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2008 Texas Rangers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

79-83, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Washington (79-83)
GM: Jon Daniels, Scouting Dir: Ron Hopkins
Scored 901 runs, Allowed 967 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-86

Ballparks: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 1,945,677 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 104

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 12, 2007

Francisco Cruceta granted Free Agency.

Desi Relaford granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2007

Mike Wood granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2007

Guillermo Quiroz granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2007

Willie Eyre granted Free Agency.

October 21, 2007

Signed Willie Eyre as a free agent.

October 29, 2007

Ezequiel Astacio granted Free Agency.

Released Franklyn German.

Selected Nick Gorneault off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Luther Hackman granted Free Agency.

Dave Matranga granted Free Agency.

Alfredo Simon granted Free Agency.

Jorge Vasquez granted Free Agency.

Randy Williams granted Free Agency.

Scott Rice granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Jerry Hairston granted Free Agency.

Sammy Sosa granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Brad Wilkerson granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2007

Signed Warner Madrigal as a free agent.

November 21, 2007

Signed Ryan Roberts as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Released Victor Diaz.

December 5, 2007

Traded Freddy Guzman to the Detroit Tigers. Received Chris Shelton.

Signed Leury Garcia as an amateur free agent.

December 10, 2007

Signed Milton Bradley as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Nick Gorneault granted Free Agency.

Akinori Otsuka granted Free Agency.

Traded Tug Hulett to the Seattle Mariners. Received Ben Broussard.

December 13, 2007

Signed Eric Cyr as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Kazuo Fukumori as a free agent.

December 15, 2007

Signed Franklyn German as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Traded Danny Herrera and Edinson Volquez to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Josh Hamilton.

December 23, 2007

Signed Elizardo Ramirez as a free agent.

December 26, 2007

Signed Jason Ellison as a free agent.

January 5, 2008

Signed Jason Davis as a free agent.

January 10, 2008

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Eddie Guardado as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Jason Jennings as a free agent.

January 30, 2008

Signed Trey Hodges as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Traded Armando Galarraga to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mike Hernandez (minors).

February 16, 2008

Signed Kevin Mench as a free agent.

March 10, 2008

Signed Sidney Ponson as a free agent.

March 24, 2008

Released Eric Cyr.

March 27, 2008

Released Jason Davis.

Released Chris Stewart.

March 28, 2008

Released Kevin Mahar.

Traded Jose Marte (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Dustin Nippert.

March 30, 2008

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

April 25, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Brian Gordon as a free agent.

Released Adam Melhuse.

May 9, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Kevin Mench to the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 16, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ben Broussard.

May 25, 2008 (Standings)

Released Chris Michalak.

May 31, 2008 (Standings)

Franklyn German granted Free Agency.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Justin Smoak in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Robbie Ross in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Joe Wieland in the 4th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Joey Butler in the 15th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2008.

Drafted Tanner Roark in the 25th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Nate Freiman in the 28th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Brad Miller in the 39th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Stephen Pryor in the 42nd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Cody Eppley in the 43rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

June 12, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jose Diaz as a free agent.

June 13, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Botts.

June 16, 2008 (Standings)

Released Sidney Ponson.

June 24, 2008 (Standings)

Rob Tejeda selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

July 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Kiko Calero as a free agent.

August 25, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Eddie Guardado to the Minnesota Twins. Received Mark Hamburger.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Jose Diaz granted Free Agency.

Ryan Roberts granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Jason Ellison granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008 (Standings)

Chris Shelton granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Milton Bradley granted Free Agency.

Jason Jennings granted Free Agency.

Ramon Vazquez granted Free Agency.

Jamey Wright granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Kiko Calero granted Free Agency.

Brian Gordon granted Free Agency.

Trey Hodges granted Free Agency.

Drew Meyer granted Free Agency.

Brandon Puffer granted Free Agency.

Elizardo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

John Rheinecker granted Free Agency.

Bill White granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2008

Signed Pedro Strop as a free agent.

November 20, 2008

Signed Elizardo Ramirez as a free agent.

Traded John Mayberry to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Greg Golson.

November 26, 2008

Released Kameron Loe.

November 28, 2008

Traded Wes Littleton to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Beau Vaughan (minors) (December 11, 2008) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

December 3, 2008

Signed Brian Gordon as a free agent.

December 7, 2008

Traded Gerald Laird to the Detroit Tigers. Received Carlos Melo (minors) and Guillermo Moscoso.

December 12, 2008

Doug Mathis granted Free Agency.

December 15, 2008

Signed Doug Mathis as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Casey Daigle as a free agent.

January 1, 2009

Signed Derrick Turnbow as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Nathan Haynes as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

January 26, 2009

Signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Signed Bryan Corey as a free agent.

February 5, 2009

Signed Eddie Guardado as a free agent.

February 6, 2009

Signed Jason Jennings as a free agent.

February 7, 2009

Signed Brendan Donnelly as a free agent.

February 8, 2009

Signed Andruw Jones as a free agent.

February 21, 2009

Signed Kris Benson as a free agent.

March 21, 2009

Signed Jimmy Gobble as a free agent.

March 26, 2009

Released Brendan Donnelly.

March 27, 2009

Released Adam Melhuse.

March 29, 2009

Selected Joe Koshansky off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

March 30, 2009

Released Jimmy Gobble.

April 1, 2009

Released Frank Catalanotto.

Released Casey Daigle.

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