- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 21, 2008


American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Braun, RHP Kyle Davies, RHP Leo Nunez, RHP Joel Peralta, RHP Carlos Rosa, RHP Joakim Soria and SS Tony PenaJr., one-year contracts.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS - Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Chacon on a one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Promoted Ellen Harrigan to director of baseball administration.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Agreed to terms with LHP Mitch Stetter on a one-year contract and 3B-OF Russell Branyan on a minor league contract.

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS - Agreed to terms with LHP Joel Kirsten.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS - Agreed to terms with 1B Billy Munoz.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Agreed to terms with OF Ross McCoy, RHP Mark Roberts and C Joe Dempsey.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Released INF Orlando Miller.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Cameron Cheek and RHP Jarrett Stawarz.

WICHITA WINGNUTS - Agreed to terms with RHP Gustavo Mata.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX - Agreed to terms with C Lee Rubin. Traded INF Jason Colson to St. Paul (AA) for a player to be named.

NASHUA PRIDE - Agreed to terms with INF Sandy Almonte, OF Jeremy Pickrel, RHP Bucky Kosyk, RHP Adam Piechowski, OF Bryan Duplissie and LHP Mike Joyce.

OTTAWA RAPIDES - Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Kusiewicz and OF Jeremy Ware. Acquired LHP Fraser Robinson from the New York State League for future considerations.

Northern League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS - Released OF Tydus Meadows. Agreed to terms with INF Jeffrey Eure.

JOLIET JACKHAMMERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Schellinger and INF Chris Brown.



PHILADELPHIA 76ERS - Agreed to terms with Maurice Cheeks, coach, on a contract extension.



NEW YORK JETS - Named Mike Devlin tight ends/assistant offensive line coach and Jerome Henderson defensive backs coach.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Named Barry Rubin assistant strength and conditioning coach and Gordon Williams assistant athletic trainer.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES - Signed KR Tony Tompkins.



ST. LOUIS BLUES - Assigned D Jeff Woywitka to Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - Placed D Brad Lukowich on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 9.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS - Assigned D Kevin Bieksa to Manitoba (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS - Assigned RW Eric Fehr and D Sami Lepisto to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS - Announced Detroit (NHL) has recalled D Jonathan Ericsson and C Mark Hartigan.


ELMIRA JACKALS - Announced C Scott May and RW Tyler Donati have been recalled by Binghamton (AHL).

READING ROYALS - Announced F Shawn Collymore has been returned to the team from Norfold (AHL).

Mid-Atlantic Hockey League

MAHL - Agreed to terms with Larry Debnar, referee-in-chief, on a one-year contract extension.


NCAA - Placed Central Oklahoma on three years probation and reduced the number of scholarships it awards for violations in the football program.

WESTERN COLLEGE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - Suspended Denver D J.P. Testwuide and F Brandon Vossberg for one game each and North Dakota F Kyle Radke for two games for fighting during their game on Feb. 16.

APPALACHIAN STATE - Named Shaun Pendleton men’s soccer coach.

ILLINOIS - Announced C Brian Carlwell has left the basketball team.

N.J. TECH - Announced the resignation of Jim Casciano, men’s basketball coach, effective at the end of the season.

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