BaseballAstros: Optioned IF Russ Johnson to Triple-A New...

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March 24, 1998

Baseball

Astros: Optioned IF Russ Johnson to Triple-A New Orleans. Reassigned IF J.R. Phillips, IF Luis Rivera, C Marc Ronan, and P Reggie Harris to their minor-league camp.

Athletics: Optioned P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC) and IF Mark Bellhorn to Triple-A Edmonton.

Diamondbacks: Placed P Cory Lidle, P Ken Robinson and IF Hanley Frias on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned P Chris Clemons and 2B Edwin Diaz to Triple-A Tucson and P Greg Hansell, IF Mike Robertson and C Tom Wilson to their minor-league camp.

Marlins: Optioned OF Fletcher Bates and IF Brandon Cromer to Triple-A Charlotte.

Rangers: Placed P Matt Whiteside on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Placed P Xavier Hernandez and P Danny Patterson on the 15-day disabled list.

Red Sox: Optioned P Robinson Checo to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Tigers: Sent P Mike Drumright, IF Luis Garcia, P Bill Hurst, C Joe Siddall, IF Paul Faries and OF Andy Tomberlin to their minor-league camp.

Yankees: Designated P Danny Rios for assignment.

Basketball

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers C Shaquille O'Neal was named Player of the Week.

76ers: Activated F Derrick Coleman. Placed F Kebu Stewart on the injured list.

College

Centennial Conference: Named Haverford College's Lindsey Carey (Towson) and Danielle Mascuchy of Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse Co-Players of the Week.

Atlantic Coast Conference: Named Maryland's Brian Zeller (Loyola) lacrosse Co-Player of the Week.

MAAC: Named Mount St. Mary's Jen Stocker (Mount Hebron) offensive player of the week in women's lacrosse. Named Mount St. Mary's Kevin Stever (John Carroll) men's lacrosse goaltender of the week.

Auburn: Extended the contract of Cliff Ellis, men's basketball coach, for three years until 2003.

Football

Buccaneers: Signed WR Nigea Carter and WR Kendrick Lee.

Dolphins: Re-signed unrestricted free-agent DE Mike Chalenski to a one-year contract. Signed QB Stan White to a two-year contract.

Packers: Signed TE Tyrone Davis to a multiyear contract.

Hockey

NHL: Washington Capitals G Olaf Kolzig was named Player of the Week.

Canucks: Traded LW Gino Odjick to the New York Islanders for D Jason Strudwick.

Pub Date: 3/24/98

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