Sports briefs 2/1/06

Wednesday, February 1, 2006


* Ruben Sierra agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.

Sierra, a 40-year-old switch-hitter who is usually a designated hitter, batted .229 with four home runs and 29 RBIs in 61 games with the New York Yankees last season.

The four-time All Star, who was injured for much of last year, had filled a reserve role with the Yankees since 2003.


* Texas softball catcher Megan Willis has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, coach Connie Clark said.

Willis, the Longhorns' starter the last two seasons, earned All-Big 12 honors last year when Texas advanced to the Women's College World Series.


* Michelle Wie will play against men on the Asian Tour in Korea, accepting an invitation Tuesday to play in the SK Telecom Open. K.J. Choi is the defending champion of the tournament, to be held May 4 to 7.

-- From wire reports

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