BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Chad Gaudin to Triple-A Syracuse. Recalled OF Gabe Gross from Syracuse. Signed P Ricky Romero, sixth overall pick in amateur draft.
BRAVES: Placed P Tim Hudson on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 14, with strained left oblique muscle.
MARLINS: Signed P Aaron Thompson, 22nd overall pick in amateur draft.
METS: Signed C Benito Santiago to minor league contract.
PHILLIES: Acquired P Kevin Hodge from Astros to complete April 21 trade.
WHITE SOX: Announced five-year exclusive broadcasting agreement with WSCR-AM.
BULLS: Signed coach Scott Skiles to four-year contract extension.
CAVALIERS: Waived G Lucious Harris.
CLIPPERS: Exercised fourth-year option on C Chris Kaman.
ALABAMA STATE: Named Lewis Jackson men's basketball coach.
GEORGIA TECH: Signed baseball coach Danny Hall to five-year contract extension.
SALISBURY: Named Troy Brohawn pitching coach.
BUCCANEERS: Signed G-C Chris Watton.
CARDINALS: Signed LB Lance Mitchell and WR LeRon McCoy to three-year contracts.
DOLPHINS: Signed S Billy Parker. Waived OG Bobby Meeks.
JAGUARS: Signed CB Chris Roberson. Claimed WR Kelvin Kight off waivers from Packers.
JETS: Signed DB James Taylor.
REDSKINS: Signed LB Jared Newberry, OL Tyler Lenda and OL Tam Hopkins. Released OL Dominique Richardson.
TITANS: Released S Lance Schulters.
VIKINGS: Named Zygmunt Wilf chairman, Leonard Wilf vice chairman, Mark Wilf president, Lester Bagley VP of public affairs and stadium development, Kevin Warren VPof operations and legal counsel.
LPGA: Named Carolyn Vesper Bivens commissioner.
NHL: Approved sale of Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Henry and Susan Samueli.