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BASEBALL'S BIG DAY

Expansion Draft

November 19, 1997

Players picked in the 1997 expansion draft by Tampa Bay and Arizona, with former clubs in parentheses. The Devil Rays had the overall No. 1 selection:

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

First Round

1. Tony Saunders, lhp (Florida)

2. Quinton McCracken, of (Colorado)

3. Bob Abreu, of (Houston)

4. Miguel Cairo, 2b (Chicago Cubs)

5. Rich Butler, of (Toronto)

6. Bobby Smith, ss (Atlanta)

7. Jason Johnson, rhp (Pittsburgh)

8. Dmitri Young, 1b-of (Cincinnati)

9. Esteban Yan, rhp (Baltimore)

10. Mike DiFelice, c (St. Louis)

11. Bubba Trammell, of (Detroit)

12. Andy Sheets, ss (Mariners)

13. Dennis Springer, rhp (Angels)

14. Dan Carlson, rhp (San Francisco).

Second Round

15. Brian Boehringer, rhp (N.Y. Yankees)

16. Mike Duvall, lhp (Florida)

17. John LeRoy, rhp (Atlanta)

18. Jim Mecir, rhp (Boston)

19. Bryan Rekar, rhp (Colorado)

20. Rick Gorecki, rhp (Dodgers)

21. Ramon Tatis, lhp (Chicago Cubs)

22. Kerry Robinson, of (St. Louis)

23. Steve Cox, 1b (Oakland)

24. Albie Lopez, rhp (Cleveland)

25. Jose Paniagua, rhp (Montreal)

26. Carlos Mendoza, of (N.Y. Mets)

27. Ryan Karp, lhp (Philadelphia)

28. Santos Hernandez, rhp (S.F.)

Third Round

29. Randy Winn, of (Florida)

30. Terrell Wade, lhp (Atlanta)

31. Aaron Ledesma, ss (Baltimore)

33. Luke Wilcox, of (N.Y. Yankees)

34. Herbert Perry, 1b (Cleveland)

35. Vaughn Eshelman, lhp (Oakland)

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

First Round

1. Brian Anderson, lhp (Cleveland)

2. Jeff Suppan, rhp (Boston)

3. Gabe Alvarez, 3b (San Diego)

4. Jorge Fabregas, c (Chi. White Sox)

5. Karim Garcia, of (Dodgers)

6. Edwin Diaz, 2b (Texas)

7. Cory Lidle, rhp (N.Y. Mets)

8. Joel Adamson, lhp (Milwaukee)

9. Ben Ford, rhp (N.Y. Yankees)

10. Yamil Benitez, of (Kansas City)

11. Neil Weber, lhp (Montreal)

12. Jason Boyd, rhp (Philadelphia)

13. Brent Brede, of-1b (Minnesota)

14. Tony Batista, ss (Oakland).

Second Round

15. Tom Martin, lhp (Houston)

16. Omar Daal, lhp (Toronto)

17. Scott Winchester, rhp (Cincinnati)

18. Clint Sodowsky, rhp (Pittsburgh)

19. Danny Klassen, ss (Milwaukee)

20. Matt Drews, rhp (Detroit)

21. Todd Erdos, rhp (San Diego)

22. Chris Clemons, rhp (Chi. White Sox)

23. David Dellucci, of (Baltimore)

24. Damian Miller, c (Minnesota)

25. Hector Carrasco, rhp (Kansas City)

26. Hanley Frias, ss (Texas)

27. Bob Wolcott, rhp (Seattle)

28. Mike Bell, 3b (Anaheim).

Third Round

29. Joe Randa, 3b (Pittsburgh)

30. Jesus Martinez, lhp (Dodgers)

31. Russ Springer, rhp (Houston)

33. Kelly Stinnett, c (Milwaukee)

34. Chuck McElroy, lhp (Chi. White Sox)

35. Marty Janzen, rhp (Toronto).

TRANSACTIONS

Arizona--Acquired center fielder Devon White from Florida for pitcher Jesus Martinez and outfielder Harvey Pulliam from Colorado for pitcher Chuck McElroy.

Boston--Agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Bret Saberhagen on a one-year contract.

Cincinnati--Acquired first baseman Dmitri Young from Tampa Bay to complete the Mike Kelly trade and pitcher Scott Winchester from Arizona to complete the Felix Rodriguez trade.

Colorado--Re-signed free-agent catcher Jeff Reed to a two-year contract worth $2.6 million; signed free-agent infielder Jeff Huson, who had been with the Milwaukee Brewers, to a minor league contract.

Detroit--Traded infielder Travis Fryman to Arizona for third basemen Joe Randa and Gabe Alvarez and pitcher Matt Drews; re-signed first baseman Tony Clark to a four-year contract worth about $12 million.

Florida--Traded pitcher Robb Nen to San Francisco for pitchers Mike Villano, Joe Fontenot and Mike Pageler; traded pitcher Kurt Miller to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.

Milwaukee--Agreed to terms with pitcher Doug Jones on a one-year contract worth $3 million.

Montreal--Traded pitcher Pedro Martinez to Boston for pitcher Carl Pavano and a player to be named; Traded second baseman Mike Lansing to Colorado for pitchers Jake Westbrook and John Nicholson and outfielder Mark Hamlin.

New York (AL)--Acquired third baseman Scott Brosius from Oakland to complete the Kenny Rogers trade.

Philadelphia--Traded short stop Kevin Stocker to Tampa Bay for outfielder Bob Abreu.

Seattle--Agreed to terms with second baseman Joey Cora on a one-year contract worth $1.65 million.

San Diego--Acquired pitcher Brian Boehringer and shortstop Andy Sheets from Tampa Bay for catcher John Flaherty.

Tampa Bay--Signed pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a four-year contract worth $22.5 million; acquired first baseman Fred McGriff from Atlanta for a player to be named.

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