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Date Transaction
3/31/01 Atlanta Braves
Matt Whiteside: Reassigned to Richmond
  Baltimore Orioles
John Bale (LHP) and Eugene Kingsale (OF) optioned to AAA Rochester.
  Boston Red Sox
Assigned contracts of INF Craig Grebeck and LHP Pete Schourek from Pawtucket (AAA) to Boston. Optioned INF Lou Merloni, INF Morgan Burkhart and RHP Sun Woo Kim to Pawtucket (AAA). Returned OF Mike Neill, RHP Todd Erdos and LHP Trever Miller to minor league camp. Placed the following players on the 15-day disabled list: INF Nomar Garciaparra, with right wrist tendonitis (retroactive to March 21); RHP Bret Saberhagen, recovering from right shoulder surgery (retroactive to March 30); RHP David Cone, right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to March 21); RHP Juan Pena, recovering from right elbow surgery (retroactive to March 21); RHP Hipolito Pichardo, right elbow strain (retroactive to March 21); INF John Valentin, recovering from left knee patellar tendon surgery (retroactive to March 21). Placed RHP Bryce Florie, recovering from a right orbital fracture, on the 60-day disabled list (retroactive to March 31).
  Colorado Rockies
OF Mark Little has his contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  RHP Mark Lieter's contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Craig Dingman: RHP Craig Dingman acquired from the New York Yankees for a player to be named, then was optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  2B Brent Butler optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  LHP Tim Christman optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Florida Marlins
Lyle Mouton: Purchased the contract of outfielder Lyle Mouton
  Jeff Abbott: Recalled the option of outfielder Jeff Abbott from AAA Calgary
  Houston Astros
Placed Doug Brocail (effective 3/22/01) and Shane Reynolds (effective 3/26/01) on the 15-Day Disable List. Optioned Keith Ginter to New Orleans. Purchased the contract of Charlie Hayes from New Orleans.
  Kansas City Royals
Acquired minor league catcher Melvin Rosario in a trade with Arizona for minor league infielder Ricardo Montas.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned Bruce Aven (OF) to Las Vegas (AAA); assigned Giovanni Carrara (P), Kip Gross (P), Jeff Branson (INF), Phil Hiatt (INF) and Jeff Barry (OF) to Las Vegas (AAA); granted Yorkis Perez (P) his free agency; selected the contracts of Tim Bogar (INF) and Jeff Reboulet (INF) from Las Vegas (AAA).
  Milwaukee Brewers
Kevin Brown: Optioned C Kevin Brown to Class AAA Inianapolis.
  Brandon Kolb: Optioned RHP Brandon Kolb to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  Minnesota Twins
Jay Canizaro: Jay Canizaro, 2B, transferred from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.
  P Jack Cressend optioned to AAA Edmonton.
P Jamie Brewington reassigned to minor-league camp.
IF Edwin Diaz reassigned to minor-league camp.
OF Bobby Kielty reassigned to minor-league camp.
C Jeff Smith reassigned to minor-league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned OF Jason Michaels to Scranton. Reassigned INF David Newhan to minor league complex. Placed OF Rob Ducey on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of INF David Newhan from Scranton. Designated LHP Jimmy Osting for assignment. Placed RHP Cliff Politte on the 60-day DL.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Placed RHP Rich Loiselle on the 60-day disabled list
  Placed 1B/OF Alex Hernandez on the 60-day disabled list
  Placed RHP Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list
  Placed RHP Francisco Cordova on the 15-day disabled list
  Placed RHP Kris Benson on the 15-day disabled list
  Placed IF Mike Benjamin on the 15-day disabled list
  Purchased the contract of RHP Marc Wilkins from Triple-A Nashville
  Purchased the contract of IF/OF John Wehner from Triple-A Nashville
  Optioned IF Warren Morris to Triple-A Nashville
  Optioned OF Chad Hermansen to Triple-A Nashville
  San Francisco Giants
Jamie Arnold: Optioned Jamie Arnold, Chad Zerbe and Edwards Guzman to Triple-A Fresno.
  Purchased the contract of catcher Benito Santiago from Fresno of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  St. Louis Cardinals
Purchased the contracts of LHP Jeff Tabaka and INF Albert Pujols.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned 2B Brent Abernathy, INF Aubrey Huff, RHP Travis Phelps, OF Jason Tyner and RHP Dan Wheeler to Triple-A Durham; reassigned RHP Rusty Meacham and catcher Pat Borders to minor league camp; released INF Ozzie Guillen; Placed pitchers Juan Guzman and Wilson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 23.
3/30/01 Anaheim Angels
Justin Baughman: re-assigned to minor league camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Non-roster catcher Robert Machado and non-roster pitcher Dave Wainhouse returned to minor league camp.
  Claimed the contract of infielder Chris Haas off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals, optioned him to the West Tenn of the Southern League (AA).
  Traded minor-league pitcher Oswaldo Mairena to the Florida Marlins for pitcher Manny Aybar.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned pitcher Kip Wells and infielder Jeff Liefer to Class AAA Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Wilton Guerrero: Purchased contract of INF Wilton Guerrero.
