On January 8, 2001 — The Royals, A’s, and Devil Rays participate in a nine-player trade that results with outfielders Johnny Damon and Ben Grieve and reliever Roberto Hernandez on new teams. The swap sends Damon from Kansas City to Oakland, and Grieve goes from Oakland to Tampa Bay, and Hernandez from Tampa Bay to Kansas City.


National Pastime January 28

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