December 20, 2005

The quiz

NEW IN TOWN -- Ten years ago today, the Orioles signed a free-agent outfielder to a three-year contract. Name him. Hint: He has 188 career home runs. Answer below



ANGELS -- Traded C Josh Paul to Devil Rays for IF Travis Schlichting.

ATHLETICS -- Agreed to one-year, $2.4 million contract with P Joe Kennedy. Announced that C John Baker was claimed off waivers by Marlins.

DEVIL RAYS -- Agreed to one-year contract with IF Sean Burroughs.

DODGERS -- Agreed to one-year contract with IF Nomar Garciaparra.

INDIANS -- Agreed to minor league contracts with P Danny Graves and P Steve Karsay.

MARINERS -- Signed P Jarrod Washburn, who had been with Angels, to four-year, $37.5 million contract.

METS -- Agreed to minor league contracts with P Darren Oliver, P Pedro Feliciano and P Jose Parra. Released P Kaz Ishii.

PHILLIES -- Acquired P Ricardo Rodriguez from Rangers as player to be named in Vicente Padilla trade.

REDS -- Agreed to two-year, $3 million contract with IF Ryan Freel and minor league deals with IF Aaron Holbert and OF Andy Abad.

ROCKIES -- Agreed to minor league contracts with P Bret Prinz and P Steve Colyer. Named Tom Runnells manager of Triple-A Colorado Springs and Stu Cole manager of Double-A Tulsa. Named former Orioles P Doug Linton pitching coach for Single-A Tri-City. Named former Orioles 2B Rich Dauer minor league infield coordinator.

ROYALS -- Acquired P Ricardo F. Rodriguez from Braves for OF Matt Diaz.

WHITE SOX -- Agreed to three-year, $15 million contract with C A.J. Pierzynski.


UC IRVINE -- Named April Heinrichs women's soccer coach; she coached Maryland from 1991 to 1995.

ELON -- Named Pete Lembo football coach.

FLORIDA -- Announced that RB Skyler Thornton has decided to transfer.

MARYLAND -- Signed men's basketball coach Gary Williams to contract extension through May 31, 2013.

UMES -- MEAC named G Ed Tyson (Walbrook) men's basketball Rookie of the Week and G Toni Kennedy (Dunbar) women's basketball Player of the Week.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Announced resignation of assistant basketball coach Shane Hawkins.

TENNESSEE -- Announced that women's basketball G Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood has decided to leave the university.

TEXAS -- Announced that sophomore men's basketball F Dion Dowell will transfer.


49ERS -- Waived CB Willie Middlebrooks.

GIANTS -- Signed LB Roman Phifer and TE Matt Kranchick. Placed TE Sean Berton and WR Jamaar Taylor on IR.


COYOTES -- Claimed C Krystofer Kolanos off waivers from Oilers and assigned him to AHL San Antonio.

DEVILS -- Announced resignation of coach Larry Robinson. Announced that president and GM Lou Lamoriello will take over for Robinson on temporary basis.

OILERS -- Placed RW Radek Dvorak on injured reserve.


BLAST -- MISL named D P.J. Wakefield Defensive Player of the Week.

Quiz answer

B.J. Surhoff.

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