MLB Transactions in October 2006

Oct 31, 2006

  • The Houston Astros declined the contract option on first baseman Jeff Bagwell.
  • The Boston Red Sox promoted Allard Baird to assistant to the general manager.
  • The Minnesota Twins exercised the contract option on pitcher Carlos Silva.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed pitcher Jean Machi.

Oct 30, 2006

  • The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Mike Timlin to a one-year contract; exercised the option on pitcher Tim Wakefield for 2007.
  • The Chicago White Sox exercised the options on pitcher Mark Buehrle, outfielder Jermaine Dye and second baseman Tadahito Iguchi for 2007; declined the option on pitcher Dustin Hermanson.
  • The San Diego Padres exercised the options on outfielder Mike Cameron, and infielder-outfielder Russell Branyan; declined the option on catcher Mike Piazza and infielder-outfielder Ryan Klesko.

Oct 27, 2006

  • The San Francisco Giants named Bruce Bochy manager.

Oct 26, 2006

  • The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Scott Strickland to a one-year contract.

Oct 23, 2006

  • The Chicago Cubs named Alan Trammell bench coach and infield instructor.
  • The Los Angeles Angels waived outfielder Curtis Pride.
  • The Oakland A's released infielder D'Angelo Jimenez.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed pitcher Jamie Moyer to a two-year contract extension.

Oct 20, 2006

Oct 19, 2006

  • The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of pitcher Matt Harrington from Fort Worth of the American Association (Independent).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays sent outright pitcher Josh Towers and outfielder John-Ford Griffin to Syracuse of the International League (AAA); announced pitcher Pete Walker and infielder Kevin Barker have become free agents after declining their outright assignments.

Oct 17, 2006

Oct 16, 2006

  • The New York Yankees announced catcher Sal Fasano has elected to become a free agent.

Oct 13, 2006

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Abe Woody from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder-outfielder Jerry Gil.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with pitchers Mike Burns and Bryan Corey and sent them outright to Pawtucket of the International League (AAA).
  • The Chicago White Sox fired bench coach Tim Raines.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers claimed catcher J.D. Closser off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.
  • The Tampa Bay Devil Rays agreed to terms with infielder-outfielder Greg Norton on a one-year contract with a club option for 2008.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Trevor Lawhorn from the Cincinnati Reds to complete an August 16 trade for pitcher Scott Schoeneweis.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of pitcher Josh Shortslef from Altoona of the Eastern League (AA).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Trevor Lawhorn from the Cincinnati Reds to complete an August 16 trade for pitcher Scott Schoeneweis.

Oct 12, 2006

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Luis Hernandez off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
  • The Kansas City Royals claimed pitcher Ken Ray off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers announced catcher Damian Miller exercised his player option; released pitcher Geremi Gonzalez.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed pitcher Justin Hampson from the Colorado Rockies; released infielders Manny Alexander and Mark Bellhorn and pitcher Scott Williamson.
  • The Atlanta Braves purchased the contract of pitcher Manny Acosta from Richmond of the International League (AAA).

Oct 11, 2006

  • The Tampa Bay Devil Rays agreed to terms with pitcher Jae Seo on a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed pitcher Francisco Cruceta off waivers from the Seattle Mariners; claimed pitcher Mike Wood off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitcher Chris Spurling to a minor league contract.

Oct 10, 2006

  • The Minnesota Twins exercised the option on outfielder Torii Hunter for the 2007 season.
  • The Oakland A's released pitcher Scott Sauerbeck.
  • The Atlanta Braves released pitchers John Foster and Wayne Franklin.

Oct 9, 2006

  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitchers Corey Thurman and Joe Valentine to minor league contracts.

Oct 6, 2006

  • The Los Angeles Angels declined their 2007 option on pitcher J.C. Romero.
  • The Houston Astros purchased the contract of pitcher Paul Estrada from Corpus Christi of the Texas League (AA).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers exercised their 2007 option on pitcher Francisco Cordero.

Oct 5, 2006

  • The Milwaukee Brewers claimed pitcher Grant Balfour off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

Oct 4, 2006

  • The Houston Astros signed manager Phil Garner to a one-year contract extension through the 2008 season; fired pitching coach Jim Hickey.

Oct 3, 2006

  • The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Adam Stern from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash.
  • The Cleveland Indians exercised the 2007 club options on pitcher Jake Westbrook and infielder-outfielder Casey Blake; declined the mutual option with third baseman Aaron Boone.
  • The Washington Nationals released pitchers Brian Lawrence, Pedro Astacio, Felix Rodriguez, Zach Day, Ryan Drese and Joey Eischen.

Oct 2, 2006