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December 24:

Boston: Added RHP Mike Timlin to the roster. Signed free agent RHP Chad Fox to a one-year contract.

Cincinnati: Signed LHP Travis Miller, RHPs Osvaldo Fernandez and Scott Randall, C Mike Stefanski, 1B Juan Thomas, 2B Wilton Guerrero, and free agent RHP Pete Harnisch to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Re-signed free agent RHP Jose Rijo to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

New York (AL): Signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras to a four-year contract.

San Diego: Designated RHP Jeremy Fikac for assignment. Signed free agent RHP Jay Witasick to a two-year contract with a club option for 2005.


December 23:

Cleveland: Signed free agent LHP Brian Anderson to a one-year contract. Signed C A.J. Hinch to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Oakland: Signed free agent OF Chris Singleton to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

San Diego: Designated 3B Kevin Eberwein for assignment. Signed free agent C Gary Bennett to a one-year contract.

Texas: Re-signed RHP Jovanny Cedeno to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Named Glenn Abbott pitching coach at AAA-Oklahoma.


December 22:

San Francisco: Re-signed free agent SS Neifi Perez to a two-year contract.

Texas: Re-signed free agent RHP Ugueth Urbina to a one-year contract.


December 21:

Arizona: Re-signed free agent 1B Mark Grace to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004. Re-signed OF Mark Little to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Boston: Announced that RHP Rolando Arrojo refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Cleveland: Re-signed OF Chris Magruder to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Colorado: Re-signed free agent RHP Scott Elarton to a one-year contract.

Toronto: Signed free agent RHP Tanyon Sturtze to a one-year contract.


December 20:

Anaheim: Declined to tender contracts to RHP Alan Levine and DH Brad Fullmer.

Arizona: Declined to tender a contract to OF Mark Little.

Atlanta: Re-signed free agent 1B Julio Franco and OF Darren Bragg to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Declined to tender contracts to RHP Kerry Ligtenberg and SS Jesse Garcia.

Baltimore: Declined to tender a contract to OF Chris Singleton.

Boston: Declined to tender a contract to 1B Brian Daubach.

Chicago (NL): Signed free agent LHP Shawn Estes to a one-year contract. Declined to tender contracts to RHPs Will Cunnane and Courtney Duncan and C Mike Mahoney.

Chicago (AL): Signed free agent C Sandy Alomar to a one-year contract. Declined to tender contracts to LHP Jim Parque and RHP Todd Ritchie.

Cleveland: Declined to tender a contract to OF Chris Magruder.

Colorado: Declined to tender contracts to RHP Scott Elarton and C Gary Bennett.

Detroit: Declined to tender contracts to RHP Julio Santana and OF Rob Fick.

Florida: Declined to tender a contract to OF Eric Owens.

Houston: Signed RHP Jared Fernandez, Cs Chris Tremie and Alan Zinter, and SS Tripp Cromer to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Kansas City: Declined to tender contracts to RHPs Chad Durbin and Jeff Suppan.

Los Angeles: Signed free agent 1B Fred McGriff to a one-year contract.

Milwaukee: Declined to tender contracts to RHP Jose Cabrera, SS Ronnie Belliard, and OF Jim Rushford.

Montreal: Named Brad Mills bench coach and Nilson Robledo bullpen catcher.

New York (NL): Declined to tender contracts to RHPs Doug Nickle and John Thomson. Signed free agent OF Cliff Floyd to a four-year contract.

New York (AL): Declined to tender contracts to RHP Christian Parker and OF Shane Spencer.

Oakland: Declined to tender contracts to LHP Mike Venafro and 1B Olmedo Saenz.

Philadelphia: Acquired RHP Kevin Millwood from Atlanta for C Johnny Estrada. Designated 2B Marlon Anderson for assignment. Added RHP Terry Adams to the roster. Declined to tender contracts to Anderson and 1B Travis Lee.

Pittsburgh: Designated RHP Jim Mann for assignment. Acquired RHP Matt Herges from Pittsburgh for minor-league RHPs Jon Searles and Chris Young.

San Diego: Signed free agent RHP Charles Nagy to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Named Wally Joyner minor-league hitting coordinator.

San Francisco: Declined to tender contracts to LHP Aaron Fultz, RHPs Manny Aybar and Jay Witasick, 2B Ramon Martinez, and SS Neifi Perez.

Seattle: Declined to tender contracts to LHP John Halama, SS Desi Relaford, and OF Charles Gipson.

Tampa Bay: Named Kevin Barr strength and conditioning coach. Declined to offer contracts to RHPs Tanyon Sturtze, Paul Wilson, and Esteban Yan.

Texas: Outrighted RHP Ryan Dittfurth to AAA-Oklahoma. Declined to tender contracts to LHP Dennys Reyes, RHP Jovanny Cedeno, and OF Frank Catalanotto.

Toronto: Declined to tender a contract to OF Jose Cruz Jr. Signed free agent SS Mike Bordick to a one-year contract.


December 19:

Atlanta: Announced that RHP Greg Maddux accepted salary arbitration.

Chicago (AL): Outrighted RHP-SS Jason Dellaero to AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland: Signed free agent RHP Jason Bere to a one-year contract. Signed C Dusty Wathan to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Colorado: Signed RHP Dan Miceli to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Detroit: Signed free agent C Bill Haselman to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

New York (AL): Signed free agent OF Hideki Matsui to a three-year contract.

Philadelphia: Announced that RHP Terry Adams accepted salary arbitration. Re-signed free agent C Todd Pratt to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed C Jesse Levis to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Tampa Bay: Signed LHP Brian Fitzgerald, RHPs John Frascatore, Mel Rojas, Erik Sabel, and Blake Stein, C Hector Ortiz, SS Gabby Martinez, and OF Brian Lesher to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


December 18:

Anaheim: Claimed C Wilbert Nieves off waivers from San Diego.

Boston: Signed free agent RHP Mike Timlin and SS Damian Jackson to one-year contracts.

Cleveland: Signed RHP Mike Thurman, C Tim Laker, and 3B Casey Blake to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Houston: Signed free agent 2B Jeff Kent to a two-year contract.

New York (AL): Signed free agent 1B Todd Zeile to a one-year contract.

Pittsburgh: Signed free agent OF Matt Stairs to a one-year contract.

St. Louis: Signed LHP Lance Painter and RHP Cal Eldred to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Texas: Signed free agent OF Doug Glanville to a one-year contract.


December 17:

Atlanta: Acquired RHP Russ Ortiz from San Francisco for LHP Damian Moss and minor-league P Manuel Mateo. Signed free agent RHP Paul Byrd to a one-year contract with a player option for 2004.

Chicago (NL): Signed free agent OF Troy O'Leary to a one-year contract.

Chicago (AL): Named Kirk Champion pitching coordinator, Chris Cron bunting instructor, and Nick Leyva infield instructor.

Colorado: Acquired RHP Nelson Cruz from Houston for OF Victor Hall.

St. Louis: Re-signed C Eli Marrero to a two-year contract. Signed free agent C Joe Girardi to a one-year contract.

Seattle: Re-signed free agent LHP Norm Charlton to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Outrighted RHP Allan Simpson to AAA-Tacoma. Added LHP Jamie Moyer to the roster.


December 16:

Atlanta: Selected RHP Chris Spurling from Pittsburgh in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Acquired LHP Ray King from Milwaukee for LHP John Foster and 1B Wes Helms.

Boston: Acquired OF Cesar Crespo from San Diego for minor-league SS Luis Cruz. Selected LHP Javier Lopez from Arizona, LHP Matt White from Cleveland, and OF Adrian Brown from Tampa Bay in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Chicago (AL): Acquired minor-league LHP Neal Cotts and OF Daylan Holt from Oakland as the players to be named in the Billy Koch trade.

Chicago (NL): Selected LHP Derek Thompson from Cleveland in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Cincinnati: Selected RHP Luke Prokopec from Los Angeles, RHP Blake Williams from St. Louis, and RHP Jerome Gamble from Boston in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Acquired minor-league RHP Josh Thigpen and 3B Tony Blanco from Boston as the players to be named in the Todd Walker trade.

Cleveland: Selected 3B Travis Chapman from Philadelphia in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Colorado: Selected OF Victor Hall from Arizona in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Detroit: Released LHP Pedro Feliciano. Designated RHP Julio Santana for assignment. Selected LHP Wil Ledezma from Boston in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Acquired RHP Matt Roney from Pittsburgh for cash considerations. Acquired 3B Travis Chapman from Cleveland for cash considerations. Acquired minor-league RHP Roberto Novoa from Pittsburgh as one of the players to be named in the Randall Simon trade.

Kansas City: Selected RHP D.J. Carrasco from Pittsburgh and C Ronny Paulino from Pittsburgh in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Los Angeles: Acquired LHP Derek Thompson from Chicago (NL) for cash considerations.

Milwaukee: Selected 3B Enrique Cruz from New York (NL) and LHP Matt Ford from Toronto in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Acquired 3B Ryan Gripp from Chicago (NL) as the player to be named in the Paul Bako trade.

Minnesota: Released DH David Ortiz. Selected SS Jose Morban from Texas in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Montreal: Selected RHP Luis Ayala from Arizona in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

New York (NL): Claimed LHP Pete Zamora off waivers from Philadelphia. Signed free agent LHP Mike Stanton to a three-year contract. Acquired minor-league 1B Josh Pressley and SS Russ Johnson from Tampa Bay as the players to be named in the Rey Ordonez trade.

Oakland: Released RHP Mike Fyhrie. Selected RHP Michael Neu from Cincinnati and OF Rontrez Johnson from Texas in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Pittsburgh: Released LHP Jimmy Anderson. Selected RHP Matt Roney from Colorado in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

San Diego: Released RHP Brian Tollberg. Selected RHP Buddy Hernandez from Atlanta and OF Shane Victorino from Los Angeles in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Signed free agent SS Mark Loretta to a one-year contract. Acquired 3B Jose Flores from Oakland for RHP Buddy Hernandez. Acquired minor-league RHP Mike Wodnicki from St. Louis as the player to be named in the Brett Tomko trade.

Tampa Bay: Selected SS Hector Luna from Cleveland in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Texas: Selected 3B Marshall McDougall from Cleveland and RHP John Koronka from Cincinnati in the Major League Rule 5 Draft.

Toronto: Selected RHP Aquilino Lopez from Seattle, RHP Gary Majewski from Chicago (AL), and OF Jason DuBois from Chicago (NL) in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. Acquired minor-league RHP Jason Arnold from Oakland as the player to be named in the Erubiel Durazo trade.


December 15:

Baltimore: Signed free agent SS Deivi Cruz to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

Boston: Acquired 1B Jeremy Giambi from Philadelphia for RHP Josh Hancock.

Chicago (NL): Sold 1B Angel Echevarria to Nippon (Japan).

Cincinnati: Released RHP Jared Fernandez.

Oakland: Acquired SS Felipe Lopez and cash considerations from Toronto for a player to be named. Acquired RHP Elmer Dessens and cash considerations from Cincinnati for Lopez. Acquired 1B Erubiel Durazo from Arizona for RHP Elmer Dessens cash considerations.

Pittsburgh: Signed free agent OF Matt Stairs to a one-year contract.

St. Louis: Acquired RHP Brett Tomko from San Diego for RHP Luther Hackman and a player to be named.

San Francisco: Signed free agent 3B Edgardo Alfonzo to a four-year contract.

Tampa Bay: Acquired SS Rey Ordonez and cash considerations from New York (NL) for two players to be named.

Toronto: Re-signed SS Dave Berg to a two-year contract.


December 14:

Pittsburgh: Named Frank Velasquez strength and conditioning coach.


December 13:

Philadelphia: Re-signed LHP Randy Wolf to a four-year contract.

St. Louis: Signed free agent RHP Chris Carpenter to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

Seattle: Named Lamar Johnson hitting coach.

Tampa Bay: Sold SS Andy Sheets to Hiroshima (Japan).


December 12:

Boston: Acquired 2B Todd Walker from Cincinnati for two players to be named.

New York (AL): Signed free agent LHP Chris Hammond to a two-year contract with a club option for 2005.

Pittsburgh: Designated OF Tike Redman for assignment. Re-signed free agent RHP Brian Boehringer to a two-year contract.

San Diego: Signed 2B Homer Bush to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


December 11:

Chicago (NL): Re-signed C Damian Miller to a two-year contract.

Florida: Signed LHP Tommy Phelps, RHPs Doug Bochtler and Mike Judd, and SS Jason Wood to minor-league contract and invited them to spring training.

Milwaukee: Signed free agent SS Royce Clayton to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004. Signed 2B Joe Lawrence to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Toronto: Signed free agent C Greg Myers to a one-year contract.


December 10:

Boston: Named Lee Thomas special assistant to the general manager.

Houston: Signed LHP Jesus Sanchez to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

San Diego: Signed free agent RHP Jaret Wright to a one-year contract. Signed free agent 1B Dave Hansen to a two-year contract.

Tampa Bay: Released 1B Steve Cox.


December 9:

Anaheim: Named Orlando Mercado bullpen coach and Steve Soliz bullpen catcher.

Detroit: Outrighted LHP Jason Jimenez to AAA-Toledo.

Philadelphia: Designated LHP Pete Zamora for assignment. Added LHP Dan Plesac to the roster.


December 7:

Arizona: Re-signed free agent OF Steve Finley to a two-year contract. Re-signed free agent RHP Armando Reynoso and 3B Chris Donnels to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Boston: Re-signed free agent RHP Frank Castillo to a one-year contract. Named Josh Byrnes assistant general manager. Named Craig Shipley special assistant to the general manager.

Houston: Re-signed free agent RHP Shane Reynolds to a one-year contract.

Montreal: Re-signed free agent OF Wil Cordero to a one-year contract.

New York (AL): Re-signed free agent C Chris Widger to a one-year contract.

New York (NL): Re-signed free agent RHP Steve Trachsel to a two-year contract with a vesting option for 2005.

Philadelphia: Re-signed free agent LHP Dan Plesac to a one-year contract.

San Francisco: Signed free agent OF Marquis Grissom to a two-year contract with a club option for 2005. Signed free agent 2B Ray Durham to a three-year contract with a player option for 2006.

Seattle: Re-signed free agent LHP Jamie Moyer to a three-year contract. Re-signed free agent C Pat Borders to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


December 6:

Atlanta: Re-signed free agent RHP Darren Holmes to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Chris Fussell, Cs Lee Evans and Mike Hubbard, and OF Donzell McDonald to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Boston: Re-signed free agent RHP Willie Banks to a one-year contract.

Chicago (AL): Re-signed free agent DH Frank Thomas to a one-year contract with mutual options for 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Cincinnati: Re-signed free agent RHP Jimmy Haynes to a one-year contract with a player option for 2004.

New York (NL): Outrighted RHP Joe Orloski to AAA-Norfolk.

St. Louis: Re-signed free agent LHP Jeff Fassero to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

San Diego: Signed OF Brady Anderson to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Seattle: Re-signed free agent 1B John Olerud to a two-year contract.

Texas: Acquired RHP Ryan Drese and C Einar Diaz from Cleveland for RHP Aaron Myette and 1B Travis Hafner. Re-signed free agent RHP Rudy Seanez to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


December 5:

New York (AL): Signed free agent 3B Robin Ventura to a one-year contract.

New York (NL): Signed free agent LHP Tom Glavine to a three-year contract with a vesting option for 2006.

St. Louis: Announced the retirement of RHP Andy Benes.


December 4:

Baltimore: Named Jim Beattie executive vice president of baseball operations. Named Mike Flanagan vice president of baseball operations.

Chicago (NL): Released 2B Chris Stynes. Acquired 1B Eric Karros, 2B Mark Grudzielanek, and cash considerations from Los Angeles for C Todd Hundley and OF Chad Hermansen.

Kansas City: Signed LHP Jimmy Osting, 1B Morgan Burkhart, and SSs Mendy Lopez and Julius Matos to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Montreal: Named Randy St. Claire pitching coach.

New York (AL): Signed free agent OF Chris Latham to a one-year contract.

New York (NL): Named John Stearns manager at AA-Binghamton.

San Diego: Signed free agent SS Chris Sexton to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

December 3:

Boston: Named Jerry Narron bench coach.

Chicago (NL): Signed free agent LHP Mike Remlinger to a three-year contract.

Chicago (AL): Acquired RHP Billy Koch and two players to be named from Oakland for RHPs Keith Foulke and Joe Valentine, C Mark Johnson, and cash considerations.

Cincinnati: Named Tom Robson hitting coach.

Montreal: Released RHP Masato Yoshii. Signed RHP Jose Colon (Indians) and C Randy Knorr (Expos) to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Philadelphia: Signed free agent 1B Jim Thome to a six-year contract with a club option for 2009.

St Louis: Signed free agent C Steve Torrealba to a one-year contract. Signed LHP Dan Serafini, RHPs Kiki Calero, Todd Erdos, Nerio Rodriguez, and John Snyder, and OF Mike Peeples to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


December 2:

Boston: Named Euclides Rojas bullpen coach.

Montreal: Outrighted SS Jorge Nunez to AAA-Ottawa.


November 27:

Boston: Claimed RHP Ryan Rupe off waivers from Tampa Bay.

Cleveland: Named Buddy Bell bench coach and Jeff Datz first base coach. Named Robby Thompson special assistant to the general manager.

Milwaukee: Named Rich Donnelly third base coach and Rich Dauer bench coach.

Seattle: Named Rene Lachemann bench coach and Orlando Gomez bullpen coach. Claimed LHP Steve Kent off waivers from Tampa Bay.


November 26:

Boston: Named Bill LaJoie special assistant to the general manager.

Chicago (NL): Acquired C Paul Bako from Milwaukee for a player to be named. Named Gary Matthews hitting coach, Gene Clines first base coach, Wendell Kim third base coach, Dick Pole bench coach, Juan Lopez bullpen coach, and Sonny Jackson special assistant.

New York (NL): Named Denny Walling hitting coach, Vern Ruhle pitching coach, Gary Pettis first base/outfield coach, Don Baylor bench coach, and Rick Waits bullpen coach.

Philadelphia: Signed manager Larry Bowa to a one-year contract extension through 2004 with a club option for 2005.

San Francisco: Named Joe Lefebvre hitting coach, Luis Pujols first base coach, Gene Glynn third base coach, and Mark Gardner bullpen coach.


November 25:

Boston: Named Theo Epstein general manager.

Florida: Signed RHPs Toby Borland, Rick Croushore, and Allen Levrault, Cs Paul Hoover and Matt Treanor, and OFs Chad Allen, Rob Stratton, and Chris Wakeland to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Milwaukee: Signed 3B Wilton Veras, SS Jed Hansen, and OF Marc Budzinski to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Pittsburgh: Acquired 1B Randall Simon from Detroit for LHP Adrian Burnside and two players to be named.

St. Louis: Re-signed free agent RHP Woody Williams to a two-year contract with a club option for 2005.

San Diego: Outrighted RHP Carlos Garcia to AAA-Portland.


November 24:

Philadelphia: Signed free agent 3B David Bell to a four-year contract.


November 22:

Boston: Signed LHP Kevin Tolar, RHPs Tom Davey and Steve Woodard, and 1Bs Larry Sutton and Julio Zuleta to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Pittsburgh: Outrighted LHP John Grabow to AAA-Nashville.


November 21:

Boston: Signed RHP Justin Kaye and Cs Chris Coste and Jeff Smith to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Cleveland: Signed RHPs Jason Boyd and Jason Beverlin to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Colorado: Released 2B Jose Ortiz.

Detroit: Named Larry Parrish manager at AAA-Toledo.

Tampa Bay: Signed LHP Cedrick Bowers, RHPs Lesli Brea and Jeremi Gonzalez, Cs Charlie Greene, Sandy Martinez, and Angel Pena, and OFs Justin Baughman and Ryan Jackson to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 20:

Arizona: Purchased the contract of RHP Beltran Perez from AAA-Tucson.

Atlanta: Purchased the contract of RHP Matt Belisle from AAA-Richmond. Purchased the contract of 1B Adam LaRoche AA-Greenville. Purchased the contracts of LHP Chris Waters and RHP Brett Evert from A-Myrtle Beach.

Baltimore: Purchased the contracts of RHP Daniel Cabrera and OF Darnell McDonald and added them to the 40-man roster.

Chicago (AL): Purchased the contracts of LHPs Corwin Malone, Arnaldo Munoz, David Sanders, and Josh Stewart, RHPs Jon Adkins, Delvis Lantigua, Joe Valentine, and Brian West, and SS Tim Hummel and added them to the 40-man roster.

Cleveland: Purchased the contracts of RHPs Fernando Cabrera and Francisco Cruceta, SS Jhonny Peralta, and OFs Ryan Church and Jody Gerut and added them to the 40-man roster.

Colorado: Purchased the contracts of RHP Ryan Cameron, C J.D. Closser, 1B Brad Hawpe, 3B Garrett Atkins, SS Clint Barmes, and OF Choo Freeman and added them to the 40-man roster. Released RHP Sean Lowe. Signed 3B Jeff Baker to a major-league contract.

Detroit: Released SS Damian Jackson. Outrighted LHPs Matt Miller and Adam Pettyjohn and RHP Jeff Farnsworth to AAA-Toledo. Purchased the contracts of RHP Jorge Cordova and OFs Nook Logan and Cody Ross and added them to the 40-man roster.

Florida: Purchased the contracts of LHP Ryan Snare, RHP Nate Bump, 2B Jesus Medrano, SSs Kevin Hooper and Josh Wilson, and DH Josh Willingham and added them to the 40-man roster.

Houston: Released RHP Tom Shearn. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Jimmy Barrett, Santiago Ramirez, and Miguel Saladin, SS Tommy Whiteman, and OF Henri Stanley and added them to the 40-man roster.

Kansas City: Outrighted C A.J. Hinch to AAA-Omaha.

Los Angeles: Purchased the contracts of RHPs Andrew Brown and Alfredo Gonzalez from AAA-Las Vegas. Purchased the contracts of LHP Rick Roberts and C Koyie Hill from AA-Jacksonville. Purchased the contract of LHP Hong-Chih Kuo from A-Vero Beach.

Milwaukee: Named Cecil Cooper manager at AAA-Indianapolis. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Francisco Campos and Pedro Liriano and added them to the 40-man roster.

Minnesota: Outrighted OF Jeff Deardorff to AAA-Rochester. Purchased the contract of RHP Jonathan Pridie from AA-New Britain. Purchased the contract of OF B.J. Garbe from A-Ft. Myers.

New York (AL): Purchased the contracts of RHP Ben Rivera and C Michel Hernandez from AAA-Columbus. Named Bucky Dent manager at Columbus.

Philadelphia: Purchased the contracts of RHPs Ryan Madson, Franklin Perez, and Jeremy Wedel, and 3Bs Juan Richardson and Chase Utley and added them to the 40-man roster.

Pittsburgh: Released OF Armando Rios. Designated RHP John Grabow for assignment. Purchased the contracts of RHP Bobby Bradley, C Ryan Doumit, 1B Walter Young, and SS Jose Castillo and added them to the 40-man roster.

San Francisco: Claimed SS Neifi Perez off waivers from Kansas City.

Tampa Bay: Outrighted SS Jason Smith to AAA-Durham. Waived RHP Ryan Rupe. Designated LHP Steve Kent and SS Jace Brewer for assignment. Purchased the contracts of LHP Hans Smith, RHPs Gerardo Garcia, Seth McClung, Brian Stokes, and Doug Waechter, C Pete LaForest, and OF Josh Hamilton and added them to the 40-man roster.

Texas: Purchased the contract of LHP Mario Ramos from AAA-Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of C Gerald Laird from AA-Frisco. Purchased the contract of OF Laynce Nix from A-Stockton.


November 19:

Anaheim: Purchased the contracts of RHPs Richard Fischer and Bobby Jenks and OF Robb Quinlan and added them to the 40-man roster.

Chicago (NL): Outrighted 3B Ivanon Coffie to AAA-Iowa. Purchased the contracts of LHP Felix Sanchez, RHPs Matt Bruback, Jon Leicester, John Webb, and Todd Wellemeyer, and OF Nic Jackson and added them to the 40-man roster.

Cincinnati: Signed LHPs Lance Davis and Mark Watson, RHP Sean DePaula, C Reed Secrist, SS Kelly Dransfeldt, and OFs Emil Brown, Felipe Crespo, Ryan Freel, and Robin Jennings to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Cleveland: Outrighted RHP Jack Cressend to AAA-Buffalo.

Montreal: Re-signed manager Frank Robinson to a one-year contract.

Oakland: Purchased the contracts of RHP Shane Bazzell, 2Bs Freddy Bynum and Adam Morrissey and added them to the 40-man roster.

San Diego: Released LHPs Jose Nunez and Rob Ramsay. Signed free agent LHP Jesse Orosco and RHP Francisco Cordova to one-year contracts. Purchased the contracts of LHP Cory Stewart, RHP Michael Nicolas, 2B Bernie Castro, and OFs Jayson Bay and Vince Faison and added them to the 40-man roster.

San Francisco: Purchased the contracts of RHP Jerome Williams, 1B Lance Niekro, and OF Jason Ellison and added them to the 40-man roster.

Toronto: Purchased the contracts of LHP Diegomar Markwell, RHPs Ps Vinny Chulk and Francisco Rosario, C Guillermo Quiroz, 2B Dominic Rich, and OF Alexis Rios and added them to the 40-man roster.


November 18:

Arizona: Outrighted LHP Eddie Oropesa to AAA-Tucson. Purchased the contracts of LHP Chris Capuano, RHPs Gregori Valera and Oscar Villarreal, and C Brad Cresse from AAA-Tucson. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Andrew Good and Brandon Webb, C Robert Hammock, 2B Matt Kata, and SS Timothy Olson from AA-El Paso.

Atlanta: Acquired LHP Mike Hampton and cash considerations from Florida for RHP Tim Spooneybarger and minor-league RHP Ryan Baker.

Detroit: Re-signed free agent C Matt Walbeck to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Designated LHP Matt Miller for assignment.

Kansas City: Waived SS Neifi Perez. Purchased the contracts of LHP Jimmy Gobble, RHP Ian Ferguson, C Mike Tonis, and SS Aleyandro Machado and added them to the 40-man roster.

Minnesota: Purchased the contracts of 1B Justin Morneau and OF Lew Ford from AAA-Rochester. Purchased the contracts of LHP Brent Hoard and RHP Willie Eyre from AA-New Britain. Purchased the contract of RHP Beau Kemp from A-Ft. Myers. Purchased the contract of C Rob Bowen from A-Quad Cities.

New York (NL): Purchased the contract of OF Jeff Duncan from AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contracts of LHP Phil Seibel, RHPs Heath Bell and Jeremy Griffiths, 1B Craig Brazell, and OF Prentice Redman from AA-Binghamton.

Oakland: Signed RHP Jose Silva, C Mitch Meluskey, 1B Dave McCarty, and OF Billy McMillon to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Seattle: Released RHP Paul Abbott. Purchased the contract of LHP Robert Madritsch from AAA-Tacoma. Purchased the contract of RHPs Rett Johnson and Aaron Looper, C Ryan Christianson, and OF Jamal Strong from AA-San Antonio.

Texas: Released LHP Juan Alvarez.


November 16:

Colorado: Declined to exercise their 2009 option on LHP Mike Hampton.

Florida: Acquired LHP Mike Hampton, OF Juan Pierre, and cash considerations from Colorado for C Charles Johnson, 2B Pablo Ozuna, OF Preston Wilson, and minor-league LHP Vic Darensbourg.

Toronto: Acquired RHP Cory Lidle from Oakland for minor-league RHP Chris Mowday and 2B Mike Rouse.


November 15:

Boston: Named Bill James senior baseball operations advisor and Jerry Narron bench coach.

Chicago (NL): Named Dusty Baker manager. Sold OF Roosevelt Brown to Orix (Japan).

Colorado: Outrighted RHP Cam Esslinger and LHP Colin Young to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Detroit: Acquired OF Gene Kingsale from San Diego for C Mike Rivera.

Milwaukee: Named Dave Nelson first base coach and Rich Dauer third base coach. Acquired RHP Matt Kinney and C Javier Valentin from Milwaukee for minor-league Ps Gerry Oakes and Matt Yeatman.

San Francisco: Released OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo.

Seattle: Named Bob Melvin manager.

Texas: Signed LHPs Ray Beasley and C.J. Nitkowski to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 14:

Chicago (AL): Re-signed 3B Paul Konerko to a three-year contract. Re-signed C Mark Johnson to a one-year contract.

Minnesota: Signed RHPs Ben Ford and Kevin Hodges to minor-league contracts.

New York (AL): Exercised their 2003 option on LHP Andy Pettite.


November 13:

Chicago (NL): Acquired C Damian Miller from Arizona for minor-league LHP David Noyce and OF Gary Johnson.

Oakland: Re-assigned first base coach Mike Quade. Named Bob Geren first base coach. Acquired RHP Roy Smith from Cleveland for cash considerations. Signed RHPs Heath Bost and Dave Hooten, Cs Adam Melhuse and Mike Rose, 1B Graham Koonce, 2B Mike Edwards, and OFs Chris Prieto and Brian Sellier to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Philadelphia: Signed 3B Mike Coolbaugh to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

San Francisco: Named Felipe Alou manager.

Texas: Released RHP Hideki Irabu. Signed LHPs Ron Mahay and Brian Shouse, RHPs Rob Ellis, Rosman Garcia, and Victor Santos, Cs Danny Ardoin and Fernando Lunar, SS Donnie Sadler, and OF Rontrez Johnson to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 11:

Arizona: Declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Mike Fetters.

Boston: Re-signed RHP Tim Wakefield to a three-year contract.

Los Angeles: Declined to exercise their 2003 option on C Chad Kreuter.

San Francisco: Announced that RHP Robb Nen exercised his 2003 option.

Tampa Bay: Named Chris Bosio pitching coach, Billy Hatcher first base coach, John McLaren bench coach, and Matt Sinatro bullpen coach.


November 8:

Arizona: Signed 3B Mike Bell to a minor-league contract.

Atlanta: Re-signed pitching coach Leo Mazzone to a one-year contract.

Chicago (AL): Named Rafael Santana first base and infield coach and Bruce Kimm third base and catching coach.

Milwaukee: Signed free agent C Cody McKay to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Brooks Kieschnick and 3B Scott Seabol to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

New York (AL): Purchased the contracts of RHP Jason Anderson and 2B Andy Phillips from AAA-Columbus. Purchased the contracts of LHP Danny Borrell and RHP Julio DePaula from AA-Norwich. Purchased the contract of RHP Chien-ming Wang from A-Staten Island.

San Diego: Named Dave Magadan hitting coach, Davey Lopes first base coach, Rob Picciolo third base coach, and Tony Muser bench coach.

Seattle: Re-signed C Dan Wilson to a two-year contract.

Toronto: Signed RHP Josh Towers and OF Bruce Aven to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 7:

Baltimore: Re-signed RHP Mike Drumright to a minor-league contract. Signed LHP Rigo Beltran, RHP Fernando Rijo, and C Carlos Mendez to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Cincinnati: Purchased the contracts of RHPs Chris Booker and Josh Hall, SS Rainer Olmedo, and OF Steve Smitherman from AAA-Louisville.

Seattle: Re-signed RHP Shigetoshi Hasegawa and 1B Edgar Martinez to one-year contracts.


November 6:

Anaheim: Released OF Julio Ramirez.

Atlanta: Named Otis Nixon baserunning coordinator.

Oakland: Named Terry Francona bench coach.

Seattle: Announced that they would not exercise their 2003 option on DH Edgar Martinez.

Tampa Bay: Signed LHP Matt Perisho, RHP Mike James, 2B Jay Canizaro, and OFs Adrian Brown and Chad Mottola to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 5:

Anaheim: Released C Sal Fasano.

Arizona: Exercised their 2003 option on LHP Mike Myers.

Boston: Re-signed LHP Alan Embree to two-year contract.

Tampa Bay: Named Lee Elia hitting coach.

Texas: Named Rudy Jaramillo hitting coach, Orel Hershiser pitching coach, DeMarlo Hale first base and outfield coach, Steve Smith third base and infield coach, Don Wakamatsu bench coach, and Mark Connor bullpen coach.

Toronto: Signed OFs Howie Clark and Rob Ryan to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


November 4:

Los Angeles: Signed RHP Luke Prokopec to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Pittsburgh: Named Gerald Perry hitting coach.


November 2:

Cleveland: Signed free agent RHP Jose Santiago to a one-year contract.

Milwaukee: Named Butch Wynegar hitting coach, Mike Maddux pitching coach, and Bill Castro bullpen coach.


November 1:

Arizona: Announced that 1B Mark Grace declined to exercise his 2003 option.

Atlanta: Named Fredi Gonzalez third base coach.

Chicago (NL): Declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Jon Lieber. Named Scott Servais roving minor-league catching instructor.

Cleveland: Named Tim Maxey strength and conditioning coach. Named Lee Kuntz minor-league rehab coordinator.

Houston: Signed LHP Ken Vining and RHPs Chris Gissell, Jonathon Johnson, and Miguel Saladin to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Milwaukee: Named Gord Ash assistant general manager and Reid Nichols special assistant to the general manager.

Minnesota: Released SS David Lamb.

Montreal: Purchased the contract of OF Termel Sledge from AAA-Ottawa. Purchased the contract of RHP Seung Song from AA-Harrisburg.

St. Louis: Declined to exercise their 2003 options on C Mike DiFelice and LHP Jeff Fassero.

Toronto: Signed free agent RHP Jeff Tam to a one-year contract. Signed LHP Tim Young, RHP Evan Thomas, and 2B Mike Moriarty to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


October 31:

Chicago (NL): Declined to exercise their 2003 option on 1B Fred McGriff.

Colorado: Named Bob Apodaca pitching coach.

Minnesota: Announced that SS Denny Hocking exercised his option for 2003.

Oakland: Exercised their 2003 option on 1B Scott Hatteberg. Declined to exercise their 2003 option on C Greg Myers.

Pittsburgh: Named John Russell third base coach and catching instructor. Named Pete Mackanin bench coach and Alvaro Espinoza assistant coach.

San Francisco: Exercised their 2003 option on RHP Tim Worrell. Declined to exercise their 2003 option on OF Reggie Sanders. Announced that 3B David Bell declined to exercise his option for 2003.


October 30:

Baltimore: Re-signed RHP Pat Hentgen to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

Chicago (NL): Signed LHP Mike Sirotka to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Named Gary Hughes special assistant to the general manager.

New York (AL): Announced that RHP Roger Clemens declined to exercise his 2003 option.

Philadelphia: Declined to exercise their 2003 options on RHPs Terry Adams and Ricky Bottalico.

Pittsburgh: Invited RHP Bryan Bullington to spring training.

Toronto: Signed LHP Trever Miller and RHP Doug Linton to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.


October 29:

Cleveland: Named Eric Wedge manager and Joel Skinner third base coach.

Colorado: Exercised their club option on RHP Todd Jones for 2003 and declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Sean Lowe.

Detroit: Named Mick Kelleher first base coach.

Milwaukee: Named Ned Yost manager.

Montreal: Exercised their club option on RHP Bartolo Colon for 2003.

Oakland: Named Ken Macha manager.

Seattle: Released LHP Doug Creek.

Tampa Bay: Fired hitting coach Milt May and pitching coach Jackie Brown. Re-assigned bullpen coach Glenn Ezell and first base coach Lee May.

Toronto: Signed free agent LHP Doug Creek to a one-year contract.


October 28:

Atlanta: Announced that C Javier Lopez exercised his 2003 option.

Chicago (AL): Announced that DH Frank Thomas declined to exercise his option for 2003.

Minnesota: Claimed OF Jeff Deardorff off waivers from Milwaukee. Exercised their 2003 options on LHP Eddie Guardado, RHP Latroy Hawkins, and C Tom Prince. Declined to exercise their 2003 options on RHP Bob Wells and SS Denny Hocking.

New York (NL): Named Art Howe manager and signed him to a four-year contract.

Seattle: Acquired OF Randy Winn from Tampa Bay in exchange for manager Lou Piniella and SS Antonio Perez.

Tampa Bay: Named Lou Piniella manager and signed him to a four-year contract. Announced that C Paul Hoover refused assignment and opted for free agency.


October 24:

Baltimore: Outrighted LHP John Parrish and RHP Luis Rivera to AAA-Rochester.


October 23:

Colorado: Named Duane Espy hitting coach.

Pittsburgh: Named Rusty Kuntz first base coach.


October 18:

Detroit: Named Bob Cluck pitching coach.


October 17:

Boston: Signed RHP Hansel Izquierdo to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Cleveland: Claimed RHP Jack Cressend off waivers from Minnesota. Outrighted RHP Jason Phillips and OF Bill Selby to AAA-Buffalo and re-signed them to minor-league contracts.

Milwaukee: Outrighted RHP Paul Rigdon to AAA-Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh: Named Alvaro Espinoza and Pete Mackanin coaches.

Texas: Re-signed LHP Justin Thompson to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


October 16:

Baltimore: Signed LHP Mike Mohler, RHPs Rendy Espina, Mike Garcia, and Rafael Pina, C Izzy Molina, and SS Eddy Garabito to a minor-league contract.

Cleveland: Declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Jaret Wright. Outrighted RHP Dave Elder to AAA-Buffalo and re-signed him to a minor-league contract.

Houston: Announced that C Brad Ausmus exercised his 2003 option.

Los Angeles: Acquired RHP Brian Mallette from Milwaukee to complete the Tyler Houston trade.


October 15:

Boston: Purchased the contract of RHP Andy Shibilo from AAA-Pawtucket.

Colorado: Named Dave Collins first base coach, Sandy Alomar third base coach, Jamie Quirk bench coach, Rick Matthews bullpen coach, and Mark Strittmatter bullpen catcher.

Milwaukee: Named Dick Groch special assistant to the general manager for scouting. Outrighted RHP Jose Mieses to AAA-Indianapolis. Announced that RHP Chad Fox and OF Ryan Christenson refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Toronto: Named Tony LaCava special assistant to the general manager.


October 14:

Arizona: Purchased the contract of LHP Stephen Randolph from AAA-Tucson.

Atlanta: Outrighted C Steve Torrealba to AAA-Richmond. Purchased the contract of 3B Mike Hessman from Richmond.

Boston: Outrighted LHP Jeff Wallace and 1B Calvin Pickering to AAA-Pawtucket.

Oakland: Outrighted LHP Juan Pena, RHP Jeff Tam, and C Cody McKay to AAA-Sacramento.


October 11:

Cleveland: Outrighted SS Greg LaRocca to AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit: Claimed LHP Pedro Feliciano off waivers from New York (NL).

Milwaukee: Designated RHP Jose Mieses for assignment. Claimed OF Scott Podsednik off waivers from Seattle. Announced that LHP Andrew Lorraine refused assignment and opted for free agency.

New York (NL): Outrighted 1B Jorge Toca to AAA-Norfolk. Activated LHP John Franco from the 60-day DL. Added RHPs Franklin Nunez and Joe Orloski to the roster.

Philadelphia: Named Joe Kerrigan pitching coach. Announced that RHP Jose Santiago refused assignment and opted for free agency.

San Diego: Declined to exercise their 2003 option on OF Ray Lankford.

San Francisco: Outrighted LHP Troy Brohawn to AAA-Fresno.

Texas: Named Buck Showalter manager.


October 10:

Boston: Outrighted RHPs Paxton Crawford and Jason Shiell, C Kevin Brown, 1B Juan Diaz, and OF Bryant Nelson to AAA-Pawtucket. Activated LHP Jeff Wallace and 1B Cal Pickering from the 60-day DL.

Houston: Declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Shane Reynolds. Outrighted C Alan Zinter to AAA-New Orleans.

Montreal: Released OF Wilton Guerrero. Purchased the contract of RHP Julio Manon from AAA-Ottawa.

New York (AL): Announced that RHP Mike Thurman and C Alberto Castillo refused assignment and opted for free agency.

New York (NL): Outrighted OF Esix Snead to AAA-Norfolk. Claimed RHP Joe Orloski off waivers from Toronto. Claimed RHP Franklin Nunez off waivers from Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh: Released OF Adrian Brown. Claimed RHP Jim Mann off waivers from Houston. Fired first base coach Tommy Sandt and catching coach Russ Nixon. Re-assigned hitting coach Dave Clark, third base coach Trent Jewett, and field coordinator Jeff Bannister.

Toronto: Outrighted LHPs Gustavo Chacin and Scott Wiggins, RHP Scott Cassidy, and OFs Brian Lesher and Pedro Swann to AAA-Syracuse.


October 9:

Boston: Designated RHP Paxton Crawford for assignment. Claimed RHP Brandon Lyon off waivers from Toronto.

Cincinnati: Outrighted RHPs Carlos Almanzar and Luis Pineda to AAA-Louisville.

Detroit: Named Alan Trammell manager and Bruce Fields hitting coach.

Milwaukee: Outrighted LHP Andrew Lorraine, RHP Nelson Figueroa, and OFs Ryan Christenson and Ryan Thompson to AAA-Indianapolis.

New York (NL): Re-signed LHP Pedro Feliciano to a one-year contract.

Seattle: Announced general manager Pat Gillick would return for 2003.

Toronto: Announced that LHP Mike Sirotka and RHP Chris Carpenter refused assignment and opted for free agency. Outrighted RHPs Chris Baker, Luke Prokopec, and Chad Ricketts and OF Reed Johnson to AAA-Syracuse.


October 8:

Arizona: Declined to exercise their 2003 options on RHPs Rick Helling, Mike Morgan, and Armando Reynoso.

Chicago (AL): Outrighted LHP Tom Jacquez and RHPs Lorenzo Barcelo, Kyle Kane, and Mitch Wylie to AAA-Charlotte.

Colorado: Outrighted OF John Barnes to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Kansas City: Named Luis Silverio first base coach, John Mizerock third base coach, and Tom Gamboa bullpen coach. Fired hitting coach Lamar Johnson. Named Jeff Pentland hitting coach.

New York (NL): Exercised their 2003 option on 2B Roberto Alomar. Declined to exercise their 2003 option on RHP Satoru Komiyama.

Philadelphia: Re-signed SS Tomas Perez to a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh: Purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Rivera from AA-Altoona.

Toronto: Signed general manager J.P. Ricciardi to a five-year contract extension through 2009.


October 7:

Baltimore: Outrighted RHP Kris Foster to AAA-Rochester. Announced that RHP Calvin Maduro refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Cincinnati: Named Doc Rogers special assistant to the general manager.

Florida: Outrighted RHP Jason Grilli to AAA-Calgary.

Los Angeles: Outrighted C Ryan Kellner to AAA-Las Vegas.


October 5:

New York (NL): Designated RHP Kane Davis for assignment. Activated 1B Jorge Toca from the 60-day DL.


October 4:

Boston: Announced that bench coach Mike Stanley would not return for 2003. Fired hitting coach Dwight Evans, first base coach Tommy Harper, and bullpen coach Bob Kipper.

Chicago (NL): Outrighted RHPs Ben Christensen and Shawn Sonnier to AAA-Iowa.

Colorado: Named Bill Geivett director of minor league operations. Outrighted LHP Randy Flores, RHP Victor Santos, and 1B Ross Gload to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Milwaukee: Named David Wilder special assignment scout.


October 3:

Arizona: Outrighted OF Felix Jose to AAA-Tucson.

Cleveland: Signed RHP Jeremy Guthrie to a four-year contract with a club option for 2007.

Florida: Released LHP Benito Baez and RHP Hansel Izquierdo. Outrighted RHP Toby Borland to AAA-Calgary.

Los Angeles: Outrighted RHP Rob Ellis to AAA-Las Vegas.

Montreal: Outrighted RHP Troy Mattes to AAA-Ottawa.

New York (NL): Outrighted LHP Adam Walker and OF Tony Tarasco to AAA-Norfolk. Activated RHP Kane Davis from the 60-day DL.

Tampa Bay: Outrighted SS Russ Johnson to AAA-Durham.

Texas: Released LHP John Rocker. Declined to exercise their option on C Bill Haselman for the 2003 season. Named Ron Hopkins scouting director.


October 2:

Boston: Designated OF Bryant Nelson for assignment. Claimed RHP Jason Shiell off waivers from San Diego.

Cincinnati: Released RHP Jose Silva. Activated RHPs Seth Etherton and Luis Pineda from the 60-day DL.

Cleveland: Outrighted LHP Dave Maurer to AAA-Buffalo. Released LHP Heath Murray.

Detroit: Outrighted RHPs Jason Beverlin, Seth Greisinger, and Brian Powell, C Mitch Meluskey, 3B Chris Truby, and OFs Jacob Cruz and Wendell Magee to AAA-Toledo.

Milwaukee: Fired manager Jerry Royster.

New York (AL): Outrighted RHPs Nate Field, Adrian Hernandez, and Jay Tessmer and 3B Scott Seabol to AAA-Columbus.

New York (NL): Designated LHP Adam Walker for assignment. Claimed RHP Doug Nickle off waivers from San Diego. Announced that pitching coach Charlie Hough and bench coach Tom Robson would not return for 2003.

San Diego: Released RHP Matt DeWitt. Outrighted RHP Jonathon Johnson, SS Julius Matos, and OF Kory DeHaan to AAA-Portland. Announced that LHP Mike Holtz refused assignment and opted for free agency. Activated LHPs Jose Nunez and Rob Ramsay and RHPs Kevin Jarvis and Brian Tollberg from the 60-day DL.


October 1:

Baltimore: Released LHP Yorkis Perez, RHP Chris Brock, C Raul Casanova, and SS Luis Lopez.

Chicago (NL): Released LHP Jesus Sanchez.

Montreal: Designated RHP Troy Mattes for assignment.

New York (NL): Fired manager Bobby Valentine.

San Diego: Named Dick Freeman president.

Texas: Fired manager Jerry Narron.


September 30:

Detroit: Fired manager Luis Pujols. Named Rafael Landestoy roving minor-league instructor.

Florida: Named Michael Hill assistant general manager.

Tampa Bay: Fired manager Hal McRae. Named McRae special assistant to the general manager. Designated RHP Kevin McGlinchy and SS Russ Johnson for assignment. Released LHPs Wilson Alvarez and Tom Martin. Declined to exercise their 2003 option on SS Chris Gomez. Activated RHP Ryan Rupe from the 60-day DL.

Texas: Announced that LHP C.J. Nitkowski, SS Donnie Sadler, and OF Ruben Rivera refused assignment and opted for free agency.


September 29:

Anaheim: Activated RHP Aaron Sele from the 15-day DL.

Chicago (NL): Fired interim manager Bruce Kimm. Announced that pitching coach Larry Rothschild would return in 2003.

Kansas City: Announced the resignation of third base coach Rich Dauer.

Philadelphia: Fired pitching coach Vern Ruhle.

Pittsburgh: Announced the resignation of bench coach Bill Virdon.


September 28:

Cincinnati: Fired hitting coach Jim Lefebvre.

Florida: Announced the retirement of OF Tim Raines, effective tomorrow.


September 27:

Atlanta: Outrighted RHP Kris Keller to AAA-Richmond.

St. Louis: Signed 3B Scott Rolen to an eight-year contract extension through 2010.


September 26:

Tampa Bay: Outrighted RHP Lee Gardner to AAA-Durham.


September 25:

Milwaukee: Fired general manager Dean Taylor. Re-assigned president Wendy Selig-Prieb to board chairman. Named Ulice Payne president and Doug Melvin general manager.


September 24:

Chicago (NL): Acquired minor-league Ps Jason Karnuth and Jared Blasdell from St. Louis to complete the Jeff Fassero trade.

Detroit: Transferred 1B Dmitri Young from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Claimed LHP Jason Jimenez off waivers from Tampa Bay. Acquired P Jorge Cordova from Cincinnati to complete the Brian Moehler trade.


September 23:

Cincinnati: Placed C Jason LaRue on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Corky Miller from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland: Outrighted RHP Sean DePaula to AAA-Buffalo.


September 22:

Kansas City: Purchased the contract of C Dusty Wathan to AAA-Omaha.


September 21:

Atlanta: Designated RHP Kris Keller for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Joey Dawley from AAA-Richmond. Recalled LHP Andy Pratt from Richmond. Recalled LHPs Jung Bong and Horacio Ramirez from AA-Greenville.

New York (AL): Activated RHP Mariano Rivera from the 15-day DL.


September 20:

Detroit: Placed RHP Oscar Henriquez on the 60-day DL with bone chips in his right elbow. Activated RHP Matt Anderson from the 60-day DL. Recalled OFs Craig Monroe and Andres Torres from AAA-Toledo.

Kansas City: Recalled RHP Ryan Bukvich from AA-Wichita. Purchased the contract of RHP Wes Obermueller from Wichita.

Tampa Bay: Designated LHP Jason Jimenez for assignment. Claimed RHP Dan Reichert off waivers from Kansas City.


September 19:

Tampa Bay: Designated RHP Lee Gardner for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Paul Hoover from AAA-Durham.


September 18:

Anaheim: Outrighted RHP Elvin Nina to AAA-Salt Lake.

Colorado: Purchased the contract of LHP Cory Vance from AA-Carolina.


September 16:

Anaheim: Designated RHP Elvin Nina for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Sal Fasano from AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled 2B Alfredo Amezaga from Salt Lake.

Baltimore: Placed LHP Yorkis Perez on the 60-day DL with an appendectomy. Purchased the contract of LHP Eric DuBose from AA-Bowie.

Minnesota: Recalled RHPs Kevin Frederick and Juan Rincon, C Javier Valentin, 1B Todd Sears, and OF Mike Restovich from AAA-Edmonton. Purchased the contracts of SS David Lamb and OF Mike Ryan from Edmonton.

Texas: Transferred OF Frank Catalanotto from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Ben Kozlowski from AA-Tulsa.


September 15:

Anaheim: Recalled RHP Lou Pote from AAA-Salt Lake. Purchased the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Salt Lake.

Toronto: Activated OF Jose Cruz Jr. from the 15-day DL.


September 14:

Chicago (AL): Recalled C Miguel Olivo from AA-Birmingham.

Colorado: Outrighted RHP Mark Corey to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Florida: Activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day DL.


September 13:

Boston: Activated RHP Rolando Arrojo from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Activated RHP Brian Moehler from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Recalled RHP Ryan Drese, 1B Earl Snyder, and OF Ben Broussard from AAA-Buffalo. Transferred RHPs Chad Paronto, Jason Phillips, and Jake Westbrook from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Placed OF Matt Lawton on the 60-day DL with a cyst in his left shoulder. Purchased the contracts of LHPs Cliff Lee, Dave Maurer, and Brian Tallet and SS Brandon Phillips from Buffalo.

New York (NL): Activated RHP Grant Roberts from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay: Recalled RHPs Dewon Brazelton, Jesus Colome, and Delvin James from AAA-Durham.


September 12:

Anaheim: Outrighted OF Elpidio Guzman to AA-Arkansas.

Cleveland: Recalled LHP Alex Herrera from AA-Akron.

Colorado: Designated RHP Mark Corey for assignment. Signed free agent RHP Sean Lowe for the remainder of the season.

New York (NL): Recalled RHP Pat Strange from AAA-Norfolk.


September 11:

Baltimore: Outrighted RHP Josh Towers to AAA-Rochester. Signed free agent C Raul Casanova for the rest of the season. Activated OF Gary Matthews Jr. from the 15-day DL.

Chicago (NL): Acquired minor-league RHPs Travis Anderson and Mike Nannini from Houston as the players to be named in the Tom Gordon trade.

Florida: Outrighted RHP Donnie Bridges to AA-Portland. Activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day DL.

Houston: Recalled 3B Morgan Ensberg from AAA-New Orleans.

Milwaukee: Transferred RHP Chad Fox from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Acquired LHP Mike Matthews from St. Louis as the player to be named in the Jamey Wright trade.

Oakland: Outrighted OF Mike Colangelo to AAA-Sacramento.

St. Louis: Activated LHP Mike Matthews from the 15-day DL.


September 10:

Atlanta: Activated 1B Wes Helms from the 15-day DL.

Boston: Released LHP Juan Moreno.

Chicago (AL): Activated RHP Todd Ritchie from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Recalled OF Coco Crisp from AAA-Buffalo.

Montreal: Placed OF Jose Macias on the 60-day DL with a sprained left wrist. Purchased the contract of 2B Jamey Carroll from AAA-Ottawa.

Philadelphia: Recalled RHP Eric Junge from AAA-Scranton.

Oakland: Activated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis: Activated RHP Matt Morris from the 15-day DL.

San Diego: Activated OF Ray Lankford from the 60-day DL.


September 9:

Cincinnati: Placed 1B Sean Casey, retroactive to September 8, with a torn muscle in his left shoulder, and 3B Brandon Larson on the 15-day DL with a broken left hand. Recalled SS Gookie Dawkins from AAA-Louisville. Recalled OF Wily Mo Pena from AA-Chattanooga.

Cleveland: Transferred LHP Heath Murray from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jason Davis from AA-Akron. Recalled C Victor Martinez from Akron.

Houston: Activated OF Rich Hidalgo from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City: Released RHP Blake Stein.

Los Angeles: Recalled LHP Victor Alvarez and OFs Luke Allen and Chin-Feng Chen from AAA-Las Vegas. Purchased the contract of RHP Rob Ellis from Las Vegas.

New York (NL): Acquired OF Brady Clark from Cincinnati as the player to be named in the Shawn Estes trade.

Seattle: Recalled RHP Aaron Taylor from AA-San Antonio.

Tampa Bay: Outrighted RHP Enger Veras to A-Bakersfield.

Texas: Signed 3B Herbert Perry to a two-year contract extension through 2004.


September 8:

Baltimore: Activated RHP Pat Hentgen from the 60-day DL.

Chicago (AL): Released SS Royce Clayton.

Florida: Purchased the contract of LHP Nate Robertson from AA-Portland.

New York (NL): Recalled RHP Jason Middlebrook from AAA-Norfolk.

Pittsburgh: Released RHP Sean Lowe.


September 7:

Detroit: Released RHPs Jose Lima and Jose Paniagua. Recalled RHPs Jason Beverlin, Nate Cornejo, Franklyn German, Shane Loux, and Fernando Rodney, C Mike Rivera, and 1B Eric Munson from AAA-Toledo. Purchased the contracts of LHP Eric Eckenstahler and SS Omar Infante from Toledo.

St. Louis: Recalled OF So Taguchi from AA-New Haven.

Tampa Bay: Activated SS Russ Johnson from the 15-day DL.


September 6:

Arizona: Activated LHP Greg Swindell from the 15-day DL.

Colorado: Outrighted LHPs Brian Fitzgerald and Mark Watson and RHP Chris Nichting to AAA-Colorado Springs. Recalled RHP Shawn Chacon and OF John Barnes from Colorado Springs.

Kansas City: Released LHP Tony Cogan. Recalled 2B Carlos Febles, SS Angel Berroa, and OF Brandon Berger from AAA-Omaha. Recalled RHP Mike MacDougal from AA-Wichita. Purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Hill from Wicihita.

Montreal: Activated RHP T.J. Tucker from the 15-day DL.

New York (NL): Outrighted RHP Ryan Jamison and SS Oscar Salazar to AA-Binghamton.

Chicago (NL): Placed RHP Jason Bere on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 31, with a strained right groin.

Philadelphia: Recalled C Johnny Estrada, SS Nick Punto, and OFs Marlon Byrd and Eric Valent from AAA-Scranton.

San Francisco: Outrighted SS Nelson Castro and OF Arturo McDowell to AAA-Fresno.

Texas: Recalled RHP Colby Lewis, 1B Jason Hart, 3B Hank Blalock, and OF Travis Hafner from AAA-Oklahoma.


September 5:

Atlanta: Outrighted OF Travis Wilson to AAA-Richmond.

Philadelphia: Transferred RHP Robert Person from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Santiago from AAA-Scranton.

Pittsburgh: Outrighted SS Tomas de la Rosa to AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis: Outrighted C Keith McDonald to AAA-Memphis.

Seattle: Outrighted RHP Justin Kaye to AAA-Tacoma.


September 4:

Arizona: Placed RHP Todd Stottlemyre on the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Felix Jose from AAA-Tucson.

Chicago (NL): Purchased the contract of 3B Kevin Orie from AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati: Activated RHP John Riedling from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee: Placed OF Alex Sanchez on the 60-day DL with a fractured left tibia. Acquired 3B Keith Ginter from Houston as the player to be named in the Mark Loretta trade.

Oakland: Recalled LHP Mike Venafro, RHP Aaron Harang, and 2B Frankie Menechino from AAA-Sacramento. Designated OF Mike Colangelo for assignment. Outrighted RHP Allen Levrault to Sacramento. Purchased the contracts of C Cody McKay, 3B Jason Grabowski, and SS Jose Flores from Sacramento.

San Diego: Released RHP Bobby Jones and OF Trenidad Hubbard. Purchased the contract of RHP Jason Shiell from AAA-Portland.

San Francisco: Designated SS Nelson Castro for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Trey Lunsford from AAA-Fresno. Recalled RHPs Kurt Ainsworth and Joe Nathan and SS Cody Ransom from Fresno.

Seattle: Recalled OF Kenny Kelly from AAA-Tacoma and placed him on the 60-day DL with left shoulder tendinitis. Designated RHP Justin Kaye for assignment. Purchased the contracts of C Pat Borders and OF Scott Podsednik from Tacoma.


September 3:

Anaheim: Claimed OF Barry Wesson off waivers from Houston and optioned him to AAA-Salt Lake.

Atlanta: Designated OF Travis Wilson for assignment. Recalled RHP Kevin Gryboski and C Steve Torrealba from AAA-Richmond. Purchased the contracts of RHP Trey Hodges and SS Jesse Garcia from Richmond.

Baltimore: Recalled RHP Steve Bechler, 3B Jose Leon, and OF Larry Bigbie from AAA-Rochester. Recalled SS Ed Rogers and OF Luis Matos from AA-Bowie.

Boston: Recalled RHP Josh Hancock and OF Benny Agbayani from AAA-Pawtucket. Purchased the contracts of 3B Shane Andrews and SS Freddy Sanchez from Pawtucket.

Chicago (NL): Transferred RHP Jon Leiber from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Carlos Zambrano and 1B Hee Seop Choi from AAA-Iowa. Purchased the contract of LHP Jesus Sanchez from AAA-Iowa.

Cleveland: Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 26, with right elbow inflammation. Recalled RHP Roy Smith from AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit: Recalled LHP Andy Van Hekken from AAA-Toledo.

Milwaukee: Released C Raul Casanova. Placed LHP Shane Nance on the 15-day DL with a torn right biceps tendon. Purchased the contract of OF Jim Rushford from AAA-Indianapolis. Acquired LHP Wayne Franklin from Houston as a player to be named in the Mark Loretta trade. Purchased the contract of Franklin from Indianapolis. Named Dwight Bernard bullpen coach.

New York (AL): Recalled RHPs Brandon Knight and Mike Thurman and 3B Drew Henson from AAA-Columbus. Activated 1B Nick Johnson from the 15-day DL.

New York (NL): Recalled 3B Ty Wigginton from AAA-Norfolk.

Pittsburgh: Designated SS Tomas de la Rosa for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Adrian Brown from AAA-Nashville. Recalled RHPs Sean Lowe and Duaner Sanchez and C Humberto Cota from Nashville. Recalled OFs Tony Alvarez and J.J. Davis from AA-Altoona.

St. Louis: Designated C Keith McDonald for assignment. Outrighted RHP Nerio Rodriguez to AAA-Memphis. Recalled RHPs Gabe Molina and Jason Simontacchi from Memphis. Purchased the contract of SS Wilson Delgado from Memphis.

San Diego: Activated LHP Oliver Perez and RHP Bobby Jones from the 15-day DL. Recalled C Wilbert Nieves, 2B Sean Burroughs, and OFs Cesar Crespo and Kory DeHaan from AAA-Portland.

San Francisco: Designated OF Arturo McDowell for assignment. Acquired 3B Bill Mueller and cash considerations from Chicago (NL) for minor-league RHP Jeff Verplancke.

Tampa Bay: Recalled OF Damian Rolls from AAA-Durham.

Toronto: Transferred RHP Luke Prokopec from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Scott Wiggins from AAA-Syracuse. Extended the contract of manager Carlos Tosca and the entire current coaching staff through 2004.


September 2:

Arizona: Recalled RHP Bret Prinz and 1B Lyle Overbay from AAA-Tucson.

Boston: Purchased the contract of C Kevin Brown from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago (NL): Activated LHP Donovan Osborne from the 60-day DL and released him. Placed RHP Mark Prior on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Recalled LHP Steve Smyth from AAA-Iowa.

Chicago (AL): Purchased the contract of OF Joe Borchard from AAA-Charlotte. Recalled RHP Jon Rauch from Charlotte.

Cincinnati: Recalled RHP Jared Fernandez from AAA-Louisville.

Houston: Designated 2B Keith Ginter for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Jeriome Robertson from AAA-New Orleans.

Kansas City: Recalled OF Dee Brown from AAA-Omaha.

Milwaukee: Purchased the contract of OF Ryan Christenson from AAA-Indianapolis.

Minnesota: Activated LHP Eric Milton from the 15-day DL.

Montreal: Recalled RHPs Tim Drew and Sun-Woo Kim and OF Endy Chavez from AAA-Ottawa.

St. Louis: Optioned RHP Matt Duff to AA-New Haven.

New York (NL): Designated SS Oscar Salazar for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Esix Snead from AA-Binghamton.

