1996 MegaLeague Transaction Log

("up" means promotion to majors from minors, "down" means demotion from majors to minors, "+" means drafted or acquired in a trade, "-" means released)

First date is the day the change takes affect on the schedule. Parenthetical date is actual date of transaction. Parenthetical numbers by players' names indicate minor league stats at time of call-up.
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*** Preseason ***  (7-13)
 
TRADE:  Bowleys: + Sheffield
        Susquehanna: + Klesko
 
** 4-8 **
Columbus: Bullinger up (1-0 3.68), W. Williams down, 
        Gallagher up (.286 0 0), Bronkey down
 
** 4-11 **
Denver: Fetters on DL, Olson up (1-0 3.38)
 
** 4-12 **
Bowleys: O'Leary on DL, Hollins up (.333 0 1)
 
** 4-15 **
Chicago: Leyritz down, Pagnozzi up 
Seattle: fired PC Anderson, hired Duke Robinson
Boston: fired PC Anderson, hired Duke Robinson
Barrow: fired Billy Fungo, hired Duke Robinson
 
** 4-19 **
Portland: Cole on DL, R. Kelly up (.467 2 10 ), M. Lewis down,
        Frye up (.200 0 1), Palmer down, Gil up (.261 1 1) (Commissioner's 
        move - no one available to play short. Gil must stay in majors 
        until 4-27. See rules.)
 
** 4-22 **
Barrow: Beck down, A. Lopez up (1-0 2.88)
Charles Town: T. Haney down, Newson up (.294 1 3)
Chicago: Walton down, Bullett up (.378 1 7, 5 SB)
 
** 4-23 **
Ocean City: Vina on DL, Shipley up (.211 0 1)
Shepherdstown: J. McDowell on DL, Saberhagen up (1-1 2.86)
Columbus: R. Johnson on DL, W. Williams up (1-2 8.79)
 
** 4-24 **
Charles Town: Newson on DL, Y. Benitez up (.364 0 2), Liriano on DL, 
        Arias up (.234 0 7)
 
** 4-25 **
Bowleys: Hudler on DL, Hosey up (.571 3 10)
Columbus: Mesa on DL, J. Ruffin up (0-0-1 3.00), W.Williams on DL, 
        R. Lewis up (0-1 4.38)
Columbus: Gallagher on DL, Lawton up (.458 3 3)
Denver: Zeile up (.250 0 2), Colbrunn down (No one available to play 
        third, so Commish's move)
 
** 4-26 **
Columbus: fired Dan Murphy, hired Duke Robinson
 
** 4-27 **
Chicago: Pagnozzi on DL, Leyritz up (.600 0 0)
Bowleys: O'Leary off DL, Hosey down
 
** 4-28 **
Shepherdstown: McGwire on DL, Chr. Jones up (.333 1 5)
 
** 4-29 **
Charles Town: Y. Benitez down, Belliard up (.182 0 1)
 
** 4-30 **
Barrow: Cook up (0-1 3.38), Longmire down, G. Myers down,
        Beck up (0-0-3 2.45)
Bowleys: Ogea on DL, Simas up (1-0 5.68)
 
** 5-1 ** 
Denver: Fetters off DL, Olson down
 
** 5-3 **
Shepherdstown: J. McDowell off DL, Saberhagen down
 
** 5-4 **
Susquehanna: Everett on DL, Mieske up (.216 2 6)
 
** 5-6 ** (9-13-96)
 
TRADE:  Lake Erie: + McRae, + K. Hill
        Barrow: + Hershiser, + Strawberry to minors 
Barrow: Longmire up (.500 0 2), + Brumfield to minors, - C. Rodriguez
Lake Erie: McLemore down, Belcher down, Karl up (3-1 3.53)
Chicago: Walton up (.423 3 6), Griffey on DL
Toronto: - Gallego, - K. Gibson, - Aurilla, + Grudzielanek to minors,
               + Avery to minors, + Mlicki to minors
 
** 5-7 **
Columbus: R. Johnson off DL, R. Lewis down
Portland: J. Clark on DL, Dawson up (.296 0 5)
 
** 5-8 **
Ocean City: Vina off DL, Shipley down
 
** 5-9 **
Charles Town: Liriano off DL, Arias down, Newson off DL to minors
 
** 5-10 **
Bowleys: Hudler off DL, O'Leary down
Columbus: Mesa off DL, J. Ruffin down, W. Williams off DL to minors
               Gallagher off DL, Lawton down
 
** 5-11 **
Chicago: Pagnozzi off DL to minors
Wall Street: Girardi hurt, Lampkin tired, no one to catch.
        As per rules, "Innocuous" player drafted to fill position, and
        player released from 35-man roster to make room
        + Berryhill, - Huson, Lampkin down
 
** 5-12 **
Lake Erie: A. Leiter on DL, Belcher up (0-0 5.68)
 
** 5-13 **
Shepherdstown: McGwire off DL, Chr. Jones down
Barrow: Longmire down, Brumfield up (.200 0 1)
Gwinnett: DiPoto down, Kiefer up (0-0-1 4.26)
Chicago: Leyritz down, Bullett down, C. Goodwin up (.360 0 14, 13 SB),
               Pagnozzi up (.000 0 0)
Lake Erie: Morgan on DL, S. Fernandez up (1-2 9.49)
 
** 5-17 **
Susquehanna: Everett off DL, Mieske down
 
** 5-18 **
Bowleys: Sheffield on DL, O'Leary up (.481 2 7)
Susquehanna: Bates on DL, - Sheaffer, + Jo. Patterson
               (Emergency Draft, no one to play 2nd due to Injury)
 
** 5-20 **
Portland: Gil down, Frye down, Dawson down, Palmer up (.395 8 14), 
        D. Jones up (0-2-9 1.98), M. Lewis up (.447 4 12)
 
** 5-21 **
Chicago: Griffey off DL to minors (Illegal move that shouldn't have
        been allowed. Sorry.)
 
** 5-23 **
Lake: A. Leiter off DL, S. Fernandez down
 
** 5-24 **
Toronto: Alou on DL, Amaral up (.379 0 11, 11 SB)
 
** 5-25 **
Bowleys: Ogea off DL, Simas down
 
** 5-27 **
Columbus: Bullinger off DL, W. Williams down
Portland: Je. Clark off DL to minors
Denver: Ku. Abbott down, T. Scott down, D. Hamilton down, Morandini up
        (.341 1 17), Pulsipher up (3-4 7.69), Coleman up (.189 1 4, 9 SB)
Chicago: Griffey up, Walton on DL, Florence up (4-2, 1.69), Crabtree down
Gwinnett: Kiefer up (0-0-1 4.26), DiPoto down
TRADE:  Barrow: +Jos. Valentin to minors
        Wall Street: +G. Myers (.192 0 0)
Wall Street: Simms up, C. Garcia up (.289 1 9), Hayes up (.176 1 9), 
        L. Mouton down, Carr down, Berryhill down, Mordecai down
 
** 5-29 **
Bowleys: Hudler on DL, Caceres up (.236 1 10)
Chicago: H. Perry on DL, Hansen up (.315 2 24)
 
** 5-31 **
Lake Erie: Morgan off DL, Karl down
 
** 6-3 **
Susquehanna: Bates off DL, - J. Patterson, + Hemond to minors
Chicago: - Birkbeck, + K Gibson to minors, Florence down, 
        Crabtree up (1-00 0.00)
Wall Street: - Berryhill, + Merullo to minors
 
** 6-8 **
Bowleys: Sheffield off DL, Hollins down
 
** 6-10 **
Toronto: Avery up (0-1 9.00), Habyan down
TRADE:  Lake Erie: + E. Martinez, + C. Ripken, + Pavlik, + Osbourne, + Ritz
        Barrow: + T. Goodwin, + Conine, + Vizquel, + A. Leiter
Lake Erie: Belcher down, Bochtler down, Gardner down, Pugh up (2-1 1.83),
        McLemore up (.200 1 4)
Barrow: Brocail up (3-4 7.71)
 
** 6-11 **
Bowleys: Hudler off DL, Caceres down
 
** 6-16 **
Boston: Bagwell on DL, E. Williams up (.243 8 24). Move necessitated because 
            Mabry nicked for a game and no one else available to play first.
 
** 6-17 **
Charles Town: Belliard down, T. Haney up (.442 1 19)
 
** 6-18 **
Toronto: Alou off DL, Amaral down
 
** 6-23 **
Boston: Bagwell off DL, E. Williams down
 
** 6-24 **
Chicago: C. Goodwin down, Crabtree down, Walton up (.423 3 6), 
        Offerman up (.319 2 22)
 
** 6-27 **
Bowleys: Hudler on DL, Hosey up (.455 10 30, 20 SB, .848 SLG)
 
** 6-28 **
Chicago: H. Perry off DL to minors
 
** 6-30 **
Toronto: Geo. Williams up (.378 4 20), Taubensee down. Proxy move, 
        both catchers Tired.
 
** 7-1 **
TRADE:  (10-25-96)
        Charles Town: + McGwire, + LaValliere to minors, + McCaskill to minors
        Shepherdstown: + Jaha, + Sorrento, + Mik. Williams
Charles Town: Eldred up (9-2 3.05), Newson up (.255 4 21), J. Owens up
        (.245 1 15), Y. Benitez up (.316 4 15), S. Alomar down, T. Haney down
Shepherdstown: Fielder down, Witt down, Gagne down, O. Miller up (.296 0 6)
        Devereaux down, Nunnally up (.264 8 43) (SS and OF Tired)
Portland: Gil up (.267 2 3), M. Lewis down (All SS Tired)
 
** 7-3 **
Portland: Palmer down, Frye up (.405 1 6) (All 2B Tired)
 
** 7-7 **
 TRADES:
        Chicago: + Haynes to minors, + 8th round draft pick
        Ocean City: + Pagnozzi
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        Chicago: + R. McDowell to minors
        Shepherdstown: + Crabtree
 
Charles Town: Y. Benitez down, T. Haney up (.414 1 19), - Borders, - Creek
        - McCaskill, + Benjamin to minors, + Birkbeck to minors, 
        + L. Frazier to minors
Ocean City: - A. Battle, + ???????
Chicago: - Butcher, + Aurilla to minors
Lake Erie: Belcher up (3-1 4.21), Karl up (6-2 3.86), Pugh down, Parrett down
        fired Dan Murphy, hired Buckshot Williams (should've been earlier,
        Commish's bad), Slaught up (.356 0 22), Orsulak up (.414 2 12), 
        McLemore down, MacFarlane on DL.
Denver: Lansing down, J. Hamilton down, Coleman down, D. Hamilton up
        (.246 1 10), P. Munoz up (.284 4 37), Blair up (1-0 1.86)
Barrow: + Dykstra to minors
 
** 7-13 **
Bowleys: Hudler off DL, Hosey down
 
** 7-15 **
Charles Town: Frazier up (.429 0 1), Benjamin up (.250 1 1, 2 Sb in 5 G), 
        T. Haney down, Newson down
Chicago: Perry up (.290 0 1), R. McDowell up (0.00 0-0-4 in 4 g!),
               Cangelosi (Mr. 500 OBP) down, Hansen down
Shepherdstown: Gagne up (.355 0 2), O. Miller down
Ocean City: B. Johnson down, Pagnozzi up (.067 0 0)
 
** 7-18 **
Columbus: Manwaring on DL, Lyons up (.291 5 16) (Kark tired, no one to catch)
 
** 7-21 **
Seattle: R. Gonzales down, Gates up (.311 1 15) (no one to play 2B, Gonzo 
        can't start a game, as per rules, he had too few PA)
 
** 7-22 **
Chicago: C. Goodwin up (.355 0 17, 18 SB), Cangelosi up (.421 0 5), 
        R. McDowell down, J. Walton down
Charles Town: Whitaker down, Belliard up (.274 0 7)
 
** 7-29 **
TRADES:      Charles Town: + Bullett (.295 5 34 12 SB)
             Chicago: + LaValliere to minors
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             Chicago: + Gubicza
             Shepherdstown: + 2nd round 1997 draft pick
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             Ocean City: + Hershiser
             Barrow: + PTBNL (saved, but not Bonds), + 3rd round 1997 draft 
                       pick
 
Charles Town: Whitaker up (.303 1 6), S. Alomar up (.365 4 19), L. Frazier
         down, Belliard down, J. Owens down
Susquehanna: Blauser up (.277 4 31), Trammell down
Bowleys: Sheffield on DL, Benard up (.403 9 33)
Ocean City: Gordon down
Shepherdstown: Witt up (2-3 3.34)
Barrow: Urbani up (9-5 4.73, AND .357 1 2 at the plate)
Chicago: Leyritz on DL, Daulton on DL, LaValliere up (.250 0 9), 
        Valle up, (.405 0 2), Andujar down, - Mimbs, Bordick down, C. Goodwin
        down, Aurilla up (.341 7 33), Perry down, McDowell up (0-0-10 2.20
        in 10 rel. app.), Walton up (.455 5 13, .927 SLG)
 
** 8-4 **
Charles Town: Whitaker on DL, T. Haney up (.440 1 27)
 
** 8-5 **
Barrow: Brocail down, Dykstra up (.305 2 12), + K. Foster
Toronto: Taubensee up (.304 7 30), G. Williams down
Bowleys: - J. Powell, + F. Fermin
Shepherdstwon: + H. Mercedes to minors, Devereaux up (.310 5 25), Nunnally 
        down, - Oquendo, + C. Rodriguez to minors
Columbus: Lyons down, Manwaring up (-----)
Lake Erie: Belcher down, Orsulak down, Stanton down, Slaught down,
        MacFarlane up (----), Gardner up (0-1 4.40), Parrett up (2-0 1.65),
        Bochtler up (0-3 6.57)
Chicago: Offerman down, R. McDowell down, Pettitte on DL, Andujar up
        (0-1 4.15), Perry up (.290 1 2), Bordick up (.191 1 1)
Denver: J. Hamilton up (4-1 4.50), Pulsipher down
 
** 8-8 **
Chicago: Leyritz off DL, Valle down
 
** 8-11 **
Lake Erie: Gardner down, Slaught up (.356 0 22) (Steinbach Tired and 
        MacFarlane dinged-up)
 
** 8-12 **
TRADE:
        Charles Town: + E. Martinez, + Belcher
        Lake Erie: + Eldred, + 1st round 1997 pick, + 4th round 1997 pick
 
Charles Town: - Benjamin
Lake Erie: McLemore up (.200 1 5), MacFarlane down
Bowleys: Javier on DL, Carreon on DL, Sheffield off DL, Hosey up (.431 13 53),
        Je. Reed down, Tingley up (.237 2 12)
Susquehanna: Trammell up (.400 0 1), Blauser down
Chicago: Aurilla down, Walton down, C. Goodwin up (.331 1 29, 23 SB), 
        Offerman up (.328 2 23)
Gwinnett: Scarsone on DL, A. Gonzalez up (.240 11 27), Samuel down,
        R. Greer up (.310 6 59)
 
** 8-13 **
Chicago: Daulton off DL, LaValliere down
 
** 8-16 **
Boston: Fassero on DL, Eshelman up (3-3 6.10)
 
** 8-18 **
Columbus: Manwaring on DL, Lyons up (.307 7 22) (Kark tired, Manwaring
         dinged)
 
** 8-19 **
TRADE:
        Barrow: + Mussina, + Hampton, + Jo. Franco
        Wall Street: + K. Foster, + Brocail, + Ocean City's third-round 1997
               pick (previously obtained by Barrow), + TPTBNL
               (TPTBNL rumored to be among Conine, I. Rodriguez,
               A. Leiter, Mussina)
Chicago: Pettitte off DL, Andujar down, K. Gibson up (.265 8 54), 
        H. Perry down
Bowleys: Benard down, Hosey down, Tarasco up (.290 16 76 21 SB), 
        Hollins up (.219 0 2)
Barrow: - Dykstra, Beck down, A. Lopez down, Urbani down, 
        Longmire up (.417 9 52) 
Wall Street: C. Haney down, Belinda down, Borbon down, G. Myers down,
        Girardi down, C. Hayes down, C. Garcia down, Gunderson up 
        (1-3-2 5.40), Barton up (4-3-3 5.98), Krivda up (8-3 4.38), G. Pena
        up (.341 3 14), Lampkin (.396 1 5), Merullo (.365 4 39), Wallach
        up (.330 11 64), Carr up (.250 0 0, 27 G, only 5 PA)
Lake Erie: Slaught down, MacFarlane up (----)
 
** 8-21 **
Bowleys: Hudler off DL, Caceres down
 
** 8-22 **
Charles Town: Whitaker off DL, T. Haney down
 
** 8-23 **
Gwinnett: Scarsone off DL to minors
 
** 8-26 **
TRADE:
        Gwinnett: + 5th-round 1997 draft pick, + 8th-round 1997 draft pick
        Barrow: + L. Walker
 
Boston: Fassero off DL, Eshelman down
Bowleys: Carreon off DL, Hollins down
Chicago: K. Gibson down, C. Goodwin down, Walton up (.371 6 21), Aurilla
        up (.358 11 47)
Susquehanna: S. Green on DL, Everett on DL, Mieske up (.190 5 18), 
        D. Lewis up (.268 0 27)
Barrow: Longmire down, - Brumfield
Gwinnett: Samuel up (.318 2 3)
 
** 8-27 **
Bowleys: Javier off DL, O'Leary down
 
** 8-31 **
Columbus: Manwaring off DL, Lyons down
 
 
** 9-1 **
All minor leaguers called up. No DL moves necessary from here on.
 

MegaLeague Supplemental Drafts

Dates listed are dates on MegaLeague Schedule:


First Supplemental Draft - 5/6/

 
Team            Drops                           Adds
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Toronto         Gallego, Gibson, Aurilla        Grudzielanek, Avery, Mlicki
Barrow          C. Rodriguez                    Brumfield
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Second Supplemental Draft

 
Team            Drops                           Adds
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Wall Street     Berryhill                       Merullo
Susquehanna     J. Patterson                    Hemond
Chicago         Birkbeck                        K. Gibson
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Third Supplemental Draft

 
Team            Drops                           Adds
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Barrow          (imbalanced trade spot)         Dykstra
Ocean City      A. Battle                       
Chicago         Butcher                         Aurilla
Charles Town    McCaskill, Creek, Borders       L. Frazier, Birkbeck, M. Benjamin
 

Final Supplemental Draft

 
Team            Drops                           Adds
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Barrow         (imbalanced trade spot)          K. Foster
Bowleys         J. Powell                       F. Fermin
Shepherdstown   (trade vacancy), Oquendo        H. Mercedes, C. Rodriguez