August 12, 2001
Baseball Brewers: Placed C Raul Casanova on 15-day DL with cartilage damage in left knee. Recalled C Kevin Brown from Triple-A Indianapolis. Cardinals: Optioned IF Stubby Clapp to Triple-A Memphis. Giants: Named Tony Siegle special assistant, baseball operations. Pirates: Optioned OF Alex Hernandez to Triple-A Nashville. Transferred OF Armando Rios from 15-day to 60-day DL. Rangers: Activated OF Ruben Sierra. Optioned P Brandon Villafuerte to Triple-A Oklahoma. Yankees: P Ted Lilly dropped appeal and will begin serving six-game suspension.
May 20, 2002
MOVES Baseball BREWERS: Placed OF Matt Stairs on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16, with strained left hamstring. Activated IF Luis Lopez. MARLINS: Placed SS Alex Gonzalez on 15-day DL with dislocated left shoulder. Agreed to terms with IF Homer Bush. ORIOLES: Triple-A Rochester signed P Brian Looney from Bridgeport of Independent Atlantic League. PIRATES: Placed OF Armando Rios on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Abraham Nunez from Triple-A Nashville. REDS: Purchased contract of P Carlos Almanzar from Triple-A Louisville.
August 11, 2002
Moves Baseball INDIANS: Activated P Bob Wickman. Optioned P Sean DePaula to Triple-A Buffalo. GIANTS: Placed P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright) on rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Fresno. METS: Placed IF Edgardo Alfonzo on 15-day DL, retroactive to last Sunday. Recalled INF Marco Scutaro from Triple-A Norfolk. PIRATES: Optioned P Sean Lowe to Triple-A Nashville. Recalled RHP Mike Lincoln from Nashville. YANKEES: Placed IF Nick Johnson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, with bruised left wrist.
September 14, 2003
Moves Auto racing NASCAR: Named Brian France chairman of board and CEO. Baseball INDIANS: Recalled IF Greg LaRocca from Double-A Akron. PIRATES: Recalled IF Bobby Hill, OF J.J. Davis, P Duaner Sanchez, and P Ryan Vogelsong from Triple-A Nashville. Purchased contract of P John Grabow from Nashville. Football PACKERS: Placed CB Chris Johnson on IR. Hockey USA HOCKEY: Reached one-year agreement with Canada's governing body, Hockey Canada, on transfer of junior players, clearing way for players who join teams across border to be eligible this season.
August 29, 2001
Baseball Angels: Activated OF Jose Nieves. Optioned P Mark Lukasiewicz to Triple-A Salt Lake. Brewers: Placed former Orioles P Jimmy Haynes on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 24, with strained left oblique muscle. Activated OF Geoff Jenkins. Dodgers: Sent P Jeff Williams to Triple-A Las Vegas. Pirates: Activated P Mike Lincoln. Optioned P Bronson Arroyo to Triple-A Nashville. Red Sox: Assigned P Rolando Arrojo to Single-A Sarasota. Transferred P Sun Woo Kim to Triple-A Pawtucket. Basketball Lakers: Signed free-agent G Isaac Fontaine.
June 7, 2000
Baseball Major League Baseball: Named Reds OF Dante Bichette NL Player of the Week and Red Sox SS Nomar Garciaparra AL Player of the Week . Blue Jays: Placed P Peter Munro on 15-day DL with strained right elbow. Placed OF DeWayne Wise on 15-day DL with sore big left toe. Activated P Lance Painter and 2B Homer Bush from 15-day DL. Cardinals: Optioned P Mark Thompson to Triple-A Memphis. Recalled OF Larry Sutton from Memphis. Indians: Signed 2B Yuri Sanchez from Independent Aberdeen; assigned him to Double-A Akron.
August 1, 1994
Auto racingWalker Motorsport -- Signed Robby Gordon, Indy-car driver, to a two-year contract extension through the 1997 season.BaseballOrioles -- Recalled P Arthur Rhodes from Triple-A Rochester. Optioned P Tom Bolton to Rochester.Colorado Rockies -- Activated OF Ellis Burks from the disabled list. Optioned OF-1B Ty Van Burkleo to Triple-A Colorado Springs.Chicago White Sox -- Optioned P Scott Ruffcorn to Triple-A Nashville. Purchased the contract of P Atlee Hammaker from Nashville.Detroit Tigers -- Placed OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL. Activated OF Danny Bautista from the 15-day DL.Houston Astros -- Traded P Tom Edens to Philadelphia for OF Milt Thompson.
July 5, 1996
BaseballAstros: Activated OF Derrick May from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Raymond Montgomery to Triple-A Tucson.Athletics: Recalled OF Matt Stairs from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned RHP Steve Montgomery to Edmonton.Expos: Placed 1B David Segui on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Robert Lukachyk from Triple-A Ottawa.Mariners: Optioned P Bob Wolcott to Single-A Lancaster. Recalled P Mac Suzuki from Double-A Port City.Padres: Placed P Andy Ashby on 15-day DL.Rangers: Placed 1B Will Clark on 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Matt Whiteside from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
August 25, 1998
Braves: Attendance at Turner Field was 39,449, ending a streak of 27 straight games since June 17 with crowds of at least 40,000. Manager Bobby Cox got the 1,399th victory of his career, tying him with Wilbert Robinson for 21st place on the career list.Cardinals: Fernando Tatis doubled in the second for his eighth consecutive hit over three games, but went hitless in his final three at-bats.Diamondbacks: Arizona has 36 triples, the most in the major leagues.Expos: Montreal plays 21 of its final 30 games on the road.