  Reassigned to minor league camp LHP Justin Atchley;
  Colorado Rockies
Horacio Estrada: RHP Horacio Estrada claimed off waivers from Florida.
  Florida Marlins
Pitcher Horacio Estrada claimed off waivers by Colorado
  Acquired pitcher Oswaldo Mairena from Chicago (NL) in exchange for pitcher Manny Aybar
  Reassigned pitchers Reid Cornelius, Joe Strong outfielders Rich Becker, Ryan McGuire, and catcher B.J. Waszgis to minor league camp
  Optioned pitcher Jesus Sanchez and outfielder Jeff Abbott to AAA Calgary
  Kansas City Royals
Re-assigned pitcher Corey Bailey and outfielder Jon Nunnally to the minor league camp.
  Traded minor league outfielder Michael Curry to the New York Mets for outfielder Endy Chavez. Chavez was then outrighted to Double-A Wichita.
  Wilson Delgado: Outrighted infielder Wilson Delgado to Triple-A Omaha Golden Spikes.
  Optioned pitchers Chad Durbin, Chris Fussell and Shawn Sonnier to the Triple-A Omaha Golden Spikes.
  Selected the contracts of pitchers Tony Cogan and Jason Grimsley, and outfielder Raul Ibanez for the 25-man roster.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Granted Jesse Orosco (P) his free agency
3/29/01 Baltimore Orioles
Jorge Julio (RHP) and Chad Paronto (RHP) reassigned to minor league camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Released LHP Kent Mercker from his minor league contract. Assigned LHP Sang-Hoon Lee outright to AAA Pawtucket.
  Colorado Rockies
Todd Helton: 1B Todd Helton signed to a nine-year contract extention with a club option for a 10th year. The extention begins in 2003, when his current contract ends.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned outfielder Chad Mottola to AAA Calgary
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Gave F.P. Santangelo (OF) his unconditional release
  Milwaukee Brewers
Lou Collier: Outrighted IF/OF Lou Collier to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  James Mouton: Purchased the contract of OF James Mouton.
  Tony Fernandez: Purchased the contract of 3B Tony Fernandez.
  Ben Sheets: Purchased the contract of RHP Ben Sheets.
  Kane Davis: Designated pitcher Kane Davis for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Alan Benes and RHP Gene Stechschulte to Memphis (AAA)
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned RHP Jason Standridge to Triple-A Durham; Optioned INF Jace Brewer to Single-A Charleston; reassigned LHP Jeff Wallace and LHP Trevor Enders to minor league camp; designated OF Alex Sanchez for assignment
  Toronto Blue Jays
John Frascatore: Reassigned RHP John Frascatore to minor league camp.
3/28/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Hanley Frias: Traded infielder Hanley Frias to the Minnesota Twins for catcher Chad Moeller
  Chicago Cubs
Retained the services of pitcher Scott Chiasson by trading minor-league infielder Eric Hinske to the Oakland Athletics. Received infielder Miguel Cairo, whose contract was assigned from the Athletics' Sacramento (AAA) affiliate to the Cubs' Iowa (AAA) club.
  Chicago White Sox
Re-assigned catcher Mark Delesandro to minor-league camp.
  Optioned pitchers Lorenzo Barcelo and Jon Garland, third baseman Joe Crede and outfielder McKay Christensen to Charlotte of the International League (AAA).
  Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned to minor league camp OF Deion Sanders and Chris Sexton; outrighted to Louisville (AAA) IF/OF Wilton Guererro
  Colorado Rockies
Masato Yoshii: RHP Masato Yoshii released.
  Florida Marlins
Outfielder Chad Mottola designated for assignment
  Obtained pitchers Matt Clement, Omar Ortiz and outfielder Eric Owens from San Diego in exchange for outfielders Mark Kotsay and Cesar Crespo
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Granted Ramon Martinez (P)his free agency;traded Mike Judd (P)to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for a player to be named later
  Minnesota Twins
Traded C Chad Moeller to the Arizona Diamondbacks for IF Hanley Frias.
Returned P Brandon Knight to New York Yankees under Rule V.
  Optioned pitched Willie Martinez to Class AAA Edmonton
Optioned pitcher Saul Rivera to Class AA New Britain
  Oakland Athletics
Eric Hinske acquired from the Chicago Cubs for Miguel Cairo and A''s refuse the return of Rule 5 selection Scott Chiasson; Omar Olivares traded to Pittsburgh for a player to be named later or cash.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired RHP Omar Olivares from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later
  St. Louis Cardinals
Asked outright waivers on OF Quinton McCracken. Released IF Shane Andrews.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Selected RHP Ken Hill from Triple-A Durham, placing him on 40-man roster.
  OF Kenny Kelly designated for assignment. The club has 10 days to trade, release or place Kelly on waivers.
