Astros: Optioned IF Daryle Ward to Triple-A New...

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April 02, 1999

Astros: Optioned IF Daryle Ward to Triple-A New Orleans.

Athletics: Released P Mark Holzemer.

Blue Jays: Signed P Doug Bochtler to a minor-league contract.

Cubs: Placed P Jeremi Gonzalez on the 15-day DL after off-season elbow surgery; placed OF Robin Jennings on the 15-day DL with sprained right hand.

Devil Rays: Promoted John P. Higgins to senior vice-president of administration and general counsel.

Diamondbacks: Reassigned P Bobby Chouinard, P Rich Batchelor, P Dan Carlson and ex-Oriole OF Pete Incaviglia to Triple-A Tucson.

Padres: Placed P Ed Vosberg on 15-day DL. Optioned OF Mike Darr to Triple-A Las Vegas. Released P Mark Langston.

Red Sox: Purchased the contract of P Rheal Cormier and 1B Brian Daubach from Triple-A Pawtucket. Sent OF Jon Nunnally outright to Pawtucket. Signed P Ramon Martinez. Placed P Ramon Martinez and DH-1B Reggie Jefferson on 15-day DL.

Reds: Purchased the contract of P Scott Williamson.

Royals: Reassigned ex-Oriole P Terry Mathews, OF Scott Pose and OF Les Norman to minor-league camp.

Tigers: Placed C Raul Casanova on 15-dayDL with a back strain, retroactive to March 31; placed C Robert Fick on 15-day DL with a strained left shoulder; reassigned OF Luis Polonia, P Brandon Reed, P Albert Blanco, C Joe Siddall and IF Jason Maxwell to minor-league camp.

White Sox: Reassigned P Scott Eyre, P Chad Bradford and P Jason Olsen to Triple-A Charlotte; reassigned P Mike Heathcott to minor-league camp; returned OF Tyrone Pendergrass, a Rule 5 draftee, to Braves.

Yankees: Released P Tony Fossas and P Jim Bruske. Optioned P Todd Erdos to Triple-A Columbus.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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