- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2008


American League

BOSTON RED SOX - Agreed to terms with Terry Francona, manager, on a three-year contract extension through 2011.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Named Kazuyuki Shirai consultant to international operations.

TAMPA BAY RAYS - Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a one-year contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Agreed to terms with OF Shannon Stewart on a minor league contract.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS - Agreed to terms with OF Michael Bourn on a one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Broxton, SS Chin-lung Hu, RF Matt Kemp, C Lucas May and LHP Eric Stults on one-year contracts.

Can-Am League

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS - Released RHP Nick Coletto, RHP David Lipson, LHP Derrick Van Dusen and C Tom Terrill.



CHICAGO BEARS - Signed QB Rex Grossman to a one-year contract.



BUFFALO SABRES - Called up F Marc-Andre Gragnani from Rochester (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE - Activated F Joe Sakic from injured reserve. Assigned F T.J. Hensick to Lake Erie (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS - Recalled D Garrett Stafford from Grand Rapids (ECHL).

MINNESOTA WILD - Re-signed D Nick Schultz to a six-year contract extension.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS - Signed F Alex Steen to a two-year contract extension.

American Hockey League

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS - Announced Pittsburgh (NHL) assigned F Connor James and G David Brown to the team.

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