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2009 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

103-59, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Girardi (103-59)
GM: Brian Cashman, Farm Dir: Mark Newman, Scouting Dir: Damon Oppenheimer
Scored 915 runs, Allowed 753 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium III · Attendance: 3,719,358 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 96


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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 2008

Billy Traber granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Bobby Abreu granted Free Agency.

Chad Moeller granted Free Agency.

Sidney Ponson granted Free Agency.

Ivan Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Signed Sergio Mitre as a free agent.

Chris Basak granted Free Agency.

Ben Broussard granted Free Agency.

Matt Carson granted Free Agency.

Bernie Castro granted Free Agency.

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

Eric Milton granted Free Agency.

Chris Stewart granted Free Agency.

Scott Strickland granted Free Agency.

Jose Valdez granted Free Agency.

Victor Zambrano granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2008

Jason Giambi granted Free Agency.

Carl Pavano granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2008

Mike Mussina granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Damaso Marte granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2008

Andy Pettitte granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2008

Signed Damaso Marte as a free agent.

November 13, 2008

Traded Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez to the Chicago White Sox. Received Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira.

November 15, 2008

Sold Darrell Rasner to Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (Japan Pacific).

December 3, 2008

Signed Doug Bernier as a free agent.

December 5, 2008

Signed Justin Leone as a free agent.

Signed Todd Linden as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Jose Valdez as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Zach Kroenke drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

Ivan Nova drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Signed A.J. Burnett as a free agent.

Chris Britton granted Free Agency.

Justin Christian granted Free Agency.

December 20, 2008

Signed CC Sabathia as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Angel Berroa as a free agent.

Signed Jason Johnson as a free agent.

Signed John Rodriguez as a free agent.

Signed Mark Teixeira as a free agent.

January 26, 2009

Signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Traded Chase Wright to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Eric Fryer.

February 13, 2009

Signed Brett Tomko as a free agent.

March 16, 2009

The Florida Marlins returned Zach Kroenke (earlier draft pick).

March 21, 2009

Received Chris Stewart from the Chicago White Sox as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2009

The San Diego Padres returned Ivan Nova (earlier draft pick).

April 8, 2009 (Standings)

Dan Giese selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

April 25, 2009 (Standings)

Released Humberto Sanchez.

May 1, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Casey Fossum as a free agent.

Signed Humberto Sanchez as a free agent.

May 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Josh Towers as a free agent.

May 16, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Eric Hacker to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Romulo Sanchez.

May 18, 2009 (Standings)

Steven Jackson selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted J.R. Murphy in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Adam Warren in the 4th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2009.

Drafted Tyler Lyons in the 10th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Shane Greene in the 15th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2009.

Drafted Jake Petricka in the 34th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 12, 2009 (Standings)

Released Todd Linden.

June 24, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Jose Veras to the Cleveland Indians.

June 26, 2009 (Standings)

Released Casey Fossum.

June 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Casey Erickson (minors) and Eric Fryer to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Eric Hinske and cash.

July 1, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Yurendell de Caster as a free agent.

July 7, 2009 (Standings)

Released Angel Berroa.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Received Jason Hirsh from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

Released Brett Tomko.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Released Justin Leone.

Traded Chase Weems (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Jerry Hairston.

August 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Russ Ortiz as a free agent.

Released Jason Johnson.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Chad Gaudin from the San Diego Padres.

August 8, 2009 (Standings)

Cody Ransom granted Free Agency.

August 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Cody Ransom as a free agent.

August 17, 2009 (Standings)

Released Russ Ortiz.

August 31, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Freddy Guzman from the Baltimore Orioles.

September 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Yurendell de Caster.

September 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released Kevin Cash.

September 24, 2009 (Standings)

Anthony Claggett selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

November 9, 2009

Doug Bernier granted Free Agency.

Johnny Damon granted Free Agency.

Eric Hinske granted Free Agency.

Hideki Matsui granted Free Agency.

Jose Molina granted Free Agency.

Xavier Nady granted Free Agency.

Cody Ransom granted Free Agency.

John Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Humberto Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Chris Stewart granted Free Agency.

Jose Valdez granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2009

Jerry Hairston granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2009

Freddy Guzman granted Free Agency.

Josh Towers granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2009

Sergio Mitre granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2009

Andy Pettitte granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2009

Shelley Duncan granted Free Agency.

December 7, 2009

Traded Brian Bruney to the Washington Nationals. Received a player to be named later. The Washington Nationals sent Jamie Hoffmann (December 10, 2009) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 8, 2009

Signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers and Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Curtis Granderson from the Detroit Tigers. In addition, the Detroit Tigers sent Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks; and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth to the Detroit Tigers.

December 10, 2009

Zach Kroenke drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

Kanekoa Texeira drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2009

Chien-Ming Wang granted Free Agency.

December 18, 2009

Signed Nick Johnson as a free agent.

December 21, 2009

Signed Mike Rivera as a free agent.

December 22, 2009

Signed Reid Gorecki as a free agent.

Traded Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn, Arodys Vizcaino and cash to the Atlanta Braves. Received Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez.

January 5, 2010

Signed Royce Ring as a free agent.

Signed Zack Segovia as a free agent.

January 6, 2010

Signed Sergio Mitre as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Traded Mitch Hilligoss (minors) and cash to the Texas Rangers. Received Greg Golson.

February 8, 2010

Signed Randy Winn as a free agent.

February 10, 2010

Signed Marcus Thames as a free agent.

February 16, 2010

Signed Dustin Moseley as a free agent.

February 28, 2010

Signed Chan Ho Park as a free agent.

March 9, 2010

Sold Edwar Ramirez to the Texas Rangers.

March 22, 2010

Returned Jamie Hoffmann (earlier draft pick) to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 25, 2010

Released Chad Gaudin.

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