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March 27, 1998

Baseball

Athletics: Optioned RHP Ariel Prieto to Triple-A Edmonton.

Blue Jays: Released RHP Carey Paige, RHP Alan Meinershagen and OF Scott Bullett.

Cubs: Optioned IF Jason Hardtke to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned RHP Dave Stevens to minor-league complex. Placed OF Robin Jennings on 15-day DL.

Mariners: Claimed RHP Jose Paniagua off waivers from Devils Rays. Assigned IF Aaron Holbert outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Marlins: Assigned RHP Hector Ramirez and LHP Jesus Martinez outright to Triple-A Charlotte. Sent Martinez to Triple-A Indianapolis to complete March 21 trade with Reds for IF-OF Eric Owens.

Mets: Optioned C Todd Pratt to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned IF Shawn Gilbert to minor-league complex. Voided contract of IF Chad Fonville because of pre-existing injury.

Red Sox: Optioned P Ron Mahay and OF Michael Coleman to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Basketball

Grizzlies: Announced G Sam Mack (fractured bone in left foot) will miss rest of season.

Kings: Suspended C Olden Polynice two games and fined him undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to team.

Colleges

Bowling Green: Hired Tim Beckman as secondary coach.

Coastal Carolina: Announced resignation of Michael Hopkins, men's basketball coach.

C.W. Post: Hired Brian Hughes as offensive coordinator-athletic department business manager. Hired Frank Limanni as running backs coach, Ten Tsirigotis as wide receivers coach and Mike Henning as quarterbacks coach.

Johns Hopkins: Announced senior G Angie Arnold was chosen as East Coast Athletic Association South Region Player of the Year. Announced Arnold and Julie Anderson were chosen as first-team ECAC All-Stars for third consecutive year.

Texas-Pan American: Hired William Weidner as athletic director.

Westchester CC: Announced retirement of Ralph Arietta, men's basketball coach.

Football

Lions: Re-signed LB Ben Hanks and S Ryan Stewart. Signed LB Phillip Ward.

Hockey

Red Wings: Assigned C Sylvain Cloutier and D Duane Joyce to IHL Detroit. Assigned D Tim Murray and LW Rob Pattison to AHL Adirondack.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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