Source:APZFile:z3180Keyword:BC-TransactionsDated:22:07 13-08-2004Processed at:22:07 13-Aug-04BC-Transactions, 1st Ld-Writethru,0580Eds: UPDATESFriday's Sports Transactions

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball -- Suspended Houston Astrosmanager Phil Garner for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions directed at umpire Brian Knight during a game on Aug. 7.

Baltimore Orioles -- Announced C Ken Huckaby cleared waivers and was sent outright to AAA Ottawa.

Chicago Cubs -- Acquired LHP Eric Eckenstahler from the Detroit Tigers to complete an earlier trade. Agreed to terms with RHP Grant Johnson. Announced RHP LaTroy Hawkins's appeal of his three-game suspension was rejected, but his fine was reduced from $3,000 to $2,000.

Kansas City Royals -- Claimed RHP Matt Kinney off waivers from Milwaukee. Designated C Mike Tonis for assignment.

New York Mets -- Placed INF Jose Reyes on the 15-day DL.

San Francisco Giants -- Released SS Neifi Perez. Recalled RHP Kevin Correia from AAA Fresno.


Detroit Pistons -- Re-signed G Lindsey Hunter.

Los Anagles Lakers -- Acquired F Jumaine Jones from the Boston Celtics instead of G Marcus Banks and a second-round draft pick to amend an Aug. 6 trade.


Houston Texans -- Signed DE Bryce Wyatt. Waived DT Ifo Pili.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed QB Charlie Batch on the injured reserve list. Signed QB Kurt Kittner.


New Jersey Devils -- Signed G Ari Ahonen, G Scott Clemmensen, D Bobby Allen, D Ray Schultz, D Steven Spencer, F Brett Clouthier, F Ryan Murphy and F Pascal Rheaume.

New York Islanders -- Signed D Richard Seeley.

Ottawa Senators -- Exercised their 2004-05 options on the contracts of F Josh Langfeld and F Denis Hamel.


Big Ten Conference -- Promoted Scott Chipman to director of communications and Teri Lenth to director of corporate sponsorships.

NCAA -- Granted Transylvania full Division III membership, beginning with the 2004-05 school year.

Bucknell -- Named Stephen Monge men's and women's assistant tennis coach.

Citadel -- Named Terry Parks men's assistant basketball coach.

Keene State -- Named Rob Colbert interim athletic director.

Newberry -- Named Leto Alibaruho men's assistant soccer coach.

North Carolina -- Reassigned strength coach C.J. Hunter within the athletics department.

Troy -- Named Ricky Hazel director of media relations, Josh Steltenpohl director of promotions and event management, and promoted Scott Farmer, Sandy Atkins and Roger Schultz to associate athletic directors.

Xavier -- Announced the addition of men's and women's track.