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For The Record

March 29, 2007

Moves

Auto racing

NASCAR -- Said it will not penalize driver Greg Biffle for failing post-race inspection at Bristol Motor Speedway in NASCAR's debut of the Car of Tomorrow.

Baseball

ASTROS -- Placed P Brandon Backe and C Hector Gimenez on 15-day DL. Released OF Charlton Jimerson and P Kelly Wunsch.

ATHLETICS -- Returned OF Ryan Goleski to Indians via Rule 5.

BLUE JAYS -- Agreed to terms with OF Wayne Lydon on minor league contract.

CUBS -- Optioned P Mark Prior to Triple-A Iowa.

DEVIL RAYS -- Optioned P Tim Corcoran and P J.P. Howell to Triple-A Durham. Assigned P Scott Dohmann outright to Durham.

DIAMONDBACKS -- Claimed OF Jeffrey Salazar on waivers from Rockies. Optioned Salazar to Triple-A Tucson.

DODGERS -- Optioned P Tim Hamulack to Triple-A Las Vegas. Assigned C Kelly Stinnett, C Sandy Martinez and P Joe Mays to minor league camp.

GIANTS -- Announced that P David Cortes has been placed on loan to Mexican League Mexico City Red Devils.

INDIANS -- Optioned OF Shin-Soo Choo, OF Ben Francisco and P Juan Lara to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned IF Luis Rivas to minor league camp.

MARINERS -- Optioned OF Jeremy Reed, C Rene Rivera, P Sean Green and P Eric O'Flaherty to Triple-A Tacoma. Assigned P Aaron Small to minor league camp.

MARLINS -- Optioned OF Eric Reed to Triple-A Albuquerque. Assigned C Paul Hoover, IF Zach Sorensen and P Roy Corcoran to minor league camp.

NATIONALS -- Purchased contract of P Jesus Colome from Triple-A Columbus. Placed 1B Nick Johnson, OF Alex Escobar, P Luis Ayala and P Mike O'Connor on 15-day DL.

ORIOLES -- Optioned OF Adam Stern to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned C Alberto Castillo and P Paul Shuey to minor league camp.

PADRES -- Optioned P Tim Stauffer to Triple-A Portland.

PHILLIES -- Released former Orioles OF Karim Garcia.

RANGERS -- Optioned P Frank Francisco and P Wes Littleton to Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX -- Placed P Matt Clement, P Jon Lester and former Orioles P Mike Timlin on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

ROYALS -- Optioned P Brian Bannister and OF Shane Costato Triple-A Omaha. Reassigned P Jason Standridge, P Zach Day, IF Alex Gonzalez, IF Fernando Cortez and C Paul Phillips to minor league camp. Sent P Kenny Ray to Omaha.

TWINS -- Optioned P Matt Garza to Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX -- Sent OF Luis Terrero outright to Triple-A Charlotte. Released IF Eduardo Perez from minor league contract. Assigned P Ryan Bukvich and C Wiki Gonzalez to minor league camp.

Basketball

76ERS -- Signed F Louis Amundson for remainder of season.

Colleges

DELAWARE STATE -- Fired wrestling coach Earl Walker.

GEORGIA -- Gave men's basketball coach Dennis Felton two-year contract extension.

LAMAR -- Named Larry Tidwell women's basketball coach.

VALPARAISO -- Announced G Arden Skoglund has left men's basketball team.

Football

BRONCOS -- Agreed to terms with CB Dre Bly on contract extension.

49ERS -- Agreed with RB Frank Gore on four-year contract extension.

CFL -- Named Mark Cohon commissioner.

Hockey

CAPITALS -- Signed C Andrew Joufrey to two-year contract.

DUCKS -- Signed C Ryan Dingle to two-year contract.

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