August 18, 2003



CUBS: Optioned OF David Kelton to Triple-A Iowa.

GIANTS: Placed 1B J.T. Snow on 15-day DL with strained left groin. Purchased contract of OF Todd Linden from Triple-A Fresno. Designated P Luis Estrella for assignment.

ROYALS: Optioned P Runelvys Hernandez to Double-A Wichita.

YANKEES: Released former Orioles IF Todd Zeile. Recalled P Jorge DePaula from Triple-A Columbus.


COWBOYS: Waived LB Louis Mackey, P Filip Filipovic, CB B.J. Tucker, G Justin Bates, S Jonathan Martin, WR Gary Lusk and FB Jason McKie.

LIONS: Signed free-agent DT Dan Wilkinson.

PACKERS: Signed DT Larry Smith. Placed DB Bryant Westbrook on IR with Achilles' tendon injury.

PANTHERS: Announced that LB Mark Fields will miss 2003 season due to treatment for Hodgkin's disease.

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