BaseballCommissioner's Office: Fined Mets manager Bobby Valentine,...



Commissioner's Office: Fined Mets manager Bobby Valentine, C Mike Piazza and P Turk Wendell for actions during series in St. Louis last weekend.

Braves: Purchased contract of OF Bernard Gilkey from Triple-A Richmond. Optioned P Kerry Ligtenberg to Richmond. Transferred P Scott Sobkowiak from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Brewers: Placed LF Geoff Jenkins on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2, with sprained right shoulder. Recalled P Allen Levrault from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Dodgers: Waived P Carlos Perez. Placed C Paul Lo Duca on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring and strained left oblique. Recalled C Brian Johnson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Expos: Placed Tim Raines on 15-day DL with left shoulder strain. Purchased contract of OF Curtis Pride (Silver Spring) from Triple-A Ottawa.

Indians: Signed C Eddie Taubensee to $3.6 million, two-year contract.

Mets: Sent P Brett Hinchliffe and P Justin Brunette to Triple-A Norfolk.

Reds: Called up IF Brandon Larson from Triple-A Louisville. Signed IF Juan Castro to two-year contract extension, through 2004, and C Kelly Stinnett to contract extension through 2003.

Royals: Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Trenidad Hubbard. Designated OF Raul Ibanez for assignment.


Clippers: Waived C Keith Closs.


The Citadel: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Pat Dennis one year through 2002-03 season.


Broncos: Signed LB Henri Crockett, LB Lee Woodall and FB Tony Carter. Re-signed FB Howard Griffith and K Steve Lindsey.


Penguins: Recalled C Milan Kraft from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.


D.C. United: Waived D Judah Cooks and D Ray Goodlett.

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