This Date In Transactions History: June 19th

Here’s a look back at some of the more important and interesting transactions that have taken place on June 19th..

  • On this date in 2006, the Red Sox designated J.T. Snow for assignment.  Snow, who had a very notable career with the Giants, had a rather forgetful partial season in Boston.  After batting .205/.340/.205 in 38 games and seeing sparse playing time, Snow requested to be DFA’d.  That marked the “real” end of his playing career, though San Francisco signed Snow to a one-day contract in September of 2008.  Snow took the field on September 27th against the Dodgers and was removed before the first pitch to allow him to retire as a member of the Giants.
  • On June 19, 1999, the Dodgers signed Hong-Chih Kuo to a free agent contract with a $1.25MM bonus.  Unfortunately, elbow problems kept Kuo from taking the mound for the Dodgers until the 2006 season.  Kuo proved to be well worth the wait.   From 2005-2010, the left-hander posted a 3.19 ERA with 10.5 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 and even earned an All-Star selection in ’10.
  • On this date in 1995, Darryl Strawberry signed with the Yankees after serving a suspension stemming from cocaine use.  In 32 regular season games for the Bombers that season, Strawberry posted a .276/.364/.448 slash line.  Over parts of five seasons with the Bombers, Strawberry slashed .255/.362/.502.

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