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Trades and Transactions

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90-72, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Washington (90-72)
GM: Jon Daniels, Farm Dir: Scott Servais, Scouting Dir: Kip Fagg
Scored 787 runs, Allowed 687 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-71

Ballparks: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 2,505,171 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 109, Pitching - 108 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103


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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2009

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 (Standings)

Traded Edwin Escobar to the San Francisco Giants. Received retention of Rule 5 selection.

Selected Ryan Garko off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

April 2, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Luis Mendoza to the Kansas City Royals.

Released Jumbo Diaz.

June 3, 2010 (Standings)

Sent Jailen Peguero to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

June 7, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Mike Olt in the 1st round (49th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2010.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Justin Grimm in the 5th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.

Drafted Nick Tepesch in the 14th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.

Drafted Ben Rowen in the 22nd round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2010.

Drafted Alex Claudio in the 27th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2010.

June 23, 2010 (Standings)

Released Wes Bankston.

July 1, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Michael Main (minors) and Chris Ray to the San Francisco Giants. Received Bengie Molina.

July 9, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Matt Lawson (minors), Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke and Justin Smoak to the Seattle Mariners. Received Cliff Lee and Mark Lowe.

July 26, 2010 (Standings)

Released Geoff Geary.

July 29, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Omar Poveda (minors) and Evan Reed to the Florida Marlins. Received Jorge Cantu.

July 30, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Tatusko (minors) and Tanner Roark to the Washington Nationals. Received Cristian Guzman.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later, Chris McGuiness, Roman Mendez and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Michael Thomas (minors) (August 14, 2010) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

August 13, 2010 (Standings)

Received Travis Chick from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

August 15, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Jesus Colome as a free agent.

Signed Willy Taveras as a free agent.

August 17, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Alex Cora as a free agent.

August 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Joaquin Arias to the New York Mets. Received Jeff Francoeur and cash.

September 4, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Mark Prior as a free agent.

September 7, 2010 (Standings)

Released Alex Cora.

October 6, 2010 (Standings)

Ryan Garko granted Free Agency.

Selected Ryan Tucker off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

October 8, 2010 (Standings)

Released Rich Harden.

October 15, 2010 (Standings)

Willie Eyre granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2010

Jorge Cantu granted Free Agency.

Frank Francisco granted Free Agency.

Cristian Guzman granted Free Agency.

Cliff Lee granted Free Agency.

Bengie Molina granted Free Agency.

Matt Treanor granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2010

Vladimir Guerrero granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2010

Esteban German granted Free Agency.

Doug Mathis granted Free Agency.

Brandon McCarthy granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2010

Brandon Boggs granted Free Agency.

Matthew Brown granted Free Agency.

Endy Chavez granted Free Agency.

Travis Chick granted Free Agency.

Jesus Colome granted Free Agency.

Hernan Iribarren granted Free Agency.

Warner Madrigal granted Free Agency.

Gregorio Petit granted Free Agency.

Mark Prior granted Free Agency.

Elizardo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Kevin Richardson granted Free Agency.

Guilder Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Willy Taveras granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2010

Signed Guilder Rodriguez as a free agent.

November 10, 2010

Jeff Francoeur granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2010

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

November 16, 2010

Signed Esteban German as a free agent.

November 20, 2010

Released Nathan Haynes.

November 29, 2010

Signed Yorvit Torrealba as a free agent.

November 30, 2010

Signed Frank Francisco as a free agent.

Signed Yoshinori Tateyama as a free agent.

December 2, 2010

Dustin Nippert granted Free Agency.

December 9, 2010

Purchased Mason Tobin from the Chicago Cubs.

December 13, 2010

Signed Matt Treanor as a free agent.

December 16, 2010

Signed Yhency Brazoban as a free agent.

December 18, 2010

Signed Brian Barden as a free agent.

Signed Endy Chavez as a free agent.

Signed Seth McClung as a free agent.

December 23, 2010

Signed Zach Jackson as a free agent.

Signed Omar Quintanilla as a free agent.

January 3, 2011

Signed Arthur Rhodes as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Webb as a free agent.

Signed Rougned Odor as an amateur free agent.

January 5, 2011

Signed Adrian Beltre as a free agent.

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

Signed Brad Nelson as a free agent.

Max Ramirez selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

January 8, 2011

Traded Guillermo Moscoso to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ryan Kelly (minors).

January 13, 2011

Released Clay Rapada.

January 18, 2011

Signed Robinzon Diaz as a free agent.

January 25, 2011

Traded Frank Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Mike Napoli.

January 29, 2011

Signed Ty Taubenheim as a free agent.

February 7, 2011

Signed Dave Bush as a free agent.

February 19, 2011

Signed Brett Tomko as a free agent.

March 1, 2011

Signed Elizardo Ramirez as a free agent.

March 28, 2011

Sold Matt Treanor to the Kansas City Royals.

March 29, 2011

Signed Luis Cruz as a free agent.

April 1, 2011

Released Ty Taubenheim.

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