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Trades and Transactions

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89-73, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Buck Showalter (89-73)
GM: John Hart, Farm Dir: John Lombardo, Scouting Dir: Ron Hopkins
Scored 860 runs, Allowed 794 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: The Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 2,513,685 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 108, Pitching - 108 · one-year: Batting - 112, Pitching - 111

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2003

Todd Greene granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2003

Ryan Christenson granted Free Agency.

Aaron Fultz granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2003

Alan Benes granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003

Released Tony Mounce.

October 9, 2003

Released Robert Ellis.

October 13, 2003

Victor Santos granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

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 (Standings)

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

Released Glendon Rusch.

April 3, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Justin Echols (minors) and Einar Diaz to the Montreal Expos. Received Josh McKinley (minors) and Chris Young.

April 7, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jason Tyner.

April 8, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Gary Matthews as a free agent.

Selected Cory Vance off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

April 13, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Brian Esposito as a free agent.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Mahar as an amateur free agent.

June 4, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Kris Keller as a free agent.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Thomas Diamond in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2004.

Drafted Eric Hurley in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 22, 2004.

Drafted Brandon Boggs in the 4th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2004.

Drafted Mike Nickeas in the 5th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Justin Maxwell in the 10th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Travis Metcalf in the 11th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Tug Hulett in the 14th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2004.

Drafted Zach Phillips in the 23rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 2005.

Drafted Sam Demel in the 35th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 11, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Rick Helling as a free agent.

June 14, 2004 (Standings)

Released Todd Williams.

June 18, 2004 (Standings)

Released David Newhan.

June 30, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Bart Miadich as a free agent.

Released Cory Vance.

July 6, 2004 (Standings)

Ken Huckaby selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

July 14, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Cory Vance as a free agent.

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Released Rick Helling.

July 16, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

July 18, 2004 (Standings)

Released Kris Keller.

July 19, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Andy Fox as a free agent.

July 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Nick Bierbrodt.

July 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the New York Mets. Received Scott Erickson. The Texas Rangers sent Josh Hoffpauir (minors) (September 17, 2004) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

August 18, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

September 10, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Michael Tejera off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

September 24, 2004 (Standings)

Sam Narron selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

September 30, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Manny Pina as an amateur free agent.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Danny Ardoin granted Free Agency.

Scott Erickson granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004 (Standings)

Mike Bacsik granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004 (Standings)

Ken Huckaby granted Free Agency.

Ben Kozlowski selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

Colby Lewis selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

October 9, 2004 (Standings)

Chad Allen granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Michael Tejera granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Chad Allen as a free agent.

Mickey Callaway granted Free Agency.

Brad Clontz granted Free Agency.

Reynaldo Garcia granted Free Agency.

Bart Miadich granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Santiago Perez granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Jeff Nelson granted Free Agency.

Jay Powell granted Free Agency.

John Wasdin granted Free Agency.

Jeff Zimmerman granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Doug Brocail granted Free Agency.

Andy Fox granted Free Agency.

Rusty Greer granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

David Dellucci granted Free Agency.

Brad Fullmer granted Free Agency.

Brian Jordan granted Free Agency.

Herbert Perry granted Free Agency.

Eric Young granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Manny Alexander granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2004

Signed Manny Alexander as a free agent.

Signed Vladimir Nunez as a free agent.

Signed Lou Pote as a free agent.

Signed Jose Veras as a free agent.

Signed John Wasdin as a free agent.

November 16, 2004

Signed Doug Brocail as a free agent.

Signed Jason Standridge as a free agent.

Signed Andres Torres as a free agent.

November 17, 2004

Signed Agustin Montero as a free agent.

November 22, 2004

Signed Robert Machado as a free agent.

November 29, 2004

Signed Michael Tejera as a free agent.

December 1, 2004

Signed Esteban German as a free agent.

December 8, 2004

Signed Sandy Alomar as a free agent.

December 12, 2004

Signed Richard Hidalgo as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Edgar Gonzalez drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 20, 2004

Signed Greg Colbrunn as a free agent.

Signed David Dellucci as a free agent.

January 17, 2005

Released Peter Zoccolillo.

January 19, 2005

Signed Mark DeRosa as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Edwin Moreno selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

January 24, 2005

Signed Wilfredo Rodriguez as a free agent.

February 4, 2005

Selected Ryan Bukvich off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

February 23, 2005

Signed Pedro Astacio as a free agent.

March 5, 2005

Signed Craig House as a free agent.

March 6, 2005

Signed Chris Richard as a free agent.

March 7, 2005

Signed Jeff Zimmerman as a free agent.

March 23, 2005

Jason Bourgeois selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

March 30, 2005

Received Keith McDonald from the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

Purchased Cody Ransom from the Chicago Cubs.

Traded Ramon Nivar to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Matt Riley.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions