Transactions - 1999

The following transactions were recorded by the Arizona Diamondbacks for the calendar year 1999.

December
Date Description
12/20/1999 Signed the following minor league free agents: first baseman Alex Cabrera, pitchers David Evans and Alfredo Garcia, shortstop Cesar Morillo and third baseman Bryant Nelson.
12/15/1999 Traded OF Dante Powell to the St. Louis Cardinals for infielder Luis Ordaz.
12/15/1999 Sent RHP Roberto Manzueta to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the Brad Clontz trade.
12/13/1999 Florida Marlins acquired the contract of outfielder Abraham Nunez from the Arizona Diamondbacks as the player to be named in the July 9 trade that sent pitcher Matt Mantei to Arizona.
12/13/1999 Acquired right-handed reliever Brad Clontz from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named.
12/13/1999 Traded the contract of OF Abraham Nunez to the Florida Marlins as the player to be named in the July 9 Matt Mantei deal.
12/12/1999 Signed infielder/outfielder Tony Womack to a four-year contract.
12/07/1999 Named Scott Coolbaugh manager at High Desert of the Calfornia League (A).
12/03/1999 Named Tom Spencer manager at Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
November
Date Description
11/24/1999 Sent outright pitcher Erik Sabel and outfielder Rob Ryan to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
11/23/1999 Signed free agent pitcher Russ Springer, who had been with the Atlanta Braves, to a two-year contract.
11/09/1999 Named Kris Kline central region scouting supervisor and Ray Blanco, Phil Rizzo and Luke Wren area supervisors.
October
Date Description
10/29/1999 RHP Andy Benes exercised an option that allowed him out of the final year of his contract and filed for free agency.
September
Date Description
09/20/1999 Claimed pitcher Jeff Kubenka off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
09/18/1999 Purchased the contract of catcher Rod Barajas from El Paso of the Texas League (AA). Placed pitcher Brian Shouse on the 60-day disabled list.
09/13/1999 Named Mike Rizzo scouting director.
09/12/1999 Activated infielder Andy Fox from the 15-day disabled list.
09/10/1999 Activated first baseman Travis Lee and pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim from the 15-day disabled list.
09/07/1999 Recalled outfielder Ernie Young from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
09/02/1999 Recalled infielder Danny Klassen and outfielder Dante Powell from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Signed second-round draft pick pitcher Casey Daigle.
09/01/1999 Recalled pitcher Erik Sabel from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
August
Date Description
08/31/1999 Placed infielder Andy Fox on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 28, with strained ribs. Purchased the contract of outfielder Turner Ward from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee. The Colorado Rockies traded infielder-outfielder Lenny Harris to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Belvani Martinez.
08/30/1999 Assigned pitcher Jose Velverde to South Bend of the Midwest League (A).
08/25/1999 Pittsburgh Pirates acquired pitcher Jason Boyd from the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the February 26 trade of Tony Womack.
08/19/1999 Optioned outfielder Dante Powell to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Activated pitcher Todd Stottlemyre from the 60-day disabled list.
08/16/1999 Recalled outfielder Rob Ryan from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
08/15/1999 Placed first baseman Travis Lee on the 15-day disabled list with torn ligaments in his left ankle.
08/11/1999 Optioned pitcher Erik Sabel to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Activated pitcher Darren Holmes from the 15-day disabled list.
08/06/1999 Announced the resignation of director of scouting Don Mitchell.
08/04/1999 Optioned infielder Edwin Diaz to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Recalled outfielder Dante Powell from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
08/03/1999 Placed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim on the 15-day disabled list with neck pain. Recalled pitcher Erik Sabel from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
08/02/1999 Signed outfielder Luis Gonzalez to a three-year contract extension with club option for the 2003 season.
July
Date Description
07/25/1999 Placed outfielder David Dellucci on the 60-day disabled list with a left wrist injury. Purchased the contract of infielder Erubiel Durazo from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
07/23/1999 Los Angeles Dodgers sent pitcher Blake Mayo to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete a trade from May 25.
