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American League

ANAHEIM ANGELS—Reassigned RHP Scott Dunn, RHP Matt Hensley, INF Alfredo Amezaga, INF Robb Quinlan, INF Adam Riggs, OF Brian Gordon and OF Barry Wesson to their minor league camp.

BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned LHP Tim Hamulack to Pawtucket of the IL. Reassigned OF Adam Hyzdu to their minor league camp. Placed RHP Jason Shiell on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Purchased the contracts of INF-OF Cesar Crespo, INF Brian Daubach and INF-OF David McCarty from Pawtucket.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Placed 3B Scott Spiezio on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28. Optioned INF Ramon Santiago to Tacoma of the PCL. Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Myers from Tacoma of the PCL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Purchased the contracts of OF Donnie Sadler and C Bobby Estalella from Tucson of the PCL. Placed LHP Shane Nance, LHP Casey Fossum, C Robby Hammock on 15-day DL and RHP Brandon Lyon on the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Greg Aquino and 3B Chad Tracy to Tucson. Assigned C Juan Brito, LHP Jim Parque, OF Julio Ramirez, RHP Brandon Villafuerte and C Alan Zinter to their minor league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed OF Larry Walker on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Placed LHP Denny Neagle and RHP Adam Bernero on the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of LHP Shawn Estes, RHP Vladimir Nunez, SS Royce Clayton, INF Denny Hocking, INF Mark Sweeney, INF Kit Pellow, LHP Jeff Fassero and RHP Turk Wendell from Colorado Springs of the PCL. Optioned OF Matt Holliday to Colorado Springs. Designated LHP Cory Vance, RHP Justin Huisman and OF Jorge Piedra for assignment. Placed OF Cory Sullivan on waivers.

FLORIDA MARLINS—Acquired RHP Ben Howard from San Diego for RHP Blaine Neal. Purchased the contracts of INF Damion Easley, INF Lenny Harris and LHP Matt Perisho from Albuquerque of the PCL.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned RHP Brandon Backe and LHP Mike Gallo to New Orleans of the PCL. Purchased the contract of RHP Jared Gonzalez from New Orleans.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned 2B Bo Hart to Memphis of the PCL. Purchased the contract of OF Ray Lankford from Memphis. Assigned OF Emil Brown, LHP Doug Creek and RHP Alan Benes to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Optioned LHP Sterling Hitchcock to Lake Elsinore of the California League.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed OF Jeffrey Hammonds, INF Lance Niekro and RHP Jason Schmidt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Purchased the contract of RHP David Aardsma from Fresno of the PCL. Designated LHP Chad Zerbe for assignment. Optioned OF Jason Ellison, OF Todd Linden, LHP Noah Optioned LHP Noah Lowry, C Trey Lunsford, OF Jason Ellison and OF Todd Linden to Fresno. Reassigned RHP Brian Cooper, RHP Dave Veres, RHP Tyler Walker, LHP Jeff Urban, INF Deivi Cruz, INF Brian Dallimore, INF Francisco Santos and OF Nathan Hayes to their minor league camp.


National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Signed G J.R. Bremer to a contract for the remainder of the season.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Signed G Maurice Carter for the rest of the season.

NEW YORK KNICKS—Placed F Othella Harrington on the injured list. Activated C Dikembe Mutombo from the injured list.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Activated F Jarvis Hayes from the injured list.


National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Assigned D Kyle Rossiter to Chicago of the AHL.

CAROLINA HURRICANES—Assigned F Ryan Bayda to Lowell of the AHL.

COLORADO AVALANCHE—Recalled D Brett Clark from Hershey of the AHL.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled LW Jeremy Reich from Syracuse of the AHL. Reassigned RW Tim Jackman to Syracuse.

DALLAS STARS—Assigned G Jason Bacashihua, D Trevor Daley and LW Mathias Tjarnqvist to Utah of the AHL.

DETROIT RED WINGS—Signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to a two-year contract extension.


TEMPLE—Named Willie Slater wide receivers coach.

UTAH STATE—Announced the resignation of Rance Pugmire, athletic director.