April 7, 1999
BaseballBraves: Placed P Mike Remlinger (strained latissimus muscle on left side) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 3. Recalled P Derrin Ebert from Triple-A Richmond.Indians: Signed P Chris Haney to minor-league contract.Marlins: Triple-A Calgary signed OF Danny Bautista.Padres: Purchased contract of P Roberto Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas. Designated IF Ed Giovanola for assignment.Rangers: IF Tom Evans cleared waivers and was signed to Triple-A contract.Reds: Agreed to minor-league contract with P A. J. Sager.
January 17, 1997
BaseballAstros: Signed IF Ricky Gutierrez and P Mark Small to one-year contracts.Brewers: Agreed to two-year contract with P Bob Wickman.Expos: Signed free-agent P Jim Bullinger.Padres: P Sterling Hitchcock agreed to two-year contract.Phillies: Agreed to terms with P Rich Hunter and SS Desi Relaford. Agreed to Triple-A contract with P Tim Fortugno and invited him to major-league camp.Rangers: Signed P Ed Vosberg to $450,000, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Agreed to terms with IF Mike Bell and OF Marc Sagmoen.
January 25, 1996
Third baseman Leo Gomez and second baseman Bret Barberie, who opened the 1995 season as half of the Orioles' starting infield, agreed to minor-league contracts with the Chicago Cubs yesterday and were invited to major-league spring training camp.Gomez, 29, batted .236 with four home runs and 12 RBIs during a disappointing season in which he lost his place in the starting lineup to journeyman Jeff Manto in May and suffered a season-ending ankle injury in August. The Orioles toyed with the idea of signing him to a Triple-A contract this off-season, but the acquisition of free agent B. J. Surhoff left little room for him on the major-league roster.
December 25, 1995
BaseballCardinals: Signed P Andy Benes to two-year contract with option for 1998 and OF Ron Gant to five-year contract.Orioles: Signed 2B Bill Ripken to Triple-A contract.Rangers: Re-signed free-agent P Bobby Witt to one-year contract with option for 1997.Twins: Agreed to terms with 3B Dave Hollins on one-year contract.BasketballHornets: Placed G Khalid Reeves on injured list with sprained left ankle. Signed G Corey Beck.76ers: Released F Trevor Wilson. Activated F Richard Dumas from injured list.
April 20, 1995
BaseballAL -- Announced the retirement of Dick Butler, special assistant to the league president. Butler, 84, was a baseball executive for 49 years.Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Klesko, C Javier Lopez and P Greg McMichael on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of P Mark Wohlers and P Terrell Wade.Orioles -- Optioned 1B Paul Carey, OF Alex Ochoa, P Rick Krivda and P Jimmy Haynes to Triple-A Rochester.Boston Red Sox -- Sent P Gar Finnvold, P Joe Hudson, P Brian Looney, P Keith Shepherd, P Mike Sullivan, P Bill Wertz, IF Bill Selby, OF Pat Lennon, OF Jose Malave, OF Glenn Murray and OF Benji Simonton to minor-league camp for reassignment.
December 15, 1993
The Orioles' front office continues to forge ahead with a wide-ranging improvement program, though the club probably won't be able to top the acquisitions of free agents Sid Fernandez and Rafael Palmeiro.Two more free-agent contracts were finalized yesterday. Right-handed reliever Mark Eichhorn and veteran catcher Rich Gedman agreed to minor-league contracts and will report to spring training with the major-league team.Eichhorn, 33, is a nine-year veteran who has pitched for three major-league clubs, most recently with the two-time world champion Toronto Blue Jays.