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2002 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

103-58, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (103-58)
GM: Brian Cashman, Farm Dir: Damon Oppenheimer, Scouting Dir: Linwood Garrett
Scored 897 runs, Allowed 697 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 99-62

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 3,465,807 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 98

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions

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

October 9, 2001

Darren Bragg granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2001

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 12, 2001

Todd Williams granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001

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

Signed David Wells as a free agent.

Released Clay Bellinger.

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

Signed Mike Thurman as a free agent.

Manny Alexander granted Free Agency.

March 27, 2002

Released Bobby Estalella.

Released Todd Greene.

March 30, 2002

Released David Manning.

April 2, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Karim Garcia as a free agent.

April 8, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Billy McMillon as a free agent.

Signed Bill Pulsipher as a free agent.

April 12, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Brian McNichol as a free agent.

April 13, 2002 (Standings)

Released F.P. Santangelo.

April 23, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Matt Beech as a free agent.

April 30, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Wilton Lopez as an amateur free agent.

May 23, 2002 (Standings)

Released Bill Pulsipher.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Carson in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2002.

Drafted Brad Halsey in the 8th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2002.

Drafted Eric Hacker in the 23rd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 2002.

Drafted Dane De La Rosa in the 24th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed May 13, 2003.

Drafted Phil Coke in the 26th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 2003.

June 5, 2002 (Standings)

Released Gerald Williams.

June 6, 2002 (Standings)

Received Craig Dingman from the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Alex Arias as a free agent.

Signed Robert Perez as a free agent.

Purchased Bob Scanlan from the Colorado Rockies.

June 7, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Kurt Abbott as a free agent.

June 12, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Nate Field off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

June 14, 2002 (Standings)

Released Kurt Abbott.

June 25, 2002 (Standings)

Released Brian McNichol.

July 1, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Scott Wiggins to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Raul Mondesi.

July 2, 2002 (Standings)

Released Karim Garcia.

July 5, 2002 (Standings)

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Jason Arnold (minors), John-Ford Griffin and Ted Lilly to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jeff Weaver from the Detroit Tigers. In addition, the Oakland Athletics sent a player to be named later, Franklyn German and Carlos Pena to the Detroit Tigers; and the Detroit Tigers sent cash to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent Jeremy Bonderman (August 22, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

July 11, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Seth Etherton off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2002 (Standings)

Previous waiver selection of Seth Etherton from the Cincinnati Reds voided and player returned.

September 2, 2002 (Standings)

Released Brett Jodie.

October 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Alberto Castillo.

October 11, 2002 (Standings)

Mike Thurman granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Matt Beech granted Free Agency.

Craig Dingman granted Free Agency.

Nate Field granted Free Agency.

Jalal Leach granted Free Agency.

Billy McMillon granted Free Agency.

Robert Perez granted Free Agency.

Bob Scanlan granted Free Agency.

Scott Seabol granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2002

Alex Arias granted Free Agency.

Ramiro Mendoza granted Free Agency.

John Vander Wal granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Ron Coomer granted Free Agency.

Robin Ventura granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2002

Mike Stanton granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2002

Roger Clemens granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2002

Chris Widger granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2002

Signed Corey Lee as a free agent.

November 21, 2002

Signed Matt Beech as a free agent.

November 22, 2002

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

December 4, 2002

Signed Chris Latham as a free agent.

December 6, 2002

Signed Robin Ventura as a free agent.

December 7, 2002

Signed Chris Widger as a free agent.

December 13, 2002

Signed Chris Hammond as a free agent.

December 16, 2002

Mike Cervenak drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

December 19, 2002

Signed Todd Zeile as a free agent.

Signed Hideki Matsui as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Christian Parker granted Free Agency.

Shane Spencer granted Free Agency.

December 30, 2002

Signed Roger Clemens as a free agent.

Signed Ryan McGuire as a free agent.

Signed Christian Parker as a free agent.

January 3, 2003

Released Brandon Knight.

January 15, 2003

Traded Orlando Hernandez to the Chicago White Sox. Received Eddi Candelario (minors) and Antonio Osuna.

January 16, 2003

Signed John Flaherty as a free agent.

January 21, 2003

Signed Fernando Seguignol as a free agent.

January 27, 2003

Signed Juan Acevedo as a free agent.

February 4, 2003

Signed Jon Lieber as a free agent.

February 5, 2003

Released Randy Keisler.

February 6, 2003

Signed Jose Contreras as an amateur free agent.

March 1, 2003

Signed Francisco Cervelli as an amateur free agent.

March 5, 2003

Signed Ramon Ramirez as a free agent.

March 19, 2003

Traded Rondell White to the San Diego Padres. Received Mark Phillips (minors), Bubba Trammell and cash.

March 21, 2003

Released Winston Abreu.

March 22, 2003

Signed Willie Banks as a free agent.

Signed Mike Thurman as a free agent.

March 24, 2003

Signed Greg Hansell as a free agent.

Signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

March 26, 2003

Purchased Marcus Jensen from the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 30, 2003

Signed Bob Smith as a free agent.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions