- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008


American League

BOSTON RED SOXOptioned OF Brandon Moss to Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANSOptioned RHP Tom Mastny to Buffalo (IL).

DETROIT TIGERSPlaced LHP Tim Byrdak on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

KANSAS CITY ROYALSTraded 1B-OF Justin Huber to San Diego for a player to be named. Designated LHP Jorge De La Rosa for assignment. Optioned RHP Kyle Davies to Omaha (PCL). Assigned RHP Roman Colon, RHP Chin-hui Tsao and C Ken Huckaby to their minor league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINSAssigned C Drew Butera to their minor league camp.

TEXAS RANGERSAssigned RHP Kameron Loe and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia to their minor league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBSReleased INF Alex Cintron.

CINCINNATI REDSOptioned RHP Homer Bailey to Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIESTraded RHP Ramon Ramirez to Kansas City for a player to be named.

MILWAUKEE BREWERSSent C Eric Munson outright to Nashville (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATESPurchased the contract of 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from Indianapolis (IL). Traded RHP Todd Redmond to Atlanta for RHP Tyler Yates. Designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment. Placed RHP Byung-Hyun Kim and LHP Juan Perez on waivers for the purpose of giving them their unconditional release. Assigned INF Jorge Velandia and RHP Jaret Wright to their minor league camp. Announced the retirement of RHP Masumi Kuwata.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAssigned RHP Hugo Castellanos, RHP Chris Perez and RHP Cliff Politte to their minor league camp.

WASHINGTON NATIONALSPlaced C Johnny Estrada on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to March 21. Optioned LHP John Lannan and RHP Chris Schroder to Columbus (IL). Sent OF Ryan Langerhans outright to Columbus. Assigned INF Pete Orr to Columbus.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGSAgreed to terms with RHP Jarrett Gardner, 1B Dustin Yount and RHP R.D. Speihs.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSAgreed to terms with C Andrew Barbaro and C Whitney Pierce.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARSAgreed to terms with RHP Edwin Almonte and RHP Matt Sweeney on one-year contracts.

YORK REVOLUTIONAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Olson.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAgreed to terms with RHP P.J. Bevis.



GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSAnnounced the retirement of F Chris Webber.



BUFFALO BILLSRe-signed DT Jason Jefferson, CB Dustin Fox and WR Scott Mayle.

GREEN BAY PACKERSAnnounced the retirement of LS Rob Davis, who was named director of player development.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned Bill Polian, president, to a contract extension through 2011.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKSAgreed to terms with CB Marcus Trufant on a multiyear contract.



CAROLINA HURRICANESSigned F Brandon Sutter to a three-year contract and assigned him to Albany (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERSSigned D Harlan Anderson.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled G Marc Denis from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned G Jonathan Boutin to Norfolk.

WASHINGTON CAPITALSSigned F Jay Beagle to a two-year contract. Assigned D Sami Lepisto to the Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League



PHOENIX ROADRUNNERSAgreed to terms with F Matt Carter and D Rob Dmytruk.

UTAH GRIZZLIESAnnounced F Olivier Labelle has been reassigned from Bridgeport (AHL) and F Keith Johnson has been recalled to Bridgeport. Signed F Ryan Cruthers.


Major League Lacrosse

CHICAGO MACHINEClaimed A Chris Panos and M Adam Hughes from the league player pool.



NEW YORK RED BULLSSigned F Oscar Echeverry.


ALABAMAAnnounced junior F Richard Hendrix plans to enter the NBA draft.

ALBANYNamed Ryan McCarthy offensive coordinator, Mike Morita offensive line coach, John Allen and Eric Evans assistant football coaches and Juan Torres director of operations.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERNNamed Don Dover offensive line coach.

CAMPBELLNamed Leigh Mullins volleyball coach.

COLUMBIAAnnounced the retirement of Paul Fernandes, associate athletic director, effective July 1.

ILLINOISExtended the contract of Ron Guenther, athletic director, through 2010.

MISSOURI STATENamed Cuonzo Martin men’s basketball coach.

SYRACUSENamed Phil Wheddon women’s soccer coach.

WICHITA STATENamed Jody Adams women’s basketball coach.

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