April 11, 2001
Baseball Brewers: Optioned P Mike Buddie to Triple-A Indianapolis. Dodgers: Activated P Kevin Brown. Optioned P Luke Prokopec to Triple-A Las Vegas. Indians: Recalled P Jake Westbrook from Triple-A Buffalo. Agreed to minor-league contract with P Willie Blair. Signed P Paul Spoljaric to minor-league contract. Reds: Sent P Justin Atchley and IF Wilton Guerrero to Triple-A Louisville. Called up P Hector Mercado and IF D. T. Cromer from Louisville. Tigers: Designated IF Jermaine Clark for assignment.
June 10, 1996
BaseballCubs: Optioned OF Ozzie Timmons, C Brian Dorsett,and IF Todd Haney to Triple-A Iowa. Recalled OF Doug Glanville, IF Terry Shumpert and C Mike Hubbard from Iowa.Dodgers: Signed 3B Damian Rolls.Mariners: Acquired P Blas Minor from Mets for IF Randy Vickers.Mets: Activated P Paul Byrd from DL. Placed P Paul Wilson on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 5.Padres: Placed IF Scott Livingstone on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 3. Recalled 1B Jason Thompson from Triple-A Las Vegas.Pirates: Optioned OF Midre Cummings to Triple-A Calgary.
November 20, 1997
Devil Rays: Signed P Roberto Hernandez. Acquired 1B Fred McGriff from Braves for player to be identified.Diamondbacks: Acquired CF Devon White from Marlins for P Jesus Martinez. Acquired OF Harvey Pulliam from Rockies for P Chuck McElroy.Expos: Traded P Pedro Martinez to Red Sox for P Carl Pavano and player to be identified. Traded 2B Mike Lansing to Rockies for P Jake Westbrook, P John Nicholson and OF Mark Hamlin.Marlins: Traded P Robb Nen to Giants for P Mike Villano, P Joe Fontenot and P Mike Pageler.
May 30, 2001
Baseball Commissioner's Office: Suspended Indians manager Charlie Manuel two games and fined him for excessive arguing May 23. Angels: Optioned OF Jose Nieves to Triple-A Salt Lake. Activated OF Glenallen Hill. Brewers: Waived IF Tony Fernandez for purpose of unconditionally releasing him. Cubs: Placed 1B Hee Seop Choi on 15-day DL with injured left hand. Diamondbacks: Activated P Armando Reynoso. Sent IF Juan Sosa to Double-A El Paso. Indians: Recalled P Jake Westbrook from Triple-A Buffalo.
June 16, 2001
Baseball Blue Jays: Purchased the contract of IF Tony Fernandez from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned IF Chris Woodward to Syracuse. Brewers: Placed P Paul Rigdon on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9. Recalled P Kyle Peterson from Triple-A Indianapolis. Cubs: Sent outright P Manny Aybar to Triple-A Iowa. Recalled IF Jason Smith from Iowa. Devil Rays: Activated SS Felix Martinez from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Dan Wheeler to Triple-A Durham. Dodgers: Activated1B Eric Karros from the 15-day DL. Placed IF Tim Bogar on the 15-day DL. Indians: Recalled P Jake Westbrook from Triple-A Buffalo.
April 27, 2007
Gamble backfires With runners on second and third and one out in the eighth inning, the Orioles opted to walk Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and pitch to center fielder Wily Mo Pena. Pena proceeded to rip Chris Ray's pitch 430 feet into the stands in left-center to turn a one-run deficit into a 5-2 Red Sox lead. Pena's grand slam was devastating, as Orioles pitchers allowed only five hits until Pena's shot broke the game open. Missed opportunities While the Orioles were able to score two runs over the first three innings, their bats often froze in clutch situations.
July 26, 2000
Baseball Brewers: Acquired C Kevin Brown from Blue Jays for OF Alvin Morrow. Indians: Acquired P Jake Westbrook and P Zach Day from Yankees to complete trade for OF David Justice. Announced P Andrew Lorraine cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo. Rangers: Called up B .J. Waszgis from Triple-A Oklahoma. Red Sox: Activated OF Trot Nixon from 15-day DL. Designated IF Sean Berry for assignment. Rockies: Placed P Mike DeJean on 15-day DL. Released P Stan Belinda, Recalled P David Lee and P Giovanni Carrara from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
January 25, 2005
Moves Baseball DEVIL RAYS: Signed former O's OF Chris Singleton to minor league contract with invitation to spring training. Sent outright C Pete Laforest to Triple-A Durham. DIAMONDBACKS: Signed free-agent 1B Tony Clark, who had been with Yankees, to $750,000, one-year contract. DODGERS: Agreed to $5.1M, one-year contract with P Brad Penny. INDIANS: Re-signed P Jake Westbrook to $7.5M, two-year contract with club option for 2007. METS: Named Gary Carter Gulf Coast League Mets manager.
March 21, 2001
Baseball Angels: Released OF Alex Diaz. Assigned IF-OF Justin Baughman to minor league camp. Giants: Optioned C Yorvit Torrealba, IF Cody Ransom, IF Carlos Mendoza and OF Carlos Valderrama to Triple-A Fresno. Reassigned IF Nelson Castro, P Ryan Jensen and P Steve Connelly to minor-league camp. Indians: Optioned P Danys Baez and P Jake Westbrook to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Eric Gunderson, C Victor Martinez, IF Jason Hardtke, IF Ralph Milliard, OF Terrell Lowery and OF Mark Budzinski to minor-league camp.
August 2, 2001
Baseball Blue Jays: Activated 2B Homer Bush. Optioned IF Cesar Izturis to Triple-A Syracuse. Braves: Optioned former Orioles IF Jesse Garcia to Triple-A Richmond. Cardinals: Purchased contract of P T.J. Mathews from Triple-A Memphis. Dodgers: Optioned P Jeff Williams to Triple-A Las Vegas. Giants: Optioned 1B Damon Minor to Triple-A Fresno. Indians: Recalled P Tim Drew from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Ryan Drese and P Jake Westbrook to Buffalo. Marlins: OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown)