- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 29, 2008

Baseball

MLB

MLB Placed a 10-day hold on the suspensions of Baltimore OF Jay Gibbons and Kansas City OF Jose Guillen.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES Placed RHP Rocky Cherry on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

BOSTON RED SOX Assigned RHP Kyle Jackson and RHP Edgar Martinez outright to Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS Released LHP Aaron Fultz.

TAMPA BAY RAYS Claimed OF Nathan Haynes off waivers from the L.A. Angels. Placed OF Rocco Baldelli on the 60-day DL.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES Claimed ONF Ruben Gotay off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Assigned 1B Scott Thorman outright to Richmond (IL).

CINCINNATI REDS Optioned LHP Bill Bray to Louisville (IL). Assigned INF Andy Phillips to their minor league camp. Returned LHP Jose Capellan to Boston.

HOUSTON ASTROS Assigned OF Reggie Abercrombie and RHP Chad Paronto outright to Round Rock (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS Released LHP Mike Myers. Optioned RHP Yhency Brazoban to Jacksonville (SL).

NEW YORK METS Returned RHP Steven Register to Colorado. Optioned INF Anderson Hernandez to New Orleans (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Claimed RHP Tim Lahey off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Assigned RHP J.D. Durbin, INF Ray Olmedo and OF Chris Snelling outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). Agreed to terms with INF Chris Woodward on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Assigned LHP Sean Burnett to their minor league camp. Placed OF Chris Duffy on the 15-day DL. Released RHP Jaret Wright and LHP Casey Fossum.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS Ttraded RHP Garvis Romero to Shreveport for the 2008 first pick in the AA tryout camp.

SHREVEPORT SPORTS Agreed to terms with OF/DH Chad Gambill.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Traded RHP Jarrett Stawarz to Nashua (Can-Am) for C Matt Hackney. Traded C Whitney Pierce to Reno (GBL) for a player to be named.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX Agreed to terms with INF Andre Alvarado and INF Dom Ramos.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Agreed to terms with INF Marcus Sanders.

OTTAWA RAPIDS Agreed to terms with INF Jose J. De Los Santos.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS Agreed to terms with RHP Rick Bauer.

KALAMAZOO KINGS Agreed to terms with INF Zac Bowman.

Basketball

NBA

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Signed F Marcus Williams for the remainder of the season. Waived F Aaron Williams.

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed G Milford Brown.

CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed OL Seth McKinney to a one-year contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS Signed DE Kalimba Edwards to a two-year contract.

Hockey

NHL

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Named Chris Parker senior vice president of corporate development.

SAN JOSE SHARKS Signed F Matt Jones.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed C Mathieu Perreault.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES Signed D Ryan Reid.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS Announced Pittsburgh (NHL) returned C Chris Minard to the team and assigned D Jonathan D’Aversa from the team to Wheeling (ECHL). Assigned RW Kyle Rank to Wheeling.

ECHL

READING ROYALS Announced Albany (AHL) returned F Chris Blight to the team.

Soccer

MLS

CHIVAS USA Acquired MF Chris Pozniak from San Jose for F John Cunliffe.

LOS ANGELES GALAXY Signed M Alvaro Pires.

Colleges

AUGUSTANA, ILL. Named Mike Zapolski director of athletics.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN Named Don Dover offensive line coach.

CHARLOTTE Signed Bobby Lutz, men’s basketball coach, to a five-year contract extension, through the 2012-13 season.

ST. PETER’S Extended the contracts of Stephanie DeWolfe, women’s basketball coach, and John Dunne, men’s basketball coach, through the 2011 season.

SOUTHERN VERMONT Named Shawn Holcombe women’s soccer coach.

WASHINGTON Signed Heather Tarr, softball coach, to a two-year contract extension.

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