MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
04/04/1977
 
Monday, April 4th, 1977
The Philadelphia Phillies traded 35-year-old third baseman Dick Allen and 35-year-old left fielder Pete Rose to the Cleveland Indians, getting 26-year-old left fielder Gary Matthews, 23-year-old second baseman UL Washington and 24-year-old reliever Pat Zachry in return.
Sunday, April 3rd, 1977
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RF Bill North to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $145,200.
Monday, March 28th, 1977
Houston Astros: 3B Jim Wynn was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Kansas City Royals: Placed SP Dennis Leonard on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/24/1977.
Philadelphia Phillies: LF Gene Stone was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Sunday, March 27th, 1977
Texas Rangers: Claimed 2B Bob Coluccio off waivers from New York.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Claimed LF Jerry Morales off waivers from Cincinnati.
Monday, March 21st, 1977
Atlanta Braves: Placed SP Phil Niekro on the 60-day disabled list.
Atlanta Braves: Placed RP Craig Fellows on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/17/1977.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed RP Samuel Shires on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 05/21/1976.
Cleveland Indians: Placed SS Fred Andrews on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/11/1977.
Cleveland Indians: Placed C Rico Carty on the active roster.
New York Yankees: CL Bob Biscan was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: Placed C Jerry Stone on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/07/1977.
Philadelphia Phillies: RP Robert Kenny was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed RP Mark Bomback on the 60-day disabled list.
Seattle Mariners: Placed SP Sam McDowell on the 60-day disabled list.
Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RP Arthur Grassing on the 60-day disabled list.
Tuesday, March 15th, 1977
Minnesota Twins: Fired manager Cal McLish.
Minnesota Twins: Signed manager Del Rice to a 2-year, $10,000,000 per year contract.
Monday, March 14th, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Placed RP Samuel Shires on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Activated RP Samuel Shires from the disabled list.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed 1B Pat Bourque on the active roster.
Cincinnati Reds: RP Vaughn Kovach was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cincinnati Reds: LF Jerry Morales was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
New York Mets: Placed 2B Joel Youngblood on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/13/1977.
New York Mets: 2B Bob Coluccio was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Thursday, March 10th, 1977
Cleveland Indians: Signed free agent C Rico Carty to a 1-year contract worth a total of $26,000.
Tuesday, March 8th, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent 1B Pat Bourque to a 1-year contract worth a total of $32,000.
Monday, March 7th, 1977
Atlanta Braves: Placed 3B Ron Cey on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/04/1977.
Chicago White Sox: Placed 3B Larry Wolfe on the active roster.
Chicago White Sox: SP Don Hood was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago White Sox: Placed SP Caleb Glover on the active roster.
New York Yankees: Placed SP Jim Merritt on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed C Ed Kirkpatrick on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed SP Fergie Jenkins on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 03/05/1977.
Saturday, March 5th, 1977
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent C Ed Kirkpatrick to a 1-year contract worth a total of $45,000.
New York Yankees: Signed free agent SP Jim Merritt to a 1-year contract worth a total of $44,000.
Chicago White Sox: SP Caleb Glover was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago White Sox: Placed C Manny Sanguillen on the active roster.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 1977
Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RP Al Fitzmorris on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Jackie Brown on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed 3B Charles Bordes on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed RP Samuel Shires on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 05/21/1976.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Jackie Brown on the 60-day disabled list.
Boston Red Sox: Placed SP Wilbur Wood on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 05/22/1976.
Houston Astros: Placed RF Mike Squires on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 09/19/1976.
Houston Astros: Placed SP Rick Reuschel on the 14-day disabled list, retroactive to 06/30/1976.
Sunday, February 20th, 1977
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed CF Garry Maddox to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $224,000.
Saturday, February 19th, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SP Jackie Brown to a 1-year contract worth a total of $60,000.
Toronto Blue Jays: Signed free agent RP Al Fitzmorris to a 1-year contract worth a total of $35,000.
Chicago White Sox: Signed free agent C Manny Sanguillen to a 1-year contract worth a total of $50,000.
Friday, February 18th, 1977
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed 2B Bobby Grich to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $392,000.
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent 3B Charles Bordes to a 1-year contract worth a total of $28,000.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed 3B Mike Schmidt to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $246,912.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed C Mike Ivie to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $271,815.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed SP Mike Caldwell to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $385,600.
Monday, February 14th, 1977
The Pittsburgh Pirates traded 24-year-old starting pitcher Odell Jones, 23-year-old shortstop Tom Brookens and 21-year-old catcher Luis Rosado to the Philadelphia Phillies, getting 35-year-old starting pitcher Ray Culp and 28-year-old minor league closer Gary Lavelle in return.
Houston Astros: Placed RF Billy Williams on the active roster.
Houston Astros: Placed SP Jim Palmer on the active roster.
Montreal Expos: Placed RF Ronald Roller on the active roster.
New York Mets: Placed SP Ray Sadecki on the active roster.
New York Mets: Placed LF Jay Johnstone on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: CF Gary Martz was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Toronto Blue Jays: Released former Rule 5 draft pickRP Mike Paul, returned to original Organization Minnesota Twins.
Wednesday, February 9th, 1977
New York Mets: Signed free agent SP Ray Sadecki to a 1-year contract worth a total of $95,000.
San Francisco Giants: Signed RP Joe Sparma to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $55,000.
New York Mets: Signed free agent LF Jay Johnstone to a 1-year contract worth a total of $175,000.
Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent RF Christopher Jones to a 2-year contract worth a total of $122,000.
