- The Washington Times - Monday, July 21, 2008

Baseball

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Traded INF Mike McCoy to Colorado for INF Juan Castro. Assigned SS Freddie Bynum outright to Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Greg Aquino on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 13. Activated RHP Randor Bierd from the 15-day DL.

BOSTON RED SOX–Placed RHP David Aardsma on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Justin Masterson from Pawtucket (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX–Placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 18. Recalled RHP D.J. Carrasco from Charlotte (IL). Optioned RHP Adam Russell to Charlotte.

DETROIT TIGERS–Recalled RHP Zach Miner from Toledo (IL). Optioned OF Jeff Larish to Toledo.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Placed 1B Daric Barton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 14. Recalled INF Wes Bankston from Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS–Activated RHP J.J. Putz from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS–Activated RHP Troy Percival from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Gary Glover on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 11.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Activated C Chris Snyder from the 15-day DL. Optioned C-INF Robby Hammock to Tucson (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS–Placed RHP Jared Burton on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Todd Coffey from Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES–Optioned INF Jayson Nix to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled INF Ian Stewart from Colorado Springs.

HOUSTON ASTROS–Placed RHP Roy Oswalt on the 15-day DL.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Signed INF Pablo Ozuna. Designated INF Luis Maza for assignment.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Placed RHP Keiichi Yabu on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Geno Espineli from Fresno (PCL). Transferred OF Dave Roberts from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Placed 1B Dmitri Young on the 15-day DL.

American Association

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS–Signed INF Enohel Polanco.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX–Released INF Vic Davilla.

NASHUA PRIDE–Traded OF Dennis Abreu to Brockton for OF Ervin Alcantara.

OTTAWA RAPIDZ–Traded RHP Greg Bunn to Brockton for LHP Jacob Ramos.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS–Released RHP Mark Michael.

Basketball

WNBA

WASHINGTON MYSTICS–Fired Tree Rollins, coach. Promoted Jessie Kenlaw from assistant coach to interim head coach.

Football

NFL

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Signed TE Fred Davis to a four-year contract. Released TE Tyler Ecker.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS–Signed DB Stanford Samuels. Released DB Sam Young.

Hockey

NHL

MINNESOTA WILD–Agreed to terms with LW Stephane Veilleux on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS–Signed C Frans Nielsen to a four-year contract.

Lacrosse

MLL

DENVER OUTLAWS–Waived G Harry Alford.

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