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April 03, 1994

Baseball

Atlanta Braves -- Sent C Eduardo Perez to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Orioles -- Optioned P Mike Oquist to Triple-A Rochester. Cut IF Rene Gonzales, offering him the chance to play at Rochester or to make a deal for himself.

Boston Red Sox -- optioned P Jose Melendez and OF Bob Zupcic to Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated former Orioles C Bob Melvin for assignment. Purchased the contracts of nonroster P Tony Fossas and C Damon Berryhill. The Red Sox have 10 days move Melvin's contract elsewhere; failing that, he will be released.

Chicago White Sox -- Optioned P Scott Ruffcorn to Triple-A Nashville.

Cleveland Indians -- Sent P Jason Grimsley outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Houston Astros -- Placed 1B Sid Bream (sore left foot) on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B Roberto Petagine from Double-A Jackson. Assigned OF Carmelo Martinez to Triple-A Tucson, but he says he might play in Mexico instead.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Purchased the contract of P Gary Wayne from Triple-A Albuquerque. Optioned P Al Osuna to Albuquerque. Designated IF Eddie Pye for assignment. Placed OF Cory Snyder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed former Orioles minor-league P Jose Mercedes on the 15-day DL.

New York Mets -- Placed IF Jon Shave on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25. Placed P Dan Smith on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Sent P Doug Linton to minor-league camp for reassignment.

New York Yankees -- Placed P Paul Gibson (shoulder tendinitis) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Optioned IF Dave Silvestri and P Mark Hutton to Triple-A Columbus. Reassigned P Bob Ojeda, P Royal Clayton and former Orioles DH Sam Horn to minor-league camp for reassignment.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Optioned P Omar Olivares to Triple-A Louisville. Purchased the contract of P Rich Rodriguez from Louisville. Designated P Rich Batchelor for assignment.

San Diego Padres -- Added P A. J. Sager and IF Keith Lockhart to the roster. Assigned IF Luis Lopez and C Kevin Higgins to Triple-A Las Vegas. Placed P Doug Brocail on the 60-day DL.

Seattle Mariners -- Claimed IF Torey Lovullo off waivers from the California Angels. Designated P Bill Risley and IF Luis Sojo for reassignment.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Placed P Duane Ward on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25. Purchased the contract of SS Alex Gonzalez from Triple-A Syracuse.

Colleges

Xavier, Ohio -- Named Skip Prosser of Loyola men's basketball coach.

Football

New England Patriots -- Signed TE Ben Coates to a four-year contract and OT Pat Harlow and QB Scott Zolak (Maryland) to three-year contracts.

Baltimore CFL Colts -- Signed RB Peter Tuipulotu, LB Erik Ringhoen, LB Jesse Becton, LB Felix Parham, DB Casey Greer and DB Paul Davis.

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