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Chicago Cubs -- Optioned P Steve Trachsel to Triple-A Iowa.

Kansas City Royals -- Activated Single-A Rockford IF Carlos Subero from the 15-day DL. Placed Rockford P Kevin Hodges on the seven-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed OF Cesar Hernandez and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Released OF Carlos Quintana from Buffalo.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed OF James Rowson and P Eric Clifford. Announced that Ken Griffey Sr. will join the coaching staff of the Single-A Bellingham for the remainder of the team's season.


Army -- Named Joe Alberici men's assistant lacrosse coach.

Goucher -- Announced that Geoff Miller has begun his duties as AD. Named Richard Shinnick (a two-time All-Metro cross country runner from Loch Raven) assistant men's and women's swimming coach. Named Lauren Becker-Rubin assistant field hockey and women's lacrosse coach; she was girls assistant lacrosse coach at Friends School last year. Named Robbi Hutton, a former standout at UMBC, assistant women's basketball coach. Announced that 6-foot-3 basketball F Marcus Washington (DeMatha) will attend.

Ithaca -- Named Ray LaForte assistant football and lacrosse coach.

Maryland -- Named Debbie Yow athletic director.


Susquehanna -- Named Rick Reichner wide receivers coach.


Arizona Cardinals -- Waived S Chuck Cecil and TE Darian McKinney. Added LB Tracy Gordon to the roster.

Atlanta Falcons -- Waived WR Clint Johnson, LB Tim Paulk, C Mike Ruethder, CB Lemuel Stinson, DE David Wilkins and G Lance Zeno.

Buffalo Bills -- Waived RB Phil Bryant.

Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived WR Reggie Rembert and WR Patrick Robinson.

Cleveland Browns -- Waived OT Hamza Hewitt, WR Bobby Olive and WR David Jones.

Detroit Lions -- Re-signed C Mark Rodenhauser.

Los Angeles Rams -- Released DB Mitchell Price and DB David Wilson.

Miami Dolphins -- Waived S Johnny Dixon, WR Todd Dixon and LB Shelton Quarles.

Minnesota Vikings -- Cut CB David Pool, S Chris Crooms, OL Tracy Boyd, TE Tony Lenseigne, RB Phil Brown and former Washington Redskins DE Al Noga.

New England Patriots -- Released PK Scott Sisson, NT Don Reynolds, DE Bernard Basham, G Bill Durkin, S Jean Boyd, DB Eric Stephens and RB Jerrod Washington.

New Orleans Saints -- Waived QB Brad Lebo.

New York Giants -- Signed FB Jarrod Bunch to a one-year contract.

San Diego Chargers -- Claimed DT Alphonso Taylor off waivers from the Denver Broncos.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Waived K Joe Allison.

Washington Redskins -- Waived LB Nate Dingel, DT Pierre Wilsom, OT Guy Earle, WR Willie Hinchcliff, PK Jeff Jacke and CB Richard Fain.

High schools Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School -- Fired former Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns DL Darryl Sims, an assistant football coach who is awaiting sentencing on a petty theft charge.


Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Announced the resignation of controller Marc Serrio. Signed D Oleg Tverdovsky, the second pick in the amateur draft, to a multi-year contract.

G=Edmonton Oilers -- Added Bob McCammon to the scouting staff.

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