ORIOLES: Signed P Brandon Erbe (McDonogh), third-round draft choice, and OF Kieron Pope, fourth-round pick; assigned them to Rookie-level Bluefield.
RANGERS: Recalled C Gerald Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned IF Marshall McDougall to Oklahoma.
LONG ISLAND (INDEPENDENT): Released P John Rocker.
RIPKEN BASEBALL GROUP: Acquired Augusta GreenJackets of Single-A South Atlantic League from HWS Baseball Group.
BOBCATS: Exercised 2007-08 option on F Emeka Okafor. Made qualifying offers to F Gerald Wallace, G Keith Bogans, G Matt Carroll and G Jason Kapono.
BUCKS: Made qualifying offers to C Dan Gadzuric and F-C Zaza...