December 21, 2004
Moves Baseball ASTROS: Cut P Wade Miller. ATHLETICS: P Chad Bradford agreed to $1.4 million, one-year contract. Reached agreements on one-year contracts with Tim Harikkala and 2B Mark Ellis. Offered contracts to DH Erubiel Durazo, OF Eric Byrnes, OF Bobby Kielty, P Octavio Dotel and P Juan Cruz. BLUE JAYS: Agreed to terms with P Justin Speier on $4.15 million, two-year contract and IF John McDonald on $400,000, one-year contract. Sent P Steve Andrade outright to Triple-A Syracuse. CUBS: Agreed to terms with IF Jose Macias on one-year contract.