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2004 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

101-61, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (101-61)
GM: Brian Cashman, Scouting Dir: Linwood Garrett
Scored 897 runs, Allowed 808 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-73

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 3,775,292 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 95

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2003

Mike Thurman granted Free Agency.

Released Bubba Trammell.

October 14, 2003

Curtis Pride granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Greg Hansell granted Free Agency.

Adrian Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Marcus Jensen granted Free Agency.

Jose Nieves granted Free Agency.

Christian Parker granted Free Agency.

John Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Bob Smith granted Free Agency.

Craig Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

John Flaherty granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Jeff Nelson granted Free Agency.

Ruben Sierra granted Free Agency.

Released Luis Sojo.

November 2, 2003

Antonio Osuna granted Free Agency.

David Wells granted Free Agency.

Gabe White granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2003

Roger Clemens granted Free Agency.

Andy Pettitte granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2003

Felix Heredia granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2003

Signed Felix Heredia as a free agent.

December 7, 2003

Signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

Signed Gabe White as a free agent.

December 13, 2003

Traded Brandon Weeden (minors), Yhency Brazoban, Jeff Weaver and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Kevin Brown.

December 15, 2003

Colter Bean drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Signed John Flaherty as a free agent.

December 16, 2003

Signed Tom Gordon as a free agent.

Traded Randy Choate, Nick Johnson and Juan Rivera to the Montreal Expos. Received Javier Vazquez.

December 17, 2003

Signed Paul Quantrill as a free agent.

December 18, 2003

Traded Chris Hammond and cash to the Oakland Athletics. Received Eduardo Sierra (minors) and J.T. Stotts (minors).

December 19, 2003

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

Signed Gary Sheffield as a free agent.

December 20, 2003

Signed Homer Bush as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

David Dellucci granted Free Agency.

Karim Garcia granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2003

Signed Buddy Carlyle as a free agent.

2004

Sold Fernando Seguignol to Nippon Ham Fighters (Japan Pacific).

January 6, 2004

Signed Kenny Lofton as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Michel Hernandez selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

January 12, 2004

Signed Tony Clark as a free agent.

January 14, 2004

Signed Sal Fasano as a free agent.

Signed Jim Mann as a free agent.

January 28, 2004

Signed Darren Bragg as a free agent.

Signed Tyler Houston as a free agent.

February 1, 2004

Signed Steve Torrealba as a free agent.

February 3, 2004

Signed Mike Kelly as a free agent.

February 4, 2004

Signed Joe Girardi as a free agent.

February 5, 2004

Traded Jose Garcia (minors) to the Texas Rangers. Received Mike Lamb.

February 7, 2004

Signed Donovan Osborne as a free agent.

February 10, 2004

Signed Juan Alvarez as a free agent.

February 16, 2004

Traded a player to be named later and Alfonso Soriano to the Texas Rangers. Received Alex Rodriguez and cash. The New York Yankees sent Joaquin Arias (April 23, 2004) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

February 25, 2004

Signed Nerio Rodriguez as a free agent.

Signed Eduardo Nunez as an amateur free agent.

March 1, 2004

Released Aaron Boone.

March 2, 2004

Signed Travis Lee as a free agent.

March 4, 2004

Signed Hansel Izquierdo as a free agent.

Signed John Rodriguez as a free agent.

March 9, 2004

Signed Mike Thurman as a free agent.

March 12, 2004

Signed Orlando Hernandez as a free agent.

March 18, 2004

The Boston Red Sox returned Colter Bean (earlier draft pick).

March 25, 2004

Traded Mike Lamb to the Houston Astros. Received Juan De Leon (minors).

March 26, 2004

Released Erick Almonte.

March 30, 2004

Signed Felix Escalona as a free agent.

April 3, 2004 (Standings)

Released Juan Alvarez.

April 16, 2004 (Standings)

Released Corey Lee.

April 28, 2004 (Standings)

Released Steve Torrealba.

