Baseball ANGELS: Named Abe Flores manager of baseball...


November 21, 2001


ANGELS: Named Abe Flores manager of baseball operations.

ATHLETICS: Purchased the contracts of P Franklyn German, P Tyler Yates, IF Mark Ellis, IF Esteban German and OF Ryan Ludwick to the 40-man roster. Agreed to terms with free-agent OF Mike Colangelo on a minor-league contract. Released IF F.P. Santangelo and OF Billy McMillon.

BLUE JAYS: Added P Chris Baker, P Scott Cassidy, P Gustavo Chacin, IF Orlando Hudson, OF Reed Johnson and P Joe Orloski to the 40-man roster.

BREWERS: Added IF Bill Hall, OF Jeff Deardorff, OF Cristian Guerrero, P J.M. Gold, P Brian Mallette and P Luis Martinez to the 40-man roster. Signed IF Dionys Cesar, P Gus Gandarillas, P Jayson Durocher, P Jimmy Osting, OF Robert Perez and 3B Rob Sasser. Purchased the contracts of OF Ron Calloway, OF Matt Cepicky, OF Val Pascucci, IF Wilson Valdez, P Ron Chiavacci and P Eric Good.

CARDINALS: Signed free-agent C Mike DiFelice to a one-year contract with a club option for 2003. Purchased the contracts of P Jeremy Lambert and P Josh Pearce from Triple-A Memphis, P Mike Crudale and P Jimmy Journell from Double-A New Haven and P Chance Caple and P Scotty Layfield Single-A Potomac.

CUBS: Purchased the contract of P Phil Norton from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Brandon Backe, P Enger Veras and IF Ramon Soler to the 40-man roster.

DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased the contracts of P P.J. Bevis, P Jose Velverde, P Jeremy Ward, OF Doug Devore and OF Luis Terrero.

EXPOS: Added OF Ron Calloway, OF Matt Cepicky, OF Val Pascucci, IF Wilson Valdez, P Ron Chiavacci and P Eric Good to the 40-man roster.

INDIANS: Named Gary Denbo, who had been hitting instructor with the New York Yankees, major-league scout.

MARLINS: Purchased the contracts of P Hansel Izquierdo from Triple-A Calgary, P Michael Tejera from Double-A Portland and OF Chip Ambres from Double-A Kane County. Designated P Juan Acevedo for assignment.

METS: Claimed OF Esix Snead off waivers from St. Louis and P Rubell Rivera from Minnesota. Purchased the contracts of P Pat Strange and P Jaime Cerda from Triple-A and P Adam Walker from Double-A Binghamton.

ORIOLES: Named following to minor-league posts: Dave Cash manager of Double-A Bowie, Jack Voigt manager of Single-A Frederick (replacing Cash), Grant Jackson pitching coach of Triple-A Rochester, Dave Stockstill field coordinator, Denny Walling hitting instructor, Dave Schmidt pitching coordinator, Moe Drabowsky Florida pitching coordinator.

PADRES: Claimed P Rob Ramsay off waivers from Seattle.

PHILLIES: Added P Brad Baisley, OF Marlon Byrd, P Jesus Cordero, P Eric Junge, SS Anderson Machado, OF Jorge Padilla, P Elio Serrano and P Pete Zamora to the 40-man roster.

PIRATES: Named Ed Creech director of scouting.

RED SOX: Claimed 1B Tony Clark off waivers from Detroit.

TIGERS: Added P Andy Van Hekken, P Tim Kalita and P Fernando Rodney to the 40-man roster. Released P Chris Holt and P Heath Murray.

TWINS: Added P Kevin Frederick and OF Michael Restovich to the 40-man roster. Assigned IF Casey Blake to Triple-A Edmonton. Claimed P Saul Rivera off waivers from the New York Mets.

WHITE SOX: Claimed OF Brian Simmons off waivers from Toronto. Purchased the contracts of P Edwin Almonte, P Matt Guerrier, P Kyle Kane, P Jon Rauch, P Mitch Wylie and C Miguel Olivo. Designated IF Herbert Perry and OF Julio Ramirez for assignment.


HEAT: Placed C Ernest Brown on the injured list with a jammed right thumb. Activated F Malik Allen from the injured list.

HORNETS: Placed F Jamal Mashburn on the injured list with a pulled right groin.

MAVERICKS: Signed free-agent G Omar Cook and placed him on the injured list with left knee tendinitis. Waived G Darrick Martin. Activated C Evan Eschmeyer from the injured list.

NUGGETS: Waived G Isaiah Rider. Activated G-F Calbert Cheaney from the injured list.

SUPERSONICS: Activated F-C Predrag Drobnjak from the injured list. Placed C Jerome James on the injured list.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Placed F Scottie Pippen on the injured list with a bruised right knee. Activated C Chris Dudley from the injured list.


NCAA: Suspended Tulane F Linton Johnson seven games from the men's basketball team for making unauthorized long-distance phone calls.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Announced G Janelle McManus has left the

women's basketball team and will transfer.

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE: Announced that it will discontinue its football program.

DEPAUL: Named Craig Blazer men's soccer coach.

TOWSON: Erin Gaston, Tina Hopkins and Lashay Rose signed letters of intent for women's basketball.


BENGALS: Signed TE Joshua Keur and OL Ray Redziniak to the practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed G Anthony Cesario to the practice squad. Released RB Vaughn Sanders from the practice squad.

EAGLES: Signed LB Dax Strohmeyer to the practice squad.

FALCONS: Waived CB Conrad Hamilton. Signed CB Elijah Williams.

GIANTS: Waived P Gabe Lindstrom.

LIONS: Placed S Ron Rice on injured reserve.

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