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Trades and Transactions

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87-75, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Washington (87-75)
GM: Jon Daniels, Farm Dir: Scott Servais, Scouting Dir: Ron Hopkins
Scored 784 runs, Allowed 740 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-77

Ballparks: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 2,156,016 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 105

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2008

Jason Ellison granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008

Chris Shelton granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2008

Signed Jumbo Diaz as a free agent.

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 (Standings)

Released Frank Catalanotto.

Released Casey Daigle.

April 3, 2009 (Standings)

Joe Koshansky selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

April 7, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Scott Thorman as a free agent.

April 8, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Esteban German as a free agent.

Travis Metcalf selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

April 22, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Darren O'Day off waivers from the New York Mets.

April 23, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Kason Gabbard to the Boston Red Sox.

April 27, 2009 (Standings)

Released Scott Thorman.

May 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Derrick Turnbow.

May 16, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mike Hinckley as a free agent.

June 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ryan O'Malley as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Jason Grilli from the Colorado Rockies.

Drafted Tanner Scheppers in the 1st round (44th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed September 17, 2009.

Drafted Robbie Erlin in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 2009.

Drafted Aaron Barrett in the 27th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Eddie Butler in the 35th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 11, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Orlando Hernandez as a free agent.

July 1, 2009 (Standings)

German Duran selected by the Houston Astros off waivers.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jurickson Profar as an amateur free agent.

Signed Luis Sardinas as an amateur free agent.

July 17, 2009 (Standings)

Released Orlando Hernandez.

August 15, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jailen Peguero as a free agent.

August 17, 2009 (Standings)

Released Vicente Padilla.

August 18, 2009 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Matt Nevarez (minors) to the Houston Astros. Received Ivan Rodriguez. The Texas Rangers sent Jose Vallejo (minors) (August 20, 2009) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

August 22, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Travis Metcalf as a free agent.

August 27, 2009 (Standings)

Jason Jennings granted Free Agency.

August 28, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Freel as a free agent.

August 31, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Justin Leone as a free agent.

Signed Mike Wood as a free agent.

September 1, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Thompson as a free agent.

September 3, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Tim Smith (minors) and Manny Pina to the Kansas City Royals. Received Danny Gutierrez (minors).

September 4, 2009 (Standings)

Thomas Diamond selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

October 7, 2009 (Standings)

Kris Benson granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2009

Jason Grilli granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Joaquin Benoit granted Free Agency.

Hank Blalock granted Free Agency.

Marlon Byrd granted Free Agency.

Eddie Guardado granted Free Agency.

Ivan Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Andruw Jones granted Free Agency.

Omar Vizquel granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Bryan Corey granted Free Agency.

Ryan Freel granted Free Agency.

Mauro Gomez granted Free Agency.

Brian Gordon granted Free Agency.

Mike Hinckley granted Free Agency.

Justin Leone granted Free Agency.

Travis Metcalf granted Free Agency.

A.J. Murray granted Free Agency.

Jailen Peguero granted Free Agency.

Elizardo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Josh Rupe granted Free Agency.

Kevin Thompson granted Free Agency.

Mike Wood granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2009

Selected Joe Inglett off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

December 7, 2009

Purchased Clay Rapada from the Detroit Tigers.

December 9, 2009

Traded Kevin Millwood and cash to the Baltimore Orioles. Received a player to be named later and Chris Ray. The Baltimore Orioles sent Ben Snyder (minors) (December 10, 2009) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

December 10, 2009

Signed Rich Harden as a free agent.

December 16, 2009

Signed Geoff Geary as a free agent.

December 17, 2009

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

December 21, 2009

Signed Darren Oliver as a free agent.

January 9, 2010

Signed Vladimir Guerrero as a free agent.

January 10, 2010

Signed Matthew Brown as a free agent.

Signed Elizardo Ramirez as a free agent.

January 11, 2010

Signed Jailen Peguero as a free agent.

January 19, 2010

Signed Colby Lewis as a free agent.

January 21, 2010

Signed Khalil Greene as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Traded Greg Golson to the New York Yankees. Received Mitch Hilligoss (minors) and cash.

January 27, 2010

Joe Inglett selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

February 2, 2010

Signed Jae Kuk Ryu as a free agent.

February 15, 2010

Signed Endy Chavez as a free agent.

February 24, 2010

Signed Wes Bankston as a free agent.

February 25, 2010

Released Khalil Greene.

March 9, 2010

Purchased Edwar Ramirez from the New York Yankees.

March 13, 2010

Selected Hernan Iribarren off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 22, 2010

Traded Ray Olmedo to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Matt Treanor.

March 24, 2010

Traded Edwar Ramirez to the Oakland Athletics. Received Gregorio Petit.

March 27, 2010

Purchased Andres Blanco from the Chicago Cubs.

April 1, 2010

Selected Ryan Garko off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

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