For The Record




ASTROS: Agreed to terms with P Rory Shortell.

BRAVES: Activated C Javy Lopez from 15-day DL. Placed C Henry Blanco on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with strained left oblique.

BREWERS: Activated P Jimmy Osting from 15-day DL. Optioned P Ruben Quevedo to Triple-A Indianapolis.

DEVIL RAYS: Announced director of player personnel Cam Bonifay will also serve as scouting director.

DIAMONDBACKS: Acquired OF Mark Little from Mets for player to be named.

DODGERS: Signed P Mike Magnante to minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

EXPOS: Activated OF Wil Cordero from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Henry Mateo to Triple-A Ottawa.

GIANTS: Activated P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright) from 15-day DL. Placed P Manny Aybar on 15-day DL with strained left hip flexor.

MARLINS: Optioned P Blaine Neal to Triple-A Calgary. Activated C Charles Johnson from 15-day DL.

METS: Recalled P Mike Bacsik from Triple-A Norfolk.

PIRATES:Placed P Ron Villone on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Al Reyes from Triple-A Nashville.

REDS: Placed OF Brandon Larson on 15-day DL with broken toe on left foot. Transferred P Luis Pineda to 60-day DL, with a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff in right shoulder. Recalled OF Ruben Mateo from Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS: Claimed P Jason Beverlin off waivers from Indians and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. Designated P Erik Sabel for assignment


BULLS: Signed free-agent F Donyell Marshall.

BUCKS: Announced assistant Mike Thibault will not return next season.

SACRAMENTO KINGKINGS: Re-signed restricted free agent G Mike Bibby to multi-year contract extension.


TOWSON: Named Matt Gentil executive director of the athletic fund.

VIRGINIA TECH: Suspended CB Ronyell Whitaker two games and WR Terrell Parham and DE Lamar Cobb one game, for violating team rules.


NHL: Suspended Predators D Jere Karalahti for six months without pay for third violation of league's substance abuse policy. An arbitrator awarded Sharks RW Niklas Sund- strom a two-year, $3.75 million contract.

PANTHERS: Re-signed RW Ivan Novoseltsev to one-year contract. Signed coach Mike Keenan to contract extension through the 2007-08 season.


BLAST: Selected G Brett Phillips in MISL/St. Louis Steamers dispersal draft.

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