yardbarker
RealGM Baseball
Oct 31, 2005

The Chicago Cubs have signed LHP Glendon Rusch to a two-year contract, guaranteeing him $6 million, and as much as $1 million in performance bonuses based on starts.

The Chicago White Sox have exercised the 2006 club option on RHP Cliff Politte and declined the 2006 club option on DH Carl Everett, making him a free agent. DH Frank Thomas has exercised his 2006 player option.

The Houston Astros have extended manager Phil Garner's contract for one-year, keeping him in Houston through 2007.

The Kansas City Royals INF Joe McEwing has filed for free agency.

The New York Mets have exercised a 2006 club option for RHP Steve Trachsel and declined contract options for RHP Branden Looper and 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.

The Los Angeles Angels declined the 2006 club option on pitcher Jason Christiansen.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays exercised the 2006 contract option on pitcher Danys Baez and shortstop Julio Lugo.

Oct 29, 2005

The Chicago Cubs have picked up the options for INF Todd Walker and RHP Scott Williamson, but declined a mutual option on OF Jeremy Burnitz.

The Kansas City Royals' LHP Brian Anderson, RHPs Jose Lima and Scott Sullivan, and INF Denny Hocking have filed for free agency.

Oct 28, 2005

The Cincinnati Reds have declined the 2006 contract option on RHP Ramon Ortiz and INF/OF Jacob Cruz has declared free agency. The Reds and INF Rich Aurilia have mutually agreed to decline his 2006 option.

The Cleveland Indians have re-signed INF Ramon Vazquez to a one-year contract.

The Kansas City Royals have re-signed RHP Dave Elder to a Minor League contract.

The San Diego Padres have re-signed RHP Brian Sweeney and LHP Ryan Meaux to Minor League contracts with Spring Training invitations.

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed LHP Jeff Fassero to a one-year contract.

The Texas Rangers have signed C Nick Trzesniak, with an invitation to Spring Training.

The Pittsburgh Pirates extended the contracts of broadcasters John Wehner and Steve Blass through the 2006 season.

Oct 27, 2005

The Colorado Rockies have signed RHP Mike DeJean to a one-year contract for the 2006 season, with a mutual option for the 2007 season.

The San Francisco Giants have exercised 2006 club options for RHP Jason Schmidt and OF Randy Winn. OF Moises Alou, 2B Ray Durham, and RHP LaTroy Hawkins have exercised their 2006 player options.

The St. Louis Cardinals' RHP Carl Eldred has announced his retirement.

The Washington Nationals have signed INF Damian Jackson and 2B Bernie Castro to one-year free agent contracts.

Oct 25, 2005

The Pittsburgh Pirates have declined the club option on RHP Jose Mesa, making him a free agent.

Oct 24, 2005

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed LHP Dave Williams to a one-year contract for the 2006 season.

Oct 21, 2005

The Kansas City Royals have claimed LHP Bobby Madritsch off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Oct 20, 2005

The Milwaukee Brewers exercised the 2006 contract option on outfielder Carlos Lee.

Oct 19, 2005

The New York Yankees have sent 2B Mark Bellhorn to Triple-A Columbus, but Bellhorn has refused assignment and is now a free agent.

Oct 17, 2005

The Houston Astros have sent LHP Carlos Hernandez to Triple-A Round Rock, but Hernandez has refused assignment and is now a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that LHP Kelly Wunsch and RHP Giovanni Carrara have refused Minor League assignments and have opted for free agency.

The Oakland A's have exercised the contract option on OF Jay Payton for the 2006 season and have declined the contract option for RHP Keiichi Yabu.

The San Francisco Giants have sent RHP Brian Cooper to Triple-A Fresno, but Cooper refused assignment and is now a free agent.

Oct 15, 2005

The Boston Red Sox have released OF Adam Hyzdu and purchased the contract of RHP Edgar Martinez from Double-A Portland. RHP Chad Harville and LHP Mike Stanton have refuseed outright assignments to Triple-A Pawtucket and are now free agents.

Oct 14, 2005

The Arizona Diamondbacks' OF Quinton McCrakcen and C Kelly Stinnett have refused outright assignments to Triple-A Tucscon and have become free agents.

The Milwaukee Brewers' RHP Victor Santos, RHP Julio Santana, INF Trent Durrington, and OF Chris Magruder have refused outright assignments to Triple-A Nashville and have become free agents.

The Minnesota Twins have signed OF Jason Tyner to a Minor League contract.

The Oakland A's have agreed to a three-year contract with manager Ken Macha.

The San Diego Padres have released INF Manny Alexander. Damian Jackson has become a free agent after clearing outright waivers.

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of OF Rick Ankiel from Double-A Springfield and released RHP Evan Rust.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays claimed C Mike Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Texas Rangers have re-signed RHP Jared Abruzzo and OF Ruddy Yan to Minor League contracts. RHP Carlos Almanzar elected free-agency instead of outright assignment.

Oct 13, 2005

The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased the contracts of RHP Ryan Houston and INF Robert Cosby from Triple-A Syracuse. C Ken Huckaby and INF Frank Menechino have elected to become free agents after refusing assignment to Triple-A Syracuse

Oct 12, 2005

The Philadelphia Phillies have purchased the contract of RHP Yoel Hernandez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. C A.J. Hinch has chosen free agency instead of assignement to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Oct 11, 2005

The Colorado Rockies have claimed C Miguel Ojeda of waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

The Washington Nationals signed outfielder Justin Maxwell.

Oct 10, 2005

Cincinnati Reds RHP Chris Booker is now a free agent after refusing assignment to Triple-A Louisville.

The Detroit Tigers have announced that RHP Matt Ginter, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Doug Creek, LHP Vic Darensbourg, and INF Kevin Hooper are now free agents after refusing assignment to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers also released RHP Gary Knotts.

The Minnesota Twins have purchased the contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Triple-A Rochester.

Texas Rangers LHP Justin Thompson has elected free agency instead of going to Triple-A Oklahoma.

The Cleveland Indians claimed pitcher Sean Douglass off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

Oct 7, 2005

The Minnesota Twins have declined the 2006 club option for P Joe Mays.

The Colorado Rockies have announced that OF Dustin Mohr has elected free agency.

The Kansas City Royals claimed pitcher Joel Peralta off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; announced outfielder Terrence Long and pitcher Nate Field have elected free agency.

Oct 5, 2005

The Colorado Rockies claimed pitcher Jaime Cerda off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

Oct 4, 2005

The Colorado Rockies have exercised the 2006 option on OF Matt Holliday and declined the 2006 club option for C Todd Greene.

Oct 3, 2005

The Washington Nationals have released RHP Antonio Osuna, LHP John Halama, and C Keith Osik.

The Oakland A's will not renew the contract of hitting coach Dave Hudgens.

The Florida Marlins have released RHP Timmy Spooneybarger, RHP John Riedling, and INF Derek Wathan.

Oct 2, 2005

The Kansas City Royals have declined to renew the contracts of bench coach Bob Schaefer and pitching coach Guy Hansen.

Oct 1, 2005

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a contract extension with RHP Ryan Dempster for 3 years and $15.5 million.