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Date Transaction
5/31/01 Atlanta Braves
Chris Seelbach: Chris Seelbach - Optioned to Richmond (Triple - A)
  Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Larson: Optioned INF Brandon Larson to Lousiville (Class AAA)
  Milwaukee Brewers
Tony Fernandez: IF Tony Fernandez cleared waivers and became a free agent
  Montreal Expos
RHP Hideki Irabu activated from 60-day DL
OF Terry Jones recalled from rehab assignment at Triple-A Ottawa and activated from 60-day DL
3B Ryan Minor optioned to Triple-A Ottawa
SS Tomas DeLaRosa optioned to Triple-A Ottawa
LHP Chris Peters refused to report to Triple-A Ottawa, thus becoming a free-agent
  Manager Felipe Alou is relieved of his duties. He is replaced by Jeff Torborg.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Placed RHP Wayne Gomes on the 15-day DL with a strained patella tendon in his right knee. Activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the DL.
  San Diego Padres
Optioned pitcher Carlton Loewer to Triple-A Portland after reinstating him from the 60-Day Disabled List. Optioned pitcher Jimmy Osting to Double-A Mobile and outrighted left-handed pitcher Dave Maurer and infielder Adam Riggs to Triple-A Portland. Transferred pitcher Sterling Hitchcock from the 15-day to the 60-Day Disabled List and purchased the contract of pitcher Rudy Seanez from Single-A Lake Elsinore.
  Seattle Mariners
LHP Norm Charlton placed on the 15-day DL. LHP Brian Fuentes recalled from triple-A Tacoma.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Larry Sutton: Larry Sutton outrighted to Memphis (Class AAA)
  Luis Saturria: Luis Saturria transferred from New Haven (Class AA) to Memphis (Class AAA)
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Felix Martinez: The Rays have placed SS Felix Martinez on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis (retroactive to May 28). Martinez had started just one of the last 13 games after starting 38 of the first 39 games at SS.
  Russ Johnson: Rays today reinstated INF Russ Johnson from the 15-day DL. Johnson was shelved with a right quadriceps strain he suffered May 15 @ KC, going from 1st to 3rd on a 6th-inning single. He missed 13 games. Johnson made one rehabilitation appearance - with AA Orlando - Tuesday, May 29 and went 2-for-3 with two errors playing second base.
5/30/01 Anaheim Angels
Recalled from rehab and activated from 15-day disabled list LHP Mike Holtz. Optioned C Jamie Burke to triple-A Salt Lake.
  Cincinnati Reds
Chris Nichting: Purchased contract of RHP Chris Nichting from Louisville (AAA).
  John Riedling: Transferred RHP John Riedling from the 15-day to the 60-day DL with strained right shoulder.
  Dennys Reyes: Placed LHP Dennys Reyes on the 15-day DL with tightness in left forearm.
  San Francisco Giants
Calvin Murray: recalled OF Calvin Murray from Triple-A Fresno.
  Calvin Murray: optioned C Edwards Guzman to Triple-A Fresno.
5/29/01 Anaheim Angels
Recalled from rehab and activated from 15-day disabled list DH/OF Glenallen Hill. Optioned INF Jose Nieves to triple-A Salt Lake.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Armando Reynoso: Activated RHP Armando Reynoso from 15-day DL.
  Juan Sosa: INF Juan Sosa returned to Double-A El Paso.
  Cleveland Indians
Jake Westbrook: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled RHP Jake Westbrook from AAA-Buffalo. To make room for him on the roster RHP Roy Smith was optioned to AAA Buffalo.
  Colorado Rockies
Justin Speier: RHP Justin Speier claimed off waivers from the New York Mets.
  John Wasdin: RHP John Wasdin designated for assignment.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled RHP Kris Wilson from Triple-A Omaha and purchased the contract of outfielder Endy Chavez from Double-A Wichita. Optioned RHP Brian Meadows to Triple-A Omaha and designated for assignment catcher Sal Fasano.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Tony Fernandez: Granted IF Tony Fernandez unconditional release waivers
  Montreal Expos
LHP Chris Peters was outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa
LHP Matt Blank was recalled from Triple-A Ottawa
  San Diego Padres
Designated infielder Adam Riggs for assignment. Purchased the contract of Cesar Crespo from Triple-A Portland.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Rick Ankiel: LHP Rick Ankiel transferred from Memphis (Class AAA) to Potomac (Class A)
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mike Judd: Devil Rays righthanded pitcher Mike Judd was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. Judd was designated for assignment by the Rays on May 25.
  Texas Rangers
Bill Haselman: Moved C Bill Haselman from the 15 to the 60-day disabled list.
