March 16, 1998
BaseballAthletics: Optioned IF Jorge Velandia and P Tim Kubinski to Triple-A Edmonton. Reassigned OF Mike Neill to minor-league camp. IF Hiromi Matsunaga retired. Optioned P Tim Kubinski to Triple-A Edmonton.Blue Jays: Signed P Dan Plesac to contract extension through 1999. Placed 1B Carlos Delgado on 15-day DL.Brewers: Reassigned P Valerio De Los Santos, P Patrick Bronswell Patrick and P Robert Ellis to minor-league camp.Cubs: Optioned P Rodney Myers to Triple-A Iowa.Dodgers: Re-signed P Sug Chung to minor-league contract.
January 27, 1996
BaseballProfessional Baseball Leagues, Inc.: Named Pat O'Conner major-league baseball liaison; Rob Dlugozima internal manager; Carolyn Ashe assistant to the president; Tim Brunswick assistant director of operations; Lori Ann Whitson assistant director of licensing; and Brian Earle assistant to the director of licensing.Angels: Signed P Steve Ontiveros to a one-year contract. Claimed P Joe Rosselli off waivers from San Francisco and placed him on the 40-man roster.Athletics: Signed IF Scott Brosius, IF Jason McDonald, IF Scott Spiezio, P Stacy Hollins, P Todd Van Poppel and OF Brian Lesher.
December 16, 2000
Baseball Athletics: Released P Marc Wilkins. Cubs: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Todd Van Poppel ($850,000) and P Jeremi Gonzalez ($265,000). Devil Rays: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Tony Fiore. Expos: Signed former Orioles P Bobby Munoz, P Terry Burroughs and C Jimmy Gonzalez to minor-league contracts. Mets: Agreed to $475,000 one-year contract with IF Desi Relaford. Padres: Signed OF-1B Kevin Witt, 2B Adam Riggs and P Jeremy Powell to minor-league contracts. Phillies: Agreed to one-year contract with P Amaury Telemaco.
March 23, 2000
Baseball Angels: Optioned OF Norm Hutchins to Triple-A Edmonton. Blue Jays: Assigned former Orioles C Charlie Greene, former Orioles IF Willis Otanez and C Kevin Brown to minor-league camp. Optioned OF Vernon Wells to Triple-A Syracuse. Cubs: Optioned IF Cole Liniak and C Jose Molina to Triple-A Iowa. Reassigned P Daniel Garibay, P Mike Heathcott and P Todd Van Poppel. Expos: Sent P Christian Parker to Yankees, completing trade for Hideki Irabu. Optioned P Guillermo Mota to Triple-A Ottawa.
March 23, 1999
BaseballAngels: Sent P Joe Jacobsen, P Ryan Hawblitzel and P Darrin Winston to minor-league camp.Giants: Optioned P Pedro Feliz and IF Jay Canizaro to minor-league camp. Assigned OF Dan McKinley to minor-league camp.Cardinals: Reassigned C Mike Stefanski, 1B Eduardo Perez and P Brian Barnes to minor-league training camp.Marlins: Optioned P Justin Speier, P Ryan Dempster, P Joe Fontenot and P Michael Tejera to Triple-A Calgary. Re-assigned P Rob Stanifer, P Dario Perez, IF Pablo Ozuna and C Lionel Hastings to minor-league training camp.
March 26, 1991
BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Send P Jeff Plympton and IF Jim Pankovits to minor-league complex. Cut free-agent IF-OF Denny Walling (.220 in 127 at-bats with St. Louis Cardinals).Chicago White Sox -- Optioned 2B Norberto Martin (.266 at Class AAA Vancouver) to Vancouver.Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Jeff Shaw (3-4, 6.66) and P Mauro Gozzo (0-0 in 3 IP) to Class AAA Colorado Springs. Waived P Sergio Valdez (6-6, 4.75) for purpose of giving him unconditional release.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed P John Candelaria (7-6, 5 saves, 3.95 ERA with Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays in 1990)
March 17, 1992
Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Sent 1B Elvin Paulino to Iowa (Triple-A) and 3B Pedro Castellano to Charlotte (Double-A).Cincinnati Reds -- Sent P Bobby Ayala, P Trevor Hoffman, P Tim Pugh, P Jason Satre, P Ross Powell, P Tim Drummond, C Glenn Sutko, C Joe Szekely, IF Jeff Branson, IF Brian Lane, IF Gary Green, IF Russ Morman, OF Cesar Hernandez, OF Geronimo Berroa, OF Nick Capra and OF Jeff Schulz to their minor-league camp for reassignment. Placed C Bob Geren on waivers for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.
June 7, 1997
BaseballBlue Jays: Signed OF Vernon Wells, P Woody Heath, P Matt McClellan, P Travis Hubbel, P Colin Brackeen, IF Brian Barnett, P Matt Weimer, P David Huggins, P John Sneed, P Anthony Salley, IF Andrew Barrett and P Tim Lacefield. Agreed to terms with P Eric Schultz, P Scott Barrett, P Adam Herndon and P Ken Folkers.Devil Rays: Signed P Jason Standridge, their first-round pick in this week's amateur draft.Diamondbacks: Signed P Mike Rooney and P Jamie Puorto.Expos: Purchased the contract of IF Jose Vidro from Triple-A Ottawa.
June 12, 1997
BaseballDevil Rays: Agreed to terms with OF Kenny Kelly. Signed P Robert Davis, C Toby Hall, C Carlos Vazquez and C Bart Carter.Indians: Recalled P Brian Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Danny Graves to Buffalo.Mets: Signed SS Jason Brett and 3B Jason Bowring and assigned them to Rookie-level Kingsport. Signed P Eric Cammack, P David Lohrman, P Joseph Maberry, OF Jose Rijo-Berger and 3B Jason Roach and assigned them to Single-A Pittsfield. Signed SS Bobby Hill, C Brian Jenkins, C Clark Lambert, OF Nick Rains and 2B Anthony Valentine and assigned them to Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.