Source:APZFile:z1268Keyword:BC-TransactionsDated:18:12 07-03-2003Processed at:18:12 07-Mar-03BC-Transactions,0365Friday's Sports Transactions

Major League Baseball

Boston Red Sox -- Agreed to terms with 3B Shea Hillenbrand, LHP Casey Fossum, LHP Javie Lopez, LHP Juan De La Rosa, RHP Brandon Lyon, RHP Andy Shibilo, RHP Anastacio Martinez, INF Ceasor Crespo, INF Earl Snyder, INF Angel Santos and INF Freddy Garcia. Released RHP Juan Pena.

Cincinnati Reds -- Signed INF-OF Russell Branyan to a one-year contract. Returned RHP Jerome Gamble to the Boston Red Sox.

Cleveland Indians -- Agreed to terms with OF Coco Crisp, INF John McDonald, 1B Travis Hafner, LHP Cliff Lee, RHP Jake Westbrook, RHP Chad Paronto and RHP David Riske.

Florida Marlins -- Optioned RHP Jose Cueto to AA Carolina and RHP Wes Anderson to Class A Jupiter. Assigned LHP Geoff Goetz outright to AAA Albuquerque. Released OF-INF Sherman Obando. Assigned RHP Ryan Rekar to his minor league camp.

Montreal Expos -- Agreed to terms with RHP Rocky Biddle on a one-year contract. Sent LHP Eric Good outright to AA Harrisburg. Assigned RHP Ron Chiavacci and RHP Clint Everts to their minor league complex.

New York Yankees -- Released RHP Ben Rivera. Assigned LHP Charlie Manning to their minor league complex.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned RHP Gavin Floyd, RHP Ryan Madson, RHP Brad Baisley, RHP Cary Hiles, RHP Franklin Perez, RHP Frank Brooks, C Russ Jacobson, SS Anderson Machado, 3B Juan Richardson and OF Jorge Padilla to the minor leagues.

San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Lawrence on a four-year contract.


Los Angeles Clippers -- Activated F Tremaine Fowlkes from the injured list. Placed F Elton Brand on the injured list.

Los Angeles Lakers -- Activated G Jannero Pargo from the injured list. Placed F Tracy Murray on the injured list.

New Jersey Nets -- Waived G Chris Childs.

New York Knicks -- Activated G Charlie Ward from the injured list. Placed G Lavor Postell on the injured list.


Atlanta Falcons -- Acquired WR Peerless Price from the Buffalo Bills for a first-round draft pick. Agreed to terms with Price on a seven-year contract.

Buffalo Bills -- Re-signed WR Charles Johnson.

Cleveland Browns -- Re-signed DT Alvin McKinley to a four-year contract.

New York Giants -- Signed P Jeff Feagles to a five-year contract. Released CB Jason Sehorn.

New York Jets -- Released P Matt Turk.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed FB Jon Ritchie to a two-year contract.