For The Record

August 31, 2007



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Suspended Rangers minor league SS Matthew West and Brewers minor league P Jeremy Jeffress 50 games apiece for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

ASTROS -- Activated P Chris Sampson from 15-day DL. Optioned former Orioles P Travis Driskill to Triple-A Round Rock.

CARDINALS -- Sent P Chris Lambert to Tigers to complete earlier trade.

CUBS -- Traded OF Buck Coats to Reds for player to be named.

ORIOLES -- Purchased contract of P Jon Leicester from Triple-A Norfolk . Designated P Rob Bell for assignment.

RANGERS -- Exercised 2009 option on contract of manager Ron Washington.

TIGERS -- Optioned P Andrew Miller to Single-A Lakeland. Recalled P Virgil Vasquez from Triple-A Toledo. Acquired P Clay Rapada from Cubs to complete earlier trade; assigned him to Toledo.


CELTICS -- Added Tom Thibodeau to coaching staff.


GOUCHER -- Named Dan Kane men's assistant soccer coach, Danielle Dietrich women's assistant soccer coach and Natalie Beck assistant field coach.

STANFORD -- Hired former basketball coach Mike Montgomery as assistant to athletic director.


PATRIOTS -- Signed P Chris Hanson. Released P Danny Baugher.

REDSKINS -- Re-signed RB Dee Brown. Placed RB Derrick Blaylock on IR.

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