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Date Transaction
9/30/02 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The Rays have fired manager Hal McRae and announced he will remain with the team as assistant to the general manager.
  Ryan Rupe: The Rays have activated RHP Ryan Rupe from the 60-day DL.
  Kevin McGlinchy: The Rays have activated RHP Kevin McGlinchy from the 60-day DL and designated him for assignment.
  Tom Martin: The Rays have released RHP Tom Martin.
  Wilson Alvarez: The Rays have released LHP Wilson Alvarez.
  Russ Johnson: The Rays have designated INF Russ Johnson for assignment.
  Chris Gomez: The Rays have declined the option on the contract of SS Chris Gomez.
  Texas Rangers
Announced LHP C.J. Nitkowski, OF Ruben Rivera, and INF Donnie Sadler have all been granted free agency after refusing outright assignments to Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
9/29/02 Anaheim Angels
Activated Aaron Sele (RHP) from 15-day disabled list.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs do not retain Bruce Kimm as interim manager.
  Chicago White Sox
Relieved third base coach Wallace Johnson of his duties. Reassigned first base coach Gary Pettis within the organization.
9/24/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs acquire minor league P Jared Blasdell and minor league P Jason Karnuth from St. Louis to complete 8/25 trade.
  Cincinnati Reds
Minor league RHP Jorge Cordova today was sent to the Tigers to complete the July 23 deal in which the Reds acquired RHP Brian Moehler, IF Matt Boone and cash in exchange for IF David Espinosa and 2 players to be named.
  Detroit Tigers
Jorge Cordova: Tigers acquired RHP Jorge Cordova from the Reds to complete the July 23 trade for RHP Brian Moehler.
  Jason Jimenez: Tigers claimed LHP Jason Jimenez off waivers from the Devil Rays.
9/23/02 Cincinnati Reds
The Reds today did not renew the contracts of Dayton hitting coach Brian Conley, Dayton pitching coach Ted Power, Chattanooga pitching coach Derek Botelho, Gulf Coast League hitting coach Luis Quinones and minor league strength and conditioning coordinator Pat Brester; agreed to terms on 1-year contracts with minor league strength and conditioning coordinator Kevin Barr and Dayton hitting coach Billy White.
  The Reds today announced a 2-year player development contract with the Potomac Cannons of the Carolina League.
  Jason LaRue: The Reds today placed C Jason LaRue on the 15-day disabled list.
9/21/02 New York Yankees
Mariano Rivera: Reinstated RHP Mariano Rivera from the 15-day disabled list
9/20/02 Detroit Tigers
Andres Torres: Recalled outfielder Andres Torres from Triple A Toledo.
  Craig Monroe: Recalled outfielder Craig Monroe Triple A Toledo.
  Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contract of RHP Wes Obermueller and recalled RHP Ryan Bukvich from Double-A Wichita.
  Announced the released RHP Dan Reichert, who was signed by Tampa Bay.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jason Jimenez: The Rays have designated LHP Jason Jimenez for assignment.
  Dan Reichert: The Rays have claimed RHP Dan Reichert from the Kansas City Royals.
9/19/02 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Lee Gardner: The Rays have designated RHP Lee Gardner for assignment.
  Paul Hoover: The Rays have selected C Paul Hoover from AAA Durham.
9/18/02 Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired Jason Frasor (RHP) from the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade of July 25. Frasor was assigned to Vero Beach (A).
  Acquired Jason Frasor (RHP) from the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade of July 25. Frasor was assigned to Vero Beach (A).
9/17/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs reinstate P Mark Prior to active list.
  Colorado Rockies
Cory Vance: Recalled Cory Vance from Double-A.
  Minnesota Twins
Recalled OF Michael Restovich, RHP Juan Rincon, RHP Kevin Frederick, C Javier Valentin, and 1B Todd Sears from Edmonton of Pacific Coast League (AAA). Purchased the contracts of IF David Lamb and OF Mike Ryan from Edmonton.
9/16/02 Anaheim Angels
Recalled Alfredo Amezaga (INF) and selected contract of Sal Fasano (C) from Salt Lake; Designated for assignment Elvin Nina (RHP).
9/15/02 Anaheim Angels
Recalled Lou Pote (RHP) and selected contract of Francisco Rodriguez (RHP) from Salt Lake.
  Boston Red Sox
Announced that RHP Derek Lowe was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount, INF Rey Sanchez suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount, and C Jason Varitek suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount by MLB for fighting and acting aggressively during a bench-clearing incident on July 28.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Cruz Jr., OF, activated from the 15-day DL.
