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1997 Transactions

January 19, 1997
Seattle Mariners signed Brent Mayne of the New York Mets as a free agent.

February 10, 1997
New York Mets signed free agent Howard Johnson.

March 22, 1997
New York Mets traded Hector Ramirez to the Baltimore Orioles for Manny Alexander and Scott McClain.

March 26, 1997
Howard Johnson announced his retirement.

New York Mets released Alvaro Espinoza.

March 31, 1997
New York Mets claimed Yorkis Perez on waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

New York Mets traded Tim Bogar to the Houston Astros for Luis Lopez.

May 12, 1997
New York Mets traded Toby Borland to the Boston Red Sox for Rick Trlicek.

June 2, 1997
New York Mets released Gary Thurman.

June 3, 1997
New York Mets selected Eric Cammack in 13th round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Tyler Walker in second round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Jason Phillips in 24th round of free agent draft.

New York Mets selected Jason Roach in 20th round of free agent draft.

August 8, 1997
New York Mets traded Lance Johnson, Mark Clark and Manny Alexander to the Chicago Cubs for Turk Wendell, Mel Rojas and Brian McRae.

August 31, 1997
New York Mets traded Pete Harnisch to the Milwaukee Brewers for Donny Moore.

September 11, 1997
Baltimore Orioles claimed Charlie Greene of the New York Mets on waivers.

October 10, 1997
New York Mets released Takashi Kashiwada.

October 15, 1997
Chicago Cubs claimed Jason Hardtke of the New York Mets on waivers.

November 18, 1997
Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Cory Lidle from the Mets .

Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Carlos Mendoza from the Mets .

November 27, 1997
Cincinnati Reds signed Ricardo Jordan of the New York Mets as a free agent.

December 6, 1997
New York Mets signed free agent Todd Haney of the Houston Astros.

December 12, 1997
New York Mets traded Alex Ochoa to the Minnesota Twins for Rich Becker.

December 17, 1997
New York Mets signed free agent Jae Seo.

December 18, 1997
New York Mets traded Fletcher Bates and Scott Comer to the Florida Marlins for Dennis Cook.

Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Bieser of the New York Mets as a free agent.

December 22, 1997
New York Mets traded Carl Everett to the Houston Astros for John Hudek.

December 23, 1997
New York Mets signed free agent Craig Paquette of the Kansas City Royals.

December 26, 1997
New York Mets signed free agent Jim Tatum.





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