07/22/1999 Optioned pitcher Vincente Padilla to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Recalled infielder Edwin Diaz from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
07/19/1999 Placed pitcher Darren Holmes on the 15-day disabled list with lower back pain. Recalled pitcher Vincente Padilla from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
07/15/1999 Activated pitcher Darren Holmes from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned pitcher Eric Sabel to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
07/09/1999 Acquired pitcher Matt Mantei from the Florida Marlins for pitchers Vladimir Nunez and Brad Penny and a player to be named; transferred pitcher Todd Stottlemyre from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list; optioned outfielder Dante Powell to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); purchased the contract of pitcher Erik Sabel from Tucson.
07/08/1999 Activated pitcher Gregg Olson from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned pitcher Vicente Padilla to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
07/03/1999 Placed pitcher Gregg Olson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, due to back spasms. Recalled pitcher Bobby Chouinard from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
June
Date Description
06/28/1999 Placed pitcher Darren Holmes on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a back injury. Activated pitcher Greg Swindell from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned pitcher Nick Bierbrodt to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Recalled outfielder Dante Powell from Tucson Assigned pitchers Dan Carlson and Ed Vosberg outright to Tucson. Anaheim Angels -- acquired outfielder Mike Stoner from the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Jason Herrick.
06/24/1999 Recalled pitchers Nick Bierbrodt from El Paso of the Texas League (AA) and Vicente Padilla from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Designated pitchers Ed Vosberg and Dan Carlson for assignment.
06/22/1999 Purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Carlson from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Optioned infielder Edwin Diaz to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
06/19/1999 Promoted first baseman Erubiel Durazo and third baseman Jarrod Patterson from El Paso of the Texas League (AA) to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
06/17/1999 Signed pitcher Jeremy Ward, the team's second-round selection in the 1999 first-year players draft, and pitcher Lewis Ross a non-drafted free agent.
06/16/1999 Placed pitcher Greg Swindell on the 15-day disabled list due to a rib injury. Purchased the contract of pitcher Ed Vosberg from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
06/15/1999 Signed the following players from the 1999 first-year player draft: shortstops Shawn Lagana and Luis Santos, Jr. and pitchers Charlie Williamson, Brandon Wood and Steve Immel.
06/12/1999 Acquired left-handed pitcher Dan Plesac from the Toronto Blue Jays for infielder Tony Batista and right-handed pitcher John Frascatore.
06/09/1999 Signed outfielder Kevin Burns and catcher Joseph Kalczynski, both selected in the 1999 first-year player draft.
06/08/1999 Philadelphia Phillies -- Claimed pitcher Amaury Telemaco off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Recalled infielder Hanley Frias from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
06/07/1999 Signed the following 1999 draft picks and assigned them to Missoula of the Pioneer League (Rookie): shortstop Matthew Kata, their ninth-round pick. Outfielders Lyle Overbay, their 18th-round pick, and Justin Graham, their 20th-round pick. Pitchers Timothy Stanton, their 21st-round pick, Toby Harris, their 24th-round pick, Daniel Jackson, their 27th-round pick, Dale Deveraux, their 29th-round pick, James Wollscheid, their 35th-round pick, Brian Matzenberger, their 42nd-round pick, and Todd Myers, their 43rd-round pick, and first baseman Dan Williford, their 28th-round pick. Signed pitcher Evan Fahrner, their 23rd-round pick, and assigned him to High Desert of the California League (A). Signed the following and assigned them to Tucson of the Arizona League (Rookie): catchers Travis Oglesby, their 25th-round pick, Steven Tomshack, their 36th-round pick, and Josh Goldfield, their 41st-round pick, and pitcher Derek Forbes, their 37th-round pick.
May
Date Description
05/27/1999 Recalled pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Optioned pitcher Bobby Chouinard to Tucson.
05/23/1999 Traded left-handed pitcher Neil Weber to the Los Angeles Dodgers for future considerations.
05/22/1999 Optioned infielder Hanley Frias to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Recalled pitcher Bobby Chouinard from Tucson.
05/21/1999 Montreal Expos -- Traded catcher John Pachot to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later.