9/14/02 Chicago White Sox
Miguel Olivo: Recalled catcher Miguel Olivo from Double-A Birmingham.
  Colorado Rockies
Mark Corey: Assigned RHP Mark Corey to Triple-A, Colorado Springs.
  Florida Marlins
A.J. Burnett: Activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-Day DL.
9/13/02 Boston Red Sox
Rolando Arrojo: Reinstated RHP Rolando Arrojo from the 15-day DL.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs recalled, NOT TO REPORT: From Iowa (AAA): IF Ivanon Coffie, P Courtney Duncan, IF Augie Ojeda and P Shawn Sonnier. From West Tenn (AA): P Scott Chiasson, P Ben Christensen, IF Nate Frese, IF David Kelton and OF Jackson Melian.
  Cleveland Indians
Brian Tallet: The Indians also purchased the contract of the following player from AAA Buffalo: LHP BRIAN TALLET.
  Brandon Phillips: The Indians also purchased the contract of the following player from AAA Buffalo: INF BRANDON PHILLIPS.
  Dave Maurer: The Indians also purchased the contract of the following player from AAA Buffalo: LHP DAVE MAURER.
  Cliff Lee: The Indians also purchased the contract of the following player from AAA Buffalo: LHP CLIFF LEE.
  Earl Snyder: Today the Indians recalled INF EARL SNYDER from AAA Buffalo.
  Ryan Drese: Today the Indians recalled RHP RYAN DRESE.
  Ben Broussard: Today the Indians recalled OF/1B BEN BROUSSARD.
  Montreal Expos
Tomo Ohka: Major League Baseball suspended RHP Tomo Ohka for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting ATL Andruw Jones; suspension now pending an appeal.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Delvin James: The Rays have recalled RHP Delvin James from AAA Durham.
  Jesus Colome: The Rays have recalled RHP Jesus Colome from AAA Durham.
  Dewon Brazelton: The Rays have recalled RHP Dewon Brazelton from AAA Durham.
9/12/02 New York Mets
Pat Strange: Recalled RHP Pat Strange from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League
9/11/02 Atlanta Braves
Activated 1B/3B Wes Helms from the 15-day DL.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs acquire minor league P Travis Anderson and minor league P Mike Nannini from Houston to complete 8/22 trade.
  Colorado Rockies
Sean Lowe: Signed RHP Sean Lowe to a contract for the remainder of the season.
  Florida Marlins
Activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-Day DL. Outrighted RHP Donnie Bridges to Double-A Portland.
  Houston Astros
Morgan Ensberg: Morgan Ensberg, INF, was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Mike Nannini: The Astros sent minor league pitchers Mike Nannini and Travis Anderson to the Cubs to complete the deal for Flash Gordon, RHP. Minor league pitcher Russ Rohlicek was sent to the Cubs on the day of the trade.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired LHP Mike Matthews from the St. Louis Cardinals as the second and final player to be named later in the Jamey Wright trade of August 29; tranferred RHP Chad Fox from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
  San Diego Padres
Activated outfielder Ray Lankford from the 60-Day Disabled List.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Matthews: Sent LHP Mike Matthews to Milwaukee Brewers as player to be named in August 29 trade for RHP Jamey Wright.
9/10/02 Boston Red Sox
Juan Moreno: Gave LHP Juan Moreno his unconditional release.
  Chicago White Sox
Todd Ritchie: RHP Todd Ritchie reinstated from the 15-day DL (right shoulder inflammation).
  Cleveland Indians
Coco Crisp: The Indians today recalled OF COCO CRISP from AAA Buffalo.
  Montreal Expos
Selected contract of INF Jamey Carroll from AAA-Ottawa; placed INF/OF Jose Macias on 60-day disabled list with left wrist sprain.
  New York Mets
Grant Roberts: Activated RHP Grant Roberts from the 15-day disabled list
  Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled RHP Eric Junge.
9/9/02 Cincinnati Reds
Brady Clark: The Cincinnati Reds today traded to the New York Mets OF Brady Clark to complete the August 15 deal in which LHP Shawn Estes was acquired, along with an undisclosed amount of cash, in exchange for minor leaguers LHP Pedro Feliciano and OF Elvin Andujar and 2 players to be determined.
  Wily Mo Pena: The Reds today recalled from Chattanooga OF Wily Mo Pena.
