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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Paul Shuey on a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with 3B Nick Punto on a two-year contract and OF Lew Ford, 1B Justin Morneau and RHP Juan Rincon on one-year contracts.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Jim Parque on a minor league contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with OF Alex Rios, OF Reed Johnson and LHP Scott Downs on one-year contracts.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS — Named Johnny Narron video-administrative coach.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Released OF Choo Freeman. Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Fogg on a one-year contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Rick White and LHP Scott Sauerbeck on minor league contracts.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Larry Bigbie to a minor league contract. Sold the contract of INF Oscar Robles to Mexico City of the Mexican League.

NEW YORK METS — Signed Rick Peterson, pitching coach, to a three-year contract; Sandy Alomar, third base coach; Guy Conti, bullpen coach; Rick Down, hitting coach; Jerry Manuel, bench coach; and Tom Nieto, catching instructor, to two-year contracts and Howard Johnson, first base coach, to a one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with LHP Eude Brito, RHP Anderson Garcia, RHP Justin Germano, RHP Yoel Hernandez, RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP Zack Segovia, RHP Jim Ed Warden, C Ryan Budde, C Chris Coste, C Carlos Ruiz, INF Danny Sandoval and OF Michael Bourn on one-year contracts.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with LHP John Grabow and 1B Adam LaRoche on one-year contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed C Mike Matheny on the voluntary retired list.


National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Promoted Geep Chryst to tight ends coach. Announced Mike McCoy, quarterbacks coach, will also serve as passing game coordinator.


National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS — Recalled RW Darren Haydar from Chicago of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Activated G Mathieu Garon from injured reserve. Assigned G Yutaka Fukufuji to Reading of the ECHL.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Recalled D Noah Welch from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

SAN JOSE SHARKS — Recalled G Nolan Schaefer from Worcester of the AHL.


Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Signed M Wells Thompson, M-D Amaechi Igwe and M Ryan Solle.