Source:APZFile:z9325Keyword:BC-TransactionsDated:22:08 04-04-2003Processed at:22:08 04-Apr-03BC-Transactions, 1st Ld-Writethru,0505Eds: UPDATES.Friday's Sports Transactions

Major League Baseball

Baltimore Orioles -- Released RHP Luis Rivera.

Cleveland Indians -- Placed RHP Jason Bere on the 15-day disabled list, retoractive to March 27. Recalled RHP Chad Paronto from AAA Buffalo..

Kansas City Royals -- Claimed 2B Brent Abernathy off waivers from Tampa Bay and optioned him to AAA Omaha of the PCL.

Tampa Bay -- Announced OF Jason Tyner has cleared waivers and was sent outright to AAA Durham.

Arizona Diamondbacks -- Transferred RHP Bret Prinz from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Optioned C Robby Hammock to AAA Tucson. Called up RHP Scott Service from Tucson. Released LHP Greg Swindell.

NFL

St. Louis Rams -- Re-signed G Andy McCollum. Agreed to terms with TE Cameron Cleeland, WR Michael Coleman, and WR Dedrick Dewalt.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed FB Joey Goodspeed, WR Dondre Gilliam, WR Eric Parker, WR Tim Baker, and QB Cleo Lemon.

Seattle Seahawks -- Agreed to terms with DE Chike Okeafor.

NHL

Atlanta Thrashers -- Assigned D Kurtis Foster to Chicago of the AHL.

New York Rangers -- Agreed to terms with F Lucas Lawson and assigned him to Harford of the American Hockey League.

San Jose Sharks -- Signed D Tom Preissing and C Craig Valette.

Vancouver Canucks -- Assigned C Brandon Reid to Manitoba of the AHL.

Colleges

Case Western Reserve -- Named Mike Pilger men's soccer coach.

Louisiana-Monroe -- Announced the resignation of Mike Collins football coach.

Marshall -- Announced junior basketball G Ronald Blackshear will make himself available for the NBA draft.

Mississippi -- Announced basketball G Trey Pearson is transferring.

Mississippi College -- Named Ronnie Gray defensive coordinator and Ryan Thomas defensive backs coach.

Wright State -- Named Paul Biancardi men's basketball coach.