BaseballAthletics: Optioned P Dane Johnson to Triple-A...

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March 29, 1997

Baseball

Athletics: Optioned P Dane Johnson to Triple-A Edmonton.

Cardinals: Placed P Brian Barber, P Andy Benes and P Danny Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

Cubs: Optioned OF Ozzie Timmons to Triple-A Iowa.

Marlins: Placed P Matt Whisenant on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Jay Powell from Triple-A Charlotte.

Mets: Acquired P Barry Manuel from the Montreal Expos for cash.

Twins: Optioned OF Brent Brede to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Sent P Jose Parra outright to Salt Lake City.

Yankees: Optioned P Ramiro Mendoza and OF Shane Spencer to Triple-A Columbus.

College

Awards: The Associated Press named Wake Forest C Tim Duncan Player of the Year and Minnesota's Clem Haskins Coach of the Year.

Indiana State: Named Royce Waltman men's basketball coach.

Randolph-Macon: Announced the resignation of Joe Riccio, football coach, effective at the end of the academic year.

Football

Chargers: Signed WR Tony Martin to a one-year contract.

Hockey

Avalanche: Recalled G Jean-Francois Labbe and LW Yves Sarault from AHL Hershey.

Canucks: Signed D Clint Cabana. Assigned G Mike Fountain to AHL Syracuse.

Rangers: Recalled RW Ryan VandeBussche from AHL Binghamton.

Sharks: Recalled RW Chris Tancill from AHL Kentucky.

Whalers: Assigned LW Jeff Daniels to AHL Springfield.

Bandits (AHL): Signed RW Chris Gotziaman to a professional tryout agreement.

Bears: Signed G Jon Hillebrandt to a professional tryout agreement.

Crunch (AHL): Loaned G Patrick Charbonneau to ECHL Raleigh.

Icecats: Recalled G Travis Scott from ECHL Baton Rouge.

Skiing

U.S. Skiing: Announced the resignation of Thomas Karlsson, men's alpine coach.

Soccer

D.C. United (MLS): Waived F Gerson Echeverry.

Kansas City Wizards (MLS): Acquired D John Diffley from the Tampa Bay Mutiny for a conditional third-round draft pick in 1999 or 2000.

Cleveland Crunch (NPSL): Re-signed MF Tommy Tanner to a three-year contract, and F Henry Gutierrez to a three-year contract extension.

Long Island Rough Riders (A-League): Signed D Tom Lips.

Pub Date: 3/29/97

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