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1985 Seattle Mariners

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

74-88, Finished 6th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Chuck Cottier (74-88)
GM: Hal Keller
Scored 719 runs, Allowed 818 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-91

Ballparks: Kingdome · Attendance: 1,128,696 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 95

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1984

Roy Thomas granted Free Agency.

Ron Tingley granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1984

Traded Pat Putnam to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Carson Carroll (minors) (October 22, 1984) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.

November 5, 1984

Released Bill Nahorodny.

November 8, 1984

Steve Henderson granted Free Agency.

December 3, 1984

Drafted Mike Morgan from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

January 15, 1985

Signed Ron Tingley as a free agent.

January 16, 1985

Released Richie Zisk.

February 28, 1985

Signed Roy Thomas as a free agent.

March 29, 1985

Traded Wray Bergendahl (minors) to the New York Mets. Received Frank Wills.

April 1, 1985 (Standings)

Released Dave Beard.

April 4, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Dave Tobik as a free agent.

Traded Tom Burns (minors) to the New York Mets. Received Paul Hollins (minors).

Traded Orlando Mercado to the Texas Rangers. Received Donnie Scott.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Mike Campbell in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1985.

Drafted Bill McGuire in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Mike Schooler in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Clint Zavaras in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Jim Bruske in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Clay Parker in the 15th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

June 13, 1985 (Standings)

Purchased Jack Lazorko from the San Francisco Giants.

June 20, 1985 (Standings)

Released Mike Stanton.

June 28, 1985 (Standings)

Released Bob Stoddard.

August 2, 1985 (Standings)

Released Larry Milbourne.

October 15, 1985 (Standings)

Dave Geisel granted Free Agency.

Ron Tingley granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1985

Jack Lazorko granted Free Agency.

Released Jim Lewis.

Released Bob Long.

Released Brian Snyder.

Released Dave Tobik.

December 11, 1985

Traded Ed Vande Berg to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Steve Yeager.

December 12, 1985

Traded Darnell Coles to the Detroit Tigers. Received Rich Monteleone.

December 20, 1985

Released Salome Barojas.

Released Al Cowens.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Eric Fox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed January 31, 1986.

Drafted Jonathan Hurst in the 9th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 18, 1986

Signed Jerry Dybzinski as a free agent.

Signed Steve Fireovid as a free agent.

Signed Lorenzo Gray as a free agent.

Signed Pete Ladd as a free agent.

February 5, 1986

Signed Milt Wilcox as a free agent.

February 7, 1986

Signed Al Cowens as a free agent.

February 18, 1986

Signed Ross Jones as a free agent.

March 20, 1986

Released Donnie Scott.

Released Frank Wills.

March 25, 1986

Released Al Chambers.

March 31, 1986

Released Jerry Dybzinski.

April 1, 1986

Released Jack Perconte.

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions