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MLB Trade Central 2003



Whenever there's a trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we'll provide in-depth analysis.

Dec. 19 • Cubs trade spare pitcher for bench depth
Cubs Expos
Acquire:
OF/3B Jose Macias, Montreal
Acquire:
RHP Wilton Chavez, Iowa (AAA)
Dec. 18 • A's keep busy, grab Hammond in fourth deal in four days
Athletics Yankees
Acquire:
LHP Chris Hammond, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Edwardo Sierra, Kane County (A)
SS/2B J.T. Stotts, Midland (AA)
Dec. 16 • Marlins continue to retool, send Redman to Oakland
Athletics Marlins
Acquire:
LHP Mark Redman, Florida
Acquire:
LHP Bill Murphy, Midland (AA)
RHP Mike Neu, Oakland
Dec. 16 • A's deal Barrett a day after acquiring him
Cubs Athletics
Acquire:
C Michael Barrett, Montreal
Acquire:
C Damian Miller, Chicago (NL)
Dec. 15 • A's fill catching void with Barrett
Athletics Expos
Acquire:
C Michael Barrett, Montreal
Acquire:
LHP Brett Price, Modesto (A)
Dec. 15 • Mariners, Rockies swap minor league righties
Rockies Mariners
Acquire:
RHP Allan Simpson, Tacoma (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Chris Buglovsky, Tulsa (AA)
Dec. 15 • Colbrunn returns to Arizona after a year away
Diamondbacks Mariners
Acquire:
1B Greg Colbrunn, Seattle
Acquire:
OF Quinton McCracken, Arizona
Dec. 15 • Brooks moves to fourth organization in five months
Athletics Mets
Acquire:
LHP Frank Brooks, Nashville (AAA)
Acquire:
cash considerations
Dec. 15 • AFL standouts change teams twice in Rule 5 swap
Royals Padres
Acquire:
OF Rich Thompson, Nashville (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Szuminski, Iowa (AAA)
Dec. 15 • Giants, Twins do Mohr business together
Giants Twins
Acquire:
OF Dustan Mohr, Minnesota
Acquire:
LHP John Thomas, San Jose (A)
Dec. 14 • Devil Rays trade for versatile Blum
Devil Rays Astros
Acquire:
3B/2B Geoff Blum, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Brandon Backe, Tampa Bay
Dec. 14 • Jays, Rays, Rockies make three-way pitching deal
Blue Jays Rockies Devil Rays
Acquire:
RHP Justin Speier, Colorado
Acquire:
LHP Joe Kennedy,
Tampa Bay
RHP Sandy Nin,
New Haven (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Mark Hendrickson, Toronto
Dec. 13 • Yankees grab another expensive ace in Brown
Yankees Dodgers
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Brown, Los Angeles
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Weaver, New York (AL)
RHP Yhency Brazoban, GCL Yankees (R)
RHP Brandon Weeden, Staten Island (SS)
Dec. 13 • Anemic Dodgers add a bat in Encarnacion
Dodgers Marlins
Acquire:
OF Juan Encarnacion, Florida
Acquire:
OF Travis Ezi, South Georgia (A)
Dec. 13 • Braves fill free-agent holes with Drew, Marrero
Braves Cardinals
Acquire:
OF J.D. Drew, St. Louis
OF/C Eli Marrero, St. Louis
Acquire:
RHP Adam Wainwright, Greenville (AA)
LHP Ray King, Atlanta
RHP Jason Marquis, Atlanta
Dec. 4 • Yankees counter Schilling trade by grabbing Vazquez
Yankees Expos
Acquire:
RHP Javier Vazquez, Montreal
Acquire:
1B Nick Johnson, New York (AL)
OF Juan Rivera, New York (AL)
LHP Randy Choate, Columbus (AAA)
Dec. 3 • Phillies trade for another expensive lefty in Milton
Phillies Twins
Acquire:
LHP Eric Milton, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Carlos Silva, Philadelphia
INF Nick Punto, Philadelphia
RHP Bobby Korecky, Clearwater (A)
Dec. 2 • White Sox, Rockies swap infielders
White Sox Rockies
Acquire:
SS Juan Uribe, Colorado
Acquire:
2B Aaron Miles, Chicago (AL)
