Astros: Optioned P Ryan Creek, P Kevin Gallagher, P Rich...


March 12, 1996

Astros: Optioned P Ryan Creek, P Kevin Gallagher, P Rich Loiselle and P Doug Mlicki to Triple-A Tucson; P Mike Grzanich to Double-A Jackson; and P Oscar Henriquez to Single-A Kissimmee.

Athletics: Optioned P Stacy Hollins, IF Tony Batista and OF Brian Lesher to Triple-A Edmonton; P Ramon Fermin, Jay Witasick (UMBC, Bel Air) and 1B Steve Cox to Double-A Huntsville. Sent C Ramon Hernandez, C Willie Morales, C Dan Walters and IF Mark Bellhorn to minor-league camp.

Braves: Optioned IF Marty Malloy and P Carl Schutz to Triple-A Richmond and P Ryan Jacobs to Double-A Greenville. Reassigned IF Pablo Martinez, P Rachaad Stewart (former Orioles prospect) and C Darron Cox to minor-league camp.

Brewers: Released P James Hurst. Sent P Sid Roberson, P Byron Browne, P Juan Castillo, P Stacy Jones, P Doug Webb, C Javier Gonzalez, C Bobby Hughes, C Don Wakamatsu, IF Gabby Martinez, IF Tim Unroe, IF Wes Weger, OF Brian Banks, OF Kenny Felder and OF Danny Perez to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Cardinals: Optioned IF Aaron Holbert, IF Dmitri Young, IF Mike Gulan, IF Keith Johns and P Eric Ludwick to Triple-A Louisville and C Elisier Marrero and P Manual Aybar to Double-A Arkansas. Sent C Mike Difelice to minors.

Cubs: Optioned 1B Brant Brown, OF Robin Jennings, OF Pedro Valdes and P David Swartzbaugh to Triple-A Iowa; IF Jason Maxwell, IF Bobby Morris, IF Kevin Orie and P Wade Walker to Double-A Orlando; and OF Vee Hightower to Single-A Daytona. Sent P Scott Moten to minor-league camp.

Expos: Optioned IF Israel Alacantra, IF Kevin Castleberry, IF Ryan McGuire, P Scott Gentile, P Bob Henley, P Alex Pacheco, P Everett Stull, P Mike Thurman, P Esteban Yan and OF Darond Stovall to Triple-A Ottawa.

Mariners: Put P Greg Hibbard on 60-day DL. Optioned P Mac Suzuki, P Sal Urso and C Raul Ibanez to Triple-A Tacoma and P Dean Crow to Double-A Port City. Sent OF Craig Griffey to minor-league camp.

Marlins: Optioned P Jarod Juelsgard, P Chris Seelbach and P Bryan Ward to Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned P Andy Larkin and P Bill Hurst to Double-A Portland.

Mets: Sent P Steve Dixon, P John Carter, P Brian Edmondson, OF Terrell Lowery, C Pedro Grifol and C Paul Gomez to minor-league camp.

Padres: Optioned P Robbie Beckett, P Brad Kaufman and OF Earl Johnson to Double-A Memphis. Sent P Ryan Van de Weg and IF Gabe Alvarez to minors.

Red Sox: Optioned OF Rick Holifield, OF Jose Malave and P Rafael Orellano to Triple-A Pawtucket; OF Trot Nixon to Double-A Trenton; and P Rich Betti to Single-A Sarasota. Sent P Tim Van Egmond and C Henry Manning to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Rockies: Optioned OF Terry Jones to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Outrighted P Ivan Arteaga to Double-A New Haven.

Yankees: Optioned P Ramiro Mendoza, P Kirt Ojala and P Chris Cumberland to Triple-A Columbus.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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