MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Pirates P Salomon Torres four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Athletics C Damian Miller on June 12. Suspended Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for the same incident after a warning was issued.

BLUE JAYS: Placed C Bobby Estalella on 15-day DL with sprained right ankle. Recalled P Michael Nakamura from Triple-A Syracuse.


BREWERS: Signed P Mark Rogers.

CARDINALS: Activated C Mike Matheny from 15-day DL. Optioned P Jason Simontacchi to Triple-A Memphis.

CUBS: Activated OF Sammy Sosa from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Jason Dubois to Triple-A Iowa.

DIAMONDBACKS: Placed P Jose Valverde on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Lance Cormier from Triple-A Tucson. Transferred P Oscar Villarreal from 15- to the 60-day DL.

ORIOLES: Optioned IF Jose Leon to Triple-A. Voided option of P Rick Bauer to Ottawa and placed him on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 16, with nerve irritation in right elbow.

PADRES: Claimed P Ricky Stone off waivers from Astros.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of former Orioles P John Wasdin from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned P Erasmo Ramirez to Oklahoma. Designated P Cory Vance for assignment. Signed P Eric Hurley.

ROCKIES: Activated OF Preston Wilson from 15-day DL. Sent OF Choo Freeman to Triple-A Colorado Springs.


WHITE SOX: Recalled P Arnie Munoz from Double-A Birmingham.


LAKERS: Announced that coach Phil Jackson will not return. G Kobe Bryant opted out of his contract, becoming a free agent.

COMETS (WNBA): Placed F Tina Thompson on injured list with a severe left calf strain. Activated C-F Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough from injured list.


DUKE: Announced women's basketball C Brittany Hunter will transfer.


MISSOURI: Announced resignation of men's associate head basketball coach Tony Harvey.

NAVY: Billy Hurley was named to PING All-America golf team honorable mention team.

SAINT LOUIS: Named Cheryl Levick athletic director.

SAN FRANCISCO: Announced basketball G Armondo Surratt will transfer from Miami.

UMES: Named Meredith Smith, former basketball coach at Southern of Baltimore, men's basketball assistant.

UTAH STATE: Named Randall Spetman athletic director.



BENGALS: Waived TE Jonathan Pritchett.

BROWNS: Claimed WR LaTarence Dunbar off waivers from Falcons. Signed FB Corey McIntyre.

CHARGERS: Signed C Troy Andrew and TE Ryan Prince to one-year contracts.

RAMS: Signed DT Bernard Holsey to one-year contract. Released S Shane Walton.

VIKINGS: Released CB Eric Kelly, TE Steve Farmer and LB Jeff Mack. Signed CB Oliver Celestin and WR Ryan Hoag.



MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed D Ken Klee and F Darcy Tucker to multi-year contracts.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Traded G Martin Gerber to Hurricanes for D Tomas Malec and a 2004 third-round draft pick.

THRASHERS: Agreed to terms with D Jeff Dwyer and F Colin Stuart.