March 17, 2005



ASTROS: Released P Pete Munro.

BRAVES: Optioned P Marty McBride and IF Luis Hernandez to Double-A Mississippi.

DEVIL RAYS: Released P Mark Guthrie. Assigned IF B.J. Upton, OF Jonny Gomes and OF Joey Gathright to Triple-A Durham and P Chad Orvella and P Brian Sweeney to minor league camp. Optioned P Jose Diaz, P Chris Seddon and OF Delmon Young to Double-A Montgomery.

INDIANS: Signed manager Eric Wedge to two-year contract extension through 2007 and bench coach Buddy Bell, hitting coach Eddie Murray, pitching coach Carl Willis, third base coach Joel Skinner, first base coach Jeff Datz, bullpen coach Luis Isaac and bullpen assistant coach Dan Williams to one-year extensions through 2006.

MARINERS: Optioned P Clint Nageotte, IF Justin Leone, IF Michael Morse and OF Shin-Soo Choo to Triple-A Tacoma; C Rene Rivera and IF Yuniesky Betancourt to Double-A San Antonio; and OF Wladimir Balentien to Single-A Inland Empire. Assigned P Jon Huber and IF Mickey Lopez to minor league camp.

MARLINS: Optioned P Randy Messenger, P Justin Wayne and IF Jason Stokes to Triple-A Albuquerque and P Yorman Bazardo and OF Eric Reed to Double-A Carolina. Reassigned P Chad Bentz, P J.B. Miadich, C Jason Hill and OF Matt Padgett to minor league camp.

METS: Optioned OF Angel Pagan, OF Ambiorix Concepcion, C Mike Jacobs, P Matt Lindstrom, P Juan Padilla and P Blake McGinley to minor league camp.

NATIONALS: Optioned 1B Larry Broadway and P Danny Rueckel to Triple-A New Orleans and P Darrell Rasner to Double-A Harrisburg. Reassigned C John Wilson and C Hector Ortiz to minor league camp. Placed IF Henry Mateo (right shoulder tendinitis) and P Claudio Vargas (right elbow sprain) on 15-day DL.

REDS: Optioned IF William Bergolla, P Daylan Childress and P Brian Shackelford to Triple-A Louisville; P Ben Kozlowski, P Bubba Nelson and P Elizardo Ramirez to Double-A Chattanooga; and P Phil Dumatrait and C Miguel Perez to Single-A Sarasota. Reassigned IF Travis Chapman, IF A.J. Zapp, OF Kenny Kelly, C Brian Peterson and P Jared Fernandez to minor league camp.

ROYALS: Optioned SS Andres Blanco to Triple-A Omaha.

WHITE SOX: Reassigned P Ryan Meaux, P David Sanders and P Josh Stewart to minor league camp.


BULLS: Activated C Jared Peiner from injured list. Played G Frank Williams on injured list with left groin strain.

HORNETS: Activated C Jamaal Magloire and F David West from injured list. Placed F Chris Andersen on injured list with infected right elbow.

STORM (WNBA): Signed C Suzy Batkovic.


ACC: Reprimanded Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt for recent public comments regarding officiating. ... AP announced that Duke G J.J. Redick was voted men's basketball Player of the Year by Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

BOWIE STATE: Announced that men's basketball F Letheal Cook was named NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region Most Outstanding Player.

CALIFORNIA: Fired women's basketball coach Caren Horstmeyer.

EAST CAROLINA: Named Ricky Stokes men's basketball coach and Mack McCarthy associate coach.

HOOD: named women's basketball F Rita Willis to All-Atlantic Region third team.

TOWSON: Named Shelbylynn McBride as volleyball assistant coach.


BENGALS: Signed RB Rudi Johnson to five-year contract.

BROWNS: Signed Ravens RB Chester Taylor to one-year, $3 million offer sheet. Agreed to three-year contract with LB Matt Stewart.

BUCCANEERS: Re-signed FB Jameel Cook.

CHARGERS: Signed LB Steve Foley to three-year, $10 million contract extension through 2009.

COLTS: Signed RB Edgerrin James signed one-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Signed S Tebucky Jones, who had been with Saints, to two-year contract.

LIONS: Signed G Rick DeMulling, who had been with Colts, to two-year contract. Named Johnny Holland linebackers coach and Phil Snow defensive assistant coach.

PACKERS: Re-signed TE David Martin.

RAIDERS: Named Chuck Pagano defensive assistant.

RAMS: Agreed to seven-year, $52.9 million contract with T Orlando Pace.

REDSKINS: Signed S Pierson Prioleau, who had been with Bills.

VIKINGS: Agreed to four-year contract with QB Brad Johnson, who had been with Buccaneers.


UNITED (MLS): Signed M Steve Guppy.

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