Orioles -- Optioned P Arthur Rhodes to Triple-A Rochester and P Armando Benitez to Double-A Bowie. Purchased the contract of P Tom Bolton from Rochester.
Boston Red Sox -- Signed P Brian Rose and assigned him to Single-A Fort Myers. Assigned OF Andy Tomberlin to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Albie Lopez to Triple-A Charlotte. Purchased the contracts of P Russ Swan and former Orioles IF Rene Gonzales from Charlotte.
Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P Tim Fortugno to Double-A Chattanooga.
Colorado Rockies -- Optioned P Lance Painter to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Activated P Darren Holmes from the 15-day DL.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Optioned P Ismael Valdes to Triple-A Albuquerque.
New York Mets -- Optioned OF Jeromy Burnitz and IF Fernando Vina to Triple-A Norfolk. Activated OF Kevin McReynolds and IF Jeff McKnight from the 15-day DL.
New York Yankees -- Activated P Xavier Hernandez from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Joe Ausanio to Triple-A Columbus.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned C Mike Lieberthal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
San Francisco Giants -- Optioned P William VanLandingham to Triple-A Phoenix.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Optioned IF Domingo Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.
Sioux City Explorers (Northern League) -- Placed P Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd on the voluntarily retired list.
Atlanta Hawks -- Signed G Jim Les to a two-year contract.
L Portland Trail Blazers -- Named Dick Harter assistant coach.
California -- Named Robyne Johnson assistant track and field coach.
Central Iowa -- Named Rick Magill men's soccer coach.
Illinois State -- Named Robert Lindsey strength coach and Glen Largent assistant trainer.
Pacific -- Named Tony Marcopulos, Ron Verlin and Mike Terpstra men's as
sistant basketball coaches.
Sam Houston State -- Named Don Hood assistant track coach.
Temple -- Named Seamus McWilliams women's soccer coach.
Villanova -- Named Ed Bartsch men's swimming coach.
Green Bay Packers -- Waived DL Malcolm Showell.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed WR Wesley Carroll. Waived TE Patt Evans.
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Waived DL Blaise Winter.