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Blue Jays: Optioned 1B Ryan Jones and INF Jeff Patzke to Triple-A Syracuse, and C Julio Mosquera to Double-A Knoxville; reassigned RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Roy Halladay and RHP Billy Koch to minor-league camp.


Cubs: Optioned P Brian Stephenson and INF Jason Maxwell to Triple-A Iowa; C Pat Cline to Double-A Orlando; assigned P Paul Fletcher, P Kevin Tolar, P Ben VanRyn, C Mark Dalesandro to minor-league camp.

Expos: Reassigned LHP Carlos Pulido and INF Rick Schu to Triple-A Ottawa, and C Michael Barrett to Single A West Palm Beach; optioned RHP Derek Aucoin, RHP Melvin Bunch, C Bob Henley, LHP Jose Paniagua, LHP Ryan McGuire, OF DaRond Stovall and Everett Stull to Triple-A Ottawa, and INF Israel Alcantera and LHP Tommy Phelps to Double-A Harrisburg.


Mariners: Optioned RHP Dean Crow, RHP Mac Suzuki, INF Giomar Guevara and OF Raul Ibanez to Triple-A Tacoma; RHP Ivan Montane and OF Marcus Sturdivant to Double-A Memphis, and LHP Damaso Marte to Single-A Lancaster; reassigned C Jason Varitek and INF Todd Haney to minor-league camp.

Pirates: Assigned RHP John Briscoe to minor-league camp.

Royals: Assigned P Allen McDill and P Ken Ray to minor-league camp.

Tigers: Optioned P Bryan Corey, P Willis Roberts and P Greg Whiteman, INF Richard Almanzar, INF Luis Garcia, OF Decomba Conner and OF Juan Encarnacion to Double-A Jacksonville; optioned P John Rosengren to Triple-A Toledo; assigned P Scott Gentile, P Brian Barnes, C Kevin Lidle, C Del Marine, INF Brandon Wilson and OF Jesus Marquez to minor-league camp; released RHP Luis Aquino.

White Sox: Assigned RHP Chris Clemons to Triple-A Nashville and C Mark Johnson to minor-league camp.


Chargers: Signed WR Anthony Rodgers.



Bruins: LW Ted Donato (broken index finger) will miss two weeks.

Rangers: Reassigned LW Eric Boulton to ECHL Charlotte.

AHL: Suspended Binghamton Rangers LW Sylvain Blouin for three games as a result of a match penalty received in a game on March 7.


Allegheny: Named Bob Fraser assistant football coach.

Central Washington: Dropped its men's soccer program.


Fort Valley State: Named James Kent Schoolfield football coach.

Holy Cross: Named Vince Marino assistant football coach.

Providence: Named Tammy Light associate director of athletics and Joseph D'Antonio compliance officer.

Vanderbilt: Named Bill Maskill tight end and special teams coach.

Pub Date: 3/13/97