ASTROS -- Agreed to terms with IF Geoff Blum on one-year contract. Purchased contracts of P Chad Reineke from Triple-A Round Rock, and P Samuel Gervacio and P Brad James from Double-A Corpus Christi. Announced Pirates awarded contract of P Jimmy Barthmaier on irrevocable waiver claim.
BLUE JAYS -- Purchased contract of P David Purcey from Double-A New Hampshire. Designated OF Cody Haerther for assignment.
BRAVES -- Purchased contracts of P Zach Schreiber from Triple-A Richmond, P Charlie Morton from Double-A Mississippi and RHP Jairo Cuevas from Single-A Myrtle Beach. Designated IF Pete Orr for assignment. Activated IF Willy Aybar, P Mike Gonzalez, P Mike Hampton and P Anthony Lerew from 60-day DL.
BREWERS -- Acquired P Guillermo Mota from Mets for C Johnny Estrada.
CARDINALS -- Purchased contracts of P Mike Parisi, 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir and P Mark Worrell from Triple-A Memphis, and P Kyle McClellan and P Jason Motte from Double-A Springfield. Released P Andy Cavazos and P Brian Falkenborg.
CUBS -- Announced resignation of president John McDonough.
INDIANS -- Agreed to terms with P Masahide Kobayashi on two-year contract.
PADRES -- Agreed to terms with IF Edgar Gonzalez, OF Chip Ambres, P Adam Bass and IF Marshall McDougall.
PHILLIES -- Acquired OF Chris Snelling from Devil Rays for cash considerations.
PIRATES -- Named Tony Beasley 3B coach, Luis Dorante bullpen coach and Gary Varsho bench coach.
REDS -- Purchased contracts of P Richie Gardner, IF Paul Janish, P Tyler Pelland and P Ramon Ramirez from Triple-A Louisville, C Craig Tatum from Double-A Chattanooga and P Daryl Thompson from Single-A Sarasota.
RED SOX -- Agreed to terms with 3B Mike Lowell on three-year contract. Purchased contracts of 1B-OF Chris Carter from Triple-A Pawtucket and SS Argenis Diaz from Single-A Greenville.
ROYALS -- Purchased contracts of C Matt Tupman and P Tyler Lumsden from Triple-A Omaha, and IF Mario Lisson and P Julio Pimentel from Single-A Wilmington. Designated IF Wes Bankston, IF Craig Brazell and P Paul Mildren for assignment. Sent P Roman Colon outright to Triple-A Omaha.
TIGERS -- Sent P Danny Christensen outright to Triple-A Toledo .
TWINS -- Purchased contracts of P Bobby Korecky, IF Matt Macri and IF Matt Tolbert from Triple-A Rochester. Released C Chris Heintz.
WHITE SOX -- Designated OF Scott Podsednik for assignment. Purchased contracts of C Cole Armstrong, P Jack Egbert and P Lucas Harrell from Double-A Birmingham and RHP Adam Russell from Single-A Winston-Salem.
YANKEES -- Reassigned Rob Thomson from major league field coordinator to bench coach. Named Dave Eiland pitching coach, Bobby Meacham third base coach and Mike Harkey bullpen coach. Agreed to terms with P Scott Patterson on one-year contract. Purchased contracts of P Steven White from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, P Jeffrey Marquez from Double-A Trenton and C Francisco Cervelli from Single-A Tampa.
MAVERICKS -- Assigned F Nick Fazekas to Tulsa (NBDL).
LAKERS -- Traded F Brian Cook and G-F Maurice Evans to Magic for F Trevor Ariza.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON -- Named Maryland associate athletic director Joe Hull AD.
FLORIDA A&M; -- Fired football coach Rubin Carter.
GEORGIA -- Reinstated junior basketball G Billy Humphrey.
FALCONS -- Placed DT Rod Coleman and DT Trey Lewis on IR. Signed DT Jesse Mahelona and DE Kevin Huntley.
GIANTS -- Placed LB Mathias Kiwanuka on IR. Signed RB Patrick Pass.
JAGUARS -- Released QB Todd Bouman.
PATRIOTS -- Re-signed TE Jason Rader to practice squad. Released QB David Greene from practice squad.
REDSKINS -- Signed WR Anthony Mix. Released OL Rick DeMulling. Released WR Burl Toler from practice squad. Signed OL Calvin Armstrong to practice squad.
BLACKHAWKS -- Agreed to terms with John McDonough on becoming president.
DUCKS -- Signed C Ryan Getzlaf to five-year contract extension through 2012-13 season.