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Date Transaction
3/31/04 Anaheim Angels
Outrighted RHP Richard Fischer to Double-A Arkansas. Outrighted Tom Gregoria to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  Atlanta Braves
Released OF Gary Matthews Jr.
  Baltimore Orioles
Cut three players from their major league spring training camp. Optioned CA Geronimo Gil to Triple-A Ottawa, reassigned IF Eddy Garabito and LHP Rob Ramsay to the minor league camp in Sarasota, Fla.
  Boston Red Sox
Placed SS Nomar Garciaparra, OF Trot Nixon, RHP Byung-Hyun Kim and RHP Reynaldo Garcia on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26.
  Returned Rule 5 LHP Frank Brooks to the Pirates; released nonroster INF Terry Shumpert.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned LHP Jung Keun Bong and IF Tim Hummel to Class AAA Louisville; reasigned LHP Mike Matthews, IF Jacob Cruz, OF McKay Christensen and OF Jermaine Clark to minor league camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired LHP Jeriome Robertson from Houston in exchange for minor league OF Luke Scott and the rights to Rule 5 OF Willy Taveras.
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired nonroster OF Rich Gomez from San Diego for nonroster INF Rob Watson; optioned LHP Eric Eckenstahler to Triple-A Toledo; reassigned INF Jason Smith and OF Andres Torres.
  Acquired nonroster OF Rich Gomez from San Diego for nonroster INF Rob Watson; optioned LHP Eric Eckenstahler to Triple-A Toledo; reassigned INF Jason Smith and OF Andres Torres.
  Florida Marlins
Released OF/INF Brian Banks and offered him a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Acquired minor league OF Luke Scott and the rights to Rule 5 OF Willy Taveras from Cleveland in exchange for LHP Jeriome Robertson.
  Kansas City Royals
Purchased the contracts of LHP Dennys Reyes, RHP Shawn Camp and INF Mendy Lopez.
  RHPs Mike MacDougal, Miguel Asencio, Kevin Appier, Runelvys Hernandez and Kyle Snyder all placed on 15-day disabled list.
  Optioned to Triple-A Omaha pitchers Chris George, Ryan Bukvich, Jaime Cerda and Joe Dawley. Non-roster pitchers Kris Wilson, Greg Swindell, Rudy Seanez and Zack Greinke and OF David DeJesus.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Released OF Bubba Trammell.
  Minnesota Twins
Placed RHP Sean Douglass on waivers.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Released LHP Victor Alvarez.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Released LHP Joe Beimel.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed RHP Jesse Foppert on the 60-day disabled list (rehab from elbow ligament transplant surgery); designated RHP Ryan Jensen for assignment; claimed LHP Kevin Walker off waivers from San Diego.
  Acquired LHP Wayne Franklin and RHP Leo Estrella from the Brewers for nonroster RHP Carlos Villanueva and nonroster RHP Glenn Woolard.
  Seattle Mariners
Reassigned C Pat Borders, INFs Jose Lopez and Mickey Lopez and OF Hiram Bocachica.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Kiko Calero to Triple-A Memphis.
  Texas Rangers
Nonroster LHP Glendon Rusch opted for free agency; reassigned RHP Todd Williams.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Claimed RHP Sean Douglass off waivers from the Twins.
3/30/04 Baltimore Orioles
Optioned LHP Erik Bedard to Triple-A Ottawa.
  Boston Red Sox
Optioned LHP Mark Malaska to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Colorado Rockies
Released IF Benji Gil.
  Florida Marlins
Signed RHP Tanyon Sturtze to a minor league contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired outfielder Jayson Werth from Toronto for pitcher Jason Frasor.
  Acquired outfielder Jason Grabowski from Oakland for cash considerations; Tanyon Sturtze released.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Assigned RHP Victor Santos, RHP Matt Wise, LHP Chris Michalak, C Alex Delgado, C Mark Johnson, INF Matt Erickson, INF Jeff Liefer, OF Chris Magruder and OF Jon Nunnally to minor league camp.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned OF Lew Ford to Triple-A Rochester. Re-assigned C Chris Heintz and IF Alex Prieto to the minor league camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned RHP Mark Corey to Triple-A Nashville; reassigned RHP Willis Roberts, RHP Juan Acevedo, INF Chris Truby, C Keith McDonald and OF Andy Abad to Triple-A; released OF Orlando Merced and LHP Mark Guthrie.
  San Francisco Giants
Signed RHP Dave Veres, RHP Mike Crudale and IF Deivi Cruz to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training.
  Placed RHP Robb Nen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with right rotator cuff tendinitis; placed LHP Scott Eyre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a lower back strain.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned RHP Doug Waechter to Triple-A Durham and purchased the contract of OF Charles Gipson from Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Released nonroster RHP Erik Sabel.
  Purchased the contract of C Rod Barajas from Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired RHP Jason Frasor from the Dodgers for OF Jayson Werth.
3/29/04 Anaheim Angels
Optioned C Wil Nieves to Triple-A Salt Lake City.
  Signed LHP Yoshitaka Mizuo to a one-year contract; designated C Tom Gregorio for assignment.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned LHP Dave Sanders to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Reassigned INF Kelly Dransfeldt and OF Jeremy Reed to minor league camp.
  Optioned OF Joe Borchard and C Michael Rivera to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Outrighted RHP Juan Cerros to Triple-A Louisville.
  Detroit Tigers
Assigned RHP Shane Loux to minor league camp.
  Houston Astros
Optioned LHP Jeriome Robertson and RHP Kirk Saarloos to Triple-A New Orleans; reassigned INF Phil Hiatt and OF Ryan Thompson to minor league camp.
  New York Yankees
Optioned OF Mike Vento and RHP Scott Proctor to Triple-A Columbus; reassigned INFs Felix Escalona and Homer Bush, OF Darren Bragg and C Joe Girardi; placed RHP Jon Lieber on the disabled list with a strained groin, RHP Orlando Hernandez on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain and INF Travis Lee on the disabled list with an inflamed left shoulder.
  San Diego Padres
Reassigned LHPs Edgar Huerta and Mike Bynum and RHP Bart Miadich to minor league camp.
  Released LHP Kevin Walker and C Tom Wilson; outrighted RHP Brian Sweeney to Triple-A Portland. Acquired OK Kerry Robinson from Cardinals for OF Brian Hunter.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired non-roster OF Brian L. Hunter from the Padres for OF Kerry Robinson.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned OF Howie Clark to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/28/04 Cincinnati Reds
Optioned LHP Brandon Claussen to Triple-A Louisville.
  Cleveland Indians
Traded INF Ricky Gutierrez and cash to the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later.
  Optioned LHP Cliff Bartosh to Triple-A Buffalo and re-assigned to minor league camp: RHP Dave Lee, RHP Matt Miller, CA Brian Luderer, INF Zach Sorenson and OF Ernie Young.
  Colorado Rockies
Released nonroster INF Damian Jackson.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned first baseman/DH Justin Morneau, infielder Augie Ojeda and outfielder Michael Restovich to Triple-A Rochester.
  New York Mets
Acquired INF Ricky Gutierrez and cash from the Indians for a player to be named later.
  Texas Rangers
Reassigned C Danny Ardoin.
3/27/04 Chicago White Sox
Acquired OF Timo Perez from the New York Mets in exchange for RHP Matt Ginter.
  Cleveland Indians
Released nonroster RHP Giovanni Carrara.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned RHP Franklyn German to AAA-Toledo; reassigned C Guillermo Rodriguez and INF Warren Morris.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Jamey Wright to a minor league contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned RHP Kevin Correia to Fresno.
  Texas Rangers
Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Chris Mabeus to Oakland.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned RHP Vinnie Chulk to Triple-A Syracuse; reassigned Paul Chiaffredo, Noah Hall, Josue Matos and Dave Maurer to minor league camp.
3/26/04 Anaheim Angels
Assigned Derrick Turnbow (RHP) to minor league camp.
  Atlanta Braves
Obtained RHP Chris Reitsma from Cincinnati for LHP Jung Keun Bong and RHP Bubba Nelson.
  Boston Red Sox
Placed INF Nomar Garciaparra on the 15-day DL with right Achilles tendonitis; placed OF Trot Nixon on the 15-day DL with mild disk herniation; placed RHP Byun-Hyun Kim on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain; placed RHP Reynaldo Garcia on the 15-day DL after chips were removed from the joint in his right elbow.
  Chicago Cubs
OF Trenidad Hubbard, C Casey Kopitzke, C Fernando Lunar, OF Calvin Murray, IF Bill Selby and P Jamey Wright were reassigned to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Traded RHP Chris Reitsma to Atlanta for LHP Jung Keun Bong and RHP Bubba Nelson.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired nonroster INF Brent Abernathy from Detroit for cash.
  Detroit Tigers
Ugueth Urbina: Signed RHP Ugueth Urbina to a one-year contract with a club option for 2005.
  Florida Marlins
Placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury; Placed RHP Tim Spooneybarger on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
  Optioned RHP Michael Neu to Triple-A Albuquerque; released OF Armando Rios; reassigned to minor league camp RHP Toby Borland, RHP Scott Sanders, INF Jason Wood and C Ryan Jorgensen.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Assigned Jose Flores, Luis Garcia, Ryan Kellner and Masao Kida to minor league camp.
  Minnesota Twins
Outrighted RHP Adam Johnson to Triple-A Rochester.
  Montreal Expos
Optioned OF Val Pascucci and RHP Seung Song to Triple-A Edmonton; reassigned RHP Jeff Farnsworth and INF Julius Matos.
  New York Mets
Optioned RHP Jason Anderson to Triple-Norfolk; reassigned LHP Pedro Feliciano.
  Oakland Athletics
Reassigned OF Nick Swisher.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned INF Luis Ugueto and OF Jamal Strong to Triple-A Tacoma; reassigned C Luis Oliveros and INF Bucky Jacobsen.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
LHP Bobby Seay had cleared waivers and was assigned to Class AAA Durham.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Placed RHP Bob File on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
3/25/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Acquired LHP Randy Choate from the Expos for RHP John Patterson; released nonroster OF Felix Jose.
