DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased contract of P Armando Almanza from Triple-A Tuscon. Designated P Javier Lopez for assignment.

DODGERS: Placed SS Cesar Izturis on 15-day DL with sore right hamstring. Activated P Odalis Perez.

INDIANS: Recalled P Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Jason Davis to Buffalo.

NATIONALS: Activated 2B Jose Vidro from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Rick Short to Triple-A New Orleans.

REDS: Purchased contract of P Jason Standridge from Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS: Optioned P Justin Verlander to Double-A Erie. Purchased contract of IF Kevin Hooper from Triple-A Toledo.

WHITE SOX: Recalled P Bobby Jenks from Double-A Birmingham. Optioned P Brandon McCarthy to Charlotte.


HAWKS: Waived C Obinna Ekezie (Maryland) and F James Thomas.

MAGIC: Named Randy Wittman, Mark Bryant and Morlon Wiley assistant coaches.

NUGGETS: Signed G Julius Hodge, the 20th overall draft pick, and F Linas Kleiza, the 27th overall pick, to multi-year contracts.

SUPERSONICS: Agreed with G Ray Allen on five-year contract.

SHOCK (WNBA): Activated F Swin Cash. Placed G Stacey Thomas on injured list.


UMBC: Announced that women's lacrosse coach Monica Yeakel resigned.

RUTGERS: Announced that sophomore basketball G Courtney Nelson has transferred from Richmond.

VIRGINIA TECH: Dismissed senior DB D.J. Walton from team.

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