For The Record

October 16, 2007



ASTROS -- Sent P Stephen Randolph and IF Cody Ransom outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

CARDINALS -- Agreed to two-year contract with P Joel Pineiro.

NATIONALS -- Announced that former Orioles IF Tony Batista, OF Brandon Watson, P Mike Bacsik, P Chris Booker and former Orioles P Winston Abreu chose minor league free agency.

PIRATES -- Claimed OF Kevin Thompson off waivers from Athletics. Designated IF-OF Matt Kata for assignment.

RANGERS -- Activated P Akinori Otsuka, P Josh Rupe and SS Joaquin Arias from 60-day DL. Activated P Willie Eyre from 60-day DL and agreed with him on minor league contract. Sent P Mike Wood, C Chris Stewart and OF Kevin Mahar outright to Triple-A Oklahoma. Announced Wood declined assignment and chose to become free agent.

RED SOX -- Claimed P Jay Marshall off waivers from Athletics. Designated P Daniel Haigwood for assignment.


SEC -- Fined Kentucky $50,000 for failing to prevent fans from rushing field after Saturday's game against LSU.

NEBRASKA -- Fired AD Steve Pederson.

NORTHWESTERN -- Announced that sophomore men's basketball F Kevin Coble will take an indefinite leave from team.

NOTRE DAME -- Announced that sophomore football G Matt Carufel has withdrawn from school.


BENGALS -- Released K Josh Huston from practice squad.


BLAST -- Signed F Michael Todd, M Brian Devlin, D Marko Bedenikovic and D Ryan Pierce.

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