Ruben Sierra Trades and Transactions

The Ruben Sierra trades and transactions seen below include all known instances where Ruben Sierra has been involved in a trade or transaction of any type as it relates to baseball.

"Two factors weigh heavily in (Ruben) Sierra's favor: He's a switch hitter and he faces less wear and tear in the outfield. At a similar age, Sierra is ahead of the pace of countryman Roberto Clemente, the only Latin member of the club." - Inside Sports (on Sierra's chances to reach the 3000 Hit Club), February 1991
Ruben Sierra

Ruben Sierra Autograph on a 1987 Donruss (#346)
Ruben Sierra Autograph on a 1987 Donruss (#346)

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Birth Name: Rubén Angel (Garcia) Sierra
Nickname: Big Rube or El Caballo or Ruben Slam-wich
Born On: 10-06-1965  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On: Still Living
Place of Death Data Died In: Still Living
Cemetery: n/a
High School: Carolina High School (Carolina, PR)
College: None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats: Both Throwing Arms Chart Throws: Right
Player Height Chart Height: 6-01 Player Weight Chart Weight: 200
First Game: 06-01-1986 (Age 20)
Last Game: 07-09-2006
Draft: Undrafted Free Agent
Ruben Sierra

Trades & Transactions

11-21-1982 Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Texas Rangers (November 21, 1982).
08-31-1992 Traded by Texas Rangers with Jeff Russell , Bobby Witt and cash to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jose Canseco (August 31, 1992).
10-26-1992 Granted free agency (October 26, 1992).
12-21-1992 Signed by Oakland Athletics (December 21, 1992).
07-28-1995 Traded by Oakland Athletics with Jason Beverlin to New York Yankees in exchange for Danny Tartabull (July 28, 1995).
07-31-1996 Traded by New York Yankees with Matt Drews to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Cecil Fielder (July 31, 1996).
10-28-1996 Traded by Detroit Tigers to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Ben Bailey and Decomba Conner (October 28, 1996).
05-09-1997 Released by Cincinnati Reds (May 9, 1997).
05-11-1997 Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (May 11, 1997).
06-16-1997 Released by Toronto Blue Jays (June 16, 1997).
01-09-1998 Signed by Chicago White Sox (January 9, 1998).
05-29-1998 Released by Chicago White Sox (May 29, 1998).
06-20-1998 Signed by New York Mets (June 20, 1998).
10-16-1998 Granted free agency (October 16, 1998).
12-23-1999 Signed by Cleveland Indians (December 23, 1999).
03-20-2000 Released by Cleveland Indians (March 20, 2000).
05-01-2000 Sold by Cancun (Mexican) to Texas Rangers (May 1, 2000).
10-30-2000 Released by Texas Rangers (October 30, 2000).
12-12-2000 Signed by Texas Rangers (December 12, 2000).
11-05-2001 Released by Texas Rangers (November 5, 2001).
01-03-2002 Signed by Seattle Mariners (January 3, 2002).
10-31-2002 Released by Seattle Mariners (October 31, 2002).
02-03-2003 Signed by Texas Rangers (February 3, 2003).
06-06-2003 Traded by Texas Rangers to New York Yankees in exchange for Marcus Thames (June 6, 2003).
10-27-2003 Granted free agency (October 27, 2003).
12-07-2003 Signed by New York Yankees (December 7, 2003).
10-29-2004 Granted free agency (October 29, 2004).
01-13-2005 Signed by New York Yankees (January 13, 2005).
10-27-2005 Granted free agency (October 27, 2005).
01-31-2006 Signed by Minnesota Twins (January 31, 2006).
07-10-2006 Released by Minnesota Twins (July 10, 2006).

Did you know that during the physical, if a team finds out that the player received during a trade is injured they may return the player to the originating team within ten days from the date the trade was made and void the entire contract?

The Baseball Almanac trades and transactions database includes Rule 5 Draft picks, free agency information, voided trades, waiver picks, expansion draft data, amateur draft data, player refusals, bonus babies, and many other types of not readily found anywhere on the Internet.

Baseball trades & transactions, like the Ruben Sierra trades and transactions seen above, are an evolving field of research where new discoveries are often found and new player debuts are added to the data set almost daily.

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