His job in danger after a dismal season, Bill Bavasi resigned last night as general manager of the Angels.
The move came four weeks to the day after Manager Terry Collins, who had signed a two-year contract extension in June, also resigned. Bavasi, 41, will be reassigned within the organization, serving as special assistant to team president Tony Tavares.
The Angels have endured a miserable season, falling out of contention in the AL West in July.
BIDDING ADIEU: Athletics C Mike Macfarlane said he is retiring at the end of the season. Macfarlane, traded to the A's in 1998, played 13 seasons with the Royals, Red Sox and A's. Selected by the Royals in the third round of the 1985 draft, he made his major league debut in Kansas City in 1987.
BLUE JAYS' OFFER: The Blue Jays offered long-term contracts to 1B Carlos Delgado and OF Shawn Green, both eligible for free agency after the 2000 season. Green could win a Gold Glove for his outfield play. Delgado hit .272 with 44 homers and 134 RBI before his season was cut short last week because of a broken bone in his right leg.
DECISION DAY: Joe Torre isn't completely sure Roger Clemens will open the playoffs, saying he will decide today between the five-time Cy Young Award winner and Orlando Hernandez.
PORT IN LINE: Mike Port, former Angels GM, has interviewed for the Mariners' GM job. Port is vice president for baseball operations with the Red Sox. He met this week with Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln, minority owner Chris Larson and President Chuck Armstrong, whom he has known since he was the Angels' GM from 1984 to '91.
Pat Gillick, GM for the Blue Jays' world champion teams in 1992-93 and two Orioles playoff clubs, and former Yankees and Astros GM Bob Watson have met with Mariners officials to discuss the job being vacated Oct. 31 by Woody Woodward.