Major League Baseball
COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE--Reduced the suspension of Montreal OF Vladimir Guerrero from three games to two for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl in a March 10 game against Florida; and reduced the suspension of Los Angeles RHP Guillermo Mota from five games to four for his role in a bench-clearing brawl in a March 12 game against the New York Mets. Upheld the five-game suspension and fine of Florida RHP Brad Penny for his involvment in the March 10 game.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Optioned LHP Eric Dubose, OF Jack Cust and OF Luis Matos to Ottawa of the PCL. Reassigned RHP Darwin Cubillan, RHP Mike Garcia, C Izzy Molina and INF Eddy Garabito to their minor league camp.
DETROIT TIGERS--Optioned LHP Andy Van Hekken to Toledo of the IL. Reassigned LHP Steve Avery to their minor league camp.
ATLANTA BRAVES--Acquired LHP Matt Coenen from Detroit for RHP Chris Spurling.
CINCINNATI REDS--Placed INF Juan Castro on the 15-day disabled list. Sold the contract of OF Benny Agbayani to Kansas City for an undisclosed amount.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS--Released RHP David Pember. Traded INF Manny Alexander to Texas for future considerations. Assigned INF Jed Hansen and INF Wilton Veras to Indianapolis of the IL.
NEW YORK METS--Released LHP Donovan Osborne. Reassigned INF Russ Johnson, INF Jorge Velandia and RHP Aaron Heilman to their minor league camp. Optioned C Jason Phillips to Norfolk of the IL.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--Acquired OF Wendell Magee from Cleveland for a player to be named.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Assigned C Yohanny Valera to their minor league camp. Sold the contract of INF Jose Fernandez to Chiba Lotte of the Japanese Pacific League.
SAN DIEGO PADRES--Claimed INF Lou Merloni off waivers from Boston.
South Atlantic League
SAL--Voted to allow South Georgia to move from Albany to Columbus in time for the 2003 season.
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS--Signed LHP Sean Donlin.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS--Signed WR Antonio Brown.
DETROIT LIONS--Re-signed LB Donte Curry and G Josh Lovelady. Signed QB Jonathan Beasley.
HOUSTON TEXANS--Re-signed WR JaJuan Dawson and C Chris Lorenti.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS--Signed S Donovin Darius and LB Bobby Brooks.
MIAMI DOLPHINS--Signed TE Marco Battaglia to a one-year contract.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Signed LB Chris Claiborne to a two-year contract.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS--Re-signed CB Kevin House to a one-year contract.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS--Re-signed WR Markus Howell.
ALBANY CONQUEST--Announced FB-LB Ron Perry has been assigned to the team. Placed FB-LB Eric Jones on reassignment.
ARKANSAS TWISTERS--Announced QB Kahlil Carter and FB-LB Darnell Small have been assigned to the team. Placed OL-DL Christopher Robinson on reassignment.
BAKERSFIELD BLITZ--Announced WR-DB York Frierson has been assigned to the team. Placed FB-LB Jose Salcido, OL-DL John Fields, OL-DL David Legette and FB-LB George Jordan on reassignement. Placed WR-DB Kusanti Abdul-Salaam and OL-DL Kelley Bryant on suspension. Activated OL-DL Ahmad Bhatti from refused to report.
BOSSIER CITY BATTLE WINGS--Recalled FB-LB Larry Holloway off waivers. Placed DS Eric Wells, OL-DL Bobby Bell, WR-DB Jason Windfield and WR-LB Nunnie Booker on reassignment.
CAPE FEAR WILDCATS--Announced WR-DB Steven Purdue has been assigned to the team. Acquired DS Chris Martin from Peoria for future considerations.
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Assigned F Zdenek Blatny to Chicago of the AHL.
BUFFALO SABRES--Assigned RW Sean McMorrow, C Paul Gaustad and D Doug Janik to Rochester of the AHL.
CAROLINA HURRICANES--Recalled F Mike Watt and F Tomas Kurka from Lowell of the AHL.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Assigned D Todd Gill to Norfolk of the AHL.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Assigned LW Eric Beaudoin to San Antonio of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Recalled C Steve Kelly from Manchester of the AHL.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS--Recalled C Justin Papineau from Bridgeport of the AHL.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS--Assigned G Neil Little and D Jim Vandermeer to Philadelphia of the AHL.
ST. LOUIS BLUES--Recalled F Sergei Varlamov from Worcester of the AHL.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS--Signed D Brendan Bell to a multiyear contract.
American Hockey League
HAMILTON BULLDOGS--Assigned D Jay Vancik to Columbus of the ECHL.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE--Reassigned C Andy Lundbohm to Laredo of the CHL.
East Coast Hockey League
ECHL--Suspended Florida D Kyle Kos three games for his actions in a March 22 game against South Carolina. Suspended Louisiana D Jeff Worlton eight games, LW Derek Boogaard six games, and RW Nathan Rempel five games, and Mississippi D Austin Miller five games, and G Sean Matile one game for their actions in a March 22 game.
West Coast Hockey League
LONG BEACH ICE DOGS--Received G B.J. Boxma from Manchester of the AHL.
Major League Soccer
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES--Signed GK Josh Saunders and F Jamil Walker.
ARMY--Named Adam Waugh assistant football coach.
CAMPBELL--Announced the resignation of Billy Lee, men's basketball coach.
CHARLOTTE--Announced junior men's basketball F Kevin Johnson will transfer.
DAYTON--Named Tami Ores and Joe Bonner assistant volleyball coaches.
EASTERN ILLINOIS--Named Noah Joseph defensive secondary coach.
KENTUCKY--Named Matthew Mitchell women's assistant basketball coach.
MICHIGAN--Announced the resignation of Sue Guevara, women's basketball coach.
MICHIGAN STATE--Named Brian Renfrew men's assistant hockey coach.
MOREHEAD STATE--Named Jaime Gordon women's volleyball coach, effective April 1.
PITTSBURGH--Fired Traci Waites, women's basketball coach.
SEWANEE--Announced the resignation of Karen Booker, women's basketball coach.