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Date Transaction
5/31/03 Chicago White Sox
Josh Paul: Purchased the contract of catcher Josh Paul from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Sandy Alomar: Placed Sandy Alomar on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique muscle.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Activated Dave Roberts (OF) off the disabled list.
  Montreal Expos
With Zach Day on the DL, the Expos recalled right-hander Sun-Woo Kim from Triple-A Edmonton.
  New York Mets
Mike Stanton: Placed LHP Mike Stanton on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 22, with inflamation in his left knee. Recalled LHP Mike Bacsik from Triple-A Norfolk.
5/30/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Activated LHP Stephen Randolph from the 15-day DL
  Boston Red Sox
Freddy Sanchez: Recalled INF Freddy Sanchez from Pawtucket (AAA).
  Chicago Cubs
Activated RF Sammy Sosa from the disabled list and optioned LHP Phil Norton to Triple-A Iowa.
  Cincinnati Reds
Recalled INF Ray Olmedo from Chattanooga.
  Cleveland Indians
Purchased the contract of INF Zach Sorensen from Triple-A Buffalo and designated INF Bill Selby for assignment.
  Transferred RHP Jason Bere from the 15-day to the 60-day DL and activated LHP Cliff Lee from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Double-A Akron.
  Florida Marlins
Activated LHP Mark Redman off the 15-day disabled list.
  New York Mets
Mets announced the retirement of RHP David Cone; activated LHP John Franco.
  Oakland Athletics
Activated OF Jermaine Dye from the disabled list. Optioned C Mark Johnson to Triple-A Sacramento.
  San Diego Padres
Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Tollberg and outrighted infielder/outfielder Jermaine Clark
  Seattle Mariners
Placed OF John Mabry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a strained latissimus dorsi tendon behind the right shoulder. Recalled C Pat Borders from Triple-A Tacoma.
  Texas Rangers
Placed INF Herbert Perry on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 29 with tendonitis in his right shoulder; recalled INF Mike Lamb from AAA Oklahoma.
5/29/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Traded RHP Byung-Hyun Kim to the Boston Red Sox for 3B Shea Hillenbrand
  Cincinnati Reds
Reinstated INF/OF Russell Branyan from the 15-day disabled list.
  Ryan Freel: Placed INF Ryan Freel on the 15-day disabled list with a torn left hamstring, retroactive to May 28.
  Florida Marlins
RHP Blaine Neal was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Houston Astros
Placed OF Richard Hidalgo on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 23. Purchased the contract of OF Colin Porter from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Kansas City Royals
Claimed LHP Les Walrond off waivers from St. Louis and designated LHP Shawn Sedlacek for assignment.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Purchased the contract of Bubba Crosby (OF) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Optioned Steven Colyer (LHP) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Jayson Durocher: Activated RHP Jayson Durocher from the 15-day disabled list.
  Oakland Athletics
Designated OF Ron Gant for assignment. Recalled OF Billy McMillion from Triple-A Sacramento.
  Texas Rangers
Recalled RHP Reynaldo Garcia from AAA Oklahoma; assigned RHP Alan Benes to Oklahoma; assigned INF Jeff Pickler outright to Oklahoma; assigned OF Paul Ottavina outright to AA Frisco.
5/28/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed RHP Brandon Webb on 15-day DL (retroactive to May 24) with tendinitis in his right elbow
  Recalled RHP John Patterson from Triple-A Tucson
  Baltimore Orioles
Activated OF B.J. Surhoff from the 15-day disabled list; optioned OF Jack Cust to AAA Ottawa.
  Cincinnati Reds
Jeff Austin: Optioned RHP Jeff Austin to Triple-A Louisville following the game.
  Optioned RHP Brian Reith to Triple-A Louisville; purchased the contract of RHP Joey Hamilton from Louisville.
  Cleveland Indians
Placed RHP Jason Bere on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder; recalled LHP Brian Tallet from AAA Buffalo.
  Houston Astros
Purchased the contract of righthanded pitcher Jonathan Johnson from Triple-A New Orleans. Designated infielder Tripp Cromer for assignment.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Jonathan Johnson from Triple-A New Orleans. Designated infielder Tripp Cromer for assignment
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled OF Aaron Guiel and INF Brent Abernathy from Triple-A Omaha and place OF Dee Brown and INF Carlos Febles on the 15-day DL.
  Designated LHP Scott Mullen for assignment and purchased the contract of LHP Rick DeHart from Triple-A Omaha.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned 1B Todd Sears to Triple-A Rochester. Recalled OF Lew Ford from Triple-A Rochester.
  San Francisco Giants
Activated OF Marvin Benard from the 15-day disabled list and designated RHP Manny Aybar for assignment.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed OF Bryan Lahair, OF Michael Nesbit, RHP Cordoza Tucker, RHP Michael (Brandon) Moorhead and C Brock Griffin to minor league contracts.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Placed 2B Fernando Vina on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right hamstring tendon and called up OF So Taguchi from Triple-A Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Called up RHP Carlos Reyes from Triple-A Durham. Optioned RHP Brandon Backe to Durham. Designated LHP John Rocker for assignment. Reinstated OF Damian Rolls from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Durham.
5/27/03 Baltimore Orioles
Signed 2002 first-round draft pick LHP Adam Loewen.
  Cincinnati Reds
Activated RHP Jimmy Haynes from the 15-day disabled list; optioned INF Rainer Olmedo to Double-A Chattanooga.
  Cleveland Indians
Purchased the contract of RHP Dan Miceli from the AAA Buffalo Bisons. Designated RHP Jason Phillips for assignment.
  Detroit Tigers
Danny Patterson: Transferred RHP Danny Patterson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  Acquired OF Alex Sanchez from Milwaukee in exchange for minor league P Chad Petty and OF Gary Varner.
  Kansas City Royals
Placed RHP Runelvys Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, and recalled RHP Brad Voyles from Triple-A Omaha.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired OF Gary "Noochie" Varner and LHP Chad Petty from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Alex Sanchez.
  New York Mets
Activated IF Rey Sanchez and RHP David Cone from the 15-day disabled list. Placed OF Timo Perez on the 15-day diabled list with a strained right calf. LHP Jaime Cerda sent to Triple-A Norfolk.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Activated RHP Terry Adams from the restricted list. Designated RHP Joe Roa for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired RHP Esteban Yan from the Texas Rangers for minor league OF Rick Asadoorian and cash.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Bob File: Transferred RHP Bob File from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
5/26/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned RHP Andrew Good to Triple-A Tucson
  Activated RHP Byung-Hyun Kim from the 15-day DL
  Boston Red Sox
Matt White: Activated LHP Matt White from the 15-day DL.
  San Diego Padres
Placed outfielder Jason Bay on the 15-day DL with a fractured right wrist
  San Francisco Giants
Activated 2B Ray Durham from the 15-day disabled list and optioned SS Cody Ransom to Triple-A Fresno.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Howie Clark: Purchased the contract of INF Howie Clark from Triple-A Syracuse. Placed 3B Eric Hinske on the 15-day DL with a broken hamate bone in his right hand.
5/25/03 Boston Red Sox
Pedro Martinez: Placed RHP Pedro Martinez on the 15-day DL with a strained right latissimus dorsi, retroactive until May 16.
  Milwaukee Brewers
John Foster: Optioned LHP John Foster to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Jerrod Riggan to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
5/24/03 Baltimore Orioles
Recalled OF Jack Cust from AAA Ottawa.
  Houston Astros
Purchase the contract of infielder Tripp Cromer and designate RHP Scott Linebrink for assignment.
  Oakland Athletics
Recalled RHP Aaron Harang and C Adam Melhuse; Optioned OF Jason Grabowski to Triple-A Sacramento; Placed LHP Micah Bowie on 15-day disabled list.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Placed LHP Doug Creek on the 15-Day DL with a left elbow strain. Purchased the contract of RHP Josh Towers from Triple-A Syracuse.
