MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Announced that umpire Bruce Froemming will retire at end of season.
ASTROS -- Placed SS Adam Everett on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Eric Bruntlett from Triple-A Round Rock.
ATHLETICS -- Claimed P Ruddy Lugo off waivers from Devil Rays.
DIAMONDBACKS -- Optioned IF Alberto Callaspo to Triple-A Tucson. Recalled IF Augie Ojeda from Tucson.
DODGERS -- Fired hitting coach Eddie Murray, a former Oriole. Named Bill Mueller interim hitting coach.
INDIANS -- Purchased contract of P Jason Stanford from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned Matt Miller to Double-A Akron.
MARINERS -- Optioned P Jake Woods to Triple-A Tacoma.
ORIOLES -- Signed IF Ralph Tropiano to minor league contract.
TWINS -- Activated P Dennys Reyes from 15-day DL.
TIMBERWOLVES -- Traded G Mike James and G-F Justin Reed to Rockets for F Juwan Howard.
WIZARDS -- Announced retirement of assistant coach Tom Young (Maryland).
BIG 12 CONFERENCE -- Announced that commissioner Kevin Weiberg will resign July 15 to accept administrative job with Big Ten television network.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Signed women's basketball coach Dana Eikenberg to five-year contract.
BENGALS -- Waived TE Gregg Guenther, RB Terrence Whitehead and C Ben Wilkerson.
BROWNS -- Signed defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to two-year contract extension through 2009 season. Waived DB Antonio Perkins, OL Brent Pousson and OL Scott Stephenson. Terminated contract of former Ravens FB Alan Ricard.
JAGUARS -- Released S Donovin Darius.
JETS -- Signed WR Evan Prall. Waived WR Renard Stevens.
FLAMES -- Named Mike Keenan coach and Jim Playfair associate coach.
SABRES -- Signed GM Darcy Regier to two-year contract and coach Lindy Ruff to three-year contract.
REAL SALT LAKE (MLS) -- Announced that D Eddie Pope will retire at end of season.