  Acquired RHP Mike Judd from the LA Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. Signed RHP Ariel Prieto after he was released from a Cleveland Indians minor league contract.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Released RHP Hector Carrasco and C Todd Greene; optioned RHP Roy Halladay to Single-A Dunedin; optioned OF Vernon Wells to Triple-A Syracuse; re-assinged OF Ryan Thompson to minor league camp.
3/27/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned first baseman Erubiel Durazo, pitcher Geraldo Guzman and catcher Ken Huckaby to Triple-A Tucson. Reassigned pitcher Troy Brohawn and catcher Melvin Rosario to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
James Baldwin: Placed pitcher James Baldwin on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 23.
  Bill Simas: Placed pitcher Bill Simas on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 23.
  Optioned catcher Mark Johnson, pitcher Matt Ginter, third baseman Joe Crede and outfielder McKay Christensen to Class AAA Charlotte, and reassigned catcher Mark Dalesandro to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned infielder Brandon Larson to Louisville of the International League (AAA)
  Matt Walbeck: Reassigned C Matt Walbeck to their minor league camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned first baseman Danny Peoples and pitcher Jamie Brown to Buffalo of the International League (AAA); reassigned pitcher Tim Burdyk and catcher Tim Laker to their minor league camp; released pitcher Ariel Prieto and outfielder/first baseman Butch Huskey.
  Florida Marlins
Pitcher Horacio Estrada claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers
  Houston Astros
Recalled Aaron McNeal from Round Rock, traded to San Diego for Christian Berroa.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Sweeney: Assigned outfielder Mark Sweeny to minor league camp.
  Horacio Estrada: Awarded the contract of pitcher Horatio Estrada to the Florida Marlins on a special waiver claim.
  Everett Stull: Placed pitcher Everett Stull (right shoulder strain) on the 15-day disabled list.
  Mark Loretta: Placed IF Mark Loretta (torn ligament in left thumb) on the 15-day DL.
  San Francisco Giants
Doug Mirabelli: Sold C Doug Mirabelli's contract to Texas Rangers.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned RHP Matt White to Triple-A Durham; reassigned OF Josh Hamilton to minor league camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Scott Eyre: Outrighted LHP Scott Eyre to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/26/01 Chicago Cubs
Optioned outfielder Corey Patterson, first baseman Julio Zuleta and pitcher Joey Nation to Iowa of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned pitcher Carlos Zambrano, infielder Chris Snopek and catcher Mike Amrhein to minor league camp; signed pitcher Scott Kamieniecki to a minor-league contract; optioned pitcher Will Ohman to Iowa of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  Cleveland Indians
Scott Aldred: Released Scott Aldred.
  Colorado Rockies
Brian Rose: RHP Brian Rose traded to the New York Mets for RHP Mark Leiter.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Brian Lesher: Assigned outfielder Brian Lesher to minor league camp.
  Assigned infielder Mike Coolbaugh to minor league camp.
  Chad Fox: Assigned pitcher Chad Fox to minor league camp.
  Assigned catcher Creighton Gubanich to minor league camp.
  Carlos Chantres: Optioned pitcher Carlos Chantres to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  Allen Levrault: Optioned pitcher Allen Levrault to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Acquired pitcher Brian Rose from the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Mark Leiter.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned C Humberto Cota to Triple-A Nashville
  San Diego Padres
Assigned infielder Adam Riggs, catcher Charlie Greene and pitchers Jeremy Powell, Rudy Seanez and Matt Miller to minor league camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Ryan Vogelsong: Optioned RHP Ryan Vogelsong to Triple-A Fresno; reassigned RHP Kurt Ainsworth and LHP Roberto Ramirez to minor league camp.
  Joe Nathan: Optioned RHP Joe Nathan to Triple-A Fresno.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned pitchers Joel Pineiro, Rob Ramsay and Brian Fuentes to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned infielder Manny Alexander and outfielder Scott Podsednik to their minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned INF Stubby Clapp and RHP Jason Karnuth to Memphis (AAA).
3/25/01 Chicago Cubs
Traded infielder Jose Nieves to the Anaheim Angels for pitcher Mike Fyhrie and a player to be named.
  New York Yankees
Traded pitcher David Lee to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Carlos Almanzar.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned LHP Brian O''Connor to Triple-A Nashville
  Seattle Mariners
Tino Martinez: Agreed to terms with designated hitter Edgar Martinez on a one-year contract extension with a club option for 2003.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Bobby Bonilla: IF Bobby Bonilla placed on 15-day disabled list with pulled left hamstring
  Toronto Blue Jays
Assigned RHP Jason Dickson and C Izzy Molina to minor league camp.
3/23/01 Boston Red Sox
Returned C George Williams to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Announced the retirement of first baseman Hal Morris.
  Detroit Tigers
Mitch Meluskey: Released catcher Scott Servais. Florida Marlins -- Optioned infielder Nate Rolison to Calgary of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and pitcher Blaine Neal to Portland of the Eastern League (AA); assigned outfielder Cesar Crespo to minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Anthony Telford: RHP Carl Pavano placed on the team's 15-day DL
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned outfielder Eric Byrnes to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); reassigned catcher Cody McKay and infielder Miguel Cairo to minor league camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed LHP Scott Karl to a minor league contract
  St. Louis Cardinals
Garrett Stephenson: RHP Garrett Stephenson placed ont he 15-day disabled list with right medial elbow strain
  Carlos Hernandez: C Carlos Hernandez placed on the 15-day disabled list with post-lower back surgery.