  Jeff Brantley: Placed RHP Jeff Brantley on unconditional release waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Mike Judd: Received RHP Mike Judd on a waiver claim from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
5/28/01 Boston Red Sox
Juan Pena: Recalled RHP Juan Pena from injury rehab assignment, reinstated him from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Sarasota (A).
  Cincinnati Reds
Jim Brower: Recalled RHP Jim Brower from Louisville (Class AAA)
  Colorado Rockies
Adam Melhuse: 1B/OF Brooks Kieschnick activated from DL. C Adam Melhuse optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Tim Bogar: Reactivated Tim Bogar (INF)from the disabled list.
  Gary Sheffield: Placed Gary Sheffield (OF)on the 15-day disabled list (retroctive May 24) with a sprained left index finger.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Designated RHP Don Wengert for assignment
  Purchased the contract of 1B/OF Andy Barkett from Triple-A Nashville
  St. Louis Cardinals
Activated 1B Mark McGwire from the 15-day disabled list. Designated INF Larry Sutton for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Cliff Brumbaugh: Purchased the contract of OF Cliff Brumbaugh from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Ruben Mateo: Optioned RF Ruben Mateo to Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
5/27/01 Cincinnati Reds
John Riedling: Placed RHP John Riedling on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder
  New York Mets
Recalled pitcher Bobby Jones from his major league rehabilitation at single-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right peroneal (lower right knee).
  Placed pitcher Donne Wall on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. Recalled pitcher Jerrod Riggan from triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
  San Francisco Giants
Felipe Crespo: recalled IF Felipe Crespo from his rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Fresno and activated him from the 15-day disabled list.
  Eric Davis: placed OF Eric Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mickey Callaway: The Rays have optioned RHP Mickey Callaway to Triple-A Durham.
  Ryan Rupe: The Rays have recalled RHP Ryan Rupp from Triple-A Durham.
5/26/01 Cincinnati Reds
Hector Mercado: Recalled LHP Hector Mercado from Louisville (AAA).
  San Francisco Giants
Ryan Vogelsong: recalled RHP Ryan Vogelsong from Triple-A Fresno.
  Ryan Jensen: optioned RHP Ryan Jensen to Triple-A Fresno.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Carlos Hernandez: C Carlos Hernandez sent to Memphis (Class AAA) on a rehab assignment
5/25/01 Anaheim Angels
Recalled RHP Scot Shields from triple-A Salt Lake.
  Cincinnati Reds
Matt Skrmetta: RHP Matt Skrmetta rejected assignment to Louisville (AAA) and opted for free agency.
  Jim Brower: Optioned RHP Jim Brower to Louisville (AAA).
  Colorado Rockies
Brian Bohanon: LHP Brian Bohanon activated from DL. RHP John Thomson placed on 15-day DL.
  Kansas City Royals
Named Al Nipper pitching coach.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Jesse Orosco: Purchaed the contract of Jesse Orosco (P) from AAA Las Vegas
  Eric Karros: Placed Eric Karros on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar sprain (Retroactive May 22).
  Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Peterson: Recalled RHP Kyle Peterson from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Jamey Wright: Placed RHP Jamey Wright on the 15-day DL (strained right intercostal).
  Philadelphia Phillies
Transferred C Mike Lieberthal from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Nelson Figueroa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Purchased the contract of RHP Paul Byrd from Triple-A.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mike Judd: The Rays today have activated RHP Mike Judd from the 15-day disabled list and have designated him for assignment. Judd was placed on the DL on May 10 with right shoulder soreness. The Rays have 10 days to trade, waive or release Judd.
  Texas Rangers
Michael Young: Purchased the contract of 2B Mike Young from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Randy Velarde: Placed 2B Randy Velarde on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled left hamstring.
5/24/01 Anaheim Angels
Placed RHP Shigetoshi Hasegawa on 15-day DL with inflamed right shoulder (retroactive to 5/20).
  Boston Red Sox
Bryce Florie: Assigned RHP Bryce Florie on injury rehab to Sarasota (A).
  Colorado Rockies
Juan Uribe: RHP Juan Acevedo activated from DL. INF Juan Uribe optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Kansas City Royals
Trenidad Hubbard: Outfielder Trenidad Hubbard, who was designated for assignment on May 19, cleared waivers, elected free agency, and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha.
  Montreal Expos
RHP Mike Thurman was placed on the 15-day DL with hair-line fracture to his right thumb
  San Diego Padres
Placed pitcher Rodney Myers on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled pitcher Jimmy Osting from Double-A Mobile.
