Transactions - 1998

The following transactions were recorded by the Arizona Diamondbacks for the calendar year 1998.

Date Description
12/28/1998 Detroit Tigers -- Signed free agent outfielder-infielder Gregg Jefferies, who had been with the Anaheim Angels, to a two-year contract with a club option for a third season; acquired outfielder Karim Garcia from the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Luis Gonzalez and cash considerations.
12/21/1998 Signed the following free agents to minor league contracts: outfielders Pete Incaviglia and Ernie Young, infielder Scott Coolbaugh, pitchers Dan Carlson, George Glinatsis, Al Kermode and Matt Ruebel, catchers Marcus Hanel and Izzy Molina and first baseman Desi Wilson.
12/21/1998 Acquired the contracts of rookie left-handed pitcher Troy Brohawn and minor-league outfielder Chris Van Rossum from San Francisco as the players to be named later in the deal that sent right-handed pitcher Felix Rodriguez to the Giants on Dec. 8. Brohawn, 26, was placed on the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster, taking the spot opened when right-handed pitcher Willie Banks was not tendered a 1999 contract.
12/15/1998 Acquired pitcher Bart Miadich from the Boston Red Sox to complete an earlier trade involving pitcher Bob Wolcott; acquired the contract of first baseman Erubiel Durazo on assignment from the Monterey Sultanes of the Mexican League; announced Miadich and Durazo will be assigned to El Paso of the Texas League (AA); named Chris Speier manager, Chuck Kruffin pitching coach, Mike Barnett hitting coach, Peter Kolb trainer, and Dave Page conditioning coach of Arizona of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); named Don Wakamatsu manager, Dennis Lewallyn pitching coach, Ty Van Burkleo hitting coach, Greg Barber trainer and Clarence Cockrell conditioning coach of El Paso; named Derek Bryant manager, Mike Parrott pitching coach, Rick Schu hitting coach, Dale Gilbert trainer, and Keith Wilson conditioning coach of High Desert (A Advanced); named Mike Brumley manager, Dave Jorn pitching coach, Vic Ramirez hitting coach, Jim Reinebold coach, Colin Foye trainer and Aaron Knutson conditioning coach of High Desert (A California League); named Joe Almaraz manager, Royal Clayton pitching coach, and Rafael Landestoy hitting coach of Missoula (Rookie League); named Roly de Armas manager, Mark Davis pitching coach, Louis Medina hitting coach, and Mathew Veader trainer of Tucson (Rookie League); named Andres Thomas manager, Pablo Frias pitching coach, Gregorio Ramierz hitting coach, Geronimo Penn trainer, and Pedro Wilson conditioning coach of Boca Chica (Dominican Summer League); named Bobby Dickerson minor-league field coordinator, Gil Patterson minor-league pitching coordinator, Bob Mariano minor-league hitting coordinator, Rafael Landestoy minor-league outfield and baserunning coordinator, and Roly de Armas minor-league catching coordinator.
12/14/1998 Acquired three pitchers in the minor league segment of MLB's Rule 5 Draft right-hander John O'Reilly from the Milwaukee Brewers, left-hander Derek Dace from the Detroit Tigers and right-hander Scott Schroeffel from the Colorado Rockies.
12/09/1998 San Francisco Giants -- Acquired pitcher Felix Rodriguez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for future considerations.
12/08/1998 Detroit Tigers -- Claimed pitcher Bryan Corey off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
12/07/1998 Agreed to a four-year contract with free agent outfielder Steve Finley, who had been with the San Diego Padres.
Date Description
11/30/1998 Agreed to a four-year contract with free agent left-handed pitcher Randy Johnson, who had been with the Houston Astros.
11/24/1998 Agreed to a two-year contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Armando Reynoso, who had been with the New York Mets.
11/19/1998 Added outfielders Jason Conti and Rob Ryan, pitchers Nelson Figueroa and Brian Shouse and infielder Junior Spivey to the 40-league roster.
11/18/1998 Agreed to a four-year contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Todd Stottlemyre, who had been with the Texas Rangers.
11/11/1998 Signed free agent pitcher Greg Swindell, who had been with the Boston Red Sox, to a three-year contract and free agent first baseman Greg Colbrunn, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a two-year contract; traded pitcher Bob Wolcott to Boston for a player to be named later.
11/10/1998 San Francisco Giants -- Acquired pitcher Alan Embree from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor-league outfielder Dante Powell.
11/06/1998 Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed free-agent outfielder Devon White, who had been with the Arizona Diamondbacks, to a three-year contract with a club option for 2002.
11/06/1998 Asked unconditional release waivers on outfielder Brent Brede, who has signed to play in Japan.
11/04/1998 Named Mike Rizzo national scouting supervisor for the central region and Jason Goligoski area scouting supervisor for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Date Description
10/26/1998 Named Bob Miller assistant director of scouting, effective November 1st.
10/23/1998 Exercised the club option on pitchers Brian Anderson and Greg Olson.
10/16/1998 Named Derek Bryant manager at High Desert of the California League (A).
10/08/1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays -- Claimed pitcher Cory Lidle off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
