For The Record

July 03, 2004


Auto racing

PATRICK RACING: Replaced retired Al Unser Jr. with Jeff Simmons for tomorrow's IRL Argent Mortgage 300 at Kansas Speedway.


ATHLETICS: Placed former Orioles P Arthur Rhodes on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with strained back. Recalled IF Ramon Castro from Triple-A Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Micheal Nakamura to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contract of P David Bush from Syracuse.

BRAVES: Optioned IF Mike Hessman to Triple-A Richmond. Activated 1B Adam LaRoche.

BREWERS: Activated P Ben Ford; sent him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

CUBS: Assigned P Andrew Shipman to Single-A Daytona.

DEVIL RAYS: Activated OF Damian Rolls. Optioned OF Joey Gathright to Triple-A Durham.

DIAMONDBACKS: Fired manager Bob Brenly. Named Al Pedrique interim manager for rest of season. Announced resignation of bench coach Robin Yount. Named Mark Davis pitching coach, Tommy Jones first base coach, Lorenzo Bundy bench coach and Dennis Lewallyn bullpen coach. Announced that first base coach Glenn Sherlock will move to third base coach.

MARLINS: Recalled P Nate Bump from Triple-A Albuquerque.

PADRES: Recalled P Jake Peavy from rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Mobile; activated him.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of C Danny Ardoin from Triple-A Oklahoma. Designated C Ken Huckaby for assignment.

REDS: Called up P Jesus Sanchez from Triple-A Louisville. Sent IF-OF Jermaine Clark outright to Louisville.

RED SOX: Acquired P Brandon Puffer from Padres for player to be named; assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket. Acquired P Jimmy Anderson from Cubs for P Andrew Shipman and player to be named. Activated 3B Bill Mueller. Placed P Scott Williamson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, with nerve impingement in right forearm. Designated IF Cesar Crespo for assignment. Recalled P Anastacio Martinez from Pawtucket.

ROCKIES: Designated IF-OF Denny Hocking for assignment. Recalled OF Kit Pellow from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

ROYALS: Acquired OF Ruben Mateo from Pirates for cash.


BUCKS: Named Jerome Kersey assistant coach.

MAVERICKS: Agreed with G Marquis Daniels on six-year contract.

NUGGETS: Agreed to multi-year contract with C Marcus Camby.

RAPTORS: Named Jim Todd and Jay Triano assistant coaches and Alex English assistant coach and director of player development.

76ERS: Signed F Andre Iguodala, first-round draft pick. Named Joe Gallagher assistant coach.


MONTANA: Announced that G Roy Booker has left men's basketball team.

SYRACUSE: Announced resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Troy Weaver to become scout for NBA's Jazz.

TENNESSEE: Named Dean Lockwood women's assistant basketball coach.

VERMONT: Named Jennifer Johnson women's lacrosse coach.


AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Announced that five cyclists linked to drug-use investigation - former world champions Graeme Brown, Jobie Dajka, Sean Eadie, Shane Kelly and Brett Lancaster - will be allowed to compete at Olympics.

BRITISH CYCLING FEDERATION: Announced that David Millar withdrew from Olympic team one day after saying he used performance-enhancing drug.


BENGALS: Placed OT Belton Johnson on IR with torn quadriceps.

CHARGERS: Negotiated stadium lease with San Diego that would keep team from moving through 2008.

High school

OAKLAND MILLS: Named Richard Hendershott AD and football coach.


BLACKHAWKS: Signed C Curtis Brown, who had been with Sharks, and RW Matthew Barnaby, who had been with Avalanche.

CAPITALS: Re-signed C Darcy Verot to one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Signed free-agent G Jamie McLennan to two-year contract with option for 2006-07 season.

Horse racing

CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD: Suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela for failing to comply with drug testing requirements of his agreement one day after he resumed riding after a previous suspension.


UNITED (MLS): Signed G Troy Perkins.

Track and field

U.S. TRACK AND FIELD: Announced that world-record holder Mike Powell won't compete in long jump at U.S. Olympic trials next week because of knee injury.

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