Baseball ORIOLES: Optioned P Erik Bedard to Double-A...


March 29, 2002


ORIOLES: Optioned P Erik Bedard to Double-A Bowie.

ASTROS: Agreed to terms with P C.J. Nitkowski on minor-league contract.

CARDINALS: Placed P Rick Ankiel on 15-day DL.

CUBS: Placed P Tom Gordon and 3B Bill Mueller on 15-day DL. Assigned IF Angel Echevarria and P Joe Borowski to minor-league camp.

EXPOS: Signed OF Troy O'Leary and OF Henry Rodriguez to minor-league contracts. Released OF Lance Johnson. Named John Adam coordinator of rehabilitation and assistant trainer.

INDIANS: Traded OF Donzell McDonald to Kansas City for player to be named. Released P J.D. Brammer.

MARINERS: Reassigned IF Ron Wright to minor-league camp.

MARLINS: Reassigned OF Mark Smith, IF Derek Wathan, C Brian Banks and C Charlie Greene to Triple-A Calgary. Optioned P Gary Knotts to Calgary.

PHILLIES: Traded OF Reggie Taylor to Cincinnati for player to be named.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of P Hideki Irabu from Triple-A Oklahoma. Placed P Danny Kolb on 60-day DL. Assigned P Jesus Pena to minor-league camp.

TWINS: Optioned P Matt Kinney and C Matthew LeCroy to Triple-A Edmonton. Placed P Mike Duvall on 60-day disabled list. Reassigned IF David Lamb to minor-league camp.

WHITE SOX: Optioned P Jim Parque to Triple-A Charlotte. Placed P Kelly Wunsch on 15-day DL with inflammation in rotator cuff.

YANKEES: Reassigned P Mike Thurman and C Chris Widger to minor-league camp.

NEWARK BEARS (Atlantic League): Announced resignation of manager Joel Youngblood. Named former Rochester manager Marv Foley manager.


BUCKS: Placed G Michael Redd on injured list.

RAPTORS: Signed G Derrick Dial to a 10-day contact.

ROCKETS: Placed F Walt Williams (Maryland) on injured list. Activated C Kevin Willis.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Robert Pack to contract for remainder of season.


ARKANSAS: Named Kent State coach Stan Heath men's basketball coach.

CLEMSON: Announced basketball sophomore G Tony Stockman and sophomore G Dwon Clifton will transfer.

SALISBURY: 3B Lisa Gentilella named Division III softball player of week for March 18-24.


BENGALS: Agreed to terms with DE Reinard Wilson on three-year contract.

BROWNS: Signed free-agent WR Chris Sanders, who had been with Titans, to one-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed S Trent Gamble to one-year contract.

EAGLES: Re-signed C Hank Fraley and G Doug Brzezinski to one-year contracts.

PANTHERS: Signed QB Rodney Peete.

REDSKINS: Signed free-agent DL Renaldo Wynn to six-year contract and DE Carl Powell.

SAINTS: Signed free-agent LB Bryan Cox, who had been with Patriots, to one-year contract.

VIKINGS: Re-signed DE Lance Johnstone.


NHL: Suspended D Eric Cairns for two games without pay for punching Senators' Radek Bonk during Wednesday's game.

HURRICANES: Recalled F Craig Adams and F Jaroslav Svoboda from AHL Lowell.

PENGUINS: Assigned D Darcy Robinson to ECHL Wheeling.

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