Orioles -- Optioned P William Percibal to Single-A High...


April 21, 1995

Orioles -- Optioned P William Percibal to Single-A High Desert. Optioned OF Mark Smith to Triple-A Rochester. Returned P Russell Brock, a Rule V draftee, to the Oakland Athletics.

California Angels -- Agreed to terms with P Russ Springer, P Andrew Lorraine, P Phil Leftwich, P Brian Anderson, P Mike Butcher, P Troy Percival, C Jorge Fabregas, C Chris Turner and C Mark Dalesandro. Optioned P Mark Holzemer and P Erik Bennett to Triple-A Vancouver.

Cincinnati Reds -- Placed P Mike Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder problems.

Florida Marlins -- Placed P Chris Hammond on the DL, retroactive to April 16, due to a strained muscle in his right side. Optioned P Stan Spencer and P Kurt Miller to Triple-A Charlotte and P Vic Darensbourg and P Matt Whisenant to Double-A Portland of the Eastern League. Placed P Matt Mantei on the disabled list due to a strained left lower back muscle.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with IF Bob Hamelin on a one-year contract.

Montreal Expos -- Announced the retirement of P Jeff Reardon. ** Signed P Tavo Alvarez, P Reid Cornelius, P Joey Eischen, P Bryan Eversgerd, P Butch Henry, P Gil Heredia, P Carlos Perez, )) P Kirk Rueter, P Curt Schmidt, P B. J. Wallace, P Esteban Yan, C Tim Laker, C Tim Spehr, IF Israel Alcantara, IF Shane Andrews, IF Chad Fonville, IF Mark Grudzielanek, OF Yamil Benitez, OF Curtis Pride, OF Darond Stovall, OF Tony Tarasco and OF Rondell White to one-year contracts. Optioned 1B Guillermo Velasquez to Triple-A Ottawa. Signed and optioned P Scott Gentile and P Rodney Henderson to Double-A Harrisburg; P Ugueth Urbina and P Esteban Yan to Single-A West Palm Beach; and P Jose Paniagua and P Everett Stull to the Gulf Coast Expos.

New York Mets -- Signed seven players to one-year contracts: C Albert Castillo and C Kelly Stinnett, P Eric Gunderson, P Jason Jacome, P Dave Mlicki and P Blas Minor. Optioned Castillo, 3B Butch Huskey and 1B-OF Omar Garcia to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned P Hector Ramirez to extended spring training.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed P Tommy Greene and P Bobby Munoz on the DL. Assigned OF Phil Geisler to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Announced P Paul Fletcher, who was outrighted to Scranton-Wilkes Barre a couple of days ago, has agreed to report.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Released P Tim Wakefield. Placed P Steve Cooke and P Paul White on the 15-day DL. Optioned C Angelo Encarnacion and 1B-OF Kevin Young to Triple-A Calgary.

Oakland Athletics -- Agreed to terms with C Brian Harper on a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training as a nonroster player. Assigned P Russell Brock to Triple-A Tacoma.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Agreed to terms with P Rene Arocha, P Cory Bailey, P Brian Barber, P John Frascatore, P Nate Minchey, P Donovan Osborne, P Vicente Palacios, P Tom Urbani, P Allen Watson and OF John Mabry on one-year contracts. Optioned Bailey, Minchey and Mabry, IF Darrel Deak and OF Terry Bradshaw to Triple-A Louisville.

San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with P Brian Williams, OF Melvin Nieves and OF Vince Moore on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of 1B Tim Hyers.

Texas Rangers -- Granted manager Johnny Oates a leave of absence due to the illness of his wife and appointed third-base coach Jerry Narron to manage the club in Oates' absence. Placed P Hector Fajardo on the restricted list after he failed to report to spring training. Optioned P Steve Dreyer and assigned P Chris Nichting to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Pat Hentgen to a four-year contract.

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