  San Francisco Giants
Shawn Estes: activated LHP Shawn Estes from the 15-day DL.
  Jamie Arnold: optioned RHP Jamie Arnold to Triple-A Fresno.
  Felipe Crespo: placed IF Felipe Crespo on a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Fresno
5/23/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Geraldo Guzman: Recalled RHP Geraldo Guzman from Triple-A Tucson.
  Russ Springer: RHP Russ Springer placed on 15-day DL - right shoulder strain.
  Cleveland Indians
Roy Smith: The Indians have purchased the contract of RHP ROY SMITH from AAA Buffalo. To make room for Smith on the 25-man roster the Indians optioned RHP DANYS BAEZ to AAA Buffalo.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned catcher Cesar King to Triple-A Omaha to make room on the roster for catcher Sal Fasano.
  Trenidad Hubbard: Outfielder Trenidad Hubbard, who was designated for assignment on May 19, cleared waivers and elected free agency.
  Minnesota Twins
Brad Thomas: Brad Thomas, LHP, recalled from Double-A New Britain
  Mark Redman: Mark Redman, LHP, placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a strained left triceps muscle.
  Montreal Expos
RHP Felipe Lira was outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa.

RHP Darwin Cubillan was recalled from Triple-A Ottawa.

  San Diego Padres
Placed pitcher Kevin Walker on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained elbow. Recalled outfielder Mike Darr from rehab assignment and activated him from the 15-day disabled list.
  San Francisco Giants
Jamie Arnold: recalled RHP Jamie Arnold from Triple-A Fresno.
  Alan Embree: placed LHP Alan Embree on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Commensurate with the hire of John McHale, Jr. as the Rays'' new Chief Operating Officer, Vince Naimoli announced that he will reassume the titles of Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer. During an April 27 press conference Naimoli announced that he would relinquish day-to-day oversight of the club and adopt the title of Chairman.
5/22/01 Anaheim Angels
Activated C Jorge Fabregas from the 15-day DL.
  Kansas City Royals
Sal Fasano: Acquired catcher Sal Fasano from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.
  Dan Murray: Designated for assignment right-handed pitcher Dan Murray.
  Montreal Expos
2B Jose Vidro placed on 15-day DL retroactive to May 20 with a partial tear in his left forearm (pronator teres muscle)

OF Mark Smith had his contract selected from Triple-A Ottawa

  Pittsburgh Pirates
Assigned OF Derek Bell to Triple-A Nashville for an injury rehab assignment
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Vincent J. Naimoli, Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, announced the hiring of John McHale, Jr. as Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. McHale, 52, was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Detroit Tigers, a position he began on January 11, 1995. Prior to joining the Tigers, McHale served as Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations and Executive Vice President, Operations for more than three years with the Colorado Rockies.
5/21/01 Anaheim Angels
Placed C Jose Molina on 15-day DL with a non-displaced fracture of the left thumb. Recalled C Jamie Burke from triple-A Salt Lake.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled INF Juan Sosa from Triple-A Tucson.
  Matt Williams: Placed 3B Matt Williams on 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 17) - torn left hamstring
  Chicago White Sox
Ken Vining: Recalled pitcher Ken Vining from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Optioned outfielder Julio Ramirez to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Donnels: Placed Chris Donnles (INF) on the 15-day disabled list with a right lumbar sprain, retroactive to May 19.
  Paul Lo Duca: Activated Paul LoDuca (C) from the disabled list
  Texas Rangers
Mike Hubbard: C Mike Hubbard cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Francisco Cordero: Assigned RHP Francisco Cordero to Oklahoma on a rehab assignment (stress fracture in lower back).
  Toronto Blue Jays
Vernon Wells: Optioned OF Vernon Wells to Triple-A Syracuse.
  Jose Cruz: Activated OF Jose Cruz, Jr. from the 15-day DL.
5/20/01 Anaheim Angels
Jamie Burke: Optioned C Jamie Burke to triple-A Salt Lake.
  Cleveland Indians
The player to be named later in the Justin Speier trade is Brian Jenkins. Jenkins played for the St. Lucie Mets (A).
  Florida Marlins
Lyle Mouton: OF Lyle Mouton designated for reassignment.
  John Mabry: INF/OF John Mabry reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.
  Oakland Athletics
The Oakland A''s today recalled outfielder Eric Byrnes from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned second baseman Jose Ortiz to Sacramento.
  Seattle Mariners
RHP Brett Tomko optioned to triple-A Tacoma. INF Ed Sprague selected from triple-A Tacoma.
