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Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

71-91, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Buck Showalter (71-91)
GM: John Hart, Farm Dir: John Lombardo, Scouting Dir: Ron Hopkins
Scored 826 runs, Allowed 969 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-93

Ballparks: The Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 2,094,394 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 111, Pitching - 111 · one-year: Batting - 110, Pitching - 111

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2002

Released John Rocker.

October 15, 2002

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).

April 18, 2003 (Standings)

The Kansas City Royals returned Rontrez Johnson (earlier draft pick).

April 28, 2003 (Standings)

Released Chad Kreuter.

April 30, 2003 (Standings)

Jermaine Clark selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

Doug Davis selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

May 3, 2003 (Standings)

Released Rudy Seanez.

May 7, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jamey Wright as a free agent.

May 9, 2003 (Standings)

Received Alan Benes from the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

May 11, 2003 (Standings)

Released Jim Rushford.

May 27, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Esteban Yan to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Rick Asadoorian (minors).

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Drafted John Danks in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 11, 2003.

Drafted Wes Littleton in the 4th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2003.

Drafted Cody Clark in the 11th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2003.

Drafted Ian Kinsler in the 17th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2003.

Drafted Scott Feldman in the 30th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 2003.

June 4, 2003 (Standings)

Released Todd Van Poppel.

June 6, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Ruben Sierra to the New York Yankees. Received Marcus Thames.

June 15, 2003 (Standings)

Released Jamey Wright.

June 16, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Randy Keisler as a free agent.

July 1, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Carl Everett to the Chicago White Sox. Received players to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Frank Francisco (July 25, 2003), Josh Rupe (July 25, 2003) and Anthony Webster (minors) (July 25, 2003) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

July 9, 2003 (Standings)

Purchased Jermaine Clark from the San Diego Padres.

July 11, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Ugueth Urbina to the Florida Marlins. Received Will Smith (minors), Adrian Gonzalez and Ryan Snare.

July 14, 2003 (Standings)

Released Rontrez Johnson.

Released Randy Keisler.

July 18, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Ludwick to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ricardo Rodriguez and Shane Spencer.

July 30, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Doug Glanville to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jason Fransz (minors) and cash.

August 7, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Mickey Callaway as a free agent.

September 29, 2003 (Standings)

Released C.J. Nitkowski.

October, 2003 (Standings)

Brian Sikorski sent to ??? in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 3, 2003 (Standings)

Todd Greene granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2003 (Standings)

Ryan Christenson granted Free Agency.

Aaron Fultz granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2003 (Standings)

Alan Benes granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003 (Standings)

Released Tony Mounce.

October 9, 2003 (Standings)

Released Robert Ellis.

October 13, 2003 (Standings)

Victor Santos granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Jermaine Clark granted Free Agency.

Donnie Sadler granted Free Agency.

Shane Spencer granted Free Agency.

Marcus Thames granted Free Agency.

Justin Thompson granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2003

Signed John Wasdin as a free agent.

October 26, 2003

Juan Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Ismael Valdez granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Rafael Palmeiro granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

John Thomson granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2003

Signed Carlos Almanzar as a free agent.

October 31, 2003

Signed Erik Sabel as a free agent.

November 10, 2003

Signed David Newhan as a free agent.

November 19, 2003

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

Mario Ramos selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

November 24, 2003

Signed Andy Fox as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Signed Chad Allen as a free agent.

December 3, 2003

Signed Jason Conti as a free agent.

December 8, 2003

Signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

Selected Jason Tyner off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

December 15, 2003

Andy Fox drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Edgar Gonzalez from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Chris Mabeus from the Oakland Athletics in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Peter Zoccolillo from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2003 minor league draft.

December 18, 2003

Signed Brad Fullmer as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2003

Signed Mike Bacsik as a free agent.

Signed David Dellucci as a free agent.

December 24, 2003

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

January 6, 2004

Signed Eric Young as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Justin Thompson as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Brian Jordan as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Rod Barajas as a free agent.

January 14, 2004

Signed Jeff Nelson as a free agent.

Signed Kenny Rogers as a free agent.

January 20, 2004

Signed Glendon Rusch as a free agent.

January 21, 2004

Reynaldo Garcia selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

January 22, 2004

Selected Reynaldo Garcia off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

February 4, 2004

Signed Brad Clontz as a free agent.

February 5, 2004

Traded Mike Lamb to the New York Yankees. Received Jose Garcia (minors).

February 16, 2004

Traded Alex Rodriguez and cash to the New York Yankees. Received a player to be named later and Alfonso Soriano. The New York Yankees sent Joaquin Arias (April 23, 2004) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

February 19, 2004

Signed Doug Brocail as a free agent.

March 22, 2004

Signed Nick Bierbrodt as a free agent.

March 27, 2004

Returned Chris Mabeus (earlier draft pick) to the Oakland Athletics.

April 1, 2004

Received Santiago Perez from the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

Released Glendon Rusch.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions