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Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

93-69, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Washington (93-69)
GM: Jon Daniels, Farm Dir: Tim Purpura, Scouting Dir: Kip Fagg
Scored 808 runs, Allowed 707 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-71

Ballparks: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington · Attendance: 3,460,280 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 109, Pitching - 107 · one-year: Batting - 107, Pitching - 106

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2011

Tim Wood granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2011

Endy Chavez granted Free Agency.

Mike Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Darren Oliver granted Free Agency.

Matt Treanor granted Free Agency.

Brandon Webb granted Free Agency.

C.J. Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Omar Beltre granted Free Agency.

Andres Blanco granted Free Agency.

Kevin Cash granted Free Agency.

Manny Corpas granted Free Agency.

Luis Cruz granted Free Agency.

Robinzon Diaz granted Free Agency.

Esteban German granted Free Agency.

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

Zach Jackson granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Brad Nelson granted Free Agency.

Merkin Valdez granted Free Agency.

Darren O'Day selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

November 4, 2011

Eric Hurley granted Free Agency.

November 21, 2011

Signed Joe Nathan as a free agent.

November 25, 2011

Signed Dusty Brown as a free agent.

November 30, 2011

Signed Luis Hernandez as a free agent.

Signed Yangervis Solarte as a free agent.

December 1, 2011

Traded Taylor Teagarden to the Baltimore Orioles. Received a player to be named later and Randy Henry (minors). The Baltimore Orioles sent Greg Miclat (minors) (December 8, 2011) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

December 9, 2011

Signed Alberto Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 14, 2011

Signed Zach Jackson as a free agent.

December 16, 2011

Signed Chris Robinson as a free agent.

December 21, 2011

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

Traded Ryan Kelly (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Luis Martinez.

January 3, 2012

Signed Brad Nelson as a free agent.

Purchased Brandon Snyder from the Baltimore Orioles.

January 5, 2012

Traded Chad Tracy (minors) to the Colorado Rockies. Received Greg Reynolds.

January 18, 2012

Purchased Yu Darvish from Nippon Ham Fighters (Japan Pacific).

January 20, 2012

Signed Brad Hawpe as a free agent.

January 23, 2012

Signed Sean Green as a free agent.

Signed Mitch Stetter as a free agent.

January 28, 2012

Signed Kyle Hudson as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Signed Joe Beimel as a free agent.

Signed Conor Jackson as a free agent.

February 20, 2012

Signed Neal Cotts as a free agent.

March 3, 2012

Signed Jon Meloan as a free agent.

March 26, 2012

Released Joe Beimel.

Released Conor Jackson.

Released Mitch Stetter.

March 30, 2012

Released Brad Hawpe.

Released Chris Robinson.

Released Mason Tobin.

March 31, 2012

Sent Kyle Hudson to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a conditional deal.

Released Jon Meloan.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Aaron Heilman as a free agent.

April 5, 2012 (Standings)

Cody Eppley selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

April 6, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Brad Hawpe as a free agent.

April 23, 2012 (Standings)

Released Justin Miller.

April 27, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Justin Miller as a free agent.

Signed Ross Wolf as a free agent.

May 4, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Ryan Spilborghs from the Cleveland Indians.

May 24, 2012 (Standings)

Selected John Gaub off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

May 29, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Roy Oswalt as a free agent.

June 1, 2012 (Standings)

Released Sean Green.

June 9, 2012 (Standings)

John Gaub selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

June 19, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Willie Eyre as a free agent.

Released Brad Hawpe.

June 25, 2012 (Standings)

Mark Hamburger selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Christian Villanueva (minors) and Kyle Hendricks to the Chicago Cubs. Received Ryan Dempster.

Traded Jake Brigham (minors) and player to be named or cash to the Chicago Cubs. Received Geovany Soto.

August 8, 2012 (Standings)

Released Yorvit Torrealba.

August 12, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Robinzon Diaz as a free agent.

August 13, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Koyie Hill as a free agent.

September 4, 2012 (Standings)

Released Koyie Hill.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Alberto Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2012 (Standings)

Luis Hernandez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2012

Mike Adams granted Free Agency.

Ryan Dempster granted Free Agency.

Scott Feldman granted Free Agency.

Josh Hamilton granted Free Agency.

Mark Lowe granted Free Agency.

Mike Napoli granted Free Agency.

Roy Oswalt granted Free Agency.

Yoshinori Tateyama granted Free Agency.

Koji Uehara granted Free Agency.

Selected Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

November 3, 2012

Dusty Brown granted Free Agency.

Robinzon Diaz granted Free Agency.

Willie Eyre granted Free Agency.

Aaron Heilman granted Free Agency.

Zach Jackson granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Val Majewski granted Free Agency.

Brad Nelson granted Free Agency.

Greg Reynolds granted Free Agency.

Yangervis Solarte granted Free Agency.

Ryan Spilborghs granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2012

Traded a player to be named later to the Kansas City Royals. Received Tommy Hottovy. The Texas Rangers sent Desmond Henry (minors) (March 27, 2013) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

November 12, 2012

Signed Jim Adduci as a free agent.

Signed Aaron Cunningham as a free agent.

November 15, 2012

Signed Scott Olsen as a free agent.

November 28, 2012

Signed Collin Balester as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres. Received Cory Burns. The Texas Rangers sent Wilfredo Boscan (minors) (December 6, 2012) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

November 30, 2012

Brandon Snyder granted Free Agency.

Geovany Soto granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2012

Signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

Selected Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

December 4, 2012

Signed Joakim Soria as a free agent.

December 6, 2012

Chris McGuiness drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Signed Brandon Allen as a free agent.

Signed Evan Meek as a free agent.

Signed Randy Wells as a free agent.

December 9, 2012

Traded Michael Young and cash to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Lisalverto Bonilla (minors) and Josh Lindblom.

December 12, 2012

Signed Brandon Snyder as a free agent.

December 20, 2012

Signed Yoshinori Tateyama as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Selected Jeff Beliveau off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

December 26, 2012

Signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

January 3, 2013

Signed Jason Frasor as a free agent.

January 4, 2013

Luis Martinez selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

January 7, 2013

Signed Lance Berkman as a free agent.

January 10, 2013

Tommy Hottovy selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

January 15, 2013

Signed Ryan Feierabend as a free agent.

January 19, 2013

Signed Kyle McClellan as a free agent.

January 26, 2013

Signed Jeff Baker as a free agent.

Signed Nate Robertson as a free agent.

March 6, 2013

Signed Derek Lowe as a free agent.

March 20, 2013

Released Yoshinori Tateyama.

March 22, 2013

Released Konrad Schmidt.

March 23, 2013

Signed Yoshinori Tateyama as a free agent.

March 24, 2013

Released Scott Olsen.

Selected Brad Mills off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

March 27, 2013

The Cleveland Indians returned Chris McGuiness (earlier draft pick).

Released Brandon Snyder.

March 31, 2013

Released Brandon Allen.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions