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2009 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

75-87, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Cito Gaston (75-87)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi (Fired 10/3/2009), Farm Dir: Dick Scott, Scouting Dir: Jon Lalonde
Scored 798 runs, Allowed 771 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78

Ballparks: Rogers Centre · Attendance: 1,876,129 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 95

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 2008

Selected Dirk Hayhurst off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 9, 2008

Hector Luna granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008

Gustavo Chacin granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2008

Signed Adam Loewen as a free agent.

Kevin Mench granted Free Agency.

Selected Bryan Bullington off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

October 30, 2008

Brad Wilkerson granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

John Parrish granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Rick Bauer granted Free Agency.

Jonah Bayliss granted Free Agency.

Jordan De Jong granted Free Agency.

Chris George granted Free Agency.

Mike Gosling granted Free Agency.

Erik Kratz granted Free Agency.

Pedro Lopez granted Free Agency.

Danny Sandoval granted Free Agency.

Matt Watson granted Free Agency.

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

Selected Kelvin Jimenez off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Selected Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

November 4, 2008

A.J. Burnett granted Free Agency.

Selected Les Walrond off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

November 12, 2008

Released Jean Machi.

November 17, 2008

Kelvin Jimenez selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

November 20, 2008

Signed Rick Bauer as a free agent.

Released Les Walrond.

December 12, 2008

Signed Matt Clement as a free agent.

December 17, 2008

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Jason Lane as a free agent.

December 22, 2008

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

December 29, 2008

Signed Michael Barrett as a free agent.

December 30, 2008

Signed Mike Maroth as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

January 20, 2009

Signed Brandon Fahey as a free agent.

Signed Rommie Lewis as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Selected Brian Burres off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

February 5, 2009

Selected T.J. Beam off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 6, 2009

Signed Ken Takahashi as a free agent.

February 9, 2009

Signed Nick Gorneault as a free agent.

February 10, 2009

Signed Jonah Bayliss as a free agent.

Released Dirk Hayhurst.

February 11, 2009

Signed Kevin Millar as a free agent.

February 13, 2009

Signed Dirk Hayhurst as a free agent.

March 7, 2009

Signed Wade Miller as a free agent.

March 15, 2009

Released Ken Takahashi.

March 27, 2009

Sold Curtis Thigpen to the Oakland Athletics.

Released Rick Bauer.

Released Mike Maroth.

April 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Kevin Melillo.

April 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Chad Jenkins in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2009.

Drafted James Paxton in the 1st round (37th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jake Marisnick in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Ryan Goins in the 4th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 2009.

Drafted Aaron Loup in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2009.

Drafted Yan Gomes in the 10th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2009.

Drafted Drew Hutchison in the 15th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Daniel Webb in the 18th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

June 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed David Dellucci as a free agent.

July 6, 2009 (Standings)

Russ Adams granted Free Agency.

July 8, 2009 (Standings)

Released B.J. Ryan.

July 20, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Matt Hensley as a free agent.

July 22, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jonah Bayliss.

July 27, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Troy Cate as a free agent.

Released Wade Miller.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Released David Dellucci.

Traded Scott Rolen to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart.

August 3, 2009 (Standings)

Released Troy Cate.

August 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Wil Ledezma as a free agent.

August 10, 2009 (Standings)

Alex Rios selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

August 18, 2009 (Standings)

Released Matt Hensley.

October 6, 2009 (Standings)

Brian Burres granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2009 (Standings)

Bryan Bullington granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009 (Standings)

Wil Ledezma granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2009

Released Michael Barrett.

Selected Sean Henn off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

November 3, 2009

Selected Jarrett Hoffpauir off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

November 5, 2009

Kevin Millar granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

John McDonald granted Free Agency.

Marco Scutaro granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Rod Barajas granted Free Agency.

T.J. Beam granted Free Agency.

Fabio Castro granted Free Agency.

Howie Clark granted Free Agency.

Buck Coats granted Free Agency.

Nick Gorneault granted Free Agency.

Jason Lane granted Free Agency.

Chris Michalak granted Free Agency.

Kyle Phillips granted Free Agency.

Davis Romero granted Free Agency.

Angel Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Selected Mike McCoy off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

November 20, 2009

Signed Davis Romero as a free agent.

November 25, 2009

Signed John McDonald as a free agent.

November 26, 2009

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

November 30, 2009

Signed Kyle Phillips as a free agent.

December 4, 2009

Joe Inglett selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

December 7, 2009

Brian Wolfe granted Free Agency.

December 12, 2009

Signed Joey Gathright as a free agent.

Raul Chavez granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2009

Signed John Buck as a free agent.

December 14, 2009

Signed Lance Broadway as a free agent.

December 16, 2009

Traded Roy Halladay and cash to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Travis d'Arnaud, Kyle Drabek and Michael Taylor.

Traded Michael Taylor to the Oakland Athletics. Received Brett Wallace.

December 21, 2009

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

Released Bill Murphy.

December 23, 2009

Traded Johermyn Chavez (minors) and Brandon League to the Seattle Mariners. Received Brandon Morrow.

January 5, 2010

Signed Callix Crabbe as a free agent.

January 7, 2010

Signed Willie Collazo as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Padilla as a free agent.

Selected Brian Bocock off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

January 9, 2010

Received Zach Jackson from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

January 18, 2010

Signed Jeremy Reed as a free agent.

January 19, 2010

Signed Steven Register as a free agent.

January 20, 2010

Purchased Merkin Valdez from the San Francisco Giants.

January 21, 2010

Signed Shawn Hill as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Brian Bocock selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

January 29, 2010

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

February 1, 2010

Signed Jonah Bayliss as a free agent.

February 2, 2010

Signed Kevin Gregg as a free agent.

February 7, 2010

Purchased Dana Eveland from the Oakland Athletics.

February 19, 2010

Signed Jose Molina as a free agent.

March 4, 2010

Selected Casey Fien off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 15, 2010

Signed Chris Aguila as a free agent.

March 18, 2010

Released Casey Fien.

March 28, 2010

Released Joey Gathright.

March 29, 2010

Signed Luis Figueroa as a free agent.

March 31, 2010

Released Jonah Bayliss.

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