- The Washington Times - Friday, February 29, 2008


American League

CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with INF Michael Aubrey INF Josh Barfield, INF Asdrubal Cabrera, RHP Fausto Carmona, OF Franklin Gutierrez, LHP Scott Lewis, INF Andy Marte, RHP Adam Miller, RHP Edward Mujica, LHP Rafael Perez, LHP Tony Sipp, LHP Jeremy Sowers, C Wyatt Toregas on one-year contracts.

OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with LHP Jerry Blevins, RHP Andrew Brown, LHP Dana Eveland, C Kurt Suzuki, INF Daric Barton, OF Jack Cust and OF Ryan Sweeney on one-year contracts.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Manny Corpas on a four-year contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Chad Billingley, OF Andre Ethier, C Russell Martin, 1B James Loney, LHP Hong-Chih Kuo and 3B Andy LaRoche on one-year contracts.

American Association

FORT WORTH CATSAgreed to terms with OF Brian Fryer.

LINCOLN SALTDOGSTraded RHP Kyle Ruwe to Sussex (Can-Am) for RHP Ryan Dittfurth.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKSAgreed to terms with OF Kevin Haverbusch, OF Estee Harris, C Jamie Pogue, RHP Ben Grezlovski, RHP Jon Searles and INF Dennis Donovan to one-year contracts.

Can-Am League

SUSSEX SKYHAWKSAgreed to terms with OF Ron Perodin.



BALTIMORE RAVENSReleased C Mike Flynn.

CAROLINA PANTHERSAgreed to terms with CB Dante Wesley on a two-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYSSigned LB Zach Thomas to a one-year contract.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned QB Alex Smith to a contract extension, through 2010.


FLORIDA FIRECATSNamed Adam Mendelson media relations manager.



CALGARY FLAMESRecalled F Eric Nystrom from Quad City (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGSActivated D Rob Blake from injured reserve.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled RW Junior Lessard from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Zbynek Hrdel and F Marek Kvapil to Norfolk from Mississippi (ECHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALSAssigned LW Chris Bourque to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATSAnnounced C Kiel McLeod has been assigned to the team from Victoria (ECHL).

HAMILTON BULLDOGSAnnouned Montreal has assigned F Ryan Russell to Cincinnati (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACKAnnounced the N.Y. Rangers assigned C Bruce Graham to the team from Charlotte (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALSAcquired F David Koci on loan from Chicago (NHL). Announced Tampa Bay (NHL) have loaned D Justin Fletcher to Rockford (AHL).

TORONTO MARLIESRecalled F Michel Leveille from Columbia (ECHL). Signed F Jeff Miles and C Matt Grennier.



MLSAwarded a franchise to Chester, Pa. to begin play in 2010.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKESAcquired MF Ronnie O’Brien from Toronto for a 2009 first-round draft pick and allocation money.


NCAAPlaced TCU’s men’s tennis program on two years probation for violations in the program.

BUCKNELLNamed Bill McCord assistant football coach.

MARISTAnnounced it will join the Pioneer Football League, effective for the 2009 season.

NORTHWESTERNNamed James J. Phillips athletic director, effective April 14.

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