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2011 Tampa Bay Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2010 / 2012

91-71, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Maddon (91-71)
GM: Andrew Friedman, Farm Dir: Mitch Lukevics, Scouting Dir: R.J. Harrison
Scored 707 runs, Allowed 614 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-71

Ballparks: Tropicana Field · Attendance: 1,529,188 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 93, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 92

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2010 / 2012 Trades and Transactions

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

November 1, 2010

Grant Balfour granted Free Agency.

Joaquin Benoit granted Free Agency.

Randy Choate granted Free Agency.

Carl Crawford granted Free Agency.

Brad Hawpe granted Free Agency.

Gabe Kapler granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pena granted Free Agency.

Chad Qualls granted Free Agency.

Rafael Soriano granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2010

Dan Wheeler granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2010

Winston Abreu granted Free Agency.

Angel Chavez granted Free Agency.

Alvin Colina granted Free Agency.

Joe Dillon granted Free Agency.

Darin Downs granted Free Agency.

Carlos Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Logan Kensing granted Free Agency.

Bobby Livingston granted Free Agency.

Heath Phillips granted Free Agency.

Chris Richard granted Free Agency.

Brian Shouse granted Free Agency.

R.J. Swindle granted Free Agency.

Dale Thayer granted Free Agency.

Virgil Vasquez granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2010

Rocco Baldelli granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2010

Signed Cory Wade as a free agent.

November 19, 2010

Signed Russ Canzler as a free agent.

December 2, 2010

Signed R.J. Swindle as a free agent.

Willy Aybar granted Free Agency.

Lance Cormier granted Free Agency.

J.P. Howell granted Free Agency.

Dioner Navarro granted Free Agency.

December 9, 2010

Drafted Cesar Cabral from the Boston Red Sox in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

Aneury Rodriguez drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2010

Signed Jonah Bayliss as a free agent.

December 13, 2010

Signed J.P. Howell as a free agent.

December 17, 2010

Signed Joel Peralta as a free agent.

Traded Jason Bartlett to the San Diego Padres. Received Cole Figueroa, Brandon Gomes, Cesar Ramos and Adam Russell.

January 4, 2011

Signed Chris Carter as a free agent.

January 7, 2011

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

January 8, 2011

Traded Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup to the Chicago Cubs. Received Hak-Ju Lee (minors), Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Sam Fuld and Brandon Guyer.

January 15, 2011

Signed Kyle Farnsworth as a free agent.

January 21, 2011

Signed Dirk Hayhurst as a free agent.

January 28, 2011

Signed Casey Kotchman as a free agent.

Selected Rob Delaney off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

January 31, 2011

Signed Johnny Damon as a free agent.

Signed Manny Ramirez as a free agent.

February 2, 2011

Signed Felipe Lopez as a free agent.

February 3, 2011

Signed Juan Cruz as a free agent.

February 13, 2011

Signed Chris Bootcheck as a free agent.

February 18, 2011

Signed Joe Inglett as a free agent.

March 2, 2011

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

Released Ramon Ortiz.

March 12, 2011

Cesar Cabral selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 14, 2011

Selected Cesar Cabral off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 24, 2011

Released Jonah Bayliss.

March 27, 2011

Sent Joe Inglett to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

Returned Cesar Cabral (earlier draft pick) to the Boston Red Sox.

April 8, 2011 (Standings)

Manny Ramirez voluntarily retired.

May 25, 2011 (Standings)

Selected Jay Buente off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

June 6, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Lance Cormier as a free agent.

Released Edgar Gonzalez.

June 11, 2011 (Standings)

Released Cory Wade.

June 15, 2011 (Standings)

Released Chris Carter.

July 1, 2011 (Standings)

Chris Bootcheck granted Free Agency.

July 19, 2011 (Standings)

Released R.J. Swindle.

July 28, 2011 (Standings)

Sold Felipe Lopez to the Milwaukee Brewers.

August 1, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Matt Carson from the Oakland Athletics.

August 29, 2011 (Standings)

Released Dirk Hayhurst.

September 14, 2011 (Standings)

Rob Delaney granted Free Agency.

Mike Ekstrom granted Free Agency.

Released Jay Buente.

September 30, 2011 (Standings)

Matt Carson granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Jay Buente as a free agent.

October 30, 2011

Juan Cruz granted Free Agency.

Johnny Damon granted Free Agency.

Casey Kotchman granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Kelly Shoppach granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Lance Cormier granted Free Agency.

J.J. Furmaniak granted Free Agency.

Ray Olmedo granted Free Agency.

Adam Russell granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2011

Dan Johnson granted Free Agency.

November 27, 2011

Traded John Jaso to the Seattle Mariners. Received Josh Lueke and player to be named or cash.

November 28, 2011

Signed Jose Molina as a free agent.

December 1, 2011

Signed Jhonny Nunez as a free agent.

December 6, 2011

Signed Matt Mangini as a free agent.

Signed Juan Miranda as a free agent.

December 9, 2011

Manny Ramirez granted Free Agency.

December 12, 2011

Andy Sonnanstine granted Free Agency.

Traded Jake Jefferies (minors) to the Florida Marlins. Received Burke Badenhop.

January 4, 2012

Signed Fernando Rodney as a free agent.

January 12, 2012

Signed Luke Scott as a free agent.

January 19, 2012

Signed Jesus Feliciano as a free agent.

Signed Will Rhymes as a free agent.

Signed Romulo Sanchez as a free agent.

January 24, 2012

Signed Bryan Augenstein as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Pena as a free agent.

January 27, 2012

Signed Jeff Keppinger as a free agent.

January 30, 2012

Justin Ruggiano granted Free Agency.

January 31, 2012

Sold Russ Canzler to the Cleveland Indians.

February 14, 2012

Signed Jeff Salazar as a free agent.

February 16, 2012

Signed Chris Gimenez as a free agent.

March 31, 2012

Received Kyle Hudson from the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

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2010 / 2012 Trades and Transactions