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2005 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

80-82, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Gibbons (80-82)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi, Farm Dir: Charlie Wilson, Scouting Dir: Jon Lalonde
Scored 775 runs, Allowed 705 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Rogers Centre · Attendance: 2,014,995 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

Jason Kershner granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004

Chad Hermansen granted Free Agency.

Dave Maurer granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004

Bobby Estalella granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2004

Signed Joel Carreno as an amateur free agent.

October 14, 2004

Sean Douglass granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004

Stubby Clapp granted Free Agency.

Bob File granted Free Agency.

Aquilino Lopez granted Free Agency.

Julius Matos granted Free Agency.

Micheal Nakamura granted Free Agency.

Simon Pond granted Free Agency.

Jesus Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Anthony Sanders granted Free Agency.

Glenn Williams granted Free Agency.

Chris Woodward granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2004

Howie Clark granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Dave Berg granted Free Agency.

Carlos Delgado granted Free Agency.

Valerio De Los Santos granted Free Agency.

Chris Gomez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Greg Myers granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

November 11, 2004

Signed Jesse Carlson as a free agent.

Pat Hentgen granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2004

Signed Julius Matos as a free agent.

November 16, 2004

Signed Anthony Sanders as a free agent.

November 17, 2004

Signed Jason Alfaro as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

December 2, 2004

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received John McDonald. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Tom Mastny (December 14, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 6, 2004

Selected Steve Andrade off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.

December 8, 2004

Tyrell Godwin drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2004

Traded Kevin Cash to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Chad Gaudin.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Lee Gronkiewicz from the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Corey Koskie as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Signed Scott Downs as a free agent.

Signed Bry Nelson as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Kevin Frederick granted Free Agency.

2005

Released Jayson Durocher.

January 6, 2005

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

January 8, 2005

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Billy Koch as a free agent.

January 11, 2005

Signed Scott Schoeneweis as a free agent.

January 12, 2005

Traded Adam Peterson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Shea Hillenbrand.

January 17, 2005

Signed Matt Duff as a free agent.

February 19, 2005

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

February 28, 2005

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

March 22, 2005

The Washington Nationals returned Tyrell Godwin (earlier draft pick).

Traded Tyrell Godwin to the Washington Nationals. Received A.J. Wideman (minors).

March 28, 2005

Released Mike Smith.

April 1, 2005 (Standings)

Purchased Andy Dominique from the New York Mets.

Released Kerry Ligtenberg.

April 3, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

Released Chris Michalak.

April 26, 2005 (Standings)

Greg Myers granted Free Agency.

May 11, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

May 14, 2005 (Standings)

Sold Ryan Glynn to the Oakland Athletics.

May 24, 2005 (Standings)

Eric Crozier selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Ricky Romero in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2005.

Drafted Robert Ray in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2005.

Drafted Brett Wallace in the 42nd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 15, 2005 (Standings)

Justin Miller granted Free Agency.

July 22, 2005 (Standings)

Sent John McDonald to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

August 13, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Desi Relaford as a free agent.

October 1, 2005 (Standings)

Ken Huckaby sent to ??? in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Matt Whiteside granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005 (Standings)

Frank Menechino granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2005 (Standings)

Andy Dominique granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Jason Alfaro granted Free Agency.

Kevin Barker granted Free Agency.

Jesse Carlson granted Free Agency.

Joe Depastino granted Free Agency.

Matt Duff granted Free Agency.

Julius Matos granted Free Agency.

Bry Nelson granted Free Agency.

Desi Relaford granted Free Agency.

Anthony Sanders granted Free Agency.

Kevin Tolar granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

November 10, 2005

Purchased John McDonald from the Detroit Tigers.

November 14, 2005

Signed Luis Figueroa as a free agent.

November 29, 2005

Signed B.J. Ryan as a free agent.

December 2, 2005

Traded Chad Gaudin to the Oakland Athletics. Received a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Dustin Majewski (minors) (December 8, 2005) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

December 7, 2005

Signed A.J. Burnett as a free agent.

Traded Dave Bush, Gabe Gross and Zach Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Lyle Overbay and Ty Taubenheim.

December 8, 2005

Dewon Day drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Eugenio Velez drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Jamie Vermilyea drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Steve Andrade drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

December 20, 2005

Signed Moises Sierra as an amateur free agent.

December 27, 2005

Traded Miguel Batista and Orlando Hudson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Troy Glaus and Sergio Santos.

January 6, 2006

Traded Corey Koskie to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Brian Wolfe.

January 10, 2006

Signed Jason Phillips as a free agent.

January 11, 2006

Signed Matt Blank as a free agent.

Signed Mike Mahoney as a free agent.

January 17, 2006

Traded Bubbie Buzachero (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Brian Tallet.

January 28, 2006

Signed Ben Weber as a free agent.

January 30, 2006

Signed James Baldwin as a free agent.

February 6, 2006

Signed Bengie Molina as a free agent.

February 8, 2006

Signed Matt Duff as a free agent.

March 14, 2006

The Boston Red Sox returned Jamie Vermilyea (earlier draft pick).

March 22, 2006

Matt Blank granted Free Agency.

March 31, 2006

Guillermo Quiroz selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions