BaseballAthletics: Optioned P Bill King and P Blake Stein...


March 13, 1998


Athletics: Optioned P Bill King and P Blake Stein to Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned P Tom Bennett and C Ramon Hernandez to Double-A Huntsville.

Cardinals: Optioned P Armando Almanza, P Rich Croushore, P Rick Heiserman, P Sean Lowe, 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 Rick 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.

Cubs: Optioned P Steve Rain, P Justin Speier, C Pat Cline, IF Jason Maxwell and IF Rod McCall to Triple-A Iowa, P Jason Ryan and IF Jose Nieves to Double-A West Tennessee, and P Jose Espinal to Single-A Daytona. Assigned C Alan Zinter, IF Tim Unroe and OF Derrick White to minor-league camp.

Dodgers: Moved IF Tripp Cromer from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Padres: Assigned P Kevin Lomon to minor-league camp.

Rangers: Released former Orioles P Scott Klingenbeck from contract with Triple-A Oklahoma.

White Sox: Renewed contracts of P James Baldwin, P Mike Bertotti, P Bill Simas, OF Mike Cameron and IF Chris Snopek. Optioned P Derek Hasselhoff and P Bob Howry to Triple-A Calgary and P John Ambrose and 3B Carlos Lee to Double-A Birmingham. Assigned P Mike Heathcott, SS Jason Dellaero, OF McKay Christensen, OF Jeff Liefer and OF Jerry Whittaker to minor-league camp.


Heat: Waived G Malcolm Huckaby. Placed G/F Keith Askins (knee surgery) on injured list.

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


Patriot League: Suspended Lehigh men's basketball coach Sal Mentensana for first game of next season for his interaction with game officials after Feb. 28 game.

Fordham: Named Ken O'Keefe football coach.

Purdue: Suspended Steve Green, baseball coach, indefinitely for allegedly striking a player on Tuesday.

Villanova: Announced basketball G Marvin O'Connor will transfer end of semester.

Virginia Tech: Named Brooke Martin women's interim lacrosse coach.


Jets: Traded FB Lorenzo Neal to Buccaneers for undisclosed 1998 draft choice. Agreed to terms with former Ravens DE Anthony Pleasant.

Panthers: Re-signed C Frank Garcia to three-year, $4.3 million contract.

Patriots: Signed DT Artie Smith and OL Curtis McGee. Assigned McGee to Frankfurt of NFL Europe.


Blues: Returned LW Michel Picard to IHL Grand Rapids.

Flames: Recalled C Jim Dowd and C Eric Landry from AHL Saint John.

Lightning: Signed LW Rob Zamuner to three-year contract extension. Assigned C Daymond Langkow and D Mike McBain to AHL Adirondack. Recalled RW Corey Spring and D Pavel Kubina from Adirondack. Recalled LW Brent Peterson from IHL Milwaukee.

Panthers: Recalled C Ryan Johnson, D John Jakopin and C Steve Washburn from AHL New Haven.


New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: thority: Named Dennis R. Robinson president, effective April 15.

Pub Date: 3/13/98

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