10/08/1998 Announced pitchers Joel Adamson and Ken Robinson have cleared waivers; assigned pitcher Chris Michalak to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League; announced pitcher Efrain Valdez has declared himself a free agent.
10/02/1998 Purchased the contract of outfielder Derek Kopacz from the Sioux City Explorers of the Northern League (Independent).
Date Description
09/08/1998 Recalled pitcher Neil Weber from Tucson
09/07/1998 Purchased the contract of Vladimar Nuñez from Tucson.
09/04/1998 Recalled Hanley Frias from Tucson. Recalled Brent Brede from Tucson.
09/03/1998 Sold pitcher Jeff Suppan to Kansas City Royals.
Date Description
08/22/1998 Recaled Ben Ford from Tucson. Placed pitcher Bobby Chouinard on 15-day disabled list (right shoulder).
08/21/1998 Purchased the contract of Chris Michalak from Tucson. Optioned Ben Ford to Tucson.
08/20/1998 Recalled Ben Ford from Tucson. Optioned Hanley Frias to Tucson. Recalled Clint Sowowsky from Tucson. Optioned Bob Wolcott to Tucson.
08/09/1998 Activated 1B Travis Lee from 15-day disabled list. Optioned IF Danny Klassen to Tucson. Recalled Bob Wolcott from Tucson. Outrighted Barry Manuel to Tucson.
08/07/1998 Recalled IF Hanley Frias from Tucson.
08/06/1998 Optioned P Clint Sodowsky to Tucson.
08/03/1998 Activated 3B Matt Williams from 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Brent Brede to Tucson.
08/02/1998 Recalled Barry Manuel from Tucson
Date Description
07/31/1998 Traded Jorge Fabregas and Willie Blair to the New York Mets in exchange for OF Bernard Gilkey and P Nelson Figueroa. Traded Hensley Muelens to the Chicago White Sox for future considerations.
07/30/1998 Activated catcher Jorge Fabregas from 15-day disabled list. Optioned Bob Wolcott to Tucson.
07/28/1998 Placed 1B Travis Lee on 15-day disabled list (left groin strain) retroactive to July 25. Recalled Bob Wolcott from Tucson.
07/19/1998 Activated IF Andy Stankiewicz from 15-day disabled list.
07/18/1998 Placed 3B Matt Williams on 15-day disabled list (stress fracture left foot).
07/14/1998 Activated IF Hanley Frias from disabled list, optioned him to Tucson.
07/11/1998 Optioned Efrain Valdez to Tucson. Activated pitcher Omar Daal from 15-day disabled list.
07/04/1998 Recalled IF Danny Klassen from Tucson.
07/03/1998 Optioned pitcher Jeff Suppan to Tucson.
Date Description
06/30/1998 Activated catcher Jorge Fabrigas from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Mike Robertson to Tucson.
06/27/1998 Placed IF Andy Stankiewicz on 15-day DL retroactive to June 24 (right knee).
06/26/1998 Recalled pitcher Jeff Suppan from Tucson. Acquired pitcher Aaron Small from the Oakland Athletics via waivers.
06/23/1998 Acquired LHP Alan Embree from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Russ Springer.
06/22/1998 Recalled pitcher Efrain Valdez from Tucson.
06/21/1998 Placed pitcher Felix Rodriguez on 15-day disabled list (right hip flexor).
06/13/1998 Recalled pitcher Bobby Chouinard from Tucson. Optioned pitcher Bob Wolcott to Tucson.
06/04/1998 Optioned Efrain Valdez to Tucson.
06/03/1998 Purchased the contract of Mike Robertson from Tucson. Acquired pitcher Willie Banks from the New York Yankees in exchange for Scott Brow and Joe Lisio.
06/02/1998 Pitcher Bob Wolcott recalled from Tucson. Optioned pitcher Jeff Suppan to Tucson. Designated pitcher Scott Brow for reassignment to Tucson. Purchased the contract of Tom Wilson from Tucson.
06/01/1998 Acquired pitcher Bobby Chouinard off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. Assigned Chouinard to Tucson.
Date Description
05/31/1998 Placed C Jorge Fabregas on 15-day disabled list. Recalled OF Karim Garcia from Tucson.
05/26/1998 Optioned Brian Corey to Tucson. Promoted Efrain Valdez from Tucson.
05/23/1998 Selected Efrain Valdez from the New York Mets in exchange for cash, assigned Valdez to Tucson.
05/16/1998 Optioned Hensley Meulens to Tucson.
05/15/1998 Acquired pitcher Amaury Telemaco on waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
05/12/1998 Recalled Barry Corey from Tucson. Barry Manuel outrighted to Tucson.
05/06/1998 Optioned Ricky Pickett to Tucson. Recalled C Damian Miller from Tucson.
Date Description
04/28/1998 Purchased the contract of Hensley Meulens from Tucson. Recaled Ricky Pickett from Tucson. Optioned OF Karim Garcia to Tucson.
04/27/1998 Recalled outfielder David Dellucci from Tucson. Acquired Ricky Pickett from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for OF Chris Jones. Optioned Ricky Pickett to Tucson. Placed pitcher Joel Adamson on 15-day disabled list.
04/06/1998 Optioned Edwin Diaz to Tucson. Activated infielder Andy Stankiewicz from 15-day disabled list.
Date Description
03/31/1998 Recalled Edwin Diaz from Tucson. Optioned David Dellucci to Tucson. Placed Ken Robinson on 60-day disabled list (right shoulder). Placed Hanley Frias on 60-day disabled list (Hamate bone surgery). Placed Corey Lidle on 60-day disabled list (right shoulder).
Date Description
02/03/1998 Signed RHP Andy Benes as a free agent.
Date Description
01/31/1998 Signed RHP Gregg Olson as a free agent.
01/27/1998 Signed RHP Ramon Morel as a free agent.
01/15/1998 Signed OF David Hulse as a free agent.
01/12/1998 Signed IF Darnell Coles as a free agent.
01/09/1998 Signed LHP Mark Davis as a free agent.
01/08/1998 Signed IF Andy Stankiewicz and RHP Fernando Hernandez as free agents.
01/05/1998 Signed IF Mike Robertson as a free agent.


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