PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26; RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 29; and RHP Chris Leroux on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Juan Cruz from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned LHP Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis (IL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Selected the contract of OF Gregor Blanco from Fresno (PCL). Optioned RHP Steve Edlefsen and C Eli Whiteside to Fresno. Reassigned INF Joaquin Arias, OF Justin Christian and RHP Jean Machi to Fresno. Traded C Chris Stewart to the New York Yankees for RHP George Kontos.
AMARILLO SOX-Released C Kevin Butler.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS-Released INF Brian Nichols and OF Jorge Cortes.
SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS-Signed RHP Dan Cooper.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS-Signed LHP Dan Meyer and C Mitch Canham.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS-Signed INF Angel Berroa. Released INF Mike Richard.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS-Recalled F Chris Wright from Dakota (NBADL).
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Signed S Reggie Smith.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Re-signed DB Travis Daniels.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Agreed to terms with OT Demetress Bell on a five-year contract.
ST. LOUIS RAMS-Signed WR Torry Holt to a one-day contract and then he announced his retirement.