- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Claimed RHP Oneli Perez off waivers from Chicago (AL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Named Bob Rose director of public relations. Promoted Kristy Fick to manager of player and media relations. Recalled LHP Dallas Braden from Sacramento (PCL). Placed INF Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 18.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS - Agreed to terms with OF Jacque Jones on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK METS - Agreed to terms with INF Abraham Nunez on a minor league contract and assigned him to New Orleans (PCL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS - Released RHP Julio Freites.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Signed INF Amadeo Zazueta. Released RHP Amad Stephens. Traded LHP Zach Cline to Pensacola for a player to be named.

ST. PAUL SAINTS - Signed RHP John Wesley and INF-OF Andrew Bennett. Released OF Andre Marshall. Traded C Christian Reyes to the Evansville (Frontier) for a player to be named.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Sold the contract of RHP Javier Garcia to the Boston Red Sox.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF - Released RHP Greg Runser. Signed INF/OF Billy Hogan, LHP Brian Rodaway, INF Anthony Granato, INF David Keesee, INF Joe Burke, INF/RHP Derek Barrows, RHP Ryan Rafferty, RHP Derek Duclos, RHP Michael Pasch, OF Josh Burrus and RHP Ben Thurmond.

OTTAWA RAPIDZ - Released LHP Jason Pilkington. Claimed OF Pete Pirman off waivers from Sioux City (AA).

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