Transactions

TRANSACTIONS

March 13, 2004

Moves

Baseball

CARDINALS: Assigned P Matt Duff, P Randy Flores, P Joe Horgan, P Tyler Johnson, P Allen Levrault, P Spike Lundberg, former Orioles P Chad Paronto, P Jason Pearson and IF Scott Seabol to Triple-A Memphis. Assigned C Dan Moylan and C Gabe Johnson to Double-A Tennessee. Assigned C Matt Pagnozzi to short-season Single-A New Jersey.

DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed to three-year, $3.3 million contract with P Brandon Webb.

MARINERS: Optioned C Ryan Christianson and P Rett Johnson to Triple-A Tacoma. Reassigned P Craig Anderson, OF Shin Soo Choo, IF Adam Jones, P Jose Nunez, C Wiki Gonzalez and IF A.J. Zapp to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Assigned C Ronny Paulino, former Orioles P Chris Fussell and P Paul Maholm to minor league camp. Assigned P Bobby Bradley and C Ryan Doumit to Double-A Altoona. Assigned P Cory Stewart to Triple-A Nashville.

YANKEES: Optioned P Bret Prinz to Triple-A Columbus.

Basketball

NBA: Approved $250 million sale of Hawks and NHL's Thrashers, but NHL must still sign off on deal before new ownership group headed by Steve Belkin can take over.

CLIPPERS: Activated G Doug Overton. Placed G Marko Jaric on injured list.

KINGS: Signed G Rodney Buford for rest of season.

KNICKS: Signed C Vin Baker for remainder of season. Activated G Moochie Norris from injured list. Placed C Cezary Trybankski (left patella tendinitis) and G Frank Williams (strained left groin) on injured list.

LAKERS: Activated F Karl Malone. Placed F Brian Cook on injured list with back spasms.

MAGIC: Demoted GM John Gabriel to team adviser and regional scout. Named chief operating officer John Weisbrod GM.

RAPTORS: Signed F Corie Blount. Waived F Michael Bradley. Placed G Milt Palacio on injured list.

76ERS: Placed F Glenn Robinson on injured list after right elbow surgery. Placed F Amal McCaskill on injured list with lower back strain. Activated F Derrick Coleman and F Marc Jackson from injured list.

Colleges

UC SAN DIEGO: Declined to renew contract of men's basketball coach Greg Lanthier.

Football

BEARS: Signed free-agent T John Tait, who had been with Chiefs, to six-year contract. Signed K Joe O'Donnell.

BRONCOS: Signed free-agent WR Willie Jackson, who sat out last season.

DOLPHINS: Signed free-agent FB Sammy Morris, who had been with Bills. Signed free-agent T John St. Clair, who had been with Rams, to two-year, $2.6 million contract. Re-signed P Matt Turk to three-year, $2.65 million deal.

RAIDERS: Signed free-agent LB Danny Clark, who had been with Jaguars.

RAMS: Matched Redskins' six-year, $15 million offer to CB Jerametrius Butler. Matched Panthers' five-year, $8.3 million offer to TE Brandon Manumaleuna.

RAVENS: Agreed to two-year contract with QB Anthony Wright and five-year contract with T Orlando Brown.

REDSKINS: Re-signed S Todd Franz and LB Lemar Marshall.

TEXANS: Signed LB Marcus Bell.

Hockey

BRUINS: Assigned G Peter Hamerlik to Trenton of the ECHL.

CAPITALS: Recalled C Brooks Laich from AHL Portland. Assigned D Shaone Morrisonn to Portland.

THRASHERS: Recalled G Kari Lehtonen from AHL Chicago. Assigned G Frederic Cassivi to Chicago.

Horse racing

SANTA ANITA PARK: Suspended jockey Corey Nakatani for 30 days for causing Javier Santiago to fall from horse in race last Saturday.

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