May 15, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Brian Myrow to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Tanyon Sturtze.

May 19, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Scott Wiggins as a free agent.

May 21, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Craig Wilson as a free agent.

May 26, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Kevin Hooper off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

May 27, 2004 (Standings)

Released Donovan Osborne.

May 28, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Reyes as a free agent.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Jason Anderson off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Phil Hughes in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Jeff Marquez in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Christian Garcia in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Mike Dunn in the 33rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed May 24, 2005.

Drafted Chris Davis in the 50th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 8, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Justin Kaye as a free agent.

Released Hansel Izquierdo.

June 15, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Nerio Rodriguez to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

Released Jim Mann.

June 18, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Gabe White to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Charlie Manning and cash.

June 25, 2004 (Standings)

Released Justin Kaye.

June 26, 2004 (Standings)

Released Scott Wiggins.

July 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Darren Bragg.

July 14, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Justin Christian from River City (Frontier).

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Ivan Nova as an amateur free agent.

July 19, 2004 (Standings)

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

July 22, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Donzell McDonald as a free agent.

July 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Jose Contreras and cash to the Chicago White Sox. Received Esteban Loaiza.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Dave Elder as a free agent.

Purchased Lance Davis from Long Island (Atlantic).

August 3, 2004 (Standings)

Signed John Olerud as a free agent.

August 6, 2004 (Standings)

Released Kevin Hooper.

August 12, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jose Tabata as an amateur free agent.

August 17, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Shane Spencer as a free agent.

September 3, 2004 (Standings)

Juan Padilla selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

September 16, 2004 (Standings)

Released Lance Davis.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Homer Bush granted Free Agency.

Buddy Carlyle granted Free Agency.

Dave Elder granted Free Agency.

Mike Kelly granted Free Agency.

Donzell McDonald granted Free Agency.

Carlos Reyes granted Free Agency.

John Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Shane Spencer granted Free Agency.

Mike Vento granted Free Agency.

Craig Wilson granted Free Agency.

Released Sal Fasano.

October 26, 2004

Signed Homer Bush as a free agent.

October 28, 2004

Miguel Cairo granted Free Agency.

John Flaherty granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Tony Clark granted Free Agency.

Travis Lee granted Free Agency.

Esteban Loaiza granted Free Agency.

C.J. Nitkowski granted Free Agency.

John Olerud granted Free Agency.

Ruben Sierra granted Free Agency.

Enrique Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2004

Orlando Hernandez granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2004

Jon Lieber granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2004

Signed Russ Johnson as a free agent.

November 18, 2004

Signed Colin Porter as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Brad Voyles as a free agent.

December 3, 2004

Signed Hector Noesi as an amateur free agent.

Traded Kenny Lofton to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Felix Rodriguez.

Traded Felix Heredia to the New York Mets. Received Mike Stanton.

December 6, 2004

Signed John Flaherty as a free agent.

December 18, 2004

Released Dane De La Rosa.

December 20, 2004

Signed Carl Pavano as a free agent.

Signed Tony Womack as a free agent.

December 28, 2004

Signed Jaret Wright as a free agent.

January 1, 2005

Signed Tino Martinez as a free agent.

January 11, 2005

Traded Brad Halsey, Dioner Navarro, Javier Vazquez and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Randy Johnson.

January 13, 2005

Signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Signed Damian Rolls as a free agent.

Signed Aaron Small as a free agent.

January 23, 2005

Signed Rey Sanchez as a free agent.

January 24, 2005

Signed Marc Valdes as a free agent.

January 29, 2005

Signed Doug Glanville as a free agent.

January 31, 2005

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

February 9, 2005

Signed Buddy Groom as a free agent.

February 18, 2005

Signed Ramiro Mendoza as a free agent.

Signed Ramiro Pena as an amateur free agent.

February 21, 2005

Signed Mike Vento as a free agent.

March 29, 2005

Traded Bret Prinz to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Wil Nieves.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions