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TRANSACTIONS

February 05, 2005

Moves

Baseball

ANGELS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Matt Hensley, P Joe Saunders and IF-OF Robb Quinlan.

ATHLETICS: Agreed to one-year, $2.2 million contract with OF Eric Byrnes, avoiding salary arbitration.

BLUE JAYS: Agreed to one-year, $3.87 million contract with 1B-3B Shea Hillenbrand, avoiding arbitration.

BREWERS: Agreed to one-year, $2,125,000 contract with IF Junior Spivey, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to minor league contract with IF Jeff Cirillo, who had been with Padres, with invitation to major league camp.

CUBS: Agreed to one-year, $8.95 million contract with IF Aramis Ramirez, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to one-year, $3.76 million contract with P Carlos Zambrano, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to minor league contract with IF Dave Hansen, who had been with Padres, and invited him to major league camp.

RANGERS: Agreed to one-year, $800,000 contract with P Pedro Astacio, who had been with Red Sox. Claimed P Ryan Bukvich off waivers from Padres.

ROCKIES: Agreed to one-year, $2.35 million contract with P Shawn Chacon, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to one-year contracts with P Allan Simpson, P Chris Narveson, IF Garrett Atkins, OF Brad Hawpe and OF Jorge Piedra.

YANKEES: Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles P Buddy Groom, who would get one-year, $850,000 contract if added to major league roster.

Basketball

BUCKS: Placed F Marcus Fizer on injured list with cut on right elbow. Activated F Zendon Hamilton from injured list.

KNICKS: Activated F Tim Thomas from injured list. Placed G Moochie Norris on injured list with left Achilles' tendinitis.

PACERS: Placed F Jonathan Bender on injured list with sore right knee. Activated C David Harrison.

SUNS: Activated G Leandro Barbosa from injured list. Released G William "Smush" Parker.

Colleges

BOWIE STATE: Received letters of intent from LB William Calloway (Reservoir), WR Tony Green (Randallstown) and DE Willie McCurdy (Annapolis).

CENTRAL STATE (OHIO): Reinstated football program.

DUQUESNE: Announced resignation of football coach Greg Gattuso to become football recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach for Pittsburgh. Named Joe Bernard interim football coach.

LOYOLA: Signed following soccer recruits: G Amanda Piccirilli (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), D Christy Mazzola (Bronxville, N.Y./The Ursuline School) and D Sarra Moller (Manalapan, N.J./St. John Vianney Regional).

MISSOURI: Announced that men's basketball coach Quin Snyder will return next season.

TROY: Named Steve Dennis director of athletics.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Announced that former AD and coach Edward L. Athey will be inducted into Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame and receive organization's Lifetime Achievement Award on May 26.

U. OF WASHINGTON: Named Tim Lappano offensive coordinator.

Football

NFL: Named Falcons RB Warrick Dunn Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

AFC: Named Patriots RB Corey Dillon and Bengals RB Rudi Johnson to Pro Bowl in place of injured Colts RB Edgerrin James and Jets RB Curtis Martin.

CHARGERS: Named Rob Chudzinski tight ends coach.

PATRIOTS: Signed OL Billy Yates from practice squad.

Soccer

U.S. SOCCER: Named Raul Diaz Arce, Brian Maisonneuve and Tim Mulqueen assistant coaches for the Under-17 men's national team residency program.

REAL SALT LAKE (MLS): Selected Michael Lookingland (Loyola High) in supplemental draft.

UNITED (MLS): Acquired M Kenny Arena from MetroStars for future considerations. ... Selected F Matt Nickell, G Andrew Terris and M Shawn Kuykendall in supplemental draft.

Volleyball

USA VOLLEYBALL: Named Hugh McCutcheon national coach.

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