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2002 Texas Rangers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

72-90, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jerry Narron (72-90)
GM: John Hart (Hired 11/1/2001), Farm Dir: John Lombardo, Scouting Dir: Grady Fuson
Scored 843 runs, Allowed 882 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-84

Ballparks: The Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 2,352,397 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 110, Pitching - 111

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions

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

October 11, 2001

Mike Hubbard granted Free Agency.

Marcus Jensen granted Free Agency.

J.D. Smart granted Free Agency.

Traded Randy Velarde to the New York Yankees. Received players to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Randy Flores (October 12, 2001) and Rosman Garcia (October 11, 2001) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

October 15, 2001

Jayson Durocher granted Free Agency.

Ryan Glynn granted Free Agency.

Mike Johnson granted Free Agency.

Mike Judd granted Free Agency.

Tony Mounce granted Free Agency.

Peter Munro granted Free Agency.

Brandon Villafuerte granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2001

Bo Porter granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2001

Signed Edinson Volquez as an amateur free agent.

November 5, 2001

Chad Curtis granted Free Agency.

Pat Mahomes granted Free Agency.

Released Ruben Sierra.

November 6, 2001

Tim Crabtree granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2001

Signed Santiago Perez as a free agent.

November 13, 2001

Signed Jason Maxwell as a free agent.

November 20, 2001

Signed Anthony Telford as a free agent.

November 26, 2001

Signed Todd Van Poppel as a free agent.

November 27, 2001

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago White Sox. Received Herbert Perry. The Texas Rangers sent Corey Lee (December 17, 2001) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

November 30, 2001

Signed Juan Alvarez as a free agent.

December 12, 2001

Traded Darren Oliver to the Boston Red Sox. Received Carl Everett.

December 13, 2001

Signed Jay Powell as a free agent.

December 18, 2001

Signed Geremi Gonzalez as a free agent.

Traded Dave Elder to the Cleveland Indians. Received John Rocker.

December 19, 2001

Signed Dave Burba as a free agent.

December 21, 2001

Rick Helling granted Free Agency.

Ricky Ledee granted Free Agency.

Scott Sheldon granted Free Agency.

Justin Thompson granted Free Agency.

December 27, 2001

Signed Hideki Irabu as a free agent.

Signed Bill Pulsipher as a free agent.

January 8, 2002

Signed Juan Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 14, 2002

Traded Carlos Pena and Mike Venafro to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jason Hart, Gerald Laird, Ryan Ludwick and Mario Ramos.

January 16, 2002

Signed Chan Ho Park as a free agent.

January 23, 2002

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

January 28, 2002

Signed Ismael Valdez as a free agent.

January 29, 2002

Signed Dan Miceli as a free agent.

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

February 1, 2002

Signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

Signed Steve Woodard as a free agent.

Craig Monroe selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

February 2, 2002

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

February 14, 2002

Signed Justin Thompson as a free agent.

February 20, 2002

Signed Ed Sprague as a free agent.

February 28, 2002

Signed Tony Mounce as a free agent.

March 19, 2002

Traded Justin Duchscherer to the Oakland Athletics. Received Luis Vizcaino.

March 24, 2002

Traded Luis Vizcaino to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Jesus Pena.

March 25, 2002

Received Rich Rodriguez from the Atlanta Braves as part of a conditional deal.

March 26, 2002

Released Bill Pulsipher.

March 29, 2002

Released Jason Maxwell.

March 31, 2002

Signed Ruben Rivera as a free agent.

Released Matt Beech.

April 2, 2002 (Standings)

Released Pat Borders.

April 3, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Juan Moreno to the San Diego Padres. Received Jason Moore (minors).

April 4, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Chris Magruder to the Cleveland Indians. Received Rashad Eldridge (minors).

April 9, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Andy Pratt to the Atlanta Braves. Received Ben Kozlowski.

April 22, 2002 (Standings)

Purchased Calvin Murray from the San Francisco Giants.

April 26, 2002 (Standings)

Purchased Hector Ortiz from the Kansas City Royals.

April 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released Hector Carrasco.

May 6, 2002 (Standings)

Released Dan Miceli.

May 16, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Todd Greene as a free agent.

May 17, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Danny Ardoin as a free agent.

May 31, 2002 (Standings)

Chris Michalak granted Free Agency.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Drew Meyer in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2002.

Drafted Sam Narron in the 15th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2002.

Drafted Kameron Loe in the 20th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2002.

Drafted Jesse Chavez in the 42nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed May 17, 2003.

June 5, 2002 (Standings)

Released Steve Woodard.

July 8, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Donnie Sadler off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

July 12, 2002 (Standings)

Released Hector Ortiz.

July 18, 2002 (Standings)

Randy Flores selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

July 22, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Allen McDill as a free agent.

July 23, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Richardson as an amateur free agent.

July 29, 2002 (Standings)

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

Released Dave Burba.

July 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released Santiago Perez.

July 31, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Gabe Kapler, Jason Romano and cash to the Colorado Rockies. Received Todd Hollandsworth and Dennys Reyes.

August 19, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Ismael Valdez to the Seattle Mariners. Received Derrick Van Dusen (minors) and Jermaine Clark.

September 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released C.J. Nitkowski.

Released Ruben Rivera.

Released Donnie Sadler.

October 3, 2002 (Standings)

Released John Rocker.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Kelly Dransfeldt granted Free Agency.

Geremi Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Allen McDill granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Calvin Murray granted Free Agency.

Brian Schmack granted Free Agency.

Ed Sprague granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2002

Signed Rontrez Johnson as a free agent.

October 28, 2002

Todd Hollandsworth granted Free Agency.

Ivan Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Rudy Seanez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Kenny Rogers granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2002

Bill Haselman granted Free Agency.

Rich Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2002

Signed Fernando Lunar as a free agent.

November 4, 2002

Signed Robert Ellis as a free agent.

November 13, 2002

Signed Donnie Sadler as a free agent.

November 15, 2002

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

November 17, 2002

Signed Victor Santos as a free agent.

November 18, 2002

Released Juan Alvarez.

December 3, 2002

Signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

December 6, 2002

Traded Travis Hafner and Aaron Myette to the Cleveland Indians. Received Einar Diaz and Ryan Drese.

December 13, 2002

Signed Ron Mahay as a free agent.

December 15, 2002

Signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

December 16, 2002

Andy Cavazos drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Rontrez Johnson drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted John Koronka from the Cincinnati Reds in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Marshall McDougall from the Cleveland Indians in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Jose Morban drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

December 18, 2002

Signed Doug Glanville as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Frank Catalanotto granted Free Agency.

Dennys Reyes granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2002

Signed Ugueth Urbina as a free agent.

December 26, 2002

Signed Esteban Yan as a free agent.

December 31, 2002

Signed Aaron Fultz as a free agent.

January 3, 2003

Signed John Thomson as a free agent.

January 7, 2003

Signed Chad Kreuter as a free agent.

January 13, 2003

Signed Jim Rushford as a free agent.

January 16, 2003

Signed Ryan Christenson as a free agent.

January 20, 2003

Signed Ismael Valdez as a free agent.

February 3, 2003

Signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

March 12, 2003

Released Rob Bell.

March 21, 2003

Returned John Koronka (earlier draft pick) to the Cincinnati Reds.

March 24, 2003

Signed Mauro Gomez as an amateur free agent.

Purchased Manny Alexander from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 26, 2003

Danny Kolb granted Free Agency.

March 27, 2003

Traded Fernando Lunar to the Kansas City Royals. Received Odannys Ayala (minors).

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions