Moves Baseball ANGELS: Activated C-IF Shawn Wooten...


July 12, 2002



ANGELS: Activated C-IF Shawn Wooten from 60-day DL. Optioned P Matt Wise to Triple-A Salt Lake.

BLUE JAYS: Activated IF Chris Woodward. Optioned 2B Pedro Swann to Triple-A Syracuse.

CARDINALS: Traded SS Neil Simoneaux to Indians for former Orioles P Nerio Rodriguez. Assigned Rodriguez to Triple-A Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Activated P Ryan Rupe. Placed IF Russ Johnson on restricted list; he left team Saturday for personal reasons.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated 3B Matt Williams. Optioned IF Alex Cintron to Triple-A Tucson.

EXPOS: Acquired OF Cliff Floyd, IF Wilton Guerrero, P Claudio Vargas and cash from Marlins for P Carl Pavano, P Graeme Lloyd, P Justin Wayne and IF Mike Mordecai.

INDIANS: Fired manager Charlie Manuel. Named third base coach Joel Skinner interim manager. Activated P Jake Westbrook. Optioned IF-OF Jolbert Cabrera to Triple-A Buffalo. Promoted P Billy Traber from Double-A Akron. Assigned contract of former Orioles P Nerio Rodriguez to Triple-A Memphis.

PHILLIES: Claimed P Brian Reith off waivers from Reds.

REDS: Acquired P Ryan Dempster from Marlins for OF Juan Encarnacion, IF Wilton Guerrero and P Ryan Snare. Purchased contracts of 3B Brandon Larson and OF Raul Gonzalez from Triple-A Louisville. Optioned P Luke Hudson to Louisville. Waived P Brian Reith.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of OF Ruben Rivera from Triple-A Oklahoma. Activated OF Rusty Greer and P Rich Rodriguez. Placed P John Rocker on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4, with bursitis in shoulder. Designated IF Donnie Sadler for assignment. Announced that C Todd Greene has cleared waivers; offered him outright assignment to Oklahoma. Sent OF Gabe Kapler, on 15-day DL with injured left wrist, to Oklahoma to begin rehabilitation assignment.

RED SOX: Activated 2B Rey Sanchez. Optioned RHP Sun Woo Kim to Pawtucket of the International League.

ROYALS: Purchased contract of P Ryan Bukvich from Triple-A Omaha. Designated P Cory Bailey for assignment. Agreed to terms with SS Zack Greinke, first-round draft pick, sixth choice overall.

TIGERS: Activated OF Bobby Higginson. Recalled P Fernando Rodney from Triple-A Toledo. Placed 1B Dmitri Young on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 6, with hernia. Placed 3B Chris Truby on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4, with pulled rib cage muscle.

YANKEES: Claimed P Seth Etherton off waivers from Reds; assigned him to Double-A Norwich. Transferred P Christian Parker from 15- to 60-day DL.


NBA ENTERTAINMENT: Announced that AOL Time Warner will pay $45 million for 11 percent stake in NBA TV, the league's digital cable channel.

HAWKS: Signed G Dan Dickau, first-round draft pick of Kings, 28th overall, to multi-year contract.

ROCKETS: Signed F Bostjan Nachbar, first-round pick, 15th overall, to multi-year contract.

76ERS: Named Bob Bender assistant coach.

WIZARDS: Signed G Juan Dixon (Maryland), first-round draft pick, 17th overall, to $3.15 million, three-year contract.

WNBA: Announced that Mystics G Stacey Dales-Schuman will replaced injured Mystics F Chamique Holdsclaw on the Eastern Conference team for WNBA All-Star Game on Monday.

ROCKERS (WNBA): Activated G Jennifer Rizzotti. Placed C-F Lucienne Berthieu on injured list with right shoulder tendinitis.

STORM (WNBA): Placed G Jamie Redd on injured list. Activated F Takeisha Lewis.

GREENVILLE (NBDL): Named Tree Rollins coach.


ARMY: Named Meredith Pine women's assistant basketball coach.

CAMPBELL: Named Myron Guillory men's assistant basketball coach.

NORTH CAROLINA: Named Jim Lodes and Jill Lytle assistant volleyball coaches.

QUINNIPIAC: Named Darren Savino men's assistant basketball coach.

URSINUS: Named Jim Buckley women's basketball coach.


EAGLES: Signed RB Brian Westbrook, third-round draft pick, to three-year contract.

49ERS: Waived RB Jonas Lewis.

SEAHAWKS: Signed DE Robert Bernard, fifth-round pick.

TITANS: Agreed to multi-year contracts with WR Jake Schifino, fifth-round pick, and G Justin Hartwig, sixth-round pick.


CANUCKS: Signed free-agent D Nolan Baumgartner.

CAPITALS: Announced that minicamp will be July 14-26 in in Bowie and Odenton.

DEVILS: Named Bob Carpenter assistant coach.

FLAMES: Signed D Mike Martin and C Jason Morgan.

HURRICANES: Re-signed C Kevyn Adams to two-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Named Paul MacLean assistant coach.

PANTHERS: Named Scott Luce director of amateur scouting.

PREDATORS: Signed unrestricted free-agent LW Brent Gilchrist, who had been with Stars. Signed free-agent C Clarke Wilm, who had been with Flames.

RANGERS: Agreed to terms with D Jeff State and D Craig Weller.

RED WINGS: Signed D-F Mathieu Dandenault to one-year contract.

THRASHERS: Agreed to terms with D Pauli Levokari.


BANDITS (NLL): Traded F Roy Colsey and 2002 second-round draft pick to Storm for F Kerry Susheski, D Jordan Guindon and 2002 first-round draft pick.


MLS: Announced that Earthquakes' Frank Yallop will coach All-Stars against U.S. men's team Aug. 3 at RFK Stadium in Washington.

CREW (MLS): Announced retirement of D Mike Lapper, who accepted position in front office.

Track and field

JAMAICAN AMATEUR ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION: Cleared sprinter Merlene Ottey, a six-time Olympian, to compete for Slovenia.

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