Angels: Acquired IF Craig Shipley from Cardinals for IF...


March 31, 1998

Angels: Acquired IF Craig Shipley from Cardinals for IF Chip Hale. Agreed to terms with IF Carlos Garcia. Optioned OF Orlando Palmeiro to Triple-A Vancouver. Returned C Eric Helfand, former Orioles IF Steve Scarsone and OF Gary Thurman to Vancouver.

Astros: Placed P Chris Holt on 15-day DL while he recovers from off-season shoulder surgery. Placed P Ramon Garcia (right elbow strain) on 15-day DL. Placed OF Ray Montgomery (strained right trapezius) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Athletics: Purchased contracts of C A. J. Hinch, C Izzy Molina, IF Jason Wood and OF Kevin Mitchell. Optioned OF Ryan Christenson to Triple-A Edmonton. Reassigned C Damon Berryhill and former Orioles OF Jack Voigt to minor-league camp. Placed P Willie Adams, IF Miguel Tejada, IF Kurt Abbott and OF Brian Lesher on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Placed C George Williams on 60-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Blue Jays: Placed P Erik Hanson (sore right shoulder) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Optioned IF Tom Evans to Triple-A Syracuse. Announced that 2B Pat Kelly refused minor-league assignment and opted for free agency.

Brewers: Placed OF Darrin Jackson (strained right calf) on 15-day disabled list. Purchased contract of minor-league OF Greg Martinez.

Cardinals: Placed P Alan Benes, P Donovan Osborne and C Eli Marrero on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Placed P Jeff Brantley on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. Placed P Matt Morris on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24. Optioned P Brady Raggio, P Curtis King and IF Chip Hale to Triple-A Memphis. Reassigned P Steve Ontiveros and OF Vince Coleman to minor-league camp. Signed 1B Brian Hunter. Purchased contracts of P Braden Looper and P Cliff Politte from Double-A Arkansas. Announced that 1B Chris Richard cleared waivers and was assigned to Arkansas.

Cubs: Purchased contracts of P Terry Mulholland and P Ben VanRyn from Triple-A Iowa. Designated contracts of P Alan Mahaffey and OF Terrell Lowery to Triple-A Iowa. Sent contracts of P Kurt Miller and OF Pedro Valdes outright to Iowa.

Devil Rays: Purchased contract of P Rolando Arrojo from Triple-A Durham.

Diamondbacks: Placed IF Andy Stankiewicz on 15-day DL. Optioned C Damian Miller, OF Hensley Meulens and former Orioles OF David Dellucci to Triple-A Tucson. Recalled 2B Edwin Diaz from Tucson and announced that he will start today.

Dodgers: Assigned IF-OF Garey Ingram to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Expos: Claimed C Mike Hubbard off waivers from Cubs. Optioned C Raul Chavez, P Steve Kline and P Carl Pavano to Triple-A Ottawa. Released OF Chuck Carr. Placed C Bob Henley (bone spur in elbow) on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Mike Maddux, IF Scott Livingstone and OF Derrick May from Triple-A Ottawa.

Indians: Optioned P Steve Karsay, P Tom Martin and P Ron Villone to Triple-A Buffalo. Designated C Einar Diaz for assignment. Placed C Ron Karkovice on 15-day DL at Double-A Canton-Akron. Purchased contract of IF Edwin Perez and optioned him to Single-A Columbus. Purchased contracts of C Pat Borders and former Orioles IF Jeff Manto from Double-A Akron so they may be added to 40-man roster.

Mariners: Claimed OF Robert Perez off waivers from Blue Jays; added him to 25-man roster. Recalled OF Charles Gipson from Triple-A Tacoma. Purchased contract of P Jim Bullinger from Tacoma. Optioned P Felipe Lira to Tacoma. Placed OF Rob Ducey on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27. Placed P Rafael Carmona on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Placed P Tim Davis and OF Raul Ibanez on 60-day DL.

Mets: Optioned 3B Craig Paquette to Triple-A Norfolk.

Pirates: Reassigned OF Tommy Gregg to minor-league camp.

Rangers: Purchased contract of OF Mike Simms from Triple-A Oklahoma. Announced that P Larry Thomas has cleared waivers and was assigned to Oklahoma. Agreed to minor-league contract with P Jeff Granger.

Red Sox: Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Billy Ashley and Korean P Jin Ho Cho.

Royals: Placed OF Jeff Conine (strained lower abdominal muscle) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25. Transferred OF Roderick Myers from 15-day to 60-day DL. Purchased minor-league contracts of 3B Terry Pendleton and P Pat Rapp. Optioned C Sal Fasano and P Danny Rios to Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Jose Santiago to Double-A Wichita. Reassigned Joe Kmak to minor-league camp.

White Sox: Optioned C Robert Machado, P Bill Simas and P Nelson Cruz to Triple-A Calgary. Reassigned P Larry Casian to minor-league camp. Purchased contracts of SS Mike Caruso, OF Ruben Sierra and OF Lou Frazier from Calgary. Designated SS Benji Gil, 2B Sergio Nunez and P Bryan Ward for assignment.

Pub Date: 3/31/98

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