  Atlanta Braves
Acquired RHP Juan Cruz and nonroster LHP Steve Smyth from the Cubs for LHP Andy Pratt and INF Richard Lewis.
  Optioned RHP Jose Capellan to Class-A Myrtle Beach; optioned OF Ryan Langerhans and RHP Bubba Nelson to Triple-A Richmond; reassigned RHP Sam McConnell, RHP Chuck Smith and INF Russell Branyan to minor league camp.
  Baltimore Orioles
C Bill Haselman, OF Tim Raines Jr. was optioned to AAA Ottawa, and non-roster invitees 2B Mike Fontenot, CA Robert Machado and OF Chad Mottola were reassigned to the minor league camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Reassign INF Carlos Febles to minor league camp; option RHP Anastacio Martinez and C Andy Dominique to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Chicago Cubs
Acquired LHP Andy Pratt and INF Richard Lewis from the Braves for RHP Juan Cruz and non-roster LHP Steve Smyth.
  Cincinnati Reds
Signed RHP Todd Jones to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
  Detroit Tigers
Matt Anderson: Outrighted the contract of RHP Matt Anderson to Triple-A Toledo.
  Houston Astros
Released nonroster INF John Valentin.
  Acquired INF Mike Lamb from the Yankees for nonroster RHP Juan DeLeon; designated RHP Santiago Ramirez for assignment.
  Kansas City Royals
RHP Miguel Asencio will have ligament transplant surgery and miss the 2004 season.
  OF Dee Brown cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Assigned Agustin Montero and Eric Riggs to minor league camp. Optioned Chin-Feng Chen to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Montreal Expos
Aquired RHP John Patterson from the Diamondbacks for LHP Randy Choate.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Claimed C Michel Hernandez off waivers from the Red Sox; designated LHP Bud Smith for assignment.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Outrighted RHP Jason Ryan to Triple-A Memphis.
3/24/04 Chicago White Sox
Reassigned INF Bobby Smith to minor league camp.
  Colorado Rockies
Optioned INF Clint Barmes to AAA-Colorado Springs
  Optioned 3B Garrett Atkins, RHP Aaron Cook, LHP Cory Vance and RHP Jason Young to Triple-A Colorado Springs; reassigned RHP Travis Driskill and RHP Brian Tollberg to minor league camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Reassigned RHP Ariel Prieto.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned C Sal Fasano; released nonroster INF Erick Almonte.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Danny Haren, RHP Evan Rust and RHP Josh Pearce to Triple-A Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Released INF Deivi Cruz, INF Fernando Tatis, RHP Mike Williams and RHP Todd Jones; optioned C Pete Laforest, RHP Dewon Brazelton, RHP Jesus Colome and RHP Travis Harper to Triple-A Durham; reassigned C Edwards Guzman, INF Fred McGriff and RHP Todd Ritchie; placed RHP Jason Standridge on the 15-day disabled list.
3/23/04 Anaheim Angels
Acquired nonroster LHP Cam Esslinger from Rockies for future considerations.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned RHP John Van Benschoten and LHP Mike Gonzalez to Triple-A Nashville; reassigned RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Elio Serrano, RHP Blake Stein, C Sandy Martinez, INF Tomas De La Rosa, OF Ruben Mateo, OF Henry Rodriguez and OF Daryle Ward to minor league camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned OF Carlos Valderrama, RHP Merkin Valdez, C Justin Knoedler and IF Jamie Athas to the minors; reassigned RHP Lee Gardner, RHP Tyler Walker, IF Brian Dallimore and OF Nathan Haynes to minor league camp.
3/22/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned OF Luis Terrero to Triple-A Tucson.
  Chicago Cubs
Optioned RHP Francis Beltran, OF Jason Dubois, OF Nic Jackson and OF David Kelton to Triple-A Iowa; reassigned IF Felix Martinez and LHP Juan Pena to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned INF Felipe Lopez to AAA-Louisville; reassigned C Dane Sardinha, OF Reggie Taylor and RHP Aaron Myette.
  Cleveland Indians
Spring invitee OF Adam Piatt left the team for personal reasons.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned C Mike Tonis to Triple-A Omaha; signed C Alberto Castillo.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Reassigned C Chris Coste, INF Scott Sheldon and RHP Brian Bowles.
  Texas Rangers
Signed LHP Nick Bierbrodt.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned LHP Bruce Chen.
3/21/04 Anaheim Angels
Reassigned LHP Dusty Bergman, LHP Pete Zamora, INF Casey Kotchman, INF Brian Specht and C Tom Gregorio to minor league camp.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHP Denny Bautista to Double-A Bowie.
  Boston Red Sox
Acquired nonroster RHP Matt Duff from St. Louis for nonroster INF Tony Womack.
  Cleveland Indians
Reassigned LHP Mike Porzio to minor league camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned LHP Wilfredo Ledezma to Double-A Erie; optioned OF Cody Ross and RHP Matt Roney to Triple-A Toledo; reassigned INF Brent Abernathy, INF Pablo Ozuna, OF Ben Petrick, OF Marcus Thames, RHP Brian Schmack, RHP Chris Mears and RHP Craig Dingman to minor league camp.
  New York Yankees
Optioned LHP Alex Graman, RHP Ramon Ramirez and RHP Sam Marsonek to Triple-A Columbus. Reassigned RHP Jimmy Mann and C Steve Torrealba to minor league camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned INF Adam Morrissey, RHP Justin Lehr and RHP Mike Wood to Triple-A Sacramento; reassigned C Jeremy Brown and RHP Joe Blanton to minor league camp.
  San Diego Padres
Optioned RHPs Ben Howard and Dennis Tankersley and OF Xavier Nady to Triple-A Portland. Reassigned RHP Matt Bruback, 1B Tagg Bozied and OF Jon Knott to Portland.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired nonoroster INF Tony Womack from the Red Sox for nonroster RHP Matt Duff.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma and reassigned OF Jason Tyner to minor league camp.
3/20/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Reassigned RHP Brady Raggio and RHP Dustin Nippert; loaned nonroster OF Luis Garcia to the Mexican League.
  Chicago White Sox
Named Harold Baines bench coach, replacing Joe Nossek.
  Cleveland Indians
Signed LHP Scott Sauerbeck to a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Optioned C John Buck and RHP Santiago Ramirez to Triple-A New Orleans; reassigned RHP Bobby Chouinard and RHP Tony Fiore to minor league camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned RHP Erik Hiljus, RHP Doug Linton and OF Brandon Berger to minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned INF John Gall, LHP Chris Narveson, OF Colin Porter, RHP Adam Wainwright and RHP Rhett Parrott to Triple-A Memphis; reassigned OF John Mabry and OF Mark Quinn to minor league camp.
3/19/04 Anaheim Angels
Optioned RHP Bobby Jenks, RHP Steve Andrade and RHP Steve Green to Triple-A Salt Lake; reassigned C Gabby Torres to and C Jeff Mathis minor league camp.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Outrighted INF Tim Olson to Triple-A Tucson.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHP David Crouthers to Double-A Bowie and RHPs Brian Forystek, John Stephens and Eddy Rodriguez to Triple-A Ottawa.
  Boston Red Sox
Reassigned OF Jeremy Owens and C Kelly Shoppach to minor league camp.
  Optioned RHP Jerome Gamble to Double-A Portland.
  Optioned RHP Edwin Almonte, LHP Phil Seibel and IF Kevin Youkilis to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Outrighted LHP Nick Bierbrodt to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Chicago White Sox
Announced Joe Nossek would leave his position as third base coach because of health reasons but remain with the organization in a non-uniform position.
  Reassigned LHP Vic Darensbourg and RHP Jose Santiago to minor league camp.
  Optioned RHP Felix Diaz and RHP Jon Rauch to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned INF Brandon Phillips, INF Jhonny Peralta, OF Grady Sizemore and RHP Fernando Cabrera to Triple-A Buffalo; reassigned C Victor Valencia, LHP Tim Young and RHP Kazuhito Tadano to minor league camp.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned INF Kevin Hooper and OF Chris Aguila to Triple-A Albuquerque; optioned C Josh Willingham to Double-A Carolina.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned RHP Travis Phelps to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned RHP Matt Guerrier to Triple-A Rochester; optioned RHP J.D. Durbin to Double-A New Britain; reassigned RHP Jesse Crain, LHP Kevin Tolar and C Gabby Torres to the minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Optioned INF Josh Labandeira to Double-A Harrisburg; optioned OF Brandon Watson, OF Ryan Church and RHP Roy Corcoran to Triple-A Edmonton; reassigned INF Larry Broadway, RHP Christian Parker, RHP Mike Judd and RHP Pat Mahomes to minor league camp.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned OF Ramon Nivar and RHP Juan Dominguez to Triple-A Oklahoma; reassigned INF David Newhan, LHP Mike Bacsik, OF Jason Jones, RHP Billy Sylvester and RHP John Wasdin to minor league camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned RHP Juan Campos.
  Optioned RHP Jason Arnold, RHP Dustin McGowan, C Guillermo Quiroz, IF Jorge Sequea, OF Alexis Rios and OF Gabe Gross to Triple-A Syracuse; optioned RHP Francisco Rosario to Single-A Dunedin and reassigned RHP Jayson Durocher to minor league camp.
3/18/04 Anaheim Angels
Optioned INF Dallas McPherson to Triple-A Salt Lake; reassigned OF Gary Johnson to minor league camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Colter Bean to the Yankees and claimed LHP Frank Brooks off waivers from the Athletics.
  Florida Marlins
Re-assigned RHP David Manning, RHP Aaron Small and C Dennis Anderson to minor league camp; optioned RHP Lincoln Holdzkom to Class-A Jupiter; optioned RHP Ronald Belisario and RHP Kevin Cave to Double-A Carolina; optioned RHP Mike Flannery and LHP Franklyn Gracesqui to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Houston Astros
Optioned C Hector Gimenez, INF Chris Burke, INF Tommy Whiteman, LHP Carlos Hernandez, OF Charlton Jimerson, RHP Chad Qualls, RHP Ezequiel Astacio, RHP Fernando Nieve and RHP Taylor Buchholz to Triple-A New Orleans; reassigned LHP Nate Bland, RHP Kirk Bullinger and RHP Miguel Saladin to minor league camp.
  Kansas City Royals
INF Jarrod Patterson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Assigned James Loney, Nick Theodorou, Ricky Bell, Franklin Gutierrez and Edwin Bellorin. Optioned Joel Hanrahan and Jason Frasor to Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned Yhency Brazoban and Willy Aybar to Double-A Jacksonville.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned RHP Mike Adams, LHP Jorge De La Rosa and RHP Ben Hendrickson to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned INF Juan Richardson to Triple-A Scranton; reassigned LHP Cole Hamels, OF Mark Budzinski, OF Mark Smith and RHP Gavin Floyd to minor league camp.
  San Diego Padres
Signed RHP Andy Ashby to a minor league contract.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHP Cha Seung Baek, LHP Bobby Madritsch and INF Justin Leone to Triple-A Tacoma; optioned INF Greg Dobbs to Double-A San Antonio; reassigned C Rene Rivera to minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned LHP Luis Martinez to Triple-A Memphis; reassigned C Mike Mahoney to minor league camp.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Alec Zumwalt to the Braves.
  Texas Rangers
Reassigned C Jeff Smith, LHP Erick Burke and RHP Frank Francisco to minor league camp.
3/17/04 Atlanta Braves
RHP Alec Zumwalt was returned to Braves outrighted to Triple-A Richmond.
  Reassigned C Brayan Pena, C Jean Boscan and C Bryce Terveen to minor league camp.
  Optioned RHP Roman Colon and INF Nick Green to Triple-A Richmond; optioned RHP Brett Evert, INF Richard Lewis, INF Tony Pena Jr. and INF Kelly Johnson to Double-A Greenville; optioned RHP Blaine Boyer, INF Scott Thorman and OF Onil Joseph to Class A Myrtle Beach.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHP Daniel Cabrera and LHP Ryan Hannaman to Class-A Frederick; optioned LHP Adam Loewen to Class-A Delmarva; optioned IF Jose Morban and 1B Walter Young to Double-A Bowie; reassigned C Raul Casanova, IF Napoleon Calzado and OF Pedro Swann to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Re-signed OF John Vander Wal to a minor league contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Claimed LHP Matt White off waivers from the Rockies; placed LHP Billy Traber on the 60-day disabled list.
  Colorado Rockies
LHP Matt White was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians.
  New York Mets
Optioned RHP Bob Keppel and RHP P.J. Bevis to Double-A Binghamton; reassigned LHP Royce Ring, RHP Aaron Small and RHP Jason Roach to minor league camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed C Alberto Castillo on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
RHPs Rob Bell and Ken Cloude and IF Jason Maxwell were reassigned to minor league camp.
3/16/04 Anaheim Angels
The Angels reassigned RHP Chris Bootcheck and RHP Jason Middlebrook to minor league camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Optioned IF Brendan Harris, RHP Jonathan Leicester and LHP Felix Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa; optioned RHP Angel Guzman, LHP Renyel Pinto and IF Ronny Cedeno to Double-A West Tenn; optioned LHP Carlos Vasquez to Single-A Daytona; reassigned RHP Scott Chiasson and RHP John Foster to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Reassigned C Jonathan Aceves, C Carlos Maldonado, INF Mike Bell, OF Mario Valenzuela and LHP Josh Stewart to minor league camp.
  Optioned RHP Gary Majewski to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Colorado Rockies
Optioned C J.D. Closser, RHP Scott Dohmann, RHP Justin Huisman, OF Jorge Piedra and OF Cory Sullivan to Triple-A Colorado Springs; optioned LHP Justin Hampson and OF Tony Miller to Double-A Tulsa; optioned INF Jeff Baker to Single-A Visalia; reassigned C Dan Conway, RHP Jason Gilfillan, RHP Marc Kroon and RHP Jeff Tam to minor-league camp.
  Kansas City Royals
RHP Brad Voyles cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned outfielder Reggie Abercrombie and pitcher Orlando Rodriguez to Double-A Jacksonville.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Reassigned RHP Jason Childers, INF Prince Fielder and INF Enrique Cruz to minor league camp.
  Optioned INF Rickie Weeks to Double-A Huntsville.
  Optioned RHP Pedro Liriano, OF Dave Krynzel and OFCorey Hart to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Released RHP Mike Crudale.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Adam Johnson, RHP Micheal Nakamura, C Rob Bowen, INF Jason Bartlett and INF Terry Tiffee to Triple-A Rochester; optioned RHP Colby Miller, RHP Brian Wolfe, OF B.J. Garbe and OF Jason Kubel to Double-A New Britain; reassigned RHP Jeromy Palki, C Brandon Marsters, INF Jake Mauer and INF Luis Rodriguez to the minor league camp.