  Gookie Dawkins: The Reds today recalled from Louisville IF Gookie Dawkins.
  Brandon Larson: The Reds today placed IF/OF Brandon Larson on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand.
  Sean Casey: The Reds today placed 1B Sean Casey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a torn muscle in his left shoulder.
  Cleveland Indians
Jason Davis: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have purchased the contract of RHP JASON DAVIS from the AA Akron Aeros.
  Victor Martinez: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled CA VICTOR MARTINEZ from AA Akron.
  Houston Astros
Richard Hidalgo: Richard Hidalgo, OF, was activated from the 15-day Disabled List.
  Kansas City Royals
Released RHP Blake Stein, who was 0-4 with a 7.91 ERA for the Royals in 2002.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Victor Alvarez: Recalled Victor Alvarez (LHP), Chin-Feng Chen (INF) and Luke Allen (OF) from Las Vegas (AAA). Purchased the contract of Robert Ellis (RHP) from Las Vegas (AAA).
  New York Mets
Brady Clark: Received OF Brady Clark as the second player to be named later to complete the Aug. 15 trade that sent LHP Shawn Estes to Cincinnati
  Seattle Mariners
RHP Aaron Taylor recalled from double-A San Antonio.
9/8/02 Anaheim Angels
Outrighted off 40-man roster Elpidio Guzman (OF).
  Chicago White Sox
Royce Clayton: Shortstop Royce Clayton placed on waivers for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.
  New York Mets
Jason Middlebrook: Recalled RHP Jason Middlebrook from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Unconditionally released RHP Sean Lowe.
9/7/02 Colorado Rockies
Chris Nichting: Sent RHP Chris Nichting outright to Triple-A, Colorado Springs.
  Brian Fitzgerald: Sent LHP Brian Fitzgerald outright to Triple-A, Colorado Springs.
  Detroit Tigers
Jose Paniagua: Released RHP Jose Paniagua.
  Jose Lima: Released RHP Jose Lima.
  Omar Infante: Purchased contract of SS Omar Infante from AAA Toledo.
  Eric Eckenstahler: Purchased contract of LHP Eric Eckenstahler from AAA Toledo.
  Florida Marlins
Selected LHP Nate Robertson from Double-A Portland. Designated RHP Donnie Bridges for assignment.
  Montreal Expos
Renewed Player Development Contract with AA-Harrisburg for four years through 2006; activated RHP T.J. Tucker from the 15-day disabled list.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled C Johnny Estrada, INF Nick Punto and OF Marlon Byrd and Eric Valent.
  St. Louis Cardinals
So Taguchi: Recalled OF So Taguchi from Double-A, New Haven
  Texas Rangers
Recalled P Colby Lewis, INF Hank Blalock, INF Travis Hafner and INF Jason Hart from Triple-A, Oklahoma.
9/6/02 Chicago Cubs
Cubs place RHP Jason Bere on 15-day DL with groin strain.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled 2B Carlos Febles, SS Angel Berroa and OF Brandon Berger from Triple-A Omaha. Also recalled RHP Mike MacDougal and RHP Jeremy Hill from Double-A Wichita.
  New York Mets
Oscar Salazar: Outrighted INF Oscar Salazar and RHP Ryan Jamison to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League
9/5/02 Houston Astros
Keith Ginter: The Astros sent Keith Ginter, INF, to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the 8/31 trade for Mark Loretta. The Astros previously sent Wayne Franklin, LHP, to the Brewers in the trade.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Keith Ginter: Acquired INF Keith Ginter from the Houston Astros as the second player to be named in a previous trade for infielder Mark Loretta; placed OF Alex Sanchez on the 60-disabled list with a fractured left fibula.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Santiago from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Transferred RHP Robert Person from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Russ Johnson: INF Russ Johnson returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 15-day DL.
9/4/02 New York Mets
Oscar Salazar: Designated Oscar Salazar for assignment
  Oakland Athletics
Recalled right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang, left-handed pitcher Mike Venafro and infielder Frank Menechino from Triple-A Sacramento. Selected catchers Jason Grabowski and Cody McKay and infielder Jose Flores from Sacramento. Outrighted right-handed pitcher Allen Levrault to Sacramento and designated outfielder Mike Colangelo for assignment.
  San Diego Padres
Purchased the contract of pitcher Jason Shiell from Triple-A Portland. Released pitcher Bobby J. Jones and outfielder Trenidad Hubbard.
  San Francisco Giants
Designated OF Arturo McDowell for assignment.
