BRAVES -- Named Greg Heller VP and general counsel.
GIANTS -- Activated former Orioles P Russ Ortiz. Optioned P Jonathan Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno.
RANGERS -- Activated OF Frank Catalanotto from 15-day DL. Sent IF Travis Metcalf to Double-A Frisco.
REDS -- Activated P Marcus McBeth from bereavement list; optioned him to Triple-A Louisville.
RED SOX -- Recalled P Manny Delcarmen from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned P Kason Gabbard to Pawtucket.
ROCKIES -- Activated 2B Kaz Matsui. Optioned IF Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK -- Extended contracts of men's basketball coach Steve Shields and women's basketball coach Joe Foley for one year through 2011-12.
LOYOLA (CHICAGO) -- Signed men's basketball coach Jim Whitesell to extension through 2011-12.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- QB Mitch Mustain transferred from Arkansas.
BEARS -- Signed DB Corey Graham.
BENGALS -- Released LB A.J. Nicholson.
BILLS -- Signed CB Jason Webster.
DOLPHINS -- Signed S Yeremiah Bell to one-year, $1.3M tender.
49ERS -- Named Shane Day quality control coach.
JAGUARS -- Signed TE Richard Angulo. Waived TE Dan Murray
PATRIOTS -- Re-signed LB Junior Seau.
RAIDERS -- Signed pro player personnel evaluator Rich Snead.
CAPITALS -- Signed C Nicklas Backstrom, first-round pick in 2006, to three-year contract.
RANGERS -- Agreed to contract with LW Brodie Dupont.