Tuesday, February 8th, 1977
Houston Astros: Signed free agent SP Jim Palmer to a 1-year contract worth a total of $327,300.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed free agent RP Al Santorini to a 2-year contract worth a total of $177,400.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed free agent C Ted Sizemore to a 1-year contract worth a total of $72,500.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed free agent LF Bobby Bonds to a 2-year contract worth a total of $408,800.
Sunday, February 6th, 1977
Texas Rangers: Signed bench coach Jim Piersall to a 2-year, $14,840 per year contract.
Saturday, February 5th, 1977
San Francisco Giants: Signed SP Wally Wolf to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $55,000.
Friday, February 4th, 1977
San Francisco Giants: Signed RP Bobby Aldridge to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $42,000.
Thursday, February 3rd, 1977
Houston Astros: Signed free agent RF Billy Williams to a 2-year contract worth a total of $495,800.
Montreal Expos: Signed free agent RF Ronald Roller to a 1-year contract worth a total of $41,000.
Tuesday, February 1st, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent RF Tony Conigliaro to a 1-year contract worth a total of $55,000.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Jim Colborn on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed RF Tony Conigliaro on the active roster.
Monday, January 31st, 1977
Atlanta Braves: Placed RP Bill Lee on the active roster.
Chicago White Sox: Released former Rule 5 draft pickLF Bobby Thompson, returned to original Organization New York Mets.
Chicago White Sox: Placed RP Jack Billingham on the active roster.
Cincinnati Reds: SP Joe Decker was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cincinnati Reds: Placed RP Fritz Peterson on the active roster.
Cleveland Indians: Placed SP Bobby Black on the active roster.
New York Mets: Placed RF Rusty Staub on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: C Dave Rader was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Texas Rangers: Signed Manager Ray Murray to a 2-year contract extension.
Texas Rangers: Signed Pitching Coach Bill Nordberg to a 2-year contract extension.
Sunday, January 30th, 1977
Cincinnati Reds: Signed free agent RP Fritz Peterson to a 1-year contract worth a total of $131,600.
Tuesday, January 25th, 1977
New York Mets: Signed free agent RF Rusty Staub to a 1-year contract worth a total of $55,000.
Cleveland Indians: Signed free agent SP Bobby Black to a 1-year contract worth a total of $32,000.
San Diego Padres: Placed 1B Jose Cardenal on the active roster.
San Diego Padres: Placed RP Ian Dixon on the active roster.
Friday, January 21st, 1977
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed SP John D'Acquisto to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $115,500.
Thursday, January 20th, 1977
San Diego Padres: Signed free agent RP Ian Dixon to a 1-year contract worth a total of $50,000.
Wednesday, January 19th, 1977
Chicago White Sox: Signed free agent RP Jack Billingham to a 1-year contract worth a total of $45,000.
Tuesday, January 18th, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SP Jim Colborn to a 1-year contract worth a total of $64,000.
Monday, January 17th, 1977
Atlanta Braves: Placed SP Gene Voss on the active roster.
Atlanta Braves: RP Brian Bach was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Atlanta Braves: Placed RP Clay Carroll on the active roster.
Atlanta Braves: Activated RP Clay Carroll from the 60-day disabled list.
Atlanta Braves: RP Bill Lee was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Atlanta Braves: RP Lynn McGlothen was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
California Angels: Signed Pitching Coach Don Cardwell to a 2-year contract extension.
Chicago White Sox: SS Bill Sudakis was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Houston Astros: Placed RP Fred Norman on the active roster.
Thursday, January 13th, 1977
Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent 1B Doug Rader to a 1-year contract worth a total of $48,000.
San Francisco Giants: Signed free agent SS Rich McKinney to a 2-year contract worth a total of $96,000.
Tuesday, January 11th, 1977
San Diego Padres: Signed free agent 1B Jose Cardenal to a 1-year contract worth a total of $47,500.
Monday, January 10th, 1977
Chicago Cubs: Signed team doctor Bill Valadez to a 2-year, $34,880 per year contract.
Sunday, January 9th, 1977
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed hitting coach Whitey Herzog to a 2-year, $28,880 per year contract.
Chicago Cubs: Signed general manager Alfredo Barela to a 2-year, $39,200 per year contract.
Chicago Cubs: Signed bench coach Dan Adkins to a 2-year, $20,240 per year contract.
Friday, January 7th, 1977
Kansas City Royals: Signed free agent SP Doug Rau to a 2-year contract worth a total of $84,000.
Chicago Cubs: Signed hitting coach Junichiro Matsumoto to a 2-year, $28,300 per year contract.
Thursday, January 6th, 1977
Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent SP Gene Voss to a 2-year contract worth a total of $150,000.
Tuesday, January 4th, 1977
Houston Astros: Signed free agent RP Fred Norman to a 1-year contract worth a total of $106,000.
Monday, January 3rd, 1977
Baltimore Orioles: Placed 3B Bob Robertson on the active roster.
Cincinnati Reds: SP Bradley Meyring was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cincinnati Reds: Placed RP Dennis Ribant on the active roster.
Cleveland Indians: Placed SS Don Money on the active roster.
Detroit Tigers: Placed 3B Darrell Evans on the active roster.
Detroit Tigers: Placed SS Jim Wohlford on the active roster.
Detroit Tigers: Activated SS Jim Wohlford from the 60-day disabled list.
Houston Astros: Placed 3B Sal Bando on the active roster.
Montreal Expos: Placed SP Bill Stoneman on the active roster.
Montreal Expos: Placed C Cliff Johnson on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Team Trainer Ed Ridner to a 2-year contract extension.
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