- The Washington Times - Monday, April 14, 2008


American League

DETROIT TIGERS - Placed LHP Dontrelle Willis on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ryan Raburn from Toledo (IL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS - Transferred RHP Chad Orvella from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

TEXAS RANGERS - Placed LHP Eddie Guardado on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 5. Activated RHP Luis Mendoza from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Scott Feldman from Frisco (TL). Optioned RHP Kazuo Fukumori to Oklahoma (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Released INF Scott Spiezio from his minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS - Purchased the contract of INF David Newhan from Round Rock (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Chris Snelling from Lehigh Valley (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Activated RHP Joel Piniero from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Kelvin Jimenez to Memphis (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Recalled OF John Bowker from Fresno (PCL). Optioned OF Clay Timpner to Fresno.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Optioned RHP Jason Bergmann and C Jesus Flores to Columbus (IL). Activated RHP Chad Cordero and OF Wily Mo Pena from the 15-day DL.

South Atlantic League

GREENVILLE DRIVE - Announced RHP Terumasa Matsuo has been assigned from Boston (AL).



SEATTLE SUPERSONICS - Signed F Ronald Dupree for remainder of the season.



DETROIT RED WINGS - Recalled G Jimmy Howard, D Jonathan Ericsson, D Jakub Kindl, D Kyle Quincey, F Cory Emmerton, F Darren Helm and F Mattias Ritola from Grand Rapids (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS - Signed F Robert Nilsson to a three-year contract

OTTAWA SENATORS - Recalled C Alexander Nikulin from Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES - Signed F Chad Kolarik.

American Hockey League

AHL - Suspended San Antonio LW Peter Vandermeer five games and Peoria RW Hans Benson one game for their actions during an April 11 game, Rochester D Mike Funk one game for actions in an April 11 game and Philadelphia C Frederik Cabana one game for actions in an April 12 game.

CHICAGO WOLVES - Signed C Angelo Esposito.


UTAH GRIZZLIES - Announced D Jeff Dwyer and F Tyler Haskins have returned from Bridgeport (AHL).


COLORADO - Dismissed junior LB Jake Duren from the football team following his arrest.

KALAMAZOO - Announced the resignation of Laura Passage, women’s soccer coach. Named Bryan Goyings women’s soccer coach.

LOUISIANA TECH - Named Teresa Weatherspoon women’s associate basketball coach.

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