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March 20, 1998

Baseball

Astros: Assigned C Mitch Meluskey to minor-league camp.

Angels: Placed C Todd Greene, IF Randy Velarde and P Pep Harris on 15-day DL. Returned P Rich Robertson, P Greg Cadaret, C Ben Molina and IF Troy Neel to minor-league camp. Assigned IF Chris Pritchett to minor-league camp.

Blue Jays: Optioned SS Tomas Perez, C Julio Mosquera and P Carlos Almanzar to Triple-A Syracuse.

Braves: Assigned IF Wes Helms, OF Damon Hollins, P Derrin Ebert and P John Rocker to Triple-A Richmond; P Bruce Chen, P Micah Bowie, P Dwayne Jacobs, C Pascual Matos and OF George Lombard to Double-A Greenville; and C Fernando Lunar and IF Glenn Williams to Single-A Danville. Assigned P Odaliz Perez, C Mike Mahoney, IF Mark DeRosa and IF Gene Schall to minor-league camp.

Cubs: Assigned P Kennie Steenstra and P Dave Swartzbaugh to minor-league camp.

Devil Rays: Placed P Bryan Rekar and P Terrell Wade on 15-day DL.

Dodgers: Returned P Marc Deschesnes to Indians.

XTC Reds: Optioned P Scott Winchester and P Jim Crowell to Triple-A Indianapolis. Sent IF Roberto Petagine and OF Ozzie Timmons outright to Indianapolis.

Red Sox: Claimed OF Midre Cummings off waivers from Reds.

Yankees: Returned P Mike Mimbs, P Wilson Heredia, P Marty Janzen, P Danny Rios, IF Phil Hiatt, 3B Mike Lowell, OF Ricky Ledee and OF Shane Spencer to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Hornets: Activated F Donald Royal from injured list. Placed F Travis Williams (tendinitis in right ankle) on injured list.

Nets: Activated C Jayson Williams from injured list. Placed F Don MacLean (tendinitis in both knees) on injured list.

SuperSonics: Signed C George Zidek to second 10-day contract.

Colleges

Auburn: Dismissed S Martavius Houston from football team for repeatedly breaking team rules.

Louisiana State: Suspended DB Clarence LeBlanc from football team after his arrest on battery charge.

Football

Cardinals: Signed LB Mark Maddox to one-year contract.

Falcons: Agreed to terms with CB Randy Fuller on two-year contract.

Packers: Signed DE Dexter Nottage.

Patriots: Signed WR Brian Stablein.

Panthers: Signed S Brent Alexander to three-year, $3 million contract.

Saints: Signed Panthers LB Andre Royal to offer sheet.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Red Wings F Martin Lapointe two games without pay and fined him $1,000 for cross-checking incident Tuesday night.

Bruins: Agreed to terms with LW Rob DiMaio on three-year contract.

Canucks: Placed G Garth Snow on injured list.

Coyotes: Signed C Juha Ylonen to one-year contract.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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