September 08, 2004



ASTROS: Recalled P Tim Redding and P Brandon Duckworth from Triple-A New Orleans. Purchased contract of IF Jason Alfaro from New Orleans. Announced that P David Weathers cleared waivers and is free agent.

ATHLETICS: Recalled P Justin Lehr from Triple-A Sacramento.

BREWERS: Recalled IF Trent Durrington and P Travis Phelps from Triple-A Indianapolis. Purchased contract of C Mark Johnson from Indianapolis. Added Stan Kyles to coaching staff. Released P Nick Neugebauer.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated P Scott Service from 15-day DL. Recalled P Randy Choate and P Michael Gosling from Triple-A Tucson.

DODGERS: Recalled IF Antonio Perez, IF Joe Thurston and OF Chin-Feng Chen from Triple-A Las Vegas. Activated P Edwin Jackson from 15-day DL. Purchased contract of IF Jose Flores from Las Vegas. Transferred P Darren Dreifort to 60-day DL.

EXPOS: Recalled IF Brendan Harris from Triple-A Edmonton.

GIANTS: Recalled OF Todd Linden, P David Aardsma and P Jesse Foppert from Triple-A Fresno. Recalled C Justin Knoedler from Double-A Norwich.

MARLINS: Activated IF-OF Wil Cordero from 60-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Aaron Small from Triple-A Albuquerque and P Logan Kensing from Single-A Jupiter. Designated P Michael Tejera and P Tommy Phelps for assignment.

ORIOLES: Recalled OF Darnell McDonald, P Rick Bauer and P Eddy Rodriguez from Triple-A Ottawa. Purchased contract of P Aaron Rakers from Ottawa. Transferred IF Jerry Hairston to 60-day DL.

PADRES: Recalled OF Xavier Nady and P Justin Germano from Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Dennis Tankersley and OF Freddy Guzman to Portland.

PIRATES: Recalled OF Tony Alvarez, C J.R. House, IF Freddy Sanchez and P Mark Corey from Triple-A Nashville.

RANGERS: Activated P Joaquin Benoit from 15-day DL.

REDS: Recalled IF Anderson Machado from Triple-A Louisville. Purchased contract of P Aaron Myette from Louisville.

RED SOX: Activated OF Trot Nixon and IF Pokey Reese from 15-day DL.

ROCKIES: Recalled IF Garrett Atkins, OF Brad Hawpe, P Chris Gissell and P Allan Simpson from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Purchased contracts of P Adam Bernero and IF Andy Tracy from Colorado Springs. Transferred OF Preston Wilson to 60-day DL.

ROYALS: Recalled P Chris George from Triple-A Omaha. Recalled P Mike MacDougal from Double-A Wichita.

TIGERS: Recalled P Franklyn German from Triple-A Toledo.

WHITE SOX: Recalled IF Wilson Valdez from Triple-A Charlotte.


SUNS: Signed G Yuta Tabuse.

WARRIORS: Named former Wizard Mitch Richmond special assistant.

WIZARDS: Named Eric Waters athletic trainer and Drew Cleary strength and conditioning coach.


ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: Named Maryland LB D'Qwell Jackson Defensive Lineman of the Week; Maryland K Nick Novak and Virginia KR Alvin Pearman Co-Specialists of the Week; Wake Forest RB Chris Barclay Offensive Back of the Week; North Carolina C Jason Brown Offensive Lineman of the Week; Clemson's Justin Miller Defensive Back of the Week; and Wake Forest LB Jonathan Abbate Rookie of the Week.

EAST CAROLINA: Named Terry Holland, former basketball coach and athletic director at Virginia, athletic director.

GOUCHER: Margo Becker (Franklin) was named Capital Athletic Conference Female Cross Country Runner of the Week.

LOYOLA: Sophomore F Omar Alfonso was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week in soccer.

SALISBURY: Sophomore KR-CB Byron Westbrook was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

TOWSON: Junior DB Allante Harrison (Woodlawn) was named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week.

UMBC: Named Gary Wohlstetter (entrepreneurial efforts/facilities/operations) and Kathy Zerrlaut (compliance/student support services) senior associate athletic directors; Steve Levy (communications) named associate AD; Geoff Rupert director of physical education and recreation.


BEARS: Signed WR Carl Ford to practice squad.

BENGALS: Signed WR Maurice Mann to practice squad.

BUCCANEERS: Signed OG Jason Broyles, RB Earnest Graham, RB Joe Smith, DE Isaac Hilton, DE Corey Smith, WR Allen Suber and CB Ronyell Whitaker to practice squad.

CHARGERS: Signed CB Brandon Haw to practice squad.

CHIEFS: Signed C Jonathan Ingram and OG Tim Stuber to practice squad.

COWBOYS: Signed CB Lenny Williams, RB Ran Carthon, LB Ryan Fowler, WR Terrence Copper, TE Landon Trusty, DT Jermaine Brooks, S Steve Cargile and WR Tom Crowder to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed DE Bryan Robinson to one-year contract. Waived WR Sam Simmons. Signed TE Hart Turner to practice squad.

49ERS: Released DT Riddick Parker and DT Josh Shaw. Signed DT Tony Brown. Released DT Michael Landry and G Alonzo Cunningham from practice squad. Signed CB Rayshun Reed and OT Tom Provost to practice squad.

GIANTS: Signed K Steve Christie. Released K Todd France. Signed DE Khaleed Vaughn, WR Chris Davis, LB T.J. Hollowell, LB Jim Maxwell, TE Mark Anelli, Ol Tyson Clabo, DT Mario Monds and Clarence Farmer to practice squad.

PATRIOTS: Signed S Russell Stuvaints to practice squad. Released WR Michael Jennings from practice squad.

RAMS: Signed OG Darnell Alford.

REDSKINS: Signed LB Dominique Stevenson. Released LB Clifton Smith.

TITANS: Signed WR Derek McCoy and OL Isaac Herring to practice squad.

VIKINGS: Signed K Morten Andersen. Signed P Travis Dorsch and S Deandre Eiland to practice squad.


CALLAWAY GOLF: Announced that Masters champion Phil Mickelson has signed multi-year endorsement deal.


BLUE JACKETS: Claimed C Jeff Panzer off waivers from Blues.

COYOTES: Signed C Randall Gelech to three-year contract.

FLAMES: Signed G Sebastien Centomo, who had been with Leafs.

PENGUINS: Re-signed LW Guillaume Lefebvre.

SHARKS: Agreed with television announcer Drew Remenda on multi-year contract.


INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME: Announced following nominees for induction: Jim Courier, Yannick Noah, Jana Novotna, Owen Davidson, Christine Truman Janes, Patricia Canning Todd, Earl "Butch" Buchholz Jr. and Eiichi Kawatei.

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