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ANGELS: Announced that IF Shane Halter has accepted assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake.

ASTROS: Optioned P Chad Qualls to Triple-A New Orleans.

BLUE JAYS: Agreed to terms with P David Purcey, 16th pick in first round of amateur draft. Announced that C Pat Borders accepted assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

DIAMONDBACKS: Recalled P Lance Cormier from Triple-A Tucson. Sent P Brandon Villafuerte outright to Tucson.

EXPOS: Recalled P Roy Corcoran from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned P Chad Bentz to Edmonton.

MARINERS: Released 1B John Olerud.

MARLINS: Recalled P Justin Wayne from Triple-A Albuquerque.

METS: Placed OF Shane Spencer on 15-day DL with cut on right foot. Recalled P Dan Wheeler from Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Placed OF Luis Matos on 15-day DL with bruised right shin. Purchased contract of P John Maine from Triple-A Ottawa; optioned Maine to Ottawa after last night's game. Announced that OF Darnell McDonald will be called up today. Designated IF Jose Morban for assignment.

RANGERS: Activated OF Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) from 15-day DL and C Gerald Laird from 60-day DL. Recalled P Rosman Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma. Placed P Ricardo Rodriguez on 15-day DL with fractured right elbow. Designated OF Chad Allen and C Danny Ardoin for assignment.

WHITE SOX: Placed OF Magglio Ordonez on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, with bone marrow edema in left knee. Recalled OF Joe Borchard from Triple-A Charlotte.


JAZZ: Re-signed C Jarron Collins.

KINGS: Re-signed F Darius Songaila.

MAGIC: Acquired F-C Tony Battie and second-round draft picks in 2005 and 2007 from Cavaliers for F Drew Gooden, C Steven Hunter and draft rights to F Anderson Varejao.

NETS: Named John Kuester assistant coach.

PISTONS: Re-signed F-C Rasheed Wallace to five-year contract. Named Gar Heard, Phil Ford and Pat Sullivan assistant coaches.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G-F Fred Hoiberg to multiyear contract.

WIZARDS: Signed C Peter John Ramos, second-round pick.


MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Named Jessika Hunt assistant trainer.


NFL: Fined Redskins S Sean Taylor $25,000 for leaving league's rookie symposium for a day.

BEARS: Signed CB Alfonso Marshall, seventh-round draft pick, to four-year contract.

BENGALS: Terminated contract of LB Adrian Ross.

BROWNS: Signed OL Kirk Chambers, sixth-round pick.

BUCCANEERS: Signed WR Michael Clayton, first-round draft pick, to six-year contract and CB Lenny Williams. Released OL Mark Moroz.

CHIEFS: Agreed to terms with WR Samie Parker and DE Jared Allen on three-year contracts.

COWBOYS: Agreed to one-year contract with free-agent RB Eddie George, who had been with Titans.

EAGLES: Agreed to four-year deal with RB Bruce Perry (Maryland), seventh-round pick.

49ERS: Signed QB Cody Pickett to three-year contract.

JAGUARS: Named Kadar Hamilton scout.

PACKERS: Signed DE Tyrone Rogers, who had been with Browns.

PATRIOTS: Signed TE Matt Cercone.

RAIDERS: Released C Barret Robbins.

RAMS: Signed TE Erik Jensen, seventh-round pick, to three-year contract.

RAVENS: Agreed to three-year contracts with QB Josh Harris, sixth-round pick, and G Brian Rimpf, seventh-round pick.

SAINTS: Agreed to three-year contract with FB Mike Karney.

TEXANS: Signed CB Dunta Robinson, 10th overall pick in draft.

VIKINGS: Signed WR Ryan Hoag and P Filip Filipovic. Waived P Eddie Johnson.


UNITED (MLS): Acquired F Jason Thompson from Burn for 2006 fourth-round draft pick.

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