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2012 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

73-89, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Farrell (73-89)
GM: Alex Anthopoulos, Farm Dir: Charlie Wilson, Scouting Dir: Andrew Tinnish
Scored 716 runs, Allowed 784 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Rogers Centre · Attendance: 2,099,663 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 104

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2011

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2011

Chris Woodward granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2011

Rommie Lewis granted Free Agency.

Jayson Nix granted Free Agency.

October 21, 2011

Selected Jesse Chavez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

October 30, 2011

Shawn Camp granted Free Agency.

Frank Francisco granted Free Agency.

Kelly Johnson granted Free Agency.

Jose Molina granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Jon Rauch granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Winston Abreu granted Free Agency.

Ryan Budde granted Free Agency.

Jesse Carlson granted Free Agency.

Willie Collazo granted Free Agency.

Callix Crabbe granted Free Agency.

Kyle Davies granted Free Agency.

Chad Gaudin granted Free Agency.

Sean Henn granted Free Agency.

Jason Lane granted Free Agency.

Adam Loewen granted Free Agency.

Yohan Pino granted Free Agency.

Robert Ray granted Free Agency.

Ryan Shealy granted Free Agency.

Craig Stansberry granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2011

Purchased Trystan Magnuson from the Oakland Athletics.

November 10, 2011

Signed Jerry Gil as a free agent.

November 16, 2011

Selected Cole Kimball off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

November 18, 2011

Selected Drew Carpenter off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

Cole Kimball selected by the Washington Nationals off waivers.

November 26, 2011

Purchased Luis Valbuena from the Cleveland Indians.

December 1, 2011

Signed Robert Coello as a free agent.

Signed Garrett Mock as a free agent.

December 3, 2011

Traded Brad Mills to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Jeff Mathis.

December 6, 2011

Signed Willie Collazo as a free agent.

Traded Nestor Molina (minors) to the Chicago White Sox. Received Sergio Santos.

December 12, 2011

Traded Frank Gailey (minors) to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Ben Francisco.

Selected Jim Hoey off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

December 19, 2011

Signed Yohan Pino as a free agent.

December 30, 2011

Signed Aaron Laffey as a free agent.

December 31, 2011

Signed Brian Bocock as a free agent.

January 1, 2012

Traded Myles Jaye (minors) and Daniel Webb to the Chicago White Sox. Received Jason Frasor.

January 9, 2012

Signed Darren Oliver as a free agent.

January 17, 2012

Signed Kelly Johnson as a free agent.

Released Mark Teahen.

January 19, 2012

Signed Nelson Figueroa as a free agent.

Signed Chris Woodward as a free agent.

January 23, 2012

Signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

January 27, 2012

Signed Bill Murphy as a free agent.

Signed Kyle Phillips as a free agent.

Signed Tim Redding as a free agent.

February 1, 2012

Signed Francisco Cordero as a free agent.

February 9, 2012

Darin Mastroianni selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

February 17, 2012

Released Garrett Mock.

February 22, 2012

Signed Rick van den Hurk as a free agent.

March 4, 2012

Signed Fernando Hernandez as a free agent.

March 8, 2012

Signed Ruben Gotay as a free agent.

March 21, 2012

Rick van den Hurk selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

March 30, 2012

Received Ryota Igarashi from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

March 31, 2012

Released Nelson Figueroa.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Luis Valbuena selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

May 10, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Vladimir Guerrero as a free agent.

May 24, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Paul Phillips from the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 29, 2012 (Standings)

Ryota Igarashi selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

June 2, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Chris Schwinden off waivers from the New York Mets.

June 4, 2012 (Standings)

Drafted Marcus Stroman in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2012 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2012.

June 5, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Ruben Gotay to the Atlanta Braves.

June 6, 2012 (Standings)

Chris Schwinden selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

June 9, 2012 (Standings)

Danny Farquhar selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

June 12, 2012 (Standings)

Released Vladimir Guerrero.

June 18, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Shawn Hill as a free agent.

June 20, 2012 (Standings)

Selected David Pauley off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

June 21, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Sean O'Sullivan from the Kansas City Royals.

June 25, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

July 6, 2012 (Standings)

David Pauley granted Free Agency.

Released Jamie Moyer.

July 7, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Chris Jakubauskas as a free agent.

July 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Nate Robertson as a free agent.

July 20, 2012 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Joseph Musgrove (minors), Carlos Perez (minors), David Rollins (minors), Asher Wojciechowski (minors), Francisco Cordero and Ben Francisco to the Houston Astros. Received David Carpenter, J.A. Happ and Brandon Lyon. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Kevin Comer (minors) (August 16, 2012) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

July 30, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brad Lincoln.

Traded Eric Thames to the Seattle Mariners. Received Steve Delabar.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Tuffy Gosewisch from the Philadelphia Phillies.

