MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION: Promoted Gene Orza to chief operating officer and Michael Weiner to general counsel.
ASTROS: Signed OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown) to minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
BREWERS: Agreed with P Matt Kinney and P Nick Neugebauer on one-year contracts.
YANKEES: Announced resignation of player development instructor Darryl Strawberry.
NBA: Fined SuperSonics G Ray Allen $10,000 for criticizing officials in Feb. 20 game.
BUCKS: Placed G T.J. Ford on injured list.
CELTICS: Waived G Lindsey Hunter.
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