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By The Associated Press
Saturday, May 31, 2008


American League

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.

National League

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.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS -- Assigned RHP Cardoza Tucker Jr. to Palm Beach (FSL).

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS -- Released RHP Rodney Brantley.

PENSACOLA PELICANS -- Signed LHP Chris Rickey.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS -- Signed C Art Barone.

QUEBEC CAPITALES -- Released RHP Shawn Ryan.

Southern League

CAROLINA MUDCATS -- Added RHP Jarrett Santos from Jupiter (FSL).

United League



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.


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.

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