5/19/01 Cincinnati Reds
Bill Selby: Recalled IF Bill Selby from Louisville (AAA); designated RHP Matt Skrmetta for assignment
  Cleveland Indians
Jaret Wright: RHP Jaret Wright was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, the Indians traded RHP Justin Speier to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.
  Colorado Rockies
Adam Melhuse: OF Todd Hollandsworth placed on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12. C Adam Melhuse''''s contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Juan Uribe: INF Juan Uribe recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Bobby Chouinard: RHP Bobby Chouinard designated for assignment.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled catcher Cesar King from Triple-A Omaha and designated for assignment outfielder Trenidad Hubbard.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Designated IF Tony Fernandez for assignment.
  Mark Loretta: Activated IF Mark Loretta from the 15-day DL.
  Geoff Jenkins: Activated OF Geoff Jenkins from the 15-day DL.
  Brandon Kolb: Optioned RHP Brandon Kolb to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Acquired pitcher Justin Speier from the Cleveland Indians for a player-to-be-named later and added him to the 40-man roster.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mickey Callaway: The Rays selected RHP Mickey Callaway from AAA Durham. Callaway is 4-1 (3.56, G-10, GS-7, IP-43, H-45, R-19, ER-17, BB-8, SO-25).
  Tony Fiore: The Rays have designated RHP Tony Fiore for assignment.
5/18/01 Anaheim Angels
Recalled INF Jose Nieves from triple-A Salt Lake
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled RHP Erik Sabel from Triple-A Tucson.
  Boston Red Sox
Craig Grebeck: Reinstated INF Craig Grebeck from 15-day DL following the game.
  Lou Merloni: Optioned INF Lou Merloni to Pawtucket (AAA) following the game.
  Cincinnati Reds
Barry Larkin: Placed SS Barry Larkin on the 15-day disabled list with a sore groin
  Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contract of utility player Raul Ibanez from Triple-A Omaha.
  New York Mets
Activated pitcher Al Leiter from the disabled list. Optioned pitcher Steve Trachsel to triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
  Oakland Athletics
The Oakland A''s today designated catcher Sal Fasano for assignment and selected catcher Tom Wilson from Triple-A Sacramento. The A''s now have 10 days to trade Fasano, assign him outright or release him.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Placed INF David Newhan on the 15-day DL with an inflammed right shoulder.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Placed OF Derek Bell on the 15-day disabled list
  Purchased the contract of IF/OF Rob Mackowiak from Triple-A Nashville
  San Diego Padres
Placed Santiago Perez on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of infielder Chris Gomez from Triple-A Portland. Transfered pitcher Carlton Loewer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned OF Luis Saturria to Class-AA New Haven. Recalled RHP Alan Benes from Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jason Tyner: The Rays have recalled OF Jason Tyner from Triple-A Durham. Tyner is currently hitting .312 (157-49, 2B-2, 3B-1, HR-0, RBI-12) in 39 games for Durham. His 11 stolen bases are 2nd in the International League. He is hitting .382 (26-68) in May.
  Jose Guillen: This afternoon, the Rays placed OF Jose Guillen on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled OF Jason Tyner from AAA Durham. An MRI today revealed Guillen suffered a sprained left knee
  Toronto Blue Jays
Luis Lopez: Optioned 1B Luis Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.
  Homer Bush: Activated 2B Homer Bush from the 15-day DL.
5/17/01 Anaheim Angels
Placed LHP Mike Holtz on 15-day DL with inflamed left elbow (retroactive to May 11).
  Atlanta Braves
Activated John Smoltz to the roster. Sent Marcus Giles to Richmond (AAA).
  Baltimore Orioles
RHP Rick Huisman was released from Rochester. IF Kenny Woods was released from Rochester. CF Darnell McDonald transferred from Bowie to Rochester. RHP John Stephens transferred from Rochester to Bowie. RHP Jorge Julio transferred from Bowie to Rochester.
  New York Mets
Activated pitcher Rick White from the disabled list. Optioned pitcher Jerrod Riggan to triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
  Oakland Athletics
The A''s purchased the contract of outfielder Robin Jennings from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of RHP J.D. Smart from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Mike Hubbard: Designated C Mike Hubbard for assignment.
  Ivan Rodriguez: Activated C Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list (bruised left heel).
  Toronto Blue Jays
Andy Thompson: Optioned OF Andy Thompson to Triple-A Syracuse.
  Andy Thompson: Activated OF Andy Thompson from the 15-day DL.
5/16/01 Baltimore Orioles
C Mike Lopez-Cao transferred from Frederick to Bowie. RHP Jason Lakman transferred from Bowie to Frederick. LHP Thomas Ford, Jr. transferred from Delmarva to Frederick. RHP Richard Bartlett transferred from Gulf Coast to Delmarva.