  New York Mets
Optioned INF Aarom Baldiris, INF Craig Brazell, OF Jeff Duncan, OF Prentice Redman, RHP Jeremy Griffiths and RHP Jose Diaz to Triple-A Norfolk; reassigned C Jesse Levis, C Justin Huber, INF Chris Basak, INF David Wright, INF Victor Diaz and RHP Jeremy Hill to minor league camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned LHP Dave Williams, OF Tony Alvarez and C J.R. House to Triple-A Nashville; optioned RHP Ian Snell to Double-A Altoona; reassigned LHP Hector Almonte, INF Brandon Chaves, INF Luis Figueroa and OF Luke Allen to minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Reassigned LHP Travis Blackley to minor league camp.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned INF Jason Bourgeois to Double-A Frisco.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned OF John-Ford Griffin and RHP Talley Haines to Triple-A Syracuse; optioned RHP Jesse Harper to Double-A New Haven; outrighted RHP D.J. Hanson to Single-A Dunedin.
3/15/04 Anaheim Angels
Assigned Jake Woods (LHP) to minor league camp.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned INF Scott Hairston, INF Jerry Gil, RHP Phil Stockman, RHP Adriano Rosario, C Chris Snyder and C Craig Ansman to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned LHP Ryan Meaux, LHP Ryan Wing and INF Ruddy Yan to Double-A Birmingham.
  Optioned LHP Arnie Munoz and RHP Enemencio Pacheco to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Reassigned RHP Francisco Campos to minor league camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Juan Cerros, RHP Luke Hudson, OF Stephen Smitherman and RHP Joe Valentine to Louisville; optioned IF William Bergolla, LHP Phil Dumatrait and IF Edwin Encarnacion to Chattanooga; reassigned LHP Rigo Beltran, RHP Chris Booker, RHP Seth Etherton, IF Aaron Holbert, C Steve Lomasney, RHP Brian Mallette, RHP Dustin Moseley, C Miguel Perez and LHP Brian Shackelford to minor league camp; requested unconditional release waivers on OF John Vander Wal.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned INF Corey Smith and LHP Mariano Gomez to Double-A Akron; optioned INF Ivan Ochoa to Single-A Kinston; optioned RHP Francisco Cruceta and RHP Jeremy Guthrie to Triple-A Buffalo; reassigned C Dave Wallace, INF Michael Aubrey and RHP Kyle Denney to minor league camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned INF Don Kelly, INF Ryan Raburn, RHP Kenny Baugh, RHP Preston Larrison and RHP Roberto Novoa to Double-A Erie; optioned LHP Rob Henkel and OF Nook Logan to Triple-A Toledo; reassigned C Max St. Pierre, C Mike Rabelo, INF Rayner Bautista, LHP Adrian Burnside, LHP Andy Van Hekken, OF Jeff Inglin, RHP David Cortes, RHP John Ennis and RHP Jorge Cordova to minor league camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned RHP Jorge Vasquez and OFs Alexis Gomez and Byron Gettis to Triple-A Omaha and RHP Brian Bass to Double-A Wichita.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed LHP Derek Thompson to a minor league contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned C Kade Johnson, LHP Matt Ford, RHP Ben Diggins, RHP Chris Saenz, RHP Dennis Sarfate and RHP Tim Bausher to Double-A Huntsville; reassigned C John VandenBerg, J.J. Hardy and RHP Matt Childers to minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Returned nonroster C Brad Cresse to the Diamondbacks.
  New York Yankees
Optioned INF Andy Phillips to Triple-A Columbus; reassigned C Dioner Navarro and OF John Rodriguez to minor league camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned INF Dan Johnson, INF Freddie Bynum, LHP John Rheinecker and OF Matt Watson to Triple-A Sacramento; reassigned INF Ramon Castro, OF Brian Sellier, RHP Eric Cammack and RHP Lou Pote to minor league camp.
  San Diego Padres
Optioned C Humberto Quintero, INF Bernie Castro, OF Henri Stanley, RHP Brian Sweeney, RHP Chris Oxspring and LHP Rusty Tucker to Triple-A Portland; optioned OF Freddy Guzman and RHP Justin Germano to Double-A Mobile; reassigned C Nick Trzesniak, INF Josh Barfield and RHP Tim Stauffer to minor league camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned IF Angel Chavez to the minors; reassigned RHP Luke Anderson, INF Brian Buscher, RHP Matt Cain, RHP Doug Clark, RHP Brian Cooper, INF Dave Doster, RHP Chris Gissell, RHP Brad Hennessey, INF Tim Hutting, C Todd Jennings, C Craig Kuzmic, OF Fred Lewis, RHP Matt Montgomery, OF Dan Ortmeier, LHP Adam Pettyjohn, LHP Kevin Pickford, OF Adam Shabala, OF Robert Stratton, LHP Erick Threets, LHP Jeff Urban and INF Jake Wald to minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned LHP Matt Thornton and RHP Clint Nageotte to Triple-A Tacoma.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Jimmy Journell to Triple-A Memphis; reassigned C Yadier Molina to minor league camp.
  Waived INF Brent Butler and 1B Steve Cox.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned RHP Rosman Garcia, RHP Ewin Moreno and RHP Nick Regilio to Triple-A Oklahoma.
