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Thursday's sports transactions

| Friday, Oct. 19, 2007


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Assigned 2B-SS Eider Torres, OF Val Majewski and OF Adam Stern outright to Norfolk (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS -- Named Dick Egan special assistant to the general manager, Jim Olander major league scout and Scott Pleis national crosschecker.

NEW YORK YANKEES -- Announced Joe Torre will not return as manager.

TEXAS RANGERS -- Announced C Guillermo Quiroz refused an outright assignment and became a free agent.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS -- Announced C Ryan Jorgensen cleared waivers, refused an outright assignment and became a free agent. Re-signed Mark Berry, third base coach; Billy Hatcher, first base coach; Brook Jacoby, hitting coach; Dick Pole, pitching coach; and Mike Stefanski, bullpen catcher, for the 2008 season. Announced Tom Hume, bullpen coach, will not be offered a contract and Pat Kelly, bench coach, has been reassigned within the organization.

HOUSTON ASTROS -- Assigned C Hector Gimenez and OF Mike Rodriguez outright to Round Rock (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Named Sally Andrist vice president-human resources and office management and Joe Zidanic vice president-controller.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Announced INF D'Angelo Jimenez, OF Alex Escobar and LHP Micah Bowie have elected minor league free agency.

American Association

COASTAL BEND AVIATORS -- Sold OF Matt Spencer to Pensacola.

FORT WORTH CATS -- Sent RHP Ryan Trytten to Lincoln to complete an earlier trade.

ST. JOE BLACKSNAKES -- Released INF Andy Wilson. Sold C Dylan Parzyk and LHP Mark Goodman to Pensacola.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS -- Sent C Billy Cox to Brockton (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade. Sent LHP Brian Buchanan to Laredo (UL) to complete an earlier trade.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF -- Announced the resignation of Brendan Fairfield, general manager. Named Chris Carminucci president.


National Basketball Association

DENVER NUGGETS -- Signed G Mike Wilks.

Premier Basketball League

JACKSONVILLE JAM -- Named Mike Gillespie coach.


National Football League

ST. LOUIS RAMS -- Signed WR Travis Taylor.


National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -- Loaned C Zenon Konopka to Syracuse (AHL). Assigned G Dan LaCosta to from Elmira (ECHL) to Syracuse.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS -- Recalled F Stefan Ruzicka from Philadelphia (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES -- Assigned G Hannu Toivonen to Peoria (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS -- Recalled F Mason Raymond from Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS -- Signed D David Cornacchia and assigned him and D J.D. Forrest to Florida (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE -- Re-assigned D David Schlemko to Arizona (CHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH -- Released F Trevor Frischmon.

International Hockey League

FORT WAYNE KOMETS -- Waived D Jason Jaworski and LW Michael George.

Mid-Atlantic Hockey League

JAMESTOWN VIKINGS -- Agreed to terms with D Cory Anderson.


Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION -- Signed M Shalrie Joseph and D Jay Heaps to contract extensions.

Major Indoor Soccer League

PHILADELPHIA KIXX -- Signed D Wendell Regis to a 15-day/five-game contract.


NORTHEAST CONFERENCE -- Announced Bryant will join the conference in 2012.

CABRINI -- Named Lisa McGregor softball coach.

MISSOURI -- Suspended men's basketball senior F Darryl Butterfield indefinitely for violation of team rules.

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