  Seattle Mariners
OF Scott Podsednik and C Pat Borders selected from triple-A Tacoma. RHP Justin Kaye designated for assignment. OF Kenny Kelly recalled from triple-A Tacoma and placed on the 60-day DL.
9/3/02 Atlanta Braves
Purchased the contract of RHP Trey Hodges and IF Jesse Garcia from Triple-A Richmond. Also recalled RHP Kevin Gryboski and C Steve Torrealba have been recalled from Richmond. Designated INF Travis Wilson for assignment.
  Baltimore Orioles
Recalled RHP Steve Bechler, 3B Jose Leon and OF Larry Bigbie from Triple-A Rochester. Recalled OF Luis Matos and SS Eddie Rogers from Double-A Bowie.
  Boston Red Sox
Recalled OF Benny Agbayani, INF Shane Andrews, RHP Josh Hancock and INF Freddy Sanchez from Pawtucket (AAA) to Boston; transferred LHP Jeff Wallace from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs recall RHP Carlos Zambrano and purchase the contract of RHP Jesus Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.
  Cubs trade 3B Bill Mueller to San Francisco and purchase contract of IF Kevin Orie from Triple-A Iowa.
  Cleveland Indians
Roy Smith: The Indians have placed RHP JAKE WESTBROOK on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow (retro to Aug. 26) and have recalled RHP ROY SMITH from AAA Buffalo.
  Jake Westbrook: The Indians have placed RHP JAKE WESTBROOK on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow (retro to Aug. 26) and have recalled RHP ROY SMITH from AAA Buffalo.
  Detroit Tigers
Andy Van Hekken: Recalled lefthander Andy Van Hekken from Triple A Toledo.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Wayne Franklin: Acquired LHP Wayne Franklin from the Houston Astros to complete an August 31 trade; purchased the contract of OF Jim Rushford from Class AAA Indianapolis; placed LHP Shane Nance on the 60-day disabled list with a torn right biceps tendon; released C Raul Casanova.
  New York Mets
Ty Wigginton: Recalled INF Ty Wigginton from Norfolk (AAA)
  New York Yankees
Nick Johnson: Reinstated 1B Nick Johnson from the 15-day disabled list
  Mike Thurman: Recalled RHP Mike Thurman from Triple-A Columbus
  Drew Henson: Recalled 3B Drew Henson from Triple-A Columbus
  Brandon Knight: Recalled RHP Brandon Knight from Triple-A Columbus
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled RHP Sean Lowe, RHP Duaner Sanchez and C Humberto Cota from Triple-A Nashville; Recalled OF J.J. Davis and OF Tony Alvarez from Double-A Altoona; Purchased the contract of OF Adrian Brown from Triple-A Nashville and designated IF Tomas de la Rosa for assignment.
  San Francisco Giants
Acquired 3B Bill Mueller and cash considerations from the Cubs for P Jeff Verplancke.
  Recalled Ps Kurt Ainsworth and Joe Nathan and SS Cody Ransom from Triple-A Fresno; purchased the contract of C Trey Lunsford from Triple-A Fresno; designated IF Nelson Castro for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled RHPs Jason Simontacchi and Gabe Molina from Triple-A, Memphis. Purchased INF Wilson Delgado from Memphis. Designated C Keith McDonald for assignment. Outrighted RHP Nerio Rodriguez to Triple-A, Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Damian Rolls: The Rays have recalled OF Damian Rolls from AAA Durham.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled IF Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased the contract of LHP Scott Wiggins and C Kevin Cash from Triple-A Syracuse. Transferred RHP Chris Carpenter and RHP Luke Prokopec to the 60-day DL.
9/2/02 Boston Red Sox
Kevin Brown: Recalled C Kevin Brown from Pawtucket (AAA) to Boston, wearing #38.
  Chicago White Sox
Joe Borchard: Purchased the contract of outfielder Joe Borchard from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Jon Rauch: Recalled RHP Jon Rauch from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled OF Dee Brown from Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Kevin Beirne: Purchased the contract of Kevin Beirne (RHP) from Vero Beach (A).
  Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan Christenson: Purchased the contract of OF Ryan Christenson from Class AAA Indianapolis.
  Minnesota Twins
Activated LHP Eric Milton from the 15-day DL.
  Montreal Expos
Recalled OF Endy Chavez, RHP Sun-Woo Kim and RHP Tim Drew from AAA-Ottawa.
