ATHLETICS -- Optioned P Dan Meyer, P Santiago Casilla and P David Shafer to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned P Kaz Tadano, P Dallas Braden, P Connor Robertson and OF Vince Faison to minor league camp.


BRAVES -- Acquired P Erik Cordier from Royals for IF Tony Pena Jr.

MARINERS -- Assigned OF Tony Torcato to minor league camp. Traded IF Robby Hudson to White Sox for cash considerations. Released P Ari Kafka, P Haley Winter, IF Marcos Villezcas and OF Jason Grove.


MARLINS -- Announced retirement of first base coach Perry Hill.

METS -- Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles 3B Fernando Tatis.

ORIOLES -- Claimed P Sean Tracey off waivers from White Sox. Placed P Kris Benson on 60-day DL. Released OF Roger Cedeno.

RANGERS -- Optioned OF Victor Diaz and OF Freddy Guzman to Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned IF Drew Meyer and IF Desi Relaford to minor league camp.

RED SOX -- Optioned OF David Murphy to Triple-A Pawtucket. Assigned 1B Jeff Bailey to minor league camp.

ROCKIES -- Optioned IF Clint Barmes, OF Cory Sullivan and P Ubaldo Jimenez to Triple-A Colorado. Assigned IF Erick Almonte, P Mike Gallo and P Matt Herges to minor league camp. Released P Danny Graves.

ROYALS -- Placed P Joe Nelson on 60-day DL.

TWINS -- Optioned IF Alexi Casilla, IF Garrett Jones and P Scott Baker to Triple-A Rochester.


YANKEES -- Assigned P Steven Jackson, P Jeff Kennard, P Kevin Whelan, IF Eric Duncan, IF Juan Miranda, IF Alberto Gonzalez, OF Jose Tabata and OF Brett Gardner to minor league camp.


CAVALIERS -- Assigned C Dwayne Jones to D-League Albuquerque.

KNICKS -- Signed F-C Randolph Morris.


ARKANSAS -- Named Tom Collen women's basketball coach.


IOWA STATE -- Agreed to 12-year contract extension through 2019 with women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly.

MINNESOTA -- Named Tubby Smith men's basketball coach.

OREGON STATE -- Named Dave Ungerer special teams coordinator.

RADFORD -- Named Brad Greenberg men's basketball coach.

VERMONT -- Announced that sophomore G Rob Sisca has left men's basketball team.

WAKE FOREST -- Announced that men's basketball freshman F Casey Crawford and sophomore G Shamaine Dukes will transfer.


WYOMING -- Named Heath Schroyer men's basketball coach.


CARDINALS -- Signed FB Terrelle Smith and DL Chris Cooper to two-year contracts.

COWBOYS -- Signed S Ken Hamlin, who had been with Seahawks.

FALCONS -- Signed former Ravens QB Chris Redman.

JETS -- Signed QB Marques Tuiasosopo, who had been with Raiders.


SEAHAWKS -- Re-signed WR Bobby Engram to multi-year contract.

STEELERS -- Signed LB Marcello Church.

TEXANS -- Waived QB David Carr and RB Domanick Williams. Re-signed RB Ron Dayne.