  Cincinnati Reds
Recalled RHP Brian Reith from Chattanooga (Class AA)
  Recalled INF Brandon Larson from Louisville (Class AAA)
  Cleveland Indians
Mark Lewis: INF Mark Lewis was called up from AAA Buffalo.
  New York Mets
Optioned outfielder Alex Escobar to triple-A Norfolk of the International League. Purchased the contract of outfielder Darren Bragg from Norfolk.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Andy Sheets: The Rays have selected infielder Andy Sheets from AAA Durham.

Sheets, 29, was hitting .291 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI in 35 games for Durham. He was hitting .400 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games in May. He played primarily at shortstop for the Bulls, but has played all four infield positions during his career.

Sheets was the Rays'''''''' 12th selection in the 1997 expansion draft off the roster of the Seattle Mariners, but was traded that same day to the San Diego Padres along with pitcher Brian Boehringer for catcher John Flaherty.

  Russ Johnson: Infielder Russ Johnson has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right quadriceps muscle received 5-15-01 at Kansas City.
  Texas Rangers
R.A. Dickey: Designated RHP R.A. Dickey for assignment.
  Doug Davis: Optioned LHP Doug Davis to Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Purchased the contract of LHP Juan Moreno from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
5/15/01 Baltimore Orioles
Activated 1B David Segui from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP Josh Towers to Triple-A Rochester.
  Boston Red Sox
Jesus Pena: Assigned LHP Jesus Pena outright to Pawtucket (AAA).
  Chicago Cubs
The contract of infielder Miguel Cairo was purchased from Iowa (AAA).
  Chicago White Sox
Sean Lowe: Recalled pitcher Sean Lowe from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Hector Mercado: Optioned LHP Hector Mercado to Louisville (Class AAA)
  Aaron Boone: Placed 3B Aaron Boone on 15-day disabled list with broken hand.
  Houston Astros
Doug Brocail: Doug Brocail, RHP, was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
  Chris Truby: Chris Truby, INF, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Vinny Castilla: Vinny Castilla, INF, was signed to a Major League contract.
  Montreal Expos
Bob Scanlan: RHP Bob Scanlan has his contract selected by the Expos
  Tomas De La Rosa: SS Tomas De La Rosa was recalled from Triple-A Ottawa
  Fernando Seguignol: OF/1B Fernando Seguignol was designated for assignment
  Joey Eischen: LHP Joey Eischen was designated for assignment
  New York Mets
Activated outfielder Darryl Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Jason Phillips to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
  Oakland Athletics
The Oakland Athletics today recalled Adam Piatt from Triple-A Sacramento.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned IF Warren Morris to Triple-A Nashville
  Reinstated C Keith Osik from the 15-day disabled list
  San Francisco Giants
Shawn Estes: purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Jensen from Triple-A Fresno.
5/14/01 Boston Red Sox
Hipolito Pichardo: Activated RHP Hipolito Pichardo off 15-day DL.
  David Cone: Activated RHP David Cone off 15-day DL.
  Chicago Cubs
Infielder Bill Mueller was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an open fracture of his left patella.
  Cincinnati Reds
Scott Winchester: Activated RHP Scott Winchester from the 15-day disabled list
  D.T. Cromer: Optioned 1B D.T. Cromer to Louisville (Class AAA)
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned left-handed pitcher Tony Cogan to Double-A Wichita. Recalled infielder Wilson Delgado from Triple-A Omaha.
5/13/01 Boston Red Sox
Tomo Ohka: Optioned RHP Tomo Ohka to Pawtucket (AAA) following the game.
  Paxton Crawford: Optioned RHP Paxton Crawford to Pawtucket (AAA) following the game.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned Gary Glover to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Tim Drew: RHP Tim Drew was optioned to AAA Buffalo and RHP Danys Baez was called up from AAA Buffalo.
  Colorado Rockies
Jeff Cirillo: 3B Jeff Cirillo activated from DL. 1B/OF Brooks Kieschnick placed on 15-day DL with a strained left groin.
  Kansas City Royals
Announced the release of pitching coach Brent Strom. Bullpen coach Tom Gamboa replaces him on an interim basis. Catching instructor Brian Poldberg takes over as temporary bullpen coach for Gamboa.
  New York Mets
Placed pitcher Tom Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. Recalled catcher Jason Phillips from Binghamton of the Eastern League.
  San Francisco Giants
Shawn Estes: placed LHP Shawn Estes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9, with tendinitis in his left shoulder.
