October 03, 2003



BREWERS: Activated OF Geoff Jenkins, P Jayson Durocher and P Matt Ford from 15-day DL and P Todd Ritchie and P Nick Neugebauer from 60-day DL. Assigned P Jason Foster, P Ruben Quevedo, OF Jason Conti, former Orioles OF Mark Smith and OF Pete Zoccolillo outright to Triple-a Indianapolis.

CARDINALS: Sent P Chance Caple, P Scotty Layfield and P Jason Pearson outright to Triple-A Memphis.

DIAMONDBACKS: Declined to pick up $5 million option for next season on P Miguel Batista.

ORIOLES: Placed OF Pedro Swann and DH Carlos Mendez on outright waivers, removing both from 40-man roster.

PIRATES: Acquired P Cory Stewart from Padres as player to be named in trade of OF Brian Giles. Released P Jeff D'Amico.

ROCKIES: Claimed P Alex Herrera off waivers from Indians.

WHITE SOX: Activated P Josh Stewart from 15-day DL. Assigned Stewart and OF Armando Rios outright to Triple-A Charlotte.


CAVALIERS: Signed free-agent F Jelani McCoy, who had been with Raptors.

KINGS: Signed F Mark Strickland and F Phil Ricci. Waived G Wayne Bernard and C Boyko Mladenov.

ROCKETS: Signed F-C Jameel Watkins.


FRANKLIN & MARSHALL: Named former Colts OT-P Tom Gilburg to Hall of Fame; he was a football and men's lacrosse coach at the school.

GEORGE MASON: Suspended men's basketball G Richard Tynes for one game and F Trent Wurtz for three games for violating team rules. Suspended women's basketball F Leslie Harvey and G Lauren Hediger for four games and G A.J. Farrar and G Jen Daniels for one game for violating team rules.

LOUISIANA TECH: Suspended RB Ralph Davis one game for violating team rules.

UMBC: Men's lacrosse team selected M Franklin Berry (Mount Hebron), D Jeff Clark and M Matt Gallagher as tri-captains.

TOWSON: Named Lamont Franklin, Stephen Miss and Luke Strege men's basketball assistant coaches. ... Announced the following 2003 inductees into school's Athletic Hall of Fame: Tara Rottet Blackburn (Class of 1993, women's basketball), Dale Chipps (1990, football), Janine Spezio Eikenberg (1993, gymnastics), Lance Johnson (1993, men's soccer), Chuck Lightening (1992, men's basketball), Tom Meinhardt (tennis coach/AD), Colleen Cahill Murphy (1990, field hockey, women's lacrosse). Induction dinner is next Friday. The 1968-69 women's basketball team will be honored. Senior SS Brian McKenna will be presented Doc Minnegan Scholarship Award.

UTAH: Announced that WR Larry Miles has quit football team.


CHARGERS: Re-signed G Kevin Breedlove to practice squad. Released K Mackenzie Hoambrecker from practice squad.

FALCONS: Claimed S Siddeeq Shabazz off waivers from Raiders.

PANTHERS: NFL fined T Jordan Gross $5,000 for hit against Falcons.


CAPITALS: Assigned C Darcy Verot, C Trent Whitfield and G Maxime Ouellet to AHL Portland.

HURRICANES: Assigned LW Ryan Bayda to AHL Lowell.

PENGUINS: Assigned F Jim Abbott, F Brandon Doria, F Jean-Francois DuFour, F Jason Jaffray, F Mark Kosick, F Jacques Lariviere, F Mike Lephart, F Martin Paquet, F J.C. Ruid, D Jake Ortmeyer, D T.J Reynolds and G Nick Boucher to ECHL Wheeling.

PORTLAND (AHL): Named former Capitals G Martin Brochu to Hall of Fame.


BLAST (MISL): Named Art Sinclair play-by-play announcer on WCBM (680 AM).

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