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2005 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

95-67, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (95-67)
GM: Brian Cashman, Scouting Dir: Damon Oppenheimer
Scored 886 runs, Allowed 789 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-72

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 4,090,696 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 100

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 2004

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.

April 3, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Peter Munro as a free agent.

April 4, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Wayne Franklin as a free agent.

April 5, 2005 (Standings)

Released Marc Valdes.

April 6, 2005 (Standings)

Released Joe Depastino.

May 2, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Marc Valdes as a free agent.

May 3, 2005 (Standings)

Released Steve Karsay.

May 6, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Dee Brown as a free agent.

May 9, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Kris Wilson as a free agent.

May 24, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Eric Crozier off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 25, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Calvin Maduro as a free agent.

Released Dee Brown.

May 26, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Grant Roberts as a free agent.

June 3, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Monasterios as an amateur free agent.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Brett Gardner in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2005.

Drafted Lance Pendleton in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2005.

Drafted Zach Kroenke in the 5th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2005.

Drafted Doug Fister in the 6th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Austin Jackson in the 8th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2005.

Drafted Brett Pill in the 45th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 1, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

Released Mike Stanton.

July 2, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Abraham Almonte as an amateur free agent.

Signed Zoilo Almonte as an amateur free agent.

Traded Paul Quantrill to the San Diego Padres. Received Darrell May, Tim Redding and cash.

July 7, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Daniel Garcia as a free agent.

July 14, 2005 (Standings)

Released Eric Crozier.

July 16, 2005 (Standings)

Received Al Leiter from the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

July 17, 2005 (Standings)

Purchased Michael Coleman from Bridgeport (Atlantic).

July 18, 2005 (Standings)

Released Marc Valdes.

July 22, 2005 (Standings)

Released Colin Porter.

July 23, 2005 (Standings)

Released Damian Rolls.

July 28, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Eduardo Sierra (minors) and Ramon Ramirez to the Colorado Rockies. Received Shawn Chacon.

July 29, 2005 (Standings)

Received Joe Thurston from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Hideo Nomo as a free agent.

Released Alex Graman.

July 30, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Alan Embree as a free agent.

Released Brian Boehringer.

July 31, 2005 (Standings)

Sent Buddy Groom to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a conditional deal.

August 22, 2005 (Standings)

Released Grant Roberts.

August 23, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Ruben Rivera as a free agent.

August 27, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Justin Berg to the Chicago Cubs. Received Matt Lawton.

August 30, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Mark Bellhorn as a free agent.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Darrell May granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2005 (Standings)

Tim Redding granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2005 (Standings)

Released Ruben Rivera.

October 11, 2005 (Standings)

Mike Vento granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2005 (Standings)

Mark Bellhorn granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Michael Coleman granted Free Agency.

Russ Johnson granted Free Agency.

Calvin Maduro granted Free Agency.

Sam Marsonek granted Free Agency.

Peter Munro granted Free Agency.

Hideo Nomo granted Free Agency.

Joe Thurston granted Free Agency.

Brad Voyles granted Free Agency.

Kris Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2005

Signed Kris Wilson as a free agent.

October 27, 2005

John Flaherty granted Free Agency.

Matt Lawton granted Free Agency.

Felix Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Ruben Sierra granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Kevin Brown granted Free Agency.

Tom Gordon granted Free Agency.

Ramiro Mendoza granted Free Agency.

Rey Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Bernie Williams granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2005

Alan Embree granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2005

Al Leiter granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2005

Tino Martinez granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2005

Signed Russ Johnson as a free agent.

November 16, 2005

Traded Ben Julianel (minors) to the Florida Marlins. Received Ron Villone.

November 27, 2005

Signed Dusty Bergman as a free agent.

December 1, 2005

Signed Kelly Stinnett as a free agent.

December 5, 2005

Signed Kyle Farnsworth as a free agent.

December 8, 2005

Traded Tony Womack and cash to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ben Himes (minors) and Kevin Howard (minors).

December 12, 2005

Signed Jose Veras as a free agent.

December 14, 2005

Signed Matt Childers as a free agent.

December 16, 2005

Signed Mike Myers as a free agent.

December 21, 2005

Wayne Franklin granted Free Agency.

January 3, 2006

Signed Johnny Damon as a free agent.

Signed Bernie Williams as a free agent.

January 4, 2006

Signed Octavio Dotel as a free agent.

January 6, 2006

Signed Frank Brooks as a free agent.

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

Signed Mark Corey as a free agent.

Signed Ben Davis as a free agent.

Signed Al Leiter as a free agent.

January 26, 2006

Signed Damian Rolls as a free agent.

January 30, 2006

Signed Ramiro Mendoza as a free agent.

February 10, 2006

Signed Graham Koonce as a free agent.

Selected Darrell Rasner off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

February 15, 2006

Jason Anderson selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

February 16, 2006

Signed Scott Erickson as a free agent.

March 19, 2006

Released Frank Brooks.

Al Leiter retired.

March 20, 2006

Released Graham Koonce.

March 24, 2006

Purchased Keith McDonald from the Texas Rangers.

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions