|3/29/03||Cubs purchase contracts of OF Tom Goodwin and IF/OF Lenny Harris from Triple-A Iowa. The club also places P Scott Chiasson on the 60-day DL(rehabilitation from 2002 right elbow surgery) and P Antonio Alfonseca on the 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21) with a strained right hamstring and P Will Ohman on the 15-day DL(effective March 28) to continue rehabilitating his left elbow (surgery in January).|
|3/27/03||Cubs option P Alan Benes to Iowa (AAA) and returned P Rod Beck and OF/IF Charles Gipson to minor league camp.|
|3/26/03||Cubs option IF Bobby Hill and RHP Francis Beltran to Triple-A Iowa and LHP Felix Sanchez to Double-A West Tenn. Cubs also send IF Augie Ojeda, LHP Mike Sirotka, OF Midre Cummings, OF Trenidad Hubbard and C Javier Cardona back to minor league camp.|
|3/20/03||Cubs option third baseman David Kelton to Triple-A Iowa; pitchers Angel Guzman and Will Cunnane, catchers Mike Mahoney and Keith McDonald and infielder Phil Hiatt were returned to minor league camp.|
|3/15/03||Cubs reassign RHP Mike Meyers to minor league camp.|
|Cubs option left-handed pitcher Steve Smyth to Triple-A Iowa.|
|3/12/03||Cubs place IF Kevin Orie on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Cubs also option RHP Matt Bruback to Triple-A Iowa.|
|3/11/03||Cubs reduce roster to 47 players by optioning the following three players to Iowa (AAA): IF Nate Frese, OF Nic Jackson and OF Jackson Melian, RHP Todd Wellemeyer. Two players were optioned to West Tenn (AA): RHP Jon Leicester and RHP John Webb. Three non-roster invitees were returned to minor league camp: C Eliezer Alfonzo, LHP Phil Norton and C Casey Kopitzke.|
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