3/14/04 Anaheim Angels
Optioned RHP Richard Fischer to Triple-A Salt Lake; reassigned C Jared Abruzzo, C Ryan Budde, INF Alberto Callaspo, INF Erick Aybar, LHP Eric Cyr, OF Nick Gorneault and OF Tommy Murphy to minor league camp.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Reassigned C Dan Massiatte.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned C Tim Whittaker and INF Aaron Hill to minor league camp.
3/13/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned LHP Mike Gosling and RHP Edgar Gonzalez to Triple-A Tucson.
  Chicago White Sox
Reassigned C Casey McGehee and C Jose Reyes.
  Cleveland Indians
Released nonroster RHP Mark Wohlers.
  Houston Astros
Optioned RHP Jimmy Barrett to Double-A Round Rock; reassigned RHP Rodrigo Rosario to minor league camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned INF Casey Pickering.
  Reassigned INF Gookie Dawkins, INF Rick Short, INF Wilton Guerrero, LHP Les Walrond, LHP Mike Venafro, OF Adrian Brown, OF Alan Moye, RHP Donnie Bridges, RHP Eric Thompson and RHP Jimmy Serrano to minor league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned LHP Ryan Howard and OF Jorge Padilla to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; optioned RHP Alfredo Simon, RHP Elizardo Ramirez, RHP Franklin Perez and RHP Keith Bucktrot to Double-A Reading; reassigned C Jeremy Salazar, C Trent Pratt and RHP Jeremy Wedel to minor league camp.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned RHP Bartolome Fortunato to Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Assigned LHP Ben Kozlowski, RHP Erik Sabel and LHP Ryan Snare to minor league camp.
3/12/04 New York Yankees
Optioned RHP Bret Prinz to Triple-A Columbus.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned C Ryan Doumit and RHP Bobby Bradley to Double-A Altoona; optioned LHP Cory Stewart to Triple-A Nashville; reassigned C Ronny Paulino, LHP Paul Maholm and RHP Chris Fussell to minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHP Jeff Heaverlo to AAA-Tacoma; reassigned LHP George Sherrill and LHP Randy Williams.
  Optioned catcher Ryan Christianson and RHP Rett Johnson to Triple-A Tacoma; reassigned C Wiki Gonzalez, INF A.J. Zapp, INF Adam Jones, LHP Craig Anderson, LHP Jose Nunez and OF Shin-Soo Choo to minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Reassigned C Dan Moylan, C Matt Pagnozzi, INF Scott Seabol, LHP Jason Pearson, LHP Joe Horgan, LHP Randy Flores, LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Allen Levrault, RHP Chad Paronto, RHP Matt Duff and RHP Spike Lundberg to minor league camp.
3/11/04 Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Bryan Hebson to Triple-A Pawtucket; reassigned C Jeff Bailey, LHP Ed Yarnall, RHP Jesus Medrano and RHP Paul Rigdon to minor league camp.
  Florida Marlins
Re-assigned OF Eric Reed and INF Felipe Crespo to minor league camp; optioned OF Chip Ambres to Triple-A Albuquerque and INF Josh Wilson to Double-A Carolina.
  Released RHP Nelson Cruz, LHP Cedrick Bowers, RHP Bryce Florie, RHP Trevor Hutchinson, RHP Delvin James, RHP Marty McLeary and RHP Mike Nannini and re-assigned them to minor league camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned RHP Andrew Brown to Double-A Jacksonville; reassigned C Russell Martin, LHP Eric Knott, OF John Barnes and OF Shane Victorino to minor league camp. Acquired INF Jose Flores from Oakland for cash considerations.
  New York Mets
Reassigned RHP Matt Peterson, RHP Shawn Sedlacek, C Joe Hieptas, OF Kenny Kelly and OF Esix Snead to minor league camp.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned INF Jeff Deardorff; Signed RHP Orlando Hernandez to a one-year contract.
  Optioned INF Ferdin Tejeda to Double-A Trenton; optioned LHP Sean Henn and RHP Edwardo Sierra to Single-A Tampa; reassigned C Jon Mark Sprowl, C Omar Fuentes, and RHP David Shepard to minor league camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Traded NRI INF Jose Flores to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.
  Reassigned LHP Mario Ramos, RHP Brad Sullivan and RHP Ben Fritz to their minor league camp.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned LHP Jon Switzer, INF Antonio Perez and OF Jonny Gomes to Class AAA Durham; optioned RHP Carlos Hines and RHP John Webb to Class AA Montgomery; sent OF Delmon Young to Class A Charleston; reassigned RHP Gerardo Garcia, RHP Willie Glen, RHP Dicky Gonzalez, RHP Carlos Reyes, RHP Al Reyes, RHP Alan Mills, LHP Mike Holtz, C Mitch Meluskey, INF B.J. Upton, INF Jared Sandberg, OF Joey Gathright and OF Anton French to minor league camp.
3/10/04 Chicago White Sox
Released RHP Carlos Castillo and OF Marvin Benard from their minor league contracts.
