Transactions

TRANSACTIONS

For The Record

October 17, 2007

Moves

Baseball

ANGELS -- Announced retirement of GM Bill Stoneman, who will remain with team as senior adviser. Named Tony Reagins GM and Abe Flores director of player personnel.

CUBS -- Promoted Oneri Fleita to VP of player personnel.

NATIONALS -- Promoted Squire Galbreath II to assistant GM for baseball administration. Assigned P Micah Bowie and OF Alex Escobar outright to Triple-A Columbus. Announced that P Jason Simontacchi chose minor league free agency. ORIOLES -- Claimed P Roberto Novoa off waivers from Cubs.

RANGERS -- Signed P Frank Francisco to one-year contract.

REDS -- Named Butch Baccala and Jeff Taylor major league scouts, Paul Pierson assistant director for player development and scouting, Freddy Benavides minor league field coordinator and Joe Katuska amateur scout.

Basketball

CELTICS -- Waived C Esteban Batista.

MYSTICS (WNBA) -- Signed assistant coach Crystal Robinson.

Colleges

NCAA -- Placed Ball State on two years' probation and reduced number of football and men's tennis scholarships for violations in athletics program.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S -- Hired interim AD Lynne P. Robinson as AD.

NEBRASKA -- Named Tom Osborne interim AD.

Football

BENGALS -- Signed WR Courtney Roby to two-year contract. Activated CB Johnathan Joseph from suspended list. Placed WR Tab Perry and S Ethan Kilmer on IR.

BRONCOS -- Signed LB Jordan Beck. Released LB D.D. Lewis.

BUCCANEERS -- Acquired RB Michael Bennett from Chiefs for undisclosed 2008 and 2009 draft picks.

CARDINALS -- Signed QB Tim Hasselbeck. Released DE Quentin Moses.

CHARGERS -- Acquired WR Chris Chambers from Dolphins for 2008 second-round draft pick.

DOLPHINS -- Released S Donovin Darius. Placed DT Chase Page on IR.

REDSKINS -- Released G Kili Lefotu and FB Brian Bell from practice squad. Signed T Kevin Sampson and T Calvin Armstrong to practice squad.

SEAHAWKS -- Signed DT Howard Green.

High school

ST. MARY'S -- Hired Jim Hanley as softball coach.

Hockey

BRUINS -- Signed F Brad Marchand.

SABRES -- Agreed to four-year contract extension through 2011-12 season with F Jochen Hecht.

SENATORS -- Signed C Randy Robitaille to one-year contract.

Lacrosse

NLL -- Announced it is canceling 2008 season because Professional Lacrosse Players Association's executive committee rejected league's collective bargaining agreement proposal.

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