BLUE JAYS: Promoted interim manager John Gibbons to manager. Announced that hitting coach Mike Barnett, third base coach Brian Butterfield and bullpen coach Bruce Walton will return next season. Named Ernie Whitt bench coach and Brad Arnsberg pitching coach.
MARINERS: Fired manager Bob Melvin. Announced that coaches Paul Molitor, Mike Aldrete, Orlando Gomez, Rene Lachemann and Dave Myers are free to pursue other jobs.
REDS: Assigned P Mike Matthews, P Aaron Myette and P Juan Padilla outright to Triple-A Louisville. Claimed C Corky Miller off waivers by Twins.
WHITE SOX: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract extension with P Cliff...