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Date Transaction
4/30/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug DeVore: Purchased the contract of OF Doug DeVore from Triple-A Tucson.
  Baltimore Orioles
Placed 1B/DH David Segui on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with inflammation of the left knee; recalled OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Chicago Cubs
Recalled LHP Glendon Rusch; optioned RHP Michael Wuertz to Triple-A Iowa.
  Cincinnati Reds
Recalled C Corky Miller from Louisville.
  Colorado Rockies
Recalled OF Brad Hawpe from Triple-A Colorado Springs; optioned OF Rene Reyes to Colorado Springs.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned Bo Hart to Triple-A Memphis, recalled RHP Josh Pearce from Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Designated LHP Damian Moss for assignment; purchased the contract of RHP Dicky Gonzalez from Triple-A Durham.
4/29/04 Cincinnati Reds
Placed C Jason LaRue on the 15-day disabled list (right index finger fracture).
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired LHP Felix Sanchez from the Cubs for nonroster RHP Jon Connolly and a PTBN. Sanchez was assigned to Double-A Erie.
  Kansas City Royals
Reinstated INF Desi Relaford from the DL and optioned INF Andres Blanco to Double-A Wichita.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Reacquired OF Rich Thompson from the Kansas City Royals. Thompson has been assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
  Seattle Mariners
Recalled RHP J.J. Putz from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned LHP Matt Thornton to triple-A Tacoma.
4/28/04 Anaheim Angels
Placed OF Garret Anderson on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 22) due to upper back stiffness; recalled INF Alfredo Amezaga from triple-A Salt Lake.
  Atlanta Braves
Placed Eli Marrero on the 15-day disabled list (upper respiratory infection) and purchased the contract of OF Damon Hollins from Triple-A Richmond. The move was made retroactive to April 25; transfered RHP Paul Byrd from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
  Cincinnati Reds
Purchased the contract of OF Jacob Cruz from Triple-A Louisville.
  Florida Marlins
Placed RHP Chad Fox on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27; recalled LHP Franklyn Gracesqui from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed 2B Ray Durham on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the patellar tendon in his left knee and purchased the contract of IF Brian Dallimore from Triple-A Fresno. Transferred RHP Robb Nen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL (rehab from shoulder surgery). Designated RHP Brian Cooper for assignment and purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Walker from Triple-A Fresno.
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of RHP Doug Brocail from Triple-A Oklahoma; designated OF Chad Allen for assignment; designated RHP John Wasdin for assignment.
4/27/04 Boston Red Sox
Brian Daubach: Purchased the contract of INF/OF Brian Daubach from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Placed RHP Seth McClung on the 60-day DL (Tommy John surgery)and RHP Jason Standridge on the 15-day DL (right shoulder surgery).
  Toronto Blue Jays
Gregg Zaun: Purchased the contract of C Gregg Zaun from Triple-A Syracuse.
4/26/04 Atlanta Braves
Placed OF Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 19) with a strained right hamstring; recalled UT Mike Hessman from Triple-A Richmond.
  Cincinnati Reds
Recalled 3B Brandon Larson from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lousiville and optioned C Corky Miller to Triple-A Lousiville.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Purchased the contract of RHP Victor Santos from Triple-A Indianapolis. Optioned RHP Chris Saenz to Double-A Huntsville.
  Montreal Expos
Recalled OF Valentino Pascucci from Triple-A Edmonton; purchased the contract of LHP Rigo Beltran from Triple-A Edmonton.
  San Francisco Giants
Purchased the contract of IF Deivi Cruz from Triple-A Fresno; placed RHP Dustin Hermanson on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
  Seattle Mariners
Recalled LHP Matt Thornton from Triple-A Tacoma; designated RHP Kevin Jarvis for assignment.
4/25/04 Cleveland Indians
Russell Branyan: Acquired INF/OF Russell Branyan from the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named.
  Acquired RHP Rick White from the Dodgers for non-roster OF Trey Dyson; transferred C Josh Bard from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Jason Anderson to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Minnesota Twins
Activated OF Torii Hunter from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Carlos Pulido to Triple-A Rochester.
