For The Record

December 09, 2004


Auto racing

EVERNHAM MOTORSPORTS (NASCAR): Signed driver Erin Crocker.

FORD RACING TECHNOLOGY (NASCAR): Signed driver Bobby East.

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING (IRL): Re-signed driver Vitor Meira to multi-year contract. Signed driver Danica Patrick.


ASTROS: Named Ricky Bennett assistant GM and director of player development.

ATHLETICS: Single-A Modesto announced that team name will be changed to Nuts.

BREWERS: Agreed to minor league contracts with P Kane Davis, C Kelley Gulledge, C Jeff Winchester and IF Tony Zuniga.

MARLINS: Agreed to one-year, $8 million contract with P Al Leiter, who had been with Mets.

NATIONALS: Sold contract of OF Val Pascucci to Lotte of Japanese Pacific League.

ORIOLES: Agreed to minor league contract with SS Chris Gomez, who had been with Blue Jays; invited him to major league camp.

PADRES: Agreed to one-year, $3.5 million contract with P Woody Williams, who had been with Cardinals. Agreed to one-year contract with IF Geoff Blum, who had been with Devil Rays.

PHILLIES: Agreed to three-year, $21 million contract with P Jon Lieber, who had been with Yankees.

RANGERS: Agreed to one-year, $550,000 contract with C Sandy Alomar, who had been with White Sox.

RED SOX: Agreed to one-year, $750,000 contract with P Matt Mantei, who had been with Diamondbacks

TIGERS: Named Dan Lunetta director of minor league operations and Mike Smith director of baseball operations. Named Dan Lunetta director of minor league operations. Promoted Mike Smith to director of baseball operations. Named Duffy Dyer manager of Double-A Erie.

WHITE SOX: Agreed to two-year, $5.5 million contract with P Dustin Hermanson, who had been with Giants. Declined salary arbitration to former Orioles 2B Roberto Alomar, C Sandy Alomar, OF Magglio Ordonez and IF Jose Valentin.

EDMONTON (INDEPENDENT): Named Terry Bevington manager.


CAVALIERS: Placed F Robert Traylor on injured list with fractured finger. Activated F-C Scott Williams from injured list.

LAKERS: Placed G Tony Bobbitt on injured list with strained lower back. Activated G Sasha Vujacic.

MAGIC: Placed C Kelvin Cato on injured list with subluxated left shoulder. Activated F Michael Bradley from injured list.

NETS: Signed F Kaniel Dickens. Waived F Awvee Storey. Placed C Jabari Smith on injured list with sprained left ankle.

WIZARDS: Placed G Steve Blake (Maryland) on injured list with strained arch in left foot. Activated G Laron Profit (Maryland) from injured list.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Removed interim label from coach Pat Coyle's job title; Coyle is a former Loyola College coach.


CHOWAN: Named Lorick Atkinson football coach.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Formed task force to review school's continued participation in intercollegiate competition.

EAST CAROLINA: Named Steve Shankweiler offensive line coach.

GEORGIA: Announced that DE David Pollack won Lombardi Award as nation's top football lineman.

GEORGIA TECH: AP named WR Calvin Johnson ACC Rookie of the Year.

GETTYSBURG: National Soccer Coaches Association of America named F Chris Borcik (Franklin) to All-Mid-Atlantic third team.

MARYLAND: American Volleyball Coaches Association named middle blocker Rachel Wagener to East All-Region team.

UMBC: Named Sam Williams assistant athletic director for operations.

McDANIEL: National Soccer Coaches Association of America named D Scott Morrow and M Leon Mach (Calvert Hall) to All-South third team.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Announced signing of the following softball recruits: SS-C Amanda Burk (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson), P-SS Jamie Fowler (Hagerstown/South Hagerstown), SS-2B Kim Fowler (Leonardtown/St.Mary's Ryken) and 3B Kelli Segar (Huntingtown/Huntingtown).

SOUTHERN METHODIST: Gave football coach Phil Bennett two-year contract extension.

UTAH: Promoted defensive coordinator Kyle Whittingham to head football coach.

WEBER STATE: Named Ron McBride football coach.


BEARS: Placed QB Craig Krenzel on IR. Signed OT Bo Lacy to three-year contract.

BILLS: Placed TE Mark Campbell on IR. Signed TE Rodney Trafford from Eagles' practice squad.

BRONCOS: Signed WR Charlie Adams.

COLTS: Signed K Martin Gramatica. Released K Jason Baker.

EAGLES: Signed TE Casey Poppinga to practice squad.

49ERS: Signed QB Brandon Doman and OL Scott Peters to practice squad. Released TE Doug Zeigler and OT Thomas Herrion from practice squad.

PACKERS: Released RB James Jackson.

PATRIOTS: Signed WR Ricky Bryant to practice squad.

RAIDERS: Placed WR Ronald Curry on IR.

REDSKINS: Placed DE Phillip Daniels on IR with dislocated bone in left wrist. Signed DL Cedric Killings. Signed LB Billy Strother to practice squad.

SAINTS: NFL fined DB Steve Gleason $5,000 for punching Panthers DE Kemp Rasmussen in game Sunday.

High schools

PARK: All-Metro 1B Brad Rifkin will attend Brown and play baseball.


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