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2006-07 American League off-season transactions

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

November 19 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Justin Speier, who had been with the Toronto Blue Jays, on a four-year contract.

November 20 - Acquired pitcher Chris Resop from the Florida Marlins for pitcher Kevin Gregg.

November 22 - Signed outfielder Gary Matthews, Jr., who had been with the Texas Rangers, to a five-year contract.

December 11 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Darren Oliver, who had been with the New York Mets, on a one-year contract.

December 15 - Acquired pitcher Phil Seibel from the Boston Red Six for pitcher Brendan Donnelly.

December 26 - Agreed to terms with infielder Shea Hillenbrand, who had been with the San Francisco Giants, on a one-year contract with a club option for 2008.

Baltimore Orioles

November 12 - Acquired pitcher Jaret Wright from the New York Yankees for pitcher Chris Britton.

November 21 - Signed pitcher Jamie Walker, who had been with the Detroit Tigers, to a three-year contract; re-signed pitcher John Parrish.

November 27 - Signed pitcher Danys Baez, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a three-year contract.

November 30 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Chad Bradford, who had been with the New York Mets, on a three-year contract; signed pitcher Scott Williamson, who had been with the San Diego Padres, to a one-year contract.

December 11 - Signed outfielder Jay Payton, who had been with the Oakland Athletics, to a two-year contract.

December 18 - Re-signed infielder Chris Gomez to a one-year contract.

January 3 - Signed first baseman-outfielder Aubrey Huff to a three-year contract.

January 12 - Acquired pitchers Jim Miller and Jason Burch from the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Rodrigo Lopez.

January 29 - Claimed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

February 2 - Signed pitcher Paul Shuey to a minor-league contract.

Boston Red Sox

November 17 - Re-signed infielder Alex Cora to a two-year contract.

November 30 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Hideki Okajima on a two-year contract.

December 12 - Announced the retirement of outfielder Gabe Kapler.

December 13 - Signed shortstop Julio Lugo, who had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a four-year contract.

December 14 - Signed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who had been with the Seibu Lions in the Japanese Pacific Coast League, to a six-year contract.

December 15 - Acquired pitcher Brendan Donnelly from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for pitcher Phil Seibel; signed pitcher J.C. Romero, who had been with Anaheim, and catcher Doug Mirabelli to one-year contracts.

December 20 - Signed infielders Jeff Bailey, Luis Jimenez, Joe McEwing, Ed Rogers and Bobby Scales, catcher Alberto Castillo, outfielder Kerry Robinson and pitcehr Travis Hughes to minor-league contracts.

December 22 - Signed pitcher Runelvys Hernandez to a minor-league contract.

January 4 - Signed pitcher Joel Pineiro, who had been with the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.

January 26 - Signed outfielder J.D. Drew, who had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a five-year contract.

Chicago White Sox

November 16 - Acquired pitchers David Aardsma and Carlos Vasquez from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Neal Cotts.

December 5 - Agreed to terms with infielder-outfielder Pablo Ozuna on a one-year contract.

December 6 - Acquired pitcher Gavin Floyd and a player to be named from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Freddy Garcia.

December 8 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Mike MacDougal on a three-year contract with a club option for 2010.

December 15 - Purchased the contract of outfielder Kevin Bass from Schaumburg of the independent Northern League.

December 16 - Acquired pitcher Andrew Sisco from the Kansas City Royals for first baseman-outfielder Ross Gload.

December 17 - Signed catcher Toby Hall, who had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a two-year contract.

December 23 - Acquired pitchers John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner from the Texas Rangers for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and outfielder David Paisano.

December 27 - Re-signed infielder Alex Cintron to a one-year contract.

January 25 - Signed outfielder-first baseman Darin Erstad, who had been with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, to a one-year contract.

January 30 - Signed second baseman Junior Spivey to a minor-league contract.

Cleveland Indians

November 8 - Acquired second baseman Josh Barfield from the San Diego Padres for third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and pitcher Andrew Brown.

December 2 - Signed pitcher Aaron Fultz, who had been with the Philadelphia Phillies, and pitcher Roberto Hernandez, who had been with the New York Mets, to one-year contracts.

December 6 - Signed outfielder David Dellucci, who had been with the Philadelphia Phillies, to a three-year contract; signed pitcher Joe Borowski, who had been with the Florida Marlins, to a one-year contract with a club option for 2008.

January 2 - Signed infielders Luis Rivas and Keith Ginter to minor league contracts.

January 4 - Signed pitcher Keith Foulke, who had been with the Boston Red Sox, to a one-year contract.

January 19 - Signed outfielder Trot Nixon, who had been with the Boston Red Sox, to a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers

November 9 - Acquired outfielder Gary Sheffield from the New York Yankees for pitchers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.

November 16 - Agreed to terms with first baseman Sean Casey on a one-year contract.

November 17 - Agreed to terms with pitchers Craig Dingman, Tim Byrdak and Vic Darensbourg, infielders Mike Hessman and Kevin Hooper, catcher Steve Torrealba and outfielder Jackson Melian on minor league contracts.

December 7 - Acquired pitcher Edward Campusano from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations.

December 11 - Agreed to terms with third baseman Brandon Inge on a four-year contract and pitcher Jose Mesa, who had been with the Colorado Rockies, on a one-year contract.

January 25 - Signed pitcher Joey Eischen, who had been with the Washington Nationals to a one-year contract.

Kansas City Royals

November 20 - Acquired catcher Jason LaRue from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named.

December 6 - Acquired pitcher Brian Bannister from the New York Mets for pitcher Ambiorix Burgos.

December 7 - Signed Gil Meche, who had been with the Seattle Mariners, to a five-year contract.

December 8 - Signed pitcher John Bale to a two-year contract and pitcher Octavio Dotel, who had been with the New York Yankees, to a one-year contract.

