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2009 Tampa Bay Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

84-78, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Maddon (84-78)
GM: Andrew Friedman, Farm Dir: Mitch Lukevics, Scouting Dir: R.J. Harrison
Scored 803 runs, Allowed 754 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: Tropicana Field · Attendance: 1,874,962 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2008

Nathan Haynes granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008

Scott Dohmann granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Rocco Baldelli granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Eric Hinske granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Steve Andrade granted Free Agency.

Colter Bean granted Free Agency.

Roger Deago granted Free Agency.

Cliff Floyd granted Free Agency.

Hector Gimenez granted Free Agency.

Joel Guzman granted Free Agency.

Ben Hendrickson granted Free Agency.

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

Heath Phillips granted Free Agency.

Chris Richard granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Michel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2008

Signed Chris Richard as a free agent.

December 5, 2008

Signed Jason Childers as a free agent.

December 10, 2008

Traded Edwin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers. Received Matthew Joyce.

December 12, 2008

Jonny Gomes granted Free Agency.

December 17, 2008

Signed Ray Sadler as a free agent.

December 19, 2008

Sold Dan Johnson to Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central).

December 22, 2008

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Randy Choate as a free agent.

December 30, 2008

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

January 5, 2009

Signed Pat Burrell as a free agent.

Signed Julio DePaula as a free agent.

Signed Michel Hernandez as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Selected Dewon Day off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

January 12, 2009

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Jae Kuk Ryu selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

January 16, 2009

Signed Lance Cormier as a free agent.

February 6, 2009

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

February 9, 2009

Signed Morgan Ensberg as a free agent.

February 10, 2009

Signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

February 19, 2009

Signed Adam Kennedy as a free agent.

Traded Juan Salas to the Cleveland Indians. Received Isaias Velasquez (minors).

February 20, 2009

Signed Jason Isringhausen as a free agent.

March 30, 2009

Released Morgan Ensberg.

April 5, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Jason Hammel to the Colorado Rockies. Received Aneury Rodriguez.

April 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Fernando Cortez as a free agent.

May 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jason Perry as a free agent.

May 8, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Adam Kennedy to the Oakland Athletics. Received a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Joe Dillon (May 9, 2009) to the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the trade.

May 24, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Henry Mateo as a free agent.

May 26, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Matt DeSalvo as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Julio as a free agent.

Released Chad Orvella.

Drafted Andrew Heaney in the 24th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Zac Rosscup in the 28th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2009.

June 19, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Kirby Yates as an amateur free agent.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Released Dewon Day.

Traded Winston Abreu to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jon Meloan.

July 30, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Jose Lobaton off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

August 1, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Bennett as a free agent.

Released James Houser.

Released Ray Sadler.

August 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Released Matt DeSalvo.

Traded a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Gregg Zaun. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Rhyne Hughes (August 15, 2009) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

August 8, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jorge Julio.

Selected Russ Springer off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

Selected R.J. Swindle off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

August 12, 2009 (Standings)

Jon Meloan selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

R.J. Swindle selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

August 29, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Scott Kazmir to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received a player to be named later, Matthew Sweeney (minors) and Alex Torres. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent Sean Rodriguez (September 1, 2009) to the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the trade.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Joe Dillon granted Free Agency.

Michel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Joe Nelson granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2009

Chris Richard granted Free Agency.

Traded Akinori Iwamura to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Jesse Chavez.

November 5, 2009

Troy Percival granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Chad Bradford granted Free Agency.

Russ Springer granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Winston Abreu granted Free Agency.

Jason Childers granted Free Agency.

Fernando Cortez granted Free Agency.

Julio DePaula granted Free Agency.

Carlos Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Jason Isringhausen granted Free Agency.

Henry Mateo granted Free Agency.

Ray Olmedo granted Free Agency.

Selected Ramon Ramirez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

November 11, 2009

Signed Dane De La Rosa as a free agent.

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Released Jason Perry.

November 16, 2009

Signed R.J. Swindle as a free agent.

November 17, 2009

Brian Shouse granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2009

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Kelly Shoppach. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Mitch Talbot (December 21, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 7, 2009

Jeff Bennett granted Free Agency.

December 8, 2009

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Hernandez as a free agent.

December 9, 2009

Ramon Ramirez selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

December 11, 2009

Signed Jeff Bennett as a free agent.

Traded Jesse Chavez to the Atlanta Braves. Received Rafael Soriano.

December 12, 2009

Gabe Gross granted Free Agency.

Shawn Riggans granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2009

Signed Chris Richard as a free agent.

December 17, 2009

Signed Joe Dillon as a free agent.

December 21, 2009

Signed Ryan Shealy as a free agent.

January 11, 2010

Signed Dan Johnson as a free agent.

January 12, 2010

Signed Alvin Colina as a free agent.

January 27, 2010

Signed Heath Phillips as a free agent.

February 3, 2010

Selected Mike Ekstrom off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

February 5, 2010

Signed J.J. Furmaniak as a free agent.

February 9, 2010

Signed Angel Chavez as a free agent.

February 15, 2010

Signed Joaquin Benoit as a free agent.

March 12, 2010

Signed Hank Blalock as a free agent.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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