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2012 Tampa Bay Rays

Trades and Transactions

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90-72, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Maddon (90-72)
GM: Andrew Friedman, Farm Dir: Mitch Lukevics, Scouting Dir: R.J. Harrison
Scored 697 runs, Allowed 577 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67

Ballparks: Tropicana Field · Attendance: 1,559,681 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 94

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2011

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.

April 5, 2012 (Standings)

Selected John Gaub off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

April 18, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Lance Pendleton as a free agent.

April 19, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Brandon Allen off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

April 30, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Hideki Matsui as a free agent.

May 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Garko as a free agent.

May 16, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Kyle Hudson to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Rich Thompson.

May 21, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Drew Sutton from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

May 24, 2012 (Standings)

John Gaub selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

June 14, 2012 (Standings)

Released Juan Miranda.

June 21, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Brooks Conrad off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

June 24, 2012 (Standings)

Drew Sutton selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

July 2, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jhonny Nunez.

July 24, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Tyler Bortnick (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Ryan Roberts.

July 27, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brandon Allen.

August 1, 2012 (Standings)

Released Hideki Matsui.

Released Romulo Sanchez.

August 9, 2012 (Standings)

Released Matt Mangini.

August 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Houston Astros. Received Ben Francisco. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Theron Geith (minors) (September 21, 2012) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

October 10, 2012 (Standings)

Brooks Conrad granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2012

Rich Thompson granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2012

Kyle Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

J.P. Howell granted Free Agency.

Jeff Keppinger granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pena granted Free Agency.

Joel Peralta granted Free Agency.

Luke Scott granted Free Agency.

B.J. Upton granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Bryan Augenstein granted Free Agency.

Jay Buente granted Free Agency.

Jesus Feliciano granted Free Agency.

Ryan Garko granted Free Agency.

Lance Pendleton granted Free Agency.

Ryan Reid granted Free Agency.

Will Rhymes granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2012

Signed Joel Peralta as a free agent.

November 29, 2012

Signed Mike Fontenot as a free agent.

Signed Rich Thompson as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Ben Francisco granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2012

Traded Burke Badenhop to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Raul Mondesi (minors).

December 4, 2012

Traded Derek Dietrich to the Miami Marlins. Received Yunel Escobar.

December 5, 2012

Signed Jason Bourgeois as a free agent.

December 6, 2012

Signed James Loney as a free agent.

December 9, 2012

Traded a player to be named later, Wade Davis and James Shields to the Kansas City Royals. Received Patrick Leonard (minors), Mike Montgomery (minors), Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Elliot Johnson (February 12, 2013) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

December 13, 2012

Traded Chris Rearick (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Vince Belnome.

December 18, 2012

Signed Roberto Hernandez as a free agent.

January 6, 2013

Signed J.D. Martin as a free agent.

January 22, 2013

Signed Shelley Duncan as a free agent.

Signed Juan Carlos Oviedo as a free agent.

Signed Jamey Wright as a free agent.

February 5, 2013

Signed Kyle Farnsworth as a free agent.

Signed Kelly Johnson as a free agent.

February 6, 2013

Signed Luke Scott as a free agent.

February 14, 2013

Sent Reid Brignac to the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

February 16, 2013

Signed Jack Cust as a free agent.

March 23, 2013

Released Jack Cust.

March 25, 2013

Traded Kyle Lobstein (minors) to the Detroit Tigers. Received Curt Casali.

March 27, 2013

Traded Dane De La Rosa to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Steve Geltz.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions