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2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

70-91, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (70-91)
GM: Chuck LaMar, Scouting Dir: Cam Bonifay
Scored 714 runs, Allowed 842 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-93

Ballparks: Tropicana Field & Tokyo Dome · Attendance: 1,274,911 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 94

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2003

Chris Truby granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2003

Carlos Reyes granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Todd Belitz granted Free Agency.

Cedrick Bowers granted Free Agency.

Jesus Feliciano granted Free Agency.

Lee Gardner granted Free Agency.

Ryan Jackson granted Free Agency.

Delvin James granted Free Agency.

Hector Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Javier Valentin granted Free Agency.

Todd Williams granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2003

Jason Smith granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Al Martin granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Signed Ken Cloude as a free agent.

Released Terry Shumpert.

October 28, 2003

Ben Grieve granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2003

Rey Ordonez granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2003

Travis Lee granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2003

Signed Jason Maxwell as a free agent.

November 14, 2003

Signed Paul Abbott as a free agent.

Signed John Halama as a free agent.

November 18, 2003

Signed Dicky Gonzalez as a free agent.

November 19, 2003

Signed Edwards Guzman as a free agent.

November 20, 2003

Signed Jesus Feliciano as a free agent.

Released Adam Piatt.

November 21, 2003

Traded a player to be named later and Evan Rust (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Tino Martinez. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent John-Paul Davis (minors) (December 16, 2003) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

November 25, 2003

Signed Alex Hernandez as a free agent.

December 4, 2003

Signed Robinson Cancel as a free agent.

December 8, 2003

Mark Malaska selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

Jason Tyner selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

December 11, 2003

Signed Eduardo Perez as a free agent.

December 14, 2003

Traded Brandon Backe to the Houston Astros. Received Geoff Blum.

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Joe Kennedy to the Colorado Rockies. Received Mark Hendrickson from the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition, the Colorado Rockies sent Justin Speier to the Toronto Blue Jays; and the Toronto Blue Jays sent a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Sandy Nin (minors) (December 15, 2003) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

December 15, 2003

Edgar Gonzalez drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Tim Corcoran from the Baltimore Orioles in the 2003 minor league draft.

December 16, 2003

Signed Rob Stanifer as a free agent.

December 17, 2003

Signed Jose Cruz as a free agent.

December 18, 2003

Signed Rich Loiselle as a free agent.

December 19, 2003

Signed Rey Sanchez as a free agent.

December 20, 2003

Marlon Anderson granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2003

Jared Sandberg granted Free Agency.

January 5, 2004

Signed Mike Holtz as a free agent.

Signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

January 6, 2004

Signed Danys Baez as a free agent.

Signed Fernando Tatis as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Deivi Cruz as a free agent.

Signed Brook Fordyce as a free agent.

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

Signed Jared Sandberg as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Carlos Reyes as a free agent.

January 9, 2004

Signed Robert Fick as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Todd Jones as a free agent.

Signed Mitch Meluskey as a free agent.

January 13, 2004

Signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Signed Damian Moss as a free agent.

Signed Todd Ritchie as a free agent.

February 4, 2004

Signed Franklin Nunez as a free agent.

February 9, 2004

Signed Charles Gipson as a free agent.

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

February 10, 2004

Signed Midre Cummings as a free agent.

February 16, 2004

Signed Alan Mills as a free agent.

February 24, 2004

Selected John Webb off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

March 1, 2004

Signed Robin Jennings as a free agent.

March 17, 2004

Released Alan Mills.

March 23, 2004

Signed Fred McGriff as a free agent.

March 24, 2004

Released Deivi Cruz.

Released Todd Jones.

Released Fernando Tatis.

March 30, 2004

Released Robin Jennings.

April 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Carlos Reyes.

Released Rob Stanifer.

April 3, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Antonio Perez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jason Romano.

April 10, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Bubba Trammell as a free agent.

April 22, 2004 (Standings)

Jason Romano selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

May 7, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Osting as a free agent.

