Athletics: Optioned P Chad Bradford, P Cory Lidle, P...


April 02, 2001

Athletics: Optioned P Chad Bradford, P Cory Lidle, P Luis Vizcaino, IF Mark Bellhorn to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned C Tom Wilson and P Eric Hiljus to Sacramento. Placed DH John Jaha on 15-day DL and P Chad Harville on 60-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Robin Jennings from Sacramento of the PCL.

Blue Jays: Purchased contract of P Chris Michalak. Placed P Mike Sirotka, IF Jeff Frye and OF Andy Thompson on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23.

Cardinals: Purchased contracts of 3B Albert Pujols and P Jeff Tabaka.

Cubs: Returned OF Todd Dunwoody to minor- league system.

Diamondbacks: Placed OF Reggie Sanders on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24. Assigned P Jason Jacome to Triple-A Tucson.

Dodgers: Announced P Yorkis Perez has refused minor-league assignment, electing to become free agent. Optioned OF Bruce Aven to Triple-A Las Vegas. Reassigned OF Jeff Barry, IF Jeff Branson, IF Phil Hiatt, P Giovanni Carrara and P Kip Gross to Las Vegas. Recalled P Luke Prokopec from Las Vegas.

Mariners: Placed P Paul Abbott on 15-day DL. Transferred P Gil Meche from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Padres: Reassigned OF Rickey Henderson, C Rick Wilkins, IF John Roskos, OF Cesar Crespo, OF Ryan Radmanovich and OF Ernie Young to minor-league camp. Optioned P David Lee to Double-A Portland.

Rangers: Assigned OF Ruben Sierra to Triple-A Oklahoma. Purchased contracts of P Jeff Brantley and P Pat Mahomes from Oklahoma City. Designated P David Elder for assignment.

Red Sox: Placed SS Nomar Garciaparra, P Juan Pena, P David Cone, P Hipolito Pichardo and IF John Valentin on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Placed P Bret Saberhagen on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Placed P Bryce Florie on 60-day DL. Purchased contracts of IF Craig Grebeck and P Pete Schourek from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned IF Lou Merloni, IF Morgan Burkhart and P Sun Woo Kim to Pawtucket. Reassigned OF Mike Neill, P Todd Erdos and P Trever Miller to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Purchased contracts of P Mark Leiter and OF Mark Little from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Optioned IF Brent Butler, P Tim Christman, P Craig Dingman to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Assigned P Joe Davenport and C-IF Adam Melhuse to minor-league camp. Placed P Bobby Chouinard on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder tendinitis. Placed P John Thomson on 15-day DL with right shoulder injury and put him on rehabilitation assignment, retroactive to March 20, at Colorado Springs.

White Sox: Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Harold Baines from Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned P Kip Wells and 1B Jeff Liefer to Charlotte.

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