- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 27, 2008


American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Agreed to terms with OF Todd Linden and INF Jorge Velandia on minor league contracts and assigned them to Buffalo (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES - Activated INF Wilson Betemit from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Alberto Gonzalez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

Carolina League

FREDERICK KEYS - Announced Tommy Thompson, manager, has been granted a leave of absence for personal reasons. Named Richie Hebner manager.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS - Released OF Victor Burgos.

PENSACOLA PELICANS - Released LHP Mark Goodman, OF Javier Lopez and INF Scott Pittenger. Signed INF Scott Madsen and RHP Dan Shanahan.

WICHITA WINGNUTS - Signed RHP Alejandro Martinez. Released LHP Aaron Jenkins.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX - Signed LHP Chris McDonough.

QUEBEC CAPITALES - Signed RHP Luis Valdez.

Golden Baseball League

CALGARY VIPERS - Agreed to terms with C Pat Arlis, INF Travis Drader, INF Jose Morban, OF Colin Moro and INF Maximo Soto. Released C Joe McGhee and OF Tim Ryan.

CHICO OUTLAWS - Sold the contract of RHP Chris Malone to Colorado (NL).

EDMONTON CRACKER CATS - Agreed to terms with LHP Steve Smyth and RHP Agustin Montero.

ORANGE COUNTY FLYERS - Agreed to terms with INF-OF Jeff LaRue, RHP Monte Mansfield, INF Gered Mochizinski and OF Mark Okano. Placed RHP Ben Fox, INF Bret Levier, RHP Mike Natale and OF Rich Pohle on the suspended list for failure to report.

RENO SILVER SOX - Released RHP Shawn Balteff, OF Andrew Lopez, RHP James Johnson and OF Brian Rzepka. Placed RHP Scott Schneider on the inactive list.

YUMA SCORPIONS - Agreed to terms with RHP Jean-Carlos Guillen and C Jose Rodriguez. Released C Pat Burgess, LHP Trevor Caughey, RHP Michael Oberg, OF Alhaji Turay and RHP Aaron Wilson.


Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS - Named Chuck McMann special teams coordinator and running backs coach, Jacques Chapdelaine receivers coach, Mark Washington defensive backs coach and Roy Shivers director of player personnel.

CALGARY STAMPEDERS - Traded P Duncan O’Mahony to Edmonton for a conditional 2009 Canadian college draft pick.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS - Signed LB-LS Jordan Matechuk, OL Will Henry and LB Justin Clayton.



PHOENIX COYOTES - Signed G Joel Gistedt.