BaseballAngels: Signed P Mark Petkovsek (10-4, 3.47...



Angels: Signed P Mark Petkovsek (10-4, 3.47 ERA in 64 games) to one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

Astros: Invited C Scott Chapman to spring training. Promoted Bob McClaren to president of business operations.

Brewers: Agreed to one-year contracts with 1B Kevin Barker (.282 in 38 games), P Jose Garcia and OF Chad Green agreed to one-year contracts.

Devil Rays: Voided contract agreement with IF Mariano Duncan that was negotiated with an agent who wasn't the player's legal representative.

Mariners: Designated OF Chad Alexander for assignment. Invited P Jake Meyer to major-league camp.

Padres: Named Jack Lamabe minor-league pitching consultant.

Reds: P Scott Sullivan (5-4, 3.01 ERA in 79 games) won salary arbitration case and will receive request for $1.1 million, instead of $775,000 offered by team.

Red Sox: Agreed to one-year contract with P Rich Garces (5-1, 1.55 ERA), avoiding arbitration.

Tigers: P C. J. Nitkowski (4-5, 4.30 ERA in 68 games) won salary arbitration case and will make $950,000, instead of $600,000 offered by team.


Celtics: Rescinded Feb. 9 trade that sent F Danny Fortson to Raptors for G Alvin Williams and F-C Sean Marks, because Williams failed his physical.

BayRunners (IBL): Signed F Anthony Tucker.


Minnesota: Named Tony Peterson and Mitch Browning co-offensive coordinators.

Villanova: Sophomore starting basketball G Bobby Smith, who was suspended indefinitely two weeks ago for violating team rules, is leaving team.

Virginia: Named Steve Swanson women's soccer coach.


Canadiens: Claimed G Eric Fichaud off waivers from Hurricanes.

Thrashers: Acquired F Hnat Domenichelli and F Dmitri Vlasenkov from Flames for D Darryl Shannon and F Jason Botterill.

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