  Luther Hackman: RHP Luther Hackman placed on 15-day diabled list with post-right elbow surgery
  Jason Christiansen: LHP Jason Christiansen placed on the 15-day disabled list with post-left shoulder surgery
  Toronto Blue Jays
Jeff Frye: Placed 2B Jeff Frye on 15-day DL.
  Andy Thompson: Placed OF Andy Thompson on 15-day DL
  Mike Sirotka: Placed LHP Mike Sirtoka on 15-day DL
  Released 2B Mickey Morandini; reassigned OF Chris Latham to minor league camp; optioned RHP Bob File to Triple- A Syracuse; and optioned OF Dewayne Wise to Double-A Tennessee.
3/22/01 Anaheim Angels
Tim Salmon: Reached agreement with outfielder Tim Salmon on a four-year contract extension.
  Chicago Cubs
Returned pitcher Rob Stanifer, infielders Chad Meyers and Trace Coquillette and catchers Brian Banks and Mike Mahoney to their minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned to Dayton (A) OF Wily Pena and reassigned to minor league camp RHP Jared Fernandez and C Tim Spehr
  Florida Marlins
Optioned pitcher Blaine Neal to AA Portland
  Assigned outfielder Cesar Crespo to minor league camp
  Paid financial considerations to Toronto for outfielder Chad Mottola to complete the January 16 trade
  Optioned infielder Nate Rolison to AAA Calgary
  Houston Astros
Optioned Morgan Ensberg, Adam Everett, Scott Linebrink and Tony McKnight to New Orleans.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Brent Cookson, Brian Johnson, Keith Johnson, Chris Prieto and Andy Stankiewicz were reassigned to minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Assigned outfielder Curtis Pride to Triple-A Ottawa
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned pitcher Jesus Colome and catcher Toby Hall to Durham of the International League (AAA); optioned pitcher Bobby Seay to Orlando of the Southern League (AA).
3/21/01 Anaheim Angels
Reassigned pitcher Aaron Small to minor league camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Optioned INF Wilton Veras to AAA Pawtucket.
  Cincinnati Reds
Acquired from the New York Yankees OF Wily Pena and cash in exchange for OF Michael Coleman and IF Drew Henson; signed outfielder Ruben Rivera to a one-year contract;
  Cleveland Indians
Added Dave Keller to their major league coaching staff; named Willie Upshaw hitting coordinator; named Chris Bando mamager of Akron of the Eastern League (AA).
  Detroit Tigers
Heath Murray: Assigned pitcher Heath Murray and infielders Dusty Allen, Tom Evans and Giomar Guevera to minor league camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned Onan Masaoka (P) and Luke Prokopec (P), to Las Vegas (AAA). Reassigned Doug Linton (P), Todd Rizzo (P), and Matt Whisenant (P) to minor league camp.
  New York Yankees
Acquired third baseman Drew Henson and outfielder Michael Coleman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Wily Pena.
3/20/01 Chicago White Sox
Acquired pitcher Mike Williams from the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher Matt DeWitt.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned pitchers Danyz Baez and Jake Westbrook to Buffalo of the International League (AAA); assigned pitcher Eric Gunderson, catcher Victor Martinez, infielders Jason Hardtke and Ralph Milliard and outfielders Terrell Lowery and Mark Budzinski to the minor league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Named Michael Stiles vice president for operations and administration.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Unconditionally released LHP Dan Serafini
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to a one-year minor league contract with outfielder Rickey Henderson.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned C Yorvit Torrealba, IF Cody Ransom and OF Carlos Valderrama to Triple-A Fresno; reassigned Ps Steve Connelly and Ryan Jensen, IFs Nelson Castro and Carlos Mendoza to minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned LHP Jordan Zimmerman and RHP Kevin Hodges to Triple-A Tacoma. INF Antonio Perez, INF Willie Bloomquist and C James Horner reassigned to minor league camp.
3/19/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned outfielder Rob Ryan and pitcher Bret Prinz to Triple-A Tucson of the Pacific Coast League; assigned pitcher Anthony Chavez and catcher Brad Cresse to the minor league camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Returned LHP Bryan Ward to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Acquired pitcher Mike Rupp from the Boston Red Sox as the player to be named in a September 20 trade.
  Colorado Rockies
RHP Andy Larkin sent to minor league camp.
  INF/OF Kevin Sefcik sent to minor league camp.
  C Darron Cox sent to minor league camp.
  Elvis Pena: INF Elvis Peña optioned to Colorado Springs.
  Craig House: RHP Craig House optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Milwaukee Brewers
Assigned outfielder Micah Franklin to minor league camp.
  Assigned infielder Marcos Scutaro to minor league camp.
  Brant Brown: Assigned infielder Brant Brown to minor league camp.
  Nick Neugebauer: Assigned pitcher Nick Neugebauer to minor league camp.
  John Snyder: Optioned pitcher John Snyder to Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
  Optioned pitcher Kyle Peterson to Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
  Mike Penney: Optioned pitcher Mike Penny to Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
  Mike Buddie: Optioned pitcher Mike Buddie to Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned pitchers Todd Belitz and Justin Miller, infielder Jason Hart and outfielder Mario Encarnacion to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned pitchers Jon Ratliff and Steve Schrenk and outfielder Andy Abad to their minor league camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned C Craig Wilson to Triple-A Nashville
  St. Louis Cardinals
Returned to minor league camp for reassignment were pitchers Mike Cather and Dan Carlson, and infielder Luis Garcia. Optioned catcher Keith McDonald to Memphis.
3/18/01 Baltimore Orioles
Leslie Brea (RHP), John Parrish (LHP), Jay Spurgeon (RHP), Josh Towers (RHP), and Ivanon Coffie (3B) optioned to AAA Rochester. Ed Rogers (SS), Willie Morales (CA), and Steve Sisco (2B) reassigned to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
D.T. Cromer: Reassigned 1B D.T. Cromer to Louisville.
  Gookie Dawkins: INF Gookie Dawkins optioned to Chattanooga.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Traded pitchers Antonio Osuna and Carlos Ortega to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Gary Majewski, Andre Simpson and Orlando Rodriguez.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned infielders Casey Blake and Todd Sears and catchers Danny Ardoin and Matt LeCroy to Edmonton of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  San Diego Padres
Optioned pitcher Brian Lawrence, infielder Kevin Nicholson and outfielders Mike Colangelo and Kory DeHaan to Portland of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned pitchers Bryan Corey and Ron Mahay and infielders Keith Luuloa and Kevin Witt to their minor league camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Benito Santiago: Signed C Benito Santiago to minor league contract; optioned pitchers Jeff Andra, Kevin Joseph and Jeff Urban to Triple-A Fresno.
3/17/01 Houston Astros
Optioned Kyle Kessel to New Orleans.
  San Francisco Giants
Reassigned 1B Jeremy Luster, OFs Doug Clark, Chris Magruder and Arturo McDowell to minor league camp.
3/16/01 Anaheim Angels
Bengie Molina: Agreed to a four-year contract with Bengie Molina.
  Chicago Cubs
Agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2005 season with outfielder Sammy Sosa; returned infielder Hee Seop Choi and outfielder Scarborough Green to minor league camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Adam Bernero: Optioned pitchers Adam Bernero and Matt Miller and catcher Brandon Inge to Toledo of the International League (AAA); optioned outfielder Andres Torres to Erie of the Eastern League (AA); re-assigned pitchers Mark Johnson and Sean Runyan, infielder Kurt Bierek and outfielder Jermaine Allensworth to minor league camp.
  Florida Marlins
Reassigned pitchers Mark Brownson, Brian Edmondson, Gabe Molina, Johnny Ruffin, Doug Walls, Benito Baez, Michael Tejera, catchers Matt Frick, Mandy Romero, Matt Treanor, Dusty Wathan, infielders Chris Clapinski, Josue Espada, Mike Gulan, Derek Watham and outfielder Edgard Clemente to minor league camp
  Optioned pitchers Wes Anderson and Josh Beckett to Class A Brevard County
  Optioned pitchers Claudio Vargas, Geoff Goetz and outfielder Abraham Nunez to AA Portland
  Optioned pitchers Gary Knotts and Hector Almonte to AAA Calgary
  Kansas City Royals
Signed third baseman Joe Randa to a two-year contract extension through 2003; optioned pitcher Dan Murray and catcher Paul Phillips to Omaha of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to Wichita of the Texas League (AA); re-assigned pitchers Doug Bochtler, Chris George, Mike MacDougal, Jared Camp, Jason Rakers and outfielder Aaron Guiel.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned pitcher David Coggin and outfielders Reggie Taylor and Eric Valent to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Optioned pitcher Jimmy Osting and infielder Nick Punto to Reading. Reassigned pitchers Rigo Beltran and Jason Boyd, infielder Gene Schall and catcher Eric Schreimann to the minor league complex.
  San Francisco Giants
Reassigned C/IF Ryan Luther, C Guillermo Rodriguez and IF Julio Cordido to minor league camp.
3/15/01 Boston Red Sox
Purchased the contract of LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the Monterrey Sultans of the Mexican League.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned pitcher Hector Mercado and outfielder Brady Clark to Louisville of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); optioned pitcher Clayton Andrews and outfielder Jackson Melian to Chattanooga of the Southern League (AA); assigned infielder Bill Selby and pitcher Arnie Gooch to Louisville.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed third baseman Corey Koskie to a three-year contract with a club option for 2004.
Optioned P Danny Mota to AAA Edmonton.
Optioned pitchers Kyle Lohse and Brad Thomas to AA New Britain.
