For The Record

January 30, 2003



DIAMONDBACKS: Signed free-agent P Ron Villone, who had been with Pirates, and free-agent P Mike Jackson, who had been with Twins, to minor-league contracts with invitations to major-league camp.

GIANTS: Signed 1B Andres Galarraga, who had been with Expos, to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training.

ORIOLES: Signed free-agent IF Jeff Reboulet, who had been with Dodgers, and free-agent IF John Valentin, who had been with Mets, to minor-league contracts with invitations to major-league camp. Signed P B.J. Ryan to one-year contract.

PHILLIES: Signed P Mike Fyhrie to minor-league contract with invitation to major-league camp.

PIRATES: Signed P Jeff Suppan, who had been with Royals, to one-year contract with club option for 2004.

RANGERS: Signed P Francisco Cordero to one-year, $900,000 contract.

ROCKIES: Signed free-agent P Darren Oliver, who had been with Cardinals, to minor-league contract with invitation to major-league camp.

TIGERS: Signed IF Kevin Witt to minor-league contract.

WHITE SOX: Signed P Billy Koch to two-year, $10.6 million contract.


NBA: Suspended Pacers F Ron Artest four games without pay for his actions in game Monday in Miami. Suspended Jazz coach Jerry Sloan seven games for making physical contact with a referee in game Tuesday at Sacramento.

CAVALIERS: Activated F Tyrone Hill.

SPURS: Activated C David Robinson (Navy).


PITTSBURGH: Named Charlie Partridge defensive ends coach.

RUTGERS: Announced resignation of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Announced that teams Saeco-Longoni, Credit Agricole, and Quick Step-Davitamon received wild-card entries. Four other wild-card teams will be announced May 19.


CARDINALS: Allocated LB Charles Burton, WR Ezekiel Parker and OT Kendrick Rigers to NFL Europe.

FALCONS: Promoted offensive line coach Pete Mangurian to offensive coordinator. Switched receivers coach Mike Johnson to quarterbacks coach. Named George Stewart wide receivers coach.

PANTHERS: Named Mike Maser offensive line coach.

SEAHAWKS: Named Dwaine Board defensive line coach.


EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Signed M Ronnie Ekelund to multi-year contract.

METROSTARS (MLS): Declined to exercise options on M Andy Williams, M Ross Paule and D-M Marcelo Balboa.

UNITED (MLS): Released D Ivan McKinley.

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