May 8, 2004 (Standings)

Released Ken Cloude.

May 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Edwards Guzman.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Released Alberto Reyes.

June 3, 2004 (Standings)

Released Paul Abbott.

Selected Jose Bautista off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Released Dicky Gonzalez.

Drafted Jeff Niemann in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed January 20, 2005.

Drafted Reid Brignac in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed August 2, 2004.

Drafted Wade Davis in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Jake McGee in the 5th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Fernando Perez in the 7th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Rhyne Hughes in the 8th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed August 19, 2004.

Drafted Andy Sonnanstine in the 13th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2004.

Drafted Deunte Heath in the 25th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Daniel McCutchen in the 29th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 28, 2004 (Standings)

Sold Jose Bautista to the Kansas City Royals.

July 28, 2004 (Standings)

Released Fred McGriff.

July 30, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Bartolome Fortunato and Victor Zambrano to the New York Mets. Received Jose Diaz and Scott Kazmir.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Keith Osik as a free agent.

August 13, 2004 (Standings)

Released Damian Moss.

August 17, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Paul Hoover as a free agent.

August 18, 2004 (Standings)

Released Robert Fick.

August 19, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Randall Simon as a free agent.

September 10, 2004 (Standings)

Released Randall Simon.

September 13, 2004 (Standings)

Released Robinson Cancel.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Charles Gipson granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Jesus Feliciano granted Free Agency.

Mike Holtz granted Free Agency.

Paul Hoover granted Free Agency.

Jason Maxwell granted Free Agency.

Luis Ordaz granted Free Agency.

Keith Osik granted Free Agency.

Jimmy Osting granted Free Agency.

Jared Sandberg granted Free Agency.

Jason Standridge granted Free Agency.

Bubba Trammell granted Free Agency.

Jose Veras granted Free Agency.

Released Midre Cummings.

October 28, 2004

Signed Rico Washington as a free agent.

Brook Fordyce granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Todd Ritchie granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Rey Sanchez granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2004

John Halama granted Free Agency.

Tino Martinez granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Signed Damon Hollins as a free agent.

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

November 5, 2004

Signed Joe Beimel as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Earl Snyder as a free agent.

November 22, 2004

Signed Brent Butler as a free agent.

Signed Jason Roach as a free agent.

November 23, 2004

Released Geoff Blum.

Released Geremi Gonzalez.

Released Damian Rolls.

December 7, 2004

Signed Jimmy Haynes as a free agent.

December 12, 2004

Traded Chad Gaudin to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Kevin Cash.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Jean Machi from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2004 minor league draft.

December 15, 2004

Signed Tim Laker as a free agent.

Signed Jason Phillips as a free agent.

December 17, 2004

Signed Brian Buchanan as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Larson as a free agent.

December 20, 2004

Released Tony Saunders.

December 22, 2004

Signed Josh Phelps as a free agent.

December 24, 2004

Signed Steve Cox as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Paul Hoover as a free agent.

Signed Brian Sweeney as a free agent.

January 12, 2005

Signed Chris Brock as a free agent.

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Danny Bautista as a free agent.

Signed Shane Halter as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Dee Brown as a free agent.

January 20, 2005

Signed Roberto Alomar as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Signed Chris Singleton as a free agent.

January 24, 2005

Signed Lee Gardner as a free agent.

January 27, 2005

Signed Hideo Nomo as a free agent.

February 6, 2005

Traded Jose Cruz and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Casey Fossum.

February 7, 2005

Signed Denny Neagle as a free agent.

February 11, 2005

Signed Travis Lee as a free agent.

February 22, 2005

Matt Diaz selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

March 19, 2005

Signed Alex Sanchez as a free agent.

Roberto Alomar retired.

March 29, 2005

Released Brian Buchanan.

March 31, 2005

Released Shane Halter.

Traded Jorge Sosa to the Atlanta Braves. Received Nick Green.

Selected Michael Restovich off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

April 1, 2005

Released Bobby Cramer.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions