April 11, 2004



ASTROS: Placed P Andy Pettitte on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 7, with strained left elbow. Called up P Brandon Backe from Triple-A New Orleans.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed OF Bubba Trammell to minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.

RED SOX: Designated IF Brian Daubach for assignment. Purchased contract of P Frank Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

TWINS: Recalled OF Lew Ford from Triple-A Rochester.


BOWLING GREEN: Named Vance Joseph defensive backs coach.

DENVER: Suspended F Lukas Dora for last night's NCAA hockey title game for violating team rules.


RAIDERS: Signed free-agent TE Roland Williams, who had been with Buccaneers.

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