Friday's sports transactions
BOSTON RED SOX -- Placed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 28. Purchased the contract of 1B-OF Jeff Bailey from Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Claimed C Brayan Pena off waivers from Atlanta. Transferred RHP Luke Hudson from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS -- Activated 2B Howie Kendrick from the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Chone Figgins on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 22.
NEW YORK YANKEES -- Named Todd Letcher executive director of stadium security, effective July 7.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Recalled OF Travis Buck and OF Carlos Gonzalez from Sacramento (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Brad Ziegler from Sacramento. Activated RHP Kiko Calero from the 60-day DL. Placed RHP Joey Devine on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26. Placed 1B-DH Mike Sweeney and OF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 29. Designated LHP Lenny DiNardo and INF Kevin Melillo for assignment.
TEXAS RANGERS -- Optioned LHP Kason Gabbard to Oklahoma (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Robinson Tejeda from Oklahoma. Announced RHP Franklyn German has refused an outright assignment and elected to become a free agent. Assigned RHP Dustin Neppert outright to Oklahoma.
ATLANTA BRAVES -- Placed OF Mark Kotsay on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Josh Anderson from Richmond (IL).
CINCINNATI REDS -- Traded RHP Jim Brower to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Sold the contract of RHP Tom Shearn fo Samsung (Korean Professional League).
COLORADO ROCKIES -- Purchased the contract of LHP Glendon Rusch from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned LHP Josh Newmann to Colorado Springs.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Optioned OF Chris Duncan to Memphis. Recalled OF Joe Mather from Memphis (PCL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Placed OF Dan Ortmeier on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Brian Horwitz from Fresno (PCL). Transferred LHP Noah Lowry to the 60-day DL.
QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS -- Assigned RHP Cardoza Tucker Jr. to Palm Beach (FSL).
GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS -- Released RHP Rodney Brantley.
PENSACOLA PELICANS -- Signed LHP Chris Rickey.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS -- Signed C Art Barone.
QUEBEC CAPITALES -- Released RHP Shawn Ryan.
CAROLINA MUDCATS -- Added RHP Jarrett Santos from Jupiter (FSL).
HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS -- Signed RHP Angel Cordero.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS -- Signed DB Kennard Cox.
MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Signed G Shawn Murphy to a multiyear contract.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- Re-signed TE Jerramy Stevens. Released QB Bruce Gradkowski.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS -- Signed S Justin Hamilton. Released DB Stephen Tate.
Arena Football League
GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE -- Signed DL George Gause. Waived OL Brandon Eaton.
LOS ANGELES AVENGERS -- Signed QB Sam Keller.
PHILADELPHIA SOUL -- Released DL Mondre Dickerson.
National Hockey League
CALGARY FLAMES -- Signed F Hugo Carpentier.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS -- Signed D Anssi Salmela.
ST. LOUIS BLUES -- Extended the contract of Larry Pleau, vice president and general manager, through the 2009-10 season. Named Doug Armstrong vice president of player personnel and announced he will assume the general manager duties in 2010.
Majoe League Lacrosse
BOSTON CANNONS -- Traded MF Brett Bucktooth to Rochester for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Traded two 2008 first-round draft picks to Chicago for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Added MF Dane Mangin to the roster.
CHICAGO MACHINE -- Traded A Sean Morris to Boston for a 2008 first round draft pick. Traded MF Stephen Peyser and two 2008 third-round draft picks to New Jersey for A Mike Leveille and a 2008 third-round draft pick.
DENVER OUTLAWS -- Added A Max Ritz and MF Josh Cittadino to the roster.
LOS ANGELES RIPTIDE -- Traded A Spencer Ford and two 2008 second-round draft picks to Long Island for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Traded MF Sean Lindsay and a 2008 third-round draft pick to San Francisco for A Kevin Huntley and a 2009 first-round draft pick (from Denver).
PHILADELPHIA BARRAGE -- Added A Andew Watt, D Steve Grossi, A Andrew Chapman, MF Brian Vetter and D Eric Hoffman to the roster.
WASHINGTON BAYHAWKS -- Claimed MF Adam Fassnacht off waivers from Denver. Placed MF Matt Eckerl on waivers.
Major League Soccer
MLS -- Fined FC Dallas D Adrian Serioux $1,000 along with the automatic $250 fine he received for a red card foul in a game against Los Angeles on May 19.
DUQUESNE -- Named Scott Rigot men's assistant basketball coach.
ELON -- Named John Keegan director of development for athletics.
ENDICOTT -- Announced the resignation of Kate Mullen, women's lacrosse coach.
INDIANA-SOUTHEAST -- Announced the resignation of Josh Schultz, baseball coach, to become assistant baseball coach at IPFW.
SAN DIEGO STATE -- Named Shanele Stires women's assistant basketball coach.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.