BaseballAstros: Sent P Chris Holt, C Eric Christopherson...

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March 17, 1996

Baseball

Astros: Sent P Chris Holt, C Eric Christopherson, C Jimmy Gonzalez, C Roger Luce, OF Bob Abreu and OF Richardf Hidalgo to minor-league camp.

Mets: Optioned P Chris Nabholz (Towson State), P Pete Walker, P Derek Wallace and former Orioles OF prospect Alex Ochoa to Triple-A Norfolk and P Hector Ramirez to Double-A Binghamton. Assigned P Joe Ausanio, P Rick Reed, OF Kevin Flora, OF Jay Payton and OF Gary Thurman to Norfolk. Released OF Gary Varsho.

Pirates: Assigned P Matt Ruebel to Triple-A Calgary. Sent P Greg Cadaret and IF Lou Collier to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Bulls: Activated C Bill Wennington from injured list. Placed F Jason Caffey on injured list.

College

Southwestern Louisiana: Fired women's basketball coach Dwayne Searle.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Jets RW Keith Tkachuk two games for high-sticking Maple Leafs D Dave Ellett. Suspended Senators LW Michel Picard two games for cross-checking Stars D Richard Matvichuk.

Sharks: Placed F Dody Wood on IR.

Stars: Assigned C Bob Bassen to IHL Michigan for rehabilitation.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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