Dec. 1 • Brewers trade best player for middling Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks Brewers
Acquire:
1B Richie Sexson, Milwaukee
LHP Shane Nance, Milwaukee
OF "Noochie" Varner, Huntsville (AA)
Acquire:
2B Junior Spivey, Arizona
1B Lyle Overbay, Arizona
LHP Jorge de la Rosa, Pawtucket (AAA)
C Chad Moeller, Arizona
INF Craig Counsell, Arizona
LHP Chris Capuano, Arizona
Nov. 28 • Red Sox give thanks for Schilling
Red Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Curt Schilling, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Casey Fossum, Boston
RHP Brandon Lyon, Boston
LHP Jorge de la Rosa, Pawtucket (AAA)
OF Mike Goss, Augusta (A)
Nov. 26 • Padres get huge upgrade behind plate
Padres Athletics
Acquire:
C Ramon Hernandez, Oakland
OF Terrence Long, Oakland
Acquire:
OF Mark Kotsay, San Diego
Nov. 25 • Cubs upgrade at first base with Lee
Cubs Marlins
Acquire:
1B Derrek Lee, Florida
Acquire:
1B Hee Seop Choi, Chicago (NL)
RHP Mike Nannini, West Tenn (AA)
Nov. 21 • Devil Rays bring Martinez back home
Devil Rays Cardinals
Acquire:
1B Tino Martinez, St. Louis
Acquire:
RHP Evan Rust, Durham (AAA)
1B John-Paul Davis, Orlando (AA)
Nov. 18 • A's begin dealing, send Lilly to Jays
Blue Jays Athletics
Acquire:
LHP Ted Lilly, Oakland
Acquire:
OF Bobby Kielty, Toronto
Nov. 14 • With Mauer coming, Twins deal Pierzynski
Giants Twins
Acquire:
C A.J. Pierzynski, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Boof Bonser, Fresno (AAA)
RHP Joe Nathan, San Francisco
LHP Francisco Liriano, AZL Giants (R)
Nov. 3 • Phillies find closer, Astros stash cash
Phillies Astros
Acquire:
LHP Billy Wagner, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Taylor Buchholz, Reading (AA)
RHP Brandon Duckworth, Philadelphia
RHP Ezequiel Astacio, Clearwater (A)
Sept. 9 • Sears escapes one logjam, may face another
Padres Twins
Acquire:
1B Todd Sears, Rochester (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Alex Garcia, Eugene (SS)
Sept. 2 • Phillies get de los Santos to patch bullpen
Phillies Brewers
Acquire:
LHP Valerio de los Santos, Milwaukee
Acquire:
cash considerations
Aug. 31 • Marlins replace Lowell with Conine
Marlins Orioles
Acquire:
1B/OF Jeff Conine, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Denny Bautista, Carolina (AA)
RHP Don Levinski, Jupiter (A)
Aug. 31 • Phillies add Stinnett right before postseason deadline
Phillies Reds
Acquire:
C Kelly Stinnett, Cincinnati
Acquire:
OF Eric Valent, Scranton/W.-Barre (AAA)
Aug. 28 • Red Sox bring Merloni back home
Red Sox Padres
Acquire:
SS/2B Lou Merloni, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Rene Miniel, Portland (AA)
Aug. 26 • After getting Giles, Padres ship White to Royals
Royals Padres
Acquire:
OF Rondell White, San Diego
Acquire:
LHP Chris Tierney, Wilmington (A)
RHP Brian Sanches, Wichita (AA)
Aug. 26 • Padres complete deal to bring Giles home
Padres Pirates
Acquire:
OF Brian Giles, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
LHP Oliver Perez, San Diego
OF Jason Bay, Portland (AAA)
LHP Cory Stewart, Mobile (AA)
Aug. 25 • Busy Cubs, Reds execute yet another transaction
Reds Cubs
Acquire:
LHP Phil Norton, Iowa (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP John Koronka, Chattanooga (AA)
Aug. 25 • Royals get much-needed mound reinforcement
Royals Indians
Acquire:
LHP Brian Anderson, Cleveland
Acquire:
OF/1B Trey Dyson, Wilmington (A)
RHP Kieran Mattison, Wilmington (A)
Aug. 22 • Cardinals add Hitchcock as possible rotation fodder . . .
