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Monday December 16,2002This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Standings at end of 2002 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16110358.640--89769720051-3052-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I000
2610Boston Red Sox1629369.57410.585966519451-3042-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleTheo EpsteinFenway Park000
3817Toronto Blue Jays1627884.48125.5813828-1536-4542-39W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome000
41124Baltimore Orioles1626795.41436.5667773-10633-4834-47L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards000
51430Tampa Bay Rays16155106.34248.0673918-24525-5530-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Minnesota Twins1619467.584--7687125640-4054-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
2714Chicago White Sox1628181.50013.58567985834-4747-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II000
3920Cleveland Indians1627587.46319.5739837-9835-4639-42W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field0-11
41227Kansas City Royals16261101.37733.5737891-15425-5637-44L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium01-1
51329Detroit Tigers16155106.34239.0575864-28922-5933-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics16210359.636--80065414649-3254-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
234Anaheim Angels1629963.6114.085164420745-3654-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field000
359Seattle Mariners1629369.57410.081469911545-3648-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field000
41023Texas Rangers1627290.44431.0843882-3930-5142-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Atlanta Braves16110259.634--70856514349-3152-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field-1-10
2713Montreal Expos1628379.51219.57357181734-4749-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium000
3815Philadelphia Phillies1618081.49722.0710724-1440-4140-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
4916Florida Marlins1627983.48823.5699763-6433-4846-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium000
51119New York Mets1617586.46627.0690703-1337-4338-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136St. Louis Cardinals1629765.599--78764813945-3652-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
2612Houston Astros1628478.51913.07496955437-4447-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park000
31018Cincinnati Reds1627884.48119.0709774-6540-4138-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
41322Pittsburgh Pirates1617289.44724.5641730-8934-4738-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park000
51425Chicago Cubs1626795.41430.0706759-5331-5036-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field000
61628Milwaukee Brewers16256106.34641.0627821-19425-5631-50L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Arizona Diamondbacks1629864.605--81967414543-3855-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000
247San Francisco Giants1629567.5863.078361616745-3650-31W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanPac Bell Park-10-1
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1629270.5686.07136437046-3546-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium000
41221Colorado Rockies1627389.45125.0778898-12026-5547-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field000
51526San Diego Padres1626696.40732.0662815-15325-5641-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kurt AirosoIF27.307Selected by Rangers from Phillies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B29.038Signed by Giants 
Jimmy AndersonP26.329Released by Pirates. 
Jason ArnoldP23.228Traded by Athletics to Blue Jays completing four-way trade in which Athletics received 1B Erubiel Durazo from Diamondbacks Diamondbacks received RHP Elmer Dessens from Reds and Reds received SS Felipe Lopez from Blue Jays (Dec. 15 2002) 
Luis AyalaP24.338Selected by Expos from Diamondbacks in Rule 5 major league draft 
Paul BakoC30.179Brewers acquired 3B Ryan Gripp to complete trade 
Joel BarretoP22.063Selected by Reds from Cardinals in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Tony BlancoIF21.036Traded by Red Sox with RHP Josh Thigpen to Reds completing trade in which Reds sent 2B Todd Walker to Red Sox for two players to be named (Dec. 12 2002) 
Nate BlandP27.354Selected by Astros from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Adrian BrownCF-RF28.312Selected by Red Sox from Devil Rays in Rule 5 major league draft 
Mike BumatayP23.068Selected by Rockies from Pirates in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Alex CarbajalP25.040Selected by Red Sox from Devil Rays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
D.J. CarrascoP25.248Selected by Royals from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Charles CarterOF20.080Selected by Orioles from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Andy CavazosP21.345Selected by Cardinals from Rangers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Juan CerrosP26.082Selected by Reds from Mets in the minor league draft. 
Mike Cervenak3B26.121Selected by Giants from Yankees in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Travis Chapman3B24.194Purchased by Tigers from Indians. 
Neal CottsP22.266Traded by Athletics with Daylon Holt and Billy Koch to White Sox for Joe Valentine, Mark Johnson, Keith Foulke and Cash. 
Shay CrawfordP15.004Selected by Blue Jays from Angels in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Cesar Crespo2B-SS23.207Traded by Padres to Red Sox for Luis Cruz. 
Enrique CruzSS-2B21.025Selected by Brewers from Mets in Rule 5 major league draft 
Luis Cruz3B18.310Traded by Red Sox to Padres for 2B Cesar Crespo 
Nelson CruzP30.094Traded by Astros to Rockies for Victor Hall. 
Aneudi CuevasSS21.071Selected by Devil Rays from Astros in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Mike CurryOF25.304Selected by Mariners from Reds in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Brian Dallimore2B-3B29.031Signed as Free Agent by Giants. 
Aaron DeanP23.251Selected by Padres from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jason DeweyC25.242Selected by Rangers from Rockies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jason DuboisOF23.265Selected by Blue Jays from Cubs in Rule 5 major league draft 
Rick Elder1B22.296Selected by Indians from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Pedro FelicianoP26.113Released by Tigers. 
