ORIOLES: Agreed to terms with IF/OF Mark McLemore on minor league contract; invited him to spring training.
METS: Agreed to terms with former Orioles P Scott Erickson on minor league contract; invited him to spring training.
PIRATES: Named Tony Beasley manager of Double-A Altoona.
REDS: Agreed to terms with P Scott MacRae on minor league contract. Named Gary Allenson minor league catching coordinator.
RED SOX: Agreed to terms with DH/1B David Ortiz on one-year contract. Named Dale Sveum third base coach.
ROYALS: Named Robert Rice vice president of ballpark operations and development.
YANKEES: Agreed to terms with C Joe Girardi, IF Homer Bush, IF Erick Almonte, OF Darren Bragg, IF Jeff Deardorff, IF Felix Escalona, C Sal Fasano, C Omar Fuentes, IF Tyler Houston, P Jim Mann, C Dioner Navarro, P Donovan Osborne, OF John Rodriguez, P David Shepard, C Jon-Mark Sprowl and C Steve Torrealba on minor league contracts; invited them to spring training.
NBA: Fined Bulls coach Scott Skiles $7,500 for comments critical of officials.
ROCKETS: Activated G/F Adrian Griffin from injured list. Placed G Mike Wilks (foot) on injured list.
TRAIL BLAZERS: Placed F Travis Outlaw (foot) on injured list.
WIZARDS: Activated G Gilbert Arenas from injured list. Released F Torraye Braggs.
SPARKS (WNBA): Signed G Teresa Weatherspoon.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: Named Tom Masella football coach.
MASSACHUSETTS: Named John F. McCutcheon athletic director.
NORTH CAROLINA: Extended contract of athletic director Dick Baddour for three years, through June 30, 2007.
TOWSON: Announced M Patrick Healey (Calvert Hall), F Angus Burke and M Andy Fraggos signed letters of intent to play men's soccer.
VALPARAISO: Announced retirement of William Steinbrecher, athletic director, effective July 31.
WISCONSIN: Suspended G Maurice Wade indefinitely from basketball team for violating student-athlete discipline policy.
CARDINALS: Terminated contract of former Ravens QB Jeff Blake.
49ERS: Signed DT Josh Shaw.
RAVENS: Named Jim Fassel senior consultant.
SEAHAWKS: Signed DT LaWaylon Brown, DT Nate Dwyer, CB Brad Franklin, T Isaac Herring, G Joey Hollenbeck, CB Tony Lukins, QB David Priestley, DT Rod Smith, S Walter Bernard, WR Antoine Burns, G Dustin Kroeker, WR Jason Willis and TE Casey Poppinga.
TEXANS: Signed WR Jermaine Lewis.
MIGHTY DUCKS: Traded D Todd Simpson to Senators for LW Petr Schastlivy.
THRASHERS: Activated D Garnet Exelby from IR.
COMETS (MISL): Traded F Franck M'Bemba to St. Louis for M Craig Scheer and F Jason Cole.
EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Re-signed D Jeff Agoos.