  New York Mets
Recalled RHP Satoru Komiyama, RHP Tyler Walker, and C Jason Phillips from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League. Purchased the contracts of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Norfolk and OF Esix Snead from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Purchased the contract of RHP Salomon Torres from Triple-A Nashville.
  San Diego Padres
Activated pitchers Bobby J. Jones and Oliver Perez from the 15-Day Disabled List.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Duff: Optioned RHP Matt Duff to Double-A, New Haven.
  Texas Rangers
Rudy Seanez: Activated P Rudy Seanez from the 60-day DL.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Added LHP Jason Kershner to the roster.
9/1/02 Anaheim Angels
Recalled Mark Lukasiewicz (LHP) from triple-A Salt Lake; Recalled from rehab and activated Julio Ramirez (OF) and Dennis Cook (LHP) from 15-day disabled list; Activated Tim Salmon (OF) from 15-day disabled list.
  Baltimore Orioles
Sidney Ponson: Activated RHP Sidney Ponson from the 15-day disabled list.
  Boston Red Sox
Recalled RHP Wayne Gomes from Pawtucket (AAA); assigned RHP Rolando Arrojo on injury rehab to Sarasota (A).
  Chicago Cubs
Cubs recall C Mike Mahoney and purchase contract of RHP Pat Mahomes from Triple-A Iowa.
  Cincinnati Reds
Jose Silva: Prior to Sunday''s game, the Reds reinstated from the 15-day disabled list RHP Jose Silva. He had been on the DL since 6/28 with tendinitis in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder.
  Cleveland Indians
Chris Magruder: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled OF CHRIS MAGRUDER from the AAA Buffalo Bisons.
  Dave Elder: The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled RHP DAVE ELDER from the AAA Buffalo Bisons.
  Colorado Rockies
Jose Ortiz: Activated Jose Ortiz off the 15-day DL.
  Ben Petrick: Recalled Ben Petrick from Triple-A, Colorado Springs
  Ross Gload: Recalled Ross Gload from Triple-A, Colorado Springs.
  Randy Flores: Recalled Randy Flores from Triple-A, Colorado Springs.
  Jason Romano: Purchased the contract of infielder-outfielder Jason Romano from Triple-A, Colorado Springs
  Florida Marlins
Recalled RHP Justin Wayne, RHP Gary Knotts, C Brian Banks, INF Pablo Ozuna and OF Abraham Nunez from Triple-A Calgary. Exercised the option on SS Andy Fox for 2003. Released INF Homer Bush.
  Houston Astros
Jeriome Robertson: The Astros purchased the contract of Jeriome Robertson, LHP, from Triple-A New Orleans. The Astros recalled Raul Chavez, C, Brad Lidge, RHP, and Brandon Puffer, RHP, from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Giovanni Carrara: Reinstated Giovanni Carrara (RHP), Brian Jordan (OF) and Jeff Reboulet (INF) from the disabled list; recalled David Ross (C), Wilkin Ruan (OF), Joe Thurston (INF) and Jeff Williams (LHP) from Las Vegas (AAA).
  Milwaukee Brewers
Ben Diggins: Purchased the contract of RHP Ben Diggins from Class AA Huntsville; recalled SS Bill Hall from Class AAA Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Marco Scutaro: Recalled INF Marco Scutaro from Norfolk (AAA)
  New York Yankees
Alberto Castillo: Purchased the contract of C Alberto Castillo from Triple-A Columbus
  Randy Choate: Recalled LHP Randy Choate from Triple-A Columbus
  Oakland Athletics
Recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Fyhrie from Triple-A Sacramento.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Activated INF Dave Hollins from the 60-day DL. Recalled LHP Hector Mercado from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Reinstated LHP Ron Villone from the 15-day disabled list.
  San Diego Padres
Activated pitcher Adam Eaton from the 60-Day Disabled List. Activated pitcher Kevin Walker from the 15-Day Disabled List. Released pitcher Bobby M. Jones.
  San Francisco Giants
Recalled OF Tony Torcato and LHP Aaron Fultz from Triple-A Fresno; purchased the contract of LHP Troy Brohawn from Triple-A Fresno.
  Activated OF Shawon Dunston, OF Marvin Benard and RHP Manny Aybar from the 15-day disabled list.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Ivan Cruz: Purchased the contract of 1B/OF Ivan Cruz from Triple-A, Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Greg Vaughn: The Rays have activated OF Greg Vaughn from the 15-day disabled list.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled C/OF Jayson Werth from Triple-A Syracuse.