Texas: Activated RHP Rudy Seanez from the 60-day DL.

Toronto: Transferred RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Kevin Cash from AAA-Syracuse. Recalled 3B Felipe Lopez from Syracuse.


September 1:

Anaheim: Activated LHP Dennis Cook and OFs Julio Ramirez and Tim Salmon from the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Mark Lukasiewicz from AAA-Salt Lake.

Arizona: Activated RHPs Mike Morgan and Todd Stottlemyre and 1B Chris Donnels from the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Armando Reynoso from the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP John Patterson and C Rod Barajas from AAA-Tucson. Purchased the contract of OF Mark Little from Tucson.

Baltimore: Activated RHP Sidney Ponson from the 15-day DL.

Boston: Recalled RHP Wayne Gomes from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago (NL): Recalled C Mike Mahoney from AAA-Iowa. Purchased the contract of RHP Pat Mahomes from Iowa.

Cincinnati: Activated RHP Jose Silva from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Recalled RHP David Elder and OF Chris Magruder from AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado: Recalled LHP Randy Flores, 1B Ross Gload, 2B Jose Ortiz, and OFs Ben Petrick and Jason Romano from AAA-Oklahoma.

Detroit: Activated SS Ramon Santiago from the 15-day DL.

Florida: Signed SS Andy Fox to a one-year contract extension through 2003. Released SS Homer Bush. Purchased the contracts of RHP Justin Wayne and C Brian Banks from AAA-Calgary. Recalled RHP Gary Knotts, SS Pablo Ozuna, and OF Abraham Nunez from Calgary.

Houston: Added SS Mark Loretta to the roster. Recalled RHPs Brad Lidge and Brandon Puffer and C Raul Chavez from AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles: Activated RHP Giovanni Carrara, SS Jeff Reboulet, and OF Brian Jordan from the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Jeff Williams, C David Ross, SS Joe Thurston, and OF Wilkin Ruan from AAA-Las Vegas.

Milwaukee: Recalled SS Billy Hall from AAA-Indianapolis. Activated RHP Nick Neugebauer from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Ben Diggins from AA-Huntsville.

New York (AL): Released RHP Brett Jodie. Recalled LHP Randy Choate from AAA-Columbus. Purchased the contract of C Alberto Castillo from Columbus.

New York (NL): Recalled RHPs Satoru Komiyama and Tyler Walker, C Jason Phillips, and 2B Marco Scutaro from AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Norfolk.

Oakland: Recalled RHP Mike Fyhrie from AAA-Sacramento.

Philadelphia: Activated 3B Dave Hollins from the 60-day DL. Recalled LHP Hector Mercado from AAA-Scranton.

Pittsburgh: Activated LHP Ron Villone from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Salomon Torres from AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis: Recalled RHP Matt Duff from AA-New Haven. Purchased the contract of 1B Ivan Cruz from AAA-Memphis.

San Diego: Activated LHP Bobby Jones from the 15-day DL and released him. Activated RHP Adam Eaton from the 60-day DL. Activated LHP Kevin Walker from the 15-day DL.

San Francisco: Activated RHP Manny Aybar and OFs Marvin Benard and Shawon Dunston from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Troy Brohawn from AAA-Fresno. Recalled LHP Aaron Fultz and OF Tony Torcato from Fresno.

Seattle: Activated SS Luis Ugueto from the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP John Halama and SS Willie Bloomquist from AAA-Tacoma.

Tampa Bay: Activated OF Greg Vaughn from the 15-day DL.

Toronto: Added LHP Jason Kershner to the roster. Recalled OF Jayson Werth from AAA-Syracuse.


August 31:

Chicago (NL): Optioned RHP Carlos Zambrano to AAA-Iowa. Activated RHP Jason Bere from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Activated 3B Brandon Larson from the 15-day DL.

Florida: Outrighted LHP Vic Darensbourg to AAA-Calgary. Recalled LHP Oswaldo Mairena from Calgary.

Houston: Acquired SS Mark Loretta from Milwaukee for two players to be named and cash considerations.

Tampa Bay: Optioned RHP Brandon Backe to AAA-Durham. Designated RHP Enger Veras for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Lance Carter from Durham.


August 30:

Major League Baseball: Reached a basic agreement with the MLBPA through December 19, 2006.

Cleveland: Activated OF Milton Bradley from the 15-day DL.

Detroit: Acquired minor-league OF Gary Varner from Cincinnati to complete the Brian Moehler trade.

Kansas City: Recalled RHP Kris Wilson from AA-Wichita.

Milwaukee: Purchased the contract of RHP David Pember from AA-Huntsville.

Minnesota: Recalled OF Mike Cuddyer from AAA-Edmonton.

New York (AL): Optioned RHP Mike Thurman to AAA-Columbus. Recalled OF Juan Rivera from Columbus.

St. Louis: Designated RHP Nerio Rodriguez for assignment. Added RHP Jamey Wright from the roster.

Toronto: Claimed LHP Jason Kershner off waivers from San Diego.


August 29:

Baltimore: Outrighted OF Howie Clark to AAA-Rochester.

Boston: Released LHP Chris Haney. Recalled LHP Jeff Wallace from AAA-Pawtucket and placed him on the 60-day DL.

Cincinnati: Placed LHP Gabe White on the 15-day DL with a strained left groin.

Cleveland: Optioned OF Covelli Crisp to AAA-Buffalo.

Milwaukee: Designated LHP Jimmy Osting for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Nelson Figueroa from AAA-Indianapolis.

Minnesota: Optioned RHP Juan Rincon to AAA-Edmonton.

St. Louis: Acquired RHP Jamey Wright and cash considerations from Milwaukee for minor-league OF Chris Morris and a player to be named. Optioned RHP Jason Simontacchi to AAA-Memphis. Activated RHP Woody Williams from the 15-day DL.

San Diego: Designated LHP Jason Kershner for assignment. Claimed RHP Doug Nickle off waivers from St. Louis.


August 28:

Boston: Optioned OF Benny Agbayani to AAA-Pawtucket.

Cincinnati: Placed RHP Brian Moehler on the 15-day DL with a weak right shoulder. Recalled RHP Chris Reitsma from AA-Chattanooga.

Cleveland: Announced that 3B Travis Fryman will retire at the end of the season. Placed RHP Jason Phillips on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. Recalled RHP Jaret Wright from AAA-Buffalo.

Kansas City: Optioned RHP Ryan Bukvich to AA-Wichita.

St. Louis: Optioned RHP Gabe Molina to AAA-Memphis. Outrighted RHP Kevin Joseph, 3B Mike Coolbaugh, and OF Bill Ortega to Memphis. Activated RHP Garrett Stephenson from the 60-day DL.


August 27:

Atlanta: Optioned C Steve Torrealba to AAA-Richmond. Activated C Henry Blanco from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Placed OF Austin Kearns on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Optioned RHP Chris Reitsma to AA-Chattanooga. Activated RHP Elmer Dessens from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Jose Guillen from AAA-Louisville.

Houston: Outrighted RHP Scott Linebrink to AAA-New Orleans.

Milwaukee: Outrighted OF Izzy Alcantara to AAA-Indianapolis.

St. Louis: Designated RHP Doug Nickle for assignment. Optioned RHP Kevin Joseph to AAA-Memphis. Added LHP Jeff Fassero to the roster.

Texas: Optioned OF Travis Hafner to AAA-Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of C Todd Greene from Oklahoma.


August 26:

Boston: Claimed OF Benny Agbayani off waivers from Colorado.

Chicago (NL): Recalled 2B Bobby Hill from AAA-Iowa.

Detroit: Transferred RHP Julio Santana from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Paniagua from AAA-Toledo.

Los Angeles: Outrighted RHP Kevin Beirne to A-Vero Beach. Recalled RHP Guillermo Mota from AAA-Las Vegas.

Milwaukee: Optioned RHP Jason Childers to AAA-Indianapolis. Purchased the contract of LHP Andrew Lorraine from Indianapolis.

Oakland: Optioned RHP Aaron Harang to AAA-Sacramento. Recalled OF Adam Piatt from Sacramento.


August 25:

Anaheim: Optioned LHP Mark Lukasiewicz to AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled RHP Mickey Callaway from Salt Lake.

Baltimore: Placed OF Gary Matthews Jr on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 24, with right wrist tendinitis. Recalled RHP Sean Douglass from AAA-Rochester.

Chicago (AL): Placed 2B Tony Graffanino on the 15-day DL with an injured right knee. Recalled 2B D'Angelo Jimenez from AAA-Charlotte.

Chicago (NL): Optioned LHP Steve Smyth to AAA-Iowa. Activated RHP Juan Cruz from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Optioned RHP Luke Hudson to AAA-Louisville. Activated RHP Scott Sullivan from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis: Acquired LHP Jeff Fassero and cash considerations from Chicago (NL) for two players to be named.

San Diego: Outrighted RHP Tom Davey to AAA-Portland. Purchased the contract of RHP Clay Condrey from Portland.

Toronto: Placed RHP Luke Prokopec on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 24, with right elbow pain. Recalled RHP Brian Bowles from AAA-Syracuse. Optioned OF Pedro Swann to Syracuse. Activated 1B Carlos Delgado from the 15-day DL.


August 24:

Atlanta: Optioned RHP Kevin Gryboski to AAA-Atlanta. Activated LHP Mike Remlinger from the 15-day DL.

Houston: Placed OF Richard Hidalgo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to yesterday, with a right hip strain. Recalled OF Jason Lane from AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles: Placed OF Brian Jordan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 17, with a lower back strain. Recalled OF Jolbert Cabrera from AAA-Las Vegas.

Milwaukee: Designated C Raul Casanova for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Shane Nance from AAA-Indianapolis.

New York (NL): Optioned 3B Ty Wigginton to AAA-Norfolk. Activated 3B Edgardo Alfonzo from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis: Placed RHP Matt Morris on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Placed LHP Mike Matthews on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 21, with a strained right hip flexor. Designated 3B Mike Coolbaugh and OF Bill Ortega for assignment. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Nerio Rodriguez and Rick White from AAA-Memphis.

San Diego: Optioned C Wilbert Nieves to AAA-Portland. Activated C Wiki Gonzalez from the 15-day DL.


August 23:

Chicago (NL): Purchased the contract of RHP Alan Benes from AAA-Iowa.

Cleveland: Placed C Einar Diaz on the 15-day DL with a strained right elbow and a right triceps contusion. Transferred 2B Ricky Gutierrez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Josh Bard from AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado: Optioned RHP Shawn Chacon to AAA-Colorado Springs. Recalled LHP Brian Fuentes from Colorado Springs.

Florida: Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 22, with a blister on his right middle finger. Purchased the contract of RHP Toby Borland from AAA-Calgary.

Milwaukee: Designated OF Izzy Alcantara for assignment. Activated C Raul Casanova from the 15-day DL.

San Diego: Transferred OF Ray Lankford from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Carlos Garcia off waivers from Los Angeles and optioned him to A-Fort Wayne.

Texas: Optioned RHP Rob Bell to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated RHP Chan Ho Park from the 15-day DL.


August 22:

Anaheim: Placed OF Tim Salmon on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 14, with a bruised left hand. Purchased the contract of 2B Chone Figgins from AAA-Salt Lake.

Boston: Designated LHP Chris Haney for assignment. Activated RHP Dustin Hermanson from the 15-day DL.

Detroit: Acquired RHP Jeremy Bonderman from Oakland as the player to be named in the Jeff Weaver trade.

Houston: Transferred RHP Shane Reynolds from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Brandon Puffer to AAA-New Orleans. Acquired RHP Tom Gordon from Chicago (NL) for minor-league LHP Russ Rohlicek and two players to be named.


August 21:

Anaheim: Placed RHP Aaron Sele on the 15-day DL with a partial thickness tear of his right rotator cuff. Recalled LHP Mark Lukasiewicz from AAA-Salt Lake.

Arizona: Placed LHP Greg Swindell on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back. Optioned C Rod Barajas to AAA-Tucson. Recalled LHP Eddie Oropesa and SS Alex Cintron from Tucson.

Minnesota: Outrighted RHP Ryan Mills to AA-New Britain.

New York (NL): Optioned SS Marco Scutaro to AAA-Norfolk. Added OF Raul Gonzalez to the roster.

Seattle: Outrighted 1B Nate Rolison to AAA-Calgary.


August 20:

Cincinnati: Recalled RHPs Luke Hudson and Chris Reitsma from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland: Optioned RHP Ryan Drese to AAA-Buffalo. Recalled RHP Ricardo Rodriguez from Buffalo.

Detroit: Outrighted RHP Erik Sabel to AAA-Toledo.

Houston: Optioned OF Jason Lane to AAA-New Orleans. Activated OF Brian Hunter from the 15-day DL.

New York (NL): Outrighted 2B Ramon Soler to AAA-Norfolk and 2B Gil Velazquez to A-St. Lucie. Acquired OF Raul Gonzalez from Cincinnati as one of the players to be named in the Shawn Estes trade. Activated RHP Jason Middlebrook from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Norfolk. Acquired RHP P.J. Bevis from Arizona as the player to be named in the Mark Little trade and optioned him to AA-Binghamton.

Texas: Activated OF Todd Hollandsworth from the 15-day DL.


August 19:

Atlanta: Placed LHP John Foster on the 15-day DL with minor dizziness. Activated RHP Kevin Gryboski from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Optioned RHP Jared Fernandez to AAA-Louisville. Placed RHP John Riedling on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin.

Cleveland: Placed 2B Ricky Gutierrez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 15, with an upper neck strain. Transferred RHP Bob Wickman from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of SS Greg LaRocca from AAA-Buffalo.

Florida: Placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with a bone bruise on his right elbow. Recalled RHP Blaine Neal from AAA-Calgary.

Minnesota: Activated RHP Matt Kinney from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Edmonton.

Montreal: Activated RHP Tony Armas Jr. from the 15-day DL.

New York (AL): Placed RHP Mariano Rivera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 16, with a strained right shoulder. Recalled RHP Mike Thurman from AAA-Columbus. Activated OF Juan Rivera on the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus.

Philadelphia: Signed C Mike Lieberthal to a three-year contract extension with a club option for 2006.

Texas: Optioned RHP Reynaldo Garcia and 1B Jason Hart to AAA-Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of LHP C.J. Nitkowski from Oklahoma.

August 18:

Montreal: Placed RHP T.J. Tucker on the 15-day DL with a sprained lower back.

Seattle: Optioned LHP John Halama to AAA-Tacoma. Designated 1B Nate Rolison for assignment. Acquired RHP Ismael Valdes from Texas for minor-league LHP Derrick Van Dusen and 2B Jermaine Clark.

Tampa Bay: Optioned RHP Jesus Colome to AAA-Durham. Transferred RHP Ryan Rupe from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Lee Gardner from Durham.

Texas: Recalled RHP Reynaldo Garcia from AAA-Oklahoma.


August 17:

Baltimore: Optioned 3B Jose Leon to AAA-Rochester. Activated SS Mike Bordick from the 15-day DL.

Houston: Optioned RHP Jim Mann to AAA-New Orleans. Activated LHP Carlos Hernandez from the 15-day DL.

Los Angeles: Signed LHP Mike Magnante to a minor-league contract.

Minnesota: Optioned OF Mike Cuddyer to AAA-Edmonton. Recalled C Matt LeCroy from Edmonton.

New York (AL): Optioned RHP Mike Thurman to AAA-Columbus. Purchased the contract of SS Alex Arias from Columbus.

St. Louis: Signed RHP Rick White to a minor-league contract.

San Diego: Placed LHP Bobby Jones on the 15-day DL with a left forearm contusion. Placed LHP Kevin Walker on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 12, with left elbow tendinitis. Recalled RHP Dennis Tankersley from AAA-Portland. Activated RHP David Lundquist from the 15-day DL and outrighted him to Portland. Purchased the contract of RHP Jonathon Johnson from Portland.

Texas: Placed OF Frank Catalanotto on the 15-day DL with a broken bone in his right hand. Recalled 1B Jason Hart from AAA-Oklahoma.


August 16:

Arizona: Acquired minor-league OF Mark Little from New York (NL) for a player to be named.

Atlanta: Placed C Henry Blanco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 12, with a strained left oblique muscle. Activated C Javy Lopez from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati: Placed 3B Brandon Larson on the 15-day DL with a broken toe on his left foot. Transferred RHP Luis Pineda from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled OF Ruben Mateo from AAA-Louisville.

Detroit: Designated RHP Erik Sabel for assignment. Claimed RHP Jason Beverlin off waivers from Cleveland and optioned him to AAA-Toledo.

Florida: Optioned RHP Blaine Neal to AAA-Calgary. Activated C Charles Johnson from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee: Optioned RHP Ruben Quevedo to AAA-Indianapolis. Activated LHP Jimmy Osting from the 15-day DL.

Montreal: Optioned 2B Henry Mateo to AAA-Ottawa. Activated OF Wil Cordero from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh: Placed LHP Ron Villone on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis. Purchased the contract of RHP Al Reyes from AAA-Nashville.

San Francisco: Placed RHP Manny Aybar on the 15-day DL with a strained left hip flexor. Activated RHP Jay Witasick from the 15-day DL.


August 15:

Cincinnati: Placed RHP Scott Sullivan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 10, with right shoulder tendinitis. Acquired LHP Shawn Estes and cash considerations from New York (NL) for minor-league LHP Pedro Feliciano, OF Elvin Andujar, and two players to be named.

Cleveland: Optioned RHP David Elder to AAA-Buffalo. Placed RHP Bob Wickman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 11, with a strained tendon in his right elbow. Recalled RHPs Jerrod Riggan and David Riske from Buffalo.

Los Angeles: Placed RHP Giovanni Carrara on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 12, with a strained right forearm. Activated RHP Kevin Brown from the 60-day DL.

Minnesota: Optioned RHP Kevin Frederick to AAA-Edmonton. Activated RHP Mike Jackson from the 15-day DL.

New York (NL): Recalled LHP Mike Bacsik from AAA-Norfolk.

San Diego: Placed RHP Bobby J. Jones on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 11, with a strained lower back. Recalled LHP Mike Bynum from AAA-Portland.

Toronto: Placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day DL with looseness in his right shoulder. Placed OF Jose Cruz Jr. on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 10, with a sprained left ankle. Recalled RHP Mike Smith and OF Pedro Swann from AAA-Syracuse.


August 14:

Arizona: Placed 3B Craig Counsell on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 9, with a neck injury. Activated C Damian Miller from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Placed OF Milton Bradley on the 15-day DL with an emergency appendectomy. Purchased the contract of OF Covelli "Coco" Crisp from AA-Akron.

Pittsburgh: Released RHP Josias Manzanillo. Recalled RHP Bronson Arroyo from AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis: Optioned RHP Matt Duff to AAA-Memphis. Outrighted RHP Travis Smith to Memphis. Purchased the contract of RHP Gabe Molina from Memphis.


August 13:

Chicago (NL): Placed RHP Juan Cruz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 10, with right arm fatigue. Recalled RHP Francis Beltran from AA-West Tennessee.

Colorado: Outrighted 2B Casey Lambert to A-Salem. Recalled RHP Aaron Cook from AA-Carolina.

Detroit: Placed RHP Julio Santana on the 15-day DL with a partially torn right ulnar muscle. Recalled RHP Fernando Rodney from AAA-Toledo.

Houston: Placed SS Julio Lugo on the 15-day DL with a broken left wrist. Recalled SS Adam Everett from AAA-New Orleans. Signed OF Orlando Merced to a one-year contract extension.

Kansas City: Activated 1B Mike Sweeney from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contracts of 3B Kit Pellow and SS Luis Ordaz from AAA-Omaha.

San Francisco: Placed OF Shawon Dunston on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 9, with a right hip pointer and a sprained right thumb. Activated OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo from the 15-day DL.


August 12:

Colorado Rockies: Designated 2B Casey Lambert for assignment. Claimed LHP Brian Fitzgerald off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to AAA-Colorado Springs. Released RHP Rick White.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted 2B Mike Caruso to AAA-Omaha. Outrighted 1B Chan Perry to AA-Wichita.

San Francisco Giants: Outrighted LHP Jason Pearson to AAA-Fresno.


August 11:

Atlanta Braves: Placed OF Wes Helms on the 15-day DL with a sprained right thumb. Recalled 2B Marcus Giles from AAA-Richmond.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP Jason Beverlin to AAA-Buffalo. Purchased the contract of RHP Dave Burba from AA-Akron.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned 2B Carlos Febles to AAA-Omaha.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed 1B Carlos Delgado on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 9, with tightness in his lower back. Purchased the contract of 1B Brian Lesher from AAA-Syracuse.


August 10:

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP Sean DePaula to AAA-Buffalo. Activated RHP Bob Wickman from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Sean Lowe to AAA-Nashville. Recalled RHP Mike Lincoln from AAA-Nashville.


August 9:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed RHP Sidney Ponson on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Activated RHP Jason Johnson from the 15-day DL.

Chicago Cubs: Released 2B Delino DeShields. Purchased the contract of RHP Will Cunnane from AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned OF Brady Clark to AAA-Louisville. Activated 1B Sean Casey from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Signed SS Manny Alexander to a minor-league contract.

Houston Astros: Signed SS Jose Vizcaino to a one-year contract extension.

New York Mets: Placed 3B Edgardo Alfonzo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 4, with a strained abdominal muscle. Outrighted OF Mark Little to AAA-Norfolk. Recalled 2B Marco Scutaro from Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Placed 1B Nick Johnson on the 15-day DL with a bone bruise in his left wrist. Recalled RHP Mike Thurman from AAA-Columbus.

San Francisco Giants: Outrighted LHP Troy Brohawn to AAA-Fresno. Added LHP Scott Eyre to the roster.

Seattle Mariners: Placed SS Luis Ugueto on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 8, with a sprained left wrist. Added 1B Jose Offerman to the roster.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned OF Pedro Swann to AAA-Syracuse. Recalled RHP Justin Miller from Syracuse.


August 8:

Atlanta: Placed LHP Mike Remlinger on the 15-day DL with a strained left groin. Recalled LHP John Foster from AAA-Richmond.

Colorado: Purchased the contract of 2B Casey Lambert from A-Salem and optioned him to Salem.

New York (AL): Optioned RHP Mike Thurman to AAA-Columbus. Activated RHP Mariano Rivera from the 15-day DL.

San Diego: Placed LHP Oliver Perez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 7, with a strained left shoulder. Activated LHP Kevin Walker from the 60-day DL.

San Francisco: Designated LHP Jason Pearson for assignment. Claimed LHP Scott Eyre off waivers from Toronto.

Seattle: Designated LHP Brian Fitzgerald for assignment. Acquired 1B Jose Offerman from Boston for cash considerations.


August 7:

Arizona: Optioned RHP John Patterson to AAA-Tucson. Activated RHP Rick Helling from the 15-day DL.

Baltimore: Optioned OF Howie Clark to AAA-Rochester. Activated 1B Jeff Conine from the 15-day DL.

Boston: Placed RHP Rolando Arrojo on the 15-day DL with a bulging disk in his lower back. Purchased the contract of RHP Willie Banks from AAA-Pawtucket.

Cleveland: Signed RHP Dave Burba to a minor-league contract.

Colorado: Signed manager Clint Hurdle to a two-year contract extension through 2004.

Minnesota: Placed LHP Eric Milton on the 15-day DL with a lateral left knee strain. Recalled RHP Juan Rincon from AAA-Edmonton.

Texas: Placed RHP Chan Ho Park on the 15-day DL with a blister on his right middle finger. Recalled LHP Juan Alvarez from AAA-Oklahoma.


August 6:

Chicago (AL): Placed RHP Todd Ritchie on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 4, with right shoulder inflammation. Recalled LHP Jim Parque from AAA-Charlotte.

Cincinnati: Placed RHP Elmer Dessens on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 2, with a strained right groin. Activated RHP Joey Hamilton from the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Carlos Almanzar from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Brian Reith off waivers from Philadelphia and optioned him to AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland: Acquired minor-league OF Covelli Crisp from St. Louis to complete the Chuck Finley trade. Optioned RHP Jaret Wright and OF Chris Magruder to AAA-Buffalo. Purchased the contract of OF Karim Garcia from Buffalo. Recalled RHP Jason Phillips from Buffalo.

Florida: Placed C Charles Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 28, with a lower back strain. Recalled RHP Blaine Neal from AAA-Calgary. Acquired minor-league LHP Don Levinski from Montreal to complete the Cliff Floyd trade.

Houston: Optioned OF Barry Wesson to AAA-New Orleans. Recalled OF Jason Lane from New Orleans.

New York (AL): Optioned RHP Brandon Knight to AAA-Columbus. Activated RHP Roger Clemens from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay: Optioned RHP Luis de los Santos to AAA-Durham. Activated LHP Wilson Alvarez from the 15-day DL.

Texas: Placed OF Todd Hollandsworth on the 15-day DL with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Recalled OF Travis Hafner from AAA-Oklahoma.


August 5:

Chicago (NL): Recalled LHP Steve Smyth from AA-West Tennessee.

Toronto: Designated LHP Scott Eyre for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Mark Hendrickson from AAA-Syracuse.


August 4:

Chicago (NL): Optioned RHP Francis Beltran to AA-West Tennessee.

New York (NL): Designated OF Mark Little for assignment. Recalled 3B Ty Wigginton from AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of SS Gil Velazquez from Norfolk and optioned him to Norfolk.


August 3:

Anaheim: Signed OF Darin Erstad to a four-year contract extension through 2006.

Minnesota: Optioned C Matt LeCroy to AAA-Edmonton. Activated RHP Brad Radke from the 15-day DL.

San Diego: Activated LHP Eric Cyr from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Portland.


August 2:

Arizona: Placed 1B Chris Donnels on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Activated 1B Greg Colbrunn from the 15-day DL.

Atlanta: Placed C Javy Lopez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 1, with right shoulder inflammation. Recalled C Steve Torrealba from AAA-Richmond.

Chicago (NL): Placed RHP Jon Lieber on the 15-day DL with right elbow tendinitis. Recalled RHP Francis Beltran from AA-West Tenn.

Colorado: Optioned OF Ben Petrick to AAA-Colorado Springs. Recalled OF Jack Cust from Colorado Springs.

Los Angeles: Optioned LHP Victor Alvarez to AAA-Las Vegas. Transferred RHP Kevin Brown from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Ryan Kellner from Las Vegas and placed him on the 60-day DL with an elbow injury. Purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Beirne from Las Vegas.

Milwaukee: Placed LHP Jimmy Osting on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 14, with a strained left shoulder. Recalled RHP Jason Childers from AA-Huntsville.

Montreal: Placed OF Wil Cordero on the 15-day DL with a left calf strain. Recalled 2B Henry Mateo from AAA-Ottawa.

Pittsburgh: Announced the retirement of OF Darren Lewis. Activated OF Armando Rios from the 15-day DL. Acquired minor-league LHPs Tim Lavery and Ricardo Palma and cash from Chicago (NL) for minor-league OF Aron Weston as compensation for the loss of OF Darren Lewis.

Seattle: Activated RHP Rafael Soriano from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-San Antonio.

Texas: Optioned LHP Juan Alvarez to AAA-Oklahoma. Added LHP Dennys Reyes to the roster. Placed OF Juan Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 31. Purchased the contract of SS Donnie Sadler from Oklahoma.


August 1:

Anaheim: Designated SS Jose Nieves for assignment. Activated C Bengie Molina from the 15-day DL.

Boston: Designated RHP Willie Banks and 1B Jose Offerman for assignment. Added LHP Bobby Howry and OF Cliff Floyd to the roster.

Chicago (AL): Recalled LHP Mike Porzio from AAA-Charlotte.

Chicago (NL): Optioned C Mike Mahoney to AAA-Iowa. Activated C Joe Girardi from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Optioned OF Ben Broussard to AAA-Buffalo. Activated 3B Travis Fryman from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City: Optioned RHP Jeff Austin to AAA-Omaha. Recalled RHP Runelvys Hernandez from AA-Wichita. Optioned RHP Kris Wilson to Wichita. Activated LHP Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh: Transferred LHP David Williams from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 60-day DL and optioned him to AA-Altoona.

St. Louis: Optioned RHP Travis Smith to AAA-Memphis. Recalled RHP Kevin Joseph from Memphis.


July 31:

Anaheim: Acquired OF Alex Ochoa and minor-league C Sal Fasano from Milwaukee for C Jorge Fabregas and two players to be named. Assigned Fasano to AAA-Salt Lake.

Baltimore: Optioned 2B Brian Roberts to AAA-Rochester. Activated OF Chris Richard from the 60-day DL.

Boston: Acquired LHP Bobby Howry from Chicago (AL) for minor-league LHP Byeong Hak-An, RHP Franklin Francisco, and cash considerations.

Chicago (NL): Acquired OF Chad Hermansen from Pittsburgh for OF Darren Lewis.

Cincinnati: Optioned RHP Chris Reitsma to AAA-Louisville. Activated LHP Gabe White from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Purchased the contract of LHP Carl Sadler from AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado: Acquired OFs Gabe Kapler and Jason Romano from Texas for LHP Dennys Reyes and OF Todd Hollandsworth. Optioned Romano to AAA-Colorado Springs. Purchased the contract of RHP Victor Santos from Colorado Springs.

Detroit: Outrighted RHP Terry Pearson to AA-Erie.

Montreal: Optioned RHP Sun-Woo Kim to AAA-Ottawa. Recalled OF Matt Cepicky from AA-Harrisburg.

New York (NL): Recalled 1B Jorge Toca from Norfolk and placed him on the 60-day DL with a broken leg. Transferred LHP John Franco and RHP Kane Davis from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Acquired RHPs Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed from San Diego for LHP Bobby Jones and minor-league RHP Josh Reynolds and OF Jayson Bay. Acquired RHP John Thomson and OF Mark Little from Colorado for RHP Mark Corey, OF Jay Payton, and minor-league OF Rob Stratton. Claimed SS Oscar Salazar off waivers from Detroit and optioned him to AA-Binghamton. Recalled LHP Mike Bacsik from AAA-Norfolk. Activated OF Joe McEwing from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Mike Bacsik, RHP Satoru Komiyama, and 2B Marco Scutaro to Norfolk. Added RHPs Steve Reed and John Thomson and OF Mark Little to the roster.

San Diego: Assigned OF Jayson Bay to AA-Mobile. Assigned RHP Josh Reynolds to A-Lake Elsinore.


July 30:

Boston: Acquired OF Cliff Floyd from Montreal for RHP Sunny Kim, minor-league RHP Seung Song, and a player to be named.

Cleveland: Activated OF Todd Dunwoody from the 15-day DL and outrighted him to AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado: Designated C Walt McKeel for assignment. Added C Sandy Alomar Jr. to the roster. Optioned LHP Brian Fuentes to AAA-Colorado Springs. Activated LHP Kent Mercker from the 15-day DL.

