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2006 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

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87-75, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Gibbons (87-75)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi, Farm Dir: Charlie Wilson, Scouting Dir: Jon Lalonde
Scored 809 runs, Allowed 754 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: Rogers Centre · Attendance: 2,302,212 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2005

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

October 3, 2005

Matt Whiteside granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005

Frank Menechino granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2005

Andy Dominique granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005

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.

April 22, 2006 (Standings)

Released James Baldwin.

May 25, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Edgardo Alfonzo as a free agent.

June 6, 2006 (Standings)

Drafted Travis Snider in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2006.

Drafted Cole Figueroa in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jonathan Diaz in the 12th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2006.

Drafted Graham Godfrey in the 34th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed August 26, 2006.

June 12, 2006 (Standings)

Released Edgardo Alfonzo.

June 29, 2006 (Standings)

Released Ben Weber.

July 1, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Joey McLaughlin (minors) to the Texas Rangers. Received Tim Olson.

July 9, 2006 (Standings)

Released Matt Duff.

July 22, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Vinnie Chulk and Shea Hillenbrand to the San Francisco Giants. Received Jeremy Accardo.

July 24, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

August 16, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Scott Schoeneweis to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Trevor Lawhorn (minors) (October 13, 2006) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

August 17, 2006 (Standings)

Sold Eric Hinske to the Boston Red Sox.

October 13, 2006 (Standings)

Kevin Barker granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2006 (Standings)

Pete Walker granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006 (Standings)

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Ben Howard granted Free Agency.

Mike Mahoney granted Free Agency.

Tim Olson granted Free Agency.

Brian Wolfe granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2006

Signed Henderson Alvarez as an amateur free agent.

October 22, 2006

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

October 29, 2006

Bengie Molina granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Frank Catalanotto granted Free Agency.

Justin Speier granted Free Agency.

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Signed Jean Machi as a free agent.

Ted Lilly granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2006

Signed Brian Wolfe as a free agent.

November 10, 2006

Signed Jeff Duncan as a free agent.

Signed Geremi Gonzalez as a free agent.

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

November 13, 2006

Signed Matt Roney as a free agent.

November 18, 2006

Signed Frank Thomas as a free agent.

November 20, 2006

Signed Blaine Neal as a free agent.

November 27, 2006

Signed Mike Vento as a free agent.

November 28, 2006

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

November 29, 2006

Signed Royce Clayton as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Jason Smith from the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Signed Matt Stairs as a free agent.

January 11, 2007

Signed John Thomson as a free agent.

January 17, 2007

Signed Sal Fasano as a free agent.

January 19, 2007

Selected Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

January 23, 2007

Signed Jesse Carlson as a free agent.

January 26, 2007

Signed Tomo Ohka as a free agent.

January 30, 2007

Signed Victor Zambrano as a free agent.

February 15, 2007

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

March 21, 2007

Released Pete Walker.

March 31, 2007

Signed Kyle Phillips as a free agent.

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

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