April 01, 2005



BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Ryan Glynn to Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned P Scott Downs and IF Julius Matos to minor league camp.

BRAVES: Traded 2B Nick Green to Devil Rays for P Jorge Sosa.

CUBS: Released IF Dave Hansen. Placed P Scott Williamson on 60-day DL.

DEVIL RAYS: Claimed OF Michael Restovich off waivers from Twins. Purchased contract of P Hideo Nomo from Triple-A Durham.

INDIANS: Placed OF Juan Gonzalez on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Grady Sizemore from minor league camp.

MARINERS: Claimed OF Abraham Nunez off waivers from Royals. Placed IF Bucky Jacobsen on 60-day DL. Optioned P George Sherrill to Triple-A Tacoma. Assigned P Dan Reichert to minor league camp.

MARLINS: Optioned IF Joe Dillon and C Josh Willingham to Triple-A Albuquerque. Returned Rule 5 draft P Luke Hagerty to Cubs.

METS: Signed C Mike DiFelice to minor league contract. Purchased contracts of IF Chris Woodward and P Mike Matthews. Released OF Kerry Robinson. Optioned OF Victor Diaz and P Aaron Heilman to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned OF Gerald Williams and C Joe Hieptas to minor league camp. Placed P Steve Trachsel on 60-day DL.

PHILLIES: Optioned OF Marlon Byrd to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

RANGERS: Placed DH/1B Greg Colbrunn on 15-day DL.

ROYALS: Sent P Chris George and P Dennis Tankersley outright to Triple-A Omaha.

TIGERS: Optioned OF Marcus Thames to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned OF Alexis Gomez and P Doug Creek to minor league camp.

TWINS: Released P C.J. Nitkowski. Optioned 3B Terry Tiffee and IF Augie Ojeda to Triple-A Rochester. Waived OF Michael Restovich. Assigned P Willie Eyre and C Chris Heintz to minor league camp. Announced Rule 5 draft P Angel Garcia cleared waivers and returned to the organization.

WHITE SOX: Assigned C Ben Davis outright to Triple-A Charlotte.


MAGIC: Signed G Andre Barrett to 10-day contract. Released G Mark Jones.


DELAWARE: Announced following players signed letters of intent to play women's lacrosse: A Cara Cerone (Annapolis), M Lauren Cannon (Notre Dame Prep), M Bethany Henneman (Dulaney), G Suzy Herlihy (River Hill), D Becca Kane (Severn) and M Alexandra McClammer (Mount Hebron).

ST. BONAVENTURE: Signed Anthony Solomon, men's basketball coach, to one-year contract extension.

WEST VIRGINIA: Signed John Beilein, men's basketball coach, to two-year contract extension.


BILLS: Signed former Ravens G Bennie Anderson.

BEARS: Re-signed OL Steve Edwards.

49ERS: Claimed S Arnold Parker off waivers from Seahawks.

JAGUARS: Signed CB Kenny Wright.

RAIDERS: Signed FB Rob Konrad and DL Kenny Smith.

PANTHERS: Signed S Idrees Bashir.

SEAHAWKS: Agreed to terms with C Robbie Tobeck and WR Alex Bannister.


GALAXY (MLS): Signed F Landon Donovan to multiyear contract after acquiring him in transfer deal with Bayer 04 Leverkusen of German Bundesliga.

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