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April 04, 1999

Baseball

Astros: Optioned OF Russ Johnson to Triple-A New Orleans.

Braves: Purchased contracts of IF Brian Hunter and P Kevin McGlinchey from Triple-A Richmond. Optioned IF Marty Malloy and P Justin Speier to Richmond. Returned P Jon Ratliff, P Joe Winkelsas, C Mike Mahoney, C Toby Rumfield and IF Gene Schall to minor-league camp. Placed 1B Andres Galarraga, P Kerry Ligtenberg, P Russ Springer and P Damian Moss on 15-day DL and IF Wes Helms on 60-day DL.

Devil Rays: Placed former Orioles IF Aaron Ledesma (dislocated left thumb) on 15-day DL. Placed OF Rich Butler (sore right Achilles tendon) on 15-day DL. Optioned OF Bubba Trammell to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Mike Duvall from Durham. Announced that they will add P Bobby Witt to major-league roster before Thursday's game.

Dodgers: Placed OF Todd Hollandsworth (strained right hamstring) on 15-day DL.

Giants: Optioned OF Armando Rios, C Doug Mirabelli and IF Wilson Delgado to Triple-A Fresno. Assigned P Bronswell Patrick and C-IF Edwards Guzman to Fresno. Purchased contracts of C Scott Servais and P Miguel Del Toro from Fresno.

Marlins: Purchased contracts of IF-OF Tim Hyers and OF Bruce Aven from Triple-A Calgary.

Mets: Designated P Derek Wallace for assignment. Purchased contract of P Josias Manzanillofrom Triple-A Norfolk.

Padres: Placed C-IF Phil Nevin (strained left hamstring) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 1. Moved C Carlos Hernandez to 60-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Carlos Reyes, IF Carlos Garcia and OF Eric Owens. Assigned P Carlos Almanzar to Triple-A Las Vegas. Assigned P Matt Whiteside and P Roberto Rivera to Las Vegas.

Rangers: Optioned P Mike Venafro and OF Ruben Mateo to Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned following non-roster players to Oklahoma: P Jeff Zimmerman, C Mike Hubbard, IF Rafael Bournigal, IF Scott Sheldon and OF Milt Cuyler. Designated IF Tom Evans for assignment. Purchased contracts of former Orioles P Mike Morgan, P Mike Munoz and OF Scarborough Green from Oklahoma.

Royals: Optioned C Sal Fasano to Triple-A Omaha. Sent IF Mendy Lopez outright to Omaha. Re-assigned IF Ray Holbert to Omaha. Recalled OF Scott Pose from Omaha.

Yankees: Signed P Tony Fossas to minor-league contract.

Basketball

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

Hockey

Blackhawks: Recalled D Radim Bicanek from IHL Grand Rapids.

Blues: Extended contracts of senior VP and GM Larry Pleau and assistant GM John Ferguson Jr. through 2001-02.

Pub Date: 4/04/99

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