March 16, 2004



ANGELS: Assigned P Eric Cyr, P Rich Fischer, C Jared Abruzzo, C Ryan Budde, IF Erick Aybar, IF Alberto Callaspo, OF Tommy Murphy and OF Nick Gorneault to minor league camp.

ATHLETICS: Optioned P John Rheinecker, IF Freddie Bynum, IF Dan Johnson and OF Matt Watson to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned P Eric Cammack, P Lou Pote, IF Ramon Castro and OF Brian Sellier to minor league camp.

BLUE JAYS: Optioned OF John-Ford Griffin to Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned P D.J. Kenson outright to Single-A Dunedin. Optioned P Jesse Harper to Double-A New Hampshire.

CARDINALS: Optioned P Jimmy Journell to Triple-A Memphis. Assigned C Yadier Molina to minor league camp.

CUBS: Optioned IF Brendan Harris, P Jonathan Leicester and P Felix Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa, and IF Ronny Cedeno, P Angel Guzman and P Renyel Pinto to Double-A West Tenn, and P Carlos Vasquez to Single-A Daytona. Returned P Scott Chiasson and P John Foster to minor league camp.

EXPOS: Assigned C Brad Cresse to Triple-A Tucson.

GIANTS: Optioned IF Angel Chavez to Triple-A Fresno. Re-assigned P Luke Anderson, IF Brian Buscher, P Matt Cain, OF Doug Clark, P Brian Cooper, IF Dave Doster, P Chris Gissell, P Brad Hennessey, IF Tim Hutting, C Todd Jennings, C Craig Kuzmic, OF Fred Lewis, P Matt Montgomery, OF Dan Ortmeier, P Adam Pettyjohn, P Kevin Pickford, OF Adam Shabala, OF Robert Stratton, P Erick Threets, P Jeff Urban and IF Jacob Wald to minor league camp.

INDIANS: Optioned P Francisco Cruceta and P Jeremie Guthrie to Triple-A Buffalo, IF Ivan Ochoa to Single-A Kinston and P Mariano Gomez and IF Corey Smith to Double-A Akron. Assigned IF Mike Aubrey, P Kyle Denney and CA David Wallace to minor league camp.

MARINERS: Optioned P Clint Nageotte and P Matt Thornton to Triple-A Tacoma. Re-assigned P Travis Blackley to minor league camp.

PADRES: Optioned P Brian Sweeney, P Chris Oxspring, P Rusty Tucker, C Humberto Quintero, IF Bernie Castro and OF Henri Stanley to Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Justin Germano and OF Freddy Guzman to Double-A Mobile. Assigned P Tim Stauffer, C Nick Trzesniak and IF Josh Barfield to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Optioned P Dave Williams, C J.R. House and OF Tony Alvarez to Triple-A Nashville, and P Ian Snell to Double-A Altoona. Assigned P Hector Almonte, IF Luis Figueroa, IF Brandon Chaves, and OF Luke Allen to minor league camp.

RANGERS: Optioned P Rosman Garcia, P Edwin Moreno and P Nick Regilio to Triple-A Oklahoma and P Tim Bausher, P Ben Diggins, P Chris Saenz, P Dennis Sarfate, P Matt Ford and C Kade Johnson to Double-A Huntsville. Assigned C John Vanden Berg, P Matt Childers and IF J.J. Hardy to minor league camp.

REDS: Optioned P Matt Belisle, P Juan Cerros, P Luke Hudson, OF Stephen Smitherman and P Joe Valentine to Triple-A Lousiville, and IF William Bergolla, P Phil Dumatrait and IF Edwin Encarnacion to Double-A Chattanooga. Assigned P Rigo Beltran, P Chris Booker, P Seth Etherton, IF Aaron Holbert, C Steve Lomasney, P Brian Mallette, P Dustin Moseley, C Miguel Perez and P Brian Shackelford to minor league camp. Waived OF John Vander Wal.

TIGERS: Optioned P Rob Henkel and OF Nook Logan to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned P Kenny Baugh, P Preston Larrison, P Roberto Novoa, IF Don Kelly and IF Ryan Raburn to Double-A Erie. Assigned P Jorge Cordova, P David Cortes, P John Ennis, P Adrian Burnside, P Andy Van Hekken, C Mike Rabelo, C Maxim St. Pierre, IF Rayner Bautista and OF Jeff Inglin to minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Optioned P Arnie Munoz and P Enemencio Pacheco to Triple-A Charlotte and P Ryan Meaux, P Ryan Wing and IF Ruddy Yan to Double-A Birmingham. Reassigned P Francisco Campos to minor league camp.

YANKEES: Optioned IF Andy Phillips to Triple-A Columbus. Assigned OF John Rodriguez and C Dioner Navarro to minor league camp.


BULLS: Waived G Rick Brunson. Signed G Jannero Pargo and F Paul Shirley to 10-day contracts.

HAWKS: Signed C Mamadou N'diaye for rest of season.


SOUTH CAROLINA STATE: Announced resignation of Keshia Campbell, women's basketball coach, effective June 30.

UNLV: Named Lon Kruger men's basketball coach.


BRONCOS: Signed CB Reggie Stephens and re-signed CB Jimmy Spencer.

BUCCANEERS: Signed OL Todd Steussie, QB Jason Garrett and former Ravens CB Tom Knight.

PATRIOTS: Signed P Josh Miller.

RAMS: Signed LB Tony Newson.

VIKINGS: Released WR D'Wayne Bates and S Jack Brewer.

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