05/20/1999 Placed pitcher Todd Stottlemyre on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear in his right rotator cuff. Recalled pitcher Brian Anderson from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
05/10/1999 Promoted pitcher Jeff Andrews from High Desert of the California League (A) to El Paso of the Texas League (AA) and pitcher Justin Kees and infielder Hector Cruz from extended spring training to High Desert.
05/08/1999 Activated pitcher Amaury Telemaco off the disabled list and optioned pitcher Brian Anderson to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
April
Date Description
04/26/1999 Recalled infielder Hanley Frias from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League. Optioned outfielder Dante Powell to Tucson.
04/17/1999 Re-assigned outfielder Sandy McKinnon from El Paso of the Texas League (AA) to High Desert of the California League (A).
04/14/1999 Recalled pitcher Valdimar Nunez from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League. Optioned pitcher Bobby Chouinard to Tucson.
04/12/1999 Activated outfielder Tony Womack from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned infielder Hanley Frias to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
04/10/1999 Purchased the contract of pitcher Bobby Chouinard from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Designated outfielder Ernie Young for assignment.
04/03/1999 Optioned pitcher Vladimir Nunez and reassigned infielder Dale Sveum to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Purchased the contract of outfielder Ernie Young. Optioned infielder Danny Klassen to minor league camp.
04/01/1999 Reassigned pitchers Bobby Chouinard, Rich Batchelor and Dan Carlson and outfielder Pete Incaviglia to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
March
Date Description
03/30/1999 Acquired pitcher Darren Holmes and cash considerations from the New York Yankees for pitcher Ben Ford and catcher Izzy Molina. St. Louis Cardinals acquired pitcher Clint Sodowsky from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher John Frascatore. The Arizona Diamondbacks requested waivers on right handed pitcher Aaron Small for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned left-handed reliever Brian Shouse to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
03/23/1999 Optioned pitchers Ben Ford, Clint Sodowsky, Nelson Figueroa and Troy Brohawn and infielder Edwin Diaz to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
03/17/1999 Requested waivers on outfielder Yamil Benitez for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
03/05/1999 Agreed to terms with SS Tony Batista, IF/OF Andy Fox, and RHP Amaury Telemaco on one-year contracts. Pitcher Bobby Chouinard cleared waivers and was assigned to triple-A Tucson.
03/01/1999 Designated pitcher Bobby Chouinard for assignment.
February
Date Description
02/26/1999 Acquired second baseman Tony Womack from the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Paul Weichard and a player to be named.
02/19/1999 Signed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim.
02/15/1999 Agreed to terms with infielder Danny Klassen and pitcher Clint Sodowsky on one-year contracts.
02/09/1999 Agreed to terms on 1999 contracts with pitchers Jason Boyd, Troy Brohawn, Nelson Figueroa and Ben Ford. Infielders Edwin Diaz and Hanley Frias, and outfielder David Dellucci.
02/05/1999 Invited the following players to spring training: pitchers Nick Bierbrodt, Rich Batchelor, Dan Carlson, Frank Castillo, Fernando Hernandez, John Patterson, Brad Penny, Matt Ruebel and Neil Weber; catchers Rod Barajas, Marcus Hanel, Ramsey Koeyes and Izzy Molina; infielder Desi Wilson; and outfielders Pete Incaviglia and Ernie Young.
January
Date Description
01/27/1999 Signed pitcher Omar Daal to a two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
01/25/1999 Anaheim Angels -- Agreed to a minor league contract with infielder Andy Stankiewicz and invited him to spring training.
01/21/1999 Signed pitcher Stephen Randolph, infielder Junior Spivey and outfielders Jason Conti, Dante Powell and and Rob Ryan.
01/20/1999 Named Mike Valarezo as area scouting supervisor for Georgia and Northern Florida.
01/14/1999 Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Kelly Stinnett agreed to a $1.75 million, two-year contract with the team avoiding salary arbitration.
01/12/1999 Signed free agent pitcher Frank Castillo, who had been with the Detroit Tigers, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
01/05/1999 Acquired pitcher Jason Hart from the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League (Independent).

 

Select Year to View Team Transactions