August 28, 2004



ASTROS: Transferred P Andy Pettitte and P Wade Miller to 60-day DL.

BRAVES: Removed P Armando Almanza and P Sam McConnell from 40-man roster.

BREWERS: Recalled P Pedro Liriano from Triple-A Indianapolis.

CUBS: Signed OF Eric Patterson, eighth-round draft pick and brother of Cubs OF Corey Patterson.

DODGERS: Optioned P Masao Kida to Triple-A Las Vegas. Purchased contract of P Scott Stewart from Las Vegas.

EXPOS: Purchased contract of IF Maicer Izturis from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned OF Ron Calloway to Edmonton. Transferred 2B Jose Vidro to 60-day DL.

INDIANS: Recalled P Jeremy Guthrie from Double-A Akron and P Kazuhito Tadano from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Fernando Cabrera to Buffalo. Designated P Chad Durbin for assignment. Extended player development contract with Akron through 2008.

MARINERS: Claimed P Brett Evert off waivers from Braves. Optioned Evert to Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Traded P Dan Wheeler to Astros for OF Adam Seuss. Assigned Seuss to Single-A St. Lucie. Recalled P Jae Seo from Triple-A Norfolk. Signed P Alay Soler, Cuban defector, to three-year, $2.8 million contract.

PADRES: Extended player development agreement with Triple-A Portland through 2006.

RANGERS: Recalled former Orioles P John Wasdin from Triple-A Oklahoma. Designated former Orioles P Scott Erickson for assignment.

WHITE SOX: Recalled P Jason Grilli from Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned P Josh Stewart to Charlotte.


NBA: Suspended Wizards G Gilbert Arenas one game because he failed to maintain proper registration of handgun in 2003.

BOBCATS: Named Chris Munford strength and conditioning coach.

CELTICS: Signed F Justin Reed, 40th pick in draft.

HEAT: Signed F Matt Freije.

KNICKS: Signed G Jamison Brewer, who had been with Pacers.

NETS: Named Bill Cartwright assistant coach.

76ERS: Named Dave Bollwinkel West Coast advance scout.

MARYLAND (ABA): Expansion Nighthawks franchise in Upper Marlboro named David Bartolacci assistant coach.


GEORGETOWN: Named Terri Williams-Flournoy women's basketball coach.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Basketball team was named member of Women's Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll.

ST. JOHN'S: Announced that C Mohamed Diakite and F-C Lamont Hamilton have been reinstated to men's basketball team.


BEARS: Placed LB Derrick Ballard and DT Charles Hill on waivers, TE Robert Johnson on waived/failed-physical list and DB Brock Williams on waived-injured list.

COLTS: Signed P Jesse Nicassio.

49ERS: Waived TE James Jordan.

STEELERS: Released DL Anthony Herron, OT Morgan Pears, FB Darryl Kennedy, LB Nick McNeil, G Josh Parrish, and S Janssen Patton.


BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed LW Mike Pandolfo.

COYOTES: Traded C Daymond Langkow to Flames for D Denis Gauthier and LW Oleg Saprykin. Signed C Petr Nedved.


BAYHAWKS (MLL): M Kip Fulks (Maryland) retired.

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