Jared FernandezP30.318Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Eric FischerP22.301Selected by Twins from White Sox in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jose Flores2B-SS29.171Traded by Athletics to Padres for RHP Buddy Hernandez 
Jose FloresOF24.236Traded by Athletics to Padres for Buddy Hernandez. 
Matt FordP21.252Selected by Brewers from Blue Jays in Rule 5 major league draft 
John FosterP24.213Traded by Braves with Wes Helms to Brewers for Ray King. 
Jerome GambleP22.255Selected by Reds from Red Sox in Rule 5 major league draft 
Gilberto GonzalezP26.024Selected by Angels from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Franklyn GracesquiP23.118Selected by Marlins from Blue Jays in the minor league draft. 
Dan GriffinP24.298Selected by Marlins from Expos in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Dan GriffinP24.298Selected by Marlins from Expos in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Ryan Gripp3B24.240Traded by Cubs to Brewers completing trade in which Brewers sent C Paul Bako to Cubs for a player to be named 
Victor HallOF22.091Selected by Rockies from Diamondbacks in Rule 5 major league draft 
Victor HallOF22.091Traded by Rockies to Astros for RHP Nelson Cruz 
Derry HammondOF23.058Selected by Dodgers from Brewers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Wes Helms3B26.218Traded by Braves with John Foster to Brewers for Ray King. 
Junior HerndonP24.096Selected by Red Sox from Padres in the minor league draft. 
Josh HochgesangIF25.244Selected by White Sox from Athletics in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Rontrez JohnsonOF26.008Selected by Athletics from Rangers in Rule 5 major league draft 
Russ Johnson3B-2B29.297Traded by Devil Rays with Josh Pressley to Mets for Rey Ordonez. 
Ray KingP28.335Traded by Brewers to Braves for Wes Helms and John Foster. 
John KoronkaP22.139Selected by Rangers from Reds in Rule 5 major league draft 
Wil LedezmaP21.329Selected by Tigers from Red Sox in Rule 5 major league draft 
David LeeP29.279Signed as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Donny Leon3B26.223Signed by Red Sox 
Aquilino LopezP27.239Selected by Blue Jays from Mariners in Rule 5 major league draft 
Javier LopezP25.158Selected by Red Sox from Diamondbacks in Rule 5 major league draft 
Mark Loretta2B-SS31.124Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Hector Luna3B20.318Selected by Devil Rays from Indians in the minor league draft. 
Gary MajewskiP22.294Selected by Blue Jays from White Sox in the minor league draft. 
David ManningP30.124Selected by Brewers from Twins in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Marshall McDougallSS23.362Selected by Rangers from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Jose MorbanSS-2B23.014Selected by Twins from Rangers in Rule 5 major league draft 
Greg MyersC36.246Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
Mike NeuP24.282Selected by Athletics from Reds in Rule 5 major league draft 
Roberto NovoaP21.122Traded by Pirates with Adrian Burnside to Tigers for Randall Simon. 
Pablo OchoaP27.056Selected by Angels from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
David OrtizDH27.028Released by Twins. 
Jeremy OwensOF26.007Selected by Red Sox from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Ryan Owens2B24.273Selected by Reds from Rockies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Ronny PaulinoC21.239Selected by Royals from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Josh Pressley1B22.258Traded by Devil Rays with SS Russ Johnson to Mets completing trade in which Mets sent SS Rey Ordonez to Devil Rays for two players to be named (Dec. 15 2002) 
Matt RoneyP22.341Purchased by Tigers from Pirates. 
Nathan RuhlP26.153Selected by Dodgers from Reds in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jorge SequeaIF22.076Selected by Blue Jays from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Saul Soto1B24.127Selected by Orioles from Dodgers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Chris SpurlingP25.171Selected by Braves from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Mike SteeleP24.116Selected by Mariners from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Larry Sutton1B-RF32.216Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Chris TestaOF21.207Selected by Dodgers from Rockies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Josh ThigpenP20.172Traded by Red Sox with 3B Tony Blanco to Reds completing trade in which Reds sent 2B Todd Walker to Red Sox for two players to be named (Dec. 12 2002) 
Derek ThompsonP21.342Contract purchased by Dodgers from Cubs 
Derek ThompsonP21.342Selected by Cubs from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Mamon TuckerOF23.059Selected by Cubs from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Shane VictorinoRF22.016Selected by Padres from Dodgers in Rule 5 major league draft 
Rico Washington3B24.200Selected by Padres from Pirates in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Matt WhiteP25.119Selected by Red Sox from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Blake WilliamsP23.297Selected by Reds from Cardinals in Rule 5 major league draft 
Marco YepezSS20.352Selected by Expos from Marlins in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Peter ZamoraP27.033Claimed on waivers by Mets from Phillies