November 21, 2003


Auto racing

JOE GIBBS RACING: Signed J.J. Yeley to multi-year contract.


ANGELS: Purchased contracts of P Steve Andrade and IF Dallas McPherson from Double-A Arkansas and P Tim Bittner and P Jake Woods from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

ATHLETICS: Added P John Rheinecker, P Eduardo Sierra, P Justin Lehr, IF Dan Johnson and IF Mike Rouse to 40-man roster.

BLUE JAYS: Purchased contracts of P Jason Arnold, OF Gabe Gross and IF Jorge Sequea from Triple-A Syracuse, OF John-Ford Griffin and P Dustin McGowan from Double-A New Haven, P D.J. Hanson from Single-A Charleston and P Jesse Harper from Single-A Dunedin.

BRAVES: Purchased contracts of P Bubba Nelson from Triple-A Richmond, P Adam Wainwright, P Roman Colon, SS Kelly Johnson and 2B Richard Lewis from Double-A Greenville, SS Tony Pena and 1B Scott Thorman from Single-A Myrtle Beach and P Blaine Boyer, P Jose Capellan and OF Onil Joseph from Single-A Rome.

BREWERS: Added IF Corey Hart, C Kade Johnson, OF Dave Krynzel, P Mike Adams, P Tim Bausher, P Ben Hendrickson, P Chris Saenz and P Dennis Sarfate to 40-man roster.

CARDINALS: Signed IF Javier Colina, P Randy Flores, P Joe Horgan, P Allen Levrault, P Spike Lundberg, C Mike Mahoney, C Cody McKay, P Chad Paronto, P Jason Pearson, 3B Scott Seabol and 1B Kevin Witt to minor league contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Memphis. Signed C Scott Ackerman, OF Papo Bolivar, OF Kevin Burford, OF Chad Durham, OF Jon Hamilton, P Melido Dotel, P Steve Hecker, P Jarod Kingery, P Aaron Hee, P Diego Markwell, 3B Corey Erickson and IF Jason Moore to minor league contracts and assigned them to Double-A Tennessee. Signed SS Milko Jaramillo, P Dave Klahs, P Chris Russ, P Shane Wallace, OF Anthon Monegan, C Jacob Wallis and 1B Randy Ruiz to minor league contracts and assigned them to Single-A Palm Beach. Signed P Nathan Bright, P Adam Jahnsen, P Ramon Linares, P Skip Weast, 3B Matt Dryer, P Matt Rohr to minor league contracts and assigned them to Single-A Peoria. Signed C Cody Palmer to a minor league contract and assigned him to Single-A New Jersey.

DEVIL RAYS: Purchased contracts of P Bartolome Fortunato from Triple-A Durham and P Carlos Hines from Double-A Orlando. Released OF Adam Piatt.

DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased contracts of P Brian Bruney, P Mike Gosling and IF Chad Tracy from Triple-A Tucson, P Casey Daigle, P Brandon Medders, P Phil Stockman, IF Scott Hairston and OF Josh Kroeger from Double-A El Paso and IF Jerry Gil from Single-A South Bend. Signed IF Donnie Sadler to minor league contract.

DODGERS: Purchased contracts of P Joel Hanrahan, P Jason Frasor, P Orlando Rodriguez, P Brian Falkenborg and OF Reggie Abercrombie from Double-A Jacksonville and IF Willy Aybar from Single-A Vero Beach. Claimed P Duaner Sanchez off waivers from Pirates.

EXPOS: Added SS Josh Labandeira to 40-man roster.

INDIANS: Purchased the contracts of P Danys Baez from Triple-A Buffalo, IF Corey Smith and OF Grady Sizemore from Double-A Akron, P Mariano Gomez and IF Ivan Ochoa from Single-A Kinston.

MARINERS: Purchased contracts of P Cha Seung Baek, IF Justin Leone and P Clint Nageotte from Double-A San Antonio.

MARLINS: Added P Ronald Belisario, P Kevin Cave, P Michael Flannery, P Lincoln Holdzkom and P Franklyn Gracesqui to 40-man roster.

METS: Purchased contracts of C Mike Jacobs and P Bob Keppel from Double-A Binghamton, OF Wayne Lydon from Single-A St. Lucie, 3B Aarom Baldiris from Single-A Capital City. Claimed P Edwin Almonte and P Phil Seibel off waivers from Red Sox.

ORIOLES: Named Tim Leiper manager of Triple-A Ottawa, Larry McCall pitching coach of Double-A Bowie, Bien Figueroa manager of Single-A Delmarva, Steve Watson pitching coach at Delmarva, Don Buford manager of Single-A Aberdeen, Andre Rabouin pitching coach of Aberdeen, Gary Kendall manager of Rookie League Bluefield, Larry Jaster pitching coach of Bluefield and Matt Martin minor league infield-base running instructor. Claimed 1B Walter Young off waivers from Pirates. Added Young, P Denny Bautista, P David Crouthers, P Brian Forystek, P Ryan Hannaman and P Eddy Rodriguez to 40-man roster. Reinstated P Erik Bedard, OF Marty Cordova and 1B David Segui from 60-day DL and added them to 40-man roster.

PADRES: Purchased contracts of P Justin Germano, P Chris Oxspring, P Rusty Tucker and OF Freddy Guzman from Double-A Mobile.

PIRATES: Purchased contract of P Sean Burnett, P Mike Johnston, P Ian Oquendo and P John VanBenschoten from Double-A Altoona. Sent P Nelson Figueroa outright to Triple-A Nashville.

REDS: Purchased the contracts of IF Edwin Encarnacion from Double-A Chattanooga and IF William Bergolla and P Phil Dumatrait from Single-A Potomac.

RED SOX: Purchased contracts of C Andy Dominique and 3B Kevin Youkilis from Triple-A Pawtucket. Purchased contract of P Jerome Gamble from Double-A Portland. Claimed P Edwin Almonte and P Phil Seibel off waivers from Mets. Agreed to terms with P Tim Hamulack. Sent IF-OF Cesar Crespo outright to Pawtucket.

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