5/12/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Armando Reynoso: Placed RHP Armando Reynoso on 15-day disabled list (right shoulder strain).
  Boston Red Sox
David Cone: Assigned RHP David Cone on injury rehab to Sarasota (A).
  Colorado Rockies
John Thomson: RHP John Thomson activated from DL. RHP Robert Averette optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Johnson: Optioned Brian Johnson (C)to AAA Las Vegas.
  Adrian Beltre: Activated Adrian Beltre (Inf) from The disabled list.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Placed C Mike Lieberthal on the 15-day DL with a sprained right knee. Placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day DL with a sprained left ankle. Recalled C Johnny Estrada and RHP Nelson Figueroa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Tony Fiore: The Rays have selected RHP Tony Fiore from Triple-A Durham to replace RHP Ariel Prieto (15-day DL) on the Rays'' roster. Fiore will wear #36.
  Ariel Prieto: The Rays have assigned RHP Ariel Prieto to the 15-day DL with right shoulder soreness, retroactive to May 11.
5/11/01 Anaheim Angels
Optioned INF Jose Nieves to triple-A Salt Lake. Recalled LHP Mark Lukasiewicz from triple-A Salt Lake.
  Atlanta Braves
Placed Damian Moss on the 15-day DL.
  Joe Slusarski: Joe Sluslarski was given his unconditional release
  Chris Seelbach: Recalled Chris Seelbach from Richmond (AAA).
  Cincinnati Reds
D.T. Cromer: Recalled 1B D.T. Cromer from Louisville (Class AAA).
  Pete Harnisch: Placed RHP Pete Harnisch on the 15-day DL with tendonitis in his right elbow, retoractive to 5/8.
  Cleveland Indians
Jaret Wright: RHP Jaret Wright was recalled from AAA Buffalo. Will make one start in Akron on Monday and rejoin the team in Texas and make his first start on Saturday, against the Angels.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Brandon Kolb: Recalled RHP Brandon Kolb from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Placed RHP Mark Leiter on the 15-day DL with a strained right biceps muscle.
  Montreal Expos
Ryan Minor: 3B Ryan Minor had his contract selected by the Expos
  Fernando Tatis: 3B Fernando Tatis is placed on the 15-day DL with a slightly torn right labrum
  Anthony Telford: RHP Anthony Telford was outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa
  Felipe Lira: RHP Felipe Lira has his contract selected by the Expos
  LHP Joey Eischen has his contract selected by the Expos
  Scott Stewart: LHP Scott Stewart is placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left shoulder
  Terry Jones: OF Terry Jones was is transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Assigned 1B/OF Alex Hernandez to Triple-A Nashville for injury rehab assignment
  Assigned RHP Rich Loiselle to Triple-A Nashville for injury rehab assignment
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned LHP Rick Ankiel to Class-AAA Memphis. Recalled OF Luis Saturria from Memphis.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Vernon Wells: Recalled OF Vernon Wells from Triple-A Syracuse.
  Jose Cruz: Placed OF Jose Cruz, Jr. on 15-Day DL, back dated to May 6.
5/10/01 Boston Red Sox
Chris Stynes: Placed INF Chris Stynes on the 15-day DL with multiple fractures of the left cheekbone.
  Lou Merloni: Recalled INF Lou Merloni from Triple-A Pawtucket. Merloni is active for Thursday''s game.
  Chicago White Sox
Jeff Liefer: Recalled first baseman Jeff Liefer from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Frank Thomas: Placed Frank Thomas on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his right triceps.
  Kansas City Royals
Raul Ibanez: Utility player Raul Ibanez, who was designated for assignment on May 4, cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned OF Tike Redman to Triple-A Nashville
  Reinstated RHP Jason Schmidt from the 15-day disabled list
  San Diego Padres
Placed pitcher Brian Tollberg on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled pitcher Wascar Serrano from Triple-A Portland.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Travis Phelps: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Travis Phelps from Triple-A Durham.
  Dan Wheeler: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Dan Wheeler from Triple-A Durham.
  Ariel Prieto: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Ariel Prieto from Triple-A Durham.
  Ryan Rupe: The Devil Rays have optioned RHP Ryan Rupe to Triple-A Durham.
  Vinny Castilla: The Devil Rays released third baseman Vinny Castilla.
  Toronto Blue Jays
John Frascatore: Outrighted RHP John Frascatore to Triple-A Syracuse.
  Lance Painter: Activated LHP Lance Painter from the 15-day DL.
5/9/01 Anaheim Angels
Outrighted INF Jose Fernandez to triple-A Salt Lake.
