January 24, 2003



ANGELS: Agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with P Rich Rodriguez, IF Adam Riggs and IF Oscar Salazar.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Omer Munoz manager for Single-A Bakersfield and Skeeter Barnes coach for Double-A Orlando.

EXPOS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Luis Ayala, P Eric Good, P Julio Manon, IF Scott Hodges, OF Ron Calloway, OF Val Pascucci, OF Terrmel Sledge. Named Frank Cacciatore minor-league hitting instructor. Named Arturo DeFreites hitting coach for Double-A Harrisburg. Signed P Troy Mattes, C Matt Garrick, OF Mario Encarnacion, OF Quincy Foster, IF Christian Berroa, IF Glenn Davis, IF Victor Gutierrez and IF Randy Meadows to minor-league contracts.

ORIOLES: Invited following non-roster players to spring training: P Rigoberto Beltran, P Darwin Cubillan, P Mike Drumwright, P Randy Espina, P Mike Garcia, P Mike Mohler, P Rafael Pina, P Fernando Rijo, P Juan Rosario, P Bill Pulsipher, P Todd Rizzo, C Steve Lomasney, C Carlos Mendez, C Izzy Molina, IF Eddy Garabito, IF Brian Rios and OF Raymond Cabrera.

RANGERS: Named Dick Bogard special assistant, scouting operations, and Mel Didier a special assignment professional scout.

RED SOX: Agreed to minor-league contract with C-1B Dave Nilsson and invited him to spring training. Agreed to one-year contract with P Hector Almonte and designated IF Earl Snyder for assignment.

ROYALS: Agreed to terms with P James Baldwin on minor-league contract.

TIGERS: Agreed to minor-league contracts with P Steve Avery and 3B Tom Evans and invited them to spring training. Agreed to terms with P Fernando Rodney, P Adrian Burnside, P Eric Eckenstahler, IF Ramon Santiago, OF Nook Logan and OF Cody Ross.

YANKEES: Reassigned senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman to vice president of player development. Promoted vice president of international and professional scouting Gordon Blakeley to senior vice president of baseball operations.


CAVALIERS: Named Clifford Ray assistant coach.

RAPTORS: Waived F Damone Brown.


ALABAMA: Named Buddy Wyatt defensive line coach.

PENN STATE: Announced DB Anwar Phillips has left the school.

RADFORD: Announced that F Curtis Lipscomb has left men's basketball team.

TEXAS-EL PASO: Announced resignation of linebackers coach Reggie Johnson to become defensive line coach at Louisville.

WISCONSIN: Named Ron Lee defensive backs coach.


BENGALS: Named Jonathan Hayes tight ends coach.

CHIEFS: Signed KR Dante Hall, to five-year contract.

COLTS: Signed QB Jim Druckenmiller and K Brett Conway.

DOLPHINS: Signed T Jarvis Borum and P Kevin Stemke.

EAGLES: Signed defensive coordinator Jim Johnson to contract extension.

JAGUARS: Named James Harris vice president of player personnel.

PACKERS: Hired Mark Duffner as new linebackers coach.

STEELERS: Signed RB Antwon McCray, OL Dave Costa and FB Wes Ours.


AVALANCHE: Recalled RW Brian Willsie from AHL Hershey.

BRUINS: Traded D Kyle McLaren to Sharks, who sent F Niklas Sundstrom to Canadiens. Bruins got G Jeff Hackett from Canadiens and D Jeff Jillson from Sharks. Canadiens got Sharks' third-round selection in 2004 draft, and Bruins sent fourth-round pick in 2004 draft to Sharks.

COYOTES: Signed G Jean-Marc Pelletier to multi-year contract.

PREDATORS: Activated RW Scott Walker and D Kimmo Timonen from the injured list.

STARS: Assigned G Corey Hirsch to AHL Utah.

THRASHERS: Placed LW Shawn McEachern on IR, retroactive to Monday, with groin srain. Recalled RW Jeff Farkas from AHL Chicago.

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