August 27, 2004



ASTROS: Placed Dan Miceli on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, with conjunctivitis. Purchased contract of Russ Springer from Triple-A New Orleans.

EXPOS: Placed 2B Jose Vidro on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with patella tendinitis in his right knee. Placed P Francis Beltran on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Recalled P Scott Downs and P Gary Majewski from Triple-A Edmonton.

RANGERS: Activated P Chan Ho Park from 60-day DL. Placed P Mickey Callaway on 60-day DL. Moved IF Brad Fullmer from 15 to the 60-day DL.

ROYALS: Named Donny Rowland senior director of player personnel.


HEAT: Signed F Matt Freije.

MARYLAND NIGHTHAWKS (ABA): Named Ashlee Fontes operations manager.


AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE: Named Amy Huchthausen assistant commissioner.

MARYLAND: Named Allison Valentino assistant women's lacrosse coach.

OKLAHOMA: Named Keith Gill associate athletics director for internal governance.

WESTERN MICHIGAN: Signed men's basketball coach Steve Hawkins to an extension through the 2009-10 season.


BEARS: Waived LB Derrick Ballard, DT Charles Hill, TE Robert Johnson and DB Brock Williams.

BILLS: Released WR Clarence Coleman, WR Cedric Bonner, LB Asa Francis, C Dan Koons, RB Isaac Mitchell and LB Michale Spicer.

FALCONS: Re-signed G Kynan Forney to four-year contract extension.

TEXANS: Placed LB Marcus Bell on injured reserve.

DOLPHINS: Waived DE Aaron Hunt, C Shawn Lynch, LB Kevin Mitchell and G Andy Wagstrom.

PATRIOTS: Released WR J.J. Stokes.

TEXANS: Placed LB Marcus Bell on injured reserve.


BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed F Mike Pandolfo.

COYOTES: Signed C Petr Nedved, who had been with Oilers, to three-year contract.

FLAMES: Acquired C Daymond Langkow from Coyotes for D Denis Gauthier and LW Oleg Saprykin.

RANGERS: Signed G Kevin Weekes.

PENGUINS: Re-signed F Matt Hussey.

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