April 02, 2004



ANGELS: Placed P Brendan Donnelly on 15-day DL, retroactive to last Friday, with fractured nose. Placed P Greg Jones on 15-day DL, retroactive to last Friday, with inflamed right rotator cuff. Assigned P Yoshitaka Mizuo to minor league camp.

BLUE JAYS: Sent outright P Justin Miller to Triple-A Syracuse.

CUBS: Signed P Glendon Rusch and IF Damian Jackson to minor league contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Iowa. Returned P Gary Glover to minor league camp.

DODGERS: Placed P Paul Shuey on 15-day DL with torn right thumb tendon.

EXPOS: Optioned OF Matt Cepicky to Triple-A Edmonton. Reassigned C Paul Hoover and 1B-OF Joe Vitiello to minor league camp.

GIANTS: Announced that P Ryan Jensen cleared waivers and accepted assignment to Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: Placed OF Chris Snelling on 15-day DL with sprained right hand. Placed P Aaron Taylor on 60-day DL with rotator cuff injury. Optioned P Aaron Looper to Triple-A Tacoma.

MARLINS: Assigned C Matt Teanor, OF Ryan Christenson, OF Gerald Williams, IF Larry Sutton and IF Derek Wathan to minor league camp. Optioned IF Wilson Valdez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

ORIOLES: Reassigned IF Clay Bellinger to minor league camp.

PHILLIES: Reassigned IF Brian Hitchcox to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Placed OF Jason Bay on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Placed IF Freddy Sanchez on 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of former Orioles P Jose Mesa from Triple-A Nashville.

REDS: Assigned P Jesus Sanchez to minor league camp.

TIGERS: Acquired P Steve Coyler and player to be named from Dodgers for OF Cody Ross. Optioned P Ugueth Urbina to Single-A Lakeland. Released P Esteban Yan.

TWINS: Optioned P Carlos Pulido to Triple-A Rochester. Assigned P Seth Greisinger and P Pete Munro to minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Optioned P Jason Grilli to Triple-A Charlotte.


HAWKS: Named Bernie Mullin president and CEO, Dominique Wilkins vice president of basketball operations, Bill Duffy executive vice president and CFO and Alley Penningroth vice president of strategic planning.

NETS: Signed G Anthony Goldwire to second 10-day contract.

RAPTORS: Fired general manager Glen Grunwald. Named Jack McCloskey interim GM.


NCAA: Announced that Minnesota-Duluth's Junior Lessard, North Dakota's Zach Parise and Brown's Yann Danis are three finalists for Hobey Baker award, given to college hockey's top player.

EASTERN WASHINGTON: Named Mike Burns men's basketball coach.

LAFAYETTE: Named Brett Gordon receivers coach.

LOYOLA: Named former Maryland assistant Jimmy Patsos men's basketball coach.

MICHIGAN: Named Bob Bowman men's swimming and diving coach.

NAVY: Freshman J.P. Temperilli was named Patriot League baseball Freshman of the Week.

RHODE ISLAND: Fired women's assistant basketball coach Marc Wilson.

WINTHROP: Named Bud Childers women's basketball coach.


BENGALS: Released G Scott Rehberg.

BUCCANEERS: Released FB Cecil Martin and K Carlos Martinez.

JETS: Signed T Reggie Coleman.


LPGA: Announced that Samsung World Championship will be played Oct. 14-17 at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif.


NHL: Suspended Capitals C Darcy Verot three games for elbowing incident in game Tuesday against Penguins.

CAPITALS: Recalled C Brooks Laich and RW Garret Stroshein from AHL Portland.

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