Cardinals Brewers
Acquire:
LHP Sterling Hitchcock, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Justin Pope, Palm Beach (A)
LHP Ben Julianel, Peoria (A)
Aug. 22 • . . . minutes after grabbing DeJean for late-inning relief
Cardinals Brewers
Acquire:
RHP Mike DeJean, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Mike Crudale, Memphis (AAA)
RHP John Novinsky, Tennessee (AA)
Aug. 21 • White Sox pick up Sullivan, move into first place
White Sox Reds
Acquire:
RHP Scott Sullivan, Cincinnati
Acquire:
3B/SS Tim Hummel, Charlotte (AAA)
Aug. 19 • With Durham ailing, Giants import Young
Giants Brewers
Acquire:
2B Eric Young, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Greg Bruso, Norwich (AA)
Aug. 19 • Cubs hope Womack can fill Grudzielanek's shoes
Cubs Rockies
Acquire:
SS Tony Womack, Colorado
Acquire:
RHP Enmanuel Ramirez, West Tenn (AA)
Aug. 16 • Rebuffed twice by Palmeiro, Cubs turn to Simon
Cubs Pirates
Acquire:
1B Randall Simon, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
OF Ray Sadler, West Tenn (AA)
Aug. 12 • After eight years, Mercker returns to Braves
Braves Reds
Acquire:
LHP Kent Mercker, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Matt Belisle, Richmond (AAA)
Aug. 6 • Benitez, Nelson wear out their welcomes
Mariners Yankees
Acquire:
RHP Armando Benitez, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Nelson, Seattle
July 31 • Yankees ship redundant Ventura to Dodgers
Dodgers Yankees
Acquire:
3B Robin Ventura, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF Bubba Crosby, Los Angeles
RHP Scott Proctor, Las Vegas (AAA)
July 31 • Giants come away with prized starter in Ponson
Giants Orioles
Acquire:
RHP Sidney Ponson, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Kurt Ainsworth, San Francisco
LHP Damian Moss, San Francisco
LHP Ryan Hannaman, San Jose (A)
July 31 • Part two: Yankees get White from Reds
Yankees Reds
Acquire:
LHP Gabe White, Cincinnati
Acquire:
cash considerations
July 31 • Red Sox add Suppan to rotation, make amends for Lyon
Red Sox Pirates
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Suppan, Pittsburgh
RHP Brandon Lyon, Pittsburgh
RHP Anastacio Martinez, Altoona (AA)
Acquire:
SS/2B Freddy Sanchez, Pawtucket (AAA)
LHP Mike Gonzalez, Pawtucket (AAA)
July 31 • Yankees' search for bat ends with Boone
Yankees Reds
Acquire:
3B Aaron Boone, Cincinnati
Acquire:
LHP Brandon Claussen, Columbus (AAA)
LHP Charlie Manning, Tampa (A)
July 30 • Beane makes his move, grabs Guillen from Reds
Athletics Reds
Acquire:
OF Jose Guillen, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Joe Valentine, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Aaron Harang, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Jeff Bruksch, Modesto (A)
July 30 • Cubs bring Glanville back as extra option in center
Cubs Rangers
Acquire:
OF Doug Glanville, Texas
Acquire:
OF Jason Fransz, Lansing (A)
July 29 • Yankees shuffle Mondesi to offense-hungry Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks Yankees
Acquire:
OF Raul Mondesi, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF David Dellucci, Arizona
RHP Bret Prinz, Tucson (AAA)
C Jon-Mark Sprowl, South Bend (A)
July 29 • Red Sox bullpen gets stronger with Williamson
Red Sox Reds
Acquire:
RHP Scott Williamson, Cincinnati
Acquire:
LHP Phil Dumatrait, Sarasota (A)
LHP Tyler Pelland, GCL Red Sox (R)
July 29 • Angels, White Sox swap five relievers
White Sox Angels
Acquire:
LHP Scott Schoeneweis, Anaheim
RHP Doug Nickle, Salt Lake (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Gary Glover, Chicago (AL)
RHP Scott Dunn, Birmingham (AA)
LHP Tim Bittner, Winston-Salem (A)
July 29 • Mariners pick up Sanchez to bolster defense, bench
Mariners Mets
Acquire:
SS Rey Sanchez, New York (NL)
Acquire:
OF Kenny Kelly, Tacoma (AAA)
July 28 • Royals find a bullpen lefty in Lloyd
Royals Mets
Acquire:
