August 18, 2004



MARINERS: Purchased contract of C Rich Rodrigues Northern League (Independent).

PADRES: Waived P Rod Beck. Recalled OF Freddy Guzman from Triple-A Portland.

RED SOX: Activated P Curtis Leskanic from 15-day DL. Purchased contract of IF Earl Snyder from Triple-A Pawtucket. Placed 3B Kevin Youkilis on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with bruised right ankle. Placed 1B David McCarty on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with a cyst in his right wrist. Transferred P Scott Williamson from 15- to 60-day DL.

TWINS: Activated P Grant Balfour from 15-day DL. Optioned P Matt Guerrier to Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX: Claimed OF Alex Escobar off waivers from Indians and placed him on 15-day DL with fractured right foot. Placed C Sandy Alomar on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with pulled groin. Recalled C Jamie Burke from Triple-A Charlotte.


CLIPPERS: Signed free-agent swingman Quinton Ross.


LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE: Named Robert Lee head men's basketball coach.

VALPARAISO: Named Greg Tonagel director of basketball operations.


BEARS: Acquired LB Quinn Dorsey from Patriots for undisclosed draft pick.

BRONCOS: Signed LB Cornelius Anthony. Waived WR Willie Jackson.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed CB Jimmy Wyrick to a one-year contract.

EAGLES: Signed DE Colston Weatherington.

FALCONS: Waived CB Derek Ross. Re-signed CB Pat Ricketts.

JETS: Placed RB Josh Davis on injured reserve.

PACKERS: Waived LB Marcus Wilkins.

PANTHERS: Signed LB Curtis Randall. Waived WR Detronn Harris.

REDSKINS: Released S Ifeanyi Ohalete. Signed T Marcus Spriggs. Released T Brandon Winey.

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Approved Arthur M. Blank as new owner of Georgia Force.


COYOTES: Re-signed RW Mike Johnson to three-year contract.


BAYHAWKS: M Paul Cantabene was named MLL Defensive Player of the Week.

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