Oakland: Designated LHP Mike Magnante for assignment. Acquired LHP Ricardo Rincon from Cleveland for minor-league 1B Marshall McDougall.

Philadelphia: Optioned LHP Hector Mercado to AAA-Scranton. Transferred 3B Dave Hollins from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Added RHP Mike Timlin to the roster.

Pittsburgh: Optioned RHP Mike Lincoln to AAA-Nashville. Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Meadows from Nashville.

St. Louis: Purchased the contract of RHP Matt Duff from AA-New Haven.


July 29:

Baltimore: Placed RHP Jason Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 23, with right elbow tendinitis. Recalled RHP John Stephens from AAA-Rochester.

Boston: Activated LHP Alan Embree from the 15-day DL.

Chicago (AL): Recalled C Josh Paul and 3B Joe Crede from AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland: Placed RHP Chad Paronto on the 15-day DL with right elbow tendinitis. Added LHP Terry Mulholland to the roster.

Colorado: Acquired C Sandy Alomar Jr. and cash considerations from Chicago (AL) for minor-league RHP Enemencio Pacheco.

Detroit: Optioned RHP Erik Sabel to AAA-Toledo. Activated 3B Chris Truby from the 15-day DL.

Los Angeles: Released RHP Craig House.

Milwaukee: Announced the resignation of pitching coach Dave Stewart. Named Bill Castro pitching coach for the rest of the season.

Philadelphia: Optioned LHP Bud Smith to AAA-Scranton.

Oakland: Optioned LHP Mike Venafro to AAA-Sacramento. Purchased the contract of LHP Micah Bowie from Sacramento.

St. Louis: Acquired RHP Doug Nickle, 3B Scott Rolen, and cash considerations from Philadelphia for LHP Bud Smith, RHP Mike Timlin, and OF Placido Polanco. Optioned Nickle to AAA-Memphis.

Texas: Released RHP Dave Burba. Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit from AAA-Oklahoma.


July 28:

Boston: Optioned RHP Wayne Gomes to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago (AL): Optioned RHP Felix Diaz to AA-Birmingham.

Cleveland: Purchased the contract of RHP Jason Beverlin from AAA-Buffalo. Optioned RHP Ricardo Rodriguez to AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado: Claimed LHP Mark Watson off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Los Angeles: Acquired RHP Paul Shuey from Cleveland for LHP Terry Mulholland and minor-league LHP Francisco Cruceta and RHP Ricardo Rodriguez. Optioned RHP Guillermo Mota to AAA-Las Vegas. Recalled LHP Victor Alvarez from Las Vegas.

New York (AL): Optioned LHP Randy Choate to AAA-Columbus. Activated LHP Sterling Hitchcock from the 15-day DL.

San Francisco: Optioned OF Tony Torcato to AAA-Fresno. Acquired OF Kenny Lofton and cash considerations from Chicago (AL) for minor-league LHP Ryan Meaux and RHP Felix Diaz.


July 27:

Anaheim: Activated RHP Troy Percival from the 15-day DL.

Arizona: Placed C Damian Miller on the 15-day DL with a bad back. Activated 1B Erubiel Durazo from the 15-day DL.

Atlanta: Placed RHP Kevin Gryboski on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 24, with a sore right elbow. Activated RHP Darren Holmes from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland: Optioned 1B Earl Snyder to AAA-Buffalo. Activated OF Matt Lawton from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City: Optioned RHP Brad Voyles to AAA-Omaha. Designated C Juan Brito for assignment. Activated RHP Blake Stein from the 60-day DL.

Montreal: Placed RHP Tony Armas Jr. on the 15-day DL with a strained back muscle. Optioned 2B Henry Mateo to AAA-Ottawa. Recalled RHPs Zach Day and Britt Reames from Ottawa.

San Francisco: Placed RHP Jay Witasick on the 15-day DL with a sore right foot. Transferred LHP Jason Christiansen from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Manny Aybar from AAA-Fresno.

Texas: Optioned RHP Reynaldo Garcia to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated RHP Francisco Cordero from the 15-day DL.


July 26:

Anaheim: Optioned RHP Lou Pote to AAA-Salt Lake.

Boston: Designated RHP Rich Garces for assignment. Activated 3B Carlos Baerga from the 15-day DL.

Chicago (AL): Recalled 2B Willie Harris from AAA-Charlotte.

Colorado: Transferred C Bobby Estalella from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Detroit: Designated SS Oscar Salazar for assignment. Optioned OF Craig Monroe to AAA-Toledo. Added OF Hiram Bocachica to the roster.

Minnesota: Placed RHP Mike Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 23, with right rotator cuff tendinitis. Recalled RHP Kevin Frederick from AAA-Edmonton.

New York (AL): Placed RHP Mariano Rivera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 22, with a strained right shoulder. Recalled LHP Randy Choate from AAA-Columbus.

New York (NL): Designated LHP Bobby Jones for assignment. Recalled RHP Satoru Komiyama from AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of SS Ramon Soler from A-St. Lucie and optioned him to St. Lucie.

Oakland: Optioned OF Adam Piatt to AAA-Sacramento. Added 2B Ray Durham to the roster.

Toronto: Announced the retirement of C Darrin Fletcher. Recalled OF Pedro Swann from AAA-Syracuse.


July 25:

Baltimore Orioles: Voided the activation of OF Chris Richard. Recalled 2B Brian Roberts from AAA-Rochester.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Fernando Rodney to AAA-Toledo. Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Powell from Toledo. Acquired 2B Hiram Bocachica from Los Angeles for minor-league RHP Tom Farmer and a player to be named.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Tim Redding to AAA-New Orleans. Activated RHP Dave Mlicki from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Fired director of minor league operations Bob Hegman.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Added 3B Tyler Houston to the roster.

Oakland A's: Acquired 2B Ray Durham and cash considerations from Chicago White Sox for minor-league RHP Jon Adkins.

San Francisco Giants: Placed OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury. Recalled OF Tony Torcato from AAA-Fresno.


July 24:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned OF Luis Matos to AAA-Rochester. Outrighted OF Luis Garcia to Rochester. Activated DH Chris Richard from the 60-day DL.

Boston Red Sox: Placed RHP Dustin Hermanson on the 15-day DL with a staph infection in his left elbow. Recalled LHP Casey Fossum from AAA-Pawtucket.

Cleveland Indians: Placed LHP Heath Murray on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 22, with left shoulder inflammation. Recalled RHP David Elder from AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit Tigers: Claimed RHP Erik Sabel off waivers from Arizona. Announced that they would purchase the contract of RHP Brian Powell from AAA-Toledo on July 26. Placed SS Ramon Santiago on the 15-day DL with a fractured right hamate bone. Recalled OF Craig Monroe from AAA-Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Placed 1B Mike Sweeney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 14, with a strained left hip. Transferred OF Mark Quinn from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B Chan Perry from AA-Wichita.

Milwaukee Brewers: Assigned LHP Shane Nance to AAA-Indianapolis and RHP Ben Diggins to AA-Huntsville. Purchased the contract of 1B/OF Izzy Alcantara from Indianapolis. Outrighted RHP Nelson Figueroa to AAA-Indianapolis. Purchased the contract of LHP Jimmy Osting from Indianapolis.

New York Mets: Signed LHP Al Leiter to a two-year contract extension with a mutual option for 2005.

Oakland A's: Placed LHP Ted Lilly on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 21, with an inflammed left shoulder. Recalled RHP Aaron Harang from AAA-Sacramento.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted LHP Kevin Pickford to AAA-Portland. Purchased the contract of LHP Jason Kershner from Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Designated LHP Mark Watson for assignment. Optioned LHP Brian Fitzgerald to AAA-Tacoma. Acquired LHP Doug Creek from Tampa Bay for cash considerations.

Toronto Blue Jays: Outrighted 2B Joe Lawrence to AAA-Syracuse. Recalled 2B Orlando Hudson from Syracuse.


July 23:

Cincinnati Reds: Placed 1B Sean Casey on the 15-day DL with a torn left shoulder muscle. Acquired RHP Brian Moehler, minor-league IF Matt Boone, and cash considerations from Detroit for 2B David Espinosa and two players to be named. Extended the contract of manager Bob Boone through 2003. Announced that Major League Baseball voided the waiver of RHP Seth Etherton and placed him on the 60-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Placed RHP Bob Wickman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 22, with a strained forearm muscle. Recalled RHP Chad Paronto from AAA-Buffalo.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned RHP Kevin Frederick to AAA-Edmonton. Activated RHP Bob Wells from the 15-day DL.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Aaron Harang to AAA-Sacramento. Recalled RHP Jeff Tam from Sacramento.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Robert Person on the 15-day DL with right shoulder and elbow pain. Purchased the contract of RHP Brett Myers from AAA-Scranton.


July 22:

Chicago White Sox: Fired pitching coach Nardi Contreras. Named Don Cooper pitching coach.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned OF Raul Gonzalez to AAA-Louisville. Activated OF Ken Griffey Jr. from the 15-day DL.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Designated RHP Craig House for assignment. Acquired OF Jolbert Cabrera from Cleveland for minor-league LHP Lance Caraccioli and optioned him to AAA-Las Vegas.

New York Mets: Optioned RHP Jae Seo to AAA-Norfolk. Activated RHP Steve Trachsel from the 15-day DL.


July 21:

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed SS Jeff Reboulet on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back. Purchased the contract of C/OF Mike Kinkade from AAA-Las Vegas.

New York Mets: Optioned LHP Mike Bacsik to AAA-Norfolk. Recalled RHP Jae Seo from Norfolk.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted RHP Rodney Myers to AAA-Portland. Purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Villafuerte from Portland.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Brian Bowles to AAA-Syracuse. Activated RHP Luke Prokopec from the 15-day DL.


July 20:

Boston Red Sox: Optioned 2B Bryant Nelson to AAA-Pawtucket. Activated RHP Dustin Hermanson from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Placed 3B Travis Fryman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 15, with right shoulder inflammation. Optioned RHPs Jason Phillips and David Riske to AAA-Buffalo. Recalled RHP Sean DePaula and 1B Earl Snyder from Buffalo. Activated RHP Jaret Wright from the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Charles Nagy from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Transferred SS Alex Gonzalez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Activated LHP Benito Baez from the 60-day DL and optioned him to AA-Portland.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Runelvys Hernandez and OF Brandon Berger to AAA-Omaha. Recalled RHP Jeff Austin from Omaha. Activated OF Chuck Knoblauch from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned LHP Bud Smith to AAA-Memphis. Added LHP Chuck Finley to the roster.

San Diego Padres: Placed C Wiki Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 18, with a strained right hip flexor. Purchased the contract of C Wilbert Nieves from AAA-Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Mark Watson to AAA-Tacoma. Recalled LHP Brian Fitzgerald from Tacoma.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Optioned SS Jason Smith to AAA-Durham. Recalled RHP Victor Zambrano from Durham. Designated LHP Doug Creek and OF Dave McCarty for assignment. Purchased the contracts of SS Andy Sheets and OF Carl Crawford from Durham.


July 19:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Matt Wise to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated RHP Alan Levine from the 15-day DL.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed RHP Rick Helling on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 16, with a sprained right ankle. Placed 1B Greg Colbrunn on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 18, with a strained left calf. Recalled RHP John Patterson from AAA-Tucson. Activated 2B Jay Bell from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati Reds: Recalled OF Brady Clark from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned 1B Luis Garcia to AA-Akron.

Colorado Rockies: Signed C Adam Melhuse to a minor-league contract.

Detroit Tigers: Outrighted RHP Jose Paniagua to AAA-Toledo. Recalled LHP Jamie Walker from Toledo.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Jim Mann to AA-Round Rock. Recalled RHP Kirk Saarloos from AAA-New Orleans.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned RHP Juan Rincon to AAA-Edmonton. Activated RHP Joe Mays from the 60-day DL.

New York Mets: Placed OF Joe McEwing on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 14, with a strained left ribcage. Recalled 2B Marco Scutaro from AAA-Norfolk.

St. Louis Cardinals: Acquired LHP Chuck Finley and cash considerations from Cleveland for 1B Luis Garcia and a player to be named.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Colby Lewis to AAA-Oklahoma. Outrighted RHP Anthony Telford to Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of RHP Reynaldo Garcia from Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Aaron Myette from Oklahoma.


July 18:

Colorado Rockies: Optioned OF Ross Gload to AAA-Colorado Springs. Activated 3B Greg Norton from the 15-day DL. Released RHP Chuck Smith. Claimed LHP Randy Flores off waivers from Texas.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted RHP Cory Bailey to AAA-Omaha.

New York Mets: Claimed RHP Ryan Jamison off waivers from Houston and optioned him to AA-Binghamton.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Purchased the contract of RHP Luis de los Santos from AAA-Durham.

Texas Rangers: Transferred OF Rusty Greer from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned SS Felipe Lopez to AAA-Syracuse. Purchased the contract of OF DeWayne Wise from AA-Tennessee.


July 17:

Anaheim Angels: Placed C Bengie Molina on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Recalled C Jose Molina from AAA-Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Activated 2B Marcus Giles from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Richmond. Designated SS Jesse Garcia for assignment. Activated SS Mark DeRosa from the 15-day DL.

Baltimore Orioles: Recalled OF Luis Matos from AA-Bowie.

Chicago Cubs: Placed C Joe Girardi on the 15-day DL with a left posterior ribcage strain. Outrighted RHP Mike Meyers to AAA-Iowa. Purchased the contract of C Mike Mahoney from AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Joey Hamilton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 8, with a strained left hamstring.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP David Elder to AAA-Buffalo. Activated RHP David Riske from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Outrighted LHP Nate Teut to AAA-Calgary.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Scott Linebrink to AAA-New Orleans. Waived RHP Ryan Jamison. Activated RHP T.J. Mathews from the 60-day DL.

San Francisco Giants: Optioned LHP Aaron Fultz to AAA-Fresno. Purchased the contract of LHP Troy Brohawn from Fresno.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed LHP Wilson Alvarez on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis.


July 16:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed SS Mike Bordick on the 15-day DL with a fractured right kneecap.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned 3B Mike Coolbaugh to AAA-Memphis. Transferred RHP Garrett Stephenson from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Andy Benes from the 60-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed RHP Ryan Rupe on the 15-day DL with right knee tendinitis. Recalled RHP Brandon Backe from AA-Orlando.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Joaquin Benoit to AAA-Oklahoma. Designated LHP Randy Flores for assignment. Activated OF Gabe Kapler from the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Danny Kolb from the 60-day DL.


July 15:

Anaheim Angels: Placed RHP Troy Percival on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 11, with an infection of his left foot. Recalled RHP Matt Wise from AAA-Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Darren Holmes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7, with a badly scraped thumb. Activated RHP Albie Lopez from the 15-day DL.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Designated OF Jose Guillen for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Chad Moeller from AAA-Tucson.

Baltimore Orioles: Designated OF Ryan McGuire for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Howie Clark from AAA-Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Placed LHP Alan Embree on the 15-day DL with left elbow inflammation. Activated RHP Rolando Arrojo from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP Chad Paronto to AAA-Buffalo. Purchased the contract of RHP David Elder from Buffalo.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Dan Reichert to AAA-Omaha. Purchased the contract of RHP Runelvys Hernandez from AA-Wichita.

San Diego Padres: Activated 3B Sean Burroughs from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHP Julio Mateo to AAA-Tacoma. Activated RHP Ryan Franklin from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Outrighted SS Donnie Sadler to AAA-Oklahoma. Placed RHP Hideki Irabu on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 13, with blood clots in his lungs. Placed OF Rusty Greer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 12, with lower back and hip pain. Recalled RHP Rob Bell from AA-Tulsa. Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit from A-Charlotte.


July 14:

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned C Corky Miller to AAA-Louisville. Activated C Kelly Stinnett from the 15-day DL.

Colorado Rockies: Placed C Bobby Estalella on the 15-day DL with a sore left shoulder. Transferred RHP Pete Harnisch from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Walt McKeel from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Houston Astros: Placed OF Brian L. Hunter on the 15-day DL with an emergency appendectomy. Designated LHP Wilfredo Rodriguez for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Barry Wesson from AAA-New Orleans.

Minnesota Twins: Placed LHP Jose Rodriguez on the 15-day DL with an inflammed left elbow. Recalled RHP Kevin Frederick from AAA-Edmonton.


July 13:

Anaheim Angels: Placed LHP Dennis Cook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 5, with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Recalled RHP Brendan Donnelly from AAA-Salt Lake. Acquired minor-league SS Brendan Warriax from Texas for minor-league 3B Zac Roper.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed LHP Gabe White on the 15-day DL with a broken right toe. Activated RHP Jose Rijo from the 15-day DL.

Montreal Expos: Acquired minor-league RHP Saul Rivera from New York Mets as the player to be named in the Scott Strickland trade.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Grant Roberts on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled RHP Mark Corey from AAA-Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Placed RHP Roger Clemens on the 15-day DL with a stiff right groin. Recalled RHP Mike Thurman from AAA-Columbus.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Bronson Arroyo to AAA-Nashville. Activated RHP Josias Manzanillo from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RHP Woody Williams on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7, with a strained left ribcage. Activated OF J.D. Drew from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Released OF Mark Sweeney. Added OF Brian Buchanan to the roster. Signed OF Mark Kotsay to a three-year contract extension through 2005.


July 12:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned 2B Brian Roberts to AAA-Rochester. Purchased the contract of SS Luis Lopez from Rochester.

Chicago White Sox: Acquired 2B/SS D'Angelo Jimenez from San Diego for minor-league C Humberto Quintero and OF Alex Fernandez. Optioned Jimenez to AAA-Charlotte.

Cincinnati Reds: Acquired RHP Jeff M. D'Amico from Cleveland for a player to be named.

Cleveland Indians: Placed OF Matt Lawton on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf muscle. Recalled OF Bill Selby from AAA-Buffalo. Signed RHP Jason Rakers and OF Karim Garcia to a minor-league contract. Acquired minor-league 1B Nick Dempsey from Montreal for minor-league SS Tony Medrano.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned C David Ross to AAA-Albuquerque. Activated C Chad Kreuter from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Recalled OF Mike Cuddyer from AAA-Edmonton.

Montreal Expos: Outrighted LHP Darwin Cubillan to AAA-Ottawa.

New York Mets: Activated RHP Mark Corey from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Norfolk.

San Diego Padres: Placed LHP Eric Cyr on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3, with rotator cuff tendinitis. Placed RHP Kevin Jarvis on the 60-day DL with right flexor tendon surgery. Activated RHP Bobby Jones and 1B Phil Nevin from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Tom Davey from AAA-Portland. Acquired OF Brian Buchanan from Minnesota for minor-league SS Jason Bartlett.


July 11:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Matt Wise to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated C Shawn Wooten from the 60-day DL.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned SS Alex Cintron to AAA-Tucson. Activated 3B Matt Williams from the 60-day DL.

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Sun-Woo Kim to AAA-Pawtucket. Activated 2B Rey Sanchez from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati Reds: Activated RHP Seth Etherton from the 60-day DL and waived him. Waived RHP Brian Reith. Optioned RHP Luke Hudson to AAA-Louisville. Acquired RHP Ryan Dempster from Florida for 2B Wilton Guerrero, OF Juan Encarnacion, and minor-league LHP Ryan Snare. Purchased the contracts of 3B Brandon Larson and OF Raul Gonzalez from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Fired manager Charlie Manuel. Named Joel Skinner interim manager. Named Al Bumbry first base coach and outfield-baserunning instructor, Jeff Datz third base coach, and Robby Thompson bench coach. Optioned OF Jolbert Cabrera to AAA-Buffalo. Activated RHP Jake Westbrook from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed 1B Dmitri Young on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 6, with a hernia. Placed 3B Chris Truby on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4, with a pulled rib cage muscle. Activated OF Bobby Higginson from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Fernando Rodney from AAA-Toledo.

Florida Marlins: Optioned LHP Oswaldo Mairena and SS Pablo Ozuna to AAA-Calgary. Added LHP Graeme Lloyd, RHP Carl Pavano, 3B Mike Mordecai, and OF Juan Encarnacion to the roster. Assigned RHP Justin Wayne to AA-Portland.

Kansas City Royals: Designated RHP Cory Bailey for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Bukvich from AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Acquired OF Cliff Floyd, 2B Wilton Guerrero, RHP Claudio Vargas, and cash considerations from Florida for LHP Graeme Lloyd, RHP Carl Pavano, 3B Mike Mordecai, minor-league RHP Justin Wayne, and a player to be named. Optioned Vargas to AA-Harrisburg.

New York Yankees: Transferred RHP Christian Parker from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Seth Etherton off waivers from Cincinnati and optioned him to AA-Norwich.

Philadelphia Phillies: Claimed RHP Brian Reith off waivers from Cincinnati and optioned him to AAA-Scranton.

St. Louis Cardinals: Acquired minor-league RHP Nerio Rodriguez from Cleveland for minor-league SS Neil Simoneaux. Assigned Rodriguez to AAA-Memphis.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed SS Russ Johnson on the restricted list. Activated RHP Ryan Rupe from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Designated SS Donnie Sadler for assignment. Placed LHP John Rocker on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4, with left shoulder bursitis. Outrighted C Todd Greene to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated OF Rusty Greer from the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Rich Rodriguez from the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Ruben Rivera from Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned OF Pedro Swann to AAA-Syracuse. Activated SS Chris Woodward from the 15-day DL.


July 10:

New York Yankees: Outrighted C Alberto Castillo to AAA-Columbus.

Philadelphia Phillies: Outrighted RHP Jose Santiago to AAA-Scranton.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted 1B Kevin Barker to AAA-Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Placed RHP Rafael Soriano on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder. Recalled LHP Mark Watson from AAA-Tacoma.


July 9:

Chicago Cubs: Fired third base coach Gene Glynn. Added Dave Bialas to the coaching staff.


July 8:

Texas Rangers: Optioned OF Jason Romano to AAA-Oklahoma. Claimed SS Donnie Sadler off waivers from Kansas City.


July 7:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Designated RHP Erik Sabel for assignment. Added RHP Mike Fetters to the roster.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Mike Fyhrie to AAA-Sacramento. Added LHP Ted Lilly to the roster.

Philadelphia Phillies: Designated RHP Jose Santiago for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Joe Roa from AAA-Nashville.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Recalled RHP Bronson Arroyo from AAA-Nashville.


July 6:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Acquired RHP Mike Fetters from Pittsburgh for RHP Duaner Sanchez.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP Jerrod Riggan to AAA-Buffalo. Recalled RHP Jason Phillips from Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned RHP Chris Nichting and OF Benny Agbayani to AAA-Colorado Springs. Recalled LHP Brian Fuentes and C Ben Petrick from Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers: Transferred OF Jacob Cruz from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Duaner Sanchez to AAA-Nashville.

Seattle Mariners: Placed RHP Ryan Franklin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 28, with strep throat. Recalled RHP Julio Mateo from AAA-Tacoma.


July 5:

Chicago Cubs: Fired manager Don Baylor. Named Bruce Kimm interim manager. Promoted Jim Hendry to general manager.

Detroit Tigers: Added 1B Carlos Pena to the roster. Optioned RHP Franklyn German to AAA-Toledo.

New York Mets: Optioned RHP Tyler Walker to AAA-Norfolk. Recalled LHP Mike Bacsik from Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Acquired RHP Jeff Weaver from Oakland for LHP Ted Lilly and minor-league RHP Jason Arnold and OF John-Ford Griffin.

Oakland A's: Acquired RHP Jeff Weaver and cash considerations from Detroit for 1B Carlos Peņa, RHP Franklyn German, and a player to be named. Assigned RHP Jason Arnold and OF John-Ford Griffin to AA-Midland.

San Diego Padres: Placed OF Ray Lankford on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4, with a strained right hamstring. Designated 1B Kevin Barker for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Trenidad Hubbard from AAA-Portland.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Rob Bell to AA-Tulsa. Transferred RHP Rudy Seanez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled LHP Randy Flores from AAA-Oklahoma.


July 4:

Cincinnati Reds: Purchased the contract of RHP Jared Fernandez from AAA-Louisville.

Kansas City Royals: Signed RHP Edwin Hurtado to a minor-league contract.

New York Yankees: Optioned LHP Randy Choate to AAA-Columbus. Recalled RHP Brandon Knight from Columbus.


July 3:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed RHP Todd Stottlemyre on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 27, with right elbow surgery. Recalled RHP Erik Sabel from AAA-Tucson.

Baltimore Orioles: Outrighted 2B Mike Moriarty to AAA-Rochester.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Luis Pineda on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 1, with right shoulder tendinitis. Outrighted LHP Lance Davis to AA-Chattanooga.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted RHP Mac Suzuki to AAA-Omaha.

San Francisco Giants: Placed OF Marvin Benard on the 15-day DL with torn cartilage in his left knee. Purchased the contract of OF Tom Goodwin from AAA-Fresno.


July 2:

Boston Red Sox: Placed 3B Carlos Baerga on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Purchased the contract of RHP Wayne Gomes from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Activated RHP Tom Gordon from the 60-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned OF Bill Selby to AAA-Buffalo. Activated 2B Ricky Gutierrez from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned LHP Jamie Walker to AAA-Toledo. Transferred RHP Danny Patterson from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Brian Moehler from the 60-day DL.

Houston Astros: Placed LHP Carlos Hernandez on the 15-day DL with a sore left shoulder. Recalled RHP Scott Linebrink from AAA-New Orleans.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Steve Trachsel on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder muscle. Recalled RHP Tyler Walker from AAA-Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Designated OF Karim Garcia for assignment. Added OF Raul Mondesi to the roster.

Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHP Doug Nickle to AAA-Scranton. Recalled LHP Hector Mercado from Scranton.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Outrighted OF Adrian Brown to AAA-Nashville. Purchased the contract of OF Adam Hyzdu from Nashville.

Texas Rangers: Optioned OF Ryan Ludwick to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated OF Carl Everett from the 15-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: Recalled C Josh Phelps from AAA-Syracuse. Optioned RHP Justin Miller to Syracuse. Recalled RHP Mike Smith from Syracuse. Optioned Smith to Syracuse. Recalled RHP Brian Bowles from Syracuse.


July 1:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed 1B Erubiel Durazo on the 15-day DL with a bruised right rib muscle. Recalled 2B Alex Cintron from AAA-Tucson.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Francis Beltran to AA-West Tenn.

Colorado Rockies: Placed 3B Greg Norton on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Recalled 1B/OF Ross Gload from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Kevin Olsen to AAA-Calgary. Activated RHP Brad Penny from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Matt Kinney on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Jose Rodriguez from AAA-Edmonton.

New York Yankees: Acquired OF Raul Mondesi and cash considerations from Toronto for minor-league LHP Scott Wiggins.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Gene Stechschulte to AAA-Memphis. Recalled RHP Mike Crudale from Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Placed RHP David Lundquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 29, with a right shoulder strain. Placed RHP Jason Middlebrook on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain. Recalled LHP Kevin Pickford from AAA-Portland. Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Holtz from Portland.


June 30:

Chicago White Sox: Optioned C Josh Paul to AAA-Charlotte. Activated C Sandy Alomar from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Optioned LHP Nate Teut to AAA-Calgary. Activated LHP Oswaldo Mairena from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Kirk Saarloos to AAA-New Orleans. Recalled RHP Jim Mann from New Orleans.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Alexis Gomez to AA-Wichita. Recalled RHP Kris Wilson from AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Recalled 2B Henry Mateo from AAA-Ottawa.

New York Mets: Optioned RHP Satoru Komiyama to AAA-Norfolk. Activated RHP Grant Roberts from the 15-day DL.

New York Yankees: Designated C Alberto Castillo for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Chris Widger from AAA-Columbus.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed OF J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 28. Purchased the contract of 3B Mike Coolbaugh from AAA-Indianapolis.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed SS Chris Woodward on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Pedro Swann from AAA-Syracuse.


June 29:

Chicago Cubs: Signed LHP Travis Miller to a minor-league contract.

Detroit Tigers: Placed OF Jacob Cruz on the 15-day DL, retroactive t to June 23. Purchased the contract of RHP Oscar Henriquez from AAA-Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Designated RHP Mac Suzuki for assignment. Purchased the contract of 2B Mike Caruso from AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Zach Day to AAA-Ottawa.


June 28:

Anaheim Angels: Placed RHP Alan Levine on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 27. Recalled RHP John Lackey from AAA-Salt Lake.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Jose Silva on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 27. Recalled RHP Luke Hudson from AAA-Louisville.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed C Chad Kreuter on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C David Ross from AAA-Las Vegas.

Montreal Expos: Designated LHP Darwin Cubillan for assignment. Acquired RHP Tim Drew from Cleveland as the player to be named in the Bartolo Colon trade.

New York Yankees: Placed LHP Sterling Hitchcock on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 18. Recalled LHP Randy Choate from AAA-Columbus.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Aaron Myette to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated OF Frank Catalanotto from the 15-day DL.


June 27:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned RHP Duaner Sanchez to AAA-Tucson. Transferred OF Danny Bautista from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Matt Mantei from the 60-day DL.

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Albie Lopez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Tim Spooneybarger.

Boston Red Sox: Placed RHP Rolando Arrojo on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Sunny Kim from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Placed RHP Jason Bere on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Francis Beltran from AA-West Tennessee.

Cleveland Indians: Outrighted RHP Nerio Rodriguez to AAA-Buffalo. Released RHP Martin Vargas.

Colorado Rockies: Sold minor-league RHP Chris Holt to Yokohama (Japan).

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Scott Linebrink to AAA-New Orleans. Transferred RHP T.J. Mathews from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Peter Munro from New Orleans.

Montreal Expos: Acquired RHP Bartolo Colon, a player to be named, and cash considerations from Cleveland for 1B Lee Stevens and minor-league LHP Cliff Lee, SS Brandon Phillips, and OF Grady Sizemore.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Mark Corey on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Jaime Cerda from AAA-Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Optioned LHP Randy Choate and OF Marcus Thames to AAA-Columbus. Transferred LHP Randy Keisler from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Karim Garcia from Columbus. Activated RHP Orlando Hernandez from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Optioned 1B Kevin Barker to AAA-Portland. Activated RHP Kevin Jarvis from the 15-day DL.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Mark Watson to AAA-Tacoma. Activated RHP Jeff Nelson from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Outrighted C Paul Hoover to AAA-Durham.


June 26:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned SS Alex Cintron to AAA-Tucson. Activated 2B Junior Spivey from the 15-day DL.

Chicago White Sox: Outrighted RHP Ryan Kohlmeier to AAA-Charlotte.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted OF Donzell McDonald to AAA-Omaha.

Minnesota Twins: Released LHP Travis Miller. Recalled RHP Juan Rincon from AAA-Edmonton.

San Diego Padres: Optioned LHP Kevin Pickford to AAA-Portland. Outrighted RHP J.J. Trujillo to AA-Mobile. Activated OF Mark Sweeney from the 15-day DL.


June 25:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP John Lackey to AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled RHP Matt Wise from Salt Lake.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed RHP Mike Morgan on the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Todd Stottlemyre from the 15-day DL.

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Albie Lopez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Tim Spooneybarger from AAA-Richmond. Activated OF Derrick Lewis from the 60-day DL and outrighted him to Richmond.

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Sean Douglass to AAA-Rochester. Transferred RHP Calvin Maduro from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Yorkis Perez from Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Optioned LHPs Casey Fossum and Darren Oliver and 1B Juan Diaz to AAA-Pawtucket. Added LHP Alan Embree to the roster. Activated RHP Rich Garces and OF Manny Ramirez from the 15-day DL.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned 2B Willie Harris to AAA-Charlotte. Recalled RHP Matt Ginter from Charlotte.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed OF Ken Griffey Jr. on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 24. Recalled OF Austin Kearns from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Designated RHP Nerio Rodriguez for assignment. Activated RHP Paul Shuey from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Hansel Izquierdo to AAA-Calgary. Recalled LHP Nate Teut from Calgary. Acquired RHP Donnie Bridges from Montreal for minor-league OF Brett Roneberg. Optioned Bridges to Calgary.

Milwaukee Brewers: Outrighted C Marcus Jensen to AAA-Indianapolis. Activated C Paul Bako from the 15-day DL.

New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Mike Thurman to AAA-Columbus. Activated RHP Mariano Rivera from the 15-day DL.

Philadelphia Phillies: Acquired minor-league OF Bruce Aven from Cleveland for minor-league RHP Jeff M. D'Amico.

St. Louis Cardinals: Recalled RHP Travis Smith from AAA-Memphis.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHP Julio Mateo to AAA-Tacoma. Transferred RHP Paul Abbott from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Mark Watson from Tacoma.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed RHP Ryan Rupe and OF Greg Vaughn on the 15-day DL. Designated C Paul Hoover for assignment. Optioned LHP Jason Jimenez and RHP Victor Zambrano to AAA-Durham. Activated RHP Jorge Sosa from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHPs Jesus Colome and Travis Phelps and C Toby Hall from Durham. Purchased the contract of OF Dave McCarty from Durham.

Texas Rangers: Placed RHP Francisco Cordero on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Colby Lewis from AAA-Oklahoma.


June 24:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Brendan Donnelly to AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled RHP John Lackey from Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Activated RHP Kris Keller from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Richmond.

Detroit Tigers: Outrighted OF Ryan Jackson to AAA-Toledo.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Gabe Kapler on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit from AAA-Oklahoma. Optioned Benoit to Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Aaron Myette from Oklahoma.


June 23:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed OF Jeff Conine on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 15. Transferred 1B David Segui from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of 3B Jose Leon from AAA-Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Activated LHP Jeff Wallace and RHP Paxton Crawford from the 15-day DL and optioned them to AAA-Pawtucket. Transferred 1B Calvin Pickering from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Acquired LHP Alan Embree and RHP Andy Shibilo from San Diego for minor-league RHPs Brad Baker and Dan Giese.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned OF Austin Kearns to AAA-Louisville. Recalled RHP Luis Pineda from Louisville.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Jeff Austin to AAA-Omaha. Activated RHP Jason Grimsley from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Donzell McDonald for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Aaron Guiel from Omaha.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Ricky Bottalico on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Doug Nickle from AAA-Scranton.

San Diego Padres: Purchased the contract of RHP David Lundquist from AAA-Portland.

Texas Rangers: Optioned LHP Randy Flores to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Rob Bell from Oklahoma.


June 22:

Cleveland Indians: Placed OF Todd Dunwoody on the 15-day DL. Recalled 1B Ben Broussard from AAA-Buffalo.

St. Louis Cardinals: Announced the death of RHP Darryl Kile in his hotel room.

Texas Rangers: Named Orel Hershiser pitching coach.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Brandon Lyon to AAA-Syracuse. Activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day DL.


June 21:

Colorado Rockies: Signed RHP Donne Wall to a minor-league contract.

San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Bobby Jones on the 15-day DL with a strained right elbow. Optioned RHP J.J. Trujillo to AA-Mobile. Outrighted OF Trenidad Hubbard to AAA-Portland. Recalled LHP Eric Cyr and RHP Jeremy Fikac from Mobile. Purchased the contract of RHP Jake Peavy from Mobile.

San Francisco Giants: Outrighted OF Tom Goodwin to AAA-Fresno.


June 20:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned SS Augie Ojeda to AAA-Iowa. Purchased the contract of 1B Angel Echevarria from Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Promoted Leland Maddox to assistant general manager and director of scouting. Named Gary Hughes special assistant to the general manager and senior advisor of player development.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Carl Pavano to AAA-Ottawa. Designated RHP Donnie Bridges for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Dan Smith from Ottawa.

San Diego Padres: Signed 1B Ryan Klesko to a two-year contract extension through 2006.

Texas Rangers: Fired pitching coach Oscar Acosta.


June 19:

Anaheim Angels: Placed OF Julio Ramirez on the 15-day DL. Outrighted 3B Clay Bellinger to AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled RHP Brendan Donnelly from Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Activated OF George Lombard from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Placed RHP David Riske on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Jaret Wright from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Heath Murray from AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit Tigers: Designated OF Ryan Jackson for assignment. Acquired OF George Lombard from Atlanta for disabled RHP Kris Keller.


June 18:

Anaheim Angels: Signed a two-year player development agreement extension through 2004 with AAA-Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Activated LHP Horacio Ramirez from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-Greenville.

Chicago Cubs: Outrighted LHP Jesus Sanchez to AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Re-assigned amateur scouting director Kasey McKeon and named him major league scout.

Cleveland Indians: Outrighted OF Chad Allen to AAA-Buffalo. Purchased the contract of OF Todd Dunwoody from Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned LHP Brian Fuentes to AAA-Colorado Springs. Activated RHP Rick White from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned OF Craig Monroe to AAA-Toledo. Activated FO Jacob Cruz from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Jim Mann to AAA-New Orleans. Transferred RHP Doug Brocail from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Kirk Saarloos from AA-Round Rock.

Kansas City Royals: Fired pitching coach Al Nipper. Named John Cumberland pitching coach. Activated LHP Chris George from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Omaha. Placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9. Purchased the contract of RHP Shawn Sedlacek from AAA-Omaha.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed OF Geoff Jenkins on the 15-day DL with a dislocated right ankle. Purchased the contract of OF Ryan Thompson from AAA-Indianapolis.


June 16

Cleveland Indians: Placed 2B Ricky Gutierrez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 14. Recalled OF Jolbert Cabrera from AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Placed 2B Jose Ortiz on the 15-day DL. Recalled 2B Brent Butler from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins: Placed LHP Oswaldo Mairena on the 15-day DL. Recalled 2B Pablo Ozuna from AAA-Calgary.

Houston Astros: Optioned 2B Keith Ginter and SS Adam Everett to AAA-New Orleans. Purchased the contract of 1B Alan Zinter from New Orleans. Activated RHP Scott Linebrink from New Orleans.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned OF So Taguchi to AAA-Memphis. Activated OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

San Francisco Giants: Designated OF Tom Goodwin for assignment. Activated SS Ramon Martinez from the 15-day DL.


June 15:

Kansas City Royals: Recalled OF Alexis Gomez from AA-Wichita.


June 14:

Anaheim Angels: Released RHP Donne Wall. Recalled RHP Scot Shields from AAA-Salt Lake.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed 2B Junior Spivey on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Duaner Sanchez from AA-El Paso.

Chicago Cubs: Activated LHP Ron Mahay from the 15-day DL and outrighted him to AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Acquired LHP Bruce Chen from Montreal for RHP Jim Brower.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted LHP Brian Shouse to AAA-Omaha. Placed SS Donnie Sadler on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Blake Stein from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Britt Reames to AAA-Ottawa. Recalled RHP Zach Day from Ottawa. Signed RHP Mike Buddie to a minor-league contract.

New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Brandon Knight to AAA-Columbus. Activated LHP Andy Pettite from the 15-day DL.

Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned LHP Hector Mercado to AAA-Scranton. Activated RHP Carlos Silva from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Placed OF Mark Sweeney on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Brian Tollberg from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Claimed OF Eugene Kingsale off waivers from Seattle.

Seattle Mariners: Activated DH Edgar Martinez from the 60-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Luke Prokopec on the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Steve Parris from the 60-day DL.


June 13:

Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHP Matt Ginter to AAA-Charlotte. Recalled 2B Willie Harris from Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Placed RHP Paul Shuey on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jerrod Riggan from AAA-Buffalo.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Shane Reynolds on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Brandon Puffer from AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Activated RHP Bryan Corey from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Las Vegas.

Montreal Expos: Activated LHP Scott Downs from the 60-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Ottawa.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Grant Roberts on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Mark Corey from AAA-Norfolk. Named Chris Chambliss hitting coach.

New York Yankees: Claimed RHP Nate Field off waivers from Kansas City and optioned him to AAA-Columbus.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Activated RHP Delvin James from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-Orlando.

Texas Rangers: Outrighted OF Calvin Murray to AAA-Oklahoma.


June 12:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned 2B Bobby Hill to AAA-Iowa. Activated OF Delino DeShields from the 15-day DL.

Chicago White Sox: Placed C Sandy Alomar on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder impingement. Recalled C Josh Paul from AAA-Charlotte.

Detroit Tigers: Placed OF Bobby Higginson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9, with a pulled left hamstring. Transferred RHP Matt Anderson from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Ryan Jackson from AAA-Toledo.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Bob Wells on the 15-day DL with an inflamed right elbow. Purchased the contract of LHP Travis Miller from AAA-Edmonton.


June 11:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned RHP Bret Prinz to AAA-Tucson. Recalled SS Alex Cintron from Tucson.

Kansas City Royals: Designated LHP Brian Shouse for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Scott Mullen from AAA-Omaha.

St. Louis Cardinals: Acquired minor-league 2B Warren Morris from Minnesota for a player to be named.

San Diego Padres: Purchased the contract of 1B Kevin Barker from AAA-Portland. Optioned RHPs Jeremy Fikac and Dennis Tankersley to AA-Mobile. Purchased the contracts of LHP Oliver Perez and RHP J.J. Trujillo from Mobile.


June 10:

Atlanta Braves: Outrighted RHP Scott Sobkowiak to AA-Greenville.

Boston Red Sox: Placed 2B Rey Sanchez on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Recalled 1B Juan Diaz from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Recalled SS Augie Ojeda from AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Carlos Almanzar on the 15-day DL with a fractured right ring finger. Activated RHP John Riedling from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Danny Patterson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9, with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. Recalled OF Craig Monroe from AAA-Toledo.

New York Mets: Outrighted SS Ramon Soler to AA-Binghamton. Fired batting coach Dave Engle. Announced that bench coach Tom Robson will temporarily assume batting instruction duties.

New York Yankees: Placed RHP Mariano Rivera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9, with a strained right groin. Recalled RHP Brandon Knight from AAA-Columbus.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed OF Jim Edmonds on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 1, with a sprained right wrist. Recalled OF So Taguchi from AAA-Memphis.

San Francisco Giants: Claimed LHP Jason Pearson off waivers from San Diego and optioned him to AAA-Fresno.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Aaron Myette to AAA-Oklahoma. Designated OF Calvin Murray for assignment. Activated RHP Jay Powell from the 60-day DL. Recalled OF Kevin Mench from Oklahoma.


June 9:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned OF Jackson Melian to AA-West Tennessee.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed C Paul Bako on the 15-day DL with a dislocated pinky on his right hand. Acquired C Robert Machado from the Chicago Cubs for OF Jackson Melian. Placed RHP Chad Fox on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 8, with a strained rotator cuff. Purchased the contract of RHP Jayson Durocher from AAA-Indianapolis.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Jack Cressend on the 15-day DL with a strained right rotator cuff. Recalled DH Matt LeCroy from AAA-Edmonton.

New York Yankees: Placed OF Juan Rivera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 8, with a fractured right kneecap. Recalled OF Marcus Thames from AAA-Columbus.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Rob Bell to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled LHP John Rocker from Oklahoma.


June 8:

Florida Marlins: Outrighted 2B Marty Malloy to AAA-Calgary. Activated C Ramon Castro from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Placed OF Mark Quinn on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Designated RHP Nathan Field for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Donzell McDonald from AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Transferred RHP Troy Mattes from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Joaquin Benoit to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Aaron Myette from Oklahoma.


June 7:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed RHP Calvin Maduro on the 15-day DL with bone chips in his right elbow. Activated RHP Jason Johnson from the 15-day DL.

Chicago Cubs: Activated RHP Carlos Zambrano from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Placed RHP Charles Nagy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 5, with an aggravated right elbow injury. Optioned 1B Ben Broussard to AAA-Buffalo. Transferred C Eddie Taubensee and OF Alex Escobar from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of RHP Nerio Rodriguez and OF Chad Allen from Buffalo. Purchased the contract of OF Chad Allen from Buffalo.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Jose Rijo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 2, with a tired arm. Acquired OF Russell Branyan from Cleveland for 1B Ben Broussard.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Brandon Puffer to AAA-New Orleans. Recalled SS Adam Everett from New Orleans.

Milwaukee Brewers: Released SS Luis Lopez.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Rusty Greer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 4, with back problems. Activated C Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: Named Bruce Walton bullpen coach.


June 6:

Baltimore Orioles: Activated OF Luis Matos from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-Bowie.

Chicago Cubs: Outrighted RHP Pat Mahomes to AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Activated RHP Jose Silva from the 15-day DL.

Colorado Rockies: Placed LHP Kent Mercker on the 15-day DL with surgery on a cut on his left hand. Recalled LHP Brian Fuentes from AAA-Colorado Springs. Optioned 2B Brent Butler to Colorado Springs. Activated RHP Shawn Chacon from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Seth Greisinger to AAA-Toledo. Recalled LHP Mike Maroth from Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Placed OF Chuck Knoblauch on the 15-day DL with a strained left forearm. Recalled OF Brandon Berger from AAA-Omaha.

Milwaukee Brewers: Signed C Sal Fasano to a minor-league contract.

New York Mets: Outrighted 1B Mark Johnson to AAA-Norfolk.

Oakland A's: Optioned 2B Esteban German to AAA-Sacramento. Recalled SS Mark Ellis from Sacramento.

St. Louis Cardinals: Signed LHP C.J. Nitkowski and C Alex Andreopolous to minor-league contracts.


June 5:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned LHP Eddie Oropesa to AAA-Tucson. Recalled RHP Mike Koplove from Tucson.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Luis Pineda to AAA-Louisville.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned LHP Brian Fuentes to AAA-Colorado Springs. Activated OF Benny Agbayani from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Named their stadium Minute Maid Field.

Kansas City Royals: Placed RHP Jason Grimsley on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 4, with a strained left oblique. Recalled RHP Jeff Austin from AAA-Omaha.

New York Mets: Outrighted RHP Eric Cammack to AA-Binghamton. Claimed SS Ramon Soler off waivers from Tampa Bay and optioned him to Binghamton.

New York Yankees: Released OF Gerald Williams. Recalled OF Juan Rivera from AAA-Columbus.

St. Louis Cardinals: Outrighted LHP Jose Rodriguez to AAA-Memphis. Activated LHP Rick Ankiel from the 60-day DL and optioned him to A-Peoria.

Seattle Mariners: Placed OF Chris Snelling on the 60-day DL with a knee injury. Purchased the contract of OF Eugene Kingsale from AAA-Tacoma.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Outrighted RHP Lee Gardner to AAA-Durham.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Carl Everett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 3, with a strained left hamstring. Recalled OF Ryan Ludwick from AAA-Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Announced the resignation of pitching coach Mark Connor and bench coach Cookie Rojas. Named Gil Patterson pitching coach.


June 4:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Courtney Duncan to AAA-Iowa. Activated RHP Kyle Farnsworth from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned OF Jolbert Cabrera to AAA-Buffalo. Activated OF Milton Bradley from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Promoted Doug Swan to director of ballpark entertainment and Kirby Kander to assistant director of ballpark entertainmant. Named Brock Jessel production contractor.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed RHP Bryan Corey on the 15-day DL with a sprained right ankle. Activated LHP Terry Mulholland from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Announced that RHP Mike Buddie refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Minnesota Twins: Designated 2B Jay Canizaro for assignment. Activated 2B Luis Rivas from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Designated 1B Mark Johnson for assignment. Purchased the contract of OF Tony Tarasco from AAA-Norfolk.

Oakland A's: Released LHP Mike Holtz. Optioned RHP Jeff Tam to AAA-Sacramento. Activated OF David Justice from the 15-day DL.

Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RHP Steve Woodard to a minor-league contract.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RHP Garrett Stephenson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 30, with a strained left hamstring. Recalled LHP Bud Smith from AAA-Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted RHP Jason Boyd to AAA-Portland. Purchased the contract of LHP Jason Pearson from Portland.

San Francisco Giants: Placed 2B Ramon E. Martinez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 31, with a concussion. Activated SS Rich Aurilia from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Placed RHP Rudy Seanez on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit from AAA-Oklahoma.


June 3:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned OF Luis Garcia to AAA-Rochester. Activated RHP Chris Brock from the 15-day DL.

Boston Red Sox: Placed RHP Rich Garces on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 2, with a strained right hamstring. Purchased the contract of LHP Chris Haney from AAA-Pawtucket.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated SS Luis Lopez for assignment. Activated OF Matt Stairs from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Designated SS Ramon Soler for assignment. Activated LHP Bobby Seay from the 60-day DL and optioned him to AA-Orlando.

Toronto Blue Jays: Fired manager Buck Martinez and first base coach Garth Iorg. Promoted third base coach Carlos Tosca to interim manager for the rest of the season. Named John Gibbons first base coach and Brian Butterfield third base coach. Designated OF Brian Lesher for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Ken Huckaby from AAA-Syracuse.


June 2:

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Sunny Kim to AAA-Pawtucket. Purchased the contract of RHP Willie Banks from Pawtucket.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Bronson Arroyo to AAA-Nashville. Recalled RHP Mike Lincoln from Nashville.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Designated RHP Lee Gardner for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Jason Jimenez from AAA-Durham.


June 1:

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned OF Brady Clark to AAA-Louisville. Activated SS Juan Castro from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed OF Jacob Cruz on the 15-day DL with right knee inflammation. Activated 2B Damion Easley from the 15-day DL.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Carlos Silva on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 27, with a right knee sprain. Activated RHP Robert Person from the 15-day DL.


May 31:

Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Kris Keller on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 25, with a strained right arm. Activated RHP Danny Patterson from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated RHP Mike Buddie for assignment. Activated RHP Chad Fox from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Brad Radke on the 15-day DL with an aggravated groin injury. Recalled LHP Johan Santana from AAA-Edmonton.

New York Mets: Optioned 3B Ty Wigginton to AAA-Norfolk. Activated 3B John Valentin from the 15-day DL.

Oakland A's: Outrighted OF Larry Sutton to AAA-Sacramento. Recalled RHP Jeff Tam from Sacramento.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed LHP David Williams on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 28, with a torn labrum. Recalled RHP Bronson Arroyo from AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Mike Crudale to AAA-Memphis. Activated LHP Steve Kline from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Placed 1B Phil Nevin on the 15-day DL with a broken left arm. Purchased the contract of RHP Rodney Myers from AAA-Portland.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed RHP Jorge Sosa on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26, with a right shoulder strain. Activated LHP Wilson Alvarez from the 15-day DL.


May 30:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned 2B Alfredo Amezaga to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated 1B Benji Gil from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Designated RHP Mike Trombley for assignment. Activated RHP Brad Radke from the 15-day DL.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Erik Hiljus to AAA-Sacramento. Activated RHP Cory Lidle from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted C Javier Cardona to AAA-Portland. Placed RHP Brian Tollberg on the 15-day DL with a sprained right elbow. Placed 3B Sean Burroughs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 29, with a sprained right shoulder. Activated RHP Bobby Jones from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of SS Julius Matos from Portland.

Texas Rangers: Outrighted LHP Juan Alvarez and RHP Steve Woodard to AAA-Oklahoma.


May 29:

Atlanta Braves: Placed 2B Marcus Giles on the 15-day DL with a severely sprained right ankle. Transferred OF B.J. Surhoff from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B Matt Franco from AAA-Richmond.

Chicago Cubs: Placed OF Delino DeShields on the 15-day DL with an inflamed right hip joint. Activated C Todd Hundley from the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Designated OF Bruce Aven for assignment. Purchased the contract of 3B/OF Bill Selby from AAA-Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Placed RHP Rick White on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. Recalled LHP Brian Fuentes from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Dave Mlicki on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26, with a strained intercostal muscle in his left side. Activated RHP Wade Miller from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Morgan Ensberg to AAA-New Orleans. Recalled 3B Keith Ginter from New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Designated RHP Dennis Springer for assignment. Activated LHP Jesse Orosco from the 15-day DL.


May 28:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Designated RHP Jose Parra for assignment. Recalled RHP Bret Prinz from AAA-Tucson.

Florida Marlins: Optioned 2B Pablo Ozuna to AAA-Calgary. Activated OF Kevin Millar from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned C Juan Brito to AA-Wichita. Placed RHP Blake Stein on the 15-day with a strained left groin. Recalled RHP Brad Voyles from AAA-Omaha. Activated C Brent Mayne from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Designated SS Wilmy Caceres for assignment. Optioned C Toby Hall and OF Jason Tyner to AAA-Durham. Recalled 3B Aubrey Huff from Durham. Purchased the contract of C Paul Hoover from Durham.


May 27:

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed RHP Kevin Brown on the 15-day DL with right elbow discomfort. Purchased the contract of RHP Bryan Corey from AAA-Las Vegas.

San Diego Padres: Designated RHP Tom Davey for assignment. Activated 1B Phil Nevin from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Designated LHP Chris Michalak and RHP Steve Woodard for assignment. Optioned LHP Doug Davis to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Rob Bell from Oklahoma. Purchased the contracts of LHP Juan Alvarez and RHP Anthony Telford from Oklahoma.


May 26:

Detroit Tigers: Optioned C Mike Rivera to AAA-Toledo. Activated C Brandon Inge from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Activated RHP Kris Wilson from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-Wichita.

Montreal Expos: Optioned OF Endy Chavez to AAA-Ottawa. Activated 1B Andres Galarraga from the 15-day DL.

Philadelphia Phillies: Acquired LHP Dan Plesac from Toronto for RHP Cliff Politte.


May 25:

Chicago Cubs: Placed LHP Ron Mahay on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 23, with left biceps tendinitis. Recalled RHP Courtney Duncan from AAA-Iowa. Optioned SS Augie Ojeda to Iowa. Activated SS Alex Gonzalez from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Scott Linebrink on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 20, with a strained right elbow capsule. Recalled RHP Jim Mann from AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned LHP Jeff Williams to AAA-Las Vegas. Purchased the contract of RHP Dennis Springer from Las Vegas.

Oakland A's: Designated LHP Mike Holtz for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Aaron Harang from AAA-Sacramento.


May 24:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed OF Danny Bautista on the 15-day DL with torn cartilage in his left shoulder. Activated OF David Dellucci from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati Reds: Activated OF Ken Griffey Jr. from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned RHP Brian Mallette to AAA-Indianapolis. Activated RHP Jamey Wright from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Optioned RHP Mark Corey to AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of LHP Bobby Jones from Norfolk.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted 1B Alex Pelaez to AAA-Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHP Justin Kaye to AAA-Tacoma. Transferred DH Edgar Martinez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Chris Snelling from AA-San Antonio.

Toronto Blue Jays: Outrighted C Ken Huckaby to AAA-Syracuse.


May 23:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned LHP Mark Lukasiewicz to AAA-Salt Lake. Recalled SS Alfredo Amezaga from Salt Lake.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned SS Gookie Dawkins to AA-Chattanooga.

Detroit Tigers: Recalled RHP Kris Keller from AAA-Toledo.

Minnesota Twins: Outrighted 3B Casey Blake to AAA-Edmonton. Activated 3B Corey Koskie from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Assigned RHP Kane Davis to AAA-Norfolk on a 30-day rehab assignment.

New York Yankees: Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Thurman from AAA-Columbus.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted RHP Andy Shibilo to AA-Mobile.

Seattle Mariners: Released RHP Greg Wooten. Claimed 1B Nate Rolison off waivers from Florida and optioned him to AAA-Tacoma.


May 22:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Scott Chiasson to AAA-Iowa. Recalled RHP Mark Prior from Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Activated RHP Joey Hamilton from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned 2B Oscar Salazar to AAA-Toledo.

New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Adrian Hernandez to AAA-Columbus.

Philadelphia Phillies: Acquired OF Jeremy Giambi from Oakland for OF John Mabry.

Toronto Blue Jays: Activated RHP Bob File from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA-Syracuse.


May 21:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned 2B Mike Moriarty to AAA-Rochester. Recalled 2B Brian Roberts from Rochester.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Jose Acevedo to AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Released OF Brady Anderson. Recalled OF Chris Magruder from AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Matt Anderson on the 15-day DL with a sore right shoulder. Recalled 2B Oscar Salazar from Toledo. Optioned RHP Nate Cornejo to AAA-Toledo. Recalled RHP Adam Bernero from Toledo.

Florida Marlins: Designated 1B Nate Rolison for assignment. Added 2B Homer Bush to the roster. Placed RHP Brad Penny on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 19, with right biceps inflammation. Activated RHP Armando Almanza from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Outrighted LHP Takahito Nomura and RHP Everett Stull to AAA-Indianapolis. Activated RHP Nelson Figueroa from the 15-day DL.

New York Yankees: Placed RHP Orlando Hernandez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16, with a strained upper back. Recalled RHP Adrian Hernandez from AAA-Columbus. Named Stump Merrill manager at AAA-Columbus and Luis Sojo manager at AA-Norwich.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Jeff Tam, 1B Carlos Pena, and 2B Frankie Menechino to AAA-Sacramento. Purchased the contract of 1B Larry Sutton from Sacramento. Recalled 2B Esteban German and OF Adam Piatt from Sacramento.

San Diego Padres: Optioned 3B Alex Pelaez to AAA-Portland. Activated OF Ron Gant from the 15-day DL.

San Francisco Giants: Placed SS Rich Aurilia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 20, with bone chips in his right elbow. Activated OF Shawon Dunston from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Optioned OF Kevin Mench to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated OF Carl Everett from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP John Rocker to Oklahoma. Recalled LHP Randy Flores from Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned C Ken Huckaby to AAA-Syracuse. Activated C Darrin Fletcher from the 15-day DL.


May 20:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Matt Wise to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated RHP Donne Wall from the 15-day DL.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned OF Ruben Mateo to AAA-Louisville. Purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Almanzar from Louisville.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Brandon Berger to AAA-Omaha. Purchased the contract of RHP Mac Suzuki from Omaha.


May 19:

Florida Marlins: Placed SS Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day DL with a dislocated left shoulder. Signed free agent 2B Homer Bush to a one-year contract.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed 1B/OF Matt Stairs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16, with a strained left hamstring. Activated SS Luis Lopez from the 15-day DL.


May 18:

Atlanta Braves: Placed SS Mark DeRosa on the 15-day DL with an injured right ankle. Purchased the contract of SS Jesse Garcia from AAA-Richmond.

Baltimore Orioles: Placed 1B David Segui on the 15-day DL with left hand surgery. Purchased the contract of 1B/OF Ryan McGuire from AAA-Rochester.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned LHP Mike Porzio to AAA-Charlotte. Activated LHP Kelly Wunsch from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Fernando Rodney to AA-Erie. Activated RHP Matt Anderson from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Placed C Ramon Castro on the 15-day DL with a strained muscle in his right elbow. Recalled SS Pablo Ozuna from AAA-Calgary.

Kansas City Royals: Placed LHP Chris George on the 15-day DL with a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. Activated LHP Darrell May from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed OF Armando Rios on the 15-day DL with a left knee contusion. Recalled SS Abraham Nunez from AAA-Nashville.


May 17:

Baltimore Orioles: Outrighted C Izzy Molina to AAA-Rochester. Recalled OF Luis Garcia from Rochester.

Colorado Rockies: Acquired minor-league RHP Bryan Rekar from Kansas City for minor-league RHP Eduardo Villacis.

Detroit Tigers: Named Mike Veeck senior vice president of marketing and communications. Named Jim Stapleton senior vice president of business affairs. Optioned 2B Oscar Salazar to AAA-Toledo. Transferred C Mitch Meluskey from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of SS Ramon Santiago from Toledo.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated RHP Everett Stull for assignment. Placed C Raul Casanova on the 15-day DL with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Recalled LHP Valerio de los Santos from AAA-Indianapolis. Purchased the contract of C Marcus Jensen from Indianapolis.

Oakland A's: Placed RHP Cory Lidle on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled RHP Mike Fyhrie from AAA-Sacramento.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed RHP Delvin James on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9. Optioned RHP Jason Standridge to AAA-Durham. Recalled SS Jason Smith from Durham. Purchased the contract of RHP Lee Gardner from Durham.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Frank Catalanotto on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11, with tightness in his right groin and lower back spasms. Activated OF Juan Gonzalez from the 15-day DL. Signed C Danny Ardoin to a minor-league contract.


May 16:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned SS Alex Cintron to AAA-Tucson. Activated 1B Erubiel Durazo from the 15-day DL.

Chicago White Sox: Acquired OF Anthony Sanders from Cincinnati for future considerations and assigned him to AAA-Charlotte. Signed OFs Damon Buford and Brooks Kieschnick to a minor-league contract.

Cleveland Indians: Named Buddy Bell baseball consultant.

Detroit Tigers: Acquired 3B Chris Truby from Montreal for OF Jose Macias.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed LHP Jesse Orosco on the 15-day DL with a strained side muscle. Recalled RHP Guillermo Mota from AAA-Las Vegas.

New York Yankees: Re-assigned AAA-Columbus manager Brian Butterfield. Named Frank Howard interim manager at Columbus.

San Diego Padres: Placed 1B Phil Nevin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12, with a strained left shoulder. Optioned OF Cesar Crespo to AAA-Portland. Transferred LHP Jose Nunez and RHP Matt DeWitt from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of LHP Kevin Pickford and 3B Alex Pelaez from Portland.

Texas Rangers: Designated C Hector Ortiz for assignment. Signed free agent C Todd Greene to a one-year contract.

Toronto Blue Jays: Activated OF Shannon Stewart from the 15-day DL.


May 15:

Houston Astros: Named John Tamargo Sr. bench coach. Named Mark Bailey bullpen coach. Optioned OF Jason Lane to AAA-New Orleans. Acquired LHP Pedro Borbon Jr. from Toronto for a player to be named.

Kansas City Royals: Named Tony Pena manager.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP Nick Neugebauer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9, with a strained right rotator cuff. Recalled RHP Brian Mallette from AAA-Indianapolis.

New York Mets: Placed 3B John Valentin on the 15-day DL with a sore right shoulder. Purchased the contract of 3B Ty Wigginton from AAA-Norfolk.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned LHP Bud Smith to AAA-Memphis. Activated RHP Woody Williams from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Optioned C Javier Cardona to AAA-Portland. Placed RHP Bobby Jones on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 13, with a strained left oblique muscle. Activated RHP Tom Davey and C Wiki Gonzalez from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Optioned RHP Jesus Colome to AAA-Durham. Recalled RHP Jason Standridge from Durham.


May 14:

Boston Red Sox: Placed OF Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL with a broken left index finger. Purchased the contract of 2B Bryant Nelson from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago White Sox: Promoted Kirk Champion to minor-league pitching supervisor. Named Curt Hasler pitching coach at AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned LHP Alex Herrera to AAA-Buffalo. Purchased the contract of OF Bruce Aven from Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Outrighted RHP Mike James to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned OF Craig Monroe to AAA-Toledo. Activated 1B Dmitri Young from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Gary Knotts to AAA-Calgary. Activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Brad Radke on the 15-day DL with a pulled groin muscle. Transferred RHP Joe Mays from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Trombley from AAA-Edmonton.

Montreal Expos: Announced that OF Henry Rodriguez refused assignment and opted for free agency.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Travis Smith to AAA-Memphis. Activated RHP Garrett Stephenson from the 15-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Mike Smith to AAA-Syracuse. Activated RHP Esteban Loaiza from the 15-day DL.


May 13:

Chicago Cubs: Placed SS Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 10, with a strained left hamstring. Transferred LHP Donovan Osborne from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Pat Mahomes from AAA-Iowa.

Chicago White Sox: Announced the retirement of OF Jose Canseco.

Colorado Rockies: Placed OF Benny Agbayani on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12, with a strained left hamstring. Recalled RHP Denny Stark from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Kansas City Royals: Designated 1B Dave McCarty for assignment. Activated LHP Brian Shouse from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Kane Davis on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back. Recalled RHP Mark Corey from AAA-Norfolk.


May 12:

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Brad Voyles to AAA-Omaha. Activated OF Mark Quinn from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned C Matt LeCroy to AAA-Edmonton. Activated DH David Ortiz from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Mike Lincoln to AAA-Nashville. Activated RHP Kris Benson from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Optioned 3B Hank Blalock to AAA-Oklahoma. Activated RHP Chan Ho Park from the 15-day DL.


May 11:

Atlanta Braves: Activated RHP Jason Marquis from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed C Brandon Inge on the 15-day DL with a separated right shoulder. Transferred 3B Dean Palmer from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Matt Walbeck from AAA-Toledo.

Montreal Expos: Designated SS Lou Collier for assignment. Signed free agent OF Wil Cordero to a one-year contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Activated OF Chad Hermansen from the 15-day DL.

Seattle Mariners: Signed RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki to a two-year contract extension through 2004 with an option for 2005.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Joaquin Benoit to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled OF Jason Romano from Oklahoma.


May 10:

Atlanta Braves: Optioned RHP Tim Spooneybarger to AAA-Richmond.

Chicago Cubs: Placed RHP Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day DL with a strained right elbow. Purchased the contract of 2B Bobby Hill from AAA-Iowa.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned 1B Earl Snyder to AAA-Buffalo. Recalled LHP Alex Herrera from Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies: Placed RHP Shawn Chacon on the 15-day DL with a strained muscle in his chest. Recalled 2B Brent Butler from AAA-Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Blaine Neal to AAA-Calgary. Activated RHP Julian Tavarez from the 15-day DL.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed LHP Terry Mulholland on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 4, with a strained lower back. Recalled LHP Jeff Williams from AAA-Las Vegas.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned RHP Brian Mallette to AAA-Indianapolis. Transferred RHP Paul Rigdon from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Everett Stull from Indianapolis.

Minnesota Twins: Placed 3B Corey Koskie on the 15-day DL with a torn right hamstring. Released 2B Warren Morris. -Purchased the contract of 3B Casey Blake from AAA-Edmonton.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned SS Abraham Nunez to AAA-Nashville.

San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Kevin Jarvis on the 15-day DL with a strained right elbow. Recalled RHP Dennis Tankersley from AA-Mobile. Optioned RHP Andy Shibilo to AAA-Portland. Recalled RHP Jason Middlebrook from Portland.

Toronto Blue Jays: Released 2B Homer Bush.


May 9:

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Hipolito Pichardo on the restricted list. Recalled OF Jason Lane from AAA-New Orleans.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Mike Fyhrie to AAA-Sacramento. Activated LHP Mark Mulder from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Optioned LHP Randy Flores to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit from Oklahoma.


May 8:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned RHP Erik Sabel to AAA-Tucson. Recalled SS Alex Cintron from Tucson.

Chicago Cubs: Placed LHP Donovan Osborne on the 15-day DL with a strained right side muscle. Recalled RHP Scott Chiasson from AAA-Iowa.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP Nelson Figueroa on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 7, with a right ankle sprain. Recalled RHP Brian Mallette from AAA-Indianapolis.

Montreal Expos: Outrighted OF Henry Rodriguez to AAA-Ottawa. Purchased the contract of OF Troy O'Leary from Ottawa.

New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Adrian Hernandez from AAA-Columbus. Activated LHP Sterling Hitchcock from the 15-day DL.

Oakland A's: Placed OF David Justice on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin. Recalled OF Eric Byrnes from AAA-Sacramento.

San Diego Padres: Optioned RHP Ben Howard to AA-Mobile. Recalled RHP Andy Shibilo from Mobile.

Seattle Mariners: Outrighted RHP Wascar Serrano to AAA-Tacoma. Placed RHP Jeff Nelson on the 15-day DL with bone chips in his right elbow. Recalled RHP Rafael Soriano from AA-San Antonio.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Released 3B Bobby Smith. Recalled 3B Jared Sandberg from AAA-Durham.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Carl Everett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 5, with a strained right calf muscle. Optioned RHP Rob Bell to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Francisco Cordero and OF Kevin Mench from Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Designated 2B Homer Bush for assignment. Placed C Darrin Fletcher on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 6, with a sprained right ankle. Purchased the contract of C Ken Huckaby from AAA-Syracuse. Recalled RHP Scott Cassidy from Syracuse.


May 7:

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Joey Hamilton on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Recalled RHP Jose Acevedo from AAA-Louisville.

Florida Marlins: Optioned LHP Nate Teut to AAA-Calgary. Recalled RHP Blaine Neal from Calgary.

Kansas City Royals: Placed C Brent Mayne on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 30, with back spasms. Recalled OF Brandon Berger from AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Optioned OF Peter Bergeron to AAA-Ottawa. Recalled OF Endy Chavez from Ottawa.

Oakland A's: Signed LHP Barry Zito to a four-year contract extension through 2006. Activated 1B Mario Valdez from the 15-day DL and designated him for assignment.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned LHP Jose Rodriguez to AAA-Memphis. Activated LHP Bud Smith from the 15-day DL.

San Francisco Giants: Placed OF Shawon Dunston on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 6, with a strained left ribcage. Purchased the contract of OF Tom Goodwin from AAA-Fresno.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Brian Fitzgerald to AAA-Tacoma. Designated RHP Wascar Serrano for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Julio Mateo from Tacoma. Placed RHP Paul Abbott, retroactive to May 6, on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. Recalled RHP Justin Kaye from Tacoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed OF Shannon Stewart on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 1, with a strained left hamstring. Transferred RHP Steve Parris from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B Brian Lesher from AAA-Syracuse.


May 6:

Chicago Cubs: Placed C Todd Hundley on the 15-day DL with a left thumb contusion. Activated 3B Bill Mueller from the 15-day DL.

Colorado Rockies: Designated RHP Mike James for assignment. Optioned C Ben Petrick to AAA-Colorado Springs. Purchased the contract of C Bobby Estalella from Colorado Springs. Activated RHP Justin Speier from the 15-day DL.


May 5:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Scott Cassidy to AAA-Syracuse. Added RHP Pete Walker to the roster.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Outrighted SS Danny Klassen to AAA-Tucson. Purchased the contract of RHP Erik Sabel from Tucson.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed RHP Josias Manzanillo on the 15-day DL with a bone chip in his right elbow. Activated 2B Pokey Reese from the 15-day DL.


May 4:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed RHP Todd Stottlemyre on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2, with a sore right shoulder. Activated LHP Greg Swindell from the 15-day DL.

Florida Marlins: Placed OF Kevin Millar on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 29, with a strained abdominal muscle. Recalled LHP Nate Teut from AAA-Calgary.

Oakland A's: Optioned OF Mike Colangelo to AAA-Sacramento. Activated 2B Randy Velarde from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Matt DeWitt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3, with a strained right shoulder. Activated RHP Kevin Jarvis from the 15-day DL.


May 3:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed OF Dave Dellucci on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Activated SS Danny Klassen from the 15-day DL.

Chicago White Sox: Recalled RHP Matt Ginter from AAA-Charlotte. Activated RHP Rocky Biddle from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP T.J. Mathews on the 15-day DL with a strained right arm. Optioned RHP Brad Lidge to AAA-New Orleans. Activated RHPs Nelson Cruz and Hipolito Pichardo from the 15-day DL.

Montreal Expos: Placed 1B Andres Galarraga on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back. Purchased the contract of LHP Joey Eischen from AAA-Ottawa.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Robert Person on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 30, with a strained right elbow. Recalled LHP Hector Mercado from AAA-Scranton.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Transferred 2B Pat Meares from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Josh Pearce to AAA-Memphis. Transferred RHP Andy Benes from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jason Simontacchi from Memphis.

Toronto Blue Jays: Claimed RHP Pete Walker off waivers from the New York Mets.


May 2:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Josh Towers to AAA-Rochester. Purchased the contract of C Izzy Molina from Rochester.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned LHP Jim Parque and RHP Jon Rauch to AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Placed OF Milton Bradley on the 15-day DL with a bruised left eye. Activated OF Jolbert Cabrera from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Matt Anderson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27, with a stiff shoulder. Recalled RHP Fernando Rodney from AA-Erie.

Kansas City Royals: Placed LHP Brian Shouse on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 28, with a sore pitching elbow. Activated RHP Roberto Hernandez from the 15-day DL.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed LHP Steve Kline on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 29, with a strained left triceps. Transferred LHP Rick Ankiel from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Jose Rodriguez from AAA-Memphis.


May 1:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned OF Jeff DaVanon to AAA-Salt Lake. Transferred C Shawn Wooten from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Julio Ramirez from Salt Lake.

Boston Red Sox: Outrighted RHP Willie Banks to AAA-Pawtucket. Recalled SS Lou Merloni from Pawtucket.

Colorado Rockies: Named Mike Gallego bench coach. Named Toby Harrah third base coach.

Florida Marlins: Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 29, with a large blister in the middle finger of his right hand. Transferred LHP Benito Baez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Oswaldo Mairena from AAA-Calgary.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted RHP Bryan Rekar to AAA-Omaha. Purchased the contract of C Juan Brito from Omaha.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Designated SS Mendy Lopez for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Josias Manzanillo from AAA-Nashville.


April 30:

Anaheim Angels: Recalled RHP Matt Wise from AAA-Salt Lake.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned RHP Bret Prinz to AAA-Tucson. Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Parra from Tucson.

Atlanta Braves: Optioned OF Ryan Langerhans to AA-Greenville. Transferred OF George Lombard from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Darren Bragg from AAA-Richmond.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned RHP Guillermo Mota to AAA-Las Vegas. Activated RHP Kevin Brown from the 15-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Named Jerry Royster manager.

Montreal Expos: Activated 3B Fernando Tatis from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Designated RHP Pete Walker for assignment. Activated RHP Satoru Komiyama from the 15-day DL.


April 29:

Cleveland Indians: Released OF Wil Cordero.

Colorado Rockies: Named Alan Cockrell hitting coach. Announced the resignation of third base coach Rich Donnelly.

Detroit Tigers: Named Britt Burns pitching coach at AAA-Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Fired manager Tony Muser. Named John Mizerock interim manager.

Texas Rangers: Designated RHP Dan Miceli for assignment. Purchased the contract of C Hector Ortiz from AAA-Oklahoma.


April 28:

Anaheim Angels: Placed RHP Donne Wall on the 15-day DL with right arm tightness.

Atlanta Braves: Optioned LHP John Foster to AAA-Richmond. Recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from AA-Greenville. Placed 1B B.J. Surhoff on the 15-day DL with a severely sprained right knee. Activated RHP Albie Lopez from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Nathan Field to AAA-Omaha. Recalled RHP Brad Voyles from Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Optioned 2B Henry Mateo to AAA-Ottawa.


April 27:

Texas Rangers: Optioned OF Kevin Mench to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Rob Bell from Oklahoma.


April 26:

Cincinnati Reds: Activated LHP Lance Davis from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AA-Chattanooga.

Colorado Rockies: Fired manager Buddy Bell. Named Clint Hurdle manager.

Detroit Tigers: Placed 1B Dmitri Young on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 23, with a hernia. Optioned OF Andres Torres to AAA-Toledo. Recalled OF Craig Monroe from Toledo. Recalled RHP Seth Greisinger from AA-Erie.

Oakland A's: Optioned SS Mark Ellis to AAA-Sacramento. Activated OF Jermaine Dye from the 15-day DL.

San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Kevin Jarvis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 18, with a flexor-tendon strain in his right elbow. Placed OF Ron Gant on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 24, with a fractured pinky. Recalled OF Cesar Crespo from AAA-Portland. Recalled RHP Ben Howard from AA-Mobile.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Bob File on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique muscle. Recalled RHP Justin Miller from AAA-Syracuse.


April 25:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed RHP Jason Johnson on the 15-day DL with a chip fracture in his right middle finger. Purchased the contract of RHP Travis Driskill from AAA-Rochester. Optioned 2B Brian Roberts to Rochester. Recalled RHP Sean Douglass from Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Activated OF Mike Coleman from the 15-day DL and outrighted him to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Purchased the contract of LHP Ron Mahay from AAA-Iowa.

New York Mets: Outrighted OF Tony Tarasco to AAA-Norfolk.

Oakland A's: Exercised their 2003 option on manager Art Howe.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed LHP Bud Smith on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22, with a strained left shoulder. Recalled RHP Gene Stechschulte from AAA-Memphis.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22, with right shoulder tendinitis. Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Smith from AAA-Syracuse.


April 24:

Atlanta Braves: Optioned LHP Jung Bong to AA-Greenville. Recalled RHP John Foster from Greenville. Activated 2B Nick Green from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Greenville.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned LHP Jesus Sanchez to AAA-Iowa.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHP Jerrod Riggan to AAA-Buffalo. Recalled RHP Chad Paronto from Buffalo.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed 2B Pokey Reese on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 20, with a strained right hamstring. Purchased the contract of SS Mendy Lopez from AAA-Nashville.

San Francisco Giants: Optioned RHP Kurt Ainsworth to AAA-Fresno. Activated RHP Jason Schmidt from the 15-day DL.


April 23:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned LHP Erik Bedard to AA-Bowie. Recalled 2B Brian Roberts from AAA-Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Acquired LHP Juan Moreno from San Diego for minor-league LHP Andy Hazlett. Optioned Moreno to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHP Lorenzo Barcelo to AAA-Charlotte. Recalled LHP Jim Parque from Charlotte.

Minnesota Twins: Placed DH David Ortiz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19, with a sore left knee. Recalled C Matt LeCroy from AAA-Salt Lake.

San Francisco Giants: Activated 1B Damon Minor from the 15-day DL.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed LHP Tom Martin on the 60-day DL with an injured left shoulder. Purchased the contract of RHP Travis Harper from AAA-Durham.

Texas Rangers: Placed C Ivan Rodriguez on the 15-day DL, retoractive to April 15, with a herniated disk in his lower back. Optioned RHP Francisco Cordero and OF Jason Romano to AAA-Oklahoma. Transferred RHPs Jay Powell and Jeff Zimmerman from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled LHP John Rocker from Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of LHP Randy Flores from Oklahoma. Added OF Calvin Murray to the roster.


April 22:

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Jason Marquis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 15, with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled LHP Jung Bong from AA-Greenville.

Cleveland Indians: Designated OF Wil Cordero for assignment. Purchased the contract of 1B Earl Snyder from AAA-Buffalo.

Detroit Tigers: Placed C Mitch Meluskey on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21, with lower back pain. Optioned OF Craig Monroe to AAA-Toledo. Designated LHP Matt Perisho for assignment. Activated 2B Damian Jackson from the 15-day DL. Recalled C Brandon Inge from Toledo. Purchased the contract of RHP Julio Santana from Toledo.

Texas Rangers: Acquired OF Calvin Murray from San Francisco for cash considerations.


April 21:

Boston Red Sox: Optioned SS Lou Merloni to AAA-Pawtucket. Activated RHP John Burkett from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros: Optioned SS Adam Everett to AAA-Pawtucket. Recalled RHP Brad Lidge from AA-Round Rock.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Brandon Berger to AAA-Omaha. Purchased the contract of RHP Bryan Rekar from Omaha.

New York Mets: Designated OF Tony Tarasco for assignment. Activated 1B Mo Vaughn from the 15-day DL.

New York Yankees: Placed LHP Andy Pettite on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 16, with a tender left elbow. Recalled LHP Randy Choate from AAA-Columbus.


April 20:

Detroit Tigers: Placed DH Dean Palmer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14, with a sore rotator cuff. Recalled RHP Nate Cornejo from AAA-Toledo.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Nelson Cruz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19. Recalled RHP Tim Redding from AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed RHP Kevin Brown on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14, with torn scar tissue in his right elbow. Recalled RHP Guillermo Mota from AAA-Las Vegas.

San Francisco Giants: Placed LHP Jason Christiansen on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis. Recalled LHP Chad Zerbe from AAA-Fresno.

Toronto Blue Jays: Designated 1B Brian Lesher for assignment. Activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day DL.


April 19:

Baltimore Orioles: Outrighted C Fernando Lunar to AAA-Richmond.

Boston Red Sox: Outrighted RHP Shane Heams to AA-Trenton.

Kansas City Royals: Recalled LHP Chris George from AAA-Omaha.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned RHP Brian Mallette to AAA-Indianapolis. Activated LHP Ray King from the 15-day DL.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned C Matt LeCroy to AAA-Edmonton. Activated OF Brian Buchanan from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Recalled RHP Francisco Cordero from AAA-Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Justin Miller to AAA-Syracuse. Recalled RHP Scott Cassidy from Syracuse.


April 18:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Brendan Donnelly to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated RHP Troy Percival from the 15-day DL.

Kansas City Royals: Outrighted RHP Orber Moreno to AA-Wichita.

Milwaukee Brewers: Fired manager Davey Lopes. Named Jerry Royster interim manager. Named Cecil Cooper bench coach.

Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Joe Mays on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 15, with right elbow inflammation. Recalled RHP Matt Kinney from AAA-Edmonton.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RHP Andy Benes on the 15-day DL with an arthritic knee. Placed RHP Garrett Stephenson on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Recalled RHPs Mike Crudale and Josh Pearce from AAA-Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Designated LHP Juan Moreno for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Matt DeWitt from AAA-Portland.

Seattle Mariners: Outrighted 1B Ron Wright to AAA-Tacoma.


April 17:

Cincinnati Reds: Recalled OF Austin Kearns from AA-Chattanooga.

Detroit Tigers: Placed 2B Damion Easley on the 15-day DL with a pulled left oblique muscle. Recalled OF Craig Monroe from AAA-Toledo.

Florida Marlins: Placed RHP Julian Tavarez on the 15-day DL with a sprained right shoulder. Recalled RHP Hansel Izquierdo from AAA-Calgary.

New York Mets: Optioned RHP Tyler Yates to AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of RHP Pete Walker from Norfolk.

Oakland A's: Recalled RHP Mike Fyrhie from AAA-Sacramento.

Texas Rangers: Optioned LHP John Rocker to AAA-Oklahoma.


April 16:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed RHP Chris Brock on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder injury. Designated C Fernando Lunar for assignment. Recalled RHP Rick Bauer from AAA-Rochester. Recalled LHP Erik Bedard from AA-Bowie.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Jose Acevedo to AAA-Louisville.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Terry Pearson to AAA-Toledo. Transferred LHP Matt Miller from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Jamie Walker from Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Placed LHP Darrell May on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14, with a strained left groin.

New York Mets: Placed RHP Satoru Komiyama on the 15-day DL with a cut finger. Recalled RHP Tyler Yates from AAA-Norfolk.

Oakland A's: Placed LHP Mark Mulder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 12, with a strained left forearm.

Seattle Mariners: Designated 1B Ron Wright for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Brian Fitzgerald from AAA-Tacoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Pascual Coco to AAA-Syracuse. Activated RHP Bob File from the 15-day DL.

April 15:

Chicago Cubs: Activated OF Moises Alou from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Named Al Avila assistant general manager.

Houston Astros: Placed RHP Wade Miller on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 13, with a pinched nerve in his neck. Recalled RHP Brandon Puffer from AAA-New Orleans.

Minnesota Twins: Signed RHP Mike Trombley to a minor-league contract.

Montreal Expos: Optioned LHP Ed Vosberg to AAA-Ottawa. Recalled 2B Henry Mateo from Ottawa.

Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned SS Nick Punto to AAA-Scranton. Activated SS Tomas Perez from the 15-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Claimed SS Tomas de la Rosa off waivers from Montreal and optioned him to AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Gene Stechschulte to AAA-Memphis. Purchased the contract of RHP Travis Smith from Memphis.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed LHP Wilson Alvarez on the 15-day DL with a strained ribcage muscle. Optioned RHP Travis Phelps and SS Jason Smith to AAA-Durham. Transferred LHP Bobby Seay from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Delvin James from Durham. Purchased the contract of LHP Tom Martin from Durham. Activated 2B Russ Johnson from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Colby Lewis to AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled OF Jason Romano from Oklahoma.


April 14:

Chicago Cubs: Outrighted OF Mario Encarnacion to AAA-Iowa.


April 13:

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Chad Durbin to AAA-Omaha. Activated LHP Darrell May from the 15-day DL.


April 12:

Atlanta Braves: Optioned RHP John Ennis to AA-Greenville. Activated RHP Greg Maddux from the 15-day DL.

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned OF Luis Garcia to AAA-Rochester. Activated OF Marty Cordova from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Named Felipe Alou bench coach.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned 2B Warren Morris to AAA-Edmonton. Recalled RHP Tony Fiore from Edmonton.

New York Yankees: Optioned LHP Randy Choate to AAA-Columbus. Recalled RHP Adrian Hernandez from Columbus.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed 3B Dave Hollins on the 15-day DL with a spider bite infection in his left knee. Activated LHP Randy Wolf from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Hector Mercado to AAA-Scranton. Recalled OF Jason Michaels from Scranton.

Seattle Mariners: Placed DH Edgar Martinez on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. Purchased the contract of 1B Ron Wright from AAA-Tacoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Outrighted RHP Brian Cooper to AAA-Syracuse. Recalled RHP Pascual Coco from Syracuse.


April 11:

Chicago Cubs: Placed RHP Kyle Farnsworth on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture in a bone in his right foot. Recalled RHP Carlos Zambrano from AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed C Kelly Stinnett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 6, with a sore right elbow. Recalled C Corky Miller from AAA-Louisville.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP Jamey Wright on the 15-day DL with right rotator cuff tendinitis. Recalled RHP Brian Mallette from AAA-Indianapolis.

St Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Mike Crudale to AAA-Memphis. Recalled LHP Bud Smith from Memphis.

Texas Rangers: Placed OF Juan Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10, with a sore right hand. Recalled C Mike Lamb from AAA-Oklahoma.


April 10:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned 3B Clay Bellinger to AAA-Salt Lake. Activated LHP Dennis Cook from the 15-day DL.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed SS Danny Klassen on the 15-day DL with an inflammed toe. Activated 1B Greg Colbrunn from the 15-day DL.

Atlanta Braves: Designated RHP Aaron Small for assignment. Recalled RHP John Ennis from AA-Greenville.

Chicago Cubs: Outrighted 1B Julio Zuleta to AAA-Iowa.

Kansas City Royals: Recalled RHP Nathan Field from AAA-Omaha.

New York Mets: Outrighted OF McKay Christensen to AAA-Norfolk. Purchased the contract of OF Tony Tarasco from Norfolk.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Scott Cassidy to AAA-Syracuse. Recalled RHP Justin Miller from Syracuse.


April 9:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Designated C Chad Moeller for assignment. Activated RHP Todd Stottlemyre from the 15-day DL.

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Albie Lopez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 8, with a strained right groin. Recalled RHP Kevin Gryboski from AAA-Richmond. Acquired LHP Andy Pratt from Texas for minor-league LHP Joe Kozlowski. Optioned Pratt to AA-Greenville.

Detroit Tigers: Named Luis Pujols manager. Fired pitching coach Dan Warthen, third base coach Doug Mansolino, and bullpen coach Ed Ott. Named Steve McCatty pitching coach, Rafael Landestoy first base-infield coach, Juan Samuel third base coach, and Jeff Jones bullpen coach. Optioned RHP Nate Cornejo to AAA-Toledo. Recalled SS Oscar Salazar from Toledo.

Texas Rangers: Transferred LHP Rich Rodriguez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Francisco Cordero to AAA-Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of LHP Chris Michalak from Oklahoma.


April 8:

Boston Red Sox: Placed RHP Dustin Hermanson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with a strained right groin. Recalled RHP Sun Kim from AAA-Pawtucket.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed OF Ken Griffey Jr. on the 15-day DL with a partially torn left patellar tendon. Recalled OF Ruben Mateo from AAA-Louisville.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned SS Brent Butler to AAA-Colorado Springs. Designated LHP Josh Kalinowski for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Chris Nichting from Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers: Fired manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith. Named Dave Dombrowski general manager. Named Luis Pujols interim manager.

Florida Marlins: Optioned SS Pablo Ozuna to AAA-Calgary. Activated C Charles Johnson from the 15-day DL.

New York Mets: Placed 1B Mo Vaughn on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 6, with a broken hand. Recalled OF Timo Perez from AAA-Norfolk.


April 7:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Rick Bauer to AAA-Rochester. Activated RHP Calvin Maduro from the 15-day DL.

Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Danny Patterson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with a swollen throwing elbow. Placed SS Damian Jackson on the 15-day DL with a cut finger. Recalled OF Andres Torres from AAA-Toledo. Activated 3B Dean Palmer from the 15-day DL. Returned RHP Joe Valentine to Chicago White Sox.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Jeff Austin to AAA-Omaha.

New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Jay Tessmer to AAA-Columbus. Activated RHP Ramiro Mendoza from the 15-day DL.

Oakland A's: Placed 2B Randy Velarde on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with a broken left hand. Recalled SS Mark Ellis from AAA-Sacramento.


April 6:

Minnesota Twins: Placed 2B Luis Rivas on the 15-day DL with a left forearm contusion. Placed OF Brian Buchanan on the 15-day DL with a bruised lower back. Recalled C Matt LeCroy and OF Bobby Kielty from AAA-Edmonton.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RHP Woody Williams on the 15-day DL with a strained muscle in his left side. Recalled RHP Mike Crudale from AAA-Memphis.

San Francisco Giants: Placed 1B Damon Minor on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis. Activated 2B Jeff Kent from the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers: Placed LHP Rich Rodriguez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with a circulation problem in his left index finger. Recalled OF Kevin Mench from AAA-Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Cooper from AAA-Syracuse.


April 5:

Anaheim Angels: Placed 1B Benji Gil on the 15-day DL with a strained right ankle. Placed RHP Troy Percival on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 3, with strained rib muscle. Transferred RHP Steve Green from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Brendan Donnelly from AAA-Salt Lake. Purchased the contract of OF Clay Bellinger from Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Greg Maddux on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 29, with strained muscles in his right hip and buttocks. Purchased the contract of RHP Aaron Small from AAA-Richmond.

Chicago Cubs: Placed OF Moises Alou on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 31, with a sore right calf. Added OF Mario Encarnacion to the roster.

Detroit Tigers: Placed LHP Matt Miller on the 15-day DL with a strained left shoulder. Transferred RHP Brian Moehler from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Matt Perisho from AAA-Toledo.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed LHP Ray King on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4. Added RHP Nelson Figueroa to the roster.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Dicky Gonzalez to AAA-Ottawa. Designated SS Tomas de la Rosa for assignment.

New York Mets: Acquired RHP Scott Strickland and minor-league LHP Phil Seibel and OF Matt Watson from Montreal for LHP Bruce Chen, RHP Dicky Gonzalez, minor-league SS Luis Figueroa, and a player to be named. Claimed SS Marcus Scutaro off waivers from Milwaukee and optioned him to AAA-Norfolk. Outrighted 3B Andy Tracy to Norfolk.

San Diego Padres: Placed C Wiki Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with a broken bone in his left wrist. Recalled C Javier Cardona from AAA-Portland.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2, with right shoulder tendinitis.


April 4:

Chicago Cubs: Designated OF Julio Zuleta for assignment. Claimed OF Mario Encarnacion off waivers from Colorado.

Cleveland Indians: Acquired OF Chris Magruder from Texas for minor-league OF Rashad Eldridge. Optioned Magruder to AAA-Buffalo.

Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RHP Jose Mesa to a one-year contract extension with a club option for 2004.

Seattle Mariners: Released SS Alex Arias.

Texas Rangers: Placed RHP Chan Ho Park on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Recalled RHP Francisco Cordero from AAA-Oklahoma.


April 3:

Atlanta Braves: Outrighted SS Jesse Garcia to AAA-Richmond.

Baltimore Orioles: Transferred OF Chris Richard from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Larry Bigbie to AAA-Rochester.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Outrighted 3B Mike Collins and 3B Nick Theodorou to AA-Jacksonville. Outrighted C William Dupliessa to A-Vero Beach.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated SS Marcus Scutaro for assignment. Claimed RHP Nelson Figueroa off waivers from Philadelphia.

New York Mets: Outrighted OF Chris Latham to AAA-Norfolk. Designated 3B Andy Tracy for assignment. Claimed OF McKay Christensen off waivers from Los Angeles. Acquired LHP John Bale from Baltimore for OF Gary Matthews Jr. Added Christensen to the roster. Assigned Bale to AAA-Norfolk.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Outrighted RHP Tony McKnight to AAA-Nashville.

San Diego Padres: Transferred LHP Rob Ramsay from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Placed LHP Jose Nunez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2, with a strained left shoulder. Acquired LHP Juan Moreno from Texas for minor-league SS Jason Moore.

