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February 6, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After more than a week of dickering, Chuck Knoblauch's trade from Minnesota to the New York Yankees will become a reality today, with the Yankees giving up four minor leaguers and $3 million. The Associated Press reported Thursday that, for Knoblauch, a four-time all-star second baseman, Minnesota will receive pitchers Eric Milton and Danny Mota, outfielder Brian Buchanan and shortstop Cristian Guzman.
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December 1, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Fred Claire has indicated that he will go a distance in his bid to rebuild the right side of the Dodger infield. Tuesday, for instance, the Dodgers' executive vice president flew to Chicago for a meeting with Roland Hemond, his Baltimore Orioles counterpart, on a trade that would bring first baseman Eddie Murray to his hometown of Los Angeles.
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December 8, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN
General Manager Mike Port of the Angels recovered from his failure to sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan in time to fill one of his club's needs Wednesday. Port traded reserve infielder Gus Polidor to the Milwaukee Brewers for reserve catcher Bill Schroeder, giving the Angels a backup to Lance Parrish, now that Bob Boone has signed with the Kansas City Royals. Schroeder, 30, batted .246 in parts of 6 major league seasons with the Brewers, and 51 of his 262 hits were home runs.
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October 2, 1993 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Detroit Pistons traded disgruntled forward Dennis Rodman, the NBA's leading rebounder the last two seasons, to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star forward Sean Elliott on Friday night. The Spurs also acquired reserve forward Isaiah Morris for reserve forward David Wood and exchanged draft picks with Detroit. San Antonio has the option to swap its 1994 draft pick with the Pistons unless Detroit's pick is in the top 10.
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February 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Kansas City Royals completed their off-season overhaul Friday by sending Gregg Jefferies--the centerpiece of a major trade last winter--to St. Louis for outfielder Felix Jose. Jose, who batted .295 with 14 home runs and 75 runs batted in in 131 games last year, will play right field and be asked to provide some much-needed punch in the middle of the lineup. The Cardinals included infielder Craig Wilson in the deal, and the Royals threw in minor league outfielder Ed Gerald.
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March 31, 1992 | From Associated Press
Saying he is ready to play, Houston Rocket center Hakeem Olajuwon also said he wants to be traded at the end of the season. Olajuwon, who has played his entire career at the University of Houston and for the Rockets, said too much has been said in the controversy over his injured left hamstring. "I'm not coming back for them (management)," Olajuwon said Monday. "It's for my teammates and the fans, but I would not like to play for the Rockets next season.
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August 10, 1988 | Mike Downey
Hockey is a game of checkers, not chess pieces, but here is one way to look at Tuesday's trade. The Kings got rooked. To get the Franchise, they gave up the franchise. Edmonton saw the Kings coming--as usual. Stripped them clean. Took everything but their jocks and their pucks. Leave it to L.A.'s hopeless hockey team to make a trade for the greatest player who ever lived and still get taken. You don't think so? OK, be a sucker. Lead with your heart instead of your head.
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August 16, 1988 | JERRY CROWE
Owner Bruce McNall of the Kings, who sent center Jimmy Carson to the Edmonton Oilers last week as part of the Wayne Gretzky trade, said Monday that he offered the Oilers an additional $5 million to leave Carson out of the deal. "He said, 'Absolutely not,' " McNall said of Oiler owner Peter Pocklington. "He said, 'I'm not going to do this for money alone. If we don't get Carson, we don't want any part of the deal.'
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June 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Outfielder Jeffrey Leonard, the San Francisco Giants' postseason star of 1987 who had been demoted to part-time duty, was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday for infielder Ernest Riles. Leonard, 32, a member of the Giants since 1981, was the most valuable player of the National League Championship Series last fall. He was hitting .
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December 8, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda did not hide his dismay upon learning that the New York Mets had traded second baseman Wally Backman to the Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon. "That's the guy I wanted," said Lasorda, who sat among reporters during the news conference announcing the Backman deal. And the Dodgers could have had him, too, if they had been willing to part with Braulio Castillo, a 20-year-old outfielder who played in Class A last season.
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