Baseball ANGELS: Optioned P Brendan Donnelly, P Scot...

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March 31, 2002

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ANGELS: Optioned P Brendan Donnelly, P Scot Shields, P Matt Wise and C Jose Molina to Triple-A Salt Lake. Assigned C Jamie Burke, IF Larry Barnes and Clay Bellinger to Salt Lake.

ATHLETICS: Placed OF Jermaine Dye and 1B Mario Valdez on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Optioned IF Mark Ellis, IF Luis Lopez, OF Eric Byrnes and OF Adam Piatt to Triple-A Sacramento. Reassigned C Cody McKay and P Matt Miller to minors.

BLUE JAYS: Placed P Mike Sirotka on 60-day DL. Placed P Steve Parris, P Esteban Loaiza and P Bob File on 15-day DL. Recalled P Scott Cassidy from Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contracts of IF Dave Berg and IF Brian Lesher. Returned OF Chad Mottola to minor-league camp.

BRAVES: Purchased contracts of P Chris Hammond, P Darren Holmes, 1B Julio Franco and IF Keith Lockhart. Optioned P John Foster, P Kevin Gryboski, IF Wilson Betemit and IF Travis Wilson to Triple-A Richmond. Assigned C Dax Norris, IF Matt Franco and OF Ozzie Timmons to minor-league camp. Designated former Orioles IF Jesse Garcia for assignment. Placed OF George Lombard, P Horacio Ramirez, P Derrick Lewis and IF Nick Green on 15-day DL. Placed OF Dave Martinez and OF Corey Aldridge on 60-day DL.

BREWERS: Placed P Curtis Leskanic, P Chad Fox and P Paul Rigdon on 15-day DL. Reassigned OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown), OF Izzy Alcantara, OF Midre Cummings, P Everett Stull, P Andrew Lorraine and C Marcus Jensen to minor-league camp.

CARDINALS: Returned 3B Mike Coolbaugh to Triple-A Memphis. Optioned P Bud Smith to Memphis. Purchased contract of OF Eduardo Perez from Memphis.

CUBS: Purchased contracts of P Donovan Osborne and P Joe Borowski from Triple-A Iowa. Moved P Tom Gordon to 60-day DL.

DIAMONDBACKS: Placed IF Jay Bell, 1B Greg Colbrunn, 1B Erubiel Durazo, P Todd Stottlemyre and P Greg Swindell on 15-day DL. Placed 3B Matt Williams, P Matt Mantei and P Armando Reynoso on 60-day DL.

DODGERS: Designated OF Tom Goodwin and former Orioles P Mike Trombley for assignment. Optioned P Guillermo Mota to Triple-A Las Vegas. Purchased contracts of OF Nick Theodorou, IF Michael Collins and C Bill Duplissea; optioned them to Double-A Jacksonville.

EXPOS: Purchased contracts of P Ed Vosberg, 1B Andres Galarraga and OF Henry Rodriguez from Triple-A Ottawa. Placed P Troy Mattes and IF Fernando Tatis on 15-day DL and P Scott Downs on 60-day DL. Reassigned P Joey Eischen and P Dan Smith to minor-league camp. Announced that SS Wilson Valdez was claimed off waivers by Marlins.

GIANTS: Optioned IF Edwards Guzman and P Chad Zerbe to Triple-A Fresno.

INDIANS: Optioned P Omar Olivares, former Orioles P Jose Mercedes, IF Mike Lansing, IF Greg LaRocca, IF Bill Selby, C Josh Bard and OF Bruce Aven to Triple-A Buffalo. Placed P Jake Westbrook, P Jaret Wright, IF Jolbert Cabrera, C Eddie Taubensee and OF Alex Escobar on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of C Eddie Perez from Buffalo.

MARINERS: Designated IF Alex Arias for assignment. Sent P Matt Jarvis, C James Horner, former Orioles IF Ryan Minor, former Orioles OF Eugene Kingsale and OF Scott Podsednik to minor-league camp.

METS: Reassigned P Pete Walker to Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned OF Timo Perez to Norfolk. Designated OF Chris Latham for assignment. Purchased contract of IF-OF Mark Johnson from Norfolk. Placed P John Franco on 15-day DL.

ORIOLES: Placed P Pat Hentgen and P John Parrish on 60-day DL and OF-1B Chris Richard, OF Luis Matos and P Luis Rivera on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Chris Brock, IF Luis Garcia and IF Mike Moriarty. Designated P John Bale for assignment. Optioned IF Brian Roberts and OF Larry Bigbie to Triple-A Rochester. Assigned IF Ryan McGuire, P Travis Driskill, P Sean Runyan and IF Eddy Garabito to Rochester.

PADRES: Purchased contracts of 3B Sean Burroughs, IF Mark Sweeney, former Orioles OF Trenidad Hubbard and OF Jason Boyd. Placed P Kevin Walker and P Adam Eaton on 60-day DL. Placed P Tom Davey on 15-day DL. Optioned C Javier Cardona to Triple-A Portland. Assigned IF Julios Matos, former Orioles OF Pete Incaviglia, P David Lundquist and P Matt DeWitt to minor-league camp.

PHILLIES: Received P Hector Mercado from Reds as player to be named in Reggie Taylor trade. Designated P Nelson Figueroa for assignment.

PIRATES: Released OF Derek Bell. Placed IF Pat Meares on 15-day DL. Placed P Ryan Vogelsong on 60-day DL. Designated P Tony McKnight for assignment. Purchased contract of P Ron Villone. Reassigned P Josias Manzanillo and OF Adam Hyzdu to minor-league camp.

RANGERS: Placed former Orioles minor-league P Jay Powell on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Purchased contracts of P Dan Miceli, P Rudy Seanez and P Steve Woodard from Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned P Chris Michalak and former Orioles P Anthony Telford to Oklahoma. Optioned P Francisco Cordero and IF Mike Lamb to Oklahoma. Recalled P Ryan Dittfurth from Triple-A Oklahoma and placed him on 60-day DL. Designated P Juan Moreno and OF Chris Magruder for assignment.

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