  Boston Red Sox
Craig Grebeck: Placed INF Craig Grebeck on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 2 with left shoulder tendinitis.
  John Valentin: Activated INF John Valentin off 15-day DL.
  Oakland Athletics
John Jaha: Designated hitter John Jaha was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the Athletics optioned outfielder Eric Byrnes to Class AAA Sacramento.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Reinstated INF David Newhan from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Outrighted RHP Marc Wilkins to Triple-A Nashville
  St. Louis Cardinals
Luther Hackman: RHP Luther Hackman recalled from rehab assignment in Memphis (Class AAA), activated from 15-day disabled list and outrighted to Memphis
5/8/01 Anaheim Angels
Selected contract of C Jamie Burke from triple-A Salt Lake. Designated for assignment INF Jose Fernandez.
  Atlanta Braves
Kerry Ligtenberg: Recalled Kerry Ligtenberg from Richmond (AAA).
  Boston Red Sox
Juan Pena: Assigned RHP Juan Pena on injury rehab to Sarasota (A).
  Colorado Rockies
Brian Bohanon: LHP Brian Bohanon placed on 15-day DL. RHP Robert Averette recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  Detroit Tigers
Matt Miller: Lefthanded pitcher, Matt Miller, recalled from Triple A Toledo.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Purchased the contract of Giovanni Carrara (P) from AAA Las Vegas
  Jose Nunez: Designated Jose Nunez (P) for assignment.
  Montreal Expos
RHP Darwin Cubillan acquired from the Texas Rangers for RHP Mike Johnson
  Hideki Irabu: RHP Hideki Irabu is transfered from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list
  New York Mets
Placed outfielder Jay Payton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Recalled outfielder Alex Escobar from triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
  San Diego Padres
Activated outfielder Tony Gwynn and pitcher Kevin Walker from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned pitcher Brian Lawrence to Triple-A Portland and optioned pitcher Jimmy Osting to Double-A Mobile.
  Texas Rangers
Acquired RHP Mike Johnson from the Montreal Expos in exchange for RHP Darwin Cubillan. Johnson was assigned to AAA Oklahoma.
5/7/01 Anaheim Angels
Placed C Jorge Fabregas on 15 day-DL (retroactive to May 6) with an inflamed right elbow.
  Florida Marlins
A.J. Burnett: RHP A.J. Burnett reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.
  Houston Astros
Charlie Hayes: Charlie Hayes, 3B, was taken off the restricted list.
  Keith Ginter: Kieth Ginter, INF, was opitoned to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Returned RHP Jason Schmidt from injury rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville
  Assigned OF Adrian Brown to Double-A Altoona for injury rehab assignment
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Jason Karnuth to Class-AAA Memphis. Activated LHP Jason Christiansen from the 15-day disabled list.
  Texas Rangers
Aaron Myette: Recalled RHP Aaron Myette from AAA Oklahoma.
  Optioned RHP R.A. Dickey to AAA Oklahoma.
  Tim Crabtree: Activated RHP Tim Crabtree from the 15-day disabled list.
  Darren Oliver: Placed LHP Darren Oliver on the 15-day disabled list, effective May 8, with a badly bruised and lacerated thumb. He suffered the injury on a line drive off his left hand on May 7 vs. Chicago. X-Rays were negative.
5/6/01 Boston Red Sox
Hipolito Pichardo: Transferred rehab assignment of RHP Hipolito Pichardo to Pawtucket (AAA) from Sarasota (A).
  Florida Marlins
A.J. Burnett: RHP A.J. Burnett reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.
  Joe Strong: RHP Joe Strong optioned to AAA Calgary
  Chuck Smith: RHP Chuck Smith reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned IF Jack Wilson to Triple-A Nashville
  Placed C Keith Osik on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to 4/30)
  Purchased the contract of RHP Don Wengert from Triple-A Nashville
  Recalled OF Tike Redman from Triple-A Nashville
  Texas Rangers
Reid Nichols named first base coach. He was director of player development. John Lombardo, who serves as assistant to Nichols, will assume many of the player development duties on an interim basis.
5/5/01 Anaheim Angels
Placed C Bengie Molina on 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. Selected contract of C Jose Molina from triple-A Salt Lake. Transferred INF Kimera Bartee from 15-day to 60-day DL to make room for Jose Molina.
  Cincinnati Reds
Rob Bell: Recalled RHP Rob Bell from Louisville (Class AAA)
  Florida Marlins
Jason Grilli: RHP Jason Grilli optioned to AAA Calgary.