  Montreal Expos
Optioned RHP Jeremy Fikac and first baseman Luis Lopez to Triple-A Edmonton.
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of RHP John Wasdin from Triple-A Oklahoma; transferred RHP Mickey Callaway from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Optioned LHP Ryan Snare to Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Purchased the contract of RHP Justin Miller from Triple-A Syracuse; designated RHP Josh Towers for assignment. Recalled RHP Micheal Nakamura from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned RHP Aquilino Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.
4/24/04 Cleveland Indians
Purchased the contract of RHP Kazuhito Tadano from Triple-A Buffalo; designated RHP David Lee for assignment.
  Kansas City Royals
Designated OF Rich Thompson for assignment.
  Recalled RHP Justin Huisman from Omaha.
  Recalled OF David DeJesus from Omaha.
  Optioned RHP D.J. Carrasco to Omaha.
  Recalled RHP Mike MacDougal from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the DL.
  Placed RHP Kevin Appier on the 15-day DL with a right elbow injury.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Reinstated RHP Brian Falkenborg off the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Chin-Feng Chen to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Montreal Expos
Recalled 3B Scott Hodges from a rehab assignment with Class A Brevard County, Hodges was then reinstated from the 15-day DL and outrighted to Triple-A Edmonton.
  San Francisco Giants
Outrighted IF Cody Ransom to Triple-A Fresno and recalled RHP Kevin Correia from Fresno.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Optioned RHP Jorge Sosa to Triple-A Durham. Recalled RHP Doug Waechter from Triple-A Durham.
4/23/04 Baltimore Orioles
Optioned outfielder Tim Raines Jr. to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled LHP Erik Bedard from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Boston Red Sox
Placed left-handed pitcher Brad Thomas on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain.
  Chicago White Sox
Signed OF Andres Torres to a minor league contract.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned LHP Jeriome Robertson to Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled RHP Jason Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled RHP Chris Saenz from Double A Huntsville; placed LHP Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19 with a strained right quadricep muscle.
  Oakland Athletics
Activated INF Frank Menechino from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF Esteban German to Triple-A Sacramento; claimed C Mike Rivera on waivers from the Chicago White Sox and was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
  San Francisco Giants
Released nonroster RHP Mike Crudale from Triple-A Fresno.
  Texas Rangers
Purchased the contract of OF Chad Allen from Triple-A Oklahoma; transferred RHP Jeff Zimmerman from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
4/22/04 Chicago White Sox
Oakland claimed C Michael Rivera off waivers.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned IF Ray Olmedo to Triple-A Louisville after claiming IF/OF Jason Romano off waivers.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Sent RHP Travis Phelps outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Montreal Expos
Placed outfielder Peter Bergeron on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, with a right rib strain. Recalled outfielder Endy Chavez from Triple-A Edmonton.
  New York Mets
Placed 3B Ty Wigginton on the disabled list due to dizzy spells.
  Recalled INF Danny Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk.
4/21/04 Boston Red Sox
Acquired LHP Brad Thomas from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named or cash considerations.
  Colorado Rockies
Sent RHP Denny Stark outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Stark had been designated for assignment April 17.
  Detroit Tigers
Sent outfielder Andres Torres outright to Triple-A Toledo. Torres refused the assignment. He had been designated for assignment April 14.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned LHP Noah Lowry to Triple-A Fresno; recalled LHP Scott Eyre from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno.
  Optioned RHP David Aardsma to Triple-A Fresno; recalled LHP Noah Lowry from Triple-A Fresno.
  Texas Rangers
Assigned LHP Brian Shouse to Oklahoma (AAA) on a rehab assignment.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Designated OF Chad Hermansen for assignment; recalled IF Howie Clark from Triple-A Syracuse.
4/20/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Activated catcher Robby Hammock from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Andrew Good to Triple-A Tucson. Placed second baseman Roberto Alomar on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand. Recalled infielder Chad Tracy from Triple-A Tucson.
  Chicago White Sox
Placed SS Jose Valentin on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 19) with a pulled left hamstring; purchased the contract of INF Kelly Dransfeldt from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Placed LHP Jason Stanford on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left forearm; recalled LHP Jeriome Robertson from AAA Buffalo.
  San Diego Padres
Agreed to terms with C Ben Petrick on minor league contract and assigned to Triple-A Portland.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned Jason Simontacchi to Triple-A Memphis, recalled Colin Porter from Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Recalled RHP Travis Harper from Class AAA Durham; designated OF Jason Romano for assignment.
  Texas Rangers
Placed RHP Colby Lewis (right shoulder stiffness) on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to 4/18) and recalled LHP Ryan Snare from Oklahoma (AAA).
4/19/04 Boston Red Sox
Sent RHP Frank Castillo outright to Triple-A Pawtucket. Activated LHP Lenny Dinardo from the 15-day disabled list.
  Detroit Tigers
Released outfielder Ben Petrick from Triple-A Toledo.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired nonroster LHP Ed Yarnall from the Red Sox for a PTBN and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
4/18/04 Boston Red Sox
Acquired nonroster RHP Scott Cassidy from the Blue Jays for a player to be named.
  New York Mets
Signed RHP Ricky Bottalico to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
  New York Yankees
Placed OF Kenny Lofton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps; placed RHP Jorge DePaula on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow; recalled LHP Alex Graham from Triple-A Columbus; recalled RHP Scott Proctor from Triple-A Columbus.
4/17/04 Cleveland Indians
David Lee: Purchased the contract of RHP David Lee from Triple-A Buffalo. Placed RHP Jose Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 12, with a strained left intercostal muscle. Transferred RHP Bob Wickman from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  Colorado Rockies
Designated RHP Denny Stark for assignment; purchased the contract of RHP Tim Harikkala from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Houston Astros
Acquired RHP Chad Harville from the Athletics for RHP Kirk Saarloos.
  Kansas City Royals
Activated RHP Kevin Appier from the DL and optioned LHP Jaime Cerda to Triple-A Omaha.
  Placed SS Angel Berroa on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Andres Blanco from Double-A Wichita.
  New York Yankees
Activated 1B Travis Lee from the 15-day disabled list; placed LHP Felix Heredia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a bruise on the tip of his left index finger.
  Seattle Mariners
Activated 3B Scott Spiezio from the 15-day disabled list. Sent RHP J.J. Putz to Triple-A Tacoma.
4/16/04 Baltimore Orioles
Sent DH Jack Cust outright to Triple-A Ottawa. Cust had originally been designated for assignment on April 9.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed outfielder Eric Owens to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  San Francisco Giants
Recalled RHP Jason Schmidt from injury rehab assignment at Single-A San Jose and activated from the 15-day DL; optioned LHP Kevin Walker to Triple-A Fresno. Placed LHP Scott Eyre on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno.
  Texas Rangers
Placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, retroactive to April 13; recalled 1B Adrian Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma.
4/15/04 Boston Red Sox
Recall LHP Phil Seibel from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Colorado Rockies
Placed OF Preston Wilson (knee) on the 15-day disabled list; recalled OF Matt Holliday from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Detroit Tigers
Recalled RHP Ugueth Urbina from Class A Lakeland. Designated OF Andres Torres for assignment. Signed first baseman Joe Vitiello to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  Montreal Expos
Placed OF Carl Everett on the 15-day disabled list with a torn labrum; recalled OF Matt Cepicky from Triple-A Edmonton.
  Oakland Athletics
Designated RHP Chad Harville for assignment. Recalled RHP Rich Harden from Triple-A Sacramento.
  San Diego Padres
Recalled LHP Sterling Hitchcock from Single-A Lake Elsinore and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left rib.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed RHP Allen Levrault to a minor league contract.
4/14/04 Atlanta Braves
Activated C/OF Eli Marrero from the 15-day disabled list; optioned IF Mike Hessman to Triple-A Richmond.
  Boston Red Sox
Outrighted LHP Bobby M. Jones to Triple-A Pawtucket. Outrighted infielder Brian Daubach to Triple-A Pawtucket. Daubach had been designated for assignment April 10.
  Chicago Cubs
Optioned LHP Andy Pratt to Triple-A Iowa and recalled RHP Francis Beltran from Iowa.
  San Francisco Giants
Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Cooper from Triple-A Fresno; optioned OF/IF Tony Torcato to Fresno.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHP Rafael Soriano to Single-A Inland Empire. Recalled RHP J.J. Putz from Triple-A Tacoma.
  Texas Rangers
Placed RHP Mickey Callaway on the 15-day disabled list with an ulnar nerve injury. Recalled RHP Ryan Drese from Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled RHP Jason Frasor and outrighted RHP Sean Douglass to Triple-A Syracuse
4/13/04 Anaheim Angels
Agreed to terms on four-year contract with club option for 2009 with Garret Anderson (OF).
  Chicago Cubs
Placed 2B Mark Grudzielanek on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10 (partial tear right Achilles) and activated OF/IF Jose Macias from the 15-day DL.
  Detroit Tigers
Signed C Mike DiFelice to a minor league contract.
  Houston Astros
Optioned RHP Jared Fernandez to Triple-A New Orleans. Recalled LHP Mike Gallo from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled OF Chin-Feng Chen from Triple-A Las Vegas. Placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 6, with a strained oblique muscle.
  Minnesota Twins
Acquired LHP Terry Mulholland from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations; designated LHP Brad Thomas for assignment.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned IF Simon Pond to Triple-A Syracuse and purchased the contract of OF Chad Hermansen.
4/12/04 New York Mets
Placed OF Cliff Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad; recalled OF Jeff Duncan from Triple-A Norfolk.
  Seattle Mariners
Re-acquired RHP Aaron Looper from the Dodgers and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma; requested an unconditional waiver release for C Ryan Christianson.
4/11/04 St. Louis Cardinals
Placed Roger Cedeno on 15-day disabled list, recalled Bo Hart from Triple-A Memphis.
4/10/04 Baltimore Orioles
Recalled LHP Erik Bedard from Triple-A Ottawa.
  Designated Jack Cust for assignment.
  Boston Red Sox
Purchased the contract of RHP Frank Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket; designated INF Brian Daubach for assignment.
  Houston Astros
Placed LHP Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with a strained left elbow. Recalled RHP Brandon Backe from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Minnesota Twins
Signed LHP Joe Beimel to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.
  San Francisco Giants
Placed RHP Jason Schmidt on rehab assignment with Single-A San Jose.
  Activated OF Jeffrey Hammonds from the 15-day disabled list; designated RHP Leo Estrella for assignment. Activated IF Lance Niekro from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Signed outfielder Bubba Trammell to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Durham.
4/9/04 Boston Red Sox
Placed RHP Ramiro Mendoza on 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder; recalled LHP Mark Malaska from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Kansas City Royals
Transferred RHP Runelvys Hernandez from 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Added RHP Justin Huisman to the 40-man roster.
  Minnesota Twins
Placed OF Torii Hunter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring; recalled OF Lew Ford from Triple-A Rochester.
  Texas Rangers
Claimed LHP Cory Vance off waivers from the Rockies and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Signed catcher Gregg Zaun to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.
  Claimed RHP Micheal Nakamura off waivers from the Twins and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.
4/8/04 Boston Red Sox
Claimed RHP John Stephens off waivers from the Orioles and assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket; transferred RHP Reynaldo Garcia to the 60-day disabled list, recovering from March 2004 right elbow surgery.
  Cleveland Indians
Claimed RHP Jason Anderson off waivers from the Mets and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Colorado Rockies
Outrighted outfielder Jorge Piedra to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Piedra had been designated for assignment on April 3.
  Kansas City Royals
Acquired RHP Justin Huisman from the Rockies for RHP Zach McClellan and INF Chris Fallon and cash.
  Minnesota Twins
Placed C Matthew LeCroy on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled oblique muscle in his ribcage; recalled C Rob Bowen from Double-A New Britain.
  New York Mets
Placed RHP Scott Erickson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Recalled RHP Jae Weong Seo from Triple-A Norfolk.
4/7/04 Cleveland Indians
Acquired nonroster catcher Sandy Martinez from the Pirates for a player to be named. Signed outfielder Todd Dunwoody to a minor league contract.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed OF Cory Sullivan to a minor-league contract.
  Detroit Tigers
Placed Dmitri Young on the 15-day disabled list; purchased the contract of OF Andres Torres from Triple-A Toledo.
  Kansas City Royals
Recalled LHP Jaime Cerda from Triple-A Omaha.
  Minnesota Twins
Placed C Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee; purchased the contract of RHP Seth Greisinger from Triple-A Rochester; desginated RHP Micheal Nakamura for assignment.
  New York Mets
Released nonroster outfielder Kenny Kelly.
  Texas Rangers
Released nonroster outfielder Jason Tyner. Signed outfielder Gary Matthews to a minor league contract.
4/6/04 Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled RHP Andrew Good from Triple-A Tucson.
  Placed RHP Shane Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed rotator cuff.
  Florida Marlins
Re-signed outfielder Brian Banks to a minor league contract.
  Kansas City Royals
Placed second baseman Desi Relaford on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Designated OF Charles Gipson for assignment.
4/5/04 Chicago Cubs
Ryan Dempster: Placed on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from August 2003 Tommy John surgery.
  Colorado Rockies
Signed infielder Erick Almonte to a minor league contract.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Designated P Aaron Looper and OF Wilkin Ruan for assignment; purchased the contract of INF Jose Hernandez, RHP Jose Lima and INF Olmedo Saenz from Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned infielder Joe Thurston to Triple-A Las Vegas. Reassigned infielder Jeremy Giambi to minor league camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed INF Terry Shumpert to a minor league contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Placed LHP Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list, recovering from July 2003 Tommy John surgery.
4/4/04 Atlanta Braves
Purchased the contracts of LHP C.J. Nitkowski, 1B Julio Franco, OF DeWayne Wise. Placed LHP Armando Almanza, utility man Eli Marrero and Paul Byrd on the disabled list. Optioned RHP Trey Hodges and IF Wilson Betemit to Triple-A Richmond. Reassigned RHP Tim Drew, RHP Ryan Glynn, C Joe DePastino, C Lee Evans, IF Jorge Velandia and OF Damon Hollins to Richmond.
  Boston Red Sox
Optioned LHP Tim Hamulack to Triple-A Pawtucket; reassigned OF Adam Hyzdu to minor league camp; placed RHP Jason Shiell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26 as he recovers from an arthrogram MRI; and purchased the contracts of INF/OF Cesar Crespo, INF Brian Daubach and INF/OF David McCarty; purchased the contract of LHP Bobby M. Jones from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Chicago Cubs
Placed LHP Mike Remlinger on the 15-day disabled list, recovering from October 2003 rotator cuff surgery.
  Cleveland Indians
Acquired minor league outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and a player to be named from Los Angeles in exchange for outfielder Milton Bradley.
  Colorado Rockies
Reassigned C Willie Morales, C Hector Ortiz, IF Andy Tracy and Tim Harikkala to minor league camp; optioned OF Matt Holliday to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired OF Milton Bradley from the Indians for nonroster OF Franklin Gutierrez and a PTBN.
  Minnesota Twins
Placed RHP Grant Balfour on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tenderness; recalled LHP Carlos Pulido from Triple-A Rochester.
  Purchased the contracts of LHP Aaron Fultz, C Joe Mauer, INF Jose Offerman and RHP Joe Roa from Triple-A Rochester; placed RHP Joe Mays on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from September 2003 Tommy John surgery.
  Montreal Expos
Reassigned catcher Gregg Zaun to minor league camp.
  New York Mets
Mets placed INF Mo Vaughn on the 60-day disabled list with severe osteo-arthritis of the left knee; placed RHP Scott Strickland on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from June 2003 Tommy John surgery; purchased the contracts of RHP Scott Erickson, OF Eric Valent and OF Shane Spencer from Triple-A Norfolk; designated RHP Jason Anderson and C Chris Widger for assignment. Reassigned RHP Ricky Bottalico to minor league camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Placed infielder Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a dislocated right shoulder. Placed infielder Frank Menechino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a strained right calf.
