ANGELS: Added IF Kendry Morales to 40-man roster. Designated P Bobby Jenks for assignment.

ATHLETICS: Traded P Tim Hudson to Braves for P Dan Meyer, P Juan Cruz and OF Charles Thomas.

BLUE JAYS: Signed free-agent P Scott Downs, who had been with Expos, to minor league contract.

BRAVES: Re-signed P John Smoltz to two-year contract with club option for 2007.

BREWERS: Signed 3B Kevin Orie to minor league contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Joe Szekely manager and R.C. Lichtenstein pitching coach of Double-A Southwest Michigan.

MARINERS: Designated IF Luis Ugueto for assignment.

METS: Signed free-agent P Pedro Martinez, who had been with Red Sox, to four-year contract.

RED SOX: Promoted Jason McLeod to director of amateur scouting, Amiel Sawdaye to assistant scouting director and Dave Finley to national cross checker. Named Mike Rikard, Fred Peterson, Jon Lukens and Danny Watkins scouts.

ROYALS: Traded P Jorge Vasquez to Atlanta for OF Eli Marrero and cash. Traded C Benito Santiago and cash to Pirates for P Leo Nunez and player to be named or cash.

TWINS: Re-signed P Terry Mulholland to minor league contract with invitation to spring training.

WHITE SOX: Re-signed 2B Juan Uribe to three-year contract with club option for 2008.


BUCKS: Placed G Erick Strickland on injured list with right knee injury.

RAPTORS: Waived G Roger Mason Jr.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Waived G Geno Carlisle.

WNBA: Named Dee Kantner supervisor of officials.


EAST CAROLINA: Named Greg Hudson defensive coordinator.

FLORIDA: Named John Holliday assistant football coach. Announced that basketball F Mohamed Abukar will transfer.

GEORGE MASON: Named Scot Budde assistant swimming and diving coach.

GEORGIA STATE: Announced resignation of AD Greg Manning (Maryland).

HOFSTRA: Announced signing of Lauren Eberling (Maryvale) to letter of intent to play women's lacrosse.

HOOD: Announced signing of C Jurien Hoeben. Santo Provenzano was named to's National Team of Week.

JOHNS HOPKINS: S Matt Campbell, S Matt Weeks and S Brian Wolcott were named to Division III All-ECAC Southwest first team.

HOUSTON: Named Alan Weddell linebackers coach.

MANHATTAN: Named Michael Swanick men's soccer coach and Sean Driscoll women's soccer coach.

MARYLAND: Laura Harper and Crystal Langhorne were named ACC women's basketball Rookies of Week.

MISSISSIPPI: Named Ed Orgeron football coach.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Signed football coach Sylvester Croom to one-year contract extension.

NORFOLK STATE: Fired football coach Willie Gillus.

OHIO: Named Frank Solich football coach.

PACIFIC: Announced resignation of women's assistant basketball coach Rod Lee.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Named John Thompson defensive coordinator.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Named Rick Majerus men's basketball coach, effective April 1.

UMBC: Announced signing of Edward Bach (Atholton), Timothy Comiskey, Thomas Meaney and David Warrenfeltz III (Hagerstown) to letters of intent to play baseball.

WILLIAM & MARY: QB Lang Campbell won Walter Payton Award as top offensive player in Division I-AA.


CARDINALS: Signed TE Lorenzo Diamond and WR Reggie Newhouse to practice squad.

REDSKINS: Placed K John Hall on IR with strained quadriceps. Signed K Jeff Chandler.

CHICAGO RUSH (ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE): Announced that Mike Ditka has become owner of team.

High schools

HOFSTRA: Lauren Eberling (Maryvale) signed to play lacrosse.

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