- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 22, 2008


National League

CINCINNATI REDS - Purchased the contract of INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. from Louisville (IL). Designated INF Juan Castro for assignment. Activated RHP Matt Belisle from the 15-day DL.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARS - Signed 1B Randall Simon to a one-year contract.

Eastern League

TRENTON THUNDER - Called up INF Carlos Mendoza from Staten Island (NYP).

International League

TOLEDO MUD HENS - Released INF Henry Mateo.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS - Announced C Dave Carpenter and RHP Francisco Samuel have been transferred to Palm Beach (FSL). Announced C Paul Vasquez and RHP Eduardo Sanchez have been transferred to the team from extended spring training.

Northen League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS - Sold the contract of RHP Mark Michael to Kansas City (Northern).

JOLIET JACKHAMMERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Lance Odom and RHP Sean O’Leary.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS - Assigned INF James Lofton to the inactive list.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES - Announced OF Brian Aragon has cleared waivers and is a free agent.

United League

LAREDO BRONCOS - Signed C-1B Jose Salas.



DETROIT PISTONS - Named Scott Perry assistant to the president of basketball operations.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS - Named Scott Skiles coach.



CINCINNATI BENGALS - Announced LB Odell Thurman has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for the last two seasons because of violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Re-signed DT Darrell Reid, OG Dylan Gandy and TE Bryan Fletcher.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Signed OL Wade Smith to a two-year contract.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Signed OT Max Starks to a one-year tender offer.

Arena Football League

GEORGIA FORCE - Signed WR-DB Cornelius Bonner to practice squad.

SAN JOSE SABERCATS - Traded LB Phil Glover to Tampa Bay for OL Jonathan Dunn.

TAMPA BAY STORM - Waived DB Khalid Naziruddin and DB Bryant Tisdale.



MINNESOTA WILD - Reassigned C-LW Benoit Pouliot and D Erik Reitz to Houston (AHL).

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK - Signed D Brad Brown.

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS - Named Aaron Sims ticket sales account executive.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE - Assigned C Curtis Fraser to Las Vegas (ECHL).


LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS - Signed G Joey Perricone. Released G Tyler Sims.


Major League Lacrosse

ROCHESTER RATTLERS - Acquired MF Justin Porter from the MLL Player Pool.



CHICAGO FIRE - Signed G Tyler Kettering.

HOUSTON DYNAMO - Named Rocky Harris vice president.


ARKANSAS - Announced the retirement of John McDonnell, track and field coach, at the end of this season.

DRAKE - Named Mark Phelps men’s basketball coach.

ELON - Named Brian Tracy assistant athletic director for external affairs.

HANOVER - Named Jim Watts women’s soccer coach.

JACKSONVILLE STATE - Named James Green men’s basketball coach.

NORTHEASTERN - Announced the resignation of Laura Schuler, women’s ice hockey coach, effective May 28.

ST. JOHN’S - Announced men’s basketball sophomore G Larry Wright and freshman G Mike Cavataio have decided to transfer.

SOUTH FLORIDA - Named Frank Wintrich associate director of strength and conditioning and Ray Weisenbarger strength and conditioning assistant.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA - Named Ferrell Trimm assistant football coach.

TIFFIN - Named David Walkosky football coach.

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