Baseball Angels: Optioned P Steve Green to Triple-A...


March 13, 2001


Angels: Optioned P Steve Green to Triple-A Salt Lake and P Derrick Turnbow to Double-A Arkansas. Reassigned P Juan Alvarez, P John Lackey, C Kevin Lidle, IF E. J. t'Hoen, OF Nathan Haynes, OF Gary Johnson, OF Scott Morgan and OF Jose Tolentino to minor-league camp.

Astros: Reassigned P Jim Mann, P Roy Oswalt, P Brian Powell, P Carlos Hernandez, P Wilfredo Rodriguez, C Raul Chavez, C Carlos Maldonado, IF Aaron McNeal and OF Omar Ramirez to minor-league camp.

Athletics: Optioned P Eric Ireland, P Bert Snow and IF Oscar Salazar to Triple-A Sacramento and P Juan Pena to Double-A Midland. Assigned P Micah Bowie, P Dave Eiland, P Frank Lankford, C Javier Flores, C Aaron Nieckula and OF Ryan Ludwick to minor-league camp.

Brewers: Optioned P Rafael Roque to Triple-A Indianapolis; P Jose Mieses and P Jose Garcia to Double-A Huntsville; and P Matt Childers and P Gene Altman to Single-A High Desert. Reassigned P Tom Fordham, P Matt Williams, C Robinson Cancel, C Kade Johnson, C Brian Moon, IF Dionys Cesar and OF Jason McDonald to minor-league camp.

Cardinals: Reassigned former Orioles P Heathcliff Slocumb, former Orioles P Jim Corsi, P Bud Smith, P Jose Rodriguez, P Les Walrond, P Justin Brunette, P Clint Weibl, former Orioles P Rick Krivda, Blake Williams, P Mike Cather, C Mike Stefanski, former Orioles C Mike Figga, IF Chris Haas, IF Kevin Polcovich, IF Lou Lucca, OF Luis Saturria, OF Bill Ortega, OF Esix Snead and OF Kerry Robinson.

Diamondbacks: Optioned OF Jason Conti, OF Jack Cust, IF Alex Cintron and IF Junior Spivey to Triple-A Tucson and P John Patterson and P Duaner Sanchez to Double-A El Paso. Assigned P Nick Bierbrodt, P Robert Ellis, P Todd Revenig, P Kennie Steenstra, P Chris Capuano, P Shayne Bennett, IF Bry Nelson and OF Chip Sell to minor-league camp.

Giants: Optioned P Davis Brous and C Giuseppe Chiaramonte to Triple-A Fresno. Reassigned IF Tony Torcato and P Michael Riley to minor-league camp.

Mets: Optioned P Dicky Gonzalez and P Tyle Walker to Triple-A Norfolk and P Nick Maness and Jae Weong Seo to Double-A Birmingham. Assigned P Paul Wagner, P Scott Forster, IF Gil Velazquez and IF Ty Wigginton to minor-league camp.

Padres: Optioned P Junior Herndon and 1B Kevin Eberwein to Triple-A Portland; P Steve Watkins and OF Jeremy Owens to Double-A Mobile; and IF Xavier Nady to Single-A Lake Elsinore.

Pirates: Assigned P David Williams to Double-A Lynchburg and OF Tike Redman to Triple-A Nashville. Reassigned P Mike Garcia, P John Grabow, P Wilson Guzman, P Jason Ryan, P Chris Spurling, P Brian Warren, P Larry Wimberly, C Lee Evans, OF J. J. Davis and OF Adam Hyzdu to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Assigned P Robert Averette, P Shawn Chacon and IF Juan Sosa to Triple-A Colorado Springs; P Randey Dorame, P Luke Hudson and SS Juan Uribe to Double-A Carolina; and P Aaron Cook to Single-A Salem. Reassigned OF Melvin Nieves and P John Rosengren to minor-league camp.

Royals: Optioned P Junior Guerrero to Double-A Wichita and OF Alexis Gomez to Single-A Wilmington. Assigned C Mike Tonis, C Scott Walter and IF Nick Ortiz to minor-league teams.

Tigers: Released P Curtis King. Optioned P Shane Loux, P Mike Maroth, P Adam Pettyjohn to Triple-A Toledo and P Luis Pineda to Double-A Erie. Assigned P Nate Cornejo and OF Rod Lindsey to minor-league camp.

Twins: Optioned P Grant Balfour, P Ryan Mills, P Juan Rincon to Double-A New Britain. Assigned OF B. J. Garbe to minor-league camp.

Yankess: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Ryan Bradley, P Darrell Einertson, P David Lee, P Todd Noel, P Christian Parker, P Randy Choate, P Randy Keisler, IF D'Angelo Jimenez, OF Shane Spencer, OF Mike Frank and OF Donzell McDonald. Released P Matt Karchner.


Hawks: Activated G Matt Maloney from injured list. Waived G Pepe Sanchez.

Hornets: Placed G Eldridge Recasner on injured list with back spasms.

Kings: Activated G Jon Barry from injured list. Placed F Jabari Smith on injured list.


Buffalo State: Football coach Jerry Boyes resigned.

California: Named LeCharls McDaniel special teams coach.


Bengals: Re-signed C Rich Braham to two-year contract.

Browns: Signed LB Brant Boyer, who had been with Jaguars, to three-year contract.

49ers: Named Dan Quinn defensive quality control coach.

Jets: Signed FS Chris Hayes to $5 million, five-year contract and TE Scott Slutzker.

Lions: Signed G Brenden Stai to five-year contract, RB Amp Lee to one-year contract and QB Cory Sauter. Re-signed FB Brock Olivo. Waived QB Mike Tomczak.

Packers: Signed free-agent WR Rodney Williams, who had been with Raiders.

Panthers: Signed LB John Reeves.

Hamilton (CFL): Signed WR Darren Flutie to contract extension through 2002.


NHL: Suspended Thrashers RW Donald Audette two games for blow to head.

Sharks: Acquired D Jeff Norton from Penguins for D Bobby Dollas and G Johan Hedberg.

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