BaseballBlue Jays: Signed former Orioles SS Juan Bell and...

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March 26, 1998

Baseball

Blue Jays: Signed former Orioles SS Juan Bell and OF Patrick Lennon to minor-league contracts with Triple-A Syracuse.

Brewers: Sent IF Eddy Diaz, IF Pablo Martinez, IF Eddie Zosky, IF Antone Williamson and P Brad Woodall to minor-league camp.

Cardinals: Released C Danny Sheaffer.

Devil Rays: Released former Orioles OF Dwight Smith. Placed IF Herbert Perry on 15-day DL. Assigned P Rick White, former Orioles P Mark Eichhorn, former Orioles C Tim Laker and former Orioles minor-league IF Scott McClain to minor-league camp. Assigned former Orioles OF Luis Polonia to Mexico City of Mexican League.

Dodgers: Optioned OF Billy Ashley outright to Triple-A Albuquerque. Agreed to terms with OF Thomas Howard on one-year contract.

Indians: Released 2B Carlos Garcia.

Mariners: Released IF Pat Listach. Optioned IF Dan Rohrmeier to Triple-A Tacoma. Placed IF Aaron Holbert on waivers.

Marlins: Sold contract of IF/OF Eric Owens to Brewers.

Mets: Assigned P Rick Trlicek and OF Rick Parker to minor-league complex. Placed P Armando Reynoso and P Paul Wilson on 15-day DL.

Padres: Placed P Ed Vosberg on 15-day DL. Optioned 3B George Arias and P Donne Wall to Triple-A Las Vegas. Assigned former Orioles P Archie Corbin to minor-league camp.

Reds: Placed OF Melvin Nieves on 15-day DL. Assigned C Guillermo Garcia to minor-league camp.

Tigers: Purchased contract of P Doug Bochtler from Athletics. Sent P Denny Harriger and P Eddie Gaillard to minor-league camp. Released C Marcus Jensen.

Yankees: Optioned P Orlando Hernandez and P Mike Jerzembeck to Triple-A Columbus.

Basketball

Celtics: Signed F Reggie Hansen to 10-day contract. Placed F Bruce Bowen (foot) on injured list.

Trail Blazers: Signed G Gary Grant for rest of season.

Warriors: Signed G Gerald Madkins for rest of season.

Football

Panthers: Declined to match Saints' offer sheet for LB Andre Royal.

Hockey

Capitals: Assigned RW Andrew Brunette, LW Jaroslav Svejkovsky and D David Harlock to AHL Portland.

Flames: Recalled D Rocky Thompson from AHL Saint John.

Hurricanes: Recalled LW Bates Battaglia, D Nolan Pratt and G Mike Fountain from AHL New Haven and G Tripp Tracy from ECHL Richmond.

Islanders: Recalled LW Sean Haggerty from AHL Kentucky.

Lightning: Assigned G Martin Bradette to ECHL Chesapeake.

Panthers: Recalled C Steve Washburn and LW Peter Worrell from AHL New Haven. Returned G Todd MacDonald to New Haven.

Rangers: Recalled G Dan Cloutier, C Marc Savard, RW Vladimir Vorobiev and LW Daniel Goneau from AHL Hartford.

Pub Date: 3/26/98

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