Transaction Log: 3/28-4/03

Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Randy Johnson placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from back surgery); Miguel Montero placed on the DL (15-day, fractured right index finger); Chad Tracy placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right knee surgery).

Atlanta Braves
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Josh Anderson and Buddy Carlyle sent to the minors.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Scott Spiezio signed to a minor league contract.

Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Freddie Bynum placed on the DL (15-day, right knee surgery – out 4-6 weeks); Danys Baez placed on the DL (15-day, right elbow surgery – out for season); Fernando Cabrera placed on the DL (15-day, right elbow surgery).
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Jay Gibbons released.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Alex Cintron signed to a minor league contract.

Boston Red Sox

Chicago Cubs
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Scott Eyre placed on the DL (15-day, left elbow inflammation); Sean Marshall and Matt Murton sent to the minors.

Chicago White Sox
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Danny Richar placed on the DL (15-Day, stress fracture in rib cage); Jerry Owens placed on the DL (15-day, right adductor tear); Ehren Wassermann sent to the minors.

Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Matt Belisle placed on the DL (15-day, right forearm soreness); Alex Gonzalez placed on the DL (15-day, compression fracture, left knee); David Ross placed on the DL (15-day, back spasms); Paul Bako, Kent Mercker, and Corey Patterson purchased from the minors.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Mike Lincoln purchased from the minors.

Cleveland Indians
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Shin-Soo Choo placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from left elbow surgery).

Colorado Rockies
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Jose Capellan outrighted to the minors; Edwin Bellorin sent to minors.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Jason Hirsh placed on the DL (15-day, right shoulder strain); Micah Bowie and Scott Podsednik purchased from the minors.

Detroit Tigers
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Aaron Fultz signed to a minor league contract.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Francisco Cruceta placed on Restricted List (Visa issues); Fernando Rodney placed on the DL (15-day, right shoulder tendinitis); Jordan Tata placed on the DL (15-day, right hand fracture); Vance Wilson placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right elbow surgery); Joel Zumaya placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right shoulder surgery); Clay Rapada sent to the minors; Aquilino Lopez purchased from the minors.

Florida Marlins
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Brett Carroll called up from the minors.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Alejandro De Aza placed on the DL (15-day, sprained left ankle); Robert Andino called up from the minors.

Houston Astros
Friday, March 28, 2008: Reggie Abercrombie outrighted to the minors.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Jose Cruz Jr., Brian Moehler, and Tomas Perez purchased from the minors.
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Tim Byrdak signed to a minor league contract.

Kansas City Royals
Monday, March 31, 2008: Miguel Olivo starting to serve suspension.

Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Chris Bootcheck placed on the DL (15-day, strained left oblique – out 6-8 weeks); Kelvim Escobar placed on the DL (15-day, torn right labrum); Ryan Budde and Terry Evans sent to the minors.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Nomar Garciaparra placed on the DL (15-day, microfracture in right hand); Andy LaRoche placed on the DL (15-day, right thumb surgery – out 8-10 weeks); Jason Schmidt placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right shoulder surgery); Jason Repko sent to the minors.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Angel Chavez and Blake DeWitt purchased from minors; Tony Abreu placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from hernia surgery).
Tuesday, April 1, 2008: Eric Hull designated for assignment.
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Angel Chavez designated for assignment; Chan Ho Park purchased from the minors.

Milwaukee Brewers
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Mike Cameron starting to serve Illegal Substance Suspension.

Minnesota Twins
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Danny Graves signed to a minor league contract.

New York Mets
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Ramon Castro placed on the DL (15-day, strained right hamstring); Orlando Hernandez placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right foot surgery); Duaner Sanchez placed on the DL (15-day, recovery from right shoulder surgery); Brian Stokes designated for assignment; Raul Casanova and Brady Clark purchased from the minors.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008: Pedro Martinez placed on the DL (15-day, left hamstring strain – out 4-6 weeks); Nelson Figueroa purchased from the minors.
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Brian Stokes outrighted to the minors.

New York Yankees
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Sean Henn placed on the DL (15-day, left shoulder tendinitis).

Oakland Athletics
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Jeff Fiorentino and Dallas Braden sent to the minors.

Philadelphia Phillies
Tuesday, April 1, 2008: Rudy Seanez signed to a minor league contract.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008: Wes Helms designated for assignment; Rudy Seanez signed as a free agent (1 year deal).

Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Jason Davis and Matt Kata signed to minor league contracts.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Josh Sharpless released.

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Eliezer Alfonzo sent to the minors.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Vinnie Chulk placed on the DL (15-day, right shoulder strain); Kevin Frandsen placed on the DL (15-day, ruptured left Achilles’ tendon); Noah Lowry placed on the DL (15-day, left forearm surgery); Omar Vizquel placed on the DL (15-day, left knee surgery – out 4-6 weeks); Steve Kline designated for assignment; Keiichi Yabu purchased from the minors.

Seattle Mariners
Saturday, March 29, 2008: R.A. Dickey traded from Minnesota for C Jair Fernandez; Dickey outrighted to the minors.
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Anderson Garcia placed on the DL (15-day, right shoulder tendinitis).
Wednesday, April 2, 2008: Roy Corcoran purchased from the minors; J.J. Putz placed on the DL (15-day, right torso inflammation).

St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Brendan Ryan placed on the DL (15-day, strained rib cage); Juan Encarnacion transferred to 60-Day DL (Recovery from fractured eye socket); Ron Villone purchased from minors; Kelvin Jimenez sent to the minors.

Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 29, 2008: Grant Balfour designated for assignment; Joel Guzman sent to the minors; Kurt Birkins placed on the DL (15-day, left elbow neuritis).
Tuesday, April 1, 2008: Dan Wheeler signed to a 3 year extension (2008-2010; Opt 2011); Carl Crawford team option exercised (2009).

Texas Rangers
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Brandon McCarthy placed on the DL (60-day, severe inflammation, right forearm); Luis Mendoza placed on the DL (15-day, blister on right hand); Travis Metcalf placed on the DL (15-day, torn left hamstring – out 6-8 weeks); John Rheinecker placed on the DL (60-day, thoracic outlet syndrome); Franklyn German, Adam Melhuse, and Jamey Wright purchased from the minors; Nelson Cruz and Robinson Tejeda designated for assignment.
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Nelson Cruz outrighted to the minors.

Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Scott Rolen placed on the DL (15-day, broken right middle finger); B.J. Ryan placed on the DL (15-day, left forearm & biceps soreness); Bill Murphy sent to the minors; Shannon Stewart purchased from the minors.

Washington Nationals
Sunday, March 30, 2008: Ray Olmedo signed to a minor league contract.
Monday, March 31, 2008: Elijah Dukes placed on the DL (15-day, right hamstring tightness); Chris Schroder called up from the minors.

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