Astros: C Randy Knorr cleared waivers and chose free agency. P Derek Root, P Joe Slusarski and OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown) cleared waivers and were sent outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
Blue Jays: Released P John Hudek. Outrighted C Kevin Brown to Triple-A Syracuse. OF Jacob Brumfield rejected outright assignment to Syracuse and chose free agency. Named Omar Malave coach at Triple-A Syracuse; Rocket Wheeler manager, Craig Lefferts pitching coach and Hector Torres coach at Double-A Knoxville.
Cubs: Named Dave Trembley manager of Triple-A Iowa.
Giants: Purchased contracts of P Aaron Fultz and P Ben Weber and added them to club's 40-man roster.
Marlins: Reinstated P Alex Fernandez and P Joe Fontenot from emergency DL.
Bulls: Waived F Brett Robisch and F Maceo Baston.
Nets: Waived G Rashid Bey.
Soccer America: Named Maryland's Taylor Twellman to the men's collegiate Team of the Week for second straight week.
Denison: Fired football coach Bill Wentworth, effective at end of season.
Maryland: Emily Janss was named SoccerTimes.com NCAA women's national Player of the Week, named ACC women's soccer Player of the Week and named to Soccer America women's Team of the Week.
Wake Forest: Sophomore LB Mark DeOrio left team for personal reasons.
NFL: Named following Players of the Week: AFC offense, Broncos QB Brian Griese; AFC defense, CB Sam Madison; AFC special teams, Dolphins K Olindo Mare; NFC offense, Rams RB Marshall Faulk; NFC defense, Redskins CB Champ Bailey; NFC special teams, Lions K Jason Hanson.
Buccaneers: Signed RB Aaron Stecker to practice squad.
Dolphins: Signed RB Autry Denson off Buccaneers practice squad. Waived WR Larry Shannon and signed him to practice squad. Waived WR Rondel Menendez off practice squad.
Falcons: Signed CB Derrick Gardner from practice squad.
49ers: Placed G Tyrone Hopson on IR. Signed T Jeff Buckey.
Giants: Signed K Cary Blanchard.
Packers: Placed WR Jahine Arnold on IR. Re-signed OT Barry Stokes.
Raiders: Signed WR Shannon Myers, WR Isaiah Mustafa and LB Bobby Brooks to practice squad. Waived WR Chris T. Jones.
Rams: Signed WR Chris Thomas.
Seahawks: Signed WR Robert Wilson. Waived LB Scott Fields from practice squad. Signed DB Marcus Washington to practice squad.
Capitals: Named Andy McGowan VP of communications.