March 17, 2003



ATHLETICS: Optioned P Roy Smith to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned C Jeremy Brown to minor-league camp.

INDIANS: Acquired P Derrick Van Dusen from Rangers for IF Marshall McDougall.

PADRES: Optioned P Michael Nicolas to Double-A Mobile. Assigned P Kris Keller, IF Chris Sexton and IF Mario Valdez to minor-league camp. Acquired rights to IF Oscar Robles from Mexican League Oaxaca; invited him to spring training as nonroster player.

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