March 18, 2004



BRAVES: Optioned P Roman Colon and IF Nick Green to Triple-A Richmond. Optioned P Brett Evert, IF Richard Lewis, IF Tony Pena Jr. and IF Kelly Johnson to Double-A Greenville. Optioned P Blaine Boyer, IF Scott Thorman and OF Onil Joseph to Single-A Myrtle Beach. Reassigned C Brayan Pena, C Jean Boscan and C Bryce Terveen to their minor league camp.

DEVIL RAYS: Reassigned P Rob Bell, P Ken Cloude and IF Jason Maxwell to their minor league camp.

INDIANS: Claimed P Matt White off waivers from Rockies. Placed P Billy Traber on 60-day disabled list.

ORIOLES: Optioned IF Jose Morban and 1B Walter Young to Double-A Bowie, P Daniel Cabrera and P Ryan Hannaman to Single-A Frederick, P Adam Loewen to Single-A Delmarva and C Raul Casanova, IF Napoleon Calzado and OF Pedro Swann to their minor league camp.

REDS: Signed OF John Vander Wal to minor league contract.

RED SOX: Signed P Cory Willey (Salisbury) to minor league contract.

WHITE SOX: Optioned P Gary Majewski to Triple-A Charlotte. Assigned C Jonathan Acevas, C Carlos Maldonado, IF Mike Bell, P Josh Stewart and OF Mario Valenzuela to minor league camp.


NBA: Fined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $10,000 for inappropriate public comments after loss to Spurs on March 5.

RAPTORS: Activated G Alvin Williams. Placed G Roger Mason on injured list.


NCAA: Announced that DePaul G LeVar Seals has been suspended for first round of NCAA tournament because he received a flagrant foul for throwing a punch in game March 13 against Cincinnati.

FROSTBURG STATE: Announced the junior Page Macey (North County) was named honorable mention Division III Player of the Week.

GOUCHER: Announced that Pat Tracy (St. Paul's) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week for men's lacrosse. Harrison Tucker was named CAC Player of the Week in men's track and field.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Announced that Mary Key (St. Mary's) was named American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Named Erin Brilhart, who had coached golf at Francis Scott Key, men's golf coach.

NAVY: Announced that sophomore A Ian Dingman and junior D Mitch Hendler were named Patriot League offensive and defensive lacrosse Players of the Week, respectively.

SHIPPENSBURG: Announced that Kelley Tiesi (Towson Catholic) was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Fired women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht.

TOWSON: Announced the junior 1B Sam Schaukowitch was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

WESTERN CAROLINA: Announced that junior G Kevin Martin submitted his name for NBA draft, but has kept his option open of returning for senior season.


CHARGERS: Re-signed S Jerry Wilson to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Signed OT Martin Chase, who had been with Redskins. Released OT Jeff Hatch.

SAINTS: Re-signed OT Spencer Folau to three-year contract.


BLUE JACKETS: Assigned D Darrel Scoville to AHL Syracuse.

CAPITALS: Assigned RW Boyd Gordon to AHL Portland.

COYOTES: Reassigned C Jason Jaspers to AHL Springfield.

RED WINGS: Recalled D Anders Myrvold from AHL Grand Rapids.

High schools

OWINGS MILLS: Announced that wrestler Eric Fishel will attend Johns Hopkins.

PATTERSON: Announced that lineman David Evans and DB Orlando Webb will play for Shepherd College.

EASTERN TECH: Announced that soccer player Andrew Kordula has signed with UMBC.


UNITED (MLS): Announced that that Radio America (WACA 1540 AM) has been named the club's official Spanish-language radio partner for 2004 season.

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