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American League

ANAHEIM ANGELS—Placed RHP Aaron Sele on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Bart Miadich to Salt Lake of the PCL. Reassigned RHP Chris Bootcheck to their minor league camp.

BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Frank Castillo on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release. Returned OF Adrian Brown to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for $25,000.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Purchased the contracts of OF Brian Daubach and RHP Esteban Loaiza from Charlotte of the IL. Optioned OF Joe Borchard, INF-OF Willie Harris, LHP Mike Porzio, and RHP Matt Ginter to Charlotte. Reassigned C Jamie Burke to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Sold the contract of RHP Jason Beverlin to Yakult of the Japanese Central League. Optioned RHP Chad Paronto to Buffalo of the IL. Reassigned RHP Jack Cressend, C A.J. Hinch, and INF Zach Sorensen to their minor league camp. Placed 1B Ben Broussard on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21.

DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Fernando Rodney to Toledo of the IL. Assigned RHP Preston Larrison and C Bill Haselman to their minor league camp. Returned 3B Travis Chapman to Philadelphia for $25,000.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Reassigned LHP Rick DeHart, INF Jarrod Patterson and RHP Sean Lowe to their minor league camp. Optioned LHP Scott Mullen to Omaha of the PCL.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned LHP Brent Hoard to Rochester of the IL. Reassigned RHP Jose Cabrera and 3B Shane Andrews to their minor league camp. Designated INF Jose Morban for assignment. Purchased the contract of INF Chris Gomez from Edmonton of the PCL.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Reassigned C Julio Mosquera and RHP Scott Atchison to their minor league camp. Released C Theiborh Almanzar, INF Corey Freeman, LHP Theodore Heflin, RHP Marshall Nisbett, RHP Brian Sabourin and RHP Nathan Sevier.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Placed RHP Travis Phelps on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed RHP Danny Kolb on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Optioned OF DeWayne Wise to Syracuse of the IL. Placed RHP Bob File and OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. Reassigned OF Bruce Aven, OF Mike Colangelo and OF Rob Ryan to their minor league camp.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed LHP Mike Venafro on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned INF Bobby Hill and RHP Francis Beltran to Iowa of the IL, and LHP Felix Sanchez to West Tennessee of the Southern League. Assigned INF Augie Ojeda, LHP Mike Sirotka, OF Midre Cummings, OF Trenidad Hubbard and C Javier Cardona to their minor league camp.

FLORIDA MARLINS—Optioned RHP Kevin Olsen to Albuquerque of the PCL.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Reassigned LHP Jesus Sanchez to their minor league camp. Returned OF Victor Hall to Arizona for $25,000.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Placed RHP Giovanni Carrara on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

MONTREAL EXPOS—Placed RHP Orlando Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21.