5/23/03 Baltimore Orioles
Placed OF Larry Bigbie on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain; recalled OF Luis Matos from AAA Ottawa.
  Announced that OF Gary Matthews Jr. had been claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres.
  Chicago White Sox
Willie Harris: Place Willie Harris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 22, with a Grade 1 (mild) separation of the AC joint in his right shoulder.
  Joe Borchard: Recalled outfielder Joe Borchard from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Ryan Dempster: Placed RHP Ryan Dempster on the 15-day DL with an inflamed nerve in his neck and recalled IF Rainer Olmedo from Class-AA Chattanooga.
  Colorado Rockies
Moved LHP Denny Neagle (offseason elbow surgery) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27.
  Placed RHP Nelson Cruz on the 15-day, disabled list retroactive to 5/17, with shoulder soreness. Recalled RHP Scott Elarton from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Purchased the contract of LHP Vic Darensbourg from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  New York Mets
Actived OF Jeromy Burnitz from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Jeff Duncan to Double-A Binghamton.
  New York Yankees
Juan Rivera: Outfielder Juan Rivera recalled from Class AAA Columbus.
  Philadelphia Phillies
PlaceD RHP Terry Adams on the restricted list. Activated LHP Hector Mercado from the disabled list.
  San Diego Padres
Reinstated catcher Gary Bennett from the 15-day DL and optioned catcher Michael Rivera to Portland
  Placed outfielder Mark Kotsay on the 15-day DL and recalled outfielder Jason Bay from Triple-A Portland
  Claimed outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. off waivers and designated outfielder Shane Victorino for assignment
  St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Gabe Molina recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Outfielder Kerry Robinson optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Put RHP Seth McClung on the 15-day DL with a sore elbow. Recalled RHP Victor Zambrano from Triple-A Durham.
5/22/03 Cincinnati Reds
Reds place SS Barry Larkin on the 15-day disabled list and recall INF Ryan Freel from Triple-A Louisville.
  Cleveland Indians
Carl Sadler: Optioned left-handed pitcher Carl Sadler to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Jason Bere: Activated right-handed pitcher Jason Bere from the disabled list.
  New York Mets
Pedro Feliciano: The Mets purchased the contract of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Norfolk. The Mets transferred first baseman Mo Vaughn from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Placed INF Jay Bell on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Activated OF Ben Grieve from the 15-day DL. Sent LHP Jim Parque to Triple-A Durham.
5/21/03 Baltimore Orioles
Placed 2B Jerry Hairston on the 15-day DL with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot. Recalled 2B Brian Roberts from Triple-A Ottawa
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled LHP Scott Mullen from Triple-A Omaha and placed RHP Miguel Asencio on the 15-day disabled list.
5/20/03 Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Jason Shiell to Pawtucket (AAA); purchased the contract of RHP Rudy Seanez from Pawtucket.
  New York Yankees
Eddi Lantigua: Reinstated RHP Eddy Lantigua from MLB''s restricted list and optioned him to Double-A Trenton.
  Jose Contreras: Recalled Jose Contreras from Double-A Trenton.
  Al Reyes: Designated Al Reyes for assignment.
  San Diego Padres
Activated RHP Adam Eaton off the 15-day DL.
5/19/03 Baltimore Orioles
Purchased the contract of C Carlos Mendez from Triple-A Ottawa. Claimed IF Felix Escalona off waivers from the Devil Rays and optioned him to Double-A Bowie. Transferred OF Marty Cordova from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
  Chicago White Sox
Greg Walker replaces Gary Ward as hitting coach.
5/18/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Moved INF Craig Counsell from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL
  Optioned LHP Chris Capuano to Triple-A Tucson and purchased the contract of LHP Eddie Oropesa from Tucson
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned IF Jose Leon to Triple-A Ottawa.
  Cleveland Indians
Jerrod Riggan: Indians designated RHP Jerrod Riggan for assignment.
  Jason Phillips: Indians purchased the contract of RHP Jason Phillips from Triple-A Buffalo.
  Florida Marlins
Placed RHP Toby Borland on the 15-day disabled list due to appendicitis; selected the contract of OF Chad Allen from Triple-A Albuquerque. Transferred OF Abraham Nunez to the 60-day disabled list.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled Jason Romano (INF/OF) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Brandon Duckworth was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. RHP Eric Junge was optioned to Scranton.
  San Diego Padres
Catcher Wiki Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Portland, and the Padres purchased the contract of Catcher Miguel Ojeda from Triple-A Portland.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned RHP Ryan Jensen and OF Jason Ellison to Triple-A Fresno. Recalled LHP Chad Zerbe and purchased the contract of RHP Manny Aybar from Fresno.
5/17/03 Atlanta Braves
Activated RHP Darren Holmes from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Joe Dawley to Triple-A Richmond.
  Chicago Cubs
Placed LHP Mark Guthrie on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 13) with left elbow tendinitis. Purchased the contract of LHP Phil Norton from Triple-A Iowa.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled RHP Kris Wilson from Triple-A Omaha and placed RHP Albie Lopez on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned Larry Barnes (INF) to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Activated Paul Shuey (RHP) from the 15-day disabled list.
  New York Mets
RHP Jason Middlebrook optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. OF Jeff Duncan recalled from Double-A Binghamton.
  New York Yankees
Jason Anderson: Recalled Jason Anderson from Class AAA Columbus
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Felix Escalona: Selected the contract of RHP Jeremi Gonzalez from Triple-A Durhamn. Designated INF Felix Escalona for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Ismael Valdez: Activated pitcher Ismael Valdes from the 15-day disabled list; designated pitcher Esteban Yan for assignment.
5/16/03 Kansas City Royals
Optioned RHP Kris Wilson to Triple-A Omaha and purchased the contract of RHP Jason Gilfillan from Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Outrighted Chad Hermansen (OF) to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  New York Mets
Placed C Mike Piazza on the 15-day DL with torn groin. Recalled C Jason Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Pat Mahomes from Triple-A Nashville and designated LHP Dennys Reyes for assignment.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
John Rocker: Recalled RHP Brandon Backe. Optioned INF Antonio Perez and LHP John Rocker to Double-A Orlando.
  Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Pete Walker was returned from a rehab assignment with New Haven (AA), Eastern League and re-instated from the 15-Day DL. Optioned RHP Brian Bowles to Syracuse (AAA) of the International League.
  Reed Johnson: Recalled OF Reed Johnson from Syracuse (AAA).
5/15/03 Cincinnati Reds
OF Ruben Mateo cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Louisville.
  New York Mets
Marco Scutaro: Placed SS Rey Sanchez on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 10. Recalled INF Marco Scutaro from Norfolk of the International League. Tranferred RHP Grant Roberts to the 60-day DL.
  New York Yankees
Randy Choate: Optioned Randy Choate to Columbus of the International League (AAA).
  Antonio Osuna: Activated Antonio Osuna from the 15-day disabled list.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates purchased the contract of infielder Jeff Reboulet from Triple-A Nashville.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Josh Hamilton: Signed INF Julio Lugo to a contract with a team option for 2004. Also, announced that Major League Baseball has placed minor league OF Josh Hamilton on the restricted list.
  Chris Truby: Announced that third baseman Chris Truby and outfielder George Lombard have cleared waivers.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Jayson Werth: Outrighted OF Jayson Werth to Triple-A Syracuse.
5/14/03 Milwaukee Brewers
Minor league OF Cristian Guerrero was claimed off waivers by Seattle.
