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Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox California Angels Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Houston Astros Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Dodgers Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins Montreal Expos New York Yankees New York Mets Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres Seattle Mariners San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays The Phillies trade veteran 1B IN THE NEWS: Tony Perez to Cincinnati for a player to be named later.
The Pirates trade OF IN THE NEWS: Mike Easler to the Red Sox for lefthanded starter John Tudor.
In a complicated 3-team swap, pitcher IN THE NEWS: Scott Sanderson is traded from the Expos to the Cubs. Montreal receives pitcher Gary Lucas from San Diego, and the Padres get P Craig Lefferts, 1B-OF Carmelo Martinez, and 3B Fritz Connally from Chicago.
The Mariners trade 2B
Tony Bernazard to the Indians for OF Gorman Thomas and IF Jack Perconte.
The Reds sign their first major free agent: OF
Dave Parker, who accepts a 2-year contract.
The Royals trade P
Mike Armstrong and minor league catcher Duane Dewey to the Yankees for slugger Steve Balboni and P Roger Erickson.
Dr. IN THE NEWS: Bobby Brown, who played 3B for the Yankees before embarking on a successful medical career, is elected president of the AL by the club owners.
Ill-advisedly, the Dodgers send pitching prospect
Sid Fernandez and SS Ross Jones to the Mets in exchange for utility players Carlos Diaz and Bob Bailor.
Forty-year-old IN THE NEWS: Joe Morgan signs a one-year contract with the Oakland A's—his 5th club since 1979.
IN THE NEWS: Commissioner Kuhn suspends convicted Kansas City Royals Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens, and Jerry Martin, and Dodgers pitcher Steve Howe for one season without pay for their use of illegal drugs. The suspensions will be shortened by an arbitrator and lifted on May 15th.
IN THE NEWS: George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin as manager of the Yankees for the 3rd time, replacing him with Yogi Berra and giving Martin a front-office job.
IN THE NEWS: Cy Young Award winner Vida Blue is sentenced to 90 days in prison, and recently convicted and suspended 1B Willie Aikens is traded by Kansas City to Toronto for DH Jorge Orta.
The Pirates sign free-agent OF
Amos Otis, a 5-time AL All-Star, to a one-year contract.
The Tigers sign free-agent slugger
Darrell Evans, who hit .277 with 30 home runs for the Giants in 1983.
Free-agent reliever IN THE NEWS: Kent Tekulve re-signs with the Pirates. In 1983 he had 18 saves and a 1.64 ERA for Pittsburgh.
Pete Rose wins a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and is awarded a $36,083 tax refund for 1978.
Free-agent OF IN THE NEWS: Warren Cromartie signs a reported 3-year, $2.5 million contract to play for Japan's Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. The 30-year-old Cromartie, who hit .278 for the Expos last season, is the best American player to jump to Japan while still in his prime.