November 04, 2003



BLUE JAYS: Named Brad Arnsberg pitching coach for Triple-A Syracuse and Rick Adair pitching coach and Jim Bowie coach for Double-A Manchester.

BRAVES: Exercised $5.7 million 2004 option on P Russ Ortiz.

CARDINALS: Declined to exercise 2004 options on P Jeff Fassero ($1.5 million), P Chris Carpenter ($2 million) and 2B Fernando Vina ($4.5 million).

INDIANS: Agreed to minor league contracts with P Mark Wohlers, P Jason Bere and P Dave Lee. Activated IF Ricky Gutierrez, IF Omar Vizquel, OF Ryan Ludwick and P Bob Wickman from the 60-day DL.

PADRES: Named former GM Randy Smith director of professional and international scouting, Felix Francisco coordinator of Latin American scouting and Elanis Westbrooks professional scout. Named Randy Ready manager of Single-A Fort Wayne.

PHILLIES: Acquired P Billy Wagner from Astros for P Brandon Duckworth, P Taylor Buchholz and P Ezequiel Astacio.

REDS: Activated OF Reggie Taylor and P Ryan Dempster from 60-day DL.

WHITE SOX: Named former Orioles IF Ozzie Guillen manager.



HEAT: Signed G Kirk Penney. Placed F Samaki Walker on injured list with shoulder problems.


ARKANSAS: Announced that NCAA will not investigate claims by former Razorbacks player that boosters gave him $10,000 and that he didn't attend classes.

AUBURN: Fired director of football operations Eldon Hawley for unspecified violation of university policy.

EASTERN MICHIGAN: Fired football coach Jeff Woodruff. Named former Ravens assistant coach Al Lavan interim football coach.

MARYLAND: ACC named K Nick Novak football Specialist of the Week and outside hitter Maria DiLivio volleyball co-Player of the Week.

UMBC: America East named F-M Lori Quintavalle women's soccer Player of the Week.

MIAMI: Suspended CB Antrel Rolle for Saturday's game against Tennessee for sideline fight last Saturday.

MICHIGAN STATE: Announced that DT Greg Yeaster will miss rest of season after injuring knee Saturday.

MORGAN STATE: MEAC named T Yannick Boka football Offensive Player of the Week.

NAVY: Named Matt Dempsey and Hassan Booker women's basketball assistant coaches. Patriot League named G Kim Bonafede women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week and M Molly Burd Rookie of the Week.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: Named Chris Kosiba women's basketball assistant coach.

ST. MARY'S: CAC named F Sarah Sloane (St. Paul's School for Girls) field hockey Player of the Week.

TOWSON: CAA named middle blocker Christina Grempler (Severna Park) women's volleyball Rookie of the Week.

VIRGINIA TECH: Suspended CB DeAngelo Hall for first half of game at Pittsburgh on Saturday for sideline fight last Saturday.

WASHINGTON: Announced that TB Rich Alexis is expected to miss rest of regular season because of torn left quadriceps.


BROWNS: Suspended RB William Green one game for conduct detrimental to team; he was charged last week with driving under the influence.

CARDINALS: Signed WR Bryan Gilmore to two-year contract extension.

JAGUARS: Signed C Brad Meester to five-year contract extension through 2008.

SAINTS: Released DT Grady Jackson, who just completed one-week suspension for breaking team rule.

High school

SEVERNA PARK: G Christie York committed orally to play soccer for North Carolina-Wilmington.


BLUES: Recalled D Bryce Salvador from AHL Worcester. Assigned F Johnny Pohl and D Mike Stuart to Worcester.

CANADIENS: Recalled LW Chad Kilger from AHL Hamilton.

FLYERS: Recalled D Jim Vandermeer from AHL Philadelphia.

LIGHTNING: Recalled C Alexander Svitov from AHL Hamilton.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Assigned RW Alexei Smirnov to AHL Cincinnati.

OILERS: Recalled C Peter Sarno from AHL Toronto.

RANGERS: Recalled RW Paul Healey from AHL Hartford.

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