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2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

67-95, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (67-95)
GM: Chuck LaMar (Fired 10/6/2005), Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 750 runs, Allowed 936 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-97

Ballparks: Tropicana Field · Attendance: 1,141,669 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 102

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

Charles Gipson granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004

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 (Standings)

Released Bobby Cramer.

April 2, 2005 (Standings)

Released Dee Brown.

Released Brandon Larson.

April 3, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Eric Munson as a free agent.

April 4, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Charles Johnson as a free agent.

April 6, 2005 (Standings)

Michael Restovich selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

April 8, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Bobby Seay to the Colorado Rockies. Received Reggie Taylor.

April 19, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

April 20, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Ruddy Lugo as a free agent.

May 6, 2005 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Haynes.

May 23, 2005 (Standings)

Released Steve Cox.

May 24, 2005 (Standings)

Released Brian Sweeney.

May 30, 2005 (Standings)

Released Chris Brock.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Jose Diaz selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

Drafted Bryan Morris in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeremy Hellickson in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 23, 2005.

Drafted Ike Davis in the 19th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Wade Miley in the 20th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Casey Coleman in the 49th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

June 13, 2005 (Standings)

Released Charles Johnson.

June 23, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Anderson as a free agent.

Alex Sanchez selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

June 29, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Dave Coggin as a free agent.

July 4, 2005 (Standings)

Released Chris Singleton.

July 9, 2005 (Standings)

Released Rob Bell.

July 13, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Rob Bell as a free agent.

July 14, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Joe Borowski as a free agent.

July 16, 2005 (Standings)

Released Hideo Nomo.

July 20, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Trent Hubbard as a free agent.

Released Jason Roach.

Released Reggie Taylor.

July 25, 2005 (Standings)

Released Joe Nelson.

August 12, 2005 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Anderson.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Lee Gardner granted Free Agency.

Josh Phelps granted Free Agency.

John Webb granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2005 (Standings)

Tim Laker granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2005 (Standings)

Rob Bell granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2005 (Standings)

Released Eric Munson.

October 14, 2005 (Standings)

Selected Mike Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Dave Coggin granted Free Agency.

Paul Hoover granted Free Agency.

Trent Hubbard granted Free Agency.

Ruddy Lugo granted Free Agency.

Darnell McDonald granted Free Agency.

Luis Ordaz granted Free Agency.

Jason Phillips granted Free Agency.

Earl Snyder granted Free Agency.

Rico Washington granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Eduardo Perez granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Alex Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Travis Lee granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2005

Signed Ruddy Lugo as a free agent.

November 21, 2005

Signed Chad Harville as a free agent.

Released Joe Beimel.

December 2, 2005

Pete LaForest selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

December 7, 2005

Traded Dewon Brazelton to the San Diego Padres. Received Sean Burroughs.

December 8, 2005

Jason Pridie drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Steve Andrade from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Sold Steve Andrade to the San Diego Padres.

December 9, 2005

Signed Travis Driskill as a free agent.

December 19, 2005

Signed Bart Miadich as a free agent.

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

Released Joe Borowski.

Traded Travis Schlichting to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Josh Paul.

December 20, 2005

Lance Carter granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2005

Signed Lance Carter as a free agent.

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

Mike Rose granted Free Agency.

January 4, 2006

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

January 10, 2006

Signed Ty Wigginton as a free agent.

January 11, 2006

Signed Jason Childers as a free agent.

Signed Mark Malaska as a free agent.

Signed Dan Miceli as a free agent.

Signed Justin Miller as a free agent.

Signed Greg Norton as a free agent.

Signed Kevin Witt as a free agent.

Released Franklin Nunez.

January 13, 2006

Signed Michael Coleman as a free agent.

January 14, 2006

Traded Danys Baez and Lance Carter to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Chuck Tiffany (minors) and Edwin Jackson.

January 15, 2006

Signed Mike Rose as a free agent.

January 17, 2006

Signed Shawn Camp as a free agent.

January 18, 2006

Signed Luis Rivas as a free agent.

January 24, 2006

Signed Wayne Franklin as a free agent.

January 31, 2006

Signed Russell Branyan as a free agent.

February 11, 2006

Signed Travis Lee as a free agent.

March 19, 2006

Signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

March 29, 2006

The Minnesota Twins returned Jason Pridie (earlier draft pick).

March 31, 2006

Released Mark Malaska.

April 1, 2006

Signed Brian Meadows as a free agent.

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