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1996 Seattle Mariners

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1995 / 1997

85-76, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (85-76)
GM: Woody Woodward, Scouting Dir: Roger Jongewaard
Scored 993 runs, Allowed 895 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-73

Ballparks: Kingdome · Attendance: 2,723,850 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 96

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 1995

Bill Krueger granted Free Agency.

October 9, 1995

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago White Sox. Received Warren Newson. The Seattle Mariners sent Jeff Darwin (October 9, 1995) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

October 16, 1995

Kevin Campbell granted Free Agency.

Chad Kreuter granted Free Agency.

Bob Milacki granted Free Agency.

Kevin Roberson granted Free Agency.

Gary Thurman granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1995

Tim Belcher granted Free Agency.

Andy Benes granted Free Agency.

Vince Coleman granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1995

Signed Greg McCarthy as a free agent.

November 8, 1995

Lee Guetterman granted Free Agency.

November 16, 1995

Released Warren Newson.

November 29, 1995

Traded Mike Blowers to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Miguel Cairo and Willis Otanez.

December 4, 1995

Greg Keagle drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1995 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 1995

Signed Lee Guetterman as a free agent.

Traded Tino Martinez, Jim Mecir and Jeff Nelson to the New York Yankees. Received Russ Davis and Sterling Hitchcock.

December 14, 1995

Signed Mike Butcher as a free agent.

Signed John Marzano as a free agent.

Signed Steve Pegues as a free agent.

December 18, 1995

Traded Miguel Cairo and Bill Risley to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Edwin Hurtado and Paul Menhart.

January 3, 1996

Signed Paul Sorrento as a free agent.

January 16, 1996

Signed Bob Milacki as a free agent.

January 17, 1996

Signed John Farrell as a free agent.

January 20, 1996

Signed Leslie Brea as an amateur free agent.

January 23, 1996

Selected Aaron Small off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

January 25, 1996

Signed Todd Pratt as a free agent.

January 29, 1996

Signed Manny Martinez as a free agent.

Aaron Small selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

February 1, 1996

Signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

February 2, 1996

Signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

February 12, 1996

Willis Otanez selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

March 20, 1996

Released John Farrell.

March 25, 1996

Purchased Ricky Jordan from the California Angels.

March 26, 1996

Released Luis Polonia.

March 27, 1996

Released Todd Pratt.

April 5, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Joe Klink as a free agent.

April 13, 1996 (Standings)

Released Felix Fermin.

May 4, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Brian Hunter as a free agent.

May 15, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Julio Mateo as an amateur free agent.

May 18, 1996 (Standings)

Joe Klink granted Free Agency.

June 4, 1996 (Standings)

Drafted Gil Meche in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.

Drafted Jeff Farnsworth in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

Drafted Denny Stark in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1996.

Drafted Chris Mears in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996.

Drafted Willie Bloomquist in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Brian Fitzgerald in the 20th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1996.

Drafted Sean Spencer in the 40th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 26, 1996.

Drafted Juan Pierre in the 48th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Greg Dobbs in the 52nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Barry Zito in the 59th round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 9, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Randy Vickers (minors) to the New York Mets. Received Blas Minor.

June 10, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Mike Butcher to the Cleveland Indians. Received Bill Wertz.

June 21, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Jose Amado (minors) to the Kansas City Royals. Received Rusty Meacham.

July 11, 1996 (Standings)

Manny Martinez selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

July 23, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Arquimedez Pozo to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jeff Manto.

July 30, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Darren Bragg to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jamie Moyer.

July 31, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Desi Relaford to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Terry Mulholland.

August 1, 1996 (Standings)

Greg Pirkl selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

August 14, 1996 (Standings)

Traded Roger Blanco (minors) to the Atlanta Braves. Received Mark Whiten.

August 22, 1996 (Standings)

Luis Sojo selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

August 29, 1996 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins. Received Dave Hollins. The Seattle Mariners sent David Ortiz (September 13, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

Jeff Manto selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

August 30, 1996 (Standings)

Signed Rafael Soriano as an amateur free agent.

September 8, 1996 (Standings)

Purchased Brian Sweeney from Lafayette (Heartland).

October 2, 1996 (Standings)

Lee Guetterman granted Free Agency.

October 3, 1996 (Standings)

Released Ricky Jordan.

October 8, 1996 (Standings)

Alex Diaz granted Free Agency.

Brian Hunter granted Free Agency.

Doug Strange granted Free Agency.

Bob Milacki selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

October 15, 1996 (Standings)

Eddy Diaz granted Free Agency.

Blas Minor granted Free Agency.

Marino Santana granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1996

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1996

Jamie Moyer granted Free Agency.

Traded Trey Moore, Matt Wagner and Chris Widger to the Montreal Expos. Received Jeff Fassero and Alex Pacheco.

October 30, 1996

Michael Jackson granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1996

Dave Hollins granted Free Agency.

November 12, 1996

Signed Jalal Leach as a free agent.

November 15, 1996

Selected Dave Silvestri off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

November 18, 1996

Chris Bosio granted Free Agency.

November 20, 1996

Signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

November 25, 1996

Received Lee Tinsley from the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Steve Gajkowski as a free agent.

November 29, 1996

Signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

December 6, 1996

Traded Sterling Hitchcock to the San Diego Padres. Received Scott Sanders.

December 7, 1996

Mark Whiten granted Free Agency.

December 9, 1996

Drafted Tarrik Brock from the Detroit Tigers in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

December 11, 1996

Signed Mark Holzemer as a free agent.

December 12, 1996

Signed Todd Haney as a free agent.

Signed Dan Rohrmeier as a free agent.

December 13, 1996

Signed David Holdridge as a free agent.

Selected Lou Frazier off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

December 18, 1996

Signed Brian Raabe as a free agent.

December 21, 1996

Signed Josias Manzanillo as a free agent.

January 10, 1997

Signed Paul Abbott as a free agent.

Signed Brent Mayne as a free agent.

January 22, 1997

Signed Rob Ducey as a free agent.

January 24, 1997

Signed Mike Blowers as a free agent.

February 20, 1997

Signed Dennis Martinez as a free agent.

March 16, 1997

Signed Brent Gates as a free agent.

March 27, 1997

Dave Silvestri selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

March 28, 1997

Released Lou Frazier.

Released Brent Mayne.

Released Rusty Meacham.

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1995 / 1997 Trades and Transactions