FRIDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS
FRIDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS
SEATTLE MARINERS--Optioned C Ryan Christianson to Tacoma of the PCL. Reassigned LHP Craig Anderson, OF Shin Soo Choo, INF Adam Jones, LHP Jose Nunez and INF A.J. Zapp to their minor league camp.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Assigned C Ronny Paulino, RHP Chris Fussell and LHP Paul Maholm to their minor league camp. Assigned RHP Bobby Bradley and C Ryan Doumit to Altoona of the EL. Assigned LHP Cory Stewart to Nashville of the PCL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS--Assigned RHP Matt Duff, LHP Randy Flores, LHP Joe Horgan, RHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Allen Levrault, RHP Spike Lundberg, RHP Chad Paronto, LHP Jason Pearson and IF Scott Seabol to Memphis of the PCL. Assigned C Dan Moylan and C Gabe Johnson to Tennessee of the Southern League. Assigned C Matt Pagnozzi to New Jersey of the New York-Penn League.
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES LAKERS--Activated F Karl Malone. Placed F Brian Cook on the injured list.
NEW YORK KNICKS--Signed C Vin Baker for the remainder of the season. Activated G Moochie Norris. Placed C Cezary Trybankski and G Frank Williams on the injured list.
ORLANDO MAGIC--Demoted general manager John Gabriel to team adviser and regional scout. Named chief operating officer John Weisbrod, general manager.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS--Placed F Glenn Robinson and F Amal McCaskill on the injured list. Activated F Derrick Coleman and F Marc Jackson from the injured list.
TORONTO RAPTORS--Signed F Corie Blount. Waived F Michael Bradley. Placed G Milt Palacio on the injured list.
National Football League
BALTIMORE RAVENS--Agreed to terms with QB Anthony Wright on a two-year contract and OL Orlando Brown on a five-year contract.
HOUSTON TEXANS--Signed LB Marcus Bell.
ST. LOUIS RAMS--Matched the Washington offer for CB Jerametrius Butler and the Carolina offer for TE Brandon Manumaleuna.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS--Re-signed S Todd Franz and LB Lemar Marshall.
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Recalled G Kari Lehtonen from Chicago of the AHL.
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES--Announced G Frederic Cassivi has been assigned to the team by Atlanta of the NHL. ECHL
GREENSBORO GENERALS--Announced F Bryson Busniuk has been returned to the team by Binghamton of the AHL.
IDAHO STEELHEADS--Announced F Mike Sgroi has been assigned to the team by Utah of the AHL and F David Bararuk has been recalled by Utah.
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS--Signed F Bill Downey.
LOUISIANA ICEGATORS--Announced D Ben Storey has been recalled by Houston of the AHL.
READING ROYALS--Announced F Leon Hayward has been assigned to the team by Manchester of AHL and G Tom Lawson has been assigned to the team by Hershey of the AHL.
SANTA ANITA--Suspended jockey Corey Nakatani for 30 days for causing Javier Santiago to fall from his horse in a March 6 race.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON--Named Kristin Crocitto women's interim tennis coach.
GRAND VALLEY STATE--Named Steve Brockelbank offensive line coach, Matt Mitchell linebackers coach and Matt Middletown wide receivers coach.
KALAMAZOO--Announced the resignation of Matt Kellogg, women's soccer coach.
SAINT MICHAEL'S--Promoted Zafir Bludevich to senior associate athletic director and Christopher Kenny to associate athletic director.
UC SAN DIEGO--Declined to renew contract of Greg Lanthier, men's basketball coach. Named David Wahlstrom associate athletic director-sports information director.