October 30, 2003



BRAVES: Declined to exercise 2004 option on contract of P Shane Reynolds. Announced C Henry Blanco refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Richmond.

CUBS: Purchased contract of P Angel Guzman from Double-A West Tenn.

DEVIL RAYS: Exercised 2004 option on contract of IF Julio Lugo.

DODGERS: Declined to exercise 2004 option on contract of OF Brian Jordan.

ORIOLES: Declined to pick up 2004 options on contracts of P Pat Hentgen and C Brook Fordyce. Signed 3B Jose Leon to a minor league contract.

ROYALS: Declined to exercise 2004 option on contract of C Brent Mayne.

TIGERS: Agreed to terms with P Jamie Walker on one-year contract.

YANKEES: Announced that they will not renew contract of hitting coach Rick Down.

SILVER SLUGGERS: Named top offensive players in each league: For NL, Giants OF Barry Bonds, Braves OF Gary Sheffield, Braves C Javy Lopez, Braves P Mike Hampton, Cardinals OF Albert Pujols, Rockies 1B Todd Helton, Expos 2B Jose Vidro, Cardinals SS Edgar Renteria, Marlins 3B Mike Lowell. For AL, Rangers SS Alex Rodriguez, Red Sox OF Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 3B Bill Mueller, Blue Jays 1B Carlos Delgado, Mariners 2B Bret Boone, Angels OF Garret Anderson, Blue Jays OF Vernon Wells, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, Mariners DH Edgar Martinez.


HORNETS: Signed C Jamaal Magloire to three-year contract extension. Signed G Steve Smith. Waived F Kirk Haston.

TIMBERWOLVES: Placed F Wally Szczerbiak on injured list with strained plantar fascia on left foot. Signed free-agent G Trenton Hassell.


DePAUL: F Wesley Green will miss season following shoulder surgery.

OHIO STATE: Suspended TE Louis Irizarry from football team indefinitely.


BUCCANEERS: Signed S David Gibson. Released FB Cecil Martin.

COWBOYS: Placed C Gennaro DiNapoli on IR. Signed RB Adrian Murrell.

LIONS: Placed P John Jett on IR. Signed CB Jacoby Shepherd.

RAIDERS: Waived TE Marcus Williams.

RAMS: Signed RB Joey Goodspeed. Released T Andy King and LB Jeremy Loyd and signed both to practice squad.


BLUES: Assigned D Bryce Salvador and C Johnny Pohl to AHL Worcester.

CANADIENS: Assigned F Chad Kilger to AHL Hamilton.

CANUCKS: Recalled D Jaroslav Obsut from AHL Manitoba.

CAPITALS:Reassigned D Josef Boumedienne to AHL Portland.

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