On ,December 8 1988 — 1988 – Pitcher Bruce Hurst, considered the cream of this year’s free agent crop, signs a three-year contract with the Padres. The Yankees sign free-agent pitcher Andy Hawkins, and the Expos trade P John Dopson and SS Luis Rivera to Boston for SS Spike Owen, and OF Tracy Jones to San Francisco for OF-1B Mike Aldrete.


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