ATHLETICS: Optioned IF Jose Flores to Triple-A Tacoma. Returned Rule 5 player P Buddy Hernandez to Braves.
BLUE JAYS: Signed 3B Eric Hinske to five-year, $14.75 million contract and OF Vernon Wells to five-year $14.7 million contract. Assigned P Evan Thomas and former Orioles P Josh Towers to minor-league camp.
DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Rob Bell to minor-league contract.
DODGERS: Claimed IF Gookie Dawkins off waivers from Reds. Assigned P Rodney Myers, P David Lee and P Lindsay Gulin to minor-league camp. Assigned P Victor Alvarez, P Alfredo Gonzalez and OF Wilkin Ruan to Triple-A Las Vegas.
METS: Assigned IF Marco Scutaro, OF Raul Gonzalez, P Tyler Walker and P Pat Strange to minor-league camp.
ORIOLES: Optioned P John Stephens to Triple-A Ottawa. Reassigned P Mike Drumright, C Carlos Mendez and P Bill Pulsipher to minor-league camp. Sent P Erik Bedard to minor-league camp to continue rehabilitation.
PIRATES: Optioned P Ryan Vogelsong to Triple-A Nashville. Assigned P Mark Corey, P Mike Holtz, P Ariel Prieto and former Orioles P John Wasdin to minor-league camp.
RANGERS: Assigned P R.A. Dickey, P Robert Ellis and IF Marshall McDougall to minor- league camp.
REDS: Assigned C Mike Stefanski, OF Emil Brown, P Lance Davis and P Scott Randall to minor-league camp.
RED SOX: Named Peter Woodfork director of baseball operations and assistant director of player development.
ROYALS: Sent P Shawn Sedlacek, OF Alexis Gomez and P Wes Obermueller to Triple-A Omaha. Reassigned P Jimmy Osting, 1B Morgan Burkhart, IF Julius Matos and IF Luis Ordaz to minor-league camp.
YANKEES: Returned P Matt Beech and C David Parrish to minor-league camp. Reassigned P Corey Lee and P Adrian Hernandez to minor-league camp.
WESTCHESTER (USBL): Named John Starks coach.
YAKIMA (CBA): Waived G Johnny Rhodes (Maryland).
ACC: Associated Press named Wake Forest's Skip Prosser unanimous winner of conference's men's basketball Coach of the Year.
CLEMSON: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Announced that it will not renew contract of women's basketball coach Melissa Stone.
JOHNS HOPKINS: Centennial Conference named Jeremy Brown (McDonogh) Pitcher of the Week and Paul Winterling (McDonogh) Player of the Week.
LONG BEACH STATE: Announced that it will not renew contract of women's basketball coach Dallas Bolla.
UMBC: ECAC named A Andy Gallagher men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week. NEC named C Scott Kosmicky (Archbishop Curley) baseball Player of the Week and P Zach Clark Pitcher of the Week. NEC named M Lauren Hess (C. Milton Wright) women's lacrosse Player of the Week and M Kelly Fiorani (Liberty) Rookie of the Week.
NORTH CAROLINA A&T;: Fired men's basketball coach Curtis Hunter after 1-26 season.
PENN STATE: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Jerry Dunn after 7-21 season.
ROBERT MORRIS: Fired women's basketball coach Lynn Roman.
UCLA: Fired men's basketball coach Steve Lavin.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named 3B Renee Springston (Northeast) softball Player of the Week and Diane Green Pitcher of the Week.
YOUNGSTOWN STATE: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Ed DiGregorio.
BENGALS: Matched Packers' offer to LB Armegis Spearman and signed him to three-year contract. Signed restricted free-agent C-TE Brad St. Louis to one-year contract.
BILLS: Signed free-agent WR Bobby Shaw, who had been with Jaguars. Signed Seahawks K Rian Lindell to offer sheet worth $4.2 million over four years.
BRONCOS: Announced that they will hold training camp at team headquarters instead of at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
CHARGERS: Re-signed CB Jerry Wilson to one-year contract.
DOLPHINS: Released OT David Sherrod.
FALCONS: Signed unrestricted free-agent LB Keith Newman, who had been with Bills.
PANTHERS: Signed WR Ricky Proehl to three-year contract.
RAIDERS: Signed free-agent KR Ronney Jenkins, who had been with Chargers.
STEELERS: Re-signed TE Matt Cushing to one-year contract.