Astros: Placed OF Matt Mieske (lower back strain) on...


April 03, 2000

Astros: Placed OF Matt Mieske (lower back strain) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28.

Athletics: Optioned C A. J. Hinch and OF Terrence Long to Triple-A Sacramento. Designated OF Bo Porter for assignment. Placed P former Orioles Doug Jones on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24. Placed IF Randy Velarde (posterior strain in left knee) on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of C Sal Fasano and P Jeff Tam from Sacramento. Sent P Kevin Gregg outright to Double-A Midland.

Blue Jays: Signed P Pedro Borbon to two-year contract extension.

Cardinals: Optioned 1B Larry Sutton, P Alan Benes and P Gene Stechschulte to Triple-A Memphis. Assigned P Mike Matthews outright to Memphis. Assigned 1B-OF Eduardo Perez to minor-league camp. Placed P Matt Morris and P Scott Radinsky on 15-day DL.

Expos: Signed P Steve Kline to three-year contract.

Giants: Sent IF Jay Canizaro outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Mariners: Optioned P Brett Tomko, P Kevin Hodgers and IF Carlos Hernandez to Triple-A Tacoma. Sent outright P Todd Williams to Tacoma.

Marlins: Placed IF David Berg (partial tear of rotator cuff), P Brian Edmondson (torn labrum) and P Michael Tejera (injured elbow ligament) on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of IF Chris Clapinski and C Sandy Martinez from minor leagues.

Rangers: Placed P Justin Thompson (torn labrum in his left shoulder) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

Reds: Recalled IF D. T. Cromer from Triple-A Louisville.

Rockies: Optioned OF Angel Echevarria to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Twins: Purchased contracts of OF Butch Huskey, IF Jason Maxwell, C Marcus Jensen and C Matt LeCroy. Placed P J. C. Romero (strained left shoulder) on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

White Sox: Optioned P Chad Bradford to Triple-A Charlotte. Purchased contract of P Kelly Wunsch from Charlotte.

Yankees: Purchased contracts of OF Lance Johnson and OF Roberto Kelly from Triple-A Columbus. Assigned OF Felix Jose, IF Jon Zuber and C Chris Turner to Columbus. Optioned P Darrel Einertson to Columbus. Reassigned P Domingo Jean to Double-A Norwich. Placed P Luis De Los Santos, P Ted Lilly and 1B Nick Johnson on DL. Designated P Mike Buddie for assignment. Released OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown) and IF Jason Bates from minor-league contract.

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