  Optioned RHP Rich Harden to Triple-A Sacaramento. Reassigned catcher Mike Rose, RHP Britt Reames and RHP Steve Woodard to minor league camp. Signed free agent infielder Mark McLemore to a one-year contract.
  Mark McLemore: Signed INF Mark McLemore to a one-year contract and placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, recovering from right knee surgery.
  San Diego Padres
Placed RHP Rod Beck on the restricted list.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The Devil Rays acquired INF/OF Jason Romano from the Dodgers in exchange for INF Antonio Perez.
4/3/04 Anaheim Angels
Purchased the contract of catcher Josh Paul from Triple-A Salt Lake. Reassigned infielder Adam Riggs, infielder Brian Gordon, RHP Matt Hensley and RHP Scott Dunn to minor league camp.
  Optioned infielder Alfredo Amezaga, infielder Robb Quinlan, LHP Tim Bittner and outfielder Barry Wesson to Triple-A Salt Lake. Optioned LHP Jake Woods to Double-A Arkansas.
  Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned INF Chad Tracy and RHP Greg Aquino to Triple-A Tucson; reassigned Juan Brito, Brandon Villafuerte, Jim Parque, Julio Ramirez and Alan Zinter to minor league camp; purchased the contracts of Bobby Estalella and Donnie Sadler; placed Shane Nance, Casey Fossum and Robby Hammock on the 15-day DL; placed Brandon Lyon on the 60-day DL.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned OF Darnell McDonald to AAA Ottawa. Reassigned RHPs Aaron Rakers and Darwin Cubillan and C Carlos Mendez to minor league camp. Placed LHP Omar Daal on the 60-day disabled list; placed 2B Jerry Hairston and OF Marty Cordova on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. IF/OF Mark McLemore was granted his release at his own request. RHP John Stephens, who was optioned to AAA Ottawa on March 19, was designated for assignment. Purchased the minor league contracts of non-roster invitees INF Luis Lopez, C Keith Osik and B.J. Surhoff and added them to the 40-man roster.
  Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Jamie Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Outrighted RHP Bryan Hebson to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Chicago Cubs
Purchased the contract of RHP Michael Wuertz from Triple-A Iowa.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned C Jamie Burke to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Jackson from Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Purchased the contracts of C Javier Valentin and RHP Todd Jones. Placed RHP D.J. Mattox on 60-day DL.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned OF Milton Bradley to Triple-A Buffalo; purchase the contracts of RHP Jeff D''Amico and INF Lou Merloni; reassigned RHPs Jason Bere, Luther Hackman and Bobby Howry to minor league camp; reassigned C Dusty Wathan and INF Chris Clapinski to minor league camp.
  Colorado Rockies
Placed RHP Adam Bernero on 60-day disabled list (shoulder); placed LHP Dennis Neagle on 60-day disabled list (elbow); placed OF Larry Walker on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26.
  Purchased the contracts of SS Royce Clayton, LHP Shawn Estes, LHP Jeff Fassero, IF-OF Denny Hocking, RHP Vladimir Nunez, OF-C Kit Pellow, OF Mark Sweeney and RHP Turk Wendell; designated RHP Justin Huisman, OF Jorge Piedra and LHP Cory Vance for assignment; placed OF Cory Sullivan on waivers for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.
  Detroit Tigers
Released nonroster catcher Mike DiFelice.
  Florida Marlins
Transferred RHP Tim Spooneybarger to the 60-day DL with a right elbow injury.
  Traded RHP Blaine Neal to Padres for RHP Ben Howard. Optioned Howard to Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Howard on 40-man roster, RHP Tim Spooneybarger was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Selected the contracts of LHP Matt Perisho, INF Damion Easley and INF Lenny Harris.
  Houston Astros
Purchased the contract of RHP Jared Fernandez from Triple-A New Orleans.
  Optioned RHP Brandon Backe and LHP Mike Gallo to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned RHP Jamey Wright to minor league camp.
