March 20, 2003



ASTROS: Assigned P Jared Fernandez, P Jonathan Johnson, P Anthony Telford and P Ken Vining to their minor-league camp. Optioned P Kirk Saarloos and P Miguel Saladin to Triple-A New Orleans. DODGERS: Optioned OF Chin-Feng Chen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

INDIANS: Reassigned pitching coach Mike Brown within organization. Named Carl Willis pitching coach. Promoted Terry Clark, pitching coach for Double-A Akron, to pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo, and Steve Lyons, pitching coach for Single-A Kingston.

MARINERS: Placed C Dan Wilson on 15-day DL with strained internal oblique muscle. Optioned IF Luis Ugueto to Double-A San Antonio. Reassigned IF Greg Dobbs to their minor-league camp.

PADRES: Acquired OF Rondell White from Yankees for OF Bubba Trammell and minor-league P Mark Phillips.


CAVALIERS: Fined G Ricky Davis undisclosed amount for going to wrong basket for rebound during game Sunday against Jazz.

HEAT: Placed C Sean Marks on injured list with torn left ulnar collateral ligament. Activated F-C Ken Johnson.

MAGIC: Placed C Pat Burke on injured list with left knee patella tendinitis. Activated F Olumide Oyedeji.

NETS: Activated G Brandon Armstrong. Placed G Tamar Slay on injured list with right knee patella tendinitis.


EASTERN ILLINOIS: Named Derrick Jackson defensive line coach.

EASTERN MICHIGAN: Named Steve Farmer offensive line coach.

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Tandy Bradford.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE: Announced resignation of women's assistant basketball coach Jennifer Grandstaff.

SALISBURY: Announced that Rosie Aley was named Capital Athletic Conference softball Player of the Week. Announced that Cory O'Neil was named CAC men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Dismissed RB Thez Robinson from football team for violating team rules.

WESTERN MICHIGAN: Named J.C. Harper defensive line coach.

WESTMINSTER: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Jim Dafler. Named Larry Ondako coach.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE: Named Ken Conatser special teams coordinator and Jerry Olsavsky linebackers coach.


FALCONS: Re-signed senior adviser Bobby Beathard.

JETS: Announced they will not match an offer sheet given by Redskins to WR Laveranues Coles.

PACKERS: Signed LB Hannibal Navies, who had been with Panthers, to multi-year contract.

PANTHERS: Agreed to terms with WR Kevin Dyson, who had been with Titans.

RAIDERS: Re-signed QB Rick Mirer to one-year contract. Signed FB Chris Hetherington, who had been with Rams. Signed FB Cecil Martin, who had been with Eagles.

SAINTS: Re-signed RB Fred McAfee to one-year contract. Signed free-agent T John Schlecht to one-year contract and allocated him to NFL Europe.

STEELERS: Signed free-agent TE Jay Riemersma, who had been with Bills.

VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with free-agent QB Gus Frerotte, who had been with Bengals.


BRUINS: Fired coach Robbie Ftorek and assistant Jim Hughes. Announced that general manager Mike O'Connell will coach team on an interim basis. Named Mike Sullivan assistant and named Scott Gordon coach at AHL Providence for rest of season.

CANUCKS: Recalled C Brandon Reid from AHL Manitoba.

HURRICANES: Recalled G Arturs Irbe from AHL Lowell.

KINGS: Recalled D Jason Holland and D Tomas Zizka from AHL Manchester.

THRASHERS: Recalled LW Zdenek Blatny from AHL Chicago.

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