1991 December

nd The Mets sign free agent OF Bobby Bonilla to a 5-year, $29 million contract.

3rd The Dodgers sign free agent P Tom Candiotti to a 4-year contract.

6th The Brewers obtain P Jesse Orosco from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named.

8th  The Angels acquire 1B-OF Von Hayes from the Phillies in exchange for P Kurt Abbott and OF Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Reds trade P Randy Myers to the Padres in exchange for IF-OF Bip Roberts and a player to be named. The

Brewer reliever Julio Muchado (3-3) is arrested for murder in Venezuela. Muchado is accused of shooting a woman following an auto accident between his car and a car in which the woman was a passenger. Muchado will be convicted and, following appeals, be sentenced to 12 years in 1996.

9th  The Royals sign free agent 1B Wally Joyner to a 1-year, $4.2 million contract.

The Expos trade P Barry Jones to the Phillies in exchange for C Darrin Fletcher and cash.

10th  Admitted gambler Howard Spira is sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for attempting to extort $110,000 from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

The Giants trade OF Kevin Mitchell and P Mike Remlinger to the Mariners in exchange for P Bill Swift, Mike Jackson, and Dave Burba.

11thIn a blockbuster trade, the Mets obtain two-time Cy Young winner Brett Saberhagen along with SS Bill Pecota from the Royals in exchange for Kevin McReynolds, Gregg Jefferies, and Keith Miller.

18th   After Jack Morris exercises his opt-out clause with the Twins, he signs a 2-year, $10.85 million contract with the Blue Jays.  The agreement calls for $4.45M in 1992 and $5.425 in ’93. Morris’s contract with the Twins was $9M for three years.

19th  Former minor league umpire Pam Postema files a sex discrimination suit against the National and American leagues, the Triple-A Alliance, and the Baseball Office for Umpire Development.

Yankees P Steve Howe is arrested in Montana on a charge of possession of cocaine. Howe has been suspended from baseball five times for drug and alcohol problems.

The Blue Jays sign free agent OF Dave Winfield to a 1-year contract.

29th  The White Sox sign free agent P Kirk McCaskill to a 3-year contract.