Baseball Angels: Purchased contracts of IF Benji Gil...


April 02, 2000


Angels: Purchased contracts of IF Benji Gil and former Orioles P Kent Mercker. Released P Tom Candiotti from Triple-A contract.

Blue Jays: Optioned P Clayton Andrews to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contract of P Frank Castillo.

Braves: Optioned P Ismael Villegas and OF George Lombard to Triple-A Richmond and P Jason Marquis to Double-A Greenville. Reassigned 1B-OF Brian Hunter, IF Steve Sisco, C Jeff Horn and C Toby Rumfield to Richmond. Placed P Rudy Seanez, P David Cortes, P Odalis Perez and P John Smoltz on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Greg McMichael, OF Trenidad Hubbard and former Orioles OF Bobby Bonilla.

Cardinals: Optioned 1B-OF Larry Sutton and P Gene Stechshulte to Triple-A Memphis. Sent P Mike James, C Rick Wilkins and C Henry Mercedes to Memphis. Sent P Mike Matthews outright to Memphis.

Devil Rays: Placed OF Jose Guillen (right shoulder tendinitis) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28. Reassigned C Pat Borders to minor-league camp. Called up P Dave Eiland from Triple-A Durham.

Dodgers: Traded IF Juan Castro to Reds for player to be named.

Expos: Placed P Graeme Lloyd (sore shoulder) and P Tony Armas (elbow tendinitis) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Matt Blank from Double-A Harrisburg. Claimed OF Terry Jones on waivers from Yankees. Optioned P J. D. Smart to Triple-A Ottawa. Re-assigned P Felipe Lira to minor-league camp.

Indians: Optioned IF Russell Branyan and IF John McDonald to Triple-A Buffalo. Reassigned OF Mark Whiten, C Jesse Levis and P Mark Watson to minor-league camp. Signed P Scott Sanders to minor-league contract.

Mariners: Placed C Tom Lampkin on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25. Purchased contract of C Joe Oliver. Designated OF Anthony Sanders for assignment.

Padres: Optioned P Vicente Palacios and IF John Roskos to Triple-A Las Vegas. Placed OF Kory De Haan (left knee contusion) on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Dave Newhan from Las Vegas. Purchased contract of 3B Ed Sprague.

Phillies: Placed P Jeff Brantley, P Curt Schilling and P Carlos Reyes on DL. Sent C Fausto Tejero to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Placed P Jerry Dipoto on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

Royals: Reassigned C Jorge Fabregas to minor-league camp.


Spurs: Placed G Derrick Dial on injured list. Activated G Terry Porter.


Canadiens: Recalled G Eric Fichaud from AHL Quebec.

Flames: Recalled F Benoit Gratton from AHL St. John.

Kings: Signed D Mike Pudlick.

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