December 23, 2003



ATHLETICS: Agreed to terms with former Orioles P Arthur Rhodes on three-year contract.

BRAVES: Agreed to terms with P Armando Almanza on one-year contract. Designated P Chris Water for assignment.

BREWERS: Agreed to terms with OF Ben Grieve and C Gary Bennett on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with P Adrian Hernandez on a minor league contract.

CARDINALS: Agreed to terms with P Jason Marquis on one-year contract.

MARLINS: Agreed to terms with P Toby Borland on minor league contract.

METS: Agreed to terms with P Scott Strickland on one-year contract. Agreed to terms with P Pedro Feliciano and P Jeremy Hill on minor league contracts.

ORIOLES: Agreed to terms with C Javy Lopez on three-year contract.

RANGERS: Agreed to terms with P Mike Bacsik and OF Jason Tyner on minor league contracts.

REDS: Named Dean Taylor assistant general manager, Debbie Bent executive assistant to the GM and Brad Kullman director of major league operations.

RED SOX: Agreed to terms with OF Gabe Kapler on one-year contract.

ROCKIES: Agreed to terms with C Todd Greene on one-year contract. Agreed to terms with P Jeff Tam, P Brian Tollberg, IF Benji Gil and IF Andy Tracy on minor league contracts. Declined to offer 2004 contract to P Matt Miller.

TIGERS: Agreed to terms with P Andy Van Hekken on minor league contract.

TWINS: Agreed to terms with IF Augie Ojeda on one-year contract.


KINGS: Activated F Lawrence Funderburke from injured list.

KNICKS: Fired Scott Layden, president. Named Steve Mills president and chief operating officer and Isiah Thomas president of basketball operations.

NETS: Signed C Mikki Moore. Waived F Damone Brown.

NUGGETS: Placed G Jon Barry (strained neck) on injured list. Activated G Jeff Trepagnier.

WARRIORS: Waived C Cherokee Parks.


COLUMBIA: Announced resignation of John Reeves, athletic director, effective June 30, 2004.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Named Henry Frazier III football coach.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN: Suspended C Chase Johnson, FB Marcus Draper, FB Reggie La'Mothe, CB Gerrad Wilson and CB Derek Ferry for tonight's Fort Worth Bowl for violating team rules.

UCLA: Suspended S Ben Emanuel II for Silicon Valley Bowl for violating team rules.


EAGLES: Signed OT Dante Ellington to practice squad.

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Agreed to terms with David Baker, commissioner, on contract extension through 2007.


BLUES: Signed LW Scott Pellerin.

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