WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS



WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS
BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Optioned C Geronimo Gil to Ottawa of the IL. Reassigned INF Eddy Garabito and LHP Rob Ramsay to their minor league camp.
BOSTON RED SOX--Placed SS Nomar Garciaparra, RF Trot Nixon, RHP Byung-Hyun Kim and RHP Reynaldo Garcia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Released INF Terry Shumpert.
CLEVELAND INDIANS--Acquired LHP Jeriome Robertson from the Houston Astros for OF Luke Scott and the rights to OF Willy Taveras.
DETROIT TIGERS--Assigned LHP Eric Eckenstahler to Toledo of the IL. Reassigned INF Jason Smith and OF Andres Torres to their minor league camp.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Optioned LHP Greg Swindell, RHP Kris Wilson, LHP Chris George, LHP Jaime Cerda, RHP Joe Dawley, RHP Ryan Bukvich and OF David DeJesus to Omaha of the PCL. Placed RHP Mike MacDougal, RHP Miguel Asencio, RHP Runelvys Hernandez, RHP Kyle Snyder and RHP Kevin Appier on the 15-day DL. Assigned RHP Zack Greinke and RHP Rudy Seanez to their minor league camp.
SEATTLE MARINERS--Optioned RHP J.J. Putz to Tacoma of the PCL. Assigned C Pat Borders, INF Mickey Lopez, INF Jose Lopez and OF Hiram Bocachica to their minor league camp.
TEXAS RANGERS--Announced LHP Glendon Rusch exercised his option to become a free agent. Assigned RHP Todd Williams to their minor league camp.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Claimed RHP Sean Douglass off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Placed RHP Bob File on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES--Released OF Gary Matthews Jr.
CINCINNATI REDS--Optioned LHP Jung Keun Bong and INF Tim Hummel to Louisville of the IL. Assigned LHP Mike Matthews, OF McKay Christensen, UT Jermaine Clark and OF Jacob Cruz to their minor league camp.
COLORADO ROCKIES--Released INF Benji Gil.
FLORIDA MARLINS--Released OF Brian Banks.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS--Released OF Bubba Trammell.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Released LHP Joe Beimel.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--Placed RHP Jesse Foppert on the 60-day DL. Designated RHP Ryan Jensen for assignment. Claimed LHP Kevin Walker off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
South Atlantic League
LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS--Named Jeff Hull director of group sales.
Frontier League
ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS--Named Dawn Plock director of community relations and Gabby Gillett director of merchandise and office manager.
Northern League
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS--Signed RHP Nathan Kent and INF Kevin Brand.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA--Fined Denver G Jon Barry $7,500 for verbally abusing game officials in a March 27 game. Named Scott O'Neil senior vice president of marketing and team business operations.
MIAMI HEAT--Activated C Loren Woods from the injured list. Placed C Wang Zhi-Zhi on the injured list.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES--Signed G Darrick Martin. Placed G Troy Hudson on the injured list.
TORONTO RAPTORS--Activated F Robert Archibald from the injured list. Placed F Jerome Moiso on the injured list.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS--Activated F Lonny Baxter from the injured list. Placed F Christian Laettner on the injured list.
National Basketball Development League
COLUMBUS RIVERDRAGONS--Signed F Reed Rawlings. Waived G Adam Harrington.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS--Signed CB Aaron Beasley.
DETROIT LIONS--Re-signed QB Mike McMahon to a one-year contract.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS--Signed DT Keith Traylor.
NEW YORK GIANTS--Signed WR Amani Toomer to a five-year contract.
NEW YORK JETS--Signed P Toby Gowin.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS--Signed C Brock Gutierrez to a one-year contract.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS--Signed LB Devin Lemons.
NFL Europe
COLOGNE CENTURIONS--Terminated the contract of RB Rodnick Phillips.
Arena Football League
LOS ANGELES AVENGERS--Placed DS Damen Wheeler on injured reserve.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS--Signed WR Ricky Lloyd and DB Rashad Faison.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES--Assigned F Tomas Kurka to Lowell of the AHL.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Signed D Nick Kuiper.
COLORADO AVALANCHE--Reassigned D Brett Clark to Hershey of the AHL.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS--Recalled RW Tim Jackman from Syracuse of the AHL.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Recalled C Kamil Piros from San Antonio of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Assigned RW Scott Barney and D Tim Gleason to Manchester of the AHL.
NEW YORK RANGERS--Assigned G Steve Valiquette to Hartford of the AHL.
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS--Signed C Eric Himelfarb.
UTAH GRIZZLIES--Announced LW Brett Draney has been reassigned from Idaho of the ECHL.
ECHL
ECHL--Suspended Texas D Trevor Wolfe two games and Texas RW Lucas Smital one game for their actions during a March 28 game.
LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League
NLL--Extended the contract of Jim Jennings, commissioner, into the 2007 season.
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS--Waived F Wolde Harris.
LOS ANGELES GALAXY--Acquired MF Marcelo Saragosa.
COLLEGE
BOSTON UNIVERSITY--Named Michael Lynch athletic director.
GEORGE MASON--Signed Jim Larranaga, men's basketball coach, to a two-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
LINCOLN, PA.--Named Garfield Yuille men's interim basketball coach.
LOYOLA, MD.--Named Jimmy Patsos men's basketball coach.
PENNSYLVANIA--Named Brett Sawyer tight ends coach.
SAM HOUSTON STATE--Named Mike Hudson defensive coordinator.
UCLA--Announced the resignation of Betsy Stephenson, associate athletics director, to take position of director of athletics and recreation at Emory.
WIDENER--Announced the resignation of Diana Felkner, women's volleyball coach.

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