NL: Upheld six-game suspension of Cardinals P T. J...

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April 01, 1997

NL: Upheld six-game suspension of Cardinals P T. J. Mathews for intentionally throwing at Reds batter in March 12 preseason game.

Astros: Claimed IF Tim Bogar off waivers from Mets; sent contract of IF Luis Lopez as consideration for claim. Reassigned OF Luis Rivera to Triple-A New Orleans. Placed former Orioles minor-league IF Ricky Gutierrez (ligament tear and chip fracture of his right thumb) on 15-day DL.

Athletics: Assigned P Chris Nichting, P Steve Wojciechowski, C Dave Valle and OF Patrick Lennon to minor-league camp. Added former Orioles P Richie Lewis, IF Dave Magadan and OF Damon Mashore to 25-man roster. Sent OF Jose Herrera outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

Cubs: Purchased contract of IF Dave Hansen from Triple-A Iowa.

Giants: Placed IF Mark Lewis and P Dan Carlson on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Rich Rodriguez and C Damon Berryhill from Triple-A Phoenix. Recalled IF Wilson Delgado from Phoenix. Reassigned OF Kevin Roberson to minor-league camp. Released OF Darrin Jackson.

Indians: Optioned P Brian Anderson, P Danny Graves, former Orioles P Terry Clark, C Einar Diaz, IF Damian Jackson, IF Casey Candaele and OF Trenidad Hubbard to Triple-A Buffalo. Placed former Orioles P Jose Mesa on restricted list. Purchased contracts of C Pat Borders and OF Kevin Mitchell from Double-A Canton-Akron.

Mariners: Optioned P Rafael Cormona to Triple-A Tacoma. Re-assigned former Orioles P Dennis Martinez to Tacoma. Placed former Orioles P Jamie Moyer on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Josias Manzanillo and 3B Mike Blowers from Tacoma.

Mets: Claimed P Yorkis Perez on waivers from Braves. Optioned P Juan Acevedo and P Joe Crawford to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned P Brian Bohanon to Norfolk. Returned P Jim Baron to Padres for $25,000. Purchased contracts of OF Andy Tomberlin, P Rick Reed and OF Steve Bieser from Norfolk. Placed P Jason Isringhausen, P Armando Reynoso, P Paul Wilson and P Bill Pulsipher on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24. Transferred to P Derek Wallace from 15-day list to 60-day list. Infielder Alvaro Espinoza cleared waivers and was given unconditional release.

Pirates: Placed P Paul Wagner and P Jason Christiansen on 60-day disabled list.

Rangers: Purchased contract of IF Domingo Cedeno from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Assigned P Cory Bailey to Oklahoma City.

Reds: Acquired OF Ozzie Timmons and P Jayson Peterson from Cubs for P Curt Lyons.

Red Sox: Assigned OF Corey Jenkins and P Chris Reitsma to Single-A Michigan. Placed P Bret Saberhagen, P Robinson Checo, P Rich Garces and P Mark Brandenburg on 15-day DL. Assigned IF Mike Benjamin, IF Tony Rodriguez, OF Jesus Tavarez, P Mike Blais, P Brett Cederblad to Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned P Carlos Valdez to Pawtucket. Optioned IF Randy Brown to Double-A Trenton.

Tigers: Purchased contract of OF Vince Coleman from Triple-A Toledo. Designated P Ramon Fermin for assignment. IF Dave Hajek cleared waivers and was assigned to Toledo.

White Sox: Purchased contract of P Danny Darwin from Triple-A Nashville. Placed P Jason Bere and 3B Robin Ventura on 15-day DL. Announced that P Jayson Durocher, selected from Expos in the Rule 5 draft, cleared waivers and was outrighted back to Montreal.

Yankees: Assigned P Dave Pavlas, P Dale Polley, IF Matt Howard and OF Scott Pose to minor-league camp.

Pub Date: 4/01/97

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