Moves Baseball CARDINALS: Optioned P Bud Smith to...


July 21, 2002



CARDINALS: Optioned P Bud Smith to Triple-A Memphis. Signed P Darren Oliver to minor-league contract and assigned him to Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Designated P Doug Creek and OF Dave McCarty for assignment. Optioned IF Jason Smith to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Victor Zambrano and purchased contracts of OF Carl Crawford and IF Andy Sheets from Durham.

INDIANS: Activated P Jaret Wright from 60-day DL and P Charles Nagy from 15-day DL. Recalled P Sean DePaula and IF Earl Snyder from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Jason Phillips and P David Riske to Buffalo. Placed IF Travis Fryman on 15-day DL.

MARLINS: Transferred IF Alex Gonzalez from 15-day DL to 60-day DL. Activated P Benito Baez from 60-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Portland.

PADRES: Placed C Wiki Gonzalez on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of C Wil Nieves from Triple-A Portland.

RED SOX: Activated P Dustin Hermanson from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Bryant Nelson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

ROYALS: Activated OF Chuck Knoblauch from 15-day DL. Recalled P Jeff Austin from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned OF Brandon Berger and P Runelvys Hernandez to Omaha.


NETS: Agreed to terms with assistant coach Eddie Jordan on two-year contract extension.

NUGGETS: Signed F Nikoloz Tskitishvili, fifth overall pick in draft.


TEXANS: Signed LB Keith Mitchell, who had been with Saints.


ISLANDERS: Signed C Eric Manlow.

KINGS: Re-signed C Adam Mair to one-year contract.

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