Source:APZFile:z4358Keyword:BC-TransactionsDated:17:59 15-10-2004Processed at:18:00 15-Oct-04BC-Transactions,0521Friday's Sports Transactions

From Friday

Major League Baseball

Atlanta Braves -- Assigned RHP Tim Drew and RHP Travis Smith outright to their minor league camp and announced they will become free agents. Activated INF Carlos Guzman from the 15-day DL and released him.

Baltimore Orioles -- Assigned OF Darnell McDonald outright to AAA Ottawa. Purchased the contract of RHP Jacobo Sequea from AA Bowie and added him to the 40-man roster.

Cleveland Indians -- Declined to exercise their 2005 option on RHP Bob Wickman. Announced INF Lou Merloni and C Tim Laker declined outright assignments to AAA Buffalo and elected to become free agents.

Detroit Tigers -- Claimed OF Byron Gerris off waivers from the Kansas City Royals and OF DeWayne Wise off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

Houston Astros -- Named Dave Clark manager for AA Corpus Christi.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Declined to exercise their 2005 contract option on RHP Elmer Dessens. Removed INF Jose Flores from the 40-man roster.

Minnesota Twins -- Exercised their 2005 contract option on C Henry Blanco. Declined to exercise their 2005 contract option on SS Cristian Guzman. Announced INF Jose Offerman and C Pat Borders declined their assignment to AAA Rochester and elected free agency.

Montreal Expos -- Assigned LHP Jeriome Robertson outright to AAA Edmonton.

Oakland Athletics -- Declined to exercise their 2005 contract options on OF Jermaine Dye and LHP Chris Hammond. Sent RHP Kirk Saarloos, C Mike Rose, INF Esteban German, INF Graham Koonce, OF Mike Edwards and OF Billy McMillon outright to AAA Sacramento. Purchased the contract of OF Nelson Cruz from Sacramento and added him to the 40-man roster.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Exercised their 2005 contract option on LHP Billy Wagner. Announced RHP Felix Rodriguez will exercise his 2005 contract option.


Denver Nuggets -- Waived G Billy Keys, F Desmond Penigar and C Soumaila Samake.


Buffalo Bills -- Signed WR Drew Haddad from the practice squad.

Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed LB Allen Augustin to the practice squad.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Placed DL Lionel Barnes on injured reserve. Signed DE Elton Patterson from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad.


Columbus Crew -- Named Rob Grady senior vice president of sales and marketing.


Southern Mississippi -- Named Ricky Wilson assistant men's basketball coach.