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2003 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

86-76, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Carlos Tosca (86-76)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi, Farm Dir: Bob Nelson, Scouting Dir: Chris Buckley
Scored 894 runs, Allowed 826 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: SkyDome · Attendance: 1,799,458 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 106

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 9, 2002

Released Chris Carpenter.

Brandon Lyon selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

October 15, 2002

Joe Lawrence granted Free Agency.

Brian Lesher granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

Luke Prokopec granted Free Agency.

Pedro Swann granted Free Agency.

Scott Winchester granted Free Agency.

October 23, 2002

Signed Doug Linton as a free agent.

October 28, 2002

Felix Heredia granted Free Agency.

Steve Parris granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Signed Doug Creek as a free agent.

Esteban Loaiza granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2002

Signed Jeff Tam as a free agent.

November 12, 2002

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

November 13, 2002

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

November 16, 2002

Traded Chris Mowday (minors) and Mike Rouse to the Oakland Athletics. Received Cory Lidle.

November 17, 2002

Signed Mike Moriarty as a free agent.

November 18, 2002

Signed Rob Ryan as a free agent.

November 19, 2002

Signed Tim Young as a free agent.

November 24, 2002

Signed Josh Towers as a free agent.

December 5, 2002

Signed Bruce Aven as a free agent.

December 15, 2002

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Felipe Lopez to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later from the Oakland Athletics. In addition, the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Erubiel Durazo to the Oakland Athletics; and the Cincinnati Reds sent Elmer Dessens and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Oakland Athletics sent Jason Arnold (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

December 16, 2002

Drafted Jason Dubois from the Chicago Cubs in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Matt Ford drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Frank Gracesqui selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2002 minor league draft.

Drafted Aquilino Lopez from the Seattle Mariners in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Gary Majewski from the Chicago White Sox in the 2002 minor league draft.

Signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

December 20, 2002

Signed Mike Bordick as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Jose Cruz granted Free Agency.

Signed Tanyon Sturtze as a free agent.

December 23, 2002

Signed Mike Colangelo as a free agent.

December 28, 2002

Signed Frank Catalanotto as a free agent.

January 27, 2003

Traded a player to be named later to the Oakland Athletics. Received John-Ford Griffin. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Jason Perry (June 23, 2003) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

March 11, 2003

Released Pasqual Coco.

March 15, 2003

Returned Jason Dubois (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago Cubs.

March 17, 2003

Returned Gary Majewski (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago White Sox.

March 27, 2003

Signed Dan Reichert as a free agent.

March 28, 2003

Selected Kevin Frederick off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

April 30, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Doug Davis off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Drafted Aaron Hill in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2003.

Drafted Josh Banks in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 2003.

Drafted Shaun Marcum in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2003.

Drafted Justin James in the 5th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2003.

Drafted Jamie Vermilyea in the 9th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 2003.

Drafted Tom Mastny in the 11th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 2003.

Drafted Ryan Roberts in the 18th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 2003.

June 12, 2003 (Standings)

Released Tim Young.

June 16, 2003 (Standings)

Selected Scott Service off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

June 17, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Juan Acevedo as a free agent.

June 19, 2003 (Standings)

Released Rob Ryan.

June 20, 2003 (Standings)

Released Mike Moriarty.

July 8, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Rich Thompson to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received John Wasdin.

July 11, 2003 (Standings)

Doug Davis granted Free Agency.

July 16, 2003 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Shannon Stewart to the Minnesota Twins. Received Bobby Kielty. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Dave Gassner (December 15, 2003) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

July 30, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Luis Perez as an amateur free agent.

August 7, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Anthony Sanders as a free agent.

August 9, 2003 (Standings)

Released Juan Acevedo.

August 10, 2003 (Standings)

Released Scott Service.

September 5, 2003 (Standings)

Released Jeff Tam.

September 29, 2003 (Standings)

Ken Huckaby granted Free Agency.

Doug Linton granted Free Agency.

John Wasdin granted Free Agency.

September 30, 2003 (Standings)

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003 (Standings)

Released Doug Creek.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Bruce Aven granted Free Agency.

Brian Bowles granted Free Agency.

Mike Colangelo granted Free Agency.

Dan Reichert granted Free Agency.

Anthony Sanders granted Free Agency.

Tanyon Sturtze granted Free Agency.

Corey Thurman granted Free Agency.

Scott Wiggins granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Kelvim Escobar granted Free Agency.

Cory Lidle granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2003

Signed Pat Hentgen as a free agent.

Traded Bobby Kielty to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ted Lilly.

November 20, 2003

Signed Dave Maurer as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

December 9, 2003

Signed Kerry Ligtenberg as a free agent.

December 14, 2003

As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies and Mark Hendrickson to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Justin Speier from the Colorado Rockies. In addition, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Joe Kennedy to the Colorado Rockies. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Sandy Nin (minors) (December 15, 2003) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

December 18, 2003

Signed Miguel Batista as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

Cliff Politte granted Free Agency.

December 27, 2003

Signed Valerio De Los Santos as a free agent.

January 1, 2004

Signed Jayson Durocher as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Terry Adams as a free agent.

Signed Chris Gomez as a free agent.

Signed Chad Hermansen as a free agent.

Signed Mark Lukasiewicz as a free agent.

Tom Wilson selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

March 5, 2004

Released Pete Walker.

March 29, 2004

Traded Jayson Werth to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jason Frasor.

March 31, 2004

Selected Sean Douglass off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions