- The Washington Times - Monday, March 24, 2008


American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Claimed LHP Craig Breslow off waivers from Boston.

DETROIT TIGERS - Placed OF Curtis Granderson on the 15-day DL.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Optioned RHP Luke Hochevar to Omaha (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES - Purchased the contract of INF Morgan Ensberg from Scranton-Wilkes Barre (IL). Placed RHP Carl Pavano on the 60-day DL. Reassigned INF Alberto Gonzalez and OF Justin Christian to their minor league camp.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS - Optioned RHP Jeff Niemann to Durham (IL). Reassigned C Hector Gimenez to their minor league camp.

TEXAS RANGERS - Reassigned RHP Sidney Ponson and RHP Elizardo Ramirez to their minor league camp.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Released OF Reed Johnson. Assigned RHP Kane Davis to their minor league camp.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Optioned LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and OF Brandon Jones to Richmond (IL). Reassigned C Javy Lopez, LHP Francisley Bueno, RHP Jorge Campillo and RHP Ryan Drese to Richmond. Optioned OF Jordan Schafer to Mississippi (SL). Announced the retirement of Lopez.

CINCINNATI REDS - Optioned LHP Jon Coutlangus and RHP Gary Majewski to Louisville (IL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Placed RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP Francisco Rosario and LHP Mike Zagurski on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Reassigned C Raul Chavez and C Michel Hernandez to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES - Released OF Jeff DaVanon and C Robert Fick.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Claimed INF Jose Castillo off waivers from Florida.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Returned INF Matt Whitney to Cleveland. Assigned LHP Mike O’Connor to their minor league camp. Purchased the contract of LHP Ray King from Columbus (IL). Acquired OF Garrett Guzman from Minnesota for a player to be named or cash.



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Re-signed CB Donald Strickland.



ANAHEIM DUCKS - Recalled G Jean-Sebastien Aubin from Portland (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS - Recalled G Pekka Rinne from Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS - Assigned C Bruce Graham to Hartford (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS - Assigned F Connor James to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL - Suspended Bridgeport LW Kip Brennan two games for his actions in a March 21 game at Worcester.


NORFOLK ADMIRALS - Released LW Andy Contois.


ECHL - Suspended Phoenix D Brett Angel three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 16 game against Victoria.


SOUTH ALABAMA - Named Duwan Walker defensive backs coach and Brian Turner recruiting coordinator.

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