- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 1, 2007

Baseball

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX ” Declined their 2008 contract options on INF/OF Darin Erstad and LHP Mike Myers.

DETROIT TIGERS ” Agreed to terms with RHP Gabe Benitez, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP Aquilino Lopez, C Nick Trzesniak and INF Erick Almonte to minor league contracts. Named Mike Rojas minor league field coordinator; Kevin Bradshaw minor league infield coordinator; A.J. Sager pitching coach of Toledo (EL); Ray Burris pitching coach of Erie (EL); Andy Barkett manager of Lakeland (FSL); Tom Brookens manager, Alan Mills pitching coach, Benny Distefano coach and Jay Pierson trainer of West Michigan (MWL); Mark Johnson pitching coach and Luis Quinones coach of Oneonta (NYP); and Basilio Cabrera manager and Garrett Guest coach of the Tigers (GCL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS ” Exercised the 2008 contract options on 1B Scott Hatteberg, LF Adam Dunn and C Javier Valentin. Declined their 2008 contract option on LHP Eddie Guardado).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS ” Named Mike Brumley assistant field coordinator. Promoted Gene Clines to minor league hitting coordinator.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ” Named John Mozeliak general manager and signed him to a three-year contract.

American Association

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES ” Signed LHP Kris Regas.

Can-Am League

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS ” Acquired OF Alex Frazier from Bridgeport (Atlantic) to complete the earlier trade.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS ” Exercised the 2008 options on RHP Matt Brinkman, LHP Tony Cogan, RHP Steve Edsall, RHP Travis Kerber, LHP Brad Mumma, RHP Jim Paduch, C Brett Wallace, C Jose Yepez, INF Eric Blakeley, INF David Detienne, INF Eric McNamee, INF Jay Pecci, INF Tanner Townsend, OF Nathan Price, OF Dale Mueller and OF Mike Reese.

Basketball

NBA

HOUSTON ROCKETS ” Exercised the contract option on G Luther Head for the 2008-09 season.

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERS ” Signed CB Patrick Dendy. Placed CB Curtis Deloatch on injured reserve.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS ” Signed DT Grady Jackson to a one-year contract. Placed DT Tony McDaniel on injured reserve.

MIAMI DOLPHINS ” Claimed RB Samkon Gado off waivers from Houston. Waived DT Sam Rayburn.

OAKLAND RAIDERS ” Signed WR Tim Dwight. Signed DT Jonathan Lewis to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS ” Signed WR Chas Gessner. Placed CB Torrie Cox on injured reserve. Released WR Chad Lucas. Signed CB Darrell Hunter to the practice squad. Released WR Derrick Hamilton from the practice squad.

Hockey

NHL

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ” Called up D Nate Guerin from Philadelphia (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS ” Reassigned D Brett Peterson to Florida (ECHL).

CHICAGO WOLVES ” Signed G Robert Gherson. Announced the Atlanta Thrashers have assigned D Chad Denny from Gwinnett (ECHL) to the club. Reassigned G Dan Turple and D Scott Lehman to Gwinnett.

ECHL

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS ” Named Steve Lingren part time assistant coach.

International Hockey League

KALAMAZOO KINGS ” Signed D Florian Iberer.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League

COLORADO MAMMOTH ” Signed D Rich Catton, T Jim Moss, T Scott Davidson, G Pete Jokisch and G Craig Robertson.

PORTLAND LUMBERJAX ” Re-signed T Graham Palmer to a two-year contract and T Adam Bysouth and F Scott Stewart to one-year contracts.

Colleges

NCAA ” Placed Indiana, Pa. on two-years probation and reduced the number of scholarships for swimming and men’s basketball for major infractions by both programs.

BARUCH ” Named Carl Emengo and Champ Albano men’s assistant basketball coaches.

MOUNT ST. VINCENT ” Named Patrick Gormley women’s lacrosse coach and John Cornicello men’s assistant lacrosse coach.

VERMONT ” Suspended hockey F Jonathan Higgins six games for violating the student-athlete code of conduct.

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