ASTROS: Announced resignation of GM Gerry Hunsicker. Promoted assistant GM Tim Purpura as replacement.
ATHLETICS: Agreed to terms with P Seth Etherton on one-year contract.
BREWERS: Announced that IF Craig Counsell filed for free agency. Named Tom Hinkle and Joe Mason to scouting staff.
DEVIL RAYS: Declined 2005 option on 1B Tino Martinez.
DIAMONDBACKS: Named Wally Backman manager and signed him to two-year contract with two one-year club options.
MARINERS: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on P Eddie Guardado.
METS: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on OF Richard Hidalgo.
RANGERS: Named Greg Riddoch manager of Triple-A Spokane and A.J. Preller manager, professional and international scouting.
REDS: Signed P Ricky Stone, P Brian Rose and OF Rob Stratton to minor league contracts.
RED SOX: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on P Curtis Leskanic.
ROYALS: Reinstated P Kevin Appier from voluntary retired list.
WHITE SOX: Named former Orioles OF Tim Raines first base and base-running coach.
BOBCATS: Acquired G Keith Bogans from Magic for F Brandon Hunter. Placed Bogans, F Jamal Sampson and F Theron Smith on injured list.
BUCKS: Placed G T.J. Ford and F Zendon Hamilton on injured list.
BULLS: Waived G-F Scottie Pippen. Agreed to buy out final two years of five-year contract with G-F Eddie Robinson.
CAVALIERS: Placed C DeSagana Diop and G Dajuan Wagner on injured list.
CELTICS: Placed F Justin Reed, C Michael Stewart and G Delonte West on injured list.
CLIPPERS: Placed G Kerry Kittles and C Chris Kaman on injured list.
GRIZZLIES: Waived F Bo Outlaw and G Troy Bell. Placed G Andre Emmett, F Ryan Humphrey and G Antonio Burks on injured list.
HAWKS: Placed G Tony Delk, G Donta Smith and F Chris Crawford on injured list.
HEAT: Placed F Dorell Wright, F Jerome Beasley and F Matt Freije on injured list.
HORNETS: Placed G Tim Pickett and G Junior Harrington on injured list.
JAZZ: Exercised options on C Curtis Borchardt and G Raul Lopez for 2005-06 season. Placed G Raul Lopez, G Carlos Arroyo and C Aleksandar Radojevic on injured list.
KINGS: Released F David Bluthenthal, G Ricky Minard and F Alton Ford. Placed G Courtney Alexander on injured list.
LAKERS: Exercised 2005-06 contract option on F Caron Butler. Declined to exercise 2005-06 contract option on G Kareem Rush. Waived G Tony Bobbitt. Placed C Vlade Divac, F Devean George and F Slava Medvedenko on injured list.
MAGIC: Placed C Andrew DeClercq, C Mario Kasun and F Brandon Hunter on injured list.
MAVERICKS: Placed G Tariq Abdul-Wahad, G Dan Dickau and C Pavel Podkolzin on injured list.
NETS: Placed G Jason Kidd, C Jabari Smith and F Awvee Storey on injured list. Waived C Kyle Davis.
NUGGETS: Placed F Nikoloz Tskitishvili, F Arthur Johnson and F Mark Pope on injured list.
PISTONS: Placed F Ronald Dupree, G Horace Jenkins and G Smush Parker on injured list.
RAPTORS: Placed G Alvin Williams, F Jerome Moiso and F Pape Sow on injured list.
ROCKETS: Signed G Tracy McGrady to multi-year contract extension. Waived G David Hawkins. Placed G Bob Sura, G Reece Gaines and G Andre Barrett on injured list.
76ERS: Placed F Glenn Robinson, G Kevin Ollie and G John Salmons on injured list.
SPURS: Agreed with G Tony Parker on extension. Placed F Linton Johnson III, F-C Sean Marks and G Romain Sato on injured list.
SUNS: Placed F Zarko Cabarkapa and F Paul Shirley on injured list.
SUPERSONICS: Placed C Vitaly Potapenko and G Ibrahim Kutluay on injured list.
TIMBERWOLVES: Waived F John Thomas. Placed F Ndudi Ebi on injured list.
TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed F Zach Randolph to multi-year extension.
MARYLAND: Stephon Heyer was named ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week. D'Qwell Jackson was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
WASHINGTON: Announced resignation of football coach Keith Gilbertson, effective at end of season.
LIONS: Announced retirement of DE Robert Porcher.
BLAST: F P.J. Wakefield was named MISL co-Offensive Player of the Week.