March 22, 2004



ATHLETICS: Optioned P Justin Lehr, P Mike Wood and IF Adam Morrissey to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned P Joe Blanton and C Jeremy Brown to minor league camp.

PADRES: Optioned P Ben Howard, P Dennis Tankersley and OF Xavier Nady to Triple-A Portland. Assigned P Matt Bruback, 1B Tagg Bozied and OF Jon Knott to Portland.

RANGERS: Optioned 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned OF Jason Tyner to minor league camp.

RED SOX: Traded IF Tony Womack to Cardinals for minor league P Matt Duff.

TIGERS: Optioned P Matt Roney and OF Cody Ross to Triple-A Toledo and P Wilfredo Ledezma to Double-A Erie. Assigned C-OF Ben Petrick, IF Brent Abernathy, IF Pablo Ozuna and OF Marcus Thames to minor league camp.


WIZARDS: Activated G Larry Hughes from injured list. Placed F Lonny Baxter (Maryland) on injured list with right knee tendinitis.


RAIDERS: Signed free-agent DT Warren Sapp, who had been with Buccaneers, to seven-year contract.


NHL: Suspended Flames coach-GM Darryl Sutter two games and F Krzysztof Oliwa three games for actions in Saturday's game.

ISLANDERS: Assigned D Tomi Pettinen to AHL Bridgeport.

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