Transactions - 1997

The following transactions were recorded by the Arizona Diamondbacks for the calendar year 1997.

Date Description
12/19/1997 Signed RHP Scott Brow, RHP Greg Hansell, RHP Barry Manuel, and RHP Dave Pavlas as free agents.
12/18/1997 Signed RHP Kenny Marrero as a free agent.
12/16/1997 Signed infielder Hensley Meulens as a free agent.
12/15/1997 Selected RHP Martin Sanchez, RHP Ynoncencio de la Cruz, LHP Stephen Randolph, and RHP Russell Jacobs in the Rule 5 Draft. Signed C Tom Wilson as a free agent.
12/14/1997 Sold the rights to Harvey Pulliam to Orix Blue Wave of the Japanese League.
12/08/1997 Signed RHP Willie Blair as a free agent.
12/01/1997 Cleveland Indians traded third baseman Matt Williams to the Arizona Diamondbacks for third baseman Travis Fryman and pitcher Tom Martin.
Date Description
11/26/1997 Signed LHP Huck Flener as a free agent.
11/25/1997 Signed LHP Kirt Ojala as a free agent.
11/24/1997 Signed RHP Reid Cornelius as a free agent.
11/19/1997 Signed OF Chris Jones as a free agent.
11/18/1997 The Diamondbacks acquire OF Devon White from the Florida Marlins in exchange for LHP Jesus Martinez. The Diamondbacks sent RHP Scott Winchester to the Cincinnati Reds as the player to be named later in the Felix Rodriguez trade. The Diamondbacks acquired Travis Fryman from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for 3B Gabe Alvarez, 3B Joe Randa and RHP Matt Drews. The Diamondbacks aquired outfielder Harvey Pulliam from the Colorado Rockies for LHP Chuck McElroy.
11/17/1997 Signed free agent shortstop Jay Bell, who had been with the Kansas City Royals, to a five-year contract.
11/11/1997 Cincinnati Reds traded pitcher Felix Rodriguez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later.
Date Description
08/14/1997 Traded Mark Davis to Milwaukee for future considerations.
Date Description
02/02/1997 Signed LHP Mark Davis as a free agent.


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