August 19, 2004



ASTROS: Placed P Andy Pettitte on 15-day DL with torn left elbow flexor tendon.

ATHLETICS: Activated former Orioles P Arthur Rhodes from 15-day DL. Optioned P Jairo Garcia to Triple-A Sacramento.

BRAVES: Placed P Tim Drew on 15-day DL with strained right calf. Recalled P Roman Colon from Triple-A Richmond.

DIAMONDBACKS: Placed C Koyie Hill on 15-day DL with broken right ankle. Purchased contract of C Chris Snyder from Double-A El Paso.

DODGERS: Acquired P Scott Stewart from Indians for player to be named or cash.

GIANTS: Activated P Wayne Franklin (UMBC, North East) from 15-day DL. Optioned P Brad Hennessey to Triple-A Fresno.

INDIANS: Recalled P Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Cliff Bartosh to Buffalo.

MARINERS: Placed IF Justin Leone on 15-day DL with fractured left hand. Recalled IF Ramon Santiago from Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Recalled P Bartolome Fortunato from Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Placed IF-OF Jerry Hairston on 15-day DL with fractured left ankle. Placed OF Larry Bigbie on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with strained groin. Recalled OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Ottawa. Purchased contract of OF Val Majewski from Double-A Bowie.

PADRES: Placed P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC) on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with left oblique strain. Purchased contract of P Steve Watkins from Triple-A Portland.

PIRATES: Recalled P John Van Benschoten from Triple-A Nashville. Designated former Orioles P Willis Roberts for assignment.

ROYALS: Announced that C Mike Tonis cleared waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Wichita.

YANKEES: Activated former Orioles P Mike Mussina from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Andy Phillips to Triple-A Columbus.


HORNETS: Named Rob Werdann scout.

KNICKS: Re-signed F Vin Baker.

RAPTORS: Signed C Loren Woods, who had been with Heat, to two-year, $1.7 million contract.

SPARKS (WNBA): Signed F Monique Coker.

STING (WNBA): Re-signed F Teana Miller.

MARYLAND (ABA): New NightHawks franchise in Upper Marlboro named Rick Matsko GM.


UCLA: Announced that WR Tab Perry has been readmitted to school and has rejoined football team.

HOOD: Named Brian Ellwood men's soccer assistant coach.

PENN STATE: Named QB Zack Mills (Urbana) and LB Derek Wake (DeMatha) co-captains.


BENGALS: Terminated contract of RB Skip Hicks. Released WR Jay Chapman.

BROWNS: Signed OL Jason Andersen.

BUCCANEERS: Placed WR Edell Shepherd on IR.

CARDINALS: Claimed S Ifeanyi Ohalete off waivers from Redskins. Released CB Eric Joyce.

COLTS: Signed DE Derek Kennard and LB Pasha Jackson.

49ERS: Waived DT Bryan Save and DE Bryan Henderson.

JETS: Waived CB Jon Pendergrass and DE Kevin Fales.

PACKERS: Signed S Kevin Curtis. Waived DE Ja'Dae McGuire.

RAMS: Released C Dave Wohlabaugh.

SAINTS: Claimed CB Derek Ross off waivers from Falcons.


AVALANCHE: Signed C Vincent Damphousse, who had been with Sharks, to one-year, $2 million contract.

FLAMES: Re-signed D Jordan Leopold.

RANGERS: Signed LW Chad Wiseman.


UNITED (MLS): Signed M Tim Lawson.

GALAXY (MLS): Named former U.S. men's team coach Steve Sampson coach.


U.S. OPEN: Announced following women's wild cards: Alexandra Stevenson, Ashley Harkleroad, Angela Haynes, Jamea Jackson, Jessica Kirkland, Amber Liu, Bethanie Mattek and Kelly McCain.

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