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May 21, 1999

Baseball

Astros: Extended contract of IF Bill Spiers for 2000, with club option for 2001.

Blue Jays: Optioned IF Kevin Witt to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contract of OF Patrick Lennon from Syracuse. Will activate DH Dave Hollins from 15-day DL today.

Brewers: Optioned P Rafael Roque to Triple-A Louisville. Recalled P Horacio Estrada from Louisville.

Cardinals: Placed OF J. D. Drew (strained right quadriceps) on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16. Purchased contract of OF Thomas Howard from Triple-A Memphis.

Orioles: Sent P Chad Paronto from Double-A Bowie to Single-A Frederick.

Padres: Placed 1B Wally Joyner (chip fracture of clavicle) on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 17.

Red Sox: Placed P Juan Pena (tight right shoulder) on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 15. Recalled P Tim Harikkala from Triple-A Pawtucket. Transferred P Ramon Martinez from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Rockies: Optioned P Roberto Ramirez to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Recalled P David Lee from Double-A Carolina.

Yankees: Activated P Jeff Nelson (Catonsville High, Catonsville CC) from 15-day DL. Designated P Tony Fossas for assignment. Recalled P Todd Erdos from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned P Jay Tessmer to Columbus.

Tri-City (Independent): Placed P John Dopson, a Reisterstown native, on DL.

College

Liberty Bowl: Announced three-year affiliation with Mountain West Conference champion.

Long Beach State: Named Reggie Warford associate men's basketball coach.

Maryland: M Carla Tagliente was selected to play for U.S. Field Hockey Pan American Games team July 24-Aug. 8 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meg Griffin was chosen as Intercollegiate Tennis Association's East Region Senior Player of the Year.

Salisbury State: 2B Megan Hopper and OF April Harned were named to Louisville Slugger softball All-America third team. A Jen Mezzadra (Parkville) was named to Brine/IWLCA lacrosse third team.

St. Leo: Signed soccer G Jason Muffoletto to letter of intent; he was All-JuCo at Catonsville Community College.

Western Washington: WR Lewis Dawson transferred from Notre Dame.

Football

Bengals: Signed FB Brian Milne to one-year contract. Waived WR Jason Shelley.

Dolphins: Re-signed former Stallions LB O. J. Brigance to one-year contract.

Eagles: Signed unrestricted free-agent G Lonnie Palelei.

Giants: Signed WR Fred Brock.

Seahawks: Named Will Lewis director of pro personnel.

Vikings: Signed OT Trezelle Jenkins and WR MacArthur Johnson.

High schools

Gilman: Named David Allan boys varsity lacrosse coach, John Xanders wrestling coach and Boo Smith squash coach.

Pub Date: 5/21/99

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