For The Record

March 25, 2004



CARDINALS: Optioned P Dan Haren, P Evan Rust and P Josh Pearce to Triple-A Memphis. Sent P Jason Ryan outright to Memphis

DEVIL RAYS: Released former Orioles IF Deivi Cruz, P Todd Jones, IF Fernando Tatis and P Mike Williams. Reassigned C Edwards Guzman, 1B Fred McGriff and P Todd Ritchie to minor league camp. Optioned P Dewon Brazleton, P Jesus Colome, P Travis Harper and C Pete Laforest to Triple-A Durham. Placed P Jason Standridge on 15-day DL after right shoulder surgery.

PHILLIES: Claimed C Michel Hernandez from waivers from Red Sox. Designated P Bud Smith for assignment.

TIGERS: Assigned P Ariel Prieto to minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Assigned IF Bobby Smith to minor league camp.

YANKEES: Gave IF Erick Almonte unconditional release. Assigned C Sal Fasano to minor league camp.

LONG ISLAND (INDEPENDENT): Agreed to terms with former Orioles minor league P Bill Pulsipher.


NUGGETS: Activated F Chris Andersen from IR. Placed F Nikoloz Tskitishvili on injured list with sprained ankle.

PACERS: Placed G-F Jonathan Bender on injured list with sprained right shoulder. Activated C Primoz Brezec from injured list.

RAPTORS: Placed G Alvin Williams on injured list with sore right knee. Activated G Milt Palacio.


ALBION: Named Josh Buis assistant football coach.

CASE WESTERN RESERVE: Promoted offensive coordinator Greg Debeljak to football coach.

CATHOLIC: CAC named 3B-DH Jason Funk (Archbishop Spaulding) baseball Player of the Week.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: Named Ed Argast offensive coordinator and Frank Forcucci defensive coordinator.

FERRIS STATE: Named Amp Campbell assistant football coach for defensive secondary and special teams coordinator.

JACKSONVILLE: Announced that contract of women's basketball coach Melissa Taketa will not be renewed.

JOHNS HOPKINS: American Lacrosse Conference named M Heidi Pearce women's Player of the Week.

UMES: Announced that contract of men's basketball coach Thomas Trotter will not be renewed. Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Surina Dixon, effective June 30.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: NEC named Shannon Norris Track Athlete of the Week and Mandy Jenkins and Ryan Martin women's and men's track Rookies of the Week, respectively.

NAVY: Golf Coaches Association of America named Billy Hurley to represent United States in Palmer Cup on Aug. 6-7 in County Kerry, Ireland.

NEW ORLEANS: Agreed to new five-year contract with men's basketball coach Monte Towe.

ST. MARY'S: CAC named M Carol Schmoeller (Catonsville) women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

SALISBURY: CAC named A Scott Simmons men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

TEXAS A&M: Named Billy Gillispie men's basketball coach.


BILLS: Re-signed DE Keith McKenzie.

BUCCANEERS: Re-signed TE Ken Dilger and long snapper Ryan Benjamin.

CHIEFS: Agreed to one-year contracts with LB Monty Beisel, RB Derrick Blaylock and DT Eric Downing.

GIANTS: Signed free-agent CB Terry Cousin, who had been with Panthers.

PACKERS: Signed unrestricted S Mark Roman, who had been with Bengals. Re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent T Kevin Barry.

PANTHERS: Signed LB Brandon Short, who had been with Giants, to three-year contract.

PATRIOTS: Signed free-agent WR Michael Jennings. Waived CB Michael Hall.

REDSKINS: Signed OL Daryl Terrell.

SEAHAWKS: Agreed to four-year contract with CB Bobby Taylor.

TEXANS: Signed S Curry Burns, LB Travis Carroll, DE Jason Davis, OL Curry Dawson, LB Troy Evans, OT Garrick Jones, TE Jabari Holloway, TE Rashod Kent, long snapper Bryan Pittman, CB Demarcus Faggins and TE Matt Murphy.

High schools

PERRY HALL: G Mallory McDonald accepted academic scholarship at Lycoming, where she will play soccer.


AVALANCHE: Recalled D Brett Clark from AHL Hershey.

BLACKHAWKS: Reassigned G Michael Leighton to AHL Norfolk.

BLUE JACKETS: Recalled D Zenith Komarniski from AHL Syracuse.

CAPITALS: Assigned C Andrej Podkonicky to AHL Portland.

DEVILS: Signed F Aaron Voros; assigned him to AHL Albany.

HURRICANES: Recalled LW Tomas Kurka from AHL Lowell.

PREDATORS: Assigned D Andrew Hutchinson to AHL Milwaukee.

SHARKS: Assigned G Nolan Schaefer to AHL Cleveland.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Suspended American Lyndsay Devaney two years for refusing to take drug test in January.

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