- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2008


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES - Named Matt Klentak director of baseball operations.

BOSTON RED SOX - Agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a minor league contract. Named Bruce Hurst special instructor for player development.

TEXAS RANGERS - Named Jerry Narron consultant/scout. Agreed to terms with RHP Omar Beltre, RHP Wes Littleton, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Travis Metcalf, OF David Murphy, LHP A.J. Murray and RHP Alexi Ogando on one-year contracts.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS - Agreed to terms with INF-OF Jeff Keppinger, RHP Marcus McBeth and RHP Ramon Ramirez on one-year contracts.

FLORIDA MARLINS - Agreed to terms with RHP Harvey Garcia, RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Henry Owens and OF Brett Carroll on one-year contracts.



SAN ANTONIO SILVER STARS - Signed G Helen Darling.



DETROIT LIONS - Released CB Fernando Bryant.



COLORADO AVALANCHE - Agreed to terms with F Peter Forsberg on a contract through the end of the season.

DALLAS STARS - Activated D Philippe Boucher from injured reserve.

DETROIT RED WINGS - Signed RW Darren McCarty to a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS - Assigned F Nathan Smith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL - Suspended Rockford F Kris Versteeg for one game as a result of his actions during a Feb. 24 game against Milwaukee.


PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS - Acquired F Nicolas Bachand from Johnstown for future considerations.


DELAWARE VALLEY - Fired Denny Surovec, men’s basketball coach.

JAMES MADISON - Signed Mickey Matthews, football coach, to a three-year contract extension through 2012.

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