BaseballNL: Named Jeff Nelson and Paul Nauert to umpiring...

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April 03, 1999

Baseball

NL: Named Jeff Nelson and Paul Nauert to umpiring staff.

Angels: Claimed P Al Levine off waivers from Rangers.

Astros: Purchased contract of P Brian Williams. Transferred contract of P Dean Crow to Triple-A New Orleans.

Blue Jays: Named Sal Butera major-league advance scout for 1999 season and Pat Kelly manager of Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Steve Sinclair to Triple-A Syracuse.

Braves: Signed P Marc Pisciotta to minor-league contract.

Devil Rays: Assigned C Joe Oliver to minor-league camp.

Indians: Released P Ron Villone.

Mariners: Claimed 1B-OF Ryan Jackson off waivers from Marlins; optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma. Sent SS Giomar Guevara outright to Tacoma. Placed P Mark Leiter on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26.

Marlins: Assigned former Orioles P Archie Corbin and IF Kevin Millar to minor-league camp. Placed 3B Mike Lowell on disabled list. Purchased contract of P Dennis Springer from Triple-A Calgary.

Mets: Optioned IF Shane Halter and P Rigo Beltran to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned IF Craig Paquette, IF Melvin Mora and P Pat Mahomes to minor-league camp.

Pirates: Recalled SS Abraham Nunez from Triple-A Nashville.

Rangers: Claimed 1B-3B Tom Evans off waivers from Blue Jays.

Rockies: Sent P David Wainhouse outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Signed OF Mike Kelly to minor-league contract; assigned him to Colorado Springs.

Tigers: Announced that Astros rejected return of P Alberto Blanco, a Rule 5 draft choice; assigned Blanco to Double-A Jacksonville. Purchased contract of P Felipe Lira.

White Sox: Placed OF Brian Simmons (lacerated left palm) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Optioned P Kevin Beirne to Triple-A Charlotte. Sent C Robert Machado outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Schaumburg (Independent): Named Tom House consultant.

Basketball

Cavaliers: Signed G Earl Boykins for remainder of season.

Celtics: Placed G-F Bruce Bowen (fractured right index finger) on injured list. Activated C Eric Riley from injured list.

Clippers: Signed G Troy Hudson to second 10-day contract.

Nets: Signed C William Cunningham to second 10-day contract.

College

Indiana: Indefinitely suspended WR Tyrone Browning, S Kyle Moffatt and DT Damian Gregory after misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges were filed against them stemming from altercations last week with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity members.

Savannah State: Named Steven Wilks football coach.

Football

Bengals: Signed OL Brian DeMarco, who had been with Jaguars, for three years.

Bills: Signed OL Ethan Albright and TE Eric Stocz.

Chargers: Re-signed CB Paul Bradford and DL Troy Sienkiewicz to one-year contracts.

Hockey

Blues: Recalled F Tyson Nash from AHL Worcester.

Canucks: Recalled C Matt Cooke from AHL Syracuse.

Kings: Recalled RW Pavel Rosa from IHL Long Beach.

Pub Date: 4/03/99

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