ATHLETICS: Optioned P Ed Yarnall to Triple-A Sacramento.
BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Corey Thurman to Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned P Tim Young to minor-league camp.
DEVIL RAYS: Released DH Greg Vaughn, P John Frascatore and P Bob Wells. Optioned P Delvin James, P Jason Standridge, IF Antonio Perez and IF Jared Sandberg to Triple-A Durham.
EXPOS: Assigned P Eric Knott to minor-league camp.
MARLINS: Optioned P Oswaldo Mairena and P Steve Kent to Triple-A Albuquerque.
RED SOX: Optioned P Ryan Rupe to Triple-A Pawtucket. Assigned C Jeff Smith to minor-league camp.
YANKEES: Assigned C Michel Hernandez and IF David Post to minor-league camp.
BUCKS: Activated C Joel Przybilla from injured list. Placed C Jamal Sampson on injured list with right shoulder pain.
BULLS: Activated F Eddie Robinson from injured list. Placed C Dalibor Bagaric on injured list with sprained left ankle.
MAVERICKS: Activated G Avery Johnson. Placed F Popeye Jones on injured list with sprained right ankle.
NETS: Signed F Donny Marshall to second 10-day contract.
BALL STATE: Announced that junior F Theron Smith will enter NBA draft.
DETROIT: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Anne Rexford.
WILMINGTON (DEL.): Signed Lindsey Koerber (North Harford), Colby Bugda (Bel Air), Sarah Reynolds (John Carroll) and Christina Coccia (Perry Hall/CCBC-Essex) to letters of intent for soccer.