|3/31/02||Purchased the contract of INF Brent Butler from Triple-A, Colorado Springs. Also, purchased the contracts of RHP Mike James and LHP Kent Mercker and placed both former non-roster pitchers on their 2002 Opening Day roster.|
|3/27/02||Optioned LHP Brian Fuentes, INF Brent Butler and OF Jack Cust to Triple-A, Colorado Springs. Reassigned INF Mike Bell, INF Tim Bogar and OF Mario Encarnacion to Minor League Camp.|
|Place C Carlos Hernandez on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.|
|3/25/02||Acquired RHP Chuck Smith from the Marlins for a player to be named later and future considerations and optioned him to Triple-A, Colorado Springs|
|Jose Paniagua: Traded right-handed pitcher Jose Paniagua to the Detroit Tigers for right-hander Victor Santos and infielder Ronnie Merrill.|
|3/23/02||Tony Eusebio: Released C Tony Eusebio.|
|3/20/02||Optioned P Corey Brittan, P Chris Nichting, OF John Barnes and OF Bo Porter to Triple-A Colorado Springs.|
|3/13/02||Agreed to terms with OF Juan Pierre on a four-year contract.|
|3/12/02||Scott Elarton: Placed P Scott Elarton on the 60-day DL; optioned Ps Carlos Almanzar, Matt Whiteside, Todd Belitz, Cam Esslinger, Josh Kalinowski, OFs Cliff Brumbaugh and Ross Gload to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); optioned Ps Jason Young, Ryan Kibler, Colin Young, C J.D. Closser, OFs Matt Holliday and Rene Reyes to Carolina of the Southern League (AA); optioned C Dan Conway to Salem of the Carolina League (A).|
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