Reassigned P Adam Johnson, infielders Michael Cuddyer and Mike Moriarty catcher Brandon Marsters and outfielder Michael Restovich to minor league camp.
  New York Mets
Assigned pitchers Pete Walker and Brett Hinchliffe to their minor-league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Reassigned outfielders Ramon Moreta and Chad Alexander to minor league camp; optioned infielder Jason Grabowski and pitcher Dennis Stark and Mark Watson to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Released pitcher Sean Bergman; reassigned pitcher Paul Spoljaric and infielders Mike Caruso and Andy Sheets to minor league camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned INF Ryan Balfe to minor league camp and released OF Trenidad Hubbard.
3/14/01 Atlanta Braves
At the end of Wednesday's game the Braves assigned 13 players to the minor league camp.

The list included Derrick Lewis, Winston Abreu, Horacio Ramirez, Billy Sylvester, Wilson Betemit, Matt McClendon, Christian Parra, Jake Robbins, Jean Boscan, Howard Battle, Junior Brignac and Travis Wilson.

Lewis was assigned to Richmond, while Abreu Ramirez and Sylvester were assigned to Greenville. The 19-year-old Betemit was assigned to Myrtle Beach.

The rest of the players will be assigned to specific clubs within the next few weeks.

  Boston Red Sox
Optioned LHP Sang-hoon Lee to AAA Pawtucket and returned the following players to minor league camp: RHP Rafael Betancourt, RHP Brian Williams, OF Izzy Alcantara, C Luis Rodriguez.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Rafael Roque: Placed pitcher Rafael Roque on unconditional release waivers.
  San Diego Padres
Released outfielder Ruben Rivera and pitcher Scott Karl.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned SS Cesar Izturis and RHP Pasqual Coco to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/13/01 Chicago Cubs
Optioned pitchers Chris Gissell, Mike Meyers, Ruben Quevedo, Nate Teut and Jay Yennaco, infielders Eric Hinske and Jason Smith and outfielders Ross Gload and Jaisen Randolph to Iowa of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); optioned infielder Nate Frese to West Tenn of the Southern League (AA); returned infielder Bobby Hill and catcher Yoon-Min Kweon to minor league camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned pitchers J.D. Brammer and Martin Vargas to Buffalo of the International League (AAA); optioned pitchers Zach Day and Roy Padilla to Akron of the Eastern League (AA); assigned pitchers Scott Aldred, Dan Smith and Jerry Spradlin, infielder Zach Sorensen and outfielder Osmany Santana to their minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned pitchers Jake Meyer and Justin Kaye to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); optioned pitcher Rafael Soriano to San Bernadino of the California League (A).
3/12/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned infielders Alex Cintron and Junior Spivey, and outfielders Jason Conti and Jack Cust to Triple-A Tucson. Optioned pitchers John Patterson and Duaner Sanchez to Double-A El Paso.
  Baltimore Orioles
Sean Douglass (RHP), Juan Figueroa (RHP) and Mark Nussbeck (RHP) optioned to AAA Rochester. Juan Guzman (RHP) optioned to AA Bowie. Adan Amezcua (CA), Miguel Felix (RHP), Jose Leon (3B), Rick Huisman(RHP), Wady Almonte (OF), and Carlos Casimiro (OF) reassigned to minor league camp.
  Colorado Rockies
RHP Shawn Chacon optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
  RHP Robert Averette optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Aaron Cook: RHP Aaron Cook optioned to Salem (A).
  Randey Dorame: RHP Randey Dorame optioned to Carolina (AA).
  Juan Uribe: SS Juan Uribe optioned to Carolina (AA).
  SS Juan Sosa optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Luke Hudson: RHP Luke Hudson optioned to Carolina (AA)
  Houston Astros
Optioned Carlos Hernandez, Brad Lidge, Aaron McNeal, Carlos Maldonado, Greg Miller, Tim Redding and Wilfredo Rodriguez to Round Rock. Optioned Roy Oswalt to New Orleans.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Jason McDonald: Assigned outfielder Jason McDonald to minor league camp.
  Dionys Cesar: Assigned infielder Dionys Cesar to minor league camp.
  Brian Moon: Assigned catcher Brian Moon to minor league camp.
  Assigned catcher Kade Johnson to minor league camp.
  Assigned catcher Robinson Cancel to minor league camp.
  Matt Williams: Assigned pitcher Matt Williams to minor league camp.
  Assigned pitcher Tom Fordham to minor league camp.
  Gene Altman: Optioned pitcher Gene Altman to Class A High Desert.
  Matt Childers: optioned pitcher Matt Childers to Class A High Desert.
  Optioned pitcher Jose Garcia to Class AA Huntsville.
  Jose Mieses: Optioned pitcher Jose Mieses to Class AA Huntsville.
  Rafael Roque: Optioned pitcher Rafael Roque to Class AAA Indianapolis.