  New York Yankees
Derek Jeter: Derek Jeter activated from 60-day disabled list.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled INF Nick Punto from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  Placed INF Tyler Houston on the 15-day DL with a broken left middle finger
  Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates placed IF Pokey Reese on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
  Seattle Mariners
Designated OF Kenny Kelly for assignment.
  Claimed OF Cristian Guerrero off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers organization and optioned him to single-A Inland Empire.
5/13/03 Baltimore Orioles
Reinstated C Brook Fordyce from bereavement leave. Outrighted C Robert Machado to Triple-A Ottawa.
  Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Steve Woodard to Pawtucket (AAA); activated RHP Robert Person from the 15-day DL.
  Cincinnati Reds
Activated OF Ken Griffey Jr. from 15-day DL. OF Ruben Mateo designated for assignment.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled Steven Colyer (LHP) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  New York Yankees
Erick Almonte: Erick Almonte optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Catcher-outfielder Eli Marrero placed on 15-day DL. Catcher Joe Girardi moved from the 15-day to 60-day DL. Catcher Chris Widger called up from Triple-A Memphis and placed on 40-man roster. LHP Kevin Ohme optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Outfielder Kerry Robinson called up from Triple-A Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jared Sandberg: Recalled 3B Jared Sandberg from Triple-A Durham.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled RHP Brian Bowles from Triple-A Syracuse.
5/12/03 Houston Astros
Kirk Saarloos: Optioned right-handed pitcher Kirk Saarloss to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Jeriome Robertson: Recalled right-handed pitcher Jeriome Robertson from Triple-A New Orleans
5/11/03 Colorado Rockies
Recalled RHP Jason Young from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Designated RHP Dan Micelli for assignment.
  Florida Marlins
Relieved of their duties: manager Jeff Torborg, pitching coach Brad Arnsberg and strength coordinator Dale Torborg. Named Jack McKeon manager and Wayne Rosenthal pitching coach and moved former bench coach Jeff Cox to bullpen coach and named Doug Davis bench coach.
  New York Mets
Placed RHP Scott Strickland on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Recalled LHP Jaime Cerda from Triple-A Norfolk.
  Oakland Athletics
Micah Bowie: Purchased the contract of LHP Micah Bowie from Triple-A Sacramento; optioned RHP Jeremy Fikac to Triple-A Sacramento.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed 2B Ray Durham on the 15-day disabled list with a severely sprained right ankle and recalled SS Cody Ransom from Triple-A Fresno.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jorge Sosa: Optioned RHP Jorge Sosa to Triple-A Durham.
5/10/03 Chicago Cubs
OF Sammy Sosa placed on 15-day DL after having the toenail from his right big toe removed. RHP Todd Wellemeyer called up from Triple-A Iowa.
  Texas Rangers
Herbert Perry activated from the 15-day disabled list; Mike Lamb optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma.
5/9/03 Anaheim Angels
Reinstated Aaron Sele from the disabled list.Optioned OF Gary Johnson to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  Boston Red Sox
Angel Santos: Outrighted INF Angel Santos from Pawtucket .
  Kevin Tolar: Added LHP Bruce Chen to the 25-man roster; optioned LHP Kevin Tolar to Pawtucket (AAA).
  Cleveland Indians
Reinstated OF Milton Bradley from the 15-day disabled list.
  Colorado Rockies
Moved OF/1B Chris Richard (strained left hamstring, shoulder surgery) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL, retroactive to May 1.
  Florida Marlins
Selected the contract of LHP Dontrelle Willis from Double-A Carolina; Recalled RHP Blaine Neal from Triple-A Albuquerque; Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.
  Houston Astros
Julio Lugo: Requested waivers on INF Julio Lugo for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Minnesota Twins
Activated IF Denny Hocking from 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Michael Cuddyer to Triple-A Rochester.
  New York Mets
Optioned C Jason Phillips to Triple-A Norfolk. Recalled RHP Pat Strange from Norfolk.
  San Diego Padres
Placed right-handed pitcher Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 5) with a strained right groin and purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Roger Deago from Double-A Mobile. Transferred outfielder Phil Nevin from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.
