- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 11, 2008


American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Optioned RHP Adam Miller and LHP Reid Santos to Buffalo (IL) and 1B Michael Aubrey and LHP Scott Lewis to Akron (EL). Assigned LHP Chuck Lofgren to their minor-league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES - Agreed to terms with C Chad Moeller on a minor league contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Assigned P Chris Gissell, C Anthony Recker and OF Aaron Cunningham to their minor league camp.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Traded RHP Sergio Valenzuela to Monclova (Mexican) for future considerations.

CINCINNATI REDS - Sold Rule 5 draftee RHP Sergio Valenzuela back to Atlanta. Optioned RHP Ramon Ramirez to Louisville (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS - Optioned RHP Paul Estrada, RHP Fernando Nieve, RHP Chad Reineke and OF Yordany Ramirez to Round Rock (PCL), and RHP Sammy Gervacio and RHP Brad James to Corpus Christi (Texas). Assigned INF Tommy Manzella, INF Lance Niekro and LHP Josh Muecke to the minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Assigned RHP Mario Alvarez, RHP James McDonald, RHP Jon Meloan and RHP Justin Orenduff to their minor league camp. Released LHP Tom Martin.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Optioned LHP Dave Davidson, RHP Luis Munoz and RHP Romulo Sanchez to Indianapolis (IL); RHP Yoslan Herrera, RHP Jimmy Barthmaier and Ron Belisario to Altoona (EL) and RHP Olivo Astacio to Lynchburg (SAL). Assigned LHP Daniel Moskos, RHP Adam Bernero, RHP Jesse Chavez, INF Jose Macias, C Miguel Perez and RHP Mike Thompson to their minor league camp. Renewed the contracts of LHP Zach Duke, RHP Ian Snell and OF Kevin Thompson. Agreed to terms with RHP Olivo Astacio, RHP Jimmy Barthmaier, RHP Jonah Bayliss, RHP Ronald Belisario, INF Brian Bixler, RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP Matt Capps, LHP Dave Davidson, C Ryan Doumit, OF Chris Duffy, LHP Phil Dumatrait, LHP Tom Gorzelanny, LHP Paul Maholm, OF Nate McLouth, RHP Evan Meek, OF Nyjer Morgan, RHP Luis Munoz, RHP Franquelis Osoria, C Ronny Paulino, OF Steve Pearce, LHP Juan Perez, INF Romulo Sanchez, RHP Ty Taubenheim, RHP John Van Benschoten and INF Josh Wilson on one-year contracts.

American Association

SHREVEPORT SPORTS - Released INF Wade Robinson.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS - Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Leek.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS - Released INF Joe Mihalics.

WORCESTER TORNADOES - Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Terletzky and RHP Vince Rizzi.

United League

EDINBURG COYOTES - Agreed to terms with 2B Eric Gonzalez.



ATLANTA HAWKS - Signed G Jeremy Richardson for the remainder of the season.



ATLANTA FALCONS - Re-signed DT Tim Anderson.

DETROIT LIONS - Agreed to terms with DB Brian Kelly on a three-year contract. Re-signed OT George Foster to a one-year contract.

HOUSTON TEXANS - Re-signed TE Mark Bruener and S Glenn Earl.

Arena Football League

GEORGIA FORCE - Signed WR Charles Pauley.



DALLAS STARS - Assigned D Dan Jancevski to Iowa (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS - Announced D Jonathan Ericsson has been assigned to the team by Detroit (NHL). Recalled LW Josef Fojtik from Flint (IHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS - Signed C Ryan Garlock.

Toronto Marlies ” Assigned D Todd Perry to Columbia (ECHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS - Released F Chris Holmes, F Zachary Kane, D Bill Haas and D John Burton from the club, effective March 16.



KANSAS CITY WIZARDS - Signed F Claudio Lopez as a designated player.

Major Indoor Soccer League

DETROIT IGNITION - Acquired D Bill Sedgewick from Orlando for a player to be named.


MINNESOTA - Named Dan O’Brien director of football operations and high school relations.

TENNESSEE TECH - Named Grant Swallows associate theltics director for development.

VANDERBILT - Named Jamie Bryant special teams coordinator and Warren Belin recruiting coordinator.

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