Dodgers Fire Trainers Wilson, Mahnke

The Dodgers fired trainer Matt Wilson and assistant trainer Jason Mahnke in the latest moves in an overhaul of the training and medical staffs that began with the hiring of Stan Conte as director of medical services and head athletic trainer.

The club has suffered an inordiante number of injuries over the past few seasons and Conte is rebuilding the staff.

Player Moves--
OF Juan Pierre signed as free agent
Re-Signed OF Wilkin Ruan
RHP Travis Smith signed as free agent
C Ken Huckaby signed as free agent
Other teams
Arizona signed Kirk Gibson as bench coach
Baltimore signed OF Roger Cedeno
Chicago signed C Koyie Hill
Cincinnati signed OF Bubba Crosby
Cleveland signed C Mike Rose
NYMets signed RHO Lino Urandetta
NY Yankees signed LHP Ben Kozlowski
Orix Waves signed coach Jon Debus
Phillies signed 3B Brennan King
San Diego signed LHPs Ryan Ketchner and Adrian Burnside
Toronto signed OF Jeff Duncan
Washington signed RHP Joel Hanrahan