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March 12, 1998

Baseball

Angels: Returned IF Troy Glaus, P Ramon Ortiz, P Mike Bovee and P Scott Schoenweis to minor-league camp. Optioned P Jarrod Washburn, OF Norm Hutchins and IF Nelson Castro. Released OF Patrick Lennon.

Blue Jays: Optioned IF Kevin Witt, IF Ryan Jones and P Steve Sinclair to Triple-A Syracuse and IF Ryan Freel and IF Mike Peeples to Double-A Knoxville. Assigned OF Scott Bullett, OF Jose Herrera and C Rob Mummau to minor-league camp.

Cardinals: Optioned P Armando Almanza, P Rich Heiserman, P Sean Lowe, P Brady Raggio, IF Luis Ordaz, IF Placido Polanco and OF Scarborough Green to Triple-A Memphis and 1B Chris Richard and OF Juan Munoz to Double-A Arkansas. Assigned P Richard Ankiel, former Orioles P Jose Bautista, P Rusty Meacham, C Stacy Kleiner, C Dave Schmidt, C Reed Secrist, IF Roberto Mejia and OF Wes Chamberlain to minor-league camp.

Dodgers: Optioned C Henry Blanco, IF Adam Riggs, IF Brian Richardson and OF Kevin Gibbs (St. John's High in Washington) to Triple-A Albuquerque and C Angel Pena and IF Mike Metcalf to Double-A San Antonio.

Indians: Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Brian Giles and C Einar Diaz. Renewed contracts of P Jaret Wright, P Ron Villone, tTC P Bartolo Colon and P Tom Martin. Agreed to terms with OF Osmany Santana, 21, defector from Cuba, on a minor-league contract.

Mariners: Agreed to terms with C Francisco Santiestevan. Optioned OF Shane Monahan to Triple-A Tacoma and P Brett Hinchliffe to Double-A Orlando. Assigned P Jordan Zimmerman to minor-league camp.

Marlins: Sent P Aaron Akin, P Joe Fontenot, P Brent Billingsley, P Rey Mendoza, P Ryan Dempster, C Scott Makarewicz, C Mike Redmond, C Ryan Robertson, IF Brian Daubach and OF Chris Sheff. Optioned IF Alex Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte and P Blaine Mull, IF Amaury Garcia and OF Julio Ramirez to Double-A Portland.

Padres: Optioned P Domingo Guzman and IF Cesarin Carmona to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and OF Mike Darr and OF Gary Matthews Jr. to Double-A Mobile. Reassigned P Mike Harkey, P Stan Spencer, C Ben Davis and 1B Jason Thompson to minor-league camp.

Rangers: Agreed to terms with P Tanyon Strutze on minor-league contract.

Royals: Assigned OF Carlos Beltran, OF Juan Lebron, C Hector Ortiz, IF Luis Ortiz, P Rod Steph and C Andy Stewart to minor-league camp. Optioned P Ken Ray, P Jamie Bluma, P Tim Byrdak, P Patrick Flury, OF Ryan Long and IF Mendy Lopez to Triple-A Omaha.

Yankees: Released P Jim Converse and P Joey Eischen. Assigned P Brian Looney and P Shad Williams to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Hornets: Activated G Dell Curry. Placed F Donald Royal (inflammation in left ankle) on injured list.

76ers: Signed C Benoit Benjamin to 10-day contract.

College

Army: Named Bob Schoop defensive backs coach, John Reagan offensive line coach and Scott Swanson strength and conditioning coach.

Fayetteville State: Re-signed men's basketball coach Rick Duckett to one-year contract.

Hampton: Named Steve Merfeld permanent men's basketball coach.

New Mexico State: Named Thomas Trotter assistant men's basketball coach.

Virginia Commonwealth: Named Chris Cheeks and Mike Ellis men's assistant basketball coaches.

Football

Cowboys: Signed free-agent WR Jimmy Oliver.

Dolphins: Released S George Teague.

Hockey

Canucks: Recalled C Brandon Convery from AHL Syracuse. Reassigned D Chris McAllister to Syracuse.

Islanders: Named Gordie Clark assistant coach and Brad McCrimmon scout. Assigned D Jason Strudwick to AHL Kentucky.

Lightning: Assigned G Martin Bradette to AHL Adirondack.

Red Wings: Called up G Norm Maracle to replace injured G Kevin Hodson (strained hip flexor).

Stars: Recalled LW Jason Botterill and D Dan Keczmer from IHL Michigan. Signed LW Ryan Christie and D Evgeny Tsybuk to three-year contracts.

Pub Date: 3/12/98

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