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Atlanta Braves -- Optioned IF Jose Oliva and P Brian Bark, P Pedro Borbon, and P Don Elliott to Richmond of the International League; P Michael Potts, C Tyler Houston, IF Hector Roa, and OF Troy Hughes to Greenville of the Southern League; P Matt Murray to Durham of the Carolina League. Sent P Mike Hostetler and SS Chipper Jones to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Jerry DiPoto, P Bill Wertz and IF Jose Hernandez to Charlotte of the Southern League and P Shawn Bryant to Canton-Akron of the Eastern League. Sent OF Ken Ramos and OF Tracy Sanders to Charlotte and P Paul Byrd and P Paul Shuley to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Florida Marlins -- Optioned OF Darrell Whitmore to Edmonton of the Pacific Coast League; P Andres Berumen, IF Ramon Martinez and OF Carl Everett, OF Kerwin Moore and OF Jesus Tavarez to High Desert of the California League, and P Hector Carrasco to Kane County of the Midwest League. Sent C Jeffrey Tabaka to Edmonton and C Charles Johnson and P Robert Person to their minor-league camp for assignment.

New York Yankees -- Optioned P Mark Hutton and P Bobby Munoz to Columbus of the International League.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sent P Rich Robertson and P Tony Menedez to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed IF Dave Anderson on waivers for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

Seattle Mariners -- Called up P Jim Converse from their minor-league camp.


7+ Boston Celtics -- Waived F Marcus Webb.


New England Patriots -- Signed DE Aaron Jones.

New York Giants -- Re-signed P Sean Landeta to a four-year contract.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed WR Mark Ingram.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed LB Hardy Nickerson to a three-year contract. Matched the New England Patriots' offer to C Tony Mayberry.


NHL -- Suspended New York Rangers C Mark Messier and Pittsburgh Penguins D Ulf Samuelsson for three days without pay for a stick-swinging altercation in a game March 5.

New Jersey Devils -- Recalled C Bobby Holik and LW Troy Mallette from Utica (AHL).

New York Islanders -- Traded RW Daniel Marois to the Boston Bruins for a conditional draft choice.

St. Louis Blues -- Assigned F Philippe Bozon to Peoria (IHL).

San Jose Sharks -- Recalled F Dody Wood from Kansas City (IHL).

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