LHP Graeme Lloyd, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jeremy Hill, Wichita (AA)
July 22 • Yankees get lefty reliever in vintage model Orosco
Yankees Padres
Acquire:
LHP Jesse Orosco, San Diego
Acquire:
cash considerations
July 22 • Pirates really begin dismantling by dealing Ramirez, Lofton
Cubs Pirates
Acquire:
3B Aramis Ramirez, Pittsburgh
OF Kenny Lofton, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
2B Bobby Hill, Iowa (AAA)
SS/3B Jose Hernandez, Chicago (NL)
RHP Matt Bruback, Iowa (AAA)
July 22 • Red Sox shuffle their bullpen, add Sauerbeck
Red Sox Pirates
Acquire:
LHP Scott Sauerbeck, Pittsburgh
LHP Mike Gonzalez, Nashville (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Brandon Lyon, Boston
RHP Anastacio Martinez, Portland (AA)
July 20 • Williams returns to Philadelphia
Phillies Pirates
Acquire:
RHP Mike Williams, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
LHP Frank Brooks, Reading (AA)

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July 18 • Rangers find some mound help with Rodriguez
Rangers Indians
Acquire:
RHP Ricardo Rodriguez, Cleveland
OF Shane Spencer, Cleveland
Acquire:
OF Ryan Ludwick, Texas
July 18 • Unneeded in Arizona, Womack finds a new home
Rockies Diamondbacks
Acquire:
SS Tony Womack, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Mike Watson, Asheville (A)
July 16 • Yankees nail down bullpen help with all-star Benitez
Yankees Mets
Acquire:
RHP Armando Benitez, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Anderson, New York (AL)
RHP Anderson Garcia, Battle Creek (A)
RHP Ryan Bicondoa, Tampa (A)
July 16 • Jays, Twins swap similar outfielders in Stewart, Kielty
Twins Blue Jays
Acquire:
OF Shannon Stewart, Toronto
LHP Dave Gassner, New Haven (AA)
Acquire:
OF Bobby Kielty, Minnesota
July 14 • Dodgers hope Burnitz can boost ailing offense
Dodgers Mets
Acquire:
OF Jeromy Burnitz, New York (NL)
Acquire:
2B Victor Diaz, Jacksonville (AA)
RHP Joselo Diaz, Jacksonville (AA)
RHP Kole Strayhorn, Vero Beach (A)
July 13 • Herges gives Giants more bullpen depth
Giants Padres
Acquire:
RHP Matt Herges, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Clay Hensley, San Jose (A)
RHP R.D. Spiehs, Norwich (AA)
July 13 • Rockies give up on Petrick, deal him for Bernero
Tigers Rockies
Acquire:
OF/C Ben Petrick, Colo. Springs (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Adam Bernero, Detroit
July 11 • Urbina nets Rangers former No. 1 overall pick, two others
Marlins Rangers
Acquire:
RHP Ugueth Urbina, Texas
Acquire:
1B Adrian Gonzalez, Carolina (AA)
OF Will Smith, Carolina (AA)
LHP Ryan Snare, Carolina (AA)
July 6 • Latest Jimenez trade lands him with Reds
Reds White Sox
Acquire:
2B D'Angelo Jimenez, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Scott Dunn, Chattanooga (AA)
July 6 • Royals swing another deal, add infield insurance
Royals Dodgers
Acquire:
SS Gookie Dawkins, Las Vegas (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP Scott Mullen, Omaha (AAA)
SS Victor Rodriguez, Wichita (AA)
July 2 • Royals find bullpen help with Leskanic
Royals Brewers
Acquire:
RHP Curtis Leskanic, Milwaukee
Acquire:
2B Alejandro Machado, Wichita (AA)
RHP Wes Obermueller, Omaha (AAA)
July 1 • White Sox continue overhaul by adding Everett
White Sox Rangers
Acquire:
OF Carl Everett, Texas
Acquire:
OF Anthony Webster, Kannapolis (A)
RHP Josh Rupe, Kannapolis (A)
RHP Franklin Francisco, Win.-Salem (A)
July 1 • Mets start makeover, send Alomar to White Sox
White Sox Mets
Acquire:
2B Roberto Alomar, New York (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Royce Ring, Birmingham (AA)
RHP Edwin Almonte, Charlotte (AAA)
IF Andrew Salvo, Kannapolis (A)
June 25 • Yankees add depth with Garcia, Miceli
Yankees Indians
Acquire:
OF Karim Garcia, Cleveland
RHP Dan Miceli, Cleveland
Acquire:
cash considerations
June 23 • Tribe gets Santos for Brown
Indians Red Sox
Acquire:
