Baseball's November Transactions

The calm before the storm.

11/19/04
Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contracts of 3B Mark Teahen and C Justin Huber from Triple-A Omaha and RHP Ambiorix Burgos and RHP Devon Lowery from Single-A Burlington.

11/18/04
Anaheim Angels
Purchased the contracts of RHP Ervin Santana, RHP Steven Shell, LHP Joe Saunders, C Jeff Mathis and INF Alberto Callaspo.

Chicago Cubs
Purchased the contracts of LHP Russ Rohlicek and C Geovany Soto from Double-A West Tenn.

Minnesota Twins
Purchased the contracts of RHP Scott Tyler from Single-A Quad Cities and LHP Dave Gassner from Triple-A Rochester.
Purchased the contracts of LHP Francisco Liriano, RHP Travis Bowyer and 1B Garrett Jones from Double-A New Britain.

Montreal Expos
Outrighted RHP Shawn Hill and INF Josh Labandeira to Triple-A Edmonton.

Philadelphia Phillies
Purchased the contracts of LHP Eude Brito, RHP Rob Tejeda and C Carlos Ruiz from Double-A Reading; RHP Francisco Butto and OF Chris Roberson from Single-A Clearwater; RHP Zach Segovia from Rookie Lakewood.

San Diego Padres
Purchased the contracts of RHP Brad Baker, LHP Sean Thompson, INF Josh Barfield, INF Tagg Bozied, INF J.J. Furmaniak, INF Paul McAnulty and OF Ben Johnson; signed RHP Angel Tovar to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

11/17/04
Detroit Tigers
Signed free agent RHP Troy Percival, who had been with the Angels, to a two-year contract.

Milwaukee Brewers
Purchased the contracts of INF J.J. Hardy and LHP Jeff Housman from Triple-A Indianapolis; RHP Mike Jones and OF Brad Nelson from Double-A Huntsville; RHP Luis Pena from Single-A Kannapolis.

San Diego Padres
Signed INF Damian Jackson, INF Jesse Garcia, RHP Marty McLeary and RHP Mike Brunet to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

11/16/04
Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms with 3B Vinny Castilla on a two-year, $6.2 million deal; agreed to terms on a four-year deal with INF Cristian Guzman; purchased the contract of INF Alejandro Machado from Double-A Harrisburg.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Cory Lidle to a two-year contract.

11/15/04
Anaheim Angels
Exercised the contract option on C Bengie Molina for the 2005 season and declined to exercise the option on RHP Ramon Ortiz.

Cleveland Indians
Activated LHP Jason Stanford, RHP Kazuhito Tadano, INF Aaron Boone and OF Jody Gerut from the 60-day disabled list.

New York Mets
Declined the club option on LHP Al Leiter, making him a free agent.

11/14/04
San Francisco Giants
Signed Omar Vizquel to a three-year contract.

11/13/04
Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays claimed RHP Seung Song off waivers from the Indians.

11/12/04
Cincinnati Reds
Re-signed C Jason LaRue to a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers
Re-signed free agent RHP Doug Brocail to a one-year contract.

11/11/04
Florida Marlins
Signed six-year free agents, INF/OF Larry Barnes, RHP Frank Castillo, RHP Bryan Corey, OF Chad Green, C Jason Hill, OF Mark Little, RHP Bart Miadich and RHP Travis Smith.

Kansas City Royals
Signed 3B Chris Truby to a one-year contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Agreed to terms on contracts with RHP Jose Mesa and RHP Salomon Torres; declined the 2005 club option on RHP Brian Boehringer.

11/10/04
Boston Red Sox
Claimed LHP Billy Traber off waivers from the Indians.

Minnesota Twins
Activated RHP Joe Mays and INF Nick Punto from the 60-day disabled list.

Montreal Expos
Purchased the contracts of LHP Michael Hinckley, 1B Larry Broadway and RHP Darrell Rasner from Double-A Harrisburg; purchased the contracts of RHP Josh Karp and RHP Danny Rueckel from Triple-A Edmonton.

11/9/04
Philadelphia Phillies
Released RHP Eric Junge.

11/8/04
Anaheim Angels
Re-signed OF Curtis Pride to a minor league contract for the 2005 season and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Kansas City Royals
Signed INF Chris Clapinski to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.

Acquired OF Terrence Long, RHP Dennis Tankersley and cash from San Diego in exchange for LHP Darrell May and RHP Ryan Bukvich.

Montreal Expos
Released RHP Rocky Biddle.

San Diego Padres
Acquired LHP Darrell May and RHP Ryan Bukvich from the Royals in exchange for RHP Dennis Tankersley and OF Terrence Long and cash.

11/6/04
New York Yankees
Declined the club option on RHP Jon Lieber, making him a free agent.

11/5/04
Baltimore Orioles
Orioles declined the club option on LHP Buddy Groom, making him a free agent.

Chicago Cubs
Agreed to terms with INF Neifi Perez on a one-year contract for the 2005 season.

Detroit Tigers
Exercised the 2005 club option on RHP Ugueth Urbina.

St. Louis Cardinals
Declined the club option on RHP Woody Williams, making him a free agent.

Texas Rangers
Activated RHP Juan Dominguez and RHP Ricardo Rodriguez from the 60-day disabled list.

11/4/04
Houston Astros
Third base coach Gene Lamont and bench coach John Tamargo will not be retained for the 2005 season.

San Francisco Giants
Declined the club option on LHP Jason Christiansen, making him a free agent.

11/3/04
Cincinnati Reds
Declined the 2005 contract option on LHP Gabe White and released RHP Josh Hall.

Colorado Rockies
Reinstated RHP Aaron Cook, LHP Denny Neagle and OF Preston Wilson from the 60-day disabled list.

11/2/04
Boston Red Sox
Declined the club option on RHP Curtis Leskanic, making him a free agent.

Cincinnati Reds
Reinstated CF Ken Griffey Jr., RHP Josh Hall and RHP D.J. Mattox from the 60-day disabled list.

New York Mets
Declined the club option on OF Richard Hidalgo, making him a free agent.

11/1/04
Houston Astros
Tim Purpura named General Manager.

Oakland Athletics
Agreed to terms with RHP Seth Etherton on a one-year contract for the 2005 season.

Seattle Mariners
Club will not exercise the option on LHP Eddie Guardado's contract for the 2005 season.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Declined the club option on 1B Tino Martinez, making him a free agent.


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