Texas Rangers: Announced that Major League Baseball voided the placement of RHP Ryan Dittfurth on the 60-day DL and optioned him to AA-Tulsa. Designated LHP Andy Pratt for assignment.


April 2:

Baltimore Orioles: Outrighted LHP John Bale to AAA-Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Claimed RHP Shane Heams off waivers from Detroit and optioned him to AAA-Pawtucket.

Cincinnati Reds: Outrighted OF Robin Jennings to AAA-Louisville.


March 31:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed OF Marty Cordova on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28, with a strained right quadriceps. Recalled OF Larry Bigbie from AAA-Rochester.

Florida Marlins: Placed LHP Armando Almanza on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis. Recalled RHP Gary Knotts from AAA-Calgary.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Designated OF McKay Christensen for assignment. Purchased the contract of LHP Jesse Orosco from AAA-Las Vegas.

Texas Rangers: Signed OF Ruben Rivera to a minor-league contract.


March 30:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHPs Brendan Donnelly, Scot Shields, and Matt Wise, and C Jose Molina to AAA-Salt Lake. Re-assigned 1B Larry Barnes, 3B Jamie Burke, and OF Clay Bellinger to minor-league camp. Purchased the contract of RHP Donne Wall from Salt Lake.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed LHP Greg Swindell, RHP Todd Stottlemyre, 1Bs Gregg Colbrunn and Erubiel Durazo, and 2B Jay Bell on the 15-day DL. Placed RHPs Matt Mantei and Armando Reynoso and 3B Matt Williams on the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of LHP Eddie Oropesa, 3B Chris Donnels, and OF Quinton McCracken from AAA-Tucson. Re-assigned RHPs Jose Parra and Erik Sabel to minor-league camp.

Atlanta Braves: Optioned RHPs John Foster and Kevin Gryboski, 2B Travis Wilson, and SS Wilson Betemit to AAA-Richmond. Optioned OF Ryan Langerhans to AA-Greenville. Re-assigned C Dax Norris, 1B Matt Franco, and OF Ozzie Timmons to minor-league camp. Designated SS Jesse Garcia for assignment. Placed LHP Horacio Ramirez, RHP Derrick Lewis, 2B Nick Green, and OF George Lombard on the 15-day DL. Placed OFs Cory Aldridge and Dave Martinez on the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of LHP Chris Hammond, RHP Darren Holmes, 1B Julio Franco, and 2B Keith Lockhart from Richmond.

Baltimore Orioles: Placed LHP John Parrish and RHP Pat Hentgen on the 60-day DL. Placed OF Chris Richard on the 15-day DL with shoulder surgery. Designated LHP John Bale for assignment. Optioned 2B Brian Roberts and OF Larry Bigbie to AAA-Rochester. Re-assigned LHP Sean Runyan, RHPs Travis Driskill and Lee Marshall, and OF Ryan McGuire to minor-league camp. Purchased the contracts of RHP Chris Brock, 2B Mike Moriarty, and OF Luis Garcia from Rochester.

Chicago Cubs: Transferred RHP Tom Gordon from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Joe Borowski from AAA-Iowa.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned C Josh Paul and OF Willie Harris to AAA-Charlotte. Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Porzio from Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Re-assigned RHPs Jose Mercedes and Omar Olivares, C Josh Bard, 3B Bill Selby, SSs Mike Lansing and Greg LaRocca, and OF Bruce Aven to minor-league camp. Purchased the contract of C Eddie Perez from AAA-Buffalo. Placed RHPs Jake Westbrook and Jaret Wright, C Eddie Taubensee, SS Jolbert Cabrera, and OF Alex Escobar on the 15-day DL.

Colorado Rockies: Designated OF Mario Encarnacion for assignment. Placed RHP Justin Speier on the 15-day DL with knee pain. Recalled SS Brent Butler from AAA-Colorado Springs. Purchased the contract of LHP Kent Mercker and RHP Mike James from Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers: Placed LHP Adam Pettyjohn on the 60-day DL with colon surgery. Placed RHP Brian Moehler on the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Dean Palmer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Designated RHP Joe Valentine for assignment. Re-assigned LHP Matt Perisho and RHPs Julio Santana and Bill Simas to minor-league camp. Purchased the contracts of RHP Terry Pearson and OF Jacob Cruz from AAA-Toledo.

Florida Marlins: Placed C Charles Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22, with a sprained left thumb. Placed LHP Benito Baez on the 15-day DL with a left elbow ligament sprain. Purchased the contract of 2B Marty Malloy and OF Tim Raines from AAA-Calgary. Claimed SS Wilson Valdez off waivers from Montreal and optioned him to AA-Portland.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Tim Redding and C Raul Chavez to AAA-New Orleans.

Kansas City Royals: Placed LHP Darrell May, RHPs Roberto Hernandez and Kris Wilson, and OF Mark Quinn on the 15-day DL. Released RHP Doug Henry. Purchased the contracts of LHP Brian Shouse, C A.J. Hinch, and SS Donnie Sadler from AAA-Omaha. Recalled RHP Jeff Austin from Omaha.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Designated RHP Mike Trombley and OF Tom Goodwin for assignment. Optioned RHP Guillermo Mota to AAA-Las Vegas. Purchased the contracts of C William Dupliessa, 3B Mike Collins, and OF Nick Theodorou from AA-Jacksonville. Optioned Collins and Theodorou to Jacksonville. Optioned Dupliessa to A-Vero Beach.

Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP Chad Fox on the 15-day DL with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and a strained flexor tendon near his right elbow. Placed RHP Curtis Leskanic on the 15-day DL with shoulder surgery. Placed RHP Paul Rigdon on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain. Placed SS Luis Lopez on the 15-day DL with a strained right quadriceps. Re-assigned LHP Andrew Lorraine, RHP Everett Stull, C Marcus Jensen, and OFs Izzy Alcantara, Midre Cummings, and Ryan Thompson to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Optioned LHP Darwin Cubillan to AAA-Ottawa. Sold OF Felix Jose to Chunichi (Japan). Placed LHP Scott Downs on the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of LHP Ed Vosberg, 1B Andres Galarraga, and OF Henry Rodriguez from Ottawa.

New York Mets: Optioned OF Timo Perez to AAA-Norfolk. Re-assigned RHP Pete Walker to minor-league camp. Designated OF Chris Latham for assignment. Purchased the contract of 1B Mark Johnson from Norfolk. Placed LHP John Franco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 20.

New York Yankees: Placed LHPs Sterling Hitchcock and Randy Keisler and RHPs Ramiro Mendoza and Christian Parker on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Adrian Hernandez and OF Juan Rivera to AAA-Columbus. Purchased the contracts of RHP Jay Tessmer and 1B Ron Coomer from Columbus.

Oakland A's: Placed 1B Mario Valdez and OF Jermaine Dye on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Optioned 1B Luis Lopez, SS Mark Ellis, and OFs Eric Byrnes and Adam Piatt to AAA-Sacramento. Re-assigned RHP Matt Miller and C Cody McKay to minor-league camp.

Philadelphia Phillies: Designated RHP Nelson Figueroa for assignment. Acquired LHP Hector Mercado from Cincinnati as the player to be named in the Reggie Taylor trade.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Released OF Derek Bell. Placed 2B Pat Meares on the 15-day DL with a left hand injury. Designated RHP Tony McKnight for assignment. Placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 60-day DL. Re-assigned RHP Josias Manzanillo and OF Adam Hyzdu to minor-league camp. Purchased the contract of LHP Ron Villone from AAA-Nashville.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned LHP Bud Smith to AAA-Memphis. Re-assigned 3B Mike Coolbaugh to minor-league camp. Purchased the contract of 1B/OF Eduardo Perez from Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Re-assigned RHPs Matt DeWitt and David Lundquist, SS Julius Matos, and OF Pete Incaviglia to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Optioned LHP Chad Zerbe, RHP Joe Nathan, and C Edwards Guzman to AAA-Fresno. Placed 2B Jeff Kent on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21, with a broken left wrist. Placed RHP Jason Schmidt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21, with a strained groin.

Seattle Mariners: Designated SS Alex Arias for assignment. Re-assigned RHP Matt Jarvis, C Jim Horner, 3B Ryan Minor, and OFs Gene Kingsale and Scott Podsednik to minor-league camp.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed SS Russ Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28, with a strained right plantar fascia tendon.

Texas Rangers: Designated LHP Juan Moreno and OF Chris Magruder for assignment. Optioned RHP Francisco Cordero and 3B Mike Lamb to AAA-Oklahoma. Re-assigned LHP Chris Michalak to minor-league camp. Recalled RHP Ryan Dittfurth from Oklahoma and placed him on the 60-day DL. Placed RHP Jay Powell on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Dan Miceli, Rudy Seanez, and Steve Woodard from Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Placed LHP Mike Sirotka on the 60-day DL with a torn left shoulder labrum. Placed RHP Steve Parris on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder injury. Placed RHP Esteban Loaiza on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23, with right shoulder tendinitis. Placed RHP Bob File on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27, with a pulled muscle in his left side. Re-assigned OF Chad Mottola to minor-league camp. Recalled RHP Scott Cassidy from AAA-Syracuse. Purchased the contracts of 3B Dave Berg and OF Brian Lesher from Syracuse.


March 29:

Baltimore Orioles: Placed OF Albert Belle on the 60-day DL with osteoarthritis of his hip. Purchased the contract of RHP Rodrigo Lopez from AAA-Rochester. Placed RHP Luis Rivera and OF Luis Matos on the 15-day DL.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Carlos Zambrano to AAA-Iowa.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed SS Juan Castro on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28. Recalled SS Gookie Dawkins from AAA-Louisville.

Kansas City Royals: Signed 1B Mike Sweeney to a five-year contract extension through 2007. Optioned LHP Chris George to AAA-Omaha. Re-assigned Cs Hector Ortiz and Danny Ardoin to minor-league camp.

Milwaukee Brewers: Outrighted OF Ryan Christenson to AAA-Indianapolis.

Philadelphia Phillies: Released 2B Kevin Jordan. Optioned LHP Pete Zamora to AAA-Scranton. Re-assigned C Jeremy Salazar and 2B Dave Doster to minor-league camp. Recalled SS Nick Punto from Scranton. Purchased the contracts of C Todd Pratt, 1B John Mabry, and 3B Dave Hollins from Scranton.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed OF Chad Hermansen on the 15-day DL with a strained buttocks muscle.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed LHP Bobby Seay on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Texas Rangers: Purchased the contract of LHP Rich Rodriguez from AAA-Oklahoma.


March 28:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Erik Bedard to AA-Bowie.

Boston Red Sox: Purchased the contracts of 2B Rey Sanchez and OF Rickey Henderson from AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Placed RHP Tom Gordon on the 15-day DL with a torn right shoulder muscle. Placed 3B Bill Mueller on the 15-day DL with left knee surgery. Re-assigned RHP Joe Borowski and 1B Angel Echevarria to minor-league camp. Purchased the contract of LHP Donovan Osborne from AAA-Iowa.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned LHP Jim Parque to AAA-Charlotte. Placed LHP Kelly Wunsch on the 15-day DL with rotator cuff inflammation.

Cincinnati Reds: Designated OF Robin Jennings for assignment. Acquired OF Reggie Taylor from Philadelphia for a player to be named.

Cleveland Indians: Released RHP J.D. Brammer.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Gary Knotts to AAA-Calgary. Re-assigned Cs Brian Banks and Charlie Greene, SS Derek Wathan, and OF Mark Smith to minor-league camp.

Houston Astros: Signed LHP C.J. Nitkowski to a minor-league contract. Released LHP Jason Jacome, RHP Jamie Arnold, and OF Scott Pose.

Kansas City Royals: Acquired minor-league OF Donzell McDonald from Cleveland for a player to be named.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned RHP Matt Kinney and C Matt LeCroy to AAA-Edmonton. Re-assigned SS David Lamb to minor-league camp. Placed LHP Mike Duvall on the 60-day DL with a sore left elbow. Purchased the contracts of RHP Mike Jackson and 2B Warren Morris from AAA-Edmonton.

New York Yankees: Re-assigned RHP Mike Thurman and C Chris Widger to minor-league camp. Re-assigned SS Luis Sojo and OF F.P. Santangelo to minor-league camp, effective March 31.

St. Louis Cardinals: Placed LHP Rick Ankiel on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis.

Seattle Mariners: Re-assigned 1B Ron Wright to minor-league camp.

Texas Rangers: Re-assigned LHP Jesus Pena to minor-league camp. Placed RHP Danny Kolb on the 60-day DL with a partially torn right rotator cuff. Purchased the contract of RHP Hideki Irabu from AAA-Oklahoma. Recalled RHP Jovanny Cedeno from AAA-Oklahoma and placed him on the 60-day DL with a shoulder injury.


March 27:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Released LHPs Troy Brohawn and Yorkis Perez.

Boston Red Sox: Outrighted 3B Wilton Veras to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Acquired RHPs Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement from Florida for RHPs Jose Cueto and Julian Tavarez, minor-league RHP Dontrelle Willis and C Ryan Jorgensen. Optioned RHP Courtney Duncan and 1B Julio Zuleta to AAA-Iowa. Re-assigned LHP Mark Watson and RHP Alan Benes to Iowa.

Cleveland Indians: Released OF Karim Garcia.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned LHP Brian Fuentes, SS Brent Butler, and OF Jack Cust to AAA-Colorado Springs. Re-assigned 3B Mike Bell and SS Tim Bogar to minor-league camp. Released C Carlos Hernandez. Placed RHP Pete Harnisch on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Jose Cueto to AA-Portland.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Dee Brown to AAA-Omaha. Re-signed LHP Jose Rosado to a minor-league contract.

Milwaukee Brewers: Re-assigned RHP Francisco Campos and 3B Rob Sasser to minor-league camp. Outrighted SS Elvis Pena to AA-Huntsville.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned OFs Mike Cuddyer and Bobby Kielty to AAA-Edmonton. Re-assigned RHP Brian Meadows to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Released OFs Jose Canseco and Lance Johnson. Optioned SS Tomas de la Rosa to AAA-Ottawa. Re-assigned RHPs Ozzie Fernandez and Scott Winchester, C Sandy Martinez, SS Brandon Phillips, and OF Glen Barker to minor-league camp. Signed OFs Troy O'Leary and Henry Rodriguez to minor-league contracts.

New York Mets: Claimed 1B Andy Tracy off waivers from Montreal and optioned him to AAA-Norfolk. Claimed OF Chris Latham off waivers from Toronto.

New York Yankees: Outrighted C Bobby Estalella to AAA-Columbus.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed LHP Randy Wolf on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with elbow tendinitis. Placed RHP Turk Wendell on the 60-day DL with severe right elbow tendinitis. Released LHP Pete Schourek.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Acquired RHP Matt Guerrier from the Chicago White Sox for LHP Damaso Marte and minor-league IF Edwin Yan. Optioned Guerrier to AAA-Nashville.

San Diego Padres: Placed LHP Kevin Walker and RHP Adam Eaton on the 60-day DL. Placed LHP Rob Ramsay and RHP Tom Davey on the 15-day DL. Optioned C Javier Cardona to AAA-Portland. Purchased the contracts of RHP Jason Boyd, 3B Sean Burroughs, and OFs Trenidad Hubbard and Mark Sweeney from Portland.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Claimed SS Felix Escalona off waivers from San Francisco.

Texas Rangers: Placed RHP Jeff Zimmerman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Purchased the contract of 3B Hank Blalock from AA-Tulsa. Re-assigned C Pat Borders to minor-league camp. Optioned OFs Kevin Mench and Jason Romano to AAA-Oklahoma, effective March 31. Re-assigned SS Santiago Perez to minor-league camp, effective March 31.

Toronto Blue Jays: Outrighted RHP Brian Cooper to AAA-Syracuse.


March 26:

Anaheim Angels: Placed LHP Dennis Cook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22, with a left rib cage contusion.

Baltimore Orioles: Recalled RHP Rick Bauer from AAA-Rochester.

Boston Red Sox: Placed OF Mike Coleman on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Placed RHP John Burkett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with right shoulder tendinitis.

Chicago Cubs: Re-assigned C Mike Mahoney, 2B Bobby Hill, 3B Kevin Orie, and SS Luis Ordaz to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP John Riedling on the 15-day DL with arm surgery. Optioned LHP Hector Mercado, C Corky Miller, SS Gookie Dawkins, and OF Ruben Mateo to AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Released LHP Scott Radinsky. Re-assigned C Chris Coste to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Outrighted LHP Travis Miller to AAA-Edmonton.

Montreal Expos: Acquired SS Lou Collier from the New York Mets for minor-league RHP Jimmy Serrano and OF Jason Bay.

New York Mets: Optioned 1B Jorge Toca to AAA-Norfolk. Re-assigned SS Jorge Velandia and OF Tony Tarasco to minor-league camp.

New York Yankees: Released C Todd Greene.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned OF So Taguchi to AAA-Memphis.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Optioned RHPs Nick Bierbrodt and Delvin James and 3Bs Aubrey Huff and Jared Sandberg to AAA-Durham. Re-assigned RHPs Gerardo Garcia and Travis Harper and Cs Sal Fasano and Yamid Haad to minor-league camp. Relased SS Felix Martinez.

Texas Rangers: Re-assigned C Julio Mosquera, 3B Ed Sprague, and SS Jason Maxwell to minor-league camp.


March 25:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Mickey Callaway to AAA-Salt Lake.

Baltimore Orioles: Re-assigned C Izzy Molina, 3B Jose Leon, and OF Chad Allen to minor-league camp.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHP Matt Ginter, C Miguel Olivo, and 3B Joe Crede to AAA-Charlotte. Placed RHP Rocky Biddle on the 15-day DL with shoulder surgery. Re-assigned SS Tim Hummel to minor-league camp. Released OF Brian Simmons.

Colorado Rockies: Acquired RHP Chuck Smith from Florida for a player to be named and future considerations. Optioned Smith and RHP Victor Santos to AAA-Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers: Acquired RHP Jose Paniagua from Colorado for RHP Victor Santos and minor-league IF Ronnie Merrill. Designated RHP Shane Heams for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Juan Acevedo from AAA-Toledo.

Houston Astros: Released LHP C.J. Nitkowski. Placed RHP Doug Brocail on the 15-day DL with ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow. Placed RHP Hipolito Pichardo on the 15-day DL with right elbow tendinitis. Re-assigned C Alan Zinter, SS Tripp Cromer, and OF Chris Prieto to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned SS Angel Berroa to AAA-Omaha. Re-assigned SS Joe Espada and OF Rontrez Johnson to minor-league camp.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned LHP Valerio de los Santos to AAA-Indianapolis.

Montreal Expos: Placed 3B Fernando Tatis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23, with patella surgery. Placed RHP Troy Mattes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23, with right shoulder tendinitis. Optioned OF Endy Chavez to AAA-Norfolk.

New York Mets: Purchased the contract of 3B John Valentin from AAA-Norfolk.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Kevin Joseph and OF Bill Ortega to AAA-Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Optioned 3B Kevin Eberwein and OF Cesar Crespo to AAA-Portland. Re-assigned C Adan Amezcua to minor-league camp. Returned RHP Ryan Baerlocher to Kansas City.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Released OF Troy O'Leary.

Texas Rangers: Acquired minor-league LHP Rich Rodriguez from Atlanta for a player to be named.


March 24:

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Juan Pena to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Mark Prior to AA-West Tenn.

Cincinnati Reds: Re-assigned C Jesse Levis, 1B Kevin Witt, SS Rainier Olmedo, and OFs Raul Gonzalez and Anthony Sanders to minor-league camp.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned RHP Denny Stark to AAA-Colorado Springs. Re-assigned RHP Chris Holt to minor-league camp.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned SS Oscar Salazar to AAA-Toledo.

Kansas City Royals: Re-assigned LHP Rick DeHart and RHP Bryan Rekar to minor-league camp.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Re-assigned RHPs Kevin Beirne, Ricky Bones, Bryan Corey, Rob Ellis, and Stan Spencer, Cs Angelo Encarnacion, Koyie Hill, and David Ross, and 3B Jeff Branson to minor-league camp.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated OF Ryan Christenson for assignment. Acquired RHP Luis Vizcaino from Texas for minor-league LHP Jesus Pena.

Oakland A's: Re-assigned 3B Jose Flores and OF Larry Sutton to minor-league camp. Announced that 3B Jason Grabowski refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Justin Kaye to AAA-Tacoma.


March 23:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Bart Miadich and 2B Alfredo Amezaga to AAA-Salt Lake. Re-assigned LHP Dan Serafini to minor-league camp.

Baltimore Orioles: Placed RHP Calvin Maduro on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22, with a strained right forearm muscle.

Boston Red Sox: Released LHP Butch Henry and 2B Quilvio Veras. Optioned 1B Juan Diaz and OF Dernell Stenson to AAA-Pawtucket. Re-assigned OF Damon Buford to minor-league camp.

Colorado Rockies: Released C Tony Eusebio.

Detroit Tigers: Acquired 2B Damian Jackson and minor-league C Matt Walbeck from San Diego for C Javier Cardona and minor-league OF Rich Gomez.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHPs Jason Grilli and Blaine Neal to AAA-Calgary.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHPs Jim Mann, Brandon Puffer, and Tom Shearn and 3B Keith Ginter to AAA-New Orleans. Re-assigned RHP Peter Munro, Cs Frank Charles and Chris Tremie, and OF Scott Pose to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Mike MacDougal to AAA-Omaha.

Montreal Expos: Acquired RHP Matt Herges and 2B Jorge Nunez from Los Angeles for RHP Guillermo Mota and OF Wilkin Ruan.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Chad Harville to AAA-Sacramento.

Philadelphia Phillies: Re-assigned RHPs Brett Myers and Amaury Telemaco to minor-league camp. Sold OF Felipe Crespo to Yomiuri (Japan).

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHPs Brian Bowles, Scott Cassidy, and Pascual Coco and C Josh Phelps to AAA-Syracuse.


March 22:

Anaheim Angels: Signed RHP Ramon Ortiz to a three-year contract extension through 2005.

Baltimore Orioles: Signed OF Jeff Conine to a two-year contract extension through 2005.

Boston Red Sox: Placed LHP Jeff Wallace on the 15-day DL with left elbow soreness. Placed RHP Paxton Crawford on the 15-day DL with right shoulder surgery. Placed 1B Calvin Pickering on the 15-day DL with a torn right quadriceps tendon.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Scott Chiasson to AAA-Iowa. Re-assigned RHP Pat Mahomes, C Adam Melhuse, and OF Jayson Bass to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds: Transferred RHP Seth Etherton from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Rijo from AAA-Louisville.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned C Brandon Inge to AAA-Toledo.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Announced the retirement of OF Dante Bichette.

Milwaukee Brewers: Designated SS Elvis Pena for assignment. Claimed OF Jackson Melian off waivers from Cincinnati.

New York Mets: Placed LHP John Franco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 20, with torn scar tissue and tendinitis.

Oakland A's: Optioned RHP Mike Fyhrie to AAA-Sacramento.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Released RHP Pat Rapp. Optioned C Humberto Cota to AAA-Nashville. Re-assigned RHP Al Reyes, SS Mendy Lopez, and OF Luis Polonia to minor-league camp.


March 21:

Anaheim Angels: Re-assigned LHP Brian McNichol to minor-league camp. Placed C Shawn Wooten on the 15-day DL with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Atlanta Braves: Re-assigned RHPs Trey Hodges, Aaron Small, and Dan Wheeler to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds: Placed RHP Seth Etherton on the 15-day DL with shoulder surgery. Placed RHP Jose Silva on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury. Placed LHP Lance Davis on the 15-day DL.

Cleveland Indians: Acquired C Eddie Perez from Atlanta for a player to be named.

Detroit Tigers: Re-assigned LHP Jamie Walker, RHPs Oscar Henriquez and Brian Powell, 3B Craig Wilson, and OF Ryan Jackson to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Re-assigned C Jeff Smith, 2B Ruben Salazar, 3B Casey Blake, and OF Mike Ryan to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Zach Day, 1B Andy Tracy, 2B Henry Mateo, 3B Scott Hodges, and OFs Ron Calloway, Ron Cepicky, and Val Pascucci to AAA-Ottawa. Re-assigned RHP Joe Davenport and Cs Randy Knorr and Scott Sandusky to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Re-assigned 1B Jeremy Luster to minor-league camp.


March 20:

Atlanta Braves: Acquired C Henry Blanco from Milwaukee for RHP Jose Cabrera and C Paul Bako. Optioned C Steve Torrealba to AAA-Richmond.

Cincinnati Reds: Designated OF Jackson Melian for assignment. Purchased the contracts of RHPs Joey Hamilton and Jimmy Haynes from AAA-Louisville.

Cleveland Indians: Named Jeff Datz bench coach.

Colorado Rockies: Optioned OF John Barnes to AAA-Colorado Springs. Re-assigned RHPs Corey Brittan and Chris Nichting and OF Bo Porter to minor-league camp.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned LHP Jeff Williams, 2B Jorge Nunez, and SS Joe Thurston to AAA-Las Vegas. Re-assigned RHPs Mike Johnson, Dennis Springer, and Todd Williams and OF Mark Whiten to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned LHP Brad Thomas, RHP Tony Fiore, and C Javier Valentin to AAA-Edmonton.

New York Yankees: Optioned 2B Erick Almonte and 3Bs Drew Henson and Scott Seabol to AAA-Columbus. Re-assigned C Victor Valencia and OF Jalal Leach to minor-league camp. Released RHP John Dillinger. Named Wayne Britton scout.

Philadelphia Phillies: Released LHP Allen McDill. Optioned RHP Doug Nickle, C Johnny Estrada, and OF Jason Michaels to AAA-Scranton.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Josh Pearce to AAA-Memphis.

San Diego Padres: Optioned RHP Jason Middlebrook and OF Kory DeHaan to AAA-Portland. Optioned RHP Dennis Tankersley to AA-Mobile. Re-assigned RHP Brad Clontz, C Wilbert Nieves, and 1B Scott Morgan to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Optioned RHPs Felix Diaz and Jeff Urban, SSs Nelson Castro and Cody Ransom, and OF Tony Torcato to AAA-Fresno. Optioned OF Arturo McDowell to AA-Shreveport.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHPs Wascar Serrano and Greg Wooten to AAA-Tacoma. Optioned LHP Matt Thornton to AA-San Antonio. Re-assigned C Scott Maynard to minor-league camp.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Re-assigned LHP Tom Martin, RHPs Luis de los Santos and Jason Dickson, 2B Ryan Freel, and OFs Emil Brown and Kevin Sefcik to minor-league camp.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Aaron Myette to AAA-Oklahoma. Re-assigned RHP Jeremi Gonzalez to minor-league camp.


March 19:

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHPs Rick Bauer, Sean Douglass, and Kris Foster to AAA-Rochester. Optioned SS Ed Rogers to A-Frederick. Re-assigned OF Howie Clark to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHPs Jeff Austin and Nate Field to AAA-Omaha.

New York Mets: Re-assigned LHP Bobby Jones to minor-league camp.

New York Yankees: Released SS Kevin Elster.


March 18:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Elvin Nina to AAA-Salt Lake. Re-assigned OF Andy Thompson to minor-league camp.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned 1B Lyle Overbay and SS Alex Cintron to AAA-Tucson.

Chicago Cubs: Outrighted LHP Ron Mahay to AAA-Iowa. Optioned 3B David Kelton to AA-West Tenn. Re-assigned OF Kimera Bartee to minor-league camp.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHPs Matt Guerrier and Micah Wylie to AAA-Charlotte.

Kansas City Royals: Re-assigned 1B Kit Pellow to minor-league camp.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned RHP Brian Malette and SSs Elvis Pena and Marcus Scutaro to AAA-Indianapolis. Re-assigned LHP Derrin Ebert, RHPs Gus Gandarillas and Ryan Glynn, C Lance Burkhart, 1B Jon Zuber, and OF Robert Perez.

New York Mets: Optioned LHP Mike Bacsik, RHPs Mark Corey and Dicky Gonzalez, and C Jason Phillips to AAA-Norfolk. Re-assigned RHP John Frascatore, Cs Joe DePastino and Jimmy Gonzalez, SSs Luis Figueroa, Hanley Frias, and Jose Reyes, and OF Darren Bragg to minor-league camp.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned OF Tike Redman to AAA-Nashville. Optioned OF Tony Alvarez to AA-Altoona. Re-assigned RHPs Wayne Gomes, Scott Service, and Salomon Torres, C John Pachot, and SS Shawn Gilbert to minor-league camp.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Placed RHP Kevin McGlinchy on the 60-day DL recovering from shoulder surgery. Claimed RHP Jorge Sosa off waivers from Milwaukee.

Texas Rangers: Acquired RHP Luis Vizcaino from Oakland for RHP Justin Duchscherer.


March 17:

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Sunny Kim to AAA-Pawtucket.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Ricardo Aramboles to AA-Chattanooga. Re-assigned RHP Craig Dingman to minor-league camp.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned LHP Roy Smith and RHPs Tim Drew, Alex Herrera, and Martin Vargas to AAA-Buffalo. Optioned C Victor Martinez to AA-Akron. Re-assigned LHP Heath Murray, RHP Jeff M. D'Amico, 1B Earl Snyder, SS Anthony Medrano, and OFs Todd Dunwoody and Donzell McDonald.

Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Brad Lidge and OF Jason Lane to AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Released OF Roberto Kelly.

New York Yankees: Released C Jim Leyritz.

Oakland A's: Re-assigned RHP Aaron Scheffer, C Carlos Mendez, 3B Chad Meyers, and OFs Rob Ryan and Mike Warner to minor-league camp.


March 16:

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Francis Beltran to AA-West Tenn.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned LHP Tony Cogan to AA-Wichita.

Oakland A's: Exercised their 2005 option on RHP Tim Hudson.

Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned OF Eric Valent to AAA-Scranton. Released OF Roberto Zambrano. Re-assigned 1B Gene Schall and 2B P.J. Forbes to minor-league camp.

St. Louis Cardinals: Re-assigned RHPs Kevin Sheredy and Clint Weibl and OFs Tony Mota and Ernie Young to minor-league camp.

San Diego Padres: Signed OF Mark Sweeney to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Rob Bell to AAA-Oklahoma. Re-assigned LHP Mario Ramos and RHP Dan Murray to minor-league camp.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHPs Chris Baker, Justin Miller, and Chad Ricketts to AAA-Syracuse.


