BaseballBraves: Optioned 1B Randall Simon and P Paul Byrd...

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March 30, 1998

Baseball

Braves: Optioned 1B Randall Simon and P Paul Byrd to Triple-A Richmond. Reassigned C Marcus Hanel, C Fausto Tejero, IF Marty Malloy, IF Ray Holbert and P Rudy Seanez to minor-league camp. Placed P John Smoltz on 15-day DL and P Pedro Borbon on 60-day DL. Purchased contracts of IF Rafael Belliard, P Adam Butler, former Orioles P Dennis Martinez and OF Curtis Pride from Triple-A Richmond.

Dodgers: Announced OF Billy Ashley has refused minor-league assignment and opted for free agency.

Mets: Traded P Juan Acevado to St. Louis Cardinals for P Rigo Beltran. Released former Orioles OF Joe Orsulak from minor-league contract.

Padres: Optioned P Will Cunnane, P Dario Veras, OF Ruben Rivera and C Mandy Romero to Triple-A Las Vegas. Reassigned 1B Eddie Williams and P Carlos Reyes to minor-league camp. Assigned P Paul Menhart to Las Vegas. Purchased the contract of P Mark Langston from Las Vegas.

Rangers: Optioned OF Warren Newson to Triple-A Oklahoma. Acquired C Chris Tremie from Philadelphia for future consideration. Announced the retirement of P Jose Guzman.

Basketball

Bulls: Activated C Luc Longley from injured list. Placed C Joe Kleine on injured list with right knee tendinitis.

Raptors: Activated G Alvin Williams. Placed F Roy Rogers on injured list with inflammation of right knee.

Hockey

Chesapeake Icebreakers (ECHL): Placed LW Colin Cloutier on 14-day injured reserve. Added LW Joe Cardarelli.

Pub Date: 3/30/98

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