For The Record

April 02, 2005



ATHLETICS: Signed general manager Billy Beane to contract extension through 2012 and president Michael Crowley to contract extension through 2008.

BLUE JAYS: Placed P Ted Lilly on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, with left shoulder tendinitis. Assigned P Scott Downs to minor league camp. Released former Orioles P Kerry Ligtenberg.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed with OF Carl Crawford on four-year contract.

DODGERS: Announced executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen and vice president of communications Gary Miereanu are no longer with team. Placed P Eric Gagne on 15-day DL.

MARINERS: Claimed IF Wilson Valdez off waivers from Mets. Placed P Rafael Soriano on 60-day DL.

NATIONALS: Reassigned IF Carlos Baerga to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Released OF Ben Grieve from minor league contract.

RED SOX: Placed P Curt Schilling on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, with right ankle pain. Placed P Wade Miller on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with right shoulder strain. Placed OF Adam Stern on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with a fractured right thumb.

ROYALS: Placed 3B Chris Truby and P Scott Sullivan on 15-day DL.

TIGERS: Sent P Gary Knotts and P Steve Colyer outright to Triple-A Toledo.

YANKEES: Announced P Alex Graman cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Columbus. Optioned IF Felix Excalona, P Scott Proctor and C Wil Nieves to Columbus. Reassigned IF Russ Johnson, IF Damien Rolls, former Orioles P Buddy Groom, P Aaron Small, C Joe DePastino and OF Colin Porter to minor league camp.


MAVERICKS: Activated C Erick Dampier from injured list. Placed C Pavel Podkolzin on injured list with torn cartilage in right knee.

LYNX (WNBA): Signed G April McDivitt.


UNC-GREENSBORO: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery to take same position at Siena.

OREGON: Announced resignation of assistant women's basketball coaches Allison McNeill and Mike McNeill, effective April 11.

PURDUE: Promoted defensive tackles and special teams coordinator Mark Hagen to assistant head coach.

TULANE: Named former Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson men's basketball coach.


BENGALS: Re-signed CB Reggie Myles to one-year contract.

BRONCOS: Re-signed DT Luther Elliss and TE Patrick Hape.

BROWNS: Released S Earl Little.

BUCCANEERS: Signed DT Chris Hovan, who had been with the Vikings. Re-signed S Dexter Jackson.

CHARGERS: Re-signed LB Stephen Cooper to one-year contract.

FALCONS: Released LB Chris Draft.

LIONS: Signed former Ravens RB Jamel White.

PACKERS: Re-signed RB Najeh Davenport.

SAINTS: Agreed with RB Antowain Smith on one-year contract.

SEAHAWKS: Signed CB Omare Lowe.

TEXANS: Released former Ravens LB Jamie Sharper.

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