Devil Rays: Reassigned OF Josh Hamilton to minor-league camp. Optioned P Matt White to Triple-A Durham.
Indians: Optioned 1B Danny Peoples and P Jamie Brown to Triple-A Buffalo. Reassigned P Tim Byrdak and C Tim Laker to minor league camp. Released P Ariel Prieto and OF-1B Butch Huskey.
Reds: Assigned C Matt Walbeck to minor-league camp. Optioned IF Brandon Larson to Triple-A Louisville.
Padres: Placed P Sterling Hitchcock and P Carlton Loewer on 15-day DL. Acquired 1B Aaron McNeal from Astros for SS Cristian Berroa.
Bulls: Signed F Steve Goodrich. Placed G Bryce Drew on injured list.
Mount St. Mary's: Signed junior college All-East M Joe Sladek (CCBC-Essex, Eastern Tech) to soccer letter of intent.
Jacksonville: Named men's basketball coach Hugh Durham athletic director.
Ohio State: Announced sophomore football DB Derek Ross has been barred from spring practice.
Towson: Junior center fielder Gregg Davies of Olney was named America East Player of the Week after hitting for a .481 average.
NFL: Named Jim Connelly managing director of NFL Europe.
NHL: Suspended Dallas Stars D Derian Hatcher two games without pay for elbowing Blues D Jeff Finley in a game Sunday.
Lightning: Recalled D Mikko Kuparinen from IHL Detroit.
D.C. United: Waived F Caleb Norkus and MF Travis Mulraine.