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Saturday, January 31, 2004

American League
SEATTLE MARINERS--Placed RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--Assigned RHP Rob Bell outright to Durham of the IL.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS--Agreed to terms with C Steve Lomasney on a minor league contract. Announced the retirement of C Mike Stefanski and named him bullpen catcher.
HOUSTON ASTROS--Agreed to terms with RHP Dave Veres on a minor league contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS--Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Lima and INF Jose Hernandez on minor league contracts.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--Named Garry Maddox spring training instructor.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Agreed to terms with RHP Hector Almonte, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Chris Fussell, LHP Paul Maholm, RHP Rick Reed, RHP Elio Serrano, RHP Blake Stein, C Sandy Martinez, C Keith McDonald, INF Tomas De La Rosa, INF Donaldo Mendez, INF Chris Truby, OF Andy Abad and OF Luke Allen on minor league contracts.
SAN DIEGO PADRES--Promoted Dick Freeman from president to CEO.
National Basketball Association
BOSTON CELTICS-- Fired Dick Harter, assistant coach.
CHICAGO BULLS--Named Gar Forman director of player personnel.
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS--Placed G Bryce Drew on the injured list. Activated F Jamal Mashburn from the injured list.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS--Named Frank Verducci tight ends coach, Mike Miller offensive assistant and Brad Roll strength and conditioning coach.
CINCINNATI BENGALS--Signed DE LaDairis Jackson to a two-year contract.
GREEN BAY PACKERS--Signed RB Dahrran Diedrick and Dave Moretti.
N. Y. JETS--Signed P Brian Simnjanovski.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES--Signed OT Dante Ellington, S Jamal Wallace, LB Howard Clark and P Nick Murphy.
TAMPA BAY BUCS--Allocated DE Corey Smith, WR Frank Murphy, G Kevin Breedlove, C Ben Claxton, CB Lynaris Eipheage and K Carlos Martinez to NFL Europe.
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Reassigned F Brian Swanson to Chicago of the AHL.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Recalled F Shawn Thornton from Norfolk of the AHL.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS--Recalled C Brad Moran from Syracuse of the AHL.
DALLAS STARS--Recalled G Jason Bacashihua from Utah of the AHL. Assigned C Antti Miettinen and G Mike Smith to Utah of AHL.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Named Ian Herbers assistant coach for San Antonio of the AHL.
NEW YORK RANGERS--Reassigned G Jason LaBarbera to Hartford of the AHL.
OTTAWA SENATORS--Assigned F Josh Langfeld to Binghamton of the AHL.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS--Recalled F Kirby Law from Philadelphia of the AHL.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Acquired D Darryl Sydor and a 2004 fourth-round draft pick from Columbus for C Alexander Svitov and a 2004 third-round draft pick.