March 15:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Optioned RHPs Mike Koplove, John Patterson, Jose Velverde, and Jeremy Ward and OF Doug Devore to AAA-Tucson. Optioned RHPs P.J. Bevis and Duaner Sanchez and OF Luis Terrero to AA-El Paso.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Mike Meyers and 1B Hee Seop Choi to AAA-Iowa. Optioned SS Nate Frese to AA-West Tenn. Re-assigned RHPs Wil Cunnane and Ben Ford to minor-league camp. Placed LHP Will Ohman on the 60-day DL. Acquired RHP Shawn Sonnier from Kansas City as the player to be named in the Mike Tucker trade and optioned him to Iowa.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Adam Bernero, 1B Eric Munson, and OFs Craig Monroe and Andres Torres to AAA-Toledo. Re-assigned C Yohanny Valera, 2B Adam Riggs, 3B Jarrod Patterson, SSs Omar Infante and Juan Sosa, and OFs Chad Alexander, Rod Lindsey, and Chris Wakeland to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Re-assigned LHP Scott Mullen and RHPs Chris Fussell and Matt Skrmetta to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Released SS Kurt Abbott. Signed 2B Warren Morris to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Re-assigned RHP David Lee to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Voided the option of OF Matt Cepicky. Optioned RHP Ron Chiavacci to AAA-Ottawa. Re-assigned LHP Matt Blank, RHP Julio Manon, C Toby Rumfield, and 1B Joe Vitiello to minor-league camp.

New York Yankees: Released LHP Allen Watson.

Oakland A's: Signed general manager Billy Beane to a three-year contract extension through 2008.

Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Jesus Cordero on the restricted list.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Boehringer from AA-Altoona.

Texas Rangers: Optioned 1B Travis Hafner and OFs Ryan Ludwick and Chris Magruder to AAA-Oklahoma. Re-assigned LHP Bill Pulsipher and SS Kelly Dransfeldt to minor-league camp.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned C Jayson Werth to AAA-Syracuse.


March 14:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP John Lackey to AAA-Salt Lake.

Boston Red Sox: Named Tony Cloninger pitching coach.

Florida Marlins: Optioned RHPs Hansel Izquierdo, Nate Teut, and Claudio Vargas, and OF Abraham Nunez to AAA-Calgary. Optioned OF Chip Ambres to A-Brevard County.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Alexis Gomez to AAA-Omaha.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned LHP Johan Santana to AAA-Edmonton.

Montreal Expos: Optioned RHP Donnie Bridges and OF Matt Cepicky to AAA-Ottawa. Optioned OF Wilken Ruan to AA-Harrisburg. Optioned LHP Eric Good, and SS Wilson Valdez to A-Jupiter. Re-assigned RHPs Josh Karp, Don Levinski, Jimmy Serrano, and Justin Wayne, C Alex Andreopoulos, 1B Ivan Cruz, 3B Howard Battle, and OF Norm Hutchins to minor-league camp.

Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Ryan Anderson, RHPs Jeff Heaverlo and Gil Meche, and OF Kenny Kelly to AAA-Tacoma. Optioned RHPs J.J. Putz, Allan Simpson, Rafael Soriano, and Aaron Taylor, 2B Willie Bloomquist, and SS Antonio Perez to AA-San Antonio. Re-assigned RHP Brian Falkenborg, Cs Blake Barthol and Ryan Christianson, and OF Juan LeBron to minor-league camp.

Texas Rangers: Optioned 1B Jason Hart to AAA-Oklahoma. Optioned 3B Mark Teixeira to AA-Tulsa. Re-assigned RHP R.A. Dickey and Cs Brad King, Gerald Laird, and Freddy Torres to minor-league camp.


March 13:

Anaheim Angels: Placed RHP Steve Green on the 15-day DL. Re-assigned RHP Chris Bootcheck, Cs Tom Gregorio and Jason Hill, 2Bs Trent Durrington and Chone Figgins, 3B Lou Lucca, SSs Tommy Murphy and Brian Specht, and OFs Darrell Dent, Jeff Guiel, Gary Johnson, and Juan Tolentino to minor-league camp.

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHPs Jorge de la Rosa and Anastacio Martinez to AAA-Pawtucket. Re-assigned RHP Ryo Kumagai, 3B Bry Nelson, and SS James Lofton to minor-league camp.

Chicago White Sox: Released LHP Onan Masaoka.

Colorado Rockies: Re-signed OF Juan Pierre to a four-year contract. Signed RHP Bobby Munoz to a minor-league contract. Re-assigned C Daniel Conway to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned RHPs Kevin Frederick, Adam Johnson, and Juan Rincon, and 1B Todd Sears to AAA-Edmonton. Re-assigned OF B.J. Garbe to minor-league camp.

New York Mets: Released 1B Danny Peoples and OF Mark Sweeney. Optioned RHP Jae Seo to AAA-Norfolk.

New York Yankees: Released LHP Eric Gunderson and SS Manny Alexander.

Philadelphia Phillies: Outrighted RHP Jesus Cordero to AA-Reading.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Released RHP Gregg Olson and 2B Warren Morris. Optioned RHP Bronson Arroyo to AAA-Nashville. Optioned LHPs Adrian Burnside, Mike Gonzalez, and John Grabow, C J.R. House, and OF J.J. Davis to AA-Altoona. Re-assigned LHP Kevin Tolar, RHP Brian Smith, C Reed Secrist, 1B Chris Pritchett, and OF Ryan Radmanovich to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Optioned 1B Deivis Santos and OF Carlos Valderrama to AAA-Fresno. Re-assigned RHPs Luis Estrella and Jeff Verplancke, C Trey Lunsford, and 3Bs Lance Niekro and Tony Zuniga to minor-league camp.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Optioned RHPs Jason Standridge and Matt White, 2B Damian Rolls, and SS Wilmy Caceres to AAA-Durham. Optioned RHPs Brandon Backe, Dewon Brazelton, and Enger Veras, and SS Ramon Soler to AA-Orlando. Optioned SS Jace Brewer to A-Bakersfield. Re-assigned LHP Jon Switzer, Cs Kevin Brown and Paul Hoover, SSs Jorge Cantu and Andy Sheets, and OFs Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, and Josh Hamilton to minor-league camp. Released minor-league RHP Randy Galvez.

Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Jovanny Cedeno to AAA-Oklahoma.


March 12:

Atlanta Braves: Optioned RHP Billy Sylvester to AAA-Richmond. Optioned LHP Jung Bong and RHPs John Ennis and Scott Sobkowiak to AA-Greenville. Re-assigned RHPs Matt Belisle and Jake Robbins to minor-league camp.

Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP John Stephens to AAA-Rochester. Optioned LHP Matt Riley, RHPs Steve Bechler and Mike Paradis, and OF Tim Raines Jr. to AA-Bowie. Re-assigned LHP Eric DuBose, RHPs Juan Rosario and Jay Spurgeon, C Mike Hubbard, and 1B Domingo Martinez to minor-league camp.

Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Josh Hancock to AAA-Pawtucket.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHP Kyle Kane to AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Re-assigned 1B Brooks Kieschnick to minor-league camp.

Colorado Rockies: Placed RHP Scott Elarton on the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Josh Kalinowski, RHP Cam Esslinger, and OF Ross Gload to AAA-Colorado Springs. Optioned LHP Colin Young, RHP Aaron Cook, and OFs Matt Holliday and Rene Reyes to AA-Carolina. Re-assigned LHP Todd Belitz, RHPs Carlos Almanzar, Ryan Kibler, Matt Whiteside, and Jason Young, C J.D. Closser, and OF Cliff Brumbaugh to minor-league camp.

Houston Astros: Released LHP Chuck McElroy. Optioned RHPs Ryan Jamison and Rodrigo Rosario and C John Buck to AAA-New Orleans.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned LHP Victor Alvarez, RHP Craig House, and OFs Luke Allen and Chin-Feng Chen to AAA-Las Vegas. Optioned LHP Steve Colyer, RHPs Carlos Garcia and Ricardo Rodriguez, and C Jose Diaz to AA-Jacksonville. Re-assigned LHPs Lindsay Gulin and Rafael Roque and RHP Danny Mota to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Acquired 3B Chris Truby from Houston for OF Geoff Blum.

New York Yankees: Released OF Ruben Rivera.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHPs Mike Crudale and Jeremy Lambert and C Keith McDonald to AAA-Memphis. Optioned RHPs Jimmy Journell and Scotty Layfield and 1B Luis Garcia to AA-New Haven. Optioned RHP Chance Caple to A-Potomac. Re-assigned 2B Stubby Clapp to minor-league camp.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted OF Todd Donovan to AA-Mobile. Purchased the contract of OF Ron Gant from AAA-Portland.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned 2B Orlando Hudson to AAA-Syracuse.


March 11:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned RHP Derrick Turnbow and OF Elpidio Guzman to AAA-Salt Lake.

Boston Red Sox: Named Grady Little manager. Optioned SS Angel Santos to AAA-Pawtucket. Re-assigned LHP Chris Elmore, C Kelly Ramos, 3B Todd Betts, and SS Freddy Sanchez to minor-league camp.

Chicago Cubs: Optioned 3B Ivanon Coffie to AAA-Iowa. Optioned LHP Steve Smyth and RHPs Ben Christensen and Jose Cueto to AA-West Tenn. Re-assigned Cs Ryan Jorgensen and Yoon-Min Kweon to minor-league camp.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned LHP Tom Jacquez and RHPs Edwin Almonte and Ryan Kohlmeier to AAA-Charlotte. Released OF Julio Ramirez. Re-assigned LHPs Corwin Malone, Arnaldo Munoz, and Dennis Ulacia, RHP Brian West, Cs Mark Dalesandro and Lee Evans, SS Justin Baughman, and OF Mario Valenzuela to minor-league camp.

Cleveland Indians: Optioned RHPs Sean DePaula, Chad Paronto, and Jason Phillips to AAA-Buffalo. Re-assigned LHPs Dave Maurer, Jason Stanford, and Billy Traber and RHPs Jason Beverlin and J.D. Brammer to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Brian Reith, 1B Ben Broussard, and OF Austin Kearns to AAA-Louisville. Optioned SS David Espinosa and OF Wily Mo Pena to A-Stockton. Re-assigned LHP Ty Howington and RHP Jared Fernandez to minor-league camp. Outrighted RHP Chris Booker to Chattanooga.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned 1B Ken Harvey to AAA-Omaha. Optioned RHP Kyle Snyder to AA-Wichita. Re-assigned RHP Brett Laxton, C Juan Brito, and OF Aaron Guiel to minor-league camp.

Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned SS Bill Hall to AAA-Indianapolis. Optioned LHP Luis Martinez, RHPs Matt Childers and Jose Mieses, and OFs Jeff Deardorff and Christian Guerrero to AA-Huntsville. Optioned RHP J.M. Gold to A-High Desert. Re-assigned LHP Jimmy Osting and RHPs Jayson Durocher, Robert Marquez, and George Perez to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned OF Mike Restovich to AAA-Edmonton.

New York Mets: Optioned LHPs Jaime Cerda and Adam Walker and RHPs Pat Strange and Tyler Yates to AAA-Norfolk. Re-assigned Cs Justin Huber, Mike Jacobs, and Brett Kay and OFs Esix Snead and Rob Stratton to minor-league camp.

New York Yankees: Optioned LHPs Brandon Claussen and Alex Graman, RHPs Brett Jodie and Brandon Knight, and OF Marcus Thames to AAA-Columbus.

San Diego Padres: Optioned LHPs Cliff Bartosh, Mike Bynum, and Eric Cyr, RHPs Ben Howard and Andy Shibilo, and SS Donaldo Mendez to AA-Mobile. Optioned 1B Xavier Nady to A-Lake Elsinore. Re-assigned RHPs Jacob Peavy, J.J. Trujillo, and Brandon Villafuerte to minor-league camp.

Texas Rangers: Optioned LHP Andy Pratt and RHPs Joaquin Benoit, Ryan Dittfurth, Justin Duchscherer, and Travis Hughes to AAA-Oklahoma.

Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned RHP Gustavo Chacin and OF Reed Johnson to AAA-Syracuse. Optioned RHP Joe Orloski to AA-Tennessee.


March 10:

Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Luke Hudson to AAA-Louisville. Optioned C Dane Sardinha and OF Jackson Melian to AA-Chattanooga. Re-assigned LHPs Brian Bohanon, Pedro Feliciano, and Trever Miller, RHP Brandon Kolb, 1B Alex Hernandez, 2B Chris Sexton, 3B Brandon Larson, SS Mike Caruso, and OF Jermaine Allensworth to minor-league camp.

Detroit Tigers: Optioned LHPs Tim Kalita and Mike Maroth and RHPs Shane Heams, Kris Keller, and Shane Loux to AAA-Toledo. Optioned LHP Andy Van Hekken and RHPs Seth Greisinger and Fernando Rodney to AA-Erie. Re-assigned LHPs Tim Adkins and Homero Rivera and RHPs Kenny Baugh and Jared Camp to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Released LHP Jose Rosado.

Minnesota Twins: Optioned RHP Grant Balfour to AAA-Edmonton. Optioned LHP Ryan Mills to AA-New Britain. Re-assigned C Joe Mauer and 1B Justin Morneau to minor-league camp.

Oakland A's: Re-signed C Ramon Hernandez to a four-year contract. Optioned LHP Juan Pena, RHP Bert Snow, and 2B Esteban German to AAA-Sacramento. Optioned LHP Franklyn German to AA-Midland. Re-assigned LHP Micah Bowie, RHPs Heath Bost, Rocky Coppinger, Bryce Florie, Larry Luebbers, Tim McClaskey, and Ismael Villegas, and C Robinson Cancel to minor-league camp.

Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHPs Eric Junge, Franklin Nunez, and Elio Serrano, SS Nick Punto, and OF Marlon Byrd to AAA-Scranton. Optioned RHP Brad Baisley, SS Andy Machado, and OF Jorge Padilla to AA-Reading. Re-assigned Cs Bobby Van Iten and Jerry Valdez and 2B Chase Utley to minor-league camp.

Toronto Blue Jays: Re-assigned Cs Ken Huckaby and Kevin Cash and OF Gabe Gross to minor-league camp.


March 9:

Houston Astros: Optioned LHPs Greg Miller and Wilfredo Rodriguez to AAA-New Orleans. Re-assigned LHPs Wayne Franklin and Jason Jacome and RHPs Jamie Arnold and Mark Guerra to minor-league camp.

Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHPs Orber Moreno and Brad Voyles to AAA-Omaha. Re-assigned RHP Mac Suzuki to minor-league camp.

New York Mets: Optioned RHPs Eric Cammack and Tyler Walker to AAA-Norfolk. Re-assigned RHP Aaron Heilman and 1B Danny Peoples to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Outrighted RHP Manny Aybar to AAA-Fresno.


March 8:

Anaheim Angels: Optioned OF Nathan Haynes to AAA-Salt Lake. Re-assigned LHPs Tony Milo and Rich Kelley, RHPs Bobby Jenks and Francisco Rodriguez, and C Jared Abruzzo to minor-league camp.

Florida Marlins: Released RHP Brian Edmondson. Optioned LHP Geoff Goetz and 1B Nate Rolison to AAA-Calgary. Optioned RHP Wes Anderson to AA-Portland. Re-assigned 1B Andy Abad, SS Miguel Cabrera, and OF Mike Peeples to minor-league camp.

San Diego Padres: Purchased the contract of RHP Steve Reed from AAA-Portland.

Texas Rangers: Re-assigned OF Patrick Boyd to minor-league camp.


March 7:

Major League Baseball: Announced the resignation of president and chief operating officer Paul Beeston as of March 15. Named Robert A. DuPuy president and chief operating officer, John McHale executive vice president of administration, and Jonathan Mariner senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 15.

Kansas City Royals: Voided the contract of RHP Johnny Ruffin. Optioned RHP Shawn Sonnier to AAA-Omaha. Re-assigned RHP Mike Stodolka, Cs Mike Tonis and Scott Walter, and 3B Matt Ferrara to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Invited RHP David Lee to spring training.

Montreal Expos: Released OF Lyle Mouton. Signed free agent 1B Andres Galarraga to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed free agent RHP Alan Mills to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Named Lee MacPhail director of professional scouting and Dana Brown director of amateur scouting.

New York Mets: Named Gary Carter part-time roving minor-league catching instructor.

St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned LHP Les Walrond to AA-New Haven. Re-assigned RHP Rich Loiselle, 1B Chris Haas, 3B Chris Snopek, SS Wilson Delgado, and OFs Chris Duncan and Ryan Balfe to minor-league camp.

San Diego Padres: Signed general manager Kevin Towers to a contract extension through 2007 with an option for 2008.


March 6:

Atlanta Braves: Announced that trainer Dave Pursley would retire at the end of the season.

Chicago White Sox: Optioned SS Jason Dellaero to AAA-Charlotte. Re-assigned RHP Gary Majewski and C Humberto Quintero to minor-league camp.

Montreal Expos: Named Jim Beattie vice president and special assistant to the general manager.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Re-assigned LHP Brian O'Connor and RHPs Wilson Guzman, Justin Reid, and Chris Spurling to minor-league camp.

San Francisco Giants: Re-assigned LHP Erick Threets, RHPs Luke Anderson, Nelson Lara, and Rafael Rigueiro, and C Ryan Luther to minor-league camp. Invited RHP Luis Estrella to spring training.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Re-assigned LHP Stevenson Agosto and RHPs Carlos Chantres and Randy Galvez to minor-league camp.


March 5:

Boston Red Sox: Fired manager Joe Kerrigan. Promoted third base coach Mike Cubbage to interim manager.

Cincinnati Reds: Released RHP Arnie Gooch.

New York Yankees: Re-assigned LHP Danny Borrell, RHPs Jeremy Blevins, Ryan Bradley, Domingo Jean, and Brian Rogers, and Cs Creighton Gubanich and David Parrish to minor-league camp.

San Diego Padres: Outrighted RHP Winston Abreu to AAA-Portland.


March 4:

Major League Baseball: Fined the Texas Rangers for hiring Grady Fuson without full permission.

Boston Red Sox: Named Doug Melvin consultant.

Cincinnati Reds: Re-assigned LHPs Justin Atchley, Paul Darnell, and Benny Lowe, RHPs Mike Judd, Scott MacRae, Javier Martinez, and Willie Martinez, and C Cesar King to minor-league camp.


March 1:

Cleveland Indians: Released C Tim Laker and re-signed him to a minor-league contract.

Milwaukee Brewers: Re-signed LHP Ray King to a two-year contract.


February 28:

Boston Red Sox: Fired general manager Dan Duquette. Named Mike Port interim general manager.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed 3B Aramis Ramirez to a three-year contract extension through 2005.


February 27:

Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent SS Rey Sanchez to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Houston Astros: Announced that their ballpark would be known as Astros Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Re-signed free agent RHP Josias Manzanillo to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


February 24:

Baltimore Orioles: Signed LHP Buddy Groom to a two-year contract extension through 2005.


February 23:

Cleveland Indians: Re-signed LHP C.C. Sabathia to a four-year contract with a club option for 2006.

Philadelphia Phillies: Re-signed SS Jimmy Rollins to a one-year contract.

San Diego Padres: Signed OF Trenidad Hubbard to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Re-signed LHP Joe Kennedy to a one-year contract.

Toronto Blue Jays: Named Cito Gaston special assistant to the team president.


February 22:

Cincinnati Reds: Signed 1B Sean Casey to a three-year contract extension through 2005. Announced the resignation of first base coach Ken Griffey Sr and named him special consultant to the general manager. Named Jose Cardenal first base coach.

Montreal Expos: Signed RHP Osvaldo Fernandez and OF Lance Johnson to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Claimed OF Endy Chavez off waivers from the New York Mets.

New York Mets: Outrighted RHP Nick Maness to AAA-Norfolk. Re-signed RHP Dicky Gonzalez to a one-year contract.

Oakland A's: Re-signed LHP Franklyn German, RHPs Chad Bradford, Mike Fyhrie, Chad Harville, Erik Hiljus, Allen Levrault, Juan Pena, and Bert Snow, 1B Carlos Pena, 2B Esteban German, 3B Jason Grabowski, SS Mark Ellis, and OF Eric Byrnes to one-year contracts.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Re-signed LHP Damaso Marte, RHPs Josh Fogg and John Grabow, Cs Humerto Cota and J.R. House, and OF J.J. Davis to one-year contracts.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed 2B Mike Young to a one-year contract.


February 21:

Major League Baseball: Named Bob Watson vice president of on-field operations.

Colorado Rockies: Added RHP Pete Harnisch to the roster.

Montreal Expos: Signed OF Felix Jose to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Invited LHP Matt Blank and RHP Jimmy Serrano to spring training.

New York Mets: Designated OF Endy Chavez for assignment. Acquired RHP Kane Davis from Colorado for minor-league RHP Corey Brittan.

New York Yankees: Signed free agent LHP Allen Watson to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed RHPs Jovanny Cedeno and Justin Duchscherer to one-year contracts.


February 20:

Boston Red Sox: Released RHP Santos Hernandez.

Detroit Tigers: Re-signed OF Jose Macias to a one-year contract.

Philadelphia Phillies: Signed OF Bobby Abreu to a five-year contract extension through 2007 with a club option for 2008.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed RHP Aaron Myette and SS David Lamb to one-year contracts.


February 19:

Cincinnati Reds: Re-signed RHPs Luke Hudson and Scott Williamson, 1B Ben Broussard, SS Gookie Dawkins, and OF Jackson Melian to a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers: Named Mike Veeck marketing and promotional consultant.

Milwaukee Brewers: Signed RHP Francisco Campos to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Assigned OF Derrick Gibson to minor-league camp.

Minnesota Twins: Re-signed OF Torii Hunter to a one-year contract.

Montreal Expos: Signed free agent OF Jose Canseco to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed LHP Ed Vosberg to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

New York Yankees: Signed C Jim Leyritz to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Named Andy Stewart manager at A-Williamsport.

San Diego Padres: Named Dave Winfield vice president. Named Eric Fox manager, Matt Raleigh hitting coach, and Tom Signore pitching coach at AAA-Portland.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed RHP Francisco Cordero to a one-year contract.


February 18:

Florida Marlins: Signed free agent OF Tim Raines to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed OF Mark Smith to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


February 17:

Montreal Expos: Named Tom McCraw hitting coach, Dick Pole pitching coach, Jerry Morales first base, Manny Acta third base coach, Wendell Kim bench coach, Bob Natal bullpen coach, and Claude Raymond roving coach.


February 16:

Chicago Cubs: Announced the retirement of free agent RHP Kevin Tapani.

Montreal Expos: Named Denis Boucher guest instructor. Sigend free agent OF Glen Barker to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Invited RHPs Don Levinski and Julio Manon, C Scott Sandusky, and SS Brandon Phillips to spring training.


February 15:

Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent SS Gary DiSarcina to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

New York Mets: Invited RHP Aaron Heilman, Cs Justin Huber, Mike Jacobs, and Brett Kay, SS Jose Reyes, and OF Robert Stratton to spring training.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed OF Frank Catalanotto to a one-year contract.

Toronto Blue Jays: Invited C Kevin Cash and OF Gabe Gross to spring training.


February 14:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Named Chili Davis minor-league spring training hitting instructor.

Detroit Tigers: Re-signed 1B Dmitri Young to a four-year contract.

Milwaukee Brewers: Re-signed RHP J.M. Gold to a one-year contract.

New York Yankees: Designated RHP Brian Rogers for assignment. Signed free agent OF Ruben Rivera to a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed LHP Andy Pratt, RHP Colby Lewis, and OFs Ryan Ludwick and Kevin Mench to one-year contracts. Named Jeff Wood assistant to professional scouting operations.


February 13:

Anaheim Angels: Invited SSs Chone Figgins and Tommy Murphy to spring training.

Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent OF Rickey Henderson to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Outrighted RHP Danny Mota and 1B Phil Hiatt to AAA-Las Vegas and invited them to spring training. Signed free agent RHP Tim Crabtree to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Invited Cs Koyie Hill and David Ross to sprign training.

San Francisco Giants: Announced the retirement of free agent RHP Mark Gardner.

Texas Rangers: Released RHP Mark Petkovsek. Named Jimmy Christopher public address announcer.


February 12:

Major League Baseball: Announced the sale of the Florida Marlins to Jeffrey Loria. Purchased the Montreal Expos from Loria.

Colorado Rockies: Signed free agent RHP Pete Harnisch to a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers: Re-signed LHP Matt Milller, RHP Shane Heams, and C Mike Rivera to one-year contracts.

Florida Marlins: Named David Samson president, Fred Ferreira senior vice president and director of international relations, Larry Beinfest senior vice president and general manager, and Jim Fleming vice president of player development and scouting and assistant general manager. Named Jeff Torborg manager, Bill Robinson hitting coach, Brad Arnsberg pitching coach, Perry Hill first base and infield coach, Ozzie Guillen third base coach, Rick Renick bench coach, Jeff Cox bullpen coach, and Pierre Arsenault bullpen coordinator.

Minnesota Twins: Re-signed 1B David Ortiz to a one-year contract.

Montreal Expos: Named Tony Tavares president, Omar Minaya vice president and general manager, Claude DeLorme executive vice president of business affairs, and Frank Robinson manager.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent LHP Ron Villone to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Fired scouting director Mickey White, scout Brannon Bonifay, and special assistants Ken Parker and George Zuraw.

Seattle Mariners: Re-signed RHP Paul Abbott to a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers: Named Jim Sundberg minor-league catching instructor.


February 11:

Colorado Rockies: Named P.J. Carey manager at AA-Carolina.

Houston Astros: Designated LHP Wayne Franklin for assignment. Signed free agent RHP Hipolito Pichardo to a one-year contract.

Kansas City Royals: Re-signed 2B Carlos Febles to a one-year contract.

Seattle Mariners: Re-signed LHP Matt Thornton and RHPs Justin Kaye, J.J. Putz, Allan Simpson, Rafael Soriano, and Aaron Taylor to one-year contracts.

Texas Rangers: Signed free agent 3B Ed Sprague to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


February 10:

New York Mets: Re-signed LHP Shawn Estes to a one-year contract.


February 9:

Cleveland Indians: Signed free agent RHP Jose Mercedes to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


February 8:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Re-signed C Damian Miller to a one-year contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed LHP Kazuhisa Ishii to a four-year contract with club options for 2006 and 2007.

Milwaukee Brewers: Signed free agent OFs Izzy Alcantara and Midre Cummings to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Re-signed RHPs Matt Childers and Brian Mallette and OF Jeff Deardorff to one-year contracts.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent RHP Pat Rapp to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

St. Louis Cardinals: Signed free agent OF Al Martin and 1B/OF Eduardo Perez to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Seattle Mariners: Released LHP Norm Charlton.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Re-signed RHPs Brandon Backe, Delvin James, Matt White, and Victor Zambrano, and OF Jason Conti to a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers: Designated RHP Mark Petkovsek for assignment. Added RHP Ismael Valdes to the roster.


February 7:

Baltimore Orioles: Re-signed RHP Sidney Ponson to a one-year contract. Invited LHPs Eric DuBose and Sean Runyan, RHPs Chris Brock, Travis Driskill, Rodrigo Lopez, Lee Marshall, and Jay Spurgeon, Cs Mike Hubbard and Izzy Molina, 1B Domingo Martinez, 3B Jose Leon, SSs Eddy Garabito and Mike Moriarty, and OFs Howie Clark, Luis Garcia, and Ryan McGuire to spring training.

Detroit Tigers: Re-signed RHP Matt Anderson to a three-year contract with a club option for 2005.

Philadelphia Phillies: Signed LHP Allen McDill to a minor-league contract and invited him and OF Felipe Crespo to spring training.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Invited LHP Jon Switzer, RHP Travis Harper, C Paul Hoover, SS Jorge Cantu, and OFs Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, and Josh Hamilton to spring training.


February 6:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Re-signed OF Dave Dellucci to a one-year contract.

Houston Astros: Signed free agent LHP Chuck McElroy to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Outrighted RHP Wilson Guzman to AAA-Nashville and invited him to spring training.


February 5:

Anaheim Angels: Signed RHP Troy Percival to a two-year contract extension through 2004.

Boston Red Sox: Re-signed RHP Rich Garces to a one-year contract.

Chicago Cubs: Signed LHP Donovan Osborne to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Chicago White Sox: Named Greg Walker coach at AAA-Charlotte.

Cleveland Indians: Signed free agent RHP Omar Olivares to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Colorado Rockies: Re-signed RHP Jose Jimenez to a one-year contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Claimed RHP Craig House off waivers from the New York Mets.

Milwaukee Brewers: Re-signed LHP Glendon Rusch to a two-year contract with a club option for 2004.

San Diego Padres: Signed RHP Brad Clontz to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

San Francisco Giants: Signed free agent RHP Manny Aybar to a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers: Added OF Juan Gonzalez to the roster.


February 4:

Anaheim Angels: Re-signed RHPs Mickey Callaway, Steve Green, Elvin Nina, and Derrick Turnbow, and 2B Alfredo Amezaga to one-year contracts.

Boston Red Sox: Signed C Henry Mercedes, 2B Quilvio Veras, and OF Jeff Abbott to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Kansas City Royals: Invited C Juan Brito and 1B Kit Pellow to spring training.

Minnesota Twins: Signed RHP David Lee to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

New York Yankees: Re-signed OF Shane Spencer to a one-year contract. Re-signed C Jorge Posada to a five-year contract with a club option for 2007.

Oakland A's: Named Clarence Cockrell strength and conditioning coach.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Re-signed LHP Doug Creek to a one-year contract.


February 2:

New York Yankees: Re-signed RHPs Orlando Hernandez and Ramiro Mendoza to one-year contracts.

Texas Rangers: Signed free agent C Pat Borders to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Invited RHP R.A. Dickey, Cs Brad King, Gerald Laird, and Freddy Torres, 3B Hank Blalock, SS Kelly Dransfeldt, and OF Patrick Boyd to spring training.


February 1:

Major League Baseball: Approved the sale of the Florida Marlins to Jeffrey Loria. Purchased the Montreal Expos from Jeffrey Loria.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Re-signed RHP Miguel Batista to a two-year contract.

Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent LHP Rich Rodriguez to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Chicago White Sox: Signed free agent OF Kenny Lofton to a one-year contract.

Cleveland Indians: Promoted Chris Antonetti and John Mirabelli to assistant general managers. Signed OFs Bruce Aven and Brooks Kieschnick to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Detroit Tigers: Designated LHP Matt Perisho for assignment. Claimed OF Craig Monroe off waivers from Texas.

New York Mets: Designated RHP Craig House for assignment. Claimed OF Endy Chavez off waivers from Detroit.

New York Yankees: Signed C Chris Widger to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Oakland A's: Re-signed OF Jeremy Giambi to a one-year contract. Designated OF Rob Ryan for assignment. Claimed RHP Allen Levrault off waivers from Milwaukee.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Designated RHP Wilson Guzman for assignment. Added SS Pokey Reese to the roster. Signed RHP Gregg Olson to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

San Francisco Giants: Re-signed 2B Ramon Martinez to a one-year contract.

Seattle Mariners: Re-signed SS Carlos Guillen to a one-year contract.