  Oakland Athletics
Eric Ireland, Oscar Salazar and Bert Snow optioned to Sacramento; Juan Pena optioned to Midland.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned LHP Dave Williams to Single-A Lynchburg
  Optioned RHP Chris Spurling to Double-A Altoona
  Optioned OF Tike Redman to Triple-A Nashville
  Optioned LHP Wilson Guzman to Double-A Altoona
  Optioned LHP John Grabow to Double-A Altoona
  Optioned OF J.J. Davis to Double-A Altoona
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned LHP David Brous and C Giuseppe Chiaramonte to minors; reassigned LHP Mike Riley and IF Tony Torcato to minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Returned to minor league camp for reassignment were pitchers Jim Corsi, Rick Krivda, Rafael Medina, Heathcliff Slocumb, Bud Smith and Blake Wiliams, catchers Mike Figga and Mike Stefanski, infielders Lou Lucca and Kevin Polcovich and outfielder Kerry Robinson. Optioned to Triple-A Memphis were pitchers Justin Brunette, Jose Rodriquez and Clint Weibl, outfielders Bill Ortega and Luis Saturria and infielder Chris Haas. Optioned to Double-A New Haven were pitcher Les Walrond and outfielder Esix Snead.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned INF Cole Liniak and Aaron Holbert to minor league camp and optioned C Jayson Werth to Double-A Tennessee.
3/11/01 Boston Red Sox
Returned LHP Allen McDill and LHP Luis Arroyo to minor league camp. RHP Jesus Pena and RHP Jin Ho Cho were optioned to Pawtucket (AAA) and C Steve Lomasney was optioned to Trenton (AA). LHP Trever Miller was invited to Major League camp.
  Florida Marlins
Agreed to terms with outfielder Preston Wilson on a five-year contract through the 2005 season
  San Diego Padres
Optioned pitcher Wascar Serrano to Portland of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned pitchers Domingo Guzman, Steve Montgomery and Stan Spencer, catcher Steve Soliz, infielder Greg LaRocca and outfielder Ethan Faggett to minor league camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Released RHP Jaime Navarro; reassigned RHP Pat Daneker to minor league camp; and optioned RHP George Perez to Single-A Dunedin.
3/10/01 Boston Red Sox
Optioned OF Dernell Stenson to Pawtucket (AAA). Also, the following players were returned to minor league camp: C Angelo Encarnacion, OF Yamil Benitez, and RHP Carlos Castillo.
  Chicago Cubs
Assigned pitcher Oswaldo Mairena to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned pitchers Keith Glauber, Jim Brower and Ed Yarnall to Louisville of the International League (AAA); optioned pitchers Leo Estrella and Brian Reith and outfielders Adam Dunn and Austin Kearns to Chattanooga of the Southern League (AA); reassigned pitchers Dustin Moseley, Matt Skrmetta, Chris Nichting and Mike Grace, catcher Tommy Davis and outfielder Raul Gonzalez to their minor league camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Einar Diaz: Renewed contract of Einar Diaz.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned RHP Orlando Woodards optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Reassinged LHP Mark Hendrickson to minor league camp.
3/9/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Re-signed infielder Danny Klassen and pitcher Geraldo Guzman to one-year contracts.
  Baltimore Orioles
Albert Belle: Placed Albert Belle (OF) on the 60-day disabled list.
  Boston Red Sox
Announced that the team had agreed to terms with the following players on 2001 contracts: INF Brian Daubach, OF Trot Nixon, RHP Tomo Ohka, INF/DH Morgan Burkhart, RHP Jin Ho Cho and INF Lou Merloni. Sent INF Juan Diaz to minor league camp and returned LHP Casey Fossum to minor league camp. Also, INF Jon Shave underwent a procedure to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Shave is in Major League camp working with the Red Sox training staff rehabbing after surgery.
  Detroit Tigers
Kris Keller: Optioned pitchers Shane Heams and Kris Keller, infielder Pedro Santana and outfielder Chris Wakeland to Toledo of the International League (AAA); optioned infielder Eric Munson to Erie of the Eastern League (AA).
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed OF Brian Simmons and Dewayne Wise and SS Chris Woodward.
3/8/01 Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned to minor league camp C Victor Valencia
  Colorado Rockies
Jerry Dipoto: Pitcher Jerry Dipoto announced his retirement.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Reassigned pitchers Brandon Duckworth, Doug Nickle, Evan Thomas, Carlos Silva, Edwin Hurtado, Franklin Nunez and Thomas Jacquez to the minor league complex. Released infielder Domingo Cedeno.
3/7/01 Anaheim Angels
Re-signed pitcher Derrick Turnbow; reassigned pitchers Mark Harriger and Jason Beverlin to minor league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned outfielder Josue Perez to Reading. Reassigned catcher Jeremy Dietrick, infielders Chase Utley, Kevin Orie, PJ Forbes and Domingo Cedeno and outfielder Kenny Woods to the minor league complex.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned outfielder Alex Sanchez and infielder Jared Sandberg to Durham of the International League (AAA); optioned outfielder Kenny Kelly to Orlando of the Southern League (AA); reassigned pitchers Stevenson Agosto, Mike Duvall, Tony Fiore, Juan Rsario, and Ronni Severino, outfielders Derrick Gibson and Norm Hutchins, infielders Ray Holbert and Josh Pressley and catcher Yohanny Valera to their minor league camp.
