Boston Red Sox: OF Chris James announced that he will become a free agent rather than accept a minor-league assignment. Assigned OF Matt Stairs to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Named Charlie Strasser head trainer to replace retired Bill Buhler. Named Stan Johnson assistant trainer.
Rider: Named Dan Collins men's assistant basketball coach.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Signed G Terry Porter to a multiyear contract.
New York Islanders: Signed D Darius Kasparaitis to a multi-year contract.