10th In the first 2 major trades of the winter meetings, the Dodgers send 1B Greg Brock to the Brewers for pitchers Tim Leary and Tim Crews. The Mariners trade OF Danny Tartabull and P Rick Luecken to Kansas City for pitchers Scott Bankhead, Steve Shields, and Mike Kingery.
12th The Mets trade versatile rookie Kevin Mitchell, prospects Stan Jefferson and Shawn Abner, and 2 minor leaguers to the Padres for OF Kevin McReynolds, P Gene Walter, and minor leaguer Adam Ging.
The Yankees trade Mike Easler and minor leaguer Tom Barrett to the Phillies for P Charles Hudson and minor leaguer Jeff Knox, and also re-sign free-agent OF Claudell Washington to fill Easler’s DH position.
19th After finding no other clubs interested in signing him, free-agent pitcher and 20-game winner Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with the Tigers while at the same time accusing the ML owners of collusion against free agents. Morris had offered to sign a one-year contract, with salary to be determined by an arbitrator, with either the Yankees, Angels, Twins, or Phillies, but was turned down by all 4.
Michael Sergio, a Mets fan who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, is sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500.
24th Two free agents sign, OF Gary Ward with the New York Yankees, while Reggie Jackson signs with the Oakland A’s. With Jackson’s signing, the Angels receive the A’s 2nd round draft pick.