Baseball Cubs: Sent P Steve Rain outright to Triple-A...


March 24, 2000


Cubs: Sent P Steve Rain outright to Triple-A Iowa. Sent OF Chris Hatcher to minor-league camp. Released P Greg McMichael.

Dodgers: Designated 3B Kevin Orie and P Dan Naulty for assignment. Purchased contracts of former Orioles P Mike Fetters and IF Kevin Elster from Triple-A Albuquerque. Optioned P Jeff Williams to Albuquerque. Sent C Adam Melhuse to minor-league camp.

Expos: Placed P Mike Thurman on 15-day DL.

Indians: Assigned P Al Newman to minor-league camp.

Padres: Acquired P Rodney Myers from Cubs for OF Gary Matthews Jr. Re-acquired P David Maurer from Giants per Rule 5 guidelines and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Pirates: Released P Mark Leiter.

Reds: Optioned P Scott Winchester to Triple-A Louisville.

Rockies: Released P Billy Taylor.

Royals: Optioned P Tim Byrdak and OF Dee Brown to Triple-A Omaha. Assigned P Mike McDougal to minor-league camp.

Twins: Optioned P Scott Randall and P Jason Ryan to Triple-A Salt Lake. Reassigned P Todd Rizzo to minor-league camp.

Yankees: Exercised $6 million 2001 option on 1B Tino Martinez, who agreed to waive partial no-trade clause for that year. . Traded IF Juan Melo to Giants for IF Wilson Delgado. Optioned SS Alfonso Soriano to Triple-A Columbus.


Rockets: Placed C Hakeem Olajuwon (respiratory problems) on IR. Activated F Matt Bullard.


Iona: Named Jim Pisegna football coach and defensive coordinator.

Tennessee: Renewed contract AD Doug Dickey through June 30, 2002.


NFL Players Association: Elected Gene Upshaw executive director and Ray Brown, Eddie George, Tim Brown, Mike Tomczak, Lester Archambeau, Jason Belser, Nolan Harrison and Robert Porcher to board of directors.

Bills: Signed NT Pat Williams to five-year contract.

Broncos: Re-signed DT Mike Lodish.

Browns: Named Mike Pitts defensive assistant coach.

Dolphins: Signed LB Twan Russell to one-year contract and OT Willie Jones to two-year contract.

Eagles: Signed free-agent LB Carlos Emmons, who had been with Steelers, to four-year contract. Released LB William Thomas.

Patriots: Signed LB Tedy Bruschi to two-year contract. Released OT Zefross Moss.

Saints: Signed DT Winfield Garnett, CB Shannon Garrett, S Eric Johnson, OT Marcus Price, WR Anthony Rodgers, DE Bob Setzer and LB K. D. Williams.

British Columbia (CFL): Released QB Todd Marinovich.


U.S. Olympic Committee: Deputy executive director Dave Ogrean resigned to become president and CEO of Colorado Springs Sports Corp.


Women's Soccer Association: Announced that it has ceased operations.

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