- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 26, 2008



American League

BOSTON RED SOXPlaced RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 19. Optioned C Dusty Brown to Pawtucket (IL). Purchased the contact of C Kevin Cash from Pawtucket.

CHICAGO WHITE SOXOptioned INF Josh Fields to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned INF Jason Bourgeois, RHP D.J. Carrasco and C Paul Phillips to their minor league camp.

DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms 3B Miguel Cabrera on a seven-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

OAKLAND ATHLETICSPurchased the contract of DH Mike Sweeney from Sacramento (PCL). Placed 3B Eric Chavez and RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 19, and RHP Kiko Calero on the 60-day DL. Optioned Gregorio Petit to Sacramento.

TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced LHP Scott Kazmir and INF Ben Zobrist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

TORONTO BLUE JAYSReleased C Sal Fasano.

National League

CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with OF Reed Johnson on a one-year contract.

CINCINNATI REDSReassigned INF/OF Jerry Gil to their minor league camp.

MILWAUKEE BREWERSReleased RHP Claudio Vargas.

PITTSBURGH PIRATESPurchased the contract of INF Luis Rivas from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned OF Kevin Thompson to Indianapolis. Reassigned LHP Casey Fossum and RHP Elmer Dessens to their minor league camp. Designated RHP Jonah Bayliss for assignment.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced RHP Chris Carpenter, LHP Mark Mulder, RHP Matt Clement, RHP Joel Pineiro, LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Josh Kinney and OF Juan Encarnacion on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOSTraded RHP Eric Montoya to Edinburg (United) for future considerations. Released LHP Todd Androsko, RHP Mike Cervera and OF Jordan Belcher. Claimed RHP Aaron Garrison off waivers from Sioux Falls.

PENSACOLA PELICANSReleased INF Bo Williams and C Michael DeCarlo. Agreed to terms with RHP John Webb.

ST. PAUL SAINTSAgreed to terms with RHP John Wesley.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIESAgreed to terms with RHP Travis Kane.

WICHITA WINGNUTSAgreed to terms with INF Michael Thompson.

Atlantic League


LONG ISLAND DUCKSSigned OF Damian Rolls, INF Donaldo Mendez, INF Pete Maestrales and RHP Jon Asahina.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALSAgreed to terms with RHP Mike Vicaro, RHP Rory Shortell and RHP Justin Barnes. Traded LHP Demetrius Banks to Florence (Frontier) for a player to be named.

WORCESTER TORNADOESReleased RHP John Birtwell and RHP Chris Shank.

Frontier League



Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAgreed to terms with INF Omar Padilla and OF Mike Reese. Acquired RHP Josiah Ziegler from Windy City (FL) for a player to be named.



HOUSTON TEXANSReleased C Steve McKinney. Re-signed P Matt Turk.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSSigned TE Greg Estandia, S Jamaal Fudge, DE Jeremy Mincey and DE James Wyche to one-year tender offers.

MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned LB Heath Farwell and CB Benny Sapp to one-year contracts.

NEW YORK GIANTSSigned G Rich Seubert to a three-year contract extension through 2012.

ST. LOUIS RAMSRe-signed DE James Hall to a two-year contract.




TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled G Jonathan Boutin from Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHLSuspended Bridgeport RW Kip Brennan two additional games for his actions against Worcester on March 21 and Lake Erie RW Brad Richardson four games for a match penalty against Peoria on March 21.


PROVIDENCE BRUINSAnnounced D Matt Lashoff has been recalled by the Boston Bruins.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONSAnnounced Edmonton (NHL) recalled G Jeff Deslauriers.


ECHLFined Columbia D Reid Cashman an undisclosed amount for his actions against Pensacola on March 22.

ELMIRA JACKALSReleased F Brian Bicek. Signed D Russell Smith and F Topher Scott.



BUFFALO BANDITSTraded F Dan Teat, a 2008 second-round draft pick and a 2009 first-round draft pick to Edmonton for F Mike Accursi.

COLORADO MAMMOTHAcquired Chris Gill and a 2008 second-round draft pick from Edmonton for a 2008 first-round draft pick.

PORTLAND LUMBERJAXTraded G Matt King, D Ian Crashley and 2009 first-round draft pick to Edmonton for G Matt Disher and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.


ALBANY, N.Y.Named MJ Engstrom women’s interim volleyball coach.

DETROITNamed Autumn Rademacher women’s basketball coach.

GEORGE MASONAnnounced the resignation of Debbie Taneyhill, women’s basketball coach.

MARS HILLAnnounced the retirement of Terry Rogers, men’s basketball coach.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURINamed Troy Dumas linebackers coach.

URBANANamed Tom Stafford men’s and women’s swimming coach.

VIRGINIA UNIONAnnounced the resignation of Arrington Jones III, football coach. Promoted assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Richardson to head football coach.

WESTERN CAROLINANamed Brad Ohrt strength and conditioning coordinator.

WRIGHT STATEAnnounced the retirement of Michael Cusak, athletic director, effective at the end of June.

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