4th The Indians trade 3B Toby Harrah and minor leaguer Rick Brown to the Yankees for P George Frazier, OF Otis Nixon, and minor leaguer Guy Elston.
8th One day after losing Type A free agent Tom Underwood to the Orioles, the A’s “steal” pitcher Tim Belcher from the Yankees as compensation. The number-one selection in last June’s draft, Belcher did not sign with the Twins and was available in the January draft. The Yankees signed him on February 2nd, only to lose him because they had already submitted their list of 26 protected players.
9th The Dodgers waive 2-time NL All-Star Dusty Baker, who had vetoed a trade to Oakland during the winter meetings. He’ll sign with the Giants, play for one year, and end up managing them in the 90’s.
20th Pedro Guerrero becomes the highest-paid Dodger in history, signing a 5-year contract that will reportedly pay him $7 million.
27th The Expos trade Al Oliver to the Giants for pitcher Fred Breining and Max Venable.