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.