- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Recalled LHP Jeremy Sowers from Buffalo (IL). Optioned RHP Brian Slocum to Buffalo.

DETROIT TIGERS - Placed RHP Jeremy Bonderman on the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Clay Rapada from the 15-day DL.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Optioned RHP Joel Peralta to Omaha (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Jeff Fulchino from Omaha.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Activated RHP Andrew Brown from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Dallas Braden to Sacramento (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS - Recalled INF German Duran from Oklahoma (PCL). Designated RHP Elizardo Ramirez for assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Activated OF Vernon Wells and INF John McDonald from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Brian Wolfe from Syracuse (IL). Placed OF Shannon Stewart and 2B Aaron Hill on the 15-day DL, Hill retroactive to May 30. Designated RHP Armando Benitez for assignment. Optioned INF Joe Inglett to Syracuse and recalled him.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES - Activated RHP Luis Vizcaino from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Glendon Rusch to Colorado Springs (PCL).

FLORIDA MARLINS - Optioned C Paul Hoover to Albuquerque (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Tucker from Carolina (SL).

HOUSTON ASTROS - Agreed to terms with 1B Phil Disher, 3B David Flores, RHP Ashton Mowdy, LHP Michael Hacker, LHP Shane Wolf and INF Michael Diaz.

NEW YORK METS - Reinstated C Raul Casanova from the bereavement list. Optioned C Robinson Cancel to New Orleans (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Released OF Rob Mackowiak. Recalled RHP Garrett Mock from Columbus (IL). Optioned Mock back to Columbus.

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTS - Announced the retirement of INF Brian Sprout and LHP Brian Whinnery.

Golden Baseball League

LONG BEACH ARMADA - Announced that Colorado (NL) purchased the contract of C David Parrish.

RENO SILVER SOX - Released LHP Jason Cline and LHP Danny Hall.

ST. GEORGE ROADRUNNERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Wilson.

Basketball

NBA

PHOENIX SUNS - Named Terry Porter coach.

Football

NFL

ATLANTA FALCONS - Signed TE Keith Zinger to a four-year contract.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS - Released RB Shermar Bracey.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS - Released P Darryl Wheeler and LB Tim McManigal. Signed K Alexis Sterna.

Colleges

MISSISSIPPI STATE - Named John Cohen baseball coach.

WESTERN MICHIGAN - Signed Steve Hawkins, men’s basketball coach, to a five-year contract.

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