September 14, 2004



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Reduced suspension of Cubs P Kent Mercker from three games to two.

ATHLETICS: Designated IF Ramon Castro for assignment. Purchased contract of C Mike Rose from Triple-A Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS: Signed OF Frank Catalanotto to two-year, $5.4 million contract extension.

ORIOLES: Placed 1B David Segui on 15-day DL with recurring inflammation in left knee.

PADRES: Recalled OF Freddy Guzman, C Humberto Quintero and P Brian Sweeney from Triple-A Portland.

PIRATES: Signed two-year player-development agreement with Triple-A Indianapolis.

RANGERS: Activated P Juan Dominguez from 60-day DL. Placed IF Herbert Perry on 60-day DL with sore right knee. Recalled 1B Adrian Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma.

ROCKIES: Recalled P Chin-hui Tsao from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

TIGERS: Former Orioles coach Steve Boros, a special assistant to GM, will retire effective Jan. 1. Sent P Lino Urdaneta outright to Triple-A Toledo.


HEAT: Reached agreement in principle with free-agent F Christian Laettner.

WIZARDS: Named Zack Bolno director of public relations.


FROSTBURG STATE: ACFC named DE Kevin Culbert co-Defensive Player of the Week and LB Mo Fokou Rookie of the Week.

GOUCHER: CAC named Kevin Bartruff men's soccer Player of the Week.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Centennial Conference named QB Zach DiIonno football co-Offensive Player of the Week.

LOYOLA: MAAC named M Naomi Daniels women's soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

MARYLAND: ACC and College Soccer News named F Jason Garey men's soccer Player of the Week.

UMBC: America East named D Mike Pennacchia (Calvert Hall) men's soccer co-Player of the Week.

MINNESOTA: NCAA announced that basketball G Moe Hargrow won't be eligible to play this season.

MORGAN STATE: MEAC named DB Jason Little (Glen Burnie) football Rookie of the Week.

NAVY: NCAA named former basketball player Courtney Davidson Maryland's Woman of the Year. ... Patriot League named outside hitter Ashley Van Hartesvelt women's volleyball Player of the Week.

SALISBURY: ACFC named QB Dustin Johnson football Offensive Player of the Week, LB Brad DeHaven co-Defensive Player of the Week and K Brock Boland special teams Player of the Week. ... School will add following members to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 15: lacrosse player Glenn Norris '81; track athlete Cindy Daugherty '85; basketball player Dawn Webb Bracley '90; and lacrosse player Kevin Hohner '92.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: TB Hershel Dennis returned to squad after sitting out two games for violating team rules.

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


STEELERS: Placed DB Ainsley Battles on IR. Activated DB Russell Stuvaints from practice squad.


BLUES: Re-signed D Barret Jackman.

CANADIENS: Signed D Sheldon Souray to three-year contract.


MISL: Announced that Sidekicks will be inactive for 2004-05 season.

UNITED: MLS named F Alecko Eskandarian Player of the Week.

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