3/6/01 Anaheim Angels
Troy Glaus: Agreed to terms with third baseman Troy Glaus on a four-year contract.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed first baseman Hal Morris to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed pitchers Seung Lee and Il Kim.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed C Josh Phelps and Jason Werth; OF Andy Thompson; INF Ryan Freel and Cesar Izturis; and RHP George Perez to one-year contracts. Optioned Phelps and C Joe Lawrence to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/5/01 Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned catcher Dane Sardinha to minor league camp.
  Colorado Rockies
LHP Josh Kalinowski optioned to Carolina (AA).
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed pitchers Adrian Burnside, Kris Foster, Eric Gagne, Carlos Garcia, Matt Herges, Mike Judd, Onan Masaoka, Jose Nunez, Luke Prokopec, Chad Ricketts, Ricardo Rodriguez and Jeff Williams; catchers Paul Lo Duca and Angel Pena; rightfielder Luke Allen, second baseman Hiram Bocachica and shortstop Alex Cora.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Returned catchers David Benham and Matt Garrick to the minor league camp for reassignment.
3/4/01 Cincinnati Reds
Assigned pitchers Frankie Rodriguez, Larry Luebbers and David Espinosa to minor-league camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Assigned catchers Steve Bieser and John Pachot and pitchers Ben Diggins, Jim Dougherty, Max Regalado, Cam Smith and Brian Stephenson to minor league camp.
3/3/01 Florida Marlins
Renewed contracts for infielder Derrek Lee and outfielder Preston Wilson
  Signed pitchers Braden Looper and Chuck Smith to one-year contracts
  Texas Rangers
Rusty Greer: Agreed to three-year contract extension with outfielder Rusty Greer.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned RHP Peter Bauer and Dustin McGowan; INF Dominic Rich and Raul Tablado; and OF Morrin Davis to minor league camp
3/2/01 Anaheim Angels
Bengie Molina: Agreed to terms with catcher Ben Molina on a one-year contract.
  Baltimore Orioles
Agreed to terms with third baseman Ivanon Coffie, outfielder Eugene Kingsale, catcher Mike Kinkade and pitcher Juan Figueroa on one-year contracts.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed pitchers Lorenzo Barcelo, Rocky Bidle, Mark Buehrle, Matt DeWitt, Joh Fogg, Jon Garland, Matt Ginter, Gary Glover, Bob Howry, Sean Lowe, Ken Vining, Kip Wells and Kelly Wunsch; catchers Mark Johnson and Josh Paul; infielders Joe Crede, Jason Dellaero, Amaury Garcia and Jeff Liefer; and outfielders McKay Christensen, Carlos Lee, Julio Ramirez, Aaron Rowland and Chris Singleton.
  Cleveland Indians
Sean DePaula: Signed Sean Michael DePaula to a one-year contract.
  Florida Marlins
Signed pitchers Ryan Dempster, Vladimir Nunez, Claudio Vargas and catcher Ramon Castro to one-year contracts
  Signed third baseman Mike Lowell to a three-year contract
  New York Mets
Agreed to terms with pitchers Bobby M. Jones and Rick Croushore; infielder Joe McEwing; and outfielders Jay Payton, Benny Agbayani and Timoniel Perez on one-year contracts.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with catcher Ben Davis on a one-year contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed LHP Rick Ankiel and INF Placido Polanco to contracts and renewed the contract of 1B/OF Larry Sutton for the 2001 season.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with pitchers Jeff Zimmerman and Mike Venafro on one-year contracts.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed LHP Scott Eyre, RHP Kevin Beirne, Pasqual Coco, Bob File and Orlando Woodards, C Joe Lawrence and OF Vernon Wells to one-year contracts.
3/1/01 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms with pitchers Brian Cooper, Scott Schoeneweis, Jarrod Washburn and infielder Adam Kennedy on one-year contracts.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed to 1-year contracts RHP Rob Bell and LHP Hector Mercado;announced the resignation of Mudville Nine manager Len Dykstra
  Cleveland Indians
Signed pitcher J.D. Brammer, third baseman Russell Branyan and outfielder Jacob Cruz to one-year contracts.
  Florida Marlins
Signed outfielder Jeff Abbott and infielder Alex Gonzalez to one-year contracts
  Oakland Athletics
Jeff Tam: Signed pitcher Jeff Tam to a two-year contract with club options for 2003 and 2004.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with pitchers Tom Davey and Adam Eaton and infielder Kevin Nicholson on one-year contracts.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed pitchers John Halama, Kevin Hodges, Gil Meche, Robert Ramsay and Dennis Stark and infielder Charles Gipson to one-year contracts.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed first baseman Mark McGwire to a two-year, $30 million contract extension.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with Dan Kolb, Mike Lamb and Kelly Dransfeldt.