MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Devil Rays OF Alex Sanchez 10 games for violating league's drug prevention program.
DIAMONDBACKS: Placed P Jose Valverde on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with right biceps tendinitis. Placed SS Jerry Gil on 15-day DL with right knee injury. Purchased contract of OF Quinton McCracken. Designated OF Reggie Abercrombie for assignment.
RANGERS: Optioned C Gerald Laird, OF Laynce Nix and P Nick Regilio to Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned OF Andres Torres, IF Ian Kinsler, IF Cody Ransom, P Vladimir Nunez and P Keith Stamler to minor league camp. Purchased contracts of IF Mark DeRosa and OF Chad Allen. Designated P Travis Hughes and P Agustin Montero for assignment. Placed P Pedro Astacio on DL, retroactive to March 25, with a strained groin. Placed P Joaquin Benoit on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with shoulder injury. Placed P Frank Francisco on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with elbow injury. Placed P Erasmo Ramirez on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25, with strained tendon in left middle finger. Placed IF Greg Colbrunn on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 29, with right wrist injury.
ROCKIES: Placed 3B Garrett Atkins on 15-day DL. Recalled 3B Jeff Baker from Double-A Tulsa.
YANKEES: Placed P Kevin Brown on 15-day DL. Recalled P Andy Phillips from Triple-A Columbus.
CLIPPERS: Placed C Zeljko Rebraca on injured list with sprained right wrist. Activated C Mamadou N'Diaye from injured list.
GRIZZLIES: Placed F Stromile Swift on injured list with irregular heartbeat before last night's game against Lakers. Activated F Dahntay Jones from injured list.
LAKERS: Placed F Lamar Odom on injured list with left shoulder sprain. Activated F Brian Cook.
MARYLAND: G Shay Doron was named Women's Basketball Coaches Association/Kodak All-America honorable mention.