  Reassigned RHP Ryan Kohlmeier to minor league camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo to Single-A Vero Beach and assigned pitchers Troy Brohawn, Greg Miller, Rodney Myers and Bill Simas to minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on 2004 contract with C Brian Schneider and renewed the contract of OF Brad Wilkerson.
  New York Mets
Reassigned LHP Scott Kazmir to minor league camp.
3/8/04 Baltimore Orioles
Reassigned LHP Richard Stahl and RHP Jeffrey Montani to minor league camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Released nonroster LHP Tim Christman and RHP Wes Anderson.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed RHP Andy Shibilo to a minor league contract.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed LHP Andrew Lorraine.
  New York Yankees
Optioned LHP Danny Borrell to Triple-A Columbus; optioned RHP Chien-Ming Wang to Double-A Trenton.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed LHP Robin Jennings.
3/7/04 Baltimore Orioles
Signed RHP Jeff Juden to a minor league contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Sent INF Mitch Maier, INF Ruben Gotay, INF Donald Murphy and OF Shane Costa to minor league camp for reassignment.
3/6/04 Los Angeles Dodgers
Invited nonroster INF Eric Riggs and OF Nick Theodorou to Spring Training.
3/5/04 Anaheim Angels
Reassigned RHP Ervin Santana to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Released RHP Robert Person from his minor league contract.
  Outrighted LHP Corwin Malone to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Reassigned OF Brad Snyder to minor league camp; signed RHP Roy Smith to a minor league contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Added RHP Scott Elarton to the 40-man Major League roster.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed LHPs Chris George and Jaime Cerda, RHP Jorge Vasquez and INF Jarrod Patterson.
  Renewed the contracts of SS Angel Berroa, LHP Jeremy Affeldt and OF Aaron Guiel.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed Reggie Abercrombie, Willy Aybar, Yhency Brazoban, Andrew Brown, Chin-Feng Chen, Steve Colyer, Jason Frasor, Joel Hanrahan, Koyie Hill, Cesar Izturis, Edwin Jackson, Hong-Chih Kuo, Orlando Rodriguez, Jason Romano, David Ross, Wilkin Ruan and Joe Thurston to one-year contracts.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Reassigned RHP Matt White to minor league camp.
3/4/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contract with John Lackey (RHP) and Kevin Gregg (RHP).
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Released nonroster OF Chris Singleton.
  Texas Rangers
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Joaquin Benoit, RHP Colby Lewis, LHP Ricardo Rodriguez and INF Jason Bourgeois.
3/3/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Scot Shields (RHP) and Brendan Donnelly (RHP).
  Baltimore Orioles
Agreed to terms for the 2004 season with RHP Kurt Ainsworth, RHP Rick Bauer, OF Jack Cust, CA Geronimo Gil and RHP Jorge Julio, and renewed the contract of RHP Rodrigo Lopez.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed the following 24 players to one-year contracts:

Pitchers (14) - RHP Jon Adkins, LHP Neal Cotts, RHP Felix Diaz, RHP Matt Ginter, RHP Jason Grilli, RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Corwin Malone, LHP Ryan Meaux, LHP Arnie Munoz, RHP Enemencio Pacheco, RHP Jon Rauch, LHP David Sanders, LHP Ryan Wing and RHP Dan Wright

Catchers (3) - Jamie Burke, Miguel Olivo and Michael Rivera

Infielders (5) - Joe Crede, Ross Gload, Willie Harris, Juan Uribe and Ruddy Yan

Outfielders (2) - Joe Borchard and Aaron Rowand .

  Cleveland Indians
INF Kevin Orie left Spring Training due to slow recovery from a torn labrum.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Geoff Jenkins: Agreed to terms with OF Geoff Jenkins on a three-year contract extension with a club option for 2008.
  Texas Rangers
Signed INF Michael Young to a one-year contract; renewed the contract of OF Laynce Nix.
3/2/04 Boston Red Sox
Invited nonroster OF Jeremy Owens to Spring Training.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed LHP Damaso Marte to a three-year contract, including club options for 2007 and 2008.
  Florida Marlins
Renewed the contracts of RHP Josh Beckett, LHP Dontrelle Willis and OF Miguel Cabrera.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on 2004 contracts with RHP Luis Ayala, IF Henry Mateo and OFs Ron Calloway and Juan Rivera.
3/1/04 Baltimore Orioles
Invited nonroster RHP Jeffrey Montani and LHP Richard Stahl to Spring Training.
  Agreed to terms for the 2004 season with 2B Brian Roberst, OF Larry Bigbie, RHP Denny Bautista, IF Jose Morban, LHP John Parrish, RHP Eddy Rodriguez and RHP John Stephens.
  Cleveland Indians
Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with INF Ben Broussard, RHP Fernando Cabrera, RHP Francisco Cruceta, OF Alex Escobar, LHP Mariano Gomez, LHP Cliff Lee, OF Ryan Ludwick, INF Ian Ochoa, INF Brandon Phillips, LHP Jason Stanford and LHP Billy Traber.
  Houston Astros
Agreed to terms with OF Jason Lane on a one-year contract.
  Montreal Expos
Agreed to terms on 2004 contracts with RHP Zach Day and OF Endy Chavez.