December 16 - Acquired first baseman-outfielder Ross Gload from the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Andrew Sisco.

December 20 - Signed pitcher David Riske, who had been with the Chicago White Sox, o a one-year contract; signed pitchers Zach Day and Brandon Duckworth to minor-league contracts.

January 10 - Acquired pitcher Russ Haltiwanger from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder Jeff Keppinger.

January 12 - Signed infielder Alex. S. Gonzalez to a minor-league contract.

Minnesota Twins

December 13 - signed infielder Jeff Cirillo, who had been with the Milwaukee Brewers, to a one-year contract.

December 19 - Announced retirement of pitcher Brad Radke.

December 20 - Re-signed outfielder Rondell White.

January 22 - Signed pitcher Ramon Ortiz, who had been with the Washington Nationals, to a one-year contract.

New York Yankees

November 9 - Acquired pitchers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett from the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Gary Sheffield.

November 12 - Acquired pitcher Chris Britton from the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Jaret Wright.

November 27 - Re-signed pitcher Mike Mussina to a two-year contract.

December 21 - Signed pitcher Andy Pettitte, who had been with the Houston Astros, to a one-year contract with a player option for 2008.

December 22 - Signed infielder Juan Miranda, who played in Cuba, to a four-year contract.

December 27 - Signed pitcher Kei Igawa, who played in Japan, to a five-year contract.

January 5 - Signed first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who had been with the Kansas City Royals, to a one-year contract.

January 9 - Acquired pitchers Luis Vizcaino, Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson and shortstop Alberto Gonzalez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Randy Johnson and cash considerations.

January 26 - Re-signed infielder Miguel Cairo to a one-year contract.

Oakland Athletics

November 20 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Scott Dunn on a one-year contract.

November 28 - Acquired infielder Donnie Murphy from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.

December 6 - Agreed to terms with pitcher Alan Embree, who had been with the San Diego Padres, on a two-year contract with a club option for 2009;

December 7 - Acquired outfielder Ryan Goleski from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for cash considerations.

December 8 - Agreed to terms with catcher Mike Piazza, who had been with the San Diego Padres, on a one-year contract.

January 24 - Acquired pitcher David Shafer and a player to be named from the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Kirk Saarloos.

February 8 - Signed outfielder Shannon Stewart, who was with the Minnesota Twins, to a one-year contract.

Seattle Mariners

November 14 - Signed infielders Rey Ordonez and Brant Ust, outfielder Tony Torcato and pitchers Renee Cortez, Jesse Foppert, Cibney Bello, Josh Kite, Michael Wagner and Jared Eichelberger to minor-league contracts.

December 4 - Signed outfielder Jose Guillen, who had been with the Washington Nationals, to a one-year contract with a team option for 2008; designated pitcher Bobby Livingston for assignment.

December 7 - Acquired pitcher Horacio Ramirez from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Rafael Soriano.

December 12 - Elected not to tender a 2007 contract to pitcher Joel Pineiro.

December 14 - Signed pitcher Miguel Batista, who had been with the Arizona Diamondbacks, to a three-year contract.

December 18 - Acquired second baseman Jose Vidro and cash considerations from the Washington Nationals for pitcher Emiliano Fruto and outfielder Chris Snelling.

January 3 - Agreed to terms with third baseman Sean Burroughs on a minor league contract.

January 5 - Signed pitcher Chris Reitsma, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a one-year contract.

January 25 - Signed pitcher Arthur Rhodes, who had been with the Philadelphia Phillies, to a minor league contract.

February 2 - Signed pitcher Jim Parque to a minor league contract.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

November 13 - Released pitcher Tyler Walker.

December 12 - Claimed pitcher Bobby Livingston off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.

December 15 - Signed third baseman Akinori Iwamura, who had been with the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Pacific League, to a three-year contract.

January 2 - Acquired infielder Brendan Harris from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named or cash.

January 22 - Signed pitcher Scott Dohmann, who had been with the Kansas City Royals, to a one-year contract.

February 1 - Signed first baseman Carlos Pena to a minor league contract.

Texas Rangers

December 8 - Signed outfielder Marlon Byrd, who had been with the Washington Nationals, to a one-year contract.

December 12 - Signed outfielder Kenny Lofton, who had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a one-year contract.

December 19 - Signed Eric Gagne, who was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a one-year contract.

December 23 - Acquired pitcher Brandon McCarthy and outfielder David Paisano from the Chicago White Sox for pitchers John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner.

December 28 - Signed ctacher Guillermo Quiroz, who was with Seattle, to a one-year contract; signed pitchers Mike Wood and Willie Eyre to minor league contracts.

January 25 - Signed pitcher Jamey Wright, who had been with the San Francisco Giants, to a minor league contract.

January 30 - Signed outfielder Sammy Sosa to a minor-league contract.

Toronto Blue Jays

November 13 - Signed pitcher Matt Loney.

November 17 - Signed designated hitter Frank Thomas, who had been with the Oakland Athletics, to a two-year contract with an option for the 2009 season.

November 28 - Re-signed catcher Gregg Zaun to a two-year ontract.

November 29 - Signed shortstop Royce Clayton, who had been with the Cincinnati Reds, to a one-year contract.

December 12 - Signed infielder Jason Smith to a one-year contract and outfielder Matt Stairs to a minor league contract.

December 13 - Re-signed shortstop John McDonald to a one-year contract.

January 9 - Signed pitcher John Thomson, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a one-year contract.

January 17 - Signed catcher Sal Fasano to a minor-league contract.

January 25 - Signed pitcher Tomo Ohka, who had been with the Milwaukee Brewers, to a one-year contract.

January 30 - Signed pitcher Victor Zambrano to a minor-league contract.




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