1985 February

1st  In an effort to add some much-needed power to their lineup, St. Louis trades OF-1B David Green, SS Jose Gonzales, P Dave LaPoint, and OF-1B Gary Rajsich to the Giants for slugging 1B Jack Clark. Gonzales will change his name to his mother’s maiden name of Uribe, and win the starting shortstop job with the Giants.  Giants coach and resident wit Rocky Bridges will note that Uribe really is, “the player to be named later.”

11th  Twins 1B Kent Hrbek signs a new contract that makes him the club’s first $1 million player.

21st  Tim Raines is awarded a $1.2 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator John Roberts, the largest award to date through that process. The 25-year-old Raines hit .309 for the Expos last season and stole 75 bases.

27th  The Yankees trade veteran IF Toby Harrah to the Rangers for OF Billy Sample and a player to be named later. The palindromic infielder was a member of the original Rangers in 1972.