  Minnesota Twins
Jack Cressend: Jack Cressend, RHP, recalled from Triple-A Edmonton
  David Ortiz: David Ortiz, DH, placed on the 15-day DL with a broken right wrist
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Transferred RHP Jason Schmidt from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Nashville on injury rehab assignment
5/4/01 Atlanta Braves
Kerry Ligtenberg: Kerry Ligtenberg was optioned to Richmond (AAA).
  Bernard Gilkey: Bernard Gilkey - Contract was purchased from Richmond (AAA).
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned INF Brandon Larson to Louisville (Class AAA)
  Recalled IF Brandon Larson from Triple-A Louisville.
  Houston Astros
Roy Oswalt: Roy Oswalt, rhp, was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Wayne Franklin: Wayne Franklin, lhp, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Kansas City Royals
Scott Mullen: Left-handed pitcher Scott Mullen is reinstated from the 15-DL and optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
  Purchased the contract of outfielder Trenidad Hubbard from Triple-A Omaha and designated for assignment utility player Raul Ibanez.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Carlos Perez: Gave Carlos Perez (P) his outright release.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Allen Levrault: Recalled RHP Allen Levrault from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Geoff Jenkins: Placed OF Geoff Jenkins(sprained right shoulder) on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 2.
  Montreal Expos
Curtis Pride: OF Curis Pride is recalled from Triple-A Ottawa
  OF Tim Raines is placed on the 15-day DL after suffering a contusion to his left shoulder
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Assigned RHP Francisco Cordova to Triple-A Nashville for injury rehab assignment
  Texas Rangers
The Rangers announced the resignation of Johnny Oates as manager. Jerry Narron has been named as the club''s new manager.
5/3/01 Anaheim Angels
Optioned IF Jose Fernandez to Triple-A Salt Lake. Recalled IF Jose Nieves from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned Jorge Julio (RHP) to Double-A Bowie and recalled Eugene Kingsale (OF) from Triple-A Rochester.
  Boston Red Sox
John Valentin: Transferred rehab assignment of INF John Valentin to Pawtucket (AAA) from Trenton (AA).
  Cincinnati Reds
Brady Clark: Optioned OF Brady Clark to Triple-A Louisville.
  Houston Astros
Keith Ginter: INF Keith Ginter was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Charlie Hayes: INF Charlie Hayes was placed on the restricted list.
  Texas Rangers
Darwin Cubillan: Designated P Darwin Cubillan for assignment.
  Ruben Sierra: Purchased the contract of OF Ruben Sierra from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
  Chad Curtis: OF Chad Curtis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
  Mike Hubbard: Purchased the contract of catcher Mike Hubbard from Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
5/2/01 Chicago Cubs
Pitcher Mike Fyhrie was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken ulna bone in his left arm; pitcher Courtney Duncan has been recalled from Iowa (AAA).
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Johnson: Purchased the contract of Brian Johnson (C) from AAA Las Vegas.
  Paul Lo Duca: Placed Paul LoDuca (C) on the 15-Day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle.
  Oakland Athletics
Eric Byrnes recalled from Sacramento; Adam Piatt optioned to Sacramento.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Announced the retirement of RHP Ramon Martinez
  Recalled IF Warren Morris from Triple-A Nashville
  San Diego Padres
Placed outfielder Mike Darr on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled pitcher Jimmy Osting from Double-A Mobile.
  Texas Rangers
Ivan Rodriguez: Ivan Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left heel.
5/1/01 Arizona Diamondbacks
Returned RHP Erik Sabel to Triple-A Tucson.
  Brian Anderson: Activated LHP Brian Anderson from the 15-day disabled list.
  Chicago Cubs
Pitcher Flash Gordon was activated from the 15-day disabled list. The club optioned pitcher Courtney Duncan to Iowa (AAA).
  Chicago White Sox
Jon Garland: Recalled right-handed pitcher Jon Garland from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Jim Parque: Placed pitcher Jim Parque on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, with a sore left shoulder.
  Cincinnati Reds
Keith Glauber: RHP Keith Glauber accepted his outright assignment to Louiville (Class AAA)
  Brady Clark: Recalled OF Brady Clark from Triple-A Lousville.
  Purchased contract of OF Deion Sanders from Triple-A Louisville.
  Colorado Rockies
RHP Joe Davenport designated for assignment.
  Brooks Kieschnick: OF Brooks Kieschnick recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
  New York Mets
Placed pitcher Rick White on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the right rotator cuff. Recalled pitcher Jerrod Riggan from triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
  San Diego Padres
Activated Mark Kotsay from the 15-day DL.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Luther Hackman: RHP Luther Hackman sent to Memphis (Class AAA) on a rehab assignment