For The Record

TRANSACTIONS

November 20, 2001

Baseball

ANGELS: Purchased contracts of IF Alfredo Amezaga and P John Lackey; added them to 40-man roster.

ASTROS: Purchased contracts of OF Jason Lane, P Ryan Jamison, P Brandon Puffer, P Rodrigo Rosario, P Thomas Shearn, C John Buck and C Raul Chavez from Triple-A New Orleans.

BRAVES: Added P Jung Bong, P John Ennis, IF Nick Green, OF Ryan Langerhans, P John Foster and IF-OF Travis Wilson to 40-man roster.

CUBS: Agreed to minor-league contract with 3B Kevin Orie. Added P Ben Christensen and P Steve Smyth to roster.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Cam Bonifay director of player personnel.

GIANTS: OF Shawon Dunston exercised $1.15 million option.

INDIANS: Purchased contracts of P Jason Phillips from Triple-A Buffalo, P Alex Herrera from Double-A Akron and C Victor Martinez from Single-A Kinston. Claimed P Chad Paronto off waivers from Orioles.

MARINERS: Purchased contracts of P Ryan Anderson, P Matt Thornton, P J.J. Putz, P Allan Simpson, P Jeff Heaverlo, P Aaron Taylor, IF Antonio Perez and IF Willie Bloomquist to 40-man roster.

MARLINS: Agreed with former Orioles C Charles Johnson to put off until Dec. 3 the deadline for him to exercise opt-out clause in contract.

ORIOLES: Sent IF-OF Mike Kinkade outright to Triple-A Rochester. Activated P Scott Erickson, P Matt Riley, P Luis Rivera, P Pat Hentgen, SS Mike Bordick, OF Jay Gibbons, P Josh Towers and OF Albert Belle from 60-day DL.

PADRES: Purchased contract of 3B Tag Bozied from Joliet of unaffiliated Northern League. Purchased contracts of P Dennis Tankersley, P Ben Howard, P Eric Cyr, P Mike Bynum, P Cliff Bartosh and P Todd Donovan; added them to 40-man roster.

RANGERS: Named Oscar Acosta pitching coach and Steve Smith infield coach.

RED SOX: Added IF Luis Garcia, P Josh Hancock, P Anastacio Martinez and P Jorge De La Rosa to 40-man roster.

ROCKIES: Purchased contracts of P Cam Esslinger, P Colin Young, OF Rene Reyes and P Matt Holliday; added them to the 40-man roster.

TIGERS: Agreed to one-year contract with OF Wendell Magee.

WHITE SOX: Claimed P Ryan Kohlmeier off waivers from Orioles.

YANKEES: Purchased contracts of OF Marcus Thames, P Brandon Claussen and P Alex Graman from Double-A Norwich.

Basketball

GRIZZLIES: Signed G-F Rodney Buford. Placed F Antonis Fotsis on IR with tendinitis in right knee.

HORNETS: Waived G Eldridge Recasner. Activated F Jerome Moiso.

JAZZ: Placed F Bryon Russell on injured list. Activated F-C Jarron Collins.

LAKERS: Announced that doctors have cleared G Derek Fisher, who has recovered from stress fracture in foot.

PACERS: Activated G Jamison Brewer.

TIMBERWOLVES: Announced retirement of F Tom Hammonds, then waived him.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ABA): Named A.C. Green VP of basketball operations.

College

ACC: Named Maryland QB Shaun Hill football Offensive Back of the Week and Maryland LB E.J. Henderson Defensive Lineman of the Week. ... Named Maryland's Thomas Ehrhardt men's Swimmer of the Week and Elizabeth Lavell women's Co-Swimmer of the Week.

HOLIDAY BOWL: Invited Washington to play in Dec. 28 game, provided Huskies are released from consideration for Bowl Championship Series game.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Reinstated F Andrew Bryant, who is charged with violating restraining order, to basketball team.

MARYLAND: Received commitments from P-1B Jeremy Hunt (St. Petersburg, Fla.), IF Matt Maropis (Export, Pa.) and IF Josh Murray (Tampa, Fla.) to play baseball.

OHIO STATE: Reinstated QB Steve Bellisari but announced that Craig Krenzel will start Saturday.

ST. FRANCIS (PA.): Football coach Dave Jaumotte resigned.

SAN DIEGO STATE: G-F Jim Roban quit team because of bad back.

SOUTHERN METHODIST: Fired football coach Mike Cavan (21-33 in five seasons, 3-6 this season), effective at end of season.

WYOMING: Gave men's basketball coach Steve McClain six-year contract extension through 2008-09.

Football

COLTS: Will place WR Jerome Pathon on IR today with damaged ligament in right foot.

EAGLES: Signed RB Rod Smart, known in XFL as "He Hate Me," to two-year contract. Released S Terrence Carroll, who was arrested Friday night on marijuana possession charges.

LIONS: Placed Pro Bowl LB Stephen Boyd on IR with strained back. Signed RB Aveion Cason.

PACKERS: Placed S LeRoy Butler on IR. Signed S Billy Jenkins and CB Keith Thibodeaux. Waived K James Tuthill.

Hockey

AVALANCHE: Called up F Radim Vbrata from AHL Hershey.

BLACKHAWKS: Recalled F Mike Peluso from AHL Norfolk.

BLUE JACKETS: Assigned C Brett Harkins to AHL Syracuse.

BRUINS: Recalled RW Tony Tuzzolino from AHL Providence.

CAPITALS: Assigned RW Chris Corrinet to AHL Portland.

FLAMES: Re-signed G Roman Turek to multi-year contract.

STARS: Waived D Jyrki Lumme. Recalled D John Erskine from AHL Utah. Assigned C Niko Kapanen to Utah.

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