  San Francisco Giants
Recalled RHP Ryan Jensen from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno; optioned LHP Chad Zerbe to Triple-A Fresno; placed OF Marvin Benard on the 15-day DL (retroactive to May 5) with an inflamed right knee; recalled OF Jason Ellison from Triple-A Fresno
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Put shortstop Rey Ordonez on the 15-day DL with a sprained left knee. Recalled INF Antonio Perez from Triple-A Durham.
  Selected LHP John Rocker from Double-A Orlando; Selected OF Jason Tyner from Triple-A Durham; Recalled INF Felix Escalona from Orlando; Activated LHP Jim Parque from the DL; Put RHP Steve Parris on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis; Optioned RHP Victor Zambrano to Durham; Designated OF George Lombard and 3B Chris Truby for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Alan Benes: Acquired RHP Alan Benes from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.
5/8/03 Anaheim Angels
Angels designated LHP Rich Rodriguez (121363) for assignment.
  Baltimore Orioles
Purchased the contract of C Robert Machado from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Florida Marlins
Outrighted OF Gerald Williams to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Seattle Mariners
Activated RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki from the 15-day disabled list and optioned RHP Rafael Soriano to Triple-A Tacoma.
5/7/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled INF Alex Cintron from Triple-A Tucson
  Placed INF Craig Counsell on the 15-day DL with a dislocated right thumb
  Atlanta Braves
Placed Darren Holmes on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 2) and recalled Joe Dawley from Triple-A Richmond.
  Baltimore Orioles
Purchased contract of C Robert Machado from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Brook Fordyce: Placed C Brook Fordyce on bereavement leave.
  Erik Bedard: Transferred LHP Erik Bedard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
  Boston Red Sox
Signed RHP Rudy Seanez to a minor league contract.
  Claimed LHP Bruce Chen off waivers from the Houston Astros.
  Detroit Tigers
Assigned RHP Matt Anderson to Triple-A Toledo.
  Signed OF Wendell Magee to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contract of RHP Sean Lowe from Triple-A Omaha.
  Optioned RHP Ryan Bukvich to Triple-A Omaha.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned RHP Brandon Duckworth to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Recalled RHP Eric Junge.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Activated outfielder Brian Giles from the 15-day disabled list; optioned outfielder Adam Hyzdu to Nashville of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
5/6/03 Chicago Cubs
Cubs reinstate RHP Antonio Alfonseca to the active list and have designated RHP Alan Benes for assignment.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned IF Ryan Freel to Louisville.
  Reinstated SS Barry Larkin from the 15-day disabled list.
  Florida Marlins
Recalled LHP Juan Alvarez from Triple-A Albuquerque. RHP A.J. Burnett was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned OF Brandon Berger to Triple-A Omaha and activated LHP Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day DL.
  New York Mets
C Mike Piazza has a benign mole removed from his right lower abdomen.
5/5/03 Baltimore Orioles
Recalled RHP Travis Driskill from Triple-A Ottawa. Optioned LHP Eric DuBose to Ottawa.
  Chicago White Sox
Dan Wright: Recalled right-handed pitcher Danny Wright from his minor league rehab assignment and activated him from the 15-day DL.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms with RHP Jamey Wright on a contract with Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Jason Kershner: Outrighted LHP Jason Kershner to Triple-A Syracuse.
5/4/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Called up LHP Chris Capuano from Triple-A Tucson
  Placed LHP Stephen Randolph on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique muscle
  Baltimore Orioles
Placed OF B.J. SURHOFF on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
  Chicago White Sox
Josh Stewart: Optioned left-handed pitcher Josh Stewart to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Jason Boyd: Purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jason Boyd from Triple-A Buffalo.
  Jose Santiago: Outrighted right-handed pitcher Jose Santiago to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned Jason Romano (INF) to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Recalled David Ross (C) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Purchased the contract of Larry Barnes (1B) from Triple-A Las Vegas
  New York Mets
C Jason Phillips recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.
