- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2008


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES - Purchased the contract of 1B Oscar Salazar from Norfolk (IL). Designated RHP Steve Trachsel for assignment.

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Agreed to terms with RHP Clayton Cook, OF Donnie Webb and INF Adam Abraham.

DETROIT TIGERS - Optioned LHP Dontrelle Willis to Lakeland (FSL).

NEW YORK YANKEES - Released INF Morgan Ensberg and 1B Ben Broussard.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Agreed to terms with OF Jeremy Barfield, C Mitchell LeVier, OF David Thomas, 3B Rodney Rutherford, RHP Mathieu Leblanc-Poirier, LHP Trey Barham, RHP Ryan Doolittle, 2B Kevin Jernigan, RHP Mickey Storey and RHP Shawn Haviland.

TEXAS RANGERS - Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Murphy, RHP Joe Wieland, LHP Richard Bleier, OF Joey Butler, C Doug Hogan, LHP Eric Evans, OF Adam Cobb, RHP Tanner Roark, OF Chris Dove, RHP Justin King, SS Kyle Higgins, RHP Ryan Schlecht, RHP Cody Eppley, C Kevin Torres and SS Erik Morrison.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Agreed to terms with 1B David Cooper, OF Kenneth Wilson, OF Michael Crouse, OF Bradley McElroy, SS Tyler Pastornicky, OF Marcus Brisker, OF Eric Thames, LHP Evan Crawford, C Antonio Jimenez, RHP Dustin Antolin, LHP Matthew Wright, RHP Matthew Daly, RHP Christopher Holguin, RHP Scott Gracey, C Jonathan Valdez, LHP Ryan Page, LF Brian Van Kirk, C Karim Turkamani, LHP Charles Huggins, SS Bryan Kervin, LHP John Angerson, RHP Justin Cryer, RHP Code Dunbar, 2B Justin McClanahan, RHP Austin Armstrong, LHP Hunter Moody and 1B Nate Nelson.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS - Placed INF Jerry Hairston on the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Gary Majewski on the bereavement list. Purchased the contract of INF Jolbert Cabrera from Louisville (IL). Recalled LHP Danny Herrera from Louisville.

COLORADO ROCKIES - Activated OF Matt Holliday from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Seth Smith to Colorado Springs (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Agreed to terms with LHP Evan Frederickson, RHP Cutter Dykstra, LHP Joshua Romanski, RHP Maverick Lasker, RHP Steven Watten, RHP Michael Bowmen, RHP Gregory Miller, SS Micahel Marseco, RHP Garrett Sherrill, C Corey Kemp, RHP Mark Willinsky, RHP Damon Krestalude, RHP Liam Ohlmann, RHP Benjamin Jeffers, LHP Brandon Ritchie, SS John Delaney, C Derrick Alfonso, RHP Brandon Rapoza, OF Michael Vass and INF-OF Brandon Drespling.

NEW YORK METS - Activated OF Moises Alou and OF-INF Marlon Anderson from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Ryan Church on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 6. Designated C Raul Casanova for assignment. Signed OF John Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 8. Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Lynn, OF Shane Peterson, 3B Jermaine Curtis, RHP Eric Fornataro, LHP Anthony Ferrara, 2B Alejandro Castellanos, OF Devin Shepherd, C Charles Cutler, RHP Miguel Flores, RHP Joshua Hester, SS Luis Mateo, 1B Matt Rigoli, LHP Jonny Bravo, RHP Zachary Pitts, RHP Jason Buursma, OF Christopher Swauger, LHP George Brown, RHP Matthew Frevert, 2B Brett Lilley, LHP Samuel Freeman, RHP Kevin Thomas, C Jack Cawley, RHP Chris Notti, RHP Daniel Richardson, 1B Curt Smith, OF Paul Cruz, C Blake Murphy, OF Joe Babick, RHP Santo Maertz and RHP Adam Veres.

SAN DIEGO PADRES - Designated LHP Wil Ledezma for assigment. Recalled LHP Joe Thatcher from Portland (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Optioned RHP Tyler Clippard to Indianapolis (IL).

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS - Signed INF Jonas Fester.


Can-Am League

NASHUA PRIDE - Signed INF Anthony Santos.

QUEBEC CAPITALES - Signed INF Jose Contreras.



CHICAGO BULLS - Named Vinny Del Negro coach.



ATLANTA FALCONS - Agreed to terms with CB Chevis Jackson and S Thomas DeCoud.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Named Dick Haley player personnel analyst, Chris Shea personnel coordinator, Mike Murphy regional scout and Joe Schoen national scout.

NEW YORK JETS - Signed WR-KR Ashlan Davis and P Joe Smith. Waived WR Chris Davis, P Jeremy Kapinos and K Mark Myers.

OAKLAND RAIDERS - Signed RB Tony Jackson. Waived QB Brian White.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Promoted John Sandusky to director of pro personnel. Named Louis Riddick pro scout.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Signed T Joe Toledo. Waived T Qasim Mi.

Arena Football

COLORADO CRUSH - Placed WR Chad Owens on the injured reserve.

GEORGIA FORCE - Signed OL Steve Franklin to the practice squad.

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE - Signed OL Gary Jenkins to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS VOODOO - Re-Signed OL Rob Hunt. Signed DL Marcus White to the practice squad.

Canadian Football League




DALLAS STARS - Traded C Marty Sertich to Colorado for a 2009 conditional seventh-round draft pick.

LOS ANGELES KINGS - Fired Marc Crawford, coach.

MINNESOTA WILD - Acquired D Marc-Andre Bergeron from Anaheim for a third-round pick in the 2008 draft.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS - Named Ron Wilson coach.

American Hockey League

SYRACUSE CRUNCH - Announced Columbus (NHL) re-signed Ross Yates, coach, and Trent Cull, assistant coach.


NCAA - Named Gene McArtor national coordinator for baseball umpires.

BRADLEY - Named Jesse Plote men’s tennis coach.

COLGATE - Named Russell Hunt and Amy Krakauer assistant swimming coaches and Dave Uimonen assistant football coach.

DELAWARE - Announced the resignation of Sue McGrath-Powell, women’s cross country and track and field coach.

MICHIGAN - Named Mike Bottom men’s swimming coach, effective July 1.

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Named Mike Spisto, Ira Bowman and Kevin Tirone men’s assistant basketball coaches.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE - Named Kelly Roysland women’s assistant basketball coach.

OHIO STATE - Named JB Bittner and Jeff Salajko men’s assistant hockey coaches.

UCLA - Announced men’s basketball G Josh Shipp has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season.

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