MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Fined Indians $50,000 and closed their Venezuelan baseball operations for two months for signing underage player in 1998. ... Rehired umpires Gary Darling, Bill Hohn, Larry Poncino, Larry Vanover and Joe West. Announced that umpires Drew Coble, Greg Kosc, Frank Pulli and Terry Tata will retire.
ASTROS: Signed P Wade Miller, P Roy Oswalt, P Tim Redding, P Ricky Stone, P Carlos Hernandez, P Wilfredo Rodriguez, IF Adam Everett, IF Keith Ginter and IF Chris Truby to one-year contracts.
BREWERS: Signed OF Cristian Guerrero to one-year contract.
DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Tanyon Sturtze and IF Damian Rolls.
ORIOLES: Agreed to terms with OF Chris Richard, OF Luis Matos, P Josh Towers, P Willis Roberts, P Kris Foster, P John Parrish and P John Bale.
PIRATES: Agreed to $9.5 million, three-year contract with 3B Aramis Ramirez. Sent OF Brian Shultz to Albany-Colonie to complete earlier trade.
RANGERS: Signed P Juan Moreno, P Rob Bell and P Doug Davis to one-year contracts.
RED SOX: Fired GM Dan Duquette. Named Mike Port interim GM.
TWINS: Signed C Matthew LeCroy and OF Bobby Kielty.
NBC: Announced that Tom Tolbert will replace Jayson Williams on pre-game show.
CAVALIERS: Placed C DeSagana Diop on injured list with right plantar fascia strain. Activated G Jeff Trepagnier.
GRIZZLIES: Waived C Isaac Austin.
HEAT: Placed F LaPhonso Ellis on injured list. Activated F Malik Allen.
HORNETS: Activated G David Wesley. Placed F Jerome Moiso on injured list with left knee tendinitis.
SPURS: Placed G-F Stephen Jackson on injured list. Activated F Bruce Bowen.
LAFAYETTE: Named Andrew Decicco assistant men's lacrosse coach.
TEXAS: Named Mac McWhorter assistant coach for offensive tackles and tight ends.
BEARS: Made offers to following restricted free agents: WR Marty Booker, LB Rosevelt Colvin, LB Warrick Holdman, G Rex Tucker and WR D'Wayne Bates.
BENGALS: Named John Cooper part-time consultant/scout.
BILLS: Released QB Rob Johnson and CB Ken Irvin.
BRONCOS: Released FB Detron Smith. Reinstated CB Tyrone Poole from reserve/left squad list.
CHIEFS: Agreed to terms with CB Eric Warfield.
DOLPHINS: Released DT Tim Bowens, then re-signed him to $15 million, five-year contract.
EAGLES: Signed WR Reggie Torian to two-year contract. Released CB Monty Montgomery.
GIANTS: Released LB Jessie Armstead, S Sam Garnes, T Lomas Brown, QB Jason Garrett and CB Dave Thomas. Announced retirement of TE Howard Cross. Waived T Jim Goff, DE Brady McDonnell, RB Lloyd Clemons and DE DaMonte McKenzie. Named Joe Collins scout.
JAGUARS: Released CB Aaron Beasley. Voided contracts of LB Kevin Hardy and DE Renaldo Wynn. Tendered offers to RB Stacey Mack and CB Jason Craft. Re-signed TE/long snapper Joe Zelenka. Signed OT Shaun Rose.
JETS: Signed CB Ray Mickens to contract extension. Waived S Victor Green. Signed P Daniel Pope. Tendered offers to G David Loverne, WR-KR Craig Yeast, TE Daniel Wilcox, TE James Dearth, S Nick Ferguson, LB Kelvin Moses, OL-long snapper Dennis O'Sullivan, DL Giradie Mercer and CB Tony Scott.
PACKERS: Released FB Dorsey Levens.
RAMS: Named Carlos Mainord secondary coach.
SAINTS: Released WR Albert Connell and CB Steve Israel.
SEAHAWKS: Signed WR Bobby Engram to one-year contract.
TITANS: Waived S Blaine Bishop, LB Eddie Robinson, WR Chris Sanders and former Ravens CB DeRon Jenkins. Reached new contracts with former Maryland TE Frank Wycheck, former Terps QB Neil O'Donnell and DT Henry Ford.
VIKINGS: Agreed to contracts with WR Chris Walsh and FB Harold Morrow.
BRUINS: Recalled C Andy Hilbert from AHL Providence.
KINGS: Assigned D Andreas Lilja and LW Ryan Flinn to AHL Manchester.
LIGHTNING: Recalled D Dmitri Afanasenkov from AHL Grand Rapids.
RED WINGS: Sent D Maxium Kuznetsov to AHL Cincinnati.
STARS: Announced that LW Benoit Brunet cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Utah.