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For The Record

December 15, 2003

Moves

Baseball

DEVIL RAYS: Acquired IF Geoff Blum from Astros for P Brandon Backe. Agreed to two-year, $6 million contract with free-agent OF Jose Cruz, who had been with Giants. Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with SS Rey Sanchez, who had been with Mets.

EXPOS: Named former Orioles OF Tim Raines manager of Single-A Brevard County.

MARINERS: Agreed to one-year, $2.5 million contract with SS Carlos Guillen.

ORIOLES: Agreed to six-year, $72 million contract with SS Miguel Tejada.

ROCKIES: Acquired P Mark Hendrickson and player to be named or cash considerations from Blue Jays for P Justin Speier. Traded Hendrickson to Devil Rays for P Joe Kennedy.

ROYALS: Signed free-agent IF Tony Graffanino, who had been with White Sox, to two-year, $2.2 million contract.

HALL OF FAME: Murray Chass of The New York Times won J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

Basketball

WIZARDS: Placed G Gilbert Arenas on injured list with strained abdominal muscle.

College

MARQUETTE: Announced that F James Matthews has left men's basketball team.

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