees sent Randy Flores (October 12, 2001) and Rosman Garcia (October 11, 2001) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

October 9, 2001 (Standings)

Darren Bragg granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2001 (Standings)

Todd Williams granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001 (Standings)

Carlos Almanzar granted Free Agency.

Michael Coleman granted Free Agency.

Pascual Matos granted Free Agency.

Donzell McDonald granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Chris Peters granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2001

Scott Brosius granted Free Agency.

Chuck Knoblauch granted Free Agency.

Tino Martinez granted Free Agency.

Randy Velarde granted Free Agency.

Mark Wohlers granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2001

Sterling Hitchcock granted Free Agency.

Luis Sojo granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2001

Signed Melky Cabrera as an amateur free agent.

November 19, 2001

Paul O'Neill granted Free Agency.

December 7, 2001

Signed Steve Karsay as a free agent.

Traded David Justice to the New York Mets. Received Robin Ventura.

December 13, 2001

Traded Jay Witasick to the San Francisco Giants. Received John Vander Wal.

December 17, 2001

Signed Rondell White as a free agent.

December 18, 2001

Signed Jason Giambi as a free agent.

Signed Sterling Hitchcock as a free agent.

Traded Bernie Castro to the San Diego Padres. Received Kevin Reese.

December 21, 2001

Signed Alberto Castillo as a free agent.

Signed F.P. Santangelo as a free agent.

December 31, 2001

Signed Jalal Leach as a free agent.

January 4, 2002

Selected Brett Jodie off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

January 8, 2002

Signed Luis Sojo as a free agent.

January 17, 2002

Released Clay Bellinger.

Signed David Wells as a free agent.

January 20, 2002

Signed David Manning as a free agent.

January 22, 2002

Signed Jay Tessmer as a free agent.

January 28, 2002

Signed Ron Coomer as a free agent.

February 1, 2002

Signed Chris Widger as a free agent.

February 4, 2002

Signed Manny Alexander as a free agent.

February 14, 2002

Signed Ruben Rivera as a free agent.

March 11, 2002

Released Ruben Rivera.

March 15, 2002

Manny Alexander granted Free Agency.

Signed Mike Thurman as a free agent.

March 27, 2002

Released Bobby Estalella.

Released Todd Greene.

March 30, 2002

Released David Manning.

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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions