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Published: Sun, February 16, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Signed 2B Jerry Hairston to a one-year contract. Signed OF B.J. Surhoff to a minor league contract.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Backe, RHP Lance Carter, RHP Delvin James and C Pete LaForest.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES--Named Bill Eppler assistant director of player development.

HOUSTON ASTROS--Agreed to terms with INF Julio Lugo on a one-year contract.

Carolina League

FREDERICK KEYS--Named Mark Fine director of marketing, Cory Cox director of public relations, and Sharine Iacono marketing assistant.

Central League

ALEXANDRIA ACES--Signed 1B Ryan Thiede.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES--Named Danny Cox, manager; Neil Fiala bench, coach; and Tim Mueth, hitting and third-base coach.

Northeast League

ALLENTOWN AMBASSADORS--Traded 1B Stephen Larkin to Atlantic City of the Atlantic League for a player to be named.

BROCKTON ROX--Signed C Melvin Rosario.

ELMIRA PIONEERS--Traded INF Eric Darjean and OF Brandon Pernell to Jackson of the Central League for future considerations.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS--Signed OF Travis Bailey.

Northern League

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES--Re-signed OF Tyrone Pendergrass and LHP Nat Stoner.


National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS--Activated F Lonny Baxter from the injured list. Placed C Dalibor Bagaric on the injured list.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES--Activated G Michael Dickerson from the injured list. Placed G Brevin Knight on the injured list.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES--Signed G Mike Wilks to a 10-day contract. Placed G Rod Strickland on the injured list.

National Basketball Development League

NORTH CHARLESTON LOWGATORS--Signed F-C Thad Delaney. Waived G Tobe Carberry.

Continental Basketball Association

GARY STEELHEADS--Waived C Nick Sheppard.

GREAT LAKE STORM--Waived F Antonio Smith.


National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Signed OL Lewis Kelly to a one-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Named John Marshall linebackers coach.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS--Named Adam Rita assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, Rich Stubler defensive coordinator, and Greg Mohns director of football operations and player personnel.

Arena Football League

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE--Signed FB-LB Umar Muhammad. Released WR-DB Sean Riley.


National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS--Activated D Uwe Krupp from injured reserve. Placed F Lubos Bartecko on injured reserve. Assigned D Mike Weaver to Chicago of the AHL.

BUFFALO SABRES--Recalled D Rory Fitzpatrick from Rochester of the AHL.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Assigned C Igor Korolev and RW Ryan VandenBussche to Norfolk of the AHL.

DALLAS STARS--Recalled G Corey Hirsch from Utah of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS--Recalled G Travis Scott from Manchester of the AHL. Assigned G Cristobal Huet to Manchester.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK--Recalled D Jeff State from Charlotte of the ECHL. Assigned F Patrick Yetman to Augusta of the ECHL.

PORTLAND PIRATES--Loaned RW Garret Stroshein to Richmond of the ECHL.

East Coast Hockey League


FLORIDA EVERBLADES--Named Mark Miller vice president, sales and marketing.

LEXINGTON MEN O'WAR--Signed G Terry Craven.

TOLEDO STORM--Signed G Dave Marlin.


Major League Soccer

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS--Signed MF Francisco Gomez to a four-year contract.


ABILENE CHRISTIAN--Granted Wayne Williams, women's basketball coach, a leave of absence due to health issues. Named Shawna Lavender interim coach.

HARVARD--Announced senior G Pat Harvey has been declared ineligible for the remainder of the season.

IOWA STATE--Named Calli Sanders associate athletic director and senior women's administrator.

MISSISSIPPI STATE--Announced junior OL Donald Tucker has left the football team.

NORTHEASTERN--Named Dan Garbutt men's freshman crew coach.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS--Named Matt Canada offensive coordinator.

TENNESSEE TECH--Announced the retirement of David Larimore, athletic director.

WASHINGTON--Named Dan Cozzetto assistant football coach.


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