ATHLETICS -- Agreed with bench coach Don Wakamatsu on two-year contract.
BRAVES -- Signed player development director Kurt Kemp, scouting director Roy Clark and Latin American operations director Johnny Almaraz to two-year contract extensions.
ORIOLES -- Purchased contracts of P Fredy Deza and P Bob McCrory from Double-A Bowie and added them to 40-man roster. Activated P Erik Bedard, P Kris Benson, OF Jay Gibbons, P Adam Loewen and P Chris Ray from 60-day DL.
ROYALS -- Named Dave Owen bench coach, Rusty Kuntz 1B coach and John Mizerock bullpen coach.
WHITE SOX -- Named Jeff Cox 3B coach and Juan Nieves bullpen coach.
LAKERS -- Waived F Elton Brown, F Andre Patterson and C Larry Turner.
NETS -- Waived F Jumaine Jones.
FALCONS -- Released DT Grady Jackson. Placed OT Renardo Foster on IR. Signed OL Terrance Pennington.
JETS -- Waived WR David Clowney.
TEXANS -- Released RB Samkon Gado. Signed RB Adimchinobe Echemandu from practice squad.