American League -- Named Larry Doby special...


American League -- Named Larry Doby special assistant to president Gene Budig.

Atlanta Braves -- Claimed P Lee Daniels on waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Orioles -- Received P Francisco Saneaux back from the Texas Rangers, who chose him in the Rule V draft. Assigned Saneaux to Triple-A Rochester.

Chicago Cubs -- Optioned C Darron Cox to Triple-A Iowa. Invited Iowa C Joe Kmak to spring training.

Chicago White Sox -- Demoted 3B Pete Rose Jr., a former Orioles prospect, from Double-A Birmingham to Single-A South Bend. Assigned P Larry Thomas to Birmingham from extended spring training.

Cincinnati Reds -- Signed free-agent C Benito Santiago, who had been with the Florida Marlins, to a one-year contract.

Colorado Rockies -- Placed P Armando Reynoso, P Lance Painter and OF Ellis Burks on the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with OF Eric Young and C Jayhawk Owens on one-year contracts.

Houston Astros -- Signed P John Hudek, P Doug Brocail, P Pedro Martinez, P Ross Powell, P Shane Reynolds, P Dave Veres, P Juan Castillo, P Todd Jones, C Tony Eusebio, IF Scooter Tucker, IF Chris Donnels, IF Ricky Gutierrez, IF Orlando Miller, IF Andy Stankiewicz, OF Brian Hunter and OF James Mouton. Renewed the contract of P Mike Hampton.

Montreal Expos -- Agreed to terms with P Luis Aquino on a minor-league contract. Optioned OF Yamil Benitez to Triple-A Ottawa.

New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with

P Brian Boehringer, P Andy Croghan, P Andy Fox, P Jeff Patterson and P Brien Taylor on one-year contracts.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed free-agent OF Gary Varsho, who had been with the Pittsburgh Pirates, to a minor-league contract. Optioned 2B Kevin Jordan, IF Anthony Manahan, OF Tom Marsh, OF Rob Butler and P Paul Fletcher to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed P Ryan Karp (sore shoulder) on the Scranton/W-B DL; assigned him to extended spring training for rehabilitation. Assigned C Tommy Eason and OF Gary Mota to Double-A Reading.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Renewed the contracts of P Paul Wagner, P Dan Miceli and OF Jacob Brumfield. Assigned C Tim Edge to Double-A Carolina.

San Diego Padres -- Added OF Billy Bean and OF Cory Snyder as nonroster players. Optioned 3B Julio Bruno to Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned P Marc Kroon, IF Homer Bush, C Raul Casanova and OF Earl Johnson to extended spring training.

San Francisco Giants -- Optioned P Bobby Gamez to Triple-A Phoenix and P Jamie Brewington and P Lou Pote to Double-A Shreveport.

Texas Rangers -- Signed free-agent OF Billy Hatcher, who had been with the Phillies, to a minor-league contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Sent C Roger Luce and IF Bien Figueroa to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned P Danny Patterson to Double-A Tulsa. Signed P Steve Dreyere, P Julio Santana and 3B Luis Ortiz for one year.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Agreed to terms with P Darren Hall. Outrighted OF Robert Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Ricardo Jordan to Single-A Dunedin.

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