August 1, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Luke Hughes as a free agent.

August 4, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jack Cust as a free agent.

Drew Carpenter granted Free Agency.

August 10, 2012 (Standings)

Released Tim Redding.

Selected Juan Abreu off waivers from the Houston Astros.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Yorvit Torrealba as a free agent.

August 24, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Jesse Chavez to the Oakland Athletics.

September 21, 2012 (Standings)

Sent Yorvit Torrealba to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

September 29, 2012 (Standings)

Released Chris Woodward.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Scott Richmond granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2012 (Standings)

Robert Coello granted Free Agency.

Jim Hoey granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2012 (Standings)

Shawn Hill granted Free Agency.

Bobby Korecky granted Free Agency.

Aaron Laffey granted Free Agency.

Jesse Litsch granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2012

Juan Abreu granted Free Agency.

Selected Scott Cousins off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

Selected Cory Wade off waivers from the New York Yankees.

October 18, 2012

Selected Tyson Brummett off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 21, 2012

Traded David Carpenter and John Farrell (as manager) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Mike Aviles.

October 22, 2012

Selected Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

October 23, 2012

Selected David Herndon off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 25, 2012

Chad Beck selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

October 29, 2012

Jason Frasor granted Free Agency.

Kelly Johnson granted Free Agency.

Brandon Lyon granted Free Agency.

Carlos Villanueva granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2012

Selected Scott Maine off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

November 3, 2012

Brian Bocock granted Free Agency.

Willie Collazo granted Free Agency.

Jack Cust granted Free Agency.

Jonathan Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jerry Gil granted Free Agency.

Tuffy Gosewisch granted Free Agency.

Luke Hughes granted Free Agency.

Chris Jakubauskas granted Free Agency.

Bill Murphy granted Free Agency.

Sean O'Sullivan granted Free Agency.

Paul Phillips granted Free Agency.

Nate Robertson granted Free Agency.

Traded Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes to the Cleveland Indians. Received Esmil Rogers.

November 6, 2012

Scott Cousins selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

David Herndon selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

November 8, 2012

Signed Maicer Izturis as a free agent.

Purchased Jeremy Jeffress from the Kansas City Royals.

November 9, 2012

Signed Justin Germano as a free agent.

Signed Bobby Korecky as a free agent.

November 14, 2012

Scott Maine selected by the Miami Marlins off waivers.

November 15, 2012

Signed Willie Collazo as a free agent.

Signed Neil Wagner as a free agent.

November 19, 2012

Signed Melky Cabrera as a free agent.

Traded Justin Nicolino (minors), Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick and Jeff Mathis to the Miami Marlins. Received Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and cash.

November 21, 2012

Signed Alex Hinshaw as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Cory Wade granted Free Agency.

Bobby Wilson granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2012

Selected Eli Whiteside off waivers from the New York Yankees.

Eli Whiteside selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

December 11, 2012

Signed Buddy Carlyle as a free agent.

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

Signed Juan Perez as a free agent.

Signed Greg Smith as a free agent.

Signed Rich Thompson as a free agent.

Signed Claudio Vargas as a free agent.

Signed Eugenio Velez as a free agent.

December 17, 2012

Traded Wuilmer Becerra (minors), Noah Syndergaard (minors), John Buck and Travis d'Arnaud to the New York Mets. Received R.A. Dickey, Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole.

December 18, 2012

Signed Ryan Langerhans as a free agent.

Signed Ramon Ortiz as a free agent.

Signed Lance Zawadzki as a free agent.

December 19, 2012

Selected Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros.

December 20, 2012

Signed Dave Bush as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Selected Russ Canzler off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

January 2, 2013

Russ Canzler selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

January 4, 2013

Selected Chad Beck off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

January 10, 2013

Selected Tommy Hottovy off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

January 11, 2013

Signed Henry Blanco as a free agent.

January 15, 2013

Signed Jarrett Hoffpauir as a free agent.

Signed Adam Loewen as a free agent.

January 22, 2013

Signed Mark DeRosa as a free agent.

January 30, 2013

Signed Andy LaRoche as a free agent.

Sam Dyson selected by the Miami Marlins off waivers.

February 23, 2013

Traded Art Charles (minors) to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Michael Schwimer.

February 25, 2013

Selected Lars Anderson off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

March 2, 2013

Signed Munenori Kawasaki as a free agent.

March 13, 2013

Released David Cooper.

March 16, 2013

Selected Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

March 19, 2013

Released Greg Smith.

March 22, 2013

Selected Todd Redmond off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

March 27, 2013

Guillermo Moscoso selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

March 29, 2013

Selected Alex Burnett off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

Selected Clint Robinson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

April 1, 2013

Sold Lars Anderson to the Chicago White Sox.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions