For The Record

May 01, 2007



MLB -- Suspended P Matthew Roney (Blue Jays) and P Sendy Vasquez (Tigers) 50 games each for testing positive for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

BLUE JAYS -- Placed P Gustavo Chacin on 15-day DL.

BRAVES -- Placed P Bob Wickman on 15-day DL. Activated former Orioles P Chad Paronto.

METS -- Placed P Orlando Hernandez on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 25. Recalled P Chan Ho Park from Triple-A New Orleans.

NATIONALS -- Recalled OF Kory Casto from Triple-A Columbus. Designated IF D'Angelo Jimenez for assignment.

ORIOLES -- Placed P Jaret Wright on 15-day DL. Recalled P Kurt Birkins from Triple-A Norfolk. Outrighted C Alberto Castillo to Triple-A Norfolk.

PADRES -- Recalled P Royce Ring from Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Justin Hampson to Portland.


ARKANSAS TECH -- Named Dave Wilbers women's basketball coach.

MICHIGAN STATE -- Named Suzy Merchant women's basketball coach.

UMBC -- A Cayle Ratcliffe was named America East men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week.


BEARS -- Signed WR David Ball, DE Chris Frome, WR Drisian James, QB Chris Leak, S Jay Staggs, WR Jayson Swain and LB Danny Verdun-Wheeler.

BRONCOS -- Released P waived Eddie Johnson.

BUCCANEERS -- Released CB Juran Bolden, S Tra Boger, LS Adam Johnson and DT Kenny Smith.

COLTS -- Claimed WR Craphonso Thorpe off waivers. Signed LB Brandon Archer, LB Ramon Guzman, LB KaMichael Hall, LB Victor Worsley, DB Melvin Bullitt, DB Antonio Smith, WR Michael DePriest, WR Trent Shelton, DT Quintin Echols, DT Ramel Meekins, TE Jonny Harline, TE Gijon Robinson, DE Cameron Craig, RB Clifton Dawson and OT Joe Lobdell.

EAGLES -- Cut LB Dhani Jones. Signed DT Jeremy Clark, S Marcus Paschal, DE Marques Murrell, WR Zac Collie, WR Dereck Faulkner, CB Nick Gragam, G Jacob Hobbs, LB Akeem Jordan, DE Marques Murrell, T Jonathan Palmer, S Chris Smith and G Chris White.

FALCONS -- Signed LB Tony Taylor.

REDSKINS -- Agreed to contracts with QB Sam Hollenbach (Maryland), free-agent K Tyler Fredrickson, RB Terry Caulley, CB Daniel Francis, OL Stephon Heyer (Maryland), DE Justin Hickman, LB Zach Latimer, RB Marcus Mason, WR Taylor Sele and WR Deyon Williams.

STEELERS -- Signed OT Jason Capizzi, RB Gary Russell, RB Paul Mosley, FB Aaron Robbins, LS Jared Retkofsky, DL Derrick Jones, WR Eric Deslauriers, WR Eric Fowler, WR Chris Jackson, OL Darnell Stapleton and TE Cody Boyd.

TITANS -- Agreed to terms with DT Adrian Haywood, DE Jermaine McElveen, LB Jarvis Jackson, LB Barron Pullum, LB Brock Stratton, S Erik Keys, S Brandon Sharp, WR Biren Ealey, OT Charles Harris, FB Nic Luke, RB Danny Ware and K John Vaughn.

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