  Purchased the contracts of RHP Shawn Camp, INF Mendy Lopez and LHP Dennys Reyes from Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired pitcher Aaron Looper and pitcher Ryan Ketchner from Seattle for infielder Jolbert Cabrera. Acquired shortstop Antonio Perez from Tampa Bay for outfielder Jason Romano. Optioned pitcher Edwin Jackson, catcher Koyie Hill, pitcher Aaron Looper and shortstop Antonio Perez to Triple-A Las Vegas. Reassigned pitchers Rick White and Doug Nickle to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Montreal Expos
Purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Fikacand INF Luis Lopez from Triple-A Edmonton.
  Placed RHP Tony Armas Jr., LHP Joey Eischen, 3B Scott Hodges and 1B Nick Johnson on the 15-day disabled list. Placed RHP Dan Smith on the 60-day DL.
  Acquired C Einar Diaz, RHP Justin Echols and cash from the Rangers for C/IF Josh McKinley and RHP Chris Young.
  New York Mets
Traded OF Roger Cedeno and cash to St. Louis for C Chris Widger and non-roster IF Wilson Delgado.
  Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Geoff Geary and INF Chase Utley were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. C A.J. Hinch, LHP Jim Crowell and INF Lou Collier were re-assigned to Scranton.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned LHP Sean Burnett to Triple-A Nashville and reassigned RHP Rick Reed to minor league camp.
  San Diego Padres
Purchased the contract of LHP Eddie Oropesa; placed IF Jeff Cirillo on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right index finger; optioned LHP Sterling Hitchcock to Single-A Lake Elsinore; reassigned RHPs Joey Hamilton and Brandon Puffer, outfielder Gene Kingsale and catcher Yamid Haad to Triple-A Portland. Acquired RHP Blaine Neal from Florida for RHP Ben Howard.
  San Francisco Giants
Purchased the contract of RHP David Aardsma; placed OF Jeffrey Hammonds (fractured right thumb), 1B Lance Niekro (right ankle sprain) and RHP Jason Schmidt (right shoulder strain) on the 15-day disabled list, all retroactive to March 26; designated LHP Chad Zerbe for assignment; optioned OFs Jason Ellison and Todd Linden, LHP Noah Lowry and C Trey Lunsford to Triple-A Fresno; reassigned RHP Dave Veres, IF Deivi Cruz and IF/OF Francisco Santos to the minors.
  Seattle Mariners
Acquired infielder Jolbert Cabrera from the Dodgers for RHP Aaron Looper and nonroster LHP Ryan Ketchner. Optioned infielder Ramon Santiago to Triple-A Tacoma. Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Myers from Triple-A Tacoma. Reassigned LHP Terry Mulholland to minor league camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Reassigned LHP Doug Creek, outfielder Emil Brown and RHP Alan Benes to minor league camp.
  Optioned infielder Bo Hart to Triple-A Memphis.
  Acquired OF Roger Cedeno and cash from the Mets for C Chris Widger and nonroster INF Wilson Delgado.
  Texas Rangers
Acquired C Josh McKinley and RHP Chris Young from the Montreal Expos for C Einar Diaz, RHP Justin Echols and cash considerations.
  Recalled OF Ramon Nivar from Triple-A Oklahoma. Placed OF Brian Jordan (sore knee) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. Optioned RHP Ryan Drese and RHP Ricardo Rodriguez to Triple-A Oklahoma. Reassigned IF Manny Alexander, RHP Doug Brocail, OF Jason Conti, C Ken Huckaby and OF Chad Allen to minor league camp.
4/2/04 Baltimore Orioles
Released nonroster RHP Jeff Juden.
  Reassigned INF Clay Bellinger to minor league camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Reassigned infielder Scott McClain, LHP Jimmy Anderson and RHP Bryan Corey to minor league camp. Signed infielder Benji Gil to a minor league contract.
  Chicago White Sox
Placed LHP Kelly Wunsch on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 31) with an inflamed left teres minor muscle.
  Cleveland Indians
Placed RHP Bob Wickman, C Josh Bard and OF Ryan Ludwick all went on the 15-day DL.
  Outrighted LHP Matt White to Triple-A Buffalo; placed LHP Brian Tallet on the 60-day disabled list recovering from August 2003 Tommy John surgery.
