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1998 Transactions

January 8, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Tim Spehr of the Atlanta Braves.

New York Mets released Joe Crawford.

January 13, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Masato Yoshii.

January 23, 1998
Philadelphia Phillies signed Yorkis Perez of the New York Mets as a free agent.

February 5, 1998
New York Mets traded Roberto Petagine to the Cincinnati Reds for Yuri Sanchez.

February 6, 1998
New York Mets traded A. J. Burnett, Jesus Sanchez and Robert Stratton to the Florida Marlins for Al Leiter and Ralph Milliard.

February 21, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Joe Orsulak.

March 29, 1998
New York Mets traded Juan Acevedo to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rigo Beltran.

New York Mets released Joe Orsulak.

May 12, 1998
New York Mets traded Lindsay Gulin to the Seattle Mariners for Rick Wilkins.

May 22, 1998
New York Mets traded Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnall to the Florida Marlins for Mike Piazza.

June 2, 1998
New York Mets selected Jason Tyner in first round (21st pick overall) of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Ty Wigginton in 17th round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Pat Strange in second round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Jaime Cerda in 23rd round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Craig Brazell in fifth round of free agent draft.

June 4, 1998
New York Mets traded Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Hideo Nomo and Brad Clontz.

June 10, 1998
New York Mets traded Shawn Gilbert to the St. Louis Cardinals for Wayne Kirby.

June 16, 1998
Baltimore Orioles claimed Rich Becker of the New York Mets on waivers.

New York Mets signed free agent Heath Bell.

July 3, 1998
New York Mets traded John Hudek to the Cincinnati Reds for Lenny Harris.

July 9, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Jerrod Riggan.

July 10, 1998
New York Mets traded Brian Bohanon to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Greg McMichael.

July 24, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Melvin Mora.

July 31, 1998
New York Mets traded Bill Pulsipher to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Kinkade.

New York Mets traded Leo Estrella to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tony Phillips.

New York Mets traded Bernard Gilkey and Nelson Figueroa to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Jorge Fabregas and Willie Blair.

August 10, 1998
New York Mets purchased Jermaine Allensworth from the Kansas City Royals.

August 31, 1998
New York Mets sold Tim Spehr to the Kansas City Royals.

September 7, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Jorge Toca.

September 16, 1998
New York Mets released Wayne Kirby.

October 26, 1998
Carlos Baerga granted free agency.

November 5, 1998
Philadelphia Phillies signed Alberto Castillo of the New York Mets as a free agent.

November 9, 1998
Colorado Rockies signed Lenny Harris of the New York Mets as a free agent.

November 11, 1998
New York Mets traded Mel Rojas to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Bobby Bonilla.

November 20, 1998
New York Mets traded Jorge Fabregas to the Florida Marlins for Oscar Henriquez.

December 1, 1998
New York Mets traded Todd Hundley and Arnold Gooch to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Roger Cedeņo and Charles Johnson.

New York Mets traded Charles Johnson to the Baltimore Orioles for Armando Benitez.

December 2, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox.

Arizona Diamondbacks signed Armando Reynoso of the New York Mets as a free agent.

December 4, 1998
New York Mets traded Butch Huskey to the Seattle Mariners for Lesli Brea.

New York Mets traded Willie Blair to the Detroit Tigers for Joe Randa.

December 14, 1998
Boston Red Sox signed Brad Clontz of the New York Mets as a free agent.

December 16, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Rickey Henderson.

December 18, 1998
Colorado Rockies signed Jim Tatum of the New York Mets as a free agent.

December 21, 1998
New York Mets signed free agent Pat Mahomes.





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