5/3/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Called up RHP Scott Service from Triple-A Tucson
  Placed RHP Byung-Hyun Kim on 15-day DL (retroactive to April 30)
  Optioned C Robby Hammock to Triple-A Tucson
  Activated RHP Curt Schilling off 15-day DL
  Atlanta Braves
Placed OF Gary Sheffield on bereavement leave; recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from Double-A Greenville.
  Baltimore Orioles
Obtained nonroster RHP Jason Rakers from the Indians for undisclosed terms and assigned him to Triple-A Ottawa.
  RHP Rodrigo Lopez was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle, and DH David Segui was activated from the 15-day DL. LHP Eric DuBose was recalled from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Florida Marlins
Placed LHP Mark Redman on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the left thumb, retroactive to April 30. Recalled RHP Justin Wayne from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Houston Astros
Purchased contract of pitcher Nate Bland from New Orleans, designated pitcher Bruce Chen for assignment.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired nonroster LHP Nate Teut from the Cubs for cash considerations and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  New York Mets
Mo Vaughn: 1B Mo Vaughn placed on the 15-day disabled list with chronic left knee problems.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Dewon Brazelton: Recalled RHP Dewon Brazelton from Triple-A Durham and optioned INF Felix Escalona to Double-A Orlando.
  Texas Rangers
Activated RHP Jay Powell from the 15-day disabled list. Activated RHP Todd Van Poppel from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned LHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned RHP Rosman Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma.
5/2/03 Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled RHP Brandon Webb from Triple-A Tucson
  Placed LHP Randy Johnson on the 15-day DL following knee surgery
  Chicago White Sox
Recalled infielder/outfielder Willie Harris from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Houston Astros
Recalled infielder Adam Everett and pitcher Kirk Saarloos from Triple-A New Orleans, optioned pitcher Jeriome Robertson and infielder David Matranga to New Orleans.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired nonroster outfielder Mario Encarnacion from the Expos for a player to be named later and assigned him to Triple-A Memphis.
  RHP Russ Springer placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain. OF Kerry Robinson optioned to Triple-A Memphis. RHP Mike Crudale and LHP Kevin Ohme called up from Triple-A Memphis.
  Texas Rangers
Recalled RHP Joaquin Benoit form Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned outfielder Kevin Mench to Triple-A Oklahoma. Signed infielder Manny Alexander to a minor league contract. Released RHP Rudy Seanez from Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Placed RHP Pete Walker on the DL with shoulder soreness.
5/1/03 Anaheim Angels
Designated RHP Elio Serrano for assignment.
  Baltimore Orioles
Signed RHP David Borkowski to a minor league contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned outfielder Aaron Rowand to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Purchased the contract of RHP Dave Elder from the AAA Buffalo Bisons; outrighted RHP Aaron Myette off the 40-man roster to AAA Buffalo.
  Colorado Rockies
Purchased the contract of OF/IF Mark Sweeney from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Placed IF/OF Chris Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Moved RHP Denny Stark from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list retroactive to March 21. Reinstated RHP Scott Elarton from the 15-day disabled list, then optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Aaron Small to a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Released shortstop Julio Lugo, purchased contract of infielder David Matranga.
  Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Snyder from Triple-A Omaha and optioned RHP Jeremy Hill to Triple-A Omaha.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Brewers optioned LHP Shane Nance to Triple-A Indianapolis and recalled RHP Ruben Quevedo.
  Minnesota Twins
RHP Mike Fetters placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Apr. 27, with pulled right hamstring. Recalled RHP Juan Rincon from Triple-A Rochester.
  San Diego Padres
Oliver Perez: Optioned LHP Oliver Perez to Triple-A Portland. Recalled LHP Mike Bynum.
  Texas Rangers
Signed catcher Lance Burkhart to a minor league contract.