  Detroit Tigers
Assigned INF Danny Klassen to minor league camp.
  Purchased the contracts of RHP Esteban Yan and INF Greg Norton from Triple-A Toledo; outrighted C Mike DiFelice to Triple-A Toledo; placed RHP Chris Spurling on the 60-day disabled list recovering from March 2004 Tommy John surgery.
  Returned Rule 5 LHP Mike Bumatay to the Rockies.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned LHP Michael Tejera to Triple-A Albuquerque; released RHP Tanyon Sturtze and OF Gerald Williams
  Outrighted RHP Blaine Neal to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned RHP Nick Neugebauer to Single-A High Desert.
  Brewers purchased the contracts of RHP Dave Burba, INF Trent Durrington, RHP Ben Ford and RHP Adrian Hernandez from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  Minnesota Twins
Outrighted INF Augie Ojeda to Triple-A Rochester.
  New York Mets
Reassigned catcher Danilo Reynoso and outfielder Ron Acuna to minor league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired nonroster RHP Brian Sanches from the Padres for a PTBNL.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned 1B Carlos Rivera to Triple-A Nashville.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Released nonroster outfielder Mark Quinn and nonroster RHP Allen Levrault.
  Purchased the contracts of OF Ray Lankford, C Cody McKay and INF Tony Womack from Triple-A Memphis.
  Texas Rangers
Released nonroster LHP Jordan Zimmerman, RHP Jovanny Cedeno and RHP Willie Banks.
  Placed OF Rusty Greer (rehab from left shoulder surgery) on the 60-day disabled list. Placed LHP Brian Shouse (left shoulder tendinitis) and RHP Jeff Zimmerman (right elbow rehab) on the 15-day disabled list.
4/1/04 Anaheim Angels
Placed Brendan Donnelly (RHP) and Greg Jones (RHP) on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 26. Re-assigned Yoshitaka Mizuo (LHP) to minor-league camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Glendon Rusch: Signed LHP Glendon Rusch to a minor league contract.
  Damian Jackson: Signed infielder Damian Jackson to a minor league contract.
  Gary Glover: Reassigned RHP Gary Glover to minor league camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned RHP Jason Grilli to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned LHP Jesus Sanchez to minor league camp.
  Colorado Rockies
Optioned OF Choo Freeman, OF Brad Hawpe, RHP Allan Simpson and RHP Chin-hui Tsao to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned RHP Ugueth Urbina to Single-A Lakeland.
  Acquired LHP Steve Colyer and a player to be named from the Dodgers for OF Cody Ross.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned INF Wilson Valdez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Reassigned to minor league camp OFs Gerald Williams and Ryan Christenson, C Matt Traenor, and INFs Derek Wathan and Larry Sutton.
  Kansas City Royals
Released nonroster RHP Erik Hiljus.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired outfielder Cody Ross from Detroit for Steve Colyer and a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned LHP Carlos Pulido to Triple-A Rochester; reassigned RHP Seth Greisinger and RHP Pete Munro to the minor league camp.
  Montreal Expos
Optioned OF Matt Cepicky to Triple-A Edmonton and reassigned to the minor league camp C Paul Hoover and 1B/OF Joe Vitiello.
  New York Mets
Optioned infielder Danny Garcia, RHP Aaron Heilman and RHP Matt Ginter to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned outfielder Raul Gonzalez and RHP James Baldwin to minor league camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned catcher Michel Hernandez to Triple-A Scranton. Reassigned infielder Brian Hitchcox to minor league camp.
  RHP David Coggin cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Purchased the contract of RHP Jose Mesa.
  Placed OF Jason Bay and INF Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26.
  San Diego Padres
Outrighted 1B Todd Sears to Triple-A Portland.
  San Francisco Giants
RHP Ryan Jensen cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Fresno. Jensen had been designated for assignment March 31.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHP Aaron Looper to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Placed RHP Aaron Taylor on the 60-day disabled list after September 2003 surgery on a partial right rotator-cuff tear.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned outfielder Chad Hermansen to minor league camp.
  Outrighted RHP Justin Miller to Triple-A Syracuse.