ASTROS: Agreed to one-year, $700,000 contract with free-agent P John Franco, who had been with Mets.
YANKEES: Agreed to one-year, $600,000 contract with free-agent IF Rey Sanchez, who had been with Devil Rays.
SPURS: Placed C Rasho Nesterovic on injured list with left ankle sprain. Activated F Sean Marks from injured list.
SUNS: Signed F Paul Shirley for rest of season.
BUCKNELL: Announced that men's basketball coach Pat Flannery is taking temporary leave of absence.
49ERS: Named Jerry Sullivan wide receivers coach and A.J. Christoff secondary coach.