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2002 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

72-89, Finished 4th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lloyd McClendon (72-89)
GM: David Littlefield (Hired 7/13/2001), Scouting Dir: Ed Creech
Scored 641 runs, Allowed 730 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-90

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,784,988 (13th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 107

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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 8, 2001

Billy Taylor granted Free Agency.

Don Wengert granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2001

Marc Wilkins granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001

Andy Barkett granted Free Agency.

Mike Garcia granted Free Agency.

Yamid Haad granted Free Agency.

Alex Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Rich Loiselle granted Free Agency.

Mendy Lopez granted Free Agency.

Bry Nelson granted Free Agency.

John Wehner granted Free Agency.

Jason Wood granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2001

Brian O'Connor granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2001

Josias Manzanillo granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2001

Omar Olivares granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2001

Signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

December 7, 2001

Signed Mendy Lopez as a free agent.

December 13, 2001

Traded Lee Evans (minors) and Todd Ritchie to the Chicago White Sox. Received Josh Fogg, Sean Lowe and Kip Wells.

Drafted Luis Ugueto from the Florida Marlins in the 2001 rule 5 draft.

Sold Luis Ugueto to the Seattle Mariners.

December 16, 2001

Signed Brian O'Connor as a free agent.

December 20, 2001

Traded Jose Silva to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ben Shaffar (minors).

December 28, 2001

Sold Gary Matthews to the New York Mets.

December 30, 2001

Signed Salomon Torres as a free agent.

January 2, 2002

Signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

January 5, 2002

Signed Scott Service as a free agent.

January 23, 2002

Signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

January 24, 2002

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

January 25, 2002

Signed Wayne Gomes as a free agent.

January 30, 2002

Signed Pokey Reese as a free agent.

February 16, 2002

Signed Ron Villone as a free agent.

February 18, 2002

Signed Mandy Romero as a free agent.

March 5, 2002

Signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

Signed Curtis Pride as a free agent.

March 13, 2002

Released Warren Morris.

March 22, 2002

Signed Joe Roa as a free agent.

March 26, 2002

Received Trace Coquillette from the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

March 27, 2002

Traded Ruddy Yan (minors) and Damaso Marte to the Chicago White Sox. Received Matt Guerrier.

March 28, 2002

Sent Joe Roa to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

Released Sam McConnell.

March 30, 2002

Signed Brian Meadows as a free agent.

April 15, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Tomas de la Rosa off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

April 17, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Sefcik as a free agent.

April 26, 2002 (Standings)

Released Wayne Gomes.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Bryan Bullington in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed October 30, 2002.

Drafted Brad Eldred in the 6th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 2002.

Drafted Matt Capps in the 7th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 8, 2002.

Drafted Dave Davidson in the 10th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 13, 2002.

Drafted Chris Demaria in the 17th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 2002.

Drafted Nyjer Morgan in the 33rd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 2002.

July 3, 2002 (Standings)

Trace Coquillette assigned from roster onto the Florida Marlins.

July 6, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Mike Fetters to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Duaner Sanchez.

July 23, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Ariel Prieto as a free agent.

July 31, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Chad Hermansen to the Chicago Cubs. Received Darren Lewis.

August 15, 2002 (Standings)

Released Josias Manzanillo.

September 8, 2002 (Standings)

Released Sean Lowe.

October 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Adrian Brown.

Selected Jim Mann off waivers from the Houston Astros.

October 11, 2002 (Standings)

Released Mendy Lopez.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Tomas de la Rosa granted Free Agency.

Tony McKnight granted Free Agency.

Brian O'Connor granted Free Agency.

Curtis Pride granted Free Agency.

Ariel Prieto granted Free Agency.

Mandy Romero granted Free Agency.

Kevin Sefcik granted Free Agency.

Scott Service granted Free Agency.

Kevin Tolar granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2002

Brian Boehringer granted Free Agency.

Keith Osik granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Ron Villone granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2002

Signed Aaron Holbert as a free agent.

November 20, 2002

Signed Chan Perry as a free agent.

Released Armando Rios.

November 25, 2002

Signed David Doster as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later and Adrian Burnside (minors) to the Detroit Tigers. Received Randall Simon. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Roberto Novoa (December 16, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

December 1, 2002

Signed Kevin Nicholson as a free agent.

Signed John Wasdin as a free agent.

December 2, 2002

Signed Chris Heintz as a free agent.

December 11, 2002

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

December 16, 2002

D.J. Carrasco drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Chris Spurling drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Rico Washington drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Released Jimmy Anderson.

Drafted Matt Roney from the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Sold Matt Roney to the Detroit Tigers.

December 18, 2002

Signed Matt Stairs as a free agent.

Released Tike Redman.

December 20, 2002

Signed Mike Gulan as a free agent.

Signed Ariel Prieto as a free agent.

Traded Jon Searles (minors) and Chris Young to the Montreal Expos. Received Matt Herges.

December 25, 2002

Signed Mark Corey as a free agent.

December 26, 2002

Ronny Paulino drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Signed Tomas de la Rosa as a free agent.

December 28, 2002

Signed John Barnes as a free agent.

January 6, 2003

Signed Nelson Figueroa as a free agent.

January 15, 2003

Signed Rolando Arrojo as a free agent.

January 17, 2003

Signed Tike Redman as a free agent.

January 23, 2003

Signed Courtney Duncan as a free agent.

January 28, 2003

Signed Jeff D'Amico as a free agent.

Signed Julian Tavarez as a free agent.

January 29, 2003

Signed Mike Holtz as a free agent.

January 31, 2003

Signed Pat Mahomes as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Suppan as a free agent.

February 4, 2003

Bronson Arroyo selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

February 7, 2003

Signed Dennys Reyes as a free agent.

March 10, 2003

Signed Reggie Sanders as a free agent.

Released Alberto Reyes.

March 13, 2003

The Kansas City Royals returned Ronny Paulino (earlier draft pick).

March 14, 2003

Signed Kenny Lofton as a free agent.

March 26, 2003

Released Matt Herges.

April 1, 2003

Released Rolando Arrojo.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions