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2003 San Diego Padres

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

64-98, Finished 5th in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bruce Bochy (64-98)
GM: Kevin Towers, Farm Dir: Priscilla Oppenheimer, Scouting Dir: Bill Gayton
Scored 678 runs, Allowed 831 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-96

Ballparks: Qualcomm Stadium · Attendance: 2,030,084 (12th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 91, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 89, Pitching - 91

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2002

Mike Holtz granted Free Agency.

Doug Nickle selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

October 2, 2002

Released Matt DeWitt.

Jason Shiell selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

October 7, 2002

Released Jonathan Johnson.

October 15, 2002

Julius Matos granted Free Agency.

Rodney Myers granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2002

Ron Gant granted Free Agency.

Ray Lankford granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Signed Roger Deago as an amateur free agent.

Deivi Cruz granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2002

Released Jose Nunez.

November 13, 2002

Signed Kris Keller as a free agent.

November 15, 2002

Javier Cardona granted Free Agency.

Traded Gene Kingsale to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mike Rivera.

November 19, 2002

Signed Jesse Orosco as a free agent.

November 20, 2002

Signed Mario Valdez as a free agent.

December 9, 2002

Signed Brady Anderson as a free agent.

Signed Carlton Loewer as a free agent.

December 10, 2002

Signed Jaret Wright as a free agent.

December 11, 2002

Signed Dave Hansen as a free agent.

December 13, 2002

Signed Homer Bush as a free agent.

December 14, 2002

Released Brian Tollberg.

December 15, 2002

Traded Brett Tomko to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later and Luther Hackman. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Mike Wodnicki (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

December 16, 2002

Drafted Shane Victorino from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Rico Washington from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Junior Herndon selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2002 minor league draft.

Signed Mark Loretta as a free agent.

Traded Cesar Crespo to the Boston Red Sox. Received Luis Cruz.

Traded Buddy Hernandez (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jose Flores.

December 20, 2002

Signed Charles Nagy as a free agent.

Wil Nieves selected by the Anaheim Angels off waivers.

December 23, 2002

Signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

December 24, 2002

Signed Jay Witasick as a free agent.

December 28, 2002

Signed Brian Tollberg as a free agent.

January 2, 2003

Sent Jeremy Fikac to the Oakland Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

January 12, 2003

Purchased Miguel Ojeda from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

January 18, 2003

Signed Ernesto Frieri as an amateur free agent.

February 3, 2003

Signed Keith Lockhart as a free agent.

February 16, 2003

Signed Randy Keisler as a free agent.

February 17, 2003

Signed Jose Nunez as a free agent.

February 24, 2003

Released Homer Bush.

March 5, 2003

Eric Cyr selected by the Anaheim Angels off waivers.

March 17, 2003

Jose Flores selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

March 19, 2003

Traded Mark Phillips (minors), Bubba Trammell and cash to the New York Yankees. Received Rondell White.

March 21, 2003

Signed Mark Quinn as a free agent.

March 24, 2003

Released Miguel Ojeda.

March 25, 2003

Selected Lou Merloni off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 26, 2003

Selected Mike Matthews off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

April 1, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Matt Herges as a free agent.

April 29, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Luke Carlin as a free agent.

April 30, 2003 (Standings)

Released Mark Quinn.

Selected Jermaine Clark off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

May 2, 2003 (Standings)

Sold Dan Giese to the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 3, 2003 (Standings)

Released Brady Anderson.

May 17, 2003 (Standings)

Purchased Miguel Ojeda from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

May 20, 2003 (Standings)

Released Kris Keller.

May 21, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jose Silva as a free agent.

May 23, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Gary Matthews off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

May 28, 2003 (Standings)

Returned Shane Victorino (earlier draft pick) to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 29, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Scott Linebrink off waivers from the Houston Astros.

May 31, 2003 (Standings)

Purchased Brian Simmons from Atlantic City (Atlantic).

June 2, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Rod Beck as a free agent.

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Drafted Tim Stauffer in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed August 11, 2003.

Drafted Colt Morton in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2003.

Drafted Dirk Hayhurst in the 8th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2003.

Drafted Leo Rosales in the 20th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 2003.

Drafted Eddie Bonine in the 23rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2003.

Drafted Steven Wright in the 26th round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Steve Delabar in the 29th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed May 12, 2004.

June 5, 2003 (Standings)

Randy Keisler granted Free Agency.

June 6, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Mark Quinn as a free agent.

Released Charles Nagy.

June 9, 2003 (Standings)

Mike Rivera selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

June 12, 2003 (Standings)

Released Brian Simmons.

June 25, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Cory Doyne as a free agent.

July 9, 2003 (Standings)

Sold Jermaine Clark to the Texas Rangers.

July 13, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Matt Herges to the San Francisco Giants. Received Clay Hensley and cash.

July 21, 2003 (Standings)

Released Jose Silva.

July 22, 2003 (Standings)

Sent Jesse Orosco to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

July 23, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Joe Roa off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

July 24, 2003 (Standings)

Released Mark Quinn.

August 18, 2003 (Standings)

Released Mario Valdez.

August 19, 2003 (Standings)

Released Kory DeHaan.

August 26, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Rondell White to the Kansas City Royals. Received Chris Tierney (minors) and Brian Sanches.

Traded a player to be named later, Jason Bay and Oliver Perez to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brian Giles. The San Diego Padres sent Cory Stewart (minors) (October 2, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

August 28, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Lou Merloni to the Boston Red Sox. Received Rene Miniel (minors).

August 29, 2003 (Standings)

Jaret Wright selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

September 9, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Alex Garcia (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received Todd Sears.

September 21, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Luis Durango as an amateur free agent.

September 29, 2003 (Standings)

Released Keith Lockhart.

September 30, 2003 (Standings)

Gary Bennett granted Free Agency.

Luther Hackman granted Free Agency.

Joe Roa granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Yamid Haad granted Free Agency.

Jose Nunez granted Free Agency.

Brian Tollberg granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Rod Beck granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Signed Yamid Haad as a free agent.

October 31, 2003

Cliff Bartosh selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

November 9, 2003

Signed Gene Kingsale as a free agent.

November 14, 2003

Signed Bart Miadich as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Gary Matthews selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

November 25, 2003

Signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Traded Mark Kotsay to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ramon Hernandez and Terrence Long.

December 6, 2003

Signed Rod Beck as a free agent.

December 9, 2003

Signed Akinori Otsuka as a free agent.

December 10, 2003

Signed Joey Hamilton as a free agent.

December 11, 2003

Released Donaldo Mendez.

December 14, 2003

Signed Pedro Borbon as a free agent.

December 15, 2003

Alex Pelaez selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 2003 minor league draft.

Traded Rich Thompson to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jason Szuminski and cash.

Drafted Rich Thompson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 18, 2003

Signed Ismael Valdez as a free agent.

December 19, 2003

Signed Sterling Hitchcock as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Mike Matthews granted Free Agency.

Miguel Ojeda granted Free Agency.

Todd Sears granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2003

Signed Miguel Ojeda as a free agent.

Signed Todd Sears as a free agent.

January 6, 2004

Signed David Wells as a free agent.

Traded Vince Faison (minors), Wiki Gonzalez, Dave Hansen and Kevin Jarvis to the Seattle Mariners. Received Jeff Cirillo, Brian Sweeney and cash.

January 7, 2004

Signed Brandon Puffer as a free agent.

Selected Tom Wilson off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 13, 2004

Signed Eddie Oropesa as a free agent.

Signed Jay Payton as a free agent.

Released Brandon Villafuerte.

January 24, 2004

Signed Rey Ordonez as a free agent.

January 28, 2004

Signed Justin Kaye as a free agent.

January 30, 2004

Signed Tim Byrdak as a free agent.

February 5, 2004

Signed Antonio Osuna as a free agent.

March 8, 2004

Signed Jose Nieves as a free agent.

March 21, 2004

Signed Ben Petrick as a free agent.

March 24, 2004

Released Pedro Borbon.

March 28, 2004

Sent Clay Condrey to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2004

Traded Brian Hunter to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Kerry Robinson.

March 30, 2004

Sent J.J. Trujillo to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Andy Ashby as a free agent.

March 31, 2004

Released Cory Doyne.

Released Justin Kaye.

Released Tom Wilson.

Kevin Walker selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

April 1, 2004

Traded Brian Sanches to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Mauber Lopez (minors) (August 2, 2004) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions