Saturday, February 23, 2008


American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELS Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Bootcheck, OF Nathan Haynes, INF Howie Kendrick, RHP Dustin Moseley, RHP Jered Weaver and INF Brandon Wood on one-year contracts.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS Agreed to terms with RF Hunter Pence, C J.R. Towleson, RHP Paul Estrada, RHP Samuel Gervacio, RHP Ryan Houston, RHP Brad James, LHP Mark McLemore, C Humberto Quintero, RHP Chad Reineke, RHP Chris Sampson and LHP Wesley Wright on one-year contracts.

NEW YORK METS Promoted Leonor C. Barua to manager of major league administration, Adam Fisher to manager of baseball operations and Joe Scarola to manager of video operations.

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Hunton.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS Agreed to terms with RHP Kieran Mattison.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS Agreed to terms with OF Luis Perez. Purchased the contract of OF Jonny Kaplan from Long Beach (GBL).

ST. PAUL SAINTS Agreed to terms with INF Jason Colson. Traded INF Demetrius Heath to Grand Prairie for cash. Released INF Skip Adams.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Acquired INF Sam Walker from Reno (GBL) for future considerations.

WICHITA WINGNUTS Agreed to terms with INF Kevin Hooper and RHP Ronald Ball.

Can-Am League

WORCESTER TORNADOES Agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Brower.

Northern League

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES Agreed to terms with INF Walter Young.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS Acquired OF Curt Miaso from Grand Prairie for a player to be named.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Called up F Kaniel Dickens and G Billy Thomas from Colorado (NBADL).



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Signed WR Bam Childress to a two-year contract.

Canadian Football League

CALGARY STAMPEDERS Signed T Jermese Jones.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS Signed DB Kenny Wheaton, DB Wayne Shaw and S Orlondo Steinauer to contract extensions through the 2009 season.


ALBANY CONQUEST Signed DT Damion DeRosia, G Leo Sullivan and K Luke Biondi.



PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Claimed F Patrick Thoresen off waivers from Edmonton. Assigned F Claude Giroux to Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Assigned D Nathan McIver to Manitoba (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Recalled D Sami Lepisto and D Eric Fehr from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

TORONTO MARLIES Loaned F Michel Leveille to Columbia (ECHL).



NEW YORK RED BULLS Waived M-F Francis Doe.


COLUMBIA Named Tommy McMenemy men’s assistant soccer coach.

WEST VIRGINIA Suspended G LaQuita Owens indefinitely from the women’s basketball team for violating team rules.

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