INF Angel Santos, Pawtucket (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jamie Brown, Buffalo (AAA)
June 19 • Hernandez returns to Cubs
Cubs Rockies
Acquire:
SS Jose Hernandez, Colorado
Acquire:
3B Mark Bellhorn, Chicago (NL)
RHP Travis Anderson, West Tenn (AA)
June 6 • Red Sox end Rule 5 trial with White
Mariners Red Sox
Acquire:
LHP Matt White, Boston
Acquire:
OF Sheldon Fulse, Inland Empire (A)
June 6 • Rangers part ways with Sierra again
Yankees Rangers
Acquire:
OF Ruben Sierra, Texas
Acquire:
OF Marcus Thames, Columbus (AAA)
May 29 • Arizona, Boston exchange all-stars
Red Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Byung-Hyun Kim, Arizona
Acquire:
3B Shea Hillenbrand, Boston
May 27 • Brewers exile Sanchez to Detroit
Tigers Brewers
Acquire:
OF Alex Sanchez, Milwaukee
Acquire:
OF Gary "Noochie" Varner, Erie (AA)
LHP Chad Petty, Lakeland (A)
May 26 • Texas gets former first-rounder for Yan
Cardinals Rangers
Acquire:
RHP Esteban Yan, Texas
Acquire:
OF Rick Asadoorian, Palm Beach (A)
April 24 • Brewers claim Nicolas, deal him to Sox
Red Sox Brewers
Acquire:
RHP Mike Nicolas, Mobile (AA)
Acquire:
LHP Brian Adams, Portland (AA)
March 29 • Cubs grab another pitching prospect
Cubs Giants
Acquire:
RHP David Cash, Shreveport (AA)
Acquire:
C Gerard McCall, Jackson (indy)
RHP Jeff Verplancke, did not play in 2003
March 25 • Tigers add to Rule 5 fun with Spurling
Acquire:
RHP Chris Spurling, Altoona (AA)
Acquire:
LHP Matt Coenen, West Michigan (A)
March 25 • Phillies pick up Magee as insurance
Acquire:
OF Wendell Magee, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Mike Fyhrie, Philadelphia
March 24 • Giants get creative, dump Hernandez
Acquire:
RHP Livan Hernandez, San Francisco
C Edwards Guzman, Fresno (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jim Brower, Montreal
LHP Matt Blank, Edmonton (AAA)
March 24 • Brewers, Rays swap role players
Acquire:
C Javier Valentin, Minnesota
Acquire:
OF Jason Conti, Tampa Bay
March 19 • Yankees take on salary for prospect
Acquire:
OF Rondell White, Yankees
Acquire:
OF Bubba Trammell, San Diego
LHP Mark Phillips, Lake Elsinore (A)
March 18 • Rockies make Rule 5 deal for Lopez
Acquire:
LHP Javier Lopez, El Paso (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Ryan Cameron, Carolina (AA)
March 16 • Rangers find way to keep McDougall
Acquire:
INF Marshall McDougall, Akron (AA)
Acquire:
LHP Derrick Van Dusen, Tulsa (AA)
March 11 • Cust finally gets his chance to DH
Acquire:
OF Jack Cust, Colorado
Acquire:
OF/1B Chris Richard, Baltimore
March 6 • Reds, Royals swap prospects
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Austin, Omaha (AAA)
LHP Brian Shackelford, Wichita (AA)
Acquire:
OF Alan Moye, Billings (R)
3B Damaso Espino, GCL Reds (R)
Jan. 27 • NL West foes exchange role players
Acquire:
OF/2B Jason Romano, Colorado
Acquire:
OF Luke Allen, Los Angeles
Jan. 25 • Dodgers pick up disappointing Ward
Acquire:
OF Daryle Ward, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Ruddy Lugo, Jacksonville (AA)
Jan. 15 • Colon winds up in Sox—White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Bartolo Colon, Montreal
2B/SS Jorge Nunez, Ottawa (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Orlando Hernandez, New York (AL)
OF/1B Jeff Liefer, Chicago (AL)
RHP Rocky Biddle, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Antonio Osuna, Chicago (AL)
RHP Delvis Lantigua, Charlotte (AAA)
Jan. 11 • Marlins add starter, but it's not Colon
Acquire:
LHP Mark Redman, Detroit
RHP Jerrod Fuell, West Michigan (A)
Acquire:
LHP Rob Henkel, Portland (AA)
LHP Nate Robertson, Florida
RHP Gary Knotts, Florida
Jan. 7 • Jays finally get Griffin
Acquire:
OF John-Ford Griffin, Midland (AA)
Acquire:
DH/OF Jason Perry, Dunedin (A)
Jan. 2 • A's add Fikac to bullpen
Acquire:
RHP Jeremy Fikac, San Diego
Acquire:
cash considerations

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