American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Kolb, RHP Miguel Asencio, RHP Ben Howard, RHP Dan Miceli, C Steve Torrelaba, OF Rich Thompson, and RHP David Thorne on minor league contracts.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Betancourt on a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP James Shields on a four-year contract.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with LHP Jeremy Affeldt on a one-year contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with SS Troy Tulowitzki on a six-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with INF Abraham Nunez on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with LHP Ricardo Rincon on a minor league contract. Hampshire (EL). Announced a two-year extension of its player development contracts with Lansing (MWL) and Auburn (NYP).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with Kevin Towers, general manager, on a two-year contract extension through the 2010 season.


NBA Development League

ANAHEIM ARSENAL—Waived F Jamal Thomas. Signed F Mo Charlo.

UTAH FLASH—Signed F Gary Hill-Thomas.


National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Named Cam Cameron offensive coordinator.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Named Curtis Modkins running backs coach and Joe D'Alessandris assistant offensive line coach. Promoted Bob Bicknell to offensive line coach.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Named Paul Pasqualoni defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles assistant head coach and secondary coach, and Kacy Rodgers defensive line coach.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Named Charlie Joiner wide receivers coach.


National Hockey League

NHL—Suspended Atlanta LW Ilya Kovalchuk for one game, without pay, for a hit from behind on N.Y. Rangers D Michal Rozsival in a game on Jan. 22.

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Recalled F Jim Slater and F Brett Sterling from Chicago (AHL).