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Spring Training 2004

Rays Comings and Goings

By MARC TOPKIN
Published March 4, 2004

THE MOST NOTABLE DEPARTURES:

2B BRENT ABERNATHY: signed minor-league deal with Tigers

2B MARLON ANDERSON: signed with Cardinals

RHP BRANDON BACKE: traded to Astros for Geoff Blum

LHP NICK BIERBRODT: signed with Red Sox

OF BEN GRIEVE: signed with Brewers

LHP JOE KENNEDY: traded to Rockies in Mark Hendrickson deal

1B TRAVIS LEE: signed with Yankees

RHP AL LEVINE: signed with Tigers

LHP MARK MALASKA: claimed off waivers by Boston

OF AL MARTIN: signed with Korean League team

SS REY ORDONEZ: signed minor-league deal with Padres

OF ADAM PIATT: signed minor-league deal with Indians

INF TERRY SHUMPERT: signed minor-league deal with Red Sox

OF JASON TYNER: claimed off waivers by Rangers

C JAVIER VALENTIN: signed minor-league deal with Reds

THE MOST NOTABLE ARRIVALS:

RHP PAUL ABBOTT: signed as free agent from Royals

RHP DANYS BAEZ: signed as free agent from Indians

INF GEOFF BLUM: acquired from Astros in trade for Brandon Backe

RHP KEN CLOUDE: signed minor-league contract

INF DEIVI CRUZ: signed minor-league contract

OF JOSE CRUZ: signed as free agent from Giants

INF/OF ROBERT FICK: signed as free agent from Braves

C BROOK FORDYCE: signed as free agent from Orioles

LHP JOHN HALAMA: signed as free agent from A's

LHP MARK HENDRICKSON: acquired from Blue Jays in three-way trade for Joe Kennedy

RHP TODD JONES: signed minor-league contract

1B TINO MARTINEZ: acquired from Cardinals in trade for Evan Rust and John-Paul Davis

1B FRED MCGRIFF: signed minor-league contract

LHP TREVER MILLER: signed as free agent from Blue Jays

RHP ALAN MILLS: signed minor-league contract

LHP DAMIAN MOSS: signed as free agent from Orioles

INF/OF EDUARDO PEREZ: signed as free agent from Cardinals

RHP TODD RITCHIE: signed minor-league contract

INF REY SANCHEZ: signed as free agent from Mariners

3B FERNANDO TATIS: signed minor-league contract

RHP MIKE WILLIAMS: signed minor-league contract

RHP ALEC ZUMWALT: selected from Braves in Rule 5 draft

[Last modified March 4, 2004, 01:15:01]


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