ASTROS: Signed following players to minor league contracts with invitation to spring training: IF Jason Alfaro, IF Mike Coolbaugh, C Dax Norris, C Chris Tremie, P Nate Bland, P Kirk Bullinger, P Jared Fernandez, P Miguel Saladin and P Rodrigo Rosario
BLUE JAYS: Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with P Terry Adams, who had been with Phillies, and SS Chris Gomez, who had been with Twins. Designated P Pete Walker for assignment.
CARDINALS: Agreed to two-year contract with P Julian Tavarez.
DEVIL RAYS: Signed SS Deivi Cruz, who had been with Orioles, to minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
MARLINS: Named Jeff Cox 3B coach and Tony Taylor bullpen coach.
PADRES: Claimed C Tom Wilson off waivers from Blue Jays. Designated P Brandon Villafuerte for assignment.
REDS: Named Terry Reynolds director of amateur scouting and Johnny Almaraz director of international scouting. Agreed to minor league contract with P Aaron Myette.
RED SOX: Agreed to terms with IF-OF Brian Daubach on minor league contract. Announced 3B coach Mike Cubbage will not be returning for 2004 season.
WHITE SOX: Agreed to terms with P Cliff Politte on one-year contract.
BULLS: Signed F Ronald Dupree to 10-day contract.
HEAT: Activated F John Wallace from injured list. Placed F Jerome Beasley on injured list with lower back strain.
LAKERS: Waived G Jannero Pargo.
NETS: Waived C Mikki Moore and G Robert Pack.
TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Anthony Goldwire to 10-day contract. Waived G Keith McLeod.
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE: Named Jeff Conway offensive coordinator.
OKLAHOMA: Announced that freshman men's basketball G Jimmy Tobias will transfer to Seminole (Fla.) Junior College.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Announced DE Kenechi Udeze will forgo his senior season to enter NFL draft.
TEXAS EL PASO: Named Jeff Banks running backs coach and Jim Clark cornerbacks coach.
COWBOYS: Signed defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to three-year contract extension.
EAGLES: Placed RB Brian Westbrook on IR with torn triceps tendon. Signed G Jamaal Jackson from practice squad. Signed RB Eric McCoo to practice squad.
REDSKINS: Named Joe Gibbs coach and team president.
BLUE JACKETS: Assigned C Dan Fritsche to OHL Sarnia.
CAPITALS: Placed RW Dainus Zubrus on IR with broken foot.
FLAMES: Recalled LW Martin Sonnenberg from AHL Lowell.
KINGS: Activated G Roman Cechmanek and RW Ian Laperriere from IR. Assigned G Mathieu Chouinard to AHL Manchester. Designated D Maxim Kuznetsov for assignment.
MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled C Kyle Wellwood from AHL St. John's.
STARS: Announced that G Ron Tugnutt has cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Utah. Recalled G Mike Smith from Utah.
GYMNASTICS: Kevin Mazeika was chosen to coach the U.S. men's gymnastics team at Athens Olympics.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Named M Dominic Kinnear coach.
D.C. UNITED (MLS): Named Peter Nowak coach.