ATHLETICS -- Claimed P Jose Garcia off waivers from Marlins.
ASTROS -- Claimed OF Reggie Abercrombie off waivers from Marlins.
BRAVES -- Named John Schuerholz president and Frank Wren executive VP and GM, respectively.
DEVIL RAYS -- Named Dave Martinez bench coach. Agreed to terms with third base coach Tom Foley, hitting coach Steve Henderson, first base coach George Hendrick and bullpen coach Bobby Ramos on two-year contracts.
MARLINS -- Sent C Paul Hoover, OF Todd Linden and IF Jason Wood outright to Triple-A Albuquerque .
PHILLIES -- Designated P Kane Davis for assignment. Declined to exercise options on C Rod Barajas and IF Abraham Nunez.
REDS -- Announced that IF Mark Bellhorn, OF Jason Ellison and P Kirk Saarloos have cleared waivers, refused an outright assignment and elected free agency.
TWINS -- Announced that OF Lew Ford, OF Josh Rabeand C Matthew LeCroy have chosen free agency. Assigned IF Alejandro Machado to Triple-A. Activated P Dennys Reyes from 15-day DL and P Francisco Liriano, P Jesse Crain and C Jose Morales from the 60-day DL.
YANKEES -- Announced that P Colter Bean has chosen free agency.
CLIPPERS -- Released F Marcus Douthit.
MAGIC -- Released G Torrell Martin.
WIZARDS -- Released G Willie Deane and G Jamon Gordon.
DELAWARE -- Named Brian Sprinkle women's soccer assistant coach.
GEORGIA -- Suspended G Mike Mercer 15 games, F Takais Brown nine games and C Albert Jackson six games for violations of athletic association policy.
GEORGIA STATE -- Named Paul Graham men's basketball assistant coach.
BILLS -- Placed LB Kevin Harrison on IR.
RANGERS -- Acquired RW Pierre Parenteau from Blackhawks for 2008 conditional seventh-round pick.
USA Hockey -- Named Greg Poss coach of U.S. men's select team and Patrick Foley assistant coach of the U.S. national junior team.
MISL -- Announced multiyear affiliation agreement with Premier Arena Soccer League.